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Encinitas Gluten Free Caterers

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Baja's Tacos & Catering
from 141 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elsa O.
Verified review

I was a little skeptical as hired Jesus for a work event. I was worried that things would go wrong making me look bad with the agency. I am pleased to say that I worried for nothing. The Caterers were punctual, professional, clean and courteous. The food was delicious. Everyone loved the food and where highly impressed with the freshness and authentic flavor! Some are considering hiring Baja's Tacos for future events. Caterers prepped the food on site rather quick, served guests for 2 hours and put all the leftovers in containers for me. Event was for 60 people and had more than enough food for everyone to enjoy. Overall I was very impressed and pleased with the service and food. Would definitely hire again! Gracias!

  • 18 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Carlann G.
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Chef Mike catered our Toastmasters Club's 25th Anniversary Gala. We had 80 guest. Chef Mike was the first caterer to respond to my request for a quote and he continued to be quick to respond throughout the entire process. Chef Mike provided us with a tasting prior to the event and we were sold from the first bite. He and his crew were flexible, professional, kind and efficient. The food was marvelous. We had Tri-tip, Salmon and Chicken for our entrees. All three were superb. So were the side dishes. Chef Mike altered his ingredients to accommodate our gluten free attendees and added special entrees for our vegan enthusiasts. No matter the request, the answer was always "Yes". Chef Mike and his team were a big part of the successful outcome of our event. I highly recommend Gourmet Your Way Catering for any event, large or small! You're going to love your experience with GYWC!

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Mr. WorldWide Catering
from 91 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandi G.
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I don't even know where to begin! Jose is an amazing caterer and I am so happy we hired him for our wedding this past Friday. When we were first tasting caterers food they all seemed metiocre but Joses was amazing! We hired him on the spot! Not to mention he was the most reasonable price! Then everyone was making me nervous saying that catered food is never as good when they have too cool it in large quantities (we had 180 people). When we got to the reception everyone was already eating appetizers and happy. When Jose spotted my husband and I he came up to us and told us he had made us each an appetizer plate and if we wanted it. Then he came up to me to make sure I wanted dinner served when I had originally asked. I did and he brought us the first 2 plates. The food was amazing! Just as good as I remember! Everyone was so pleased and kept talking about how the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding! That was exactly what I wanted! His bartender was amazing and all his staff was so friendly. The setup looked nice and professional. The drinks he brought were great and everyone was talking about how great the mint water was! Then I ordered cheeseburger sliders and French fries to be served late night and they were amazing! He even brought wings and everyone was so excited! They went fast and by the time I got over there everything was gone. Jose told me let me get your plates and pulled out two foil covered plates. He always thought of us first and without him I wouldn't have eaten. All day everything had hiccups and my rentals were late, everything was slightly wrong except Jose! He really came through and went above and beyond. I will definitely hire him again for any events and recommend him to the fullest!

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
from 70 reviews
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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Rheesa E.
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Provided everything needed for an exceptional holiday party. Delicious food, accomplished staff, hassle free.

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Best Mobile Chef
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
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Chef Shawna was fantastic. We had a group of 20 for a joint Bachlor/Bachelorette party in Temecula. She created a delicious meal for the group and was able to accommodate one guest that is gluten and dairy free (even bringing them 1 special dessert)! She was responsive and very friendly. She also brought table cloths and some light decor to make the table and setting look fantastic. Everyone in the group loved the food and said it was the highlight of our weekend. Would definitely hire Chef Shawna for another event in the area!

Chef Mumsie LLC
from 54 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Chitra C.
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The Chef Mumsie team did an amazing job of catering my 40th birthday party! From day 1, the team was quick to respond to my emails and work with our dietary restrictions, taste preferences and budget to create a memorable menu . They even prepared something on the spot, in my kitchen, for a gluten free party guest. He was extremely pleased and so were we! I’m still getting text messages from friends raving about the food and dessert. I highly recommended the Chef Mumsie team for your next event!!

