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  • 8 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Hilary S.
Verified review

I needed a caterer for my dad's funeral reception. Spoke to other caterers but Carolina of Gourmet Lover's Catering was the only one who gave her condolences, this meant a lot to me. The full service presentation was tasteful, the food delicious and reasonably priced. There were no exta added on fees like the other caterers. I highly recommend Gourmet Lover's Catering, Boris & Carolina are a wonderful team and you will not be disappointed.

Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Brandi G.
Verified review

I don't even know where to begin! Jose is an amazing caterer and I am so happy we hired him for our wedding this past Friday. When we were first tasting caterers food they all seemed metiocre but Joses was amazing! We hired him on the spot! Not to mention he was the most reasonable price! Then everyone was making me nervous saying that catered food is never as good when they have too cool it in large quantities (we had 180 people). When we got to the reception everyone was already eating appetizers and happy. When Jose spotted my husband and I he came up to us and told us he had made us each an appetizer plate and if we wanted it. Then he came up to me to make sure I wanted dinner served when I had originally asked. I did and he brought us the first 2 plates. The food was amazing! Just as good as I remember! Everyone was so pleased and kept talking about how the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding! That was exactly what I wanted! His bartender was amazing and all his staff was so friendly. The setup looked nice and professional. The drinks he brought were great and everyone was talking about how great the mint water was! Then I ordered cheeseburger sliders and French fries to be served late night and they were amazing! He even brought wings and everyone was so excited! They went fast and by the time I got over there everything was gone. Jose told me let me get your plates and pulled out two foil covered plates. He always thought of us first and without him I wouldn't have eaten. All day everything had hiccups and my rentals were late, everything was slightly wrong except Jose! He really came through and went above and beyond. I will definitely hire him again for any events and recommend him to the fullest!

Madkins Catering
4.5
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
Monica M.
Verified review

I had requested a quote and food options for our company's holiday party. Madkins Catering provided a menu and pricing within the same day.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sonja C.
Verified review

Everything went off like clockwork. A true professional. This was a party for 40, and Shawna made brisket, turkey, a few side salads, grilled asparagus, and lemon cupcakes. Everything was a hit. In hindsight the only thing I would have adjusted was adding additional brisket. We ran out of meat and while the count was for 40, several folks didn't show up. My husband didn't get any. With that said this should not take away from my excellent experience. Just something to think about with headcount going forward. Some people went back for seconds which added to the issue, but in my opinion not enough to make an impact, as the headcount was 40. I also think beef was more popular so something I need to manage also. The guests raved about the food and asked for her business card. Shawna and her helper took care of everything from picking up finished plates from people, to cleaning up, and placing leftovers in smaller dishes. Shawna will be my go caterer forever!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lora G.
Verified review

I attended a party catered by Wild Thyme. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, the party was a success, every detail was addressed with professionalism, care and a smile. A wonderful experience.

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Prime Cuts Catering
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Loren H.
Verified review

Prime Cuts Catering. This place was the best idea I ever had for party I’ve done a lot of parties for my daughter over the past 16 years and usually we cook but because she was having a sweet 16 without we have somebody else come in and cook let me tell you this is the best idea I’ve ever ever ever had Mr. Ron and his wife came in and showed Out!!! Menu for our daughter‘s sweet 16 party was chili cheeseburgers fries hot dogs and low and behold he threw it onion rings which had to of been the best ever... I feel really honored he was able to do our party. I also let him know that I had a few people that were vegans, and would need a vegan dish. Now I’m a meat and potatoes kind of girl, but I think if I had to become a vegan I could live off of his portobello stroganoff yes I said portobello stroganoff it was the business it was so flavorful.

