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Catering in Parsippany, New Jersey,

The Fruited Plain Caterers

The Fruited Plain Caterers 959 Route 46 East
Parsippany, New Jersey, NJ
Services: Catering | Login to save vendor
(973) 808-8862
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 89 Reviews


    Lynne

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  • Drew and his team did a great job for our daughter's wedding at Willowwood. It is a beautiful spot but has challenges. Drew worked very closely to meet our wishes but if he knew we were wrong he came up with a better alternative. People raved about his food and the flow between cocktails and dinner was seamless. The men in the wedding party couldn't stop talking about how great the hot appetizers were. The evening was a little chilly so he cleverly had the couple cut the cake near the tent and then had warm coffee and cake in the barn. It was a very relaxing way to visit with guests and end the evening. His rental company also did a great job of sizing the tent and explaining set up. The next morning he and two members of his team were cheerfully setting up a delicious brunch for our guests. His quiches were great

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    Yes, the logistical challenges at the Arboretum or any outdoor venue is why i'm in the business. I love to create something that will always leave an impression on my clients and myself. Thank you all so much!

    Karen

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  • couldn't be happier with the prices, the service provided on our wedding day, and the professionalism of drew and his team.

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    Great job on planing Karen. It was nice working with you. Best regards!

    Michael

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    5 out of 5
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  • My Wife and I needed a caterer who would be able to work in the odd, yet charming space of the Art Factory in Paterson NJ. We wanted a buffet style dinner- something our old-school Italian relatives would like as well as our younger mid-twenties friends. First and foremost, The Fruited Plain have a fantastic staff and we could not have pulled off such a successful and entertaining wedding without their help and support throughout the entire process. Not only had the staff worked in that particular space before, but were already well acquainted with working non-traditional weddings like our own. From the beginning, Drew Gabbe has been nothing but helpful in aiding us throughout the entire dining and reception process. The Fruited Plain not only provided the food and drinks, but was able to rent speakers for the occasion since my Wife and I didn't want to use a DJ or band. I can't say enough how truly remarkable the staff were. They were a lot of fun but dressed sharp and professional an... Read more

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    Thank you Michael, I was really happy with your reception and loved meeting your family and friends. Best of luck

    User5533969

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  • Drew and his team did a fantastic job catering our wedding, and were a pleasure to work with throughout. We chose to work with Fruited Plain as we were looking for an alternative experience to the typical overly-expensive, rigid catering option attached to our Venue. Drew was very flexible, willing to work around our busy work schedule to meet with us for tastings and menu selection. On the day, the Fruited Plain delivered on professionalism and great tasting food all around. We kept hearing from our guests that cocktail hour was plentiful, with constant passed hors d'oeuvres and a good variety of flavors. Dinner also got rave reviews - many people telling us that the steak (and fish, and veg. option) were some of the best they'd ever had at a wedding. Drew was very down-to-earth throughout the process and helped to make the food selection, serving, and budget come together with the least amount of hassle possible. We highly recommend Drew & The Fruited Plain.

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    I loved your vision with this venue. Since it was my first time at the Metropolitan building in LIC I was really into the logistics. Its what makes my job so great! Thank you so much and I wish you guys the best! Drew

    Molly

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    5 out of 5
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  • Choosing The Fruited Plain as my caterer for my wedding was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. I would definitely recommend their services for anyone who is looking for not only a job well done but also staff and services who go above and beyond. At first meeting with the operations manager, Drew I was nervous he wouldn't like the venue because we were getting married at a camp and it is very rustic. Upon seeing the site, he was nothing but positive and said he was so excited! It made me feel so great knowing he had no worries and had such confidence. We met several times and he was always there via email or phone if I needed to change something last minute or add something. When it came time for the wedding day, I showed up and was blown away by the execution of everything. Not only did they do everything I asked but they did more! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The entire day was a dream come true, the food was excellent, and all the guests exclaimed how... Read more

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    Molly, The moment you told me your story of how you met, I was sold. Life guard and camp counselor gets married at their camp! Loved being part of it. Thank you.

    User5189806

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  • The Fruited Plain catered my daughter's wedding and we were very happy with their service. We were referred to the Fruited Plain by our venue. The manager said not only had The Fruited Plan catered a number of events at the venue, but several of the people who worked there had hired The Fruited Plain for personal events. For my daughter's wedding, we had to please meat eaters, vegetarian and vegans in our family. Drew was very flexible when it came to the menu, and he went out of his way to come up with recipes for vegan versions of his mashed potatoes and several other dishes, I also rented all the table service from The Fruited Plain, and the staff set the tables, put up our centerpieces and cleared the tables at the end of the evening, which was a big help. Everyone loved the food and the service was thorough and professional.

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    Yes, White Meadow Lake Country Club is a frequent place for us. Its always a fantastic venue for our couples to tie the knot. Thank you for sharing your thoughts

    User5436705

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  • Drew and his crew catered my daughter's wedding this past weekend. From the hors-d'oeuvres at cocktail hour through the main meal and dessert the food was out of this world. Many compliments from our guests. The food preparers, bartenders and wait staff were pleasant, courteous and went out of their way to make the whole event memorable. The wedding and reception were held at a very rustic children's summer camp which was a challenge for this caterer. But, they pulled it off effortlessly.

