7 total reviews
Wedding Date: 12/29/2007
Wedding Date: 7/15/2006
Wedding Date: 1/1/0001
I was married on 11/6/10 and used 'A Matter of Taste' for my reception. The package that my husband and I decided on included the following: catering, open bar, transportation, linens (chair &amp; table covers), cake. The flowers, church, makeup, hair, etc I did on my own. The owner, Grisel, was very nice in the beginning while we were planning our big day- but towards the end she started to become a little catty.
We had paying our balance off little by little and had decided we were going to wait until it was due, to pay off the final amount. One day while meeting with Grisel she gives me this speech on the economy and how things are bad and she needs to get paid. I thought this was a little unprofessional because how her household handles their finances is really none of my concern or problem...but she made me feel bad so I wrote her a check and paid some of the balance...
On our special day, upon arriving to the reception (10 minutes late because we were taking pictures), I was promptly greeted with a bad attitude and a reminder that I was ten minutes late. I ignored it and reminded myself that this was just one day and I needed to make the best of it. Then the reception kicked off and we were having a great time, until Grisel and Pupi (her husband) inform my husband and I that they were closing the bar because our guests were "intoxicated"- and because of this they were closing the bar a half hour early.
I was witness to the behavior exhibited by my guests, no one was "intoxicated" nor creating some kind of scene. When we spoke with them and reminded them that we had paid for the half hour that they were taking away from us, they simply closed the bar and closed the panel as to not allow anyone else into the bar area. My guests attempted to speak with them because they saw how upset my husband and I were, and they were just as rude to my guests as they were to my husband and I.
I would not recommend this caterer to ANYONE! At first they are very nice and this is because they NEED your business, but then their true colors come out. They are expensive and although the food was good, I would hate for anyone having an event to have to deal with this company. Do yourself a favor and don't call them!
Wedding Date: 12/15/2010
I wish I would have read these reviews before hiring this company. All other reviews are my exact sentiments. Shame so much money invested and they are a scam. I hope other brides out there won't make the same mistake.
Wedding Date: 12/11/2010
I was married December 11, 2010. My husband and I contracted A Matter of Taste Catering and Event Planning to coordinate our special day. The package was suppose to be 100.00 dollars per person inclusive of 4 course meal, flowers, unlimited premium open bar, linens, cake, ect ect. The disastrous day started prior to the wedding with the lack of professionalism the florist exhibited in refusing to deliver my flowers to the hotel where I was staying. When I called the wedding coordinator to assist me in obtaining my flowers at the hotel, she informed me that what I was requesting: “she does not get involved in” I reminded her that she recommended this florist and that I would not have used her other wise. The wedding Coordinator- Grisel, did not resolve the issue with the florist, my mother did. The florist ended up dropping the flowers off at the hotel after much negotiation with my mother.
The ceremony was scheduled to start at 5pm. At 4:30 pm while guest were arriving the wedding coordinator and her crew were still setting up. It was chaotic, absolutely no order. No one new where they had to be or stand. Absolutely no coordination what so ever.
After the ceremony the cocktail hour was suppose to start immediately. My guests were standing around without a drink their hand for about 20 minutes because the wedding coordinators husband refused to open the bar until 5:30 pm on the dot. On top of that he was very rude to my brother in law who was doing me the favor of trying to handle the situation ( when this was the wedding coor job)
During the ceremony the wedding coordinator approaches my husband and informs him that they have run out of grey goose vodka, which we had specifically requested. He went on to state that there was a “3 bottle limit” on the liquor, while we had purchased a plan that included 5 hour “premium open bar. After getting upset in the middle of my wedding and having to handle this situation with the wedding coordinator and her husband, her husband agreed to provide the vodka. He provided Absolute instead of grey goose, which is not top shelf alcohol.
Lastly, the valet company that the wedding coordinator hired was incompetent, they parked cars without consent of the building management and 2 of my guest’s cars were towed, resulting in a very embarrassing situation for myself and my husband.
The wedding coordinators husband apparently tried to rectify the situation by retrieving the cars from the tow company after the fact.
Most of the vendors that the wedding coordinator recommended and used within her package were not up to par with the level of “excellence” that they claim to have.
The wedding coordinator was very nice until the check was handed over paying for the services in advance. She was very nasty to me after that saying that I was being rude by insisting she provide the services that were in the contract. What kind of wedding coordinator insults the bride on her wedding day! She proceeded to act as if she was doing me a favor by actually doing her job!
My “special day” is over but I write this in the hopes that others will read what a horrible experience I had so that they do not make the same mistake by hiring “ A Matter of Taste Catering and Event Planning”.
Wedding Date: 5/22/2010
Wow!!!! Where can I start? This catering company is nothing like what they try to portray. I dont think they did one thing correct at my wedding. They got the linen colors incorrect, served the wrong food, had rude and tacky non-english speaking servers and even cut off the top shelf liquor early!!! All this after we met and reviewed everything at least 3 times!!!! They have no class at all, so save your self the heart ache and go with a caterer that has excellent reviews and experience with weddings!!!! This company might have ok reviews for coporate parties but for weddings they lack class and a million other things!!!!
My advise: Ask around and if a friend has an excellent caterer that they loved, go with them!!! Choosing A matter of taste catering in Miami to cater my wedding was a mistake i will regret for the rest of my life!!!
Wedding Date: 5/22/2010
A Matter of Taste Catering in Miami, Florida is nothing like what they "try" to portray! The Owner will promise you the moon and the stars in order to get you to sign a contract! My wedding was at the Deering Estate, so I had both the ceremony and reception at the same location. I arrived with my parents for the ceremony and found them running around!!!! And mind you, I was 30 minutes late! I was beyond FURIOUS!
After the ceremony, on my way to enter the reception, I noticed that the table that was supposed to be set up with “Kiwi Lemonade” (in glasses), had a bunch of SUNKIST 2 liter BOTTLES on a table with a couple of plastic cups still in the plastic sleeve!!!!! I was HORRIFIED!!!! Did this lady not realize we were at the Deering Estate for a wedding? Not a kid’s pool party????
I then entered the reception and immediately noticed more things wrong! The table clothes were the WRONG COLOR!!!!! The Flowers were not what i chose! They never brought out dinner rolls, the time-line, which was supposed to be followed and directed by the owner Grisel was all wrong!!!! Once it was time to serve the cake, they did and about 10 minutes later picked them all up and threw them away!!!! Over half of our guests (including my husband and I) never even got to see a piece of wedding cake!!!!
And finally to top everything off, after our second drink they were out of ALL Top Shelf Liquor! We had specifically paid for Unlimited Top Shelf and even asked the owner Grisel " If my guests want to drink Black Label all night, they can?" Her reply: What ever they want unlimited! My husband and I could not believe it! When my husband asked the bartender for some Johnny Walker Black, the very rude and tacky bartender replied: We only bring two bottles of every different liquor!
A Matter of taste was the only vendor we never once doubted, and they were the only vendor who truly let us down!!! We would never ever recommend this catering company to anyone!!!! They are a true disaster!!!!
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