Joseph and his amazing team catered my son and soon to be daughter-in-law’s engagement party for 55 guests. From start to finish I couldn’t have asked for better service and fabulous food. Joseph was very accommodating and a joy to work with. The guests raved about the wide array of delicious appetizers. At his suggestion we had passed hors d’oeuvres, displayed appetizers and Joseph even provided a great bartender. Joseph and his team did everything, which really reduced my stress level. Throughout the entire evening, start to finish, they were there to assist. I would highly recommend using Butler for Hire. Your event will be a huge success!!
Joseph and the Butler for Hire Staff were simply phenomenal! I hosted a fundraising event for about 60 people, which included elected officials, business executives and community leaders, and I can’t thank them enough for helping to make the event a huge success! My guests were raving about the food, which was not only exquisitely delectable but elegantly prepared and served. We were all highly impressed with the staff’s professionalism and warm hospitality. From the start, Joseph helped me with planning the menu out of the many options he provided as well as the venue layout. On the day of the event, he and his staff came early with ample time to set up. And I have to also say that they looked chic in their black uniforms. At the end of the evening, they promptly and efficiently cleaned up and left the venue amazingly clean. As a host, Joseph’s services are just priceless. I had the time and leisure to enjoy the food and mingle with my guests. I highly recommend Joseph and the Butler for Hire Team for your next event.
Jacqueline Y. San Francisco, CA
I hired Butler For Hire Catering and Personal Chef service for a Christmas Cocktail party in December of 2007. Joseph, the owner and chef and his servers were SUPERB. We had all sorts of different Hor D’Ouevres passed and buffet style. I cannot say enough!!! It was so delicious, creative and fun!! They were very professional, on time, very organized and the food was sublime. I was a guest at my own party…How often can you say that..? I’m hiring them again for my annual summer pool party, I cannot wait. Alice
H. Atherton, CA
I gave Joseph and his team a weeks’ notice for my husband’s 40th birthday party for around 60 adults. Everything was perfect! We had passed hors’devours, displayed appetizers and a bar, including bartender for the evening. It was the first time I had time to breath before the first guests arrived. Joseph and his team did it all, from setting the tables, lighting the candles as the sun was setting, serving food and drinks and making sure all our guests had everything and anything they should need. My husband and I were able to enjoy the evening with our guests, knowing Joseph had it all organized. And the best bit, my kitchen was spotless and leftovers were packaged for us to enjoy the next day. I have recommended him to friends and he also did a terrific job for them too! Would give Butler For Hire Six Stars if I could!!!
Traci C. Menlo Park, CA
This is a five star review, no question about it! I hired Joseph and his team to cater a baby shower last week. We had 30+ ladies in attendance in a backyard garden setting, and by all accounts the shower was a huge success. Based on the rave reviews, the primary reason was definitely Joseph’s food! He was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish – he responded quickly to my initial inquiry; brainstormed with me on the right menu style in view of my budget and the party format, and then later helped me compile a fantastic menu from amongst his many, many amazing options; and did an outstanding job on all fronts on the day of the event itself. He made the entire process easy for me, which was great. And more importantly, he made the event a pleasure for everyone in attendance. His food got rave reviews, as did his presentation and his fantastic (friendly, professional & helpful) team of Patrick and Eileen. Joseph and his team got to the event early, made sure the set-up and presentation were perfect, kept the delicious food coming as-needed, and then cleaned up after the fact. I can’t recommend Joseph and his Butler for Hire service enough….a bunch of the women that attended the shower asked for his business cards after the fact (the ultimate compliment), and I’m looking forward to the next time I get to work with him on an event. Thanks, Joseph, to you and your team for making a special day extra special!!
Kristin S. Mountain View, CA
I just wanted to drop you a thank you note to express our gratitude for all that you did to make our daughter’s babtism event so special. You were quite a pleasure to work with; you were very professional, creative, organized, personal and your creativity was amazing! We enjoyed seeing your “work” come to life and the food and presentation were perfection. Thank you for giving me the gift of enjoying our special day. The guests loved your food and we were proud to have you a part of our home. We look forward to working with you again. Fondly,
Amie and Brendan L.
Thank you SO much for all the FABULOUS food last night-it was truly amazing! Above and beyond what I had imagined. All night long I heard rave reviews from my friends and family about how good the food was. And I got several emails today from folks raving about how awesome the food was….as well as a few calls from family. Your service was OUSTANDING! Tip top! You and your staff were just incredible, cannot say more about how friendly and efficient they were. I cannot thank you enough for all you did to make my 40th birthday one of the best nights of my life. I’m still reeling over how much fun I had last night! Thanks again
Joseph, Chuck and I were so thrilled with how the evening turned out. You said “This party is going to be such a hit!” It truly was for us and all our guests. You and your staff were outstanding on every aspect of the evening. Don’t be surprised if you get more business from this group as so many of them asked “who’s your caterer?” AND I will definitely be in touch when I have an appropriate work event to enlist your wonderful services. Cheers,
OMG, really! Do you have any ideas how many calls I have received today to rave about the FOOD!!! You did an absolutely incredible job! Thanks so much for making it a really fantastic day. How did I luck out to have YOU and perfect weather all in the same day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Till next time…
Thank you for the wonderful work you and your associates did helping us with our cocktail party. You made everything look so easy but I know that you were kept very busy both with the advance preparation and the food and beverage serice at the party. The food was excellent and the staging and decor were the very best. Your servers really did a great job “delivering the goods” ot our guests. So much so in fact, our guests raved about the event for several weeks afterward. Once again, thank you for helping to make our event memorable. Sincerely,
