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We are honored by the compliments about our inventive food, inviting atmosphere, world wine list, and our attention-to-every-detail kind of customer care.

“Staff is top notch!

I absolutely love Green Turtle catering! They did such an amazing job with my client’s outdoor wedding in October. Not only was the food out of this world, but their staff is top notch. Working with Amanda leading up to the event was better than I expected. She was always up for whatever my clients suggested. If they didn’t offer it, they made sure to test it out and master it for the menu. On the day of the wedding we had a huge storm that came through and all the staff was hands on and willing to help. When it was time to put chairs back up and put the finishing touches on the tables, there was no hesitation. They are team players and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Green Turtle catering for any wedding (big or small), but please don’t forget to order the key lime pie tarts!!!

Kristin

“Another great event!”

“I would like to take this opportunity to commend you and your staff on another great event….. For the second year in a row Green Turtle Catering took the lead role in coordinating all aspects of the food donations to include menu coordination, deliveries, communications between all the participating restaurants, and of course your own selections of delicious menu items for the evening. Habitat is extremely fortunate to have Green Turtle Catering as one of our partners for this annual event….The food is always excellent, the setup is turn-key, and the price has always been fair and consistent. Thank you for your willingness to support Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys and the level of professionalism you provide in doing so.”

Jack Niedbalski, Executive Director HFHUK

“A great sucess!”

“We used the Green Turtle as our food and rentals vendor. Although we got quotes from over 5 vendors both the Green Turtle’s reputation and value sold us. We started working with Megan and it was helpful to have her ask all the right questions and help me determine what I needed for our wedding. After the tasting we were sold on the food. Everything was made onsite and certainly captured the flavor of the keys. Also by having the rentals through them we were able to eliminate another vendor and in fact did not have to secure a wedding coordinator for everything worked in sync and was set up as planned. A few weeks before our wedding Megan left the GT and we started to work with Amanda. Although apprehensive of a change so late in the game Amanda stepped in and was right on target with her support and planning. She participated in the rehearsal and we were able to adjust the final setup for the beach and food as well as coordinate the set up for the ceremony. The GT staff was great, the food was amazing and Amanda’s help was invaluable. Thanks Amanda for making Carol and my wedding a great success and a day to remember for years to come. The Green Turtle and Amanda will not disappoint!”

Ana

“Highly recommend!”

“Amanda saved our wedding!! We had initially started with someone else at Green Turtle that was not responsive at all. But Amanda stepped in and was amazing!! She was extremely responsive and was there to help us every step of the way. The food at Green Turtle is amazing, but yet is great value. Amanda was able to meet all our needs and was available for anything we needed on the day of the wedding. We definitely went from being discouraged prior to her arrival, but extremely happy with every course and the whole flow of the meal. All the wait staff and the bar tender were very friendly and responsive as well. We were very, very happy with how everything turned out with Green Turtle and highly recommend any couple to use Amanda for their catering. ”

Kendra

“Truly one of a kind!”

“Amanda is amazing! This girl is truly one of a kind! She is ready for anything and makes it all look so easy. The Green Turtles food is amazing. Alto f my guests told me that it was the best wedding food that they ever had. I did my rehearsal at Green Turtle an then Green Turtle also catered the wedding and a brunch the following morning. Everything tasted amazing. Amanda is very organized and always has everything under control! SHE IS THE BEST!!!”

Joslyn Walling

“Stress free!”

“Amanda and everyone at Green Turtle was so great and responsive during the planning process for our wedding reception. They were accommodating every step of the way. Day-of the food was great and we loved the key lime pie display they set up for our dessert table 🙂 They worked with our wedding planner to help with set-up and made everything so stress free for us. We would definitely recommend them to a friend! I think the value for services provided was great. We were working on a modest (in wedding terms) budget and it didn’t feel like we skimped anywhere.”

Megan, May 14, 2016

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“Food was delicious!”

“I’m a Conference Planner by trade and helped plan a wedding for my sister-in-law. We thoroughly researched many vendors in all categories, and visited all in person before signing any contracts. We chose Green Turtle and their team, and the Catering Manager Amanda in particular, were AWESOME! Amanda took over for the previous Catering Manager partway through our planning so had an even more difficult job and she was amazing. The wedding weekend had many different large, catered functions (rehearsal dinner, boat excursion, wedding party brunch, wedding reception, etc.) and all were on point. The food was delicious – thank you Chef! Coming from NJ/NYC we have a different planning pace than in the Keys – the response time and expectation of service is different up here vs. the relaxed, casual atmosphere of the FL Keys. I found this to be a challenge, in general, while planning the wedding remotely, but Amanda was super responsive, reliable, and accessible. I especially appreciated this about her. We had a couple of very minor issues during the weekend that were handled quickly and professionally by the staff and not noticed by the guests – another sign of a great vendor! There are many local caterers to choose from, but I absolutely recommend them as a top choice and wish Amanda and her team all the best. THANK YOU :)”

Gabrielle

“All I was hoping for and more!”

“FABULOUS!!!! Let me start by saying that I called 5 different caterers in the Keys and Amanda at Green Turtle/Kaiyo Grille was the only one who followed through. I’m glad she did!! Working with her was a breeze. She’s on top of all of the details and knows her stuff. We came right in on budget while creating a lovely, Keys elegant party. We had a cocktail reception and chose to have the food prepared on site and passed around by servers. Our servers, June and Katie were so wonderful and efficient. They set everything up beautifully and kept things running as they passed the hors d’oeuvres, kept the bar stocked and cleaned as they went along. The food was fresh and delicious..just as it was at the tasting. Many people remarked at how lovely the party was. It was all I was hoping for and more!! I’m a happy bride!! ”

Lulu, April 23rd, 2016

“A dream come true…!”

“What an amazing weekend! We LOVED working with Green Turtle for both our rehearsal dinner and wedding night! Amanda was extremely professional and she was always available when I had any questions!! The food is AMAZING and we highly recommend. Our wedding was a dream come true and we cannot thank Green Turtle enough for everything they did to make our weekend perfect! Thank you!”

Paige, April 16th, 2016