California’s Top Rated Local® Catering Company Award Winner: Oak Avenue Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Oak Avenue Catering is a 2018 award winner!

With an impressive 99.74 Rating Score™ and a ton of enthusiastic online reviews left by happy customers, Oak Avenue Catering has landed a spot in the top 10 catering companies in the entire state of California. Here are just two of the many reviews that got them here:

“Thank you so much to the team at Oak Avenue. Our cake was stunning and beyond anything we could’ve envisioned. They took the time to make us samples of different vanilla funfetti flavors and were receptive to our crazy requests (like more sprinkles). They definitely went above and beyond, with [an employee] coming to the venue to deliver our cake on our wedding day. Everyone we’ve talked to has raved about the cake, they truly do an incredible job.” -Gwenn W.

“I was so happy with Oak Avenue Catering. [They were] very easy to work with and always there to answer questions and reassure me. We had a fun tasting and when my husband decided later that he did not like the filet that we tasted, [they were] very willing to work with us and suggest another option. In the end, we went with seabass and short rib and I had multiple people say it was the best wedding food they have ever had! My only complaint is that I only got the chance to eat one of the appetizers at the actual wedding! Sad face.” Alexandra B.

Not Your Average Catering Company

Sales and communication director, Adam Ryan, took some time to speak with us about Oak Avenue Catering’s exemplary online reputation. When we asked what he believes makes Oak Avenue different, he said, “The expected standard is high in Napa Valley, so it is important to not focus only on the food/drink, but the experience as a whole. Food needs to be artistic. We provide an overall experience.”

As for why he and his team do what they do, he said, “We attempt to satisfy our customers through an incredible experience. [It is important to us] to stay globally conscious by purchasing food and produce locally. We really want to mitigate our carbon footprint.”

Building Success Through by Keeping With The Times

According to Ryan, the Oak Avenue secret to success is staying modern and providing excellent service. “It is important to stay relevant and up to date. People’s attention spans are decreasing by the day, so it is imperative to create content that is captivating and clear. We work hard to provide an incredible customer experience.”

His advice to others looking to improve or maintain their online reputation? “Realize that you must spend money to make money. Don’t be afraid to delegate work to professionals such as marketing and SEO work, invest in professionals. Stay patient, long-term growth does not happen overnight.”

Congratulations to the team at Oak Avenue Catering for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Washington’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Arista Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Arista Catering is a two-time 2018 award winner for catering companies in Washington!

Are you looking for a great caterer for a wedding, holiday party or any other event? If so, look no further than Arista Catering in Seattle.

Arista Catering has earned hundreds of online reviews with an average rating of 4.94 stars, an impeccable Rating Score™ of 99.45 and two 2018 Top Rated Local awards — one for being ranked number two out of all of the catering companies in Washington and one for being ranked among the top 100 business in Washington.

“We are extremely pleased with EVERYTHING!! Starting with the ordering process, the changes that we had to make and the delivery — everything was top notch. The delivery staff was EXCEPTIONAL! I mean EXTREMELY EXCEPTIONAL! They were so so so helpful getting the box lunches unloaded and set up for our event. They were so pleasant and attentive and just all-around great people! They truly got our day started off on the right foot, and we are so grateful. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!” – Sharon S

Not Your Average Catering Company

Arista Catering is all about dependability. They are incredibly thorough throughout every step of the process, from start to finish. They are always upfront and honest, and they want customers to know exactly what they’re paying for so they make it a point to encourage their customers to try their food before they are hired for a job.

This review is a great example of the next-level service Arista Catering provides:

“I wanted to thank you and your crew; they were flawless. Having never done anything of this size, [and] I was sure we’d have glitches, but there was not a one. The food was very good. I heard many compliments, and people were so nice and just did an awesome job. Please pass on my thanks, and let me know if you’d like a recommendation. [I’m] happy to give it!” – Carol B

We asked the owner of Arista Catering, Brett Willard, why he does what he does. Here’s what he had to say:

“I love food, and most of the people who work here share that same passion.”

Building Success By Building Relationships

Brett credits Arista Catering’s strong online reputation to his team’s commitment to building relationships with their customers and to always ensuring that they are cared for properly before, during and after the event. The team at Arista Catering always delivers what they promise, and that level of service makes an impact and compels their clients to share their experience online.

Arista Catering’s next-level service has also led to a lot of business from repeat customers and referrals. They’ve even had to turn customers away because they are always fully booked. But no matter how busy they are, Arista Catering always ensures that they are providing the highest quality service possible.

We asked Brett what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are his words of wisdom:

“Pace yourself; perfection takes time. Also, go above and beyond to make sure that mistakes don’t happen.”

Congratulations to the team at Arista Catering for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Brett, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for the right catering company for an upcoming event, we highly recommend Arista Catering. To get started, all you need to do is fill out this form on their website, and they’ll get back to you with a proposal within 24 hours.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Jubilations Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Jubilations Catering is a 2018 award winner for catering companies in Colorado!

