From: Silvana

Date: May 22, 2018 at 11:30:24 AM PDT

To: Clay Porter

 Subject: Re: rehearsal dinner- May 10th

HI Clay,

Just wanted to say THANK YOU again! Everything was so wonderful..... the service, the food, the people! Everyone loved the food! Thank you for making it work out for us. Really appreciate it!




From: Carly Carly  


Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 9:42 AM
To: info@gardencentercafeandgrill.com
Subject: Re: Who serves the best Burger & Fries 7 days a week?


Who serves the BEST blackened salmon with mango salsa??? GARDEN CENTER!! Have a great week!!!



Date: May 21, 2017 at 6:14:34 PM PDT
To: Vicki Porter <vickiporter2014@gmail.com>
Subject: Great Staff

Hi Vicki,

Just wanted to let you know we met Riley Friday night at El Jardin. He was our waiter. He was so personable and fun with our family. (we were celebrating my daughters bday, grandkids with us too). He had good suggestions and great service. What a fine young man!!  Then we were at at Garden Center the next morning for after soccer breakfast. We love the nice waiter you have, Jose. He is the sweetest man and very good every time we go in. So welcoming and attentive and sweet!! So thought I would let you know!! Your whole crew there is great always!! Take care!!



Date:Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 10:26 AM
Subject:Re: 90th bday

Feel free to use as a testimony. Again thanks. Pauline


Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

The birthday party went off without a hitch on our side of things. However, your father explained that I had used a different menu and so I realize there was even more work than usual involved on your side of things!

Joe usually tires after an hour with people but he totally enjoyed the two hours and had a very special time. Everyone enjoyed the food and it was the perfect place for us to hold Joe's 90th birthday party. Thank you for your graciousness to us all and making the planning process easy for me.

Sincerely, Pauline


----- Original Message -----
Subject: May 19th Wedding Luncheon

I just went out and placed a rating for your place online. I wanted to pass along what I wrote and let you know that DeeDee  was our server and did a FANTASTIC job. She was so pleasant and just lovely to our group! We all loved her and wanted to pass along the positive feedback. I also have to pass along that I had people talking about the delicious food days later. The cheesecake referred to below was a HUGE hit, we had many ask later that evening if we had any left. Just an overall good experience. If you would like to place any of this review on your website, feel free.


Thanks for making it such a lovely experience!
Kareece and Brady Light


Review was 5 stars (I did a google search and then added a rating)

We had our wedding luncheon on the patio in mid May. The food was wonderful, the service was GREAT, and the atmosphere was private and relaxing. Guests had the choice between prime rib and chicken and all raved about both. The chocolate cheesecake that is pictured on the website menu was a huge hit, very yummy! We had a destination wedding, so all arrangements were made over the phone and were very pleasant and surprisingly simple. I would recommend this place to anyone!!

Thanks Again,




We were VERY pleased with how wonderful Clay and his parents at the Garden Center Cafe and Grill worked with us to host a special and delicious rehearsal dinner for our son on 1/2/2015.  Although it was unusually cold, the Porters did everything to make us comfortable with extra heaters and tables configured to keep the heat in! Everything looked so nice, the beverage station was well stocked and attended, the food was very fresh and and hot, the service was delightful and we had all the time we wanted to celebrate.  We were kindly offered the inside due to the cold, but the Porters made the patio the perfect place for our less than quiet celebration!!  We would highly recommend considering the Garden Center Cafe and Grill for any special occasion, or for just a night out with that special someone.


Dear Bill and the entire Garden Center Cafe Staff,


Please forgive this very belated thank you for the OUTSTANDING
rehearsal dinner you provided us on June 28 for my son and daughter-in- law, Jack and Jennifer Petersen.  Feel free to use my comments on your website if you wish!

July 10, 2016

Thank you so much first of all to Clay, who met my sister and I back in March when I was first planning my son's rehearsal dinner for June.  He couldn't have been nicer or more welcoming. He thoroughly explained what the restaurant had to offer, was able to work out the numbers so I was assured we could do the dinner for forty within our budget, and promptly responded to my follow-up emails with additional questions I had. The staff was ready and waiting when we arrived, and the service was excellent. The food was served hot and with lovely presentation; everyone raved about how good it was. The patio was beautiful and it was a fantastic evening with family and friends anticipating the wonderful day to follow. I myself had the fillet medallions, and they were tender and delicious; cooked to perfection. Many at my table had the stuffed salmon, and all agreed it was outstanding. My daughter is a vegetarian and loved the Garden Center Pasta. It was so nice that

the children present had options for them as well. The dessert trays were scrumptious with several choices....soooo good!! Every detail was just exactly as promised. Bill was so friendly and made sure everything was going smoothly. Thank you so much for making this a memorable night for us.  I hope to come back in the future to enjoy your wonderful restaurant!


Patty Petersen


Hello Vicki,

We truly appreciated everything you did for us that evening. The great food just put the whole experience "over the top" for all of us. If you ever need a recommendation for any other corporate or private party events, please feel free to offer my name and contact information.


Best Regards,
Suzanne Guerra
Marriott ExecuStay
Sr. Manager, Owner & Franchise Services



Vicki & Bill,


Can't thank you enough for a wonderful experience... it was all rave reviews on the dinner and you provided excellent service I can tell you are the OWNERS of your restaurant; you certainly understand "customer service"!

It was sooooooo nice to wake up to a clean kitchen this morning!

I'm sure there will be opportunities in the future to share another event, together.

Warm regards,

Colleen (and Bill)



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