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Baja's Tacos & Catering
4.8
from 139 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy K.
Verified review

Baja's Tacos was BEST QUALITY AND BEST SERVICE. The owner really cares about his customers and his reputation. All of my 75 guest said Baja Tacos was by far the best taco caterer they had ever had. My guest have used many local caterers in the past and I am still receiving excellent feedback on how Great the food was. I would highly recommend this company. Thank you Baja Taco.....

Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay M.
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He was so fantastic! The food was phenomenal. He was so accommodating. I highly recommend using him for any event you need catering for. He is creative and so friendly. Thank you so much!

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mike G.
Verified review

Lillian was so wonderful in all aspects of this experience. She listened to what I was looking for and created amazing and creative dishes. Her food and presentation was top notch. She is high energy and just fun to be around. If I ever need personal chef services again I don't have to think twice of who to call.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany F.
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Shawna is AMAZING!! She was the ONLY vendor we had for our wedding that didn't give us any difficulties. I emailed her asking to make changes and every time her response was "of course"! The food was amazing and her services were beyond outstanding. Shawna was flexible in creating our brunch menu and catered to a handful of vegans we had on our guest list. Even our non vegan guests enjoyed the vegan options! We were looking forward to left overs but everyone enjoyed the food so much, there were none!! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caterer whether it be a wedding or any special event. I am definitely keeping her information in case I need a caterer again someday! If you want to be stress free about catering, choose Shawna! You won't be disappointed!!

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June Sper Catering
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dale L.
Verified review

I'm the West Coast Manager of the Warrior Support Team, an outreach program of MarineParents.com. We serve dinner to the Wounded Warrior Batallion at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego every Thursday. Because this is a military base, caterers are sometimes reluctant to follow the procedures necessary to get through the security gate and deliver the food. June and Gary not only were willing to deliver the food, but did so on time, which is critical for us. The food itself was excellently prepared and flavorful. I look forward to working with June Sper Catering on a regular basis.

La Mexicana Tacos & Catering
4.4
from 51 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Lucia V.
Verified review

Everybody loved the food. There was plenty and we even had leftovers. The caterers didn't mind all the stairs they had to take to carry their stove, tables etc. We will hire them again for sure when we are in the area.

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Prime Cuts Catering
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ashley K.
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We found Prime Cuts Catering through Thumbtack, we emailed Ron and he responded via phone immediately after. We put him in touch with the host and set everything up. At the party the staff catering was excellent: professional, friendly, clean, prompt. Everything you would want and expect. But the food was absolutely amazing!!! It was cooked to perfection and we are still craving it days after!!! Everything was delicious!!! The prices and service was great! We couldn't ask for anything better!!! We are super happy we choose Prime Cuts and will definitely be using it again. We are really grateful for Ron's flexibility and timing, and are so happy he catered for my Uncle's special day! Many thanks!! Sincerely, Ashley and Clifton Rider

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 46 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara K.
Verified review

Chef Mumsie is, without exception, one of the best caterers I have worked with in the Los Angeles area. Her personal service, commitment to excellence, and over-and-above contributions made our several week-long meetings (during Summer 2014) a huge success. The menus were savory and enjoyed by all guests, the food was delivered fresh, not and easy for us to display well. Knowing that all the catering was completely taken care of allowed me to focus on the things that mattered--my guests! Not a single detail was missed. I very highly recommend Chef Mumsie's services to anyone in the Orange or Los Angeles County areas for any event, large or small. Without question, I will be a repeat customer! Thank you!

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
Verified review

I contacted Sage Bleu based on the reviews I saw here. Although there were other caterers with more reviews, I was looking for a talented caterer, not jaded by decades in the business, who would go the extra mile to deliver superlative food and service. The reviews I saw here painted a picture of incredible food and personalized, unobtrusive, caring service, so I called Sage Bleu. When I spoke with Lavonne, I casually mentioned a few dishes that only the most savvy food aficionado would know. She subtly let me know that she not only knew what those dishes were, but knew how to prepare them. SOLD! I had Sage Bleu cater a casual neighborhood get together as well as a white tablecloth dinner for a dozen finicky business associates. The food selections were appropriate for both crowds. The food, wine pairings and presentation were impeccable. Service began exactly at the appointed time and clean-up was to the highest white glove standard. I cannot recommend Sage Bleu highly enough!

Paraiso Delicacies
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren P.
Verified review

Absolutely wonderful catering company. They were so flexible with the order, they really knew what they were doing, and the full set up was so professional! Everyone raved about our appetizers!

CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Bee M.
Verified review

I have been a lucky beneficiary of Francesco's amazing culinary talent for many years now. He has a unique ability to come up with creative recipes that blends both the flavors of his native country and that of Socal. I highly recommend him and his services.

