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Bashful Butler

West Covina, California

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Bashful Butler

West Covina, California

(78)

Reviews (78)

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B
24 December 2019

Great atmosphere

M
1 June 2019

Fantastic place to be

M
18 May 2019

Amazing staff, great hall for the price. Alot of parking.

K
11 May 2019

I love catering at the Covina woman's Banquet Hall it's quite large the kitchen has everything you need if Free Roam if you need to go outside it has a stage bathrooms and accessibilities everywhere good place for a wedding baby shower

J
1 April 2019

The food was great. Our guests loved the BBQ vibe.

D
8 March 2019

Unfortunately I was there 4 a celebration of life lost a dear friend. However it's the food was wonderful the catering excellence the place is clean definitely was recommended for a woman .

H
8 January 2019

Muy bien para eventos en un lugar cubierto

M
8 December 2018

Great place for a wedding reception. Plenty of room. Plenty of parking.

J
8 November 2018

Nice place for party's or receptions

B
30 October 2018

Bashful Butler pulled off a wonderful outdoor wedding, from the beverages to the food stations and the custom wedding cake. So glad Bashful Butler was on top of everything! More...

V
17 October 2018

My husband and I were married August 26, 2018 - We are from California, we live in Texas. We were high school sweethearts (40 years ago) and we were reunited just over a year ago. We decided we wanted to share our day with our family and friends in Southern California. A friend had gone to a function at Hurst Ranch in West Covina CA. She told us about it and we looked at the website. It looked exactly like what we wanted. All of our planning had to be done from Texas, which meant no face to face meetings. Everything had to be done over the phone. I called the venue and found out that Bashful Butler handles all of the catering and set up at the venue. I called Bashful Butler on a Saturday and left a message. I got a call back from Theresa in less than an hour. From the beginning Teresa was professional and friendly. She answered every question like it was my first question. Teresa sent us everything we needed to make our decisions. She also gave us recommendations for vendors like the florist and for the drapes/uplighting. Teresa was so great to work with. She was one of the key components that made our day perfect. The employees that were there the day of were awesome and the cake was amazing!! Thank you everyone at Bashful Butler that helped make my dream come true. More...

G
6 October 2018

Where do I even begin.. Teresa from the Bashful Butler was phenomenal to work with!! Beyond pleased with how well my wedding turned out. Teresa made herself available to me via phone,text and email day or night whenever I had a question she was always available to provide answers for me in a timely manner. What more could a Bride ask for, she made my whole experience go smoothly. The food was delicious!!! The cake was to die for .. the entire staff that helped serve at my wedding reception that took place at the covina woman's club was very professional. Annie I hope you get to see this (she was in-charge of the bashful team the day of). Annie did an outstanding job! Everyone left completely happy and hasn't stopped talking about how great my wedding was and how outstanding everyone from the Bashful staff was. Annie catered to my every need with no hesitation made sure everything was going well all night long. I highly recommend the Bashful Butler Teresa and Annie make a great team!! I am really grateful for everything even the set up of tables, chairs, linens, glassware ect.. was beautiful and perfect! *Some images of the set up as it started, the table set up and the delicious cake they designed for me. More...

D
7 July 2018

Great show

F
27 May 2018

Very nice well kept up highly recommended

P
25 May 2018

It's nice clean the food is great

J
5 March 2018

RIP Micky

R
23 February 2018

Ideal location for a wedding or banquet.

I
2 February 2018

Great venue for vintage/rustic wedding..  everyone loved the place and our wedding was a hit.. thank u to Annie coordinator the day of our wedding. . she went 150% on making our day there run smooth..  definitely recommend this venue and this catering company.  Only thing the communication with the person who did our contract was very limited and took while for responses to questions we had.. More...

A
1 February 2018

My wedding was at Hurst Ranch, with Bashful Butler as my caterer, in August 2017. I only had the reception there and it was outside, my friends and family are still talking about it and how in love they were with the whole thing! I wanted the rustic/romantic feel and it was everything and more! The staff with Bashful Butler was amazing, starting from the bartenders-to the supervisor Annie, she paid attention to every detail. I had about 230 people and every person was taken care of as far as food, drinks, and a great seat at any table they sat. The whole experience was great from the start, very organized when I met with Donna at the first meeting, we planned every detail and had a time slot for every part of the wedding. After that, came the run through right before the big day and menu selection. Lastly, the big day. Again, my big day was amazing-my family, husband and myself could not be happier with the selection of this place for our wedding. It was everything we wanted and more! I wrote a Yelp review-to share pictures. Please check out the pictures, Hurst Ranch was gorgeous! More...

