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Escondido Buffet Caterers

Browse these buffet caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Escondido.

  • 18 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy G.
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Mike was extremely helpful & professional. We had at least 100 guests at my daughter's surprise bithday party and Mike provided a delicious buffet meal of lasagna, chicken masala & cheese tortellini. He was also asked at the last minute to provide appetizers which he did. The party turned out great with Mike's help. We were very happy with our experience & highly recommend Mike & Gourmet Your Way Catering.

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Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
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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
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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LouElla S.
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Amazing! Sit down dinner for 32. Everything perfect. People asked me for her card. First time hiring a catered dinner won't be the last. She made the party a celebration from the specialty drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres to the fillets and fish and through to dessert. Lilian, YOU made my husband's birthday special! Thank You so much.

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June Sper Catering
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan L.
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June went out of her way to accommodate a variety of requests and provided a great buffet for our guests. She brought everything to us, ready to serve, as I had only one oven and a small refrigerator. She was very reasonable on pricing and worked with our budget. We really appreciated her services!

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Gina W.
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Chef Shawna went out of her way to make our wedding special. Food- We had an idea of what we wanted, fancy picnic food, and she really ran with it. Fried Chicken, Tri Tip, Cedar Plank Smoked Salmon and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes a mixed greens salad with raspberries and vinegarette, Squash Trio and appetizers that my groom and I missed of course! Every person who ate the salmon asked about it, there's a strong chance it was the best salmon we'd ever had. I don't eat chicken, however getting anyone's attention after dinner was served was almost impossible if they had it, I'm pretty sure I saw grown men fighting over drumsticks and thighs. EVERYTHING was amazing but I cannot overstate the amount of compliments I heard about her fried chicken and smoked salmon. We had 62 people and everyone had enough to eat themselves halfway to a food coma without there being an excess left over. I think that was one of the more impressive things, working out the quantities so well. Service- Shawna communicated with me and answered all my questions leading up to the big day, as well as making some last minute tweaks to the menu to make everything flow better. She showed up on time and dinner was served when we'd asked with no interruptions from her or her (well dressed and mannered) staff. This was a huge help as I had to answer questions and wrangle other people throughout the day who had apparently forgotten our weeks of preparation. I ordered items from VG's bakery for our dessert bar then realized that no one would be able to set it out between the buffet and the time I wanted it open. Shawna stepped in and set up the table beautifully, all I had done was place the boxes and serving bowls/ canisters/ trays in the kitchen! If we lived closer we would absolutely use her services more often, personal chef, small parties, large events, I would even take classes from her if she offered. She is friendly, soft spoken and polite, yet professional, that is a hard combination to find.

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Katie Q.
Verified review

We have yet to have our event so I'm anxious to taste the wonderful menu they have prepared. Based on reviews for Chef Mumsie, I am looking forward to an incredible experience. So far, so good in all they did to be awarded our business!

La Mexicana Tacos & Catering
4.4
from 53 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Lucia V.
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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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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Daniel G.
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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!

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CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Gianluca P.
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Chef Francesco prepared an excellent meal. The food selection and the wine pairing was excellent. The ingredients selection is incredibly thorough and worth a Michelin star! Well done and thanks for a great meal!

Chef Leslie Ann Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy J.
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Fantastic experience! Chef Leslie Ann catered a family gathering for me. She was professional, yet easy to work with. She accommodated all of my requests and provided us with a variety of delicious foods from appetizers to dessert. Will definitely use again.

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Bala Z.
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On Saturday I attended a dinner that she catered. There were 70 people or so. It was a 4 course meal and it was delicious. Well prepared and well presented and most importantly served ON TIME!

  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Janese J.
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They were timely, professional and adaptable. Fixed plenty of food to feed our 80 guests. The food was great especially the BBQ. If we're ever in San Diego again we will definitely use them!

Healthy Homemade
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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We had Joan cook an anniversary dinner for my parents and our whole family. She was very easy to deal with, on time and had great ideas for the dinner. The food was exactly as planned and the serving sizes very generous! I would not hesitate in having Joan cook another private dinner for us should we return to San Diego.

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda H.
Verified review

Stephani did a wonderful job. We all enjoyed the tea party set up & the foods she prepared! I hosted the party; another person paid for it, so I cannot answer to Value, however, my guess is it was very good, as that person told me she & her sister, Staci were GREAT to work with! Linda H

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Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathleen K.
Verified review

Wow Carly made our event so easy! I contactcted her on SHORT notice and wow she delivered ! Fed 13 of us a great meal with dessert and brought it all ready to serve !! Really loved the Mac and cheese and fried chicken, salads and dressing was yummy ! Loved that we could enjoy the company and not be busy in the kitchen, and—- she even took our group photo !!! Thanks Carly !

URBN Catering
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
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They were quick on their toes when the parking situation wasn't ideal. They set up a beautiful table for salads and appetizers and the food was incredible! Highly recommend them!

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Temma K.
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Pleazingly Tasteful catered my wedding, their service was spectacular!! I highly recommend their services, especially the grape tree. The most delicious grapes I've ever had. They were very professional, the food was well plated and tasty.

O'SIDE BBQ MAN
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Greg R.
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Mahalo Alvin. You and your food was outstanding, Great BBQ meal at a great price. Ordered for 25 and got enough food for 30 plus. Thank you again. Call you for our next occasion.

APRIL'S on GIRARD Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carolann N.
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Simply put....AMAZING! April is our new go to event caterer, she is the best of the best. Details, exquisite food, and she is so warm and kind on top of that! All if our guests were so impressed!!

Chef Selz LLC.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barb J.
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Chef Andrew Selz has created several outstanding events for me and my family. His great personality and his love for teaching made our dinner events so much fun. Thank you Chef Andrew.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aditya V.
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Ellena was amazing and catered a meal for 17 of us over the course of 3 days. Her ability to make great food at scale with fresh ingredients left our entire party in awe. I would def use her again!

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