Lily Pad Café - Testimonials
"We have used Joann from Lily Pad for several catering events and a wine dinner. We consistently find Lily Pad to be a source for incredible food and impeccable service and they are at the top of our go to list for caterers for events large and small."
Cassinelli Winery & Vineyard
"After the months of planning and work to put together a wedding, I knew my criteria for the rehearsal dinner the evening before the big event - no work, no stress, no worries! I told Joann the amount we wanted to spend, and she gave me lots of choices that worked within that budget. After a long day and rehearsal at the venue, our guests walked into a lovely room with a beautifully set table, and a delicious buffet. As always with the Lily Pad, the food and the service was just perfect. It was a pleasure to relax and let Joann and her staff work their magic. Our guests were highly complimentary of our choice and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I was happy to have our criteria met - no work, no worries, just a stress-free event. I highly recommend the Lily Pad for any gathering."
The Lily Pad Cafe was a wonderful venue for our daughter's baby shower! The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable in menu planning and party set-up which was absolutely beautiful in a quaint atmosphere.... The dining area easily accommodated 75-80 people and the food was delicious! Our friends and family were very complimentary of the entire event and we were more than pleased. I would recommend the Lily Pad Cafe to anyone for showers, parties or celebrations of any kind. I have called on the Lily Pad several times since the shower to order items when we have hosted out of town guests and again, everything has been wonderful! Such a small town on the Eastern Shore is very lucky to have a fine restaurant with such a qualified, friendly staff!
"The majority of my catering needs are conference-type events and the Lily Pad Café has become my "go to" for such. I can comfortably discuss my needs, knowing that Joann will be creative, flexible, and eager to explore options to meet any specific requests, whether they be dietary restrictions or simple preferences. When using the Lily Pad Café for an event, I can direct my attention to other details, knowing that the food will be consistently attractive, fresh, and absolutely delicious!"
"Our son was getting married in Chestertown, MD last September and we needed to host a wedding rehearsal dinner for about 50 people. We live in Montana so all of the arrangements had to be done "long distance". We had learned about Joann's catering business from another businessman in Chestertown and proceeded to talk with Joann about menu options and costs. Joann and her helpers arrived on schedule and started setting up the buffet and doing the final cooking. It all moved along in a professional manner and the buffet was ready right on time. The food was delicious and we didn't run out of anything. Many guests commented on the quality of the food. We were totally pleased. The JP who performed the wedding service does about 400 weddings a year wrote down Joann's name and number after tasting the food! We recommend Joann without reservation. We do have one more son who has not married. Perhaps if Joann can find some nice girl on the Eastern Shore we can do another dinner!"