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I am dropping the check for the catering balance and the gratuity in the mail today. Thank you thank you so much for all you did for our wedding! Everyone raved about how delicious the food was, and all my friends with food allergies/intolerances expressed how nice it was to be able to eat :) Josh and I will certainly recommend you to other people, especially since you were so easy to work with. Please let us know if there is anything else you need from us.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt,
On behalf of the Historical Society of Talbot County, thank you for your in-kind gift toward the Neall House dinner in February. Everyone has a wonderful evening and the food was incredible as usual!
HSTC continues to appreciate its partnership with Garden and Garnish. Again, thank you for your participation and your generosity.
With best regards,
Eleanor Shriver Magee
Thanks so much for all the great food and terrific service. We look forward to working with you again to make our events successful.
Thank you so much for doing the demo this past weekend in Ocean City and for your continued support of Maryland Seafood Marketing!
You exceeded our expectations! We couldn’t be more thrilled! Thank you so much for opening up your kitchen for us and for an amazing tasting. We will talk soon. Hope you had a Merry Christmas.
Best wishes and many thanks,
Kristin & Ryan
Once again, you done beautifully for our Christmas meal Everything was delicious and wonderful. The biscuits were very good and so was everything else. Thank you so much for putting it all together and making it so easy to cook...you are so thoughtful and we are extremely fortunate to have you as a friend. Your most well fed groupies….
Lisa & Bill
Thank you so much for your faithful deliveries of your wonderful food.
All the Best in 2013!
Thank you to you and your team for a wonderful evening and dining experience, We received many compliments about the meal.
Thanks for a wonderful job. Your staff was excellent. Happy Holidays!
Cathy and Brian,
I am so late in sending this thank-you note....we went out of the country the Friday afternoon after the Culinary meeting and I never got to send you a thank-you note for the presentation you made for Woman's Club!
You did an amazing job and we have heard nothing but positive feedback from the presentation. The topic was so interesting and there were so many questions, I know you could have spoken for another hour, Cathy.
Cathy, I was serious when I said you should consider "taking your presentation on the road".....your knowledge on the subject is incredible and you have a wonderfully sincere way of making the subject so real, the stories that you've experienced with your own children made it so personal.
The food you served was just perfect, the chicken, the fruit kabobs, and the biscuits were all delicious. I was so glad you brought some extra biscuits along and that you sold them. I did get an e-mail about contacting information and I sent it along-you may have heard from one of the gals who wanted to reach you?
Again, thank-you both for taking the time from your busy schedule to put this presentation together and for sharing @ The Woman's Club. It was our first meeting of the year and you have raised the bar for all those who will come later. I home to work with you again soon on another catering event. Fondly,
Dear Brian & His Fine Staff,
Thanks for an enjoyable evening aboard Patriot Cruises. The weather held up long enough to enjoy the cruise and sunset. The food from Garden and Garnish was enjoyed by all. Most enjoyable was the chicken, crab dip, and the pulled pork. Thanks to your excellent staff, they made our evening an event to remember.
Thank you for a wonderful dinner which received rave reviews especially the pulled pork. Everyone loved the entire menu and someone even said that the chocolate cake was the best they ever had. The staff was so helpful and accommodating and as you probably heard the entire evening was a huge success. I will mail a check to you today with a gratuity included for the wonderful service. I wish we good do a repeat next weekend with the same weather of course.
P.S. Loved the flowers from Seasonal Flowers as well. The tables looked great especially after adding some flameless votives.
Dear Cathy, Brian & Ernie,
Just wanted you to know once again how much we appreciated the food, service, and helpfulness. All of you did a wonderful job taking care of everyone. Your attention to detail did not escape us - so very important. Thank you for making the day special for all.
Thank you so much for making the wedding a joyous, effortless, delicious, and beautiful event. So many people have complimented me on the food, and Kathy thinks you should sell your lemonade! I loved everything about everything. In in final analysis, I think having a ceremony tent and marquee was perfect. Please thank your staff. You made the event spectacular. Bill sent the check just now - please let me know if you have any problems with it.
