Wedding Catering Testimonials
Dearest Renee and Michel,
Thank you for providing your excellent catering services for our wedding at the Scripps Seaside Forum. We were absolutely pleased with Renee and her wonderful ideas and suggestions! She made our tasting experience truly pleasurable and we enjoyed all the courses that she beautifully presented to us. From the hors d'oeuvres to the assorted flavors of cakes, everything was absolutely delicious! We were so impressed with the food choices that we canceled our future tasting appointments with other caterers and immediately booked with the French Gourmet about a year and a half ahead of our wedding day. The entire planning process was extremely smooth from setting up rentals, the menu, cake decoration, etc. On our wedding day everything was perfect and the food was just as delicious as our first tasting. All of our guests were impressed with the food as well as how beautiful our wedding turned out to be! Until this day, we continue to receive compliments from family and friends who've attended our big day. Renee was very professional and always attentive to our concerns throughout the entire planning process, whether it was about catering issues, our floor-plan, or wedding timeline. She was excellent in keeping in touch and was always prompt in follow-ups and responding to our questions. Now that our wedding has passed, we definitely look forward to visiting Renee and the French Gourmet to enjoy a part of our special memory once again. I truly recommend Renee and the French Gourmet for a special celebration to remember.
C & D October 12, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful food as well as fantastic service from your entire staff. We had so many compliments from our guests. It was a perfect addition to a perfect day!
Good Morning Edith,
I just wanted to thank you and your staff for all your help during Kim and Bob's wedding. Your team was professional, accommodating and friendly from beginning to end. I certainly could not have pulled off such a successful event without your help. Please give my compliments to the Chef as well. The food was outstanding and I heard several compliments about it throughout the night. I look forward to our next event together.
Maria Burke Events
My daughter"s wedding was catered by the French Gourmet on July 13. I have never tasted better food at any event. If you are considering this company for feed any guest, you need not worry. I was so impressed by service and the great taste. This is the best choice.
Thanks so much for a job well done, Michel!!
We are so happy with the way everything turned out - the service, the setting, the food, everything! It was absolutely perfect to us! TFG did a fantastic job and we got nothing but compliments from our guests, and I had several people tell me it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Cocktail hour and reception were absolutely perfect!!
Thank you again for sending your A TEAM!!
Thank you very much for a great party, Michel. You have a great crew. All our guests were raving about the food. It is not too often that you can eat a filet with a butter knife. I will recommend you anytime. The check for the final payment is on the way.
Thank you so much for making our event special. The food was great, Allen was superb! The hors d'oeuvres were a hit and the fish station outstanding. The wedding cake was delicious – thank you!
G & M
It was truly a joy! You are phenomenal! As a person, just fabulous and so friendly and as a professional...just on top of your game. I was quite impressed with everyone on your team and I solely attribute that to a great leader! :)
I have worked with many catering companies over the years (not a lot but had exposure to many different ones on a few cases) and French Gourmet executes the plan quite well--which as a coordinator...I have a soft spot for!
Thanks for your kind email. Both Heather and I appreciate the compliment coming from someone of your experience and stature in the events community. We hope this is the beginning of our work on many events together.
Enjoy the rest of this beautiful day,
We thank you and your staff for the wonderful job they did in making C & J’s reception a memorable event. Many of my guests commented on the fun personalities of the bartenders and the personable way that the waiters interacted with them. There was very high praise for the food, of course, and several people mentioned that the cake was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted. I hope so. The cake service went so quickly that neither Gordy nor I got a piece because we were starting off the dancing. Rest assured that we will come back and order a small fondant-covered pralinsko cake for another occasion. The unexpected “picnic” basket for the bride and groom was much appreciated at 3 a.m. when they returned to their condo after partying in La Jolla with their friends. The two of them finally got a few quiet moments together to eat and to watch the early morning lights over the bay and downtown.
You, Edith, made me feel so comfortable that the arrangements were in your reliable hands. I never for a moment had to worry about any problems. I really appreciate your professionalism, especially at a time that must have been difficult for your team. It is exactly that professionalism that will carry you all forward. On a personal note, Gordy loves your accent; it reminds him of his mother’s.
I acknowledged The French Gourmet in my wedding programs in the hopes that my guests will consider you for future weddings and events. I know that we will.
