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Peoria Creative Caterers

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  • 10 years in business
  • 476 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
  • 119 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 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
  • 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 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 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 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Scott N.
Verified review

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)

Az Caterer
4.8
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
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 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!!

Corporate Caterers
4.7
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
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Gary E.
Verified review

After receiving a great referral for a caterer, we hired RE Catering for a company event of 20 people. I have yet experienced a caterer who exemplifies the understanding and professionalism required to successfully prepare, serve and clean up an event as well as they did. We're a small S Corp. and appreciated this wonderful experience. The menu had many choices, food was outstanding and the service extraordinary. We became a regular customer and continued to use RE Catering for company lunches and various events. I would highly recommend RE Catering. You won't be disappointed!! Tiburon Design Torrance, CA

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

What a creative and healthy chef in every way! Jami isn't just a chef but bases her menus on the individual's needs as well as their personalities and likes! We were very pleased with the end results and entire experience! We would highly recommend her to anyone!

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
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!

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.

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!

  • 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.

Bobby Dean's Hickory BBQ

New To Thumbtack

  • 23 years in business
About

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.

Flow Music

New To Thumbtack

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    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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