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10509, Brewster, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Brewster NY, Putnam County, Applebee’s restaurant, local schools, history, locations, about Applebee's | Putnam Applebee's - Brewster

  Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, serving Traditional American food, is located at 115 Independent Way, Brewster, NY 10509 in Putnam County. Each Applebee’s restaurant reflects its local neighborhood. The decor conveys local themes with photographs and memorabilia highlighting hometown heroes, local schools, and area history.

From Applebee’s: "Applebee's menu features beef, chicken and pork items, as well as burgers, pasta and seafood, with a selection of signature menu items found only at Applebee's. The Pick 'N Pair Lunch Combos are especially popular for the busy lunchtime crowd, offering more than 60 different combinations. The Weight Watchers International, Inc. menu, launched in May of 2004 in nearly all Applebee's restaurants nationwide, continues to be successful today with a number of smart and tasty menu items listing their Weight Watcher's PointsPlus™ values." Applebee's - Brewster | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10509, French, Eclectic, excellent cuisine, elegant country setting, Best in the United States, Natural/Organic Ingredients, Outdoor dining, patio, Sunday Brunch, beautiful restaurant, excellent food, delicious food, Restaurant Review | Putnam Arch Restaurant

  The Arch, serving French Eclectic cuisine, is located at 1292 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley.

From The Arch: "Originally a private home in the 1930’s, The Arch has been in business for over 40 years offering consistently excellent cuisine in a truly elegant country setting. The Arch is a place for many engagements, Seder dinners, intimate wedding receptions, bridal and baby showers. We have an ideal location to host small corporate dinner functions in our private rooms and are discreetly equipped with all necessary modern conference needs. Birthdays, anniversaries and family gatherings are often celebrated here. We particularly love to surprise." Arch Restaurant | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10509, Italian food, Brewster NY, New York style pizza, calzones, panini, Restaurant Review, Bar Area, wifi accessible, Bar Menu, Serving lunch and dinner, The word is, neighborhood favorite, delicious food, old pizzeria | Putnam Aversano's

  Aversano's, serving Italian food, is located at 1620 Route 22, Brewster NY 10509, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley.

From Aversano's: "Since 1986 brothers John and Paul Aversano are proud to have served three generations of families within the community. The restaurant presents a simple, sophisticated atmosphere served by a warm and friendly staff offering authentic Southern Italian cooking inspired by the Aversano family roots in the regions of Calabria and Ponza. Aversano’s pizzeria serves award winning traditional New York style pizza as well as calzones, panini and a large menu of take-out meals." Aversano's | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10509, Indian Restaurant, Brewster, NY, Jaipore Restaurant, Restaurant Review, Serving lunch and dinner, Sunday Brunch, Vegetarian options, The word is, Authentic Indian food, good buffet,  Vegetarian, Restaurant Review | Putnam Jaipore Royal Indian

  Jaipore Royal Indian Restaurant is located at 280 Route 22 in Brewster, NY 10509 in Putnam County.

From the owner: "A short history is given here under which is a mix of fact and conjecture based on research from local sources. The mansion was originally built in 1856 for a local county judge. In 1887, Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher moved into the house upon the death of her husband the great abolitionist, Henry Ward Beecher, brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe of Uncle Tom's Cabin fame. She lived in this beautiful country mansion for several years. Mrs. Stowe lived at the same time in Litchfield Ct. and it is expected that the two sisters in law met at this house in Brewster. Jaipore Royal Indian | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10509, Restaurant, authentic Italian cuisine, Brewster NY, traditional and innovative Italian cuisine, Restaurant Review, Outdoor dining on patio, Serving dinner, The word is, good meal,   pricey, restaurant is loud | Putnam Rraci Restaurant

  Rraci Restaurant, serving authentic Italian cuisine, is located at 3670 Danbury Road, Brewster NY 10509, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley.

From the owner: "Wheather this is your first visit or if you have dined with us before, you will find that we do everything possible to make your experience a truly memorable one. The food at Rraci's is an interesting blend of both traditional and innovative Italian cuisine. All of our pasta's and desserts are made daily in the back of the house." Rraci Restaurant | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

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10512, Restaurant, Italian cuisine, Carmel, NY, Putnam County, Restaurant Review, Outdoor Dining | Putnam Cutillo’s

  Cutillo's Restaurant, serving Italian cuisine, is located at 1196 Farmer's Mills Road, Carmel, NY 10512 in Putnam County.

