Party Caterers, Catering Testimonials

Michel,

The food was lovely, the servers were kind and very helpful. I particularly appreciated their willingness to pack the leftovers for the family, the staff, and even some graduate students to enjoy!

In appreciation,

S.W.

Wed, 18th Jun 2014

Edith,

The food was amazing and everyone loved it! I really appreciate your expertise with the amounts to order as well. It was perfect! The cake was phenomenal too! Our event was perfect because of you and The French Gourmet.

Thanks you!

C.M.

Tue, 10th Jun 2014

Hello Edith,

We are never disappointed with the French Gourmet food, presentation and service.  As usual, it was fabulous!  The cake was beautiful and the passion fruit was very tasty!
Everyone liked it.  I am sure I will be calling on you again soon!

Best wishes,

J.J.

Fri, 23rd May 2014

Hi Michel,

Everything was wonderful!  The food was delicious and the wait staff were the best of the best!  My parents were very happy! 

Thank you,

M.C.

Sat, 26th Apr 2014

Hi Renee,

I just want to let you know that our party last night went really well.  The French Gourmet staff, Tom and Trent, were absolutely fantastic.  Both food and service were excellent.  Many of our guests commented on how efficiently and unobtrusively the team worked, and how they enjoyed the food.  Thank you for helping to make this a wonderful event.

D.H.

Mon, 21st Apr 2014

Michel,

My daughter 'n law and my son were kind enough to provide the catering for my mother's 100th birthday party this past Saturday, August 17th,  by arranging it through the French Gourmet.

I just had to write to tell you how awesome it was. Actually, it was impeccable; not only the food, the presentation, the service, the clean-up, but Christopher as well!!!  We could not have asked for a better server.  He was so congenial and handled every aspect of his duties with style and class.  He was so calm, professional and friendly with everyone; he fit right in like one of the family.  We did not have to worry about a thing, it was all handled to perfection beautifully.

Your food preparation, presentation, service and Christopher put our party "over the top!!!"  Our guests were amazed at the beauty, incredible taste and quality of the French Gourmet's Catering.  We could not have been more pleased.

My mother's 100th birthday party will be remembered for another 100 years, certainly in part, due to the French Gourmet.

With deepest thanks to you all,

S.C.

Mon, 26th Aug 2013

Hi Edith,

Our party went well and we received numerous comments from our guests on everything from the food to the service.  We couldn't have been more pleased with The French Gourmet and will definitely use you again in the future. I can't remember having a party where I was so relaxed.  You and your staff took care of everything, and my husband and I were actually able to enjoy ourselves.

Thank you for everything.

Sincerely,

C.B.

Tue, 20th Nov 2012

Hi Charlie,
 
Our Baptism Luncheon was a huge success thanks to you and Stephane.  The food was fabulous and Stephane could not have been any better --he took such great care of everyone. Over the years, I have been very lucky to host parties by private clubs and today's event was one of the finest ,thanks so much to Stephane--he made everyone at the luncheon feel so very special and he has such a wonderful personality--wish I could hire him as a full time employee--he is such an asset to your business and you should be quite proud to have him as an employee.
 
Wonderful working with you, Charlie, and we adored have Stephane with us today.

Merci beaucoup,

Patsy

Sun, 17th Jun 2012

Kudos to you!
 
We attended our friend's 50th Anniversary party Saturday, June 18th, and what a great job you did as caterer!  The food was not only delicious, but served in a timely manner, nice and hot, and plenty of it!  How did you do that when there wasn't a kitchen on the same floor, at least that I could see?  Then to keep reminding me of the good food, we have enjoyed the bread that someone gave us to bring home.  Heating it up and serving warm, it still tastes like it just came out of the oven!  A real home made yeast bread, not the air filled grocery store Italian bread!
 
If and when we need a caterer, it will surely be you!

Thanks for your caring way and many efforts!

B&B S

Thu, 23rd Jun 2011

Michel,

To say thank you just would never be enough. Your personal addition to the annual Appreciation Dinner is the single most important facet of the event. The folks who attend never cease to praise and complement you and your staff not just for the wonderful food but for the quality and kind of service that we all receive. I would like to ask how I (and even more so,  we the folks at OMC) can be a larger part of helping you not just for the growth of your business but for other aspects of what you face everyday at the French Gourmet. As you say, we are parishioners together and that means we are family to each other. Let me know how we can be a bigger part of this.

I talked to Monsignor this morning and he was so very happy with the outcomes of the event. You were a big part of that pleasant experience.

JB

Sat, 14th May 2011

Bravo French Gourmet!
 
Our party was so enjoyable!  Steven, Irma, and Alan were very professional, efficient, and personable.  They were invisible in there "work", yet delightful in their "service". I was quite stressed putting this on SO last minute but you would have thought the party was months in the planning for how fabulously they came in and staged the home for the event.  People raved about the food and we had hardly anything left that we couldn't throw into our Christmas Eve. salad.  It was truly a flawless performance by the French Gourmet and Co.!!
 
