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Catering in Poughkeepsie, New York,
(845) 471-8555
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 127 Reviews


    Stephanie

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  • Wonderful food, wonderful service. Annalise was super pro and helpful making sure all aspects of the wedding went smoothly, including the ceremony procession and setting out our centerpieces and decor. They accommodated our special requests for gluten-free and vegan and vegetarian options. They had someone come over with trays of hors d'oeuvres to make sure the bride and groom were able to eat some food while we were busy with photographs during the cocktail hour. I was so busy I didnt get to try all the appetizers, but I really liked the pea soup shooter and mini samosa and nori stack. My only caveat is that I would have liked to have had a little more say in the final beer selection, but I know if I had wanted something specific they would have been very accommodating. The wines they chose were great. The steak was super tender and the sauces they served with it were also great. Everyone on staff was very friendly and professional and awesome. Everything was amazing and cont... Read more

    Tiffany

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  • Lola's was amazing and the perfect catering team for our wedding. Annalise was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond her duties as coordinator. She was there every step of the way and always responded promptly to our questions and concerns. Eddie was an amazing chef, and our food was delicious and presented beautifully. We were sold after our first meeting with them during our tasting, and things progressed wonderfully from that point on. I highly recommend Lola's to anyone planning a wedding or other catered event.

    Kelly

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  • We really liked all of the caterers we interviewed. What made it an easy choice, was Ed himself. When we spoke with other caterers and gave our ideas, they shot us down and told us how we "should" do it. Ed, however, said no problem and just explained logistically how it could work. I really felt like he respected that this was our vision and he was just there to help make it happen. On our wedding day it all came together exactly how we envisioned. The staff was professional and very helpful. We are still hearing about how great the food was!!!

    User3488185

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  • Quality food accompanied by quality service! Would not have survives without Annalise as our wonderfully organized maitre'd and Eddie as our amazingly talented chef. We cannot say enough about how much we love Lola's!

    Adrienne

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    5 out of 5
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  • Not only did Lola's provide an outstanding catering menu that surpassed my expectations, the staff took on the additional role of setting up our decorations, favors, gift basket, advice box, guest book, the list goes on an on! They went above and beyond in their duties. Our night could not have been more perfect and we owe a huge part of that to them. Thank you so much to the entire staff at Lola's Catering for an unforgettable night!!

    Marilyn

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    5 out of 5
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  • Lola's catered my wedding this summer for a small wedding at a private residence. Annalise who ran the event was INCREDIBLE. From the beginning she worked with us to create the perfect menu and was always available to address any questions or concerns along the way. We had spcific dietary considerations (vegans and kosher) and they were extremely accomdating and helped us create options for everyone. On the day of the wedding, the kitchen was directly in view of the guests and the guests LOVED IT! Some of the guests even chatted with the chefs as they were preparing. Eddie (the main chef) and his staff were warm, friendly and incredibly professional. The food was AMAZING. We had a vegan entree, salmon and a filet option. All three were exceptional and exceeded all expectations. The display was creative and looked as good as it tasted! Additionally we absolutely LOVED all of the passed hors d'oevres. Lastly, the preparation and clean up was wonderful. We felt in very good hands ... Read more

    Chrissy

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    5 out of 5
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  • Lola's Cafe & Gourmet Catering was AMAZING!! I can not say enough about Lola's from the food to the professional staff. Mary, you were beyond amazing and took every drop of anxiety away. Every guest I spoke to commented on how awesome everything was from the cocktail hour to the dinner and especially how friendly and helpful the staff were. Thank you Lola's for being a part of making this very special day in our lives a night to remember for years to come. You were all incredible !!!

    User3427168

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  • I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Lola's. They handled everything! I was so impressed. The morning after our wedding, our guests couldn't stop raving about how good the food was and how fantastic the service was. Lola's was more popular with my guests than I was ;) My husband and I didn't know where to start when starting to plan the wedding. Lola's made the whole process easy, comfortable, and a great representation of us. We asked them to do an ice cream bar instead of a cake and they didn't flinch. We had homemade ice cream that was to die for. I can't thank them enough for everything they did.

