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Cathedral City Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cathedral City.

  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Carina C.
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The food and service was excellent and they will work with your budget. Will definitely hire again.

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Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elida S.
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Like i said to him: "you're the man" he was from the very beginning absolutely helpful. We book him for a tasting on the Mexican menu , he drove all the way from Lake Elsinore to Boyle Heights. He quickly realized that our tasting which involved my mom and mother in law was better off to be held in Spanish. He fulfilled the palate of both of my moms and thats already saying plenty. His prices are beyond amazing for the quality food you get. We book him right away and began our journey together. The communication with him was always pleasant and straight to the point. He helped us on our special day by setting up cider glasses, and im sure he and his staff help on plenty other things that were not in the list but that's how he works always going above and beyond. I'm still getting compliments on the food and the service on our wedding day. I'm looking forward to book Jose again for my husband's big 50 next year. Mean while i continue to pass around his contact info to friends who are eager to book him too.

  • 28 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Cliff M.
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Chef William exceeded all our expectations--and they were high. From the pre-party meet five days before the event, I knew Bill would easy and enjoyable to work with. Very flexible, adaptable, open to our ideas. Also, extremely knowledgeable about not only the food, but about logistics to make the party run without a single glitch. Our party of 10 gave nothing but raves. Can't recommend him highly enough.

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Mikelynn L.
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Jessica was amazing so happy that I found her. The food and service was fantastic we're already planning for our party next year. Jessica really knows how to make your guest feel special she does it all!!!❤❤

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Creative Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine L.
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Chef Jeff was absolutely fantastic! He catered lunch, brunch and dinner for my family over a 5 day family vacation. The food and service was outstanding and we would definitely use Jeff again in the future!

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FirstClassCateringService
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wanda N.
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Food and service was excellent!! Michael is very professional and accommodating. I would definitely recommend his company and I will look no further the next time I need catering. Good job First Class Catering!

  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
CORAL S.
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CHEF SARENA PREPARED FOOD FOR 36 GUESTS AT MY CHRISTMAS PARTY - SHE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS- SHE WAS EFFICIENT, PREPARED AND WELL ORGANIZED. SHE IS AN INCREDIBLE CHEF AND EVERYTHING TASTED SO GOOD. I HAVE HEARD FROM ALMOST EVERYONE AT THE PARTY HOW GOOD EVERYTHING TASTED AND WAS PRESENTED. KUDOS TO CHEF SARENA..

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Catering Services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aleida H.
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very professional on time handled everything excellent service food was great very flexible to menu suggestions, would hire him again

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Jacob Perez
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie V.
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I used Jacob for a special dinner event celebrating a very special person. Mr. Perez worked with me to create a special Menu for my guests, I had meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans all in attendance, and he made sure there was something for everyone. His professionalism, skills, and service was impeccable. His mouth watering Filet Mignon with red wine demi glace reduction, whipped potatoes & sautéed vegetables is nothing short of amazing-My absolute favorite! I highly recommend Chef Perez, and can not rave enough how spectacular his food & service is, and how beautiful the presentation was. I exclusively use Chef Perez for all of my events.

Cello's Pantry
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn M.
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Whether looking for a unique, memorable experience, an intimate dinner for two or cocktail party for 500, Cello's will exceed every expectation and offer a few additional surprises, too. Exceptional food, service and quality! No wonder Cello's is the talk of the town! Congratulations to Bonnie Barkley and her talented Cello's team.

Tra An Cuisine
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn C.
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She was on time. The food was amazing. Very friendly and professional. Will book again!

Taco Fresh Mobile Grill
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Beverly J.
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I chose TFMG without any references or experience with them. I took a chance on using them for my 50th birthday party. I strictly based it on his website information, but mostly my conversation with Ricardo on the phone. He and his staff were absolutely fabulous!! The food was delicious and everything was set up and cleaned up very professionally. All my guests raved about the tasty food and the service. I would definitely use TFMG again !