M
30 December 2017

It is such a beautiful venue. It was too bad all the lighting inside wasn't working at the time of our event, but it was going to be replaced. It was worth the amount we paid. Linens, security, servers, catering, the location, the bar, set up and clean up, all for one price. Amazing. More...

D
13 December 2017

Older building, nice size room with a stage for a band or play. Plenty of parking.

J
29 October 2017

You should consider putting a picnic table or bench outside for those of us who come out for tasting...just a suggestion!

L
25 September 2017

I'm a wedding planner and I got to work with these wonderful people this weekend. They were efficient, ambitious, coordinated, and Annie - who is brilliant - was on top of her s**t the whole day. I was impressed and inspired by their dedication to the standard of perfection that I expect. Thank you all so very much. I cannot wait to work with you again. More...

V
13 June 2017

BB catered our wedding at Hurst Ranch on 4/29/17. They were extremely professional, caring, and worked very well with all of our guests, vendors, and our DOC. They were receptive to our concerns, and did what they could to address them. The food was great, and we received many compliments on our cake. Highly recommend. More...

K
8 June 2017

We had our wedding at the Hurst Ranch in West Covina and it was catered by the Bashful Butler. The staff was very professional and helpful especially  Annie she went over amd beyond to made sure the everyone was taken care of. All of the food was so delicious we chose bbq as our menu all of our guest loved the food. I would highly  recommend hiring the Bashful Butler for future events. More...

C
5 June 2017

Thank you for your great service...No issue everything ran smoothly. The young lady in charge of the staff was very cordial and polite Hurst Ranch was a great place to have a barn venue wedding grounds are well kept and beautiful never would have thought this was in the middle of West CovinaFood was great everybody loved it the roast beef was tasty the chicken was good everything was perfect even the cake was good 9 out of 10 I would say . ..thank you again for making my daughter's wedding memorableOnly issue is a parking but if you can get over the parking at the ranch then it's all good maybe they can cut a deal with the corner Masons Lodge and you can borrow their parking at a minimal fee just suggestion also personally I would probably get a wedding planner for that day as mother-of-the-bride I was busy trying to make sure everything was running smoothly More...

J
25 May 2017

Very professional. Great staff

V
23 April 2017

Awesomeness, great customer service from coordinator to all staff!! Also great Food, it was delicious, we were very pleased!!

J
6 April 2017

A beautiful and most relaxed experience one could imagine! If you are your own wedding planner and looking for an affordable wedding, elegant but not over the top, and delicious food, Bashful Butler handles almost everything. Ryan was our coordinator and without going into every little detail, Ryan delivered on every promise made, and his staff that evening, Annie, Flor, Lisa, & Daniel far exceeded our expectations!My wife and I planned and managed our entire wedding, and I am very meticulous (some may call it OCD) about every moment of our day.  I had a spreadsheet that each minute from that morning until the final guest had left were accounted for. Ryan and his staff stuck to 'the schedule', always staying on task and when we were going over the allotted time, they gently moved us on to the next event tastefully and without issue.We not only had our reception at the Azusa Woman's Club, but we were married there as well. They set up the hall to accommodate a wedding and a reception all in one, and they have a beautiful courtyard that is just outside the hall if you want to have any part of your wedding or reception outside. The wedding was perfect, the transition to the reception was seamless, and the food was delicious! We were able to taste test the food variations they offer, all were very good, and we did not have one complaint, only compliments! The cake was also baked and decorated just as we requested and tasted well beyond our expectations. Bashful Butler is the way to go if you are looking for an affordable hall, dinner, and cake for your wedding.  Don't let their lower prices scare you into thinking you will receive service less than you expect, Bashful Butler goes beyond expectation and you will not regret your decision! More...

L
21 October 2016

Plenty of parking and big Dance area.... plenty of space for a wedding.

J
15 September 2016

Nice

D
29 August 2016

I would like to thank @bashfulbutler for a memorable wedding day. Everything came out perfect and the staff was very organized and friendly. Couldn't get enough compliments on @hurst.ranch . The security guards were very friendly with the children and made sure non of them left the property without a parent...many parents compliment me on that fact due to the kids wanting to play outside. I would also like to thank Ryan, who was the person I dealt with all throughout the planning of my wedding. He made everything so easy for me. He was great in answering all my questions and was very helpful with the whole wedding process. My husband and I would definitely hire them again if we had another special occasion. Thank you so much for an amazing day. Would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who is interested in creating a memorable event. More...