Our very best regards,
We have had so many compliments on the food and service. The food, of course, was wonderful, but the service was spectacular. People commented on how someone was always there to fulfull a need or thought. As the staff walked around they would do little services like clean the table cloth or fold a napkin. They did not take away my water and wine glasses, as so often happens. I like to use them for a while after the meal is complete and I am always irritated when the waiter whisks the glasses away when they are still half full. We loved the coffee station. Thank you for presenting the wedding cookies so nicely. It meant a lot to our daughter and the mother of the groom, who worked so hard on making them.
The elegance of the table settings made the whole evening seem special. We have been to other weddings at the Community Center and other sites around Coronado and nothing was even close to the ambiance you were able to achieve. We are very happy that we found you, and Joan encouraged us to contract with your resturant. You were at the upper end(and then some) of our budget but you worked with us to make this evening one to remember forever. We will always remember the beauty you provided and the pain of the pocketbook will fade. You are worth every penny, and then some.
We would also like to thank you for packaging the foods so nicely. We were able to feed the group for brunch and then dinner and breakfast the following day.
We will recommend you to others and if we need catering services in the future you know we will be in contact.
I don’t know where to begin in thanking you and your outstanding crew for the magnificent work you performed for Kristin’s and Mike Kamas’ wedding. Also how you managed to take simple food fare and create masterpieces. Michel, you are a genius and that is one of the reasons you have remained at the top for all these years. Also, your red velvet wedding cake was like a light cloud.
Thank you for treating myself, my assistant Michelle and all the vendors with kindness and offering us your wonderful food. Your attention to detail is second to none. Having been in the business for the past 25 years I know it isn’t easy. You maintain great stature and calmness throughout and your staff is polite, on top of everything and a joy to work with.
I will always recommend you, your wonderful food and great service
All of our family & friends said this is the best wedding they have ever been to; Judy & I strongly agree, and you were a very big part of making the day so incredible. We will never be able to properly thank you, but please know we will always remember your smiling face & incredible food/service on our daughter's special day.
The wedding was wonderful and so were you! It was an absolute pleasure to work with you. You went over and beyond the call of duty and it did not go unnoticed.
Catherine Bachelier Smith
Wedding Coordinator & Stylist
Thank you for putting together such a wonderful affair for our daughter, Emily Mason's wedding on November 26th, 2010. The food was outstanding! It was also very kind of you to stop in and make sure everything went well.
Thank you again,
Mona and I returned this morning from our honeymoon which proved to be a most fitting beginning to our new life together.
We want to thank The French Gourmet and your staff for providing an outstanding environment for our wedding celebration. We received many, many compliments regarding all aspects of what you provided, and Mona and I could not be more pleased with your performance. We particularly wish to thank you for your exceptional personal attention to all details of this event, and we would not hesitate to recommend you and The French Gourmet to anyone seeking your type of services.
Again, thank you very much.
Dearest French Gourmet,
Where do I begin to show my gratitude towards such an amazing restaurant!? May 1, 2010 was the day of our magical wedding and we were so honored to have French Gourmet cater our event. Along the journey, we were visited by their top Wedding Angel, Renee Hirsh. With both her and Michel's expertise and knowledge, they were able to help us manifest the perfect Wedding of our dreams! The food was beyond delicious! We are still getting rave reviews from our guests, saying it was the best food they have ever had, not only at a Wedding, but food in general! They served everything with elegance and complete professionalism. Everything from the appetizer tables, the bar set ups, the buffet all looked so amazing. You truly felt like you were along the French Riveria enjoying the best meal ever!
Since day one, both Michel and Renee have gone above and beyond to make this process easier and managable. Knowing that we had such a reputable company taking care of our catering gave us a feeling of calm and ease. Food, besides the Love you feel between the couple is the most important aspect of any Event or Wedding. Guests come to fill their bellies with delicious foods. There is nothing like 'breaking bread' with friends and family. So having the top catering company is crucial to pulling off a grand celebration. We highly recommend The French Gourmet to anyone looking for tasty, amazingly delicious food, complete professionalism and kindness. The whole staff was so exceptionally trained and skilled. We just can't say enough good things about Michel and the Empire he has built.
Thank you to all of you at French Gourmet for everything you have done to create such a lasting memory for my husband, family and myself. We miss you already! You absolutely amazed all of us. Till next time...
Shelly & Ben Franz
Just wanted to let you know what an awesome job Renee did with her staff. The food, the service, the set-up, the attitudes, the clean-up and anything else I forgot was just fabulous!
