Testimonials



Yes, my expectations were met. I hired a "day of" person very late in the game and Jack was marvelous. So calm, cool and collected -- just what you need for day of. Thanks.
- Kathy

I can't thank you enough for the amazing job you did this past weekend for our wedding. It was an absolute dream come true. Your professionalism and creativity were superb. The event was my vision to a T and the pieces I didn't imagine you improved on! all of your employees were top class and my friends and family enjoyed working and celebrating with each and every one of them. The event was beautiful and just so perfect. Thank for your patience in dealing with the difficult staff at the estate. I can't apologize enough for their ridiculousness and inappropriate business behavior, but thank you for handling it with such kindness and keeping me and my happiness in kind the whole time! I didn't even know the half of it and I thank you for that. I appreciate you shielding me from their awful actions. My family was so proud I choose such a great Co. to deal with. That special event really went above and beyond for me! Enjoy the first few pictures I have to share with you.
- Anonymous

"First of all I just wanted you both to know what a lovely weekend we had! You guys are terrific and the cohen's will be basking in the glow for quite awhile. Thank you so much for all of your hard work. You really helped create a wonderful memory that will be in our family for many years to come. Thank you both so much! You have been so kind to help me connect with your friend at the creative coalition. I'm not sure why I didn't get the emails!?? It remains a mystery! But getting In touch per our secret shabbat conversation so that maybe I can reach out directly. Many thanks again for your help!!!"
- Rachel

"Jack went beyond what I expected and really turned the night into a success." Jack was extremely professional and self-motivated. He took it upon himself to turn our small buffet dinner into a sit-down dinner, which added elegance and extra class to my event. The presentation of the food was created by the chef and Jack, and again was very elegant. He made our guests feel special and in turn my husband and I. Jack went beyond what I expected and really turned the night into a success."
- Norma Polanco-Boyd

"Jack and Cathy showed up exactly on time and were helping unload food before they even walked in my door. That's when I knew they were self-starters. They went to work, assembling and cutting food and arranging it in a greater variety of serving presentations then I knew was possible. Jack is a creative genius. Using gourds, leaves, flowers and herbs from my garden, he created a table landscape that was as appealing to the eye as the food was to the palate. I liked that they had ideas and did not wait for me to tell them what to do. They were so solid that I was willing to turn over the management of the party to them. Jack asked if it was okay with me (of course it was!) if he made a sauce in the blender to drizzle on the pound cake. He whipped up something yummy from berries and cream that made that simple pound cake look really special. Jack and Cathy kept the platters looking bountiful, picked up discarded plates and cups, and managed trash. They stowed the leftovers and cleaned the kitchen, including the floor. My house looked better after the party than it did before. Their professionalism allowed me to relax and entertain my guests, and "be a guest at my own party."
- Pat Anderson

I have been using That Special Event for my server and bartender needs for the last four years of summer events. I always request Jack, who has grown to know our expectations and always proves to be a delightful help in pulling off the event. We get out catering from A Tray to Remember each time but the menu and the baskets they provide are always different. No matter what he is presented with, Jack always puts out an amazing buffet display, highlighting the fantastic food selections. He is attentive to our needs (before we even ask!) and is always a great help in progressing the evening's events. We have used other servers and have consistently received impeccable service. The real niche that Jack offers is the fact that he has done so many of our events and has grown to know exactly what we are looking to achieve, while also feeling comfortable enough to make suggestions or even assertions as to what will help the party along.
Patricia K.

