Claire catered our tent wedding for 170 in August 2017 and we couldn’t have been more delighted and impressed. The entire process of working with Claire was a great experience that started with a tasting in our home (we savored every bite she prepared and it was such a special treat to spend time with her!) and ended with guests raving about the food and being pleasantly surprised to encounter such an upscale food experience in our little neck of the woods. Her food presentations are picture perfect but more importantly, all of her creations taste as good as they look. And that’s saying a lot considering her audience for our event — lots of pampered tastebuds from both coasts including DC, NY, Boston, SF and Texas. Foodies can be harsh critics and they were all mighty satisfied with Claire’s food magic. I challenge anyone to find better and I can tell you that we all deeply appreciated Claire and her wonderful staff for making our wedding event so memorable. (And…Claire uses only fresh, locally-sourced ingredients which she proudly calls out in her descriptions.)
J & GL (Parents of the Bride) Barnard , VT
For catering I highly recommend Claire Mayock at Heart Rock Kitchen. Claire is really amazing - You should see what she did for my Smith reunion group that was here this weekend. She also did our big party for 180 this past summer. Pretty much anyone who comes to our events ends up calling me for her number!
LC (Hostess) South Woodstock, VT
Claire, I wanted to extend a huge thanks for helping make our wedding such a successful event! We had a wonderful time, the food was fantastic, and the service was top-notch. We have been eagerly working through the leftovers. It seemed like you and your crew did a great job of rolling with the changes and making the event go off without a hitch. We could really not have asked for a smoother event - you deserve much of the credit for that!
HK (Groom) Boston, M
Hi Claire, Thank you so very much for providing such a terrific dinner for us all. It really was just great: perfectly prepared, delicious and hot. Desserts were wonderful as were starters. And you and your staff did a great cleanup job. I just wish you'd had more time to be a "guest" too. All very impressive!
CR (Hostess) North Pomfret, VT
Thank you for everything today, Claire. The afternoon went so beautifully due to your wonderful planning and attention to detail. The food was delicious and everything so perfectly arranged. I cannot wait to work with you again.
MD (Hostess) Texas
I just wanted to thank you again, I am still getting calls and emails about the food at the party. Not only did you make me look really good for making the choice but you made the party the success that it was. Happy holidays!!
JD (Hostess) Lebanon, NH
Hi Claire, we're home but still feel like we're living on Cloud 9...What an amazing week we enjoyed in your beautiful homeland. The Frates family certainly rolled out the warmest welcome imaginable, and we were simply thrilled to celebrate Mia and Teyber's happiest wedding All Week Long! Thank you for the spectacular food presentation on Fri. You gave us the most wonderful party...I sincerely did nothing but enjoy our guests and the incredibly beautiful setting. Thank you for all your thoughtfulness in planning...mission accomplished with all our gratitude!
AP (Mother of the Groom) California
Dear Claire, I woke up this morning with the happiest feeling in my heart. That was the best party I've ever had! Your amazing food, the super wonderful servers - you're a special crew, and I want you to know that people were complimenting us all night long about the food! My house had the warmest, most special feeling that I won't forget - so many happy people:) And, having you in my kitchen just made me relax and enjoy the whole night. We're loving this beautiful day, all sitting outside reminiscing about last night.
JM and HM (Hostess and Host) South Woodstock, VT
Claire, I can't thank you enough for all you did to make my daughter's wedding so special. You took the time for tastings early on and worked through every detail patiently. You are so nurturing and that is such a great quality when working with people who are celebrating important events. C and J felt so special. EVERYONE mentioned how awesome the food was. Please know I appreciated all your hard work and efforts.
BF (Mother of the Bride) Woodstock, VT
When we started planning my wedding in Woodstock, Claire was the first vendor we met with and she kept me completely at ease from day one. Not only is she the most fabulous cook, but she was so helpful with every other part of the wedding planning process, I don't know what I would have done without her! Her calm demeanor on the wedding day and everything leading up to it was so wonderful, especially as I continued to add more guests to our initial headcount. Her presentation of food, and her incredible staff had my guests talking the whole night- the chicken cake appetizer and the late night snacks to the family style meal- the food was a huge hit! We had so much fun meeting with Claire to discuss menus, and do tastings, it was a truly collaborative process and as a bride, I felt that she invested so much interest and attention to my day. I would recommend Claire for any event, she has a way of personalizing everything, and making what can be an overwhelming process, an incredible part of the wedding planning experience.
LE and SE (Mother and Bride) New Canaan, CT
Thank you so much for your lovely food, perfect organization and grace in the kitchen and dining room. The evening was magical - it sparkled around me. This birthday will be a special memory. We had delicious left-over tenderloin for dinner last night and cassata for dessert.
BB and JB (Hostess and Host) Woodstock, VT
Hope you're having a wonderful fall. I wanted to thank you again for everything. The wedding was absolutely perfect. Everyone has raved about the food from the amazing apps (the chicken cakes were SUCH a hit!) to the family style (which everyone loved, they thought it was perfect for the farm), to the late night snacks (I think I had about 5 milk shake shooters, YUM!). I can't thank you enough
Your team was amazing, so wonderful, and Kelley was such a gem as our server, it was so nice to have a familiar face making sure had everything we needed. She was so great, please let her know that she did an amazing job. I also loved how everyone wore a cute apron, it was such a fun touch that did not go unnoticed by the guests. I really can't thank you enough for running such a smooth and successful operation, and with that many guests, e were all so impressed!
Thank you again for everything- it was so magical, elegant, and incredibly amazing. I still feel like i'm coming down from a cloud when I think about the wedding. I will be sure to share the pictures with you as soon as I receive them (fingers crossed- this week!).
SA (Bride) New York City, NY