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Gilbert Holiday Party Caterers

Browse these holiday party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gilbert.

  • 10 years in business
  • 474 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole D.
Verified review

I hired Carefree Catering Concepts for a work holiday party and was very pleased. They were easy to work with prior to the event, the pricing was very reasonable, and our on-site caterer for the event was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the evening. She made my job as a host so easy! The food was also very good. I would definitely recommend Carefree Catering Concepts and will use them again in the future.

  • 7 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Tim T.
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Used Dynamic Cuisine Catering for a neighborhood Home Tour party. Food was good, service was good, price was good. She had no problem adjusting the head count when we needed to. All in all a great experience.

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

I have had several outstanding experiences with this catering company. The wedding reception was beautiful and well put together. The food was great! A breakfast party I attended was awesome. You wouldn't believe how good the omelets were! ARTISTIC Touch Catering will create a party in your mouth

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  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary A.
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Chef Steve and team did an amazing job helping us with a last minute holiday party. They were professional, organized, communicated very well and most importantly provided our guests with outstanding food and fun. We would highly recommend them and plan to hire for another party soon.

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The Perfect SAIZ Taco
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather A.
Verified review

I booked The Perfect SAIZ Taco for our Company holiday party lunch. Very communicative, on time, great food, and a reasonable price. Highly recommend the chicken tacos w/ grilled peppers & onions. Our employees' rated it as their favorite!

Az Caterer
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Kim B.
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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
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney O.
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What a tremendous experience from beginning to end. Anna-Liisa catered a graduation party for 50 guests - she tailored the menu to match my daughters favorites - arrived with a huge smile on her face and put on a dinner that all of my guests raved about. She is gracious, professional and a fabulous cook - I can't wait to work with her again.

Witnessing Nature, LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Gaye K.
Verified review

Actually VERY GOOD. We had 50 guests for a Caribbean themed engagement party. Jennifer came up with a super buffet dinner- with some dietary requests handled well. Everyone enjoyed the food and there was plenty. If we were to do it again we would tell Jennifer to spice the side dishes up a bit more and hire her or someone else to help us replenish the trays of food and wash up so that we could mingle with guests. Many thanks to Jennifer for a job well done!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

Cupcakery & catering
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda P.
Verified review

Emma was able to take a picture that I had off of Pinterest and create a cake that I loved! I am Fostering to Adopt my tiny granddaughter and having pictures for her to know how loved and celebrated she is was extremely important to me and the cakes were the centerpiece of our celebration! As with any custom artistic projects ~ they cost extra. It was absolutely worth it, plus the cakes were moist and tasted great. I am sure that simpler cakes than fondant would be less expensive and fabulous too! I will be using Emma for all our celebrations with specialty cakes. We even live in the East Valley and she packed them and gave us such great advice on the importance of absolutely keeping the cakes cool that they were perfect when we got home!

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

Whitney was fabulous for our 200 people Christmas party. She met with us prior and explained what we should have. Whitney even went to the store since we ran out of soda part way through our party. Mixed drinks strong and professional. Great job

Miller Marcus Catering
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy S.
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If you want wholesome healthy great tasting food with some exceptional service on the top. Catered my birthday party it was a hit. Thank you

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
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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

Catering by Amy
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle T.
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Amy catered for our community’s annual pool party. Her food was excellent amd her portions/price were perfect! We will definitely be hiring her again!

  • 7 years in business
Daniel L.
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We had our company Christmas party catered and they nocked it out of the park with everything. Plenty to eat and food was amazing! Definitely gonna hire again.

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

The food was excellent The service was great. Julian worked hard and was very polite He will always be my choice of server. Small plates for the appetizers was the only thing missing. Looking forward to my next party with Estreno.

  • 6 years in business
Scott T.
Verified review

I had Sweet P’s cater my sons twelfth birthday party and it was an immediate hit! I’ve Never had such good ice cream catered by such joyful people before. Also the ice cream cart was cuter than conceivably possible. No more Ben and Jerry’s for this guy

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.

Frites Street
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shira K.
Verified review

We had an office party and needed a tasty treat. Flip and his team provided exceptional service, quick communication and DELICIOUS food. We've had them multiple times because everyone loves the food! We have done the frites and their sandwiches and salads. Everyone wants to have another meeting just so we can have Frites Street again!

  • 32 years in business
Judy M.
Verified review

I have recently had two catered parties at Vito's, both of which were handled perfectly. Chelsea Berhorst was my contact and she went above and beyond to make my events a success. The food, the value, her work quality and professionalism was over the top and I would highly recommend Vito's for any party of any size.

  • 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.

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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