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Elk Grove Buffet Caterers

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  • 39 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

We lucked out with Paul Michael Catering! Our organization decided to do an 'engagement style' dinner for 70 people at the last minute (less than 2 weeks to plan). It was a unique event that was introducing leadership teams of two organizations and we wanted to make a strong first impression. (Quality catering, servers, fine linens, etc.) To complicate matters, our event was on the same weekend as several very large graduations, so we were already behind in booking vendors. Fortunately we found Paul Michael Catering and they were GREAT to work with! My experience with them... very professional and accommodating, prompt to respond with a bid, adhered to our budget needs and delivered a great menu (prepared fresh onsite). I've done my share of event planning and it is always nerve racking when you have to pick a vendor you're unfamiliar with (especially with pressure to impress), but in reading all their reviews (and seeing how they were all recent) I felt confident in the decision to move forward. In the end we had a ton of compliments on the food... presentation, flavor, quantity. The servers attending to our buffet/tables were very personable and attentive, and behind the scene the crew did a great job helping tear down the event and clean up afterward. Not surprised a stack of their business cards were nearly gone afterwards. If you're looking to try someone new, scratch this to-do off your list and book now. You won't regret it. Thanks again Paul and team!

Palate Catering & Events
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Deepti G.
Verified review

We hired Joshua for our wedding of 125 people in Sonoma, CA. Ours was an inter-faith wedding and we wanted the food to reflect the same as well. We had two caterers for our wedding. Joshua was the point person running the show and provided refreshments during and after our ceremony, hors d’oeuvres, cocktail hour beverages, 3 main courses and desserts (including wedding cake, macaroons, etc.). We had a separate ethnic food section where the food was dropped off by the second caterer and was served by Joshua and his crew. We are based in NY and communicated with Joshua long distance. We liked the reviews on thumbtack and met him in person during visits to the bay area. We found him very easy to work with and he communicated clearly, patiently answering all of our questions about anything and everything. We were not disappointed! Joshua met us the weekend before our wedding at the venue and we did a thorough walk through of everything and we discussed the nuts and bolts (down to the specific place settings, table cloths, water pitchers, etc.). He went out of his way to get the beers we wanted as well and met all of our guests' needs in terms of food restrictions etc. Our guests had a beautiful experience and everything went according to the plan with no surprises. We went into the event with a strong day-of coordinator and very clear timelines; we made sure Joshua and his team were aware of our schedule well-beforehand and we maintained close communications leading up to and throughout the event. There was enough food and wine for everyone. His staff was super polite and did a great job of making sure guests were taken care of on our wedding day. Many of our guests commented on how remarkable the food was…with some of the them saying “its the best food I’ve had till date!” :-) So thank you to Chef Joshua for making our wedding day seamless. We would totally recommend Joshua & Palate Catering for your celebration. D&L

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Taste for the Senses
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Elise Y.
Verified review

We had an absolutely perfect and pleasant time working with Chef Arturo and his wife, Martha. We are located in the South Bay, CA and they're located in Northern California in Sacramento. First of all, we had a 400 person wedding. From their initial reach out to last interaction we never ran into an issue. We were invited into their home for a tasting and they value getting to know who they're going to serve before the event. I appreciate as an event coordinator that they require they visit the facilities before the event as well so that everyone is on the same page. The most compliments we received about our wedding was about the food. It's not easy preparing quality food for this amount of people, and every single person was satisfied with the appetizers and buffet style dinner that was served. They worked within our payment plan suggestions, kept in contact over the months leading up to the wedding, worked well with our wedding coordinator, and easy pulled this event off without expressing any type of stress towards us (the bride and groom). If we ever have a larger event that needs catering again, we will be using our new friends, Arturo and Martha.

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Global Gourmet
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cloye R.
Verified review

We had been in contact since the first week of July. He consistently updated our correspondence by phone and e-mail. So very reliable. The event was for a 100th birthday party. Boris had every detail done to perfection. The buffet tables were lovely and many guests informed me of the "great" food. I cannot give enough praise to Boris and his "crew". They were all just delightful and so very accommodating, timely, professional, and the food served in a very attractive manner. We certainly recommend his services. Cloye J Ramey (daughter of the 100 year old)

Envie Catering
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Priti C.
Verified review

Lindsey did an amazing job creating a fantastic menu for Brunch. The food was delicious and the perfect amount. I would hire her again.

Designs By Mimi
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara P.
Verified review

Mimi and her staff were amazing; they by far exceeded my expectations. My safari baby shower was more than I ever hoped for because Mimi took the time to find out what was important to me and made it happen. Mimi was responsible for everything from set up, decorations, catering, games and cleanup. She and her very professional staff came into my home 4 hours prior to the party and transformed our living and dining room into a real safari jungle! She even hand made the party favor bags and they were so adorable. My guests were so amazed and had an amazing time. I can't wait to hire Mimi again soon!!! I must comment also on her staff: I felt like they were part of our family. They all brought the personal touch and were here at our service. The warmth and personality of her staff are beyond description.

Polkadot Dinners
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
Verified review

Polkadot Dinners is our favorite caterer. Rachel is one of the most professional caterers I know in the area. Her food is absolutely amazing and her presentation of her display of food just ties in with the theme of her menu which is a added plus. Definitely within anyone budget she can make it happen. Highly recommended.

