We had such wonderful and delicious food from DaRae & Friends Catering. We had an opportunity to meet with DaRae before actually booking them and she made us feel so comfortable about the whole process that we had to go with them. A few weeks before the wedding, we got to have our tasting and loved everything. We even got to take leftovers home from the tasting! As the guests arrived at the reception, they had hors d’oeuvres and tea. We had an afternoon wedding, so our food was a buffet of hors d’oeuvres. By the time I got there, my mom had asked them to open the rest of the buffet. We had fruit and cheese, hot mushroom dip, bacon and cheese spread, chicken dijon croissant sandwiches, ham biscuit sandwiches, grilled vegetables, bruschetta, and cream cheese & craisin pinwheels. It's hard to pick my favorite, but I think my favorite was the chicken dijon croissant sandwiches. I heard multiple people rave over the hot mushroom dip and you can't go wrong with their Southern-traditional ham biscuit sandwiches. They made up a huge basket of plates for my husband and me to take with us, but we also ended up with all the leftovers at our house. Great food and we didn't have to worry about anything!
I loved working with DaRae and Friends. The food was so good, especially the sweets table that had chocolate covered strawberries and other goodies on it. My husband loved the beef tenderloin and we felt extremely pleased with the hospitality given to our guests.
The whole evening was amazing! The selection of food was not only delicious, but the presentation was beautiful! Our couple had chosen a Winter Wonderland theme and DaRae and her chefs picked colors and serving pieces to coordinate. There was plenty of each entree that we had chosen so there was no worry about running out of anything. I have to say that because of the delicious food and great service we received, that we have catered with them on several occasions since. Every single time we are amazed and just thrilled at the compliments! I love DaRae and Friends because once you make the call; they take care of everything. I am a fan!
Beth King 2/26/10
DaRae & Friends did a FANTASTIC job catering our wedding reception. The food was beautiful and delicious, unique and memorable. We have family and friends who still comment on it a year and a half later! One of my favorite things that I received was peace of mind; I knew that I could trust every aspect that was in their hands. I would recommend their services to anyone!
DaRae and her catering staff worked extremely hard to make sure my wedding was everything I wanted it to be! Being that we were getting married on a horse farm in Kentucky, I wanted the food to have a Kentucky theme. DaRae had so many wonderful ideas for drinks and food, which were amazing. My guests are still raving about her food and the bourbon peach tea! The staff was very professional and my mind was completely at ease on the day of my wedding, because of the diligent work of DaRae and her staff.
Great food! Our office has used them numerous times and has always been extremely pleased! They serve an awesome cheese spreads (similar to a pimento) that I would love to have the recipe for. Keep up the good work!
Pat @ PAF in Frankfort 3/17/08
DaRae and her staff did an amazing job catering my wedding! They worked with me on the theme of the food and how it should be displayed. They bent over backwards to make my family and me happy on this special day. DaRae set up a wonderful tasting for my family and now husband. This was so helpful in solidifying our decisions on what we wanted. Once DaRae knew that I wanted a Kentucky themed wedding, she had no shortage of wonderful ideas for food and an amazing signature cocktail that EVERYONE who attended our wedding still raves about today! They were also willing to work with me on the cost, which was so helpful given how expensive weddings are. I will ALWAYS use DaRae and Friends Catering for any event I host in the future.
DaRae first of all is a wonderful person. She is true, honest, and compassionate about her work (food). We had the best experience anyone could ask for. The spread of food at our wedding reception was awesome! It looked fantastic and tasted even better! We got tons of compliments from all of our friends and family. If your having a special event and want to make a lasting impression go with DaRae!
Couldn't have asked for better. They catered my wedding this past year and I am so glad they did. They took care of everything; some of servers even took pictures for my guests. The food was awesome and completely made my day. All my guests asked about them, I would use them again for sure.
DaRae & Friends Catering is simply the best caterer in Kentucky! Everything they prepare has their unique touch, by far the best food ever and the best people you will ever meet.
DaRae & Friends catered our wedding and they exceeded my every expectation! They were BEYOND helpful in every aspect of the event in which they were involved. They put my mind at ease when it came to planning and preparation. They delivered a GORGEOUS buffet of yummy food, provided helpful servers and were an all around fantastic value. A year and a half later I still have family and friends raving about what a great experience they had and someone ALWAYS brings up the tasty food! I am so thankful for their service on our special day!
Newly Hitched 9/6/08
If you want to make a good impression or have a nice setup then Darae and Friends Catering service is the one for you. They have a wide variety of food and desserts to pick from. My utmost favorite is their chicken salad sandwich and brownies. They deserve an editorial in the Lexington Herald Leader paper.
We cannot thank you enough for helping to make our wedding reception everything we hoped it would be! The service and attention to detail were everything we hoped it would be. The service and attention to detail were every bit as magnificent as the food. You and your staff exceeded our expectations and we want to express our gratitude for all of your hard work and professionalism. -Chris and TheresaDaRae and Friends did an amazing job creatively making my dreams and more happen. My guests felt honored with each detail and abundance that soared over the expectations of most. It was a mix between comfortable hospitality and luxury. I love DaRae; she and her staff are so easy to work with.
When it comes to excellence in professionalism, creativity, and food DaRae is absolutely incomparable. I have worked with her and her staff on too many occasions to count. They are simply the best. The food is absolutely amazing and the presentation is always incredible. Her staff is always so friendly and professional and DaRae herself, well you will LOVE her. This is another vendor that I, personally, would plan my wedding day around. My absolute highest recommendation.
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Thank you so much for all that you did for us for our wedding! It was such a great night and your food, as always, was so amazing. Everyone loved the food and the Kentucky theme and I have been asked so many times, who was the caterer! You were a big part of making our day a spectacular one. I appreciate everything you provided for us that day, great staff, amazing cocktails and delicious food made with love!
Blair and Tony
Thanks for the wonderful evening of tasting your delicious food. We are so excited to have you as part of our big day! Lindsey and I felt "at home" as soon as we met you. Jon and Barry's opinion just solidified ours. I know ya'll run a very successful business and feed lots of people. However, you sure managed to make our event seem special to you. Thanks for all of your time and effort. You managed to ease a nervous Mother of the Bride’s concerns. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
The Settles Family and Jon
Just a note of thanks for all you did to make Emily and Chris' wedding so special. We heard nothing but raves about the food, and frankly, we weren't surprised. We so appreciate you taking time to meet with us before the wedding, which helped alleviate our stress. We will confidently recommend you next time we are asked.
Thanks again, Gary and Geri