Thank you for all the nourishment that you have given my family. They have received the “care package” 📦 in perfect condition and will begin enjoying all the tasty treats.
You and your business have been a fair and honest contributor to the community that is Santa Fe. You have been supportive of our family’s weddings, birthday celebrations, Christmas dinners and Hospice luncheons.
You nourish us all. Thank you. “
– D.N., Santa Fe (After shipping casseroles overnight to an island outside of Seattle for family members who contracted Covid-19 while working as Emergency Room physicians), April 2020
“Thank you for the delicious dinner. It was wonderful. Loved the deviled eggs, the carrots and salmon, the chocolate ganache torte – all delicious. And I loved the party favor – two pairs of disposable glove and a chocolate carrot. Also appreciated being able to pick up a couple of grocery items. You do a great job and I thank you.
Looking forward to ordering my usual party platters from you when I hope we return to more normal times.
Thanks again. “
– SE, Santa Fe, Easter Dinner, April 2020
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!! Brian and Carmen brought it all together and made for an amazing Soiree Boheme!! Everything was absolutely delicious!!
A zillion thanks to you, Walter and the professional, congenial staff!!
We LOVE you!!
My best to you all for the holidays and New Year!
– PE, Reception December 6, 2019
Yes, it was very lovely. Of course the trifle was a big hit. Delicious and beautiful.
Janet did an outstanding job as captain! Thank you so much Alexandra for setting the stage for our group….”
– S.S. Dinner Party, December 14, 2019
I can’t say enough about what a wonderful experience it has been to work with you and your catering service. From start to finish it has been fabulous. Your response to my initial inquiry, all of the help you gave along the way, and then the execution of the event! The food was fantastic, Jose and the servers provided the perfect environment…I truly can’t say enough. My guests were also quite impressed and many plan to use your services in the future.
We have only lived in Santa Fe for a little over a year and it is so wonderful to have found such an excellent caterer.
Thanks so much”
– N.B. Private Party, November 9th 2019
The wedding was beyond perfect your team was incredible and absolutely blew us away with their kindness and service. Everyone loved the food and the night went off without a hitch!
Thank you again for everything, working with you was wonderful!”
– R.L. Wedding at the Hacienda Dona Andrea, November 9th 2019
I want you to know that your staff did an outstanding job catering the dinner at the President’s house this past Saturday. A series of unexpected challenges arose due to the rain and an older clientele, which required us to make changes in the set-up and service at the last minute. Under Edwardo’s leadership and “can-do attitude” the staff went above and beyond making various accommodations to make the event a success. And all with a sense of humor and great attitude. And this was in addition to the delicious food, great service, and thorough and impeccable clean up.
Thank you to you and your staff for excellent service!”
– D.R. Reunion Dinner, September 14th, 2019
Thank you so much for everything!!! The food was so delicious. But, even more than that, your staff is simply amazing. They were so nice and considerate. The bar tender really took care of us and brought Brad and I special drinks during the cocktail hour. Our captain found us to ask what we wanted to eat and the people at the after party were so sweet and seemed genuinely happy for us. It really made me feel so comfortable. Again, I can’t thank you and your staff enough for making it such a perfect day for us.”
– A.U. Wedding at La Mesita Ranch, August 31st 2019
I can not say how wonderful it was to work with you. The change orders must have made you crazy and yet it was so smooth and worry free on our end (except the weather) I was so wanting a sunset on those mountains.
The staff was 1St class. I do many events for work and my own side business and you have a top notch wait/serving staff. All were impressed and they spoiled us. Edwardo was my fav!
– RS, Events Coordinator National Arts Non-Profit, Seated Dinner at Site Santa Fe, June 2019
“Thank you so much Angela,
Brian and his team were phenomenal – efficient, friendly, non-intrusive and provided a fabulous meal that everyone raved about!
Yes, they did get applause! They also did a great job of working with me, for which I am thankful. When they arrived, I was emanating stress and they just took care of everything and went “the extra mile” with so many things. Great team.
