Compliments

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November 2016

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October 2016

Thanks Brian.

Flying back today. Will get you a check in the mail ASAP. Again, everything was great. Send me links to any websites you all would like a rave review on and I’ll make sure that everyone else knows what a great job you and your staff did.

Thanks,
Tim

September 2016

Brian,

Thank you for being a part of our special day! None of this would have been possible without you. We really appreciate how patient you have been with us. Everything was amazing!

Amy and Rich

August 2016

Dear Brian

Thank you so much for a wonderful job catering our event. I could not be more pleased with the quality of the food and the level of service.

Best Regards
Ellen

July 2106

We all appreciate the fantastic service by you and your staff, and wish you all the best.

Sincerely,
Katherine

June 2016

Dear Brian and the Garden and Garnish Team,

Thank you for your participation in “Celebrate Dorchester.” Your local perch dish was delicious! Through your support we can continue to find important community initiatives and lead the way for business.

Thanks again,
Lori

June 2016

Dear Brian,

The food was wonderful and Sally did a great job with the service. The check is in the mail as they say.

Thank you.
Susan

June 2016

Thank you so much for the wedding sponsorship.
Also thank you for being so awesome! People are still talking about the food from last night. You really helped us spoil our valued volunteers! Three cheers,

Liza
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June 2016

Dear Brian,

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your delicious food, great staff, and over all calm and kind handling of just about everything needed to make a wedding. The guests were delighted with everything and I know that you and your staff are primarily responsible for the wedding and party success. I hope you all have a good summer season, and that you can put your feet up from time to time. Smooth and fast sailing for Hannah! Many thanks and warm wishes, Katharine, Mattie and Jonathan

May 2016

Dear Brian,

As usual, the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The crowd was thinner than I expected but the hungry crews managed to scarf down a good deal, and
a few had some great leftovers for the next day.

Thanks again, Deborah

May 2016

Dear Brian,

Thanks so much for putting stuff together at the last minute for me. Everything was wonderful and the reception all we hoped it would be!

Kate & Don

May 2016 Thanks Brian for bringing the cakes to WMES! You did an awesome job for Carley’s wedding. Dan

May 2016

Hi Brian,

Thank you again for your hard work to make our event on Saturday such a success. Despite the rain, our guests had a wonderful time, and we had many compliments on the food at lunch. So well done! It was terrific.
Thanks again, and all the best,

Melanie

January 2016

Hello Brian,

We cannot thank you enough for partnering with the Friends of the Library again this year. Our Among Friends event was a great success and received a wonderful review in today’s Star Democrat. So many of our guests commented on the wonderful food, and we continue to receive complimentary messages. We are very appreciative.

I’ve attached a copy of the evening’s menu, in which you played such an important part.

Thank you, again.
Susan

December 2015

Dear Brian,

We always enjoy your wonderful food and working with you. We also like recommending you.

Carla

December 2015

Dear Brian,

Thank you! Everything was delicious. The check is in the mail. Best regards.

Debbie

November 2015

Hi Brian,

Lunch was fantastic….everyone enjoyed the food. Thank you for being so pleasant and easy to work with. I will certainly look to Garden and Garnish for future catering business.

Thanks again for the delicious food and wonderful service,
Lori

November 2015

Hi Brian,

I just thought I would like to tell you what an outstanding job you and your crew did yesterday at the Waterfowl Festival tent event hosted by Merrill Lynch. The food was beyond delicious; the service impeccable and quite efficient! Please feel free to use my name as a reference!

Fondly,
James and Susan

October 2015 (Hurricane weekend, last minute venue change)

Dear Brian,

Thank you so much for catering our wedding. The food was wonderful, your staff was fabulous, and the fact that you just went with the flow was truly what made the whole thing come together!

Take Care,
Amanda & Andrew

October 2015

Hi Brian,
Your check is in the mail. I added a little bit for the excellent service. Thank you very much: the food and service were superb. You company is highly recommended.

Mike

October 2015

Hi there!

