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Catering in Marlboro, NJ,
(732) 577-0490
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4.5 out of 5
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  • 94 Reviews


    User4826700

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  • The reception began with the owner YELLING at my husband and I. We were about to be announced into the barn (where the band was), he thought we were being introduced into the tent (where there was only seating, I don't know why he would assume we'd be introduced into the tent with no music) and he scolded us! He said, "You never told me. When am I supposed to start my food service!?" He then grabbed the wedding party list from the band and yelled at our families and friends to line up and yelled, "Doesn't anyone know their name around here!?" Great way to start my reception! Thanks Alan! The owner persuaded us to have one bar with two bartenders and assured us that this was a better plan than two separate bars. The second bar tender left halfway through the reception so there was a huge line the entire event. One bartender for 140 guests! That one bartender than proceeded to pull ice from the coolers (with beer bottles in them) WITH HIS HANDS! Gross!! He also told the guests that my m... Read more

    Hannah

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    4 out of 5
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  • Alan was incredibly helpful and very accommodating as we got everything set up for the wedding. He was always very quick to respond to any comments or questions, and he followed up his emails and phone calls very promptly. Everyone had good things to say about the food (especially the pecan crusted salmon) and there seemed to be enough to go around so that people weren't hungry. I would definitely recommend getting your own cake/cupcakes though. The cupcakes that were included with our package were pretty bland, topped with basically pure sugar frosting. Not the best.

    Henry

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  • Alan and his team were fantastic. The food and service was top notch. If you are doing a wedding in NJ, you should not even think twice about using Ultimate Caterers!

    User4184789

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  • Ultimate Caterer took care of everything for our wedding from set up to clean up. The food was delicious talked about for weeks after the event!!!

    Terence

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  • I was my own wedding planner. If you can afford to not be, don't. I had a tight budget and a lot of bumps in the road. But every time an issue came up The Ultimate Caterer had my back. Alan works with your budget and does so much more than cook your food. The food is awesome, the service is even better and if you want your party to be over the top, give them a ring. Thank you Jennifer, Alan, Kim, and Jaimie for all you did. Terry Monaghan

    Pamela

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  • Alan Perl, the owner, provided me with everything from beginning to end. I wanted a tent affair which required everything from the tent to the tables, chairs, linens, lighting, delicious food, incredible staff. It was an amazing affair that took place without any glitches because of "The Ultimate Caterer"! I highly recommend them for anyone needing to plan an event.

    Patricia

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  • Food was totally great and everybody raved about it. The Lamb Chop appetizers where a totally hit. The Mac & Cheese in Chinese food containers was such a novel touch and amused everybody. The Maitre D, KIm, was very attentive and made sure I always had a drink. Ultimate also generously served up my own dessert. A few little minor miscommunications here and there but nothing that would stop me from recommending them.

    megan

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Ultimate Caterer was the perfect choice for our venue and wedding day. Our wedding venue required a DIY bride and Ultimate Caterer was able to fulfill all of our needs. From table/linen rentals to tent and space heaters last minute. The day of service was impeccible. The servers were so helpful all day and our maitre d Joe was fantastic. He took care of my husband and I like we were royalty. I would recommend them for every event. They can work with an assortment of budgets. Really they were fantastic. And their unique presentations really put them over their top. And of course I cannot forget to mention their food was superb :)

    Lyanelly

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  • Ultimate Caterers were very responsive to what I needed and wanted. They handled pretty much everything. From setting the favors on the table (they were wine bottles). Beautiful creative cocktail settings with wine crates and cheese, beautiful platters to pass the cocktail food(not the original, they were very unique). They complimented my wine theme very nicely. The matre'de was at my service at all times! Go in for a tasting and you will see how great they are!

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  • Due to contractual legal issues post-wedding, I am removing my comments until this matter is resolved.

    Jennifer

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  • Alan and co. catered my wedding reception cocktail-hour style and I couldn't have been more pleased with the service I received throughout the planning process and the day of. Alan was very flexible in helping me create a package for our party, and the day of, the staff was friendly and attentive. The maitre'd communicated with me throughout the party and packed up all my items at the end, and all the food came out piping hot! My guests loved the variety of the hors d' oeuvres, and especially raved about the macaroni and cheese boxes and the dim sum. The venue did not have a kitchen on site, but they made it work without any dip in quality. It was very appreciated. Thank you again for helping to make my wedding weekend wonderful!

    User3602366

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  • This is a great vendor to use if you want to end up with last minute charges for things that you never agreed to or were made aware of, in excess of the contracted amount. Also, if you want someone to completely disregard all of your instructions and do what they want, use this vendor. If you want someone who is not going to cheat and take advantage of you and who will do what they were supposed to, go elsewhere

    Emem

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  • Alan and his team did an outstanding job at our wedding. Our first contact was with Jen who helped us find an amazing location for our wedding. She was great by phone and email and helped answer even the smallest questions. After attending a tasting we were sold! When it came time to work with Alan, he helped us plan and coordinate every detail for the day. He was flexible with every question and last minute changes. The day of his staff did a wonderful job. They even did a great job of dealing with extra people who showed up to an already large wedding. The food and service was great and Alan made sure we were having fun and eating and drinking well. Many thanks to Alan, Jen, Robin, and the staff for doing such a great job despite all the challenges!

    Ben

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  • Alan Pearl and his team from Ultimate Caterer provided us with excellent service for our wedding at the James Ward Mansion in Westfield, NJ. He is an expert on this venue and it showed throughout the event. His staff helped immensely throughout the planning process, coordinating us through phone and email as we attempted to plan a wedding in NJ from Washington state. He happily provided us with a special tasting outside of his normal business operation during the one week we were home...we really appreciated the special treatment. At that time we realized we had a number of special requests, all of which Alan was able to make happen. We opted for his "never ending cocktail party" package which worked quite well. He provided 16 delicious passed hors d'oeuvres, 3 food stations, and 2 bars for everyone's enjoyment. As we transitioned to dessert, we had 3 passed small deserts and a cake coordinated through Bovella's bakery in Westfield. His staff was very professional and made the night sp... Read more

    Rachel

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    3 out of 5
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  • We originally met with Jennifer and booked Ultimate for our wedding at Valenzano Winery. First, I will say that the food was very good. I don't have guests coming up to me now, 4 months later, raving about it or anything but the food was good at the wedding. When the time came to begin nailing down details, I felt like I was dealing with a car salesman. Alan was incredibly pushy, I literally told him 4x that we didn't want the $600 lighting package that was available and somehow it continued to show up on our invoice. Every time the invoice was updated, there were things on it we said we didn't want or need. Fast forward to the wedding day. I am still embarrassed by the number of complaints I received from my guests about the awful bartending. The glasses were being half-filled or more with just liquor and they were using NO ice (and we ended up running out of liquor which we were told we had plenty of at the beginning). Guests were told there weren't certain types of liquor wh... Read more

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