– LV, Santa Fe. Dinner party for 10, June 2019
Thank you for everything. The food was incredible. Absolutely amazing. I got to sample the chicken too, and thought it was awesome. The addition of the asparagus was great! The ENCHILADAS were superb. Everything was awesome. The mocktail was great. The squash was great.
The rice and beans were insane. The corn muffins with lavender butter were awesome.
Every component was perfect. The napkins were the perfect color.
Honestly, our wedding was perfect. Thank you for being such an important part of getting it there.
Off to Florida now! Hope you have a great week!”
– GP, Wedding at Hacienda Dona Andrea, June 2019
We are so grateful to you and the WBC team for the deliciously beautiful and efficiently served meal that somehow appears from behind the tent at our Gala every year. Like magic!
You are awesome! THANK YOU!!
– LL, Gala Co-Chair, Santa Fe, NM. May 2019
Thank you so much again for all of your help in planning this dinner party. I appreciated your patience and flexibility very much. We loved the plates! And the food was so delicious; had many comments on how much everyone enjoyed the dinner!.
Much gratitude and all the best.
All my best,”
– J.T., Santa Fe, Dinner Party. April 2019
“When I work with Angela, I feel like I am her only client, she is so quickly responsive to emails, so willing to pick up the phone and make sure we are both on the same page. When we are at WBC for the tasting, right there in their kitchen with the Executive Chef and their team, we feel like part of the family as the slightest suggestion for a modification to some item is immediately addressed. The plates are laid out so we can see how they look on the plate, and the serving style gives us the options to mix and match. The special dietary options are always equally delicious as the main courses.”
– PC, Professional Party Planner, Santa Fe. March 2019
I just wanted to send a quick email to express my appreciation for the Walter Burke crew this past weekend. You guys are always amazing, but the team really stepped in to help this past weekend, especially when the wind came through and completely knocked out one of the 3 tables that made up the head table. Everyone helped us recover the fallen items quickly, and they even helped us move the tables around so it wouldn’t happen again. Thanks so much, and looking forward to the rest of the weddings we have together this year. 🙂 Have a great day!
All my best,”
– Certified Wedding Planner, Santa Fe. March 2019
It is a happy experience to work with you and everyone at Walter Burke. Andrew, Henry, David, and David were of course terrific – actually more than terrific. They’re superb at what they do, and in addition their wit and warmth add to the fun of the occasion.
Thanks for all, and wishing you a very Merry Christmas,”
– FF, Santa Fe, Holiday Reception and Dinner, December 2018
We recently hired your company to cater our wedding and I’m so glad we did. The food was all very good, personalized to our tastes, reasonably priced and helped make our event great. The staff that day were all great as well, especially our captain. That said, what stands out the most was the absolutely incredible service and help we received from Angela Reece.
As you may know, that property…(we originally planned on) actually got sold earlier this year, and cancelled on us, … We ended up switching to another venue, Neptune Gallery, sight unseen, and once again Angela came through … to help make sure the event worked out. We threw numerous other curveballs at her during the last couple weeks and at every point, the only feeling we got was one of caring, and genuinely wanting to make sure our big day went off well.
I know without a doubt, we would have been 10 times more stressed out in the ramp up to our wedding, and that the event itself would not have gone as smoothly as it did had we not lucked out and had Angela helping us along the way. I just wanted to reach out and let you know how amazing she was and how lucky you are she’s on your team.
– D. & R. T. Wedding, November 2018
The wedding was amazing!! Our guests enjoyed themselves immensely (perhaps a bit too much 😉 The homemade margarita mix was a hit!
… Please forward our gratitude along to your staff, the entire evening was so wonderful thanks to all of their hard work.
