3636 American River Dr, Sacramento, CA | Directions 9586438.570090 -121.376762
Neighborhoods: Arden - Arcade, Arden-Arcade
"Last week was the first time I have used Hannibalscatering & events services for management lunches. The two lunches so far have been excellent and the value is exceptional. The orders have arrived in time and were set up very attractively. It's nice to be able to order a package that includes sandwiches, salad, drinks, and desert rather than having to pay for each addition. Thank you for two very pleasant experiences. Indeed a five star caterer
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the amazing catering job for our parent wedding anniversary on the 4th of October. Everything was perfect and we were extremely impressed with how professional you all were. All our guests commented on how fantastic the food was. And so we again booked them for our Christmas party as they have great varieties of menu to offer.
We got many caterers quoted to us but decided to choose Hannibal s catering & events because they have great menu packages with reasonable pricing. And their venue Garden Pavilion is so wonderful and convenient. On our wedding Day, all the staff on duty were polite, helpful, professional, and did quick job setting up our reception in the same area of the ceremony so that our wedding didn’t get behind schedule. All the food was beautifully presented, perfectly fresh, and delicious. They indeed offered a very fair price for very high quality food.... It was such a pleasure to work with Hannibal’s catering -they take great pride in their services and it was very evident on our special day. Great wedding caterer!
Hannibal’s catering & events made us so happy and proud to be able to give our guests such a grand wedding reception filled with delicious and beautifully presented food. Is our first time using them, having found their website online and was amazed by their varieties of wedding packages so we decided to call them. Their staffs were so friendly, helping and guiding us in deciding the choices of food. During the tasting when we find we needed some changes with the food they happily adjusted every thing to our taste. On our wedding Day, all the dishes were all served so perfect good from the comments we got from our guests. We are indeed very thankful to all staffs of Hannibal’s catering & events and will recommend all our friends to use this caterer. We are indeed very thankful to all staffs of Hannibal’s catering & events and will recommend all our friends to use this caterer as we find all their staff, even their servers very professional.
Boring and bland – Food was boring and bland, mashed potatoes tasted like instant and had no more flavor than that. Chicken dry. Presentation boring, looked like we were at a cheap buffet with everything in a straight line. Salad was on a pedestal and when it was brought out one of the guests had to straighten it so it would not fall off. Servers must be paid to not smile because not one of them cracked a smile all night unless they were talking to one another. And, no buffet servers,,basically a line up with everyone serving themselves. I would never recommend or hire Hannibal's for any occasion. Gave one star because it will not publish without a rating.
Do NOT use for your wedding! – Awful wedding experience with Hannibal’s catering!!!
Please read if you are thinking of using for your wedding…
What we ordered:
Baron of Beef, Parmesan Crusted Salmon with special dill sauce, Pasta, Antipasti, Potatoes, Salad, Assorted breads and breadsticks, Fruit display, Gift basket for Bride and Groom
What was delivered to our wedding:
Extremely dry/tough/overcooked beef that I would have sent back at a restaurant (and I was first person thru line), plain bland salmon filets in water (no crust, no parmesan, no dill sauce), one plain white roll option (nothing else), wrong fruit, and absolutely no gift basket to take with us when departing. They were able to get the pasta, salad, potatoes correct.
The great menus my wife made herself did not even end up matching the food that was served to our guests at the wedding. We were told the food would be displayed in a nice way with multiple tiers/levels of the trays and displays. It was setup all even side by side right up on 8 guests’ table so they couldn’t move for over an hour until the line ended.
The initial coordinator, Larissa, assigned to my wife and I’s special day was the most disorganized person. She never had our order correct to the point we had to make 4 total driving trips to their location in South Sacramento leading up to our wedding, not to mention countless emails and phone calls which were rarely returned within a reasonable amount of time. Each time we met at her location to correct her mistakes, she never came to us. We asked if salt and pepper etc would be brought, and her reply was “Oh..you wanted salt and pepper to be on the tables? I guess I can add that” (had we not questioned her, it would not have been there…things like this occurred throughout the process). She told us that her bartenders would be bringing keg taps for behind the bar so we would not need them…of course we followed up with someone else to double check this and they told us they do not even own those to bring out to weddings.
We ended up having to switch coordinators a week before the wedding to Megan, and that obviously did not help.
After the wedding dust settled, I finally got the owner Phil on the phone after he made little effort to resolve the situation with my mother-in-law. He admitted that things were clearly wrong and would only offer a 10% refund…
I asked him what business screws up 75% of what we paid for and only gives 10% of the money back? …Phil said, “Well this conversation is going nowhere and hung up”
Hannibal’s creates stress throughout your wedding that you simply do not need. There are better options out there I promise. Good Luck.
Hannibal's catering – My family went to Hannibal's vatering to celebrate my birthday. We never thought that this restaurant is a very nice place and most of all have a very delicious and a yummy foods we really like. My birthday ended with a very beautiful and unforgettable day. Thanks to Hannibal!
Fabulous catering – Hannibals helps to make our christmas party a very memorable one. Everyone was delighted with the excellent presentation and fresh tasty food. Indeed a fabulous caterer with a crew of efficient and friendly staff.
Best of the best caterer – "My family just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job that Hannibal's did in catering our parents' anniversary party. We had so many compliments. We will remember your service the next time that we need help in feeding a large group of people. We're very satisfied with your food and especially your service! Thank you."
No.1 caterer – Our company always use Hannibals to cater all our events."Excellent food, friendly service, attractive displays, menu with good variety; reasonable prices; top-notch professionals who are easy to work with is what we always get. Our favorite caterer!"
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