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Mesa Creative Caterers

Browse these creative caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Mesa.

  • 10 years in business
  • 471 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

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
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Merrilou P.
Verified review

This is a pre-event evaluation. Prompt and efficient service. Looking forward to working with Dynamic Cuisine Catering for my corporate event.

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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eddie R.
Verified review

I used Unique Luxury Catering for a surprise birthday party for my wife. Chef Steve and his staff are great! They arrived on time, were very courteous and easy to work with. The menu was creative and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Chef Steve and would use them again.

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The Perfect SAIZ Taco
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexa M.
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This family owed catering business was excellent. The food was amazing. Everyone at the party loved the food. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

Chic Personal Chef LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Scott N.
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Amazing experience! Sasha was fantastic. Creative 4 course menu and the food was absolutely delicious. The entire process was easy and convenient. My friends loved the experience. 'Restaurant quality' seems to be a phrase for experiences outside a restaurant...Sasha's meal was way above that - from presentation to taste. The chocolate raspberry torte was the best I have ever had. Ever. I will for sure do this again (and get more of the torte next time)

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Stacey Klaff
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Jan L.
Verified review

Anna has been cooking for me for quite some time. Everything she makes is wonderful She is very creative but can also make the good old "comfort foods". Her meat loaf is the best you have ever tasted. She has made my day more than once preparing dinner for me when I was dead tired at the end of the day Also cooking dinner for a dinner party and letting me enjoy my guests. Love her!!

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
Dora H.
Verified review

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

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
Verified review

Everything was great. Her suggestions were spot on. She was creative and responsive. The food was amazing! The presentation was beautiful, I will hire Scents of Taste again for sure! Thank you!

Cactus Flower Catering LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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.

Double T Catering & Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Estelle E.
Verified review

Adetoun is the best thing that happened to me during my wedding planning process. I hired her to do my decoration and she was exceptional. We bonded from our first meeting and she was one stop shop as she planned everything. She is very professional and keeps to her words. She did everything she said she was gonna do and even more. when the doors opened for the guess to walk into the reception venue, their face lit up because they felt like they were in Cinderella's ballroom. Everything looked so amazing. I couldn't be happier that i chosed her and i thank God for leading me to her. She made me have my dream wedding. I was a very satisfied bride and i will recommend Adetoun anytime, anyday and for any event. I will use her again for all events i will ever have. She has become our family decorator for life. I love doublt T cateering.??

The Good Food Table
5.0
from 5 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!

Chef Alex Health and Wealth
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Brian M.
Verified review

I have worked with Chef Alex, he is one of the best Chefs that I have ever worked with. Always professional, and his food speaks for itself. The sky is the limit for this man. I would recommend him for any of your needs.

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

  • 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!!!

Sovereign Coffee Company

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    About

    Sovereign Coffee Company is a native American owned and operated coffee merchant based on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to selling retail bags of coffee, we offer one-time or on-going office coffee services; coffee and tea solutions for restaurants, convenience stores, and health care facilities; and coffee, tea, and/or baked goods catering for special events.

    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.

    Do you tip a wedding caterer?

    Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

    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.

    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.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.