J. Michael W.
This is to let you know that I was very pleased to have you cater our dinner party in honor of the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade of Brazil at my residence. The service was impeccable and the food, according to all the guests, delicious. Everybody had a great time and I am looking forward to seeing you in a future opportunity. Sincerely,
Georges L.; Consulate General of Brazil; San Francisco
We would like to thank you sincerely for catering two of our company parties for Kurt Orban Parnters, L.L.C., Specialty Steel Trading. We sought your services a second time, as our first experience with you was superb. While our guests complimented your presentation, they more significatnly enjoyed (and devoured) all the hor d’ouevres. Your famous “secret” brownies were a special request for the second event. I particularly appreciated the fact that you took charge-and just made the party go smoothly, without interruption, I was able to entertain guests. I also appreciate the particulars, such as you and your team-taking the time to discard recycling appropiately. We were all pleased with the entire presentation, food and clean-up. In essence we were pleased with your perfect professionalism. Thank you again, and we will be seeking your services again in the future.
Tina Jo O.- Emerald Hills,
Thank you so much for the fabulous job you did for our party and for taking so many extra steps to ensure a beautiful presentation and even great party flow! I really appreciate it! See you soon,
Mariam from San Francisco
On behalf of the Junior League of Palo Alto and Mid-Peninsula, I would like to thank you for your expertise and professionalism with our annual Sustainer Cocktail Party on June 3, 2005. It was the most successful event the sustainers have ever had. With almost 200 guests attending the event, we were able to showcase our theme “Under the Country Sun” with a special venue that had not been offered in the past. your food preparation and table decorations were outstanding. Not only were the guests offered something different, but they were able to taste fabulous food prepared by a professional chef. Your spicy peanut noodles in spoons and marinated tuna on wonton crisps were the hit of the evening. Not to mention the strawberry topiary trees that you assembled! Everyone was so impressed. You and your staff were wonderful to work with and so well organized. You are a true find and I look forward to having you at several events in the future. You offered so much to our event both in food preperation and personality. Thank you, again, for all of your had work and supporting our league. Sincerely,
Susan M.-Chairman; Woodside
Just wanted to thank you again! It was a fabulous party and my only regret was that I didn’t have a bigger plate so I could eat more-everything was absolutely delish! Thank you for helping make my birthday a truly memorable one!
Karen from Burlingame
Wanted to get in touch and say thank you for the stellar performance Friday night at our small company party. I was most impressed with you and your servers. Everyone agreed the food was fantastic. Everyone raved about the brownies…we divided them up at the end of the night in bags for guests to take home…they asked for them!! I intend to use you for our housewarming event! If you need a recommendation, please don’t hesitate to ask. Regards,
Tina -from Emerald Hills
Thank you for catering our wedding. We had a great experience and were delighted with your creativity and the food. It was appreciated by everyone! thanks again,
Eliza & Jerry from Castro Valley
We were reffered to Butler For Hire by word of mouth. Our company was approaching its 20th year anniversary and we wanted to celebrate it in style. Based on the resounding referral we received, we hired Joseph to cater an open house. The food was plentiful, delicious, and presented with an eye for elegance and beauty. joseph’s staff was professional and gracious. It became obvious that Joseph is passionate about food, service and style. From set-up to clean-up, Joseph and crew were attentive, competent and professional. In fact, we asked them to come back and cater a retirement party (another success), and we will use their services again with confidence at the next opportunity. I have no reservations recommending Joseph and his staff for any occasion-Meredith S.:
Whitlely Burchett & Associates; Walnut Creek
Joseph at Butler For Hire is a delight. His food is excellent, prepared and delivered with panache. He has many menu selections, if flexible and easy to work with in crafing the best menu for that party and that mood and season. He adapts to the kitchen easily and by the second time, he makes it his own with no direction. He has responded to last minute panic calls as well as to well planned and scheduled ones. His serving help is excellent as well. If you hire Joseph, and I urge you to do that, you will be the most honored guest at your own party. We entertain relatively often, have used a number of catereers, including large well known firms from the city, and enjoy what he creates, his devotion to detail and predictably top flight service best of all. Joseph was recommended by a friend who engaged him as well as another friend who attended a party that he had catered. All were well pleased. Yours truly,