Customer Testimonials

Corporate & Catering

The board lunch on Thursday was terrific. Everyone enjoyed it very much. Thanks for all your efforts.
– Charles D. Miller, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (12/6/1996)

I’m involved in the meeting taking place in the conference center today thru Friday and I wanted to thank you and your staff for the great job in providing our meals and snacks today and for the covered tables on the patio. You and your crew do such a nice job and we really appreciate it!
– Rosalie McKown, Admin Assistant (6/11/1997)

The food at the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau luncheon today in the Executive Dining Room was absolutely delicious. The sandwiches were wonderful and the fruit was very nice and sweet. Keep up the good work.
Judy Quimby, Assistant to VP Legal Chief Officer (11/4/1997)

Thank you so much for your help in making our Leadership Forum so successful. The dinners were all delicious and “works of art”. I know you put in a lot of time preparing and planning. Everything went smoothly and well and we appreciate your help.
– Debbie Bouton, Executive Assistant to Senior VP & Chief HR Officer (5/26/1999)

Thank you to your staff for the very quick and gracious last minute (1:45 p.m.) delivery of drinks to the large hr Conference Room today. The meeting chair came up to me all in a panic and said she had just realized that she had forgotten to order any drinks for her 2 p.m. meeting, and the participants were all already here. Your staff’s quick action made her meeting a lot better!
– Bonnie Packard, HR Admin Assistant (3/19/2002)

Richard, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff handling two large meetings last week in a very smooth and efficient manner. Both meetings went very well. The Superintendents’ meeting on Friday went exceptionally well, and everyone commented on what a great meeting it was and on the food. Richard, I would like to say a special thanks to Liezl. Apparently, during my vacation, the forms for the NHM meeting last Tuesday did not get distributed to the café. I called Liezl on Monday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. and advised her of the early morning meeting on Tuesday, and requested breakfast and lunch. She was very helpful and did not get flustered and said she would handle it without any problem – and she certainly did handle it very well. I was most grateful and appreciative of her accepting this “last minute” change in such a professional and pleasant manner. Thanks also to your staff – they are really most helpful and nice!
– Pervin Edmunds, Assistant to Retired Chairman (10/28/2002)

I want to say THANK YOU very much for your support toward our weekend event held on November 22 and 23. Everything turned out GREAT! All our guests were very impressed (like they should be)! I really appreciate your cooperation in making my responsibilities run smoothly.
– Joan Weisner, Finance Admin Assistant (12/01/2003)

Richard, I meant to compliment you and your team (right after the party) on putting out what turned out to be a fantastic party. The food was excellent and the preparations top drawer. Please convey Sandy’s and my heartfelt thanks to your entire team for a job very well done! Happy New Year.
– Bob & Sandy van Schoonenberg, VP Chief Legal Officer (1/5/2004)

To our great catering team, thank you so much for going out of your way to be helpful and making Stella Estevez’s going away party such a success! I really appreciated your keeping the beverages cold for us – even though you had no obligation to do so – and then delivering them with a bow of ice. And we were able to benefit from the table you’d setup for an earlier meeting, and that black table cloth and risers really presented the cake beautifully! Thank you for all your help and the great job you do on an on-going basis!
– Vicki Scheck, HR Admin Assistant (7/31/2007)

Good job on the food. It was delicious…
– Julie Hauger, Executive Assistant to President and CEO (10/8/2007)

Liezl, thank you so much for the wonderful food for our New EE Overview. It was perfect and everything went so smoothly.
– Debbie Bouton, Executive Assistant to HR VP (5/26/1999)

The group loved the salmon and chicken you served today. They said it was awesome!!! Good Job guys. Thank you
– Linda Ferguson, Executive Assistant for Global Finance (6/24/2008)

Thank you for everything, Liezl. I appreciate your being in close touch with me. We are looking forward greatly to this evening.
– Rachel Fine, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Executive Director (6/10/2008)

Kudos to Yendi for assisting me (in a pinch) with coffee from the Executive Dining Room kitchen.
– Lisa Garcia, Executive Assistant to Senior VP, Corporate Communications & Advertising (1/23/2009)

Special Events

On behalf of the RELAC Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for allowing us to use your Conference Room for our meeting. Your staff did an outstanding job making sure that our needs were addressed. The refreshments and the food served at lunch and dinner was delicious, plentiful and excellently prepared. It is evident that you and your staff take great pride in The Bistro and maintain a high standard in delivery of service and product. Once again, thank you for helping to make our seminar a success.
– Diane Sandoval, RELAC President (2/3/2005)

I am proud to do business for over three years with Mr. Richard Hanna and Mr. Jason Martinez of the Mission Bistro Restaurant and Catering. They have shown me nothing but courteousness and professionalism when preparing for any of our events. As always their food is excellent, presentation is always done with care and service is impeccable. I could go on listing all the wonderful details but what I really noticed and impressed me is their willingness and flexibility to come up with different menus and price ranges for different events. They take pride in all events small or big…they are true professionals.
– Linda Goldberg, Southwest Administrators, Inc. Corporate Relations (4/10/2006)

