REFERRALS AND CLIENTS
The following is a partial list of our clients since we launched our catering company in October 2014.
REFERRALS (Posted on Yelp. All 5 Stars)
We can't say enough about how amazing/ effortless it was to work with Lisa for our son's backyard graduation party. Her commitment to careful and thoughtful planning, and flawless execution truly ensured the success of our event. We had sort of a southern comfort/ BBQ theme when it came to the menu, and the food was exactly what we wanted--delicious, family-friendly and raved about by all our guests (grandparents, young children, and everyone in-between!)! Lisa was honest, kind and so lovely to work with, and we look forward to working with her again!
Home Meal Deliveries
I recently experienced a fabulous dining experience provided by tasteful-adventures. They are a small catering business that ensures that they create food that fits your style of eating. They recently designed a three course meal and delivered it directly to our door hot from the oven. The Brisket that was the main meal was incredible, tender and flavorful. My husband and I enjoyed it so much we will be ordering from them at least monthly if not more frequently. I highly recommend!
Husband's Birthday Party
Reached out for my husband's 40th bday. His best friend was in town and, given the pandemic, wanted to do something special for dinner.
All 3 of us are pretty happy to eat anything, so I allowed Lisa to suggest a menu and her picks were perfect, like she knows us!
The lobster fritters and the sauce they provide are amazing (I could eat them on the regular).
My husband and his bro are from the south, so Lisa and I chatted about a brisket as the main course protein and I can confirm that they made a legit brisket (the bark was delish).
I would recommend anyone looking to "go fancy" for an at home dinner, contact Tasteful Adventures!
We recently had Tasteful Adventures cater a last minute small living room style wedding. I reached out with very short notice and they were extremely accommodating and quick with their response. I just picked what I thought sounded good off of their menu, sight unseen, and everything was absolutely delicious! The beef teriyaki skewers were our favorite. They arrived for the delivery exactly when we asked them to with easy instructions on how to present/ keep the food warm until we were ready. They were so thoughtful and you could really tell the pride they took in preparing our delicious meal. We will definitely be in touch when we start planning a bigger bash to celebrate!
Christmas Company Dinner Party
We have used Tasteful Adventures for the last few years for our company Holiday Dinners. Every time, the food is delicious and the service is awesome. The Brazillian Seafood Chowder was a huge hit!
My wedding caterer canceled with 10 days notice, and I went online to find a replacement. THANKFULLY I found Lisa, and she helped me put together a delicious menu that the guests truly gushed about in no time flat. They LOVED the beet hummus and Mexican beef! She even came by the venue early to see how the set up would work, and advised me when she thought I had too much food (instead of just trying to make extra money by pushing me to get more). It was a great experience working with her and I would recommend Tasteful Adventures to anyone!
They did a fabulous job catering our small event. Lisa is great to work with. She worked with my budget and actually came in under than what I told her! We had cheeses, meats crackers, lobster rolls and shrimp. People raved about the food! I will most definitely use them again!
Small Family Dinner Party
So great to have such excellent, healthy food in the intimate setting of my father's home. Lisa and Ken handled everything from the linens and glassware to the wine selection . . . and everything in between. They were responsive but not intrusive. We also had some dietary restrictions and they were more than accommodating. They were so professional and respectful and we would not hesitate to hire Tasteful Adventures again!!
It's a party that will be talked about for years! We held an engagement party for our son and his fiancee (and her family) at our home last weekend. Of the 30 people who attended, more than half were Dominican, some not speaking English. I was panicked about what we would serve a group of people we had never met and whose food preferences were foreign to me. Then I found Lisa and Ken. I told Lisa about the party and she came up with a Puerto Rican menu, with Arroz con Pollo, Carne Mechada, Rice and Beans, Tostones with dipping sauces, and Tres Leches cake. I can honestly tell you that every item was delicious, plentiful, and well-received. The guests were thrilled with the dinner and dessert and I felt so good that they all had fun and left happy. Cannot thank Lisa and Ken enough. I will definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone!
