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Wheelhouse
383 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002, United States
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El
Review №1

Wheelhouse is an absolutely wonderful company! Hiring them as our wedding caterer was one of the best decisions we made! With their incredible food, wonderful service and meticulous organization, we truly felt like we were in good hands. We took a risk in hiring them- in that we didn't get a chance to try any of their food before the wedding- but we went on our gut instincts that they would be amazing and we weren't let down. They talked us through every step of the way and were very honest, open, and flexible about the pricing of everything. Their team is extremely communicative and helped us feel very well taken care of. Although as the bride I didn't get a chance to truly enjoy much of the food, I got rave reviews from all of our guests. The display was beautiful and the tastes were truly scrumptious. Weddings are stressful and overwhelming, but everything about working with Wheelhouse helped keep me calm. They were truly phenomenal. Hire them for your wedding now!

He
Review №2

After an intimate wedding amongst redwoods in CA in July, we had a festive and casual reception in our backyard in September -- and having Wheelhouse cater our event was the absolutely perfect fit. We value and enjoy local, fresh, delicious food made with in-season ingredients and wanted our guests to have a choice of hearty but healthful balanced food and Wheelhouse could not have been better. Jake was tremendous to work with from the first contact until the end; the set-up was easy; the staff were kind, friendly, and wonderful; the overall service was outstanding; and the food was SPOT ON. We received compliments all night long, and are so grateful that Wheelhouse was a part of our day! We would definitely seek out Wheelhouse to work with for another party in the future -- or attend one of their farm dinners. Highly recommended. Bravo.

Kr
Review №3

Selecting Wheelhouse as my wedding caterer was the best decision I could have made. They checked in with me once a month for the 3 months prior to my wedding, ensuring any changes were addressed. The menu was superb and every guest thoroughly enjoyed every dish. Their food is unique yet appealed to the broad range of guests in attendance. And I can't say enough about their extraordinary staff. When the cake didn't arrive Stephanie checked in with me and was on it! She singlehandedly managed to get the cake delivered on time and saved the day! Obviously I can't say enough about this wonderful catering company. Every person in attendance who is getting married in the future plans on using them. Anyone who knows someone who is getting married in the future has recommended them. I highly recommend them to you. They will go above and beyond to ensure that your day is special.

Ky
Review №4

We hired Wheelhouse to cater and bartend our wedding in late July, and we absolutely could not have been happier!! We are still getting compliments about how delicious the food was, and it pushed an already wonderful day over the top. Our wedding was at the Montague Retreat Center in the Pioneer Valley, and we wanted to make sure everything we did was as local as possible. Wheelhouse fit the bill exactly. All the food is locally, organically grown.Because it is so local, what is available can vary from season to season. Unfortunately, this meant that we weren't able to taste the food before we booked them, since we were planning a summer wedding in the middle of winter. In the end, it didn't matter -- the food was phenomenal and incredibly fresh. Our menu was vegetarian, but not one of our meat-loving guests walked away disappointed.We also have to compliment Wheelhouse on making everything so easy. Jake and Stephanie were a pleasure to work with -- they helped us pick out seasonal great menu choices that would suit our dietary needs, and on our wedding day the entire staff was kind and professional. We had them design a custom cocktail for us (delicious), and design our menu (beautiful), and we're so glad we did.Really, we just can't recommend Wheelhouse enough.

JA
Review №5

Wheelhouse did an amazing job for my daughters wedding. Jake was awesome to work with. Rosa was great also. The staff was friendly & professional. The food was absolutely amazing! We had their charcuterie and appetizer spread, our guest talked about it all night. My daughter made the right choice. Thank you wheelhouse!

