"When our family arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Meet and Greet on that Wednesday evening, we were all very impressed with Verita and her staff. They would
not allow us to lift a finger; they served us and cleared away our dishes. Our families and
guests were simply in awe of her presentation. Her love and passion was displayed as
she presented us with three breathtaking displays of visual and culinary art. The
arrangements were spectacular and the food superb. When we thought it could not get
any better, the location for the Saturday banquet was absolutely exquisite from the
hallway to the banquet hall with bright and colorful floral arrangements and special
lighting. Everything was done to perfection.
Verita and her staffwere the epitome of professionalism and elegance from the way theyV
dressed to the way they served our family. Her presentation ofthe food was outstanding
and the food tasted just as good as it looked. Although we were a small group of nearly
90 people, Verita and her staff treated us as if we were royalty."
Jimmie Johnson & Dorothy Valentine
"God Blessed Us with You. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. I don't
know if I really have the words to honestly express how sincerely
appreciative my family is for the superb job you and your team provided for
us during my daughters wedding reception. I along with my
guest expressed the same look of amazement as we took in the
beautiful splendor of the entire room that you transformed. Everyone that
knows me can attest I am not an emotional person. FYI I did not tear up at
any part of my daughters beautiful wedding ceremony, however when I
walked in to the reception and saw your breath taking creation I was
moved to tears.
Eloquent Creations went above and beyond our expectations. About the
food OMG that's the first expression everybody says. It was delicious and
beautifully presented. It was the main topic of conversation during
the evening. Everybody said it was the best food they ever had at any
reception or gala. You and your entire team displayed such a eloquent air
of professionalism, not only in your manner but your attire also. Your name
really speaks of who you are. The personal touches you added and your
entire vision were truly amazing. Its plain to see that you love what you do,
and it shows. God has blessed you with a gift and you are blessing others
with what you do. Thank You and I Know you will always be a Leader in
"October 5, 2013 finally arrived and I was nervous, anxious and excited all at the same time. On
this day I was pledging my vows before God, family and close friends of my lifetime commitment to
Clay. This was indeed a BIG step in my life. Throughout the whole day I was made aware by my parents
& wedding planner that the venue was absolutely beautiful and I would indeed have an "aha" moment.
When the time approached for the wedding ceremony and reception, I was elated at the layout that displayed not only what was contractually agreed upon but more so it engulfed the facets of my dreams
that I couldn't put into words for them to be executed. To sum my emotions in two words, "simply
breathtaking". The professionalism of your staff with the coordinating colors of our wedding, amazing
table decor, delicious food was a true indication that Eloquent Creations Catering & Design Services was
and is a first class business. I felt like the luckiest bride in the world to witness all of these things on my
So in closing, Mrs. Elliott I want you to know that Clay and I appreciate all of the things you did to
ensure that our wedding day would be perfect. We thank you for the professionalism displayed
throughout the planning as well as on the day of the event. Personally, I will continue to take the
guidance you have given me to ultimately walk in your footsteps as a business leader of choice within the
hospitality industry. I commend you for your success, wish you the best in future endeavors and pray that
God will continue to bless you!"
Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Bostick
"An Eloquent Creation is exactly what you would call our wedding day after Mrs
Vereda and her staff staged the most beautiful event that I have been a part of.
From day one it was a match made in heaven, she was able to take a young
man's vision and bring it to life without supervision or extra follow up! Mrs Vereda
embodies a very attractive spirit that allows a level of calmness to flow through
her communication techniques understanding that a wedding can be
overwhelming and one of the most hectic occasions in a new couples life. "
Eloquent Creations always demonstrated a client first mentality every step of the
way while providing sound, intuitive & resourceful expertise. Even through the
adversity of inclement weather that threatened the cancellation of our outdoor
ceremony Eloquent Creations had a back up plan that transformed our reception
venue into a beautiful place where the ceremony and reception could co-exist
with minimal changes to the original setup .. Ms Vereda didn't miss a beat as she
made it known that the show must and will go on! In short with all the bells and
whistles from the amazing attention to detail to the customized delicious surf &
turf entree for the groom, what we cherish the most will be the memories of that
blessed evening that will be forever etched in our hearts that bridged the gap
between a young man his bride! Mrs Vereda & Eloquent Creations will always
have a special place in us and we feel we developed a true relationship that will
last the rest of our lives. We are truly grateful for her operating in her gifting and
being diligent in her desire to serve people through Eloquent Creations. Her
talents should be shown to the world!"