From Cutillo's: "Join Culinary Institute of America Graduate, Chef Patrick Cutillo, for an innovative European-American dining experience. Rated "Four Star" by The Poughkeepsie Journal, Zagat and AAA rated. Dine amid candlelight and stone fireplaces in this charming, historic, country manor. Cutillo’s | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10512, Japanese Restaurant, sushi and traditional Japanese food, Carmel NY, menu, Restaurant Review, The word is, checkout latest reviews | Putnam Izumi Japanese Restaurant

  Izumi Japanese Restaurant, serving sushi and traditional Japanese food, is located at 1890 Route 6, Carmel, NY 10512 in Putnam County. Izumi Japanese Restaurant | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10512, Thai, Restaurant, authentic Thai food, Carmel, NY, The word is, excellent and authentic Thai food, vegetarians | Putnam Thai Golden Restaurant

  Thai Golden Restaurant, serving authentic Thai food, is located at 5 Seminary Hill Road, Carmel, NY 10512 in Putnam County. Thai Golden Restaurant | Putnam restaurant review, more . . .

10512, Japanese, Chinese cuisine, Sushi Bar, Carmel, NY, Asian cuisine, Chinese & Japanese dishes, Sushi, Sashimi, menus, Restaurant Review, fresh sushi delivered daily, specialty rolls, delicious kitchen entrees | Putnam Toro "Japanese, Chinese & Sushi"

  Toro, Japanese and Chinese Cuisine & Sushi Bar, is located at 1679 Route 6, Carmel, NY 10512 in Putnam County.

From Toro Restaurant: "Our entirely new restaurant is focused on only the freshest Asian cuisine overlooking the beautiful Lake Carmel sunsets. Our chef has 25 years experience running some of the finest restaurants in Asia and our Sushi chef is a 10 year master sushi chef. All of our fish is delivered fresh daily and all of our sauces (even the duck sauce) are made fresh, never packaged. We love to use the freshest produce as well as herbs and spices from around the world, the end result is a lighter, brighter, more velvety, more flavorful & colorful version of classical Chinese and Japanese dishes." Toro  "Japanese, Chinese & Sushi" | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10512, Italian Restaurant, Italian food, pizza, family style, Carmel, NY, Putnam County, Restaurant Review, The word is | Putnam Valentina's Restaurant

  Valentina's Italian Restaurant, serving Italian food and pizza in a family style setting is located at 4 Church Street, Carmel, NY 10512 in Putnam County.

From Valentina's: "Welcome to Valentina's Restaurant. Valentina's is the realization of the lifelong dream of Chef/Owner Peter Vincent. Chef Peter has been dedicated to his craft for over 25 years, starting as a young at home chef in his parents' kitchen. He has spent most of his life developing his recipes to bring you a truly delectable dining experience. Valentina's Restaurant | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .
 All Cold Spring Listings10516, activities, attractions, things to do, restaurants, places to stay, about the village of cold spring, american pie, charming village of cold spring, mta train, fun things to do, attractions, parks, performing arts, boutique stores, antique shops | Putnam

 Cold Spring Catering | Restaurant Caterers

10516, Restaurant, Pizza, great pizza, fresh pasta dishes, healthy option | Putnam Angelina's Restaurant & Pizza

  Angelina's Restaurant and Pizza is located at 43 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley.

The word is The locals love the friendly and warm atmosphere; great pizza and reliable fresh pasta dishes. Try the delicious thin whole wheat pizza option. Angelina's Restaurant & Pizza | Putnam restaurant review, more . . .

10516, Tuscan Grill, Italian Tuscan cuisine, Cold Spring NY, Putnam County, Hudson River Valley, Northern Italian Restaurant in Cold Spring, Restaurant Review, Organic options, Outdoor dining on patio, Sunday Brunch, WiFi = Free, The word is, Dining | Putnam Cathryn's Tuscan Grill

  Cathryn's Tuscan Grill, serving Italian Tuscan cuisine, is located at 91 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson River Valley.

