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Catering and Event Production and Planner in Essex, MA,
(978) 768-9990
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4.8 out of 5
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    Ashley

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  • Our venue came with Timothy S Hopkins Catering, and we couldn't of been happier that they did. We worked closely with Allison from the beginning, and she was a delight to work with. All of my questions and requests were met with a "of course!" and thoughtful follow up questions. She had wonderful ideas, and was extremely responsive. I felt very comfortable asking all sorts of questions, and was so thankful that Allison had such a great organizational style - she often reminded me of things that I needed to do or hadn't thought of. The menu came together like a dream, and all of our requests were honored and taken in to consideration. We were again thankful for the advice and tips from the Timothy S Hopkins team - we were having a hard time deciding on appetizers, so Allison let us pick a larger list and she narrowed it down to ones that would work best together. The food was phenomenal, all of our guests RAVED about the appetizers and the meals. They were also very helpf... Read more

    User4506771

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  • The food at Timothy Hopkins is AMAZING! The service is exceptional, you seriously can't go wrong booking them as your catering service. Our guests can't stop raving about the food they had at our wedding!!! Sita, our coordinator, was also a joy to work with, she was quick to respond to emails, she met me at the event rentals locations to help me pick out linens and she had great advice that helped deliver our wedding vision! THC was so accommodating with each of our requests, we couldn't have asked for better food, staff and service all around!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it! Sincerely, The TSH Team

    Katrina

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • These guys are seriously the best. We worked with Tim, Britt and the team for both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding. My husband and I are both really into food and wanted to do some more creative stuff at both events, and TSH was not only willing to work with us on it - they were EXCITED to do so! We had so much fun with their fried clam station, their late-night bacon bar at the wedding, and their beautiful BBQ spread at our rehearsal dinner. Everyone was commenting on how great the food was at both events and how beautiful everything looked. While I definitely would not say they are inexpensive, after tasting the food I am positive that they were worth every penny. Thanks for a FANTASTIC weekend, TSH!

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Katrina, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us this summer. We really appreciate it! Our Best, The TSH Team

    Katrina

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  • These guys are seriously the best. We worked with Tim, Britt and the team for both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding. My husband and I are both really into food and wanted to do some more creative stuff at both events, and TSH was not only willing to work with us on it - they were EXCITED to do so! We had so much fun with their fried clam station, their late-night bacon bar at the wedding, and their beautiful BBQ spread at our rehearsal dinner. Everyone was commenting on how great the food was at both events and how beautiful everything looked. While I definitely would not say they are inexpensive, after tasting the food I am positive that they were worth every penny. Thanks for a FANTASTIC weekend, TSH!

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    Thank you SO much for this wonderful review! It was truly a pleasure to cater for you and your family and friends! Sincerely, The TSH Catering Team

    Christine

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    5 out of 5
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  • I worked in the food industry for many years, and the quality and presentation of the food at our wedding was very important. We met with Britt for a tasting and was blown away by the quality of the food as well as the diversity of the offerings. We chose them immediately to cater our wedding and we couldn't be more pleased with our decision. The food at our wedding was spectacular, from our cocktail hour and the many passed hors d'oeurvres (which were delicious!!) to the seated dinner where the food was beautifully presented, using the freshest of ingredients that were delicious. I heard several guests remark that the food was incredible, and that it is unusual to have that kind of quality served at a wedding. We would HIGHLY recommend Britt and TS for any occasion

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    Thanks so much for this wonderful review. It is especially nice to know that a fellow food professional appreciated our team efforts! Our Best, The TSH Catering Crew

    User5548773

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    5 out of 5
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  • Tim Hopkins Catering did an amazing job catering the dinner for my daughters September 2015 wedding. It was an outside venue with no kitchen; THC brought everything in. They provided us with a cocktail hour full of unique, delicious and interestingly presented hors d'œuvre’s followed by a gourmet, perfectly prepared and presented (and did I say hot?) meal with finesse and professionalism. They integrated themselves seamlessly into our venue. We are still hearing wonderful comments about how delicious the food was. From start to finish: inquiry, tastings, site visits and execution TSH was superb. Their creative and unique menu suggestions allowed us to serve an interesting selection that suited all our guests, including those with dietary restrictions. We were delighted with TSH and highly recommend them.

    User4238691

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  • Timothy Hopkins catered our wedding at the Hellenic Center and it was absolutely one of the best parts of the wedding. All of my guests were commenting on how great the food was, especially the passed apps. My fiance and I decided to do a north/south theme for the food, so we had one station with southern comfort food and one with northern fare. There was so much food that all the guests could find something they liked, and go back for seconds! Sita was our event coordinator and she was amazing. When we told her about our idea she was very excited and helped us to pick out a fun and balanced menu. She even set up a private food tasting that included our desired menu. Some of my favorites from the menu: Passed apps: lobster quesadillas, arancini's, mini grilled cheese. Food stations: mini BBQ pulled chicken skewers, mini lobster rolls, southern succotash, mac and cheese. Everything was so great and I highly recommend them to anyone!

    Amy

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    5 out of 5
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  • TSH Catering went above and beyond for my wedding. The quality of food and service was excellent and really made our wedding day memorable. All guests were raving about the food after our wedding. Thanks again, TSH!

