Culinary Creations Catering

Hillsborough, New Jersey 08844

Rated 5/5 (20 Recommendations)
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  • Hours of Operation
  • Catering Office Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm
    Saturday & Sunday by appointment
  • Guest Capacity
  • Varies
  • Price Range
  • Packages Start At $40 + Per Person (Plus Tax & Service Charges)
  • Honors & Awards
  • 2016, 2017 & 2018 The Knot Best of Weddings
    2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Weddingwire Couple Choice Award for Catering
    NJ Monthly Magazine Best Caterer
    Wedding.com Best Caterer
    Luxx Magazine Best Caterer
    Culinary Creations® Executive Chef/Proprietor Andrew Pantano has filmed over 150 Episodes as the Host of TV’s ‘Panache’ Cooking Show. The New York Times, The Star Ledger, NJ Monthly Magazine, HudsonMod Magazine, NJ Meetings & Events Magazine, Country Roads Magazine, House & Home Magazine, NJ Saavy Magazine, NJ Biz Magazine, Plate Magazine, Channel 12 News, NJ Countryside Magazine, The Weddingwire, The Knot, Beacon Publications, Gannett Newspapers, and many others have honored Culinary Creations and Chef Pantano with bounteous prominent Consecutive Awards.
  • Associations
  • Culinary Institute of America Alumni
    Certified Wedding Vendor
    LCA Leading Caterers of America

More About Culinary Creations Catering

Congratulations on your Engagement! You Have Found the Perfect Person, let Culinary Creations help you find the Perfect Caterer!

One of the most important decisions you will face as you plan your wedding day is the selection of your caterer.

Your Catering Consultant at Culinary Creations® has the knowledge and experience to plan every detail of your day so that you can enjoy your family, guests and spouse.

Our professional staff will be attentive to your every need, impress your guests and create lasting memories.

Culinary Creations® is a Full Service catering company, coordinating all aspects of your special day from menu & staffing to bar & rentals ensuring harmony on your wedding day.

Culinary Creations has earned a renowned reputation and numerous prestigious awards for orchestrating memorable events from start to finish. Culinary Creations has been featured in voluminous reputable publications.

Chef Pantano and his Talented & Decorated Staff at Culinary Creations continuously create innovative menus to exceed expectations for numerous High Profile Celebrities, Dignitaries and influential clientele with Seasonal menus after much research and experimentation to take advantage of their Gardens, Local Farms and distributors from around the world while being considerate of your needs and budget.

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Cordelia said... Culinary Creations provided the most impressive and delicious food we have ever seen and tasted

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Added to that was an extreme level of attention to detail, and a highly professional staff with a universally helpful and serviceable attitude, who were always there whenever you needed them. Andrew, the owner, oversaw everything personally, and was very helpful, easy to communicate with, and good at helping us cut budgeting corners while still keeping a very fancy and impressive look overall. I appreciated how open and real he was, never trying to pressure or "up-sell" us on anything, but very attentive to our needs and accommodating to our budget. While the final price tag may have been expensive overall, the truth is that no other caterer we could find would have been able to offer nearly the same level of quality, and all of the other caterers we looked at seemed to be about the same price anyway. Wedding catering seems to be expensive no matter what you do, so for the money, we figured we might as well have the best...!

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Nicki said... Culinary Creations did a fantastic job of catering our wedding!

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We have used their services for food before, but this was the first time that we had full wait staff on site too. Excellent on both counts - the food is delicious and all of the choices we have made have been wonderful. The staff we had on site were thoughtful in their set up, flexible and left our home spotless! I have recommended Culinary Creations to many people over the years and will do so with even more conviction now! Thank you all for making our day so special!

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Rachel said... Andrew and the staff at Culinary Creations Catering did everything possible to make our museum wedding magical.

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We decided on a custom Breakfast for Dinner menu that was loaded with a metric ton of bacon and pommes anna (as an aside, google that if you don't know what it is. You'll want to eat it immediately). The stars of the show definitely made an appearance at our cocktail hour. We had several butler passed Hors d'oeuvres, including shrimp and grits poppers, french toast shooters and pork roll (my wife calls it, I still call it Taylor ham) stuffed mushrooms. There was also a massive farmer's table with a very friendly cheese guy (our guests are still telling us how great he was). We are lucky enough to live around the corner from Culinary Creations, so we're able to walk there for brunch if we need a fix. Selecting them to cater our wedding was a no brainer, especially since we wanted everything to be custom. They bent over backwards to make sure that my bride and I were well fed, hydrated and stress free all night.

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linda said... Andrew, Joann and the Culinary Creations team did a terrific job catering our wedding.