From Cathryn's: Northern Italian Restaurant in Cold Spring-on-the-Hudson, open 7 days, serving Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Cathryn's Tuscan Grill | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10516, Depot Restaurant, American food, Cold Spring NY, Restaurant Review, Children's Birthday Parties, Family Restaurant, Ice Cream Parlor, Live Music, Outdoor dining, Sunday Brunch, The word is, place for kids, burgers | Putnam Cold Spring Depot Restaurant

  Cold Spring Depot Restaurant, serving Traditional American food, is located at 1 Depot Square, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson River Valley.

From Cold Spring Depot: "Conveniently located on the Hudson River in historic Downtown Cold Spring, NY, The Cold Spring Depot offers charm, history and delicious food. Due to our great location, service, and food, The Cold Spring Depot is one of the best places for a family dinner or romantic night out in the area. Enjoy everything from our signature burgers, to classic comfort food in our affordable menu. Cold Spring Depot Restaurant | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10516, Cafe & Market, Cold Spring, NY, local ingredients, local grass-fed beef, picnics, hikes, about The Market at Hudson Hil's Cafe, Restaurant Review, Local, grass-fed and organic ingredients, Outdoor dining on front porch, Farm-to-Table local cuisine | Putnam Hudson Hil's Café & Market "Organic & Grass-Fed"

  Hudson Hil's Cafe & Market, serving Farm-to-Table local cuisine, is located at 129 - 131 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County.

From the owner: "Two years ago, Garrison residents Bob and Hilary Hayes got the idea to open a restaurant that would take advantage of the Hudson River Valley’s bounty. At the time, Bob was at home with their young children and Hilary was commuting to Wall Street as an equity analyst. A classically trained chef, Bob wanted back in the kitchen and Hilary wanted more time with the kids. By February 2011, they found themselves welcoming more than 150 guests to the gala opening of their new Hudson Hil’s Café & Market, which features only the freshest ingredients from New York organic farms. 'We like being a part of the community,' says Hilary. 'It’s really nice working with our customers to find special products for them and make their occasions memorable with the best of the Hudson Valley'." Hudson Hil's Café & Market  "Organic & Grass-Fed" | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10516, French food, Cold Spring, NY, Outdoor dining, patio, porch, The word is, Excellent French fair, French restaurant, Restaurant Review | Putnam Le Bouchon Brasserie

  Le Bouchon Brasserie, serving French food, is located at 76 Main Street in Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County. Le Bouchon Brasserie offers a porch for Outdoor dining and a lovely garden.

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Outdoor dining on patio and porch Le Bouchon Brasserie | Putnam restaurant review, more . . .

10516, Restaurant, New American cuisine, Cold Spring NY, Contemporary American restaurant, Market Fresh Seafood, Brick Oven Pizza, views of the Hudson River, Restaurant Review, Outdoor dining, Waterview Dining, The word is, dining at Riverview | Putnam Riverview Restaurant

  Riverview Restaurant, serving New American cuisine, is located at 45 Fair Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson River Valley.

From Riverview: "A Contemporary American restaurant with seasonally inspired menus featuring; Market Fresh Seafood, Brick Oven Pizza, and creative Daily Specials, in a casual, friendly atmosphere with spectacular views of the Hudson River and Storm King Mountain. A Cold Spring Landmark since 1941." Riverview Restaurant | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10516, American Grill, Traditional American food, Cold Spring NY, Restaurant Review, Live Music, Outdoor dining on the porch, The word is, Pub atmosphere, good burgers and bar food | Putnam Whistling Willie's American Grill

  Whistling Willie's American Grill, serving Traditional American food, is located at 184 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson River Valley.

From Whistling Willie's: "Over 150 Years Of Great Food And Drink. On a bright and sunny afternoon, September 17, 1849 to be exact, the proud owners of the newly built Diamond Hotel opened their doors for the first time. During and immediately after the Civil War, the Diamond Hotel became a Veterans Hospital, however, the saloon on the ground floor continued to flourish. Whistling Willie's American Grill | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .
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 Garrison Catering | Restaurant Caterers

10524, Catering facility, Bottle, Inn, country inn,  Garrison, NY, Putnam County, restaurant, New American food, fireplaces | Putnam Bird & Bottle Inn Catering

  The Bird & Bottle Inn, a small Catering facility offering catering services, located at 1123 Old Albany Post Road in Garrison, NY 10524 in Putnam County.

