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Folsom Cocktail Party Caterers

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  • 39 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen B.
Verified review

We hosted a cocktail party with finger foods--the food was better than any restaurant in Sacramento--fabulous--our friends are still talking about just how good it was. The staff were friendly and very professional. And my kitchen was spotless when they left. I will use them every chance I get!!!!!!

Taste for the Senses
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia B.
Verified review

Taste of the Senses does an OUTSTANDING job as a caterer. I hired them for my husband's 60th birthday party for 150 guests and was very pleased with the quality of the food as well as the presentation. Positive comments from the guests. Not only is the food good - Arturo is a very engaging chef! I highly recommend Taste of the Senses.

Sac Valley Gourmet
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon M.
Verified review

My wife and I hired Boris to cater our wedding at American River Resorts in Coloma, CA. We weren't planning to hire anyone as we had friends from culinary school that were going to do the job for us very cheaply, but that fell through and we had to go through a rush to hire someone and explain our unique and different menu (sweet potato bar, vegan chili, gluten free corn bread, special holiday sangria, desert bar, etc) on a somewhat limited budget with limited time. Boris was easy to work with and provided helpful solutions and was very amenable to changes but also insightful in his rebuttal when some ideas weren't feasible or could be done better given our circumstances. The day of the family was a few minutes late because of traffic on a small mountain road (a circumstance not within his or my control, lol), but they got setup quickly and had food out sooner than expected. The meal was absolutely delicious and everyone raved about both the meat based and the meatless chilis as well as the beautiful purple potatoes. SUCH GOOD FLAVOR!!!! The only complaint my wife had was that because they were late getting in, and some confusion, the sangria we asked them to make and place on the tables didn't get placed on the tables until about 30m in to the cocktail hour. Our bridesmaids had to make sure the sangria got moved from the kitchen to the dining hall. However, that's a minor issue, and overall because of the amazing flavor, quantity of food (and leftovers for a week, mmmmm), quality of production, and the efficiency of the whole team (which is a whole family operation) - we were highly satisfied with Global Gourmet. My suggestion to anyone is to be as clear and concise as possible with your directions and designate someone who is NOT the bride on the day of to do any of the logistics so that any of those minor issues won't be a problem. HIRE BORIS!

Cowabunga BBQ
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
Verified review

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
Kim P.
Verified review

Polkadot Dinners is our favorite caterer. Rachel is one of the most professional caterers I know in the area. Her food is absolutely amazing and her presentation of her display of food just ties in with the theme of her menu which is a added plus. Definitely within anyone budget she can make it happen. Highly recommended.

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Nancy Gerbault
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth W.
Verified review

Nancy was terrific! The hors d'oeuvres for my wine-tasting party were delicious and the guests all raved about them!

Designs By Mimi
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen B.
Verified review

I hired Mimi for my 40th birthday party and could not be more pleased with the result. We were planning a party for 100 guests (not an easy task to wow that many people) and Mimi knocked it out of the park! I shared my Pinterest board with her and what colors I had envisioned and Mimi designed a party that amazed everyone including people passing by. You could see the decorations from the street - that's how much it came to life. Mimi made my "mad" party of going down the rabbit hole a reality. She delivered on her promise of throwing me a one-of-a kind and memorable event. It was the perfect way to celebrate this milestone. I shared my vision with her for having a Mad Hatter themed party and she brought it to life. Mimi brought ideas to the table that I hadn't even considered and it was amazing. From the minute you walked in, guests were "wow'd" (which is what Mimi told me would happen) and throughout the venue details were incorporated into the decor and food. It was exactly what I wanted and more! Mimi was great to communicate with over email, phone and in person. When you're getting emails from her at 1am, you know she's hard at work and dedicated to throwing you an awesome party. Thank you again MIMI!!! She put her heart and soul into designing and personalizing my party. Mimi's energy, dedication and creativity shined through, producing an event I will cherish forever.

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Louise H.
Verified review

I used Kincy Catering for my birthday party. I requested food for 60 people. I contacted Kincy Catering two days prior to the party and he delivered! Kincy Catering provided lovely quality food for a great price! Mr. Kincy gives attention to detail so he provided exactly what I asked without complaint. He was able to provide delicious food in large quantities. I will refer everyone I know, and definitely use this service again!

Network of Mobile Chefs
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Anthony C.
Verified review

Chef James turned my wife's Birthday party from an event to an experience. The food was excellent.

Still Smok'n BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Brenda S.
Verified review

One of my friends invited me to a barbecue in Sacramento, CA, and Still Smok'n BBQ was the caterer. WOW! I thought I had died and gone to piggy heaven. I have never tasted meat like this before, it was sooooo delicious. The barbecue ribs had a special smoked flavor, so unique that I had to ask the caterer how he smoked the meat. I also ate some pull pork that was so tender and succulent that it just rolled into my mouth. By the way, the service was outstanding. These people know how to cook and treat their customers. If you want some real good, old school barbecue and high quality service, call Still Smok'n. I plan to hire them for my birthday party this summer.

Julie q
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Abelina C.
Verified review

Very helpful and understanding. Willing to work within a budget. She was a lifesaver, when my caterer for my daughter's party fell short do to an issue. Julie was willing and ready to step in and make my party a food success. I will be using her again for future events.

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tracie F.
Verified review

A successful client appreciation party thanks to Michelle. She took all of the stress of the party off of my hands...prepared the food, set up, served, bartended, cleaned up. I was able to focus on my guests and enjoy the party. Thanks Michelle! I look forward to seeing you again at next year's party.

Catering By Grace
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen W.
Verified review

If you want the most amazing experience and exceptionally delicious Mexican food hire Grace Honesto for you next party. We had about 75 plus people and no one was disappointed. From the decorations to the food and of course Grace and her granddaughter it was the best catering ever!!! Thank you for all the love you put into our special day!

The kids kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Kam S.
Verified review

“Thank you very much for the wonderful food and service you provided for my daughter birthday. The food was delicious and many of my guests raved about it saying that it was the best food they have ever had at a birthday party. I have given your name out to a lot of people. The service you provided me was outstanding and it made this special day successful. My family has used your catering service for couple more parties and we will definitely keep you in mind for future events.”Thank you so much for the wonderful catering at the birthday party. It was fabulous as usual. It’s really great to know there is never a worry with you guys! What would we do without you?” Thanks again, Kam Sing

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires 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.

Dos Mamas
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Janice S.
Verified review

The dinner party for 6 went well. The cooking and serving were very unobtusive. The kitchen was spotless at the end of the evening. In addition, Dos Mamas were able to accommodate one guest's special dietary (gluten free) needs. Would use again.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrea D.
Verified review

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!

Capital Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Peter R.
    Verified review

    Louie helped me at our Lyon Real Estate Christmas Party. He did an outstanding job with the event. Very professional and hard working. I would use him again in the future.

    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.

    Taquero Feliz
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 19 years in business
    Laurel L.
    Verified review

    Taquero Feliz catered my husbands birthday party. We had about 60 guests, and everyone of them raved about how wonderful the food was. I highly recommend them for their quality of food, and customer service. Alberto was a joy to watch as he cooked up his yummy taco's with a huge smile on his face : )

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    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.

    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 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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.