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Coachella Holiday Caterers

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  • 28 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin D.
Verified review

Great experience with Chef Bloomhuff catering a meal for my family - amazing menu, great attention to detail and a really nice guy - our whole family loved the evening - thanks Chef!

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Spiro K.
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Jessica and her team are AMAZING! We hosted a holiday event in our home and Jessica, her team Angelica, Koch and Darryl made the evening extraordinary. They came in, took over and allowed us to completely enjoy our guests. They oversaw every detail and nothing was overlooked. Jessica is a great communicator, very client service oriented and shared fantastic recommendations that made the evening flow smoothly. Our house was spotless when the team left. We look forward to working with her on our next event.

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Creative Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeanie C.
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We hired Jeff and his staff for our wedding weekend. Friday we had a "meet and greet" BBQ and Saturday Jeff provided the food for our buffet style taco bar. We live in San Diego so we were really in the dark about Palm Springs area caterers. The food and the presentation was outstanding. We gave Jeff ideas for what we wanted and he took control and delivered all of it and more. He is a pleasure to work with and makes every effort to ensure the food is excellent and that everything runs smoothly (even when it's not his responsibility). Jeff helped with many components of our weekend, including putting us in touch with a reliable party rental business and culinary artist for the wedding cake. We are eternally grateful for Jeff and the Creating Catering staff for being part of our special weekend.

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FirstClassCateringService
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amber M.
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Excellent experience. We hired 1st class catering for Mexican food for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Michael is very easy to communicate with and responds quickly. All the pre-event coordination was seamless, and the day of was even better. Michael delivered the food early, helped us set it up and get the chaffing dishes situated, and left plenty of disposable supplies for the meal. Best part was the Mexican food was delicious! All of our guests raved about it. Definitely would hire him again!

  • 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
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dianne A.
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Chef Julian prepared our anniversary dinner at a home we rented in Palm Springs. It was BEYOND AMAZING! He was so great in planning our special meal and easy to work with. We were able to stay by the pool and enjoy without worrying about a thing! Appetizers, salad, main course and dessert were just perfect. He was so organized, set our table, helped with wine pairing and cleaned up everything. Very professional and a great guy! Wish he lived in our state!!! We are still talking about our molten chocolate cake!!!!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Temma K.
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Pleazingly Tasteful catered my wedding, their service was spectacular!! I highly recommend their services, especially the grape tree. The most delicious grapes I've ever had. They were very professional, the food was well plated and tasty.

Mark Roberts Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marisa L.
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Chef Mark is an amazing chef! He was very professional. I had a small dinner party with friends. I wasn’t sure what I wanted. Since I am on a low carb diet. After speaking with him he created a Menu to fit my diet restrict but also carter to my friends non restricted diet. Appetizer was fried calamari with sweet and sour sauce. The salad was a fresh Ahi Tuna salad. The entree was mouth watering pan seared Scallops with lemongrass carrot ginger purée. Lastly was dessert which I could only have a taste of my friends apple crisp with vanilla ice cream and homemade salted caramel. It was to hard to resist. Chef Mark made fresh berries with he’s own whipping cream!

The Main Course
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara R.
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Isaias and his staff were wonderful. I hired him to cook two dinners and one breakfast for a girls weekend for 10 ladies. His price was extremely reasonable for all the amazing food we received. Filet mignon, salmon, tarts, lava cakes, omelette bar, fresh fruit! Plates were beautiful, vegetables were fresh and tasty. Amazing. He even went shopping for us to stock the fridge with snacks and brought us candles to light our table outside in the evening. He was friendly, professional, efficient, clean, but best of all, my guests raved about the food. I would recommend Isaias in a heartbeat. Hire him! You'll be glad you did.

Chef Julia Anne
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Julia S.
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We had an Amazing Baby Shower with this young lady. The food was everything we could have imagined and more. Such elegance and refinement in her plating. We have already contacted her for my hubbys surprid=se birthday!!!

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We do it all! James Beard recognized chef. Nothing is too big or too small! We provide custom menu on your budget!

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We can make whatever it is you're looking for that tastes great and is worth every penny. You tell us what you need, and we will provide it at a reasonable price!

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I do custom menus. I have worked for another catering company for 15 years. I am now on my own. I have referrals and many repeated customers.

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My personal, hands on approach to the job at hand and to the clients every personal needs.

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We provide canapes and appetizers as an extension of your culinary skills and kitchen. COP stuffed meats are also available. We provide the product of labor-intense food, and you get all the credits. Our customers include country clubs, hotels, casinos, amusement parks, stadiums and caterers.

  • 25 years in business
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We cater for special occasions, brunch, cooking parties, and classes for group or individuals. You can't serve excuses, simply call!

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Well, I have been working at Spherion's temporary agencies for about four years now, so I have a great customer experience.

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Do to my wide experience working with food I am able to meet my customers needs. I am also able to do ice carvings, fruit & vegetable carvings.

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We are a full-service caterer and restaurant in a country-club setting offering classic dishes with a seasonal flare.

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People enjoy the foods N THE music and the shows as well!

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We do catering for weddings. We specialize in delivering meals to your homes, offices or any location. Private cooking classes and private chef are available.

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.

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 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.

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.

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Need Catering Services (Full Service)

La Quinta, CA

  • Event type
    Other (Family reunion )
  • Which meal
    Brunch, Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, French
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    About 10 adults and 9 kids.
  • $50
    Average price
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