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Customer Testimonials

Cafe' Orleans catered a week-long professional development training for my department. Ms. Shirley and her team were very professional, responsive to all my needs and the food was excellent. I recommend Cafe' Orleans for any of your catering needs. Cathy St. Romain​

Highly recommend!

Trevor S.

Wedding June 17, 2017

Great set-up & food. Easy to work with.

Jaclyn L

Wedding April 2017


Maureen P- Corporate Meeting

Café Orleans was fantastic & were able to accommodate a last minute addition for our breakfast. Would very highly recommend them!

Jennifer S.

2 Day Corporate Breakfast

Everything was setup and she even included extra goodies!

Zulu Ball 2017

Dawn L.

Excellent parade fair! Kellie C.

The food was amazing and service was on time, thank you very much.

Ben S.

Football & Birthday Party

Amazing Holiday Meal!

"Our food was absolutely delicious! We definitely hope to order from Cafe Orleans Catering again next year for our holiday lunch!"

Nina C, Game Loft

Corporate Luncheon

Very pleased with Cafe Orleans

"I hired Shirley Sears and her team sight unseen. Shirley was very pleasant to work with through the phone and always got back to me promptly.

The day of the event, they arrived on time, were very efficient and exceptionally professional. I was very impressed how discreet the set up was and how smoothly the service went.

I feel like they went above and beyond with their service. Oh!!! And the food...we had a heavy appetizer menu. Everything was flavorful and tasty and perfect temperature. I can't express how pleased I was with cafe orleans!"

Deana C

Bridal Shower

Professional and delicious!

"Shirley was extremely helpful in planning a surprise brunch for my fiancé. She was great with different menu options, communicating with me, being reasonably priced, delivery was on time and the food was delicious! Overall I highly recommend!"

Ashley S

Bachelor Party Morning After Breakfast

We used Cafe' Orleans to cater a training event that required all participants to focus closely on the content of the class. Staff from Cafe' Orleans were basically like Ninjas.

It was hot outside and they had to bring food for 21 from outside, up the elevator, four floors, and quietly set the food up in the back of the room. They did this with such finesse and respect for the class. Staff didn't make a noise while they set up. This helped to get our class trained with very little distraction.

The biggest complaint that we had was that we wanted more food!!! It was so tasty and several people were from other parts of the country and they got to taste a bit of New Orleans inside our conference room.

Thank you Ms. Shirley for an amazing experience! We'll be using you again in the future!

Jeff D-Corporate Lunch

"Shirley and Karen were the consummate professionals in organizing and orchestrating my daughters graduation party!"

Rochelle L

Graduation Party

Thank you to Shirley and her team for all of their hard work and generosity donating food and drinks to our Annual Director’s Meeting/ Fundraiser for GiveNOLA Day! Our guests loved the delicious sandwiches, spinach tarts, créole deviled eggs and assorted fruits and veggies. We’re so grateful for Café Orleans’ support of the Alliance Française, it was a pleasure to work with you!

Megan B

"Shirley and team are a pleasure to work with!

Food was yummy! Service was awesome!

Thank you Ma'am ~ bidadoo APPRECIATES YOU!"

Martha B-Bibadoo

Corporate Lunch

"Our event company hired Cafe Orleans Catering for a wedding last May at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Shirley and team did a wonderful job at the wedding and the food was delicious. Shirley worked with our clients' budget to ensure that they received quality food at a more than reasonable price! Shirley was also very prompt in answering emails which is wonderful especially when changes are being made at the last minute. Thank you Shirley and team!"

Jen G - Event Planner

A Harmonious Event

I love her work she is so great she did my baby shower and everything was beautiful and the food was so good I was no leftovers I'll call all for all my events.


"Shirley and Cafe Orleans were a great fit for my event. I reside in Dallas, Texas and planning an event in another state can be very stressful but Shirley made me feel at ease from the beginning and the communications between us were always pleasant and professional. I appreciate everything that was done and making my event one to remember. I would recommend Shirley and Cafe Orleans to anyone! Thank you Shirley."

Deidre C

Birthday Party

"I cannot say enough about Shirley and her team. With so many things that didn't go as I had envisioned on my wedding day Shirley's service was definitely not one of them. Her level of experience and expertise was evident from the first time that we spoke all the way until after my wedding. Combine her services, with her reliability, hospitality and price and it get's no better. I am grateful for having her and her team service my wedding day events and whenever I return back to NOLA for future events I will be definitely utilizing her again."

Alice R


"Shirley communicated with me regularly, and delivered the food on time, as promised. All the guests were commenting on how good it tasted! Definitely recommend her."

Lisa V

Destination Wedding

"Shirley and her crew were so wonderful! She dealt with my crazy indecisiveness with grace and ease. She stayed late to make sure every need was met and left the kitchen nicer than when she got there. I can't say enough good things! She was spectacular!"

