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Bell Bar Caterers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 711 hires on Thumbtack
Brian L.
Verified review

I recently hired Paul Michaels' bar tending services for my 30th birthday. The bartenders who came to my party were both very professional and friendly and made and served amazing drinks. All of my guests loved the drinks and the party was a huge success thanks to these incredible bartenders. I definitely recommend them for your next party or event and will absolutely hire them again.

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Mia's Martini
5.0
from 147 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christian F.
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Mia's Martini was absolutely wonderful. Mia's Martini worked closely with us before, during & after the sweet 15 to provide fantastic bar-tending services. Not only Mia's Martini was professional and responsive but they are extremely helpful in planning on how much alcohol to buy, even if you want to design a signature drink , and working with the supplies we had. Gio the Bartender was fantastic, provided great service and also had a very enthusiastic personality. If you need bar-tending services I highly recommend Mia's Martini.

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan P.
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Marcel was EXCELLENT! I had an unusual catering job, one he hadn't done before. He was terrific at following up with me, patient when I had to delay getting back to him, and took care to understand exactly what I needed. And then he carried it out to the letter, with perfect results. And he's super easy to work with. By sheer coincidence, one of my event attendees had used his catering services just a couple of months before, and also had only glowing reviews of his food and his service. If you have need for catering or chef services, you can't go wrong by hiring Marcel for the job. I can't wait to use him again!

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Shaken Not Stirred
5.0
from 102 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cort L.
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Rob bartended for an afternoon at my 40th poolside birthday party, expertly catering to the needs of 20 guests with diverse needs and requests. His drinks were top notch and he was proactive in asking guests what they wanted and making the pool rounds. And working with Rob was a breeze, as he was responsive to email and had helpful suggestions beforehand about the shopping and drink list. Five stars!!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John P.
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We needed catering services for my father's funeral. We received outstanding food, fantastic service, and lots of compliments from our guests.

Madkins Catering
4.6
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
Dhebi J.
Verified review

We live in Laguna Niguel, and Madkins Catering was on time and I remember saying to the waitstaff, "omg, there's still more food?! Needless to say there was so much food. Madkins Catering was upfront with me in the very beginning explaining how much of each appetizer or food item I'd actually be getting which is great. I think we adjusted the amounts a few times because I thought it was going to be too much food lol, and it ended up being still too much food.... But who's complaining? :-) My guests were very pleased with the meal and left on a very very full stomach. This company is very nice and professional and delivered exactly what I wanted. I forgot to do a review at the time of the event, but the event was about 2 weeks ago. Everyone please try them, the food is delicious and at a great price!

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Los Angeles Bartenders
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

I was really under the gun preparing for my wifes birthday party and Andrew relieved a lot of my stress with his bar and event knowledge and guiding me on what to provide. He was on top of everything from the moment I contacted him. Andrew was absolutely amazing!! He put together a bar menu of specialty cocktails, he provided all the additional supplies needed, everyone loved his personality, he went beyond what was expected of him, and he truely made Sharon's birthday special. I most certainly will be hiring him in the future. I highly recommend him to everyone in need of a bartender/mixologist for their party or event!!

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All Occasions Bartending
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monisha M.
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The best bartender EVER! Shawn was on top of the planning, offering other services, such as bar rental, garnishes, etc. He thought of everything so that I didn't have to! He even brought the ice to keep everything cold! I would recommend Shawn anytime and will definitely hire him again for our next party!

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Open Bar
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aricia S.
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Open Bar provided services for my grandmother's funeral and I couldn't ask for a more professional service and at the price they charged, it felt like a steal. It was so easy to book them - Brooke, one of the owners was incredibly responsive and indulged all of my questions - and communicating my needs for the event was easy and stress-free. The bartender arrived early, was dressed very professionally, and maintained an air about him that was perfect for the tone (being a funeral and all). He made sure my parents were taken care of, and kept the bar area neat. I can't recommend Open Bar enough!

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Bartending Services
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris H.
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Michael was fantastic! We were very pleased with Michael's service! He really took care of are guests at the bar! Would highly recommend him for your next event.

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Smoking Gun Bar Staffing
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Bobby R.
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I hired smoking Gun bartending to do a annual halloween party me and my wife do every year. This time we wanted to make it more of a professional event, so we hired catering, security, and a Bartender by the name of Luke. I was very impressed at how Luke handled our guests needs, he even created some aweome spooky themed drinks off the top of his head. I as well as all my guest of about 95 friends and family had a amazing halloween bash and making the decision to hire Smokin Gun was one of the main reasons. Thank you luke for you’re fun attitude and tasty drinks. Defenitly recomend him the his service if you can book him!

