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Ultimate Caterer

52 C. North Main St. Marlboro, NJ | 732-577-0490 | ultimatecaterer@optonline.net

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The day went seamlessly. I was, naturally, nervous about all of the details and needs being communicated between all vendors prior to the event. However, I spent no time at all worried or running around hectic to control everything. All the vendors worked together extremely well- Alan was very communicative and took control which allowed us to completely enjoy the day. I really appreciated the personal attention and touches- such as being provided drinks and food throughout the day without seeking them out. My mom also commented on how thoughtful it was that she was brought food and encouraged to relax and enjoy.
I received countless, almost constant compliments on everything from the service, to the decor, to the food, and especially the air conditioners.
The day was an absolute dream, my guests had a great time, and ultimate caterer provided excellent communication, service, and food/drinks.
Thank you!

Dear Alan & everybody at Ultimate,
I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in making my son's Bar Mitzvah such a complete success. The food was amazing!


Alan & Staff,
Thank you for your services during our first gala. We look forward to working with you for future events! The food, service and set up were perfect!


Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer,
Well, we pulled it off! You did an absolutely wonderful job and we want to thank you for all your assistance and patience. Everyone had a great time and people are talking about the NJMoCA event everywhere.
Until next time....Warmly, Robin
10.23.10

Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer,
I wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job Ultimate Caterers did last night at our dedication reception. From the minute Joe and the team got there, it was perfect. Everyone was friendly, organized, and efficient. The food was wonderful (many comments from guests) and the service was great. Joe was just terrific and I knew I did not have to worry about one thing once they arrived.
Judy

Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer,
Thank you so much for an amazing wedding! words can not even begin to express our thanks for everything. It was no doubt that our important day was in the best hands possible! Everything was flawless and classy and the food was exquisite! We received so many compliments on everything from food to service! The ceremony was beautiful, the cocktail hour was outstanding and the reception was perfect! Thanks a million!
Love Bill & Tricia Green.

Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer,
We can't thank you enough for a beautiful presentation/excellent staff/delicious food/and overal service! We have 2 more daughters to marry, and would absolutely hire you again! Thank you!
Sarah & Tony

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Ultimate Caterer provided delicious food and service for our party. Presentation was beautiful and our maitre d' and staff were terrific. We couldn't be happier!!!
CL,Artiste

Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer,
This was definitely a Five-Star experience all the way, from the first contact, to the tasting to the final moments. Our guests are still raving over the presentation, food array, quantity of food and the quality of the food.
C.Toni

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The Ultimate Caterer did such a great job on our food. It tasted amazing and their service was impeccable. They gave us huge servings for a lot less than the competitors wanted them for. II just can't get over how well they did for our wedding. I would recommend them for any event.
Zoey

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Great presentation, great staff, food was amazing. They did there homework and made a great day for us. We had it at the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park and they really are experienced there. 2 months after our wedding, our guests are still raving about the food. We wanted a traditional New England clam bake, and they recreated exactly what we wanted in November with class. Plenty of lobsters to go around.
Special kudos to Joe and Bartenders!


Dear Alan and the Staff at The Ultimate Caterer,
What can we say, except you "Blew us away" with your creativity, your food, and the service and attitude of your staff. No matter what we asked for, it was done. Your attention to detail amazed all the guests from the nearly 500 who attended the Saturday Kiddush to the 175 at the Sunday Casino.

Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer, you took our Bar Mitzvah vision and made it a reality, and our son, Sam and his younger brother David enjoyed every minute with family and friends. Sincere kudos' to Mike on Saturday, and you and your staff on Sunday for everything. It is the little touches that really set The Ultimate Caterer apart, from the lights in the plants to the camel's and water pitchers. The quality of the food was without exception, the best, and all our guests raved about everything. Thanks, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
Betty & Marc Fertik
East Brunswick, NJ


Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer, The food was delicious and overflowing and the dessert buffet was a sight to behold - absolutely unbelievable! Whatever we wanted or our guests desired throughout the evening the staff provided and always with a smile and pleasant attitude. Our family and friends are raving about the wonderful food and superb service. It was all the personal attention that was given with great care that made it possible for us to enjoy our wedding as much as our guests did. The Ultimate Caterer went above and beyond our greatest expectations....We cannot thank them enough.
Emily & Miles

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Our relationship began with The Ultimate Caterer when we contacted them for help with finding a unique venue for our wedding. It was the best call we could have made...Jennifer, their Sales Director took us to see several of their unique locations and spent lots of time getting to know us and the feel we wanted for our day. After seeing a few places, we visited The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield, which we fell in love with and booked immediately...it was exactly what we wanted to make our day unique, special and memorable. We attended a complimentary tasting at the Ultimate Caterer where we were seduced by their fabulous menu, unique presentation, and professional staff and decided to go their Never Ending Cocktail Reception...Our wedding was an evening of over 20+ different hand passed selections...mini meals as I would call them...Baby Lamb Chops with Mashed Potatoes, Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon with Wild Mushroom Couscous, Almonds n' Amaretto Shrimp Tempura with Lobster Bisque Cappuccino, etc...along with some fabulous cold stations as well!! The food truly never-ended...my guests could not believe that we had over 4 hours of continuous culinary sensations to tempt their every desire and then over an hour of amazing hand passed desserts, mini root-beer floats, assorted scrumptious cheesecake lollipops, home made HOT jumbo cookies and brownies with cold shots of milk and many more...no one left this wedding hungry!! Ultimate Caterer created a menu that worked perfectly for the unique layout of the Mansion...some guests spent the evening drinking & dancing the night away while others caught up with friends and family in the cozy library, elegant dining room or mingled and under the stars in the sky-lit atrium. One guest commented that "the evening was filled with so many little surprises, holding many treats for all the senses...elegant and eclectic at the same time...a wedding like no other..."! Many of our guests echoed that same praise of the venue and food. Our wedding was on April 24th 2010 and our family and friends are still raving! We are forever appreciative to The Ultimate Caterer for making our dreams and vision come true. Thank you Jennifer, Will (chef) and Alan (owner) for creating memories that will last a life time, you were exceptional from beginning to end!
Daureen & Joe Studier

Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer, No other caterer would have been able to provide a service quite like this. They think of everything...the food, the service and the staff were second to none. To choose any other caterer, you would be missing a level of perfection you would have only dreamed about.
Susan Q.

Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer, The staff was amazing. They truly made our wedding day stress-free. People still tell us that we had the best wedding ever and how amazing the food was and our wedding was more than a year ago!
Sarah.

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The Ultimate Caterer was one of the best decisions we made with regard to our wedding planning! Everything was top-notch including the food, service, selection, attentiveness and presentation. Alan and his team know exactly what types of food will work with your venue and event style. We highly recommend The Ultimate Caterer and would definitely hire them again for future events!
Joyce.

Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer, Wow, those 25 years of experience really does matter. We had many people who were vegetarians and others who don't eat anything but meat and this place was able to perfectly accommodate everyone's taste. Not only was the food hot and delicious, it was also convenient to eat and not messy.
Morin Homes

