My guests raved constantly about the food and how good it was
It’s not very often that I have a party like I had last night. 125 of my nearest/dearest to help me ring in my 50’s, so when my co-host and I were deciding on caterers, etc, I read the yelp reviews of Sandra and decided to reach out and hear her thoughts.
We were having the party at a large private home in Central Phoenix, and Sandra scheduled an introductory meeting with us there. She walked the property and we shared ideas back and forth – and at the end, she proposed a menu of heavy appetizers to be carried on platters throughout the crowd for the evening. It sounded PERFECT, but we REALLY wanted to add Lamb Chops to the line-up and she happily agreed, stating that she had an incredible sauce that would be perfect to serve atop them.
I saw the review that criticized Sandra’s responsiveness and I understand it, though I never felt ignored. Sometimes it just took a day before she answered an email or phone call. I think she could probably use an office manager that handles changes and questions – but, she told me later that texts work a lot faster and she was right. Plus, she’s literally like a one woman dynamo so give her a break!
She arrived at the party about 1 1/2 hours before the first guests arrived. She brought with her a very well-dressed and polite staff that immediately set about prepping the appetizers. They were friendly and engaging while they were in the kitchen and all were a pleasure to get to know. When guests began arriving, we left the area where they were cooking, and that was honestly the last time we got anywhere near them.
From that point forward, the staff began with trays of Crab Cakes, Chicken Skewers, Tomato Crostini and Lamb Lollipops (she was right, the sauce was INCREDIBLE) – While inside, a Slider Bar with Beer Braised Brisket, fresh Guacamole and Chips, and Cheeses, Meats, Etc.. were featured. EVERY SINGLE DISH WAS SUPERB. I eat out constantly and I LOVE good food, and let me tell you – this was GOOD FOOD. It never stopped coming and no one ever had to go and find staff for more food.
Further, the staff made sure that guests were alright with their wine supply and catered to every need they had. By the end of the evening, the kitchen was left spotless, with any leftovers packaged away in the refrigerator.
I have NO REGRETS hiring Sandra, and I will happily make the same call again when I have another party. My guests raved constantly about the food and how good it was, and that – along with great weather, wine and music – made for an unforgettable evening. Thank you Sandra!