Joy at the Backyard BBQ

WHAT WAS SAID: We hosted a beautiful backyard BBQ to celebrate the upcoming wedding of our niece and her fiancé as well as the joining of their families in advance of the wedding. I found Savory Palate Catering through online research and am very happy that I did! Judy makes it part of her business to personally meet her potential clients in order to get a deeper understanding of the event being planned and the client's particular preferences for the menu and catering service offerings. She came to our home twice in advance of the event. The first time was to meet us and discuss her services and the second time weeks before the event to go over all the details with us to ensure that we had all things covered! She is engaging and extremely down to earth.

On the day of our special event, Judy and her staff arrived to get everything unloaded, setup, and prepared. She and her staff were extremely professional and very friendly to our guests. The food that she prepared was outstanding. Everything was fresh and delicious and presented so beautifully! Much of the menu was done on a professional grade gas grill in the backyard. It was fun to watch Judy and her team in action. Just before the main course, we had a steamer coarse that was particularly amazing. They were cooked to perfection, melt in the mouth tasty, and we had plenty for all.

All of our guests commented on how much they loved the food and how friendly the team was.

I would recommend Savory Palate Catering to all!

Praise from family young and old

WHAT WAS SAID: Your menu selection for Kate’s shower was perfect.

My family is very vocal and are not afraid to let you know if they do not like something. My sister and Kate (bride to be) loved everything and raved over your staff.

The biggest hit was the Orzo! But we also loved the frittatas, bacon, the spinach salad with fresh strawberries and caramelized pecans!

My 94 year old aunt was raving about the salmon. My 10 year old granddaughter loved it all.

I am so happy things worked out the way did, you made our day very special.

Wedding Bliss

WHAT WAS SAID: Judy catered our wedding for 100 guests. She worked with us to choose the perfect menu and then cooked it to perfection. We got so many compliments on the food. The staff was professional and courteous. We would absolutely recommend Savory Palate and use Judy and her staff in the future.

Baby Shower Win!

WHAT WAS SAID: Four stars to the Savory Palate!  Judy and her staff made our bridal shower a great success. Everything was artfully arranged and absolutely delicious, from the roasted fennel polenta squares to the salmon tea sandwiches, salads and  pretty lemon cupcakes with raspberry frosting. It was exactly what we wanted and more, especially since the menu choices Judy presented were so varied and imaginative, and communicating with her was a breeze. And in the midst of hectic party planning, she was a calming influence, setting everything up efficiently and just right. She’s my go-to caterer for future events and I highly recommend her to others.


WHAT WAS SAID: What a hit your delicious food was! We all raved over every item -- from the start with the trout mousse to the light, moist french vanilla cake. Wow. The orzo was amazing (hard to choose a favorite, but if I had to), the green salad fresh, the salmon flaky and light, the scalloped potatoes had a great (and interesting) cheese flavor, and the grilled asparagus was perfect. Everyone wanted to know more about your business since we're not that familiar with how catering works.

Many, many thanks to you and your staff for taking us on and contributing to our wonderful day -- really making our day -- with your fabulous food. You had to load/unload and drive in the rain which we all appreciated.

It was a Mother's Day to remember!  Will you please pass along my thanks and compliments to your staff? They did a terrific job.

Beautiful Bridal Shower

WHAT WAS SAID: “Judy catered my daughter's bridal shower.  It was a last minute decision to have the lunch catered and the caterer I knew was not available.  I googled caterers and found Savory Palate and the mention in Connection Bride's magazine swayed me towards them.  I am so happy that it did.  The food was outstanding, everyone raved how good it was, and the presentation was beautiful as was Alicia who helped serve the food and clean up.  She was very helpful and truly amazing.  I would recommend Judy to all my friends and would definitely use her again.  Thank you for helping to make my daughter's day perfect!!”

Holiday Meals for the Family

THANKSGIVING: “We want to thank you for the superb meal. It was very well received by our guests. It gave us an opportunity to converse, get current with family and enjoy each other-without having to worry when the turkey etc. were edible. You contributed to a memorable day! For that we are grateful.”

CHRISTMAS: “Again I want to thank you. Your Christmas dinner was equal to your Thanksgiving offering. My family and friends enjoyed both  and with relish! Marie and I live where it is convenient for our children and grandchildren to gather. Some from the south, some from the north and some from wherever. Not having to cook for them frees us to converse with them and that is a joy. So they will remember this Thanksgiving and Christmas as very special. My compliments to the Chef!” -Marie and Donald

Light and Filling Lunch

- Baby Field Greens with Dried Cranberries, Toasted Pecans and English Cucumbers and Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette 
- Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin
- Penne Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Portobello Mushrooms and Cole Slaw with Red and Green Cabbage
- Freshly Made Rolls and Butter 

"It was a pleasure to work with Judy. Her estimate included various options that gave us some flexibility and her prices were reasonable. The quality of both her service and food were outstanding. I would happily call on her again."
 - Reverend Paul V. Sorrentino, 
  Coordinator for Religious Life, Amherst College

Elegant by the Sea

- Scallops wrapped in bacon
- Smoked trout on cucumber rounds with sour cream
- Shrimp cocktail with homemade horseradish cocktail sauce
- Antipasto with greek olives, bruschetta, hummus and fresh pita bread

"... the delicious spread of appetizers for my in-law's 50th wedding anniversary celebration made it an elegant affair. Judy is flexible and delightful to work with. Everything she makes is scrumptious and beautiful at a price that is very affordable! She is truly a culinary artist. I would recommend her for any small or large occasion. Her care and attention to detail are impeccable!" - Judy Bauder

Colorful and Decadent

- Grilled Marinated Chicken Breasts Lemon, Fresh Ginger and Garlic 
- Seasonal Grilled Vegetables: Red Onion, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Red and Yellow Peppers
- Indonesian Rice Salad with Pineapple, Golden Raisins and Sesame Vinaigrette

"People remember two things about a wedding: the food and if they had a good time. Judy was able to accomplish both as our caterer. Her experience, ideas, and menu options made what could have been an overwhelming process very easy. She was always available to discuss details and offer suggestions. When Judy and her staff brought out the entrees, everyone was blown away by the selection and quality of the food. We highly recommend JC to anyone who wants to guarantee a well-catered event at a reasonable price."            - John & Rebekah Blanda