Here’s what some of our satisfied customers are saying. We would love to hear about your recent experience with us.

Dear Selma,

Although we’ve eaten your wonderful food at many occasions over the years and have enjoyed your company at the different functions, we really got to know how you work during the Birthday Party at Castle & Key Distillery. What started out as a small group of friends that happen to be “movers and shakers” of Kentucky and from the magazine world (G&G, Southern Living, Sophisticated Living, etc.) coming down to see the beauty of the place before it opened, quickly turned into a full on event for 240 friends!!! What you did in a a few weeks that would have taken most people months of planning, was short of a miracle. It was so much fun going over to your shop and tasting all the different choices that you had wisely narrowed down, finding the right wine and cocktails (and anyone that knows me, knows that my taste is very precise and am interested in every little detail), how it was going to work with many difficulties due to construction (Whew!) and the realities of the whole evening. We are pros at entertaining smaller groups but this was out of our league and you were strong and sensible when ideas weren’t going to work! That was appreciated.

Honestly, there couldn’t have been one thing that would have make it better. From the decadent Charcuterie Table to the AMAZING Maker’s Mark Cocktails to the gorgeous tables, food display, and fantastic staff…it was a night that everyone is still talking about. You won’t believe the notes and emails we’ve gotten since, all gushing about every little detail you took care of…people noticed every little detail! We are in awe of you and your staff and cannot say enough about this truly special evening. Thank you, thank you! JON

PS The chips passed at 10 PM on the dance floor was brilliant.

Jon Carloftis

I wanted to reach out and let you know what a great job you did at the wedding. The food was terrific. I loved the poached oysters in that buttery broth with french bread. I loved the ham biscuits, I loved the shrimp and grits. It was all so good. The service was spot on. I loved that you set up so many bars and there was never a line. The bartender in the woods was the busiest bartender in Kentucky, I do believe. That bourbon bar was a hit! The gentleman who cooks with you and manned the shrimp and grits station is a terrific chef. He also was super helpful serving drinks and being cheerful. Your food was a beautiful compliment to that gorgeous setting. Bravo!

Charles Stilwell

Just want to thank you for the wonderful job you did. I so appreciate your flexibility. The quality of the food was excellent and I have gotten excellent feedback

Scott and Amy

Incredible food and service!

Anne D

My fiance and I recently met with Selma to discuss our plans for the wedding reception. We had an idea of what we wanted to do, but no real direction. Basically, we were just nervous about how all this was going to come together. Within the first five minutes, we were completely at ease and felt relieved that Selma would guide us through choices. She gently suggested ways to be more creative with our selections, while not getting away from our budget. She talked about the color palette and the display of food in addition to the tastes and textures we would be serving. We ended up with a statement, signature menu that was beyond what we could have imagined on our budget. She took something that I was nervous about and turned it into something I’m proud of! I would recommend her to couples – the experience was amazing. Bonus – we don’t have a wedding planner and her expertise and knowledge of the biz was like sitting down with a coordinator for free! She gave us advice (when asked) about where to find honest florists, distributors, bakers, rental places and more.

Elise M

Selma and her team are amazing! I’ve hired Selma’s Catering for multiple events I’ve hosted and they’ve never failed to impress! Selma’s prices are affordable, her food is not only delicious but presented beautifully. I highly recommend you consider her for your next event. Whether it’s a wedding, reunion, business luncheon or a party, your guests will tell to everyone how much they were impressed!

Kevin H

You are so wonderful,and your crew is wonderful!!! We got a late start and you went with the flow. Everyone loved the food and the service was very elegant. Your referrals were all winners.

Jane G

THANK YOU for the most delicious, gorgeous and fun wedding dinner. It was a pleasure (gastronomic and interpersonal) to work with you from start to finish. You have a great crew-a kindness and familiarity that nourishes.

Anna B

Thank you for making our wedding day so perfect. I could not have asked for more, the presentation, the food, the staff… it had a great WOW factor. Thank you!

Shelly and Tom

I can NOT thank you enough for the professional yet family oriented way you handled our event. That reception was AWESOME! We were so pleased and impressed. Not sure what our future catering needs may be, but rest assured – the business is yours!


Our luncheon today was wonderful! The food was delicious, the delivery was prompt, and the service was impeccable! We so enjoyed working with you and your team, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you for everything.

We look forward to enjoying your fine food again in the future!


University of Kentucky

Hi Selma!

I wanted to thank you for such an AMAZING job on our wedding! The food was incredible and we’ve gotten so many compliments from friends and family. The presentation was beautiful and your staff was great as well. Very professional. You’ve been such a joy to work with and made us feel like old friends; we knew we were in good hands. I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out.

Kelly Powell

Thank you again for taking the time to meet with us yesterday! We had such a fun time & it was wonderful finally meeting you in person, as well as sampling your delicious food!

We certainly appreciate you taking the time to get to know us and our tastes as well as helping make our vision for teh day come to life.

Jenny Jacoby & John Patterson

Ryan & I would like to thank you again for the wonderful catering and service at our wedding reception. We had a great time, largely because we didn’t have to worry about anything. We knew the food would be delicious, but it was so fun to hear everyone else comment on their meals.

We have really enjoyed working with you – it has been one of the best parts of planning. I have bragged about you with to everyone, and my parents were very happy to put a face with the name.


Sally & Ryan

Thank you for everything. You were a blessing to us!