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From start to finish, Andrew and Joann were very easy to communicate with and always made us feel like everything was under control. We had our wedding at a unique venue (The Loew's Jersey Theater) and Andrew and his team were more than ready to handle the quirks of the venue. If we failed to consider anything, Culinary Creations inevitably had us covered. In addition, their food was tremendous and we received many compliments from all our guests. I would strongly recommend Andrew, Joann and Culinary Creations as wedding caterers and for any other catering needs.

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Pamela said... Absolutely amazing!

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The quality of food and service was truly amazing and I am so elated that we chose Culinary Creations to cater our wedding. They went above and beyond to make sure this was a truly special day. Guests are still raving about their food - the party favorite was their short rib dish. Andrew was a real pleasure to work with-- his experience and expertise allowed our wedding to be flawless. Some changes were made last minute to the set up and layout, but Culinary had no problem accommodating !! Another great thing about them is that they appoint one person to the bride and groom -- she made sure we had appetizers waiting for us, that we ate dinner, and that we were never without a drink! DEFINITELY recommend to any couple looking for a wedding caterer! Thank you so so much !!!

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Carter said... Joanne and Andrew made our wedding day far better then we had ever imagined!

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The whole process from beginning to end went so smoothly. They made sure that every detail was attended to. The food was out of this world and we are still, 5 months later getting compliments on how amazing the food was and how it was the best wedding our guest ever attended. I would highly recommend Culinary to do your wedding, they are the best of the best and will work with you on the small details! Thank you Culinary Family you are AWSOME!!

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Kaity said... Hiring Andrew and his team for our wedding day was on of the best decisions we made!

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We met with many caterers before finding Culinary Creations and as soon as we left our initial meeting with Andrew we knew that we had found the perfect caterer for our wedding. Culinary Creations was able to work well within our budget – their pricing was so much more reasonable than other caterers in the area we had met with. Culinary Creations went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was perfect! They truly exceeded my expectations. The entire staff is outstanding. Andrew was with us and involved in each step of the planning process. He went above and beyond to make sure every aspect of the catering was seamless.Our guests are STILL (a month later!) raving about how great the food was and how large the dinner portions were. The cocktail hour was unbelievable – all the food and displays were excellent. Joann also made sure that my husband and I were eating – she made us a plate of all the appetizers to try and brought us drinks throughout the evening – she was wonderful!

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Renee' said... Culinary Creations thoroughly exceeded our expectations!

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Our daughter's wedding had over 200 guests and was held outdoors which encompassed three large areas. I needed a caterer who was experienced in outdoor venues and one that could not only coordinate, but also be responsible for ALL aspects of the special day. Our first meeting with Andrew confirmed that we had come to the right place! His many years of experience have afforded him a vast number of contacts for anything you could need. His expertise was essential in planning how the event should flow. Through the years, I doubt there isn't anything Andrew has come across and learned to deal with. Culinary Creations gave me such a piece of mind and enabled me to forget about everything and just enjoy the day! The entire Culinary Creations staff was amazing...professional, courteous, helpful, and top of their field.

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Amy said... Andrew and the Culinary Creations team is absolutely superb

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I was planning the wedding from out of town, and we have multiple family members with food allergies. The complications weren't a problem at all for Culinary Creations. Andrew and Joanna were so patient and friendly through the planning and tasting process. They helped us iron out all the details so that I didn't have to worry about a thing during the wedding itself. On the wedding day, all of the centerpieces, tables, and chairs were setup more beautifully than what I could have done myself (so quickly too!). The food was fantastic, and the portions were generous. The part I was most amazed with was the excellent service. Brandon, the captain, made sure that my husband and I always had drinks and food accessible which is incredibly thoughtful. The team made sure we were fed well and had time to mingle with guests. I highly recommend Culinary Creations! They're so friendly and flexible, and they'll make any event really special!

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Elizabeth said... Culinary Creations is awesome.

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They did such an amazing job with our wedding, and they made the whole planning process super easy and fun. I would hire them again in a heartbeat.

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Amanda said... It was a pleasure working with Culinary Creations

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They went above and beyond our expectations and provided exceptional service as well as phenomenal good. We will certainly be using them for future events.

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Stephanie said... Culinary Creations were absolutely fabulous to work with for my wedding.

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They provided full catering service to my venue which did not even have a kitchen, and all the staff, food, drink, and rentals. Andrew was excellent from day 1 and made us really comfortable knowing that he would handle everything we needed for the venue. And always responsive! Never over a day to get an email response from him answering any random questions I would have. The meetings leading up to the wedding were informative and were enough to get all the planning done. He was extremely accommodating with our menu, trying a few times to prefect an ethnic dish for us which turned out great! The team day of was also amazing. Jo Ann regularly checked in with me during the reception to feed me and make sue I had what I needed and was happy. And the food was amazing and plentiful, we got so many compliments from our guests that they were very happy with the food.

