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Extra Hands Catering
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda C.
Verified review

Having extra hands catering on hand was what made my party an absolute success. For the first time, I was able to get out of the kitchen and enjoy time with my guests while still having the party in my home and with my food. All I did was show them the food I had made and voila - they were heating it up, serving it, passing it, keeping everything moving smoothly. They took over the bar and I never thought again whether anyone had a drink in hand. When the night was done and I went into my kitchen, all of the dishes were clean, the leftovers packed up and in the fridge and the garbage/bottles put away. I can't begin to tell you how happy that made me. They really have filled a need in the catering space - a set of hands to help out when we still want to host and cook ourselves. Wonderful. We will absolutely be calling on Nancy again.

  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
John F.
Verified review

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
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

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
Denise S.
Verified review

Chef Wayne did my Daughters wedding in May. I can not tell you what a relief that was. During a stressful and busy time he was wonderful. Ready with a back up plan when something didn't go right, he was cool calm, and friendly, very easy to work with, communication was good, food was great!

Goods From The Garden
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ysabel R.
Verified review

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!

About

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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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

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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.

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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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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 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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Exceptional Service standards...customers are treated like there supposed to be treated, like royalty without question.

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We're a full-service catering company with over seven years of experience. We are experienced in corporate catering functions.

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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.

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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.

  • 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 .

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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