We also wanted to thank you for everything you did, your help made planning everything so pleasant and I felt so calm on Saturday morning knowing that everything was taken care of. My father passed away unexpectedly two months ago, and the memory of cake tasting in your office is one of my favorites from this entire process. It was a gift to know that he was with us in the form of way too many cake choices :)”
– F. B. Wedding, October 2018
We are back in Seattle and finally catching up on things 🙂
First, I just want to say that we were so impressed with the food and the staff!! They all went above and beyond when it started to rain and things changed a bit. On top of that, everyone (us included) was just raving about the food itself and I think I ate about 5 helpings of leftover wedding food before we came back to Seattle! So thank you to you and your staff for everything! All the back and forth about planning, the alcohol permit, everything! We didn’t want to have the cookie cutter chicken/steak wedding and you all totally made our day special!
– C and C, August 2018
“Hi Angela –
Thank you for the statement.
As to what you did for us at COLING, the word “pleased” is not enough!
Thank you very very much for thoughtful, well-organized and overall EXCELLENT work.
I had a large number of people saying that the banquet was absolutely wonderful — many said that it was the best one at COLING ever.
Also, even one or two of your employees said the same to me when they served lunches the next days.
As to the lunches, your ability to up the vegetarian percentage at such a short notice was nothing short of amazing.
Once again, thanks a lot!
– Sergei, August 2018
I really can’t say enough about Walter Burke! Your staff was professional, diverse, proficient, friendly, and helpful! I thoroughly enjoyed every interaction no matter how small. The food was amazing, Deidre and her team left the kitchen in better shape than they found it!
We will be sure to share your company with our network of families! Everyone RAVED!”
– E.B. Fundraising Event, June 2018
Your people did a great job and we received nothing but high praises from our guests. One of whom said you could make a fortune in New York City, while quickly acknowledging that what you do is possible precisely because you are here, not there.”
– T.K. Dinner Party, May 2018
I just wanted you to know that the catering for the group was a great success. All of those picky women were very complimentary. Some weren’t sure what to do with the breakfast burritos, though, so that was entertaining. The whole thing was lovely and you all get a gold star.
– S.P. Private Brunch, May 2018
Thank you so much for working with us, you and your crew have been amazing. I have always loved working with you, and I look forward to future projects. Please extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who worked on the event, we simply would not have had a successful event without them!
– T.S. Conference, January 2018
I am sorry that you beat me to an email – because –
We were totally thrilled with the care that we received from you and the whole crew working this event. The food was absolutely amazing – all of it! – and the easygoing, celebratory and yet highly professional and attentive to detail manner of the staff was such a pleasure.
– Dinner party for L.H. in Santa Fe
We wanted to thank you for all of your help with our wedding.
Our wedding would not have been the same without your insight and knowledge of how everything falls into place. We have received nothing but positive feedback and numerous compliments about the food, staff and how you helped bring our vision to life. I also would not have been more pleased with the captain for the night and how she paid special attention to Jason and I, making sure we ate, and kept things moving.”
– J. & J. G, Wedding, September 2017
Just called to say what a fabulous job your people did yesterday – everyone was SO impressed! There were only 46 of us in the end, but it was perfect….
Eduardo is a treasure and all of the others were as well. Many thanks again and such a pleasure meeting you!”
– R.C., Birthday Celebration, September 2017
We had such an amazing time at the Opera. My employees were most impressed by our tailgate. Everything from the linen to the dessert was fantastic. In fact, my colleague heard so much positive feedback that he’s booked Walter Burke for our office warming party next week!
Thanks again Alexandra. I’m looking forward to working with you again!
– ARC, Corporate Tailgate Dinner at Santa Fe Opera, August 26, 2017
“Good Morning Alexandra,
Thank you and your staff for a job very well done. The food quality was great, the quantity was spot on. Your service staff was efficient and on top of things while remaining practically invisible and discreet. Your willingness to help is stay within budget counts for more than you know.
Again, thank you and if we have a return event in Santa Fe, you’ll be our first call.”
– B.B., Not-for-profit event, August 2017
On behalf of my family and myself I wanted to congratulate you and thank you for the outstanding service that Walter Burke provided for our mother’s 90th birthday celebration…. From the very start of the organization you were terrific. Your feedback was so very helpful.
