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Simply Elegant's Testimonials
Some very appreciated notes of 'thanks'

*Due to the rise in Social Media, I have to admit, I have not kept my web site up to date with testimonials or current pictures. All my current photos are posted on our Facebook page and on Instagram.  I do apologize - I am updating my web site currently so please come visit again and I'll post more testimonials, pictures and revise my menu too! For now, please check out my Facebook page (please like my page) and also follow me on Instagram!  Thanks to all of you who have contacted me regardless.

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Thanks to all my Customers who were so kind to send a note of thanks, whether by mail or email, I greatly appreciate it.

Eva - Hello and thank you. Yesterday marked the 5th month anniversary of our bride and groom - Christina and Kasey Stanton. Of course everything was crazy back in May but your patience, responsiveness and guidance were so very helpful and much appreciated in our planning phase. Your simply delicious food (oh yes, there were lovely compliments), beautiful presentation and gracious service were truly perfect and very much enjoyed. Of a certainty, we were distracted by a million things but we were pleased and proud of the wonderful event you and your staff catered for us. Thank you so very much for the beautiful work you provided to help create a memorable celebration for our family and our newlyweds.

Laura McDonnell - Wedding - May 2018

High School Graduation - August 18, 2018

Hi Eva,

Everything was delicious! Thanks! The only "problem" is there are a lot of leftovers!! I won't have to cook for a few days, and will freeze the rest.

Thanks again for everything!

Debbie Priebe

Cocktail Party - July 27, 2018


I just want to thank you again for helping me host yet another party. The food was fantastic, as always. But I have to let you know how wonderful Debbie was. The weather sucked, and the house was hot (even before the oven went on). But Debbie persevered with a smile on her face the whole night. I seriously never want to throw a party without her by my side.

I was lucky to have found you years ago thanks to a wonderful review. 

Thanks again!

Kathy Crotty

Communion - May 6, 2017

Hi Eva,

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you!  Everything was great!  Thank you so much!  Everybody was great and so many people asked who the caterer was and how great and attentive they were.  I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who asks.  Again - thank you so much for making the party so great and stress-free!


Patrice Rose

The party was fantastic.  The waitstaff was beyond wonderful.  I would have them again in a heart beat. 

Again, thank you for everything.


70th Birthday Cocktail Party - December 28, 2012


Just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with everything.  The food was great!  The staff was wonderful.  Everything went smoothly and they were very friendly and attentive.  All our guests raved about them and the food. Thanks for all your help and suggestions. Have a great holiday.

Karen Rehm

Engagement Party - November 17, 2012

Hi Eva,

Yes our reception went very well.  The food and presentation was delicious.  Debbie was wonderful with our guests and was very efficient in her duties. It was a sad occasion made easier.

Do you make turkeys for Thanksgiving? Please let me know.

Donna Lauren

Memorial Service Drop Off - October 22, 2012


Everything was wonderful.  The food was great we enjoyed our day. Thank you for the great food and service.  You helped to make our day special.

Joanne and Rich

Joanne & Rich's Wedding - October 5, 2012

Hi Eva,

Just wanted to let you know that everything was perfect for the party.  The food was delicious, everyone complimented it and asked who we used!  Also Debbie was great, such a big help!  We will definitely be using your services again in the future. =)


1st Birthday - October 14, 2012

Everything was wonderful - We have a card in the mail to you.  Been busy getting back to work so soon after the wedding.  Thanks for your great work!  Everyone is RAVING about the food (We're still eating it!)   I've given your information to quite a few people already.

Thanks Again!

Kerri & AJ

Kerri & Aj's Wedding - Oct. 5, 2012

Hi Eva,

Yes, Yes, and A Big Yes.  Everything was wonderful, the food the services and Fran and Amanda were fantastic.  All my guests raved about the food, loved the choice of dishes, thank you!  Fran & Amanda made the day, I will definitely be looking to book you along with the "ladies" in the future.

Thank You,

Eileen Wallace

Engagement Party - Sept. 29, 2012

Hi Eva,

I apologize for not letting you know sooner about your fabulous catering job last week at my house. Everything was perfect and there was an over abundance of food.  Thanks again for always accommodating my needs at the last minute.  I'm sure I will be contacting you again should another event arise.


Rebecca Roggeveen

Rebecca - Drop Off - Sept. 2012

Thanks so much for everyhing.  People have been raving all week about the great food and wonderful service.  Every one of you helped make this a very special party and memory for Mark and Anna.


Mark & Anna's Wedding - Sept. 1, 2012


Thank you so much for the lovely buffet you provided for our Labor Day Luau at the Ranches.  Everything was delicious.  Our guests were impressed and very grateful.  The sternos worked perfectly and everything was hot and yummy.  You were wonderful to work with, patiently answering all my questions and concerns.  I'm so glad we were able to meet.  Our committee was delighted with our choice of caterer.  Hopefully we will be able to use Simply Elegant in the future.

Thanks again,

Jean Sivilloi

Hawaiian Luau - Drop off - Sept. 3,2012

Hi Eva,

Sorry it took me so long to get back.  The week has been crazy!  I have nothing but the best of things to say about you, the food and the service you provided.  There were rave reviews from everyone who attended.

