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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 144 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
Dalila S.
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We were looking for catering services for our small and intimate wedding during December 2015. Food was a big part of the event, but we also had a limited budget, so we shopped around to find someone that would fit our needs. Pete understood our menu concept right away and was able to work with our budget. He didn't fuzz about small details that we wanted to incorporate and went above and beyond to make them happen. He even provided ideas on how to improve the overall experience, not just the food. We interviewed lots of chefs and catering companies and we couldn't be happier about working with Pete. Our foodie friends and family members praised the food, the presentation was extraordinary and the service was very professional. Pete also provided support for the drinks, bringing with him a great mixologist that crafted creative drinks for the crowd. Finally, the next morning Pete prepared brunch for guests that spent the night at the venue (and ourselves) and even tho some things did not go as planned for him (the professional oven broke down!), he was able to have everything ready flawlessly by the time we woke up. Thank you Pete for taking care of such important part of our event! We are looking forward to working with you again.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
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Julia E.
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These caterers were AMAZING. I am so happy with the food they prepared for my party. Very reasonable pricing, incredible food, and great menu creation. Will use again. Thank you so much for making my party such a breeze.

  • 12 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Diana S.
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Sat did a wonderful catering job for our luncheon of fifty people this past weekend. I was a little hesitant at first because I didn't know his work and he didn't have his website up and running. I'm glad I took a chance as he came through with shining colors.

A Plus Catering
4.3
from 95 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Ren S.
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We received excellent service from A Plus Catering. The food arrived on time, was tasty, and everything went as planned. I would recommend them for any event. Very professional, friendly and affordable.

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Bouquet Catering
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Rebecca M.
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I found Genevieve on thumbtack after a previously recommended caterer cancelled on us. She provided a delicious catered dinner for a middle school graduation. The 100 guests, grads and their parents loved the delicious menu she prepared. We had field green salad, choice of chicken salmon or squash entrees. She prepared the food on site, and all plates came out perfect. She is a positive, energetic person who is a pleasure to deal with. I will highly recommend Stephanie

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Kitchenina.com
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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I had a great experience with hiring Kitchenina as our caterers for an event with 40 people. The communication was always prompt, polite and friendly. They did a great job on the day of the event to ensure that the food was delivered on time (despite the traffic/weather conditions) and made my job as the event organizer much easier. I would definitely work with Kitchenina again in the future, and regret that I did not take photos of the food! (Thanks for the brownies as well!)

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 65 reviews
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
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We hired Quiche & Carry to drop off desserts for a party. The selection was amazing (cookies, bars, brownie bites, cupcakes etc). The food was pleasing to the eye and to the tummy - we received rave reviews of how delicious the desserts were. And, we had a lot left over so I brought them to the teachers lounge at my kids' school...2 days after our party, the teachers also had rave reviews. We will definitely use her for another party!

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa J.
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Had a Christmas Party for 30 people in my home. Food was prepared on-site. As guests arrived first and caterers second, the kitchen was full of guests nibbling on appetizers. Alisa and her assistant blended right in working around guests. The food was delicious! All guests commented about how wonderful the food was and how pleasant Alisa and her assistant were. Clean-up was provided, and they did a great job at that too. It made enjoying guests and myself fantastic! Planning for the event was seamless, organized and expeditious! When I have another party for my 50th this year, Passionate Plates and Alisa will be on "speed-dial"!

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Celebrations by Chet Chase
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew E.
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If you need a caterer, Chet's your man! He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and brings that expertise to the table. Delicious food, beautiful presentation, excellent demeanor, easy to work with, a good listener. For events both large and small. You will not be disappointed. Thank you!

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole F.
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Grace catered my son's high school graduation party. The presentation and food were wonderful. Grace is easy to work with and reasonably priced. My guests really liked the sweet potato galettes. Thank you.

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Lesley C.
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Daniella made our July 4th celebration the best yet! Her delectable menu choices were just perfect for the occasion. Everything was so beautifully and appetizingly displayed, and most importantly...every dish was delicious! Looking forward to our next celebration......DaniBensimon Catering will be our caterer of choice from now on!

Kitchen 350
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Lilie L.
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Catered for group of 35 at private home in Sunnyvale. Pre-Event: timely in responding, worked with me in creating the perfect menu to accommodate all dietary restriction for the group. Arrived timely for pre-event set up and onsite food prep Event: the food was AMAZING! Some of our guest were in town from TX, GA, KY, NY and they all LOVED the BBQ ribs and tri-tip. This CA girl loved the shrimp and chicken and all the fabulous sides, with the apple slaw being my favorite!

