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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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  • 91 Reviews


    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!

    Heather

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Fruited Plain did our wedding on October 18th and it was absolutely fantastic! We were referred to the Fruited Plain by a friend who had used them and raved about the food. From day one, Drew was quick to respond and answer any questions we had and to help out in any way. Additionally, he set up a tasting right away and everything he made for us was delicious.. we hired him to do our wedding on the spot! The fruited Plain worked with us through out the whole planning process and did not only our food, but ended up doing our cupcake tree and cake topper, too! Everyone kept telling me how delicious the food was the day of the wedding and I'm still receiving compliments about it almost a week later! Will will definitely hire the Fruited Plain for any future events we have that we'll need to cater. They are just fantastic people to work with and are great at what they do!

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    Thank you Heather! Loved how you put everything together. It was a pleasure

    Erin

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    5 out of 5
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  • Choosing the fruited plain caterers was THE BEST decision I made in my wedding planning process!! The food is wonderful, I had SO many guests come up to me and rave at the wedding. Drew, who is the chef, really listens to what you want, and masterfully blends flavors! Dara, who is the wedding planner, was my right hand during the year it took to plan our event! I cannot song her praises enough, from planner, to friend, to therapist, she literally juggled everything that I threw at her with grace and poise! She is so kind, really listens to what you want, and goes above and beyond in her delivery. She also helped me find our DJ, (super sonic entertainment) who was awesome, and our officiant! (Also awesome!) Dara and Drew were a dream team, and I 100% recommend them for any event you might need planning and catering for!

    Joanna

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    5 out of 5
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  • The best decision I made in all of my wedding planning, was to hire The Fruited Plain to be my caterer. When I told the banquet manager at the venue who my caterer was, she responded "you made a great choice. You won't be disappointed." And I wasn't. From the moment I spoke with Drew, I knew I was making the best choice. I even hired them to cater a small breakfast at the hotel the next morning. Drew was an absolute pleasure to work with. His staff is wonderful. His food is delicious! I highly recommend The Fruited Plain! Drew and his team went above and beyond all of my expectations.

    Krista

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  • Hands down the best catering company around. The only reason they don't charge more for the quality of food and service is because of the location. This place is amazing. 2 years ago I was looking for a place to do my wedding catering. I'm extremely picky, and a bit of a control freak- I needed someone who could step up and do the job well for a reasonable price. Not only was Drew there every single step of the way with catering, he also provided me with contact information for all of my other vendors. I went with the Cake company he suggested, and was blown away with the beauty of my cake, same with the linens, the pipe and drape rentals, the florist, and even provided Dara, his on staff wedding planner and coordinator, who was a beast when it comes to getting things done. That girl is on top of her game. She made sure that the wedding venue was stunningly beautiful, she was organized, she did the whole wedding ceremony planning, as well as the introductions for the reception... Read more

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    Wow Krista, that's some review. Thank you. Hearing words like this is what makes this job my dream come true.

    Gary

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    5 out of 5
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  • The team at the Fruited Plain was amazing. Everyone was talking about how good the food was at our wedding. And at a great value. Drew and his team worked tirelessly to make sure everything was taken cared off. It was absolutely a delight to work with them.

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    Gary and David, Thank you for a great time. Probably the best music selection I've ever heard at a reception. All my best!

    Tina

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    5 out of 5
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  • I highly recommend The Fruited Plain to anyone looking for catering. I'm amazed that Drew was willing to cater my wedding with only a month's notice, and during his busiest time of year! He provided me with more than one catering option and was willing to provide whatever I needed to make the wedding how I wanted. I know my wedding came with some challenges, since it was on a holiday when most businesses are closed. We got all the rentals through him, which he personally delivered that morning, and he was the chef working in the kitchen! The staff was amazing, the food was absolutely delicious, and the service was seamless! I am so thankful for Drew and his staff, and I hope you choose The Fruited Plain, too. You won't regret it!

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    How could I say no to one of our military's finest coming home after a tour to get married. I needed to make it happen for you, and so glad I did. Hats off to the Sparta free church. Really a terrific venue choice. Best of luck guys

    Chrissy

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    5 out of 5
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  • Drew and his team from The Fruited Plain went above and beyond our expectations! And, I really mean it! I am definitely a foodie and wanted fun and exciting food for my recent wedding. After taking a look at other reviews and his menu options I set up a call. Speaking with Drew was easy and efficient; we clicked I guess you could say! Our wedding had 150+ guests and Drews team served the food family style at our choice. All of our guests commented on the top quality and delicious flavors they were served. At one point I snuck back into the kitchen to eat some of the items being passed during cocktail hour, Drew quickly noticed a hungry bride and put together a little sampler! Our venue was not typical and served up plenty of challenges that Drew happily worked through. It's the little details that really made me 100% thrilled with The Fruited Plain. I would recommend The Fruited Plain to anyone looking for a GREAT caterer! Thank you!

