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Fantastic! Patrick’s food was just delicious… the risotto and Mediterranean stations were a huge hit, the she crab soup was about the best I have ever tasted. We all loved the pot de creme for dessert instead of the traditional wedding cake, especially the chocolate expresso and Earl Grey. And the service was equally good. The room was continually bussed and clean and looked great the whole evening. Nicole was wonderful to work with, always responsive and enjoyable. From the initial tasting to the actual event, it was all easy and a pleasure. Gourmet Bay was a great choice for us and we highly recommend them!- Barbara

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Where do I even begin? Selecting to work with Gourmet Bay was the best decision I made throughout the entire wedding planning process. Planning a wedding in South Carolina, while living in Atlanta, GA was hard, but the Gourmet Bay team and especially Nicole made it absolutely effortless. The entire planning process with them was amazing–from the first tasting until we left the venue on the wedding night! The food was absolutely delicious and perfect! We had SO many wedding guests tell us that it was the best wedding food they have ever tasted! In addition to the delicious food, the staff was absolutely spectacular! Nicole helped us with rentals, flowers and planning! The bar staff and servers they had also went above and beyond to not only make our night perfect, but also our guest’s night. I can’t imagine having picked another catering company because Gourmet Bay was just wonderful! In addition to all of this their prices were extremely fair and they are so willing to work with you to make a custom menu and perfect event. I would, without a doubt, recommend Gourmet Bay for any wedding or event that you have! Like I said it was truly the best decision we made (besides saying YES on our wedding day). Thank you to Nicole, Patrick, all of the staff, servers, bartenders and everyone else that made our wedding day the most perfect day of our lives. We are forever grateful and indebted to the staff at Gourmet Bay. I highly encourage you to work with their team–you will be SO glad you did!!- Lenora

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Not that Nicole and Patrick need another glowing review, but I feel like it would be a crime not to tell the world about Gourmet Bay! First of all, Nicole and Patrick are great people. That alone is what makes this company so special. Second of all, I had over half the guests come up to me and tell me that it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding. Hands down. The reviews were so incredible. And there were some tough critics from 16 different states at my wedding. (I’m from SC but I’ve lived in DC, NY, WA, NC, and now CO and so there were some tough BBQ and grits critics as well as grits newbies and the rave reviews were from all groups!) To be honest, my now husband and I were between Gourmet Bay and Hamby’s and in the end went for Gourmet Bay because their food was unbeatable and on top of that Nicole and Patrick are just awesome. You sort of get a small business feel from them – in a good way. To give you an idea, Hamby’s said they couldn’t guarantee any of the people we were working with would actually be at our wedding – they may have 3 other weddings to attend to. Nicole and Patrick were there, 100% there. They are prompt with every email and call, they helped me with all of my rentals and decisions that had to be made in regards to rentals, they were super helpful in dealing with my gluten allergy, and seriously just nailed it. In case it’s helpful we had the Carolina Lowcountry, the California Wine Country, and the Southern Barbeque at 3 different stations. The BBQ and the shrimp and grits were the major, major hits, but every part of it was well loved. Everyone told me they danced from 6-10pm and still left the wedding full. I recommend this vendor a million times over. They made our wedding at Old Wide Awake incredibly special and just perfect. Thank you Nicole and Patrick, I know only great things are coming your way!-Whitney

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Patrick catered a private dinner for 3 couples at our friend’s beach house in Wild Dunes, after our daughter’s wedding was canceled (the reason for selecting wedding as the event…private dinner was not given as as option). Although “awesome” is grossly overused, AWESOME is an accurate adjective to describe our evening with Patrick. He is a very talented chef, and a delight with whom to work. We are very discerning diners who appreciate excellent quality, innovation and creativiy, as well as superb presentation…Patrick excels in all categories. Patrick and his team should also be noted for their professionalism and their sincere desire to make our evening a very special and memorable experience. Mission accomplished. I speak for the six attending people at our dinner in highly recommending Patrick and Gourmet Bay Catering…he has endeared himself and his company to us for future occasions. I don’t know how anyone can top his performance. We are all looking forward to an encore with Patrick.- Pam

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I can’t say enough about how great the food was at my wedding and how terrific Patrick and his team are! During our tasting, Patrick listened to what was important to my now husband and I and helped us pick the perfect menu. He even took one of my ideas and adapted a salad. Some chefs I met during this process were not open to recommendations or requests, but Patrick was very open and accommodated my tastes to create a fun, “portable” salad that fit into our small plates theme. We loved the food at our tasting and were thrilled to find out that it tasted as good or even better at our wedding! My only regret is not taking the time to eat more of it since I was the bride. I can’t say enough great things about the quality of the food and the personalized service we received – the food we served at our wedding felt like our menu and not just some generic wedding menu. That really meant a lot to us. Our guests raved about the food that night and a few months later, we are still receiving compliments about how delicious and beautiful everything was! I only wish that Patrick had a restaurant so I could go back and enjoy this all again!!! Thank you Gourmet Bay for making our wedding so wonderful!!!-Susan

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Thank you so much to Nicole for her exceptional service helping us coordinate our wedding day in Charleston, SC. She went above and beyond our expectations. The ceremony ran smoothly and all the vendors she recommended us were exceptional. No bumps in the ride whatsoever. Planning a wedding from New Jersey was a breeze with her help and support.The food provided by Patrick and his crew in Gourmet Bay was delicious, especially the pork chops and the oatmeal raising cookies. Bravo!-Sam

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