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Catering in Milwaukee,

Irene's Catering Service Inc.

1841 West Lincoln Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Services: Catering | Login to save vendor
(414) 645-4469
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4.5 out of 5
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  • 28 Reviews


    Jessica

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    5 out of 5
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  • Irene’s was terrific! They were our first tasting and after a few other tastings we came back to Irene’s because they had the best tasting food and price! Mark at Irene’s was very easy to work with and super attentive to all the details. Once Covid hit, they walked through all the changes that needed to be made for a buffet. They were willing to work with us on changes up to two weeks before! They even said they could work out of a garage if they had to for our wedding. They helped not only with the buffet, but also cutting and plating our sheet cakes, and serving pizza at the end of the night. Chicken Irene is SOOO good! I have gotten many compliments. Irene’s was very professional! Definitely check out Irene’s!

    Mary

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  • They were super professional and the food was amazing.

    Macy

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    5 out of 5
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  • Mark at Irene's was wonderful to work with. He really listened and was very flexible. The tastings were a lot of fun, with several choices.. We decided to have a smores bar instead of cake and it was a big hit at the wedding. He was very responsive with emails and calls. He was organized! We got many great compliments on the food and its presentation.

    Beverly

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    5 out of 5
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  • Irene's also cater for Corporate luncheons. Karen did a awesome job with taking our order and making sure there was enough to accommodate our luncheon. The food arrived hot and on time. The presentation was awesome. I'd definitely refer them to anyone who wants professionalism with great food.

    Deidra

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    5 out of 5
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  • Irene's went over and above our expectations. The tasting with Debbie was amazing, and she was responsive and very detailed oriented. People are still raving about the food.

    Sara

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    5 out of 5
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  • Irene's catering was amazing! They worked with us on the price and we got an amazing assortment of food and beautiful linens. Our reception was gorgeous and the food was spectacular. Karina was great! She had an upbeat bubbly personality and was very easy to work with. We will go with Irene's again if we ever need a caterer. Everyone said how amazing the food was :)

    Patty

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    5 out of 5
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  • Simply DELICIOUS food! Great staff! Irene's was so helpful with the special dietary needs of a few of our wedding reception guests.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for the kind words Patty! We are glad we could accommodate everyone's special diets at your wedding reception!

    Elizabeth C.

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    4 out of 5
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  • Profesional and easy to work with. Was told that there would be PLENTY of food but some guests did not receive salad.

    Ashley

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Mark, the Executive Event Coordinator, was extremely flexible with the menu customization. I had specific Jamaican theme requests for the food, and he was very accommodating. Also, Mark was very responsive, both via email and phone. He provided a full estimate within two days of contacting him. I knew exactly how much I would be spending, which by the way was a GREAT value. He was polite, personable, understanding, and he and his Chef staff are from or have been to a variety of locations, thus making for an extreme variety of dishes his team can make. Give Irene's a shot and you will not be disappointed. They offer military discounts, bundling discounts for bar and catering, and I believe lower Sunday prices versus Saturday prices. #Experience. #Flexibility #Value

    Andrea

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  • Irene's was great. Their prices are very reasonable, the food was delicious, and they made the planning process very easy.

    Rhonda

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  • We can't thank Irene's enough for the service they provided on our big day. We had so many concerns and so many frustrations leading up to the day we were sure something would go wrong, but Karina continued to reassure us all would fair well. She was the calm amongst the storm and we are happy to say she was correct. Irene's staff (lead by Cindy) exceeded our extremely high expectations. The décor was amazing, the service left us in awe and the food was every bit as good on the night of our reception as it was on the day of taste testing. You might expect less because of their incredible almost hard to believe pricing when you compare them to the other caterers in the area, but we can tell you first hand, don't let the price fool you, Irene's is top notch and will impress the biggest skeptic. God bless you all for what you did for us and we pray your business prospers exponentially.

    Ashley

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  • Overall, good quality food for a decent price.

    User4517940

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  • Initially Irene's service was great. I was given raw vegetable instead of grilled which was stated in my contract. I never would have served this an only got a very brief apology for this. I sent an email the next day complementing the two ladies doing the serving and also some strong criticism of the bartender who I found unacceptable. Clearly not an experienced bartender, had not even heard of some of the more popular drinks being served currently,and did not even serve one of my signature cocktails. There were also long lines at the bar frequently and I was assured that this would not be an issue. My response from Irene's did not even acknowledge this issue, which was a huge problem at my event. Had they at least acknowledge this, I would not have given them this negative of a review but I found that very unprofessional. The bartender is key at a party. Because of this is would not recommend them or use them again.

    responded with the following comments.

    Reading this review has truly saddened us here at Irene's. We believe in 100% customer satisfaction, and to hear that you were only given a brief apology is not acceptable in our book! We have recently made some changes in our staff to avoid scenarios like this from ever happening again! Again, we truly are sorry to hear that not everything took place as you were hoping, but we are thankful to hear that you loved the food and that the two lead women working your event provided great service.

    User2649769

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  • We seleted Irenes based upon our tasting experience. The food was excellent. Unfortunately, as with a few of our vendors, mid way through our contract, the employees we were dealing with left the company. That caused a bit of confusion. The new employee was very nice and helped us deal with the 'transition' into another system. (Their old computer system finally died). Not a huge deal. It happens. At our wedding, we did not get the potatoes we specifically ordered in our contract. When we brought it to one of the women at the weddings attention, she was very unprofessional and snotty in her response. She was also rude to many of our guests. We contacted management and it was dealt with accordingly. We do not fault the company for 1 employee. After the few problems we had, they were satisfactorily rectified.

    Valerie

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • My daughter selected Irene's based on the professionalism and detail during the tasting. During the proceeding 10 months there were times I wondered if we had selected the wrong catering service. In the end, the event was pretty spectacular. Service was great and everyone raved about the food.

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