Member Since: 3/10/2013
If good communication skills are important to you, run! A Matter of Taste consistently failed to answer phone calls and emails. We signed with them because they simply tasted best. But the months of trying to figure out a plan was torture. They were unresponsive and had SO MANY mistakes in their invoice. They conveniently forgot to deduct our deposit from the final bill. We pointed this out and it wasn't corrected until their third attempt. As for the foods: Our cheese platter was supposed to come with fruits. Nope, only cheese. We were promised appetizers will keep coming if guests finish them. Nope, appetizers ran out quickly. The meats were dry (overcooked) and the pasta was raw/undercooked. Overall, AMOT needs to get their acts together.
Member Since: 10/5/2011
A Matter of Taste catered our wedding at Castle Farms. We are not from the area and we had 164 out of town quests. We had a rehearsal dinner for immediate family and our wedding party as well as a Sunday Brunch for all of our wedding guests at her establishment. She was very flexible and worked with us to ensure we could pull off everything we envisioned for the weekend. We met with other caterers in the area, but her flexibility and commitment to serving high quality food with exceptional service was not comparable. We decided on family style service for the wedding and it worked out perfectly - our family and friends are accustomed to high quality meals (its the norm where we live), and they all raved about the food and everyone had more than enough to eat - this is often a complaint when we are out of our home town for events. We were pleased to present all of our travelling guests with wonderful food for the entire weekend. Ginny ensured all of the little details we were hoping for happened by recommending local vendors to rent items from and working with other service providers to communicate our wishes. Our Sunday brunch was perfect; An amazing spread was set up throughout the late morning and early afternoon. Ginny's help was invaluable for us - planning an out of town wedding can be trying, but she did everything in her power to ensure we were satisfied and the weekend lived up to our expectations - it surpassed our expectations - We wouldn't have had such a wonderful experience without her and the food was TO DIE FOR! We would recommend A Matter of Taste to anyone planning an event in the area. Their spot on the lake is absolutely gorgeous and when we went for our tasting we knew we wanted to add it to our weekend agenda. Her staff was very pleasant and Ginny and her husband are a dedicated team, doing everything in their power to enhance your experience, fill your stomachs, and surpass your greatest expectations - for us, they did all of that and more!
Member Since: 10/30/2013
Ginny made our dream wedding possible! That sounds dramatic but it is beyond true. We wanted a backyard wedding at my parent’s lake house on Burt Lake. The first caterer we met with wanted an insane amount of money that would use the majority of our wedding budget and needed us to rent all equipment for her. After choosing a venue in Petoskey my parents could tell I was not happy and told me to try again and find a caterer that would make our dream wedding work. I found Ginny!! Ginny had all equipment and was enthusiastic to make our backyard wedding possible with great food as well! The food was amazing! My Uncle (from New York) has continuously been requesting the salad recipe! Having Ginny, her husband Gregg and her staff at our home to make us dinner felt like having family there! They were flexible when the timing of dinner changed a bit and always were smiling! A great surprise was Shannon; A Matter of Taste’s catering coordinator. I cannot say enough about Shannon’s upbeat, bright personality. She even synched with the guitarist to send the bridal party out for the processional, keeping us all calm and focused. Being a backyard DIY wedding, we needed all the help we could get and Shannon helped make the details fall into place! I guarantee after meeting Ginny and Gregg for a tasting you will have no doubts, absolutely amazing people and food! Xoxo!
Member Since: 8/2/2012
Wonderful service, great food!
Member Since: 7/13/2012
The organization/booking process was a little tedious, and there was a lot of unreturned calls, unreturned emails, etc throughout the entire time up to the day of the wedding. The appetizers for the cocktail hour were about 30 minutes late and got cold surprisingly quick. The dinner was prompt and was served very nicely and professionally, however the taste was a bit bland and the beef bourgeon was not stew-like with the amount of vegetables it should have, it was more like dry-like pieces of beef with one potato to the side, not what it should've been. Same with the chicken, the sauce that I'm guessing should've been served on top of the chicken breast, wasn't there (or barely) so the chicken although tasty was a tad dry. Same with the green beans, pretty bland. Overall a pleasant experience and decently priced, but not exactly what I had in mind for our wedding.
Member Since: 3/14/2011
The food was greatb& they were able to creat a few things at our request!
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Boutique Style Professional Catering
Creative inspired local fresh ingredients used and flavors are refreshing and clean! Preferred catering vendor at Castle Farms, Bay Harbor, etc. Best choice for foodies because we have an understanding of how taste and texture can both please and stimulate all the senses. Earthy yet sophisticated
- Price Range: $$
- Specialty: American Regional, French, Italian, Vegetarian