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Sierra Vista Caterers

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Avalon Party Planners
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    Trixie L.
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    Kimberlie catered our Mad Men themed party and made delicious hors d'oeuvres all from that era. Her fig and bacon compote was to die for! I really like the fact she will convert recipes to gluten free when possible.


    We provide mobile catering for fairs, festivals, biker runs, hunting camps and off-road venues. Menu can be adjusted to whatever the client needs.

    • 4 years in business

    We are professional and attend to tailoring the function to the guests needs. We have impeccable taste and an attention to design, and detail. It is the food that will tantalize your taste buds and the design that creates the beauty, and finally, the detail that carries us beyond our competitors. I love serving clients with an esthetic that is not only pleasing to the eye, but overwhelming to all the senses, I like to create an environment that is a kaleidoscope of color, tastes, and sounds.

    • 5 years in business

    Every item I create is my families, I take great pride in cooking everything from scratch, It's hot and you never go home hungry Meeting people and watching them smile when they eat


    We are your only real wood oven restaurant in the Santa Cruz County. We serve small or large Italian, BBQ, and vegan food; it's all better in a wood oven. Let our dedication cater your desirous!

    • 17 years in business

    I offer a variety of options for the intrested customers to select from and I do my best cooking abilty to make then end with a smile. That Im doing what I love, to cook.

    • 12 years in business

    I will provide my culinary skills to anyone who wants to learn how to cook. I will cook for anyone who has that too-busy-to-cook schedule. I will provide my culinary services for a family of four up to a party of 50. One-on-one cooking classes are available on Fridays and Saturdays (I am an active-duty service member).


    Having operated for over 25 years, The Social Register is a full-service catering business willing to make your occasion happen.

    • 29 years in business

    We take pride in every event that we are a part of. Over 25 years of service in a family owned and operated business helps us to stand apart from the rest. We love to serve people literally and figuratively. It is a great thing to watch people enjoy something you have prepared, from the time they see it until they take a bite! This kind of business is really all about the people and we get to be very hands on and love every minute of it!


    Our catering is made for the client's needs. We have no set menus. We create from scratch. We use US foods service foods only. We provide homestyle meals that fills the stomach and the soul. We talk with you, not at you, your party, your way. We can do it buffet, served, or any way you need it for maximum success of your event.


    I am willing to provide meals and cater events for weddings and Sweet Sixteens (quinceneras). I allow flexibility and exotic meals.

    • 7 years in business

    I provide truly scratch made vegan and vegetarian food for multi day special events of all sizes. I can honestly tell you all the ingredients in any of my dishes! I accommodate all dietary restrictions and requests with ease.


    I provide from-scratch cooking, specializing in Italian food and homemade Italian sausage. I am also an experienced butcher.

    • 23 years in business

    I cook what the customer asks for. I feel very happy doing this.


    We serve Jamaican and American food twisted together that cause a great flavor which is so pleasing to anyone's taste buds. The taste is authentic, and presentation plays a great role in my line of business.


    Arizona's classic hotel offers full-service catering options to fit Cochise County's needs. Whether you are looking for a venue for your wedding reception, a quinceanera, a graduation or awards ceremony, let Douglas's only full-service caterer serve your 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.

    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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