Honored to be a part of your special event

Behind every catering event is a person, couple, family or organization that is counting on Kent Rathbun Catering to elevate their already special event to an even more special memory. We don’t take that lightly. From our first initial planning meetings to the break down post-event, this isn’t just another catering event. It’s YOUR special day. And we’re honored to be a part of it.

“We have been working with Abacus for 5 years now both in our private home and at The Goss-Michael Foundation. Their range of service is unparalleled with that of their competitors. We look to the experienced staff at Abacus for small seated dinners at home, Private Openings at the Foundation, and large events at the house in the backyard with a tent which always adds a degree of difficulty. … even personally picked out the China, glass, silverware for the house! I think even more impressive is the way the team of chefs and waiters arrive to the house, execute a beautiful event and disappear without a crumb in the kitchen, as if they weren’t even there. They have our heartfelt recommendation.”
Joyce Goss and Kenny Goss
“Charlotte,

I wanted to let you know that dinner was beyond perfect! All our board members loved the entire experience and raved about the chefs, service and food even today. Thank you so very much for setting this up for us and making it special and delicious! Caleb was great!!! I need to give you a credit card so, call me and I can give it to you.

Thank you again for everything!!!”

Ricardo Tomas
…always presents delicious, creative, memorable food in an atmosphere of impeccable, graceful service. I feel completely confident in leaving details large and small in their expert hands, whether it is a business or personal event, in our home or in another venue. It is a joy to be able to give all of my attention to our guests while my friends from Abacus handle everything else.”
Jennifer Burr Altabef and Peter Altabef
“Kent, I wanted to follow up with you and say thanks once again for allowing us to host an event in your home. The reviews have been outstanding…I think this may be one of the best events we have had! Kellie was so great to work with. She covered every detail like a pro. The food was amazing and the staff was attentive and professional. The night exceeded my expectations. I certainly hope I have an opportunity to work with you and your team again in the future.”
Margaret Willis, KPMG
“There are not words to describe the fabulous service we received or the wonderful food. The staff was extraordinary and we “opened” to rave reviews. You can consider this job perfectly executed with a sprinkle of spice and a huge splash of fun. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The Dewbre/Rollins Family. KENT RATHBUN SHOULD BE PROUD OF ALL OF YOU.”
Kathy Dewbreh
“Your team hit the ball out of the park! We had a wonderful evening. Caleb, Jeff and the rest of the staff did tremendous job making the guests feel welcome and well-fed. I look forward to our next event with Kent Rathbun Catering!”
Rob Skeans
“5s on everything!!! Fantanstic job on all counts. Chris was a great chef and Caleb did a phenomenal job managing. The best! We will be calling Kent Rathbun catering again and I would recommend them to anyone!!!”
Beth Connor
“Thank you for catering the best celebration we have ever had! This Awards Dinner was a big event for us as we recognized our top performers for the year. You certainly exceeded our expectations”
Audrey Stewart
“You and your team were terrific! The night (and the food) was perfect.”
Thomas Framee
“Outstanding experience from beginning to end. I will use you again!”
Shannon Gilliland
“I am thankful for you and all that you do”
Daniella Giglio, Sewell
“We had a perfect evening. Lauren, your team did an amazing job from start to finish. Thank you so much”
Ali Engel
Perfection.
Jennifer Montgomery
“The party was a great success. The food and service were wonderful. All of our expectations were met.”
Donna and Paul Yeoham
“A BIG thank you for all your help with Barry’s birthday party! It was such a success – he loved it, I loved it, and all the guests loved it! The food and the service were both stellar. I sincerely thank you for all your help and guidance along the way. It was a pleasure working with you. I look forward to more fun and delicious events in the future!”
Andrea Bradforde
“Our cocktail dinner party on Feb. 12 could not have not been any better than if it were for the White House and celebrities, which we are not. Kent Rathbun catering handled everything for me even though I was in Calif. and could not be here until a few days before the event. From the young woman who came to my home the day before and the day of the event and spent the entire day with me showing me where the tables should be placed and how we would move things if the weather changed and would allow us to use our outdoors to helping me decide what furniture to move for the children to making space for the adults as well.
Advising me on the flowers and helping me redo the flowers as the florist came with unexpected colors.
To say the food was the best of best would be saying too little. Clearly the best buffet dinner with an assortment of special dishes that we requested plus the special ones like the lobster shooters that everyone gravitates to immediately. Oh My, I just loved everything I put to my mouth as the flavors of the salmon and the lamb chops were beyond expectation.
To add to all the wonderful food was the service that is always superb and attentive to everyone who was at this event. I can’t say enough about the lovely servers and the chefs who arrived in an orderly manner and treated everyone with respect and made the event flow so smoothly.
All in all, I can’t say enough about the people, the food and the service that we had at this party and all the other events that we have had while using Kent Rathbun catering. I am never disappointed and always given a million compliments from the guests who attend.
Thank you , Kent Rathbun Catering , once again, for making this event the best it could possibly have been.”
Reena and Mike Blumenfeld
“I want to thank you once again for the superb job you and your team did last night. I can’t tell you what a pleasure it was dealing with such professionals (and this isn’t our first rodeo). The food was awesome, particularly the meat and shrimp. All the staff are to be commended for their very passionate attitudes. With your help, it was a customer appreciation party where our customers truly felt appreciated. Here is a comment from one of the attendees in an email we received just this morning:

“…. Kent Rathbun’s catering service was fabulous from the quality of the food, to the hostess service, to the pit boss. It was all over-the-top first rate”. I couldn’t have said it better.

You know who we will be using for our upcoming events…..”

Don Krasen
“My husband and I wanted to follow up and let you know about our evening with Will, Christy, and Christine.

Dinner was fabulous, delicious, totally 1st class! So many wonderful courses, the meal was so fulfilling and complete with the multiple wine pairings.

Chef Will was masterful! Very personable with explanations of the food as well as with us and Christy and Christine were on top of their service.

Clean up was like nobody had even been here. Total carefree experience. Everything provided!

I think you can tell it was a wonderful experience and we do hope you donate this item again so we can bid on it and hopefully win it!!”

Cathy Riccardi