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Browse these event caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Balboa Park.

Baja's Tacos & Catering
4.8
from 139 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Elsa O.
Verified review

I was a little skeptical as hired Jesus for a work event. I was worried that things would go wrong making me look bad with the agency. I am pleased to say that I worried for nothing. The Caterers were punctual, professional, clean and courteous. The food was delicious. Everyone loved the food and where highly impressed with the freshness and authentic flavor! Some are considering hiring Baja's Tacos for future events. Caterers prepped the food on site rather quick, served guests for 2 hours and put all the leftovers in containers for me. Event was for 60 people and had more than enough food for everyone to enjoy. Overall I was very impressed and pleased with the service and food. Would definitely hire again! Gracias!

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Honora B.
Verified review

Oh my gosh! Don't know where to start. Chef Lilian was phenomenal as a chef as a organizer. Together with assistant Nunu is a team that make any celebration perfect. The 18 guests at the sitdown plated dinner raved of the food and presentation. For me as the hostess of my husband's surprise birthday party, I never felt more supported in presenting an elegant evening to friends and family. I would be happy to be contacted directly if you are considering Chef Lilian for your event.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Anthony M.
Verified review

Chef Shawna was fantastic. We had a group of 20 for a joint Bachlor/Bachelorette party in Temecula. She created a delicious meal for the group and was able to accommodate one guest that is gluten and dairy free (even bringing them 1 special dessert)! She was responsive and very friendly. She also brought table cloths and some light decor to make the table and setting look fantastic. Everyone in the group loved the food and said it was the highlight of our weekend. Would definitely hire Chef Shawna for another event in the area!

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June Sper Catering
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jillian M.
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June was fantastic! She was extremely responsive to every inquiry/email I had, and made it so easy to decide on our menu for our event (Bridal Shower). Her pricing is extremely affordable, and the food was delicious! Everyone loved all the food, but the crowd favorite was definitely the Cheesy Hashbrown casserole. I would highly recommend her for any event catering needs!!

La Mexicana Tacos & Catering
4.4
from 51 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Lucia V.
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Everybody loved the food. There was plenty and we even had leftovers. The caterers didn't mind all the stairs they had to take to carry their stove, tables etc. We will hire them again for sure when we are in the area.

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Prime Cuts Catering
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Maren P.
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We had a great experience with Prime Cuts! They were very responsive and flexible during the time leading up to our event, were prompt and professional throughout our event, and the food was delicious!

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
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I contacted Sage Bleu based on the reviews I saw here. Although there were other caterers with more reviews, I was looking for a talented caterer, not jaded by decades in the business, who would go the extra mile to deliver superlative food and service. The reviews I saw here painted a picture of incredible food and personalized, unobtrusive, caring service, so I called Sage Bleu. When I spoke with Lavonne, I casually mentioned a few dishes that only the most savvy food aficionado would know. She subtly let me know that she not only knew what those dishes were, but knew how to prepare them. SOLD! I had Sage Bleu cater a casual neighborhood get together as well as a white tablecloth dinner for a dozen finicky business associates. The food selections were appropriate for both crowds. The food, wine pairings and presentation were impeccable. Service began exactly at the appointed time and clean-up was to the highest white glove standard. I cannot recommend Sage Bleu highly enough!

Paraiso Delicacies
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn M.
Verified review

Chelsea helped us with bridal shower. There were 25 guests for sit down luncheon. Chelsea helped set up, serve, clean up. And she did it all with a gracious smile! She is a doll and knew exactly how to help. Next time we host an event, we will use Paraiso Delicacies for sure!! Thank you, Thank you, Chelsea!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Nadine Z.
Verified review

Stacy, I just wanted to reach out to you and thank you for the wonderful dinner last night. You and your staff made my 50th birthday such a delicious pleasure! So nice meeting you and I look to tasting more of your fabulous cuisine. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and clients. Nadine Zines Studio Fleurish Event Styling . Artistic Florals

CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Onika P.
Verified review

Ciccio did such a great job, he was fun friendly and professional. The food had a great quality taste and our very picky guests loved all the courses. Many of us in the party are considering having another event with him in the San Diego area would hire again and again for excellent food presentation and professionalism. With this chef there are no worries!! He was patient did not rush the group and was awesome!!!!! Highly Reccomend!!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Grace W.
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Dave and his team did a fantastic job catering our event of 300 guests. They were even able to accommodate a last minute addition of 75 extra meals! They were prompt, professional, and friendly. Dave was very easy to work with on the contract and menu, and provided a meal that accounted for food allergies. I highly recommend Dave and Steal Your Taste Catering for any event, large or small.

Avian's House
4.5
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Susan C.
Verified review

Food Truck for outdoor company event, 70 attendees. Chef Avian was easy to work with, arrived promptly, served our guest well and very accommodating to all requests.

