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H & J Hospitality

602 West Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-882-9609
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4.8
32 Reviews

Established in 2008, H&J Hospitality has quickly risen to a leader in the catering industry.  With catering hubs in Ithaca & Auburn- our culinary and service teams can cater throughout the Eastern Finger Lakes region.  We pride ourselves on remaining flexible in order to make each event special and unique as the customer themselves.  As a full-service caterer we can also coordinate and manage your event rentals, linens and bar needs.  

 

Katie
7/8/17
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
H&J catered my Ithaca wedding 7/8/17 for about 150 people, buffet style outside under a tent. We also did our liens, service ware and glassware rentals through them even though the venue required us to use a different bar service. Food was great and the planning process working with Rene was one of my best vendors. She was truly amazing and a pleasure to work with. The first vendor I contacted for catering was All Occasions Catering & Events Planning. They responded back that I would need at least $24-$31,000 ON TOP of what I said my budget was. The self dubbed "Goddess" Patty said I would look "penurious" (her exact words) and offered the unsolicited advice that my partner an I get second and third jobs to afford a more lavish wedding. I was beyond upset and suddenly dreading the entire wedding planning process if this was going to be the type of greedy judgmental attitude I got. Luckily the next person I got was Rene. She said my proposed budget would be tight but definitely doable and offered a few ways to cut costs, such as offering free compostable ware instead of renting silverware. In end, other areas of the wedding came in under budget so we elected so add an extra entree choice to the package and do silverware, china, glasses, and liens and even with all of that only went about 2k over our original goal (a far cry from another 20-30k!). Rene was extremely responsive to emails, usually responding within 10-15 minutes during business hours. She was very helpful in drawing up numerous estimates so I could compare prices adding and excluding different things and got everything back to me within a day or two at the most. I was planning from out of town and asked to schedule a very last minute tasting which she was able to accommodate. Overall she was just very cheerful and pleasant to deal with out of all my vendors. She wasn't able to be on site for my actual wedding but handed over all the details and everything went smoothly.
Kelly
6/24/17
Categories: Catering,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I worked closely with Rene from H&J over the last year. She went above and beyond to answer any and every question I had. She responded quickly and made sure every detail was taken care of. On our wedding day, the staff arrived and did everything perfectly! I would HIGHLY recommend H&J, as well as Joe's Restaurant (for rehearsal dinner). They made our wedding problem free and simply amazing.
Mary
6/17/17
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I went through H&J Catering for our wedding last month and could not be happier with the services we got. From our food trial to day of services, H&J was nothing but professional and amazing. A number of people told me after the wedding that they were beyond impressed with how good the food was (as we all know wedding food can sometimes be pretty meh). We went with the salad, grilled chicken with lemon beurre blanc sauce, crusted cod and pesto pasta and grilled vegetables as our options and they were so, so good. I would absolutely recommend them for any catering needs.
Kay-Kay
7/16/16
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
H & J just catered my wedding in July and they were perfect!! They were extremely professional and easy to work with. Everyone loved the food! My only regret was not being able to eat more!
Rachel
6/30/16
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Thank you so much to Tom and the whole crew at H&J Catering! You really helped to make our wedding the most amazing day. From the get go, Tom was extremely accommodating with my fiance and I as we were planning our wedding from out of state. He was very flexible in helping us find a time to meet with him and have a taste test when we were in the area, and we were extremely happy with the food options. The spiedies won us over - being Central New York natives and now living in Boston, we wanted to honor our roots by including spiedies in our menu. On day of, I didn’t have to worry about a thing. The crew was there on time and everything looked amazing. Two caterers even brought my new husband and I our meals direct to our table (even though we were going buffet-style). They were extremely gracious and attentive. What’s more, we had many compliments through the night and for days after at how good the food was (the vegetables were my favorite!), and our vegetarian guests were blown away by the delicious options available to them.
User5461392

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I highly recommend H&J. Chelsea was amazing to work with! She was incredibly flexible, responsive, and accommodating. Totally exceeded all expectations. Rene coordinated the catering on the wedding day. She and her team transformed a venue in 1.5 hours into something spectacular- setting up tables, chairs, center pieces, flowers, candles, pie stands, ect. Guests raved about the food. The value of the overall package was great!
User6625171