Just as important, however, were my dealings with you from the first contact.  You were professional, knowledgeable, and just a complete joy to deal with.  As I told you Saturday, I wil recommend you highly to everyone I speak with, both professionally and personally.

I didn't get to see the servers before they left, since I was driving my uncle home. Could you please forward to them my sincere thanks and appreciation for all they did? Between the rain, the heat and the small quarters, they went above and beyond the call of duty!  If you could supply me with a way to get in touch with them, I would love to express my personal thanks.  If not, I would appreciate any effort you could make to let them know that their hard work did not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Again, there are not enough words to thank you for all you did to make this party special.  I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to work together in the future as well.  I truly feel like your business will continue to thrive because of your hard work, dedication and conscientious service to your customers.  Thanks again.......

Angele Meyer

Engagement Party - July 28, 2012


The food was wonderful.  Debbie and Ed were fantastic.  They were very pleasant, helpful and accomodating.  The kitchen was left spotless.  We are very pleased with everything.  I will definitely be recommending your services to friends & family.

Thank you,

Debra Del Vecchio

Wedding - July 28, 2012

Everything was great!  Thank you very much. Fran was also very good and very professional.  I would definitely recommend your company.


Joel Ingram

Fourth of July BBQ - 2012

Hi Eva,

I've been meaning to send you an email to tell you that everything was great!  The food was delicious and Terry was terrific!! I will defintely use your services again!!

Thanks for a great party,


Cocktail Party - June 6, 2012

Hi Eva,

Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for Wednesday!!!!  Everything was beyond amazing!!!! Everyone at the party said it was the best LSA dinner ever.  I cannot tell you how much we appreciated all of our hard work.  I have a feeling the LSA will be using you guys a lot in the future!!!! :) Thank you so much again!!!!


Nicole :)

LSA Awards Dinner - May 16, 2012

Good Morning Eva,

I wanted to tell you how pleased I was with the food that you provided for my daughter-in-law's Baby Shower.  Everything that we ordered was delicious. We especially loved the Thai Chicken lettuce cups and the vegetarian quesadillas. The service provided by Debbie was superb!  I can't wait until my next event to use you again.  Thank you again for everything!


Arlene Kupchik

Arlene - Baby Shower - March 3, 2012

Hello Eva,

Everything was so well done!  Thank you so much. All of the guests complimented the food and the service. We were so pleased with everything. 

Joe and Donna were so lovely and so very professional....we really got to enjoy our party.

Thank you again!

Jen Cincotta - Holiday Party 12/10/11

Hi Eva,

The evening totally surpassed our expectations!  The food was AMAZING!  My husband and I usually cook.  Food quality and freshness are a must...My friends couldn't believe the food was brought in...Seriously, all night the dilemma was which was better? the chicken or shrimp?  Which pasta?  What is in the salad, its so yummy!  The kids scarfed down those brown sugar smokes...not one was left.  Actually...very minimal leftovers!  Even long after the cake was served, I heard my brother in law ask if there's anymore tortellini out came the food be finished off!  Your instructions and labeled containers made it a no brainer.  So now you have my husband pondering "If we can by food this good, why do we kill ourselves cooking"?  You have inspired us to have more parties.....I could go on and on, but the bottom line is that we loved everything!  You made my Birthday a great night...Thank you Sooooo much from the bottom of my heart.

Lisa Baldante


December 2011 - Lisa Baldante - Birthday Party


Just a quick note to say thank you so very much for the delishous food at my daughter's Sweet 16.  I got so many compliments on it and people took your information!  The servers were fantastic as well, so warm and caring, you all made our night extra special - thank you again.

Iris Strong

November 2011 - Iris Strong - Sweet 16

 Hi Eva,

Everything was fabulous!!  Our guests were raving about the food and your staff was amazing.

Thank you for everything!!!

Jennifer DiGiovanni

October 2011 - Jennifer DiGiovanni - Wedding


I thought everything was just GREAT.   I am getting excellent feedback.  One person already asked for your name to use at a future party.

I did not get to try all the food you brought, but what I did try was excellent.

AND YOUR WAIT STAFF WAS SUPERB!!!!  They truly made my event so easy that I actually enjoyed myself.  They were TERRIFIC!!!!  Such nice girls and extremely competent.!!!

Thank you so much for catering for me..........I most certainly will be using you again.



October 2011 - Debbie Ryan - Cocktail Party

Hi Eva,

I am sorry I haven't had a chance to write.  I cannot thank you enough.  Everything was absolutely perfect!  The food was delicious!  Debbie & Ed, and John were wonderful!  Every detail from when I first contacted you was top notch!

I will recommend you to every person I meet!  And, please feel free to use me as a reference!

Thank you again for absolutely everything!

All the best,

Danielle Romano

October 2011 - Danielle Romano - Mother's Birthday Party

Dear Eva and Staff,

We would like to say thank you for the beautiful bridal tea party you organized for us in Glen Cove on October 8th.   We were blessed with a gorgeous day.  Being able to hold the party outside overlooking the water was a wonderful surprise.  The tables you set were lovely, and the service friendly and attentive.  Our guests commented positively on the food and ambiance, and our celebrant is still daydreaming about the day and showing off photos to friends and colleagues.

Thank you for helping us hold a very special party for our deserving bride-to-be!


