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Apple Valley Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Apple Valley.

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Tuition Bites
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claudia C.
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Excellent food, catering and professionalism. Catered to my guests in such an amazing way, everyone loved the food.

Tortas 2 Die 4 Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Mary S.
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Zeke Casas, Owner of Tortas2Die4 is an exceptional caterer that I've used for both personal and business events. The food is prepared perfectly and always delicious. Zeke is a joy to work with; he’s very customer focused, has met my budget guidelines and worked with me to create the perfect menu for my events. One of the things I appreciate most about Zeke and his staff is their dependability. They are always on time and well prepared.

  • 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
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mj J.
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Cajun Comfort Catering was very professional and the food was incredibly delicious! I definitely recommend.

Up in Smoke BBQ Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Toni C.
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With just enough sauce in their brisket sandwich to not overwhelm the flavor of the meat, it was one of the best sandwiches I've had in a long time. The bread was soft & the fries! If they had all-you-can-eat fries, I'll be in heaven. Fresh-cut, never frozen & they are soooo good. Buy their food! Eat their food!

Deedo G.
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I would recommend anyone to try the food and desserts. EVERYTHING I have had is beyond amazing! The strawberry butter is to die for, loaded Mac is yummy,shrimp and grits are unforgettable and lastly favorite the funnel cake cupcake is to die for! And everything is always fresh.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shannon O.
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David and his team catered my son's wedding for us. The food was amazing and the Waitstaff was very responsive. I will never use any other Caterer. They are the best and the price that was quoted was what we paid they did not try to up the dollar amount the closer we got to the wedding. Thank you David's Catering & Waitstaff.

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We're a retail and full Indian, South Indian food caterer. We can also do American food and Mexican food catering. I do lots of birthdays, graduations, baby showers, and weddings.

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I do private parties from 50 to 350 people or more. I cook fresh food. I provide international cooking and high-level cooking. I make salads, soups, pastas and fish. I do meat, chicken, etc. I do buffet style or ala carte.

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We are a family-owned business that has been in business for 19 yr. We cater all over Southern California. Our food is tasty with lots of flavor.

  • 5 years in business
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Everything is done with my hands and my hands only. I treat whatever I'm creating with love and this is not just a job it's my life. Showing everyone the passion I have for my talent.

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I don't have a business. I'm looking for a job in the food service field. If you have any kind of work like catering or food prep, I do have my food handler card. It's good for three years.

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For more than five years, I have been involved in the food service industry. I am adept at preparing menus and meals for personal clients. My experience also includes management of multiple dining establishments and a private catering business. I also offer skills in nutritional services.

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I pride myself on presenting excellent service to my customer.

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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.

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I'm just getting started, coming into this area with hopes of many opportunities to work with potential clients to bring great memories of a wonderful experience of delicious food and service.

  • 29 years in business
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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.

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We take care of all your food needs so you can enjoy your party!

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we specialize with exceptional. client service,assuring each patron is completely served at the highest level of professionalism.

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We provide personal chef services and/or instruction. We will be setting up a party or event. We provide full chef services and instruction, or we help in catering your party or event. We also provide tutoring and instruction in party planning, and we will be cooking and bartending your event.

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Smokin Als is a local BBQ catering company. We have been in business for over 5 years and everyone has also loved our Food Smokin' Al's. Our tri tip and pulled pork has won many tourney. We have a lot of reviews at our website. We have served over 590 people at one time and we have been to county fairs where over 100k people are there. Our food is by far the best on this side of Texas. We have an Ole Hickory Pit that is the very best smoker can buy. It holds over 500 of meat at a time. We service the Off road and sand events throughout Southern California. Call us for more information.

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.
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