I used to book a lot of events for some of the academic institutions in the Ithaca area. Whenever we had a large scale reception, cocktail hour, sitdown dinner, or whatnot, I generally always looked to Stephanie at Serendipity catering to handle my food and beverage needs. Serendipity does a lot of things really well. Their food is just top notch all the way around. High quality ingredients, prepared in delightful ways. They have a very varied and wide selection as well. They have all sorts of resources to get you wines, local and non local, and lots of liquor and beer options as well. They'll help you set up rentals for linens, silverware, barware, tables, and chairs. The service is very professional and they have a great staff that will handle the day of aspect of your event. Highest marks all around.