The cake was to die for... my personal favorite was the carrot cake. My hats off to the pastry chef!
You have a wonderful business and it shows in everything you do. No wonder you are always at the top of the heap when rewards are given out!
When this whole process started, my sister that teaches in D.C. and is planning her daughter, Shannon's wedding in Rhode Island for July 17th... sent Shelly an email about a review that she had read about The French Gourmet! She said she thought she should look into it. Shelly emailed her back and told her we had already secured you for the wedding and that we knew you and had used you for our Barn Dance! Small world! I wonder how many other people are reading about you online right now as I type this.
You and your team and the food speaks for itself.
We NEVER worried about a thing, once Renee showed up. We turned it all over to her and she got it done right.
I can't even express in words how happy we are with you and French Gourmet right now.
Thanks again for making Shelly's dream come true... it was perfect in every way and you were a huge part in making it so.
A very happy Mother -of -the -Bride,
Renee and Michel,
Thank you so much for your amazing work catering my wedding! You and your team did a fabulous job and were the talk of the town. Everyone loved the meal, especially the appetizers. In addition, I really appreciate you coming up to us and asking if we needed anything (drinks, etc) and telling us to let you know if we wanted anything else. It was nice to know you were there keeping an eye out for us.
Thank you also for the "goodie bag" of champagne, extra food, and flowers as our going away gift. Although we didnt eat any of it until the next day, it was still appreciated and was eatten very quickly! We still have your baskets and would like to come in for dinner one day and bring your baskets. We will let you know when we plan to do that.
Thanks again for everything. You made it all run so smoothly, it was a wonderful experience.
Dear Renee and Michel,
I wanted to sincerely thank you for making our wedding an unforgettable and truly amazing event. The food on every level, for every course, was divine. We keep hearing from friends and family members that the food was “the best food I’ve ever eaten at a wedding” or “that was the most incredible salmon.” My uncle even told me that he would “like to take a bath in the eggplant dip.” Needless to say, the guests were happy.
For me, personally, the level of service and attention to detail were unmatched. Michel, you are a lucky owner and manager to have an employee like Renee Hirsh. She is incredibly organized, flexible when dealing with stressed out people, and I would say quite stoic in the arrival of unexpected issues (like the San Diego Police Department). As a bride planning for a destination wedding from a different city, she truly put me at ease. The rest of your bar, wait and cooking staff were equally pleasant and wonderful to work with.
We would gladly recommend your services to any couple planning a wedding or other event. No matter the cause of celebration, the food, the service and the inherent value in knowing that everything will be taken care of down to the last detail, make working with The French Gourmet the easiest decision a person will ever make.
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. We truly hope to utilize your services again in the future.
I just wanted to thank you again for all of your hard work, as well as your team's hard work, for Cara and Jeff's wedding on Saturday!!! They gave me a call from the airport on Sunday night before they left for their honeymoon and thanked us all again for the hard work and efforts. They really enjoyed themseleves, as did their families!
You may want to pass along to Michel and the rest of the team there at TFG that I received so many wonderful comments about the food and great service that evening; so thank you for helping in making their big day a great one for them and their guests!
On a personal note, I really enjoyed working with you and hope that I get the opportunity to again sometime soon!
Thanks so much Renee!
Hello all you fabulous people who worked on my daughter’s wedding last Friday.
Everyone was raving about the food and service. Whitney told me the evening was “everything I imagined it would be.” Also, I have never been a “cake person”, but I LOVED the cake. Thank goodness there was some left over for us to enjoy at home!!
Many, many thanks for making the wedding so special,
I wanted to thank you... you did such a fantastic job with the wedding and it was really more than we could have ever expected. It was perfectly executed and your team was awesome. The servers were so mellow and attentive and they did a fabulous job adding to the cozy ambiance we'd hoped for. The food was incredible and the decor perfect... everyone's still talking about it and we can't help but rave about it any time it comes up. Thanks again for everything and please pass our thanks to your servers and chefs!
All the best,
We're glad we had a chance to taste your food, too! :) We tried everything that was served that night and the food was amazing. Everyone has been raving about it nonstop and I thought the bouillabaisse was especially inspired. Many, many thanks for a perfect meal, as the food was paramount to our wedding. From the bouillabaisse to all of the toppings for the ice cream, every touch was perfect and beautifully executed.
