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Folsom Caterers

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Sac Valley Gourmet
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Maria G.
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I hired Global Gourmet for the catering of our yearly Oktoberfest. We had about a 100 people visiting and Boris and his team did an outstanding job. The food they prepared was delicious, their timing and planning was perfect and my kitchen looked nice and clean when they left. A lot of our guests commented on the good food and were impressed by their friendly service. It was a pleasure to work with Boris because he knew exactly what I was looking for and I for sure will hire Global Gourmet again.

Taste for the Senses
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Jen H.
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Arturo creations are fresh, aesthetically appealing, extremely tasty and filling! It's so nice to get a taste of culture along with your meal! I highly recommend Taste for the Senses for your next catered event!

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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
Jana H.
Verified review

Chis did an excellent job! The food was great and the set-up went smooth and looked wonderful. I would definitely recommend C's BBQ Catering.

Cowabunga BBQ
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Dean A.
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Cowabunga BBQ catered our daughter's outdoor wedding. The food was wonderful! David is is reliable and creative with a great personality!

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Abroad Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 31 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.

Polkadot Dinners
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Linn T.
Verified review

My experience with Rachel catering my 60th birthday party was the best. She is very professional, curtious, and wonderful to work with. Her set-up, presentation, food, and even removal of everything was incredibly smooth. All my guests, & myself were amazed how wonderful everything she prepared was so tasty, & fresh. I'd recommend her to cater any event you may have, you will be most pleased.

Designs By Mimi
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara P.
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Mimi and her staff were amazing; they by far exceeded my expectations. My safari baby shower was more than I ever hoped for because Mimi took the time to find out what was important to me and made it happen. Mimi was responsible for everything from set up, decorations, catering, games and cleanup. She and her very professional staff came into my home 4 hours prior to the party and transformed our living and dining room into a real safari jungle! She even hand made the party favor bags and they were so adorable. My guests were so amazed and had an amazing time. I can't wait to hire Mimi again soon!!! I must comment also on her staff: I felt like they were part of our family. They all brought the personal touch and were here at our service. The warmth and personality of her staff are beyond description.

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Allyssa P.
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Kincy Catering provided quality food at an affordable price. When we had a huge drop in our guest count at the last minute, he was kind enough to change our total for us. I would definitely use them again in the future.

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn P.
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Working with Tameeka and Harve was a fantastic experience. The communication with Tameeka from start to finish was exceptional and super prompt! Tameeka was flexible and creative and worked easily within my budget....she is simply a joy to work with! The food was phenomenal....guests said the crab cakes were the best they'd ever had! All the food was expertly prepared and served. Tameeka and Harve were the perfect mix of professional and comfortable to have interacting with our family in our home. Not only can I wholeheartedly recommend Chrysalis Catering.....I will be using them again....SOON!

Chefjonstuart&family
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Emani K.
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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.

  • 2 years in business
Shauna W.
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The People's Kitchen is very well diversed in the food industry. Everything they made you could taste was made from scratch and with love. Some people working in this industry just do it for the love of money. With The Peoples Kitchen is the opposite they make the food for the love of cooking and pleasing the guests.

Magpie Productions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Stephanie T.
Verified review

I can smell Magpie Productions chicken wings right now! MMMM good! And those roasted garlic crab and shrimp scampi dishes are the BEST! I can’t forget her amazing pasta dishes they are always filled with the right ingredients. And, what I appreciate most about Magpie Productions is her variety of dishes that range from Southern to gourmet. I would highly recommend Magpie Productions catering to anyone who is looking for tasty food that will delight the palate. And by the way, give her a party theme and she’s run with it! Bon appetite Stephanie T.

About

Carol's Creations is a starter company primary planned for bakery; however, my love for cooking, baking, etc. has lead me to expand my focus to include all areas of food preparation. I am extremely confident that my diverse culmination of recipes will excite even the most finicky of taste buds. I guarantee it! So, please give me a try. You have everything to gain. That is everything but weight, unless that is your desired goal.

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

  • 8 years in business
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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.

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Simply the personal touch.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Tasting the World Catering prides itself on being versatile and knowledgeable in all aspects of the industry. While providing excellent customer service for people within the community. Tasting the World Catering also works diligently i n providing quality services using the best ingredients while supporting local farmers within the community.

About

We do weddings, reunions, special events, meetings, 15 anos, any special events. We have been in the business for more than 10 years. I have an associate's degree in culinary, and what makes my company great is that we accommodate for the customer's needs.

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I do catering and cleanup at the location of your choice. My service has many options as far as food is concerned; I can cook it all.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

Actual Requests

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Need Caterer

Lodi, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Food truck
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Graduation party

Need a Caterer on May 16,2013

Sacramento, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    10-25
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    It will be at 2608 4th Ave, Sacramento, CA for a principal's end of the year and retirement for one of our employees

Need Caterer

Oakland, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, BBQ, Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    I am having a small birthday party for my one year old daughter. I need healthy kid friendly food.
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