We have been truly honored to work with some incredible clients, organizations and companies. We truly love when they take the time to write us notes about their events. Below is just a sampling. Note, some names have been omitted as some of our clients prefer to maintain their privacy, and we of course, respect their wishes.
We found Mia Emerson of 15 Landsdowne to be a creative wonder in catering, decorating and seamless planning & organization. She took charge of almost every detail of staging the Hunterdon Art Museum's Halloween Dance Party, "Ghouls! Gremlins! Goblins!" on 10.29.16. The results were marvelous. The array of foods and decorations and the food stations were incredible, all designed around the theme of the event: the Decadent Bacon Bites, the S'Mores Graveyard, the Voodoo Chicken Skewers, to name just a few. Service was impeccable. The party was a howling success. We look to Mia unleashing her creative magic on our next event, RED, in April 2017.
-Donna Huron-Hunterdon Art Museum
The bottom line: Chef Mia Emerson and her team are absolutely incredible. They catered our wedding at a private residence, and we couldn't be happier. 15 Landsdowne went above and beyond the call of duty, and truly helped us achieve the perfect wedding day. If you're looking for a reliable, honest, helpful group of people and extremely tasty food do not hesitate to choose them.
My wife and I found 15 Landsdowne (formerly 1222 Catering in Hawaii,) from a Google search. We had already been dealing with another company, but didn't feel like it was a good fit. The previous company seemed to be nickel-and-diming everything. They were purely out for profit -- that's the feeling we got throughout our conversations. As soon as we emailed Mia, we knew we had a good fit. Her responses were always on time, polite, helpful, and enthusiastic. She did so much more than just provide food for our wedding -- she brought in a designer to help us with the look that we had envisioned, she has a staff that helped us throughout our whole day from setting up the chairs, to placing decorations, the guest book table, linens, and much, much more.
When it came time to try the food, everyone was super impressed. She beautifully prepared our eclectic menu, ranging from crab cakes to individual take-out boxes of pasta salad, personal chicken skewers, smoked paprika sirloin medallions, roasted vegetable kabobs, and so much more. We wanted everything to be a "small serving," and she and her team nailed it. We started out with two different appetizers for the cocktail hour: roasted garlic bruschetta with oven-roasted tomatoes, and opal basil pesto topped with a seared local shrimp, along with bite-sized Dungeness crab cakes with herbed aioli and chives. The actual meal was buffet style, and allowed people to try many different dishes as they were smaller servings. Each guest commented how good the food was. They also couldn't believe that everything was being cooked fresh on-site. For dessert we had cheese and chocolate fondue with many different choices for dipping. She also helped coordinate the purchase and delivery of our cupcakes, not to mention of the rental items. We definitely hit a home run choosing Mia's service. She made everything such a breeze.
If you're planning a destination (Hawaii,) wedding, and you want the smoothest experience and the best tasting food, go ahead and give Mia a call You definitely won't regret it. Given that we were planning from far away, Mia made things so easy; sometimes responding within minutes after an email was sent. I wish we had an excuse to go back and have her help us with an event again. Thank you Mia, and to your team, for everything!
Mia and her staff have done multiple events for my company and I am in awe with every event! Her food is amazing, her service is impeccable and her staff is wonderful! When asked about caterers, her name is always the first that comes out of my mouth for no other reason but because she is the best! Thank you for everything that you have done and continue to do for us Mia!
Mia is truly an artist in the culinary field! The cuisine is always delicious and service unceasingly professional. The whole process of working with Mia is a complete joy. Highly recommend!
Mia and her crew are phenomenal. From the first email throughout the whole process she was very responsive and happy to accommodate any requests. I have both dairy and gluten allergies and I was beyond thrilled with the options she came up with. The late night snacks of sweet potato fries and mini milkshakes were a hit! The menu was perfect for us and very personal. She wanted to make sure we were happy with every single aspect. We knew from the tasting that the food would be incredible and it didn't disappoint. We have gotten many comments on how delicious the food was. The staff made sure my husband and I were not without food or drink the whole night and the bartenders were great too. I had several guests with food allergies and they were so happy that everything was labeled and that they had options! I've been to a few weddings where I literally couldn't eat anything and I was so happy I could provide options for everyone. Mia was great to work with and I would highly recommend!
I have attended events catered by Mia and used her culinary artistry for my own event as well. The food and flair each time was fabulous and she proved that she can do any event, large or small. For the event I hosted I was so happy she was able to work within my budget and my guests were extremely impressed! The event I attended as a guest was beyond fabulous and her creativity was amazing, that is truly an event I will never forget!
I used 15 Landsdowne Catering for my wedding in August. Mia was my go to person for not only the food at my wedding, but the timeline, decor and a handful of other things I didn't even think about. She is amazing! She allowed us to build a completely unique and creative menu that reflected who we are as people. She took the time to get to know us as individuals and together, and that helped make our wedding feel authentically ours. Mia was there to answer all of my texts/emails through the planning process. In addition to that, the food was amazing! We had a stations set up for dinner, in addition to stations and passed hors d'oeurves for cocktail hour. We got so many compliments from our guests regarding the food, some said it was the best food they've had at a wedding! I would highly recommend Mia and her team for any event! She is a truly talented chef and wonderful person to work with!
I can't say enough about 15 Landsdowne's food and customer service. She has accommodated more than one event for me (one for about 200 people down to a more personal event for 30). There were not only many options, she gave personal recommendations based on the event including allergy/gluten free options when needed. In addition, Mia was very cognizant of my budget and insured we worked with parameters I felt comfortable with. When you speak with Mia, you feel like you have known her your whole life. That personable first impression created a warm climate, and I felt my opinion was valued. I cannot recommend 15 Landsdowne Catering enough.....it is the whole package that will make your event more enjoyable for you!
Mia catered several business events for us and consistently met my clients very high standards. They are for the most part well traveled foodies who are used to flawless service, farm to table fresh, gourmet experiences. On the flip side, she did a truly impressive kids party for me including healthy creations the kids gobbled up and a surprise gingerbread house for dessert. It's hard to impress our guests, but Mia consistently exceeded our expectations with her creative & delicious creations. I am already booking her for my next event.
I have spent the last year working with Mia Emerson to plan my wedding at the Hunterdon Art Museum. She has been instrumental in every step of the process, from helping us to secure a venue, to planning a delicious menu, to coordinating the event itself, and of course, solving any issues along the way! My husband and I have loved working with her, and we and our guests had an amazing time at our wedding reception.
Mia was able to flawlessly capture our vision for the event and crafted an amazing, upscale bbq menu and cocktail hour. Our guests are still raving about the superb quality of the food and the seamless flow of the event itself. Mia and her team handled all the event set-up and breakdown, in addition to the food and bar service. We were also provided a wonderful day-of-coordinator, Tara, who made sure that we were completely taken care of throughout the night, while expertly managing every aspect of the reception.
I could not recommend 15 Landsdowne highly enough to anyone who wants to host a fun event with amazing food and not have to worry about event planning stress!