Mattison’s Testimonials

Mattison’s Forty-One
March 15, 2013

“My wife and I enjoyed our delicious dinner last Sunday evening at your Mattison’s 41 facility. This was our 1st time dining at this location, and both the food and service were excellent. We will return again soon and definitely recommend your restaurant(s) to friends.
Thanks for a pleasant experience capping off a nice day for both of us.

Bob and Pat Agnew

Mattison’s Catering Company
March 2, 2013

My husband and I couldn’t have picked a better caterer for our wedding. For starts, let it be known that he is not the typical groom and was very involved in the food choices. He has very high standards, and Paul Mattison exceeded all of them. Not only was the food exceptional, the price was more than reasonable, and the fun we had along the way with Paul’s team made the whole process very enjoyable. They are absolute perfectionists. From beginning to end, they accommodated each and every request with ease and a smile. The our planner was lovely, the servers were fabulous, and Paul, we just can’t thank you enough for making such a wonderful evening for us. People are still talking about how great the food was.
–  From Heidi & Patrick Bowman

From Sherry Ellis – March 31, 2013

“Little did I know you have the Best Burger in Town!!!”

Mattison’s Catering Company

“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Paul Mattison and his team. It was important to my husband and I that we deliver the best dining experience at our reception and Mattison’s more than impressed this Washington DC foodie. From the moment we met Paul, he made us feel like our wedding was the biggest event on his calendar. “

“He (Chef Paul Mattison) took exceptional care to complement the “Old Florida” style of our venue with hints of southern cuisine on the menu. Paul found a way to incorporate some of our favorite foods onto every plate, from cocktail hour all the way through dessert. We were so impressed with his attention to detail, and of course the food, we just had to book our rehearsal dinner at his restaurant where he and his team delivered a different, yet equally impressive, dining experience from our reception. I was too caught up in the moment and surprised when I spotted Paul talking with my parents and wedding party during cocktail hour to run up and say hi, but can’t wait until I’m back in Florida to give him a big hug. People always say no one remembers the food at weddings, but our guests can’t stop raving about it!

Mattison’s Catering Company
October  2012

Sarah and Matt’s wedding was perfect! I wish we could do it all again! Thank you for your part in making their day so special. The set up was seamless and professional. Your crew amazing and more than kind. Your food and presentation, perfection. Having on site cooking made all the difference in the world! Mattisons took the worry out of our day and enabled us to thoroughly enjoy our daughters wedding. Our guests commented on how beautiful the stations were, how delicious the food was and how helpful and friendly your staff was.  In fact, one local guest said that when they arrived and saw your catering truck they knew it was going to be a spectacular evening. They were right!
Thank you!
And thank you, Paul, for spending your birthday with us. We were blessed by your presence.

Mattison’s Catering Company
July  2012

Mattison’s was wonderful!! They recently became the resident caterer for Van Wezel, which was my husband and my top venue choice. When I called to set up a meeting it was Chef Paul that called me back and met with us that week. He was able to work within our budget and the food was fantastic!!
My husband and I worked with both Maggie (to set up the original menu) and with Heidi who was the event planner. Both were wonderful. Heidi truly put our minds at ease and helped us put the finishing touches on our event. We also had the pastry chef from Mattison’s make our cake which was as tasty as it was beautiful :)
The event was so well managed, and all the staff at the wedding were so professional and went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was perfect. Chef Paul even came over to our table while my husband and I were eating dinner to say congrats. We were beyond impressed.
Chelsea & John Dooley

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Mattison’s Forty-One

February, 11, 2012
Thank you for our wonderful Anniversary celebration dinner last evening. We were both very pleased with the attentive service and thoughtful
suggestions offered by our server, Jerry. The meals we selected were beautifully presented and the taste was superb. Your restaurant has been a favorite of ours for many years. The food and service are consistently good and the ambiance is conducive to conversation. All of your staff, including the hostess who took our reservation and accommodated our table request (her name escapes us) and manager, Gabriel who greeted us table side to express good wishes, helped make our anniversary special. Our “Anniversary Menu” signed by Chef Paul was an unexpected surprise
to treasure along with our memories of a most enjoyable Anniversary evening.
Thank You,
Barbara & Joel Ebert

Mattison’s Forty-One

On Sunday June 5, 2011 my wife and I went to your restaurant for my birthday. We were attracted by the Savor Sarasota promotion. We were extremely impressed with the large selection. We were greated cordially by the hostess and she wished me a happy birthday. Our server was excellent. He knew the menu very well and offered us great advice. We enjoyed calamari and artichokes for our appetizers. My wife had the pot roast and she loved it. I had the scallops and truly enjoyed them. The ambiance was great and the pianist even played our song for us. What a great experience and at a very reasonable price. Thank you for a wonderful evening and a great meal.
~ Sincerely,  William Smith – Venice, Florida

Mattison’s Catering Company
June 8, 2011
Dear Paul,

Our party was such a success due to the fabulous food and excellent service we received. Michael was superb, as was our carver, Chef Ken. They were so friendly, courteous and charming. We received so many compliments from our guests about our choice of caterers. Everyone was delighted with our menu selections and amazed at the quality of the food. The buffet table was set up exquisitely, and it’s impossible to provide all the comments about the yummy desserts. I wish we had thought to take a photo before everything was devoured. We are so appreciative of Aimee’s assistance with all the arrangements. You can be sure we will refer Mattison’s to everyone we know. This was the best party we’ve ever had in our 50 years together!
~ Sincerely, Gail and Dick DiNoia

