Simply Elegant Catering

★★★☆☆
  • 1929 Huntington Dr

    South Pasadena, CA 91030

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  • 626-799-6468

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I was in charge of a large gathering for 300 people .
I hired a great music company Park Avenue West Entertainment , lead by Saxophonist Murray Middleman .The band came highly reccomended , as they have a reputation as one of L.A. best music companies ,
which they proved on the night of the event .
Howerer ,I was in need of a very good caterer , to provide excellent food and service to my large guest list. The Holiday Party took place at a historic
Hotel in Old Pasadena .
I met with Simply Perfect owners Mike and Laura , who in a very friendly and professional way , were able to put together a terrific "Old Fashion" food presentation which included Prime Rib ,Salmon and many delicious special touches . After checking with three other top caterers ,Mike and Laura were able to save my company almost one thrid the cost of the what the other companies quoted ..
All of my guests totally enjoyed the the food , and I am still recieving compliments on Simply Elegant's outstanding ,preparation and and service .
I can not reccomend them enough . Give them a call . You will not be disappointed , Sincerely ,Jay
Feb 21,2010

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★★★★★

I was in charge of a large gathering for 300 people .
I hired a great music company Park Avenue West Entertainment , lead by Saxophonist Murray Middleman .The band came highly reccomended , as they have a reputation as one of L.A. best music companies ,
which they proved on the night of the event .
Howerer ,I was in need of a very good caterer , to provide excellent food and service to my large guest list. The Holiday Party took place at a historic
Hotel in Old Pasadena .
I met with Simply Perfect owners Mike and Laura , who in a very friendly and professional way , were able to put together a terrific "Old Fashion" food presentation which included Prime Rib ,Salmon and many delicious special touches . After checking with three other top caterers ,Mike and Laura were able to save my company almost one thrid the cost of the what the other companies quoted ..
All of my guests totally enjoyed the the food , and I am still recieving compliments on Simply Elegant's outstanding ,preparation and and service .
I can not reccomend them enough . Give them a call . You will not be disappointed , Sincerely ,Jay
Feb 21,2010

Pros: Excellent food Friendly service

Cons: I only wish I had a larger appetite

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Duxbury Catering was bought out in 2008 by Simply Elegant Catering, which now exists at the same address.

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★☆☆☆☆

Duxbury Catering was bought out in 2008 by Simply Elegant Catering, which now exists at the same address.

Pros: Companion restaurant (Cookshack) was good for Sunday brunch

Cons: Closed

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Duxbury?s catered my daughter?s wedding and we were pleased. Our non-traditional affair included a ?comfort food? menu with a gourmet touch, a challenge they patiently helped us sort through; they even prepared an old family recipe to serve and it turned out great. They allowed us several tastings and made wonderful recommendations so we could achieve what we wanted within our budget. The food was simply delicious and our guests said so openly. Duxbury?s service and attention to detail on the wedding day were excellent. But do remember to use common sense with EVERY vendor you choose: read the contract carefully, ask questions about everything you don?t understand, ask that the contract be revised and resent every time there?s a change, send queries and requests by e-mail and save them, ask about ?hidden? charges that may come up later and insist that all charges be listed. The earlier you make decisions and ask that they be included in the contract, the earlier you?ll know what you?ll get ? so stay on top of things. Duxbury?s is great; I recommend them to everyone.

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★★★★☆

Duxbury?s catered my daughter?s wedding and we were pleased. Our non-traditional affair included a ?comfort food? menu with a gourmet touch, a challenge they patiently helped us sort through; they even prepared an old family recipe to serve and it turned out great. They allowed us several tastings and made wonderful recommendations so we could achieve what we wanted within our budget. The food was simply delicious and our guests said so openly. Duxbury?s service and attention to detail on the wedding day were excellent. But do remember to use common sense with EVERY vendor you choose: read the contract carefully, ask questions about everything you don?t understand, ask that the contract be revised and resent every time there?s a change, send queries and requests by e-mail and save them, ask about ?hidden? charges that may come up later and insist that all charges be listed. The earlier you make decisions and ask that they be included in the contract, the earlier you?ll know what you?ll get ? so stay on top of things. Duxbury?s is great; I recommend them to everyone.

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Duxbury catering was the biggest disappointment! My husband and I stretched our budget thin to hire them for our wedding, and what did we end up with? Til this day, we're apologizing to our guests for the spoiled coucous and the rude service. The only thing edible on the table was the bread, and I didn't appreciate my guests being barked at by the servers. Don't be fooled by their charm. They blind sided us with stale food under a high priced contract, and for someone in the business for 15 years, they don't even have the professional courtesy to respond to a client's letter.

