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  • 5 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
Remy K.
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Incredibly professional, good food, and provided a really fun atmosphere. These guys were serious about their job as wedding caterers, and really set the perfect atmosphere for my mother's wedding. They started and participated in interesting, genuine, and engaging conversations with guests, all while providing amazing food and service at the same time.


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.

  • 4 years in business

I have been working in restaurants, hotels and resorts for 10 years, and have been making the switch to personal chef and catering. I have photos of the food creations I have made over the years. Please contact me for more information. I graduated from Scottsdale Culinary School in 2007, and have been in Tucson ever since.


We are a full-service restaurant specializing in Southwestern fare. We offer full-service catering to simple drop offs.

  • 27 years in business

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


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.


I perform wedding ceremony. I am also a massage therapist student. I'm great at weddings, and they can get great massages.


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.


Every wedding is memorable. With Southern Arizona Weddings, yours will be historic when held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Tucson, AZ. The cathedral was built in 1915 and is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places in Washington, D.C. This is an awesome place to hold your wedding and reception. We can accommodate up to 300 guests and include free on-site parking. We offer complete wedding packages using Tucson's finest and most professional vendors, such as caterers, photographers, DJs, florists, officiants, and bartenders. Call to schedule your free tour, and to learn about the many options available to you. Check out our website, then like us on Facebook.


Your wedding ceremony should be a very personal expression of your background, your relationship and the life you plan together. I will work with you to create a joyous, inclusive wedding ceremony. Even a simple ceremony can be romantic and memorable. Let me help you have the wedding of your dreams.


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.


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!

  • 4 years in business

The elegant, intimate alternative to the justice of the peace. We offer civil, religious, commitment and vow renewal ceremonies and offer a beautiful indoor or outdoor area as well as offering off site venues. We are very affordable and offer walk-in ceremonies as well scheduled ceremonies on and off site.


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.


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


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

  • 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


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.

  • 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.


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.

  • 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.

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.

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 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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