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    Camp kitchens are really cool to work in. This one was no exception! Loved the experience. Thank you.

    June

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  • I was delighted with Fruited Plain caterers. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. So many of my guests remarked how much they liked the meal. Drew and all the staff went out of their way to make our event special. Drew made helpful suggestions during the planning, and helped me to find delicious substitutions for some of my friends with food allergies. I was really able to enjoy the day so much more, because I had no concern about the meal and its presentation.

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    Thanks June! It was a pleasure working with you and Ed. Best wishes to you both.

    User5573997

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  • The skies opened up and the rain poured down on us all day for our backyard wedding, but it didn't matter! We were under the tent with family and close friends while Drew and his professional staff at the Fruited Plain made our wedding the most memorable day of our new lives together. From the moment Drew arrived early in the afternoon, decisions were made with cool and calm as the skies threatened and the weather reports of rain were made real. This fast became a torrential downpour that lasted all evening. No longer out of the tent seating! Without missing a beat, Drew's team reorganized the tables under the tent and made it seem as if this was the plan all along. It became the start of an intimate gathering, where every person under that tent forgot about the downpour and became part of a beautiful ceremony and fun filled evening, all thanks to Drew and his staff. We were awestruck at the way they attended to everyone’s needs, while delivering and serving the bes... Read more

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    No one ever believes me when I say that some of the best events we do happen when it rains. I have a really tight crew. We prosper in adverse conditions or with logistical situations. Loved being there! Thank you

    Michael

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  • I can't recommend Drew and the Fruited Plain caterers enough. Drew worked with us to ensure that we had what we needed and that everything would run smoothly - and definitely what above and beyond to adapt the plans as things changed.

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    Thank you Mike! It was a pleasure.

    Camille

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  • We had Drew and his team cater our rustic factory wedding over Memorial Day weekend. We cannot recommend Drew enough!!! He helped us through every step of planning and coordinating the food and rentals for our wedding. Because of the unique space, everything (down the lights!) had to be brought in. Not only did Drew help make this process simple, but he did so with professionalism, ease and executed an amazing evening. Drew worked with our budget and requests (and we had a lot of annoying requests!!) to create the perfect menu, suited to the space and feel we were looking for. The food was absolutely fantastic, the presentation was elegant, and service outstanding. Without Drew's expertise, flexibility, and talent, or wedding would not have been the same! Whatever type of wedding or event you are looking to create, Drew and his team will go above and beyond to make it an amazing experience for you and your guests!

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    Camille and Zach. Love you guys! You are one of the last personal events at The Art Factory in Paterson. Such a unique venue. I had a blast. Thank you for a great review of our services. I'm sure it will help other couples find us.

    John

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  • We had The Fruited Plain handle my daughter's wedding, and were so impressed that when when planning my own wedding Drew was the first call I made. He worked with our vision and budget to come through with amazing food (at least five guests asked for the caterer's name) and stellar staff that was courteous, exhaustive and pleasant throughout the entire reception. We couldn't be happier!

    User5529175

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  • Excellent experience! We selected the Fruited Plain more than a year before the wedding. Before signing, we had the opportunity to taste a selection of food for the cocktail hour. We had many email exchanges, phone calls, meet ups, between the tasting and the wedding day to determine the rentals, the exact menu, plus in our case the breakfast menu. We were able to personalize the menu as much as we wanted. Thanks for everything!

    Alison

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  • FTP had previously catered at our venue & came recommended. We enjoyed working with Drew for our 150 guest wedding in September 2015. The food was amazing, quickly refilled & plentiful. Our guests raved about each food item. Before booking, Drew came to our home & offered free tastings of a large quantity of hors d’oeuvres. He also accommodated our request for an additional full menu tasting after booking and for a very reasonable upcharge. Drew was incredibly responsive, patient & helpful from the beginning and through the planning process. Staff had professional dress & attitudes - they all worked tirelessly. Unfortunately, there were also some challenges we faced, such as: Rentals: The quality of the rentals from the TFP’s vendor, A Party Center in Fairfield was not “wedding appropriate,” but more “backyard BBQ” since everything was extremely well used & scuffed. Several white ceremony chairs were covered in bird excrement & a few items were broken or missing.... Read more

    Jamie

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  • Our family pretty much revolves around the kitchen table and the meals we enjoy preparing together. So, when our daughter got engaged we thought, backyard wedding. Keep it simple. We'll make the food, she'll bake her cake. As the guest list began to grow and we realized our future son-in-law's family had a very different idea of what the wedding "should be" we had to rethink this. A lot of compromises were going to have to be made, but one was not going to be on the quality of the food. After reading reviews about The Fruited Plain, I had a feeling Drew was going to be our perfect solution. He was easy to talk to and really listened to my daughter, we both felt at ease right away. From the first tasting he showed us how much he cares about his family, his business, the quality of ingredients, the preparation and presentation of his dishes; we were sold. Everything he brought out was delicious and beautiful. We thought deciding on the menu was all that remained. Not so. The... Read more

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