My parents actually used this caterer for their wedding in 1994 and I was so impressed by them that I used them for my wedding. Plus unlike other caterers, they provide the following items at no additional charge: Glass plates, cake cutting service, real flatware, linen napkins in your choice of basic colors, buffet, beverage, and cake tables with linens in your choice of basic colors, cocktail napkins, service equipment, and beverage service equipment. They also do not charge any additional gratuity unlike other caterers.
Catering by Jill was the perfect option for our June wedding last year. They made the daunting task of choosing a menu quite easy, and did everything in their power to make my day perfect. Jack was friendly, knowledgable and just really awesome and flexible, during the planning. He really gets a lot of credit for keeping everything from becoming too stressful! The entire staff was enthusiastic and just as excited about my wedding as I was! On the day of, the serving staff were friendly, courteous, professional–just everything I had hoped for and then some. The food was, of course, excellent. Their seafood mousse is to die for.
The best part, thiough, is that they take a truly personal interest in their clients. I ran into Jack and some of his staff catering another event later in the year, and before I even recognized them, they had remembered me from my wedding day. I don’t think you can get any better than that–when your caterers become more than just your caterers, but rather neighbors who you see around town and say hello to? Catering by Jill was just wonderful, and I would recommend them not only for weddings, but for any large event. They will make is special, with their good food, great attitudes, expertise, and creativity. Catering by Jill rocks.
all of my guests loved the food at our wedding. Would highly recommend
Catering by Jill was wonderful! The staff is friendly, professional, and so easy to work with. The food was exceptional, and everything went perfectly. We actually booked Catering by Jill to do my brothers rehearsal dinner in July! You can’t go wrong with them!!!
Catering by Jill provided great services during my wedding in November 2008. All our guests enjoyed the food and I have recommended them to friends. They understand that people can get a little crazy when setting up a wedding or other similar event, but they have everything under control. They are great! I have to say the chef that was there on my wedding day went above and beyond her duties. Thanks again!
Catering by Jill was fantastic. People are still talking about the food at my wedding. Jack went above and beyond to make me happy. We had a 200 person reception.
I’ve known Jack for a few years now and I always kept him in mind for an event that I would hold. He has done several events for my friends that I have attended myself and I thought he did nothing but an excellent job. Not only Jack, but his servers as well. Everyone was polite, on schedule, and the food was great. I have recommended him many times to people I know who need a caterer and can’t wait to work with him again in the future.
Food and presentation were exceptional. They handled everything with great style.We worked with them and I can not say enough good things about her. I can not even tell you how many people told us it was the best meal at a wedding they have ever had. I of course agree.
The lunches were delivered on time.
Just 3 weeks before our wedding, we ran into a glitch. Long story short, we were without a caterer. I got in contact with with Jack, we requested a quote and since I had a bad first experience, I had many, many questions. Jack was patient with me and understood my concerns. He answered every question and got back to me quickly. Once we decided to take it a step further, Jack offered to come to our home to do a tasting. That’s right. He came to our house for a tasting! He brought a ton of food, all extra’s stayed with us, and there were lots. I didn’t even have to cook dinner the next night. He hung out with us. Played with our little pug. And he went through the list of rentals we had reserved, made recommendations on changes, discussed layouts, etc.
At the wedding, while we were taking our formal pictures, I saw the fried oysters being passed around. I had to grab one. The photographers had to wait for me to finish chewing, twice. They were so delicious! We walked into the tent, the first thing I saw was a long table full of cheese, dips and fancy chips and crackers. My husband and I had our first dance, walked over to our sweetheart table and we were immediately greeted by a lovely staff member with food filled plates in hand. They served all 4 of our reserved tables, all other guests went through the buffet. The staff was amazing, so helpful, yet discrete. They were running around everywhere all night. The bartenders were fun and professional. We loved them all. Jack helped us with the cake cutting. He packed up food for us, packed up the top tier of the cake, oh even transported the cake to our location, 1.5 hours away from Richmond.
The food was absolutely delicious. Our wedding was 3 weeks ago and we are still getting complements on our food. We had a little less than 100 guests, we love and appreciate good food. When you start to cook for that many people it’s hard to keep up the quality. But Jack did a great job. Everything was lovely! We had steak, fish, fresh veggies, fresh salad, red potatoes, fresh bread baskets on every table, water pitchers on every table. It was truly lovely!
Jack was an amazing caterer and was absolutely helpful throughout the entire process. He, like our other vendors, was willing to work with us even though we had a short time period to prepare for the wedding. He was very helpful in coming up with a creative menu that the guests enjoyed a lot. He was also helpful in bringing extra tables, napkins and other things to make the reception space come together very well. I really appreciate Jack and his entire team that worked very well to make our wedding reception a memorable event!!
First of all, the food is amazing! Your guests will get a great meal at a reasonable price that’s easier on your wallet than a lot of caterers. The waiters were very professional and constantly clearing tables as guests were finishing their meals. Jack is sometimes difficult to get in touch with, so email is the best form of communication. He is very accommodating and offered to even make our signature cocktail as long as we provided the recipe and the additional ingredients. He also gave us some extras (like glassware instead of plastic) at no extra charge. I definitely recommend this caterer!
Jack was great to work with!! He worked with us to create a perfect menu, and the food was amazing. Our guests raved about how good everything was! He handled so many details for us. We had so many table arrangements and things to set out, and his staff did a wonderful job doing exactly what we asked. He was more than a caterer, and provided us a wonderful service.