RedBarn Catering Reviews

Many people have already discovered how good a meal made from scratch with the freshest local ingredients can be. Now, it’s your turn.

—“I'm not exaggerating when I say that these are the best meals I've ever eaten in my entire life. Fantastic people, amazing ingredients, an absolute attention to detail and genuine joy and respect for what they do. ”


—“Some of the BEST food I have ever had in my life! And the fact that so many ingredients are sourced locally/sustainably raises the taste and the whole eating experience to a higher level.”

— Abbie L.

—“I was recently at a four-day festival catered by Red Barn Catering. It was amazing. Every meal was thoughtfully prepared with local, fresh ingredients. Every dinner had a specific ethnic theme. It was all perfectly prepared and delicious.”
“As an event planner, I've worked with many caterers and eaten a lot of good food. Chef Jay is exceptional, not only in the innovative recipes he uses to provide clients with a uniquely flavorful experience, but also in his attention and willingness to work with very restricted dietary needs. He has my gratitude, and I highly recommend RedBarn Catering without reservation.”

— Marilee Karamanski
Planned Spontaneity LLC

—“The food at our wedding was outstanding. We were drawn to RedBarn Catering due to Chef Jay's commitment to use seasonal produce grown by local farmers. We wanted our guests to truly get a taste of Wisconsin while joining us for our grand celebration. Not only was the food delicious, but Chef Jay was able to accommodate a wide variety of dietary restrictions. Beautiful, fresh, and tasty- thank you RedBarn Catering!”

— Tanya and Lavender

—“Jay Miller has been catering our organization's annual event almost every year since 2014 (except for 2020 and 2021), and each year his food has become more and more delicious. We held our event again this July and everyone I spoke with raved about how great it was to enjoy Jay's cooking again! Everything was prepared fresh in our venue's kitchen and all ingredients were of the highest quality. Jay is also extremely easy to work with. He provides price quotes promptly and is very flexible--this summer we were unsure of how many attendees we would have, and Jay kindly prepared three different quotes for us for three different levels of attendance. He and his crew always arrive on time and finish up on time, and in between turn out nine meals for us over the three and a half days of our event, every meal prepared deliciously hot and fresh and on time. I would never hire any other caterer than Jay and RedBarn Catering for our event!”

— Loretta Kelly, HFAA President

—“We had a wonderful experience with Jay's team from Red Barn Catering for our Hilltop Spring Green wedding. Jay was responsive, made a menu that perfectly fit what we wanted, and Red Barn was very professional on our wedding day. Jay came over to check on us during dinner, which was also really appreciated. We has zero worries/stress about RedBarn on our wedding day and loved our meals. I definitely recommend them!”

— Megan & Jeremy

—“Jay and his team at RedBarn are the absolute best! Jay is friendly and super easy to communicate with/responsive. The food was absolutely *phenomenal* and was a big hit with the guests at our wedding. Whenever someone brings up our wedding one of the first things that they mention is how good the food was. I cannot recommend RedBarn highly enough!”

— Katie & Kenny

—“We had Jay at RedBarn cater our wedding and everything was absolutely fantastic. First of all, the food was incredible. We decided to go entirely vegetarian for the appetizers, sides, and entrees and our guests were raving about the food, even the ones that were skeptical of an all vegetarian menu. Jay uses farm-to-table ingredients that are in season so everything tasted fresh and was well seasoned and perfectly cooked. Jay was also extremely responsive and professional and willing to work with us to achieve our vision for the reception dinner. In addition, Jay's prices were competitive with the other caterers we talked to and I feel like we got an incredible deal considering the effort Jay and his staff put in to preparing and catering our event. I honestly can't recommend RedBarn enough!”

— Joshua S.

—“Truly a great experience, and wonderful cooking at the HFAA meeting at Folklore Village in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. A man and company, who takes great pride in the product, and the process. Thanks a lot, Jay!”

—Lars E.

—“Jay and his team catered our wedding on 6/5/21. The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was professional, low-key, and seamless. Consulting with Jay on a custom menu was easy and productive. Even though our venue was at the outer range of their service area, they accommodated us anyway. Really cannot say enough good things about RedBarn Catering! Thanks again!”

—Gregory H.

—“Great menu selection at affordable prices. Jay is easy to work with and servers are professional, efficient and lovely to work with.”

—Cari S.

—“Great food! Friendly staff! Highly recommend!”

—White Oak Savanna

—“Jay was awesome. Great communication leading up to the wedding, he drove out to the venue to scope out where we had planned to have him set up an dmade it work even though it was a little tight on space. The food was amazing! The chicken was moist and so delicious, I could smell the spices of the Festive Corn as you walked up to the buffet (my mouth is watering just thinking about it), and however they made the raspberry rhubarb vinaigrette salad dressing ::chef's kiss:: -- cannot recommend RedBarn highly enough. Extremely satisfied.”

—Jason T.

—“Jay was so helpful and responsive to any questions I had throughout the wedding planning process and was so easy to work with and professional on our wedding day. We received so many compliments on the appetizers and dinner from our guests!”

—Meghan P.

—“Beautiful presentation!
Delicious, PRAISEWORTHY food!
Service was above and beyond!
RedBarn's philosophy to provide locally sourced food was why we chose them. Not only did Jay meet the dietary needs of all who attended, but he was timely and easy going, kept a safe distance and wore a mask (2020 backyard wedding) AND he took on the task of guarding the food from our very persistent pets during our ceremony. Everyone loved the meal, and went back for more!
If you're looking for someone who will take great care to create a terrific display for your party, and will offer extra help to ensure your big day goes as smoothly as possible, look no further!
I highly recommend you call Jay!”

—Mary O.