Mi
Review №6

Wheelhouse was the perfect catering choice for our wedding weekend!We used Wheelhouse for our rehearsal dinner (taco plates from their food truck) and for our wedding reception (buffet style meal for 175 guests). The menus for both nights were creative, incorporating locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, and the food was delicious! Wheelhouse also did an amazing job accommodating our vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests.As other reviewers have mentioned, the communication from the Wheelhouse team is top notch. We worked closely with Jake and Stephanie. They were very easy to coordinate with and readily available to answer questions, which was extremely helpful during the wedding planning process. Shout out to Stephanie for running point on our wedding day...she was a rockstar and ensured everything went smoothly!We'd recommend Wheelhouse to anyone, and we hope to get to eat some of their delicious food again sometime soon!

Ka
Review №7

Wheelhouse is awesome. We hired them to cater our wedding of about 170 guests, and they did a PHENOMENAL job while meeting our budget. From taking on much of the pre-wedding coordination to printing beautiful menus, creating special dishes for guests with allergies, and serving up their delicious locally sourced food, they were a true joy to work with. 11/10, this crew is incredible.

Ma
Review №8

Finding a caterer who understands our vision of locally sourced and freshly prepared food was critical for our wedding dinner. Wheelhouse hit the mark 100%. Their team provided the most delicious and excellent food experience possible. Everything from menu recommendation, local food sourcing, over preparation and all the way to serving was top notch. We received dozens of super positive comments from our wedding guests about how flavorful and excellent the food was. Highly recommended and booking them again anytime.

Br
Review №9

We loved Wheelhouse for our wedding for so many reasons. From the first call with Jake we knew we had the right caterer. He helped us think through what we needed to know and decide, provided tons of useful suggestions and ideas from his experience, and guided us through the process. We opted for buffet style, almost entirely vegetarian nibbles, dinner and late-night snacks. Wheelhouse also managed our bar and coordinated with Florence Pie Bar for deserts. This gave us lots of options and flexibility for our 150 guests. They were super helpful with dietary restrictions and never seemed worried about our many questions and changes in plans. The meal was diverse, fresh and looked as good as it tasted. Even the most hardline carnivores commented that the food was amazing! There was plenty of food, the support and service was excellent, and the whole team just made our lives and our wedding feel [almost] effortless. Our only regret is not writing this review sooner! Can't recommend Wheelhouse highly enough.

Be
Review №10

Wheelhouse was absolutely fabulous. Jake and Calla guided us through the planning process with professional, timely conversations as we prepared our menu. The delicious meal had our guests asking about the locally-sourced ingredients that were perfectly prepared by Chef Will and his team. Finally Zoe and her staff created a beautiful presentation of the meal for our guests. We could not have had a better experience from start to finish. Thank you Wheelhouse for taking such great care of us and local farmers!

Em
Review №11

The team at Wheelhouse Farm catered our wedding this past weekend. We received so many compliments during the night about how excellent the food was, with some people saying it was the best they'd had at a wedding. Being late spring, Wheelhouse was a bit limited by the available seasonal produce, but they put together a delicious menu (vegetarian friendly!) that met all of our requests. They were incredibly helpful and professional, and made planning our reception a breeze. We would highly recommend Wheelhouse for a catered event!

Ja
Review №12

I cannot recommend Wheelhouse Farm enough. They were responsible for our reception meal (cocktail hour appetizers with a sit-down salad course and main course served family-style) and dessert (strawberry shortcake!) served at our wedding in the Berkshires in June. They serve food from local farms and their menu is dictated by what is available and in season - thus, we were able to sample their food in general, but we knew our wedding menu would be different. Once you taste any of the food they cook, though, you will trust them with whatever menu items they recommend because their food is so, so, so delicious. Our only request was that they serve strawberry shortcake as the dessert, and they were able to freeze strawberries from one season just in case strawberries weren't available once our wedding rolled around in June (luckily, we got fresh strawberries when the day finally came!) - we so appreciated this thoughtfulness and flexibility. Throughout the entire process, from hiring them one-year out from our wedding date to our phone conversations and email correspondence, they were professional, detail-oriented, attentive, and super responsive. We worked mostly with Jake and Calla, who were both exceptional. We also seemed to have won the lottery with dietary restrictions from our guest list, giving them a whole list of various restrictions (nut-free, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, you name it, we had it at our wedding), and they were so graciously able to accommodate every single guest with delicious alternatives. Their staff was incredibly friendly and attentive while being mainly in the background during the reception. And, most importantly, people cannot stop talking about the food, from our foodie relatives to the pickiest of eaters - months later, people are still waxing nostalgic about the food. If you want an incredibly professional catering experience plus the knowledge that you will receive delicious food that is local and supports Massachusetts farmers, why would you hire anyone else?!

