I have had the pleasure of tasting the amazing sweet creations by Aarti for years as a friend and so jumped at the chance of having AMR Catering do the desserts for my sister-in-law's bridal shower. Working with Aarti was such a pleasure. She was professional, prompt, and incredibly thoughtful about my needs for the dessert. She was willing to give me ideas based on the parameters that I gave her for how I wanted the desserts to fit into the theme of the shower. I think it is rare business that can offer professionalism, courtesy, thoughtfulness, and sheer talent in one package. Aarti and AMR Catering provide just that. The desserts that she created were not only works of art but also absolutely delicious. It took a fair amount of energy to refrain from testing more than one in advance of the shower and then after I put them out was secretly watching the plate to see if any remained so I could have some leftovers! I would recommend AMR Catering to anyone and everyone I know because Aarti brings desserts to another level!--Ami (New York, NY)
There was no other person I thought of to make all of my desserts and small wedding cake for our special day! Aarti came to my mind because of her eclectic palate and spices (whether sweet, savory, or hot!) she adds to her plates. I knew that I wanted various types of small desserts for our wedding that went with a fall theme. Aarti quickly shot me a detailed list of many desserts that got me so excited because I had a hard time choosing the ones that I wanted, because I wanted them all!--Rana (Philadelphia, PA)
Each one was filled with so many flavors and I felt like they would look like little pieces of art on the table because of the way she presented them. She made two unique types of cupcakes - spice cake with cream cheese frosting (with candied ginger) and s'mores filled with chocolate ganache. Then she made mini apple pies with lattice crust, mini pumpkin-bourbon bundt cakes, and toffee "bark" with pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate. She also made two types of truffles: white peppermint and milk chocolate and coffee as small take-aways for our guests. Each truffle was individually wrapped and I didn't even get to eat one that night because they were such a hit!
She made a spice cake and buttercream frosting wedding cake for my husband and I. She essentially look the large gold paisley from our invitation and cascaded it down our two tier ivory cake. Beautiful! I lost count of the amount of compliments were heard from our guests that night and afterwards about Aarti's desserts. Each one catered to a different palate so everyone could have a favorite and they all looked so beautiful and hand crafted. I love that we had a great friend make our wedding desserts but what we love even more was that they helped make our wedding so memorable!
From engagement celebrations to birthday parties, Aarti is my go-to choice for all my dessert catering needs. She first catered my engagement party in 2008, and three years later we still have guests gushing about the cupcakes from that night. My Mom, who usually claims "I don't like sweets" absolutely loved Aarti's unique truffles! And the Nutella ravioli - little pieces of heaven. Aarti also created excellent desserts for my wedding mehndi night, and was very accommodating with the delivery arrangements from NJ to DE.--Shilpa (Somerset, NJ)
The most memorable item she has made for me however is my husband's custom 30th birthday cake. Besides tasting delicious (her red velvet is the best!), it looked better than I imagined when I asked her to make a cake in the shape of a 49ers football jersey. Our guests could not stop raving about what a great looking and tasting cake it was - and I'll always have Aarti to thank for that priceless look of joy on my husband's face when he saw it!
Besides being a baking superstar, Aarti is a pleasure to work with from the initial consultation to the event set-up; she is flexible, responsive, professional, and an all-around sweetheart. I've recommended her to friends who have also been pleased with her services, and I will continue to call on her for all my sweet treat needs!
I started planning my best friend's bridal shower and thought a dessert bar would be a nice idea. I contacted Aarti of AMR Catering and very early on she was wonderful to work with. I wasn't sure which desserts I wanted, so she helped me by suggesting many that fit my theme. We decided to have five desserts that were small enough to pick up and eat. Each was so delicious that its hard to me or any of the guests to have a favorite! Since the desserts were such a huge hit the bride thought AMR should make the wedding favors as well. Again with Aarti's customized suggestion we ordered eggless mango coconut cookies. They were insanely good! I grabbed many left overs and ate them within hours!--Tina (New York, NY)
Working with Aarti was such a treat. She was so helpful and has so many creative ideas. She can customize anything to fit your needs. We wanted the wedding favors to be eggless and she made them so tasty that no one even guessed! I discussed packaging with her and with her thoughts on presentation we settled on a look. I gave her the materials and she delivered the desserts, ready to go and looking fabulous! I know I'll be using AMR for all of my dessert needs from now on.
We love AMR Catering! We've seen the amazing treats that Aarti has catered for other events, and so when it was time to plan our own wedding, we knew that we wanted to have AMR be a part of it.--Thompson Family (Philadelphia, PA)
AMR created an amazing menu for my surprise "tea party" bridal shower this past summer. As with all of her creations, I was blown away at the level of detail and thoughtfulness that was put into the custom-made menu. Each item was carefully crafted with flavors and ingredients that she knew I liked, and all of the guests could not stop raving about the impeccable presentation. She even took the time to hand decorate the desserts with our wedding monogram, just to add that personal touch. I know this is the attention that she gives to all of her clients, always going above and beyond and taking the extra time to ensure that each event is not only perfect, but unique in its own special way.