Admiral's Experience
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel C.
Verified review

I experienced the work of Chef Geoff Cole during a Mystery Pop-up dinner at La Marque in San Diego. Geoff had created a wonderful 4 course meal which included wild salmon wellington paired with a beautiful white sauce, a ceasar salad in a parmesan tuile, and for the entree a smoked salmon stuffed chicken breast paired with the most amazing citrus jalapeno glaze and dessert was a foie grastiramsu. Chef Geoff has wonderful stories to go with each dish which made them that much more special. The whole night was a fabulous experience with delicious food, paired wine and wonderful people. The event was intimate and created the perfect date night. I would recommend having Chef Geoff cook at any dinner party or special event.

BAPS!
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Donna L.
Verified review

I posted a need for a caterer on Thumbtack last December, when I started planning for a large corporate gala in San Diego. At that time, I was looking for a venue, caterer, band..the works! Dan from BAPS! responded to my need for a caterer right away. He was positive and responsive, and worked (and re-worked) with me on a prospective menu, knowing that I may end in a venue with an in-house caterer. He stayed in touch while I went through the process of vetting venues, and gave me great sightseeing tips for my trip to San Diego to do walk-throughs. We ended up booking a restaurant venue and won't hire an outside caterer, but I would have loved to hire and work with BAPS!. They'll stay on my "A-list" for my next event in the San Diego area.

Enjoy Dining In
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Colm K.
Verified review

I first hired Christine from Enjoy Dining In to cater a small business luncheon last year and not only was the food delicious, but the peace of mind I got from knowing everything regarding the food was taken care of was priceless. Christine took care of everything which freed me up to focus on the clients in attendance. Th folks at the lunch were delighted that they were able to have a delicious, healthy meal at the event, even the folks with special dietary needs enjoyed the gluten free options. Since then I've hired Christine a number of times and I'm always impressed with her food and her dependability. Looking forward to our next event together Christine! Thank you, I can't recommend this serve highly enough!

Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Meghna A.
Verified review

We hired her for our baby shower. She was very attentive to our dietary restrictions and offered many ideas for dishes over several conversations without getting frustrated (which happens with dietary restrictions as most people don't cater to it and just get annoyed). She was also there early and helped setup the food. We were running a bit behind and she was very understanding. Everyone raved about the food! We would hire her again for another event. Amazing job and thank you!

Kevies Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michele A.
Verified review

Kevie is a gifted pastry chef whose modern desserts showcase her unique experience. She prepared a beautiful dessert bar table for a large event of 600+ people that our company was sponsoring. The treats were delicious and nutritious baked using our Sugar 2.0 product which includes soluble fiber and probiotics (www.sugar2pt0.com). Her recipes are incredible, and you will be pleased with her sweet treats for your friends and family. She is a professional and fun to work with too. I highly recommend her and am impressed with her baking techniques and capacity to foresee the outcomes! Thank you so much Kevies Kitchen! Everyone loved your yummy treats, you made our event a huge success!

Pret Gourmet
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick R.
Verified review

Monique, thanks again. If someone wants to call me about your service I would glad to talk to them. Truly a day to remember. Sean, Kate and I all raved at how well things went, largely due to you, your flexibility and attention to detail. "I booked an event for a 28 person family buffet dinner with Pret in March 2015. Monique was extremely prompt in responding to all inquiries about the event and presented a menu that was absolutely perfect for the occasion. To make sure our dinner was a success she even visited our home the day before, a Sunday, to see which was the best way to set things up. No detail was left to chance. The food was excellent, the service and clean up were flawless and just as her proposal outlined. And by the way, Monique's special chocolate cake was to die for..... I highly recommend Pret and would use them again." Pat Ryder and Family, Tucson, AZ

URBN Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sander B.
Verified review

Michael and his team at URBN went above and beyond to make our corporate event a success! Their Pizzas were delicious and very well received by the entire team! Plus the fact that they bake them on the spot in their oven creates an unique experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone and will certainly use them again. Thanks on behalf of the entire Fox team!

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Frida's Cocina

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  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Need catering (drop-off)

San Diego, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Budget per person
  • Details
    Healthy all natural proteins, organic vegetables salad and low glycemic starches are prefered. This would be every Wednesday.
  • $225
    Average price

Need Wedding Caterer

San Diego, CA

  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Venue chosen
    Yes, please describe (the bash boutique)
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Budget per person
    $20-$30 per person
  • Details
    our budget is 700 and we have 50 people please help us.
  • $470.98
    Average price

Need Caterer

San Diego, CA

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Side dish(es)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - casual (eg: burgers and fries), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    10-25
  • Budget per person
    $10-$20 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    none
  • $168
    Average price
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