Testimonials

Testimonials

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Emily’s cuisine is fresh, complex and absolutely delicious. She goes out of her way to please her clients, combining local foods in creative ways and suggesting ways to keep menus in budget without sacrificing quality. If you are thinking of something that isn’t on her menu, just ask Emily, and she will make it!

As someone who has patronized most of the gourmet restaurants in the area, I prefer Emily’s food to them all! I’ve used EGTG at work for special occasions as well as meetings with members to impress, and the response is always the same: “That was one of the best meals I ever tasted!”

I highly recommend Emily’s Gourmet to Go. There aren’t many like her!

Janet Flittie
South Hadley, MA

Emily’s Gourmet to Go is THE place to go if you are planning an informal party for 2 or a formal party for 100. My wife and I have used her six or seven times. She has catered small meals at our home, family receptions and business lunches. Every meal has been delicious and generated rave compliments from the attendees.

Working with Emily is simple. She takes the headache out of planning and hosting a party. She thinks of all the small details, takes care of them and allows us to socialize. Her food is superb, from simple to sophisticated. Her prices are more than fair, and she is such a warm and creative person – wonderful to work with and very easy-going. We love working with her.

Andy and Hut Beall
Amherst, MA

I’ve had the privilege of working with Emily on two, large dinners. Both were fantastic. Emily offered many tantalizing menu options and worked tirelessly to prepare feasts that were both delectable and within budget.

Emily and her team provided service that was professional, attentive and unfailingly courteous — from pouring cocktails to overseeing the buffet to serving coffee and desserts. Best of all, they left the kitchen even tidier than they had found it.

I’m looking forward to our next occasion to entertain. We will most certainly call on Emily’s Gourmet to Go!

Ellen and Joe Ellis
Amherst, MA

I love working with Emily’s Gourmet to Go. Emily has catered business and personal events for me, and every one of them has been a success. Her food is creative and delicious, and it is clear that she prides herself on meeting the highest professional standards in her business. I unreservedly recommend her.

Penny Remsen
Northampton, MA

Emily and her staff catered my wife’s surprise birthday party at the Amherst Women’s Club in January. My daughter, who lives out of town, worked closely with Emily in selecting the menu, the timing, the rentals and linens, etc.

Emily was so easy to work with, full of practical experienced suggestions and overall, a bubbly, friendly person. She pulled the party off perfectly and even surprised me with beautiful flower arrangements.

Emily was on time, on budget (very reasonable), did what she said she would do and was a fun part of our party.  I’ll go with Emily at our next event

Rob Condon
Belchertown, MA

Emily’s Gourmet to Go is our “go-to” catering service in my department at Mount Holyoke College. Having worked with a number of caterers in my 30+ -year career as an events manager, I can say with confidence that Emily’s Gourmet to Go is the best.

Her service is professional and timely, her menus creative and varied, her food delicious and well-presented. She is always on time, offers great suggestions and is willing to work with us to meet our budgetary and program needs – plus she’s lots of fun!

I have recommended Emily’s Gourmet to Go to a number of other business associates, and all of them have given similar reviews of her service and food. You can’t go wrong with Emily!

Debbie Davis
South Hadley, MA

I would like to enthusiastically sing the praises of Emily Hathaway and Emily’s Gourmet to Go. The Board of Trustees for the Clapp Memorial Library (Belchertown, MA) asked Emily to cater an event for us at the library. We could not have been more pleased with her performance.

Emily was extremely organized in our pre-event planning, leaving us confident that the event would go well. The food was excellent, the service professional and the presentation beautiful. Emily even provided flowers and other touches that transformed the library into an elegant party venue. I highly recommend Emily’s to Go for your next event!

Barbara Sullivan
President, Clapp Board of Trustees

We were first introduced to Emily through friends at a brunch at their home. The food

was spectacular, and Emily was just a joy to be around. Since then, Emily has been our “gourmet caterer of choice” for events small or large – dinner for two delivered to our home to celebrate our wedding … taking over the kitchen at our housewarming party for 65 … delighting some 150 people at a business function I coordinated.

Emily is thoughtful and detailed in her presentation and preparation – and you want her as part of your event because she’s a fun, wonderful person. You couldn’t do any better than going with Emily’s Gourmet to Go!