The Night of our Lives!!!
Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer,
It has been a few weeks since our wedding in Asbury Park, and Peggy and I are still buzzing. You
and your team at the Ultimate Caterer were absolutely awesome, and we are indebted to you for
bringing energy and enthusiasm to our day. We were given so much credit from our guests for
thinking of EVERYTHING during the reception, but the credit goes entirely to you and your staff
for making us look so good!First off, we received rave reviews on the food. We wanted an over-the-top cocktail hour, and you brought the goods! Five food stations, an endless selection of passed out hors d'oeuvres, and a circle bar (built by Ultimate Caterer, by the way) that had the look and feel of elegance and sophistication. The icing on the cake was the dinner during the reception our guests were blown away by the quality and presentation. We went into our wedding thinking of dinner as mere nourishment to keep our guests dancing long into the night (which they did). We had no idea the food would taste so good. But the fact of the matter is that the Ultimate Caterer is much more than a caterer. To anyone looking to put their wedding into trusted hands, you have to be the first phone call. Feel free to give them my number and I will tell them so. Our wedding featured many nuances, from the very obvious (e.g. intense blue lighting, oversized dance floor), to the obscure (e.g. miniature cold towels during the heat of the dancing), to the outlandish (e.g. the after-party lounge that lasted until 3:30am). We had a long list of ideas that couldnt have come to fruition without the Ultimate Caterers professionalism, creativity and vendor contacts. A 10 ½ hour reception what a party!!! To make matters a bit more unique, our wedding was at the recently renovated Berkeley Hotel, which provides the beautiful space, but otherwise, a blank canvas. That really put the onus on us (and you) to turn our vision into reality. The result exceeded our expectations by a wide margin, and we cant thank you enough. When we thought back on the months of effort you put into our night, we are not ashamed to say that we became emotional as we reflected on the success of our night. In addition to everything else, you are a good and decent person that truly cares about the quality of your service. And in the process, the Ultimate Caterer gave us the Ultimate Gift the proudest night of our lives. Peggy and I will always be thankful that we chose you to make our dream come true. And finally, the Ultimate Compliment. Since the wedding, we have had at least 40 people tell us it was the best wedding they have ever attended. We have notes and emails from many people telling us we inspired them in their own personal lives (it sounds crazy, but it is true). It was a magical night for everyone, which gives us so much pleasure because we put all of our effort into it. But it also tells us we made the right initial decision, and that was hiring the Ultimate Caterer. So from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you, Jennifer, Celeste, and your entire organization for everything. We will see you soon.
Your friends,
Rich and Peggy


Below is an email I sent to Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer. He catered my wedding reception in July 1997 and my family was THRILLED with the service and food and value. Being transplanted New Yorkers, we were interested in having a reception that would rival a typical New York wedding (a cocktail hour that would fill you up, a sumptuous dinner, and an incredible array of desserts). Alan's company provided everything we hoped for and more. The cocktail hour honored our backgrounds -- my Italian and Asian upbringing, his southwestern upbringing. The selection at the stations were incredible. My husband and I got an off the menu meal, while our guests had a choice (to be made at the table) of a delicious beef or chicken entree. We were able to "make" our wedding cake from a variety of choices of cake, filling and icing flavors. Needless to say, we've never had a hazelnut cake with canoli filling and white chocolate icing anywhere else! And the Viennese table rivaled anything I've ever eaten from an Italian pastry shop in Brooklyn!
Not only do we (my parents, my husband and I) talk about the food at our reception, but our guests still compliment us on it! Our wedding was 13 years ago and people still tell us how great the food was! Even my coworkers who are originally from New York talk about it when the subject moves to wedding receptions in the office. If you want to have a memorable catered event, I would highly recommend Alan Perl's Ultimate Caterer!
People will be talking about your event for years, even decades (!), to come.

Alan, I don't know if you remember me or not, but you catered my wedding at the Ramada Inn East Windsor in July 1997 (the company was called A Posh Party at that time). Jeff and I have been married nearly 13 years now (and have 3 kids!), and I can say that people STILL tell me what a wonderful wedding reception we had. Ours had the best, most delicious, and never ending array of food. When I think of all the food, delectable desserts on the Viennese table, and the cake, I still salivate and smile. My parents and I attended my cousin's wedding in Tucson, AZ last month, and it was a nice casual event with a Mexican food theme. It was good, but not memorable. The following week my parents attended a wedding in Cadwalader Park. They again told me that mine was the BEST wedding they've ever attended.