P
6 July 2016

The Hurst Ranch is a charming property with great potential. It is owned by the city of West Covina (I believe) and managed by catering company, The Bashful Butler. Which means, you can only use them for catering and will be your point of contact throughout the entire process. Venue offers a lot of unique options for photos, set-up and entertaining. This review is meant to cover both The Hurst Ranch & The Bashful Butler.

Parking: A bit tricky considering there is limited spaces but not a deal breaker. Plenty of street parking.

Property: Unique, well-kept and clean

Security: Two officers onsite and were very professional, polite and attentive.

Food: Food tasting was 'ok' and day of food was much better, we were very pleased.

Bartender/ Servers: No complaints at all. Staff was very polite, dressed well and overall very pleasant.

Lights: indoor string lights are pretty and unique. Be sure all lights are working. During our party all were working but we made sure ahead of time.

Ryan: Ryan works for the Bashful Butler and was our contact throughout the planning process. My only recommendation for working with Ryan (and any vendor) is to communicate via email and keep track of all correspondence. During our final meeting, Ryan became 'forgetful' about things previously discussed. He’s busy, we get it, but do keep record of everything and you will be fine. Other than that, Ryan was awesome and very accommodating. He answered emails on a timely manner.

Harrison: Harrison also works for the Bashful Butler and was our day of onsite contact. He was very helpful, accommodating and lovely to work with.

Other: We rented several items to make indoor space feel warm and romantic. We hired a day of coordinator which resulted in the best decision ever. Venue is affordable!

To recap, were very pleased with our wedding! We would recommend this venue and Bashful Butler. Stay organized and get all your questions answered early on.
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R
8 June 2016

Huge banquet for rent low prices and cost !

S
8 March 2016

We loved working with Ryan!  Super down to earth. Was very nice and didn't try to oversell us. We got married at the Azusa Woman's Club which is conveniently located across the street from the Bashful Butler offices. The staff was very friendly and accommodating both for the rehearsal and also the big day itself. They made it easy for vendors to drop off/pick up at different times etc. The waiters and security guards were great as well. Everyone at our wedding had a great time! More...

D
28 December 2015

Huge banquet for rent low prices and cost !

S
1 December 2015

Everything went perfectly. My husband and I were married at the Azusa Woman's Club on March 27th 2015. Staff was very professional and the food was amazing! Thank you Bashful Butler!

C
7 November 2015

I recently had the pleasure of having the bashful butler cater our wedding yesterday! It was seriously the best day ever! Ryan, the coordinator, was fantastic ! He answered emails and texts in a timely manner and always came through on accommodating my needs. My guests loved the food, everything ran on schedule and staff was great! I couldn't wait to leave a review to express my gratitude! I highly recommend the hurst ranch location, it's such a beautiful venue with a picturesque setting. This day could not have been better, and Harrison (the day of coordinator) was amazing and kept me up to speed on everything! He definitely added ease and joy to my experience! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! More...

R
20 October 2015

We appreciate your business always the best .

P
20 October 2015

They are well staffed, great food. Always on top things .they help me get served..

D
15 September 2015

Just know if you're looking for a rustic, natural setting, outdoor reception, this is your place. Although they do gave a barn for indoor reception. Ryan was our guy from the beginning and we were able to communicate with him through emails. They're flexible about using other vendors and bringing your own decorations. You do have to contract their caterer Bashful Butler (great food) and their bartender. Wedding day was awesome, my guests loved the outdoors, and I used the venue for my wedding pictures. More...

D
8 September 2015

Amazing!!!!!! Got Married To The Love Of My Life May 9, 2015 Here And Everything Turned Out Great, The Place Is Beautiful, The Food Tasted Wonderful, The Help Was Great! I Would Totally Recommend This To Anyone! More...

M
26 May 2015

I used Bashful for my wedding! They went way above and beyond my expectations for sure and were super easy to deal with. I'd use them again.

K
26 May 2015

Working with Ryan was such a pleasant experience. He was very accommodating, friendly and helpful. The food was great and the staff was wonderful. My wedding was a Hurst Ranch, a fantastic place for a wedding! More...

S
19 January 2015

My husband and I were married at Hurst Ranch 9/20/14, we loved our wedding. Ryan and the staff were very helpful. We wanted a nice wedding but didn't want to go broke doing it. We had a vintage style wedding, everyone had a good time. I was happy with the wedding and my husband was happy with the cost. (Hehe) More...

