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Anaheim Caterers

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maurice J.
Verified review

Chef Marcel, Provided one of the best experiences our company, staff, and guests could have ever imagined! The menu that was created tasted amazing, the variety was plentiful, and staff was engaging. I would recommend Chef Marcel and his staff any day they can fulfill any of your catering needs even with minimal space (lol).

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  • 8 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fabricio S.
Verified review

Great service, excellent food, outstanding communication and much more added value than expected. We hired Gourmet Lovers Catering and Cakes for our wedding reception in Laguna Beach on 10-15-16. We had a 3 months window to plan the wedding from out of town and Carolina made sure all our vendor needs from rentals to reception food to our wedding cake was taken care of. She communicated often and made sure we got what we wanted. Chef Boris and his team the day of the reception were a pleasure to be around. The food was authentic (Soft Tacos)and DELICIOUS! Directly from our guest “you hit a home run with the food”, “best wedding food, ever”, “I went back 3 times!”. Our servers Gustavo and Sophia were very accommodating and always made sure ALL guest were taken care of. Highly recommend using Gourmet Lovers Catering and Cakes for any event!!

Madkins Catering
4.6
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
Carl J.
Verified review

The catering team, chef and assistant, were superb. Food was excellent. Booking and arrangements painless. I highly recommend.

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Anna T.
Verified review

Chef Mumsie's was great! The were quick to respond to all my emails and calls. They were even willing to work with our budget. The catering service was on time and the food was incredible! Our event was a success and that's because of Chef Mumsie! Thank you!

FSLA Catering
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
Verified review

For clubhouse catering's first time at handling a major surfer event on the coast of California with 650 meals needed to be provided to contestants they did an unbelievable job under adverse conditions and location without power and infrastructure to support the kind of cuisine that they brought. As it was described to me never has there been food for a surfing contest of this caliber ever. The lasagna is awesome and pulled pork to die for. My patrons were beside themselves saying this is the new bar for beach cuisine being served at a surf contest . I've heard that from many many patrons... these guys know how to cook and they know how to get the job done five stars all the way around ....we will be using them again. And I'm sure the rest of the surfing community will be using them as well for their events ... well done Clubhouse!

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Aioli
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ani F.
Verified review

We were very happy with the food and service room Aioli. Catering our family event made everything run smoothly, and gave me the opportunity to mingle and visit with our guests. The food was delicious, and delivered and set up on time. I would highly recommend Aioli.

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So Divine Catering
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina S.
Verified review

We've hosted many parties and charity events at our home and have used a variety of small and corporate catering companies over the years. But of all of them, So Devine was truly "so divine!" The food was fresh, perfectly cooked and well presented. We also appreciated the service staff who were all professional, polite and helpful. We will definitely be using So Devine over and over again.

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Tuition Bites
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kenia R.
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Thank you very much for catering our UCR Chicano Latino Alumni Fundraiser. Everything was beyond what we expected. Thank you!

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SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jaymee A.
Verified review

Segars Culinary were truly fantastic and we would be happy to book them again when in LA. Thanks for all your hard work. Thanks Jaymee

Tania Spil
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart R.
Verified review

Children's birthday party--sliders and mini hotdogs. Tania was just marvelous, her food delicious, fresh and all organic. Plus she went well above and beyond the call of duty to make sure things went smoothly. She is punctual, very pleasant to deal with and fit right in in our small kitchen (finishing off her catering in our oven) with a lot of other things going on. Great job.

