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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 144 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
Rick P.
Verified review

I have worked with Pete for 4 years. We have a 2 week summer retreat at a remote location for about 25-30 guests. Pete handles the catering from soup to nuts (literally). Planning and flexibility are strong points, but what really amazes is the creativity. Very fresh, local ingredients are combined masterfully. Pete takes direction well, and adjusts the menu as desired. Our guests continually express delight with Pete, and his food. Also, he arranges for and supervises additional staff as needed.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalia D.
Verified review

I had hired Taqueria Cazadores to cater a reception to follow a memorial service for my father. Evan worked with me far ahead of time, worked with the funeral director, and made this catering event effortless for me. After speaking with him in the beginning of my search for a caterer, I felt sure that I was in good hands. The icing on the cake was that the food was absolutely off-the-charts delicious! The food, the presentation, and the service were all phenomenal, and even surpassed my expectations. Thank you Evan and Crew!

  • 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
Trecee A.
Verified review

Had to take this time to Thank Jennine and A Plus Catering. For coming to my needs so quickly, and so efficiently. We were down to one day until our event and she showed great professionalism and expertise. That truly helped my event become a great success. We had various appetizers and entrees. The event favorites were the meatballs, grilled chicken alfredo and for desert we had the lemon tarts .I will be glad to recommend A Plus Catering to all my business and social acquaintances. We have had various functions throughout the years and have never saw the proficiency that this company showed. They also provided all dinnerware and set up. So once again Thanks A Plus Catering .

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Bouquet Catering
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alicia T.
Verified review

Stephanie did an awesome job catering my 2 year old's party. Everyone raved about her cupcakes and spinach brownies. Great to work with!

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Kitchenina.com
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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Eirini K.
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Best experience ever! I hosted my daughter's first birthday party and hired Kitchenina for the catering. The owners, Kostas and Aliki are professionals, very polite and will go out of their way to service you. They came on time for the party. The food was warm and delicious. I was raised in Greece and their Giant Mediterranean spicy beans are the best I have ever tasted:) The lamb roast, the tacos, the rice bowls and all the dishes we ordered are extremely tasty. I love they offer a variety of quality food from different cuisines and that it tastes home made. I would definitely recommend them and hire them again.

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 65 reviews
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Amy A.
Verified review

I am thrilled to share my recent catering experience with Deborah and Quiche & Carry. Deborah catered a bridal shower for us...made a scrumptious poached salmon, salads, and a very fresh fruit cobbler. Rave reviews from all, with no leftovers....that says it all! We can't wait for our next occasion to have Quiche & Carry cater!!

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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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Elizabeth I.
Verified review

Chet was a dream to work with and will certainly become my go-to person for any event. I'm typically pretty anal and always cook everything for my own parties, but for our housewarming we decided to cater a portion of it. Chet was very willing to work with our budget and was prompt in his email and phone responses and put up with my 10,000 questions with ease. He was able to help us determine where to put food and beverages layout-wise in our home and really went above and beyond. The food was, of course, stellar and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm extremely picky when it comes to catering, but I would use Chet again in a heartbeat!

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Chef Andrea Lawson Gray
4.7
from 56 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Mia A.
Verified review

Andrea handled so many unbelievable misfortunes so very well and took care of our team in an outstanding way. I received rave reviews on the food and beautiful centerpiece for dinner. Her food is delicious and her passion shows through in both her food and work ethic. She was extremely flexible in creating a menu that works for our guests and within our budget. The Senorita Gourmet experience is a special one; it would have been good as-is for any of my personal parties though we had to pare it down a tiny bit for our corporate guests. Overall, a wonderful experience and I'll definitely connect with her for future catering events!

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Sasha S.
Verified review

Grace cooked outstanding food (salmon, prosciutto/melon, eggplant, citrus salad) and provided an all-around amazing experience - customizing the menu to fit our tastes! Thank you so much Grace! I will recommend you to everyone looking for a personal chef/catering!

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan D.
Verified review

Dani is great and takes ideas into opportunities. We use her catering once a week at my company for lunch and when I asked if she could try a taco bar the following week, she said absolutely. Not only did she make this adjustment to our catering, but she sent over another Mexican menu as well as one of another theme should this be of interest to the company.

Kitchen 350
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri A.
Verified review

Matt was very nice and professional at all times. He showed up at the event I booked him for way before the event time to set up and to personally make sure everything was as it should be. He is really the whole gamit when it comes to catering. He obviously takes pride in what he does and it shows. As an events coordinator, he is the type of person I want to work with. I will definitely use him again for my clients events. Sheri A Touch of Class Entertainment

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

I've used Green Chow Down catering services on several occasions - from startup events to personal parties. The food and service is amazing - home meal quality, unique recipes, and Angela always goes an extra mile to make it a memorable experience. Highly recommend.

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DidiCoco's
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily C.
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I've used DidiCoco'a for all my catering needs from an intimate gathering of 6, to my Mother's 70th birthday party for over 100 guest. What I appreciate the most is her attention to detail, from her fabulous food( chicken wings and pralines to die for) to her professional service. You the customer envision it she delivers with style and elegance. I've confidently referred DidiCoco'a to friends and coworkers who have voiced the same sentiments. The prices are competitive, however you get what you pay for, which is fresh top quality ingredients. DidiCoco'a is my go to catering service!!

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LL Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Carol M.
Verified review

Don't look any further: LL Services is the BEST! They catered a women's luncheon in my home, and I found their friendly manner, professionalism and responsiveness to be unmatched. They offered flexible menu options with fresh, creative and delicious selections. My guests went back not only for seconds, but thirds, and they all left with a business card for their own catering needs. Don't pass up the opportunity to have them cater your next event.

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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.
Verified review

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
Desha S.
Verified review

Excellent service Excellent performance i would recommend anyone to order from Bacsic catering. Thank for a really great job

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Liberation Foods BBQ
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Taylor O.
Verified review

Dennis is everything an amazing catering should be: responsive, efficient, polite and purveyor of absolutely delicious food! We hired Dennis to cater dinner for a team offsite, and it went over marvelously. He arrived right on time, set up everything without needing much oversight, served up the food to our team, then cleaned up everything himself. All while chatting up our team and with a smile. We will absolutely be hiring him again for future catering events.

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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.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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
Sarah T.
Verified review

I love working with Olive Catering! I have had the pleasure of working with Arkadi and Ellinor for two events and have booked them for an upcoming three because they are that incredible! They are a power team - always on time, efficient, and the food is always healthy and delicious with options for every diet. I am so grateful they are in the Bay Area to help with my events and I could not recommend them more, Olive catering is awesome!

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 Catering Services

Sacramento, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - formal, BBQ, Italian, Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    Other (plate and silver ware)

Need Catering Services for a Wedding on September 21, 2013

Citrus Heights, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), No additional service
  • Details
    we're looking at having our wedding at the Yacht club in September and we're trying to find catering at a reasonable price. We don't mind buffet style either.
  • $308.67
    Average price

Need a Catering Service for a Cocktail Party

Lafayette, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    A 1950's style cocktail party
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