Ces and Judys Catering
Tell us a little bit about Ces & Judy’s Catering. What makes your organization unique in St. Louis?
Ces & Judy’s has been creating dazzling and delicious events and cuisine for almost 40 years. Since the beginning, we have catered in many varied locations in the St. Louis area, and we take great pride in improving the experience for all of our clients. Weddings are a great passion of ours. Both of our sales managers are experts in the wedding field, and love to lend a helping hand to brides and grooms that need a little extra help. We understand how important every detail of a wedding is, and make an effort to help brides and grooms personalize their menus to give their guests a delicious, one-of-a-kind experience.
What item(s) do you guys provide that every bride should have on her menu?
Ces & Judy’s Signature Carrot Soufflé, of course! It is a light, sweet carrot dish that we are known for, and it is available as an hors d’oeuvre or side dish. We guarantee your guests will rave about long after the wedding is over! Once you fall in love with it, you can even pick one up to help celebrate your favorite holidays.
For something a little more refined, we’d recommend our Scallop BLT hors d’oeurves to greet guests before they sit down for dinner. Adding upscale small touches to the menu can help give you the high-end feel without the high-end price tag.
What’s the most unique reception you’ve done in the last year and why?
We love when couples come to us with a great seedling of an idea, and we assist them to bring it all to reality. When a fun-loving couple came to us for their wedding, we knew that the menu needed to be not only delicious, but entertaining. The bride wanted a great party, and that’s exactly what she got! A variety of food stations with Action Chefs gave each guest the opportunity to have something new and exciting, and adding a more “traditional” food station let the parents of the couple rest easy knowing that some of their older guests would have a meal they would enjoy as well. As the food stations closed, the dessert station opened to the sounds of a full band that filled the stage in the Grand Hall. It was a perfect evening and guests had an amazing time. What more could you ask for?
When Ces & Judy’s pops in someone’s mind, what’s the first thing you want them to think of?
Flexible & Fun! Brides and Grooms have so many details to worry about, so we strive to be as flexible and easy to work with as we can, to help make their wedding planning a breeze. We are happy to customize our wedding packages and menus to help achieve that dream wedding. Each client will work with one of our fabulous catering managers to help them with those tough questions and decisions along the way. Plus, who doesn’t love obsessing on Pinterest? We love making food that’s memorable, so whether it’s pairing a tiny rum & coke bottle with a mini grilled cheese, or serving up sweet empanadas with a seasonal sangria, we’re up for it! No matter the type of special request, all the bride needs to do is ask!
Please tell our couples why your team enjoys doing wedding receptions at Silver Oaks Chateau?
Silver Oaks Chateau has quickly become one of our favorite venues. The staff is wonderful to work with and incredibly accommodating. The owners have certainly considered the caterer’s needs when creating this venue. The large amount of prep space, the ease of parking and unloading, the walk-in cooler, plus many other amenities make it so that we can easily providing an outstanding meal.
You can’t live without _______ when you’re on site at a wedding reception.
My banquet captains! (aka our team of fairy godmothers!) We are so lucky to have a wonderful service staff, many of whom have been with us for over 10 years. The level of service they provide is the reason for some of our best reviews. We are so thankful for our first-class team.
Guilty food pleasure:
Definitely candied bacon with parmesan ice cream and balsamic drizzle, ideally an entire tray. Come in for a tasting and you’ll know what we’re talking about.
Anything else we should know about you?
And yes, there really is a Ces & Judy! You may even see one of them peeking out of the kitchen!