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Jacksonville Caterer Testimonials and Reviews


Alana said…

AMAZING!! Hope is the absolute best! She is such a sweetheart and wants to make sure not only the entire planning process is going great, but your wedding night as well! The food is spectacular, with a wonderful tasting- so much food to choose from with a one-on-oneappointment. Your reception will be wonderful with a full staff of professional and nice people, with Hope personally checking on you to make sure everything is perfect. Not only will the night be great, but the days after too, with a full cooler of food from your reception in case you didn’t have time eat. Just the sweetest! Had an amazing time with her there!

Married at Diamond D Ranch, Jacksonville, Florida


Kellie said…

I am so happy I went with d’Vine cuisine for my wedding. Hope is just the sweetest person and she made sure my wedding dinner was exactly what I wanted. We met with her for a tasting and everything she made for us was so good! During cocktail hour we had three appetizers (white bean cakes, cheese tortellini, and shrimp and avocado ceviche) with a buffet style dinner with two entrees (honey bbq salmon & ribeye), caesar salad, steamed veggies and a mashed potato bar (yes!). All the food was so incredibly DELICIOUS! Hope even made sure to come over personally to our sweetheart table at the beginning of the reception to take our order and hand delivered food and drinks to our table to ensure that we had time to eat. She also packs a large insulated bag full of food from dinner for you & your husband/wife to take home with you. It was quite surprisingly a lot of food she packed in there, probably a good 2 meals for each of you. We also used her bartending service with our own provided alcohol. Her pricing is very reasonable! Overall I would HIGHLY recommend Hope and d’Vine cuisine as the quality of her food is impeccable and the service she provides is outstanding!

Married at the River House,  St Augustine, Florida

Heather said…

Hope and her team guided us through the planning process with such ease. I, as other brides may have mentioned, thought that Hope did a great job getting to know both my husband and I at our tasting – it felt very genuine and personable; which made our decision a no-brainer when we decided to go with D’Vine. From our initial meeting, she wanted to help us out in any way; whether that was guidance in picking out the menu, giving recommendations on what dishes go well with one another that were in season, overall decor and feel of the night; and working within our budget; whatever it was – she was attentive to our requests and ideas 100% of the time. Her staff was also very responsive through email communication leading up to our date, and especially with coordination the week of our wedding. The food and presentation were wonderful!

If you are looking for a vendor that truly will go above and beyond in making your day special, and the experience a breeze, I would highly recommend Hope and her staff!

Married at the Ribault Club, Jacksonville, Florida

Megan said…

We loved working with Hope and her team! She was so kind and professional. The food was delicious, everyone kept talking about it, which never happens with wedding food. Hope’s prices were awesome and she was really flexible in making things ‘off menu’. I’d recommend doing a tasting – it was fun and helped us decide on our favorites! Thanks Hope for making our day delicious =)


Terri said…

Everything was perfect and the praises for your food and services were amazing from our guests!  I thought the day was perfect as well!  The weather, friends, environment, food, music….etc. were all perfect.  My coordinator at least did a good job of keeping me out of any issues so of course I thought it was perfect. You and your staff were wonderful.  The staff always asked me if I needed anything when ever they saw me and were very gracious to everyone!  Thanks again and have a wonderful New Year!!

Everything provided by d’Vine Cuisine was wonderful! The food was delicious, the displays were beautiful, and the staff so kind and generous. It was everything the bride and groom desired. The guests called it a Southern delight and wanted to know when they were going to open a restaurant!

Mary – Mother of the Bride

Janette said…

My daughter just got married on July 14th, 2012 and I highly recommend d’Vine Cuisine to cater any event you have. Hope and her staff were amazing-very professional, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. Because I live four hours away, Hope was very patient and timely with my numerous phone calls and e-mails. The food was exceptional, the best I have ever had at a wedding! Being reasonable was a bonus! The presentation of the food was excellent. I can’t say enough positives about our experience but to say it was first class the whole way.


Hope and her staff are not only fabulous to work with, but they make amazing food. She will help you plan your menu and is even open to special requests or ideas. Her tasting was one of my favorite things to do for wedding planning! She has an excellent and professional staff and is extremely timely in her communication. We loved every aspect of working with Hope!

Empty plates: everyone had empty plates because the food was amazing! Hope did an outstanding job with our food. We had a buffet style dinner and Hope and her team were fast, friendly and most of all cooked the food perfectly! We had so many comments about how great the food was we couldn’t believe it! You hear horror stories about wedding food being terrible and you are always worried what people will think. Hope has a menu that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters and if she doesn’t have something you want she will go out of her way to try and get it! She always answered her emails and phone calls promptly and with a great attitude. The best part was the to-go package of food and cake. We ate every bit of it! Hope is a unique person and it shows in everything she does. We could not have asked for anything better!
Jennifer and Chaz

Beth said…For all you mother of the brides out there, if you are looking for easy, fun, affordable, quality, professionalism, I could go on and on…. Look no further, Hope and her team are simply wonderful to work with. Everything was so effortless and should you get in a bind like we did and lose your officiate at the last moment, all you have to do is pick up the phone and call Hope to the rescue, she has such wonderful friends and contacts, my daughter’s wedding turned out to be more than my daughter could have imagined. Everyone raved about the food and Hope’s team. She really makes you look like the hero! Love you Hope!!!!!! For whatever your event may be, Hope and the d’Vine Cuisine crew is your answer.