Stephanie R


"Food was great! Service great! Would highly recommend!" Amy S

Corporate Lunch

"I used Cafe' Orleans Catering in August of 2015 for a brunch I was having at my house for about 25 people. She did an outstanding job! Everybody loved the food, especially the hash browns. She was very flexible on setting up and picking up her serving dishes. I would highly recommend Café Orleans Catering!"

Mitchell O


"We had a small business lunch for 15 people. Shirley was wonderful with communicating with me and making sure all my needs were met. They were on time and provided us with everything we needed. All the food was delicious!; we had the Blacken Chicken, Crawfish pasta (really good, my fav),Cajun corn, Creole Rice, Salad, and Cake slices. Some of our coworkers were from TX, so it was a nice presentation of some good New Orleans food. Thanks again Cafe Orleans Catering!"

Krystal S- Business Lunch

"Café Orleans was extremely professional! She went above and beyond the call of duty. The food was amazing!!!! I can't wait to use this company again."

Ashley A

Corporate Breakfast

"Professionalism? Check! Efficiency? Check! And the Food??? Wow! From authentic New Orleans style cuisine to any other type of food Shirley Sears & Cafe Orleans will wow you as well! I have worked with Shirley and the group a few times as a partnered vendor and can tell you that their clients and guests are just blown away every time! Keep up the great work guys!"

Jamal H-Signature Bartenders 

"My original caterer canceled on catering our wedding a month before our wedding date. We were looking for another caterer in our budget and found Cafe' Orleans Catering here on Thumbtack. We were discouraged about losing our caterer but Ms. Sears was so pleasant and helpful. Not only did she give us everything we had on the menu from our previous caterer but from the beginning, she totally understood our situation, taste and vision, and because of this we were completely confident that she would do a wonderful job. She went beyond the call of duty on so many occasions. She was so easy to work with, and she kept us super calm. We so appreciate everything she did to make our wedding beautiful, delicious, and special. Many of our guests commented that the staff was incredibly nice and attentive. We certainly felt taken care of by everyone. Perhaps most importantly, the food was AMAZING! It surpassed our very high expectations. Almost everyone commented to us and our planner that the food was the tastiest wedding food they've ever had. Everything was cooked perfectly, and the presentation was just beautiful (even though Ms. Sears jokingly stated that she needs work on presentation). It was just as beautiful as other caterer’s presentation. Plus, we were able to eat more food than expected! Our guests are still raving about all three entrees, and I'm sure they will be for a long time to come. The dessert was absolutely incredible. Assorted cheesecakes are probably my favorite thing, and these were the real deal -- on par with the best I've had. Judging by the lines for the dessert buffet, I'm sure no one missed the cake! In the end, I’m glad we ended up with a different caterer because she is the best. I am sure she gained several customers and I’m working to get her more business. It is the least we can do because we cannot thank her enough!"

Jesse J


"After speaking with Ms. Sears about our wedding, she was very pleasant, helpful, and has great prices. We decided to use her company for a luncheon before booking the company for the wedding. Ms. Sears was not at the luncheon but we were aware that she would not be on-site. Her staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was exceptional. There was more food than we anticipated for the price we paid. The luncheon menu was Bourbon Chicken, Creole Rice, Roasted Herb Vegetables, and Salad with Creole Honey Mustard which are some of the items that will be on our wedding buffet. We are pleased about hiring Cafe' Orleans for our luncheon and truly elated about them serving our wedding guests."

Nick L

Corporate Luncheon

"Ms. Sears showed up for our tasting with lots of food for us to try. We had enough food left over for seconds. The food had much flavor and we are super excited about the event and for people to have her food. She came with much professionalism and ready to answer any questions we had. We truely enjoyed her spirit!"

Cheryl B

Birthday Party Tasting

"Shirley catered our High School Reunion and we were impressed at the level of exceptional service. She went beyond what was required to satisfy us and the attendees. Her quality of work can not be improved becuase she exceeded our expectations. We have has this reunion for several years and she is the best caterer we ever employed. She is affordable, sweet, and honest. the reunion committee and myself will use her for any future engagements. You will not be disappointed with this company."

Felicia J

"if you want authentic New Orleans cuisine or any professionally catered event, this is the company to see! I had them to cater a reception for me and for once i could take a break and enjoy great food with wonderful ambiance. Each event I have will be by Cafe' Orleans. Ask for the stuffed chops my favorite"

Jazzelle L - Vendor

"Food and service was exceptional. Will definitely utilize this catering service again."

Carla S

"Great Food, Great Cook. All of New Orleans finest dishes made by one outstanding cook. I definitely will keep doing business with her for all my catering needs."

Dee M

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