Just a note to let you know that the Fall/Winter issue of Inspired! magazine is live! The e-magazine will go up on our site this Thursday 10/22, and will be featured in our weekly blog post. Your business advertised or has been featured in this issue, so please feel free to help us spread the word to your clients & colleagues through social media! Attached is a jpg of the cover, and below is a direct link to the magazine:

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Thanks!
Cara

October 2015

Brian,

I’ve been meaning to write to you let you know how great the food was on Wednesday!! The crab cakes and rolls were excellent and I’m huge fan of your rice dish.
Looking forward to working with you again…

Dave

October 2015

Dear Brian,

Congratulations! Your Sentman & Danos album has been published by Washingtonian Bride and Groom on 10/14/2015. Here is a link to the feature: http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/bridalparty/real-weddings/were-loving-all-fall-colors-in-this-brittland-manor-wedding.php#.Vh6K1GRVhHw

October 2015

Dear Brian,

Amy and I want to thank you for the wonderful food and the people who prepared and served it on Saturday! As you know the weather became quite perfect and everyone enjoyed everything very much. Thanks again – lovely working with you!

Beth

September 2015

Hi Brian!

Just wanted to say that it was really great working with you on Saturday at Michelle and Chris’ wedding. Your staff was incredibly professional, friendly, and helpful and the food was absolutely delicious, too. Thanks so much for all your hard work and attention to detail that really made the night a huge success. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Have a great week,

Brian

September 2015

Hi Brian,

Thank you so much for everything Friday night! The dinner was delicious!

Rachael

August 2015

Hi Brian,

Everything worked out great. Thanks again for helping me accomplish two back to back mini family reunions! Also, the Smith Island Cakes were awesome 🙂

Pam

August 2015

Brian,

Many thanks for an excellent job. We heard nothing but praise for the food and your staff.

Thank you,
Don

July 2015

Dear Brian,

All went well here today. Ernie was great. Unfortunately I kept calling him Brian. Please tell him I am sorry for that. Lots of compliments on the food and several folks took your card. Thank you for the good service. We still have some glasses and Dan will return them on Tuesday.

Brenda

July 2015

Brian,

Just saying thanks and everything went well. You have a great staff person in Ernie. The food was great, the weather held and all was good. A couple of people asked who the caterer was and were impressed. Hope to see you and family on the 25th for the Parsons Reunion.

Stay cool and take care,
Sue

June 2015

Hi Brian,

What a wonderful selection of hors d’oeuvres. Everyone had only great compliments. Thanks for a job well done as usual. Again Brian, thanks so much for your sponsorship!

Best,
Ida

June 2015

Good afternoon everyone,

I just wanted to thank you all again for creating a beautiful and inviting space, fabulous food and drink, and (we know and anticipate) a wonderful photo record of the memories of our rehearsal dinner at the Maritime Museum. You each executed brilliantly and, together, put together the pieces for an unforgettable evening. Thank you so much, and please pass along our appreciation to your staffs – they were wonderful. Altogether, you exceeded our expectations.
You’re in the midst of a very busy season. I hope it all goes well and I hope you get some chance for rest and relaxation yourself.

My very best,
Jan

May 2015

Hey Brian,

Thanks again to you and your staff for doing such a great job on Saturday. The setup looked amazing and we got a ton of compliments on the food. Hope you guys had fun at the other wedding too.

Thanks again!
Justin

May 2015

Brian

You where on my list to contact today – to say THANK YOU so very much. You made our weekend a big success. There’s no way I could have fed those kids and kept my energy up! The food was fantastic – we all loved it. I had chicken fingers to spare. I froze left overs – always a good things. The crab we did have was a hit and had a few left over so I’m glad we cut that back. One of the biggest hits…..FRUIT. They couldn’t get enough. They wanted to snack on fruit vs. chips and such. Many of those kids are going on to play to a sport in college and are very focused on nutrition. (so I ate the chips! haha)

Many thanks again, I hope you had a nice weekend as well.Diane

May 2015

Good morning Brian…I can’t tell you how happy we are with how well things went on Saturday!! Hannah and Ernie were awesome to work with and stayed very calm, continuing to do their jobs with smiles on their faces when our home suddenly went from quiet to chaotic (about 130 arrived here for pics) and the aroma of crab crakes drew everyone to the kitchen! Hannah did such a wonderful job with the table setting…the parents were blown away by the beautiful setting on the back porch and many asked who our caterer is so be expecting more business! The food was a huge hit with the kids and we had left overs yesterday…still delicious! LOVE those egg rolls! Good to your word, everything was cleaned up and we were locked up and out by 7:10 in plenty of time for Grand March.
Looking forward to working with you again in the future Brian and of course Hannah and Ernie 🙂
With our gratitude for helping us create the perfect pre-Prom party!!