M
8 January 2015

We were referred to Hurst Ranch / Bashful Butler by a friend. The location and the catering was perfect for our rustic wedding. Ryan is so easy to work with. He made one of the biggest parts of the wedding an easy thing and took a huge load off our shoulders!! The Bashful Butler is budget friendly without going cheap :) :) More...

A
9 December 2014

Hurst Ranch is a great little hidden spot in West Covina, CA. Completely unexpected in this hot suburb is a this cute venue that lends a rustic vibe. The look of this place is great and versatile enough for you to decorate it in any way. For my wedding, I was going for a cross between rustic and the classic fairytale wedding. Combined with the decorations, the barn and crops in this venue, I got exactly what I was looking for. The value is also great for the price as it is a city-owned venue. The rental price is by far the cheapest I came across in my extensive research over venues.

A con though is that it is exclusive catering, only through Bashful Butler. Bashful Butler was easy to work with, but not the best quality in terms of food. However, I have to give a shoutout to Ryan from Bashful who was awesome to work with and made the overall process so easy for us. Although, since Bashful is not the owner of Hurst itself, we ran into some trouble over what was and wasn't allowed by the city as opposed to what Bashful would allow. In addition, the West Covina City Government screwed us over when we booked our date saying that they had an event they wanted to throw on the same date. Since they ultimately own the venue, they forced us to move our wedding date even though we had already signed a contract and put in a deposit. But I must say, you won't find another venue that offers so much at the price that we paid.
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M
3 November 2014

We just had our wedding at West Covina Women's Club and had Bashful Butler catering. From the start it was A list treatment! Ryan was whole help right from the beginning to plan the perfect wedding. Should each hall and save the best for last. The Women club was a perfect fit for our wedding. A week before the wedding we went over our menu. Ryan was so helpful.  I felt so confident on ever choose I made and he give me great feed back. Answered every question (which were many) The day before the big day I was meet by Lisa to go over last touches and do our reursal. She is the best so helpful. Made things so easy for me. I felt like I was dealing withb a family member. She cared how I felt and if I was comfortable with how things were turning out. The big came and Lisa was there every step of the way. I felt like a queen. My gust we all well taken care of. I had no stress thanks to the great friendly staff who meet our every need. The food was amazing. Family and friends are still raving. We had the buffet with chicken and roast beff with steamed veggies, baked red patatos, pasta salad. The chicken was so creamy and juicy cooked to perfection. Roast beef was tender with mouth watering flavor top with gravy. Everything was delicious. Our cake was made exactly as we wanted picture perfect. I could not have asked for more perfect day. I am so grateful to everyone at the Bashful Butler on giving me the dream wedding. I could not have done it without you. Thank all the attention you give our wedding guest. If you looking hassle free catering company I highly recommend Bashful Butler! More...

A
3 October 2014

We booked our wedding at Hurst Ranch and Bashful Butler was our catering company. We booked through Ryan who was absolutely accommodating and patient throughout the whole process. We went with the BBQ tri-tip and BBQ chicken menu. We wanted sides from Woodranch BBQ as this is my husband's favorite and Ryan said it would be okay to have those items delivered. I've never heard of a catering company allowing you to bring in food that wasn't on their menu! Our family couldn't stop talking about the food especially their biscuits with honey butter and my husband loved their baked beans. Everything was delicious and everyone kept commenting that they couldn't wait to eat because they could smell the meat that was being BBQ'd on the premises. Every step of the way Ryan was there to guide us and always responded  within hours if I had a question. He was also very helpful with the layout of the venue and made suggestions as to what would work or not. Ryan even let us use some wood barn doors that were on the premises of Hurst Ranch for our ceremony. I can't say enough good things about Bashful Butler. They went above and beyond to make my wedding beautiful, run smoothly, and a day that my family can't stop talking about! More...

N
29 September 2014

I can not even begin to stress how amazing this company is!!! Last minute this wonderful company helped me and my now husband out. .. They put a wedding reception together in 1 week, and Ryan was just so helpful, they stayed calm and helped us put out dream wedding together on such sort notice. We had the reception at the Azusa women's  club and it was so beautiful ! The food which is catered by bashful butler was delicious, all my guests enjoyed it ( we choose the Mexican  fajita/enchilada  plate).  I just loved everything and am so glad we  went with this company and that venue ! U guys made our day so much better and memorable ... Thanks ! More...