Day Szelwach



October 2011 - Day Szelwach - High Tea Bridal Shower

 The party was great! The food was delicious and the servers were great!  It was so nice not to wake up to a mess, a really bad headache, but no mess!  Everything was so good and you received many compliments.


Sept. 2011 - Jennifer Calafati - Labor Day Party

 Hi Eva,

Everything was wonderful.  Rave reviews on the food and it was a nice combination and the right amount. I loved everything you  made, everything was delicious.

Debbie and Ed were amazing.  I can't think of anything that they could have done better - they were professional, thoughtful, considerate, competent, creative, gracious and very nice - I can't rave enough.

Many thanks to you, Ed and Debbie for making the party work so smoothly.  I believe guests had fun, and thanks to your help, I was able to have fun with the guests.



August 2011 - Leslie Sternan - Wedding Celebration

 Hi Eva -

EVERYTHING WAS FABULOUS!!!!!!!  Thank you SO much for making the party perfect!  The food was delicious and presented beautifully (as usual)!  Anita and John were so nice and did such an amazing job.  They were an absolute pleasure, and were so independent so that we could enjoy our guests.  Everyone we have ever met working with you have always been so nice and professional.  I really can't say enough great things about your food and your service!

Thank you again SO SO much!


August 2011 - Lori Lyons - BBQ

 Hello there!

Everything went great and Amanda was perfect!  The food was all delicious as always.  Thank you so much for everything. Will email you for the next event!!


August 2011 - Dianne Oshinsky - Dinner Party

 Hi Eva,

You beat me to the punch.  I was going to send you a note telling you how great everything was, the food & Debbie.  Everyone commented on how cordial she was, friendly and a real hard worker.  It couldn't have gone any better.  Thank you.

Enjoy your summer - Don't work tooooo hard,


July 2011 - Mary Zach - Baby Shower

 Thank you! All your efforts made my vision of the day perfect!  Everyone commented on the food and the presentation!  And best of all, my daughter loved it all!

Let me know when you post the pictures - hopefully our paths will cross again!

Happy Summer!


July 2011 - Faye Fortunato - "Iced Tea" Bridal Shower

Hi Eva,

We had such a successful party which was accomplished largely by your wonderful catering and staff.  My nieces have already requested I help with their weddings - hopefully that will not be soon!

I am sure you would like a little feedback from us, but I would really not change much of anything. We have received a lot of compliments on the food - and I hope that draws some more interest for you.

Appetizers were as I expected - our favorite was the mushrooms, rice balls and smoked salmon. The poached salmon (we are enjoying the rest as salmon salad) chicken, pasta, salad smoked salmon were great. There was no chocolate covered strawberries or cheesecake left. I just might have to ask you to make another one of those marbled cheesecakes again - delicious!  The chocolate ganache cake was also delicious and the chocolate topping was just fine (actually great!) The fruit was also perfect.

We also enjoyed your staff, Debbie, Ed and Donna.  What a nice group you all are.  I do hope we have the opportunity to call on you again.  If ever you need references, do not hesitate to contact me.

Warm regards,

Donna & Keith

June 2011 - Donna Kaufman - Twins Graduation Party

Everything was absolutely wonderful Eva.  You and your staff helped to make a very busy and stressful day much easier on myself and my husband.  Everyone loved the food and loved the relaxed atmosphere of the party.  Anita was just great and I would definitely make any recommendations to family and friends about your catering service.  You are certainly an easy person to work with and take much pride in your business.  My husband and I are truly grateful for all your hard work to make Mason's baptism party such a great day for us.


June 2011 - Mollie Scortichini - BBQ Baptism

Hi Eva,

Thanks so much for the wonderful job you did for Alana and Savannah's Sweet 16 party.  Although I did not eat much during the party, I got a lot of good feedback.  I did however enjoy the leftovers which worked out perfectly, because I had a lot of family staying with me.  Thank you again to you and your staff and hopefully we'll have another occasion to do business with you again

Nancy & Neil Heyman

June 2011 - Nancy Heyman - Sweet 16

 Dear Eva,

Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner.  You and your staff did a wonderful job. The food was great, and yes probably too much but better too much than a bunch of hungry guests. The guests all enjoyed the food, commenting on the great Kid's Table to the Seafood Table which was excellent, and I am so happy we decided on it.  The cupcakes were beautiful and tasty, we almost have those finished too, lol.

Thank you once again for your patience and service. We will think of you again for our next affair.


Lori Miller

June 2011 - Lori Miller - Sweet 16

 Hi Eva,

Food was great - they couldn't get the coconut shrimp and beef sates out fast enough - people were lining up by the doors to pounce as they came out!....several people took your name and number - the girls worked their butts off!

Thanks for everything,


June 2011 - Leeann Gardner - Graduation Party


Your food was delicious as usual.  Almost all the mushrooms went!  Well, it's leftovers for the week!  Will touch base end of July or first week in August with menu for August 20th.

Thanks again,


June 2011 - Barbara Falco - Graduation Party

 Hi Eva,

I hope all is well!

Thanks for everything. The girls did an excellent job at the wedding!  They were very friendly and worked very hard to make sure everything was running smoothly.

We were happy with all of the food - especially the Coconut Shrimp and Mesculin Salad!  The caretaker of the house loved the food too and took your company information for future events at the house.

