Testimonials

Marketplace did a wonderful job catering the rehearsal dinner for our son’s wedding! From the very beginning they communicated well and kept in touch with the details. The staff were professional and handled the set up and service beautifully! Everything looked great and the food was wonderful! Thank you Marketplace for taking care of everything!
Renee Wright

From beginning to end, the experience with Marketplace to cater our wedding was amazing. The tasting was done quickly and there were so many yummy choices to choose from. The staff was attentive and super nice during the reception. I received no complaints and only praises about the food from our wedding guests. This is a great (and possibly best) choice to cater your wedding or other event!”
Nicole McKendree

“The Marketplace Grill in NW Arkansas catered our daughter’s wedding at the end of May 2020 and also her reception in August. We were very pleased with everything! I initially checked only with traditional catering companies and some were very slow to respond. I had almost booked with a catering company even though I wasn’t 100% happy with the taste of the food. Then I happened to see an internet search the that Marketplace Grill catered weddings. I knew from personal experience that they had delicious food and good service in their restaurants. From the very beginning Mendi Rooney, the catering director, was quick to respond and helpful with ideas. We don’t live in NW Arkansas but we were able to do a tasting at the Conway, Ark restaurant. Everything was planned, but then because of COVID-19, we had to make changes to the wedding/reception. We had no idea until close to the wedding date how many people would be able to attend and what the venue would allow us to do regarding food, but Mendi was very understanding and helpful through it all. We ended up with 2 events, rather than just one wedding/reception because they catered both. The Marketplace Grill staff were all very friendly and professional. Tina was the person in charge and on site in August and she did a great job. Multiple guests at the reception commented on the friendliness of the staff and through the food was great! We were very pleased and highly recommend the Marketplace Grill for catering! (I would have posted this sooner but I just got buys with life in this crazy Covid year)”
Carol Scott

“Wow! We were over the top pleased with the food and the service we received. The food was absolutely delicious!! We could not have been more pleased. We received soooo many compliments about the food. It was displayed nicely and just tasted so so so good. Loved the chimichura sauce too. Thank you for adding that extra.
The servers were so eager to please. They stayed in contact with me throughout the night. They worked tirelessly to clear the tables. The venue was warm so they were working in a hot kitchen. They stayed happy and positive through it. I want to thank you all so much for a delightful experience all the way around. From the beginning a few months ago to the end we were so pleased. I will recommend Marketplace Catering to everyone! Thank you dearly for being a big part of a successful wedding. We are grateful.”

Tom and Robin Joseph

“The meal was delicious! We heard nothing but compliments. Some even said it was the best food they’ve ever eaten at a wedding!! Very, very yummy. The staff was great! So friendly and easy to work with. Thanks for everything. It was perfect!!”
Hunter P

“We had a wonderful evening filled with laughter, good food, and good company. Your staff took great care of us.  From my end, you were very easy to work with in coordinating how to feed 120+ people. And it sounds like set-up was successful prior to the start of the reception. One thing that stood out to Jonathan and I was how attentive your staff was to serving us quickly and then coming back to refresh our plates or drinks. Many many guests have complimented us saying that the food was wonderful. That’s why we chose y’all! Great food for a GREAT price. Seriously, when trying to feed a large crowd, food can be the most expensive line item on the budget… so many times I think quality of food is sacrificed for quantity. As a bride, I ask you all to please keep your prices affordable so that others can have a great experience with you as their caterer also!”
Kelly and Jonathan

“We want you to know that we were very pleased with the quality of service that Marketplace Catering provided. I would like to compliment you on a very good lunch with top quality products arranged decoratively and timely service at a reasonable cost. It was was a pleasure to work with you and we will recommend Marketplace to others because of our satisfaction with your service. We look forward to doing business with you again.”
Anne
Little Rock, AR

“This note is to express our gratitude to MarketPlace Catering. Your staff exceeded our expectations on my luncheons on more than one occasion. They went above the call of duty, attentive to every little detail and have provided a wonderful catering meal within my budget.”
Lee
Fort Smith, AR

“Hooten’s Arkansas Football uses MarketPlace exclusively for catering, feeding close to 500 annually. Our magazine release luncheon in July and the State Farm Awards honoring the state’s top players and coaches in December are known for the food served by MarketPlace Catering. In fact, former Razorback great Darren McFadden was asked in an interview to compare attending the Heisman Trophy ceremony to the State Farm Awards and said: “There was a lot of good food (at the State Farm Awards).”Thank you MarketPlace!”
Chad Hooten,
Little Rock, AR

“I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job you and all of the catering staff did for my Dad’s 81st birthday party. It was so nice to work with people so accommodating. The server, Sue was so very helpful. She did everything I asked plus more. The food was also very good. If I ever have the occasion to do this again I will definitely call you.”
Kim
Fort Smith, AR

“Julie and I wanted to take a moment to express our sincere appreciation to you and your staff for doing an outstanding job catering our daughter’s recent wedding reception.
The food quality was excellent and the service was above and beyond outstanding. We both lost count of the number of people attending the reception who mentioned the quality (and quantity) of the excellent items your provided. When people are raving about food at a wedding reception you know you have truly exceeded expectations.
Again, please express our sincere appreciation to each of your excellent staff. You truly helped to make our reception a resounding success!”

Mike and Julie
Fayetteville, AR

“From planning the menu, doing a walk- thru of the location with the manager, to the event itself, the level of professionalism and organization made our evening a success. We were able to forget about the details and concentrate on making sure that our guests had a great experience. Many of our guests complimented us on the delicious food; we will not hesitate to call for future events! Thank you.”
Morgan Stanley Team
Fayetteville, AR

“Marketplace Catering caters for our weekly businesspersons’ luncheon, The Summit. We have been truly impressed with the quality of food, their dependability, and their great attitude to always want to take care of our needs. We use them 24 weeks a year and cater to a crowd from 300-500 weekly, they are always great! I would highly recommend them.”
Lisa
The Church at Pinnacle Hills
Rogers, AR

“It is a pleasure to provide you a letter of recommendation. PepsiCo was very pleased with the quality of service and cuisine provided by MarketPlace Catering for our holiday gathering. I sincerely appreciate your responsiveness and the way you conduct business. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to others because of our satisfaction with your services. We look forward to doing business with you in the future.”
Marcia
Rogers, AR

“We hired MarketPlace Catering to provide the dinner for a holiday party for approximately 200 people. I am happy to say that they were one of the best we have ever had. The food was delicious, served warm or cold as needed, and there was plenty for everyone. The service at the event was excellent with everything arriving on time.
The Marketplace staff did all the kitchen service, from set up, to keeping the dishes filled, to clean up.
Planning the event was very easy. From the first moment I contacted them, the responses were timely and all my questions were answered. Marketplace worked with us to find a menu that met our needs and expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending their service for your event.”

Diana
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

“The party was excellent. Perfect actually! The food was great, the young lady and gentleman were so nice and were very service oriented. The did a great job of set up and clean up. Thank you & your staff for helping to make their wedding a wonderful event! I will highly recommend your catering whenever I get the chance.”
Karen
Catered Party at Terra Studios
Fayetteville, AR