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Catering in Franconia, NH,
(603) 823-8589
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4.2 out of 5
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  • 19 Reviews


    Kerry Wallace

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    5 out of 5
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  • We used Chef Joe's for our August 2020 wedding. We initially reached out to them because we had eaten at their restaurant before and loved it. We wanted non-traditional wedding food with some flavor and something guests would enjoy as well. We both LOVE Mexican food and decided on tacos, enchiladas and some amazing side dishes along with plated salads and passed apps. They came up with a great menu that was exactly what we were looking for and fit it to our budget. They hit it out of the park! We also used them to cater our Friday night Welcome Party and that was amazing as well. We were married in the middle of the Pandemic and Joe and his wife Nancy were SO great about clueing us in to all the safety precautions we needed to consider and that they were going to implement as well and also helped us adjust our menu (without adding any cost) to meet all the necessary safety criteria. We couldn't recommend them more!!!

    Mora

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you are having a wedding in the area then Chef Joe's Catering is the wedding caterer for you!!! They are absolutely incredible and we are in love with their food. They are always available to talk, they are extremely professional and super flexible. Our guests went crazy over the food. Joe and Nancy helped us to customize our menu and incorporate food that was important to our family. Love them, their food, and the amazing wedding that they gave us. Thank you so so so much!

    Leigha

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    5 out of 5
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  • Chef Joe's catered our backyard wedding of 200 guests a few weeks ago and people are still talking about the food! We had SUCH a great experience working with Chef Joe and his wife Nancy. At the last minute, after our caterer fell through, they were able to do our event and exceeded all expectations. The food was beyond delicious, we had SO many different options on the buffet, the servers were professional and very helpful- everything was perfect!! Nancy was also very responsive by email, came to the house to do a walk through a few weeks before the wedding, and was all around super helpful and efficient. I had a great experience working with her. I can't recommend Chef Joe's Catering highly enough!!!

    User4792770

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    5 out of 5
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  • We have no complaints about Chef Joe's! Our food was incredible and we've heard great compliments on how good it was. We would definitely recommend Chef Joe's to others!

    User5404390

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    5 out of 5
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  • Outstanding food, both for the rehearsal dinner and wedding!

    Lauren

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Working with Tiffany, Nancy and Chef Joe was a great process. I am the bride and have Celiac disease, and a lot of family and friends are vegan or riddled with many other allergies. Chef Joes not only had AMAZING food and customized our menu for our fall wedding, but they were awesome with allergy awareness, with pivoting slightly on some dishes and so much more. When visiting their restaurant for our tasting Chef Joe even stepped back into their garden to grab fresh herb leaves for us to try to see if we wanted to change a flavor. Amazing. So kind, so great. There were a few times that they were a little slow or odd with communication and confirming they received checks, but nothing major at all. Would ABSOLUTELY recommend. So many compliments on the food and the buffet set up was seamless.

    Laura

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • My husband and I first met with Chef Joe to do a menu brainstorm session which resulted in a mouth watering in season customized menu for our mid-August wedding. He was very helpful in coming up with recommendations and created a delicious customized menu that both my husband and I were excited about for cocktail hour (we did a mix of stationary and served appetizers), buffet dinner and a variety of desserts. He was also very accommodating and came up with creative solutions when it came to food allergy/sensitivity issues. If you are looking for a caterer that is passionate about food and will create a delicious customized menu for your wedding, I would highly recommend Chef Joe's! We got so many compliments from our wedding guests about the food.

    Krystin

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  • Communication and important information was not shared within a timely manner, resulting in us missing out on a tasting. They were also very rigid to plan with, and not the friendliest. BUT, I guess in the in it was worth it because everyone raved about the food and wedding day servers/service was flawless! I think they are at least a 3.8/5.

    Suzanne

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    2.4 out of 5
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  • There aren't many caters in the Franconia area so Chef Joe's was one of our only options. We were happy with the food for our September wedding and Chef Joe seemed like a great guy with a fun flair for food. Nancy is challenging to work with and made the wedding planning process feel more stressful than it needed to. Her communication is slow and often missing details. The food was good but I wouldn't work with this vendor again.

    Becca

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • We LOVED our chef joes food! We had them do a cheese, cracker, and fruit tray for our cocktail hour that was SO beautiful, and then we got the barbecue menu buffet style for our wedding reception and it was SO yummy!!! People couldn't get enough and I think everyone went back for seconds :) The staff was extremely friendly. YES, I will reiterate what other people are saying, Nancy was not always the easiest/quickest to communicate with, but she always met our needs and in person she is absolutely wonderful and so friendly (which doesn't always translate over the phone). We were invited to their bistro to see how their staff runs a business and we got to have a meal on them to meet Chef Joe, Nancy, and the rest of their team. While we didn't eat any of the food we'd actually be having at our wedding, we very much understood it was all going to be delicious and beautifully presented since everything we had at the bistro was outstanding. I really would highly recommend them. Such great va... Read more

    Megan

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    3 out of 5
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  • My review on Chef Joe's is kind of mixed. We chose Chef Joe's for our wedding because of their pricing and their reviews of their food. The food of the wedding was wonderful. We had a buffet and custom-made the menu. We had passed and stationary appetizers. At most weddings you hear that the bridal party misses out on appetizers while doing pictures, but the servers brought over appetizers to us during photos and left us a plate at the head table for when we were finished. They also boxed up the food at the end of wedding for us to take home all the leftovers! Before the wedding, we had a consultation with Chef Joe and his wife/business partner Nancy. We discussed the menu and they said we would be invited for a dinner in place of a tasting so we could experience the total package. We never were invited for this. Our venue required proof of insurance from the caterer. I requested this from Nancy 6 months prior to the wedding and asked her multiple times by email and phone and never rec... Read more

    christine

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    2 out of 5
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  • I wouldn't recommend them for a wedding. Perhaps a business event, but not a wedding. Chef Joe's wife Nancy handles the business end of things and is a bit abrasive, difficult to contact and not interested in providing good customer service.

    Conner

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    3.9 out of 5
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  • Chef Joe's catered our reception and we also did our rehearsal dinner at their bistro in Franconia. For both occasions, the food was really delicious and the value was fantastic, particularly for the reception. During the planning process, Chef Joe's was often a bit difficult to communicate with and we found them somewhat unfriendly at times even during the wedding weekend. However, if you are willing to put up with some annoying communications issues, Chef Joe's might still be worth it for the quality and value of the food.

    Seta

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    2.9 out of 5
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  • Joe and Nancy are big whigs in the catering industry and will impress you with their inventiveness of dishes and name dropping. My husband and I were pretty surprised to find such well-rounded catering talent in rural NH. They can definitely cook and your guests will LOVE their food, for certain. They aren't for everyone though. They can come off as kind of disappointed if you don't want their food to be the center of your wedding and if you aren't interested in dropping 10 grand on food. I don't recommend working with them if you are a shy couple because they move fast and you'll walk out of your consultation wondering what the heck just happened and what you singed up for. Also, they take handwritten notes during your meetings, but then they send you a summary of what was agreed upon and it's just not clearly spelled out. They say that contracts aren't their thing so they have an informal handshake agreement style. As any couple on a budget knows, this kind of informal connection... Read more

    Alyssa

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  • Very very good food. Not at all your typical wedding fare, as the bride I made sure to eat and eat a lot! All of our guests raved about the meal and couldn't say enough good things.

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