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  • 10 years in business
  • 476 hires on Thumbtack
Bijal D.
Verified review

Our medical practice hired Carefree Catering Concepts for our holiday party. Presentation and food was a hit. I would definitely consider hiring them again.

  • 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
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Jacklyn H.
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We had an absolutely delicious dinner with Chef Steve from Unique Luxury Catering. Steve and his assistant Carol Ann did a great job communicating and staying in touch during our planning of my dinner party. He arrived on time, prepared a fabulous meal and cleaned up the kitchen entirely when he was finished and before he left. I would highly recommend Unique Luxury Catering. The food was excellent!

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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
Violet L.
Verified review

This was my first time using Thumbtack for catering services. Chef Juan-Pablo and The Perfect SAIZ Taco have an excellent food service rating. With authentic ingredients menu and decent pricing for our event. Thank you for your service.

Az Caterer
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Derek M.
Verified review

Chef Vic was very helpful in catering for our wedding. The food was delicious! Excellent service as well, we definitely suggest him for any event!

The Great Plate
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Christine H.
Verified review

I was doing a catering for a baby shower and they wanted a specific cake that they found on Pinterest. Anna responded to my request she made the cake she delivered it, it was delicious and everyone loved it. I will always use her from now on.

Corporate Caterers
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony D.
Verified review

It was truly a pleasure having Inaie cater our event. She is extremely pleasant and upbeat. The food was delicious and plentiful. Everyone was complimenting it and wanted to know where it was from. The presentation was wonderful, the food was delivered early and she returned promptly the following morning to clean and retrieve her items. I will use her again as well as recommend her services to friends and business associates. Most importantly, she was able to provide a completely satisfying experience on short notice.

Witnessing Nature, LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas T.
Verified review

Catered Family dinner celebration

RE Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Cheri B.
Verified review

RE Catering was soooo great! The corned beef & cabbage and chicken meals were just like home cooking. Our 150 guests kept complimenting our food! Truly a wonderful, efficient experience that made our St Patrick's Day Blast a success! Thank you Rich!

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

Plant 2 Plate is absolutely amazing! Jami is very professional and the local organic food is outstanding. We had the mexican food spread and it was up to par with any restaurant in town. Would absolutely recommend for any party!

Big Cuz's BBQ Catering
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 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.

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
Robert D.
Verified review

I hired her to cater a birthday party. The food was so delicious that I ended up hiring her for my personal chef. I've been happily eating her dishes for over a year now. She is amazing

Sarah N.
Verified review

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
Kayla J.
Verified review

My husband I just got married a few weeks ago and we are SOOO THANKFUL that we chose "The Good Food Table" to cater our big night. They were so prompt and on top of everything. Not to mention we had so many compliments on our food!! We will definitely be using them for all our catering needs. Thanks Devan!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne D.
Verified review

Laken was the epitome of professional, her prices are much more reasonable than some quotes I received. I will be using Laken for future events I coordinate. Everything was great, thanks Laken!!

Giancarlo Stefanutto
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda T.
Verified review

Giancarlo did an excellent and professional job. We met prior to pick ad plant the menu. Everything from the appetizers to the main course to dessert was beautifully presented and delicious. We ae looking forward to working with Giancarlo again soon! Brenda & Arthur T

  • 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

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    I cook what the costomer wants and prepare it like I would for my own family I get to meet a lot of great people and leave them with a smile

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I offer in-home private chef and small-event catering services as well as one-on-one cooking instruction. Sustenance is my passion, and I only use organic, locally sourced, non-GMO ingredients whenever and wherever possible. My cooking is a romantic food adventure celebrating the simple, sensual pleasures of life while embracing harmony with nature and one another. Pulling from the limitless ingredients our world has to offer, my goal is to provide fun and ethically responsible tips to spice up your life and libido while nourishing your body, mind and spirit. Namaste!

    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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