DidiCoco's
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara R.
Verified review

DidiCoco's catered the appetizers for my 50th Birthday celebration. First thing that made me love them was that they were on schedule. Their set up and clean up went exactly as discussed. I really had my mind set on having lettuce wraps as a starter and DidiCoco's made it happen. I allowed them to choose the balance of the menu and the Chicken Salad finger sandwiches were great, along with a few other items. I hope to use them again at a future event.

Cowabunga BBQ
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
Verified review

We hired Cowabunga BBQ for our daughter's High Graduation / 18th birthday celebration on 5/27/2017. Cowabunga BBQ was absolutely fantastic to work with. The food was beyond delicious; all of the guests were raving about how wonderful everything they prepared was. We could not decided if the potato salad, mac & cheese or the tri-tip was the favorite. Even more than that though was how incredibly wonderful and professional David and his amazing daughter Megan was. The food was delicious and top notch: the staff are friendly and so so helpful. Any event we host needing a caterer will be Cowabunga BBQ.

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.

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Nancy Gerbault
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jason S.
Verified review

Nancy provided a beautiful and delicious buffet for my party, along with a gorgeous birthday cake.

What's Cookin?
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jenett T.
Verified review

Chef Eileen was the greatest! This was a first time experience for us, hiring a personal chef for a small group of 8. It was a bachelorette party and the best touch to start an otherwise amazing weekend. Chef Eileen was professional, extremely sweet and most of all our 4 course dinner was delicious! The entire group was happy!! We will certainly do business again in the future and I believe she even gained new clients from our experience. Thank you Chef Eileen!!! All the best, Jenett

Kincy Catering Plus
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • New 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.

  • 28 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa P.
Verified review

I hired Jimmy T's to cater a wine tasting party this spring for 50 people. I needed servers and heavy appetizers. I requested the meatballs, shrimp, the sliders, along with varies cheeses, crackers and dips. Him and his staff arrived on time. They took care of all the little details. The food was fabulous. The servers always had full trays of appetizers for my guests. They were great and definitely would recommend them.

Pheasant Wood Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Angelina C.
Verified review

where do I even begin. Timothy and his crew were AWESOME! My father and I came up with a menu and Timothy and his crew had no problem serving up exactly what we wanted! Every person there thought the food was delicious! Him and his crew were truly the nicest people, very friendly faces and very warm and kind personalities! I would hire them again and again! Also they were on time and my in laws forgot to leave the house unlocked ( where the reception was at ) and instead of turning away and saying well we tried, he went around back and entered the unlocked back door, to get it all done. I am so happy he decided to do that! if i had the caterer bail out, i have no idea what I would do! thanks a million timothy and crew!

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Shauna W.
Verified review

The People's Kitchen is very well diversed in the food industry. Everything they made you could taste was made from scratch and with love. Some people working in this industry just do it for the love of money. With The Peoples Kitchen is the opposite they make the food for the love of cooking and pleasing the guests.

Three D Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
Verified review

They are the Truth! Chefs and owners Roger and Dee are my new go to caterers! Their warm, and friendly staff were extremely pro! I've been put in charge of a few company events before but NEVER has the food tasted this good! I mean ultimately that's what it comes down to is the food. They definitely love what they do and it shows. The best part of the day for me was when my boss waved at me from across the way to get my attention. Then he pointed at his plate and gave me a very enthusiastic thumbs up! That's never happened before. Three D Catering are the best!

Magpie Productions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Stephanie T.
Verified review

I can smell Magpie Productions chicken wings right now! MMMM good! And those roasted garlic crab and shrimp scampi dishes are the BEST! I can’t forget her amazing pasta dishes they are always filled with the right ingredients. And, what I appreciate most about Magpie Productions is her variety of dishes that range from Southern to gourmet. I would highly recommend Magpie Productions catering to anyone who is looking for tasty food that will delight the palate. And by the way, give her a party theme and she’s run with it! Bon appetite Stephanie T.

Fuzion Eatz

New To Thumbtack

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

We offer a gourmet food truck, with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors on gourmet wraps. For catering, we are very flexible.

About

My name is Patty. I've been in the IT, telecom, food service, and hospitality industries for over 25 years. I've held corporate positions as an executive assistant, office manager, business, and telecom analyst. I've also been a high-end food server in fine dining, banquets and events, along with meal planning, budgeting, and orchestrating from start to finish. I'm considered a culinary foodie enjoying several cultures in the kitchen (old school meat and potatoes to chicken cordon bleu), along with gardening, landscape and design. I'm honest, personable, highly organized, and meticulous in nature. Satisfaction is guaranteed with the intent to surpass expectations to services rendered. I'm seeking to assist those in need of personal services for the busy executive or at-home mom wanting to focus on her family or outside interests. I'm not seeking daycare responsibilities.

First St. Cafe

New To Thumbtack

  • 22 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

We are very responsive to inquiries and changes. When a guest sends us a request we respond in less than 24 hours the majority of the time. Many caterers get their food from their freezer, we make the majority of our items from scratch. This makes our food taste better.

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