You, Renee, and your awesome team did a fantastic job and we can't be more appreciative. The servers are extremely kind and attentive and Renee went above the call of duty by staying to the very end of breakdown, long after TFG was packed up. I wish we had a chance to say hi to you and I'm sorry we didn't, but Dan's cousins said they chatted with you and told us how excited you were about the bouillabaisse. Hearing that made us really excited about it and it (and everything else) far surpassed our expectations.
Thank you again!
Thank you Michel,
Steve and I greatly appreciated all that Edith and her staff did for us at our reception. The food was fabulous and beautifully displayed, and the service was attentive and thoughtful. In particular, we appreciated Edith's professionalism and care.
I am still in awe of the wonderful job Edith and your staff did. They made our wedding perfect! We will do anything and everything to share our story so others may partake of wonderful foods, flavors and feelings your company brought to our event. Absolutely wonderful! Many, many thanks for everything!
Dear Mr. Malecot,
I am writing to offer some unsolicited feedback regarding one of your employees.
The purpose of this email is to place the spotlight one of your servers attending to guests at the wedding of Sharon Hetzel & Jason Tyner on Friday, July 3rd at The Soledad Club.
Although I am uncertain as to the spelling of his name, a young man we called Phinny really stood out among your workers in regards to his customer service. His attentiveness to the needs of our crowd plus his timely responsiveness to our requests coupled with his congenial personality truly made him shine! It was obvious he enjoyed his job and truly represented your company in a very positive manner.
I hope you will take the time to pass on my comments and congratulate him on his top-notch performance at the mentioned event which was exquisitely executed.
I will most certainly be recommending your business to anyone I encounter in need of your catering services.
I am a local Wedding Coordinator. I recently worked at a wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art (6/27), that was catered by the French Gourmet, with Kim as the Manager.
I wanted to take a moment and commend Kim and the whole staff. They were the most helpful staff that I have ever worked an event with. I had some time constraints with setting up and the venue, and they lent a helping hand, which led to a very successful wedding reception.
Please send them my sincere thanks.
After the Engagement
Everything was excellent. All the guests had a great time and really enjoyed the food and cake. Renee was a big help and the catering staff were very professional. Thank you so much for helping make our big day that much more special.
I think we are also going to have to make periodic visits to the resturant to eat and take home delicious pieces of cake. =)
Dear Michel, Renee, and Staff:
Thank you so very much for making Michelle and Michael's wedding reception a total culinary masterpiece!! Everything was delicious--we had like comments all day. The service was excellent and we so appreciated your every attention to the details. It was a day of perfection and your efforts and hard work is greatfully appreciated.
Again, thank you for making Michelle and Michael's wedding reception an event to remember for a lifetime, not just for them; but for everyone who attended it.
Everything turned out fantastically during the reception and cocktail hour!!! Everyone was raving about the food and cake all night, so I made sure to recommend you to all our guests! Thank you to you and Renee and all of your staff for making it such a wonderful and memorable evening. Everything went perfectly and I know it was due in part to your professionalism and attention to detail. Many of our guests commented on how superb the wait staff was as well. We really cannot thank you enough!
The reception couldn’t have been better. Edith and her team paid special attention to every detail and was able to finish setup and tear down on time. We are very impressed with them. The food was great and got many compliments from our guests.
Thank you very much!
I wanted to thank you for all of your help. You made everything so easy for me and we had such little time to work with. I hear so many horror stories of weddings going wrong but everything turned out beautifully. I sincerely enjoyed working with you. Lillian, Greg, Joey and Nunu did a phenomenal job. They were very professional and helpful. They took care of everything for us and allowed us to really enjoy our time with our family on our day. Tony and I both would like to extend our thanks to them as well. We were both very much impressed.
Thank you again and we will most definitely call on you for any catering services we need in the future.
Thank you for organizing and running a beautiful wedding for us. This was probably the most important event I'll ever do in my life. You had the key roll in putting it all together and you did a stellar job! A thousand thanks from Peter and myself and Nicole and John.
All you referrals were also excellent; Lois the florist, Drew the D.J., Stephanie the photographer. Keep on referring them!
Your staff did a fantastic job in setting up. The dining tables looked gorgeous. Of course, the food was delicious. I am sorry about the delay I am sure that it caused some headaches to the kitchen staff to keep the food fresh but they did it just right. Please thank them for us.