Ka
Review №13

We hired wheelhouse for our wedding In September and the food was delicious!! The whole process from first contact to execution day of was easy and enjoyable. The wheelhouse staff is very talented, kind, and thoughtful. The kitchen accommodated allergies and the administrative staff helped us think through the wedding flow and rentals, which was incredibly helpful! Highly recommend!

Me
Review №14

I cannot speak highly enough of our experience working with Jake and Wheelhouse Catering! We booked Wheelhouse early on in our wedding planning process and found working with Jake to be easy and stress-free. Jake was highly responsive, friendly, and very organized. We worked together to craft a menu that was locally sourced and would work well for the family-style meal we envisioned for our wedding. The food was absolutely amazing! Our guests were raving about everything from the massive charcuterie appetizer spread to the late night taco truck. I am certain that every single one of our guest left full and happy!

An
Review №15

Wheelhouse catered our rehearsal dinner and wedding in June 2018. In short, everything was perfect. From the day we contacted Jake and his staff, to the day of the wedding, they were incredibly organized, quickly responded to all of our inquiries, and were a pleasure to work with. Because our venue was very DIY, they helped us calculate the number of dinner-ware we needed, made beautiful little menus to place on the tables, and it was so convenient that they were also able to provide certified bartenders. The tacos for our rehearsal dinner were incredible, and the staff hustled to make sure everyone was fed for our rehearsal dinner. On our wedding day, they prepared a plate with cheeses and apps for my husband and I to make sure that we ate, and did an incredible job with the family-style meal for 200 people. Our guests raved about the food. I cannot speak more highly of Wheelhouse and I would not hesitate to hire them for your wedding. We will be attending one of their ticketed farm dinners this summer just so we can enjoy the food again!

Se
Review №16

My wife and I decided to throw a backyard wedding this past summer which came with more struggles than we had anticipated. Jake, Will, and the rest of the Wheelhouse staff were the most steady, responsible, and responsive vendors we worked with. The food was inventive and packed with flavor. The little decorative touches they put on the buffet and bar only elevated the aesthetic of the event. I could write a novel praising Wheelhouse, but I'll leave it at this—if you want to work with consummate professionals who deliver amazing food and can set your mind at ease when you're stressed about things going according to plan, call Jake and Will

Ta
Review №17

Unreal!!! Everyone we worked with at Wheelhouse was so kind, generous, knowledgeable and dedicated to creating an experience that was true to us. Oh yeah, the food and drink was out of this world! I swear, I had some of the best chicken of my life that night (as, I heard, did a few guests). Wheelhouse also created two signature cocktails for us which went down smashingly. The food, presentation, waitstaff, and value can't be matched in the area! We recommend them a thousand times over. Zachary and Tamara

To
Review №18

Beautiful food. stress free service and guidance. They were a smash hit at our wedding and made everything perfectly. Thank you crew.

