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Browse these outdoor catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Glendale.

  • 10 years in business
  • 474 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna K.
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My whole office loved the food. Thank you for making such a wonderful Christmas dinner for our office. I tried helping a few times, and your crew wouldn't let me help one little bit - very professional and courteous. We are a very busy office and every one made time to come in. There was plenty for seconds to any who wanted more and I even took food home for another treat! I wanted my office team treated special and reward them for their hard work all year long. Your catering and service met and exceeded my hopes. Put us down for every year!

  • 7 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Zeke C.
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We were very happy with Dynamic Cuisine Catering. I used their services again.

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

Artistic Touch Catering catered our wedding and we are so happy they did! The food was excellent, and their service and hospitality was top notch the entire evening. I will highly reccomend them to all of my friends in the future. Thank you for making our special day even more special! 5 Stars!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia R.
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What an amazing experience and service Unique Luxury Catering and Event Planning provided for the Bachelor Party. Steve and Carol Anne were both extremely professional and provided 5 star service with customer service, fine detail and exceptional quality of food. Highly recommended and would definitely hire them again in the future! ~ Ivan's Bachelor Party - Vancouver, BC

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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
Violet L.
Verified review

This was my first time using Thumbtack for catering services. Chef Juan-Pablo and The Perfect SAIZ Taco have an excellent food service rating. With authentic ingredients menu and decent pricing for our event. Thank you for your service.

Az Caterer
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Ana W.
Verified review

Absolutely the best ! I've worked with different catering companies throughout my years in Phoenix and Scottsdale and this has been my best catering experience so far. All of the food was very delicious, the prices are very reasonable also. Chef Vic and his staff are very professional and courteous, they definitely exceed my expectations. Thank you Chef Vic

The Great Plate
4.7
from 21 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!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 21 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

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

Excellent service. Her cupcakes are outstanding. They are decorated very well and tasty! She has provided many cupcakes for our family functions.

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!

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

Whitney and her staff are amazing! Thank you for making my event come to life. I will definitely be using Party on Catering for all my future events! Thank you again!

Madness
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris B.
Verified review

Great catering service, and humble staff. It's great that I found this app, easy to access any help in short notice. Great pricing compare to others.

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie M.
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Jacquelynn makes the most amazing and well presented meals. You can tell she has a passion for food, which shows in her meals. She is amazing!

Catering by Amy
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Erika S.
Verified review

Amy and was an incredible caterer. The food was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. She provided delicious selections for both the meat eaters and the vegetarians. We decided to go with cold foods for many reasons and this was a perfect choice for our party. Thank you for everything Amy, I will utilize your services for all of our catering needs.

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!

  • 6 years in business
Charles S.
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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!

  • 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
Kris A.
Verified review

Laken Deal runs a great ship. She came down with strep throat and had Jenna fill in for our Premier Launch Event at a one-of-a-kind estate in Sedona. Not only did Jenna come prepared, she wowed the guests. Absolut Bartending is top notch and absolutely delivers! On behalf of ILoveSedonaRealEstate.Com- we LOVE Absolut Bartending...

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

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    I shop and prepare healthy meals for my clients. I take a personal approach to deliver what my client needs and desires. I have catered small parties with a catchy theme. I have an event planning background, but prefer smaller and more personal type of events. I am extremely clean and treat your home like I would in my own.

    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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