Over the past decade, the Festive Board has catered hundreds of weddings and other events, and has received plenty of outstanding reviews. It's our mission to ensure you the best service possible at your special event, but don't take our word for it: read what our previous customers have to say.
"Ed and Emily were great to work with!! They were so helpful and organized. They did an amazing job with set up and clean up for our venue. The food was fabulous!!!! Highly recommend!!" --Juli
"Festive Board did a ton on our wedding day. They also provided linens and set our favors. We got many great compliments on the food, especially the Crab MacNCheese! During the reception and cocktail hour they took good care of everyone and constantly filled the bridal party's drinks. Ed, the owner, had thought of everything and it shows his experience." --Rosemary
"Great food, great service, and a great night! Not only was the food good but they made sure all the details were taken care of and the night went smoothly!" --Nicole
"We had a complete custom menu. Cakes are fantastic (especially the white cake with raspberry and buttercream). Our venue did not have full kitchen available, but Ed and his team pulled off a wonderful meal that everyone enjoyed." --Liz
"I really loved our caterer. They were willing to make any type of food for our reception. They were very well organized. Were at a very reasonable price and had great food. We got so many complements. I really loved how they provided everything. We had 2 bartenders, they did the cake, the food, and all the set-up and clean up." --Tiffany
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"Thank you for the very nice job you did catering for our wedding. We greatly appreciated that you put our centerpieces out for us, chilled our wine, provided great food, had a great serving staff, took care of trash removal, and more! We would recommend you and will certainly stop in at the deli to enjoy more of your great food!!" --L.&K.Russell
"The Festive Board's professionalism and skill is evident beginning with your first planning meeting. Ed, the owner, has an amazing ability to help the bride and groom think through what they want (even when it is a bit quirky -- like a tower of whoopie pies instead of a wedding cake!) and to make suggestions to build a great menu around those choices.
Trust Ed when he says, "Let's put money aside for now and talk about what you want; then we'll see where we can cut back to fit your budget if we need to." The price was very reasonable, the food was delicious, and even though the wedding was at a farm site that offered no kitchen, the Festive Board team was able to serve a cocktail reception and 230+ delicious hot meals without a hitch.
I spoke to Ed after the wedding and commended him on both the food and his amazing staff -- he said he was lucky, but it's clear that this is a well run company and that the employees are a cut above. They thought of everything and were helpful beyond the call-of-duty. When we were delivering things to the site earlier in the day, the Festive Board staff saw some insect foggers we brought. They said, "Just leave those, we'll take care of that". No bugs all evening!
The bride and groom had asked if Festive Board could bring two chairs with arms -- it's a Jewish tradition to hoist the bride and groom in the air on chairs. No problem; when we arrived, not only were there chairs with arms but elegant throne-like chairs! It was a hot day, we had not discussed this but the Festive Board staff delivered bottles of water to guests waiting for the ceremony to begin. And, recognizing that they had probably not had anything to eat during the cocktail reception, the staff brought a plate of hors d'oeuvres to the bride and groom as soon as they sat down at the reception. At one point I saw a guest tell a Festive Board staff person that there were no paper towels in the men's room -- even though this was clearly the responsibility of the venue, Festive Board, recognizing that the staff of the facility were unlikely to respond, was prepared with extras and happily furnished them.
Most importantly, we had a guest who had a very serious medical emergency. She just put her head down on the table. She had not been feeling well all evening so even the other guests at her table didn't realize the trouble she was in. The Festive Board staff person (who had asked her a few times previously if she was OK or if she needed anything) went right over, realized she couldn't be roused, and went directly to the DJ asking that he stop the music and announce the need for anyone with medical training. Her willingness to take initiative beyond what anyone would expect literally saved this person's life.
The food was great, the price was right, and Ed is a treasure when it comes to creative menus and getting all the details right. The Festive Board staff could not be more helpful, responsive, and a delight to have supporting your special day. Don't hesitate to use Festive Board to assure great food, that all goes smoothly, and to guarantee your day is everything you want it to be!" --Nancy Weiss
"Dear Ed and Festive Board Employees,
I cannot tell you enough how grateful we are for everything that you did for us. The food was amazing , and the service was even better!! Our rehearsal dinner was great and everyone kept telling us how good everything was. You will go highly recommended from us. Ed, thank you a million times over , you made my wedding day that perfect day I invisioned it to be! Thank you so much!" --M. & J. Dantro
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