Whether you’re looking for a caterer who can provide you with mouth-watering eats for a wedding or a corporate event in the Front Range, there’s one catering company that can’t be beat — Jubilations Catering.

Jubilations Catering has earned more than 150 online reviews with an average rating of 5.00 stars, an impeccable Rating Score™ of 100.00 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked number two out of all of the catering companies in Colorado!

Here’s one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received from their happy clients:

“Every interaction we had with Jubilations was perfect. From our first emails to our tasting to our wedding, we truly couldn’t have asked for a more professional and prepared staff, not to mention DELICIOUS food. We are so glad they were there for our big day, and we are still chowing down on leftovers two days later.” – Lily W

Not Your Average Catering Company

Jubilations Catering is a mid-size catering company owned and run by a husband and wife team, and they are focused on consistently providing great food and service to their clients.

Every member of the incredible team at Jubilations Catering is dedicated to treating each client with respect, and some of the waitstaff has been around for more than 15 years, which is almost unheard of in an industry that normally has a higher-than-average level of turnover.

We asked Sandy, the owner of Jubilations Catering, why they do what they do and how they make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“We love being a part of people’s special day, and we take a lot of pride in the exceptional food, service and value we provide.”

Building Success Through Honesty and Great Food

Sandy credits Jubilations Catering’s strong online reputation to her great staff and their commitment to doing business in an honest way. They take great care of their customers, providing them with next-level food and service, and they’ve been done so for 27 years now!

This dedication to excellence has not only led to a strong online reputation but also plenty of referrals from happy clients and venues they’ve worked with in the past.

Congratulations to the team at Jubilations Catering for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Sandy, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re in need of a fantastic caterer in the Front Range area, we highly recommend working with Jubilations Catering. Visit them online today!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Amici Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that, thanks to their many positive reviews and impressive Rating Score™, Amici Catering is a two-time award-winner in Arizona.

The food is the most important part of any event, and when you want a catering company in Arizona that will satisfy your taste buds and make your event stand out, there’s no better option than Amici Catering — they even catered the VIP room at the Super Bowl!

Amici Catering serves its clients with a focus on community and tolerance, and that has helped them earn more than 100 outstanding online reviews, a Rating Score that any business would envy and two 2018 Top Rated Local awards.

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Amazing, amazing food!!! I contacted Amici Catering at the last minute, needing help with a retreat luncheon. The chicken parmesan, Napa Valley salad and broccoli noodles were a huge hit. Amici [was] also accommodating with gluten-free preparation. [The] pricing was very reasonable.” – Carmen V

What’s their secret to success? We sat down with Co-Owner and CEO, Lori Harlig, to find out. Here’s what she thought we should know.

What is your secret to such a strong online reputation?

Our secret to a strong online reputation lies in having a true passion for what we do and always being sincere and authentic with our clients.

We have been fortunate to be in the valley for more than 30 years. We had a restaurant, called Tucchetti’s, years ago, and people still remember going there! We love our guests. Some of our catering guests went to Tucchetti’s for their high school prom, and now, we are catering their weddings — we can even remember their favorite dishes!

What makes you different? In other words, if you had one minute to sell somebody on why they should choose you, what would you say?

We have the best staff ever! My husband and I both have decades of experience in the restaurant business — we both started out as managers at another restaurant years ago — and this team is truly what makes Amici amazing. Some members of our staff have experience working in Beverly Hills, and others have been working with my husband and me for more 20 years, way back at Tucchetti’s. In everything we do, we aim to make our staff proud of where they work and who they work for.

Why do you do what you do? In other words, what is your mission and/or how do you attempt to make the world a better place?

Both my husband and I are third-generation veterans in the restaurant industry. We would honestly do this even if we didn’t get paid. We tell our kids, “Do something you are passionate about doing, and then give back to the community that allows you to do it.”

We have a passion for charity work, not just financially but also through our time. Our motto has been, “At Amici Catering, we are determined to operate our company as we live — ethically, community-consciously and from the heart”.

Outside of building a strong online reputation, what else do you do to market and grow your business?

We participate in community and charity events. We seek out the right people to work with based on shared values, and we build business networks around those relationships. We’ve done some work with The Knot, but we don’t do very much paid advertising at all.

What advice do you have for other businesses trying to build a strong online reputation and grow their business?

Having a strong brand right from the get-go saves you a lot of time and effort. You want to get the most out of those first few dollars as you possibly can. Establish a brand identity so your customers know exactly what they will get by hiring you — there’s no faking it if you don’t, at least not for long. Know who you are and who you want to be, and stay consistent with that voice. Lastly, pick the right partner. I am super fortunate that my partner in business is my partner in life.

Thank you so much, Lori, for taking the time to share your knowledge with us. And congratulations to you and the whole team at Amici Catering for being a two-time 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

If you’re looking for an award-winning caterer in Arizona, or you’d like to learn more about Amici Catering, visit their website today!