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Chandler Appetizer Caterers

Browse these appetizer caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chandler.

  • 10 years in business
  • 471 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
Verified review

Jonathan catered a lunch for my dad's 90th birthday. The food was delicious. It was delivered on time. We had Chicken Parmesan, Italian sausage with green peppers and onions in marinara sauce, tossed salad, and orzo pasta. For appetizers we had tasty meatballs on a stick and watermelon and grapes on a stick. He made delicious parfaits with rasberries for dessert. The employee who delivered the food was very helpful and set everything up. Somehow somebody forgot to bring the bruchetta appetizer and some spaghetti, but the employee who set up the food cooked some spaghetti for us to serve with the Italian sausage. Jonathan refunded me $25 for the missing bruchetta. Honest mistakes happen. Overall it was very good food for a fair price.

  • 7 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Lea Stuckrath S.
Verified review

I have purchased both dessert and entrees from Dynamic Cuisine. Both the food and the customer service are amazing! Dessert in a jar is heaven. I will continue to order highly recommend you do too.

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

So far, we've had Michael Cole, the chef/owner of Artistic Touch, come to our house for a tasting. There were 3 of us at the tasting, and he came in and first asked us what the rules were of the kitchen. That was terrific - we asked for no sauce on the marble countertops since it would etch the surface. He noticed we had white throw rugs on the ground, and said that they'd make sure those were removed and bring their own black mat instead, to avoid scuffing or staining. He had a large cooler and carried it through the house rather than dragging it across our wood floor - a thoughtful and much appreciated attention to detail. He made sure that it didn't leak before coming in the house with it, too. The samples were numerous and required loads of prep work on his part prior to showing up at our house. We had so many options to try for appetizer ideas, from meatball lollipops with two sauce flavors, beef wellington pastries, bruchetta, salmon-cream cheese mousse on small crackers, jambalaya skewers, apple and cheese crackers, and even more things that I can't even remember them all right now! He made up a special lobster red-pepper bisque for my husband to try, based on his special request on the phone call. He made us a salad with raspberry viniagrette and arugula and mango cubes - yum! He made us a salmon plate with fresh, beautiful salmon - nothing frozen. The "Well-Done Only" girl in our group got hers caramelized which made her happy, the rest of us got medium rare which was terrific, and the sauce flavors were lovely - the rice wasn't dull. He made an apple slaw to put on top. His garnishes were all colorful and pretty so the plates were thoughtfully done with lovely, appealing presentation in mind. We also tried a filet mignon with mushroom sauce and whipped up mashed potatoes that were to die for. He knew that oftentimes, one extra person might show up at the table during the tastings, so he had an extra plate's worth of food from the tasting and put it in a to-go container which he had brought with him, so we could keep the leftovers in our fridge for later. He made three different types of desserts - Death by Chocolate was my favorite one, but there was another one with caramel and gingerbread, and another one with vanilla pudding and shaved coconut. All of them had hand-whipped cream on top. None of them were "too sugary sweet," they were just rich and savory and in single-size containers. It's clear that Chef Michael Cole is passionate about what he does and listens to his clients requests. He's going to bring a baked mac and cheese for the pickiest eater in our group, for instance, just to be safe. His price for the overall dinner for ten for us is incredibly reasonable and achievable for ordinary folks. He has Michelle Cole handle the finance and operations side of the business, and he handles everything that happens in the kitchen. We're excited to work with him and expect to hear from Michelle or Michael soon to arrange a deposit for our event.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
Verified review

Absolutely the best!!!! After my nightmare experience last year, Steve and his staff were professional and wonderful to have in my home..... The dinner was amazing along with the appetizers and desserts..... Pumpkin mouse was AMAZING!! A great time was had by all, and we will definitely be using Steve and his company in the future!! Thank you so much!!!

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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
Vicky S.
Verified review

The food was delicious, our guests absolutely loved everything, great service, what a joy to work with this company. They took care of everything allowing me to really enjoy my husband's 60th birthday party. I would highly recommend The Perfect SAIZ Taco.

Chic Personal Chef LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ruby K.
Verified review

Chef Sasha prepared a wonderful Vegan appetizer spread for myself and a group of friends and it was amazing. She is very professional and the food speaks for itself!

