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From: Jennifer Baker-Hendershot  
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:13 AM
Cc: Laurie Baker
Good morning Chris.
I have been meaning to email for the past few weeks and life been busy.
First I wanted to express how grateful my sister and I were to have you as
our event coordinator for my parents 50th Anniversary Party.  You guys had
numerous challenges and handled them with professionalism.  The food was
outstanding and we had many, many compliments.  This facility was not only
hot but has a very small prep area and I know this made your much more
difficult.  You guys pulled it off and all of our guests were impressed.
We couldn't of had such  successful event without you and your team!!!  I
will be giving you a 5 star review on wedding wire and any other site you
request!!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Best Regards,
Jennifer J. Baker Hendershot |Account Manager | Expedited Logistics and
Freight Services LLC. Houston, TX  - 4740 Consulate Plaza Dr. Houston | TX 77032 | 
*Domestic, International, Air, Ocean* Supply Chain Logistics*Customs
From: Theresa Baker Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:59 PM To: Subject: 50th anniversary caterer and coordinator , 6/24/17 event at The Barn Thank you Chris for an extraordinarily special and amazing event. The food and decor was fabulous. I loved that everything done with elegance and class. Your service was top shelf. I will give you a 10. Thanks for your part in helping our kids give us an unforgettable celebration. Terri Baker

From: Zachary Rand
Sent: Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 05:24 PM
To: Jeff Henningsenn <>
Subject: Thanks for Lunch!

Hi Jeff,

A pleasure to meet you today. Thanks for the amazing lunch! See you around the Chamber.


Zachary Rand, Owner& CEO

KGI – Background Screening Solutions

11251 Northwest Freeway
Suite 450
Houston, TX 77092

From: Susan Baird  
Sent: Thursday, 29 June, 2017 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: Estimate 1068 from Jim Benton of Houston, LLC
Jim and Jeff,
Thanks so much for making the evening amazing!
Any chance I could get a copy of the menu?
From: Edith Martinez 
Sent: Tuesday, 6 June, 2017 10:18 AM 
Subject: Re: Final Wedding 
Good morning Jeff, We were so glad to see you and Jim in the wedding. 
It meant a lot for us. We received a lot of compliments about the menu and drinks. 
Everything was so delicious. Your staff was on top of everything. Sarah did such an amazing job. 
We were so happy and grateful that all of you were part of our wedding. Our day was what we envisioned because of all of you. 
Let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks again. 
All of you made our dream come true. 
Subject: event for Lyle Kosten in Onalaska, TX
From: “Bonnie Laverty”
Date: Sun, May 21, 2017 2:32 pm
Dear Mr. Benton,
As a guest of the celebration held for Mr. Lyle Kosten at Tony and Judy
Jackson's home in Onalaska, May 20, 2017,  I feel it is important to tell
you how much we appreciated the efficient professionalism and friendliness
of your service staff.  The food was delicious, and, despite the stormy
weather, they maintained their calm demeanor and provided an excellent
dinner and lovely service.
Thank you for your service and contribution to a remembrance gathering for
Mr. Kosten.  As his friends gathered at the lake he loved, we enjoyed the
memories of our dog-walking, help-whenever-needed, sailor, Happy Hour
Bonnie Laverty
From: Amy Collins 
Sent: Thursday, 11 May, 2017 01:26 PM
Subject: THANK YOU
Chris, Jim, & Jeff,
Thank you all so very much for all of your help with the event last evening.
It was a huge success and Mr. Slack is on a high from it. Compliments to
your chef or chefs as I had quite a few folks comment on how good the food
was. Unfortunately, Jennifer, Karen and myself did not get much of it. L I
guess it goes with the territory. In addition, your staff was very
We are looking forward to seeing the photos. Please let us know when we can
see them or maybe get them on a disc or flash drive.
Thank you,

Amy Collins
Administrative Assistant/Marketing Coordinator
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc. | 2990 Holmes Road | Houston, TX 77051 | 713-888-7300 <> 

From: Kevin.Hamby
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 10:41 AM
Subject: Thank you

Jim –

We wanted to thank you for the wonderful catering at the annual HCC Interior Design Program student portfolio show. Our attendants and students raved about the food and the service!