Laramie & Marlina Thompson
"I have known Ms. Elliott for several years and have had the opportunity to
observe and partake of her catering services in both professional and personal
settings. Ms. Elliott and her staff are always impressive in their attire. They are
courteous and personable when attending to their clients and are always on
time. Ms. Elliott makes the atmosphere of her jobs conducive to good
conversation and enjoyment of the food. The food she serves is delicious and
served at the appropriate temperature. Her desserts, especially, are always
praised. From wedding receptions to Board of Directors luncheons and meetings
to exhibit openings and receptions, I have always been satisfied and impressed
with the services Ms. Elliott provides and wholeheartedly recommend Eloquent
Creations for any catering work they may pursue."
"Remembering my experience working for Ms. Elliott (the way the guests felt, the food and the atmosphere) prompted me to use her services for my company's Service Awards Ceremony. Ms. Elliott and her team did not disappoint our 200 guests and honorees. Her team arrived at the venue well in advance, decorated the serving tables and adding special touches throughout. Ms. Elliott and her staff were professional, courteous, and attentive to our needs.
One special moment that stood out for me at the event was when Ms. Elliott recognized that those of us hosting had
not had the opportunity to eat with everyone else. She personally served us when the event was over, requiring us
to sitdown and enjoy dinner.
As a hospital leader, I am often reminded of a quote by Maya Angelou that I share with my employees,
'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never fOlget
how you made them feel.'
It was this simple act that made us feel special and I will not hesitate use her services for future events."
Tanya S. Blackmon- President. Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
"I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Eloquent Creations.
Over the past several years Mrs. Vereda Elliot and her team at Eloquent Creations have catered events
for Inspiration Networks -large events such as our Grand Opening and Christmas parties for our staff of
300, as well as smaller, more intimate gatherings. Each time the beautiful presentation is second only to
the high-caliber meals that are served. The dishes are always delicious, served at the correct
temperature. The hors d' oeuvres are plentiful and well thought-out.
Vereda works with our budget, anticipates our needs and always does this with a smile. The attitude of
her team and service they provide are of a very high level. We have never been disappointed and I do
not believe you will be either!"
David Cerullo-President and CEO Inspiration Networks
"I have had the honor of
working with Vereda and her staff on several events over the past few years. I was
introduced to Vereda through my employer who considered Eloquent Creations
their "go to" caterer, using them exclusively for annual events. Eloquent Creations
fulfilled various catering requests providing a wide array of foods from breakfast
buffet menus to lunch menus, as well as station style events. I have been so pleased
by the service provided to my employer, I routinely refer Eloquent Creations to
other outside organizations. Recently, I used Eloquent Creations for a formal event
and was again delighted with the outcome.
The food that Vereda and her staff provide is simply delicious. The ingredients are
fresh and seasoned to perfection. The food leaves one with a "made from scratch
with love and care" feeling. In addition to the superb taste ofthe food, the
presentation is equally as impressive. Vereda's creative design and display talents
are beautiful expressed at each and every event and make the food even more
Perhaps the main characteristic that allows Eloquent Creations to continue to stand
out among other area caterers is "service". The attention to detail is refreshingly
impressive and on a level not often seen with other caterers. I have watched in
amazement as the staff painstakingly prepares for a function, ensuring that
everything is as perfect as it can possibly be. They are well groomed, polite, efficient
and easy to work with. Vereda is constantly double-checking to make sure
expectations are exceeded and is an absolute joy to work with.
In every aspect, Eloquent Creations Catering & Design Services provides a catering
experience that is positive and memorable. The exceptional food, broad selection of
tasteful decor and professional staff are sure to impress. I would not hesitate to
recommend the company to any individual, business or organization seeking
Mary Hall-Satisfied Customer
"Vereda Elliott of Eloquent Creations has been our vendor for the last 6 years for Mecklenburg Ministries
annual Awards Breakfast and for the annual Friday Friends event for the last 3 years. Each year Ms.
Elliott's team provides us with service of Excellence. Each member and/or guest in attendance at major
functions/celebrations receives personal attention.
Her creativity and designs provide an atmosphere of pure elegance. That's what she brings to the room.
The food is rich and always complements the dietary needs of our members to include kosher and
vegan as well as gluten free. Ms. Elliott makes it a priority to meet the demands of our members. It is
hands down each year! We look forward to her great staff and her Elo uent Creations for our 7th annual
Glencie S. Rhedrick, M.S.,M.DIV.