Lorrie & Mike

January 2015
Hello,

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the service you provided on 1/23 for the Winterfest pre-conference class held at Maritime. I received nothing but compliments on the food and service. I have mailed your payment and you should be receiving it soon. Once again thank you and we look forward to your business in the future.

Judy

January 2015
Dear Brian,

Thank you, it was fantastic!
Even though people were dropping like flies and we did not have the numbers of guests that we were originally expecting. Please give our thanks again Ernie and Brigette who made such an enormous contribution to the enjoyment of the evening. Everyone said that the food was delicious and certainly enhanced the ambience of the evening. Only one problem; the weather was against you with the Anniversary Cake and it did not really soften up. But people still tucked into it.
It was delicious the next day.

Thank You Again,
JH

February 2015
Brian,

Thank you, delicious as always!

Midge

January 2105
Brian,

My wife and I would like to thank you for the lovely brunch you prepared for my mothers 60th birthday! The food was delicious, everything we expected and more. Everyone enjoyed all of the food, especially the cake!

Thank you!
Justin & Margie

December 2014
Dear Brian and Team,

It’s hard to believe it has already been 2 months since the wedding but not a day goes by that we don’t still talk about it! Much of the success of the day can be credited to you and your entire team. The entire day was positively flawless, the food was delicious, and everything looked beautiful. Thank you so much for all the hard work! You come highly recommended in my book!

Enjoy your holidays!
Lindsay & Colin

November 2014
Dear Brian,

Thank you so much, I was very pleased with everything.

Jane

November 2014
Brian,

Thank you so much for catering my mother’s celebration of life.

Jackie

October 2014
Thank you Brian.

Everyone really enjoyed the food and service, it was wonderful. Have a great week!

Megan

October 2014
A wedding review from “The Knot.com”
Hi Garden & Garnish,
You’ve received a new review on TheKnot.com!

Outstanding Food posted 2014-10-21
Brian Schmidt and Garden and Garnish did an outstanding job for our early October, Eastern Shore wedding. I heard nothing but praises about the food from the appetizers to the entrees. G&G was a full-service, professional, outstanding catering company. We chose crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, grilled cheese with tomato dipping sauce, and bruschetta as our appetizers. They were plentiful and delicious and continued to be passed for the entirety of cocktail hour. We chose to do a buffet style dinner and everything was pipping hot and wonderful. The servers were quick and because Brian set up 3 different stations, no one waited in line for their dinner. We had basil balsamic chicken, beef tenderloin, asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuits, salad, and wedding cake. Everything was perfect. Brian even decorated the wedding cake beautifully with seasonal berries. We had brought the rest of the desserts ourselves and G&G plated and displayed them beautifully along with coffee and tea after dinner. My highest praises! Wonderful job done by all the G&G staff!…

September 2014
Good Morning Brian,

Thanks again; everything was absolutely delicious. The Spinach & Artichoke dip was an absolute hit. We didn’t have too much left to pack up.

Thanks again!
Karen

September 2014
Brian,

Just want to thank you all for our delicious lunch at the synagogue this past Saturday. Your service was great and the food was yummy. Unfortunately, not many people were in attendance, so we all took some home, which was an added bonus!

Thanks again,
Linda

September 2014
Brian,

Thank you so much for catering our lunches in Cambridge these past few weeks. You were very accommodating and your food was amazing! There were quite a few rave reviews about the potato salad and the sesame beef. We will definitely be utilizing your services again in the future. Thank you again for everything and take care.

Sincerely,
Erica

September 2014
Brian,

Thank you again for the wonderful meal we served to our guests. One of the ladies from Charles County Maryland asked where your restaurant is! The ladies enjoyed their lunches! And, I really appreciate the Gluten Free cookies.

