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Chandler Local Caterers

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 474 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

Jonathon and the whole team at Carefree Catering did an amazing job catering our son's rehearsal dinner for 50 guests recently. The food was delicious and the service was excellent! And I have to tell you that I had to choose a caterer near Glendale, AZ based on research, the internet, and phone calls to various caterers because my son was getting married in AZ and I live in PA. I chose Jonathon and his team because Jonathon was the first person/caterer that I spoke to that really was able put my mind at ease. I told him that we would be unable to really do anything to help from our distance, and that, even though my brother graciously offered to host it at his beautiful home, I didn't want he or his wife to have to prepare for the event due to their busy family life. Jonathon reassured me that I could trust him and that he would make the process as smooth as possible and take care of anything we needed. After asking several questions, he helped me to come up with a menu that would make everyone happy everyone, and he even made sure to make special notes of food allergies that two of the guests had. Honestly it was a beautiful evening. Everyone raved about the food, the service, and the atmosphere. The tables looked beautiful, the servers were very polite, professional, and very friendly! They helped with anything that we needed throughout the evening. And even as far as the payment; Jonathon would update and email invoices after any little change that we made so there were no surprises with the final payment. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone. Actually several of the guests who live in AZ asked about them for future catering needs. I can't thank them enough!

  • 7 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Yesenia M.
Verified review

This has been the second time we have used this caterer and I would recommend! Food arrived on time and the team members enjoyed it very much!

Artistic Touch Catering LLC
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia W.
Verified review

After emailing and leaving unreturned voicemails for two caterers that I won't mention, I found Artistic Touch Catering. Immediately, I knew that I was in great hands because of our interaction. Chef Michael dove right in and was present every step of the way! Being a foodie, the food is a major part of my day and I didn't want the typical Hors d'oeuvre. Chef Michael called me and I explained my vision to him and he just got it. When I mentioned that I wanted out guests to have a foodgasm when they tasted it. After emailing and finalizing a menu, my fiance and I scheduled a tasting, which was no additional charge. When we arrived, Chef Michael greeted us personally. Although it was our first time meeting, you would have never guessed it! He has such a sparkling personality and has a level of professionalism that I haven't seen in a long time. From that very first moment, I knew that I could let go and trust that Chef Michael saw vision and after that first bite, I realized that not only did he meet it, he exceed it! His food is PHENOMENAL, the service EXQUISITE! The table setting was beautiful, which he had set up in the kitchen. Many caterers will sit you outside of their kitchen area and you're unable to actually see the food prepared and plated. They did everything in front of us and seeing him work with his staff and the level of respect that have for each other is admirable! Chef Michael has the experience and the passion and it's evident in everything that he does! Chef Michael, Nicole and the rest of the staff at Artistic has not only set the bar high, but also given me peace of mind! Thank you, Chef Michael, Nicole and the rest of your amazing staff! I can't wait to see you on my BIG DAY!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Alfie Y.
Verified review

I have been a restaurant owner, caterer & food critic prior to retiring. I think I know a little bit about food & the business. So read my review. This company did a fabulous job! It was a last minute party & I wanted what I wanted when I wanted it how I wanted it! I am a my way type A person. They sent chef Ezra & server Roberta they were wonderful. The food was exactly what I wanted & how I wanted it. Delicious, served hot and plenty of it. We were late serving- people were held up getting to our location. No problem at all they took it in stride. You will pay up front don't worry they are honest. Very reasonable price, excellent quality food and as long as I can talk to Chef Steve because HE LISTENS I will have these guys again & again! great job guys thank you thumbtack

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The Perfect SAIZ Taco
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy H.
Verified review

He is not catering my event until April, but so far he has been wonderful to work with!

Cuisine Du Chef
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Grace Y.
Verified review

the event is still on october 8. but mr. lawson was the first to responded, within just a few minutes, from my request for caterers. he offered quite an array of hors d'ouvres so reasonably priced. he responded immediately to my questions and offered suggestions. it was a no brainer to decide to avail of his services for our company's maiden event even before i saw any other quotation. i equally impressed with the reviews of his services

Sandra, Your Private Chef
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara R.
Verified review

I interviewed several caterers and chose Sandra because I felt she would be comfortable to work with. I was right! She was a pleasure and prepared a wonderful menu. Everyone had a great time. She even created a special drink for me and my husband's 50th Anniversary.

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Stacey Klaff
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Janet C.
Verified review

Stacey is more than anyone could expect of a caterer. She is professional, responsible, and accommodating. Everything she made for us was delicious and beautifully served. She is so creative and accomplished at her trade, it's easy to see she loves being a chef. Thank you Stacey. Jan C

Az Caterer
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 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 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Shawna M.
Verified review

Anna was very professional and her food is outstanding. She did my rehearsal dinner and everything turned out perfect! She was on time, she responds quickly to messages and the food was always delicious! She has cooked for me on several different occasions and the food always exceeds expectations and all her deserts are to die for! To this day my family can not stop talking about how good her food is. She cooked us Christmas dinner one time (prime rib with horseradish sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, and green beans) and to this day we have family members asking if she can cook for us again because they loved the meal so much!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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John Z.
Verified review

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
  • 3 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 BBQ Catering
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gia F.
Verified review

The best BBQ in Arizona, awesome catering service . The sauce & meat texture you get from a slow smoker is delicious. Juicy fried turkey is a must! Your guests will beg for more. Highly recommend Big Cuz Catering!

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jazz M.
Verified review

My first experience with a chef for my husband and myself anniversary and it was great! The food was moist,juicy and seasoned well. Those are picky issues I have with trying others food and she delivered. She also did a nice consultation to make sure we were getting a meal that we would enjoy! Can't wait until the next session chef Jacquelyn!

  • 6 years in business
Charles S.
Verified review

I had discovered Common Ground’s catering services after dining at Wally’s Gastropub in Scottsdale and decided to try them out for my daughter’s rehearsal dinner that we hosted at another venue. It was fantastic!! They have two other restaurant concepts with top notch menus and we were delighted by ALL the options available to us! They were prompt and very well organized. The whole evening turned out perfectly, and the staff was both very friendly, accommodating, and professional. I will definitely keep them at the top of my list for future events!

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!

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.??

  • 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.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne D.
Verified review

Laken was the epitome of professional, her prices are much more reasonable than some quotes I received. I will be using Laken for future events I coordinate. Everything was great, thanks Laken!!

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

This was an awesome experience. We hired Giancarlo for our annual team dinner, which we normally go to local restaurants. This time Giancarlo and team came here and made a three course meal! It was fresh, delicious, and high quality. They were easy to work with and the entire team thought it was our best event since we started doing them 8 years ago!

  • 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 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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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