From beginning of the wedding planning process to the end of our reception dinner, Ken, Lisa, and the team at Tasteful Adventures were tremendous. Not only was the food GREAT, but they are just sweet, thoughtful, and easy going people to work with. Our families raved about the meatloaf, were so excited about the clam chowder, and found a new favorite in the bacon wrapped, blue cheese stuffed dates. We chose Tasteful Adventures as our caterers because of their commitment to using quality ingredients and transparency about what goes into the food they prepare, but we'd recommend them again and again because of how great of people they were. They were both professional and warm + welcoming. You don't find that too often in a catering company!
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Pinehills, Plymouth
Tasteful Adventures catered our son's rehearsal dinner (August 2017) and everyone loved the food! We planned a beer tasting event, and Lisa worked hard to create a fun Tapas style menu to go with our theme. She was creative and worked with all our requests and ideas - the food was plentiful and the service excellent. I didn't worry about anything!
Lisa and Ken catered our wedding last month (6/10/17) and honestly I'm not even sure where to begin. The food was amazing. I'm still thinking about that short rib and how it was falling off the bone. Everyone -- to a person -- raved about the food. Multiple guests asked for and received second helpings.
The passed appetizers and charcuterie were fantastic. As the bride, it was difficult to get the chance to enjoy that stuff, but Lisa made us a special plate of it. And that, honestly, is what is so special about Tasteful Adventures. Yes, they make amazing food that you think about long after your plate is gone, but it's the little gestures that make them stand out from all the rest.
Lisa designed a menu just for us based on what we like. She was easy to work with through the whole process, supportive, handled so many details that I barely could even comprehend needed to be handled. And she was on-site and serving for the wedding.
I could go on and on, but I will finish by saying they were the best and I would hire them for another event in a nanosecond.
They helped make a memory that will last for the rest of our lives.
Tasteful Adventures worked with us to craft a delicious menu for some diverse dietary needs. The food was perfect. I'll get short ribs no matter where I go now to see if anyone can come close. I think it will be a challenge. The empanadas come as advertised. It's one of their specialties and it's easy to see why. Brilliant!
Their team orchestrated the food service beyond our expectations. They worked seamlessly in the somewhat limited kitchen we afforded them and the dinner service was comparable to any fine restaurant. Professional, friendly and nicely attentive.
Beginning to end, they shined. We can't recommend them any higher.
Lisa at Tasteful-Adventures catered my mom's 85th birthday party last weekend, and she was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. It was a family event, and there were some finicky eaters in the crowd, so I had to go back to Lisa a few times to make adjustments to the menu, which she was always great about and happy to adjust. We had a couple of special requests, one of them being a smoked salmon platter that wasn't on their regular menu but she was happy to do it for us. And she made a couple of suggestions, such as the corn elotes, which was delicious. Everything was very tasty and everyone had only positive things to say about the food. Thanks Lisa, I would definitely use your catering services again and recommend you highly. Also, the mini-cupcakes that you arranged for us were a real hit!
Lisa & Ken catered our wedding last month, and guests are still telling us "that was the best wedding food I've ever had in my life." Imagine cooking salmon--perfectly--for 130 guests. It was juicy, flaky, and served with a perfect dill butter. Still dreaming about it!! The menu they developed, of passed appetizers and buffet entrees and sides, was very creative, light, and perfect for the occasion (outdoors on the water in early August). I emailed back and forth with Lisa for months before the wedding, and she was so responsive and accommodating. My family members have a lot of food allergies, and Lisa accommodated every single one, from gluten issues to a celery allergy. All of our appetizers were dairy free, and they were delicious! We were so impressed with their food and presentation, and it was a pleasure planning with them.
This is my very first time writing an online review for any product or service. It's just not my thing (although I do appreciate others' reviews!). However, I was compelled to write this because of two exceptional PEOPLE, Lisa and Ken MacDonald, and the fabulous service they provided for my son's wedding.
We hosted a magical backyard wedding for about 80 people at our home at the end of June and hired Tasteful Adventures to provide the food and catering services. It was the best thing we ever did! We had specific ideas in mind and they worked with us to come up with a menu that suited our vision as well as our budget. So easy and wonderful to work with!
The food - wow! People are still talking about the fabulous food at the wedding. We had stations, passed hors d'oeuvres and a buffet. Many of the items were fabulous recipes proprietary to Ken and Lisa: empanadas, mole, arroz con pollo, marinated swordfish, puttensca, marinated cauliflower, etc. They also prepared and elegantly served the best roast beef many of us have ever had, along with pasta primavera, salads, etc. And we loved the dessert presentation - individual fresh fruit cups with optional real whipped cream. Did I say fabulous?!?!?