El
Review №19

Wheelhouse did an exceptional job catering our wedding! We contacted a variety of vendors and we were so happy that we chose Wheelhouse.The Menu: The chef put together a proposed menu that looked so good that we really didn't change much. It was interesting, seasonal, and special without being pretentious. We had a lot of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests, and there were plenty of options for them while still having a couple of great meat dishes. The few special requests that we did make were enthusiastically accommodated.The Communication: The communication from the Wheelhouse team could not have been better! We worked primarily with Jake and Rosa, both of whom were friendly, helpful, organized, and so knowledgeable. We felt completely confident that we were in good hands and that everything would go smoothly (which it did!). Special thanks to Rosa for being so calm and pleasant while orchestrating everything that needed to happen on the day of the wedding-- she made it look easy.The Service: Everything went according to plan on our wedding day. The food was plentiful and hot, the buffet line moved quickly, and the staff all seemed really friendly and cheerful. They set all the tables and bused everything promptly. Food presentation was lovely. For example, we purchased pies from another vendor, but Wheelhouse set them up on the dessert table in such a lovely way and took the extra time to garnish the table with wildflowers. Did we mention that they pulled all this off in a field with no running water?The Food: Delicious! We have gotten so many comments from guests about how great everything was, and that it was so much better than "typical" wedding food. Our vegetarian/vegan/GF friends (who are used to having to make do with salad and side vegetables) were totally happy and satisfied.The Price: Incredibly reasonable. No hidden costs or surprises. Our final bill was almost exactly what the initial proposal indicated, and payment was easy.In summary, Wheelhouse was fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a better caterer. We wish them many successful years ahead!

Ma
Review №20

Wheelhouse catered our wedding and they were amazing. The food was absolutley spectacular. They also added many beautiful aesthetic touches that really made the space seem magical. Finally, they were always responsive, and really allowed us not to worry about the food. We haven't stopped recieveing compliments about the food yet, and we're already a month away from the date.

Le
Review №21

Wheelhouse catered our wedding this past weekend and it was SUCH joy working with them. Stephanie and Calla were so organized, helpful and responsive. They guided my partner and I through the entire process and scheduled monthly check-in calls leading up to the wedding in which they provided tons of support, suggestions and peace of mind! Will and Anna worked with us to create a menu we loved and they took our suggestions and ideas and made them a reality.We did not have to think about food, drinks, dessert AT ALL during the wedding - everything ran seamlessly, the food was spectacular (we got so many compliments from our guests), the displays, app tables, bar and dessert were all set up beautifully and all of the servers and cook staff were friendly, helpful, and respectful of our space. We could not recommend them more highly! Thank you, Wheelhouse!

La
Review №22

We cannot say enough good things about Wheelhouse: They were a joy to work with both in planning our wedding and the day of. They made our small, unusual venue work well. Their food was incredible. They are so dedicated to local food and so legit in their connection to local farms. They were so on point with in creating a menu for us based on our vague ideas about what it would be. More than all this they were thoughtful, genuine, and generally good people. Not being able to sample the food that was on the menu was a leap of faith on our part, but our confidence in Wheelhouse was rewarded by their incredible food and expert coordination.The Food: We chose Wheelhouse because of their commitment to local food, but for the benefit of everyone else reading our review I'll describe how delicious it was. Bottom line - they won rave reviews from our foodie friends as well as our meat- and- potatoes family. In our experience, wedding catering usually means sad, bland vegetables and dry meat. Not only was their beef juicy and full of flavor, but all of the vegetables tasted so fresh and the flavors of each one came through. Neither of us really like cauliflower, but we LOVED the cauliflower dish they made. For our meat dishes, it was this excellence in produce that really gave an added dimension to the dishes (in addition to cooking the meat just right). AND when they had to bring in an outside vendor (like the pies that we wanted for dessert) they really chose the best around. That being said their initial cheese selection for our appetizers was underwhelming, but they were completely willing to work with us on this and the final version day of was fantastic.Organization/ Logistics: They were by far the most organized vendor at our wedding, despite feeling the most small-scale and personable. Our wedding was very bespoke/ a la carte/ choose your own adventure, and they followed us effortlessly through all of the details, weird requests, and special considerations of our wedding. They never came to us with setbacks or complications. They were really good about checking in, and structured our interactions in the months leading up to the wedding so that we were all on the same page with the many, many details to keep track of.Day-of Logistics: They were so unobtrusive and friendly, despite unpleasant surprises from other vendors. When our rental company failed to deliver some items and put others in odd places, they helped pick up the pieces. When our venue went back on its word as to where they could put their cooking tent they rolled with it. When we decided day-of to hold our photoshoot where they needed to work they were so good about working through it.Personal touches: It's no coincidence that they gave us exactly what we wanted in terms of food. They paid close attention when we told them our preferences were and were genuinely attuned to our likes and dislikes. During the planning process my husband mentioned how he always goes back for seconds at wedding buffets. Based on this aside, they gave him a HUGE platter of food, which we both found to be so touching, special, and funny.Tipping: Their guideline to us was that if we were pleased with the job they did we should tip 10-20%. Not totally unheard of but worth mentioning since different caterers do it differently.