Crystal & Dave

Better than anything I’ve ever had!

Jane Baird

Thank you so much for helping us host a wonderful engagement party. The food was wonderful.

Our guests raved about the clove & cheese puffs. We enjoyed the three staff members as well. I appreciate your guidance through the planning and the food presentation was perfect!

Beth & Jason Pitman

Everyone appreciated the personal touch of a local caterer instead of a ‘big box.’ Again, many thanks!


Wonderfully delicious meal and ambiance to cap a special day. I personally appreciate the patience you showed fielding each of my 25 “this is the last one” phone calls. You’re a peach!

Mary, my siblings and I want to pass along to you the dozens of compliments extended to us at Dad’s post-burial lunch you and your team provide.

Mary & 'Siblings'

Thanks so much – your girls did a great job.

Rhonda Hancock

I wanted to thank you for a well done, lovely catering experience for Maggie’s wedding at the Lyric. The food was delicious! We had so many compliments and your staff was so professional, organized, helpful and friendly.

Ann Evans

I cannot thank you enough for your love and support through the whole wedding process! from the moment Patton and I first met you at Starbucks, you helped us with so much more than catering.

The food was absolutely fabulous. We received so many compliments! Thank you for being so good to my family.

It was the perfect wedding. We are so blessed.

Laura Marie

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the wonderful food and service you and your team provided at our wedding. Everyone raved about how excellent everything was. Even the next day, Rick and I were saying how we would have like to have some more…and our friends were saying the same thing!

You made this crazy process so relaxing and enjoyable! I recommend you to everyone!

Rick & Candace Murray

The food was perfect! Thank you for all your help – we hope to work together again!

Sharon, Jennifer, Carol

Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning

Many thanks for helping us with Anne’s wedding. All of our guests were very complimentary about the variety and quality of your delicious food.

Everything looked and tasted terrific! And when Anne didn’t know what to do with the cake – she knew who to call for!! It was extremely reassuring to me to know that you were there with your expert staff and your experience.

Thanks for making Anne’s special day EXTRA special.


Thank you so much for taking time with us yesterday at our reception planning meeting. We were having so much fun, the time really got away from us. We were shocked to see it was 2:00 when we left!

We really appreciate your expertise and than you for guiding us through our choices. We LOVE our menu.

E & K

Selma! Everything looks fabulous! I want to say thank you very much for all your help in this…you have no idea what a blessing you have been to us. So, thank you from the bottom of our ‘joined together hearts!’

Traci Dean

I wanted to thank you for letting us borrow equipment from you for our fundraising event. We are grateful for your support.


Grace Cafe

Hi Selma!
It was a pleasure meeting with you! We loved all of those “goodies” you offered us—beautifully presented! Examples of serving ware and lots of good ideas for two people who have never worked with caterers on an event like this! You are very creative and were so helpful in suggesting a beautiful presentation of our Tea. Thank you for all of these special additions to a “regular” conversation about food and service.

Laura and Lana

Hi Selma!

We are beyond pleased with how well the event went. Every detail was beautifully thought out and reflective of our brand. The food exceeded expectations (especially the mini hot browns – to die for!), and Danielle and I continue to rave about your staff’s professionalism. You should be very proud.

We wish we could have seen you last night, but completely understand the demands of being the leader of an organization. We will definitely reach out to you the next time we’re in Lexington.

Many thanks for all your work. You guys rock!

Katie Miller

Marketing Officer, Field & Main Bank

Dear Selma,

Thank you so much for your willingness to help me last Friday (and every time I reach out to you and your team)! 

Our food arrived on time and is exactly what I was hoping for!  Please thank your entire staff for me – from the chefs to the delivery team – everyone is just outstanding!

It is such a pleasure to work with people that not only provide a delicious product but pair it with phenomenal customer service.

You are all very much appreciated!!!

Thank you again!

Christina Chessman

Assistant to the Chair, UK


Everything was absolutely delicious! The green beans were fabulous and everybody complemented the entire meal. The two gentlemen that dropped off the food were very professional and got everything set up super quick. The celebration was a total success and it couldn’t have gone any better. Thank you so much for the wonderful food!!




Perfect evening with absolutely delicious food! I heard someone say “How could the next plate be more delicious than the one that was just served?” The guests were raving about the food and several in town guests asked for your name….:) ! Strawberry soup was a treat and the heirloom tomatoes certainly pleased our “up north” guests. Happy guests, happy hosts!

Your staff seemed very relaxed and that made me relaxed. They were very accommodating working with me and all my “notes” posted around the pantry and the various tables, dishes & rooms! AAA+ for them too!

 Many many thanks and I’ll see you when we have another event.





I know that I have said it before, but I feel it deserves repeating…I greatly appreciate the care that you and your team provide in the quality of the food you create, the presentation of it, and your customer service throughout the entire process.  All of you are a delight to work with. 

Looking forward to another couple of delicious meals! 


Hi Selma! 


Steven and I were so impressed with the food and service on Thursday night! 


Everything was absolutely perfect and the family and wedding party enjoyed themselves immensely!  It was a perfect start to Connor and Abbie’s wedding celebration. 


I am so happy with how our party met my goals of providing delicious food in a comfortable and inviting setting, with personal touches and a distinctly ‘Lexington,Ky’ feel. The food and service were a big part of that success, together with the beauty of the Bodley Bullock House.