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Apple Valley Affordable Catering Services

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Taquizas ''El Rey''
from 45 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Irene A.
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They were courteous with my guest and quick. They came to cater and they really stayed on task and got everyone feed. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a cater. The food was excellent too. Hi needs a cater

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Tuition Bites
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kenia R.
Verified review

Thank you very much for catering our UCR Chicano Latino Alumni Fundraiser. Everything was beyond what we expected. Thank you!

Tortas 2 Die 4 Catering
from 18 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne C.
Verified review

He hasn't catered for me yet but everything I heard was amazing this is truly someone I would get to do my catering for my wedding. I loved everything he said and more the price is just right after I will be having 400 guest, I will absolutely recommend him for any type of event. I can't wait until I have his delicious food served for my family and friends.

  • 18 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Bob D.
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I found Catering by Ashley/Blackburn's on Thumbtack. Wow, what a find! First they showed up on time, big plus. They were helpful and friendly in setting up. There were no hidden fees or surprises. They were very good with people. Bill and Ashley were both lovely people and professional. They were able to cater within my budget. The food was excellent! I received many compliments from those within my company on how good the food was.

Cajun Comfort Catering
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mj J.
Verified review

Cajun Comfort Catering was very professional and the food was incredibly delicious! I definitely recommend.

Qsisters Event Planners
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Zule T.
Verified review

They did research by coming to my property before providing me a quote. They were very attentive to my needs and wants. The attention to detail was great and made my event look amazing. I would definitely recommend them to family and friends.

Cocina International
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

I have 30 years of experience in catering business with high-quality of food and all kinds of dishes for everybody.


Mexican food with a good Southern California style is made available by Taco Man. We can handle parties, large events of 1,000 or cook a romantic dinner for two.


We are catering all your needs. We cook all ethnicity of foods. We are a small family owned catering company. I have 20 years of military cooking experience.


I offer full-service catering, for small or large events. I offer plated dinners, pass service, receptions and backyard BBQ. You name it, we do it.

  • 20 years in business

Quality ,price and great food

  • 29 years in business

We guide all our clients, and give you the one-on-one 24/7 attention you deserve. Catering becomes easy and stress free when ordering with Picassos. We offer full-service catering, including: Event planning and marketing, decor, lighting, serving staff, beer & liquor serving and selling license, ice sculptures, seating, entertainment. Our chefs are professionally trained having served at World Renowned hotels and Venues - Any cuisine choice is possible! At Picassos, we also believe in giving right back to our local communities. We show our appreciation to our customers and the community by sponsoring special events & participating in charitable events. As such, we created Picassos Operation PAINT program- Picassos Assistance In Necessary Things (PAINT) . Since our opening in 1989, we've donated over 1.8 million dollars to fund community events.


I cater taco for people in the homes, business or wherever. I can customize and package, but I mostly offer the three meats, the rice and beans, the condiments, the napkins, plates and forks for a minimum of 50 people. That package costs $288. I also cater to smaller parties, but a client can call for a quote.


Manilabay Catering has the only Filipino BBQ in High Desert that can bring the fun and exotic flavors of the Philippines right to your next event. There are more Filipino/Asian foods to enjoy!


We provide eclectic cuisine with Italian emphasis. Our menu includes large variety of salad, traditional and Californian style pizzas, pastas, grilled fish and steaks. We have been in business for over 20 years with a lot of catering experience. Chef/owner has over 35 years of restaurant experience working with well-known establishments like Parkway Grille, Roxxi and Caioti Cafe.


Comidas para sus fiestas y eventos. We make birria de res tamales mole fajitas y más precios economikos



I believe in giving the customer the best quality and services that I have to offer. I want to make your experience at Cah MAE'S BBQ memorable and an ongoing relationship in the future.


Are you planning a wedding, graduation, reunion, anniversary, corporate/political function, fashion show, prom/homecoming dance, sports banquet, concert, employee appreciation picnic, rehearsal, retirement party, holiday occasion, etc? Let us help plan and cater your special event at a site of your choosing!


We do events and offices buffet style or to your liking, and we come to you with everything, hot or cold, ready at the time you need us there. The great thing is everything is a throw-away – no set up, we drop off and pick up the payment and make it really simple for you. Should you have a need for a more black-and-white type of catering event, do not worry. We can arrange that as well in most cases. Mexican, Latin and BBQ are a few of our greats. We are new here in the Inland empire, and we would love the chance to earn your business. We will be up and operational here in the Inland empire soon. Look for our website around the end of November if not sooner. Thank you. On the Go Catering is catering events of 50 people, no less than 30.


The customer service that i provide. I take pride in engaging and communicating with the guests.

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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Victorville, CA

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    I dont want to spend $40 per person thats nuts
  • $776.67
    Average price
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