Belle Fete Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Connie T.
Verified review

Belle Fete Catering catered our department holiday party this year and the food was amazing! David was easy to work with, and his service was as impeciable as his food. We will definately be using his services again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lynnette T.
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Acacia’s professionalism and quality of catering services are unprecedented. I had a family reunion and she came highly recommended to me. Her overall services exceeded my expectations. Her food is amazing. I’d recommend her to anyone for your catering needs without hesitation.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LYNDSEY M.
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Here are some highlights that stuck out: gave advice about all kinds of things leading up to the big day- rehearsal dinner location, invitations, wedding games; really listened to what we like & tailored her suggestions accordingly; was patient with us when we were indecisive; gave us a lot of guidance during the rehearsal; stayed all the way through the end of the night and packed up our parents' cars. One of her major "deliverables" is an awesomely detailed schedule of events! This was a huge asset for us. She was also extremely attentive & helpful! She was direct but not bossy- exactly what we were hoping for. I would definitely recommend her to any brides who need some guidance!

  • 18 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Abby T.
Verified review

We hired Catering by Ashley for a memorial service. David was so easy to work with. He was excellent and prepared a creative menu with very short notice. He worked within our tight budget and delivered a gourmet experience. His server was incredible. I would recommend them highly.

Beyond The Shore Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ivan S.
Verified review

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about beyond the shore catering and more specifically Glenn who worked closely with us to develop the perfect menu and he went above and beyond to recommend selections that would be tasty and things that our guests and we would enjoy. He took it a step further by helping with linens and glassware. The day of the entire presentation of the meal was exquisite down to every detail. He was sweet enough to bring my husband and I appetizers despite having missed the hors d'oeuvre and cocktail hour for pictures. Glenn and his team went above and beyond from the very beginning and was in general wonderful to work with thank you so much for making our day delicious.

La Panzano Gourmet Catering
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Maria B.
Verified review

Everything was amazing he catered our 150 guest event. Dealing with Joseph and staff was a pleasure. Highly recommend their service. My brother in law is going to hire them for his wedding and 2 other guests have asked me for his info.

Gourmet Catering
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
Verified review

Gourmet Catering did a fabulous job for me. I had to create FOUR Christmas parties every year. Sheri and her crew made my parties come together seamlessly. I can't say enough good things about my experiences with her, and everyone loved the Menu's. Her lively decorations made them feel even more special.

4F Creative Group, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Caitlin M.
Verified review

I have hired 4F Creative to assist with multiple corporate events--client cocktail parties ranging from 25-75 people and even a hosted whiskey tasting. Gina has been fantastic. Such a great resource to assist with ordering the catering, setting up, interacting with guests, pouring cocktails, and even clean up. I could not imagine a successful event without Gina. Completely stress free and 110% reliable service.

Gordos Tacos
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Antonia W.
Verified review

The absolute best experience ever.the food was phenomenal and the young men who served were extra sweet and professional..I have passed this number to everyone I know everytime they so much as mention a taco bar. The price was excellent and we had so much food. With about 100 guests for a fight party,you can imagine how much food we needed,the event and the catering went great.I have been to several taco bar events since my own and although most have been professional and extremely sweet, hands down this food is by far the best,hands down.I appreciate your business and professionalism-Antonia

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We hired Unique Luxury Catering to prepare a family dinner for 8 for my wife's birthday on our patio at the Villa we were staying in at Pelican Hill.Chef Brad prepared a spectacular meal and the carrot cake was over the top.The red wine reduction with vanilla bean was a very special treat for everything to be plated in.The cucumber with lobster & quac & apricot / almond appetizers were perfect starters.Great evening ,Great setting ,fabulous meal ! Thanks !

Baskin Robbins OC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Andrew W.
Verified review

Unbelievable. Baskin Robbins OC is my go-to for dessert catering. We love the variety in ice creams and toppings. Brent is super professional and always punctual. He always overdelivers. My guests always request ice cream when ever we throw a gathering. Baskin Robbins OC will always have us as a customer! Thanks Brent!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Caterer

Long Beach, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    10-25
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • $700
    Average price

Need Catering Services

Valley Center, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, American - formal, BBQ, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    i am planning a my wedding. i need appitzers and food a few people are vegan so i need for them as while.

Need a Taco Cart Caterer for August 17, 2013

Long Beach, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Other (tacos)
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • $495.36
    Average price
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