P
17 September 2014

My brothers and I hired Ryan for my parents 50th wedding anniversary (about 80 guest) in November 2013. The Azusa Women's Club hall is Beautiful!  Everything went wonderfully! The food was good and there was plenty for seconds. All of our guests were satisfied with their meals. Their prices are reasonable, and he was flexible with the payments. They even helped out with last minute utensils and plates we needed for our dessert table. It made for a very special day we will never forget! More...

A
28 August 2014

My husband and I had the most amazing 25th Anniversary Party thanks to Ryan.  The food was great and service was excellent.  All of our guests had a wonderful time. More...

J
14 July 2014

I have nothing but good things to say about Bashful Butler Catering.  We booked our wedding with Ryan and chose The Hurst Ranch for our venue.  We found this company from a friend who recommended them.  Our wedding was in June of this year.  To start out Ryan made everything very easy when it came to planning and putting all the details together.  The catering options are affordable and they have a lot of different options.  We chose the BBQ package with tri-tip and chicken, corn on the cobb, mashed potatoes, salad.  We also had biscuits and rolls.  I have had so many of our friends and family members tell us after the wedding how it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding.  That was the biggest concern of ours and the food was amazing.  The cake was beautiful exactly what I asked for and it was very good as well.Now about the staff they were great.  Everyone worked together great with our vendors and it went off without a hitch.  We were very pleased with the service and how smooth our day went.If you haven't seen it yet you have to check out The Hurst Ranch in West Covina it is so beautiful and perfect it you are looking to have a rustic wedding.  We are so happy with Ryan and Bashful Butler catering.  Thank you for making our wedding perfect!! More...

A
10 July 2014

I live literally a block away from this historic venue and we were running around town to find our perfect venue, little did we know it is right here!

We were thinking about a rustic wedding and there you go, very rustic! It is a hidden gem! A beautiful venue. And you have a huge area (including a field in the back) to play with. The only tricky thing is the parking but we were able to pull it off. It rained on our wedding day (people kept on comforting us it's good luck) so we activated the back-up plan which is to put everything in the indoor hall. We were originally only using the hall for dinner and was going to have an outdoor wedding. However this actually freed up more time for us and the helper not to be too rushed in the set up. And because the string lights inside the hall, it just made everything very intimate. When I first stepped down the aisle and saw how everything came together, I started tearing up! We were very happy and proud to have our wedding at this great venue!

The bashful butler catering service was very helpful too but i guess that's another "vendor" for another review.
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M
9 June 2014

I had my wedding at Covina Women's Club. Bashful Butler was assigned to cater which we had a few doubts but everything turned out great. We had food tasting that were designed to taste what you'll get vs having one meal cooked just for tasting... Let's face it,  cooking for one is way different than cooking for 200. Food was great the cake we got was white with fresh strawberry filing which everyone loved the strawberries were chopped perfectly. the day of my event we had Cathy help and coordinate, she did a phenomenal job. she was on top of everything. We had given Ryan a schedule of the times we wanted things done and Cathy went by it and would look for my husband or I to make sure its what we still wanted. She kept the place together! Food was great, staff super friendly and polite, amazing experience. More...

S
7 June 2014

Bashful Butler does a great job at dressing up the place to add life and style for those working on a budget.

E
1 June 2014

My sister got married at the Azusa women's club and the Bashful Butler was amazing!!!! In the beginning of the planning process, which for us was a little over a year prior to the big day. We met with Ryan who was very nice and gracious for us to check out the venue and also go over basics. He was really patient with all of us that were there and so helpful with ideas... He showed us a bunch of photos of other weddings that were there and at other venues in which they also cater to.  My sister had a great experience with the Bashful Butler in the making of all her wedding planning. Down to linens, seating, set up, timing, food, and cake decorating. It was so amazing that they had linens and cake decorating among food all taken care of. That was such a great weight off our shoulders. The day of the event everything looked so awesome. As far as food we were so happy with it all and so were our guests. My sister chose the chicken Marsala and Tri tip which was delicious. They couldn't stop talking about it and also how good the cake tasted. My sister didn't want anything over the top, just a simple ivory four tiered cake with lace around.  Which looked so pretty. As far as the rest of the night it was a great experience for us all and can't thank Bashful Butlers staff enough...thank you, thank you to Cathy, Ryan, and Robert as well as the other staff members that night. More...

D
24 November 2013

Chris Lowther was very quick on dot setting everything up and their food was Amazing. She also did OUTSTANDING job on my Wedding Cake.