Thanks again, we love you, and we'll stay in touch,
Good Morning Debra,
Yes, we were all very happy with the reception!! Paloma was AWESOME!!! Please tell her that Jean and I were both totally impressed with her confidence, adaptablilty and professionalism! She made sure that the evening went smoothly and handled a few “hiccups” like a true pro! The house looked beautiful, the staff did an amazing job. The food was delicious!!! I have heard so many positive comments from family and friends….your team did an outstanding job!!!!
Thanks so much for everything!!!!!
Everything was perfect and Renee is awesome! Words do not express how great she is!
Everything was perfect. I LOVED our wedding.
HI Michel and Renee,
You did a fabulous job with our catering for our reception and the Coronado Community Center. We just celebrated our anniversary and had frozen our cake. It was FANTASTIC!! We were both presently surprised on how wonderful it still tasted after a year in the freezer. Thank you again for all that you did to make our wedding a day we'll never forget.
S. & B. B.
Thank You, thank you, thank you! The food was fantastic and the service superb. Special thanks to Renee – all her attention and patience with me and all my questions made me feel stress-free before the wedding (at least about the food!)
I just want to thank you one more time for all your help in making Dave and Raquel’s wedding reception such a fun event. Many people mentioned the high quality of the food, particularly the cake. The tables were lovely and you guys were so easy to work with!! Your staff was terrific!!
Hi, Michel and Renee
In any case, I just wanted to say that I’m very happy about the way everything turned out at our wedding. Our guests thought the food was fantastic!
Obviously that was very important to us and we’re very glad we chose The French Gourmet because of this. I thought that the evening was handled very professionally and went better than I expected.
Thanks again for all the help and effort you put into our event.
Joe (and Michelle)
I wanted to thank you for making Sara and Brian's wedding and rehearsal dinner two great successes. Since they live across the country in Atlanta they depended on your expertise and you really came through!
The two events were beautifully set-up giving each locale that festive yet tasteful California glow. The guests raved about the selection and preparation of the main dishes and fabulous desserts as only The French Gourmet could do. The service was excellent with every attention to detail never overlooked... even the bartender remembered what each guest was drinking every time.
I cannot say enough to thank you... everyone raved about the catering. Of course, this meant a lot to me personally… since I suggested The French Gourmet to Sara, now I can do no wrong.
Thank you so much!
Dear French Gourmet,
Your wedding cake. for our daughter's wedding in October was Absolutely Wonderful! Your staff made it so easy to order and even customized it to make it fit within our budget! There was no compromise on the wonderful taste, texture and beauty of this exquisite cake. Even the delivery and set-up was flawless. What you folks do is truly an art. Thank you so much!
We cannot begin to express how wonderful the food was. The set-up, the thoughtful direction was simply over-the-top for all who took part. We especially appreciated Michel’s guidance and suggestions with the staging of the events and ideas for the floral placement. We hope you all enjoyed the gorgeous floral centerpieces in your restaurant, as well.
We are back from our honeymoon and the first thing I wanted to do upon my return was thank you for the exquisite job The French Gourmet did at our wedding. I didn’t realize what an important role you play until it was show time; at that point I felt I made the best decision possible. You not only made yourself flexible to my demands but you also 'catered' to my every need. There was such fluidity and cohesion among your staff, making the most important day of my life a spectacular event. The feedback I have received from all the family and friends that attended has been overwhelmingly positive.
The food was amazing, every bit. From the hors d’oeuvres to the wedding cake, all of it was delectable. More often than not, the bride doesn’t have time to eat at the reception with all the anxiety, but let me tell you I ate everything on my plate (and then some!). In the midst of all the commotion during dinner we had members of your staff checking in on us the entire night to make sure we were taken care of. To me, this spoke volumes about the etiquette and leadership of your staff; it really is all the little details that count in the overall picture. It sounds so cliché, but you made me feel like a bride, with nothing but time to let go and enjoy myself. I will recommend The French Gourmet for any event, and I look forward to our next event so we can have you do it all over again.
T & C
We wanted to send you a special thank you - 'un très grand merci' – for all you did to make our wedding such a beautiful and special occasion. We know you went the extra mile to make sure everything would be just right, and everyone praised the catering highly. We all thoroughly enjoyed 'working' with you; you’re a fabulous person with great spunk and style!
With warm regards,
A & N
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