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Tucson Party Caterers

Browse these party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tucson.

  • 5 years in business
  • 233 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.

Fiamme Pizza Napoletana
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kevin W.
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Luke makes the best wood fired pizza in Southern Arizona! He was very informative about the process and made our private party a great success. We are building our own oven now and hope to have Luke back to break it in...

Urban Affairs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Tyler V.
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I have used Veronica on several parties and events. Everytime she has brought her flair and artistic vision to the event. This has resulted in some very happy attendees. Wouldn't dream of using anyone else in the Tucson area!

  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
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Debi was prompt with her quote, friendly, and followed through on her commitments. Thank 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

  • 4 years in business
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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.

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We cater to anything and everything! We can send you some menus to get the imagination started, and then your taste buds will take over.

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

  • 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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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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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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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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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 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!

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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.

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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.

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We take care of everything so the host can enjoy their guests. From set up to take down, we got you covered. We offer help with guest list, seating, theme ideas and invitations and creative entertainment. Have the event everyone will be talking about!

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

  • 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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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.

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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