We wanted to write you a note to thank you and your team for making our wedding absolutely perfect! We knew we were going to like you when we first saw your great website. It helped us to get an idea of what types of menus you could provide and gave a rough idea of costs. From our first meeting you assured us that your main goal was to make everything wonderful, you kept saying that you could do whatever would make us happy, and that you did. As promised, Cory came a couple of days before the wedding and went through everything from the table set-up and serviette folding, to the moving of chairs between the service and dinner, and the orchestrating of the schedule from beginning to end. He followed through and handled every detail for us and on the day of the wedding, and even though it was in our garden, we did not have to worry about a single thing. We cannot say enough about the food, it was a gourmet delight, absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and served by your pleasant and efficient staff. Our guests were raving about every course. Not to be forgotten, was the marvel of having you and your team arrive with your mobile kitchen, set up the party, prepare and serve the food, and take care of the clean-up, all on a very wet and rainy day, and all without making one single noticeable difference to my house or kitchen! Our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed everything, and we are very appreciative to have had an absolutely perfect wedding…all thanks to Bustini’s.
Elaine Armstrong and Yvon Schinck
We (Athletics & Recreation) hired Justin to cater a corporate event for us (providing lunch to about 50 people) and I was so impressed with the assortment and quality of food that I called Justin the next day to discuss my upcoming wedding. On July 25, 2009 - I hosted about 80 family and friends in my backyard for a casual, open-house style event to celebrate our wedding (which was the night prior). Justin provided all the food - sausages, hamburgers, salmon burgers, veg burgers, etc and fresh fries with gravy. He also provided a wide assortment of salads, fruit trays, cheese trays, desserts, etc. Justin brought his trailer right up to the side of my house plugged into my water and electricity and my wife and I didn't have to lift a finger. Justin and his crew setup all the food, and cleaned up after themselves. Our event ran from 12noon to around 5pm, and Justin didn't have any problem sticking around that long and ensuring everyone had enough to eat. Our guests were amazed at the quality of the food, and are continuing to rave about it.I don't think we heard one complaint from any of our guests, and we have heard "what a neat idea", "so easy", "great food" from all our guests in the weeks since the wedding.If you have any specific questions about our event or our experience with Justin - please don't hesitate to ask.
Manager of Recreation & Sports Clubs
We would be remiss if we did not send you a note to tell you how very appreciative we were of your excellent service before, during and after our daughter’s wedding a month ago. From our first contact to our final goodbye you were personable, professional, understanding and reassuring.On top of all that, the food was excellent. So many of our friends commented on how good it was. And there certainly was no shortage!During the dinner you took the time to come over to me and ask if everything was all right. You were busy with food and staff and pleasing 135 guests but you looked cool as a cucumber. I knew we were in capable hands!A special thank you goes to your staff members who were so helpful and courteous. Thank you, Justin, for helping to make our daughter’s wedding day a complete success.
Thank you so much for your assistance with the Cotton/Snyder wedding. We were extremely pleased with the catering which was exactly what we (and the bride and groom) wanted. We appreciated that you were prompt, reliable, did exactly what you said you would do, rolled with the punches, were always upbeat and cheerful during the whole process and were generally reassuring to those of us who needed periodic reassurance.I suspect we were not the easiest family in the world to deal with as I know you kept getting instructions from a variety of people. In retrospect we should have had a bigger tent, a flatter cottage lot, warmer weather- and a few other details that might have been different. Oh well. In the end none of it really mattered.I sense that you figured out a long time ago that what people really want from a caterer on an occasion such as this (of course) lots of good food – but also simply not to have to worry about the catering end of thing. You have clearly mastered that! We all collectively thank you.
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The entire success of my daughters wedding depended on the performance of Justin, Cory and their crew. This is an awesome responsibility. We wanted a simple, yet elegant affair- involving appealing and tasty appetizers, arranged and served with
panache! Bustinis catering exceeded our expectations. Prior to the event- Justin responded promptly to all or our calls and answered any of our questions. After our first meting, we truly felt that our big day was as important to them as it was to us. The morning of- Justin arrived promptly and everything just fell into place! Our guests commented on the succulent food and the efficient, friendly staff. We are beyond pleased and would use this company again for any event! Thank you so much for contributing to our memorable day! Dawn and Ron Walsh
Further to my Mom's comments..
I echo everything that Mom has stated about Bustini's Catering. As the day went by somewhat of a blur, I can comment from my perspective as the nervous bride. When I met Justin and Cory prior to the wedding I found them to be very endearing and professional. I had every confidence. During the reception, I had no words actually. The food was perfect, Cory helped us with the cake and I am forever grateful, and Justin was tending to various aspects of the set-up throughout the day. I would highly, HIGHLY, recommend this company to anyone for any event. Thank you guys!!! You are absolutely fantastic.
I am more than happy to provide a letter of recommendation for Bustini’s Catering service. In my role as Executive Assistant to the President of Empire Life, I was very involved with the organization of our company wide summit, held on September 28 & 29, 2009. Bustini’s Catering handled the food and beverage preparation in a professional and
efficient manner for more than 700 people over the two-day period.The food was of very good quality and Justin made sure that depleted supply was replenished in a timely manner. This was done seamlessly without noise or
interruption during the sessions that were taking place. The organizers greatly appreciated this and many
people commented on how pleasant Justin was. Keep on smiling Justin! I would highly recommend Bustini’s and if you wish to speakto me directly, please feel free to contact me at the coordinates below.