Thanks for everything!


May 2011 - Meredith Grech's Wedding

Hi Eva,

I can't thank you enough for such a wonderful job. The food was amazing and everybody loved it. The service that was provided was excellent.  Annabella was thrilled with the cupcake tower and topper.  She has been eating the leftover cupcakes and topper everyday.  And I have been enjoying the leftover food.  I have given your number out to three people who were there.  For my next big party, I will be calling you for sure.

Thank You again,



May 2011 - Roseann Cataldi - Communion


I was going to write you a letter today but I saw  your email so I'll just tell you, Everything was fantastic. The food was wonderful, Debbie and the crew were great and the whole thing went off so beautifully. Thanks to you for all your help through this and it was great to finally meet you as well.  You will definitely hear from us again the next time we have a big bash. We just need to find an excuse...

Thanks again for everthing. You guys are the best.


April 2011, Brian Stack - Surprise Birthday Party For Wife, Christine

 Hi Eva,

I couldn't agree more; it was such an amazing night and - as usual - you & your team played such an enormous role in that. We received SO MANY compliments from our guests on the food, the service, the drinks :) and can't thank you all enough. We're combing the calendar for more events so we can have you back soon LOL

Have a wonderful summer,


April 2011, Christine Stack

Hi Eva,

Thank you so much for all your hard work getting everything ready for our party!  Everyone raved about the food as well as the presentation.  My family wants the recipe for the salad dressing - it was a big hit.  All the desserts were delicious - as well as pretty to look at!  Got an email from one of Lauren's sisters this a.m. wanting to know if there were anymore of the outrageous muffins.  I enjoyed everything but especially the scones and all the various toppings.

Please let Donna know that she did a fabulous job-getting the food ready as well as picking up after us.  She is a very nice person who works hard.  Some of the people commented to me about how pleasant and accommodating she was!

I've already passed your name along to a few people and will definitely not hesitate to call you in the future!

Thank you again!



Debbie H. - Baby Shower Tea - March 26, 2011


Donna is a Dream and Everyone loved the food and wanted your name....Good Job!

Thank you,


Marie E. - Surprise 90th B'day - Jan.29, 2011

Hi Eva,

Everyone loved the party, the tea and the food. I really loved the apple/pecan sandwiches. I heard several compliments on the scones...very moist.  I know that other people mentioned things to the servers.

Donna & Christine were both great! They worked so hard, and ended up staying longer than we expected.

Take care, and thanks again!


Loretta P. - High Tea Bridal Shower - Jan. 22, 2011

Good Morning Eva,

Thanks so  much for everything, it was wonderful. The food was great (didn't try the pepper steak though); love the latkes, just like I make them - extra crispy, chicken dish was very good also. Got a lot of compliments on Debbie also, she was pleasant and worked very hard. As I may have mentioned, I put myself through college with catering; so I understand what the work entails.

Thanks again, I certainly will use you in the future and recommend you - maybe even ask for a job!


Cathy F. - Dinner Party - Jan. 14, 2011

Hi Eva,

Everything was wonderful; the food was delicious and Debbie was wonderful as last year.

Everyone had a wonderful time.

Thanks so much for everything; the pigs in a blanket, hors d'oeuvres/appetizers and the chocolate covered strawberries were delicious.



Lesley H. - Holiday Office Party - Dec. 15, 2010

Hi Eva!

Thank YOU and your wonderful staff for making our annual Holiday Party one for the history books!  Attendees continued to rave about you guys today! :-)  I will be sending an email blast to the entire membership with your contact info.

And thanks, too, for being so gracious and professional.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Ellen G. - Holiday Party for a Yacht Club - Dec. 11, 2010

Hi Eva,

Everything was great! Everyone in the club was very happy with the quality/quantity of food.  They liked your frogs on top of the cupcakes as well.

Donna was excellent as well.  She seemed really at ease and very professional.  It was definitely a fun time for the club members.  For our first attempt at having a catered house party, we were all very pleased.

Thanks for all your help and patience.

Have a Merry Christmas.



Brian C. - Holiday Party for Camping Group - Dec.11, 2010


I just wanted to say THANK-YOU for a FABULOUS party last night.  The food was delicious, the service by Debbie was exceptional, and not one thing was out of place.  You truly made the evening magnificient and I know everyone had a marvelous time. I so appreciate all your hard work, and please know that I will be calling you if I have another party in the future (as will my guests too, who thought you and Debbie were excellent)

The cake was excellent and my husband loved it. Thanks for all your hard work, I am sure it took quite a while.


Amy Bisagni

Amy Bisagni - Husband's Surprise Party - November 6, 2010

Hi Eva,

We were thrilled with everything on Saturday.  The food and service were both excellent - all of our guests were raving about it.  All of the hors d'oeuvres were a big hit, especially the coconut shrimp and the potstickers.  The dinner buffet was also delicious...favorites among my guests were the shrimp scampi and chicken francese.  I personally sampled it all and loved everything!!  The cupcake tower for dessert was a great recommendation -- everyone thought it was such a unique idea.  Your staff was also extremely efficient, professional and friendly.  The whole evening went very smoothly, due in large part to you, and Anthony and I couldn't be happier with how it all went.  Several of our guests already asked for your name and contact info, and we will continue to highly recommend your catering service to anyone we come across who is planning an event.  And please feel free to put our picture on your Facebook page - we would be honored!

