From Google Stars to Heartfelt Reflections: Your Review's Impact on A Fresh Connection Catering
Whenever you tap out a review on Google, have you ever wondered where it goes beyond the digital realm? Does it simply become another star on the vast web's horizon or does it echo in the hearts and minds of those behind the business? At "A Fresh Connection Catering," every single review is more than just feedback; it's a story, a lesson, a moment of reflection. Today, we pull back the curtain and share 10 of our most recent reviews, showing you not just the reviews themselves but also how they touch us, teach us, and drive us to be better. Dive in with us as we explore the tales and reflections behind your words.
1. Mark Davis: A Trio of Group Dinners (Aug 2023)
Review (Aug 2023): We used Fresh Connection to cater 3 dinners of about 35 people for our group. They put together a menu for all 3 nights with a lot of variety, based on our requirements (vegetarian and vegan items). The food was fresh, healthy, and delicious. Our guests were well fed and very satisfied--we received many compliments on the food. Their team is very professional with good communication. Delivery and setup went without a hitch and they arrived exactly on schedule each night. We will be using them again and we highly recommend this company! – Mark Davis
Our Reflection: Mark's event in August 2023 was a delightful challenge. Crafting diverse menus that catered to specific dietary needs, while maintaining the highest culinary standards, was a journey we cherished. Knowing our efforts resonated with Mark and his guests fills us with pride. Our team's dedication to punctuality and seamless service truly shone through, and we eagerly anticipate our next opportunity to serve Mark and his group.
2. Ross Gelfand: Culinary Delights (Jul 2023)
Review (Jul 2023): "Fantastic experience from beginning to end dealing with Susie and her staff. All the food choices were delicious. Highly recommend!" – Ross Gelfand
Our Reflection: Ross's review from July 2023 warms our hearts. The satisfaction of our clients is our primary goal, and feedback like this propels us forward. Susie and her team fondly recall the meticulous preparation for this event. The glowing recommendation serves as a testament to our dedication and commitment to excellence in catering.
3. Makhai Santo: A Wedding to Remember (Jun 2023)
Review (Jun 2023): "We used A Fresh Connection for our wedding reception, and they were fantastic! All of the food was excellent, and the grazing table was a beautiful sight to behold! Our guests couldn't stop raving about the portobello wellington." – Makhai Santo
Our Reflection: Makhai's wedding in June 2023 was an event that remains etched in our memories. Creating a menu that complements such a significant occasion is always a unique challenge, one that we embraced with enthusiasm. The beauty of the grazing table and the hit of the portobello wellington are testaments to our team's dedication to both flavor and presentation. We're thrilled to have been a part of such a joyous occasion and are grateful for the opportunity to leave a lasting impression on Makhai and his guests.
4. Judie Labadie: Celebrating 70 Glorious Years (Jun 2023)
Review (Jun 2023): "A Fresh Connection catered my 70th birthday party, and it was a resounding success. We had a house party with about 40 guests, all of whom thoroughly enjoyed the food and beverages. The staff was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would undoubtedly choose them for future events." – Judie Labadie
Our Reflection: Judie's 70th birthday celebration in June 2023 was a vibrant occasion, filled with joy and laughter. Crafting a menu that added to the warmth and jubilation of the day was our prime focus. Receiving such praise from Judie is truly heartening, especially knowing that our staff contributed to making her milestone birthday memorable. We look forward to many more celebrations with Judie and her loved ones.
5. Shayla Karlowsky: A Graduation to Cherish (May 2023)
Review (May 2023): "We chose A Fresh Connection Catering for a graduation celebration dinner, followed by a bar and brunch the subsequent day. WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Every dish served was exceptional. The Swedish Meatballs became an instant favorite among the guests. The next day's brunch, especially the omelet station, was a delightful hit. The event was made even more memorable thanks to David and Meg's diligence with the bar services, ensuring every drink was perfectly crafted. Chris and Kris demonstrated impeccable hospitality, ensuring every guest was catered to with utmost attention. Planning and logistics were seamless, with Rene at the helm, while Susie and the team brought creative flair to commemorate our Marine Biology graduate in the best way possible. A massive thank you to the entire team for creating such a memorable event. We wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking an unparalleled catering experience!" – Shayla Karlowsky
Our Reflection: Shayla's celebration in May 2023 stands out as a multi-faceted event, combining the euphoria of graduation with the delight of excellent food and drink. Knowing that our dishes, especially the Swedish Meatballs, became talking points is gratifying. The dedication of our team members, from the bar to the kitchen, played a pivotal role in ensuring the event's success. Shayla's recognition of each of them brings joy to our hearts. We are proud to have been part of such a significant moment in their lives, celebrating an achievement in Marine Biology, and are ever eager to create more memorable experiences for our clients.
6. Scott Daly: Puppy Love Delight (May 2023)
Review (May 2023): "I hired A Fresh Connection Catering for our annual 'Puppy Love' event. The food was top-notch, and the service? Simply unbelievable. I wholeheartedly recommend this company for any upcoming event. A big thank you to the Fresh Connection Team for making our event a grand success." – Scott Daly
Our Reflection: Scott's 'Puppy Love' event in May 2023 was truly unique. Catering for an occasion that combines the love of animals and food is an exhilarating experience. The positive feedback on both the food and service is a testament to our team's dedication and passion. We're thrilled that the guests, two-legged and perhaps four-legged, enjoyed the event. The acknowledgment from Scott serves as a wonderful reminder of why we do what we do. We're looking forward to many more delightful events together!