Mattison’s City Grille
We have two daughters in college and a son in high school, and coming to an agreement as to where we will dine out as a family is not a simple process.  The one place we can get everyone to agree to is Mattison’s City Grille. The “kids” love the appetizers, burgers, and pizza, while we enjoy Chef Paul Mattison’s dinner creations. The outdoor atmosphere is lively with great live music and patrons having a good time, and being in the heart of downtown Sarasota, the people watching opportunities abound!  The girls bring friends home from school for a weekend, and like to bring them to Mattison’s when they are hitting the places that represent the lifestyle of Sarasota. We know that an evening there will be perfect.
~ Michael and Julie Bullerdick

Mattison’s Catering Company and Mattison’s Forty-One
Mattison’s Forty One is the best! What an incredible wedding reception we had at Mattison’s! The food was delicious, very professional, very warm and overly accommodating!The menu suggestions were great but they were flexible to do whatever we wanted. Also, they helped with a favors table and even helped with the center pieces (really above and beyond!).
We ended up having them do the Wedding Cake – really perfect; just as my wife described the cake – it was so delicious…
Highly recommend this great restaurant!

~ Bob Z. – Maryland

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Just wanted to thank you for all your efforts with my father’s memorial. The catering went beautifully, the food was AMAZING — seriously, those three dips were like paradise in my mouth; I would make those every day of my life if I could — and my mother was just so pleased and happy with everything. So, thanks to you and to Paul and your crew.
~ Cheers, Heather

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Dear Paul, I would just like to thank you and your staff for making our wedding a spectacular event. This morning we awoke to our friends’ and families’ compliments, which could not have made us happier and it was all due to you and your professionalism! We received so many accolades about the scrumptous hor d’orveurs and the sumptous entrees. In addition, your staff was pleasant and helpful and simply an extra fun extension of our own family. Thank you for putting this “out of town” couple’s fears to rest, we couldn’t have asked for better! Because of you, are wedding was impeccable! A truly heart felt thank you.
~ D&J, Silver Spring, MD

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Paul, you are the best!! The evening was wonderful and the accolades about the food were pouring in. Everyone had a great time and your staff were most accommodating. 
~ F.T., Sarasota, FL

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Dear Chef Paul & Mattison’s,
Thanks so much for doing such a great job on our wedding catering! We really loved it and all of guests did too! Please thank Vinnie for us also if you see him. We really appreciate the work you all did for us. Thanks again!
~ K&M

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Dawn Marie Burdell and Randall Parks Burcham were married on July 25, 2009 at 7pm on the Beach on Casey Key.
… The food, catered by Mattison’s Forty-One, was absolutely spectacular. Chef Paul Mattison honored the couple by preparing the food himself. The White Glove service done by the Mattison’s™ staff was absolutely superb.
~ Sarasota Herald Tribune, July 2009

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Paul, I wanted to thank you for an amazing day and wedding! Everything you did was so much more than I ever expected! Everything was wonderful,the food, the service, etc… It was just awesome! You really made my wedding day dreams come true :) Thank you!
~ Gabriela Z. – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Mattison’s Catering Company
Thank you so much for all your assistance and diligence in planning the VCA Event. Your attention to detail and willingness to support always really made this event a very seamless one!
~ Damarie M. – Tamarac, FL

Mattison’s Catering Company
We were so thrilled at the delicious food, great service and beautiful presentation of the food at our Christmas party last December. Honestly, we have had a Christmas party for the last 6 or 7 years…I  had so many positive comments that I knew we had finally found the right caterer!

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The event was wonderful – you all did a phenomenal job with the food.  Everyone was so happy! We had a larger crowd than expected and things went wonderfully with plenty of food to go around. Thank you for everything!
~ Melissa Zornitta, AICP, The Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association

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Thank you all so much for everything you did to make our wedding perfect! You helped to keep our day stress free and relaxing. We cannot thank the wait staff enough for putting on rain gear and making sure all the guests got their food even though it was pouring rain! The food and the cake/pie was delicious and the set-up was gorgeous. We are very appreciative for all that you did!
~ Kyle and Stephanie J.

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We want to thank you for all you did. Our night was perfect and the food was amazing. Everyone was impressed and I owe so much to you! Everything was perfect! Thank you!
~ Vince and Nicole C., Sarasota

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Paul, I can’t say enough nice things about your entire presentation. The food was so delicious and your recommended choices were a big hit!  The artistic arrangement of the ginger and carved fish surrounded with fruits and cheese, all so beautifully  draped and layered, looked every bit as picturesque as many of the still life’s on the gallery walls. Guest comments:  ‘Who in the world is your caterer???’ – My reply – ‘Well, none other than the  “Paul “- you know… MATTISON’S!!!’  Congratulations on acquiring such a wonderful staff.  The chef was so helpful and I don’t know how he remained so cool while working in such a “hot” environment.  Not a spill at that!!!  Until our next event, continued success on all of your endeavors.  Thanks again.
~ M.L., Sarasota

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It has been such a pleasure working with the Mattison’s Team for several of our events that we have held the last few weeks. The Mattison’s Team has provided CS&L CPAs with fantastic service that surpassed our expections. Thank you for all your hard work and we look forward to working with all of you again.
~ C. M., CS&L CPAs

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As always, Mattison’s elevated the ‘elegance level’
of the evening and left a wonder.

~ The Arts Center of St. Petersburg.

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Thank you for doing such a great job for our wedding. It was truly a fairy tale come true.
~ Reeny & Eddie

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Thank you so much for such a fantastic party on Friday night. Ferruh went into his fifties in high style! Not only was the food good, as always but the staff was very attentive to my guests.
~ Susan Robinson, Key Concierge LLC

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You did a great job of listening to us and offering wonderful suggestions. And that shows in your proposal, it’s exactly what we were looking for.
~ RA, Sarasota