Testimonials

Dear Dianna,

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did for my daughter’s recent bridal shower at The Castle Tea House in Lawrence! The food was exquisite, and the service outstanding! It’s never easy planning something from out of town, but you made it a terrific experience. I highly recommend Dianna’s for any event when you want to leave the food to someone else, so that you can enjoy yourself!

Anna

 

Dianna,

Thank You for the wonderful Buffet at Lisa and Gid`s Wedding Reception on Saturday. Everyone was raving about your cooking. The brisket seemed to be everyones favorite. I wish I could make mine that good.

You were a delight to work with. I can`t tell you how much we appreciate it.

Mary

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Dianna,

Thank You. Your catering was the absolute best we have ever had. Coach was pleased with your delivery timing and menu items and the portion size was perfect.

I will definately spread the word when I meet teams that are traveling to Kansas, though, Kansas is not inside our SEC conference, so it was an unusual trip for us. It was very special for me to meet you and I hope our paths will cross again. I could taste and feel the goodness of your soul in your cooking even under such rigorous circumstances,  That was a lot of deliveries and meals during our tournament weekend. Thank You from the bottom of my heart. You fed me on more than one level.

Lily G.

Event Coordinator  University of Georgia Girl`s Volleyball Team

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We knew nothing about catering prior to our daughter’s wedding. Dianna takes a personal interest in your event. She makes knowledgeable suggestions about what people tend to like, the portions they will consume, and she plans and sets the presentation so it is accessible and inviting. The food is freshly prepared and looks picture perfect. I highly recommend Dianna Keller as your next caterer.

Harry and Carole Morgan

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Dianna,

I am Carly’s mom, and I just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed your wonderful food at Mark and Carly’s wedding reception.  Everyone had something great to say about it.  Too bad it was so darn hot, or their wouldn’t have been a morsel left on the table!  I had more water that night then anything, unfortunately. Our best friends confiscated the ham sandwiches and took them back to Arkansas with them.  My husband and I took the rest of the meatballs with us.  In fact, Mark and Carly will be down at our house this weekend, and we will be having meatball grinder sandwiches Sunday evening.  What’s really funny is that Stu and I didn’t get a wrap until 12:30a.m. back in the hotel room, and we had to wrestle it away from our friends!  You wouldn’t want to share the recipe for those meatballs and wraps with us would you?:)

Seriously, if you ever need a reference, don’t hesitate to contact me or Carly.  I have also shared with Andre’ how happy we were with you, your professionalism and your fabulous food!

Thanks ever so much for helping to make the evening so memorable.

Cathy Sundvold

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Dianna,

Thank you for all that you did  to make a very memorable evening happen for us.  It all went off great, even when I had 2 more guests that I didn’t know about!  The food was terrific, we got lots of compliments on the food, especially the chicken.  You worked so hard that night to make it perfect.  The thing I noticed the most was how all the food and clean up etc happened, but it was like you guys were invisible, Steve said it was like little fairies came in and took over )  You were there to do everything, yet it happened without me even seeing you!  Don’t misunderstand me, I loved having you there, but all 3 of you just slipped in and out and made it all happen.  If you ever need a reference put me down!  The wedding was wonderful and the reception at the Oread went along with the same feeling as the Castle, it’s a special place too.  They had part of the reception out on one of the terraces overlooking the stadium.  It was all a magical weekend and the rehearsal dinner set the tone for the rest of the events.  Thanks to you and Andre for all of your help.

Jan

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Dianna is very knowledgeable and easy to work with when planning a wedding.   We got lots of compliments on the food especially the meatballs and the Almond White Sheet Cake.

We had 2 guests (my Grandma and one of the bridesmaids) who had dietary restrictions (one does not eat pork and one follows a kosher diet). Dianna worked with us to make sure all of the food served would be okay with both of them.

We did heavy hors d’oeuvres and Dianna and her caterers put out some of the food when the guests went in and put out more when the wedding party got finished with pictures and went in. They also cleared away the dishes when the food was gone. This made it very easy on me because at the wedding, I did not have to do anything with it.

Dianna even offered to bring some bread, peanut butter, and jelly for a few of the children attending that I was worried would be picky eaters. However, this was not even needed as the menu we selected was friendly to adults and had options that children liked as well. My niece and nephew even ate food that I had not expected they would like.

Dianna had worked at our venue before and this helped everything run very smoothly.  I also liked that her website actually lists options and prices, unlike some catering websites.  I was able to meet with her the first time and have a rough idea of what I wanted and then work with her from there. We only met twice and everything went great at the wedding! We did not have a ton of leftovers, but we did have some. We decided to take the leftovers and let my sister and her children eat it on their trip home. However, if you do not want the leftovers, Dianna will give them to local organizations who can make use of it so nothing goes to waste!

Thanks,

Nicole and Jeff

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Dianna,

Only now, one month later, are we getting around to writing to everyone who helped with our wedding.  It was beautiful.  the Castle Tea  Room was perfect for a wedding which included 50 guests. I want to especially thank you for your good service,and for returning the champagne glasses afterwards.  The buffet was great.  The guests were delighted because the meal was so healthy.  Also those who were on a Gluten Free Diet were especially pleased because they could eat everything on your menu.  Thank you for working so hard.  We will certainly recommend your catering service to others.

Sincerely, Patricia and LeRoy Hahn

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Dianna,

What a delightful experience we had working with you on our daughters Wedding.We couldn’t have been more pleased with the selections we chose. Our guests raved about how good the food was & quite a few commented it was definitely not the “typical” Wedding food. Several guests asked if we could get your corn pudding recipe. I replied”I`m sure it`s top secret.” We would definitely refer you to anyone looking to have an event catered.

Our Thanks, Doug & Barb R.

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Dianna,

We would like to Thank You and your staff for the excellent service you provided during our ceremony and reception. We both appreciate the extra attention and planning that went into our Special Day. You have our gratitude and love and we wish you well.

Sincerely, Liz & Carl

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Dianna,

My compliments to the Chef! The luncheon you carried off so effortlessly was simply delightful. At least it “seemed effortless” because it was so smooth. “All the way!”
Thanks so much. You were Great to work with, Thanks for your patience with me.

Best Always, Jane N.

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Dianna helped us pick out a wonderful menu for our cocktail-style reception.  The food looked and tasted great!  I told Dianna I was not planning on having a traditional wedding cake.  (I am not a big fan of the fondant that covers a lot of the decorative cakes that are popular now and they are also expensive.)  She suggested an almond sheet cake as most guests expect something sweet.  It was a hit!  I even took some of the leftover cake to work, and everybody loved it. Thanks for the excellent service and food!  Our guests enjoyed it very much!

Haley

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Dianna,

Thank you so much!! The food was outstanding and everyone was raving about the chocolate covered bacon! Thank you for helping to make our day so very special!

Tanya