PROS: Creative menu
CONS: Poor food quality; rude service; misleading menu; many undeliverables

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★☆☆☆☆

Duxbury catering was the biggest disappointment! My husband and I stretched our budget thin to hire them for our wedding, and what did we end up with? Til this day, we're apologizing to our guests for the spoiled coucous and the rude service. The only thing edible on the table was the bread, and I didn't appreciate my guests being barked at by the servers. Don't be fooled by their charm. They blind sided us with stale food under a high priced contract, and for someone in the business for 15 years, they don't even have the professional courtesy to respond to a client's letter.

PROS: Creative menu
CONS: Poor food quality; rude service; misleading menu; many undeliverables

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Duxbury catering was the biggest disappointment! My husband and I stretched our budget thin to hire them for our wedding, and what did we end up with? Til this day, we're apologizing to our guests for the rude service and the horrible meal: spoiled coucous, dry salad and missing meat slices. The only thing edible on the table was the bread, and I didn't appreciate my guests being barked at by the servers. Don't be fooled by their charm. They blind sided us with stale food under a high priced contract, and for someone in the business for 15 years, they don't even have the professional courtesy to respond to a client's letter.

Their food and service was a joke. Not recommended!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Duxbury catering was the biggest disappointment! My husband and I stretched our budget thin to hire them for our wedding, and what did we end up with? Til this day, we're apologizing to our guests for the rude service and the horrible meal: spoiled coucous, dry salad and missing meat slices. The only thing edible on the table was the bread, and I didn't appreciate my guests being barked at by the servers. Don't be fooled by their charm. They blind sided us with stale food under a high priced contract, and for someone in the business for 15 years, they don't even have the professional courtesy to respond to a client's letter.

Their food and service was a joke. Not recommended!!

Pros: Willing to work with budget

Cons: Poor food quality, rude servers, misleading menu (missing ingredients)

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Let me first by stating that their service was top notchon on our wedding day. Their staffs were friendly and professional. The food that was presented that day were up to our specs.

Our real problem was being in desparate mode while negotiating a wedding contract with Duxburys Catering. Since we were in a hurry, a lot of minor details were not discussed, or verbally agreed but were not written on the contract. If you insist on using them, make sure you have every little detail in writing. Or else you'll be guarenteed paying A LOT more than what you've bargained for.

PROS: Good service.
CONS: Not trustworthy and will make you pay more than you should

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★★☆☆☆

Let me first by stating that their service was top notchon on our wedding day. Their staffs were friendly and professional. The food that was presented that day were up to our specs.

Our real problem was being in desparate mode while negotiating a wedding contract with Duxburys Catering. Since we were in a hurry, a lot of minor details were not discussed, or verbally agreed but were not written on the contract. If you insist on using them, make sure you have every little detail in writing. Or else you'll be guarenteed paying A LOT more than what you've bargained for.

PROS: Good service.
CONS: Not trustworthy and will make you pay more than you should

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I absolutely love Duxbury's catering. I hired them to cater my wedding. Right from the start their service was impeccable, and they are so friendly and helpful. They made me feel as if I was their only customer. Most of the time wedding and event vendors try and convice how vital the most expensive services are. They can also make you feel like your event will be horrible if you choose to do less, and you just fell pushed around. I felt the opposite here. Even though my wedding was definitely on a budget, I never felt like they were pushing me to get more, but they actually did everything they could to cut costs, telling me I DIDN'T need to purchase everything they had available to have a beautiful event. Their staff shows up with time to spare to meticulously conduct every detail. They set the tables, light the candles, provide all the rentals if you wish and they continue to be on the look out throughout the event to make sure it continues to be perfect. Their food is exceptional and they have many options to choose from for a much more reasonable price than other places I looked at. We chose their amazing tri-tip, chicken piccata, and thei famous twice-baked potatoes. They provide an assortment of fresh breads for each table, and their salads are divine! (No stale greens and dry chicken here!) They were the best deal that I found. Wonderful food at a reasonable price. The Most important factor to me is that I feel everything is taken care of and they certainly deliver.

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★★★★★

I absolutely love Duxbury's catering. I hired them to cater my wedding. Right from the start their service was impeccable, and they are so friendly and helpful. They made me feel as if I was their only customer. Most of the time wedding and event vendors try and convice how vital the most expensive services are. They can also make you feel like your event will be horrible if you choose to do less, and you just fell pushed around. I felt the opposite here. Even though my wedding was definitely on a budget, I never felt like they were pushing me to get more, but they actually did everything they could to cut costs, telling me I DIDN'T need to purchase everything they had available to have a beautiful event. Their staff shows up with time to spare to meticulously conduct every detail. They set the tables, light the candles, provide all the rentals if you wish and they continue to be on the look out throughout the event to make sure it continues to be perfect. Their food is exceptional and they have many options to choose from for a much more reasonable price than other places I looked at. We chose their amazing tri-tip, chicken piccata, and thei famous twice-baked potatoes. They provide an assortment of fresh breads for each table, and their salads are divine! (No stale greens and dry chicken here!) They were the best deal that I found. Wonderful food at a reasonable price. The Most important factor to me is that I feel everything is taken care of and they certainly deliver.

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