Sincerely,
Donna

August 2014
Hi Brian,

Thank you so much for the amazing food and for being so accommodating to all of our dietary needs! Everyone loved both meals and we had a wonderful time. I will absolutely be recommending you to the next group that goes to Ellenborough.
Best,
Alexandra

August 2014
Hi Brian,
I wanted to send a note to thank you for all your help. The food was delicious and exactly what was needed at the end of the day. Your suggestions were perfect.
And thank you for finding my wedding band diamond!! It was so hectic – crawling around on the front porch looking for it was definitely not in the program!
I wouldn’t hesitate to use your catering services again in the future or recommending you to others.

Thanks again.
Kind Regards,
Louise

July 2014
Hi Brian,

I just wanted to say that the food you all prepared was excellent, as was the service Ernie provided. Everyone loved it. My personal favorite was that crab dip!!!!

Thanks,
Gail

July 2014
Brian,

Dinner was delicious! And plentiful does not begin to describe the amount of food! Thank you so much. You were a pleasure to work with and I’ll be using your services again!

Warmest regards,
Lisa

July 2014
Dear Brian,

Thank you for all your hard work for our wedding! The food was ridiculously good – everyone had the best things to say about it. We had a fantastic time and appreciate all the help and work you put into making it such a special day!

Love,
Patty & Will

June 2014
Brian,

The food & service were outstanding! A good time was had by all!
Thanks,
Don

June 2014
Brian,

This open House was a success story from the moment Ernie walked in the door until when he left.

Great job.
Julie

June 2014
Brian,

So many thanks for the excellent service & food you provided for the reunion. Everything was perfect from the food to the staff & the tent. Both families were so impressed with everything. Some & myself included said they have never had better crab cakes. We appreciated all that went into making our event so successful.

Thanks again.
Elaine & all the family members of both families.

June 2014
Hi Brian,

Want to thank you for making our one and only reunion a huge success. The crab cakes were the best we’ve ever eaten and everyone raved about the salads.
Ernie, Bridgette and Robin did an amazing job! Running back & forth to the tent on such a warm day was no easy task. Not only were they very efficient, they were very friendly and even the dogs loved them.
We will certainly recommend Garden and Garnish to our friends.

Jean & Jack

May 2014
Brian,

I cannot begin to thank you enough for the wedding. Not only was the food outstanding (everyone kept telling us how good the food was, not something you typically hear at a wedding) but you and the staff were amazing. You were thinking of things for us and our guests before we even knew we needed them, going above and beyond to make sure everything got set up to our liking and all of this was done with a tremendously friendly attitude. We felt so pampered and at ease with you running the show. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect experience and happier day! Please feel free to let us know if you ever need a recommendation and we will definitely be calling you the next time we need a caterer.

We will be sure to send you some pictures as well as we get them.

All the best,
Shannon

May 2014
Hey Brian,

Thank you so much for a fantastic catering experience – everyone we talked to loved the food (including us), and I think everything went really smoothly.

Matt

April 2014
Brian,

Ernie, Robin, and Bridget did a wonderful job. Everyone loved the food & there were lots of compliments. You helped make it a special evening. Glad I finally got around to entertaining again. Have a great Spring.

Kathleen

April 2014
Brian,

Many thanks for a super lunch! The food was delicious and everyone had a great time, especially Greg’s Mom who turned the big 80!

See you soon.
Laura

April 2014
Brian,

I can’t thank you enough for letting us use your round tables. We were able to make the firehouse look beautiful for the Daddy & Daughter Dance. What a difference it made. Thank you again.
Jennifer

April 2014
Dear Brian,

I can’t thank you enough for the delicious cookies you contributed for our donor party at Spitfire Hanger on April 3rd. The sweet treats were a big hit and one of my personal favorites!

We downloaded your logo to a tent card so all of our guests would know of your generosity and will hopefully contact you for catering.

As a non profit we rely on donations like this from businesses and individuals in our community to help make our work possible.

Thanks again for your partnership.
Caron

March 2014
Dear Brian,

Thank you for the wonderful catering from Garden and Garnish for our retreat on March 22. the food was really good. We have received many compliments about it and requests for your contact information.

I would especially like to thank you for accommodating the needs of our vegan retreat leader. We were in a bit of a panic when she told us just before the retreat that she was a vegan – not being entirely sure what that entailed. The selection you provided for her was not only appreciated by her but by others as well. The vegan wraps were amongst the first items to run out!