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Sage Bleu Catering
from 35 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorraine I.
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Lavonne was very flexible working with our small event. A small event of important people all with different food issues. She created an appetizer feast for meat eaters, vegetarians, gluten-free, dairy-free. Everyone was happy and well fed. She did a great job and we will use her again. I recommend Sage Bleu for your catering needs.

Don Jorge Cater And Tacos
from 27 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
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We love Don Jorge - their food is great!!! My favorite is their handmade corn tortillas which they cook onsite at our party. I've tried other taco caterers and Don Jorge is our favorite! We discovered them a couple years ago and they are my only choice taco caterer. In fact, I've hired them twice in the past two months - first was catering my son's sixth grade promotion party and our family's summer fiesta! Great service and great food!

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Sophie B.
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Keith catered our Asain Garden Birthday Party for 35 people. Keith was very nice and on time. He came and quickly set up which was good because our crowd was hungry. He just as quickly cleaned up, packed my leftovers for me and was gone with a smile. It was a very easy production unlike other places that I have used and had to ask, where's this, what happened with that. Keith knew his stuff and did it elegantly! I would use him again. Not to mention he can cook allergy and gluten free!

Avian's House Catering
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Becka M.
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Our experience with Avian's House was amazing. They communicated well, and they all had the best attitudes/ and cheerful personalities. Avian and Mari were both just as excited to be here, as we were to have them. Now... the food... It was legit! Delicious, memorable.. on point! Highly recommend.

Enjoy Dining In
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Janie S.
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I have had the pleasure of working with Christine at workshops, meetings, and an open house. She is an incredible cook. I don't think I have ever eaten any of her dishes without wanting seconds. She is very versatile and adaptable with dietary restrictions - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free but is also exceptional with traditional cuisine. Always on time and calm under pressure. Her love and passion for food and cooking come out in everything she prepares. I highly recommend her!

  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline F.
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Steal Your Taste catered an entirely gluten free brunch event for my engagement party. They were an absolute delight to work with making us feel totally taken care of every step of the way. Both the food and their professionalism would make me us them again for future events!

Admiral's Experience
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jazmin N.
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I hired Admirals to cater my birthday party and it was such a pleasant experience. The crew was polite and professional, everyone was one time, and the food was amazing! Good food and service is extremely hard to come by and Admirals had it all! Everyone deserves the Admirals Experience!

Healthy Homemade
from 18 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Katie S.
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Chef Joan was absolutely wonderful! She was so friendly and happy, it was clear she loved her job and loved sharing it with us. She cooked for my boyfriend and I at our home on Valentine's weekend, it was the first time we had ever tried a personal chef. We both love eating out and cooking at home - basically we love food, and we wanted to try something different. This experience was especially great because she shared so many tips and tricks with us - I have been trying new things in the kitchen ever since! It was also great that she shared our values in making a gluten-free, low carb meal. Joan started out with pork belly (melt-in-your mouth amazing - thank goodness she made enough for leftovers!) then moved on to one of the best porkchops ever created. The side dish was buttery mashed cauliflower, but made with a few special ingredients that turned into something out of this world (I don't want to give away the secrets!) It was just like a side of creamy mashed potatoes, but better. To top it off, she brought over a whole tupperware of moist, GF chocolate cookies for us to keep! She used them in the dessert, which was heavenly. Over all, I wish I could give chef Joan 10 out of 5 stars!

Divine Decadence Catering
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charles S.
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I am an events coordinator for State Farm. I was given a 48 hour suspense for catering a lunch for 19 executives. Divine Decadence was highly responsive to our venue requirements and our dietary needs with many culinary choices including halal, vegan and gluten free selections provided over the course of a week. Divine Decadence allowed me to focus on other aspects of planning this symposium.