Again, we can't thank you enough for making our special day a total success!  It was a pleasure working with you and the entire staff.  If we have another party sometime in the future, we will know who to call!


Michele DeBlasio

M. DeBlasio - Wedding Celebration - Sept. 18, 2010


Everything was wonderful.  The food was delicious and Noreen, Deb & Donna were great.  They took care in serving and presenting the food and drinks.  They were on top of things.  I would definitely work with you again and will recommend your catering services. Thank you for making the party a success!  We received many compliments from our friends and family about your services.



D. Menna - BBQ - Sept. 11, 2010

Hi Eva,

I've been meaning to call you, things have been crazy.  Everything was Absolutely Beautiful!!  The Cake was Gorgeous, I LOVED it!  I have been getting so many compliments on the food and the cake.   I actually had people say that it was the best catered party they had ever been to. They loved how we did a lot of white foods to go with the theme.  I was actually hoping for more leftovers, the food was just too good. 

The Staff was wonderful, very on the ball and so professional.  Donna was such a pleasure at the Bar, hope we didn't drive her too crazy with the ice shots at the end of the night.

I will be definitely be calling you for all future events. Just wait until I have kids!  haha!

If you have any photos of the food and buffet line, I would love to have then, I have photos of the cakes if you didn't get a good one I can send it, Just let me know!

Thanks again Eva, It was so great planning my party with you! 


J. Horton - 30th Birthday White Party - Sept. 6, 2010

Hi Eva,

Everything was wonderful from the food to the wait staff.  I couldn't have asked for anything better!!  Everyone told me how delicious the food was.  Amanda & Donna were the sweetest ladies!  I have nothing but great things to say.  I look forward to dealing with you again in the near future.   I will most definitely refer you to my family & friends.




M. Overton - Sister's Bridal Shower - August 28, 2010


Oh My Gosh, Eva.....Everything was FABULOUS!!!  Thank you so so much for doing such a beautiful job.  Everyone raved about the food.  They really loved the chicken; 3 different people told me how great the pesto was and that they never see that at a party, and everyone loved the shrimp!  They were trying to figure out if it was marinated because it was "melt in your mouth"!!!  AND the hors d'oeuvres were absolutely fantastic!!! Not only was the food great, but your presentation for each dish, and overall, was just beautiful.  You are so talented!

Debbie & Eddie were also fabulous.  They are both so kind and nice and made everything perfect in an effortless way.  I can't say enough good things about both of them. 

It was such a pleasure to meet and work with you.  I look forward to doing it again! 

Thank you again so much for everything!


L.Lyons - Graduation Party - August 1, 2010


My sincerest apologies for not writing sooner.  My intention was to send a quick note the Monday after but it just never happened.

THANK YOU for truly making my sister's bridal shower a huge success.  It was so wonderful to be at a party that I felt like I was attending as opposed to running around organizing/cooking/serving.  The food was amazing and a huge hit (especially the leftovers) and the service/staff couldn't have been nicer.  Even with the ridiculously hot weather we made it work.

Again from everything from the personalized menu, beautiful displays, attention to detail in regards to the color of the cupcakes and cups to the punctuality, easy going nature and friendliness of the staff - my whole family couldn't be happier with the outcome of the event!

We would definitely recommend you to anyone in the area looking for your services.

Thanks again,

Kim Gaines

K. Gaines - High Tea Bridal Shower - July 24, 2010

Hi Eva,

I just wanted to let you know that my friends are still calling to tell me how much they loved the food.  Everyone thought that Debbie was just amazing...wonderful, sweet, kind...I can't remember all of the words everyone used!  A few people had asked me for your business cards for future events, so if you could mail me out a few, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks again so much for everything!

D. Oshinsky - Graduation/Bday Party - July 18, 2010


Thanks so much for everything yesterday.  The was was amazing!  Everyone really raved about it all day.  Debbie was...I can't even think of a word strong enough to describe how great she is!! The food and service were both perfect.  We had a wonderful party. 

Thanks again,


D. Oshinsky - Graduation/Bday Party - July 18, 2010

Hi Eva,

I was very pleased with all the food.  Unfortunately, I didn't get to eat much that night, but I was lucky enough to have alot left over to eat the next day!  Everyone said such good things about the food and the servers.  They were great and so nice!  I couldn't of asked for anything to be better.  My husband was so happy (ask Noreen & Donna, he even cried!)

Thanks for everything,


R. Iannone - Surprise 40th Bday - July 10, 2010

Eva, Good Morning

Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you.  Everything at Amber's Sweet 16 on June 13 was just fantastic.  It was the first party that I threw that I really enjoyed!!  Amber had a great time and wishes she could relive the party over and over again.  Everyone else said they enjoyed it too.  Your food was delicious!  The wait staff was friendly and professional and did a wonderful job.  All I had to do was take down the decorations and load the car!!  Many of my friends and relatives asked about you and I gave them your cards.  They loved the food.  Even Amber's friends said it was delicious!  I usually do the cooking for my party's, but whenever I need something catered, I will look no further than Simply Elegant Catering!