We thank you and we look forward to working with you again in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Kevin Hamby, RID, IDEC, ASID, IIDA

Program Coordinator & Faculty, Interior Design

Consumer Arts and Sciences Center of Excellence

Fine Arts Center Building, Room 319 | 3517 Austin Street, Houston, TX  77004 | O: 713.718.6213

Subject: Thank you!!
From: warnerheart
Date: Mon, January 16, 2017 9:52 am
Jim, thank you a million times for the beautiful job last night.  Everything was
perfect.  The table of food was beautiful and I'm sad that I never got to taste a
thing.  Darn, I get busy and never get to eat.
All the staff was outstanding!  Each and every one was so very efficient and lovely!!
I wish you could have seen the concert upstairs was amazing.
Thank you so much again.  Pam said that if you had any food left, The Mission could
pick it up.  Is that correct?  Please let me know.
I hope you were pleased with us and the venue.
Sending love and appreciation.  I know you donated a lot to The Mission.  Would you
like a donation form?
December 9, 2016
Everyone loved the event.  The food was great and your staff is awesome.
Thank you, Merry Christmas to all.
Camelia Joseph, CEO/Sr. Consultant
The Joseph Group
November 20, 2016 Jim & Staff, I just wanted to thank you for an amazing experience with Jim Benton of Houston Catering! Our staff as well as the BCEM staff truly enjoyed the catering service provided by you all. I think the only hiccup that occurred was the kosher lunch meal that was late in getting delivered, but I understand that came from a different vendor. All in all, everyone was happy and impressed with everything. Rest assured that we will use you yet again for other events we may have. Special thanks to the attentive staff that served that day: Chris, Cairo, Sherry and Sarah. Have a super Thanksgiving week! Joyce Joyce Boudreaux Assistant to Mark Sloan, EMC Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
November 13, 2016
Jim, Jeff and Robin
We just wanted to send you a quick thank you for all your hard work today to make
our Stewardship luncheon a success. Words can not express our appreciation for all
you did to make our first “Stewardship Luncheon” a huge success. We’ve had so many
people tell us it was the best luncheon we have ever had a St. Paul’s! The family
style lunch made it perfect and really opened up the connection and conversations
for everyone at the table. 
The great fellowship and connection would not have been possible without all of you.
We can’t thank you enough and appreciate you so much. We are so blessed to have you
in our community. We love and thank you!
Grace, Love and Peace, 
Jennifer Johnson West, M.A.
Director of Hospitality and Community Life
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Houston
October 14, 2016

Chris and the Team were absolutely amazing to work with, and I’ve never been more pleased with the service from JBH.  Can’t wait to work with you all again!

Houston Symphony, CD recording Party

From: Ernie Manouse

Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 11:53 PM

To: William W. Stubbs

Cc: Jim Benton of Houston

Subject: Re: Downton Abbey Party

Dear Jim & Bill – What can I say – you are both amazing – What a fabulous way you bring the Manor of Speaking experience to a close… An Amazing “Thank You”Party, with Amazing food! Honestly, I can not imagine that the crew of this show has ever been to such an elegant and fabulous event – and it shows just how much each and everyone of them was appreciated… Sure we could have all gone out to KATZ or Buffalo WildWings and had a late night time meal together – but it would not have stood out, it would not have been unique, and it would not have shown the appreciation and love the audience has show for the run of this show – you two made it possible to express these sentiments and let these folks know it – for that I can never thank you enough…

Bill – I know you never expected to have to throw such a big party when you offered and for that I feel horrible – but couldn’t see this celebration without the folks who truly made the show happen – and you, always the class act, rising to the challenge… You are a true superstar… Your beautiful grace, style, warmth and -why even your amazing home – all came together to make an unforgettable experience for all!

And Jim – as I have already said – the food was just perfect – in theme and in flavor and taste – not to mention presentation… And to gift it to us – unbelievable – I only wish you could have been with us to not just enjoy the evening, but to see the appreciation on the faces of all who attended! I am indebted to you both – thank you, thank you, thank you – not only did you show your love and support for me – but gave me the opportunity to share that with the full cast and crew… You need only ask of me – and I am yours to help in any way I can in the future!

Thank you again from everyone at “Manor of Speaking”… And a very special thank you from me!

All My Best, E.

Dear Elizabeth, I wanted to say thank you for this weekend! It was a huge success, and Ariel and Don were amazing. Everyone loved the food, and we couldn't have been happier with how it all turned out. Please pass along our thanks to whoever need be, and do let me know if there are any outstanding items for this. All best, Lauren Lauren Moore Operations Assistant Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana Street, Suite 102, Houston, TX 77002 
Thank you and final FUPWG Reconciliation Hi Ana, Bobbie and Chris, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in planning the 2015 Fall FUPWGSeminar. You will be receiving a more formal thank you from FEMP butI wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was working with the three of you. The meeting received rave reviews from the attendees all a result of your hard work and amazing attention to detail. We ended up with 178 attendees which is wonderful! I am just finishing up the final registration reconciliation and will be sendingyou the report this week. Everything has been entered into Event Brite and I have three checks comingto Ana by mail. Hope you have had a chance to relax and recover from yourbusy week. We’ll look forward to hopefullyseeing Ana at future FUPWG meetings. Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality and please extend our thanks to the great CenterPoint and catering staff members who helped make the meeting a great success. The food and service was terrific. A special thank you to Brad and Nancy as well! Susan H. Courtney Allegheny Science and Technology FEMP Utility Program <> / FUPWG <> 703-832-2456

Jim (and team),

Thank you for such an amazing event last Saturday. Everything was absolutely perfect.  I never worry when y’all are there.  I can’t wait until December to see who will be playing so we can decide on a theme!  Please give Deborah and Ollie a huge hug for me!  I told them we can’t do December without them!