Fr
Review №23

Choosing Wheelhouse to cater our wedding was the absolute best decision. Jake and his team catered my reception for approx. 100 guests on Memorial Day Weekend at my family home in Western Mass. Wheelhouse's services, professionalism, and the quality of the food were exceptional. Just as important, the value/price was unmatched. From the moment I began working with Wheelhouse, they proved to be the best vendor I worked with. Jake was attentive, calm, and flexible throughout the planning and execution phases. He always checked in on schedule, promptly answered all my emails/calls, and was always working diligently to tweak our menu/service plan to accomodate evolving wedding plans. What's more, he was incredibly generous and helpful beyond what is expected, including agreeing to cook in a covered area of our house instead of requiring us to rent a cook tent and agreeing to buy his own prep tent and have us rent it from him at a fraction of the cost of renting a tent from a vendor. They created a dream menu that incorporated my family's Italian heritage with our local Western Mass flavors. All the dishes were brought out quickly, in perfect quantities, and at the right temperature. The staff was diligent about cleaning glasses and plates and making sure the appetizer buffet stayed replenished. They served dinner so efficiently that tables weren't waiting for their food while other tables were already finished eating. I know couples often say this, but we truly had dozens of guests specifically say the food was "the best they've ever had at a wedding." Their philosophy, value, and service is simply unparalleled.

Ni
Review №24

We were SO happy with Wheelhouse as our wedding caterer. Jake was such a pleasure to work with, and the ethos of the whole team was really warm, responsive, and clearly so passionate about food! We worked on the menu with them for a long time, and they were so receptive to our ideas and wishes, and so creative & inspired, not only in their culinary skill and knowledge but also their commitment to local, seasonal, sustainable food. Everything was DELICIOUS, and our guests made so many comments about the food being really standout. For our rehearsal dinner, they did a grill-out style dinner, with a grill station of kebabs (chicken, fish, and vegetable — featuring AMAZING shiitake mushroom — options) and station of salads which was phenomenal. For our reception, we did family style, and had an entirely vegetarian menu, which even meat eaters said was super flavorful and satisfying. We were so glad we went with Wheelhouse for the whole weekend — they were so organized, professional, friendly, and calm from the moment they arrived onsite to the venue until they left. On our calls in the months and weeks leading up to the event, and during the event itself, Jake had such a great birds-eye view on space layout, flow of the timeline, etc. and it just felt like the catering element of our wedding weekend went super smoothly. Menu highlights were the charred carrot crostini, the beet appetizer bites, the collard green dolmas, the muhamarra, the pickled turnips, and the mixed baby brassicas salad, which was truly the best salad greens I have ever had! We really couldn't have asked for a better experience with a wedding catering team — 100% satisfied with Wheelhouse.

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  • Address:383 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002, United States
  • Site:http://www.wheelhousefarm.com/
  • Phone:+1 413-323-3322
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  • Catering food and drink supplier
  • Mobile caterer
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  • Dine-in:No
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