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So Divine Catering
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly F.
Verified review

Alexis was amazing form start to finish! I was giving a last minute birthday party for my husband and 4 other friends. I had a theme in mind and a budget to work with for about 20 people. Alexis came up with great suggestions for my theme and stayed right on budget. She delivered, prepared and set up everything for me and all with grace and charm. The food was way beyond the quality I expected. I clearly got more than I paid for too. I highly recommend her custom catering services and will definitely call on her again when the need arrises.

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Tend
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff S.
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Hired Tend for our anniversary party - James was fantastic and their mobile bar allowed us to serve drinks on our patio, which we had never been able to do before.

  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren F.
Verified review

It was great to work with KRM Catering! Kenia was very detail oriented and made sure that everything we needed was there. She took special requests and provided anything we asked for. She took the time to make sure that everything would run smoothly. The entire staff was great and very attentive. They worked amazing with our budget and provided delicious food. I would recommend them for any occasion!

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Tuition Bites
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kenia R.
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Thank you very much for catering our UCR Chicano Latino Alumni Fundraiser. Everything was beyond what we expected. Thank you!

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SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth F.
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Hiring Steven and his phenomenal crew was the best decision we could have made for our event! We were tremendously impressed by Steven's professionalism and flexibility to all of our requests, he is an incredibly smart and resourceful businessman and was able accommodate our many brand-standards (for a very attractive price) and wow our guests with the results. The food was simply delicious, the service was exceptional (very warm and affable) and the set up/breakdown was seamless even in our small half kitchen and office space! If you're looking to work with a professional and provide a seamless catering service at your next event, I urge you to hire Steven!!

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Double Shot Bartenders
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela J.
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Elaina was gracious and sweet to the guests. She was also very fast and went above and beyond with her service. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing bartending service!

Tania Spil
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen H.
Verified review

Tania and her catering were incredible! She exceeded my expectations. My guests are still commenting on how warm and professional Tania - and Jenny and Acacia (servers) - were during our party. And of course, my guests raved about the food, which was so delicious and beautifully prepared. I couldn't have been happier. I feel lucky that I found and chose Tania. I'm already excited to book her catering services again.

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Method Event Productions
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emma S.
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We were thrilled with Emily and her staff. They arrived on time, set up the bar beautifully, and kept my guests happy all night. Emily went the extra mile by helping clear my tables when the bar was slow. I would happily recommend Method Event Productions to everyone and will absolutely use them again at my next event.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mr W.
Verified review

On Feb 1, 2018, Chef Amy performed her private chef services at my girlfriend’s birthday party with our teenage daughter. Amy curated a delicious 5-course menu based on our favorites. She prepared the food in new fun beautiful ways. Amy was funny, approachable and professional. She brought all needed cooking and serving ware. She cooked and cleaned up everything. Amy explained and presented every course of the meal and prepared unique never seen before drinks that were a huge hit! The food portions in each course were just right and completely filling. Amy clearly loves cooking and enjoys interacting with clients. Amy was sooo good by evenings end that we were singing to our throw-back music playlist and hugging her goodbye with anticipation of a future event. I definitely plan to hire Amy many more times in the future. HIGHLY RECOMMEND- 5 STARS

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lynnette T.
Verified review

Acacia’s professionalism and quality of catering services are unprecedented. I had a family reunion and she came highly recommended to me. Her overall services exceeded my expectations. Her food is amazing. I’d recommend her to anyone for your catering needs without hesitation.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need bartending

Paramount, CA

  • Event Type
    Graduation
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Liquor/Mixed drinks
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Other (I will like the bar catering with bartender and the alcohol also included)
  • Estimated guest count
    150-200
  • Bar needed?
    Yes
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: No, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
  • Details
    Its a Graduation event. I need a Bilingual bartender. Spanish speaker preferably but as long they know how to speak spanish its fine. Im looking for a service that includes already the full bar alcohol, and that contains the main common drinks, as well as the bartender together as a package. To go more in depth, one that includes a bartender with the full bar alcohol included. I do not require bar necessary to include beer or wine, i will provide that, but mostly just the liquor and mixes is what i would prefer. But if it comes with beer thats fine but would like to include the beers of Redds Apple Ale or Angry Orchard in it. It will be a Open bar, and bartender are allow to have a tip jar. I would like a bartender that at least can provide these drinks Cadillac Drink, Adios, and madorian sour. The event will start from 5:00pm till Midnight. So i can have the bar open from 5:00pm till 11:00pm to end. Im looking for a great deal and not over the price. I Hope anyone whom see's this ad will provide me a great package deal and be able to assist me in this event.
  • $233
    Average price

Need a Caterer for a Birthday Party

Maywood, CA

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin
  • Serving style
    Plated meal
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    125-150
  • Details
    My budget is $600.00
  • $448.67
    Average price

Need Bartender

Bell Gardens, CA

  • Event Type
    Birthday party
  • Vibe
    Low key / casual
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    80-100
  • Bar needed?
    Yes
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: No, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
  • Details
    Blender
  • $174.67
    Average price
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