All the best,
Thank you for your kind note! We thoroughly enjoyed your delicious food and warm hospitality. Everyone is still gushing about it! If ever you need a recommendation please don't hesitate to give my email address especially for out of towners who may have concerns about long distance arrangements!
Thanks. What a great meal, and you couldn't beat the weather and the good job Ernie did.
Steve and I want you to know that Friday night was absolutely perfect! The food was amazing, and Ernie was wonderful! The oysters were so delicious, and all but 2 were devoured. If we extended cocktail hour another hour, we probably could have gone through another round! Really. The spicy mushrooms were a perfect counterpoint to the oysters and we all enjoyed. The salad was superb; the dressing was especially good with the peppery arugula, tart goat cheese, and sweet figs. There were 2 biscuits left that we saved and shared with breakfast the next day. What can I say about the lamb and the lobsters? They were perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. I never had a lobster tail so TENDER and JUICY and the combination with the lamb was beyond wonderful. Dessert was divine! Quite unnecessary after that meal, but we all agreed it was the best chocolate dessert we ever had. All in all, a perfect meal in every way, but I would expect nothing less from you.
Now Ernie! His timing was perfect; he was unobtrusive but there when we needed him. He seemed to anticipate our wants and needs. Obviously a good chef and truly a real nice guy! He was so quiet in the kitchen you wouldn't know he was there. And the icing on the cake—the kitchen was spotless when he left. What a joy!
All in all, Brian, a truly memorable evening of decadent food and indulgent service. We're all still talking about it today. Thank you so very much.
Jean and Steve
Thanks to you and Bridget and all your staff for helping make our daughter's July 22nd wedding so much fun. Even locals raved about those crab cakes! I heard praise for the brie, the shrimp, the caprese kabobs, the mushrooms, the biscuits, and the prime rib. You had 80+ satisfied people. Very well done. We will return your wine glass that someone dropped off at our house.
Thank you all,
Thank you so much for the delicious buffet spread on Friday. The bar service on Friday and Saturday surely satisfied everyone. We appreciated all your hard work and effort put forth for us despite the extreme heat. Wishing you continues success!
Sue & Frank
Thank-you for a wonderful evening. Everything was just perfect. Your staff did a great job and the food was excellent. I know everyone was impressed. Thank you for making it so easy. You were a pleasure to work with.
You have great employees. Everything was perfect. The final check will be put in the mail tomorrow to pay the rest of our invoice.
We're off on our honeymoon tomorrow but I wanted to pop in quickly to say THANK YOU SO MUCH. You and your staff were fantastic, the food was INCREDIBLE and all was met with rave reviews. Thanks for putting up with me during this process. I really appreciate it and we obviously couldn't have done it without you or your team (or your patience.) Hope you get lots of sleep this week :-)
Ashley & Greg
Everything went wonderful! It all seems like kind of a blur to Bryan and me, but we got many, many compliments on your delicious food and everyone said they had a fabulous time! Thank you and your crew so much for your hard work and time!! It was very much appreciated. :)
Kelsey and Bryan
Thank you so much for making our big day so special. You were a tremendous help with the logistics too! The food was wonderful and several guests told us it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. We are so pleased with how it went. Special thanks for getting my friends kid out of the Porta-potty!
Thanks so much,
Anne and Derek
How can we begin to thank you and your staff for taking such good care of us and our guests during the recent wedding festivities! The family dinner held here on Thursday night was so perfect and gave all our guests a taste of the wonderful food of our Eastern Shore! We had rave reviews throughout.
The After wedding party was exactly as we had hoped. Your presentation of foods offered on both occasions was to be commended. Everything was fresh and delectable and just kept coming as dishes were getting emptied. I so appreciated your attentiveness to the clean up and food storage after the events. That was such a gift to me!!
I was extremely proud of our events this past weekend, however, it was you and your excellent staff that made so much of it possible. Thank you again, so very much.
Please know you are on my speed dial from now on!!
The food was great. Looking forward to working with you again next time we do a corporate trip.
Hi Brian, Ernie did a great job preparing our lunch after my father's funeral. Thank you for sending such a competent caterer.
The sesame beef salad was a complete hit, none left for me, and of course the muffins were the bomb as always. Nothing left today but a handful of cookies, and I guess they are gone by now.
