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Hello Carol,

We wanted to thank you for all the help and effort you put into the catering of our reception. The food was more than excellent, there was more than enough to eat. The total experience with you was perfect. My wife and I both agreed if we had to do it all over again we wouldn’t change a thing.

You made the whole experience so personal for us it was amazing.

Thanks again,
Dane

Dane Gilbert

Hi, Carol.

It was very nice to meet both you and Peter as well on Saturday.  I can assure you that from the moment we walked in the door Saturday night we all felt welcome.  We could not have asked for anything more from your people.  We all had a fantastic time and look forward to visiting Fudpucker’s again.

From Michele and I, kudos to all of you!  You went above and beyond and it was the perfect ending to a wonderful day.

Thanks again.

Mitch

Mitch

First….in one word BRAVO!!  I have planned a thousand events over my lifetime and this one was hands down the best event I have pulled off and it is because of the three of you and the staff at Fudpuckers.

I was a bit nervous during this entire process.  It is hard planning an event of this magnitude from 700 miles away.  When I started I was not even aware Fuds had moved to its new location, and because of this I could not even imagine what I was to expect.  Carol and I have been in contact with each other since last August and she had to talk me in off the roof several times during the planning.  She assured me everything would be ok and SHE WAS RIGHT!!!!!  You guys have a keeper with Carol in your marketing dept.  She is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!

The space was perfect and I so appreciate the use of both rooms.  To be able to go from the hot patio to the AC sports bar was terrific!!!!

Everyone enjoyed the slide show we had running on the TV’s and thank you Peter for hooking that up!!!  I was nice not to have to carry a projector and screen along!!

Thank you Peter for being so very accommodating   I know that you feel it was your job to be there the ENTIRE night, but let me tell you up here, in TN, you are LUCKY to even have the GM on duty on the night of the event.  I am very impressed that not only was your GM, Todd, there to help us with our every need, that you, as well as Carol, were also there making sure everyone was happy.  Being in the restaurant management business for as long as I was, I know what a quality staff is….and baby you have it in SPADES!!!!   Your wait staff was AWESOME and the bar tenders you had were friendly and knowledgable.  I spoke with Seth on my way out to make sure that everyone took care of him (money wise) and he said that yes he was very pleased with how his night turned out.  THAT makes my heart happy.

Now let’s talk about the food.  OVER and ABOVE anything I could have ever anticipated!  A big round of applause to Peter and his two sous chefs that were there catering our event.  My personal favorite was the walnut cheese on the cheese board, but then I also had a personal pasta plate made and that was so flavorful and delicious!  The flavors just burst in your mouth!!!!!  SO YUMMY!!!!  The pasta station was the hit of the evening and everyone (I mean EVERYONE) raved about it.

I cannot thank you enough for making Chrystal, Jaymie, and I look like pros at the party planning thing!!!

I will be telling EVERYONE I know that is local to you that FUDS is THE PLACE to throw a party!!!!

I am thinking I can now plan our 30th easy a pie, because we WILL be coming back to FUDS!!!!!!!!  (I just need the 10 years to recover!!!  LOL)

Thank you so so much again!!!!!

 

Jacque

Good morning Carol.  I just wanted you to know that you and the staff @ Fudpuckers on Friday, May 15th, 2015 could not have been any nicer.  We had the best service for 28 people that anyone could have asked for.  Thank y’all so much for accommodating us.  We will make it a point to eat at Fudpuckers every time we make a trip to Destin.

Thanks,
Jennifer Morton

Jennifer Morton

Carol,

You are amazing!  What a blessing you have been to us this weekend.  Everything was perfect tonight!  I cannot express to you how my.heart has been blessed by your thoughtfulness and generosity in helping us get this party off the ground.  My son, Wes, and his soon to be bride, Allison were beyond happy with the dinner and the ability to visit with their guests freely in the location we were placed for our little gathering. My son came over and gave me the biggest hug and thanked me for everything… And it is all because of you and your staff.

The little server, Allison, was exceptionally good, calm, prompt, and very pleasant.  She was spot on!!  We want to give her more tip.  The guys that helped her were really good too.   Randy and I will be going by the restaurant tomorrow and will stop in to bring her more money.

And, what happened to the bill? It was 1/2 of what I expected to pay!  I’m speechless at this point!  That was so wonderful of you all to do that.  We are so grateful to you for the great service.  Your hubby came down and introduced himself to us and welcomed us to the restaurant.  He was funny and such a pleasant man.  We really appreciated his appearance at the gathering.  He played around with the bride and groom a little bit, which was the highlight of the evening.  Please thank him from all of us.  Also, please thank Rich and T Bear (Keith) for us too.  I didn’t know who to see or go to in order to thank before we left….  I didn’t know what to say… I truly was speechless!!

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.  The big day is tomorrow around sunset … Praying all goes as smoothly and as well as tonight!!