Love to you all,


Whitney Bank

“I wanted to commend you and your staff on a job well done at today’s Integration luncheon with our Corporate Officers. Your team did an outstanding job.
I received several comments from the Executive Vice Presidents and Sr. Directors who attended the luncheon, and enjoyed the food. Your team showed the upmost professionalism, while displaying character and personality to our attendees.
The presentation of the food was exemplary… I was really impressed with Chris’s performance in particular. When she noticed the line began to crowd, she immediately jumped in and begin serving to keep the line moving.
Charllie and Vivian were both outstanding team players as well; they kept an eye on the buffet to make sure the food was plentiful, and refreshed; they even went as far as to remove the plates off the tables when the attendees were finished eating. Superb service indeed.
My boss was really pleased, she said everything was awesome, and simply amazing! You made her and I both look good in front of her peers, and the corporate officers who were in attendance.
Big Kudos to you and your staff!!! You are truly the real thing! I look forward to working with you in the near future.”


“As a board member of Houston PetSet, I want to thank you for catering the event at Tootsies last week!! The food and service were FABULOUS! It was so generous of our company to provide your resources and talents to the Soiree Kick-Off Party, which was a great event for us!! Lots of dollars and awareness were raised fo the animals and your contribution to the evening did not go unnoticed. I hope that we can use you again in the future; if not for Houston Pet-set, maybe another cause/event. Thank you, again.”
-For the Animals,
Tena Lundquist Faust

“I just wanted to let you know that everyone was very pleased with the food and service at the open house.  I have received high praise for pulling it all together – but I had to admit, all I did was make one phone call.  Thanks for making me look good!”
-Jennifer Mosher
T H Hill Associates, Inc.

“The reviews on last nights Hines holiday event just keep coming in! From the delicious gourmet nacho bar and margaritas to the delightful combo and Carmen’s mobile dessert table, everyone agrees. It was an event to be remembered. Thank you so much for your orchestration and attention to detail. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

-Kim Jagger Hines

“CenterPoint Energy Services had our lunch catered by Jim Benton of Houston today.  We had the Mediterranean chicken with vegetables and carrot cake.  This meal was delicious, and the salad with the creamy raspberry vinaigrette dressing was outstanding.  Thank you so much for the wonderful meal.  I will certainly pass on my recommendations for Jim Benton’s delicious food and the great service.”

-Janice Walker
CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc.

“A million thanks for exceeding our expectations!  Everything was handled so incredibly professionally and I had peace of mind that all the details would be thought of and properly taken care of from the first day we met with you and Jim.  Extremely well-executed, very professional, and most of all the people paying for the event thought it was a homerun and that you knocked it out of the park.  Considering the sweltering heat and unforeseen “detour” I think you deserve extra kudos.  Again, many thanks for a job extremely well done.”

-Anne Donnelly

“I thank you again for Saturday.  Everything was wonderful.  I thought the food was delicious and the presentation was lovely as well.  You did a great job with the menu.  I can’t tell you how many people came up to me that night to tell me how great the food was – everyone loved it!  The bride-to-be, her mom and all of the hosts (the moms) were all very pleased as well, and it’s not easy to please a large group of moms.  And, your team was amazing.  They were all very nice and were so accommodating.  Job well done!!
Anyway, thank you again for all of your hard work.  I really, really appreciate it!  I hope to work with you again soon.”

-Morgan Todd
Alley Theatre

“Everyone was totally blown away by the transformation of the room into a warm and hip lounge area. Then, there was the food! We had alot of lingerers after the program, which tells me how comfortable and engaged everyone was. I really appreciate your hard work on behalf of United Way!”

-Amy Sonnenberg, J.D.
United Way of Houston

“Thank you so much for all your help to ensure that the catering for our VIP reception was so wonderful! The food was excellent, the presentation was beautiful, and the staff was personable and professional! We appreciate everything you did to ensure that our event was handled with care and professionalism!”

-Jean McMillan, Executive Director
Palmer Drug Abuse Program

“Thank you for the wonderful work Jim Benton of Houston did for The Beach Boys concert. It was an extremely hectic day, and I cannot possibly tell you what a relief it was to know that all of the catering was well taken care of! The catering for The Beach Boys is about as crazy and complicated as it gets, and if you made it through that, I am confident that Jim Benton of Houston can take care of any artist that comes to the Houston Symphony! I was so impressed, that I hope to work with Jim Benton of Houston as often as I can.”

-Rebecca Zabinski
Houston Symphony


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