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Cupertino Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cupertino.

Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 143 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Dina B.
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We had an incredible meal and a great night with Pete. We had good rapport and timely updates ahead of time. The food. THE FOOD. Local, seasonal, delicious, of course, but really rustic Italian flavors that reminded all of us of time in Italy. Pete himself is down to earth, witty, fun and eased right into conversation with our group. We're planning on making this girls trip annual and we'll book Pete every chance we get.

Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 120 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
Avanti S.
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Chef Rocco was wonderful! He accommodated us with a very short notice- we wanted to celebrate my husbands birthday at home with a five star dinner experience. He discussed the menu with us in detail and tailored it based on our preferences.... the food was delicious and the portions were huge! Chef Rocco was a delight to engage with and kept us in splits with his jokes as well as educated us on food and food techniques. we plan on using him again for a bigger family dinner party in the summer. Highly recommend :)

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
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EJ V.
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Amazing crew and Excellent Service and Quality of food! There was so much food, we never ran out and they also were so nice and caring with the guests and the event! Thank you for making Lili's Surprise Party a memorable event!

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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Graham B.
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I cannot begin to describe Stephanie without using the word "unbelievable." As part of our wedding day, I could not have imagined the food and catering going more smoothly. From the initial bid process, communication prior to the wedding, and meeting up to get familiar with the site, Stephanie was responsive, kind, and flexible. She listened and modified her menu according to changing needs, and wow we were pleased. Our menu had three food options (vegan, chicken, and tri-tip) and all were 100% incredible. She had the food timed to perfection, and presented beautifully. Our guests could not believe the quality of the food, especially given that she fed 73 people entirely on her own. So many of our guests were coming up to us to describe how amazing the food was!! We would recommend Stephanie to ANYONE who needs caterer. We were incredibly beyond happy and pleased with her work. She made our day all the more special as we did not have to worry about a thing from set-up to clean-up. You would be silly not to hire her for your catering needs.

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Kitchenina.com
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy J.
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We hired Kitchenina for a party, and were very pleasantly surprised. They did a great job with everything, and the food was delicious. We would definitely hire them again.

DNL Catering
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Noelle R.
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Great food (Tailgate menu) and setup! DNL catering was on time, all the food was fresh, and DNL cleaned up promptly following the event. I would highly recommend them!

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 65 reviews
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine R.
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Quicheandcarry is by far the best catering experience I have ever used.They were able to put together a beautiful event my my daughter's wedding.They served there delicious quiches aling with other fabulous food.We felt very lucky to have choosen her and have now recommended her swrvices to other people and they too have been pleased.She is a keeper.Thank goodness for Deborah,her employee's and her great food.She's simply the best.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Haya K.
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I've known Grace for many years. I have been over to her house for home cooked meals that were truly gourmet, and delicious. She also prepared some food and sold it from her home. On the level of catering for large parties, I went to our friend Dave's party last month were Grace did the catering. The food was flawless, delicious, with great presentation, and great variety. I strongly recommend Grace for catering your events.

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Allegra B.
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I lovvvvvvv Daniella's food. Always delicious, fresh, and elegant. Thinking about a meal from her makes me wish she was still in Oakland.

Rose Johnson Catering
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Anh C.
Verified review

Rose Johnson & her entire crew were fantastic! We hired her for a 50th wedding anniversary party that we were hosting in our backyard for about 50x guests. She's great with communication - she was quick to get us a quote, a sample menu, and walk us through what she would need/suggest for the day of the event. She was very flexible, and easily accommodated my mother-in-law's low sodium diet requirement. Most importantly though, her food was wonderful! Her appetizers were plentiful, and the main course & sides were delicious. I was worried about having dried out food (as we were doing a buffet), but the food was cooked perfectly. She kept me on budget, and really, she went above & beyond what I expected from a caterer! Her staff were friendly with the guests, they helped pour drinks, set up chairs, and left my kitchen clean at the end of the night!! I would recommend her to others in a heartbeat!

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Brittany L.
Verified review

Really loved working with Angela and her staff. Food was delicious and on time and her staff was efficient and got the job done. No one went hungry and her bartenders made sure that there was never a line at the bar! Will definitely hire her again.

Rainbow Chefs
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Allyson L.
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Rainbow Chef created a wonderful menu for an evening event I was throwing for a group of moms. They were happy to refine the menu until it was just what I was looking for. And the food was truly delicious, with a beautiful presentation. Fresh and modern. We had seared tune, salmon poke on seaweed chips, delicious chicken skewers, and spinach filled filo. Portions were great and we had leftovers. Yum!!

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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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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Eleonora T.
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They were prompt & professional throughout the engagement. They prepared various appetizers for a party of 25 guests. Great service and food was delicious.

In This Moment
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa S.
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The team is fabulous - food is excellent, turn key solution, and support end to end within a very reasonable budget. Look forward to working with 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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Bethany L.
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Dennis and his team did an absolutely fantastic job hosting a bbq lunch for 145 guests in a local park. The team arrived on time (early, I think), they were attentive and responsive to my preferences, they brought everything (drinks, food, plates, cutlery, condiments, napkins) they prepared an amazing hot meal on site (burgers, mac-n-cheese, salad, beans) that exceeded expectations for food quality, they cleaned up everything (including managing a lot of guest's trash), they were relaxed and friendly. We could not have been happier with their services.

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Mise En Place
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Alison S.
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Dan helped me throw a surprise party. Not only did he make delicious food, but also had everything ready to go for guests before I even arrived with the guest of honor. He also accommodated dietary restrictions, left the kitchen super clean and even packed up the few leftovers for our refrigerator. We ate the Vietnam-inspired menu. Highly recommend!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Ligia G.
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And she cooks like a goddess. She is full of energy. She is amazing. Her food is simply delicious!

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy S.
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Everything was excellent. The food was extremely tasty and loved by all. I would highly recommend this company and definitely have them cater my next event. When guests talk about my daughter's bridal shower and how much they enjoyed it, the delicious lunch we served was mentioned by all.

Rainbow Chefs San Francisco
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
Verified review

After much searching, we finally found the Pan Asian food we were looking for (Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese) for a world traveler's Celebration of Life. The food and Chef Ty were both fabulous! The appetizers, complemented by delicious sauces, were a huge hit with our guests. The produce was fresh and delicious. And RCs were not only able to pull this together on very short notice (~1 week) with grace and aplomb (thanks to Lana as well), but they also created an attractive presentation in an unfortunately small space. I would definitely use Rainbow Chefs again, and will recommend them to those looking for exceptionally tasty and healthy food. Five stars!

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.
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