The dinner received praise from all fronts, especially the venison pate. Happy New Year!
The food was fantastic. Everyone loved it. Thank you so much!!
Thanks Brian, for helping to make our event a success. Everyone loved the food and we got rave review on the roasted veggies.
Thank you and Ernie for helping to make our event so lovely. Everything was done in a friendly and professional manner. Please look out for your check sent via surface mail.
I just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for everything that you helped with for our wedding day. Everything went absolutely perfectly and that seems to be the consensus when speaking with friends and family as well. Outside of the weather I'm pretty sure you had a hand or opinion in every detail and really couldn't be more appreciative as Kristin and I both had the best night of our lives. The attendees are still talking/tweeting/facebooking about the food. If there is anyone in the future who would like to speak with past customers please feel free to put me on a list to contact either through email or phone to discuss with them. I'm sure we will see each other in the future for other family reunions/weddings/events as well since everything has been great that you've worked with myself and my family on. Hope all is well and thanks again!
Your very pleasant and organized team and your interesting presentation of foods made for a lovely evening. Everyone seemed happy with the choices and enjoyed themselves from what I could observe. So, a hearty thank you for all the effort to make this event a memorable one.
Dear Brian and cathy,
Everyone raved about the food today; none was left except for some dessert. As usual, compliments to the chef.
You guys did a great job for our 60th Easton High School reunion. The roast beef was delicious as well as the rest of the meal.....your usual fine catering.
Bob and Connie
Hello Brian & Cathy,
Thanks for the coleslaw for our dinner this evening. We had a sell out! I heard several people say how good the coleslaw was....I did not even get a taste. Thanks for all you do for this community especially for the Trappe Volunteer Fire Company!
Dear G & G,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!! It was brilliant and enjoyed by everyone. A special thanks to the chefs who cooked and provided food; the children said it was delicious (but healthy). (There were compliments from the adults too who had anticipated Burgers.) It just looked so good. Funny how things go; as always the handed round desserts hit the spot, but we had people from the deep south who wanted to know about the sweet potato biscuits. One child was overwhelmed with the asparagus. So many stayed over that we served dinner; lucky that I anticipated "Bangers and Mash with Baked Beans, enough to feed an army or children who had spent the day in the pool or maybe their parents! From the sublime to the ridiculous!!! Thank you so much too, to Ernie and Bridget who let me enjoy the party.
Dear Brian & Cathy,
You made the baby shower so very special, Cathy. Cathy, you are just a delight - so organized, calm and efficient - always with your wonderful smile! Brian the menu was just perfect - people loved it! I will look forward to our paths crossing again soon. You are both very special. Fondly,
Thanks yo so much for your wonderful service and for helping make our wedding celebration special for us. God Bless,
Michael & Anna
This looks fantastic. My mouth waters reading it. I'm not sure what was my favorite dish. I am cc'ing Ebbe so he can review to be sure nothing is missing. It was great meeting you yesterday. You did an awesome job helping us plan the evening. We hadn't gone through the different phases - your attention to detail is fantastic. I feel so much better about the event after talking to you. The food will be fantastic and we have a plan as well. Thanks Brian - see you in 4 weeks.
Rose Anna & Ebbe
I really enjoyed working with you. All I heard was positive comments about the food , both the type and amount. I hope to work with you sometime in the future. Thanks again and hope you have a good summer.
Thank you for great food and a very organized job. We appreciate all your help and everyone loved all the food. The crab cakes got special raves. Was there any extra charge for arranging the beautiful weather??????
Just a quick note here- thank you for the excellent folks you sent us, and all the yummy food.......made the day a great success and removed all the stress for us.
Thank you, thank you.
Tyler and I want to thank you and your staff for all that you did. The food was amazing and everyone was telling us how much they enjoyed everything. You and your staff really helped make our day very special. Sincerely,
Amy and Tyler
Thank you very much for the delicious food and for sending Ernie with it. Ernie was easy to work with - very quick and professional. I had many compliments on the food. If God is willing I will do my celebration next Derby Day and will engage you and hopefully Ernie also (first Saturday in May).
Back from cloud 9.