From the time they arrived at the house that day, I did not have to even think about the food. They cooked it, set it up, served it and kept it coming. And after the party ended, they left my backyard and kitchen all picked up.
I look forward to my next opportunity to use Tasteful Adventures. Meanwhile, Ken and Lisa participate in farmers markets in the area so it's great to know I can stop by and say hello to these wonderful people and sample their latest creation.
Kim Corben, Director, Plymouth Philharmonic
Pre-Concert Soirees, "Meet the Artist" Luncheon, Donor Appreciation Dinner
Ken and Lisa have catered 3 events for the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra so far - there will be more! The food was excellent and creatively themed around our concerts. They took great care with every detail. Being a bit of a control freak, I usually worry about everything, but by the time we were doing our second event together - I knew they would have everything under control leaving me to attend to my other duties. I have received rave reviews from our patrons after every event they've done for us. Bravo Lisa and Ken! I can't wait to see what they will come up with for our next event!
Prepared Foods Customer
I am a customer of Ken and Lisa's and one of the first to taste test their empanadas. Their committment to use organic, locally sourced ingredients in their recipes shows in the quality of the final product. The homemade goodness cannot be beat. The instructions to heat are very easy to follow. Within a few minutes, you can experience a taste of Latin inspired cuisine. They have a great variety of empanadas to choose from and you won't be disappointed in any of them. Definitely a deserved 5 star rating.
Prepared Foods Customer
Their catered food is inventive, yet simple and scrumptious. I recommend them for events, dinner parties, and broker open houses.
Tasteful Adventures put together an amazing spread for an event that started at one venue and continued at a second venue. Lisa and her team come up with truly great food and beverage suggestions, and everything was really tasty. As this was a complicated event, we appreciated the pre-planning, scouting out the sites beforehand, and taking care of all those little details our family didn't really have time to attend to. Best of all, the pricing was quite reasonable considering the quality and attention we got from Tasteful Adventures.
Wedding Engagement Party
I love giving credit to local small business owners especially when credit is due and they do a fabulous job! My fiance and I had our engagement party as a backyard BBQ and we hired TASTEFUL ADVENTURES! What a wonderful husband and wife team! Lisa and her husband set up an awesome hamburger bar where you could put just about any type of topping u wanted on it! Along of course with so many other options! Makes you feel really good when guests come up to u all night and tell you how much they love the food! I would not hesitate to hire them again! Thank you Lisa!
Lisa and Ken McDonald catered my entire wedding weekend from the rehearsal dinner to our day after breakfast. Lisa worked with me on everything, creating menus and wine lists to compliment each other.
They are caring and attentive and will absolutely work within any budget. They are creative and professional paying attention to every detail to create the perfect event for YOU.
I know my words can not express the gratitude I have for both Lisa and Ken for making our wedding weekend a memorable one- I am still hearing from friends and family about their Burnt Ends Empanadas, Lobster sliders, 3 Cheese Mac & Cheese, Deviled Eggs (OMG!) and the amazing Rose Sangria with Brandy and Chamboard (to die for!) oh and let's not forget the Oaxacan Mocha Chocolate Cake w/ Cajete and Crema (WOW!!)
Thank you Lisa and Ken for making the planning of this weekend easy and enjoyable- I am honored to be the first of many 5 STAR rating!
CLIENT FEEDBACK (EMAIL)
Mon, Sep 20, 2021
I hope this finds you doing well and staying healthy. I’m writing to see if you might be available to cater a very special event – Denise Leblanc’s farewell party from Fuller Craft Museum. I’m not sure if you know, but she is leaving the museum for semi-retirement at the end of this month. A huge loss for Fuller Craft, but I couldn’t be happier for her on a personal level!
We are planning an event for Board and staff on Monday, October 11th. It a holiday weekend, so I’m not sure if you’re available, but I know it would mean a lot to Denise to have Tasteful Adventures cater the party, if it works with your schedule. I’m estimating about 50 – 60 people for light nosh from 3 – 5pm. If you’re available, please let me know and we can discuss potential menu items.
