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Have Your Cake Catering catered my daughter’s wedding in Bridgewater in August of 2015. I still marvel at how seamlessly the day went. The wedding was held at our pond, the reception at our home a few hundred yards away. Have Your Cake staff unobtrusively but effectively  shepherded wedding guests to the reception from the wedding site and prepared and served, buffet style, an excellent dinner.
I did not have to do anything, I did not have to worry about anything. The Have Your Cake ladies were wonderful, the food was delicious. It was a perfect day.”
2015 Mother of the Bride, Private Home

 

“The Skinny Pancake’s catering line, Have Your Cake Catering, was simply amazing. In a last minute panic, I had to find a new caterer just two months before my wedding. My original caterer was a flake and I needed a new one. I came across Skinny Pancake and was so relieved that they could take on my wedding (it took some convincing as they had another wedding booked, so they added us on their busy schedule). Everyone we spoke and worked with was amazing. Lauren Nealy, the lead caterer, was awesome at her job and made the planning flawless. Day of the wedding, the food and service could not have been any better. They did a phenomenal job. All guests told us the food was the best wedding food they had ever had, bride and groom agreed. The food is fresh and from local farms and vendors which makes it extra special and tasty. They also did our bar catering. They supplies several varieties of local beers, wine and hard cider. As well as non alcoholic drinks. The staff was also a big help with decorating the venue and table setup. It was beautiful. I cannot thank them enough for all the hard work they did for our wedding. If it weren’t for them, my wedding would have been a million times worse and it wouldn’t have been such a magical day. I am forever grateful for this catering company and the amazing crew.”
Wedding: 08/31/2013
– Patrick & Charlene

“If you want to serve delicious local food at your wedding that your guests will be talking about for years, go with The Skinny Pancake’s Have Your Cake Catering! Not only did the quality of their ingredients and commitment to local farmers really stand out, but the staff were a joy to work with. From the first time we contacted Nealy, we always received friendly, prompt replies – not something that’s easy to find in a caterer! Wedding planning can be pretty stressful, so working with a friendly, flexible caterer makes a big difference. Nealy and Leah worked with us to carefully design a menu and presentation that worked for our event – as a Vermonter, I wanted to show my out-of-town guests what my state was all about, so we went for a rustic-chic theme, with amazing harvest-themed menu options (Turkey with apple-cranberry chutney and butternut squash puree, salmon with wild rice and roasted parsnips, carrots, and beets, and whole wheat pumpkin ravioli in a brown sage butter sauce), local microbrews (Trout River!), vintage serving dishes, and mason jars. From start to finish Have Your Cake Catering worked with us to make the entire event seamless and fun. They even helped serve our homemade appetizers and pies for dessert!”

“Have Your Cake Catering also catered our rehearsal dinner. Since we got engaged in Mexico and had lived in California for a long time, we wanted to serve Mexican food for our rehearsal dinner. We weren’t sure if a Vermont caterer could pull it off, but Have Your Cake Catering knocked it out of the park! Their sopa azteca, carnitas, and other dishes were really authentic (and the serving dishes were labeled with cute little hand-written cards sticking out of mini logs) and the guests loved it!”

“Choosing Have Your Cake Catering was hands down one of the best and easiest decisions we made for our wedding. Just go for it!”
– Catering Client, October 2013

“Ryan and I just got back from our Honeymoon and just wanted to say thanks so much for everything you’ve done to help make our wedding so special. The food was phenomenal and the service superb – everyone was raving about both!”
– Sarah and Ryan, August 3rd, 2013

“Wanted to say thank you for the great service at the wedding. Everything just went so well. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your team!!!”
– Xavier and Kim, August 3rd 2013

“We enjoyed our Mom’s party immensely! The food was a big hit and the cake was exceptional! There were plenty of folks who asked who had done the food and cake and we gushed about Have Your Cake! Having so much done by your folks was a real help in allowing us to enjoy the day’s celebration as well.”
– Peg, July 7th, 2013