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 46 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Terry R.
Verified review

Chef Mumsie and team are the best caterers I have ever worked with...everyone at the event raved about the food...staff was professional and efficient. Chef Renee presented the food and we all began to immediately drool over her signature items. She created unique flavors and items that we had never seen before and couldn't wait to try. OOOHHHHH and when we did!! I can't recall when i've tasted things that just made me want to close my eyes and dance... MMMMMM Mmmmm mmmmm. They took care of everything with magnificent precision. Arrived early, set it all up without a word and fed 80 picky ladies to perfection. The price was very reasonable...you cannot get this caliber of service excellence for this price anywhere. They even helped me select the venue based on what I was looking for since they were familiar with all the best sites. The venue needed no Insurance documentation because of their great experiences in working with Chef Mumsie and her team. If I could I would give them 7 stars and it still would not be enough!!!! If you want OUTSTANDING food and FABULOUS customer service then you're here. . . they will take care of everything without missing a beat and leave you and your guests with very happy palates with delicious food. THANK YOU ladies for the BEST High-Tea we've ever had!!!! We wil definitely be hiring again for our needs !!! Kisses

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Aioli
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
Verified review

Jordan help plan and execute the perfect menu for my daughter's graduation party! Our guests raved about the quality and his ability to keep the fresh food coming! Awesome!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores G.
Verified review

I am beyond grateful to Thumbtack for connecting me to Chef Keith Prante and his team at Hautè Productions Events and Catering to cater my mom's 80th birthday celebration. They are absolutely A-MAZING! Chef Prante was one of two chefs who responded to my request via Thumbtack, and I also received a personal referral. Neither of the other caterers offered ANYWHERE NEAR the quality, selections, variety and value that Hautè offered at my price point. We had our tasting today, and it absolutely sealed the deal! Everything was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. I highly recommend Hautè Productions to any potential customer who appreciates excellence, accommodation and genuine customer service.

Gabriels Catering
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Devon E.
Verified review

Edmond did a fantastic job catering our Holiday party for 25 people. He was on time and the food was excellent!

Next Event Catering
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Krystina V.
Verified review

Jennifer and Annette were amazing! They catered my wedding of 160 people and every one of my guests came up to me and told me how good their food was. Also, how friendly they were as well. Their vegetable tuscany pasta was a hit! The red roasted potatoes were seasoned to perfection and the chicken was tasty and moist. I would highly recommend tray gourmet catering for anybodys event.

  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Amber H.
Verified review

We asked our friends and family members who had recently been married what they thought the most important part of the wedding was, and they unanimously said "THE FOOD". From the moment we requested a quote Bill's attention to detail made it a wonderful and memorable experience. We were provided with and absolutely delicious lunch at our tasting; where Bill customized our menu to fit our unique wedding theme. The staff was friendly, informative, professional and genuinely warm and kind. Bill's help however moved beyond his fabulous food. For any and EVERY coordination mishap, he was there with creative and inventive solutions. His staff went above and beyond, even assisting in set up and decoration. We were truly overwhelmed by their generosity and their willingness to be of assistance. On our wedding day, as we ran from the car to the venue to avoid the terrible storm; we were greeted by Bill with a mini buffet for the bridal party so that we would have a chance to actually eat at our wedding. To say the food was amazing is an understatement. I cannot describe how delicious it was or how beautifully and artfully arranged. I truly cannot do it justice. When asked, our guest said that hands down, it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. Our menu included custom flank steak sliders with asian slaw, a variety of sushi, mini ribs, chicken skewers, grilled vegetable stuffed crepes, procuitto wrapped asparagus, endive spoons filled with tabouleh, chicken sate, and so much more. The service was impeccable and after everything was done, the staff cleaned and left everything immaculate. Most importantly, Bill was sensitive and understanding of our situation. You see , we were two brides. Bill and his staff were shining examples of what it is to treat everyone with equality and dignity and respect. We were afraid of vendors not wanting to work with us and Bill took all that anxiety away. Through his vast network he found amazing and supportive vendors who were ready to celebrate with us and were empowered by our decision to get married. We cannot thank Bill enough for the many kindnesses he bestowed on us and we cannot wait to eat at his amazing restaurant again. - C & A

RE Catering
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Linda G.
Verified review

Rich did an excellent job! I had an Oscar Party and with only a few days notice Rich was able to accommodate all my food requests. The food was a HUGE HIT!! Everyone loved it! He responded immediately to calls and emails and everything was on time and the food was ready to serve. I will definitely use his services again! Thanks again Rich!

