Konopelski's did a fanatastic job for The King's Academy golf tournament held at Rich Maiden Golf Course on June 11th, 2016. The food was excellent and there was plenty of food for everyone. It made the finish to our golf tournament a great success. Thanks so much!!!!
Worst place to camp. WAY OVER PRICED, DIRTY PLACE nothing to offer. Owner not nice to people, or there guest. Wedding facility very run down. EPA is there now ( Old battery dump ) they don't even deserve one star. SAVE YOUR MONEY, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE !!!!!!!!
Konopelski Katering provide excellent service and food for our wedding! Prior to the wedding, the catering team did a great job talking to us to find out our style and food likes/dislikes to come up with menu suggestions. They also did a great job working with our venue vendors on timing and set-up details. On the day of, the food was fantastic. We had a range of traditional favorites like scallops wrapped in bacon to trendier items like soup shooters with mini sandwiches. Dinner was surf and turf, a filet and crab cake with roasted vegetables and mushroom risotto. Our guests were wowed and really enjoyed their meals. We also had a special request, a popcorn station, that they easily accommodated and executed flawlessly. It was a huge hit!The staff really deserves credit for the professionalism and quality of service provided throughout the day. The servers and bartenders were friendly and very responsive. I hear most brides do not eat at their wedding. I certainly did! During cocktail hour the staff made sure I received the passed hors d'oeuvres, and the dinner was too good to ignore! For a great quality experience executed with professionalism, I highly recommend Konopelski Katering.
My husband and I chose Konopelski as our caterer and their location, Willow Glen Park, as our venue. Since we had over 90 adult guests, they did not charge us the $500 for the venue. We were married in the grassy area with the arbor, which was beautiful, and we had our reception under their tent, which turned out very nice. The only bad thing about the actual venue is the gravel parking lot (it is not good for heels!!) Also, there is a railroad nearby, and we had to pause in the ceremony for a passing train (but everyone thought that was funny). The part I was really disappointed by was the service. It was horrible. They had the chairs in the ceremony area and were supposed to move them to the tent, but my guests ended up moving them, which I was absolutely furious about. It was very unprofessional. None of the workers had any idea where the boss was, and on worker told my brother he had actually left the venue. Also, the tables were not set up when they were supposed to be the morning of the wedding, so we were late setting things up. And finally, the bathrooms were absolutely disgusting. Being the bride in a long dress with a little train, I held it all night so I would not have to go in that bathroom. My guests were absolutely disgusted by it. They all liked the outside wedding, the tent, and the food, but the service was horrible. It's a shame their food is so good because I will not recommend them due to the bad service.
Had them cater our Holiday Party and the food was fabulous, delivered and set up with a great presentation for our guests. Everyone raved about the poppy seed chicken and roasted potatoes. Thanks again Chef Joe and Rose for an amazing meal!
The food is good but not worth the disappointment when he does not show. A little bit of respect would go a long way for the people who did not bring lunch assuming Chef Troy was a man of his word. Chef Troy’s food truck was supposed to be at Granite Point weekly. 4 out of 5 weeks to date he has proven to be unreliable. Here are the highlights: 1.He did not show the first week due to issues with the truck.2.He ran out of food and left midway through lunch without notifying anyone. I have a hard time believing he ran out of everything.3.He did not show due to weather. It was not raining during the hours he should have been on site. There was no notification that he was not going to be on site until late in the morning. (Weather already cleared up too)4.He did not show today without any notification. No explanation as to why.
I recently attended my wife's work picnic at the tent at Green Valley. From the minute we walked in, we felt like we were in an oven. The party was attended by over 200 people and from what we were told, which quickly spread throughout the party was that they called two days before to say if they wanted air conditioning, it would be $850 more. With it being 90+ degrees out and a party of that size, I would think that would be included. Apparently not. I commend her work for saying NO. Talk about trying to kick people when they are down. All the sides of the tent were still down, so the inside was an oven You would think they'd at least roll up the sides to get some air flow inside. Nope.The party started at 11:30 am. There was one small drink station right when you walked in which was completely undersized based on the size of the party. Drinks would run out and the servers would disappear. I actually saw one of the servers filling up pitchers of water in the bathroom. Yes, I'm not lying, I'm sure the health board would be thrilled.As someone who had worked in the industry for 10 years, I'm always very aware of what goes on, based on my own experiences. It appeared there was no "point of contact". When I used to do large banquets, the person who booked the party and ultimately was the one paying the check knew who the manager was and the head server. I didn't see any of this. I don't fault any of the servers for this. I fault ownership. There should always be a manager walking around, checking every little detail, making sure the drinks are stocked, the tables are cleared, the bathrooms are clean, etc. Walking around talking to the guests. Nothing that I noticed. A good run organization starts with well trained employees and good solid management. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that.Now, let's get to the food. The party started at 11:30am, the food wasn't served until 12:45pm. I really have to ask if Viva also does the meals for the Berks County Prison, because that's what I thought I was eating, prison food at best. There was absolutely no organization at the buffet line. Things would run out, and 10 minutes later a server would appear with a small amount that ultimately ran out again a few minutes later. Again, no manager making sure everything was stocked and running smooth. In the end, they ran out of food and I know that there were a lot of very unhappy guests because of this. Somehow, then a tray of wraps appeared, that I think they ran and got from the Surefine down the road. One of the guests at my table told me the exact same thing happened a few weeks ago when he was there for a church picnic. Interesting isn't it?In the end, I'm glad that I don't have any immediate weddings or functions to attend, so I know I won't be forced to go back. If I were someone in the market for a location for a party or wedding, I would consider my options, as I feel there are plenty of other options out there that will be much more organized and well run. It's one thing to pay $60 for dinner for two and have a bad experience, it's another thing to have a very important day like a wedding or a work picnic to give thanks to your employees and you end up having to go through what all of us went through.This could be a really neat place, but from everything I saw, they have no clue what they are doing. In the end, I think the Sheetz down the road is the winner, as I know a few people from our function ended up going there after the party to get food and drinks