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Dustin worked with me for the year leading up to my wedding to perfect the menu, and allowed me to feed all my guests a very high quality meal on a realistic budget. There were so many menu options to choose from, and a lot of ancillary services like cake cutting were included in their event rates. H&J provided me with plenty of linen and china rental options. The staff that came out to our wedding were fabulous. They were unobtrusive but genuinely friendly, and they were very professional. They handled a lot of the decorating, placing hundreds of candles and even places fresh flowers on and around my wedding cake. I am so glad we hired H&J Hospitality to provide the food for our special day, we didn't have to worry about a thing and our guests enjoyed a lovely meal.
Margaret
9/26/15
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
H&J did an amazing job caterering our outdoor wedding on a private property 30 minutes away from their kitchen. The food was on point, delicious, hot and beautifully displayed; we received so many compliments. Dustin was so amazing to work with, by far the best vendor we had! He was quick to respond to every question and request we had throughout the months leading up to our wedding, which were many! They worked within our budget to design a food and bar menu that we could both afford and be proud of. They went above and beyond during service, all the staff was professional and attentive! I would recommend H&J to anyone looking for a caterer for their event.
Kaitlin
9/19/15
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Dustin was amazing to work with from start to finish for our wedding. He was very responsive and helpful and accommodating. He organized all of the table and linen rentals and is very knowledgable. He and his staff did a great job the evening of our wedding despite a huge rainstorm. All of our guests raved about the food. We are very glad we went with H&J!
Amanda
9/12/15
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We used H&J for our wedding on September 12, 2015. Dustin, the catering manager, and his staff were awesome. Leading up to the wedding Dustin was quick with his responses, caring and attentive. Their professionalism was beyond our expectations. The food was outstanding. I can't say enough about H&J! It was pouring rain all day, the staff was in and out of the rain, soaking wet, but always had a smile on their faces and willing to do anything to accommodate or guest. Outstanding service!
Julio
8/29/15
Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Accommodating, Extremely Professional From Start To Finish, And Fantastic People To Work With! Dustin and the H&J crew saved the day on our wedding day! 1. H&J graciously accommodated my wife and I's request and agreed to work with another catering company in order to serve Americana and Filipino food for our mixed wedding! From the very beginning and throughout the process, Dustin was organized, personable, easy to contact, prompt to respond via e-mail's, and we felt like he understood our view of what we wanted for our wedding. 2. H&J helped SAVE our wedding day because the other caterer was a no-show and unresponsive for the entire cocktail hour and 3 hours late to serving their part of the entree's. On the day of our wedding Dustin and the H&J team helped manage food, manage guests, and keep guests happy. Dustin worked with the MC to re-arrange the timeline of serving food with wedding events and the H&J staff were quickly on board and entirely helpful. 3. What I am most appreciative for is how professional, calm, and reassuring Dustin was as he frequently called the caterer for me, discreetly kept me up to date, and told me to enjoy my time with my friends and family. Dustin and the H&J crew were so professional that my wife and guests were not aware of the background chaos and really made OUR wedding the focus of the day. 4. When the other caterer/food finally came 3 hours later, the H&J staff immediately prepped the food and provided excellent service to our guests! 5. Thank You So Much! Britt and I are very grateful and look back on what a great day it was, it really would not have been possible without your help! I would recommend Dustin and the H&J company to future couples for their excellent service and professionalism.
User5375009

Categories: Catering
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
H&J was a great deal and very accommodating for a couple that wasn't always the most organized and needed some guidance. Chelsea was extremely helpful crafting a menu and schedule for our wedding at the Farmers Market, keeping our costs in check and always gracious and responsive. All of our guests were ecstatic about the excellent vegetarian buffet and the great bar service. What's more, set-up, service, and breakdown went off without a hitch, so we could just sit back and relax after the ceremony. Highly recommended for folks who want to tailor a wedding to their personal tastes.
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Catering
What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, French, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
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