B. Falco - Sweet 16 - June 13, 2010

Hi Eva,

Everything was wonderful!!!!  It really helped that you made those cute little menu cards so guests could talk about which sandwiches were their favorite (I think it was evenly matched!!!). The salad and tiered platters were delicious, so prettily done, and the cupcakes were a hit! When I get the pics downloaded, I'll pass a few along to you. I will definitely be calling on you again whenever I need catering done, and would highly recommend you to my friends. It turned out to be the nicest bridal shower we could have had for Meghan. I wrapped up and froze so many leftover raspberry tarts, scones & muffins - don't want to gain weight before the wedding!!!

If anyone ever asks for a phone recommendation for a tea party, let me be 1st on your list.


Ann C.

Ann C. - Daughter's High Tea Bridal Shower - May 22, 2010

Hi Eva!

I had intentions of calling you, but till today we have been recuperating. Among all the chaos, your food stood out. I got lots of compliments even after the party, and my husband's family is very hard to please and they totally enjoyed. As for leftovers, sadly there are no more. after the party about 20 friends and family followed us back to my house so we ate. And Sunday my family was flying home so just about everything was gone by lunch. There were even requests for your leftover Caesar salad.

You are an amazing cook, I will keep your number forever, and pass it onto everyone who asks. Your food, your service, and your prices were perfect and I'm sure your business will thrive for many years. Thank you sooo much for everything, and please thank your servers, they did a great job, they were very professional.

Thanks again for everything,

P. Teister

P. Teister - Daughter's Sweet 16 - May 15, 2010


Everything was and everyone was wonderful. I could not be more pleased. Thanks again.

C. Mollo

C. Mollo - Wife's Graduation Cocktail Party - May 15, 2010

Hi Eva,

To coin a phrase, everything was "delish" and Debbie was a gem. My daughter wanted to know if she could come back tomorrow. Thanks again, the food was outstanding and I had enough.


Wendy - Husband's Birthday Party - May 8, 2010


Dr. Williams and I would like to thank you so much for your services. Everyone enjoyed the food and there was plenty to go around. 
Quite a few people asked about your services and we have passed your information along.  I hope this event brings you more business!  Again, thank you for everything.

Thank you,


Liza for a Brunch - May 8, 2010

These emails were for a cake I made for Kelsey who graduated from college.


Kelsey LOVED it!  She even liked the icing party (and she's picky!). The cake was absolutely delicious...very moist....It was better than any cake I have purchased from any bakery around here.  Cupcakes were great too.  I am not just saying that either!!!!!!!!!!

It was definitely a high quality cake and I know that it is a time consuming process.  I really appreciated you listening to what I wanted and giving me the perfect cake.

Thank you so much!


A Note From Kelsey

I just wanted to thank you for the St. Louis cake and cupcakes that you made for my party.  Everyone loved them, and they were definitely the best cake and cupcakes I have gotten from any other bakery.  I will definitely recommend you guys to all my friends.  

Thanks so much!!!!

Sandy & Kelsey May 10, 2010

Hi Eva,

Thank you so much for everything. The food was delicious!!  Everyone was asking who catered it so I told them your name & to visit your website.  We have lots of leftovers, probably b/c 13 people did not show up.  About 20 people came back to the house and we ate again later on in the evening, plus I have enough food that I don't need to cook for the rest of the week, that's the best part!



Julia R - 1st Birthday Party, March 13, 2010

Hi Eva,

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did for Michael's party. The food was fantastic and everyone was so impressed. Also, Debbie was so sweet and helpful.

The party never would have been as good as it was without your help! I can't wait to work with you again in the future!

Thank you so very much!



Diana - Husband's Surprise 40th Birthday - Feb. 21, 2010

Hi Eva,

The food was great yesterday. No problem with the heating, very easy.  As for the salad, it was great .... loved the pears.

Thanks for everything.



Wendy M. - Christmas Day Dinner Drop-off - Dec. 25, 2009

Hi Eva,

Everything was wonderful and tasted great!  The rice balls and wontons were a great touch.  The baguettes with the fig and gorgonzola....terrific!  Everyone was so happy just having appetizers and they were filling.  Kristy and Sharon were so polite and helpful.

Thanks again for helping make our party a success!


Valerie H. - Christmas Cocktail Party - Dec. 19, 2009

Hi Eva,

Everything was delicious and quickly eaten. Many people inquired about you too and I gave them your info.

Thanks again for a spur of the moment request!  Merry Christmas!!!



R. Roggeveen - Christmas Party Drop off - Dec. 18. 2009


Hi Eva,

Just a little note for a big thank you for the food we had for our holiday party.  The food was absolutely delicious.  Everyone loved everything. Your Server was excellent.

I hope one day we get to meet and I can thank you in person.

I wish you very happy and healthy holidays.

Thank you,


L. Harris - Holiday Party - 12-17-09

Hi Eva,

Everything was excellent. The turkey was so moist that when I went to lift it out of the tray, most of the turkey fell back into the pan. It cut my carving time in half. Your stuffing (having it with my lunch today) is out of this world along with all the other side dishes.

Once again I do have to tell you about your apple pie, it wouldn't be fair to you if I didn't. I would feel worse if I wasn't honest with you and tell you was one of the best that I have ever tasted. I could tell that you put a lot into it, thank you.





