REVIEWS

Our son and daughter-in-law were the lucky winners of the Veterans Day Wedding Giveback this past November held at Brecknock Hall. All of the vendors donated their goods and services. East End Events Catering went above and beyond our wildest dreams! The only things that surpassed their generosity was the quality of the food and service!

After John and Katie were notified that they had won, they had to contact the vendors to make the arrangements. Joanne and Chris were so accommodating. They invited them to their restaurant, CJ's American Grill, to make food selections and to try the food. John and Katie were blown away! The food was amazing and they could choose anything they wanted! Joanne and Chris made the entire process seamless.

We are still receiving rave reviews from the wedding guests. They can not believe the quality and quantity of their dinners which consisted of an amazing salad, filet mignon, stuffed chicken, and mahi-mahi (all three!), along with truffled mashed potatoes and broccolini. It's rare to have such an elaborate and delicious meal at an expensive wedding, never mind a vendor providing it for free to an active duty service member all because they believe in giving back and thanking them for their service. They even suggested and provided little extras like a welcome beverage table before the ceremony and a donut wall with fresh apple cider donuts that the guests absolutely loved!

We held the rehearsal dinner at their restaurant and they prepared a buffet that was fabulous as well! We cant' say enough about the generosity and the quality of the food from this caterer. We are humbled by their kindness and thoughtfulness. They enabled our son and his bride to have the wedding of their dreams.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Donna and Ed 

 

They did it again!!! We have had 2 daughters get married this year and used East End Events Catering for both of them! Chef Chris, his wife Joanne and the very experienced Jane made both events top notch and so stress free. Joanne was always so pleasant, quick and organized with any questions I needed answers to and just plain easy to work with. Jane was our Maitre D for both weddings and worked so effortlessly to make our daughter's, as well as their husbands feel "so tended to" and "special" . Jane also made sure that every detail was perfect!!! What can I say about Chef Chris? He is just amazing, his high energy and love for what he does shines through. He was willing to work with us when we wanted to change things up without any problems, the day before our daughter's September 30th wedding I went into a panic about heat for our tent and Chris was more than helpful in getting us one within an hour! The food was DELICOUS, the presentation beautiful, and his execution for both weddings was flawless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and for giving me piece of mind on such a special day!!!!

Liz

 

The whole experience with East End Events Catering was absolutely top notch from the start to finish. The Owners/Chefs were easy to talk with in the planning stages and then delivered an extraordinary menu that had guest after guest complimenting it .We also held the rehearsal dinner in their Mattituck restaurant of approximately 55 guests and all the feed back was confirming that to be an excellent choice as well.. I already have and will continue to recommend this business to friends and family that are planning any catering event as well as recommending their wonderful restaurant for any time to enjoy..

 Edward

Chris and Joanne at East End Events Catering are PHENOMENAL to work with. Joanne does all the planning with you and Chris cooks at the event. Joanne is super fast at responding to questions/concerns....I always got a reply within 15 minutes. Chris and his catering team (especially Diane, their maitre d) are extremely professional and hard working. The service at our wedding was outstanding, and the food was delicious. We got so many complements on our food! If you are lucky enough to have Diane working with you as your day of maitre d, know that you are in good hands and she does everything to make sure that you have the best day of your life. What a great experience working with everyone at East End Events Catering.

 Sara

 

I live in the UK but my daughter lives on NOFO so we needed a caterer we had complete trust in as I would not be able to keep meeting face to face. From the moment Maddelyn and I met with Chris and Joanne back in July I knew that the catering would be great. Well, it wasn't just great it was outstanding! I was truly overwhelmed by the quality of every part of everything East End Events Catering did. The way Founders had been laid out; the bar and beer kayak; the truly fabulous 'cocktail hour'; the plated food - which had no right to be that good, prepared for so many in far from ideal preparation conditions; all the staff, who were so helpful and super efficient and the wonderful Jane, for whom nothing was too much trouble. So, so many people commented on the quality of the catering - all saying that they couldn't believe how amazing the food was. Lots of folk said that it was the best restaurant food they had ever tasted - let alone it having been prepared in a mobile and/or unfamiliar kitchen. What a bunch of stars you are!

I know this is what you do for a living and I fully understand that you cater for many, many functions but for Maddelyn to say to me, " Dad, this is exactly how I dreamed my wedding reception would be" puts the hugest smile on my heart and I cannot thank you enough. You and your fabulous team have helped to create such wonderful memories for Maddelyn and Steve and all those who attended - thank you so, so very much.

 Martin

Chris & Joanne,

Thanks for everything.  Saturday was awesome!  We had an absolutely amazing time.  The entire day went great, and the food was amazing!  We never doubted you, yet you exceeded our expectations!  Everything flowed seamlessly and we are grateful to you guys.  Whenever we are heading out that side, we will definitely stop by CJ's. 

Thanks again.

 

Best,

Richard & Tiffany

 

From a Family Gathering at Laurel Lake Vineyards    May 31st 2014

Chris, I couldn't let my appreciation for your creation in the vineyard go unnoticed.  From the first message I left you inquiring about the luncheon to the very last detail you have been nothing but attentive and reliable.  Your decision to set up the lunch among the grapevines despite a morning rain was magical.

Our family had such a wonderful time at Laurel Lake Vineyards that afternoon.  Your preparation and service was extraordinary.  From the wine pairing to the desert was absolutely perfect.

This four course lunch was better than I could've imagined.

From the very start of the cheese platter to the arugala salad goat cheese endive and pine nut was truly farm fresh.  The Mahi Mahi and Filet Mignon was better than I have at most steak restaurants.  Your chocolate cake was well named "Death by Chocolate" yummy.  All of this prepared tableside hard to believe... you're truly an amazing chef.