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Leah A.
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Angela is an exceptional caterer! We hired her for a long (10 day) job for a production crew, serving multiple meals for VERY hungry people. I heard consistently that they were the best meals the crew had ever had on a job. She was very thorough in her choices, and made it obvious that she takes pride in what she cooks, plans, and serves. We plan to make Angela our go-to caterer for ALL future jobs. As much as I would love to tell you to stay away so we can hoard her...you HAVE to hire Angela and try her meals for yourself!

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DidiCoco's
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Vee H.
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I have always had a positive experience with the catering staff. The owner is responsive, professional and provides great service. The food is delicious and I would highly recommend DidiCoco's for your next event.

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LL Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris P.
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Chef Lucas was very professional and the food was delicious. Everything was very thoughtful and presented beautifully. I will definitely be calling him back for my next dinner party!

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Phiesty Food Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Cel A.
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I normally do not write reviews but after meeting Chef Cheri at several events I attended recently, I was moved to submit this review because Chef Cheri and her catering company , Phiesty Foods, has been exceptional! She was very professional, approachable, and you can tell that she loves what she does. At each event, the food was Fantastic, hors'douvers were creatively and deliciously paired with the wine and cocktails, and her eye for details for plating each dish/tray and with meeting all the guests needs, was evident to me that she is truly a master of her craft. I would 100% hire or recommend you for any event in need of catering! Continued success, Chef Cheri!!!

Basic Catering
4.2
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Te C.
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I hired Basic Catering for a dinner party. We had salmon and chicken breasts with asparagus and a variety of salads. The food was amazing and the presentation was beautiful. Will definitely order from them again.

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Liberation Foods BBQ
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff W.
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Dennis and team are absolutely awesome. They showed up on time and prepared to serve 80 guests. Set up was an ease and I didn't need to do anything aside from point to a place in the yard for them to prep. The food was outstanding and I HIGHLY recommend the Nachos with pulled pork. The guests were all very happy and will be using Liberation for their upcoming events. I'll be hiring the team again!

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east bay chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary m.
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Jon, and his assistant Danny, catered a sit down dinner for 24. The menu included several appetizers, salad, Filet Mignon and lobster with fingerling potatoes and veggies, and a homemade raspberry filled buttercream cake (as requested) for my husbands 70th birthday. Everything was perfect!!!!!! Exceeded our expectations. Not only was everything amazing but Jon and Danny couldn’t have been any nicer. Several of my guests are already arranging to use them for their upcoming events. We would definitely use them again. They made my husbands 70th so special. Could t be happier.

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Caroliny M.
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My experience with Alice's Wonders was not just amazing, it was magical. The power of great food in brining people together is magical and it heals the soul. I had the great pleasure to have this amazing team working on my wedding day about a month ago (April 7, 2017). About seven month ago my fiancée and I decided that we wanted a wedding party and that we wanted authentic Brazilian Food. The first person I reached out to was Alice, the founder of Alice's Wonders Catering. As Alice is Brazilian herself and happens to be a great friend for over a decade, she was indeed my very first option. I knew she was an amazing cook, but now she had her business and could cater anywhere at anytime!!! My biggest concern though was that even though I wanted authentic Brazilian Food, I also had to take in consideration the fact that half of my guests were not Brazilians. So in my first meeting with Alice's Wonders came the biggest surprise. I discovered that Alice’s Wonders Catering is above all customizable and eclectic when it comes to food. She took some Brazilian typical dishes that I really wanted and made a very personalized menu to my guests' different tastes and needs. For instance, I had vegetarians and pork restrictions. They worked with us to help brainstorm and elaborate best options. They spent time in our meetings helping us to put together what we wanted and what would make my wedding dinner the biggest success of the night, after my amazing dress of course :). I opted to have buffet style. The set up was beautiful and the food beautifully presented. Food was plenty; some of my guests came back for seconds and some even third serves. The brainstorming in our meetings was filled with respectful feedback & considerate explanations. They were very responsive to all my needs and requests. When the big day came, I only heard how amazing the food was- it brought my guests together over delicious food. They were happy and content and I was feeling that the day was extra magical with all the comments I heard during and after about the food. I was proud of myself to have chosen Alice's Wonders to be caterer my wedding. I was happy to have picked an extremely professional team with magical cooking hands and services to make my day a wonderland :). THANK YOU!!!

Olive Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sia M.
Verified review

I hired Olive for my birthday party and they are hands down the best catering experience I've ever had for reasonable prices. The value simply can't be beat! We had the Moroccan salmon, a lamb dish and some side options and they were all delicious. Both Arkadi and Elinor went an ve and beyond to make this experience go smooth. I will certainly be asking for services in the future for both private parties and work related events.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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