Frank B. - Thanksgiving Dinner 2009

Hello Eva,

The food was absolutely delicious and a big hit. You were right about leftovers...but I don't mind :).  I already recommended you to a friend who currently uses another catering company but wants to use you for Christmas.  Thanks so much.

Happy Holidays,


Kelly - Thanksgiving 2009

Hi Eva,

I just wanted to thank you for your help last Saturday - Debbie and Ed were fabulous!  The food was superb!  I believe your card was handed out to a few of my friends.

If my next party calls for catering, I will be reaching out to you!  Truly a class act!


Thanks again!


Lisa W., Husband's Surprise 50th - 8-29-09

Hello Eva,

The servers did a great job and the food was awesome.  We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.

Thanks alot, I will be in touch for another party in October.


Sunny M., Baby Shower - 8-30-09

Hey Eva,

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. This summer has been a whirlwind so far. I hope that you are enjoying yours as well.

The party was a great success, everyone was raving about your food and presentation.  Thank you soo much for all of your hard work.

The cheese was super easy for me to heat up and serve, so no worries there.

Hope to work with you more in the future.



Megin B., B'day Party for Mom (drop-off), June 13, 2009

Hi Eva,

Everything went great on Sunday.  Everybody loved the food and the service was phenomenal.  I would gladly recommend you guys to anybody. 

Thanks again,

Eileen J. - Son's Christening - June 14, 2009


All went well, and everyone thought the food was great.  The cake was all the rave and it was also delicious.  Thank you for everything, you made the shower a joy  for me also.

Annette L. - Daughter's Baby Shower - June 13, 2009

** A Note from a Client who always calls me for Specialty Cakes, she keeps my creative juices flowing! **

** This is a for a cake I made for her sister's 40th Birthday Party, to see the cake, please go to my Photo Album **


She loved it....thanks sooo much for once again putting so much heart into are the best!

Sheila B. 40th Birthday Cake - June 6, 2009

Dear Eva,

You are "simply elegant".  My guests were very impressed.  Everything was wonderful.  Diane was a dream.  I can't wait to plan my next party so I can taste more of your delicious creations.

Thank you again,


Laura, W. - Husband's Birthday - April 17, 2009

Hi Eva,

So, the party is over and I can't thank you enough for the fantastic job!  It was everything I wanted it to be and so much more.  The revolving tray was such a surprise, and it was a hit!  The food was so great, we got so many compliments on everything.  And the service was impeccable!  Debbie did such an amazing job, I can't thank her enough!  She did the work of definitely more than one person, and was happy to do it all.  My kitchen was spotless when she left :)

I can't thank you enough for all that you have done!  It has been a pleasure working with you through all of this.  You helped my party go off without a hitch!  It was an amazing day and you and Debbie helped to make it so.

Thank you again!


Amanda S. Daughter's 1st Birthday - April 25, 2009


Many, many thanks for a very successful party! Everyone loved the food. Compliments to the Chef!  Thank you again for everything!!  We will definitely call you in the future. . . . . .


Jenn, Joe and Baby Sophia - Christening, March 2009

Dear Eva,

My whole hearted apologies for not writing to you sooner; the holiday rush came upon us so quickly after the party. Regardless, I wanted to attempt to express our thanks to you & your team for helping to make our surprise Anniversary party such a spectacular success!! We received nothing but heartfelt compliments from all of our guests, and my in-laws had an amazing, unforgettable time.

From our initial conversation I knew I could expect nothing less from working with you. From your patience, suggestions, flexibiity, attentiveness, to the food - Oh, the food!! - the service, and the details; you have been an absolute delight to work with and the outcome was more than I could have dreamed.

This is the first party of this kind we've ever thrown and 1) you made us look like we knew what we were doing and 2) you & your team make me want to have a party every weekend!

Again, thank you for all you've done. Have an absolutely fantastic 2009 and we hope to have reason to work with you again in the New Year and beyond.

Warmest thanks & best wishes,


C. Stack - Surprise Anniversary Party

Simply Elegant Catering by far exceeded my expectations.  My wedding was absolutely fantastic.  The food was superb.  It was original, fresh & beautifully presented.  Everyone at my wedding complimented the food and everyone had plenty.  The staff was extremely professional and accommodating.  I cannot thank them enough for all the work they did and how wonderful they did.  I would highly recommend this caterer for any event.  I absolutely loved the work they did!

Leandra & Phil's Wedding / Sept. 2008

Thank you so much for everything.  Both the food and service were excellent and we could not have been happier.  It was wonderful working with you.

Kelly / 60th Birthday, Oct. 2008

I have been trying to sit down to send you a note to thank you for the beautiful catering job you did..My guests and I were so impressed with the food, how you served it, down to the bamboo picks in the cheese & grape kabobs.  The Ti leaves and little orchids made each dish even more appealing.  Everyone was raving about the food all day.

It was a pleasure to work with you and your staff and I am so happy that we met. Again, my sincere thanks for working so diligently to make our party such a huge success....(in spite of the weather).

Deirdre / 90th Birthday Party, Sept. 2008

Thank you Eva for catering my husband's 40th birthday. The food was superb and all of our guests raved about it. Donna our server was excellent too. We will definitely use your services again in the future and recommend you to all of our friends!

Thanks again!