I have used Mission Bistro since they have been in business here on the Campus for our business meetings. Richard Hanna and Jason Martinez have always accommodated our needs, including the awfully short notice, 1 hour prior to meeting time, for food and/or beverages, last minute changes and/or requests. They have not once disappointed me. I am impressed with their friendly, courteous excellent customer service. They are always open to any suggestions and quick to accommodate dietary preferences of my bosses. I have used other catering businesses that don’t even come close to the quality of Mission Bistro’s services. It is a great pleasure doing business with them and would continue to do so anywhere I go. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.
Judy Lui 7/12/2006

Jason, things went great, I have heard from several people that food was excellent, and they had great service. Thank you once again for helping in this matter, I know that it was last minute and a large task, and you did a great job with everything. Thank you
– Kristy Shaughnessy, USE Consulting (7/5/2006

Special Events and Catering

Liezl, thank you again (and everyone at Mission Bistro) for a wonderful event!
– Debbie Esparza, Associate Director of Enrollment Management Loyola Law School (4/19/2008)

Jason, thank you so much for the May 29 dinner. Everything was absolutely perfect: the food, service and timing of it all. Thanks so much! Til next year…
– Amy Dominguez-Armas, James Irvine Foundation (5/30/2008)

Great Job! Thanks!
– Marilyn Conlan 11/19/2008

I just want to write this note to compliment your staff. The behind the counter chefs & servers and cashier were patient & professional. The food choices were healthy & staff knowledgeable of the foods offered. Thank you for adding to our outstanding experience here at the Natural History Museum.
– The Espinoza Family 12/29/2008

Thanks. Everything was spectacular (especially the salsa)!
- Robin Savoian, Family and Community Programs Manager

Jason, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your food last night. As you could see by the empty platters, we loved the food, it was amazing. The Santa Fe Salad was spectacular as well as the Wraps. It was the best guacamole that I ever had, it was so chunky and flavorful. I could not stop eating everything. The cookies were also fantastic too. Thank you so much for the wonderful dinner last night!
– Renee Klein

They LOVED IT!!! Said it is better than any lunch they EVER had at LACMA which is Patina I think. GREAT JOB. Thanks!!!! Wish I could have ordered a plate for me!!
– Linda Sharp, Legal Affairs & Page Museum Operations

Thank you Jason and Coral, the spread this morning looked great! Thank you for having everything so well prepared, and ready for everyone. Thanks a lot!
– Grace Cabrera, Assistant to Chief Deputy Director

Thank you all for your hard work and assistance with these mornings Staff Holiday Celebration & Visible Vault Staff Preview. Your assistance, hard work and professionalism are greatly appreciated. Again the entire HR team thanks each of you for making this event seamless and successful!!!
- Micah Mullens, Human Resources Director

I just wanted to reiterate the feelings of the board at our last meeting. Your menu was wonderful especially the chicken. Everyone raved. Thanks for much for making it special. Our next meeting is January 29th and we will have to go back to sandwiches but maybe you can think of something different. This being on a budget is a real pain. I’m sure you agree.
- Jean Brandt, Gem & Mineral Council Coordinator

You and your colleagues did a great job, Jason. All went very well, indeed. My only comment would be about the organizing and dressing of the mache salad but I already told you that. My deepest thanks for a job VERY well done. So well done that I'd like to do the very same thing on 5 December, unless you feel strongly otherwise. I have canvassed the group about dietary issues and came up with only one person who could not eat something on the menu---it was chicken, of all things. so I told him we would make him something with fish instead. Everyone else wants the menu as shown. So, go for it!
- The WOF

Thanks for a great lunch today! It was delicious–we should remember that menu.
– Stacey Atchley, Director for Donor Stewardship and Planned Giving Officer

That was the best damn chicken and pasta I’ve ever had! Lunch was great! The desert was good. Thanks for the great service.
– Brian Bentley, Corporate Relations

Thank you sooooooooooo much for the assistance with this whole cupcake soiree! Your set-up was amazing…you’re amazing. Everyone was so happy with the milk, coffee, tea and of course the cupcakes. The staff did an awesome job and I will definitely ask for y’all again!
- Lauren C. Delgadillo, Marketing & Communications

Jason, I wanted to share with you some feedback about Friday night as well as thank you for your flexibility and hard work. I know it isn’t easy dealing with the numerous last minute changes, and it is SOOOO nice to know it doesn’t phase you!! Leanne Schwartz from LA Spice catering noted how good the food was. The Cohens went back for seconds saying it was some of the best event food yet and even Jane said she thought it was terrific. Go Jason! Thank you again for everything!! Until the First Friday event…have a super week.
– Alanna Flanagan, Fellows Manager

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We loved the food. The Santa Fe Salad was spectacular. It was the best guacamole that I ever had.

- R.K., MB Patron

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