You handled a big wedding in a small area the best I have ever seen. Hope you were not too stressed. It looked easy and flawless. A few of our guests who are professional planners and caterers kept commenting how excellent the buffet (which I never saw) looked and how perfect the food presentation was and of course I did eat so I did not need them to tell me the food was superb. Thank you so much for all you did. Your staff was also excellent. The bar tenders had many comments on their kindness, speed and professionalism.
I will look forward to working together again in the future. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding day which took a long time coming meet all our dreams!
You (and I am pretty experienced having been a cater, worked for caterers and hired many caterers) just simply are FANTASTIC, the best! Yes, push play is all that will be required.
Breaking down some tables may really work! Will know more about how many…after we set up Thursday and Friday.
Thanks for being willing to manage that and the punch glasses!! CANNOT WAIT…I am so excited. You are getting a SHOUT out on Coleman’s facebook page today as being AMAZING.
Sorry I missed you on Friday! Your spread was beautifully presented, and the food was GREAT! We got a lot of positive comments about everything, and I especially loved your spinach artichoke dip and the pita chips. And the cookies were awesome too (I sampled each kind). Actually, I sampled everything on the table and was QUITE pleased. Thanks again for some fabulous food!
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful note. I must be very clear to you that we appreciate all your work and know that you will never fail us - with super food and service, attention to detail, and you are a nice person. You have always sent us wonderful people so very good things should be said about your staff too.
So I think we are mutually appreciative and we look forward to many more delightful and successful gatherings here at “Our House.” With Best wishes to all of you.
I have had so many compliments on your food since the party. Everyone has told me how spectacular everything was. I couldn’t agree more - a fabulous menu! Also, your staff is top notch, everything just flowed and my kitchen has never been cleaner!
Many thanks to you, again, and I hope you and Cathy and the children have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Nina and Sean
The party was lovely and the food delicious. Your staff were so helpful and efficient. Please thank them for us.
Cynthia and John
Now that I have recovered (somewhat) from the events of Saturday, I wanted to thank you and your wonderful staff for a job well done. We could not have been more pleased with the food, with the service, and with the hard work all of you did that evening. And we all agreed that you were absolutely correct about everything: the fact that you have a very accomplished staff (so many people commented on that), the amount of food, the amount of liquor and wine (we thought we would need more, so have had quite a bit left over), and the fact you and your staff could have in fact gotten all the tables set up. And we appreciated the great clean up your staff did. Best of all, my very particular husband declared that the oysters were absolutely delicious!
While I do not plan to do any more entertaining for quite some time, you may be sure I plan to recommend your business highly!
A final thank you for the wonderful food and service this past week end. Everyone had a great time at Saturday's three events. It would not have been possible without you and your staff's hard work. Best wishes on the continued success of your catering business.
You and your staff and the delicious food helped to create the perfect day for us!
Rich and Megan
Dear Chef --
Just a note to tell you how pleased we were with your services. The food was outstanding, exactly what I had in mind! Ernie was amazing! He was the ultimate professional, anticipating every need, cheerful, friendly, & courteous. We will be calling on you again.
Thank you so much.
Thank you again for an outstanding meal and wonderful staff to serve us at our wedding reception. We loved everything and received great reviews from our guests.
Karen & Mark
Thanks again for the great food - and prompt delivery. My husband said the chicken salad was the best he’s ever eaten. & the muffins were a big hit.
Thanks for all of your hard work - the day was beautiful and all enjoyed themselves. Looks like you did a perfect job estimating the amount of food to prepare. The staff did a tremendous job!
To Chef Brian Schmidt,
I would like to personally thank you for your services with our dinner on March 3, 2010. Although I did not personally have the opportunity to sample the food I did however receive word that it was highly praised and on a scale of 1 to 10 it received a 10.
I would also like to thank you for the prompt service and response as well as your suggestions for the menu when changes were needed to be made. I will definitely keep you and your company in mind for future use.
Only suggestion I may have for you is to maybe leave some cards for guest to contact your company. I am sure that some of the people in attendance would have liked contact information for your company.
Thank you for your letter. We appreciate you taking the time to write. We were very pleased with the service and food you provided for Amy's 50th birthday celebration. we have had numerous responses on how much they enjoyed the party, the food and your excellent service.