All the very Best,

P

Tue, 4th Jan 2011

Dear Mr. Malecot,

I have been working closely with Orsika planning a Christmas party at our home.  She did an absolutely incredible job.  She made a personal visit to my home to examine the layout.  The menu she developed for the party was perfect. She arrived early the day of the party to make sure everything was running perfectly.  My husband had to make a trip to the ER for stitches in his upper lip right before the party. Orsika volunteered to go and pick him up.  I can't say enough about her attention to detail, thoughtfulness and work ethic.

Our Hawaiian themed Christmas party was a huge success and I don't think I have ever had so much fun at a party. The staff included Corey (bartender), Irma (dinner prep etc) and Tom (waitstaff).  They were very professional, friendly and did an incredible job. Corey perfected my signature cocktail which was a Hawaiian martini from Roy's.  He was very attentive and really fun to work with. I can't thank the staff enough for the best party of the season. Looking forward to working with The French Gourment in the near future. Thanks again!!

M.G.

Sat, 18th Dec 2010

Orsika,

Thank you again so much for a wonderfully executed & flawless event! I had a guest at my Christening Luncheon comment that the servers were so friendly and wonderful they felt like they were "family members," too. What a wonderful compliment!

The French Gourmet is most definitely my "go to" caterer for any event taking place at my home.

Best Regards,

S.F.

Tue, 30th Nov 2010

Thanks so much, Edith. The food was delicious and the service was superb. You were unflappable through rain, electrical outage, guest hospitalization and the delayed departure of the birthday boy. I will highly recommend you as will my guests. Thanks again for your hard work and sunny outlook.

Tue, 19th Oct 2010

Hi Michel,

I wanted to let you know that your caterers last night were absolutely wonderful! Absolute professionals. I've worked with other caterers and they had a million questions for me and took a lot of my time before a party. Guy and the woman (I can't believe I forgot her name!) didn't need anything. They worked from the truck so they took up no space setting up. They were helpful and they went up and above what they were there to do. At one point I had center pieces with candy in them, and she noticed the sun was melting the candy. She moved the centerpieces to the shade until the sun went down, then moved them back.

The food was also terrific. I just wanted you to know how great they were. When they left we were in the middle of dancing, and so we didn't have a chance to give them anything extra. Is there a way I can do that now? I could drop some money by the FG this week sometime. I just want to be sure it gets to them.  

Again, thank you so much for everything. It was a wonderful evening, in large part because of the wonderful caterers you sent me.

K.L.

Sun, 18th Jul 2010

Michel,

Thank you so much for catering our small group yesterday. It was PERFECT. The food was fantastic and I LOVED the Green Bean salad (you were right). Jacques was very efficient, helpful and delightful.

We will definitely be using your services again for any sort of catering need. Thanks again for a great experience from beginning to end.

Mary Ann Papageorge

Thu, 13th May 2010

Hi Gina,

I just want to say thanks for catering our party on Sunday.  Sergio did a wonderful job setting up and taking away everything afterwards.  He went beyond the call of duty when he realized I hadn't remembered to order cups and napkins.  Thank you for employing people who can think on their own and anticipate the needs of the client.  He set up the food beautifully incorporating the flowers we already had available into the displays.  And afterwards Sergio even took removed the trash and replaced with a fresh bag. From start to finish everything was handled professionally.

And the food got rave reviews.  There was nothing left except a few bites of cheese.  Thanks to the chef for doing a wonderful job preparing such delicious food.  I will definitely be recommending The French Gourmet to all my friends. 

Thank you.

C.M.

Mon, 10th May 2010

Michel:
 
Our many thanks to you and your team for providing us with such a wonderful dinner on Friday night!  Our guests are still RAVING about the quality of the faire and beuty of the presentation!  We'll definitely be using French Gourmet for future events!  MERCI!!!

G&J Garner

Mon, 14th Dec 2009

Hi Michel!
 
It was a perfectly "delicious event!" Thank you so much for your help and patience...  Everyone loved everything... and I'm sure you'll have some new customers - myself included!

MERCI,
 
GG

Tue, 8th Sep 2009

Dear Michel,

Thank you for the superb job catering my 60th Birthday and Barbara's and my 30th Anniversary. The food was delicious, and we have never before had a party where we could so enjoy the entire evening.

Guy prepared the food beautifully, and Sergio made the table and bar look terrific, and took care of all guests with great efficiency and politeness. So, from the great food to the great service, it was an immensely successful evening.

You will be pleased to know that everyone asked who catered, and when we said 'The French Gourmet,' there were immediate nods of understanding why the food and service were so exceptional!

Again, thank you for making two important events so memorable.

Sincerely,
Geoff Wahl

Sat, 28th Mar 2009

Thanks, Debra.  The food was delicious.  We realy enjoyed Ariane and Edith - very nice, and very competent.

All the best,

G.W.

