So far the wedding preparations I had been to three food tastings already. All of them are mid-range in terms of prices. These are my must-haves in finding our wedding caterer:
Food – delicious and good serving
Styling – I have a vision of what my reception would look like, It needs to spell our theme: Modern Filipiniana
Service – courteousness and communicatiovn is key
Budget – still needs to be considered as we want to stick to our budget
And so after researching on forums such as the ever helpful W@W and GT. I am on my way to taste and decide.
1. IGNACIO’S CATERING
Way before we start on our preps I saw their website, check their styling and packages. And so they are on top of my list when we started doing FTs. Since our church and reception is in Marikina City they will be very ideal as they’re from Marikina too.
Rates: Minimum of Php 470 per head and maximum of Php 820 + 10% service charge with tiffany chairs and styling
Easy communication with their AE and you get to talk to the owner Sir Jon Ignacio. All seems good in terms of styling and food serving. Their Fish fillet in warm salad, buco pandan and mango jello are good finds but I think they need to improve their dessert options (taste wise). I didn’t get the this-is-it feeling😑 so…
#10 Malaya st. Malanday, Marikina city | http://www.ignacioscatering.com | 948-8150. 948-0053. 347-2229
2. DORIE’S CATERING
Good food, style and price. They got it all! Its just that for me personally, something’s amiss. Again, No This-is-it feeling.
Rate: Minimum of Php 400 per head and maximum of Php 570 with tiffany chairs and styling
Their spanish beef kaldereta, fish fillet with tar tar sauce and almond buco lychee are delicious. The owner John Cruz is very knowledgeable in terms of styling and he really suggests ideas of what will make the event grand. There are many customers when we went there, some are already in their final detailing and paying the down payment to book them.
I highly suggest you try food tasting with them, and see for yourself. Really they’re a good find. It just that I guess they are not for me. 😑
5 MH Del Pilar st. Palatiw, Pasig City | email@example.com | 477-4902. 401-9047. 345-7556
3. MA DEL’S CATERING
If you’re like me whose a stalker of W@W forums and GT you probably have heard of this caterer from almost all brides to be. It even has its own thread in line with K by Cunanan, Hizons and other high-end caterers.
All positive reviews! The only issue their having is that Anj the catering manager is hard to reach via phonecall or text. They have this solution though to call her early morning in their home phone. But as negative as it sounds, she’ll be very much available to you when your event is near, it sounds like priorities to me. Anyway, they said even if there’s no constant communication – she can deliver! 😁
When we had our FT in their place in Pasig, we met Anj very briefly as she’s on her way to an event, she seems very nice though. Their famous chicken flambe and fetuccine italianna are served, they are all very tasty. The korean pork is a little salty for me but the good thing is that you can ask Mama Del the owner and cook to tone down the mix. Btw, it is Mama Del who entertained us, she’s very endearing, and seems like your ordinary tita to talk to.
Rate: Minimum of Php 560 per head and maximum of Php 710 with tiffany chairs and styling
I did not book them on the spot, but I have a very good feeling about them, I am just thinking more about it but at the moment I am leaning to get them 80% (I guess you can tell based on my rave about them).
48C Dr Pilapil st. Sagad, Pasig City | 655-1114. 641-3423. 09167802705. 09989765001
4. MARTHA’S PLATE CATERING
Of the few online reviews I read about them, they said that the food is delicious and the serving is really generous but they are not yet fully into styling. More of old school styling if you check their site.
Rate: Minimum of Php 300 and maximum of Php 600 per head
I haven’t yet have food tasting with them, but I am pretty excited as they seem ideal in terms of location, service and budget.
21 Senga st. Calumpang, Marikina City | firstname.lastname@example.org | 645-1041. 330-1289. 09179969819
5. IKO’S BREADS AND CAKES (wedding cake supplier not caterer)
Since we’re in Pasig area we decided to drop by the bakery as they have good reviews online too. The caramel cake and their bestseller moist chocolate cake is very affordable, be it one layer or for wedding cakes. Around Php 4,000 I think for the 3 layered cake. Note though that their cakes are dense and thick in texture. They have all different cakes for any occasions, their designs look good too.
6 East Capitol drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City | 474-3899
sorry for the low quality photo 😦
Most of the caterers where we had food tasting are mid-range in terms of prices, but they do have a lot to offer that I think can very well be in line with the top wedding caterers out there. I feel the need to create this blog post as there seems to be very little online reviews about them and me, being a bride to be in search of reviews really find those very few ones handy and reliable.
So here’s my two cents, hope you find it helpful for your wedding preps!