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Goodyear Local Caterers

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 470 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
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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
  • 114 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 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 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
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Alfie Y.
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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 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy H.
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He is not catering my event until April, but so far he has been wonderful to work with!

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Hob Nob Catering
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Carol W.
Verified review

We couldn't have been happier with the service and food provided by Chef Alice and Hob Nob Catering. A 25th Anniversary party at our home and dinner for 40 - delicious trays of pre-dinner appetizers - and festive displays on all the tables. Our guests loved the food, and everything was on schedule, working in sync with the flow of the party and keeping everyone stocked with food and drinks. The Hob Nob team provided so much of the cleanup that we had very little left over to do the next day. We will DEFINITELY call Chef Alice for anything we do in the future!

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Stacey Klaff
5.0
from 23 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
  • 34 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 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 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
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Corey W.
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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 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!

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 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!

Cactus Flower Catering LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Heather C.
Verified review

Jeanette is an amazing caterer. She made the best little pulled pork sliders for my wedding! She’s very personable and helpful. She goes above and beyond. Thank you so much for catering our wedding and making the day so memorable.

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

Estreno Catering was Awesome! Their presentation was amazing and they were on time and very nice. The food was great! Just what we expected! Thank you so much! We will be back and refer to all of our friends and family!

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.

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!

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

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Renee L.
Verified review

Choosing AZ Inspirations to cater our state women’s retreat was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Nik was wonderful to work with. He was very helpful with menu selection and suggestions for how to tailor to the needs of my particular group. The prices are extremely reasonable and there were no hidden surprises. The agreement was clearly written and all was delivered as promised. The buffet set up was beautiful and the food was amazing. (Make sure to check out the lemon bundt cake). We chose the all inclusive taco bar for our dinner and the Cranberry Chicken Salad for lunch -- set up in a build-your-own salad bar presentation. Our guests raved about the food and went back for seconds (yes, there was more than plenty to eat). I would highly recommend AZ Inspirations and plan to use them for every future event. Thanks Nik and team!!!

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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