A few weeks later, Aarti also created takeaway desserts for our wedding reception - Pumpkinseed Butter Toffee. I wanted the dessert to be included on each place setting, so design and taste were equally important. AMR consulted with me numerous times to ensure that each detail of the final product was up to my expectations (everything from ingredients to packaging!), and I was ecstatic when AMR was able to create the exact vision that I had. I have been told numerous times since the wedding that the treats were so delicious that the guests ate them before the reception even started!
It is clear in all of her events that Aarti prides herself on creating a menu that is personalized, exclusive and fun! Thank you, AMR, for making our events so special!
AMR catered desserts for my bridal shower that were absolutely delicious! I never heard so many "oohs" and "ahhs." The assortment of mini cakes and pastries was scrumptious. We barely had any leftovers. All of our guests had seconds and thirds! We had so many compliments that AMR was clearly our first choice when it came to doing edible wedding favors. We went for cookies, and again, everyone in attendance was so pleased with their sweet treats. Professional, and of course most importantly, yummy! I highly recommend AMR Catering for your event.--Meena (New York, NY)
Aarti & I have been friends for over 10 years, and I could not let my wedding pass without asking Aarti and her desserts, to be a part of it. I had tasked Aarti with preparing desserts for my Indian-Chinese-themed menu at one of my pre-wedding events-my Sangeet party. I really had no idea what I wanted other than something with Asian flavors. Aarti came up with about eight unique dessert choices and patiently waited as I finalized my dinner menu before getting back to her with a final menu. Just a week before the event, she helped me narrow down my options to fit my budget and guests' preferences. The final menu included Cardamom Cheesecake Bites with a Pistachio-Shortbread Crust & Eggless Cookies with a Homemade Mango Compote center, rolled in coconut. Not only were her desserts delicious, but Aarti did a great job in choosing unique flavors and setting up an exquisite display. Aarti had gone above and beyond to make my event as memorable as can be!--Jigna (San Francisco, CA)
Aside from being a great chef, Aarti is flexible, thoughtful, and an absolute pleasure to work with! I'll be calling her out to Cali to cater my baby shower ;)
I have had the pleasure to work with AMR Catering and it was a fabulous experience!--Marissa (Sayreville, NJ)
I hired them to do my sister-in-laws baby shower favors (Strawberry Shortcake-themed Cake Pops) and not only
were they adorable to look at, but they were delicious! I would definitely recommend them for any event!
There are many caterers who can provide "works of art" but very few can provide true culinary "masterpieces" to fill up a menu. Having experienced AMR Catering first-hand at several events, it was an easy decision for my husband and I when the time came to plan our own wedding festivities. What distinguishes AMR Catering is the genuine approach and interest they take to treat every event as if it's their own. Chef Aarti is a true culinary artist. Her mastery of various styles results in a unique and memorable experience with each bite.--Janie (New York, NY)
We specifically appreciated the time AMR Catering took to get to know us, understand what we were looking for and making recommendations on customized desserts which reflected our preferences, tastes and style. AMR Catering was proactive in helping us brainstorm different ideas, presenting us various options and spending sufficient time to ensure everything was perfect the day of the event. Chef Aarti's creativity and style are extraordinary. She transformed a simple concept we provided her into a masterpiece, balancing both taste and presentation. We wanted to break the mold and offer our guests a truly memorable experience and that is exactly what AMR Catering delivered.
Aarti catered two wonderful events for my family-a tea party-themed baby shower and also a family gathering. With both events, Aarti put a tremendous amount of thought, effort and creativity in creating the menus. She listened to our vision, likes and dislikes and crafted two wonderful and unique menus for us. Working with Aarti was a pleasure, she was always willing to re-tweak the menu, provide creative suggestions, was professional and has a great attitude!--Kanan (New York, NY)
The food for both events was high quality and wonderfully assembled. Aarti uses only the highest quality ingredients and each bite into her savory and sweet treats was a treat for the palette. Our most discerning foodie friends could not stop raving about Aarti's Cardamom Cheesecakes and my mother was thoroughly enjoying all the praise for finding such a unique and wonderful caterer. We will definitely use Aarti in the future, and look forward to trying the rest of her menus.
Everyone enjoyed your food and desserts!! We heard nothing but positive feedback. Thank you so much for another wonderful catered affair. We all love your food and your professionalism. We will always keep you in mind for any events. Thank you again!--Greeta (Hicksville, NY)