Maureen / 40th Birthday, July 2008

* Alicia and Zac were kind enough to send an email and a personal thank you note -- Thanks!


Thank you so much for doing such a great job with the food at our wedding. Zac and I were completely pleased with how the afternoon turned out. We loved every hors d'oeuvres we could get our hands on! Not only was the food amazing, but your staff was so friendly and helpful.

Thanks again!

Thank you card:

Thanks so much for being so flexible and calm with helping me arrange the food for our wedding. Everyone loved what they ate and your servers were so happy & efficient. We are so glad we chose you to cater our wedding.

Thanks again.

Alicia & Zac's Wedding / May 2008

Sorry it took so long for me to send this e-mail. I have been so busy at work. Thank you so much for the excellent party you provided for us on May 25th in Valley Stream. The food and the service were superb. I will recommend you to my friends and family.

Annette / Graduation Party, May 2008

Awesome party!! Food was great....everyone kept picking at the mini subs all night long! Strawberry spinach salad was a favorite - many people asking for dressing recipe!!!

Thanks Eva, it was a great pleasure dealing with you. You rock!

P.S. Noreen was an absolute doll! (server)

Lisa / Daughter's Birthday Party, June 2008

Just to let you know how much your catering and services were appreciated yesterday. The food as well as the wait staff were excellent and I have received nothing but good feedback from my daughter's graduation party which was a huge success. I'm so glad I found you in the internet.

Thanks again.

Rebecca / Daughter's graduation party, July 2008

We wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you all did for our girls Christening. Everyone commented on how delicious the food was and especially how great Debbie & Diane were. I really appreciate you all making it less stressful for us.

Thanks again!

Janan / Twin Girls Christening, August 2008

*This is a letter of recommendation that was sent as a reference for my catering services*

I highly recommend Eva from Simply Elegant Catering! She was a pleasure to deal with before my party, she had a lot of great ideas and was very patient while I was going through my pre-party jitters. We had a Mexican Fiesta cocktail party and she came up with the perfect mix of appetizers, fajita bar and desserts. She brought beautiful serving bowls and chafing dishes which made it even easier for us. When she arrived the day of the party, she was here early enough to have everything set up and ready to go. Since I had never used a caterer before, I was advised that they usually use a lot of counter space and the kitchen would be quite chaotic...I was pleasantly surprised when she arrived with everything so well organized the she didn't even have to use the additional table space I had set up. It was like magic - I was able to enjoy the party and my guests while she got all the food out and set up beautifully. Besides the great organization, the food was AMAZING!! Everything was tasty and beautifully presented. Last minute we decided to do a soup and it was the hit of the party!! Again, I highly recommend her for any party you may plan, I certainly will be using her again.

Jennifer / Reference Letter, June 2008

*This is a letter of recommendation sent to a customer who requested references*

If you are looking to have "Simply Elegant Caterers" cater a party for you, I would look no further. Last November our kitchen was under construction. The plan was to have it completed late September. I did some research and came up with Simply elegant caterers. We asked Eva to prepare a large Thanksgiving dinner for us which was out of this world. The turkey was cooked to perfection along with many other plates. She thought of everything and even added a homemade apple pie. By looking at the dining-room table you would think that the meal just came from the next room. Each plate was Eva's own personal successful accomplishment. If there were even one negative thing to tell you I would, but the whole package was flawless.

Just sit back and enjoy the party.

Frank / Reference Letter, June 2008

* This is a Customer Testimonial sent to a Catering Site I'm listed with *

I wish you had a higher rating than very good. We had a surprise party on Sept. 15, 2007 and we are still getting raves about it. The food was excellent and her staff was exceptional. I would only call her for my next party.

Lee / Post date 11/09/2007

* This is a Customer Testimonial sent to a Catering site I am listed with *

When the time comes again that I need a caterer, it will be "Simply Elegant Catering", my wife, kids, and I are temporarily living without a kitchen. Construction was supposed to be completed before Thanksgiving but wasn't. Eva from "Simply Elegant" cooked a beautiful Thanksgiving meal for the eight of us. She not only cooked everything that we asked for perfectly, she added her personal touch and baked an apple pie that was out of this world. We had a beautiful turkey and all the trimmings sitting on the table as if we cooked it ourselves. We had enough leftovers to last us through the weekend. I do have to stop bragging about the food in front of my wife, she's becoming a little jealous.

Frank / Thanksgiving Dinner, 2007

* This is a Customer Testimonial sent to a Catering site I am listed with *

Eva did a nice job catering my Christmas party. She was professional and the food was good. Before the party, she made herself very accessible and always returned my emails.

Michelle / Holiday Party, December 2007

* This is a Customer Testimonial sent to a Catering site I am listed with *

Service and food were exceptional. I will recommend this vendor to friends.

Annette / Graduation Party, May 2007

* This is a Customer Testimonial  sent to a Catering site I'm listed with *

Merchant responded to all my requests and provided exactly what I wanted for the event. The entire experience was excellent. Very professional.

Bev / High Tea Party, June 2008

Hi Eva,

Our family reunion was a great success, and everyone had good things to say about the food.  Celia handled everything smoothly and seemingly effortlessly.

We had plenty of food.  The shrimp was the most popular, but it was all delicious. Many thanks - 

Kathleen Saxe

Family Reunion - September 1, 2012