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Goodyear Caterers

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 476 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy C.
Verified review

We used Carefree Catering for a backyard event serving 125 people. The company was very easy to work with, their pricing is excellent, and guests raved about the food. The servers at the party were very professional and unobtrusive. My only complaint was we did not have enough food to serve all the guests. I think though that this was my mistake not theirs. I planned for an appetizer buffet though it did fall in the dinner hour and I had considerably more male guests who eat more. I should have asked more questions about the number of pieces per person and then I might have ordered additional servings. All in all, very pleased and highly recommend this company.

  • 7 years in business
  • 119 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
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Tylyn J.
Verified review

I had Artistic Touch Catering, cater my wedding. They were fantastic. Anything you needed, they would find a way to fulfill your wishes. They helped made my wedding a success and their food is delicious. I had everyone go up for seconds. Thank you guys so much and will be planning to use you guys again in the future.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy W.
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Steve and Carol Ann catered our Thanksgiving Day meal for 15 guests. It was amazing! Real home cooking, easy to heat & serve and true professionalism. My 82 year old Dad was pessimistic about catered food on Thanksgiving and he was blown away with the taste and quality. My picky eater son said it was the best turkey he ever had. Unique Luxury Catering gave us a 5 Star restaurant quality home cooked turkey dinner. Thank you Carol Ann & Steve!

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The Perfect SAIZ Taco
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 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 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica S.
Verified review

I highly recommend this catering company!!!

The Great Plate
4.7
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
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony D.
Verified review

It was truly a pleasure having Inaie cater our event. She is extremely pleasant and upbeat. The food was delicious and plentiful. Everyone was complimenting it and wanted to know where it was from. The presentation was wonderful, the food was delivered early and she returned promptly the following morning to clean and retrieve her items. I will use her again as well as recommend her services to friends and business associates. Most importantly, she was able to provide a completely satisfying experience on short notice.

RE Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne S.
Verified review

What a great experience it was working with RE Catering. We had a memorial service and they provided everything we wanted, all of the food was delicious, and the presentation was great. Rich accomodated our dietary restrictions, and he was super easy to work with. Everyone raved. Thanks, Rich.

Plant 2 Plate
4.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Scott C.
Verified review

If Jami cooks it, it is going to be a delight for your pallet. I have never had a bad meal and don't anticipate ever getting one...

Big Cuz's BBQ Catering
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 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
  • 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
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie N.
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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.
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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.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michele T.
Verified review

Laken was great!

The Good Food Table
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ms G.
Verified review

Devan did a great job with our company picnic for 200pp, they were courteous, on time and the food was fantastic!

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

Aioli Gourmet Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Ken W.
Verified review

The food was outstanding! The burgers were cooked perfect, the fries were delicious and I loved all the different aioli sauce options. The restaurant is fantastic but their catering definitely steps things up!

Buzznbeez Good Food
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We specialize in Southern style cuisine such as our catfish po' boy, fried chicken and 5-cheese mac and cheese that were featured on Food Network. We also offer exciting dishes from around the world, such as Jamaican jerk, spicy Thai, Indian coconut curry and more! Buzznbeez enjoys serving delicious food from our food truck or laying out a catering spread inside your venue. We serve as simple as Little League end of season parties with Mexican Fiesta theme to holiday parties with a 3-course meal service with passed hors d'oeuvre, plated dinner and dessert. We also do tastings and have specialty dishes, which have been in food competitions, such as our Cajun mac and cheese with shrimp, crab and lobster. We have extensive experience in private caterings such as weddings, reception brunches, church events, backyard picnics, birthday parties, graduations, bar mitzvahs, community center events, music festivals, cultural festivals, Cajun seafood boils, sporting events, corporate lunches, housewarmings, and baby showers. You imagine the occasion, and we will exceed your dining expectations!

B T Bodemann Catering

New To Thumbtack

  • 10 years in business
About

because we will work with your budget, and will plan with you what you like . I love to make people happy. And have great party at what they can afford

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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