BAPS!
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy B.
Verified review

We used BAPS! catering for our annual Halloween party for about 100 people. The food was AMAZING and a crowd pleaser. The prices were reasonable and Brad was professional and responsive; super helpful. They did drop-off service and set it up with everything we needed and extra supplies and food to replenish as things ran out. Would use them again and highly recommend them.

Enjoy Dining In
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy S.
Verified review

We hired Chris after tasting her cooking at our friend's dinner party where she was the chef. She cooked dinner for us off & on during the week when our schedules got to be too much. This was during the early years of parenting and making dinner after being at work just didn't fit in my schedule. We loved having her in our home and her food was always so delicious and nurturing! I loved her help it freed up about 8 hours a week for me to spend time with the kids and or relaxing as a family. Dinner time was so enjoyable since I wasn't the one making it or cleaning up. I think she is a fine chef with a very special touch. We went to a Dinner party last summer where she was the cook...her roasted chicken w/ pasta and pesto was divine! Tracy

La Panzano Gourmet Catering
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Monica N.
Verified review

Having found La Panzano on Thumbtack, I was a little hesitant to hire since I had never worked with them before. Joseph was extremely accommodating and responsive. He provided a tasting and was able to work with our dietary restrictions. La Panzano catered our office Holiday Party and our 125 staff were all very happy. The food was great! The servers were very friendly and moved the line along quickly. I would highly recommend La Panzano as a caterer and looked forward to having another event soon in order to have some of their other food!

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SMJ PARTY RENTALS
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susie H.
Verified review

SMJ Party Rentals was the best! Great value, great communication, quality bouncer, clean and most important, they delivered on their time commitments in both drop off and pick up! Kept communication flowing! I would definitely use them again and recommend them!

Fitch's Kitchen
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Veda J.
Verified review

Fitch has been a caterer to the Boeing company for several years. His professionalism and good food go hand in hand. He's always on time and always willing to go above and beyond to ensure everyone is pleased with the service and food.

Tuition Bites Taco Catering
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Joe M.
Verified review

Awesome food for a worthy cause. No better caterer to provide an exceptional meal for your friends, business, or event and impact the lives of students!

Meraki Meals
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel A.
Verified review

We hired Jory for a 20 person office party. Jory's cooking was immaculately presented and so flavorful. We wanted delicious food that was organic, sustainable and healthy—and he delivered. He made Lemon caper chicken, a chickpea tzatziki salad with olives, pesto vegetable medley, homemade granola with yogurt and honey, and charred tomato and kale salad with feta. All served in festive silver platters. On top of the food tasting superb, Jory was a great host and fit in seamlessly with our guests whose questions were answered professionally and in good spirits. Using him again. For sure.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Manny S.
Verified review

We hired Unique Luxury Catering to prepare a family dinner for 8 for my wife's birthday on our patio at Pelican Hill.Chef Brad prepared a fabulous meal topped off by a scratch made carrot cake that was divine.The reduction sauce with vanilla bean added was incredible to plate everything in. This was a great meal,for a great celebration in a great setting. Unique will deliver a great experience for whatever need your occasion requires.Thanks Steve for providing a great experience !

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Need Catering Services on August 29, 2013

Laguna Beach, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Breakfast)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Details
    This is a Welcome Back Breakfast for teachers and staff
  • $20
    Average price

Need catering

Dana Point, CA

  • Event type
    Other (School Casino Night)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Location in Dana Point. On a tight budget. $10/person
  • $306.33
    Average price
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