K
11 November 2013

The food was absolutely delicious. Our coordinators Kathy & Grace were absolutely wonderful to work with. Our planner, Ryan was so easy to work with. He was very reassuring and helped us out so much when needing schedule around out of town guests. Their company took care of everything for us, leaving little worries on our end on how the event will run. They were all there to help us with everything we needed. Highly recommend! More...

M
11 November 2013

the food was delicious, the tables, chairs, and set-up was just the way I wanted, and the staff was super friendly!! thank you for everything!!!

M
30 April 2013

Great food!   Nice, helpful, down to earth staff who are willing to go out of their way to ensure your event is just how you envisioned!  Thank you for everything!!

F
19 December 2012

I hired this company for my wedding and they were amazing!  The food is great and staff was very helpful and friendly.

V
8 September 2012

(Married 9-1-12)My husband and I first booked this place in 2010 (we like to plan early to get the best deal) and worked with Nancy. Since we decided to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Hurst Ranch, we automatically had to turn to Bashful Butler for all of our catering needs (as they are the sole caterer for Hurst Ranch). Nancy was very friendly and played that caring mother role quite well and made us feel welcomed when we first met her.
For our food tasting, it was like the back door food tasting, where we had to go to one of their catered events and pick up our food. Now this is not your typical fancy food tasting where you go to the caterer and they bring out a few dishes for you to sample, but actually better. Why you ask? Well when you pick up your sample plate from an actual event the caterer works, then you would know how the food would actually taste like during your own event. Often times people find that the food at their event does not taste nearly as good as when they had it the first time at their food tasting (thus this tasting style being better). Anyways, we did not like the food we tried and requested to try something else, so Ryan (the person we ended up working with since Nancy was on the path of retirement) set us up with another food tasting.

Bashful Butler was pretty flexible, in which I had to add more guests to the guest count 10 days before the wedding (after I had already met with Ryan to finalize everything) and he had no problem adding
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V
8 September 2012

(Married 9-1-12)My husband and I first booked this place in 2010 (we like to plan early to get the best deal) and worked with Nancy. Since we decided to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Hurst Ranch, we automatically had to turn to Bashful Butler for all of our catering needs (as they are the sole caterer for Hurst Ranch). Nancy was very friendly and played that caring mother role quite well and made us feel welcomed when we first met her.
For our food tasting, it was like the back door food tasting, where we had to go to one of their catered events and pick up our food. Now this is not your typical fancy food tasting where you go to the caterer and they bring out a few dishes for you to sample, but actually better. Why you ask? Well when you pick up your sample plate from an actual event the caterer works, then you would know how the food would actually taste like during your own event. Often times people find that the food at their event does not taste nearly as good as when they had it the first time at their food tasting (thus this tasting style being better). Anyways, we did not like the food we tried and requested to try something else, so Ryan (the person we ended up working with since Nancy was on the path of retirement) set us up with another food tasting.

Bashful Butler was pretty flexible, in which I had to add more guests to the guest count 10 days before the wedding (after I had already met with Ryan to finalize everything) and he had no problem adding
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V
7 September 2012

