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Garden Grove Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Garden Grove.

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Married To Food Catering
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lita A.
Verified review

On 12-17-15, the Employees' Union of the State Bar of California hired Chef Marcel for our Holiday Luncheon. Chef Marcel and his staff came on time, set up quickly, and were very professional. The food was delicious and they were able to serve over 100 employees in less than an hour, and clean up and pack up quickly. Our luncheon was a huge success! I have received nothing but positive comments from my Union members. I highly recommend Chef Marcel and we will definitely use his services again! Thank you, Lita Abella, President Employees' Union of the State Bar of California

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Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 93 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elida S.
Verified review

Like i said to him: "you're the man" he was from the very beginning absolutely helpful. We book him for a tasting on the Mexican menu , he drove all the way from Lake Elsinore to Boyle Heights. He quickly realized that our tasting which involved my mom and mother in law was better off to be held in Spanish. He fulfilled the palate of both of my moms and thats already saying plenty. His prices are beyond amazing for the quality food you get. We book him right away and began our journey together. The communication with him was always pleasant and straight to the point. He helped us on our special day by setting up cider glasses, and im sure he and his staff help on plenty other things that were not in the list but that's how he works always going above and beyond. I'm still getting compliments on the food and the service on our wedding day. I'm looking forward to book Jose again for my husband's big 50 next year. Mean while i continue to pass around his contact info to friends who are eager to book him too.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
Verified review

I live in Pittsburgh, PA and was planning a dinner in Chino, CA. I had no previous experience in that area and turned to Thumbtack to help me out. Gourmet Lovers was the first to respond to my request and they never let me down. I was NOT an easy client. I had to change my budget, my headcount, and my needs several times during the planning process. There were emails I didn't respond to on time and days when I couldn't answer their calls. Carolina's patience, understanding, and problem solving skills were spot on! She had a solution to all of my issues and I NEVER sensed frustration on her end. We were a small event with a low budget and I'm positive other, larger, parties were interested in our date, but Carolina wouldn't cancel us, even though I didn't send the signed agreement until waaaaay after I was supposed to. The last "surprise" from my end was that at the last minute I was not able to travel for the event. Carolina remained on top of things and the event was complimented by all who attended. THE FOOD was amazing!! No issues, no complaints, only positive feedback and satisfied attendees!! Oh, and the cupcakes.....I can't forget the cupcakes!!! AMAZING....just like everything else about this company!!! Customer service, food, and professionalism are top notch!

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Chef Marc's Meal Prep
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris Y.
Verified review

Excellent personalized service. His food is delivered to me several times per week, and I find it always to be fresh and delicious. The meal plans that he designs are consistently prepared according to my specific requests and dietary needs. I highly recommend Marc's meal delivery services, especially for busy professionals.

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie A.
Verified review

The food and service we received was great. My guests said it was a top notch party and I know it was mainly due to the service we received from Chef Mumsie team. The food was delicious and service was great too. They brought a bar tender which made the party even better. The only thing I would change: Left over food should have been left with us. The team took all the left overs. Technically we paid for all the food and I thought we would keep the extras. Congrats to a great team and thank you! I would use Chef Mumsie services over and over again.

Sierra Madre Catering
4.6
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Cinthia S.
Verified review

Overall our experience was fantastic. The staff was amazing. They were very tentative and friendly to all guests at our baby shower. Despite a few hiccups with the venue the staff made it work while maintaining a positive attitude, even going as far as slaving out in the hot sun preparing omelets to order. It's been almost two days since our event and guests are still raving about how great the food and service was. Thank You Sierra Madre Catering for making our event a success by providing exemplary customer service. We will definitely be looking to contract you for any future events and highly recommend you to those seeking recommendations. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roxanne S.
Verified review

Rich and his staff did a fabulous job hosting my birthday party . . first thunderstorm in 126 years! . .No kidding so we quickly went to Plan B and Rich adapted like a professional. My Party would not have been the same without him and his cordial staff. He was gracious; kind; and funny with our guests. .Food was excellent . .Will hire him again and recommend his services.

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Aioli
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Ani F.
Verified review

We were very happy with the food and service room Aioli. Catering our family event made everything run smoothly, and gave me the opportunity to mingle and visit with our guests. The food was delicious, and delivered and set up on time. I would highly recommend Aioli.

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Tuition Bites
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joye C.
Verified review

Very professional and personable! Awesome food and service!

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SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Guy S.
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I was a guest at my friends dinner party that was catered by the Segar's, food was great and I would recommend their services.