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Adriana said... Fantastic caterer with a great team that made our wedding shine

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Food was incredible, service was outstanding, staff was on point. I didn't have to worry about one thing all night long. If I ever have hire a caterer ever again, this will be the first phone call that I make.

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Jeffrey said... The food is second to none

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It was difficult to decide which items we were going to select for our wedding menu as everything we tried during the tasting was fantastic. Every guest was thoroughly satisfied with the food at our reception. The attention to detail from the first planning meeting to the last check-in helped to make our wedding reception a truly memorable event. Andrew, Joanne, and staff left no detail undone, and the results, including excellent table service by the wait staff, were remarkable. If you have an idea, share it with Andrew as his broad level of experience will help guide you to the right decision. He is aware of your budget and keeps his suggestions within your range - which is appreciated. We sincerely recommend Culinary Creations for your wedding events.

Submitted by Vic Pianese

To say that the food was "great" does not do it justice..

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From the first time we spoke to owner Andrew Pantano, we knew Culinary Creations was the choice for our wedding celebration. To say that the food was "great" does not do it justice... it was "GREAT ++". Cocktail hour stationary table and passed hors d'oeuvres were a super start to the food. Ricotta stuffed meatballs, sliders and artisan grilled cheese were guest favorites. We elected to have food stations instead of a served sit down dinner... everything was excellent! We capped off the meal in a big way with a flaming bananas foster and international coffees. Andrew was wonderful through the entire planning process... his experience was a blessing... and his humor made it all fun. Staff the night of the event worked hard and were so kind to everyone. Not a doubt... next time we need to cater any affair, Culinary Creations will be our choice!

Submitted by Ariel

A Well-Oiled Machine!

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Culinary Creations was fantastic! Everything from our tasting where we left with enough food for a week to the end of our wedding reception was great. The food was fantastic, they brought us appetizers while we were taking pictures during cocktail hour, they made sure to make a plate for myself and my husband before the rest of the guests went to the buffet, the cake was delicious (and even better than the cake trial we had with them previously). I would highly recommend them to anyone! They know what they're doing - everything ran like a well-oiled machine.

Submitted by Kelli

Great Off-Site Caterer...

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This is a great off-site caterer. The food was awesome, and my guests were happy. The cake is amazing! Andrew was very responsive and able to answer all of my questions and requests. Tim is a real asset to the company, and really took care of us from our first tasting through to making sure my husband and I had everything we needed as we got on the shuttle going home. I can't say enough good things - I even got to enjoy the food!

Submitted by Private

THE BEST!!!

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I met with Andrew and was impressed from the start!! We discussed things my fiance (at the time) and I did not even think about which made us realize in the end "this guy really knows his stuff" We scheduled with him a tasting and then had a final meeting with him before our big day. (not to mention the countless e-mails and phone calls in between) The day of our wedding was simply beautiful. The service was fantastic and all of our guests raved about the food. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a great caterer and we were so happy to have found them!!

Submitted by Private

Outstanding!

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I cannot thank Culinary Creations enough for making our Wedding Day such a Joy from beginning to end. They were such a pleasure to work with and the day of the wedding (even with the inclement weather) they worked so seamlessly and perfectly to take care of everyone needs and keep everyone comfortable and having a great time. The food was far better than we could have asked for and even better than the tasting (which was hard to beat) Andrew worked closely with us every step explaining everything with knowledge and perfection. Joanne ran our wedding flawlessly and every detail was taken care of. Top Notch catering company. Thank you, Culinary Creations!!!

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Perfect Ending To A Wonderful Experience

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As the Father of the Bride and extremely picky about food (being a retired chef), I was truly amazed how Culinary Creations spent so much time with us explaining each and every detail of our daughter's Backyard Tented Wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed a personal food tasting with Chef-Owner Andrew and then several other meetings thereafter working out the menu and details with our daughter. The day of the Wedding Culinary Creations staff was courteous, knowledgeable & professional. Joann our Captain was a true joy to work with and she is one of the full time catering consultants which made us feel even more at ease. She handled every aspect of the night without pause or hesitation. Every detail was taken care of flawlessly and the food was Beyond Amazing, Beautifully displayed and even better than the tasting. If you are looking to have a wedding you will not go wrong with Culinary Creations. Just the meeting alone was four times more educational than the other caterers we met with.

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