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Wanda Boatman

December 20, 2016

Talmom M. Silva

Elegancia Cater by Home Style Catering

Dear Talmom,

I wanted to formally send our appreciation for your outstanding preparation and presentation of dinner at my husband’s 60th Surprise Party on December 10, 2016.  From the beginning of the conversation with my coordinator Gregg McClain, you continually provided assurance that the event would be successful.  Your attention to details during planning were appreciated as was your flexibility with the menu selections. 

The event itself was wonderful!  Not only was Cedric surprised that 120 of his closest friends and family had gathered, but the buffet dinner you and your team created as well as the service they provided was in a word – outstanding!!  Starting the night of the party I have received numerous compliments on how good dinner was and how much people enjoyed it.  I’ve given your name and contact information to several people and hope it leads to additional business. 

And, thank you for the pictures which will be part of the album I plan to create to memorialize the event.  I cannot thank you enough for being the wonderful partner for this event.  I understand why Julie Carter at Rock Creek Mansion recommends you! 

Warm regards,


cc:          Julie Carter, Rock Creek Mansion

               Gregg McClain

               Kara Boatman


Dear Talmom

Thank you very much for the catering that you prepared for my wife celebration. it was as described in your offer and better. you were very efficient professionally as well as making sure that every detail was  taken care of. The quality of the food, the presentation and the service were outstanding.
You did that with courtesy, tact and kindness. thank you very much.   
Talmon, you are a wonderful person that managed to do even better than promised. for that I thank you and would be glad should you want to use me as a Reference.

Fernand Dahan


Patty and Joe Timm

 My husband and I hired Elegancia Caterers/Home Style Catering, owned by Talmom Silva and Ricardo Franca, for our daughter’s wedding reception in July 2016.

 We chose Elegancia Caterers because of their stellar reputation and my previous experiences with them.  I have attended many of their catered events over the past eight years. I was always extremely impressed with their professionalism, attention to detail and genuine care for each guest they served. Talmom is a man of great integrity whose staff reflects his ideals and values.

The quality of the food at our daughter’s reception, prepared by head chef Ricardo,was exceptional in its presentation and taste. Talmom left nothing to chance, ensuring that every detail was taken care of, such as personalizing the menu for our guests with dietary restrictions.  With his artistic vision Talmom even transformed the reception hall into an exquisite setting!  Months after this reception, we are still receiving rave reviews about the quality of the food and the caring staff.

We had complete confidence in selecting Elegancia Caterers /home Style,for our daughter’s wedding reception.  Talmom and Ricardo met, and even exceeded, our expectations! With much gratitude to them and their talented staff, our family will always cherish the memories of this special event!

  We are more than happy to respond to any questions you may have about hiring Elegancia Caterers. Please feel free

Talmon – Thank you so much for everything.  The food was excellent and people really enjoyed it.  Your display was fabulous and the people who worked with you were extremely courteous and helpful.  Your catering was the final touch to make the event such a great success.  Lots of people wanted to know who the caterer was so I am gladly sharing your contact information with them.  Feel free to use me as a reference.

Charlotte Gironda

Executive Assistant

Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth & Families, Inc.

1801 Research Boulevard, Suite 103

Rockville, MD 20850


Dear Talmon, Ricardo  and Staff

 Please accept our most heartfelt thanks for making Jacqui’s Quinceañera a very special and memorable day that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.   You exceeded our expectations in every way possible.  The thoughtful design and placement of the decor brought out the best in Rock Creek Mansion.  Your attention to every detail projected an air of class and elegance which impressed all of our guests.  Every item on the menu for the reception as well as the dinner was exquisite.  We have received many compliments from our family and friends, especially the attentiveness with which all of you treated them.  You made all of us feel special and it really made the event the best that it could be: “A most memorable celebration.”  Again, thank you for your patience through the planning, your flexibility to accommodate our last minute changes, and above all, for orchestrating the perfect Quinceañera.

