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Anchorage Caterers

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Beefcake Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly H.
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Heather and her assistant were wonderful and their food was amazing. For our party we ordered a salad w/ two dressings (ranch and honey mustard), reindeer sausage and peppers, pulled pork, dinner rolls, potato salad, BBQ chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs, cookies, brownies and cheese cake bites, and all her food except for the rolls were gluten free. My personal favorite was the reindeer sausage and peppers, potato salad and her honey mustard dressing (that she made from scratch that day). She was very prompt and got everything setup for us before the rest of our party got to our picnic. All the foods were in chafers so they stayed hot throughout the time. I even asked if guest were allowed to take a plate home which Heather was would be fine. We had enough leftovers so some of our guest made a plate to take home. We had the "Drop-off" service but Heather and her assistant stayed for the entire time, they cleaned up after and helped the guest with empty plates. I would recommend BeefCake Catering to anyone who is looking for great food and service. Thank you again to BeefCake for the wonderful food and service - TH&G

Gerard
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Janice P.
Verified review

Gerard catered an event I had planned to be larger but he quickly adjusted when we learned it would be smaller. Food and bar service went on without a hitch, and Gerard managed the staff in most efficient use off all resources. I would happily hire him again.

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I specialize in special events like weddings, anniversaries, and reunions. I'm well-versed in Italian and Mediterranean cuisines and many others.

  • 9 years in business
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Its down south food something Alaska don't have much of I have a passion for food so my food is made with love

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From large corporate events to a dinner for two. A full service food trailer to a basic hotdog cart, We cater to YOUR needs. We love serving food that just makes you smile. Food should always look good and be safe to eat, but if it does not taste good there is a problem.

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We will wow you. Every detail will be thought of, every plate in its place. As the exclusive caterers of the Anchorage Museum, no group is too large or too small. From corporate parties to weddings we’re available on or off-site. We offer exceptional food with our fully customizable menus and provide a team of catering professionals who take care of the details and provide exceptional service for your guests. For all your catering needs please contact our Catering Manager. Providing the best possible service and menus for your event is what we do. Our event planning skills will shine each and every time -- regardless of the size of your event.

  • 13 years in business
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It's quality food made with much love. Making people happy

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We offer professional and personal catering services and event services. Custom menus are created to fit your budget and tastes.

  • 4 years in business
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Care and attention to detail. A drive to execute in excellence. Our team takes pride in every event we cater. The fun is in the preparation of the food. Menu development with the client is rewarding; bringing to life an idea in a big way is our expertise.

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I am a chef of over 15 years. I specialize in steak and seafood. I am energetic and have a passion for food. I have catered five up to 1000 people. I provide all food types and styles.

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Our staff of seasoned catering professionals is available to assist you with all catering aspects of event planning from tailored menus to theme development. We strive to provide you with the freshest food selections, beautiful displays, and exceptional service from our highly trained staff. As the official caterer of the University of Alaska Anchorage, our staff has experience in any setting, guest size and budget. We are also fully mobile and serve the greater Anchorage area. From corporate barbecues to intimate weddings. When you think of catering let UAA Seawolf Dining be your first choice. It’s good to have a friend in the industry.

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Gourmet Sweets treats. Catering services with a southern flair. Meeting new people and providing great healthy food. I enjoy creating new things out of anything.

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I do catering, cooking lessons, birthdays, holidays, and dinners. You name it' I could make it happen. One call does it all.

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The Bagel Factory has more than 20 years as a full service restaurant and catering. Don't be fooled by the name we do full service caterings from birthdays to corporate lunches abel to customize any menu to fit your event needs We take pride in creating custom menus. Think of what you want and we can create it. From casual dining to fine dining. Our staff will work hard to ensure that your event is successful. We do all the work so you do not have to.

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The Anchorage Senior Center is a distinct location for your next meeting or special event. With facilities to accommodate up to 250 guests, on-site catering, and a variety of amenities and options, we can help to make your event an event to remember. We also provide off-site catering service.

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Your guests will have the chance to indulge in delectable dishes and take part in a dining experience unlike any other. Casual Encounters Catering offers catering services for events in Anchorage, AK and surrounding area. From large corporate events to elegant weddings, we can handle any type of event for 12 - 300+ guests. Rely on us when you need catering for wedding, reception, party, corporate, lunch or dinner events. We can provide fine dining for your event just about anywhere, even remote locations. Do you need a venue to celebrate your special occasion? Ask about our banquet facilities that seat up to 100 guests. Our customized menu can reflect the style or theme of your event. Choose from a wide variety of dishes, including hors d'oeuvres, sides, entrées, and desserts. Our chef loves to prepare custom creations to make you event truly memorable. We can handle all aspects of your food and beverage service from setting up to cleaning up afterwards, and we are proud of our staff's professionalism, attention to detail and years of experience that will ensure that your event runs smoothly.

  • 5 years in business
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We do not take short cuts. This business is based on a love of the craft involved in making amazing food. We only do what we know is our best food, instead of offering a large menu of nothing special. The look on someone's face when they taste great slow smoked meat for the first time, and knowing we did our best every time we serve our food.

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I am a full-service caterer, florist and event consultant. We also make wedding cakes. Kristine's Flowers and Catering is making memories count.

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This is your house. In the spirit of hospitality, we welcome you to the La Cabana. Here is an atmosphere reflecting all of the color and hospitality of Latin America. We invite you to enjoy the traditional dishes of old Mexico.

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At our price point, no one provides the level of service we do nor the electric,heated chafer and utensils. Again, our desire is to make the catering as effortless as possible for you, so that simply calling us with your order and providing a table is all that is involved. We have designed our catering to literally be effortless on your part.

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We sell prepackage snacks, such as peanuts, homemade chips, etc. We have made to order via telephone, Internet or mail or order for delivery. We sell at stands, like fairs or festivities. We provide samples to satisfy which flavors to choose from when ordering.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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