What Are People Saying?
They are saying good things! Our only real advertising is by word of mouth and by the food we provide, and the business has boomed. Our service has been noted by one of our customers as "a step above the rest." Other comments we've received include those found below and several reviews on Facebook as well.
"Emma, I just wanted to thank you again for everything this weekend! I have heard nothing but good feedback from everyone! The food was wonderful and HOT! when it was delivered! I am very appreciative for all your hard work!" ~Brittni (Carr) Rodin, wedding reception, 4/23/16
"Everything went PERFECTLY! I would recommend you to ANYONE who needs someone reliable and responsible enough to cater for their special events! Thank you so much for everything!"
~Melissa Lindgren, Trinity Bible College student, graduation banquet, 2016
"Where can I buy like 80-90 more of the kuchens? I'm, uh, asking for a friend. That was the best kuchen in the entire world, and if I lived within 4 miles of your place I would literally be 1100 pounds! I'm not even kidding. I've been around kuchen my whole life, and that was hands down the greatest ever!" ~Ben Elhard, 2016
"Hello, I had your kuchen from the benefit last week and it brought back memories from when I was a kid. My friend and I would steal kuchens that his aunt just made and eat until there was no more room and your kuchen reminded me of that. I'm going on 57 now and your kuchen took
me way back. Is there a way to special order some and I will pick it up? Thanks for the memory and let me know." ~Pat Zimmerman, 2016
"Emma Rose Kleingartner is far and away the best caterer I could have ever had. I honestly just told her what I wanted, how many people, and she took care of everything. I didn't have to worry for one second, and we covered everything I wanted in one 15-minute meeting. She was able to make four different types of lasagne (two of which were made to cater to the vegetarians from my wife's side of the family), and she had more than enough people helping, so it was super fast and super efficient. She brings the food to the head table and the family tables if you prefer, all while serving buffet style for the rest of the guests. The food was absolutely delicious, scrumptious, or whatever other synonym you can think of, and the price is impossible to beat. I paid an extra $3.00 per plate so I could have her order me cheesecakes as dessert, and it was still less than $11 per plate. I planned for 225 and it cost us under $2,500. You will not find anybody who is as dedicated to greatness as she is. Do yourself a favor, and call her (320-9280) - you'll thank me later." ~Brodie Wald, Jamestown, 2015
"Selecting Emma to cater our son's wedding reception was a most pleasant experience for us. Emma is a remarkable young lady who was very professional but yet very personable when I met with her to finalize the details. She was very helpful in planning the reception menu and made helpful recommendations that she felt would be appropriate with our menu choices. We did not have to worry about any catering details as she took care of everything which involved the catering set up at Quality Inn, serving and packaging up the leftover food. We had many comments from our guests about how good the meal tasted which is a much deserved compliment to Emma. I would highly recommend Emma of Emma Rosie's Homecookin' for any of your catering needs. She is truly amazing!" ~Diane Hildahl, Jamsetown, ND
"Hi! Thank you so much for the absolutely DELICIOUS food. Everyone loved it. Will be recommending your services. Blessings." ~Mary Lewis, graduation, 2016
"Thanks so much for helping us with the menu and your potato salad was the best we've ever had. We had SO many compliments about the food. We even had people come up to us and talk about it today actually. We loved it! We were so pleased! Thanks so much for helping us out! Definitely will come to you again if we need any catering done. We are so glad we went with your catering." ~Terrence & Becca K., wedding, Jamestown
"I thought it went FANTASTIC!!! The meal was served and cleaned up faster than ever before and it was DELICIOUS!!! THANK you for EVERYTHING, Emma! We are a good team.We are SO fortunate to have you in this community." ~Lisa Hicks, Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce
"Book us for all of them Emma- you would not believe all of the great comments that I received for this week's meatballs and all of the fixin's." ~Valley Plains Equipment, Jamestown
"Thank you again for the wonderful meal you prepared for our family. Perfect to the T. I will recommend you to all of our friends. Very impressed!!" ~Marla Calheim, Jamestown
"Yes - we were VERY pleased with our meal -- THANK YOU! I had so many compliments. One of my aunts said that it was the best food she's ever had at a wedding, so THANK YOU!" ~Cali (Sailer) Johnston
"Emma- Thank you for the phenomenal spread of food you put out for our dinner! It was delicious and you were so easy going and professional to work with! Very impressed!" ~Cally & Bryan Stromberg
"Oh Emma, you and your crew and the other workers did a fabulous job!!! I am so amazed and impressed with the whole experience with you!!! You are sure to get a boost in business from all the wonderful comments people are relaying to us and that I will be giving also. I want to call you and thank you and share some comments personally. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" ~Vonnie Van Ray
"We were very satisfied with everything the night of the reception!! We had a lot of compliments on the meal, and taco bar was a huge success! I didn't get a chance to talk to you at all that night, but I also loved how our cake turned out! :) It looked so cool." ~Matt & Becca Hagel
