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★★★★★
5 5 1
My now husband & I are big foodies so we knew when planning a wedding that the food would be THE most important thing. That being said, I was determined we would NOT have standard wedding food with sad dinner rolls and side salads. No, “Will it be the chicken or steak?” for us. We HAD to find something different. Enter - Kim from Lily & the Rose like an angel from the heavens. I was given her name and got in touch with her and we IMMEDIATELY hit it off. Our first conversation lasted an hour. I was determined that every vendor I hired would be someone I'd want at my wedding anyway and Kim fit that to a tee. I immediately felt there was something special about Kim. She had an artistic spark which was confirmed when we met. I was planning a Saratoga wedding from downstate so Lily asked Scott & I to meet at her restaurant to discuss menus and for a food tasting. She laid out an AMAZING spread for us and explained her food philosophy. Farm to table, local ingredients, artistically crafted. IT WAS AMAZING. I loved Kim as a person from our first conversation and we loved her food from our first bite. We knew she was the caterer for us. Kim worked with us on tailoring the menu for cocktail hour and for our station reception. We wanted to ensure our guests were able to taste as much of Kim's delicious food as possible as opposed to having to choose just one. She varied the menu to ensure there were options for vegetarians, gluten free folks, and vegans. There were also multi-cultural options to ensure a varied and interesting culinary experience for everyone. Kim and her staff laid out our event flawlessly. They were able to set up the room beautifully, transition the ceremony chairs into reception ones, and were able to meet the needs of all guests expertly. I highly recommend Kim and her artistically crafted fare to every couple.

★★★★★
5 5 1
I was lucky to have them cater my wedding...I cannot give them enough praise for the quality and presentation of the food, the efficiency and humanness of the staff, and the way Kim just took charge, and allowed me to focus on everything else...what a fabulous experience on so many levels...love and appreciate you

★★★★★
5 5 1
Kim was wonderful to work with. There was nothing but love and the whole experience was so pleasant from start to finish. The food was so delicious and she worked with our various dietary restrictions (kosher style). On the day of our wedding her staff was amazingly efficient and helpful. We held the event at our home and they set everything up and broke everything down so we had an effortless day!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Phenomenal locally and sustainably sourced food! Everyone raved about how great the food was, and we as the bride and groom were so glad that we managed to eat on our wedding day and enjoy it too. It helped that the catering house manager took great care of us and made sure that we were able to get food and beverages amidst the happy chaos. Kim (the chef and business owner) was helpful and accommodating through the whole planning process. We would definitely recommend The Lily and the Rose to anyone who needs a caterer!

★★★★★
5 5 1
WOW! Kim's catering is incredible. Our guests are still raving about how wonderful the food was at our wedding. Kim was an absolute dream to work with. She was able to adjust the menu to fit our budget and was extremely knowledgeable about food allergies. In addition, we worked with her amazing floor manager, Sarah, who was invaluable. She had such a great eye and vision for our venue and was able to offer so many suggestions to help make our day flow well. I felt complete comfortable leaving many decisions up to her and we were certainly in good hands on our wedding day! I would recommend The Lily and the Rose without hesitation to anyone planning a wedding in the area!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Kim, Michelle, Deb and crew catered my daughters wedding last weekend - it was absolutely amazing! Everyone raved about the food and the dining room was set in spectacular fashion. Michelle was wonderful to work with as we got close to the date and she was terrific during the event. I cannot say enough good about them - they really contributed to a wonderful, memorable evening.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Lily and the Rose was absolutely amazing, and I HIGHLY recommend them for any wedding or event. The food was incredible, and everything look beautiful and professional. We loved working with Kim - she is a lot of fun, and really really good at her job. The floor manager, Michelle, handled the entire reception so well, and made all of our guests feel very welcomed and comfortable. I could go on and on! I'm still getting compliments about the food served at the wedding. It was delicious, and also different than typical wedding menus. My only regret is that I was too busy talking during the cocktail hour to try all of the appetizers, because people really loved everything. I love that Kim sources her food from local farms, and I also love how easy and stress-free she and her staff made the entire process.

★★★★★
5 5 1
I have worked with Kim and her staff for years now and each experience has been wonderful! The food is superb and the service is 5 star across the board! I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a professional, collaborative and receptive caterer!

★★★★★
5 5 1
I wasn't sure what to expect from someone referred to as a 'debutante hippie' but I am so glad that I called Kim and was able to get The Lily and the Rose to cater my wedding! Kim's energy is infectious, her food is over the top and her attention to detail is second to none. Her team is cohesive, professional and attentive. Kim created a menu especially for us that thrilled everyone! If you're looking for a caterer that will create a night that you and your guests will remember for years to come, The Lily and the Rose is the team you're looking for.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Had the privilege of working with Kim and Lily and the Rose during a wedding this fall. Not only was the food amazing but she and her staff worked so well together. The time and care she took with the bride & groom to create the perfect menu for them showed and the end result was pure perfection.

★★★★★
5 5 1
We had a fantastic experience with Lily & the Rose, who catered our wedding and the farewell brunch the day after the wedding. My fiance and I wanted local, fresh food for our wedding weekend events. We were thrilled when we learned that Kim grows much of the veggies herself and gets almost everything else from farms in the Hudson Valley. Kim worked closely with us, getting to know us and what we wanted for our events. She listened and provided the perfect menu recommendations! We especially appreciated the flexibility Kim gave us with the drinks, allowing my fiance (who loves making/serving cocktails himself) and my dad (who loves after-dinner drinks) to contribute their ideas to the drink menu. Long after the wedding weekend we were still hearing from our guests about how much they enjoyed to food, drinks, and service. Kim's team is amazing - professionally and at a personal level. Kim loves creating delicious food and you can tell as soon as you meet her that she puts love into everything she creates. She was a pleasure to work with and you couldn't ask for a better catering team for a special event!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Lily and the Rose is AMAZING! The food is absolutely delicious, the presentation is stunning, and the staff is terrific. Kim worked with us to make a menu of our dreams and the execution was perfect. Hands down, I wouldn't consider anyone else for any future events.

★★★★★
5 5 1
We had desperately tried to choose a location for our wedding that The Lily and the Rose could cater at, but we fell in love with a venue that used its own in house catering. SO we hosted our rehearsal dinner at Kim's restaurant Fifty South instead and it was AMAZING. The restaurant is a special place that my husband and I visited often while we dated and it meant so much to us to be able to share our love for it with our close family and friends. Kim and the staff made sure that we had a wonderful experience and a beyond delicious meal! The food they prepared was out of this world, the staff was accommodating (I have many food allergies) and absolutely everything went smoothly. We could not recommend Kim more highly and know that she and her staff will meet all of your catering needs with a smile on their faces and delicious farm to table food!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Kim Klopstock catered our wedding over Columbus Day weekend and every single detail was perfect. The food was outstanding and Kim and her staff were absolutely wonderful to work with. There wasn't a detail overlooked, and everytime I needed something during the reception, Brandi, the floor manager, was there with whatever I needed. I think the best part about working with them is that they wanted to create an experience, rather than just cater another wedding. I was so impressed with the Lily and the Rose, I highly recommend them!

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