Eating is a celebration
"Dear Carlyn, I just wanted to let you know how pleased Heather and Brian were with your catering service at their wedding on June 4th. You struck just the right note with what they wanted and the presentation was beautiful. Everyone enjoyed the food. Thank you for contributing to their special day."
- Dara T., mother of the bride, 2016
"As a wedding planner I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing caterers but rarely have I been able to experience the enthusiasm and expertise Carlyn and her staff provided. They really went above and beyond the call of duty. Even saving the day by going to a family members house to fetch the brides missing wedding bouquet. The food, the timing, and the helpful attitude of everyone on the staff made my job so much easier. It's caterers like you that make us wedding planners look really good. Thanks for everything!"
- Monica D., 2015
"I have to take this opportunity to say the BIGGEST Thank you to Carlyn Whitaker, all of her hard work, delicious food and sweetest staff (who helped try my tears and clean up my face paint fun after my father daughter dance) made our day so amazing!! I heard from just about everyone that the dinner made by Riverview Farms Catering was so yummy and perfect for our wedding. Along with all the drinks and celebrating having fulfilling lasagna, crisp Ceaser salad and crunchy garlic bread (like all my descriptive words there?? I want you to taste it!) were the perfect way to keep our guests energized and happy throughout the whole night! Thank you for making our day so memorable!!"
- Evita S., 2015
"Carlyn flew down to San Diego for me to cater the opening party of my boutique. I was overwhelmed with my own duties and details so put my trust in her judgment on everything. I had been to other events Riverview Farms had catered so I knew I was in good hands. She beyond impressed me with the arrangement and multiple options for my guests while staying in my very specific budget. It looked and tasted amazing and people were even asking me for info on Riverview Farms to do their events. Carlyn is a pleasure to work with and we will be using her expertise again I'm sure!"
- Alex H., 2015
"Carlyn created a dinner for my 35-person birthday party that was a smash hit! We collaborated on the menu a bit, which allowed me to feel involved, and the end result was everything I wanted and more. Every dish was delicious, the presentation was stunningly beautiful, and my foodie-freak guests were totally impressed! You know it's good when people go back for seconds and there's nothing left on the plates when they're cleared - a real rarity at a catered event. From set-up to clean-up, things went smoothly and professionally. Thanks, so very, very much, Carlyn!"
- Mimi G., 2015
"Riverview Farm is an exceptional catering service. I had them cater a lunch for 25 people at Byington Winery last Sunday. Dori couldn't have been easier to work with and the food was fabulous! We had marinated tri-tip, rosemary chicken, quinoa salad with tomato and mint and cesear salad. The lunch was an early celebration of my husbands 60th birthday. The cake that Dori made was WONDERFUL!!! I can't say enough good things and would not hesitate to hire Riverview Farms again."
- Aileen C., 2012
" Dori Stier catered our daughter's wedding at Stones & Flowers Retreat in Ben Lomond, CA. Over the moon! Planning with Dori was comfortable even from across the country (I live in Maryland) & the bride and groom & their friends are foodies. They were wowed at the tasting. Guests said: "This is the best food ever." Everything was organic and local. The flow of the wedding from appetizers & champaign to our 4 dessert choices was seamless and hospitable! Staff was efficient & invisible, and I mean this as the highest compliment."
- Ruth Anne B., 2013
"You won't find a better catering experience than with Riverview Farms Catering. I have been enjoying food put on the table by Dori and her family for over 15 years now. Every bite you take, you realize that it was prepared for you with heart and soul. The entire staff is friendly, professional, and so eager to please...they make the dining experience one to be remembered. Two thumbs up....LOVE these guys!"
- Amy M., 2011
"There simply isn't a better catering company around. One bite and you'll realize how much love is put into what they do. Affordable, delicious, local, friendly....all wrapped up in one great experience! Two thumbs up....Love them!"
- Anonymous, 2011
"Thanks for an awesome event on Saturday! Just wanted to say that your entire team did an excellent job, and went above and beyond, helping me place the menus and votives, etcetera. They were all so helpful and great. It made the entire day go so much more smoothly. The food was delicious too! Thanks again!"
- Andrea F., Event Planner | Floral Designer, Lily & Mint Events
"That was hands-down the best food we have ever served. Got many many compliments on it!
Thank you for everything. "
- Little Peoples theater.
"Riverview Farm is an exclusive private catering company in Ben Lomond, California. I have hosted several offsite work retreats for between 25 and 50 people at my home in Ben Lomod. I've used Riverview Farms exclusively to cater the breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We also used them to cater my brother-in-law's wedding for 125 people.
I'm really impressed by the freshness of the food and the quality of the staff. I think they excel by preparing simple, yet incredibly tasty dishes. I think we can all relate to the ugliness of the rubber chicken entree at most events. This isn't something we've ever experienced from Riverview Farm. Without exception the food is tasty, plentiful, and fresh. Many times things are sourced from local suppliers right in town. I'm also happy that the menu options presented can always be tuned to my own preferences.
One thing that I really like is that the staff is focused on the care and comfort of my guests well beyond the food. The keep my home clean, and when the staff leaves, it is hard to tell we have ever had a party. The owner, Carlyn Whitaker, is now a trusted friend and I wouldn't think of hosting another event without consulting her. The best part of the whole experience is "good value".
What I like most about Riverview Farms is that I can set a price point and then work with Carlyn on the best menu possible. Most other caterers start at the menu and work to the price."
- Christopher T., 2009
"We had them cater a private dinner for 15 at our vacation home in Santa Cruz. The dinner was to commemorate a 40th anniversary, so it was an important night for our family. It was pricey, but it was a meal to remember. Overall, I thought it was an excellent experience and I would recommend to others."
- Christopher D., 2012
"Riverview Farms recently catered a wedding with 200 guests at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate in Aptos. They were excellent! The presentation was lovely, their staff was extremely well trained and looked fantastic, their time line was perfect, and most important the guests raved about their food. I look forward to working with them again in the future."
- July T., 2010
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