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Desert Hot Springs Christmas Caterers

Browse these Christmas caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Desert Hot Springs.

  • 28 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina W.
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Chef Bloomhuff provided a wonderful traditional Christmas dinner for my boss and her family. I had never used Thumbtack before and Chef Bloomhuff has made me a believer. The meal was perfect and the interaction was exactly as discussed. I enjoyed working with Chef Bloomhuff and will definitely reach out for any future needs. Thank you Chef.

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie H.
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Awesome is the perfect word to describe events by Jessica! I had to back-to-back parties in early December that couldn't have been more perfectly executed. Jessica thought of absolutely everything to make each party a success. From the caterers...to the bartender...to the waitstaff that she hired, all were perfectly informed, professional and fantastic at their jobs. The food was amazing, the staff was prompt and polite. Both parties could not have been any better! The first person I will call before planning my next event will be Jessica! She's AWESOME!

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Creative Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeanie C.
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We hired Jeff and his staff for our wedding weekend. Friday we had a "meet and greet" BBQ and Saturday Jeff provided the food for our buffet style taco bar. We live in San Diego so we were really in the dark about Palm Springs area caterers. The food and the presentation was outstanding. We gave Jeff ideas for what we wanted and he took control and delivered all of it and more. He is a pleasure to work with and makes every effort to ensure the food is excellent and that everything runs smoothly (even when it's not his responsibility). Jeff helped with many components of our weekend, including putting us in touch with a reliable party rental business and culinary artist for the wedding cake. We are eternally grateful for Jeff and the Creating Catering staff for being part of our special weekend.

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FirstClassCateringService
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Terri T.
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Michael Alcantar catered my son's wedding on Halloween 2015. He was prompt, efficient and we barely knew he was there. He set up quietly & quickly. We had a Mexican buffet. Everyone raved about the food!! It was excellent!! We had chicken & beef fajitas, cheese enchiladas, salad, guacamole.... It was a big hit!! I highly recommend Michael for your event! My next event, I am trying his Italian fare!

  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
CORAL S.
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CHEF SARENA PREPARED FOOD FOR 36 GUESTS AT MY CHRISTMAS PARTY - SHE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS- SHE WAS EFFICIENT, PREPARED AND WELL ORGANIZED. SHE IS AN INCREDIBLE CHEF AND EVERYTHING TASTED SO GOOD. I HAVE HEARD FROM ALMOST EVERYONE AT THE PARTY HOW GOOD EVERYTHING TASTED AND WAS PRESENTED. KUDOS TO CHEF SARENA..

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Catering Services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Vera P.
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My bookclub was very surprised to be pampered on our girls trip; Julian, the meal was delicious start to finish - will definitely look you up again if in Palm Springs again, thank you again for a great meal!!!

Swamp Daddy's BBQ
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Andy A.
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Every time Swamp Daddy delivers a GREAT meal! their BBQ beef is fabulous!

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marco L.
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This is an amazing service for the price. The food was perfect! The service was courteous and prompt, and the price was unbeatable. I am going to recommend this service to everyone looking for party catering.

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.

  • 9 years in business
Deborah H.
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Chris did heavy appetizers for a 70th birthday party I was hosting in my home. He had a difficult group to please since we had total vegetarians and super meat lovers at the party. Working with Chris Riles was an absolute pleasure. He was creative in setting up the menu, arrived on time, and left my kitchen sparkling clean when he left the house. Chris & his crew worked quickly & efficiently to create a glorious spread. His food was delicious and the presentations were beautiful. Everyone RAVED about his work. I will use Chris again in the future. Everything was top notch. He exceeded my expectations.

Handmades by Heidi
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brenda B.
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Food was delicious! Professional friendly service. Will defenitely hire her again!