“Thank you so much for executing our event so flawlessly! We have been traveling since the party so are just back now and catching up on email. I can’t say enough great things about Nealy. I have hosted hundreds of parties over the past years for former companies and was very impressed with Nealy’s attention to detail, her responsiveness and creativity. You are fortunate to have her on your team!”
– Andy, Alpine Shop Owner

“Great working with you, Nealy! We really appreciate everything you did to make the party such a great success.”
– Becky

“If you want to serve delicious local food at your wedding that your guests will be talking about for years, go with The Skinny Pancake’s Have Your Cake Catering! Not only did the quality of their ingredients and commitment to local farmers really stand out, but the staff were a joy to work with. From the first time we contacted Nealy, we always received friendly, prompt replies – not something that’s easy to find in a caterer! Wedding planning can be pretty stressful, so working with a friendly, flexible caterer makes a big difference. Nealy and Leah worked with us to carefully design a menu and presentation that worked for our event – as a Vermonter, I wanted to show my out-of-town guests what my state was all about, so we went for a rustic-chic theme, with amazing harvest-themed menu options (Turkey with apple-cranberry chutney and butternut squash puree, salmon with wild rice and roasted parsnips, carrots, and beets, and whole wheat pumpkin ravioli in a brown sage butter sauce), local microbrews (Trout River!), vintage serving dishes, and mason jars. From start to finish Have Your Cake Catering worked with us to make the entire event seamless and fun. They even helped serve our homemade appetizers and pies for dessert!”
– Ally

“Have Your Cake Catering also catered our rehearsal dinner. Since we got engaged in Mexico and had lived in California for a long time, we wanted to serve Mexican food for our rehearsal dinner. We weren’t sure if a Vermont caterer could pull it off, but Have Your Cake Catering knocked it out of the park! Their sopa azteca, carnitas, and other dishes were really authentic (and the serving dishes were labeled with cute little hand-written cards sticking out of mini logs) and the guests loved it!”

“Choosing Have Your Cake Catering was hands down one of the best and easiest decisions we made for our wedding. Just go for it!”
– Catering Client, October 2013

“Have Your Cake Catering catered my wedding and did a fantastic job. It was a uniquely difficult and cumbersome experience. We asked them to come all the way to my parents lake house in the Adirondacks — 40 minutes from the nearest grocery store, and really in the middle of no where. Long story short — they absolutely rocked it. I will never waste my time looking for another caterer again, and neither should you. Two reasons why:

1) the FOOD: is just downright delicious. It was important to us that every detail of our wedding represent our values as a couple. From our ceremony to the food we served, we wanted it to feel familiar, genuine, and simple. It was important to us to support local food and share the bounty of Vermont produce with guests who came from near and far. I was told by multiple guests that our wedding won best food of all the events they’d been to that summer! It was full of flavor and everyone loved it. (You know how people always say you’re too busy to eat at your own wedding? Well, not me and my Groom. The food was too good to pass up!)

2) And arguably more importantly than the food itself… THE SERVICE is unbeatable. In the end of the day, any caterer you go with is probably going to have good enough food. But what makes Have Your Cake rise above the rest by far and away is the act that they are so flexible, helpful, willing to accommodate and generally likable people to work with. They catered our Friday night rehearsal dinner for 150 people, the wedding itself for 180 people and a Sunday brunch for 180 people all seamlessly, with delicious, fresh, hot food. On top of that, we changed the timing on them twice. On Friday during the rehearsal dinner, the speeches ended up going much longer than expected — over 1/2 an hour from when we originally said. They just made it work, with smiles on their faces. Then the day of the wedding, we ended up pushing the ceremony up an hour and a half so that we could get married outside and avoid a rainstorm that was coming in. Even though they prep their time to have the food exactly ready at the right time, they were also able to make it work, and again, with big smiles on their faces. They trudged through a rainstorm with hot boxes, literally over a little bridge to get to our house (a neighboring building had a commercial kitchen they were able to use) and just generally had a can-do attitude about it all. Not to mention the fact that everything was beautifully presented.”

“All in all, they are just the best. I give them my highest recommendation!”
– Emily