Compliments to the Chef

Compliments to the Chef

Bittersweet Cakes and Catering created an absolutely perfect reception for my wedding. As a cook who routinely prepares from scratch, I had high expectations for my reception—including a complex 15-item tapas menu with a separate 5-item dessert bar. Several caterers I approached, including some of the top ranked caterers in Austin, wouldn’t even consider such a complicated menu or priced it far out of my budget. By contrast, Bittersweet Cakes and Catering was excited about the idea of such an unusual menu, proposing new items that were absolutely amazing and willing to learn how to prepare a couple new foods that I wanted at the wedding to represent my husband’s culture. Although I was initially reluctant to select a smaller caterer, her answers to my concerns were so professional and thoughtful, and the tasting was so much better than that with any other caterer, that I thought she was the only caterer who could probably pull off the menu I wanted.

In the end, Bittersweet Cakes and Catering exceeded all of my expectations. The food was superb, the presentation was beautiful, the staff was courteous and professional, and I didn’t have to deal with a single problem the entire night. The reception was perfect. I highly recommend Bittersweet Cakes and Catering.

Alysson Ford(San Michele– Oct. 2008)

Dear Laura,

Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding so very special. The Tiramisu cake was absolutely to die for. Everyone kept raving about it all night. Plus, the design was absolutely stunning. I must say, the cake stole the show as you walked into the reception hall. We look forward to enjoying the top tier on our one year anniversary!

I thoroughly enjoyed working closely with you to finalize all the little details of the cake. And I appreciate how proactive and organized you were through the whole process. As a multi-tasking bride, I couldn’t ask for anything more! I would highly recommend your services to anyone interested! In fact, I’ve already been raving at work about how wonderful everything was. Thank you, again, a thousand times. Our big day would not have been the same without Bittersweet Cakes and Catering!

All the best,

Ben and Shannon Lugo(Villa Antonia)
Sept. 2010

Lisa said…
WOW! DELICIOUS! YUMMMM… That’s what I kept hearing all night at the wedding – and what I continue to hear from my guests! Laura is outstanding at helping you to put together just the right menu – and her offerings are ALL delicious, so you can’t go wrong. She is also incredibly accommodating, and met with us for a second tasting when I decided to add more items to our tapas style dinner. She is truly a joy to work with, and the food is delicious!

Wedding: 10/03/2014

karen said…
We wanted our only daughter’s wedding reception to be perfect, and it was. We give much of the credit to Laura. Working with her was a dream and our guests continue to tell us that the food at the reception was the best they’d even had at a wedding. The cost was reasonable and Laura’s staff professional, efficient, and gracious. My husband’s comment is simply, “Excellent,” a word he does not use lightly.

Bittersweet Cakes and Catering catered a holiday party for me. The food was wonderful, mostly appetizers. She had spinach puffs, stuffed mushrooms, baked Brie, coconut shrimp, and several desserts. The guests loved it, and Laura managed the kitchen. She kept the serving trays full, the food was hot and what should be crisp was crisp. Everything was perfectly cooked, she brought her own serving trays, and cleaned up. I actually got to enjoy myself and talk to my guests! And then feast on leftovers!
Laura met with me ahead of time to look at menu options. I paid a deposit up front. She arrived when she said she would and was a real pleasure to work with. I will definitely hire her again.

Deena Berg
Dec. 2011

Elizabeth said…
Laura with Bittersweet Cakes & Catering truly took our wedding to another level. Her personal service and professionalism really made an impression. Not only did she travel to meet me and my entire family close to my home, she also met a second time with me and my husband (then fiancé) for a special cake tasting. It is hard to decide which part of our meal was more impressive. The three tier wedding cake was mouth watering with three tiers of different cake flavors. I wish I had stashed the groom’s cake away to keep for myself! And the food was to die for. Lets start with the appetizers. The antipasto skewer was my favorite and Justin and I couldn’t stop eating them even two days into our honeymoon. Another appetizer, garlic shrimp with garlic-chili aoli sauce, was also amazing. Our guests ate every bite. And now the main course. There were two entrees to choose from, pork loin and beef cabrales. Incredible. Even the sides were outstanding. Literally, one of our guests wrote in our guestbook, “thanks for the mac n cheese”. Not to mention Laura’s pricing is mind-blowing and includes a drink station (water, iced tea and lemonade), 5 servers, cutlery, china, cakes, appetizers, and the main course. You cannot overstate the value she brought to our wedding. From the bottom of our hearts we say “Thank You Laura!”

Wedding: 03/28/2015

We were very happy with how the catering for our party turned out—thank you so much for your grace and patience with us. I will certainly be recommending the services and talents of Bittersweet Cakes and Catering to friends and family.

Robin Ellington

katie said…
Laura and her staff were so friendly! The food was amazing and Laura was always quick to respond to my emails. She understood that I was on a budget and still made my wedding amazing while staying within my range!

Wedding: 09/28/2014

Thank you so much for doing such a good job  in our wedding! The food was fantastic and represented the places that we lived in the past. Some of our friends told us it was the best wedding food they had. We were also very thankful for your arrangements and adjustments to fit to our wedding theme and budgets.

Josh and Joy(May 2009-Spicewood Vineyard)

Jennifer and I were beyond happy with the wedding cakes that you made for us. They exceeded our expectations in both appearance and taste. It was a nice touch to hear the wonderful compliments from our guests as well.
Once again Laura, thank you so very much for providing Jennifer and I with memories that we will cherish for a lifetime! We look forward to the next opportunity that we will be able to utilize your services. Possibly in 6 months we will need a “Baby welcoming Cake”.  Yes, 17 weeks along as of now and soooo very happy – cannot wait!
Randy A. Schonefeld( Wedding –May 2010)

Thank you, Laura and Jim! The rehearsal dinner you catered for us was wonderful. Thank you for being so flexible and listening to our requests and your suggestions. The food was fantastic. You two were awesome at dealing with some small issues, like an oven not working, and adapting to a moving service time. Our menu was great, everyone loved the anti-pasta skewers, the shrimp and cheese tray (the pesto jack was really good!) To the harvest salad adapted to be a bit more texas by spiced pecans and smoking the stuffed beef tenderloin, adding a sauce to the stuffed chicken breast with spinach and feta. The cupcakes met my expectations and then some, y’all did a great job. Made our family night of the rehearsal dinner so much easier and darn good food, too! My only disappointment is the pics of the food didn’t not come out well enough to share. Next time we have a need for catering, I will be calling Bittersweet and Laura! Thanks Again, Joni Kargakos Hiatt–Oct. 25th, 2013

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