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Extra Hands Catering
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
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Nancy Brown and her Extra Hands Catering team were great! The food and presentation were excellent. I will use this group and definitely recommend them. Duane Burke 425-985-3157

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Advantage Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole W.
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I am so grateful I found Donna to do my wedding! She was my caterer, my decorator and my day of coordinator. Her decor is absolutely beautiful and she has a wide variety to choose from. There were a few very tiny details that might have gotten overlooked but overall she was an all-star! She helped so much and you can tell she really enjoys her job. I highly recommend her!

  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
John F.
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Andrew was a class act from the very start. He did an unbelievable job leading up to the dinner helping set a menu that catered to the group. Once he begin in the Kitchen he put on a show! Not only cooking up an unbelievable meal but breaking down every part of the cooking process and sharing years and years of knowledge to our entire group. Not only did he leave us with some great options to re-create, he supplied us with endless tips to be more productive and creative in the kitchen. Andrew did an A+ job and there is no question that we'll reach out to him again for a private meal!

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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Perry and his team were fantastic!!! From the very first communication to clean up, they had everything 100% in control and perfect. They catered a small reception for us up at Thumb Butte and actually entertained us while cooking for us. Everything turned out perfectly and every guest was ecstatic about the quality of the food!! Thank you so so much, for making the day so wonderful!!

Chef Wayne's Creations
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol M.
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I booked Chef Wayne as a private chef for my clients who were staying at a Sedona area guest house. Wayne was extremely courteous, professional, and prompt in all his responses to my inquires and Wayne cheerfully complied with my endless requests to send me confirming documentation regarding his qualifications and certifications as a chef. Once booked, Wayne was thorough in his preparations for the evening, working closely with my clients to create a menu per their request. My clients have returned from their trip and report that Chef Wayne produced a very enjoyable meal for them. Thank you, Wayne

Goods From The Garden
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ysabel R.
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Goods from the garden was hire as our caterer and we were very pleased with their service. They were professional, accommodating, and extremely helpful! They went out of their way to help provide and research additional resources we needed for our event. The entire night people complimented their food and their hospitality. We look forward to working with them again in the near future!

  • 5 years in business
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My customer service and food stand out from the rest . I always make sure to make my food stand out from rest . I like seeing the smiles on my clients face when they see my plates of food and taste my food.

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I cater holidays, parties and large functions with 55-plus residents. Also, I am a personal chef for clients with gluten-free, diabetic, vegan and vegetarian dietary needs. I cook and deliver to regular weekly clients.

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We are catering home-style food. Our specialty is BBQ tri-tip dinner. We can cook on-site or bring it to your event.

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For any type of food desired, we have cooked it all. We have combined 70 years of experience in cooking, and we have access to a great crew to help out.

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Exceptional Service standards...customers are treated like there supposed to be treated, like royalty without question. The satisfaction of knowing my clients have experienced exceptional service, exceptional cuisine and a journey they can't wait to tell their friends about.

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Fathers Garden Catering has been in Sedona for 14 years. We offer a full service on location catering for any occasion. Fathers Garden is also a full service wedding planner to help you plan this very special day from beginning to end. Our service is very custom and we prefer discussing your event before giving a quote. Please call for detailed information. Fathers Garden wants to ensure our customers that we take pride in providing the best possible service to make your event special.

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I am very versatile and am willing to study and learn anything I haven't done yet, I can cook for large groups or small families. Vegan to meat lovers, pastries and parties. I aim to please and will work with any family to make it work for them Making amazing food and knowing my client /clients enjoyed it.

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Chef Matthew Kaufman is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, in 1998. Matthew has both an associate's degree in culinary arts as well as a certificate in baking and pastry arts. With his vast culinary background, it brings him great joy to share his talents with the world. Matthew will be offering full-service catering, private chef services, home-delivered meals, and gourmet specialties for all occasions. If interested, please visit my website and fill out the contact form.

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What makes me stand out is that I treat food as art for the body. All five senses experiencing the presentation of planned creative plates.

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I am a chef and bartender at The Hideaway House in uptown Sedona. I also do catering for private parties, and can provide references.

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Looking for catering for your event? We offer fantastic food with an outstanding service! Give us a call or email. Let us build a menu and service plan to fit your specific needs. We've been making people smile since 1995.

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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