Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York 11221, United States

The Fork Goes on The Left

Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York 11221, United States

About

I'm an off-premise cater serving the tri-state area. I travel to your location with my staff of servers and Sous Chefs. We present all of our services with professionalism and competency. It is our desire to make your wedding day food, memorable.

I feed people... that's what I do. I'm most content when preparing and presenting food that is flavorful and visually appealing through my catering company, The Fork Goes on the Left.  Yes, as the name suggests there is a bit of formality and elegance in my food and presentation. My passion is evident  in all of the wonderful flavors, textures and aromas combined into a total package that you can enjoy visually before devouring.  

I appreciate you stopping by my profile...give me call. I'll customize a menu, especially for you and your budget.  

Reviews

Service
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Expertise
5.0
Results
5.0
Communication
5.0
Jillian Forde
January 04, 2020
Fabulous Food
What can I say when it comes to The Fork Goes on The Left. When I tell you that the food was spectacular at my wedding, my guests are still talking about it months later. My husband is transitioning to vegan and The Fork Goes on the Left, took the time to ensure that he and other vegan guests were accommodated. When I tell you that the attention to detail with the food was superb. All of my emails, questions and concerns were answered quickly and professionally. The servers were so attentitive, there was never a need to chase down a server for an appetizer or a drink. You will not be disappointed with The Fork Goes on the Left.
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Hannah & Chris
March 01, 2019
A Mid-Summer's Night Dream
A friend described our wedding as a “mid-summer’s night dream”; and besides the heat, it truly was a dream that would not have been possible without the Fork Goes on the Left. For many months leading up to the day, the lady in charge, Mellanee Harvin, could not have been more helpful, professional, and accommodating. Even with our special requests (a whole roasted pig, please!), forgetfulness (we didn’t add coffee!), and many moving pieces (no exaggeration – 9 different vendors came together for this day!), Mellanee took it all in stride and was our constant during the whole planning process. And the fantastic day-of service and delicious food did not disappoint, either. I would highly recommend the Fork Goes on the Left to anyone looking to host an event where the meal is king and the coordination is above and beyond.
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Rachel Simms
March 01, 2019
The Food!
The day of the wedding her staff reflected the same characteristics as Mellanee as they impressed my family and friends with their excellent service. But now to talk about the most important thing…THE FOOD! The food was delicious! Everything was made to perfection and made with love. Every plate in the house was cleaned because everyone devoured the food. The bartender was also impressive as he nailed our signature drinks and added his own special touch to it. There was something about the food, drinks, and service that made my husband and I feel like it was made and served by family. Since our wedding day we’ve received numerous inquiries about the caterer from family and friends who attended the wedding. Needless to say, Mellanee was the perfect caterer for my special day and I am sure that anyone else who has worked with her would say the same.
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Location

Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York 11221, United States
Historical Bedford Stuyvesant; in proximity to The Akwaaba Mansion
5.0
7 Reviews
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Jillian Forde
January 04, 2020
Fabulous Food
What can I say when it comes to The Fork Goes on The Left. When I tell you that the food was spectacular at my wedding, my guests are still talking about it months later. My husband is transitioning to vegan and The Fork Goes on the Left, took the time to ensure that he and other vegan guests were accommodated. When I tell you that the attention to detail with the food was superb. All of my emails, questions and concerns were answered quickly and professionally. The servers were so attentitive, there was never a need to chase down a server for an appetizer or a drink. You will not be disappointed with The Fork Goes on the Left.
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Hannah & Chris
March 01, 2019
A Mid-Summer's Night Dream
A friend described our wedding as a “mid-summer’s night dream”; and besides the heat, it truly was a dream that would not have been possible without the Fork Goes on the Left. For many months leading up to the day, the lady in charge, Mellanee Harvin, could not have been more helpful, professional, and accommodating. Even with our special requests (a whole roasted pig, please!), forgetfulness (we didn’t add coffee!), and many moving pieces (no exaggeration – 9 different vendors came together for this day!), Mellanee took it all in stride and was our constant during the whole planning process. And the fantastic day-of service and delicious food did not disappoint, either. I would highly recommend the Fork Goes on the Left to anyone looking to host an event where the meal is king and the coordination is above and beyond.
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Rachel Simms
March 01, 2019
The Food!
The day of the wedding her staff reflected the same characteristics as Mellanee as they impressed my family and friends with their excellent service. But now to talk about the most important thing…THE FOOD! The food was delicious! Everything was made to perfection and made with love. Every plate in the house was cleaned because everyone devoured the food. The bartender was also impressive as he nailed our signature drinks and added his own special touch to it. There was something about the food, drinks, and service that made my husband and I feel like it was made and served by family. Since our wedding day we’ve received numerous inquiries about the caterer from family and friends who attended the wedding. Needless to say, Mellanee was the perfect caterer for my special day and I am sure that anyone else who has worked with her would say the same.
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Simone Phillips
March 01, 2019
Spread Love It's The Brooklyn Way! #Brooklynbournes
Incorporating my Jamaican culture was very important to me when hiring a caterer. I contacted several caterers who specialized in Caribbean cuisine but many of them lacked in the customer service department. Also each vendor that I spoke with didn't come with their own staff. I would have to hire my own staff which was another headache that I didn't want to deal with. Then I found Mellanee on Instagram. As soon as I spoke to her I knew she was going to be the caterer for my big day. With a name like The Fork Goes On The Left I knew it was a perfect match. I stopped looking after I spoke with her. She sent a proposal shortly after our conversation which included service staff and bartenders, I was sold! The tasting was just the icing on the cake. I couldn't wait to taste the jumbo shrimps at my wedding. On the day of the wedding Mellanee and her staff arrived on time and ready to work. The food and service was amazing! My guests are still raving about the shrimps and amazing bartenders
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Melynda
March 01, 2019
Mellanee Makes The Day Complete!
Mellanee catered our Brooklyn-based wedding at the Akwaaba Mansion last fall and we couldn't have wished for anything more. The food was delicious--we're still hearing about it from friends and family, presentation was gorgeous, and Mellanee's presence added so much warmth to our day. She was also very accommodating of dietary restrictions, which was a huge relief. I can't recommend her or her food enough and hope to have another event in need of a caterer some day just so we can work with her again!
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Quiana D.
March 01, 2019
Well Taken Care Of!
I knew when I first got engaged that having a strong vendor team was crucial to a smooth, stress-free day. When I contacted Mellanee last year about catering my wedding, she invited us for a tasting in her home and it felt like we were at a friend's place. She has such a warm presence and makes you feel welcome, and with the amazing food that she served out of her kitchen, it was a done deal. In the months, weeks, and even days leading up to the wedding, Mellanee was always communicating with me. Even through little (or big) hiccups along the way, Mellanee was such a pro but also so comforting. My wedding at the Midtown Loft and Terrace was everything I could have asked for and more. The hors d'oeuvres were amazing (everyone raved about the shrimp and mango ceviche!) and the dinner was fantastic! Guests said it was some of the best food they ever had at a wedding. The staff was super friendly, just perfect. We were definitely well taken care of by Mellanee and her team!
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Fanta Camara and Marvin Lazar
March 01, 2019
LiveLoveLazar Wedding
From the first interaction, Mellanee has been nothing but kind and helpful. From selecting our menus, allowing us to incorporate some of our culture dishes, to helping with the rental list, she surpassed our expectations. Leading up to the wedding, every time we needed to ask a question, she was always available and super responsive. She helped us through floor plan and serving styles, weddings are super stressful but I felt at ease with her by our side. On the day of our wedding, we were beyond pleased with the food and her amazing staff. We received so many compliments about the food! Everyone said it was the best they have had at a wedding. That made us smile, food was important to us and we wanted or guests to have a satisfying experience. There are not enough Thank You’s to give to! You made our night memorable not only for us but for our loved ones.
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