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Escondido Finger Food Caterers

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

Baja's Tacos & Catering
4.8
from 140 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 159 hires 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!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline A.
Verified review

I would recommend Gourmet Your Way to anyone looking for a great caterer! We loved the food and Michael was easy to work with.

Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Brandi G.
Verified review

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 63 reviews
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna M.
Verified review

Lilian did an a terrific job providing delicious tray passed hors d'oeuvres and a scrumptious hors d'oeuvres display for the surprise birthday party we planned at at the last minute. Lilian was professional and delightful when passing the food. She was very helpful and easy to work with in the planning. Several of the guests asked me for cards and contact information to be able to hire Busy Bee in the future. My husband was not only surprised by the party but thrilled with the food and whole catering experience. He's planning on calling on Lilian again for future events. I'm in complete agreement. It was a great night and Lilian was a big part of that.

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June Sper Catering
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Crystal H.
Verified review

June was very promp In delivering the food! It was hot and delicious! We had plenty to serve our wedding reception of 70 guests and even had left overs! The lumpia were especially great and the sauce! The teriyaki chicken and rice was delicious! Thank you June! You did a wonderful job! 😊

La Mexicana Tacos & Catering
4.4
from 52 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.

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 48 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey S.
Verified review

I have to qualify this review first by saying I have worked as a professional cook and have owned a catering business. So I have an eye for and know what works and what doesn't, what can be prepped beforehand without sacrificing quality, and what can be done on sight and off-site with the aim of making sure everything is properly expedited and comes out on time. When I arrived the table was set up nicely set up and decorated. However, we had previously informed Chef that we were going to be 13 and we would like two tables, as some people are uncomfortable with sitting at a table of 13 people. So we had to ask Chef to please separate the two tables. When Bridgette came the day before, my wife mentioned she wanted a table of 6 and one of 7, not two tables pushed together to make 13. There were also no cloth napkins, but paper napkins. I guess assuming that a request for "linens" did not include cloth napkins, only tablecloths. But I digress. Even though this was done in our home where we are well equipped, I still expect anyone coming to prepare food to come fully equipped to meet their needs without having to use the home equipment. This was not the case, as Chef used our Kitchenaid, tongs, and other items. As well, they did not have a serving platter for one of the hors'd'oeuvres. Furthermore, they had to use some of our silverware because they did not bring everything needed (spoons, forks). There were steak knives on the table when we were eating fish, and no other knives. I had no problem with this because, of course, I wanted the event to go smoothly. But other clients might not have been as flexible. Finally, they used all my kitchen towels and had them all wet, from I don't know what- but it's easy enough to bring your own hand towels. As well, because we used the plates on the table for hors'd'ouevres, they had to wash and prepare again for salad plates, as they had expected the hors'd'oeuvres to simply be finger food. Nonetheless, the hors'd'oeuvres-asparagus with prosciutto and chicken bites, or whatever they might have been-still require plates. This delayed serving. More forethought should have been given to how this was all going to go down. Personally, I would have brought the salad all prepped. Because it wasn't prepped, it meant a longer serving delay. The server didn't know the difference between wine and water glasses-some basic protocol needed. The food was excellent and I had several very positive compliments from the guests, this is where they shined, and it was served hot and fresh like it should be. We had a delicious shaved fennel salad with parmesan, and a main course of Blackened Sea Bass with a succotash and roasted potatoes. That is the beauty of preparing on-site. I say this with the caveat, as mentioned earlier, that a few things could have been prepped beforehand without sacrificing quality. This would have allowed the service to flow more quickly and not have such long delays between dishes. As Chef prepared the chocolate mousse on site, some people had to leave before dessert since it took well over 45 minutes between our main course and dessert. While we had agreed that I would supply the chocolate, it I had known it was going to take chef so long to prepare it, I would have suggested it be made beforehand. If I had done this lunch, I would have brought the mousse pre-made. They used up my whole bag of ice too-I would have brought ice. Finally, food left over was taken away and not left with us. I asked the server I f she was going to leave the food to me as she was walking out and she laughed uncomfortably and said no. My assumption is that the client paid for the food, they should get any leftovers. I give Kudos to the Chef for excellent food, but the service was uncomfortably slow and everyone noticed. Finally, the server was inexperienced. Overall, organization and attention to details were lacking. To end on a positive note, they did an excellent job leaving the kitchen just as the found it and were friendly and professional despite the hiccups mentioned. I didn't have to worry about anything. If you are looking for good food, Chef Mumsie does a great job. But please ask that they send you experienced servers, and make sure to point out every possible detail that you can think of, because in my experience, they did not have a checklist or form to check off what you do or don't need for an event.

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Brad S.
Verified review

A overall great experience with Sage Bleu Catering. Lavonne's food and presentation was a big hit with my guests. She will be catering my next party.

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

I’ve tried Cucina Migrante’s food on many occasions and have been part of many culinary events they host. The food was always excellent and you can taste the quality of ingredients in every dish! They are passionate about the food they serve and supporting local farmers, as well as providing a memorable experience for their clients!

Chef Leslie Ann Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Chef Leslie Ann was great. the food was delicious, everyone loved it and loved the variety of vegetarian friendly options. i hope to work with her again in the future.

BAPS!
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 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!

NV Personal Dining
4.4
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Brett B.
Verified review

Stevan did a fantastic job. On time, well prepared, and provided great tasting food. The hand made tortillas, and prepared meats and toppings are well above any other taco bar I've had. Highly recommended.

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

Stephani did a fantastic job catering our affair. The food was tasty, healthy, and the presentation was impressive. Highly recommend.

Pret Gourmet
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
Verified review

Pret Gourmet provides only the highest quality food and service. Monique is a pleasure to work with and works diligently to create a menu that is perfect for every occasion.

Rogue BBQ
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
James H.
Verified review

Rouge bbq is such a great place to get quality bbq. The chef is such a nice guy and explains how he makes his food so well y .oku feel like your there. He takes pride in his work, and does it all with a smile. If you want some amazing food and awsome customer service make sure you hit up rogue bbq you won't regret it.

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!

Creative Catering Temecula
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
Verified review

Her food is delicious of gourmet selections and creativity of accents in decor are on point for any occassion.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Temma K.
Verified review

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.

Cuisine a la Carte Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terri D.
Verified review

Cuisine a la Carte did an outstanding job preparing food for 125 at a 50th birthday party. Themed buffet tables... each "out of this world" delicious. Weeks after the party, people continued to comment on how great the food was! Upscale, classy, and delicious.... Harry and Cuisine a la Carte have my highest recommendation!!

APRIL'S on GIRARD Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy T.
Verified review

April was fantastic. She put together a delicious array of food for my 94 year old Father receiving The Quilt of Valor for his service in WW11. She was timely. She was organized. The food was great. Thanks again.

O'SIDE BBQ MAN
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Greg R.
Verified review

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.

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