We would like to thank also the incredibly efficient staff that helped out during the event. As soon as they arrived they were amazing. …. They were always friendly, respectful, incredibly proficient and most of all, they gave their 1000% (yes, that’s correct…not 100% but rather 1000%) to make sure everything went according to plan. The food was delicious and was prepared and presented in such a lovely special manner. ”
– M.M. 90th Birthday Celebration, July 2017
“Angela and Walter,
Your crew did an awesome job last night under very difficult circumstances. Mother Nature threw more than a monkey wrench into the evening…she threw an entire tool box!!!
We had a torrential rain here!!! The crew did a fabulous job relocating the food buffet and getting everyone served in six different locations throughout the house. Thanks to their expertise, it all worked out and everyone had a good time and our guests loved the food.”
– C.G. Opera Cast Dinner, July 2017
I’m writing to thank you for everything you did to work around our budget and adapt to a much higher headcount than originally anticipated. The reception was a success and Brian was a pleasure to work with. It was a lot for one person to service both the bar and food while keeping an eye on bussing. Brian met this challenge by going above and beyond and we truly appreciate the Walter Burke Catering team for all of the efforts that went into our event.”
– H.C., University Event, June 2017
“Angela and Walter Burke Crew,
The food and beautiful yummy cake made our celebration even more grand. Thank you to Carmen…loved her…and Adrian for their professional and friendly service. Top-knotch job and great leftovers too. Thank you so very much for your help in getting it all together.”
– JBP and Family, Birthday Celebration, June 2017
“Thank you so much Angela! Your team (and YOU) were absolutely amazing and all we received were overwhelming compliments from our guests on the looks of everything and the quality of service you all provided.”
– KP, Wedding, January 2016
“The party was a smash. Please tell the staff that everyone was very happy and pleased. I couldn’t have been happier with their awesomeness!”
– JH, New Years Eve Party, December 2015
“The party was lovely, and the ladies all had a fabulous time! … The menu really did surpass all expectations. It was exactly as I had hoped it would be – tasty, light, and a dessert to die for. All the plates went back to the kitchen clean!”As always you folks did a magnificent job!
– RR, Private Lunch, December 2015
“As always you folks did a magnificent job!”
– AM, Non-Profit Event, December 2015
“We were more than pleased Alexandra! So many people said how wonderful the food was-the taste, the presentation—everything. The party was a knock out!! Thank you for all that all of you did to make it outstanding.”
– MH, Non-Profit Event, November 2015
“Thank you, Alexandra! You guys were amazing, and Brian was just great!”
– LP, Corporate Event, October 2015
“The breakfast was amazing and the three ladies were lovely (I asked if they could come and make me breakfast every day – could be a nice ritual). I have never had such good breakfast burritos before. Thank you so much. Everyone was thrilled with the food”
– S.B-C, Birthday Brunch, October 2015
“We would like to share with you how pleased we were with Walter Burke. Walter Burke knocked it out of the park! Our guests all agreed that the food and the service were phenomenal. Even with special dietary requirements of the guests (vegetarian and vegan), Walter Burke did an awesome job at creating a specialized menu for us that helped make our wedding the best I could imagine. When bad weather threatened our outdoor reception, the staff quickly came up with an alternative plan and executed. We can’t say enough good things about the service!”
– SL, Wedding, October 2015
“Rachel and I want to thank you and Walter Burke Catering for helping make our wedding a spectacular one. Your staff was great – helpful, efficient, friendly. The food – our guests absolutely loved everything. A real homerun!”
– R&B, Wedding, October 2015
vWhat an amazing evening, your staff was incredible. Thank you so much for making the night perfect!”
– CS, Wedding, September 2015
“It was a lovely party and evening. The food and Staff were both superb!!!”
– PC, Non-Profit Event, September 2015
“Half the fun of an event is the planning. And, I can’t imagine more fun than planning one with you. Alexandra, you did a wonderful job!!!”
– JS, Private Dinner, August 2015
“Thank you so much for the wonderful service – Angela Reece was great to work with and made planning easy; the staff was professional and …the captain went above and beyond to make the event run smoothly; and the food was absolutely amazing!! Again, thank you for making our wedding a success!”