Forever grateful,

Tony and  Irma


Talmom and his team  provided perfect, detail-oriented catering service for our wedding. It was a one-stop-shop for everything we needed for our wedding including, food, staff, and furniture. They even referred us to a fantastic DJ for the wedding. The entire event was spectacular thanks to them. The guests all enjoyed their extremely tasty food and conscientious service. I’m not ashamed to admit that Chef Ricardo’s food was so good that we almost went back for a third plate instead of greeting the guests at our wedding. We would certainly hire them again if we ever need a large event catered and would recommend their services to friends and family.

Lisa and Harrison


Dear Talmom, Ricardo, and the Home Style Catering Staff,

I send you my sincerest gratitude for skillfully orchestrating a most memorable birthday party at Glenview Mansion.  Upon my arrival, all of your exacting prep work was evident: the seating layout was correct, the tables looked lovely, the buffet was a gorgeous display, and every flower arrangement was perfectly placed.  Immediately, I was able to relax and greet my guests feeling secure in your capabilities.

While the party was underway, you were friendly and attentive to the guests and also mindful of the set-up and execution requirements, on your part, of each of the phases: receiving line, cocktails, buffet, speeches, and cake cutting.  Sincere accolades for seamlessly transitioning us through our agenda.

Finally, the food was grand!  Each tray and platter was presented beautifully, and the meats and side dishes were flavorful and impeccably cooked.  Ricardo left quite a sweet taste in my mouth, as I am still receiving complements about his delicious meal.

I greatly appreciate all of your hard work that resulted in a delightful time had by all.

Very truly yours,

Virginia R. Christopher


Thank you so much for making my wife’s 40th Surprise party a success!!

Talmom – you were so helpful in assisting me with planning the event and I really appreciate your knowledge and preparation that went into making sure my wife and our guest enjoyed their evening.

Chef Ricardo – your food is amazing!  So many of our guests raved about how delicious everything was and how much they enjoyed watching you cook.  I was so pleased with everything that came out of the kitchen.

The Staff – Everyone that assisted that evening did an incredible job.  They were so friendly, attentive and professional.

Thanks again and I look forward to hosting another event with you as our caterers.

Marc Linchuck



Kateri and I wanted to write to thank you for the outstanding job you did catering our wedding on Sunday, Dec. 16th. I’ve received numerous e-mails in the past few days that mentioned how good the food was, and I wanted to make sure to pass that praise along to you! Many people wrote just to say that the dishes that you prepared for us were among the best that they had ever eaten!  There was so much awesome food it is hard to say what my personal favorite was, but, the Chateaubriand was a particularly huge hit. In addition to the outstanding food, the overall level of service that you provided for us was exceptional. Out of all the various professionals we worked with to prepare for our special day, you were without question the most attentive and responsive to our wishes and desires. No detail was ignored, and no e-mail or phone call went unanswered. Please feel free to use us as a reference if any prospective clients would like to speak with a recent customer. Thanks again for everything!!!!

Matt and Kateri


Dear Talmon and Ricardo!

We have been remiss in waiting this long to tell you thank you!  And, thank you is not adequate for all you did for us!  We had the party of the year!!!  Thanks to you two and your wonderful staff! We are still getting compliments on the food and the service.  We received so many thank-you cards, notes, phone calls, and emails relaying to us what we already knew … that our party was grand!  One was even in the form of a poem, and we’ll repeat one of the verses for you:

“The food you served was simply delicious. Attractively presented and even nutritious! Oh God, an open bar … Glad I didn’t Have to drive too far!” Wasn’t the cute! And another one said “It was obvious that tons of preparation went into the Sunday Mass and reception, and as far as your guests were concerned, it was executed in the most stress free manner I’ve ever seen!” Working with you two was a joy!  And completely stress free!   We are so grateful to you for all the effort and love that you displayed.  We can hardly wait for our 60th!!!  Will you cater that one for us too!!!

Love, peace, and joy to you both! Mary Lou and Ralph

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