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Desert Hot Springs Bar Caterers

Browse these bar catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Desert Hot Springs.

  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
SUSAN A.
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Awesome food, great service! I will definitely call this great group should we need catering services again!

  • 28 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin D.
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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!

Taquizas ''El Rey''
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Irene A.
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They were courteous with my guest and quick. They came to cater and they really stayed on task and got everyone feed. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a cater. The food was excellent too. Hi needs a cater

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
William M.
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Jessica and Michael of Awesome Events were a pleasure to work with from start to finish: from first contact, through menu planning, bar and food preparation and presentation and day of event service and management. Our party was a resounding success due to their creativity, professionalism and friendly, welcoming manner. We will not hesitate to contact Awesome Events any and every time we do another event. A+++!!! Bill & Ron, Palm Springs, CA, Sept. 24, 2017

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Creative Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney L.
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Jeff was outstanding. We hired him for our wedding catering. He was professional, kind and fun! The food was delicious and better than we could have ever imagined. His staff was very attentive. Our guests were literally raving about the cuisine! We are so thankful to have had him to work with during planning. He was so patient with our indecisiveness, had so many great ideas and found ways for us to cut back on costs. We will be highly recommending his services to all of our family and friends. Jeff is the man!

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FirstClassCateringService
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason C.
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First Class Catering Service catered an Italian buffet for my sister's Sweet 16. They were very friendly and accommodating throughout our event planning process and tailored the buffet to our needs in order to make our event a success. Ultimately, the event was great and our guests loved the food. It was a pleasure working with Michael and will definitely recommend him to friends and family who are in search of a catering service. Thanks!

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Catering Services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tedd C.
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Chef Julian catered a party for 12 of us in Palm Springs. He did an absolutely amazing job and each course was delicious (the fish was among the best we've ever had)! He also did a great job with the service as well. We would 100% recommended Chef Julian!!

Elias Perez
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Roger M.
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I hired Elias for my wife's birthday party, we had a great time with him. He knows his stuff and has great stories to keep everyone entertained while he pours your drinks. My family and friends couldn't have asked for a better bartending service. Would definitely hire again.

All My Catering Staff
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Irina G.
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Elena is a hard worker. She is responsible and always reliable. Her customer service skills go above and beyond for the guest. Working with her was always a pleasure.

Tony Haro
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Moses M.
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Tony is a professional throughout. He was punctual and ina matter of minutes was set up and ready to begin serving. Tony is bilingual Spanish which important for our guests. Tony brought his own bar and we provided the alcohol. I would highly recommend Tony to be your next bartender at your event. We were very happy and more than satisfied with his professionalism and engaging our guests in conversation.

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.

Soul Food Train Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 30 years in business
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It is well done. Great food, prepared deliciously and provided to your location.

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Personal Touch Catering has been creating great meals and great memories for more than 15 years. Call Personal Touch Catering today; we'll take care of everything. With Personal Touch Catering, you don't need to worry about a thing. We take care of all the details, from preparation to cleanup. We fix our prices up front. We never charge hidden fees. Our team of highly qualified professionals will make any event a pleasure. From weddings to cocktail parties or anything in between, Personal Touch Catering is your best choice. Our attention to detail, experience, and reliability ensure that your event will be a smashing success. Our food reflects our commitment to exceptional quality. All meals are prepared under the guidance of the owner, Mike Rivers. All meals are prepared with a passion for perfection. Your guests will be talking about your wonderful food for days to come. Our menu has been developed over a 20-year period, with new dishes being added regularly. We serve traditional, elegant fare with a contemporary flair!

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

  • 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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At Your Service Catering is a private chef catering service that brings to you chef Cazarin's culinary delight. Chef Cazarin's menus are designed to fit your needs, and At Your Service chefs have a wide range knowledge of seasonal and ethnic cuisines. Our specialty is the wonderful spices and flavors from the beautiful beach, Vera Cruz City, Mexico; however, we also do a fine job at Asian, Pacific Islander, American, Italian and Mediterranean cuisines. At Your Service is equipped to cater to private diners up to 50 and cocktail parties up to 150. We offer free tasting sessions, so you can try our food to see if it fits your needs. We can also provide references from our past clients if needed.

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I recently graduated from a bartending college and am eager to put my skills to work. I am fun and loving with skills to make everyone feel at home.

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Mexican food with a good Southern California style is made available by Taco Man. We can handle parties, large events of 1,000 or cook a romantic dinner for two.

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I am a private chef with strong background in cooking and pastry in every domain. I do French, classical, Asian, plated dinner, buffet, breakfast and cooking classes. I travel anywhere at anytime. I have been living in Los Angeles area for 30 years. I know where to get anything and everything. I provide waiters and bartenders.

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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!

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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Need Bartending

Palm Springs, CA

  • Event Type
    Cocktail party
  • Vibe
    Low key / casual
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    40-60
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
  • Details
    its a house party
  • $137.5
    Average price

Need bartending

Palm Springs, CA

  • Event Type
    Wedding reception
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    100-125
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
  • Details
    would like to have a set menu of 3 pre-made cocktail/punch options and rest of the bar options will be beer, wine, champagne, and non-alcoholic beverages in order to cut down open bar costs.
  • $218.33
    Average price
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