Thank you for helping make Jessyca and Ahmad’s wedding a remarkable event.  As usual, you and your staff did an amazing job.  The food was delicious and you all went above and beyond.  I always look forward to an event when I hear you are the caterer.  One less vendor I have to worry about.
Katrina McCullum, 
Made of Honor

“You had one of the best food spreads I’ve seen… and incredibly friendly staff. It really was such a great experience! I just made a hilarious mental contrast to another October wedding, where the hors d’oeuvres were literally just set straight on a flat tablecloth on a round table, the fruit/cheeses without even a plate underneath.”
Area Photographer

I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed having you and Debbie provide the wonderful dishes for my party on Saturday.  I received many compliments and I am convinced if any of my guests decide to use a catering service, they will call you! Yesterday, I got a tray of chicken fingers and asked Mike, my son, to ask his friends over to watch the football game and to eat our wonderful leftovers, so out everything came again and I set it all up like Saturday night and the guys had a feast!  I was also able to pack up some goodies for my other son to take home!!! Thanks Hope. Debbie was fabulous. I loved how quietly, efficiently and professional you both were. Please let me know if I can ever serve as a reference for you and future clients! Merry Christmas!
With kind regards, 

We used Hope Dempsey and d’Vine Cuisine again this year for the NE FL Association of Environmental Professionals Spring Conference. He recommended her last year, and we liked her so much, we didn’t even check around this year.The food is fresh and attractive and special (I wanted to say unusual, but that didn’t sound right – for example, the breakfast wasn’t just bagels and coffee, it was these little star pastries and yogurt and fresh fruit) Plus she went out of her way to accommodate my “environmental” whims – no water bottles, recyclable coffee cups later in the day, vegetarian option, etc. Keep her in mind if you have an event!

We were very pleased with how everything went at the wedding and reception. The food was delicious, we had many compliments about how good it was. We thought the displays and tables were beautiful and I think everyone had a great time. I’ll be happy to recommend you if anyone asks and I hope you and Amy are able to get some work together. She is incredibly talented and I think the two of you could really have a future in the wedding business. Thanks for everything, you know I have another daughter so I may call you in the future (hopefully the distant future – she’s only 16- thank goodness!).
Mother of the Bride

The pleasure was mutual. Your staff did a wonderful job throughout the entire event. And the food was delicious (even in the wee hours of the morning when I finally got around to eating). I know that Brittni and Jeff were so very pleased and you were quite easy to work with throughout the process. I am always excited to be introduced to new faces that do great work and look forward to being able to recommend you in the future.
Wedding Stylist

Everything was absolutely perfect! It was just the right touch. Thank you so much for doing such a fabulous job. Kevin gave me some cards, I look forward to doing business again soon, hopefully under happier circumstances.
Memorial Service

Thank you again for all your hard work and the lovely food last night. The guests all said they loved it. Thanks also for helping to set up and break down. I will refer you to everyone!!
Amy, Recent
Summer Bride

I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for helping to make The Cave Dedication and Harold’s 74th Birthday celebration a memorable occasion. The menu choices, aesthetic display, service, Stephanie’s assistance and your constant smile enabled me to enjoy this special event.
Many thanks, Nancy 
Private Party

Thanks for everything last Saturday. I had so many compliments on the food and the set up! You did a wonderful job! I may even have a few jobs for you in the future from this event! I’ll let you know.
Donna – Mother of the Bride

Hope, I cannot tell you how many people raved about your lasagna. It was the hit of the party!!! Thank you so much. You have found your calling in catering!!!!!
Love, B.A.

I just wanted to thank you once again for a wonderful wedding reception. I hear endless compliments on the food and service and we could not be happier! I hope you took a lot of pictures for your portfolio and I would be happy to be a reference for your future clients.
Ami, Recent Bride

I can’t thank you enough for the event yesterday! You did an AWESOME job! Everything – food & drink was delicious. I am a very picky eater, don’t like anything at our cafeteria at work. I LOVED everything you made, including the punch & the coffee. The setup was also very pretty. I’m sorry I had to leave early and didn’t get to talk to you but I truly thought you did an exceptional job. (Wish I had been there to take the leftovers home with me!) I would be glad to give recommendations should you need any in the future. Anyway, just wanted to say was so happy with your services.
Connie Connelly for ACP

I just wanted to tell you how WONDERFUL the food was!!!! I have heard from so many people over the past week and they continuously tell me that not only was the food the best that they have ever had at a wedding but it was some of the best they have EVER had. And I totally agree. I can’t even put it into words how amazing the food was. Thank you so much for all you have done for me! And again thank you so so much!!!!!
Recent Bride

Everything was delicious and everyone really enjoyed all of the food. You did a fantastic job, thanks so much! Thanks for all your help and I look forward to working with you more in the future.
Progressive Insurance

What a fabulous party! Many, many thanks to you and your staff for the great service, wonderful display and superb food! The quality of each dish was of the highest caliber and ~ as we heard countless times during the evening ~ thoroughly enjoyed by our large and eclectic mix of family and friends. Hope, from your first proposal response to our subsequent meetings and reviews, it was clear that you were a consummate professional.The fact that you also possessed a strong sense of commitment to your craft, and a great sense of humor, completely clinched the deal! Much appreciated, looking forward to our next party collaboration!
Lee Marshall
Queens Harbour

Thank you for the photos and card, the tables were arranged beautifully, I especially liked the cheese & fruit table.
Mother of the Bride

WOW – we’re talking W O W here. The Board members really enjoyed their lunches – they don’t often comment. And asked who did it and where you were. I just KNEW you’d do it special. We’ll be calling!!!!
Local Initiate Support Corp