—“J. from RedBarn Catering catered our wedding for 200+ people this July at Folklore Village in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Working with Jay was awesome and we highly recommend him and his catering team! Jay was extremely professional and friendly, meeting with us several times (in person and over the phone) prior to our wedding and promptly returning our emails. He helped us decide on tasty yet budget-friendly options for our meal and was also extremely accommodating, taking into account the dietary needs of some of our guests. On the day of the wedding, he arrived early and was very calm. Everything ran smoothly and the food was delicious! The appetizer and dinner spreads were beautiful (so colorful with lots of great summer produce and Wisconsin cheese). We got so many compliments on the food and knowing that it was locally-sourced made it even better. We want to throw another party with his food again! Throughout the wedding-planning process, one thing that we were NEVER stressed about was the food. Thank you, Jay, for the delicious food and for helping everything run smoothly!”

—Ruth & Alex

—“The food and the service were outstanding!! Everything was delicious!! Would highly recommend Jay!!!”

—Mary R.

—“RedBarn catered my husband's surprise birthday party. They were accommodating, professional, and the food was amazing. All the guests complimented their work.”

—Ashley P.

—“Top notch food. Incredible service. Definitely a wonderful experience with the friendliest guy I've ever seen in a kitchen. Would highly recommend.”

—Bob Straka

—“Our guests are still talking about the dinner that was prepared by Chef Jay Miller! We were pleasantly surprised by Jay's willingness and ability to accommodate the unique dietary needs of the groom and other guests. The food was delicious! Everything was seasoned to perfection! The calmness and enthusiasm of Jay and his staff added to a wonderful evening.”

—Michael and Kristine

—“Jay cooks food that is inventive and incredibly delicious and authentic. I recently had the best Mexican food I have ever eaten prepared completely from scratch. I highly recommend Jay and his RedBarn Catering.”

—Kate S.

—“Jay's catering combined a wonderfully homey feel with the taste of a five-star restaurant. Fresh sides, savory entrees, and great service -- above and beyond your average caterer!”

—Cassie M.

—“Chef Jay catered our wedding in southern WI. Not only was he was professional but also extremely easy to work with. Our food was locally sourced and delicious, all our guests raved about it. His staff was attentive and energetic and I would highly recommend his catering business to anyone wanting delicious food and great service at their event. Thank you Chef Jay, I hope you can cater our 50th wedding anniversary!”

—Rachel & Ben

—“I'm a chef and Jay catered my wedding... I needed someone awesome because my guests had pretty high food expectations. He nailed it! woot woot”

—Cena E.

—“RedBarn catered our holiday party, and it was great. I liked the chef's emphasis on quality ingredients. And his laid-back, but definitely knowledgeable foodie-presence was on trend and special...definitely not a generic rubber chicken affair. You know it's good when people rave about the carrots.”

—Lisa A.

—“As with the other newlyweds who have posted, we hired Chef Jay of RedBarn Catering to serve our wedding. There were absolutely no complaints on the food. Jay was professional, friendly and easy going. We were pleased with the food and service, and the prices were quite reasonable.”

—Kristen & Lance

—“Food was delicious - ALL of it. The caterers were friendly and very professional.
Overall I was very impressed.”

—Emily F.

—“Absolutely incredible. Chef Jay catered my wedding at Folklore Village in Dodgeville, WI and it was perfect. It was important to my husband and I that the food we provided our guests was both local and delicious
--Chef Jay was the right choice! Thanks again, we (and all our family and friends) loved it!”

—Ashley & Sam

—“RedBarn Catering provided food for our work party. We have several catered lunches every year at work and RedBarn definitely stood out from the crowd. The food was very fresh tasting;
like real home cooking. Delicious! I highly recommend them. ”

—Madeline F.

—“The food and service are both amazing. Jay catered my wedding in June, and everything was delicious, as well as aesthetically pleasing. I liked it so much, that he will be catering my baby shower in January as well.”

—Pat & Janis

—“Delicious food with beautiful presentation. Thanks Jay!.”

—Elizabeth L.

—“RedBarn Catering did a wonderful job at my wedding reception earlier this year. Chef Jay Miller worked with us to design a fun, custom menu that veered more towards French Provincial than was shown on their website, and he was really enthusiastic about doing so. We found him to be very knowledgeable easy to work with, with a focus on using local ingredients. AND the cost was significantly more reasonable than quotes we had from other caterers for a similar amount of food and style. Chef Jay even went the extra mile (literally) when he brought some items we’d forgotten at the venue back to Madison for us. RedBarn was recommended to us by a friend, and I really feel we could not have been luckier to have worked with them.”

—Monica & Tim

—“Jay brought several different dishes and all of them were as good as the next.
5 stars for his professional service and quality of entrées.”

—Nate E.

—“Jay was wonderful when we had him cater our holiday office lunch this past December. The food was delicious, fresh, and he served the food himself. If we have another event, we will certainly be having him cater it!
Thank you for everything!”

—Marta K.

—“We attended a weekend dance festival at Folklore Village last month and really enjoyed the food that was prepared and catered by friendly Chef Jay! The food is always beautifully displayed...and it tastes wonderful! I would strongly recommend RedBarn Catering to others!”

—Wendy Coles

—“The RedBarn catered the lunch for our office holiday party in December, 2013. Everything I tasted was delicious, and the entrée options I did not choose looked equally great. Wish I could have tried them all! The choices were all creative and a refreshing change from the typical catered lunch choices. The ricotta spinach pie I chose was delicious, flavorful and fresh. I appreciated the many veggie side dishes offered as well. I would definitely recommend RedBarn and hope to find an excuse to use them for my catering needs in the future.”

—Nicole S.

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