7. Jennifer Dodd: A Recurring Culinary Success (May 2023)
Review (May 2023): "For the second consecutive year, we had the pleasure of partnering with A Fresh Connection for our annual awards luncheon at the St. Pete Coliseum. The efficiency with which the team operated was commendable. From set-up to service, everything was executed flawlessly. Our guests were treated to delightful meals, making the experience memorable. A Fresh Connection has proven to be a trustworthy and reliable partner for our most significant event of the year." – Jennifer Dodd
Our Reflection: Collaborating with Jennifer and her team for their annual awards luncheon is always a highlight for us. Receiving the opportunity to serve at the prestigious St. Pete Coliseum, not once but twice, is a testament to the trust and rapport we've built. We're proud that our commitment to efficiency, reliability, and delectable food resonated with Jennifer and her guests. Here's to creating many more successful and memorable events together!
8. Craig Felumlee: An Exceptional Wedding Experience (May 2023)
Review (May 2023): "Exceptional! This one word encapsulates A Fresh Connection Catering Cafe, Bakery in terms of price, quality, and service. From the get-go, engaging with Susie and David, it was clear that this wasn't just any catering company. Organizing a wedding can be a whirlwind of emotions and stress, but Susie and her team transformed it into a delightful journey, letting us channel our energy elsewhere.
A heartfelt shoutout to Susie for accommodating our hectic schedules, considering we lived 4 hours from the wedding location in Clearwater. Meeting Chef Doug and the culinary maestros during the tasting session was a pleasure – his culinary creations reaffirmed our choice. And Doug, those meals? Exquisite.
Enter Rene, the ace logistics coordinator. Her expertise in managing the buffet, liaising with the service crew, and answering any query or rental requirement we had was unparalleled. If you're in a fix, Rene's your anchor.
Meg, with her team of Chris, Jessica, and Kelly, were the epitome of professionalism and warmth. They were punctual, efficient from setup to cleanup, and even took care of the cake cutting and leftover packaging. Having the venue at a private residence, they ensured every corner, especially the kitchen, was spotless post-event. Their presence felt less like a catering service and more like an extension of our family. Our gratitude knows no bounds for their unwavering professionalism, kindness, and infectious smiles. Their stellar service has etched a lasting impression on not just us, but our family, friends, and guests." – Craig Felumlee
Our Reflection: Craig's wedding in May 2023 was one for the books. His feedback, encompassing every intricate detail and member of our team, truly warms our hearts. Crafting an exceptional experience for such a special day is paramount for us. From the menu planning with Susie and Chef Doug to the seamless logistics overseen by Rene, every step was taken to ensure perfection. Meg's team, with their dedication and personable approach, epitomizes what we aim to achieve at every event – becoming an integral part of the celebration. Craig's recognition and acknowledgment of each individual is deeply appreciated. We're delighted to have been an integral part of this memorable day and are looking forward to many more shared celebrations.
9. Philadelphia Union: Catering for Champions (Feb 2023)
Review (Feb 2023): "We recently partnered with A Fresh Connection for our catering requirements during our pre-season trip to Clearwater, FL. Right from the start, our collaboration with Susie, Lisa, and the entire crew was a breeze. Their prompt responses and patience, especially as we finalized our catering specifics, stood out. The chef exhibited commendable flexibility when we realized, after the first night, that we required additional food. Without skipping a beat, they adjusted for the subsequent day. Meg, our primary meal deliverer, was punctual and ensured a flawless setup every time. We relished the cuisine and wholeheartedly endorse them for anyone in the Clearwater vicinity. A big shout-out and thanks to the team!" – Philadelphia Union
Our Reflection: February 2023 marked an exciting collaboration with the Philadelphia Union during their pre-season stint in Clearwater. Serving a sports team comes with its unique challenges, especially adapting to the dynamic requirements of their dietary needs. We're elated that the team found our services up to the mark, from the initial interactions with Susie and Lisa to the timely deliveries by Meg. Our chef's adaptability and commitment to excellence ensured that the athletes were well-fueled and ready for their games. The trust and positive feedback from a renowned team like the Philadelphia Union speaks volumes. We eagerly await the next opportunity to serve champions on and off the field!
10. Melissa McNerney: Lights, Camera, Delicious! (Oct 2022)
Review (Oct 2022): "The entire crew at Fresh Connection delivered an OUTSTANDING service. They catered for our film set, feeding a massive group of 60-70 people, not once, but twice daily for several weeks, and they executed it flawlessly. Punctuality was on point, and the specific dietary needs of our crew were always front and center. Their responsiveness in our conversations made the coordination seamless. We're grateful to have stumbled upon such a gem, and I can't advocate for their services enough. The food? Fresh, delectable, substantial, and packed with flavors. It was a resounding victory for our entire cast and crew!" – Melissa McNerney
Our Reflection: October 2022 was action-packed as we had the unique experience of catering for Melissa McNerney's film set. Catering for a movie crew, especially one as extensive as Melissa's, is a demanding endeavor, but one we thoroughly relished. Our team's dedication to timely deliveries, considering individual dietary requirements, and maintaining the quality of food over extended periods truly showcased our commitment to excellence. Knowing that the cast and crew enjoyed our fresh and flavorful meals brings immense joy. We are delighted to have been part of this cinematic journey and look forward to more on-set adventures!
In the digital age, it's easy to feel that our words, lost in the vast sea of online information, might not hold much weight. But as you've journeyed with us through these reviews, we hope you've seen the tangible impact of your feedback. Every star, every comment, every piece of advice – they shape our journey and our commitment to delivering excellence. So, the next time you pen a review, for us or any other business, remember that there's a team on the other side, cherishing your words, reflecting upon them, and striving to rise even higher. To everyone who has taken a moment to share their experience with "A Fresh Connection Catering," thank you. Your words are our guiding stars.