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Bakersfield Affordable Catering Services

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Fresco Mexican Grill, LLC
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from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bernita J.
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Fresco Mexican Grill is a great find for my work for all the catering we do. The nurses we serve have enjoyed the food and the great personal service from Sergio. Sergio is so friendly and always wanting to do more in his service to his customers. Nephew Evan always checks the orders to make sure you are getting what you want and need. Thank you Sergio and Evan for the great job you always do for us. Bernita

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emily M.
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He worked well with us, he made good decisions without a lot of direction, he was polite and affordable. If I have another event where I need a dj I'll be sure to give him a call.

  • 3 years in business
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I have been in the industry since 2004. My resume and references are impressive, but my attention to detail and love for food and family is my life passion.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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we offer personalized service that does more than cook for you, our hope is you feel empowered to cook delicious meals on your own!

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A reception hall and catering venue. We cater alcohol and food for weddings, corporate functions, holiday parties and much more. Our attention to detail will help any function become a successful "occasion to remember!"

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We are a full restaurant serving pizza, pasta and entrees and do catering. We can do in-house or deliver to you. We have been here for over 6 years.

  • 4 years in business
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I am specializing in, of course, Mediterranean, Persian and Greek cuisines. I am bringing more than 30 years of restaurant and catering experience as a mom and son team to Bakersfield, CA.

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I am always on time and I always follow directions when addressed.

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We cater for all occasions, specializing in African and Caribbean cuisines and pastries. We strive to go beyond your expectations and to add that special touch to your day.

  • 34 years in business
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We are specializing in fresh foods for small- to medium-size groups. From gourmet to BBQ, they are all freshly made for your occasion.

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We do catering and banquets. Catering: We specialize in catering parties from 10 to 100. Our catering department is available to bring the best we have to offer to your home, office or other location. Catering is available for pickup or delivery. Banquets: Do you have a birthday party, special event or group that needs a meeting place? With a private room accommodating up to 100 at our 10700 in Rosedale Highway location, just 5 minutes west of the 99, or a more intimate room for 50 at 6401 White Lane, two 2 miles West of the 99, Mauricio's Grill and Cantina is the perfect place for your party or banquet.

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I have 15 years of experience in catering and banquet cooking. I just moved back from Europe (Germany). I'm qualified to cook and am with papers.

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I am a Bakersfield College Culinary Arts graduate. I have experience with some French cuisine, mostly Hispanic background.

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I specialize in event/birthday and wedding cakes, cupcakes, pops and specialty chocolate candies.

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We cater to you by delivering our great tasting bbq and sides to birthdays, family parties and or gatherings, so go ahead give us a call. We specialize in bbq chicken, tri tip, ribs, and carne asada and our sides are potato salad, rice peal-of, and chili bean and corn on the cob. We thank you. Give us a call. Place your order at least two days in advance and enjoy our wonderful tasting bbq.

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We offer real catering services for your event. Catering in Bakersfield California area offers excellent professional service at competitive prices. In addition to our many unique amenities, we use only the best and finest meats, cheeses, fruits and baked goods available. Are you planning a wedding, rehearsal, graduation, reunion, anniversary, corporate/political function, fashion show, prom/homecoming dance, sports banquet, concert, employee appreciation picnic, retirement party, holiday occasion, etc.? Let us help plan and cater your special event at a site of your choosing. By consistently surpassing our clients' expectations and with our years of experience, we have earned a pride of our reputation for being the best in Lansing. Serving the highest quality and freshest foods will bring you back for seconds. Planning an event can be an extraordinary undertaking. Our seasoned staff of industry professionals will manage every detail to insure your event is a great success and experience, for you and your guests to remember. From suggestions on culinary trends or menu selections, ideas on area facilities and vendors in Lansing, Michigan, or just someone to trust with your important meeting, our team is happy to be of service and ready to serve you with unsurpassed dedication. Some events require months of planning and preparation. From the moment you call, to the night of the event, where our servers' knowledge of food and wine sets us apart, you can rest assured that your special occasion will be a success. Call us today. We are ready to serve you.

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Hello. My name is Tony. I serve delicious meals from scratch. I have worked in catering for years. I'm looking to cook for a nice family. My hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but am available for adjustments.

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We have been catering Mexican food for over 21 years for over 100 people. We catered for Caesar Chavez movie release and for many businesses in Bakersfield.

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Enjoy my Italian home cooked specialties at your event or party. All food is made with fresh ingredients and tastes of a true Italian feast. It is delizioso! Menu choices are available upon request.

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I have experience in the catering industry for the past 27 years. Events range from weddings to corporate lunches and dinners. I am skilled chief in cuisines such as Mexican, Italian, barbecue and gourmet entrees. One plus with our company is that we come full service, which includes wait staff, bar services, china, glassware, silverware, linens, and napkins. Sincerely, Chief Manuel

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We are a full-service catering company. There is no event that is too small. For the larger groups, we have a venue with a full bar that holds up to 500 people. We also have an outdoor venue that resides on the beautiful Kern River.

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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