About us

Tasteful Connections Van

Tasteful Connections

has been serving the Rochester community as a family-owned
and operated catering business for almost 30 years. We recognize that’s a long time
to be in business. We credit our success to the fact that we always
put our client’s needs first.

 

We keep our business fresh by attending food and catering trade shows that showcase
cutting edge products and services. We, in turn, offer these to our clientele.
We stay well educated and up to date through our membership in the
New York Restaurant Association, the International Caterer’s Association,
and participating in many industry-related webinars and seminars.
 
We utilize local products and recommend healthy choices whenever possible.
We also have gluten free, vegetarian and allergy sensitive options.
 
We specialize in delicious food, tastefully presented. From tailored events for corporate
clientele to carefree events for home and garden,
we offer customized menus for every occasion.
 
We frequently update our menus; if something doesn’t sell, it comes off our menu
and is replaced with something new and different. We listen to our client's requests.
We respond with menu ideas and suggestions that fulfill their needs.
We often update our look… if we get even a little bored,
you will notice a modified logo, new linens and equipment or different uniforms.
 

Giving and Sharing

Tasteful Connections has become known in upstate New York for generosity
and philanthropy. We regularly support The Strong, Geva Theatre,
Habitat for Humanity, Eastman House, Ronald McDonald House, YMCA, RAIHN,
Open Door Mission and local food cupboards among others.
We make donations of our mouthwatering food and stations
as well as financial contributions to many worthwhile fundraising events.
 

Inspiration, Scope and Passion

Catering is what we do… it’s all that we do!
It is our one and only focus and we cater really well. Better than most, in fact.
We have a talented, creative staff that makes even the toughest order seem
“like a piece of cake.” We specialize in making every event special.
From our time-tested box lunches to our elaborate station-style extravaganzas,
we are up to the challenge. We thrive on working in new and different locations…
how about the rooftop of the downtown YMCA?
 
We embrace the opportunity to tackle new menu items…
how about the Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville menu that we tailored for a private event?
We enjoy playing dress up...how about costuming our staff in Mardi Gras attire
for a yearly fundraiser? This is our comfort zone…where it’s not so comfortable,
but where we can stretch a bit to create exciting, memorable once in a lifetime events.
 
We have a roster of resources that helps us do what we do.
We provide or arrange for tents, tables and chairs, floral, décor, designer linens, grills,
music and entertainment, ice carvings, balloons, wedding cakes, favors and more.
We are Rochester's premier off-premises caterer servicing many of Rochester's finest
institutions including The Strong, University of Rochester, RIT, Geva Theater,
George Eastman House and the Monroe County Parks.
At Tasteful Connections we share the passion of great food, beautiful events
and creative entertaining. Sometime we even get a little emotional about what we do.
We put our heart and soul into every event.
 
We encourage you to utilize our website as a starting point for your event planning.
If you have specific questions or would like to meet with our talented party planners,
please fill out our contact us form or e-mail and simply include the date of the event,
the number of people, approximate time frame of the event along with the location
and we'll get back to you promptly.
We are your recipe for a Tasteful event.
We’ll watch for your e-mail!

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