– E&P, Summer 2015
“It has been a true joy working with you and your entire team for the incredible job that you did … Guests are raving about the food and presentation. We have also received numerous comments on the excellence in service. “
– FP, Non-Profit Event, May 2015
“You and your team knocked it out of the park!!! I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to collaborate with you all. Your professionalism, passion and expertise create an important tone for our evening and guests who have come to expect nothing short of brilliance on gala night.”
– AE, Non-Profit Event, May 2015
“…the food and the service was so special…everybody had a wonderful time and all of them thought the hors d’oeuvres and the rest of the meal was beautifully served and exquisitely prepared….Walter Burke remains the best…”
– NF, Private Event, January 2015
“And, yes, the coulibiac was magnificent. I do not exaggerate. Everyone raved. J …the combination of colors and textures was beautiful. I look forward to our next dinner!”
– LH, Private Event, January 2015
“Everyone was delighted with the food … perfect from start to finish. “…thanks for making it happen so seamlessly…”
– LW, Wedding November 2014
“I want to compliment your team’s service and what I considered excellent food at our congregation’s Seder. I would give you all a 10/10 rating. I will also remember to recommend you for any future events small or large.”
– LB, Seder, March 2013
“What a team! We were blown away by your professionalism and hospitality. You made us feel so comfortable in the gallery. It was such a relief that we could just turn everything over to your capable hands and enjoy our night. We cannot stop raving about your skills and our friends can’t stop raving about the food and pace of events. Thank you.”
– CS, Wedding, March 2013
“The wedding was beautiful and lovely and better than I could have imagined! Thanks so much for your help, everything looked perfect and the food was wonderful!!!”
– MB, Wedding, September 2012
“I can’t thank you enough for the Fabulous job you, the chefs, and staff you sent to make our party a success. Everyone raved about the food and the service. All was superb and totally beautiful in our backyard. I will always use Walter Burke Catering if I have the need and will refer you to anyone that asks.”
– KS, Private Event, September 2012
“Once again your food and your staff made our family blow-out so memorable. How extraordinary to have so many guests compliment your crew, using words like “sweet”, “loving” (yes loving), “caring”, etc, etc, etc. Thank you again.”
– EM, Private Event, August 2012
“I’m so thankful for your assistance again this year. I appreciate your professionalism, flexibility, and the peace of mind you and your staff allow me to have planning our annual events from afar. We’ll be back next year and will certainly call on you first for any catering needs we have.”
– DS, Corporate Event, August 2012
“…everyone raved and raved about the food and service. It was wonderful to have your proficient, helpful, organized and courteous caterers taking care of us… There was not a disappointed guest before, during or after…”
– D.R, Private Event, June 2012
“The weekend was a great success thanks largely due to your expert catering and all the services that come with it. Everything was superb! I’m so glad you exist in Santa Fe, you make our lives so much better!
– MB, Collegiate Event, June 2012
“Our evening was magical and sacred. Your servers were amazing and outstanding. The food was superior in flavor and presentation! Thank you so much for making our wedding perfect.”
– MR, Wedding, May 2012
“Thank you so much for all of your hard work to ensure our Thanksgiving meal was perfect!”
– LH, Holiday Meal, November 2011
“…we were simply blown away by the magical atmosphere that your staff created in our gallery and I’m still searching for words to describe the amazing array of food and desserts that met us upon our arrival!”
– DK, Private Event, November 2011
“Thank you for all your efforts in making our event … such a success. Your team was amazing and everything was perfect!! Our guests were thrilled with the delicious food, drinks and attentive service”
– AH-E, Non-Profit Event, October 2011
“The quality of food and the service was excellent. We received nothing but high reviews on both … events. Thanks for all the effort that you and your company put into this matter.”
– WL, Private Dinner, October 2011
“THANKS for such a wonderful experience working with Walter Burke Catering. Coming from a 25 year history of producing events,… rarely do I see a company that is tightly organized, friendly, assertive and able to lend the extra hand, in addition to having wonderful food served on time, temperature appropriate and tasteful.”