"Thank you so much for your participation in last night's Oath of Office
reception and ceremony for Mayor Patrick Cannon and the 2013-2015
Charlotte City Council! We've heard terrific feedback from the
Councilmembe~s, their families,1IIf guests, and the media about the
catering and decor. On behalf of our retired Mayor Kinsey and new
Mayor Cannon, please let me extend their sincere thanks for your
time, energy, and support of last night's celebration!"
Tracy Montross -Office of the May
"You have made every
catering event for me and Time Warner Cable fabulous. When
people compliment us on what a great event we had , I really
have to give all the credit to Eloquent Creations. The only
thing I did was hire a true professional. "
Andrea Brandon-Hill, Time Warner Cable
"Eloquent Creations Catering and
Design Services helped make my wedding day magical. Vereda and
her team were dependable, professional and the food was
spectacular. Many of my wedding guests still to this day cannot
stop speaking of how wonderful the food and service was at our
wedding reception. We recommend Eloquent Creations Catering
because they are true to their name. Our reception was
absolutely “eloquent” in taste and presentation."
Andrea and Anthony Gardin
was fantastic! Beautiful professional staff and the food was
was extremely friendly and prompt. The food was above
excellent. The mashed potatoes were the best I have
ever had! Everything was better than expected!"
was excellent and the food was tremendous - especially the
mashed potatoes and gravy. I'm very pleased and impressed.
You all did a wonderful job."
Attendees of the Wake Forest University Business School Black
MBA Gala 2012
presentation of the fool was wonderful, appealing to the eye,
and tasted so very delicious. The decor that was done by
you and your staff exceeded our expectations. We have had
many caterers over the years and can say without a doubt that
your catering service is par excellent. We received so may
comments from the employees commending the catering service.
Thank you so much and please look forward to hearing from us for
our next event!"
"Your team is
the most engaging and professional group I've ever had the
pleasure of working with at a catered event! AND - your
food is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for partnering with
us to provide a remarkable Christmas treat for our team!
Novant Corporate Health & Network Development
"The event last
night was so beautiful and elegant! There were so many women who
complimented the overall appearance of the spread and – quite
frankly – were blown away by it! I just heard that the Governor
(Beverly Perdue) has a picture of the table and is showing
everyone in Raleigh and gushing! Thank you for all your hard
Charlotte/Asheville Regional Finance Director
Bev Perdue Committee
"Vereda is a joy to know
and a gift to the Charlotte community! I have had the privilege of
working with her and her company, Eloquent Creations Catering Services,
on numerous occasions. In my opinion, Vereda is the best caterer I have
experienced. Her food is delicious, her menus are multicultural, her
presentation is beautiful, her staff is professional and friendly, and
her enthusiasm is contagious. Vereda promptly replies to questions or
suggestions, always has a beautiful smile on her face and an upbeat
attitude, and simply inspires those with whom she works."
Dr. Maria Hanlin
Executive Director, Mecklenburg Ministries
"Vereda Elliot and team have handled numerous events for our business
functions and community initiatives and we wouldn't use anyone else.
They provide an outstanding menu selection for food and the
presentation, staging, and ambiance are all impeccable. They make
hosting events easy because everything is handled professionally, in a
timely manner, and at a reasonable cost. We get all of that and the food
and beverages taste great!"
Stoney D. Sellars
Technology Project Management, Inc.
"Vereda is a truly gifted and caring servant leader grounded in
excellence. On any given day, Vereda can be found donating her culinary
masterpieces to local homeless shelters. Mrs. Elliott’s trademark is her
white glove service and mouth watering cuisine for events from 75 to 750
guests. Mrs. Elliott carefully transforms catering engagements with
decorations, furniture, and other symbols of elegance. The staff at
Eloquent Creations Catering Services welcome guests wearing evening
gowns, white gloves, a warm smile, and the highest level of excellence
in customer service."
Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown
President, The Mecklenburg County Medical Society
"Lowe's loves Eloquent
Creations! Eloquent Creations catered a supplier diversity event on
Lowe’s campus in March 2010, and Vereda Elliott and her team exceeded
expectations when it came to service and delivery. From planning to full
execution on the day of the event, Eloquent Creations provided an
outstanding experience. Eloquent Creations offers a variety of palatable
menu options, and Vereda truly has a gift. Her love for her craft and
genuine passion for people are felt in every bite of her delicious food.
We look forward to bringing her back to Lowe’s for future events."
Patrice L. Funderburg, MS
Director, Supplier Diversity, Lowe's Companies, Inc.