 

Thanks, for such a memorable day with my family!

Sincerely,

Nancy and Ronald Rubinstein 

From a Wedding at Duck Walk North     September 13th 2014

Chris and Joanne,

Just wanted to shoot you a quick thanks!  We can't thank you enough for all of your help in making our wedding day go off without a hitch!

Who needs a wedding planner when there's the two of you helping out!  Chris, seeing your face thoughout the night always eager to please and joking around was definitely the highlight of our wedding!  Chris, I know you said you wanted to see us dance, and the next time we stop by I'll have to show you guys the first dance video.  We really got some height on the lift!!!  Everyone was absolutely RAVING about the food, saying it was the best wedding food they've ever tasted!  Your staff was amazing, everyone was super friendly and always looking to please not only me and Matt, but all of our guests.  If there is anything you need from us, let me know!  Love you both like crazy!

 

Thanks again,

Katie and Matt

 

Hi Chris and Joanne –

 

First, I wanted to say I think we are all still on Cloud 9 from this past Saturday at Salt Air Farm. When we met you , Matt and I instantly loved your energy, vision and your passion for what you do. We knew you’d provide a wonderful day for us and let me tell you we were not disappointed. Before I could even make it into the cocktail hour people were coming up to me telling us how delicious the appetizers were. When we sat for dinner, one of the groomsmen turned to us and said – awesome food here and gave a big thumbs up. Others went back for 2nds and 3rds! Many times when you have a tasting for 3 people in a sit down restaurant the quality of food can go down a bit when you are preparing a meal for 160+ in an open field – this was not the case here. The food was every bit as amazing as our tastings. On the other side of things we had a lot of compliments on your staff was well. Everyone felt the staff was always helpful, smiling and always there for anything they needed. You made special dishes for some allergy affected guests and they too raved at how well attended to they were. I spoke with Dan and Prudence the owners of the Farm and they loved how respectful the entire staff was, you listened to them and worked with them with ease. We could not have had a more perfect day.  Jane our maître d was always on top of things – from making sure she knew exactly my vision, to letting us use her own personal can jam games, to even offering to hold our daughter while we ate – she was so attentive and just a wonderful person to work with. We can’t thank you enough for helping our dream wedding come true!!

 

Matt and I have already talked about how we have to get back out to CJ’s for a lunch or a dinner so we can experience your food again!!

We hope to see you soon.

Love,

Christina and Matt

 

From a Wedding at Duck Walk North     July 4th 2014

Dear Chris,

We just wanted to thank you for an amazing wedding.  We had an amazing time and people are still talking about how wonderful the experience and food was.

The food was delicious and your staff performed great!  Thank you for all your help and guidance thoughout this whole process.  We could not have had the wonderful wedding we had without you. 

We could not have asked for a better wedding and you played a large part in that.  Chris, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  You are a great chef and a great friend.

 

Thanks You,

Erick and Elizabeth Kraemer

 

 

Dear Chris,

We just wanted to thank you for an amazing wedding.  We had an amazing time and people are still talking about how wonderful the experience and food was.

The food was delicious and your staff performed great!  Thank you for all your help and guidance thoughout this whole process.  We could not have had the wonderful wedding we had without you. 

We could not have asked for a better wedding and you played a large part in that.  Chris, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  You are a great chef and a great friend.

 

Thanks You,

Erick and Elizabeth Kraemer

 

 

Dear Chris,

We just wanted to thank you for an amazing wedding.  We had an amazing time and people are still talking about how wonderful the experience and food was.

The food was delicious and your staff performed great!  Thank you for all your help and guidance throughout this whole process.  We could not have had the wonderful wedding we had without you. 

We could not have asked for a better wedding and you played a large part in that.  Chris, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  You are a great chef and a great friend.

 

Thanks You,

Erick and Elizabeth

 

Thank you so much to you Chris and your lovely staff.  It was a job well done.  Our daughter's wedding was made even more perfect with your culinary expertise.  Cocktail hour was set up beautifully inside and out and everyone raved over your idea of the assorted menu for the reception.  Of course no party is complete without drinks, so we appreciate your help with the liquor.  Certainly no problem there.  Your enthusiasm throughout all the planning and the actual wedding day kept spirits high and made it an affair to remember. 

Thanks so much again and we hope to visit you soon out in Mattituck.

Regards,

Connie and Joe

 

Hi Chris,

Just wanted to follow up and say everything was absolutely amazing.  The food was spectacular.  So many commented on how good everything was.  I missed some of the yummy passed apps but people were raving about them and just everything.  The staff you had was so wonderful, kind and attentive.  You clearly do work so hard to make an event memorable and special.  It showed and we were all so happy with the results.  My in laws had a great time and said they would like to come to your restaurant that's how much they enjoyed the food.

Thanks again so much!  You will definitely get high recommendations from me.  Hope you were able to get some rest today.  Thank you.

 

My best,

Brittany

Dear Chris and Joanne,

Now that Brian and I have settled back into our routine after coming home from our honeymoon, we just wanted to take a moment and write you an email.  We want to thank you for being part of our amazing wedding day!  We had the most amazing time!  The food was perfect and the table setting came out beautiful.  Our friends and family keep telling us how great it all turned out and we owe that to you!!  We felt comfortable with both of you from the very begining and that helped make all of our decisions easy ones.  Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating such a wonderful wedding for us!

We are truly grateful and will be sure to refer you to anyone.  Thanks again!!!

Love,

Kristin and Brian Crane  

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