From Bird & Bottle Caterers: "The Bird and Bottle Inn is a lovely property with old world charm offering a peaceful country setting, beautiful landscaped grounds, an impressive colonial house including four guest rooms, perfect for your wedding or special affair. The 1700s Colonial House, which was once an overnight stop for travelers and their horses riding from Albany to Manhattan, has several unique Dining Rooms, each one with it’s own special charm and interesting stories. Located in the prestigious and charming hamlet of Garrison, NY, this facility is one of the Hudson Valley’s best-kept secrets." Bird & Bottle Inn Catering | Putnam  website and more . . .

10524, Highlands Country Club, American cuisine, great meal, best local ingredients, delicious fresh food, casual rustic Tavern, patio, Natural and organic ingredients, Outdoor Dining, Garrison NY, Putnam County, Hudson Valley, Restaurant Review | Putnam Tavern at the Highlands Country Club

  Tavern at the Highlands Country Club, serving American cuisine, is located at 955 Route 9D, Garrison NY 10524, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. "A great meal starts with great ingredients. At Tavern, we strive to find the best local ingredients for our dishes, farmed in a manner that sustains the land for future generations. Whenever possible, the products that we feature on our menu are raised naturally without the use of chemicals, hormones or antibiotics." Tavern at the Highlands Country Club | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10524, Terrace Grill, Inn at The Garrison, Garrison, NY, casual dining venue, golf course, early rounds of golf, Restaurant Review, Outdoor dining, WiFi,  History about The Garrison and Highlands Country Club | Putnam Terrace Grill at The Garrison Inn

  Terrace Grill at Inn at The Garrison is a casual dining venue open daily during the season. The Terrace is located at 2015 US 9 at Snake Hill Road, Garrison, NY 10524 in Putnam County.

From Terrace Grill: "The Terrace Grill is our casual dining venue open daily during the season. With four-star views of the river, mountains and our golf course, the Terrace Grill features light grab and go morning offerings perfect for early rounds of golf; from mid-morning, enjoy a freshly prepared menu of salads, sandwiches and burgers that is available until closing. With a full bar and a satellite TV to view the latest sports scores, it is a favorite al fresco destination for locals as well as the perfect spot for post-golf relaxation. Terrace Grill is open April to November, weather permitting." Terrace Grill at The Garrison Inn | Putnam  website and more . . .
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 Lake Mahopac Catering | Restaurant Caterers

10541, restaurant, New American, Lake Mahopac, Westchester NY | Putnam Marco's

  Marco's, a restaurant serving New American, is located at 612 Main Street, Lake Mahopac, NY 10541 in Putnam County.

From Marco's: "Eclectic New American dining in Putnam county for 24 years. Chef owner, seasonal menu, offering prime beef steaks, fresh seafood and fowl. Take a walk on the wild side - If you like free range game, we offer the finest when available." Marco's | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .
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 Mahopac Catering | Restaurant Caterers

10541,Tavern, restaurant, traditional, Italian food, Mahopac | Putnam Arturo's Tavern

  Arturo's Tavern, a restaurant serving traditional Italian food, is located at 878 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 in northern Westchester County.

From Arturo's: "Located on Route 6, in Mahopac, New York, Arturo’s Tavern is set in an authentic Log Cabin. Serving up over-sized portions of traditional Italian specialties, huge Martini’s from an extensive Martini Menu and homemade Italian desserts, you’ll come to see why this place is a family favorite." Arturo's Tavern | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10541, Restaurant, Pizza, Italian food, Mahopac | Putnam Dantes Trattoria

  Dantes Trattoria, serving Pizza and Italian food, is located at 167 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 in northern Westchester County.

