The Good Life's Catering Reviews
Our Outer Banks catering customers love the Good Life Gourmet!
"An hour later, we waltzed into the reception. And we were floored-the place was gorgeous in every way, but most awesome of all was the fabulous array of food-the buffet table was stunningly arranged, the dessert table was a cascading stack of delightful, colorful treats, and the bar-with its shimmering wine and martini glasses-glowed invitingly in the soft ambient light. All night The Good Life and the staff tended to our guests' every culinary need, and friends and family still talk about how good the food and drink was. The Good Life Gourmet indeed makes every event Great!"
Cord and Lesley
"The Good Life Gourmet recently catered our Outer Banks wedding and the food was absolutely amazing! I would hire him again in a second. Not only for the food, which was exceptional, but for his extremely high degree of professionalism. This guy knows how to cater an event. He offered numerous suggestions that proved to be spot on and handled any problems quickly and efficiently. Being an out of towner this process was a bit daunting, however, with his help I felt much more reassured. The desert bar was all anyone talked about for days! Thanks again!"
Ashley and Greg Sowd
"I want to let you know that we are so happy with the food that you catered for us for our daughter's wedding. It was hard for me to do everything online without really knowing if everything would work out well. It worked out more than well. It was excellent! We came up from the ceremony to the smell of food and I sighed a breath of relief. The presentation was as good as the food, too! Thank you so much for working with me. The food was 'Carrie friendly', and she appreciated having so many choices. We had left-over's the next day and they were just as tasty. Thank you again for helping to make my daughter's wedding so successful!"
"I would like to thank you for the fantastic service we received for my daughter's wedding in Nags Head on June 12, 2010. You went way beyond just our caterer. The Good Life Gourmet says it all. The food was absolutely delicious. Quality was far beyond my imagination. All of our guests were very impressed and enjoyed every bite. I would recommend everyone use "The Good Life Gourmet" for any catering they may need while at the Outer banks. Thank you once again for your great service and delicious food."
Becky Conrad, Harmony Zelienople United Methodist Church
"We cannot say thank you enough for helping us put together our daughter's destination weddding at Nags Head. The telephone calls to discuss the menu and logistics provided much-needed reassurance that we had the details covered! You were more than responsive to our questions and concerns. And we can't say enough about the wonderful job you did at the wedding reception. When you consider that no one had seen the accomodations and the fact that the weather was a little uncooperative, you quickly came up with a game plan for pulling off the event. Our cookout theme was handled perfectly. The food was wonderful and its presentation great! The guests continue to rave about the job you did! There was no cleanup at all - you left the kitchen immaculate and the fridge full of wonderful leftovers! The bride and groom took a "goodie" bag with them too!
We got a chance to stop at your shop on our way out of town! The curried chicken salad was enjoyed picnic style in Virginia! Yum!
Thanks again for everything. We would be more than happy to talk to anyone who would like an in person referral!"
Sarah McDaniel and Frank Wood
"From our initial contact with you last fall, to the reception dinner in June, our experience was a great one. We were extremely impressed with your open lines of communication (via phone and email), willingness to try new food items (popovers), your attention to detail and professionalism. Our wedding reception dinner was delivered in a timely fashion and executed with perfection. The food was flavorful and presented beautifully. And, your service personnel were polite and pleasant, which made our evening even more enjoyable. Overall, our experience with Good Life Gourmet was tremendously positive. We highly recommend you as a first rate caterer. You make a great team! Thank you!!!"
Joni Starr and Bill Bock
"My daughter got married this weekend. Her ceremony was at Manteo Baptist Church, and the reception was at 108 Budleigh. Since this was a destination wedding for us, I asked the folks at 108 Budleigh for suggestions of vendors. One of their suggestions was The Good Life Gourmet. So, I met with the owner, and was totally impressed. (In fact, we also hosted the Bridesmaids' Brunch at the Good Life Gourmet.)"
"The Good Life is so good at details. Not only was he a counselor and wedding planner, he was also a calming force in the hectic noise of the weekend. They always have my best interest at heart, and sincerely instructed me how to handle the emotions of the bride regarding the logistics of the reception. Our reception was just FUN! The food that The Good Life Gourmet prepared was outstanding and the presentation was spectacular! (He had earlier advised me to provide a dozen lasagna trays from the dollar store for him to package the leftover food.)"
"When we cleaned up, The Good Life and the crew had thoroughly cleaned the kitchen, packaged and labeled the food leftovers, and left me with few clean up chores, and lots of good food! If you are going to host an event at the Outer Banks, definitely call The Good Life Gourmet, and you will have no worries."
"Just a short note to thank you for helping make my wife's birthday party a huge success. Your food and the overall selection you recommended was perfect and enjoyed by all. My special compliments on the crab cakes which were especially delicious and passed the culinary test with some tough Chesapeake Bay crab cake critics! Also, we really appreciated your personal attention to everything including help with the menu, delivery to the house, set up and pick up. We'll keep you in mind for any future events and, until then, wish you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2010!"
"This email is long overdue. I want to thank you for your impeccible service at our wedding. Your staff was courteous and very professional, and you went above and beyond to make our reception run smoothly. The meal was tasty and we enjoyed leftovers for days after! I would recommend The Good Life Gourmet a thousand times."