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Made With Love
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric D.
Verified review

Working with Debbie was great. She helped me pull off a surprise party for my wife and the food was amazing. I highly recommend her for any catering event.

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Gina C.
Verified review

Alisa was amazing. She proposed an amazing menu, and then helped us adapt it to met our budget. She was communicative and professional. She was sensitive to our desire to be ecologically sound, and served our beautiful buffet lunch off of real platters and decanted beverages. She did everything we asked for and more, and charged a totally fair price. We gladly give our highest recommendation.

Taste for the Senses
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Breata S.
Verified review

My experience with Arturo and Taste for the Senses was phenomenal. Arturo catered a dinner event for a local nonprofit that I work for. I was impressed by the level of professionalism that he and his staff displayed. His sense of humor and down to earth demeanor made me feel like I was at home having a meal with a long time friend. His unique food selection ranging from Farm to Fork, California Cuisine, and authentic Mexican puts him at the top of my catering list for future event.

Sac Valley Gourmet
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne D.
Verified review

I hired Boris Seljak to give an introductory cooking lesson to two seventeen year old boys. He was wonderful with them, and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He is a personable hands-on instructor who taught the boys knife skills and food handling procedures. In a two-hour time period, the boys made chicken stock, chicken soup, a roasted chicken and vegetable dish, and a braised chicken dish. I would recommend him for anyone wanting to learn how to cook, including young people. My husband and I are looking forward to hiring him for a catering event in the future.

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C's BBQ Catering
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jana H.
Verified review

Chis did an excellent job! The food was great and the set-up went smooth and looked wonderful. I would definitely recommend C's BBQ Catering.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Esther C.
Verified review

Chef Albert the "untamed chef" catered my mother's funeral reception. From the first, he just could enough for us. We coordinated the food to fit my needs. Provided everything salad. To dessert, napkins,dishes, drinks...everything. Clean up. Great food+++++ professionalism+++++ Timely+++++ working with clients+++++ Clean,neat+++++ charming+++++ Going to be my first call next time+++++!!!

Cowabunga BBQ
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
Verified review

TWO THUMBS UP isn't enough! David catered my daughter's Sweet 16 pool party. We originally had something else booked, but she had this BBQ at another party and deemed it a must have. The food is that FABULOUS. Friendly, professional and efficient, we are sure to be repeat customers!

Polkadot Dinners
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Linn T.
Verified review

My experience with Rachel catering my 60th birthday party was the best. She is very professional, curtious, and wonderful to work with. Her set-up, presentation, food, and even removal of everything was incredibly smooth. All my guests, & myself were amazed how wonderful everything she prepared was so tasty, & fresh. I'd recommend her to cater any event you may have, you will be most pleased.

Ania's Table
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle G.
Verified review

We hired Ania's Table to cater our holiday party. She did an amazing job! The food was so delicious and all of the guests were commenting on it! She was easy to work with in the planning stages of the event and was low maintenance on-site preparing and executing the food. I highly recommend hiring Ania's Table!

Designs By Mimi
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jo H.
Verified review

We hired Mimi to cater out daughter's Bat Mitzvah. But what Mimi did was so above and beyond just catering. Mimi's food and presentation of food was delicious and beautiful. But in addition, she turned the party space into a gorgeously decorated space beyond the dreams of our daughter. Mimi was determined to make it the most magical event for our daughter and listened very carefully to all our daughter's ideas. We really couldn't believe Mimi's magic! She has the highest work ethic and delivers more than 100%! Great team of people backing her up as well. It was the best day of our daughter's life. Thank you mimi!

Basic Catering
4.3
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne C.
Verified review

Basic Catering did lovely job catering our memorial reception.

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Portia F.
Verified review

My experience with Kincy Catering was nothing less than excellent. The food and menu options were endless, I hired Kincy catering for my daughters 16 bday, the sliders and homemade lemonade were just a few of my guest favorites. I will only use Kincy’s Catering.

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Farm to Table
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheryl C.
Verified review

Wanting to learn to cook lower calorie food that still had great flavor, I hired Zac to come to my home and teach in our kitchen. My husband is our (excellent) cook, I am not a cook (at fifty-something years old), presenting a bit of a challenge. Rising to the occasion, Zac planned a meal that read like the menu at French Laundry! Panic!There was no way I could prepare this meal. Zac said...Way! He met me at Sonoma Market to introduce me to fresh everything, not packaged anything! Back at our kitchen, the magic began and WOW! Probably one of the most delicious dinners I've ever had at home, and certainly rivaling 5 star restaurants. Our cooking and dining experience was nothing short of superb and better yet, not a dollop of butter or a drop of cream was used to create the fantastic soup, salad, and complex main course. Through Zac's exceptional knowledge of herbs and spices, he taught me to create extraordinary flavors to enhance the food, and not over power it. It was a brilliant evening of cooking! Zac is easy going, yet very assured, and his ability to communicate is second to none. Remarkable job by a talented young man who will be continuing to educate us in the kitchen and most assuredly catering events for us. Bravo, Zac...Bravo!

Laurel's Catering
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Gillian G.
Verified review

Laurel was enthusiastic, professional and supplied the ideal buffet for a memorial service at very short notice. I would recommend her unreservedly. Everything was timely, skilfully served, and swiftly cleared.

Julie q
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia T.
Verified review

Julie Quiroga catered my daughter's 15th birthday party. She helped me with food suggestions according with the theme and it was a hit! She is courtious, respectful and on time. My guest were satisfied and I strongly recommend her to cater any event.

Chefjonstuart&family
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Emani K.
Verified review

Chef Jon and family was everything the dr ordered the food was excellent and the customer service was even better.I will be using him for all my catering needs.

96H Brand Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Maria B.
Verified review

Everything you can ask for in a fast convenient catering company! Great group of people and good food!

Moonlight Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Marian C.
Verified review

I gotta say all liked all of these qualities from Moonlight Catering! The morning after our daughters wedding, he prepared a brunch for 40 people in our home. The eggs, bacon, fruit and muffins were all of excellent quality. His cleanup was superb also, making it so easy for the parents of the bride!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynn P.
Verified review

Working with Tameeka and Harve was a fantastic experience. The communication with Tameeka from start to finish was exceptional and super prompt! Tameeka was flexible and creative and worked easily within my budget....she is simply a joy to work with! The food was phenomenal....guests said the crab cakes were the best they'd ever had! All the food was expertly prepared and served. Tameeka and Harve were the perfect mix of professional and comfortable to have interacting with our family in our home. Not only can I wholeheartedly recommend Chrysalis Catering.....I will be using them again....SOON!

Silvia's Catering

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I make sure that I do things in the right way, and I do a fast-paced work. We work as a team with others, getting the money and hours I want.

    About

    I do catering and cleanup at the location of your choice. My service has many options as far as food is concerned; I can cook it all.

    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

    South Lake Tahoe, CA

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Head count
    • Details
      We are planning a wedding in Tahoe. Yet we live in the bay area , CA . So a visit to a caterer is near impossible. Can someone work around this ?
    • $1
      Average price

    Need a Caterer for August 10, 2013

    South Lake Tahoe, CA

    • Event type
      Buffet dinner party
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American, Formal American, BBQ
    • Number of people
      10-25
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers
    • Details
      budget is around $500
    • $450
      Average price

    Need a Food Truck Caterer

    Chico, CA

    • Event type
      Food truck
    • Cuisine type
      BBQ, Vegetarian/Vegan
    • Number of people
      25-50
    • Additional Service(s)
      Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic)
    • Details
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