Nan Thomas

“Zest helped me plan a party in my home for an organization I belong to. I’ve never had an easier or more pleasant time working with caterers. Carla helped me choose a varied menu and delivered the goods! From trays of yummy finger foods, to serving dishes, linens, hors d’oeuvres and cleanup, Carla and Eric made hosting an evening of good food downright fun! The compliments flowed.”  

Melanie Puorto Conte

“Every time I use Zest Caterers, my meeting attendees are awed by the fine quality and uniqueness of the luncheon offerings. We agree the taste, quality and value Zest Caterers provide are the best in the Capital Region. When people attend our meetings they clamor for Zest business cards for their own events.”

Debbie Macy

“I have used Zest Catering for the past three years for luncheons, retirements, picnics and holiday parties and have never been disappointed. Their food always exceeds my expectations and the presentation is first class.” 

Sarah Peluso

“I attended a cocktail reception for a local nonprofit at which Carla Kuchar and Zest was the caterer. The array of choices was amazing. There was an incredible spread of delectable foods prepared with great visual appeal. I would recommend Zest to anyone who is looking for an excellent caterer. They are professional, hard working and the food is top notch.”

Mary P.

“I first met Carla and Eric catering a graduation party. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I left the party with their business card. My own son's graduation party was two weeks later and I still hadn't decided whether I would cook or hire caterers. I hired Zest and that was the best decision I ever made! Carla and Eric catered a party for 70 people with only two weeks notice. My family and friends still talk about the party a year later. Carla and Eric were extremely knowledgeable and helpful with menu options and amounts. They were flexible with changes. They thought of everything! The presentation of food was so artful, guests took pictures of the buffet! From now on, whenever I'm having a party, I'll think of Zest first.”

The Woman's Club of Albany

"Zest Catering has been a pleasure to work with on numerous successful fundraising events. Not only is the food delicious, but Carla and Eric are simply the best team! From planning and tasting's, to the event itself, Carla and Eric are professional, friendly and most importantly, magicians in the kitchen. Our guests rave about the food and we in turn rave about Zest."

Fran Altshuler

"On the occasion of an important birthday, my close friend and I decided to celebrate in style! We rented a beautiful venue, invited 75 of our nearest and dearest and had our party catered by Zest. On a beautiful summer day, complete with prom gowns and tiaras, we partied the afternoon away with delectable food crafted by Carla and her fantastic assistants. If you are looking for high quality food prepared by an artisan chef with high standards of quality and excellent service, look no further than Zest.”