With thanks and warm regards,
Wed, Sep 8, 2021
WOW OH WOW! What a whirlwind it has been. We are beyond grateful for everything you did for our wedding and we had a wonderful time. I'm glad I got to say hi to you real quick towards the end! So I wanted to tell you that everyone has spoken so highly of you, the food, and your staff.
Some highlights to tell you: Our friend Alex helped organize before we arrived and she described everyone in your team as very professional. She also ate the vegan meal and thought it was fantastic, as did the other 4 people!
My bridesmaid Becky went to the kitchen a couple times to get plates for us and the wedding party. Your staff was quick to help organize plates and make sure everyone had what they needed.
Guests were very happy with the cheese plate and I heard great things about all 3 passed apps. (I did not see the cheese board so if you happen to have a picture that would be great!) Sounded like a favorite of the apps was the crostinis! My favorite too.
Dinner was a hit, especially those who had the salmon, loved it. I really enjoyed the quinoa and people also loved the sweet potatoes. I am glad we added those on.
Claude and I are still enjoying the leftovers, so thank you for packing those up. We were so busy that day that it was hard to find time to enjoy the food, so we realized how great it was these last few days haha! You were very helpful with helping us order the correct amount of food and it seems that went very well. It is very clear that you are the expert and are great at what you do.
During cleanup, your staff was very helpful with clearing the tables and we had lots of extra centerpieces, so I had them take them home! They were very excited to have flowers.
So I just wanted to describe to you how grateful we are and that we are extremely impressed with you and your team. If you would like us to leave a review/recommendation, I am happy to do so. We will certainly recommend you to friends in the area or if we have any other big parties (although I think we need a bit of rest before another party haha!).
Again thank you. It means so much the care and thought you put into everything for our special day.
Christina and Claude
Sun, Aug 29, 2021, 8:53 AM
Good Morning Lisa,
The food was amazing!!!! So, so good. I will be recommending you for sure!
Enjoy the day,
Mon, Jun 28, 2021, 2:58 PM
I just want to thank you for an amazing meal you provided for my family on the occasion of my husband’s 70th birthday. First of all, I don’t using catering often so you walked me through the process and kept me on track for the 2 months prior to the dinner. You gave me great advice and provided everything from appetizers to the most unbelievable chocolate mousse cake from French Memories. You arrived at 5:00 on the dot, our prearranged time. The large jumbo shrimp and cocktail sauce was served on ice and yummy. The charcuterie was over the top! The cheeses were beyond delicious almost to the point you didn’t care if you had an entree. But then of course we did and the seafood paella with chicken and sausage was absolutely delicious. The kids loved the Mac and Cheese and all enjoyed the fresh green salad with strawberries, candied walnuts and gorgonzola cheese. As I said, the cake was over the top and we all squeezed a good size portion in with all the other delights. We had enough leftovers to enjoy the next two evenings for dinner. Lucky us!
Lisa, I am not on Facebook and did not write a review, but if you want to use this go right ahead. I will also copy and save so that if you have a site you would like me to post it on I would be happy to do that.
Thank you so much for making our evening the very best it could be. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Enjoy your summer and again, many, many thanks,
Fri, Jun 18, 2021
This is long overdue—it’s been a whirlwind of a week with graduation and birthdays—but wanted to say a heartfelt thank you, for all you did to ensure the success of our party! The food was tremendous and received rave reviews from everyone! Mike and his crew couldn’t have been nicer or easier to work with, and the presentation was flawless!
We will definitely be calling on you again and recommending you to everyone!
Thanks ever so much,
Fri, Jan 1, 2021
Just time for a quiet moment after all the excitement of this past week. Thank you for all the amazing and delicious foods !! In spite of eating all Wednesday we sent food home with all our kids too. It was all delicious.
Thanks for knowing you would be there on time so I did not have any worries !!
Fri, Jan 3, 2020
Happy New Year! Everything was just fabulous, thanks so much!
I forgot to ask about gratuity, was that included or can I send via Venmo?
Sara (she sent a 1k tip!)
Sun, Aug 11, 2019
Lisa - sorry I did not get a chance to see you off last night. Thank you for your help last night - it was just right and I think folks really enjoyed the food. You guys were great.
Let me know if there are any ways I can support you with advocacy or testimonials.
Thanks again for helping to make a great night!