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  • 10 years in business
  • 476 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra J.
Verified review

We just had carefree catering take care of a big party with over 150 people, the caterers were super nice and efficient, the food was awesome and the staff was super sweet and attentive following directions and throwing some great ideas for a menu as well as food set up! Appreciate you guys and we will definitely always chose you in the future and refer you to others for any of our catering needs! Thanks!

  • 7 years in business
  • 119 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
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 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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Marc M.
Verified review

Unique Luxury Catering is easy to work with and handled every detail to perfection! The food was world class in flavor to presentation. Chef Steve is a master as a chef and in professionalism.

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The Perfect SAIZ Taco
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Rob D.
Verified review

We used this catering service for the welcome party to our wedding weekend that we hosted at a private house with about 60 guests. This is a family business run by Juan Pablo and all the servers that day were his wife and kids. They all did a great job and were very friendly and professional. We had a lot of out-of-town guests so we wanted to give them a taste of local Arizona flavor, Juan Pablo did a really nice job engaging people and telling them what they were getting. We had a taco bar buffet line with ground beef, chicken and chorizo, rice, beans, hot tortillas, guacamole, salsa, etc. Everyone said they enjoyed the food, and Juan Pablo packed up the leftovers for us, which we ate for the rest of the weekend! He also made horchata for our rum horchata signature drinks which was a nice touch. We recommend this business!

Az Caterer
from 24 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
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 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!

Corporate Caterers
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
Verified review

We used Corporate Caterers for a Christmas dinner for our group of 100. We enjoyed the Caribbean chicken and steak combo with salad, rice, and chips. We had cookies and brownies for dessert. Everyone enjoyed the meal very much. The chicken was tender and juicy and the grilled steak was delicious. They provided two outstanding servers that were professional, helpful, and efficient. It was the easiest party I've ever thrown. They set up the buffet, served, and cleaned up. I didn't have to do anything. It was great. Inaie was wonderful from the first email she sent to bid for the party. She replied to all my inquiries quickly. She was very helpful as we planned the meal. I was really impressed that she called me the day of the party to confirm everything. I will use this company again! Thanks!

RE Catering
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

I have been working with Rich for about 15 years. I have never had a problem. He is an excellent caterer!

Plant 2 Plate
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Amber S.
Verified review

Jami did the catering for a school event I had to host at my son's school. I cannot say enough good things about her cooking. She was great to work with and everyone was raving about the food, asking to have her information for their own events.

Big Cuz's BBQ Catering
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 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
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Dora H.
Verified review

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

Scents of Taste Catering
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 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!

Sarah N.
Verified review

Betsy Carey is a true professional and experienced caterer. She is dedicated and creative and is very easy to work with. She brings her goods and services into any party setting with ease and grace and makes the party better. I would use her again and I would highly recommend her to anyone for any catering gig.

The Good Food Table
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!

  • 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
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.

  • 23 years in business

Bobby Dean has been cooking authentic hickory smoked BBQ for 20 years. He credits his success from Jimmy Johns, a true gentleman from Louisville, Kentucky with 27 years of experience. He is spending time teaching Bobby the "real" way to cook slow, roasted Southern style cue. We've catered for groups up to 1700 in the past, and we are looking to the future to cater your next event. Let Bobby personally take care of your gathering of close friends, business associates or clients. It's always a guaranteed service with a smile.


I specialize in customer satisfaction. I am able to DJ, cater, bartend, and film. My business is special because I am experienced in customer service.


1. We have the best soul food in town. 2. We make our food fresh everyday. 3. You'll love it from the first bite.


I'm.a school cook at a public school,I have catered small weddings,birthday parties,I have also worked at a local hospital as a diet tech for 12 years.

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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