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Apache Junction Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Apache Junction.

  • 10 years in business
  • 470 hires on Thumbtack
Renee W.
Verified review

We hired Michael for two days for our daughter graduation. Carefree Catering was terrific. I cannot say enough. There is nothing that they missed. Easy to communicate with, on time, quality of the food was great (especially the Greek selections). They brought everything with them and cleaned up, even taking the trash away. The beverages were also a favorite every day. They left all the leftovers stored and in the refrigerator. Perfection!

  • 7 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Merrilou P.
Verified review

This is a pre-event evaluation. Prompt and efficient service. Looking forward to working with Dynamic Cuisine Catering for my corporate event.

Artistic Touch Catering LLC
4.8
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Elle M.
Verified review

Chef Michael and his staff catered my daughter's bridal shower luncheon. All was very delicious and professionally executed. The presentation was wonderful and so beautiful! I would highly recommend Artistic Tiuch Catering. I will definitely use them again if I need food services! Thank you, Chef Michael for making my daughter's special day very memorable!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa L.
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I was in Scottsdale for a girl's weekend and wanted to host a private, casual dinner party for my guests. Since there was only 6 of us I was worried about finding a great chef. My worries were for naught once I contacted Unique Luxury Catering! Steve and Carol Ann called me as soon as I had emailed and within the day, we had planned a southwest inspired dinner, complete with chef made margaritas! They confirmed all the arrangements two days before and Chef Ezra arrived at the appointed time, ready to go. The food and drinks did not disappoint (!) and better yet, he took care of all the clean up, including wrapping up some great left overs! I give Unique Luxury Catering 5 stars all around!

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The Perfect SAIZ Taco
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy H.
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He is not catering my event until April, but so far he has been wonderful to work with!

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Hob Nob Catering
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
RICHARD P.
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Amazing food, fabulous presentation Chef Alice rocked it. I have used her catering for showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, New Years Eve parties and birthday parties. Every event was done with style and great care. I can't wait for next party!

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Stacey Klaff
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
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Working with Stacey was wonderful. She listened and worked with me to get the catering experience and services I was needing. Stacey provided a flexible menu which could be tailor made to fit the event. The food presentation, added touches, wide variety of menu choices. and her welcoming personality made a Celebration of Life a success and far less stressful to plan. Everyone loved Stacey's cuisine! Kelly, Faye, and I would not hesitate to recommend Stacey to anyone or to hire her again in the future. We were impressed!!!!

Az Caterer
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Houston H.
Verified review

I contacted AZ Caterer about our Employee Appreciation Luncheon for our department in a large City. Being a gov't agency, our budget is limited, however Chef Vic worked with me to make our catering wishes come true. We have done bbq food for the past 8 yrs or so through a restaurant, but decided to go with Thanksgiving style meal this year. I was a little nervous, as we were expecting over 160 employees, but Chef Vic did NOT disappoint. Not only have I had employees just rave about the food, but the service and the attentiveness of Vic and his staff as well. The food and setup was beautiful and delicious! Everything appeared and tasted to be completely from scratch and we could have not been happier. The City will definitely be using AZ Caterer in the future, and I am sure many of my staff will reach out for personal events as well!

The Great Plate
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Julie R.
Verified review

Anna is wonderful! Some last minute changes for a surprise Graduation Party made her services a must! She responded quickly to my requests, was very creative in our request for "elevated College Kid foods" and arrived prepared and on time. She handled all the catering so I could actually enjoy the party and guests, and her creations received RAVE reviews! I highly recommend Anna and will be using her again!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John Z.
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Christine and her team have catered many events for us, family & friends previously. The food and overall experience are always nothing less than stellar! The attention to detail and quality of food are fantastic! This is why we keep her busy. One of the best caterers on the west side by far. John T

Lighthouse Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Corey W.
Verified review

Michelle Rogers with Lighthouse Catering did an event for The Central Arizona Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and City of Phoenix. I am the President Elect for the Central Arizona Chapter for National Forum for Black Public Administrators as well as Management Assistant II to the City Manager for the City of Phoenix. The event was for 100 people and she provided barbecue beef, chicken, baked beans, salad, desserts and drinks. The keynote speaker was the City Manager of Phoenix. The food was excellent and everyone was pleased. I would definitely recommend this caterer for small and large events.

Big Cuz's Catering
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Atoorina B.
Verified review

Big Cuz’s Catering has the kindest staff! They are so professional! They met all my BBQ needs and had all the sides I request and more! Their prices were great too! I will be going back and I recommend you give them a try too!!!

Party On Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dora H.
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We hired Party On Catering for bartending at our wedding. They were great! Professional and friendly!

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
Verified review

I hired her to cater a birthday party. The food was so delicious that I ended up hiring her for my personal chef. I've been happily eating her dishes for over a year now. She is amazing

Cactus Flower Catering LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Debbie B.
Verified review

Jeanette is just great! She makes you're event very special and well her food is delish!

Estreno Catering-PHX
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Towana J.
Verified review

I think they did an excellent job everybody was satisfied and in the future I will use them again when my oldest son gets married also I will pass the word around to anyone else who would need to use the catering service they would be my number one choice thank you for all your help.

Tamales y Tacos Puebla LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tom P.
Verified review

They were the absolute best caterers to work with. The food was fantastic, they were extremely professional and friendly. I have nothing but positive to say about them. We would definitely use them again given the opportunity.

The Good Food Table
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla J.
Verified review

My husband I just got married a few weeks ago and we are SOOO THANKFUL that we chose "The Good Food Table" to cater our big night. They were so prompt and on top of everything. Not to mention we had so many compliments on our food!! We will definitely be using them for all our catering needs. Thanks Devan!

  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Raida A.
Verified review

We had our annual St. Patrick's Day Luncheon, I have to say I was a bit nervous. But instead it turned out to be the greatest experience, everything was here on time, everyone raved about the food that was served especially the corned-beef, the Shepard's pie and Lasagna was also a great hit. THANK YOU Gracie Parker Fine American Cuisine for a great experience, I would recommend you to everyone who asks about catering services.

Giancarlo Stefanutto
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Lou L.
Verified review

The process from start to end was seamless. Chef met with us and listened to our ideas and designed a totally custom menu just for our event. His food was tasty and the presentation was amazing. The staff was professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Chef Giancarlo's services to anyone looking for a caterer. You won't be disappointed.

  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Corey G.
Verified review

Great service great food made everything easy for me the owner jerome took care of everything for me and was very professional

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.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

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.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering Services

Chandler, AZ

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Italian, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    At home party for graduation
  • $383.48
    Average price

Need a BBQ Caterer for a Buffet Event

Glendale, AZ

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    I'm looking for a buffet style lunch with bbq pulled pork sandwiches and some sides.
  • $2500
    Average price

Need a Personal Chef

Glendale, AZ

  • Event type
    Plated dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Mexican/Latin, Formal American, Italian
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    This is going to be for a marriage proposal. Want to do a dinner for two around 7 PM sometime this week.
  • $250
    Average price
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