Hello, Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer, I'm glad to see you are still successfully catering. We'll refer our friends to you and hope our paths cross again.
Best regards,
Jeanne and Jeff King


Thank you Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer. We opted for the never-ending cocktail party, and we couldn't have asked for anything better! the food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. The service staff was perfect and working with Alan was so easy! We got exactly what we wanted with absolutely no headache!
H. Cammarata

Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer, We can't thank you enough for the wonderful service you provided for our wedding. Your attention to detail and prompt service for our every need was greatly appreciated. Our guests were so delighted with the wonderful food that your chef prepared and enjoyed the interesting presentations and displays. We would especially like to thank Jennifer and ALan for helping us to create such a memorable event. Through your guidance and support we were able to make our wedding one that reflected the two of us and for that we are eternally grateful.
Julianna and Christopher Guidice

Dear Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer,
Thank you so much for catering my party! The staff was so helpful and food was great! You guys did a wonderful job, it was everything I imagined and more!
Love always,
Lindsey Cianciotta

Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer,
Well, Alan, you certainly made our party into something that people are STILL raving about. You and your team transformed our wedding into a four-star event.
Its the little touches that set Ultimate Caterer apart. From the pre-ceremony appetizers to the famous strolling desserts, our guests didnt know what to expect next. It is that element of surprise that really set our wedding apart from many others. Your staff was amazing at anticipating our guests needs, and providing for them before they even had to ask.
We are also glad that you were able to work within our budget, and still make the event feel so special. From a culinary standpoint, we still hear compliments on the fine dining experience. (The sliced steak was a great touch!) This is one wedding we both wish we had been guests at!
We've had a lot of fun getting to know you and your staff.
We experienced professionalism every time.
Please feel free to use this recommendation as you see fit.
Best regards,
Cara and Matthew Weinberg

Hi Alan Perl of Ultimate Caterer,
We got back from the honeymoon on Sunday night and I'm just catching up with nonwork stuff now, so my apologies for the delay! We had a FABULOUS time at our wedding-- the overwhelming majority of guests even said that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. The never-ending cocktail party created the perfect atmosphere. Everyone was up and enjoying the mansion instead of
stuck at tables the whole night-- I couldn't have imagined it any other way! Ultimate certainly played a huge part in making our wedding a success.
Thank you so much to you and your staff for making it a great event for us.
We'll send some pictures soon!
Whitney & Brendon

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My planning started with Ultimate. I had such great guidance through my choices that, in the end, everything was tasteful, elegant, and the food was exquisite. They set up in their own truck and served all the food perfectly hot and elegantly presented. People raved about it. That's what you want. I chose Chilean Sea Bass and Chateau Briant. The steak was thick, perfectly done to each request and cut like butter. The Bass was exquisite. The service was prompt, courteous and anticipatory--they asked people if they needed help or service of any kind. I could not have been happier. They also handled my table decor, etc.
I did some extra decorating--I used the corner shelves and mantle to display
family pictures. It ended up being both elegant and homey--as though we were
entertaining in a beautiful estate. We had the cocktail hour in the huge kitchen with the fireplace. There was plenty of room for people to wander outside on the terrace, so the kids were happy too. It was in March, so an outside wedding was prohibited, but that would be smashing too. I think you are making a wonderful choice. Mountain Lakes let me bring things ahead of time and store them in the office. I was able to stock bathrooms, etc. My colors were sage green and ivory. Ultimate had tablecloths in my green with overlay table cloths in a shimmery green. I chose napkins with a green band. They printed the most elegant menu--even with my green in a heart on the top. They remembered everything and listened and executed my smallest wish. That's what you need on your big day--not more stress. My florist provided very high glass stands on mirrors with sprays of flowers at the top. Candles were placed all around them.
All in all, Ultimate is a great choice, and Mountain Lakes is beautiful.--a perfect, serene, pastoral setting. I think you made the best choice and will get raves from guest who are well taken care, great food and beautiful surroundings. It's so private--not in a more public venue.
Judy Finaldi


You came through yet again. The affair was beautiful and food was delicious. You never disappoint. Thanks for making all three of my kids affairs so memorable. Your staff rocks.
Donna


Thank You