From the food, the delivery and set up, G & G is terrific. Thank you.

Blessings,
Kevin

December 2013
Brian,

Our dinner party on Saturday night was wonderful! We all enjoyed ourselves so much. The food was spectacular, and Ernie did a wonderful job of preparing, serving, and cleaning up. He made everything flow and look so easy. What a pleasure. Thank you so much,

Jean & Steve

December 2013
Hi Brian,

Everything perfect Saturday. Ernie wonderful as were Laura and Robin! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Stirling and Tim

November 2013
Dear Brian,

What a memorable day! Emotional and wonderfully short ceremony. The perfect menu. Great Chef and exceptional staff. Compliments to Ernie, Sally and Michelle. Very well fed and content guests. Thought we had all died and gone to heaven.
Thank you,

Michael and John

November 2013
Brian,

I’m just recovering from a leftover pie coma and had to send you a quick note. You and your team absolutely outdid yourself on Saturday. I (and everyone else!) am still raving over the food, the presentation, and the service. You amazed us all with the special diet accommodations, and countless people made a point to tell me how happy they were that they could safely eat everything at the wedding.
Also- the pies. You need to market those bad boys. Especially the chocolate silk and lemon. Dear god I’ve never had such good pie.
Please let me know where/how I can leave a review or a testimonial for Garden and Garnish.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You’re the man!

Maureen

October 2013
Brian-

Thanks to you and your staff for a great night. Wish you had a chance to be here! Please go ahead and reserve this date (2nd Friday in October) as Julie and I decided to host this on an Annual basis!
Thanks again-

Bob

October 2013
Dear Brian,

Check will be in the mail tomorrow morning. Thanks for a great lunch and great service.

Richard

October 2013
Brian,

Thanks for everything. Ernie and his staff did a great job. If someone comes by today to pick up the remaining glasses, etc. I will give them a check. Otherwise I’ll put it in the mail tomorrow.Pam

September 2013
Hey Brian,

Just wanted to shoot over a quick email to say thanks for everything on Saturday night! I hope I wasn’t too demanding of you or anyone on your staff with things that were changing minute by minute, all in all I think everything went great! Your team is awesome to work with. Hopefully we cross wedding paths again soon. Happy Fall!
Chat soon ~

Jody

September 2013
Dear Brian,

Thank you so much for helping us on Erin’s special Day! It was a pleasure working with you!
Sincerely,

Dave & Lisa

September 2013
Dear Brian,

Thank you so much for a FABULOUS dinner. Any possibility you would give up the fish and the corn recipe???? Everything was over the top.

Teresa

August 2013
Dear Brian,

Thanks ever so much again, Brian, for the delicious lunch you provided yesterday. We Hospice volunteers schedule and plan via e-mail and phone, but rarely have an opportunity to actually get together. Ten of us had a great time, and all truly appreciate your generosity to us and the Talbot Hospice Foundation.

Cindy

August 2013
Dear Garden and Garnish,

As usual Brian and Cathy, everything was excellent. Thank you! We are grateful for the awesome food and especially for your sponsorship. We are already giving Garden and Garnish exposure for your support. The goal is for it to translate for more business for you as well.
Thanks again. A pleasure to do business with you again.

Tracey

July 2013
Dear Brian,

We are deeply grateful to you and Garden & Garnish for your donation of a ladies’ catered lunch with eight friends to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon! The volunteer who received this lovely door prize was thrilled.
Nearly 350 volunteers give generously of there time and energy to assist the Talbot Hospice Foundation in providing much-needed services to our community. Many thanks for helping us to recognize and appreciate these dedicated volunteers. You helped make our day a special one.
With thanks,

Julie Crocker, MSN, RN
Executive Director

July 2013
Brian,

I am sorry I haven’t written sooner. The party last Saturday was a huge success! The food you prepared was perfect. I had many people compliment and ask who the caterer was! The corn salad had so many compliments. It was the exact right menu for a hot July day!
Bridgette did a super job for us. She worked really hard and my sister and I enjoyed talking to her very much. She was so sweet to my Mom. Mom had a terrific 90th birthday! Thanks for all your help. I will definitely call you again! I would say stay out of the kitchen on this hot day, but I guess you can’t! Stay cool,

Beth
July

July 2013
Dear Brian,

Everyone LOVED the crab cakes and sandwiches. What a difference it made for me to be able to enjoy Teddy’s first birthday party, too. Thank you so much.