Doing the job right always yields good business and hopefully your great service will bring other business to your fine organization.
Bob and Connie
Dear Brian and Crew,
Many thanks for making Sarah & Greg's wedding as lovely as it was. People loved the food, the service was courteous, professional, and unobtrusive. The food and presentation were wonderful. I had a good time and our guests seemed to do the same. Brian, I appreciated your advice and expertise without adding any stress to our planning. Thanks to you all.
We were delighted with the groom's dinner you catered for us. The food was fabulous and the service and servers perfect.
Clare and Jerry
On behalf of Steve and myself as well as my parents I wanted to thank you for the absolutely exceptional job you did with arranging for all of the equipment and providing all of the food for our wedding. Everything exceeded our expectations. Everyone raved about the food and your staff was amazing! If you ever need a reference or have a potential client, please feel free to have them contact me and I will be happy to let them know how wonderful Garden and Garnish is!
Thank you again,
What a lovely job you did at the wedding. Everything was beautifully organized and delicious.
Katya & Harry
Dear Brian and Team,
Thanks for the card. It was great to have you cater for us again and we plan to continue the relationship for many years, and in better times. I personally highly recommend you whenever asked – you are the best!
Thanks so much for the wonderful food for our Launch Party last week. Everyone raved and we were happy. You are the best!
Melissa & Kim
Thanks to you and your staff for a great evening last Saturday. The food was great as was the service. We've already gotten lots of compliments! I hope we will get the chance to sample your work again soon.
Many, many thanks. Sally is a jewel!
Thank you, Brian. Everything was delicious and devoured!
Everyone enjoyed the salads. The chicken salad was the best I have ever had in my life - don't let my mother know I said this. Thank you, and we look forward to working with you in the near future.
Your food was a huge hit with my guests. Everybody wanted to know who you were and whether you deliver to the Western Shore and to Norfolk. Anyway you made my weekend a big success. Thank you so much.
Our party on Saturday evening went well. The food was good and Ernie did a great job. Thank you,
Jim & Diane
Dear Brian & Cathy,
Thank you for the outstanding job you did for the memorial gathering we hosted in Royal Oak. Hugely appreciated. The food was scrumptious, Bridget was wonderful, and it was great to meet you Cathy! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Thanks so much for the fantastic job that Garden & Garnish did for our wedding. The food was perfect & your staff was great at keeping everyone happy and having fun. If we can ever be a reference for you, we'd be more than happy to. Your sweet potato pies inspired Meg to try one herself for Thanksgiving, it was almost as big a hit as yours were!
Joe & Meg
Thank you for catering our wedding! I got so many compliments on how good the food was and that the seating was comfortable, The "class" you brought to our wedding added an elegant touch and made our wedding even better than I imagined. Thank you again to all the staff at Garden & Garnish.
Jennifer & David
Thank you so much for a wonderful job. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. It must have been a challenge in that heat and we do appreciate everyone's hard work to make Amy & Kyle's Day special.
Just wanted to tell you thanks again for all your hard work and delicious food yesterday. We sincerely appreciate all your help along the way with suggesting other vendors and working with us on the equipment rental. You and your staff are awesome. Thanks Again,
Katie and Phil
Thank you for your help with making the memorial service for my wife so pleasant. The food was delicious and your staff was very helpful. I would be happy to recommend you and your services to my friends.
I wanted to write and let you know how pleased we were with our party in August, and a great deal of that was due to your fine food and service. Everyone raved about the delicious dishes you prepared, the freshness of the vegetables, the taste and tenderness of the chicken, and the wonderful crab cakes (and I make darn good crab cakes myself!), not to mention the great hard shell crabs. Not only was the food delicious, but many people commented on how pleasant, sweet, and easy going you were, as well as your staff Sally and Michelle. And you cleaned up so well that I didn't have to do a thing in my kitchen for it to be ready for me to cook breakfast the next morning for our many house guests! Thanks for that too!
Please feel free to give our names as references as we would highly recommend you to anyone having a party needing a caterer, and without question, we will call you again for any future parties we give.
Thanks again for a great job.
Betty & Rob