  • 3 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. N.
Verified review

Keith was one of the first caterer’s to reach out to me. I have to say, right off the bat I could tell he is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about culinary arts. He was very quick to respond, and attentive to my requests and needs; really wanting to hear my vision for my event and how he can come alongside and provide excellent food to compliment. He has a WIDE variety of options to choose from, and personalizes each to fit your style and works with how much you want to budget. Although the food for my event ended up being covered by my family members, I still wanted to write a review due to the great customer service and attention I got throughout the food planning process. Keith is a joy to talk with and makes you feel even more excited/at ease for planning out your food for your event! I HIGHLY recommend him and his services to anyone who is looking for a top quality chef and staff, and someone who will walk you through everything step by step with a respectful/joyful attitude! I am honored to have met Keith and hope to work with him in the near future! I know his cuisine would be the talk of many events!! Cheers to Keith and staff! :)

  • 19 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey J.
Verified review

Finding Carmi was the very best thing I could do for my family and myself!!! As a working mom, knowing that dinner is handled and that it is healthy, organic, local and delicious gives me huge peace of mind and eliminates so much stress from my life!! My 23-month-old son is eating everything she makes, including all the veggies, and he’s getting so many important nutrients to grow because of it! Thank you SO much, Carmi!!

Tortas 2 Die 4 Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy G.
Verified review

Absolutely Wonderful.. Not only did we get what we asked for , he way above the mark. Terrific food. Best Tri Tip I have ever had. So many compliments from our guests on the food and service, and from us, the reunion committee- Presentation was excellent, and Zeke and his staff made it an event that we didn't have to worry about a thing. I can't say enough wonderful things.. We Highly reccommend him for future events.

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Living Veg
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna W.
Verified review

Shelley was wonderful to work with. She helped me adapt to a new food allergy protocol with her personal chef services. The food she made was fantastic! Highly recommend her!

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Greg Akahoshi
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie F.
Verified review

Greg was everything I could have wanted in a personal dining chef! Such a warm personality, professional yet personal, and off the chart food. I could go on and on about the food combinations, the incredible taste, and presentation of a five star meal, made with love. You will not be disappointed with Greg: hands down, a one of a kind experience:))

Chef LaTay Its Made Devine
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie D.
Verified review

I am thrilled to share with you my experience with Chef LaTay. First it must said, her food is AMAZING. In Jan 2015, I married the love of my life; I had a small backyard wedding of about 75 ppl total and Chef LaTay catered the food for my special day. We decided to go with Tri-Tip Roast, Fully loaded mashed potatoes, Green Beans, and Salad. Her food was a hit. Delicious and memorable. My guests were happily fed and pleased with every bite and so was I. In the past, Chef LaTay would do weekly orders every Friday and Saturdays where she would deliver her meals to those local near her. It was a huge meal that came with dessert and a drink, worth the price indeed. That’s where/when I would also have some of her other delicious foods. My personal favorites are her Macaroni and Cheese, her Salmon, her Enchiladas, her Chicken (every way she makes it), and her Oxtail. She also makes wonderful tasty desserts. Her cakes are all homemade and are to die for. I love her Chocolate cake and her frostings are the best! Better than any other cakes I’ve had. And I can’t forget the dessert my husband and I always ask for throughout the year, Banana Pudding! Again, AMAZING! It is an honor to have Chef LaTay’s food be a part of my life. Every delicious bite makes you wish there was no such thing as getting full. Having her for your events or for a small special occasion, you won’t be disappointed. Chef LaTay is very creative with her food and service. She comes with class and excellent customer service. She makes sure you get what you asked for; just very professional with a welcoming loving spirit. Chef LaTay It’s Made Devine is worth your time to try her food, because I guarantee you, you’ll be asking for more!

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Island Soul Kitchen
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shauna B.
Verified review

We hired Island Soul for our mothers celebration of life party a week before the event. Luckily they were able to accommodate us on such short notice! Everyone at our event LOVED their food, and their speciality (pork belly) was to die for. They were so sweet and professional. We will be hiring them any time we need catering. Thank you so much you guys!!

Chef Sydney Andrews
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler H.
Verified review

Chef Sydney was amazing! I requested to have food prepped and delivered to my boat and she exceeded my expectations! She had everything organized and labeled which made it easy to set up and serve to my guests! Not to mention the food was a 10/10!!! Will be using her again!

CuisinebyValerie
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Beatrice D.
Verified review

Valerie prepared a wonderful dinner on Saturday and our guests had nothing but praise for her amazing food and service she provided. She made quite an impression on all of us and we won't forget the wonderful tastes and presentation she prepared for us. I will certainly hire Valerie again for a great culinary experience.

Wendell Hooper
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Yasmin F.
Verified review

We had friends in town for a long weekend-eight adults and 7 kids. We hired Wendell to cook lunch and dinner both Friday and Saturday. What an unbelievable treat! The food was delicious, creative and healthy (and that’s coming from a group of food and wine snobs). Wendell was friendly and very attentive to guests dietary restrictions. I would hire him again in a heartbeat and highly recommend taking him up on his flat day rate!

Yummy Creations
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Jaz Miller-Hart
Verified review

Quality Food, Quality Service! Love Me Some Yummy Creations!!!

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.
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