I recently celebrated my 50th anniversary and wanted something special. We had a 5 hour open house followed by renewal of our vows. I had never tasted France Catering food but I know the owner and know she does not accept junk. She arrived an hour early with her assistant. The kitchen in our office is very small and I cannot figure our how she managed in it! It was all set up15 minutes early and looked gorgeous. I had a specific menu I wanted and she was able to make suggestions to make my perfect menu even better. Francie is very easy to work with and always promptly answered my emails and texts. The food was absolutely fabulous and plentiful. She prides herself on never running out and she did not. I would see huge plates of food walk by and the servers never seemed to empty! Francie's assistant was very unobtrusive and efficient. Francie was this tiny whirling dervish in the kitchen keeping everything in perfect control. When we left for the renewal, they immediately cleaned up and covered the remaining food for us to take home. We were amazed at how well the kitchen and area where the food was served was cleaned. I had asked Francie to use some of my heirloom pieces for service and she worked in several which was special for me. When I got the bill I was very pleasantly surprised at how reasonable her food is. I am so thankful I followed my instincts and used Frances Catering. They truly made our special day more majical!!!! Believe me, you cannot go wrong with France's.
Ila M. Woodwyk, RN
Robert J. Woodwyk, CPA.LLC
I can’t say enough about France’s Catering. The staff is so friendly and professional and they go above and beyond to ensure your event is extra special. Most recently, they helped turn our Division’s Award Luncheon into an amazing event that everyone is still raving over. The owner is so easy to work with and gave us several menu options within our budget. The food was AMAZING and the portions per person were very generous. I have called on France’s Catering several times for work related events and for personal parties. Whatever your event, you cannot go wrong with France’s catering!
Lisa Hutchinson, Palmetto GBA
Recently, I hosted an international training event at the Industrial Park in Sumter, SC. I was in need of a caterer and someone I could trust to service the event without flaw. Chef France was wonderful in taking care of all the details and gave me peace of mind knowing that I was in such good hands. She recommended and prepared a menu that served all of my international guests. She provided delivery and service for the event each day for a week. The food was freshly prepared and hot after 70 miles of travel to our location. In all, the food and desserts were phenomenal! The customer service was top notch and I will be using France 's Catering for my next affair and you should too!
Francie Gertrude Bridges catered our W Realty Cheers to 2017 party in January. Wow! The attention to detail given by Francie to ensure a successful event was spot on. And the food was THE BEST...no other words needed. Give her a call because you will be blown away.
W Realty Agent & Office Manager
We have used France’s Catering for the last couple of years for many events in our office. We have always been very pleased with the quality, quantity and most of all the great taste of the food. Always fresh and the presentation outstanding. We have quarterly staff luncheons, lunch and learns, Christmas socials for young and old and also recruiting events for potential candidates for employment. Can’t say enough about how wonderful and how helpful Francie has been to our firm. We have definitely found a winner in France’s Catering.
Thank you Francie .
Nancy Browder Office Manager | Elliott Davis LLC
I have had the pleasure of using France’s Catering for several breakfast meetings as well as evening functions, and the service has been outstanding. There has actually been a few times that I have needed Francie on fairly short notice but the owner, Francie, always comes through. She is always pleasant, punctual, and delivers impeccably. And did I mention the food—just absolutely delightful!
Do not hesitate to give France’s Catering a call for all your catering needs—you will not be disappointed!
We had a small wedding on the lake at a friend's home. Francie made my day so extraordinary! It was more than I could've imagined. She worked with me on my menu and was very through and quick in all her communications. I chose a brunch style menu and my guests have said "If I marry again, I'm so doing that!" The pancakes on a stick and biscuit bar were every carb lovers dream. The pancakes were so sweet and delicate. The Charleston Dip was a huge hit and the shrimp and grits kept flowing. It was truly a five star meal for everyone! She is so professional and behind the scenes at your event. Her goal was to truly give me the best experience as a bride and she certainly surpassed that! I think several of my friends will use her to cater their events and I'll get to enjoy her delectables again! Thank you for all you and your staff did to make this a magical day!
Lisa Gibson firstname.lastname@example.org
France's Catering is my ONLY go to catering company in Columbia and the surrounding areas. Whether it's a children's birthday party, a sit down dinner at my home, or a work function, I call on Francie! I have never worked with a more prompt and professional individual...Francie is a delight to work with and I never worry one bit about the quantity or quality of the food. I have attended many events in the area with different caterers and no one compares to the deliciousness of the food from France's Catering. I recommend her to all of my friends! Thanks for everything, Francie! Can't wait to plan our next event with you!
Francie Bridges of France’s Catering provided all the food for my son’s college graduation party and every single item was amazing. Most guests dropped in to visit with the graduate, but ended up staying much longer, spending lots of time mingling and chatting over the large variety of delicacies that Francie delivered. It was a lovely afternoon, made extra special by France’s Catering!
M. Kristina McLean (Citadel Mom)
"The 50th Anniversary Reception was elegant. The dessert and fruit menu was well prepared and artfully displayed. Guests enjoyed every tasty morsel."
“It has been my pleasure to be able to use France’s Catering for several events at my place of business. The food is always delicious and service exceptional!! Francie is always very interested in assuring that you are pleased and offers many choices to ensure your menu is amazing!! The people who have enjoyed her meals always comment on how fresh and plentiful the dishes are. I recommend her highly for any event no matter how small or large."
Administrative Assistant, Membership Department
1301 Gervais Street, Suite 1100
Columbia, SC 29201
My 50th birthday party was a great success! Frances Catering was the most professional and efficient vendor I have ever worked with. From the initial contact to the final cleanup I was confident that it would be great and it was. I especially liked the way Francie took my ideas and wishes and created a beautiful table of delicious food. My guests raved about it! For me, presentation and tasty food is everything and I was not disappointed. I highly recommend Frances Catering!
Thank you for helping to make my parents 60th wedding anniversary celebration so perfect. The food was so delicious and beautifully displayed!!!! When we decided to have this party for my parents I knew exactly who to call to make sure everyone would love all the food. Thank you again for always providing the most delicious food for my events. See you again soon!
Francie catered out daughters engagement Party , and her food , presentation, professionalism could not have been any better ! I highly recommend anyone interested in quality food, and someone that truly cares about you and your guest , look no more . Francie , took the stress away and handles every detail !! Her food is the best , everyone loved it , and even had some ask for "to go " bags !!!!
Recently, we hosted a small dinner party for out of town guest , and once again Francie to the rescue !! I could mix and mingle while Francie worked her magic ! The food was superb . We can not thank her enough , except write this review to share with anyone searching for the best !!!
Thank you Francie !!