Respectfully,

Marjie and Randy Smith

Marjie and Randy Smith

We had our [wedding recepetion] at Fudpucker’s in Destin. They were fantastical! Formal enough for fancy dresses but relaxed enough to wear flip flops with them. Food was great, service was great, and lots of dancing! Almost five years later and people still rave about how much fun our wedding was. Plus we got a picture in our wedding attire with a gator!

Jennifer Hendrix

I searched for weeks for the perfect company to cater my sons wedding rehearsal dinner at a home I rented in Santa Rosa Beach Florida, from the moment I spoke with Carol at AC, I knew this was it!! Carol helped me in the planning, answered my millions of questions with no hesitation even giving suggestions for other decor that I may need in that area since I was not familiar.  The price beat all the others especially for all we got!!  Once we arrived the set up was perfect they took extra steps beyond what they were “suppose” to do to make sure our night was perfect!! The staff was professional, fun and on point with service, the food was amazing and beautiful!! We had an all white party so they served white lasagna and white chicken Parmesan, salad, bread and had an awesome kids menu all on a buffet it was beautiful!  They set up 2 beverage bars which the guests loved!!! And the staff passed appetizers and interacted with the guests and made everyone feel welcomed!!
I had plans of doing my own dessert table but just ran out of time, these guys took all my desserts arranged them on the table for me with perfection it was perfect again something they didn’t have to do!!  I felt as they were part of the family and that they had us over for dinner!! Class act company and I would recommend them to everyone!! I just hate we did not get a chance to go to their restaurant Fud Puckers 🙁 because I bet it’s just as amazing, maybe next trip!! Thanks to Carol for helping me from the start to the end. Peter & staff you guys were amazing!! Check them out, you won’t be disappointed!! http://artisticcateringdestin.com/

Lisa Dominguez

Carol,
Sorry we are so late in getting back to you. It has been two weeks since our celebration, but we still smile when we look back on how everything went.  You and Peter definitely pulled out all the stops to make our gathering an absolute success and we totally appreciate your effort.  The catered entrees were great and they fit in perfectly with the tailored menu that we were able to offer out guests. Several guests commented on how great your staff were – we particularly enjoyed our bartender who even helped keep track of children.
Please feel free to share our thoughts with your Fudpicker associates as well as with your internet site.
Sincerely,
Jill, Ken and Katie Prevost

Prevost Family

Hi Carol and Peter,

Thank you both so much for all of the wonderful food and organization.  Our employees really enjoyed themselves.

Peter, thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of our few vegetarians and going out of your way to speak with them and make them something special.  The rest of us carnivores 🙂 enjoyed all of your great dishes – thanks for all of your special touches – everything was delish!!!!  Carol you and Peter take pride in your work and it really shows.  THANK YOU!!!

Merry Christmas!

 

Sherrie Linn

Carol,

Where do I start?  You were great from the first moment I spoke to you. You made me feel at ease and handled everything. For months I worried planning this very special day from states away. Not knowing how this would go.

I want to start by thanking you because when our daughter’s wedding day was finally here everything was perfect.

The food was Amazing, the staff was Awesome (Tim is a keeper) and the DJ was great!

Carol you made every wish we could have ever dreamed of come true.

Peter the buffet that was set was beautiful and I never could have imagined anything like it. Truly exceptional!   I cannot thank you both enough for everything that was done on this very special day, from staying with us from start to finish.  Every one of our guest raved of the exceptional menu and the taste of the food you offered and that is hard to do with a crowd like ours coming from a state that is full of great food.

The food!!! AMAZING!!!!

I honestly could not have asked for anything more!

Rebecca Daquanno

Hi Carol,

I just wanted to thank you and your staff again for all that you did, you really went over and beyond our expectations!  The food was plentiful and very good, and the staff was friendly, patient, and kind.  I appreciate everything you did to make this reunion a success.  I am so glad we choose you guys………………….  When you can make someone feel like they are family “Carol” that is a special gift!!!

I was a pleasure working and doing business with you, I will certainly be back to visit when I come to Ft. Walton.

Many blessings,

Debbie

Debbie Robinson

I have been working with Carol for the past two months trying to set up a family dinner.  I cannot say enough about how hard she worked to make it happen.  While the final result was that I had to cancel it, Carol was enormously helpful and patient.  Carol was readily available by phone, ready to answer questions and to make excellent suggestions on both food and venue. On occasion I work with caterers on political events in Virginia and I can tell you that, in Carol, you have a gem working for you.  I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants a caterer in your area.

 

Madeline I. Abbitt
Abbitt Legislative Consulting

Madeline I. Abbitt

Hello Carol
Thanks for all the help and effort you put into the catering of our little reception. The food was more than excellent, and there was more than enough to eat. The total experience with all the business we want through while on vacation was perfect. Me and my wife bother agreed if we had to do it all over again we wouldn’t change a thing.
Thanks again
Dane

Dane Gilbert