Lynne Wallace and Nicole Pagliaro
Florence, MA

From our first meeting, I knew that our event was in good hands. Emily’s vast experience made it easy to relax and actually enjoy the planning process. Her menu recommendations and portions were excellent, and her flexibility allowed us to serve a signature dish or two of our own. The end result was an event during which we could pay attention to our guests instead of details in the kitchen. I’ve never heard so many comments such as “Best party, ever!”

Paul & Caroline Lambert
Belchertown, MA

Emily first catered a party at our house years ago and has since become a regular part of our entertaining. Whether it’s a quiet dinner at home or a 100-person shindig at the office, Emily not only creates scrumptious food, but she also is a fun guest! Our friends now expect to see her whenever we entertain.

Emily’s selections are terrific, and she does a wonderful job customizing a menu depending on the occasion. She’s a perfect complement to any party, large or small.

Amy Jamrog and Kim Cook
Florence, MA

We contacted Emily’s Gourmet to Go when our chapter of the American Red Cross planned a reception for our annual meeting. Emily listened to our challenges – how to feed 100 guests in a standing-room-only situation with a very limited kitchen – and then created a wonderful menu that no one would have believed was managed on our very limited budget.

If you’re looking for a caterer who listens carefully to your special requirements and whose culinary wizardry produces a delicious assortment of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, I recommend giving Emily’s Gourmet to Go a call – they may just become your caterer of choice for all your corporate events.

Paige Thayer
Springfield, MA

We have worked with Emily’s Gourmet to Go for several years for our annual staff Christmas party. In addition to great food, wonderful service and a well-organized business, Emily is especially terrific in helping plan the perfect menu. The food is amazing – delicious and beautiful to look at and with so many options, there is sure to be something for everyone.

From wonderful menu choices to experience and helpful suggestions, EGTG’s services are much needed and appreciated!

Suzanne Shaw
Belchertown, MA

We knew Emily’s Gourmet to Go from other events she has catered for the Mt. Holyoke Art Museum as well as other departments and faculty. So when we were planning a large event at our home, we knew we would hire her. Emily and her staff did a GREAT job. The food was fabulous and the service beyond superb. I can honestly say that this is the first big party at my house that I’ve actually enjoyed from start to finish. We’ll do it again!

Wendy Watson and John Varriano
Amherst, MA.

Emily’s Gourmet to Go offers a menu inspired to please everyone. Whether your pleasure is seafood, Asian fare or traditional, Emily caters to all, including the eclectic palate. Beautifully presented dishes and a wonderful, witty person to work with – Emily’s Gourmet to Go is truly a culinary treat!

Judith Kolenda
Amherst, MA

One of the best decisions we made around the wedding was hiring Emily’s Gourmet to Go – thank you for doing such a wonderful job for us! I will certainly reach out to Emily whenever we are ready to cater another event!

Mark Maletz
Charlestown, MA

We were so pleased with everything. The room was beautiful when we walked in, and the food and service were outstanding. Emily is very easy to work with, and I would certainly recommend her company to all. In addition, she made planning long-distance easy.

Janet Roehl
Portales, New Mexico

Having worked w/ Emily on an office event, I contacted her when I decided to host a holiday brunch for about 30 people. Emily proposed a menu and even researched special recipes for ideas that I had. The result was a beautiful selection of dishes that pleased every single guest.

Emily was extremely flexible and went above and beyond in helping make this family affair a success. I would highly recommend working with her whenever you have a special gathering at home – she’ll make you a star and the envy of all your guests!

Paige Thayer
Belchertown, MA

Commonwealth College has used Emily’s Gourmet to Go to cater everything from small parties to large lunches and more. Emily’s food is always absolutely delicious and is graciously and professionally presented. In fact, make sure any presentation at your event is riveting because Emily’s food will take center stage!

Jennifer Bennett
Amherst, MA

Emily is a joy to work with and definitely helps ease the stress of entertaining. The quality, variety and presentation of her food are top-notch. Having Emily’s Gourmet to Go around from start to finish enables me to enjoy my guests fully.

Denise and Danny Smith
Belchertown

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