    User5401432

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  • With their great reputation in the area, choosing Tim Hopkins as the caterer for our August 2015 wedding at The Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA was an easy decision. The process working with Tim's team & our event manager, Britt Cole, was very easy and fun! We booked THC for both our rehearsal dinner (buffet dinner) and wedding (plated dinner). The groom's family (who hosted the rehearsal) live in Europe, so THC was very accommodating allowing us to have a mini-tasting of the appetizers when they were visiting MA almost a year before the wedding & a more standard tasting of our main dishes closer to our big day. The tastings were both amazing & felt like little special events with our families in the THC kitchen! Britt was very responsive and thorough answering any questions we had. With the groom from Germany & the bride from MA, we wanted to incorporate some appetizer versions of our favorite German foods (ie. mini pretzels, brats, schnitzel, etc.) & nautical New England favorites (... Read more

    User4418329

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    5 out of 5
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  • Tim and his team, especially Britt, were incredible to work with. My family and I met the group while visiting the Crane Estate's annual wedding vendor expo. We could tell right off the bat that Tim was so passionate about his food. Once we decide to book TSH, Britt was our main point-person - and she was amazing. She was really knowledgeable about the food and had great suggestions to make our wedding appetizers and meals really well-rounded. She was always a trusted voice during our conversations. The whole team prepared an incredible tasting for us - allowing us to taste all our appetizers, all of our main dishes, dessert and wine. Being in Tim's kitchen really solidified our excitement to work with the whole team. And then the main event... My husband and I were married just over three weeks ago in Ipswich, MA. It happened to be the night of an epic summer thunderstorm. Halfway through cocktail hour, a huge bolt of lightening struck the Estate where our reception was bein... Read more

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We really appreciate it! The TSH Team

    User3956698

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    5 out of 5
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  • We hired Tim after trying samples from nine different caterers at a bridal show. His food is outstanding, and he completely customized a menu for us according to our vision. Tim was there to guide us through our tasting, and the food on the night of the wedding was just as incredible. He also has some amazing people working for him who answered all of my questions, multiple times a day. I can't recommend enough!

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    Thank you for all of your nice comments. We really appreciate it! The TSH Team

    Courtney

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    5 out of 5
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  • Their food is outstanding!!! I can't tell you how many guests continue to talk about the food, even weeks after the wedding. I continue to hear comments like, "I never remember wedding food but your meal was one of the best ones I've had" or "the appetizers were amazing and there were sooo many of them" and " I wish I asked for a doggie bag, it was that good".

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    Thanks so much for the great review, Courtney!

    User3426890

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  • Everyone raved about the food!! We went with stations and the selection was fantastic. We specifically worked with Sita and Leslie and they were very professional, friendly and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Timothy Hopkins (and specifically Sita and Leslie) to anyone looking for delicious food and an overall great experience!,

    User4903975

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  • This has been a horrible experience for us. For what should be a very happy time in our lives, Timothy S. Hopkins catering has made it miserable for us. First, they weren't interested in helping us craft a nice menu for our wedding. They want to churn'em out - mass production weddings. Secondly, they now have an Event Planner that is very unresponsive and tries her best to not answer your questions or get back to you. It's been weeks for her to get back to us on our wine selections with dinner. It seems like they've had a bit of turnover at this company. But most shocking is the owner, Christiane Hopkins - who comes out of hiding once it's contract time. We weren't aware that there was a contract, we thought we were going to both sign the "proposal". We feel that we are very reasonable, mature people. We were all excited about our wedding. We thought that everything was all set. We secured the venue with the Bass Rocks Golf Club (out of Gloucester, MA), signed a contract for the venue,... Read more

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    We chose not to work with this bride, for many reasons. This is something we rarely do, but we didn' think we could make her happy, no matter what we did. She took to social media to vent her anger, including posting two reviews on this website. She also posted her rants on Google Reviews and The Knot. We disputed both Weddingwire reviews and were told by Weddingwire that as long as there was no proof of payment or a signed contract, these reviews would be removed. The final outcome was that one of the reviews remains and the other was considered invalid. For the remaining review, we were then told there was "proof" but wouldn't tell us what that was. Perhaps the brides was threatening litigation, since there was not contract or money exchanged? In any case the review still stands and we still don't know why. We feel we have very little rights as a paying vendor on Weddingwire. Isn't it our right to refuse to do business with a client? If a bride is angry about this, does she have the right to bash us on Weddingwire? Brides are allowed to review us, even if we have not entered into a contract, nor have exchanged any money? This seems ridiculous and dangerous to vendors. We feel Weddingwire did not protect us as a vendor and so, we are not renewing with them. This is our first year as a paid member and we are VERY disappointed with WeddingWire. We are sticking with The Knot who removed her "review" from our account immediately. TSH Catering

    User1731844

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • We LOVED having Timothy Hopkins cater our wedding. There are only two local vendors in Ipswich, and we opted to go with Timothy because he offered tastings, and because most of our wedding guests were flying in, a tasting was a must. He was open to any and all menu ideas and was easy to get along with. Because we changed/tweaked our menu, he had a second tasting for us to ensure we liked everything. His assistant - the planner - was a little scattered brained, but nonetheless, responsive enough that it didn't scare us off. He did a fabulous job!

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