My husband and I first booked this place in 2010 (we like to plan early to get the best deal) and worked with Nancy. Since we decided to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Hurst Ranch, we automatically had to turn to Bashful Butler for all of our catering needs (as they are the sole caterer for Hurst Ranch). Nancy was very friendly and played that caring mother role quite well and made us feel welcomed when we first met her.For our food tasting, it was like the back door food tasting, where we had to go to one of their catered events and pick up our food. Now this is not your typical fancy food tasting where you go to the caterer and they bring out a few dishes for you to sample, but actually better. Why you ask? Well when you pick up your sample plate from an actual event the caterer works, then you would know how the food would actually taste like during your own event. Often times people find that the food at their event does not taste nearly as good as when they had it the first time at their food tasting (thus this tasting style being better). Anyways, we did not like the food we tried and requested to try something else, so Ryan (the person we ended up working with since Nancy was on the path of retirement) set us up with another food tasting.We ended up picking chicken Marsala, tri tip, garlic mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, garden salad and ambrosia salad for our lunch buffet. And on the day of our wedding (we both did not eat much because of our nerves) the food tasted delicious. We also loved the design the cake decorator did for us (I sent Ryan a nice design that I saw on line and wasn't sure if the decorator could recreate it, but he said that he could, so it was a wonderful surprise that our cake looked almost like the photo I sent him).Bashful Butler was pretty flexible, in which I had to add 4 more guests to the guest count 10 days before the wedding (after I had already met with Ryan to finalize everything) and he had no problem adding them. On the day of the wedding, we had a few hiccups, but luckily our banquet manager, Chris, was there to fix those problems quickly. She was so sweet and incredibly accommodating. Especially when my husband and I had a traditional Chinese tea ceremony prior to the wedding ceremony and Chris was able to bring out 30+ cups for us to serve the tea to our families. Chris also made sure that we had hot water and tea bags ready to go when we arrived to the venue 2 hours before our scheduled wedding ceremony time (if I could, I would give Chris 5 stars alone). The pricing Bashful Butler charged was very affordable and Ryan and Nancy worked with our budget.But I do have just a few complaints while working with them. One thing was that we were told that our food would be boxed up (guests are not allowed to have their food boxed up due to health code violation, according to the caterer) and that we could pick it up after the wedding was over. However, the 2nd banquet manager (Chris left an hour before our event was over, which we were told ahead of time and was assigned 2 banquet managers) said he did not see a to go box for us :( (and we were pretty hungry after the wedding too... make sure you eat a good meal before you attend your own wedding and after too). Another thing was that the restroom in the little yellow house (the bride can use the yellow house to get dressed) was not working (fortunately, I had a friend who was able to fix it and save the day for me). Another thing was that in the men's restroom (in reception hall), one of the stalls did not have toilet paper. Lastly, after we had thought we wrote our last check for the wedding, we were contacted by Ryan more than once to pay a 2nd and 3rd final check due to miscalculation. But overall, I still had no big problems working with Bashful Butler and wouldn't mind working with them again. More...

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12 July 2012

Working with Nancy at the Bashful Butler was so easy. She helped me finalize the schedule with what would be easiest, what was normal, and what I wanted. The food was amazing. I'm still getting compliments two months later! Everybody I talked to said they went back for seconds or thirds! Yes, I did manage to eat during all the excitement and I have to say that I chose an excellent catering company. I've even had people ask for a referral! More...

D
14 June 2012

Bashful Butler was the catering service designated to Hurst Ranch, where I was married on 05/26/2012. I was a bit hesitant at first because you pretty much hire them blind. There is no tasting until after you hire them. The tasting was not a sit down tasting either. They let you know what day they are preparing the same meal as you have selected or are considering and then you need to show up to their kitchen or hall. After we had our tasting we felt a great sense of relief because the food was good.

The person I worked with to book our wedding was Nancy. I booked about 9 months before the wedding and we put together an outline of what we wanted. Two weeks before the wedding we met up again to discuss all the details. We finalized the menu and discussed the timeline to make sure they were ready for the toast and the cake cutting.

The catering staff was very helpful on day of our wedding as we needed some last minutes tables set up outside for our ceremony. I was also able to drop off our burlap table squares a few days before so they could be set up on the tables. Nancy also threw in some colored linens she had for our cake table and any other place we might need them. The bartender & security staff were great as well. They checked in with us to make sure everything was going well during the dinner.

The only problem we encountered was our missing chair covers. I asked the staff when the chair covers were going to be set up. This was about 2 hours before our reception started. I had paid for the chair covers 2 weeks prior. Note: the chair covers are not ordered through Bashful Butler but through a vendor they work with. It turns out that whomever was in charge of ordering the chair covers forgot to order them & she was now on vacation. At that point I didn't care much because there was nothing that could be done. I was just glad that the chairs being used were white and didn't really look out of place with the decor. It was also very comforting to be refunded the $ on the spot.

Overall a good experience!!!
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D
1 June 2012

Bashful Butler was the catering service designated to Hurst Ranch, where I was married on 05/26/2012.  I was a bit hesitant at first because you pretty much hire them blind.  There is no tasting until after you hire them.  The tasting was not a sit down tasting either.  They let you know what day they are preparing the same meal as you have selected or are considering and then you need to show up to their kitchen or hall.  After we had our tasting we felt a great sense of relief because the food was good.  The person I worked with to book our wedding was Nancy.  I booked about 9 months before the wedding and we put together an outline of what we wanted.  Two weeks before the wedding we met up again to discuss all the details.  We finalized the menu  and discussed the timeline to make sure they were ready for the toast and the cake cutting.The catering staff was very helpful on day of our wedding as we needed some last minutes tables set up outside for our ceremony.  I was also able to drop off our burlap table squares a few days before so they could be set up on the tables.  Nancy also threw in some colored linens she had for our cake table and any other place we might need them.  The bartender & security staff were great as well. They checked in with us  to make sure everything was going well during the dinner.The only problem we encountered was our missing chair covers.  I asked the staff when the chair covers were going to be set up.  This was about 2 hours before our reception started.  I had paid for the chair covers 2 weeks prior.  Note:  the chair covers are not ordered through Bashful Butler but through a vendor they work with.  It turns out that whomever was in charge of ordering the chair covers forgot to order them & she was now on vacation.  At that point I didn't care much because there was nothing that could be done.  I was just glad that the chairs being used were white and didn't really look out of place with the decor.  It was also very comforting to be refunded the $ on the spot.Overall a good experience!!! More...

