- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
I want to give a warning to any of the brides in the Kitsap County area. My wedding is coming up in August and I wanted a luau style pit pig for the food. My mom went to a local butcher shop and got a recommendation for Hunter and Max’s The Barbeque Shack. It is a locally run (out of a house) business. The owner is Hunter Whittington and he is a verbally abusive scam artist! My mother gave him a rather large deposit to hold the date and to purchase the pig when it came time.. Well I wanted to meet with him, so we set up a meeting at the venue. He didn’t show. We tried to call him numerous times and his voicemail said he was down at Ocean Shores fishing!
So after leaving a bunch of voicemails and sending a ton of emails over the next few days I finally got the bright idea of calling from a different phone number. Guess what? That worked. He answered right away, when I confronted him about our missed appointment and his lack of courtesy in calling me back, he was rude and twisted it around to make it seem like my fault. After listening to his condescending remarks for a few minutes I informed him that I didn’t think he was the caterer for me, I asked for my deposit back. He had the nerve to say “Why would I give you your money back?” Uh.. hello, I didn’t see you at our meet and greet.. you plannin on showing up for the wedding?
After explaining that I didn’t feel that I could work with him, he came up with a bunch of lies and excuses about not being able to get the deposit back from buying the pig.. Really you bought a pig 4 months in advance? I hope he has a big freezer! Eventually we got down to the real reason he didn’t want to refund my money.. he had already cashed and spent the deposit, probably on his fishing trip.
I still have not recieved the deposit back, I told him he had until the end of the month and we would take legal action after that. I just want to make sure that no other bride has to deal with this jerk and the stress he is causing!