    Courtney

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  • The crew at The Fruited Plains really helped to make our wedding an awesome day. Drew (owner, chef) and Dara (events planner and day-of coordinator) were extremely thorough and professional, keeping track of the many details associated with having a reception under a tent in a park. Drew has worked with many local vendors before, including the Parks Commission who managed our reception site, and was able to help with multiple behind the scenes arrangements including coordination with the fire marshall and rentals agency to ensure we had everything we needed. Both he and Dara were available whenever I had questions, worked around my crazy schedule, made multiple site visits to ensure we were all on the same page with the venue, and definitely helped facilitate the actual day so I could focus on the guests and enjoy. Dara kept my vendors organized and took care of a significant amount of communication in the days leading up to the event so I could handle other issues. Guests raved f... Read more

    Steven

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    5 out of 5
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  • You are fools to not use Drew and his awesome professional staff. Fools!!! Linda and I had our wedding in our home on the first most beautiful day of the year. We wanted it in our home to make special memories and avoid the all too common way of having our day in a catering hall.. Drew checked out our home twice to gauge his parameters. He came with his A game and A staff. They could not have been more professional, more helpful, more kind and more sincerely involved, appreciating what we wanted to have and getting it done. Our family and friends raved for weeks about the passed hor's dourves ( bacon wrapped scallops, stuffed mushrooms and sesame chicken along with7 other hits) kept everyone happy. While we were doing pictures across the street, Drews staff came with drinks and trays to keep us all satisfied. This was over the top good. The entrees were the best especially the egg plant parm. Everything, I mean every item he made was great. Some of the best food that could be... Read more

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    Steve & Linda, My staff and I all had so much fun working your event. It really was a blessing how the weather was so perfect that day, in a string of dreadful ones. A true pleasure. Thank you

    Felicia

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    5 out of 5
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  • Drew is super amazing and has been a true blessing to my fiancee and I. From our first meeting, which he invited us to view an event he was doing and we were able to see him and his team in action. The event was beautifully executed and the food was great! Without hesitation we immediately decided Drew was the one! We obtained a proposal which suited both our desires, and it fell safely within our budget. About a month and a half later my fiancee was laid off during the mist of our planning! We had to make major cuts to our budget. We presented our situation to Drew with the expectation we would be losing out on our deposit money and coming up with a new plan of action. But Drew told us not to worry and assured us we were still going to have an amazing day with great food. He worked with us with nearly half of the food budget we had initially and our menu looks great!!!! We didn't have to cut our guest list or the quality of our wedding. Such a true blessing!

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    Felicia, I loved your dress! Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure. Best of luck to you both in the new year! Drew

    Lauren

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  • I highly recommend The Fruited Plain! They just catered our engagement party, and everything was absolutely delicious. Our guests were raving. They were extremely professional and organized. The party was in my future in-law's home, and they took care of all the details so my in-laws didn't have to do a thing. It was low stress, yet a big success. Thank you Drew and team!

    User4293112

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • Overall it was a success: The Fruited Plain Caterers executed a DELICIOUS meal!!! Everything went smoothly the day of. It was also great that we didn't go over our budget. Drew worked with us to provide an elegant affair within our price point. He also accepted the various menu changes the months leading up to our wedding. As with many of the vendors we worked with in the wedding industry, it was sometimes hard to get a hold of Drew. Once we realized we needed to be more flexible with meeting times/check-in’s we were happy with the results. Be sure to specify what the bar will be serving to ensure the proper glassware is rented – we thought this was communicated, but to our surprise we didn't have rocks glasses for specific drinks. Overall the food was fantastic, Drew and his staff were totally professional and at the end of the day that’s all that matters!

    Amanda

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Drew helped us pull off our Sunday brunch wedding swimmingly! He worked with us to create an autumn-inspired menu that reflected who we are (pancakes, butternut squash soup, etc.), and we were thrilled at how relaxed it all felt. On the morning of the wedding, Drew and his crew got everything organized in record time, despite preexisting obstacles at our ceremony/reception site. The service was excellent, and our guests raved about how they felt very well taken care of. My only regret--something I'm sure many brides share--is that I didn't get to eat more of the food! Drew had created many delicious tea breads as part of our "cocktail hour", and I heard it was all delicious :)

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