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores G.
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I am beyond grateful to Thumbtack for connecting me to Chef Keith Prante and his team at Hautè Productions Events and Catering to cater my mom's 80th birthday celebration. They are absolutely A-MAZING! Chef Prante was one of two chefs who responded to my request via Thumbtack, and I also received a personal referral. Neither of the other caterers offered ANYWHERE NEAR the quality, selections, variety and value that Hautè offered at my price point. We had our tasting today, and it absolutely sealed the deal! Everything was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. I highly recommend Hautè Productions to any potential customer who appreciates excellence, accommodation and genuine customer service.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Shelby S.
Verified review

Dave the caterer really knows how to cook! During our first tasting we meet at a park and didn't really know what to expect but as he brought out our Mexican menu, he would make sure to give us our space and plenty of time to try the food! And seriously he makes the best refried beans ever!!! During the wedding he was on time and brought all of the tables, linens and supplies! He was professional and very helpful during cleanup! I would definitely recommend his services! :)

Next Event Catering
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette A.
Verified review

Tray Gourmet Catering provided a wonderful Afternoon Tea to our 140 guests in Carlsbad . They generously donated their services to our Non-Profit fundraiser impressing our Board Members, but most important our guests. The majority of our guests don't usually have an opportunity to come to such a event. Our Afternoon Tea included 5 traditional Tea sandwiches as well as special sandwiches for our young guests, We also had an assortment of 4 delicious desserts . The plate presentation was beautiful too. The entire staff was very friendly, had prompt delivery and set up and they executeded all of our requests. I also had the opportunity to see them serve a wedding in Vista. Again it was a beautiful presentation and the kitchen smelled amazing, wish I could have stayed to eat there too. Just love the staff at Tray Gourmet Catering. Jeanette Ansell Sequoia Dream Foundation

Admiral's Experience
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel C.
Verified review

I experienced the work of Chef Geoff Cole during a Mystery Pop-up dinner at La Marque in San Diego. Geoff had created a wonderful 4 course meal which included wild salmon wellington paired with a beautiful white sauce, a ceasar salad in a parmesan tuile, and for the entree a smoked salmon stuffed chicken breast paired with the most amazing citrus jalapeno glaze and dessert was a foie grastiramsu. Chef Geoff has wonderful stories to go with each dish which made them that much more special. The whole night was a fabulous experience with delicious food, paired wine and wonderful people. The event was intimate and created the perfect date night. I would recommend having Chef Geoff cook at any dinner party or special event.

BAPS!
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sally S.
Verified review

Our family always enjoys good food over the holidays. This time around we decided to go with a local caterer, BAPS!, so we could relax and enjoy. They did not disappoint! The turkey breast was hot and juicy- the gravy was very good- not too thick, not too thin. Moist stuffing- mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes- had to have seconds on those! The vegetable medley was a nice change over the usual one or two separate vegetables. We are looking forward to trying out other foods BAPS! has to offer for future occasions!

Enjoy Dining In
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki A.
Verified review

Chris is a wonderful chef. She prepares delicious meals and manages to do this while using the healthiest ingredients. She is incredibly creative and accommodating. She's able to juggle many different food requests and provide amazing options for everyone, from vegans and red meat eaters. Chris is an absolute pleasure and I cannot recommend her enough!!

The Bake Ninja
4.4
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carol C.
Verified review

She is AMAZING! I️ couldn’t have been happier about my incredible 90s themed birthday cake and am already dreaming up a new cake for her to create for my boyfriend’s birthday!!! Can’t wait to see her creativity with the next project!!!

Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christian W.
Verified review

Daily Chew Catering dished up a bit of heaven on a plate for a holiday party recently and from the first time I contacted Carly until the last bit of food was gone, we were blown away by the entire experience. Daily Chew Catering offers a wide selection of menu options, so there's guaranteed to be something great for every palate, and everything is done well. Daily Chew does food service right, and I'll no doubt be quick to call back and start planning for our next event as soon as the time comes. Thank you for the professionalism, the amazing food, and your passion for great-tasting, incredible quality catering experience!

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Manny S.
Verified review

We hired Unique Luxury Catering to prepare a family dinner for 8 for my wife's birthday on our patio at Pelican Hill.Chef Brad prepared a fabulous meal topped off by a scratch made carrot cake that was divine.The reduction sauce with vanilla bean added was incredible to plate everything in. This was a great meal,for a great celebration in a great setting. Unique will deliver a great experience for whatever need your occasion requires.Thanks Steve for providing a great experience !

URBN Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sander B.
Verified review

Michael and his team at URBN went above and beyond to make our corporate event a success! Their Pizzas were delicious and very well received by the entire team! Plus the fact that they bake them on the spot in their oven creates an unique experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone and will certainly use them again. Thanks on behalf of the entire Fox team!

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