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Phoenix Wedding Reception Caterers

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 471 hires on Thumbtack
Susan P.
Verified review

I cannot begin to describe the food and the service as it was so far above and beyond what was expected for my wedding reception. Everyone just raved about the amazing food and the amount for just finger foods. The quality was so much more than expected. The three servers that stayed on the job did amazing and the interactions with my guests were like they were part of the family. I loved the entire experience with Carefree Catering and look forward to using them in the future. I just loved this whole experience! Thank you for making this such a wonderful experience. . . . Bravo!!! I would give you 10 stars if that was possible!

  • 7 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The Service is Top Notch! They do an OUTSTANDING job!! She took care of everything! And they even served the cake at our wedding reception! The food was awesome, thank you Dynamic Cuisine Catering & Events, you made our day remarkable!

Artistic Touch Catering LLC
4.8
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

I have had several outstanding experiences with this catering company. The wedding reception was beautiful and well put together. The food was great! A breakfast party I attended was awesome. You wouldn't believe how good the omelets were! ARTISTIC Touch Catering will create a party in your mouth

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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
Sean M.
Verified review

We hired SAIZ to cater our wedding reception with their "Taco Bar". We wanted the food service to begin at noon. Even though they ran into traffic related issues, they still got service going on time. Very professional in their execution. Very friendly in their presence. I would definitely not hesitate to hire them again.

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Zcaters
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
CJ M.
Verified review

We catered our wedding through Zcaters and we were very pleased with the result. The food was great, Stephan and Michelle were attentive, flexible, and pragmatic. Everything you want in a caterer!

Le Grote Designs
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Mary A.
Verified review

If you are looking for a decorator, we highly, highly recommend Le Grote Designs. Barbarann was wonderful to work with! She decorated a patio for our wedding ceremony and she used silk flowers and it was absolutely amazing! She has a lot of attention to detail and frequently touched base with us to discuss options making our event perfect. We had an outside wedding at the Boulders at sunset and Barbarann had beautiful lighting and candles to set a soft and romantic ambiance - it was absolutely perfect. She is reasonably priced and wonderful to work with.

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

Stacey catered our wedding a few years ago. She had the most brilliant ideas to offer after describing what we were looking for. The food she prepared and served was, and still is three years later, the talk of the wedding. People raved over the presentation and deliciousness of everything she made. She was also very professional and warm to all of our guests and provided such great service!! I eagerly look forward to working with her again.

Az Caterer
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
MARIAMA A.
Verified review

Nothing could be better! I was amazed! Vic and his team did a WONDERFUL job at my wedding. All our guests loved the food but we also really appreciated the decoration they did with the buffet. They cleaned everything at the end. I seriously RECOMMEND AZ Caterer. He's very professional and care about every single details. I also know he got some business from our guests who want him for other events they are going to have. GREAT!👍👍👍👍👍. AZ Caterer will be my "go to caterer" from now on. Thank you Vic!

Lighthouse Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna T.
Verified review

Michelle has been the best caterer I worked with so far, she made these delicious cupcakes for my daughter birthday and now she will be catering for my wedding in November.

Party On Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dora H.
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We hired Party On Catering for bartending at our wedding. They were great! Professional and friendly!

  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Steve And Lisa B.
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The food was exceptional and exceeded our expectations. The presentation was simple yet elegant and complimented our wedding very well. The service during and after the event was great and we did not have to worry about one thing not being taken care of. Food and service of this kind would be expected at a much higher price. We will definitely use Lisa again and I would "HIGHLY" recommend using her services for your next event or gathering. Absolutely top notch!

Bella Dolce and Flora
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Diana P.
Verified review

I needed flowers for my ASU graduation reception, and Diane was the perfect person for the job. I sent her pictures of what I had in mind and she had great feedback to help create my vision.The arrangements of flowers were beautiful and Diane really did deliver quality service and made this aspect of the reception planning much easier than other considered florists. She was quick with communication and willing to work with my budget.

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.

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.??

Frites Street
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Betsy C.
Verified review

Frites Street catered my daughter's Bat Mitzvah reception, providing their incredible fries, along with an outstanding buffet with braised chicken, sautéed spinach, fingerling potatoes, miso salmon, forbidden rice and delicious veggies. Our guests were so impressed with the food — Frites Street exceeded everyone's expectations!

Grace Marcellino Photo
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Kendra N.
Verified review

Grace was amazing! Very fun to work with! Not only a photographer, but a friend, make-up artist, and wedding timeline planner. She was everything we e needed to make our big day go smoothly. Look forward to working with her again on maternity and future family photos!

Aioli Gourmet Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Britt G.
Verified review

I hired Aioli to cater my wedding and could not have been happier. The food was amazing, the selection was incredible and the staff was an absolute delight. They took care of everything leaving me to enjoy my special day. My guests we so impressed that many left with business cards so they could book them for their upcoming events. I am not one to write reviews, but wanted to let the world know how outstanding Aioli was that I could not resist. I will totally use them again for my baby shower in the up coming months! Thank you Ailoi for truly going above and beyond to help make my wedding that much better!!!

  • 7 years in business
Kate S.
Verified review

Culinary Canvas catered at my wedding. They did a fantastic job! The staff was well mannered with excellent service. The food was amazing, all gourmet and beautifully presented! I kept hearing compliments from my guests on how impressed they were with the presentation and the delicious food. Luke was very organized and made sure everything ran smoothly. I'm so glad I chose Culinary Canvas Catering for my wedding reception! Thank you for your outstanding service, I was so pleased with how everything turned out!

Magnolia Blossom Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Adelaide G.
Verified review

Greg and Tetonia Blossom went above and beyond to give us the best catering experience. They had wonderful communication, great service, and provided the absolute best quality of food, drinks, linens and more for our wedding. They also worked incredibly well under the stressors of our wedding (rain at an ourdooor wedding) and managed to keep all the food tasteful, warm and delicious!

A Perfect Wedding

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  • 31 years in business
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A Touch of Sparkle

New To Thumbtack

  • 12 years in business
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My work is personalized and tailored to each client, to meet their individual needs.

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.
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