client reviews

Client Reviews

Lisa Cole of Inspired Catering catered my wedding at the Hill-Stead Museum on September 5, 2009. My husband and I have nothing but EXCELLENT things to say about Lisa, her staff, service, and DELICIOUS food.

Since meeting Lisa last fall, she has been nothing short of professional, personal and very insightful. Outside of providing us with a myriad of menu options, we found her very resourceful and experienced, from recommending other vendors, giving us insightful pointers and useful recommendations so that we were completely prepared for our special day. She did all in the most unobtrusive way. We all found her very responsive and very accommodating to meeting with us, especially since our time was limited as we live out of state.

Regarding her food…it is amazing!Lisa can prepare anything – any cuisine, any dish, and she does it so well! We were a bit all over the place, as we live in Brooklyn, and are exposed to food from around the globe. I seemed like anything we thought of, she had a recipe for or was willing to try something new. We always knew we were in good hands, but actually seeing and tasting the food on our wedding day, was even better than what we had imagined. The food presentation and table capes were beautiful. Her staff was professional and provided top service. We received countless compliments and even many inquiries as to who the catering company was and how people could contact her? Always a good sign!

I would highly recommend Lisa to any other prospective client looking for a caterer that can master any dish, provide professional service with a smile and offer excellent advice and insight into executing a memorable and delicious event.

Whitney A. Ammary

We have worked with Lisa Cole’s Inspired Catering on a number of occasions and have thoroughly enjoyed both her food and presentation. We also found Lisa professional and pleasant to work with.

Most recently, Inspired Catering supplied the food and wait staff for our United Arts campaign kickoff on February 1 at the former Society of Savings Bank lobby on Pratt Street in Hartford. We received a number of positive comments about the food and our guests were amused by its creativity.

Rie Poirier-Campbell
Cultural Promotions & Marketing Director
Greater Hartford Arts Council

Lisa Cole and her company, Inspired Catering, have provided catering for me for special events on numerous occasions for the American Red Cross and in previous years for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, when I was Director of Development there.

I am happy to give her and her company a superlative recommendation on all counts: truly inspired cuisine, efficient related arrangements (rentals), experienced staff and a extraordinary ability to work within a budget. The latter is particularly important for non-profits in this environment when special events are often key to raising money.

In addition to being imaginative and flexible, Lisa Cole has been very responsive, answering questions and revising plans in a timely and professional manner.

Pilar Richardson Schmidt
Senior Director of Development
Charter Oak Chapter of the American Red Cross

Lisa Cole, owner of Inspired Catering, has worked with us on several Hartford events. Lisa is very professional, as is her staff. She delivers what she says she will and works with her clients to make sure they get what they want. We find Lisa’s ideas, food and service to be high quality and have entrusted her with our trademark yearly event at which we have 300 plus guests. I would recommend her for business or social events. She gets it!

Sally Brashear
Director of Marketing
Pullman & Comley, LLC

Thank you for making our wedding a day we were imagining for a year. Everything was perfect and people are still talking about the food. The event was perfect and your staff was spectacular. Thank you for your constant flexibility and your help through this whole thing. It was a pleasure working with you.

The Matlatalls

I am very glad to have this opportunity to recommend Lisa Cole of Inspired Catering. I have had the pleasure of working with Lisa for the past three years as the event marketing manager supporting our Northeast stores here at Nordstrom. She has been a great partners and brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to our special events .

Lisa and her staff understand the meaning of great service. Whether it is tweaking an ever changing menu to assisting our customer’s needs during an event, they are always on point.

I highly recommend Lisa Cole and Inspired Catering and confidant they are the type of partner you are looking for to cater your next event.

Cherlyn Daily
Event Marketing Manager
Northeast Region
Nordstrom, Inc.

I recently had the pleasure of working with Lisa Cole of Inspired Catering for a client event at Morgan Stanley. Her food exceeded our expectations. She was also able to advise us on a harmonious menu and was more than willing to tweak any finishing touches that we desired. We had a variety of passed and stationary hors d’oeuvres, all of which were beautifully presented. Her serving staff were also quick and courteous and we never seemed to run out of food. This is a big concern when gathering 150 of your most important clients. When comparing other potential caterers she was the most reasonable considering the high quality of the food.

Lori C. Cohen
Registered CSA
Morgan Stanley

On behalf of the Development and Community Relations staff at Johnson Memorial Hospital would like to thank you and your staff for the wonderful catering you provided at our black-tie Spring Gala Event. The event was a HUGE success thanks in large part to your fabulous food, beautiful presentation and friendly professional staff. We were all extremely impressed with how well you and your staff were able to adapt to the unusual surroundings of an unfinished Emergency Department and really make the evening elegant. Our guests are still raving about the evening. Johnson Memorial Hospital would highly recommend Inspired Catering to anyone looking for excellent food and professional staff.

Kristin Indovigne
Events Planner
Johnson Memorial Hospital

We could not have been happier with the experience we had with Inspired Catering. Lisa and her staff were just wonderful. We had special a request for the food at our wedding and we were just over the moon with Lisa’s interpretation of our Mediterranean theme. I was a fortunate enough bride to be able to actually sit down and enjoy the food at my wedding – and so I speak honestly when I say everything was spectacular. I highly recommend everything we had. The presentation was also very lovely and very nicely fit in with the overall theme of our reception. I couldn’t give Inspired Catering a more enthusiastic thumbs up!

Hillstead Museum Wedding

Inspired catering and Chef Cole are simply the best! I hired them for my recent book launch and the food not only visually appealing but tasted amazing. The staff was, friendly, punctual, and efficient. Without them, my event couldn’t possibly have been the success it was. I will definitely be hiring them again!

J.C. Allen

Although I’ve never done a review before, my recent experience with this business was so outstanding I
wanted to give a shout out to Lisa and her staff. The party they did for us was seamless. The service was perfect and the food was loved by all. Can’t say enough good things

Keating Coniff