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Phoenix Vegetarian Caterers

Browse these vegetarian caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Phoenix.

  • 10 years in business
  • 474 hires on Thumbtack
Bob O.
Verified review

I was shopping around for a 20 person catered dinner for a group of us from out of town. We rented a VRBO house for a reunion/fantasy football draft. I called some local restaurants, used various websites and got about a half dozen quotes. We were looking for a set it and forget it buffet. I went with Jon (Carefree Catering) because he was very responsive, the menu was exactly what we were looking for, cost effective and he knew what he was doing. He didn't nickle and dime us for chaffing trays, delivery and when I found out that one of the guys had a change in lifestyle (he went vegetarian on us unbeknownst to me) Jon threw in a tofu option beside the Carne Asada and Chicken. Jon's staff was on top of it for us too making sure we were comfortable with everything and nothing had changed with our plan. They called me a couple of times leading up to dinner the day before and the day of. Mike showed up a half hour early to scout out the house and make sure there was enough room to set up. He put the appetizers out to the girls and then took care of us guys. The appetizers were great and instantly gone! While we ate the appetizers, he set up the dinner. 20 people ate the food and there was still a little left over chicken (it was perfect amount of food). The proteins were great, the veggies were fresh and the tortillas were warm. Mike put the churros in the oven on low and I told him to leave (because it was Friday night and he had better things to do) and to come back whenever in the morning to pick up the chaffing trays and serving utensils. He was apprehensive about doing that but I insisted he left because we could take care of ourselves and there was nothing he could for us while we ate. I tipped the man, shook his hand and sent him on his way. The next morning Mike showed up and asked how it went. I told him it went off without a hitch. He packed up and took off in less than 15 minutes. Jon emailed me Monday morning to follow up with me again. I told him that he and his team did a top notch job. I'd recommend these guys to anyone for this style of a dinner. 10/10!

  • 7 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Did a nice job. Accomdatoed that we had vegetarian and a person who could not eat dairy. Had a lovely event.

Artistic Touch Catering LLC
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 85 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
Alfie Y.
Verified review

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 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna C.
Verified review

We had a party of about 30 people. Juan Pablo brought extra rice and beans for the kids, for whom he didn't charge, and catered to the vegetarians in the crowd as well. We were very happy with everything. And it was delicious.

Cuisine Du Chef
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Grace Y.
Verified review

the event is still on october 8. but mr. lawson was the first to responded, within just a few minutes, from my request for caterers. he offered quite an array of hors d'ouvres so reasonably priced. he responded immediately to my questions and offered suggestions. it was a no brainer to decide to avail of his services for our company's maiden event even before i saw any other quotation. i equally impressed with the reviews of his services

Sandra, Your Private Chef
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Barbe G.
Verified review

Sandra was so easy to work with. This is our first time using a service such as this and we got SO lucky in finding her. She tailored our menu to match the casualness of the event. She factored in our vegetarian requests and the food was delicious. Her sous chef actually catered the event and he was professional, friendly and a fabulous representation of the quality this business delivers. Well done, Sandra and Kennedy! -BG

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Stacey Klaff
5.0
from 24 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
  • 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
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Astrid A.
Verified review

We used Anna as a Personal Chef for a Girls weekend. We had a vegetarian, an auto immune diet, and the rest of us ate everything. She researched and adapted comfort food recipes to suit us all. Wonderful experience. Wonderful weekend!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
Verified review

Michelle and Lighthouse Catering have brought us many delicious, fresh and healthy meals, tailored to our food preferences (one vegetarian, low salt and low fat). We have also had a number a catered dinners with Lighthouse Catering and they are always elegantly presented and receive numerous compliments from our guests. Never boring and always delicious, we plan to use Lighthouse Catering for all our events. It's an extra bonus that Michelle is a delightful person through and through!

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

Not only are the cupcakes amazing to look at with their great designs but they are also delicious!! Cupcakery is my go to cupcake company

Big Cuz's BBQ Catering
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Julie C.
Verified review

The food was delicious, service was friendly. Everyone was raving about it! We will use Big Cuz's Catering again.

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie N.
Verified review

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!

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
Keiona E.
Verified review

Extremely impressed witht the food quality and service of the Good Food Table! Chef Devan truly takes care in his craft and every meal is full of flavor! Especially impressed with their vegan dishes (and Im a heavy carnivore) would recommend to everyone. PS the BEST mac n cheese, hands down!

  • 6 years in business
Charles S.
Verified review

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!

  • 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

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.

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 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.
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