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Barstow Wedding Caterers

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Up in Smoke BBQ Catering
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Shawn T.
Verified review

Mark, Tiffany, Arron & their crew catered our daughter's wedding. The food was AWESOME. Smoked tri tip meat & street tacos, smoked pulled chicken street tacos & meat, an amazing pear salad, smoked mac & cheese, vegan smoked beans, grilled veggies for vegan entre. The Lemonade and sweet tea sealed the deal. People are still talking about the wonderful meal. Mark, Tiffany & their son Arron are such friendly, great personalities that it made the event. Up in Smoke BBQ Catering made sure our every need was met and they deserve a 10 rating.

Back 4 Seconds Catering
from 6 reviews
    Jay B.
    Verified review

    Good food great flavor and fills you up without paying to much keep up the good work

    Wild Occasions
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Obum U.
    Verified review

    If you want your wedding to be Awesome and not have to worry about a thing as a bride or Groom then stop searching and choose Wild Occasions! They are great. From the first meeting, we knew they would execute our vision perfectly. They make sure you get what you want and help you expand on your dream. They live, breathe, sleep your wedding just as much as you do. I couldnt believe how beautiful my wedding was and how organized it was. They executed everything on time and were all over the place handling every aspect from all the flowers, the cake, decorations, wedding party coordination, etc. You name it they handled it. They are totally hands on and still remain friendly and caring. Their professionalism is unmatched. They handled all our vendors with ease. Our family and Guests RAVE about them. They loved how they handled everything and so will you. Book them now and enjoy your beautiful dream day. I can never repay them for all they did.

    Kirk Ledger
    from 1 review
      Kaitlin B.
      Verified review

      We used Kirk at our wedding and we couldn't be happier! He wS outgoing, friendly, and more importantly an outstanding bartender. I highly recommend him for any event.


      We do custom catering. We do not have a set menu. This is for the reason that each event we cater is catered to your unique taste and needs. At Sweet Tea, we are able to prepare food from all around the world. So, whatever you are looking for we can create a custom menu just for you.

      • 6 years in business

      Because we are a family and everything we do is with love and respect as if we were doing it for our own family members everything is executed with the best intentions down to the last detail whether they thought of it themselves or not we make sure everything is done as if we were hosting the event for our own family. The looks of happiness and joy that we can help bring to the members of the event that are involved or just attending everyone should feel special.


      What makes my business so great is I make my customers feel amazing and happy. That's how I know that I did my job.


      James Black is an independent photographer residing in Barstow, CA. He is all about making that perfect image and capturing that perfect moment. With the natural ability to make everyone look and feel beautiful in front of the camera, James’s images are often simple yet a complex blend of soul, emotion, imagination and technical skill. As a former marine, there's no objective he can't achieve and there's no core value that has not stuck. James Black Weddings strives to provide the best quality work and has the ability to bring out the best in any situation.


      I have over 20 years' experience in restaurant and catering services. I am proficient in Italian/continental and American/Cali multicultural "fusion" cuisine. I stress fresh ingredients, such as organic veges and meat, grass fed or free range. My typical plate will have veges represented in a larger portion size, as proteins, promoting a healthier diet. I am also becoming proficient in organic vegetarian diets, such as diabetic low carb, as well as vegetarian juice regimens (I have recently adopted these for my personal benefit.) Although I prefer cooking for a private (small family) client, I can on occasion cater for an event of larger numbers, with previous notice. I will be shopping for the meals I provide, and compensation for this will be included in the final charges. There will be a minimum hour charge of 5 hours per visit which may change with the amount of clients served and frequency of service per week, as well as travel times. I will consider overnight stays, if necessary. I am passionate about my work because it has been my career for over 20 years. I love what I do and nothing ever pleases me more than to see the positive reaction from a client after a successful event.


      We have 20 years experience in high pressure culinary environment where we present beautiful presentations of food. We also have been given awards for outstanding hospitality and our customer service to our clients. We have such a wide variety of dishes that we know we can serve. We also offer all linens, tables, silver, glassware, chairs and any thing you might need for your perfect event. We try to meet our customers needs from all sides. We go the extra distance to make your event less stressful and complete. We treat your event like it were ours so nothing gets left out.

      • 5 years in business

      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. I'm able to create freely. I love the challenges I am given. I also like the fact that I don't have to seek validation for my work cause it validates itself.


      I pride myself on presenting excellent service to my customer. I enjoy making people happy by giving people they won't and ask for.


      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. Our specialty is cooking on-site with our smokeless, greaseless rotisserie. However, we make many other dishes, and we also do BBQ.


      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!


      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.


      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.


      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.


      I provide wedding advice. I am married to the same woman for over 40 years and in ministry for over 30 years. I have done many weddings. Along with the wedding, all rehearsals are included.


      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.


      Weddings and parties can be a huge task to take on. My job is relieving the stress and pressure of planning and executing these events, ensuring an enjoyable and memorable experience. I am also available for "day of" coordinating, as well as rehearsals and rehearsal dinners. Creativity fuels my passion for wedding and event planning, and seeing my client's vision come to life is my main goal. I will work closely with you to ensure that your overall expectations are met and exceeded. My pricing is reasonable, and I can create packages to accommodate your budget. So if you're ready to have an event that you'll remember forever, Events for Jazmin is here to help!


      We serve quality dishes that you request to make your event as personalized and memorable as only we can. My family has been in the restaurant and catering business for 3 generations.

      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.

      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.

      How much should catering cost for a wedding?

      The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

      • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
      • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
      • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
      • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

      How do you serve food at a wedding?

      Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

      • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
      • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
      • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
      • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
      • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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