From Dantes: "Here at Dante's Trattoria in Mahopac, NY, our delectable dishes and family, like warm hospitality, will make your dining experience a truly remarkable one. Established in 1984, our family-friendly Italian restaurant has been reputable for our exceptional dinner menu, wonderful catering services and the courteous behavior of our staff. When you come to our restaurant, we’ll not only treat you like family but also feed you like family. Dantes Trattoria | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10541, Bistro, Wine Bar, Farm-to-Table, New American cuisine, Mahopac NY,
About Dish, crafts beers, vegetarian grill, Restaurant Review, Gluten Free options, Local, grass-fed, and organic options, Outdoor Dining, Vegan options, The word is | Putnam Dish Bistro & Wine Bar

  Dish Bistro & Wine Bar, serving Farm-to-Table New American cuisine, is located at 947 South Lake Blvd, Mahopac NY 10541, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley.

About Dish: "Located in New York’s Hudson Valley region, at the picturesque heart of Mahopac, is Dish. A modern bistro and wine bar boasting a stylish, vibrant interior. Patrons are offered a fusion of taste and experience, the combination of world wide influences paired with our selection of wines and crafts beers compliments chef Peter A. Milano’s original approach to both classical and inspired cuisine. Dish Bistro & Wine Bar | Putnam  website and more . . .

10541, Trattoria Ristorante Italiano, Mahopac, NY , Restaurant Review, Children's Menu, 
Cooking Classes, Family Restaurant, Gluten-Free options, The word is, neighborhood pizzeria, Italian restaurant, authentic Southern Italian dishes, Gluten Free Meals | Putnam Gino's Trattoria

  Gino's Trattoria Ristorante Italiano is located at 597 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 in Putnam County.

From Gino's Trattoria: "The Barbaro family has been involved in the restaurant business for over 40 years. Vito Barbaro first immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1955. Upon his arrival, he began working at a small pizzeria in Brooklyn. In 1977, Vito opened his first restaurant, Pizza Beat, in Yonkers, New York. For over 20 years, Pizza Beat served nothing but the finest Southern Italian cuisine. In 1995, his wife Ivana along with their two sons, Gino and Mark, set off to Mahopac to open Gino’s Trattoria (formerly Tony’s Pizza). In 1997, Vito left Pizza Beat and joined the rest of his family to complete the 'Trattoria'. Gino's Trattoria | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10541, Latin Bistro, Nuevo Latino cuisine, Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Mahopac, NY, Live music, Sunday Brunch, lovely restaurant, awesome food, Restaurant Review, Best New Restaurants in the Hudson Valley | Putnam Ramiro's 954 "Latin American"

  Ramiro's 954, a Latin Bistro offering Nuevo Latino cuisine from Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Spain, is located at 954 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 in Putnam County. Ramiro's supports local agriculture and sustainable farming and offers a couple of organic options.

From Ramiro's: "Chef Jimenez is a renowned chef specializing in Nuevo Latino cuisine. In June of 2011, Ramiro's 954 received the highest rating possible from the New York Times "Don't Miss" and was featured on The ABC Eyewitness News on September 2. On November 14, Ramiro's was named one of the Best New Restaurants in the Hudson Valley by the Hudson Valley Magazine. Ramiro's 954 Latin Bistro in Mahopac, New York is Chef Jimenez' new adventure in creating a Nuevo Latino restaurant, where he, along with his partners, Jan Jimenez, Joel Rosow and Traci Medford-Rosow showcase his passion for taking classic Nuevo Latino cuisine and adding his own contemporary approach and creativity." Ramiro's 954  "Latin American" | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

Burgers, Traditional American, Mahopac, NY, Restaurant Review, Live Music, Sunday Brunch, The word is, checkout reviews | Putnam Route 6 Tap House

  Route 6 Tap House, serving burgers and Traditional American cuisine, is located at 728 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 in Putnam County.

From Route 6 Tap House: "Affordability, a family atmosphere, and mouth watering dishes await you at the Route 6 Tap House. We are a family restaurant located across the street from the Mahopac firehouse. Whether you are a family out for a bite, or commuter on the run we have something for you. Route 6 Tap House | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

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The Hudson Valley Catering Guide offers a list of caterers in the Hudson Valley of New York. Find a local caterer for your next event, affair, or corporate meeting in the upper-Hudson Valley at Catering in Albany, Greene County, Columbia County, and Caterers in Rensselaer County.