Tue, 3rd Mar 2009

'Exceeding the customer's expectation is a phrase that I hear often in the
service industry, but The French Gourmet truly takes this policy to heart.'

Wed, 18th Feb 2009

OH MY GOSH!!!! You did above and beyond my expectations.

It was over the top. The grandparents were beside themselves. It was a total success. Your staff worked their tails off and were amazing and I wanted to tips them well.

You NEVER let me down. And, though you have many many clients, I never forget you. Thank you for the brie. YOU are so special. I look forward to my next event with you.

You are a wonderful man and a top of mark company. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Merci Beaucoup!

Lorelei Nielsen

Thu, 27th Nov 2008

Dear Lesa and Michel,

Lucky for me, you didn't decide to end your traditional wine dinner last year.  Thank you for such an incredible evening.  Michel, beginning with uncorking the champagne with your sword, your pleasure in entertaining and cooking for everyone was contagious. You have this great desire to make everyone happy that just makes you both incredible hosts. Every aspect of the evening was perfect from the menu to the wine to the desserts to the staff. 

I received many calls on Sunday that "this was definitely the best party ever".  Can't wait for the next one!

C.R.

Mon, 29th Sep 2008

Orsika,
 
I know we called you yesterday but I have to thank you one more time.  You and your staff were awesome!  I have never been to a better event.  I am being dead serious.  The staff, food and the execution were flawless. I would recommend you in a heartbeat. 
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Dan Sbicca
Owner
Sbicca Bistro

Tue, 23rd Sep 2008

Michel, last night was just magnificent! It could not have been nicer. Greg was an outstanding manager and the whole team was fantastic -- everything moved along like clockwork. The food was delicious and everyone was raving... The wines you picked out were wonderful (we'd love to come in and buy some!)... and the restaurant looked beautiful with the flower centerpieces, the buffets with their floral touches, and the new lighting.

We had two additional people -- just want to make sure we add those to the total.

All our friends are wild about the French Gourmet now! Especially the ones from farther away -- Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, etc, who hadn't been to the restaurant before...

You couldn't have put together a more professional, efficient, and delightful crew to work the party. This is always the case with the French Gourmet, we know from parties we've had catered with you all, but each team seems to top the last, if that's possible. I can't imagine having anyone else do a party for us...

Again, many, many thanks for making Ken's birthday a tremendous success... especially with not much notice. You are the very best!

Warm regards and gratitude,

E & K

Wed, 28th May 2008

Hi Lesa,

I am so lucky to have you and Michel to call when I am doing a party. I feel like I don't have to do a thing. The dinner was wonderful and the staff was incredibly professional. It was the easiest party I have ever given.

I am looking forward to the auction and definitely hope I can get the wine dinner. Thanks for all you have done for me.

Clare

Sun, 27th Apr 2008

Candy,

Thank you for such great service! Your meal suggestions were perfect for my wife's party! Please extend my gratitude to the owner regarding Jen, our server. Her professional conduct, promptness, and friendly demeanor added to the success of this event. I will not hesitate to recommend your restaurant to friends and business acquaintances.

C.L.

Wed, 26th Mar 2008

My dear Orsika,

I honestly don’t know what I would have done without you a week ago Saturday, on the fateful day when everything 'shifted' for the better, yet I was 'caught' in the moment with a need to unload my disappointment when the original site for my 21st party was so rudely changed. Thank you for facilitating that change with me.

You totally hung in there, with compassion, insight, and the exact words I needed to hear to know that not only would everything be alright, but it would in fact be MUCH, MUCH BETTER… In my heart I knew that was why the whole shift transpired so quickly and unexpectedly; that the universe was delivering the perfect party that I had visualized and felt all along. But you were there when I had to let go of the emotion of disappointment and move onto pure joy and excitement for the best again.

Perhaps caterers are 'supposed' to do that…. I don’t know. All I know is that YOU did that for me, and for that I cannot thank you enough.

In addition, the food was PERFECT… more than enough for everyone. The selections you suggested for the guests who I had described to you turned out to be perfect. The set-up perfect, the 'extras' of care and consideration, especially on the part of the worker you sent, dear Peter, was terrific. I was very happy, my guests were very happy, and my mother-in-law was very happy. Personally, I ADORED the coffee set-up and fabulous RUSSIAN SALAD. A wonderful time was had by all.

Once again, The French Gourmet and its leaders and personnel continue to prove why The French Gourmet is the very best San Diego has to offer. I am so very grateful to you.

Thank you, Orsika. I can’t wait to do it again!

B.B.

Sun, 2nd Mar 2008

Michel,

I did get your message and wanted to let you know that our granddaughter’s christening on the 19th went very well. Kim and her staff were great; they were creative, flexible and very competent. The buffet table was a complete success. Food and all were just wonderful. Thank you very much for helping us. Please let Kim know I appreciate all she did to make the day go well.

J.S.

Wed, 29th Nov 2006

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