– LQ, Wedding, October 2011
“From our initial contact with Angela to the final clean up …your staff performed amazingly. The event came off beautifully, thanks to your staff’s attention to details, being able to anticipate and adjust to any situation and every person’s amazingly exceptional professionalism.”
– RL, Private Event, October 2011
“I can’t tell you how impressed and please we are with your catering services. The food was fabulous and the staff professional, courteous and exceptional. All our guests enjoyed the food and drinks and most importantly, things flowed flawlessly.”
– TB and LL, Private Event, September 2011
“Thank you so much for your generous donation of food and time for our fundraiser event. The food and catering was very popular and made the event a great success. It is gratifying to know that caring community members like you take seriously the challenges and hardships that young people face today.”
– KP, Non-Profit Event, August 2011
“…your crew outdid themselves – the food was…yummy, beautiful and timely. I adore your staff – they make me happy. They were wonderful to the kids and to the adults – every guest sang your praises…”
– Private Dinner, July 2011
“Thank you so much for your superior service and fantastic food at the reception and dinner last evening…. The menu for both the reception and the dinner was exactly as promised – delicious and beautifully presented; the table setting was sophisticated yet inviting, and the delivery of courses was timely and efficient.”
– Corporate Event, July 24 2011
…I want to thank you and your staff for the remarkable, seamless performance last Saturday night. I have never heard so many positive comments about an event in Santa Fe, and I’m not saying that because it was our event. From the planning and setup, to the organization and timing, and to the food and service, every aspect of the evening went smoothly.”
– JB, Corporate Dinner, 2003
“…thank you and your crew for a job exceptionally well done. The food was perfect – all the guests raved…. It was sublime. Thanks again.
– SD, Wedding, 2003
“…THANKS for all of your kind guidance and help. Out wedding was absolutely perfect, in large part because of the wonderful catering. We got so many compliments on the food and service. We were truly thrilled with everything!”
– HB, Wedding, 2002
“The food was delicious and the waitstaff were not only extremely efficient, but courteous and friendly – they took care to do things the way we wanted and no special request was too much trouble. … I had heard that the Walter Burke staff were the most professional of all the catering companies, and now I know it is true.”
– RS, Wedding, 2001
“I wanted to thank you all for an absolutely perfect wedding reception! Everyone on our team was so helpful and professional, and you turned my dream into a reality. Many thanks.”
– OBF, Wedding, 2000
“The picnic supper you provided was delicious and elicited many compliments from the attendees. Your staff provided us excellent service and, all in all, the efforts of you and your organization were important ingredients in making the evening such an enjoyable one.”
– TM, Corporate Event, 1999
“Thank you a million times for the part your wonderful team played in making …[our] wedding weekend so perfect!! Everything was impeccable, delicious and gracious. You all are the best.”
– M and F, Wedding, 1999
“The food was superb, everyone was very pleased and the service was excellent. It’s hard to write a letter with all superlatives, but that is what is called for on this occasion. Thank you again for doing such a good job.”
– DL, Corporate Event, 1998
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the exceptional services you have provided for our …luncheons. You all have done a spectacular job and have always been extremely understanding and helpful, and have always come through for us.”
– AS, Corporate Lunch, 1998
“Thank you for a very pleasant experience! The food was wonderful and the service was relaxed and efficient. We look forward to working with you again.”
– HM, Private Dinner Party, 1997
“Once again you’ve done a superb job. You made our wedding feast delicious and elegant. Thank you!”
– GD, Wedding 1997
“The conference was a roaring success and we really appreciate the help you gave us to make the …dinner successful. Without your help…this conference would not have been possible.”
– WB, Political Event, 1997
“Everyone was impressed with the service, the food, all of it. You were a big help in suggesting just the right menu and timing. Thank you so much for allyour help.”
– ML, Gallery Event, 1996
“Many thanks for making my daughter’s wedding so wonderful! Despite the rain, it was truly the event we had dreamed of, and you and your staff were certainly a big part of that success.”
– CP, Wedding 1996