C
24 August 2010

The venue and catering were perfect. More flexibility is needed for the setup as they only allow 2 hours right before reception begins.

C
24 August 2010

The venue and catering were perfect. More flexibility is needed for the setup as they only allow 2 hours right before reception begins.

H
21 July 2010

I got Married in February and had my wedding at Hurst Ranch. Im so glad i had the Bashful Butler Cater my wedding! It poured rain that day and i was supposed to have my reception outside. All the staff and workers were so willing to work there butts off to move EVERYTHING inside an hour before!  I had a certian look and theme i wanted...and they helped me achieve it. There staff was dressed right and had very appropriate attire! They looked very professional. They had plenty of workers so things ran smoothly. I had 450 guests so i was glad that the Bashful Butler could accomidate our family and friends. The food was amazing, My FIance's whole family is Italian so i was a little worried about this. But everyone raved about there italian food! They also did my cake very yummy and looked cute! I wanted a small cake for display and when it came to serving our guests cake i just had them make sheet cake to cut up! I worked a lot with Nancy and she was super helpful. Especially because i would have considered me a high maintenance bride.  On the day of Chris was the Hostess and helped too with things running smoothly.  Im so glad i was able to have them be apart of my special day! When i look back everything went just as a dreamed. I didn't have to do anything. I definitely recommend paying people to do it for you so you can just sit back and enjoy your day! i defiantly wasn't cleaning up after my wedding! :) More...

H
3 May 2010

i got Married in February and Im so glad i had the Bashful Butler Cater My wedding! I had a certian look and theme i wanted! They helped me achieve it. There staff was dressed right and had very appropriate attire! They had plenty of workers so things ran smoothly. I had 45o guests so i was glad that the Bashful Butler could accomidate our family. The food was amazing, we had Italian and they also did my cake! I wanted a small cake for display and when it came to serving our guests cake i just had them make sheet cake to cut up! Im so glad i was able to have them be apart of my special day! More...

N
30 March 2010

They rock!!! We were able to do some price comparisons with them and negotiate our catering. They were prompt with beautiful set up and the food was gooooooood! We received lots of compliments on their beef barbacoa. They do lots of catering for the city as well as major events like the rose parade in pasadena. Nancy is awesome!! More...

E
7 April 2009

My wedding was amazing and I really think that it had to do with the perfect ceremony and reception site as well as the perfect dj. We used bashful butler as our caterer. They are a company that uses a few different sites. Ours was the covina womens club. It was just an amazing wedding. The staff was on time, friendly and they went out of their way to give us the best experience possible. They are also extremely affordable. When I was looking around for a catered meal and a pretty location it was around 30-50 per person, but here it was under 4000 dollars for 110 guests. This included the meal, hourdourves, cake, champagne toast, open soda bar, bar tender, security guard, wait staff, and the rental for the reception room and ceremony site. They came and set everything up and it was beautiful. More...

W
12 November 2008

Overall I was satisfied. I wish there would have been better comminucation between the staff and the DJ as promised. I was quite upset my bridal part ate last. Food was amazing and set-up was ok. I wish the person who we had met with everytime was there the night of the event More...

F
10 October 2008

The Bashful Butler was very professional. The staff was very uniformed in attire, which made the service very formal. The food was really good. I have to add that there were a few disappointing moments regarding some silverware and the rolls that were served, but oher than that, it worked out well!!! Iliana was great to work with!!! More...

A
12 March 2008

excellent catering service. very professional and friendly. has a variety of choices for food and decorations. i would highly recommend!

A
7 March 2008

This vendor was very helpful in providing the perfect reception. The food was delicious and everything went smoothly according to our plans. I would definitely book with them again for a future party. More...