I found Monica Hill on craigslist as a budget caterer for my upcoming wedding. We started corresponding by phone and email (mostly email) towards the end of 2011. She sent me her menu and pictures of her prepared food. She was absolutely amazing to talk to.
We agreed on a price of $1200 to feed 150 people at my wedding. She scheduled a time for me to taste the prepared food in a public kitchen in Garland, called Hour Kitchen. I selected 6 appetizers and made the down payment into her bank account of $600. Yeah, I know - how stupid of me!
The day I made the deposit, I called Monica and told her I was feeling uneasy about depositing money in her account before signing anything. Like I said, she's a good talker. She made me feel much better by telling me her company is LLC, not DBA. She's been in business for a long time. She told me she is registered with the Texas State Comptroller, and that her home address was listed as her business address. With this reassurance, I made the deposit into her BB&T bank account. One last reassurance is that the teller at BB&T confirmed the account was a business account.
What else is there to say? That was a week ago & I never heard back from Monica Hill. I have sent her several emails. I have also called and left messages, as well as sent text messages. I contacted Hour Kitchen in Garland, where we were supposed to meet, and they have never heard of Monica Hill or Delightfully Yours Catering. I'm out $600. My wedding is in 3 months and I have no caterer.