Saved to Favorites
09/16/2011Provided by Citysearch
I contacted Bill Sharp at Elite Catering / Bagel and Dean Catering for a small private party for a client of mine.
To start Bill is impossible to get a hold of and very disorganized. It took dozens of phone calls and emails over 2 weeks to get a basic menu for a small kids party. It took even longer to get an estimate or a bill before the event. Once contracted Bill was unreachable and by then it was to late to find another vendor. The days before the event he was no where to be found. The day of the event their chef was 2 hours late for the event, unorganized, unprepared, did not have the basics a caterer would need and forgot even some of basics like ketchup for mini burgers. Frankly he looked like he just rolled out of bed. His excuse was that he was all alone and no one was there to help him and that he could not get a hold of Mr. Sharp to let us know he was going to be late.
The food was cold, stale, poorly cut, tasted horribly, and the plates the chef brought were miss matched, chipped, and terrible. He has no chef skills, I had to babysit him all night and plate everything because he was so inept.
To say the client was unhappy is putting it lightly and will never do an event at my venue again and insisted on a discount.
I complained to Mr. Sharp the day of and the days after the event. 4 months later he has still not returned my calls. About a month ago I received an invoice from Bagel and Dean, Not Elite Catering via email from Mr. Sharp. I emailed back saying I will not pay, remind him of all my and the clients issues and today a Mr. Patel, the supposed owner of the company and also the supposed chef that evening yelling death threats if I don't pay and threatened to come down to my place of work and take care of me!
This company should be put out of business.
*******AVOID AT ALL COSTS*********
01/06/2009Provided by Citysearch
I'm in the hospitality industry and represent a hotel in Los Angeles. Whenever I travel to New York I arrange for Elite Caterers to have food delivered to my clients. Their menus are terrific, their attention to detail superb and what's more, the food and beverage is always delivered 10 to 15 minutes before I arrive - even in bad weather. Presentation is great and my clients really appreciate the effort. Elite Caterers makes me look good and they're a pleasure to work with (especially Chester).
07/07/2008Provided by Citysearch
My company had to plan a catering event for my CEO who is quite particular?especially when it comes to food. I contacted Elite Caterers, and was immediately impressed with the level of professionalism, courtesy and attention to detail. I informed Elite Caterers at the outset that the menu revolved around champagne, and they were quite thorough in providing excellent suggestions. They worked within my budget, were flexible with the numerous menu requests and changes, and most importantly, were superb with their client follow up. To that end, when the food arrived and the bread basket was missing, the catering director personally delivered it himself?.. Now THAT?S what one would call excellent customer service! One word for Elite Caterers: Outstanding!
05/21/2007Provided by Citysearch
I use a lot of caterers. Some caterers are great, some caterers are okay, and many caterers are terrible. Elite Catering is one of the best caterers I've used in a long time. This caterer has lots of great experience as a caterer and if you need a great caterer, not a good caterer, but a great caterer, you should give Elite a try. A caterer beyond all caterers. The caterer to call. The caterer to use.
05/17/2007Provided by Citysearch
I had a private party and I needed a caterer so I used Elite. I am in New York City was hoping for some good catering and needed someone professional to cater my party. Elite Catering and Events in NYC was one of the top quality catering companies I've used. Of all the caterers I've used this was the best. I can't recommend this catering company any higher. If you are in NYC and you need a good caterer, just call Elite Catering and Events. They do both on premise catering and off premise catering, and they can be a caterer for any event you need. Parties, weddings, functions, meetings...Elite Catering and Events has you covered.
Phone: (212) 631-0280
Address: 350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118
People Also Viewed
- Serendipity 3
225 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
- Cooper & Cooper Real Estate
341 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018
- Concord Village
230 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
- Eagle Condominiums
532 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011
- Alfred Real Estate
875 W End Ave, New York, NY 10025
- Maloney Enterprises
229 E 120th St # 202, New York, NY 10035
- Henry Phipps Plaza West
4 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003
- Susman Realty
391 E 149th St Rm 212, Bronx, NY 10455
- Lexington House
73 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
- Premiere Real Estate Group, LLC
132 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017