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Stacey Klaff
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah S.
Verified review

Chef Stacey catered an ASU graduation party for 15 people at a private home, and did an excellent job. We are from out of state and it was nerve-wracking to hire a caterer sight unseen, but Stacey put me at ease, coordinated beforehand, arrived on time, and presented a beautiful spread of delicious food. She is excellent at details - the skewers had little curled ends; the cucumbers in the veggie tray were scalloped; the artichoke dip was homemade. I paid for a higher-end appetizer buffet and she did not scrimp on quality in her food choices. As one of many examples, the fruit plate didn't have just "the usuals," but included some higher end fruits such as blackberries and raspberries. The meat and cheese tray was similarly high-end. Desserts were beautifully displayed and delicious. The quantity was very generous and we were able to offer some extra food to my daughter's college-student friends on their way out. Highly Recommend!

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

Chef Vic did a fantastic job catering our Thanksgiving dinner for 30. He delivered a hot & fresh meal to our counter at 2:00 on Thanksgiving Day--not many caterers are willing to work on the holiday but Vic & his staff made sure we were taken care of & the meal was better than anything I could have accomplished in my home with days of preparation. It was definitely homemade and the price he gave us was more than worth it! The chain stores & grocery stores we looked into were slightly cheaper but a lesser quality by far & required all the heating up & transferring to dishes that makes Thanksgiving so much work to begin with. Can't say enough about how happy we were & our guests were all impressed as well!

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

I engaged Anna to cook for my sister while she was recovering from major surgery. She jumped in on short notice and cooked several delicious meals. She and my sister got along famously. I couldn't have been more pleased.

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

The food was delicious, service was friendly. Everyone was raving about it! We will use Big Cuz's Catering again.

Party On Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dora H.
Verified review

We hired Party On Catering for bartending at our wedding. They were great! Professional and friendly!

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie N.
Verified review

Jacquelynn was great! Food was delicious and beautiful! She made great suggestions to go along with the luau theme. So very pleased to have found her! Thank you!

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

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

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.

Double T Catering & Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Estelle E.
Verified review

Adetoun is the best thing that happened to me during my wedding planning process. I hired her to do my decoration and she was exceptional. We bonded from our first meeting and she was one stop shop as she planned everything. She is very professional and keeps to her words. She did everything she said she was gonna do and even more. when the doors opened for the guess to walk into the reception venue, their face lit up because they felt like they were in Cinderella's ballroom. Everything looked so amazing. I couldn't be happier that i chosed her and i thank God for leading me to her. She made me have my dream wedding. I was a very satisfied bride and i will recommend Adetoun anytime, anyday and for any event. I will use her again for all events i will ever have. She has become our family decorator for life. I love doublt T cateering.??

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

Extremely impressed witht the food quality and service of the Good Food Table! Chef Devan truly takes care in his craft and every meal is full of flavor! Especially impressed with their vegan dishes (and Im a heavy carnivore) would recommend to everyone. PS the BEST mac n cheese, hands down!

Chef Alex Health and Wealth
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Dylan B.
Verified review

Alex is incredible, he cooks food to your wants/needs and always puts a very unique and authentic twist to each meal. Alex can take very basic ingredients and make something amazing with it. I have on numerous occasions asked him to repeat a recipie he'safe because of how good they are. When Alex plates the food he always plates it in a great way that makes it look fantastic. He's made a grilled cheese look amazing. Chef Alex is definitely someone I would HIGHLY recommend

Giancarlo Stefanutto
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda T.
Verified review

Giancarlo did an excellent and professional job. We met prior to pick ad plant the menu. Everything from the appetizers to the main course to dessert was beautifully presented and delicious. We ae looking forward to working with Giancarlo again soon! Brenda & Arthur T

  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy L.
Verified review

These guys are awesome. They were at the venue early n stayed late to help clean up. Great service guys. Thanks

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Renee L.
Verified review

Choosing AZ Inspirations to cater our state women’s retreat was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Nik was wonderful to work with. He was very helpful with menu selection and suggestions for how to tailor to the needs of my particular group. The prices are extremely reasonable and there were no hidden surprises. The agreement was clearly written and all was delivered as promised. The buffet set up was beautiful and the food was amazing. (Make sure to check out the lemon bundt cake). We chose the all inclusive taco bar for our dinner and the Cranberry Chicken Salad for lunch -- set up in a build-your-own salad bar presentation. Our guests raved about the food and went back for seconds (yes, there was more than plenty to eat). I would highly recommend AZ Inspirations and plan to use them for every future event. Thanks Nik and team!!!

Sovereign Coffee Company

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    About

    Sovereign Coffee Company is a native American owned and operated coffee merchant based on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to selling retail bags of coffee, we offer one-time or on-going office coffee services; coffee and tea solutions for restaurants, convenience stores, and health care facilities; and coffee, tea, and/or baked goods catering for special events.

    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.

    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 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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