Francoise Brana
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tatyana S.
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I worked with Chef Francoise Brana in Croatia on a 45m Motor Yacht for a good part of the summer season. When she arrived, I was very pleased to see offhand that she was going to be a pleasure to work with. She was friendly, open and conducted herself in a very pleasant and professional way. Being the Chief Stewardess, it is so important to have a close working relationship with the chef and since I have worked with many that have not so agreeable, I really appreciated everything about Chef Brana as I got to know her over the season. She is kind and caring and always made sure each crew member was happy with the food they were presented with. We had a number of different nationalities on board and a few with dietary specifications - a vegetarian, a crew member with a sensitive stomach, myself with wheat, gluten and diary sensitivities and then the others with their own likes and dislikes and ways of eating. Chef Brana always made sure each person had something that they could eat and enjoy and have enough energy to perform the daily tasks at hand. I am predominantly a vegetarian and really appreciated the delicious, nutritious, creative and healthy vegetarian food prepared by Chef Brana on a daily basis. The meat eaters would happily eat their selection dishes and could not wait to climb into her vegetarian selection as well since it was such good food and complimented the meat perfectly. She uses her knowledge of health and the importance of good nutrition and a balanced diet to create meals for those who do not eat meat, enabling them to have the same energy levels and infact an even healthier life style. She is an absolute pleasure to be around, always made me smile and laugh and I would highly recommend her first and foremost as a highly capable chef and secondly a wonderful person and employee/co-worker. Please feel free to contact me should you have any further questions. Kind regards, Tatyana Silberman

Chef Joann
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carolyn S.
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Joann was amazing! I hired her to do a benefit for me, at my home in Point Loma. She is a clear communicator, timely, flexible (I had her redo my proposal 3 times) & delicious! I love that all her food is gluten free & organic. She was very creative with her food suggestions & happy to accommodate my needs. Everything was beautifully plated & she gave generous portions. I will definitely use her again. Not only was her food a great experience, but Joann was a delight ~ I highly recommend Chef Joann!

  • 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.

Kat's Kitchen Collective
from 2 reviews
    Mary H.
    Verified review

    Kat has catered many of my events for small and large groups of people over the past years. She was always prompt and professional. She served various types of meals to my guests and all tasted and appeared upscale and individually prepared. She was also very flexible and accommodating in meeting the special food needs of my guests. I am looking forward to have Kat cater more special events for me including smaller dinner parties.

    Beyond Posh Events
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    JackieEarl W.
    Verified review

    My husband and I had the distinct pleasure of working with A'Sheka and her staff for nearly a year during the course of planning our Virginia Beach wedding. Right from the start A'Sheka was friendly, professional, enthusiastic and extremely organized. From our fist meeting, she was adamant that her and her staff goes "above and beyond" to make sure our wedding day vision comes to life. She was right on. Among many other helpful things, she recommended some EXCELLENT vendors, coordinated all the meetings/ consultations, sent reminders of payments due, gave advice on proper wedding etiquette, and even just checked in when she hadn't heard from me for a while. To set the scene, my husband and I had our wedding on Sandbridge Beach and the reception in the back yard of one of the nearby beach homes- in other words, it was largely a DIY wedding. The wedding day was seamless! A'Sheka and her staff worked so hard to make sure everything happened "behind the scenes" and it turned out to be a truly stress-free day for us. They coordinated with all the arriving vendors, helped with decorating, and managed the "crowd control" during the ceremony/reception transition, and ensured everything happened on schedule. She put together a "wedding day itinerary" that she gave to the bridal party, caterer and DJ, which helped everything run so smoothly. She was a great leader at the rehearsal, and our bridal party absolutely loved her. It is a great pleasure to recommend A'Sheka and Chris and Twice the Spice Events. I only wish I could have an event like our wedding every year so I could work with them again!

    The Gluten-Free Edge

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      I have been a pro chef for 30 years. For the past 2 years, I have concentrated on creating truly gourmet food that is gluten free and very close to microbiotic by eliminating red meat, most dairy and lower salt, and offering energy-providing opulent appetizers, soups, salads, breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and even beverages to accompany them. I'm also cooking instructor and will cook non-gluten-free foods and accomodate my clients' requests. I will be happy to prepare gourmet food that is requested by my customers. Choose from American,French, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, BBQ, Chinoise, Cajun or Lebanese. I am the co-author of "The Gluten-Free Edge" an Adams Media publication. You can purchase this book at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com

      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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