Barbara

June 2013
Hey Brian,

I want to thank you so much for catering the kids Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding dinner. It was wonderful!! Our family and friends couldn’t stop raving about the food. Even brought it up days later. You definitely found your calling! The help was wonderful also! You helped make their day very memorable. I will remember you when my daughter gets married! Take it easy.

Carrie

June 2013
Dear Brian,

Everything was superb. Everyone raved about the food. Many thanks,

Pat

June 2013
Dear Brian,

Oh well…when it rains it pours! We still had fun! Your lunch was fabulous. We have gotten so many compliments. Thank you so much for everything. Check is in the mail 🙂

Kathy

June 2013
Dear Brian,

It went very well, thank you. Fantastic job! Everyone was happy. The bulghur wheat/shrimp dish and the raspberry dessert were really good! I believe they were my favorites 🙂

Robin

June 2013
Dear Brian,

I spoke with Kathy this morning and she said everything was delicious, everyone complemented on how good it all was. Thank you very much.

Angie

June 2013
Dear Brian,

Thanks you so much for making our vow renewal special. The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. We look forward to future “events.”

Thank you,
Edgar and Kate


May 2013
Dear Brian, Cathy & Staff,

Friday night’s rehearsal dinner exceeded my expectations! Of course we had a lovely setting under the tree but that alone wouldn’t have been enough. The food was so delicious with every dish delighting the taste buds in it’s own unique way. The BBQ on corn bread was a huge hit, everyone raved about the grilled vegetables, and my personal favorite was the red potato salad. The Smith Island cakes were the perfect finish to the meal.
I wish I could remember the names of each of your staff members, but please let them know how much we appreciated their kind and gracious service. They were always around to help, always smiling and extremely professional and good at providing the kind of background help that made the evening flow smoothly and the guests feel well cared for. It was a great success and I can’t thank you enough. We hope to use you again in the future and would be happy to provide a reference anytime.

All the best,
Phyllis

May 2013
Dear Brian,

Thank you, thank you, thank you. It was wonderful. The staff was fabulous!

Many thanks,
Kemper

May 2013
Hi Brian,

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.

Julie

April 2013
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
Executive Director

April 2013
Dear Brian,

Thanks so much for all the great food and terrific service. We look forward to working with you again to make our events successful.

Susie

March 2013
Dear Brian,

Thank you so much for doing the demo this past weekend in Ocean City and for your continued support of Maryland Seafood Marketing!

Steve

December 2012
Dear Brian,

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

December 2012
Dear Brian,
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

December 2012
Dear Brian,
Thank you so much for your faithful deliveries of your wonderful food.
All the Best in 2013!

Jane

November 2012
Dear Brian,
Thank you to you and your team for a wonderful evening and dining experience, We received many compliments about the meal.
Best regards,

Bob

November 2012
Dear Brian,
Thanks for a wonderful job. Your staff was excellent. Happy Holidays!

Lynda

October 2012
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 hope to work with you again soon on another catering event. Fondly,

Elaine

October 2012
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.

Brian

October 2012
Hi Brian,
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.
Thanks again.

Nancy
P.S. Loved the flowers from Seasonal Flowers as well. The tables looked great especially after adding some flameless votives.

September 2012
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.

Warmest regards,
Faye

September 2012
Dear Brian,

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,

Emily

September 2012
Dear Brian,
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!

Jody

August 2012
Brian,
Thanks. What a great meal, and you couldn’t beat the weather and the good job Ernie did.

Thanks,
Chivy

August 2012
Hi Brian:
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.

Sincerely,
Jean and Steve

July 2012
Dear Brian,
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,
Joanne

July 2012
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

June 2012
Dear Brian,
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.

Elaine

June 2012
Dear Brian,
You have great employees. Everything was perfect. The final check will be put in the mail tomorrow to pay the rest of our invoice.
Thank you,

J

June 2012
Brian,
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 🙂

Thanks again!
Ashley & Greg

May 2012
Dear Brian,
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

May 2012
Dear Brian,
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

May 2012
Dear Brian,
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!!