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Hello! We are called MOBCHEF Catering. We do BBQ or Taco Man Catering for your event. But that's not all we do!! We do fine dining new american, mexican, bbq buffets for your weddings, quince's or formal events, and also do bbq or taco man for your small backyard parties. We are event planners as well!!! We have DJ's on staff, and bakers as well!! We can do custom cakes suited to the theme of your event, all the way up to 6 tiers!!! We do candy buffet tables, we have margarita machines for rent, that also can do non-alcoholic slushies for the kids. Our margarita machines are also capable of doing self-serve ice cream for ice cream bars, or to put on top of our famous funnel cakes!!! The possibilities are endless! We have our business license as well. We fit any budget!!! Give us a call and find out! Taco Man up to 50 people: $350 3 meat choices included. Your choice of carne asada, marinated chicken, al pastor, carnitas, or barbacoa. Deep fried battered fish for 25 extra. Rice and Beans are included. Red/Green Salsa included, as well as guac, cheese, sour cream and onions/cilantro. 1 drink choice is included. Your choice fruit punch, lemonade, sweet tea, horchata, watermelon, cantalope or tamarindo. Napkins, plates, cups and utensils included. Additional meat choices are available for $25 extra. You keep any left overs. Serving time is 2 hours. BBQ Man up to 50 people $450 2 meat choices included. Your choice of smoked baby back ribs, smoked pork ribs, smoked beef ribs, marinated butter injected bbq chicken, smoked tri-tip, slow roasted bbq pulled pork, hot links. BBQ Sauce included, Country biscuits included. 2 sides are also included. Your choice of cole slaw, bbq baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, mac n cheese or tossed green ceasar salad. 1 drink choice is also included. Your choice of boysenberry punch, fruit punch, cactus cooler, lemonade, sweet tea. Plates and napkins will be included as well. Setup time of 1 1/2 hours is needed and serving time is 2 1/2 hours. Call Robert or Leeann

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Have you ever hosted a party, birthday party, or BBQ with all your friends or family over and you never get to enjoy your company because you are doing all the cooking? Now you can kick back, relax and enjoy the party with The Dogfather's catering services. Make the most out of your party or event with our catering service. The Dogfather offers high-quality catering service at competitive prices, and we can provide a scrumptious meal for any event, including corporate events, private parties, car shows, sporting events, festivals, fund-raisers, dealerships or whatever occasion you may have. If you're looking for a good catering service at affordable prices, you have come to the right place. The Dogfather offers great catering services in all of Riverside, San Diego and surrounding areas. Give us a try at your next function and you'll be glad you did.

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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 Le Cordon Bleu trained chef. I have my own catering company, and I am an executive chef for a fine dining restaurant. My services go from cooking for private dinner parties of 6 or more, to large catered events.

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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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I use the freshest and top quality ingredients just like I would make it for my own family The best is interaction with new family's and giving them a piece of me and in turn receive some of their family as well

  • 5 years in business
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I offer catering for private events up to 30 people. I am a personal chef for hire. I am a culinary student from Le Cordon Bleu now attending Saddleback. Cleanup and setup are included. Cuisines include Italian and traditional/new American.

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We provide full catering and private chef services. We do wine pairing private dinners, cooking demonstration and cooking class parties as well as inflight corporate jet catering. This will be brought to you by a Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef and caterers sharing 20 years of experience. We also do floral and event design. We are fully licensed and insured. Our clients have included Bear Creek Country Club, Brighton Collections, Monte de Oro Winery, Fazeli Cellars Winery and Lorimar Winery among many. -Sandra Serebreni and Cheri Ellstrom

  • 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!

  • 8 years in business
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Hello, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to introduce myself, I am Chef Mark. My culinary background is over 10 years of experience including being a banquet chef at The Ritz Carlton in Laguna Beach, CA. Even though my background does come from higher-end cooking, I do not shy away from simple causal cooking. I love to cook and cater to all different events such as, birthdays, weddings, special events, graduations, cocktail parties, pool parties and many more. My goal is to not only deliver you with an ultra-flavorful taste from the food but also to give you a memorable experience that you may look back throughout the years. There is no such thing as too big of an event nor there is too small of one either. I do also have professional helpers if needed to assist me. The way it works is I will draft a menu up for you based on the dishes or theme you may want. Then on the event day, I will come on over to the location either with the food prepped and ready to go or start prepping there to give you more of the authentic surrounding whatever you may choose. Then, I will plate the dishes and serve or if buffet style set up individual dishes to be eaten at will. Then, after that I will clean the location and leave it cleaner than when I arrived to make sure on your end your job is to only enjoy your time with your guests and the experience. So, where do we go from here? Just simply call me, and I will gladly greet you and start planning your most enjoyable event also on getting a menu setup in addition to a quote on the event. If there was any service not mention on this ad, please still call or email me. I would gladly try to accommodate you. To my future client, I wish you have a pleasant day. Chef Mark

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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