    Kendra

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    5 out of 5
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  • Lola's had not only by far the best food we sampled, it was actually the most affordable option too. And as soon as they said they could do stations (rather than buffet or sit-down service), which every other caterer had said would be too expensive, it really was a no-brainer. The staff worked closely with us to make sure we got the food we wanted at a price we could manage and they delivered everything we wanted and more. Not only was the food of the highest quality, Lola's staff was unbelievable. They were friendly, responsive, and caring, even going out of there way to ensure the comfort of some of our elderly guests. Annalise, the Wedding Coordinator, was totally phenomenal and made sure everything ran just about perfectly. Almost every wedding we have heard about from friends and acquaintances in the Hudson Valley lately has used Lola's and it is not at all difficult to see why. 5 stars all around!

    Jen

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    5 out of 5
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  • I don't even know where to begin. Ed and his staff were amazing! After our first meeting with Ed, Jake and I knew he was exactly what we were looking for. All we had to do was tell him a little about ourselves, and he designed all the rest. The food was phenomenal! I can't begin to tell you how many people told us it was by far the best 'wedding food' they had ever had. I am a vegetarian, and Jake wanted BBQ, and his menu was spot on for both. As for Ed himself, he is just amazing to work with, as was his staff. It was important for Jake and I to find people we could trust, and who we didn't have to micromanage. The last thing we wanted was stress. Ed made us feel so comfortable and confident in him, right from the beginning. He was so accommodating, and so easy going that it was hard to be stressed around him. The staff he had working at the wedding was perfect as well. All the servers and the bartenders helped to make the party atmosphere. It is so hard to put i... Read more

    Burgess

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  • Lola's Cafe exceeded my expectations in both the quality of the food and the service that they provided at my wedding. Annalise was a dream to work with and helped with much of the planning process leading up to the day of the wedding, particularly with figuring out party rentals and the logistics of the day. As our wedding was held outdoors under a tent, Annalise scheduled a walk-about on the grounds a few weeks prior to the day to scout out locations for tables, dance floor, benches, buffet station, etc. The day of the wedding, Lola's Cafe came early to begin setting up the tent, tables, and prepping the food. They did a beautiful job setting up everything as we had discussed. Their staff was well-dressed and extremely polite. And best of all, the food was DELICIOUS. Lola's Cafe had never planned an all-vegetarian menu before, but did so with incredible ease. Numerous guests came up to us to talk about how much they enjoyed all the dishes. The cocktail hour h'ors d'oeuvres were e... Read more

    Stefanie

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  • Annalise, Ed, and the whole team at Lola's was absolutely amazing! They did a wonderful job setting up, the room was gorgeous. I received countless compliments about the food. Many people told me that it was hands down the best meal they have ever had. Annalise was fabulous keeping me calm and under control leading up to the wedding when I went into full bridezilla mode! I cannot recommend Lola's enough. They are absolutely fabulous.

    Alison

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had a 150 person wedding at Locust Grove in August and Lola's was absolutely one of the best parts of the evening and the entire wedding planning process. The food was very important to us while we were planning, and Lola's gave us an incredible experience. When we first looked at caterers in the Hudson Valley we e-mailed between 15 and 20 different places to discuss menus. In our first contact, we mentioned that we were looking for interesting and surprising appetizers and an accessible picnic-influence seasonal summer menu for the main course. From the beginning Ed made a menu that reflected exactly what we wanted. We were sent an initial proposal (before we had met with them) and when we went to Poughkeepsie to meet with them we met the wonderful Annalise. She worked with our budget and gave us a good sense of what they could provide with what we wanted to spend. After that initial meeting we decided to go with them and then met with them again for a tasting of the custom ... Read more

    Morgan

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    5 out of 5
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  • The food Lola's Cafe provided for our wedding was amazing! As soon as we meet with Annalise and Edward (and eat at the restaurant) we were confident in selecting them as our caterer. Annalise was wonderful to work with as she always responded to any questions very quickly. They also worked with us to create a custom country style menu. The food was fantastic! So many of our guests complimented us on how it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The passed Hors d'oeuvres were great as well. We had the mini burgers with milk shake shoots and the waiter could hardly make it out the door before they were all gone! Lola's also did an amazing job of coordinating everything and putting out all of our decorations. We had a lot of small details which they made sure were in place. Since we had so many details I think it would have been helpful if we had hired a day of coordinator as well. But Lola's Cafe and Catering really made our wedding day special. I would highly recommend them t... Read more

    Caroline

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  • Thank you so much, you guys were great! Everyone raved about the food and the service. We couldn't be happier.

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