Timpano
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Steve W.
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Incredible Food! I've enjoyed multiple dishes made here and each time, I ask say to myself, "These are easily $50. plates!" Each plate is better than the last! I haven't found any restaurant that's equal to this production! Prove my claims and Try This Once! You'll be hooked! 👍

Personal Chef
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne L.
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Stephanie cooked for a bachelorette party of 13 girls. She worked with me prior to ensure the menu included all of the bride's favorite foods and accounted for allergies and dietary restrictions. She was on time, fun to hang with while cooking and most importantly her food was delicious!

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Susan J.
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Nancy has cooked for my family now for a year. Nancy has taught me so much and we have all broadened our pallets and eaten much healthier. She brings her knowledge and enthusiasm to every dish. We have served her food to our guest on many occasions and each time her food was a huge hit. Nancy listens to what you want and will offer suggestions for a new twist to enhance the flavors or prepare it exactly as you wish. We love her and the wonderful food she prepares for us!

Mark Roberts Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
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I would highly recommend Mark! His cooking skills were AMAZING, his portions were huge, the food was DELICIOUS and he was such a pleasure and very, very professional!!!! We will hire him again and again.

Simply Delicious Food
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alice M.
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Billie has prepared meals for us several times. Her menus are creative and within budget if required. The food has always been fresh, as well as very tasty. We would recommend Billie as a chef for any occasion.

Chef Truman
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Kayleigh C.
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He's able to make delicious foods out of minimum ingredients. I can only imagine what he's able to pull off with a larger inventory!!

Culinary Collaborations LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marshall H.
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Chef Stevie's service was excellent and the musicians he served were musicians who have experienced great food all over the world. My reason for having Chef Stevie cater for my dear musician friends was to say thank you to them for having supported me for twenty - nine years at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Also, to let Chef Stevie know that I hold him in high esteem. He has met with enormous success and will continue to be the best he can be. There is no doubt, he is a voice above the crowd. My Warmest Regards, Marshall Hawkins Director of Jazz Studies Idyllwild Arts Academy Director, MSJC Foundation Director, International Academy of Jazz San Diego President Seahawk Modern Jazz Orchestra If there are question about this delightful young man, feel free to be in contact. mhawkins@idyllwildarts.org 1201wdc@gmail.com seahawk.music@verizon.net (951-529-8928)

Danny Buduan
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Julia H.
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Danny and and Server Bianca Arrived before agreed time. They both very professional and food not only taste wonderful but looked great too!

Chef Ashley Benzie
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Harris H.
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Our evening for a business meeting with Chef Ashley was excellent. The variety of food was perfect, the attention to detail along with the freshness of the ingredients was wonderful, the quantities were ample. Her layout and her organization was a great addition, I left to her decision the entire meal. Since we were in the desert area I wanted her to highlight some of the wonderful ingredients from the Coachella Valley, she came through perfectly. The timing between different foods was good, you never felt full, just comfortable. Being in the food industry myself, I felt the passion that chef Ashley has for her cooking she was delightful. Great value, very professional service. Meal: Starters -Fresh figs with bacon and Chile -Salad wedges with buttermilk, grapefruit and mixed seeds Dinner Campanelle pasta with swordfish Desert Honey baked figs with vanilla bean ice cream

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 Personal Chef

Cathedral City, CA

  • Event type
    Night with friends
  • Meals needed
    Dinner, Other (Cooking Class)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), French, Hors D'oeurves
  • Courses / Dishes
    Salad: Yes, Single entree: Yes, Multiple entrees: No, Side dishes: No
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
    No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Other (1 vegitarian)
  • Head count
    6-10
  • Budget per head
    $60-$70
  • Details
    I have a home in the Desert Princess resort. We are having a low-key Bachelorette party and were interested in doing an in-home cooking class for dinner on Saturday night. Thank you!
  • $65
    Average price

Need Personal Chef Services (Ongoing)

Rancho Mirage, CA

  • Meal preparation frequency
    2-3 times a day
  • Meals needed
    Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
  • Head count
    5
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Day(s) needed
    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Time(s) needed
    Morning (9am-noon), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Number of people up 7 maybe more for dinner

Need personal chef services

Rancho Mirage, CA

  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
  • Budget per head
  • Details
    for a 40th Birthday party celebration
  • $93.33
    Average price
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