"Emma, You are so amazing and so talented!! Thanks you so much for everything! The food was delicious. I know you are already busy enough, but I have been and will continue to rave about how amazing you are!" ~Whitney (Carlson) Bruins
"Essentia Health has always been very pleased with your service. We look forward to using your services again!" ~Vicki Walsh, Business Office Supervisor, Essentia Health – Jamestown
"Emma, Everyone was very impressed with the food. It all worked out so well, with the food, Panache dishes, and décor. Good times were had. Hopefully it will be a stepping stone for a successful campaign. Thanks again for all your help. You were a breath of fresh air to work with. I will brag you up to everyone!" ~Penny Landscoot, 2017
"The prune kuchen was the most delicious kuchen I have ever had since I was 16; that was a long time ago. It was the most creamy and moist; it was really delicious. Thank you. I just loved it." ~Emma's Grandma-in-law, 2017
"Dear Emma, We are now enjoying eating leftovers of the fantastic food you prepared for our party. We were pleased with the food, presentation, personal touch in serving! Everyone commented with compliments on the appetizers, beverages, food and of course, the dessert. Our whole day went smoothly, thanks in part to you. It is very obvious why your catering business is very successful. You are amazing! Gratefully, JoAnn and Helmut" 50th anniversary, 2017
"Emma Rosie, Thank you so much for both cooking for our wedding events and being flexible and patient with us in the process! Everything tasted wonderful and you were a true pleasure to work with. Thanks for helping to make our day special and filled with edible joys! ~Mr & Mrs Stuart (Ian & Kateri)" Wedding reception and rehearsal dinner, 2017
"Thank you for catering my parent's 50th wedding anniversary party. The food was delicious, and the presentation was beautiful! Everything was so well organized, and all my family, guests, and I had to do was relax and enjoy the event - and all of the wonderful food you prepared! I also appreciate your professionalism, and how easy it was to communicate with you, as I had to set up the event long-distance from Connecticut. I heartily recommend your catering service!" ~Barbara McClintock, 2017
"Wanted to let you know right away that it was wonderful! We have already received many great comments about the catering and everyone speaks very highly of your services. There was nothing that you could've done better. We hope to be able to use your services in the future!"
"Everyone told me the catering was wonderful and the food was great. We'll definitely call you again when we have meetings in Jamestown. Thank you."
"Really you went above and beyond and we appreciate your insight to the day and recommendations."
"The workshop yesterday received rave reviews! Thank you. I heard the meal was great - the fruit lovely and fresh and your presentation with the tablecloth was fabulous! Thank you for going the extra mile for us. It is so appreciated!!!"
"Awesome! Thanks for working with us. Food and service was great. We will definitely hire you again."
"We were truly impressed with the quality of your food and service and willingness to work with us."
"Thank you so much for being such a great caterer. Everything tasted amazing!"
"Thank you so much for your amazing work catering our wedding! You and your staff did an amazing job. We received many compliments on the food."
Emma Rosie's Homecookin' also won the people's choice award in both 2009 and 2010 at the Taste (an annual Jamestown Gymnastics Club fundraiser) and the people's choice award at the Chocolate Fantasia at the Gladstone Inn in 2010. My service has also been mentioned very positively in an editorial in the Jamestown Sun and has been featured in the February 2013 issue of the Union Farmer publication published by North Dakota Farmer's Union.
Jamestown area clients of Emma Rosie's: Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Essentia Health, Cavendish Farms, Cargill, Jamestown Stutsman Development Corporation, Eventide, North Dakota Farmer's Union, Farmer's Union Insurance, University of Jamestown, UTC Aerospace, Real Truck, Fairfield Inn, Haut Funeral Home, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley Plains Equipment, Titan Machinery, Newman Signs, Walmart, Buffalo City Rotisserie Grille, Anne Carlsen Center, James Valley Youth for Christ, Jamestown Choralaires, Disabled American Veterans, Jamestown Gymnastics Club, Great River Energy, Dakota Spirit Ag, Southeast Education Cooperative, My Place Hotel, Jamestown Optimist Club, Jamestown Parks & Recreation, Gate City Bank, US Bank, ND Special Olympics, Lloyd's Toyota, R.M. Stoudt, ND Catholic Conference, The Arts Center, Stutsman County Soil Conservation District, Ameriprise Financial, Stutsman County Recorder's Office, St. John's Academy, Zonta Club, ND Rural Electric, Buffalo City Tourism, Williams-Lisko Funeral Home, Interstate Engineering, Jamestown Ambulance, ND Handspinners, Ottertail, Don's House of Flowers, Butler Machinery, ND Mental Health, North Dakota Alcoholics Anonymous, BNSF Logistics, DuraTech, Victory Lutheran, St. Paul's UMC, Temple Baptist, Jamestown Public Schools, Small Business Development Center, Community Action, Ave Maria, ND FOP, Rotary Club, South Central Dakota Regional Council, Jamestown Elkettes, Stutsman County Extension Service, Don Wilhelm Inc., AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Grace Episcopal, McDougall Dentistry, St.James Basilica, First Community Credit Union, Servicemaster, Jametsown Livestock, Bank Forward, Cole Papers, Hillcrest Ladies' Golf Association, American Legion Auxiliary, Stutsman County Farmer's Union.