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Browse these finger food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Scottsdale.

  • 10 years in business
  • 474 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
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry N.
Verified review

We had requested food and dessert service for 20 people. We had more people than we expected. They made sure everything went perfect even with the extra people. We will definitely use her again

Artistic Touch Catering LLC
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 84 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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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
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Devon F.
Verified review

The Perfect Saiz Taco brought plenty of delicious food. Our all hands meeting was greatly improved by having a reasonably priced meal that tasted great.

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

We hired Jim to prepare a variety of appetizers for our holiday get-together with 42 of our friends/neighbors -- we call it the B.Y.O.W.G party (Bring Your Own Wine Glass). We wanted a variety of "hearty" appetizers and dessert bites that would pair well with a variety of wines being tasted (along with a variety of beers and non-alcoholic beverages). Jim's proposed menu was perfect -- he listened carefully to what we were hoping to do and, as part of his preparation, he met with us in advance to see how everything might be laid out and to understand what he had to work with once he was here. Jim met and exceeded our expectations -- the food was delicious, the presentation was inviting, and our guests felt comfortable talking with him and even asking questions about how he prepared certain tasty items. I would not hesitate hiring Jim again for a small dinner party, a holiday gathering such as we had, a large reception -- whatever the situation. He delivers on what he says he can deliver and goes the extra mile to make sure an event was perfect. Excellent food -- excellent caterer!

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

I used Sandra for a surprise bday present for my wife, just the two of us. I had never used a private chef before and was afraid to once I started interviewing because they would push what they knew how to cook and I wasn't sure I was being listened to. Sandra was the opposite. She never forced anything, she just listened to what I wanted and then sent me a menu that was exactly what I had envisioned and more. The one other criteria I had and told Sandra was I wanted a meal that my wife could not compare to any restaurant. I wanted something unique that tastes so good, it was incomparable. And she delivered! In the end, the food was amazing, the menu consisted of a lobster appetizer, amazing arugula salad just the way we like it, a filet like none other for me and salmon with pineapple and mango that my wife loved and couldn't compare to any restaurant, and for my wife (a huge dessert lover) Sandra made both "berries in heaven" (absolutely amazing) and a chocolate fondant (equally amazing)! I cannot express enough that Sandra was the perfect choice, delivered an amazing meal, provided incredible service, and was just a pleasure to have in our house and even more of a pleasure to eat her food! We are now planning on using her on an on-going basis because how could you not?! Better than restaurant quality food, amazing service, highly competitive pricing, and all with the convenience of being in your own home! What an amazing experience! So, to make a long review short, just hire her, you won't be sorry!

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Stacey Klaff
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Meghan A.
Verified review

Creative. Passionate. Ambitious. Stacey pours her heart and soul into her food! From large catered events to small family meals, Stacey understands what her clients want as well as put her own personal spin on it. She is quick to help the novice at home chef as well as collaborate with seasoned peers to create delicious dishes.

Az Caterer
4.8
from 23 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
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Shawna M.
Verified review

Anna was very professional and her food is outstanding. She did my rehearsal dinner and everything turned out perfect! She was on time, she responds quickly to messages and the food was always delicious! She has cooked for me on several different occasions and the food always exceeds expectations and all her deserts are to die for! To this day my family can not stop talking about how good her food is. She cooked us Christmas dinner one time (prime rib with horseradish sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, and green beans) and to this day we have family members asking if she can cook for us again because they loved the meal so much!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Jessica C.
Verified review

Michelle was fantastic!! She was very punctual, quick response and very easy to work with. I had a dinner party for 20 people and everyone really loved her food. She used fresh ingredients, and her food was delicious everyone wanted seconds. I highly recommend Michelle.

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
Robert D.
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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

Madness
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Ariel Y.
Verified review

The Cajun food was very delicious!! I would recommend this spot to anyone. This will be my new favorite place to eat for lunch breaks.

  • 6 years in business
Mike W.
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We've had several events catered by these guys and the food is always perfect (no small accomplishment since we order the Prime rib). The servers are friendly and experienced. We'll use them again int he future.

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!

  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
Verified review

Delicously prepared in a very professional manner. Will definelty keep this caterer in mind in the future.

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

Culinary Creations
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Steve P.
Verified review

Tricia is just terrific. The food is out of bounds "GREAT". One of the best Mexican meals we've every had. Incredible value. Make sure you bring a huge appetite. She is at the top of our list.

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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