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Tucson Home Caterers

Browse these home catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tucson.

  • 5 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
Paula R.
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Welcome to Tucson "Tracey's Tucson Treats" Word is traveling fast about this new catering service and all favorable. Hard working, wonderful food and to create an atmosphere that hopefully people attending will have an event to enjoy, relax and be comfortable knowing they are in the hands of experienced people who wish everyone attending to just "have a good time"

Homelife Harmony LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elliott K.
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Raphaela’s company has cleaned my home and organized my paperwork for about two years now. In that time I’ve gotten to know and trust her. She’s always on time and highly dependable. Her work speaks for itself and I couldn’t be happier with her service. She’s also cooked a variety of meals for me over the years and they’re always tasty. Ask for the Teff cookies!

Marjorie Saves Thyme
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Luanne F.
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Marjorie shops for and uses the freshest veggies, fruits and meats. She is an experienced chef having operated her own restaurant and having cooked for so many. She is cost-conscious but strives for the best quality. Marjorie tailors meals to our liking and presents us with dishes we have yet to try. Her desserts are wonderful! If there is room for improvement it is in her over or under estimating ingredient measurements on occasion. That is probably because I measure exactly with cups and teaspoons. But hey, she is the pro and that's why I enjoy having her prepare our meals! What a wonderful service she provides to a caregiver.

Bona Fide BBQ Company
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Megan H.
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Sandy made a real difference for our family reunion. We are very pleased with the food as well as the service! Thank you

Dari H.
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Creative Catering is one of the best and reputable caterers in Tucson. We had an excellent experience using them

  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janel B.
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Debie Pageau was an in home chef for an event I hosted. I have nothing but superlatives to describe her services. She's talented, skilled, professional, intuitive, dependable--and that's just for starters. You will be exceptionally pleased if you hire her.

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I am a culinary professional with over 20 years' experience in the food industry. I have the combined experience of kitchen and fine dining service experience. This allows me to offer my clientele a higher level of service and satisfaction than my competitors.

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Taste the southwest with Chad's Catering. We are a locally owned steakhouse that offers our delicious menu for catering. There is a vast selection that includes ribs, steak, chicken, and many other tasty entrees. We have very reasonable prices starting at $10 per person. Chad's does not believe in nickle and diming our customers, so our prices are competitive to others. We give prompt, professional service and will work with any request that our customer needs. If you are looking for a true southwest experience, contact Chad's Catering today.

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We handle different types of events -- graduations, weddings, banquets, baptisms, etc. We provide servers and bar services.

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Our philosophy is to bring exquisite food and exceptional service to each and every one of our events. We pride ourselves on being one of the premier caterers in Southern Arizona. Edge Catering has been providing skillful and exemplary event coordination and execution for our corporate, private, and nonprofit clients in Southern Arizona for decades. From black-tie galas to your daughter's fairytale wedding and your son's bar mitzvah, Edge Catering will exceed your highest expectations for celebrations of all sizes. We pride ourselves on having the ability to bring the fine-dining restaurant experience to all of our events, with our highly skilled chefs and attentive food servers and bartenders providing impeccable service from start to finish.

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I have been providing great food at great prices for 27 years. I have many satisfied customers and offer many different menu options, from onsite grilling to events of 10 to 1,000.

  • 4 years in business
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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.

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We do private party events. We can prepare for up to 100 guests. We specialize in grilled and smoked meats, such as carne and pollo asado, ribs, Santa Maria tri-tip, smoked beef and pork in a variety of styles. We also do smoked poultry and fish. We serve appetizers, sides, breads and desserts to compliment the entree. Do you have favorites you would like to have prepared? We would love to discuss it with you!

  • 27 years in business
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We have unique family recipes. We are family owned and operated and have deep respect for the people we serve. High ethical values and transparency provides our guests with exceptional value

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I'm special in Vietnamese cooking, I have been teaching cooking for recreation center, fund raising, private parties and wedding. I love to serve and share my wonderful and authentic Vietnamese food, special vegetarian dishes and special died dishes. Home group cooking class is a very fun thing to do as a birthday party or friends get together. Good food and fun personality are the keys for my successful business.

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We are a conscious ayurvedic catering company specializing in western food, with an eastern flare. We love catering events for spiritual retreats, office meetings, and house parties. We are willing to travel around the surrounding Tucson area. We also deliver raw local fresh juices to people at work daily.

  • 5 years in business
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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

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We offer small, local, fresh, and homemade catering, featuring healthy food, which are personally adapted to whatever event you are hosting.

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We do catering right. We specialize in taking the mundane and make it modern and exciting when only the best will do.

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Catering with a kind, generous touch and style are available for special events, in-home services, and personal requests. We cater to various menus and clients' requests. We do Mexican, American, Asian, and other delectable delights. Servers are available, and personal requests are acceptable.

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As an Authentic Neapolitan pizza catering, we bring our wood-fired pizza oven on a trailer to your event and cook the real thing right there. Our oven operates at temperatures of 900 to 1000 degrees, cooking pizzas in just 90 seconds. This is the best way to capture the fresh flavor and smokey flavor from a wood burning fire. We use 00 high gluten flour, along with San Marzano tomatoes for the sauce both imported from Italy. We hand make our mozzarella cheese and buy our meat and veggie toppings from local farmers markets.

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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