Senior Executive Assistant
Manager of Recreation & Sports Clubs
When Justin asked me if I would write a letter of recommendation for his company I told him that I would be delighted too. I recently held a “Barbeque & Plant Tour” at our facility in Kingston. Not being from Kingston I did not know where to go to get a good Caterer. I did some research online and found several different companies that could do the job. Most of the companies seemed to be qualified. I spoke to a friend of mine who owns the International Truck dealership in Kingston...He had used Bustini’s in the past. I had actually gone to one of the Internationals events where he had actually used Justin, although I did not know the caterer was Justin. I thought that event was handled very well and the food was terrific. It was easy for me to then hire Justin for our event. My confidence was justified, the food was great. Justin came to our facility a couple days ahead of time to make sure that everything would go as expected. I had approximately 75 people for lunch. They all had very high praise for the food and I even had a couple guests that asked me if I thought Justin might travel to Cornwall to cater an event for them, I hope he will.
I highly recommend Justin as a caterer.
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you. We had 275 people at our wedding and you exceeded the expectations of everyone. We had people from Canada. USA, and Europe and they all loved the food. The food was hot, plentiful, and delicious. The staff was outstanding and constantly ensuring everything was going smoothly. A wedding day is one of the most important days in your life and I am thankful we had your catering service to add to our day. I would recommend Bustinis Catering to anyone.
I am pleased to provide this letter as confirmation of my opinion of the service and quality provided by Justin and Bustini’s Catering. We’ve hired him on two occasions in the recent past, one on site at our offices and one in a third party site with significant challenges. Justin has always provided exemplary service before, during and after the events. The food was flavorful, well presented and praised by the guests. Most importantly, as the organizer I had complete faith in his ability to provide what we needed, when we needed it and to accommodate changing requirements and requests. It is a pleasure to work with him and his team. I have no reservation in recommending his services and have done so to my co-workers and friends.
Louann den Otter
Planning a wedding out of town could bea very stressful thing. Luckily Justin and his team made our experience easy and comfortable from start to finish. Not only was his food outstanding, the service leading up to, during, and after the wedding was first class. Email chats in the months leading up to the wedding were very helpful, whetherdiscussing special food requests (e.g. gluten-free), wait staff/bartending, or the possibility of creating a menu using locally-produced foods. Ensuring that the food items chosen were produced in Ontario was essential, and Justin was happy to help make this happen. When the big day came, Justin and his teamwere very well prepared to handle the 175 guests in an outdoor setting by the lake. The service was great! We actually ran out of pop and one of the wait staff took the initiative to go down to the local grocery store to stock up. It’s small efforts like that, that made our wedding day easy…we didn’t have to think about it or deal with it. It was just taken care of. Did we mention that the food was excellent? We are still hearing from guests how delicious the food was…especially the mushroom risotto appetizer. Overall, Justin and his team
made this whole experience easy and comfortable. We’ve recommended Bustini’s to family and friends as a result of the great food and service and if we ever host a special event, Justin will be the first person we call. Thanks Justin and the Bustini’s team!!!
Jessica & Alec Bowes
If I didn't get back to you after the party may I say how very much we were all impessed - the food was absolutely wonderful and your set-up and removal techniques are perfect!
I just want to confirm that all is set for NYE and what your plans are
Happy New Year to you too....................a wonderful job at both our events, Justin - thank you for all your work - and of course, the talent you displayed both in the food prep and the great service! Please feel free to use the RCHA as a reference any time at all!
Good luck with the Olympics next month -
RCHA Brigade Assoc.
Hey Justin I hope you are recovering from your busy summer! I just wanted to thank you again for a great rehearsal dinner. Not only was the food delicious - your presentation and nice personal yet professional way was very much appreciated. I know everyone thought it was great fun to have the kitchen. I think that was the best salmon I have ever had! I sent off the balance owing yesterday so you should have it soon. Thanks again - I will be calling again when we have another function.
Thank You Justin -- thanks again for catering our party. The food was great. The service was great. And it was great to have someone willing to go to a far-out location like a private island. All the best,
David Strine many thanks
"Justin has been to our home for several events. Each time, he is Professional, Personable, and eager to please.
The food is always Superb, and there is always lots, and lots of food.
Justin takes pride in his work, and it shows."
Service Category: Red Seal Chef
Year first hired: 2009 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, On Time
My husband and I used Bustini’s Catering for our August wedding as well as for our rehearsal dinner. Having great food was the most important thing to us and Justin from Bustini’s exceeded our expectations. Not only was the food at both the rehearsal and the wedding unbelievable but he also took care of all the rentals, provided all the staff, and had a great team of people who were incredible to work with. Justin was always available to answer questions whether it was by phone or email and never made us feel like we were bothering him or asking too many questions. Justin put us totally at ease and provided us with a fantastic service. would highly recommend Bustini’s catering to anyone who wants delicious food at an exceptional price. We will defiantly be using his services again in the future.
Lauren and Matt Hoekstra