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Folsom Affordable Catering Services

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Taste for the Senses
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Jill L.
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Arturo is a joy to work with and makes delicious healthy foods. I've used his catering for a number of business lunches and they are always enjoyed. I especially love that he makes tamales with olive oil, and the veggie ones are superb.

Sac Valley Gourmet
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Sue C.
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Boris is professional - brings recipes, ingredients, and cooking utensils if needed. He keeps the lesson fun, interesting, and moving. I look forward to further lessons and possible catering services by him.

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C's BBQ Catering
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy H.
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I did not make the payment for the services, therefore, I was unable to rate value, but food & service was excellent! Great catering company!

Cowabunga BBQ
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
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Excellent caterer, made our party fabulous. All of our guests commented on how good the barbecue was and how the potato salad rocked. Willing to do what it takes to get the job done right, polite, professional and accommodating, Dave and crew can be counted upon to do a superb job at a surprisingly affordable price.

Polkadot Dinners
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Michele B.
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everything is amazing from service to quality of food

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Nancy Gerbault
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne C.
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We wanted an English Tea Party for my Sister’s milestone birthday. Nancy worked on a special menu “catering” to our request. The food was fabulous! Our English guests said it was an authentic tea party.

Designs By Mimi
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jo H.
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We hired Mimi to cater out daughter's Bat Mitzvah. But what Mimi did was so above and beyond just catering. Mimi's food and presentation of food was delicious and beautiful. But in addition, she turned the party space into a gorgeously decorated space beyond the dreams of our daughter. Mimi was determined to make it the most magical event for our daughter and listened very carefully to all our daughter's ideas. We really couldn't believe Mimi's magic! She has the highest work ethic and delivers more than 100%! Great team of people backing her up as well. It was the best day of our daughter's life. Thank you mimi!

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Atherlee R.
Verified review

With all of the catering services available online, I chose to go with KINCY CATERING and I'm glad that I did. While speaking with Mr. Emani, he assured me that he could definitely provide a catered luncheon for 40 of my co-workers and myself. The selection of food items was huge, however I wanted to pick items that would fit within my budget and he had no problem assisting me in doing so. What I was looking for was some down-home, southern comfort food. He and I agreed on green beans w/ onions and red skin potatoes, macaroni / cheese and chicken. On the schedule day of the luncheon Mr. Emani was very punctual, as he arrived 30 minutes early. He was very professional, humble and a pleasure to do business with. As I expected the food was absolutely fabulous. Many of my co-workers complemented and agreed that it was well worth it. The presentation of the food trays was very neat and the food looking very appealing. I was totally delighted by the fact that Mr. Emani kept constant communication with me as there are some allergies with my co-workers and some do not eat meat so he was very considerate in his ingredients that were being used in efforts to accommodate every dietary need. So from my co-workers and myself we want to give a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for allowing us to experience KINCY CATERING and we will definitely be using your catering services in the future!! Ms.Leah ~ BC/BS

Julie q
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia T.
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Julie Quiroga catered my daughter's 15th birthday party. She helped me with food suggestions according with the theme and it was a hit! She is courtious, respectful and on time. My guest were satisfied and I strongly recommend her to cater any event.

Chefjonstuart&family
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Emani K.
Verified review

Chef Jon and family was everything the dr ordered the food was excellent and the customer service was even better.I will be using him for all my catering needs.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mike P.
Verified review

I couldn't have asked for a better experience having Chrysalis Catering working my son's graduation party. Tameeka had great communication skills. She always kept in contact with me before and during the event. She was professional and attentive to the needs of the party and made sure the meal was prepared on time. My guests were also impressed with Tameeka and asked for her card to cater their future events. This was the first time I used this app and my wife and I were pleasantly surprised. Chrysalis Catering is top notch.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrea D.
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It is my pleasure to offer a review of Sylvia's catering, culinary expertise and work ethic. I have enjoyed years of her cooking as she and I were coworkers. In addtion she has catered a couple parties for our family. Sylvia is classically trained so she may provide any food item or method requested. She is also of course very proficient in kitchen safety, equipment, hygiene, prep, timing and temperature requirements. Now for food! Sylvia has a special sense for pairing and encorporating big flavors and complimentary textures. Whether is is fried chicken and mashed potatoes you are after or exotic flavors of the Far East and Carribean Islands, she can provide. Personally I prefer the latter and the spices and flavors Sylvia creates are completely delicious. Some examples include her Chana Alu (curry chick pea and potato), chilie spiced salsas and chutneys, and tangy tomato marinaras. Our family perferes the Caribbean flavors and a recent menu included jerk spiced chicken (and tofu), coconut prawn, chana alu, spicy mango chutney, yougart/ dill chutney, green salad and cilantro/ lime rice. Sylvia graces any atmoshere with exuberance, style, positivity and professionalism. Highly recommened!

Home Sweet Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shantelle D.
Verified review

Casey works extremely hard to make your event perfect. Her food is amazing and her attitude is always positive. You won't be disappointed!

CoPeterson's
5.0
from 1 review
    TOMARIA M.
    Verified review

    I HAVE HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF PURCHASING A FEW MEALS WITH CoPETERSON'S CATERING. THE MEALS WERE ALWAYS TASTY AND THE SERVICE IS PROFESSIONAL. IF YOU WANT TO TAKE GOOD BBQ AWAY FROM HOME THIS IS YOUR PLACE.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    My aim is to perform tasks above and beyond the customers' expectations with little difficulties and serve fine foods. I can also supply tables and linens.

    • 7 years in business
    About

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

    About

    We’re proud to provide our guests with freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, coffee, catering and so much more.

    About

    We are a full-service catering and will accommodate any menu within your price range, including all things that are listed in your post.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    All our ingredients thats comes from local farmers and we make everything fresh!

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I really work with my clients to give them what they expect. I cook organic farm fresh local foods as well as organic foods. I have worked and have experience with many multicultural/ethnic cuisines such as Indian, Asian, Irish and American palates.

    About

    I cook great Mexican food or any other type preferred. All foods are prepared with the freshest ingredients and served with garnish.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need catering (drop-off)

    El Dorado Hills, CA

    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
      25-50
    • Budget per person
      $10-$20 per person
    • Details
      It's a summer birthday pool party for a boy turning 9. The party is shark/jaws themed.
    • $358
      Average price

    Need a Caterer

    Folsom, CA

    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
    • Details
      Backyard wedding
    • $21
      Average price

    Need a Caterer (Full Service)

    Folsom, CA

    • Event type
      Birthday party
    • Which meal
      Dinner
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Mediterranean
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
      50-75
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      No dietary restrictions
    • Details
      This will be a mixed indoor and outdoor party. Primarily outdoor. We may need 2-3 host helpers to stay after food set up buffet style to pass out appetizers and help with assisting for 5 hrs.
    • $23
      Average price
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