Jack, thanks for everything! Thank the Lord for Jack and his professional staff. Sara and I started planning our Chicago wedding six months ago from New Jersey. We searched far and wide and came across numerous user reviews of Jack Carlson and TSE. They had such positive reviews and it seemed too good to be true. Subsequently, Jack exceeded every one of our high expectations by miles. Without him, our wedding day would have been a train wreck. Actually, more like a shipwreck. After six months of planning and coordinating all of our wedding needs, the rain came pouring down the night before our outdoor wedding. Jack, with the gracious assistance of the TSE staff, put in a 14+ hour day and transformed our swamp wedding terrain into the most beautiful and astonishing venue. Jack's mentality has always been that, "there are no problems JUST solutions." And he is a living professional example of just that. I want to express the deep gratitude I have for everyone that he had involved in the process of making it the best day of my life. Jack, with TSE, found us the photographer, caterer, and provided us with our vision that we wanted for our wedding. When it comes to event planning, professional pride, and the ability to evolve for the clients needs, Jack and TSE are on their own level. Trust me when I say that you have found the right match. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Jack. Thanks Jerry. Thanks TSE Staffing.
Love,
Sara & Ian Moore

Jack, I don’t know how to thank you sufficiently for the perfect evening you created for us. Your vision, creativity, organizational skill and professionalism were apparent throughout the process. We could not have done it without you! I will glowingly recommend you for anyone and any event at any time!!!!
On to the next party!!!
Marla

Hi Jerry,

My sister's wedding luncheon was beautiful and much in part to Jack and Kevin's incredible skills. They are true professionals; making every dish beautiful and creating "tablescapes" that Martha Stewart would approve of!

Nancy Isaacson

Jack,

Words cannot adequately describe the appreciation my husband and I have for you and your amazing staff. In no uncertain terms you are a creative genius. You have a vision of how something can look and know exactly how to make that vision a reality. My husband and I wanted to have a Saturday evening dessert open-house for our family and friends to celebrate our daughter becoming a Bat Mitzvah. We wanted to create a loving, warm atmosphere in our home and outside on our deck but really did not know where to begin. We had well over 100 guests coming and I was feeling a bit anxious. You reassured me that it would be wonderful and you shared with me some words of wisdom... "there are no problems only solutions." You ordered high boy tables and linens. The night of our party you and your staff entered my home with great confidence, excitement and wonderful energy. I watched in amazement as you rearranged furniture making it far better than it was before. Next you began creating two of the most gorgeous sweet tables I've ever seen. You arranged my girlfriends home baked desserts beautifully on trays using fresh flowers and fruit to make them even more stunning. Finally you set the trays on different elevations using my tupperware and pots. The end result was breathtaking! Before our guests arrived you lined our walkway with candles. Paying close attention to detail you placed more candles outside on high boys and in our home. The lighting was warm and welcoming. While you were working your magic you engaged my daughter in conversation and even included her in some of the decorating which she truly enjoyed! How very, very thoughtful of you. When our guests arrived I observed as their jaws dropped while viewing the beauty that surrounded them. Your incredible staff Theresa, Mauricio and Alberto treated everyone like royalty. They were so incredibly hospitable and gracious. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you and your staff for making this milestone in our daughter's life all the more special.

Julie and Russell

Jack,

I wanted to THANK U! Your assistance with Rhonda was awesome! Without u Rhonda might have not made it through in one piece! You really went overboard and made Saturday a great event for everyone involved. Your the best! Have a great day.

Robbie

Jack,

Now that I have had a week to decompress I wanted to thank you again for pulling off an unbelievable party despite what was thrown at us 1 1/2 days before!

You took a very stressful situation and were so organized and calm ( which I was not:)) By the time I met you at the Renaissance you already had a plan in place for the room, the food and the cocktail area! It was amazing and significantly decreased my stress level. The room looked amazing and I think Ashley liked it even better! All she keeps talking about is how cool the room was!

You made sure every detail was taken care of so that we could just sit back and enjoy the day! You your brother and everyone else you had help you we're amazing! Even after the party was over you totally went out of your way! I can not thank you enough for everything!!

Rhonda & Robbie

Thank you Jack for everything. You were so nice to work with and made it so comfortable for us. You, Jerry and your staff were amazing. I truly appreciate all that you did- how hard you worked and how professional- how beautiful and easy you made it all look. We are so happy with how it all turned out. Michael was so happy with his special birthday and we will always have such nice memories of the night. You guys are the best and I will always remember you whenever we have anything else to plan.

Janet