Essie catered a family wedding in SC. He ordered the groomsmen around while they were trying to get their pictures taken--having them carry ice, move plates, etc. He was rude, unprofessional, and unprepared. My family paid for a certain number of bottles of wine and he kept 2/3 of it, even when we requested the unused bottles. The food was mundane at best, although very edible when you're starving and have been waiting to eat for several hours. I would definitely not recommend his services to any of my family or friends.
Pros: nice bread assortment.
Cons: poor management and service skills.