If you are looking for the best caterer in the mid-Hudson Valley, select experienced caterers in Orange County, Ulster County, Putnam County, and Catering in Dutchess County.

For caterers in the lower-Hudson Valley counties of Rockland and Westchester, see Catering in Rockland County, and Catering in Westchester County.

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Find the best Caterers and Catering Services in the Hudson Valley. An experienced caterer helps to ensure that your next event is a success. Be sure that the caterer you select will be able to meet all of your catering needs. Select a caterer that you can trust from list of caterers in the Hudson Valley.

Find Catering Services to help you plan a corporate or private event such as:

    Corporate Clients
    Corporate Sales Events
    Corporate Conferences
    Corporate Meetings: breakfast, lunch or dinner

    Private Parties
    Anniversary Party
    Bar Mitzvah
    Bat Mitzvah

Many elegant restaurants will cater the party of your design at the location of your choice. The venue may be the restaurant, your home, or special place. Whether your next event is a holiday party, anniversary celebration, Bar Mitzvah, or special occasion, you can find that special restaurant to host your event.

Catering services often include organizing an entire event; from selecting the table cloth and flowers through to music selection and cuisine choices. The caterer may also be involved in selecting the "theme" of your event. An experienced catering company will present their client with innovative ideas in choice of

  • Venue (restaurant, private home, garden)

  • Food selection and presentation (organic food options, kosher food, etc.)

  • Flowers and decoration

  • Linens, Dishes, Glasses, and even cutlery

  • Photographers (Select a "formal" or "natural setting" for your photographs.)

  • Entertainment (Ensure the music is not so loud that your guests experience a hearing loss.)

  • Invitations

  • Introductions to their Staff

  • Additional items that you deem important to the success of your catered affair

Select your venue and book your event. Depending on the venue, you may need to reserve your location one year in advance. For smaller events, you can probably book a restaurant just a few months in advance. Once you have selected the venue for your event, find out if the location selected requires an in-house caterer or if you can select your own caterer. If you have the choice, decide on the caterer for your affair and reserve far in advance.

If dietary requirements are in play, be sure your caterer can cater a party that accommodates your guests. For example, if you are organic and want to cater an organic meal for your party, be sure your caterer understands this "healthy choice" requirement. Plan a tasting with your caterer to be sure the food meets your requirements.

Your caterer can give you ideas on the types of food appropriate for formal dinner parties to kitchen suppers.If you know your guests require organic or local food options, plan a menu around "healthy food options".Select a catering service you trust to cater your event successfully. Your caterer is also your event planner and may be involved in venue, entertainment, cuisine, color scheme, and menu - from appetizer through dessert and types of coffee served.

Once you've decided on who will cater your event and have reserved the date with the catering company, you should be able to set aside any concerns regarding your special occasion and know that your caterer will attend to every detail.

Caterers may have their own facilities from which to select. They can successfully plan and cater your special occasion from beginning to end. Your caterer should be available to address questions about small and large details, including:

Catering Tips

    Do you want an "all inclusive caterer" that supplies the venue, cuisine, valet service, flowers, entertainment, and anything else necessary to make your event successful?

    Do you want to select your venue and bring in a caterer to coordinate details from tablecloth selection to the final note of music?

    Do you want a caterer that can work on a pre-defined budget?

    Does your caterer work on a price-per-guest schedule or do they itemize some components of your event such as entertainment, flowers, valet service in addition to the price-per-guest cost?

Before signing a contract with your caterer and for "peace of mind" check the following,

  • Caterer is licensed and insured

  • Caterer's Better Business Bureau rating

  • Stop by an event in-progress by the company chosen to cater your event.

  • Review food options

    • Is food prepared on-site? If food is not prepared at the selected venue, how long does the food have to travel?

    • Ask about leftover food policy.

  • Review the selected venue and walk the event site from beginning of end.

  • How are gratuities decided?

  • What is the cancellation policy?

Select a caterer from the Hudson Valley Catering Guide.Review the above tips and select the caterer that best suits your event needs. Whether planning an intimate dinner for two or a fundraising event for hundreds, be sure that you've selected a caterer that can tailor your event to meet your individual taste and budget and attend to all the details necessary for a successful wedding, business meeting, special anniversary, or holiday celebration.

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