Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Ascot Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Ascot Catering has won two 2019 awards in Connecticut!

From weddings and other private events to corporate events and bar services, there’s no better catering company to rely on in Wethersfield than Ascot Catering.

Ascot Catering has received dozens of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.98 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 99.82 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking among the top 25 businesses and the top five catering companies in all of Connecticut!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“Ascot Catering did a fantastic job on my father-in-law’s 80th birthday party. We were worried we had too much food, but it tasted so good that we all had seconds and thirds. The chicken marsala was excellent, and the beef tenderloin was the best I’ve ever had! All of the guests loved the food. I highly recommend Ascot Catering for your next function.” – Kevin B.

Not Your Average Catering Company

Tom Sapia, the owner of Ascot Catering, took a few minutes out of his day to tell us a little more about this one-of-a-kind catering company and the impressive online reputation they’ve managed to build.

To start our conversation, we asked Tom what it is that sets Ascot Catering apart from their competition in Connecticut. Here’s what he had to say:

“We think of all of our events as if they are our own. How would I want the event to go if I was planning it for me? What would I expect during the event if it was mine? We constantly think about the event that way, so we come from an overabundance state of mind, and we give that to our customers. We really don’t look at it from a price perspective as much as a service standpoint.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Ascot Catering and how they give back and make the world a better place. Tom told us that he’s very involved in the community and that’s he’s working to open a storefront so that can be even more connected with it. They make donations to local organizations, including providing meals for fundraisers.

Tom went on to add:

“Our mission is just to feed people. We want to provide people with the highest quality and convenience. We’re not here for ourselves; we’re here to take care of our customers.”

Building Success Through Organic Reviews

When we asked Tom about Ascot Catering’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he attributed it to their organic reviews. He told us that they are planning to start asking for reviews in the future, but as of right now, all of their reviews are organic.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Ascot Catering has spread the word about who they are and what they do through social media and their website.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Ascot Catering has. Here’s the expert advice Tom has for them:

“Always remember where you started. Create a service that will really reflect what you’re all about. Really try to strive to solve someone’s problem and make it worth it for them. Don’t get all caught up in the cents. Look at the bigger picture. Make sure you pay your staff well and train them well. The biggest asset to a great company is the employees. At the end of the day, we’re all just people, and we’re just coming from different places. That’s why training is so important — you have to provide direction and training for what you expect from your employees.”


Congratulations to the team at Ascot Catering for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Tom, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Ascot Catering in Wethersfield. Visit their website today!

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