"I am a Wedding Coordinator who recently collaborated with Brian and his team on a wedding at CuriOdyssey in San Mateo. Long story short - the wedding was a success, service was smooth, and Brian's team helped make it all happen.
Leading up to the wedding, he was very hands on in preparing the details for the set up of the day. He and the bride chose linens, napkins, and other colors together. We had a venue walk through together where we Brian took detailed notes and provided feedback on setup. This kind of personal attention is what takes vendors from good to great.
Cheat-A-Little was very accommodating of dietary restrictions, which I think can be sometimes hard to find. We had several guests who were vegan, vegetarian, and garlic-free. Brian handled releasing tables to buffet - something I usually do - and it made things so much easier as he knows how his kitchen and staff work. The service team was polite and on top of things. They were on time, efficient, and adjusted to any changes easily. Break down and clean up was a breeze.
From a Wedding Planner to any prospective client, I highly recommend Cheat-A-Little Catering!"
"Cheat A Little catered my August 2018 wedding at the CuriOdyssey Museum. I reached out to them because they are on the approved caterer list and I knew they'd know the venue and its logistics. Our wedding's organization definitely benefited from the company's positive relationship with the museum. I worked with Brian, who was professional and organized from the start.
Cheat A Little coordinated table/linen/flatware/glassware rentals, non alcoholic drinks, cocktail hour food, dinner buffet and a dessert/coffee bar. Our menu was 3 passed appetizers and some stationary mezze platters of hummus and pita. For entrees, beef, fish and limited portion vegetarian buffet items with salads and roasted vegetables on the side. CAL also coordinated florals and MC services from other vendors. My fiance and I bought our own beer/wine for Cheat A Little to serve, ordered a cake from an outside vendor, hired a band ourselves and hired an outside wedding coordinator. It was great that CAL could scale their services to as much or as little as we needed - florals and MC were services we added later.
After signing on with CAL, I went to a free tasting to sample the menu. It was easy to make a few small changes - the team can do anything, menu-wise. As the date of our event approached, I worked with Brian, our wedding coordinator and the venue to plan a table layout. We initially scoped 175 guests, thought we had 200 one month out and had 210 day of. Cheat A Little accommodated with no problems.
Our guests raved about the food, the professionalism and organization of the staff and the overall smoothness of the event. We even got to keep leftover food, which was great to feed family who stayed in town after the wedding.
“Cheat a Little recently catered my niece's wedding reception for 92 guests at my home. James and his staff were outstanding in every way, and I would definitely use them again. Not only was the food fabulous but the service was too…. James and his staff setup a beautiful buffet and the staff made sure that wine was flowing and food was plentiful. In addition to excellent food and food service, Cheat A Little also provided a fabulous bartender who had a great demeanor and knew how to mix the perfect cocktail. Thank you Cheat a Little!”
“Brian and his crew at Cheat a Little Catering did an outstanding job at our daughter's wedding for 122 people. Everyone raved about the food and even the last table called to the buffet said the food was delicious and hot and everything had been replenished so the last person had the same experience as the first! I cannot say enough good things about our experience and would highly recommend them for any occasion!”
“We hired Cheat A Little Catering for our wedding and we couldn't be more satisfied. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious, great selection of cheeses and quality service.”
"I hired Brian to cater my May wedding. Not only was the food delicious and the staff professional and efficient, Brian did so much more for me. When my wedding coordinator went MIA, Brian stepped in immediately to take on all the things she was supposed to do - all the little details a catering company has no time to do when pulling together such an event. When I walked into my reception I was overwhelmed by how beautiful the room was - thanks in a huge way to Brian and his staff. I was proud to provide such a lovely event for my guests. Thank you Brian!”
“Oh My Goodness! Amazing!! My husband and I got married in July, but we booked Brian over a year prior to that and we could not be any happier with the quality of the food and the service we received from this company. I would do it all again for some more buffalo chicken meatballs and the mashed potato bar. Our guests were extremely pleased with the selection of food at our wedding buffet. Not only that, but Brian is a doll and helped us plan and tweak things along the entire process. We had a lot of questions (and we were a bit disorganized at times) and Brian always emailed us back in a timely manner with helpful suggestions… And when people ask about our wedding, one of the first things I mention is how awesome the food was. Thank you Brian and crew. We love you guys and will recommend you to whomever will listen to our praises.”
“Cheat a Little did the catering at my wedding (150 head count), and the food and staff were amazing. We worked directly with Brian Morriss, and he was very accommodating and flexible. He listened to all of our needs, and the result felt so personal and charming…Thank you Brian and staff! We highly recommend them!