Sincerely,
Lynne

April 2012
Brian,
The food was great. Looking forward to working with you again next time we do a corporate trip.

Best regards,
Frank

April, 2012
Hi Brian, Ernie did a great job preparing our lunch after my father’s funeral. Thank you for sending such a competent caterer.

J.P.

January 2012
Dear Brian,
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.

Thanks,
Amy

January 2012
Brian,
The dinner received praise from all fronts, especially the venison pate. Happy New Year!

Richard

December 2011
Hi Brian,
The food was fantastic. Everyone loved it. Thank you so much!!

Cheers, Karena

November 2011
Thanks Brian, for helping to make our event a success. Everyone loved the food and we got rave review on the roasted veggies.

Naomi

October 2011
Brian,
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.

Christina

October 2011
Hey Brian,
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!

Preston

October 2011
Brian,
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.

Loretta

October 2011
Dear Brian and cathy,
Everyone raved about the food today; none was left except for some dessert. As usual, compliments to the chef.

Thanks,
Amy

September 2011
Dear Brian,
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

September 2011
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!

Lou

September 2011
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.

JH

August 2011
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,

Beverly

August 2011
Dear Brian,
Thanks yo so much for your wonderful service and for helping make our wedding celebration special for us. God Bless,

Michael & Anna

August 2011
Dear Brian,
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

July 2011
Dear Brian,
THANK YOU
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.

Norm

June 2011
Dear Brian,
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??????
Regards,

Marcia

May 2011
Hi Brian-
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.

Christine

May 2011
Dear Brian,
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

May 2011
Hi Brian!
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).

Sharron

May 2011
Dear Brian,
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!

Jessica

April 2011
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.

Jessica

January 2011
Hi Brian,
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!

Faith MPT

November 2010
Dear Brian,
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.

Sincerely,
Mary

November 2010
Dear Brian,
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.

Very Sincerely,
Nina and Sean

October 2010
Dear Brian,
The party was lovely and the food delicious. Your staff were so helpful and efficient. Please thank them for us.

Sincerely,
Cynthia and John

September 2010
Dear Brian,
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!
Battle

September 2010
Dear Brian,
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.

Best regards,
Tim

July 2010
DearBrian,
You and your staff and the delicious food helped to create the perfect day for us!

Many Thanks,
Rich and Megan

July 2010
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.
James

June 2010
Dear Brian,
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.

Fondly,
Karen & Mark

June 2010
Dear Brian,
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 again,
Joanne

May 2010
Dear Brian,
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!

Sincerely,
Lee

March 2010
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,
Philip

April 2010
Dear Brian,
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.

Sincerely,
Bob and Connie

October 2009
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.

Sincerely,
Judith

October 2009
Dear Brian,
We were delighted with the groom’s dinner you catered for us. The food was fabulous and the service and servers perfect.

Sincerely,
Clare and Jerry

September 2009
Hi Brian,
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,
Kimberly

August 2009
Dear Brian,
What a lovely job you did at the wedding. Everything was beautifully organized and delicious.
Thank you,
Katya & Harry

June 2009
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!
Regards,
Vera

June 2009
Dear Brian,
Thanks so much for the wonderful food for our Launch Party last week. Everyone raved and we were happy. You are the best!
Best,
Melissa & Kim

June 2009
Dear Brian,
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.
Best,
Dan

June 2009
Dear Brian,
Many, many thanks. Sally is a jewel!
Ann

April 2009
Thank you, Brian. Everything was delicious and devoured!
Cynthia

March 2009
Brian,
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.
Michelle

January 2009
Dear Brian,
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.
Annie

Holiday 2008
Dear Brian,
Our party on Saturday evening went well. The food was good and Ernie did a great job. Thank you,
Jim & Diane

Fall 2008
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!
Best Wishes,
Busy

Summer 2008
Brian,
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!
Thanks Again,
Joe & Meg

Summer 2008
Dear Brian,
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.
With Love,
Jennifer & David

Summer 2008
Dear Brian,
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.
Sincerely,
Mollie

Spring 2008
Dear Brian,
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

Fall 2007
Dear Brian,
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.
Sincerely,
Ed

Summer 2007
Dear Brian,
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.
Sincerely,
Betty & Rob