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Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 119 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Karl M.
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I hired Chef Rocco for a small cocktail hour. The apps were great and enjoyed by y guests. The chicken satay and gnocchi were especially flavorful. I hired him as drop off caterer and he was timely and gave great direction to my server on how to plate the items. Excellent !

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
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Julia E.
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These caterers were AMAZING. I am so happy with the food they prepared for my party. Very reasonable pricing, incredible food, and great menu creation. Will use again. Thank you so much for making my party such a breeze.

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Kitchenina.com
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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I had a great experience with hiring Kitchenina as our caterers for an event with 40 people. The communication was always prompt, polite and friendly. They did a great job on the day of the event to ensure that the food was delivered on time (despite the traffic/weather conditions) and made my job as the event organizer much easier. I would definitely work with Kitchenina again in the future, and regret that I did not take photos of the food! (Thanks for the brownies as well!)

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart K.
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Over the Labor Day weekend I hosted a family reunion for 31 people; some with significant dietary restrictions. Hyson proved to be up for the challenge of meeting all of our needs, providing incredibly diverse and exceptional tasting entree's, side dishes and deserts and all the while maintaining his calming presence. Hyson and his assistance Andrea filled our kitchen with wonderful aromas for the entire weekend, cleaned up beautifully between each meal and had each meal prepared and ready to be served promptly based on the schedule we had all agreed to previously. While Hyson's menu offerings and cooking are exceptional, the best part of working with him is his attitude and approach. Very well prepared and organized and yet able and willing to make changes along the way as needed. This is the second time I've used Hyson - the last being just a small dinner party for 10 - and he has proven quite capable of providing both the intimate formal dinner for a small group as well as multiple meals per day over a long weekend for a sizeable group of 31. For many of you reading this costs may be a huge consideration. I interviewed 3 different caterers before choosing Hyson; costs being a large consideration due to the varying economic standing of my my family members attending. Hyson proved very capable of being able to deliver exceptional meal and exceptional meal at a very reasonable price. If you are looking for someone to cook onsite - one meal of a 3 day weekend - you should at least have a conversation with this very talented, passionate and professional man. Most sincerely, Stuart

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Erik S.
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Roddy did a great job. He provided catering staff for our event and they were superb! They were flexible and able to think on the fly to make the customer happy. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing catering staff.

In This Moment
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa S.
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The team is fabulous - food is excellent, turn key solution, and support end to end within a very reasonable budget. Look forward to working with them again!!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Shannon T.
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While We has to put are wedding plans on half to to an unexpected move. Karla was wonderful to work with and and here price was fair and had no problem working with my food allergy to me having an unexpected changes. If I am ever in the area and need a catering service she will be my first call.

Strings Italian - Livermore
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lani I.
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The food was delicious and Mike was great to work with, he was on time and everything was hot. Would definitely recommend this caterer,.

Kleinfeldt Family BBQ
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tina S.
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Absolutely fantastic people to work with. Heather and Justin are extremely professional, punctual and a joy to work with. Their food is exceptional. We had the tri-tip sliders, ribs, chicken, grilled veggies, corn, and garlic bread. We had rave reviews from all of our party guests and I would highly recommend them.

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Affordable Chef Services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Jadyn P.
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GREAT SERVICE We got married yesterday and had to post a review immediately because Affordable Chef was so great! Chef Mark was punctual in replying to my questions before the big day, which, as an out-of-town bride, was very reassuring! At the last minute, Chef Mark was unable to attend the reception, but his on-site chef made delicious food, and the staff were phenomenal! There was one staff member in particular who took an interest in my Husband and I. She told us that we were her "celebrities for the day," made sure we ate appetizers before we walked in, escorted us to the buffet first, and was constantly checking on our drinks. She also took an interest in our families, leading many people to tell us how amazing she was! The bartender Chef Mark sent was also lovely, knew her stuff, and made our signature cocktails perfectly! All in all, a great experience and a company we would trust our next big event to!

V&S Event Services
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ferren F.
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I have nothing but amazing things to say about Vanessa and her team. To start, I booked her super last minute (literally the day before I needed her). I was scrambling to pull together and offsite meeting that got moved 200 miles away due to the tragic fires happening in Northern California. Vanessa came to my aid by helping me brainstorm a fun, interactive activity for the team at their offsite remote location. She set up an amazing wine and whiskey tasting event that the team just loved! Everything was tailored to perfection! She event created customized wine glasses that each member of the team got to take home with them. To make matters more complex, the location where the event was happened to be located in a remote with limited (to no) resources to catering, grocery stores, etc. Did I mention that I was coordinating this entire event remotely ?!?! Vanessa stepped up and offered to not only provide an awesome team building event, but picked up dinner, plate it to perfection, and bartended for the reminder of the evening. This was phenomenal!!! Working with her was not only a joy, but easy and smooth. I can't wait to work with her again. You would be a fool not to book her 100x over!

Les Marguerites
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Roger C.
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Les Marguerites est magnifique! Sergio was responsive and came up with menu options in our price range that were outstanding, including options for kids with nut allergies. The food--from the rillettes and salade frisée aux lardons to thé chicken galantine was excellent, as good as any French restaurant I've had here or in France. The poached pear tart for desert is the best I've had. Les Marguerites offers great, personalized service with outstanding, simply delicious food!

Branden Woodruff
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Eric L.
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Branden is an absolute rock star. We found him at a catering tasting at the Brazil Room in Berkeley, Ca. Out of all the caterers with their beautiful foods and cakes on display, Branden really stood out. He and is partner were very humble and confident in their back corner booth. But more importantly extremely friendly and eager to help. The food was super good too! So, we hired him for the catering, but we got was MUCH more than that! The food and service the day of the weeding was amazing (people still talk about it to this day). But, what Branden did for the wedding was far beyond the food. He knows his stuff. I believe he said he's been doing this since he was a child. That experience shows. The amount of coordination and poise that he exhibited far above and beyond the call of duty was nothing short of remarkable. His attitude and approach really set our minds at ease allowing us to focus and remain relaxed throughout the whole process. Our wedding definitely wouldn't have been the same without him.

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We cater Filipino and Chinese dishes. We do full-service and deliver party trays all over the Bay Area. We do lechon or roast pig catering, too.

  • 10 years in business
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We do BBQ, Spanish tapas, Mediterannean, Hawaiian, and Carribbean cuisine. We have a food truck to work from.

  • 5 years in business
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We are serving delicious Belgian style French fries with gourmet toppings while providing some of the best music from the past and today. We can cater any size of event with our French fry menu or anything outside that. We provide food as well as DJ services. We've been cooking for over 25 years and deejaying for over 18. You need a party; let us bring it!

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Yen is an amazing cook, ask her family and friends...# 1 in Vietnamese, Mediterranean and Vegetarian dishes...real master...no one compares!!

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Gunther's Restaurant & Catering have been serving the Bay Area since 1971. Our "catering and event planning" services include the following: * Weddings, Corporate and Social Catering, and All Occasions * Experienced, Personal, and Professional Event Planning * American, European, Latin, and International Cuisines * Formal, Simple Elegance, or Casual Styles of Services * Buffets, Sit-Down Service, Flambe Presentations * Hors d'Oeuvre Receptions, BBQs, California Grilling * Complete Packages, Custom Catering, or A La Carte * Menus Tailored to Your Taste and Budget * "Few-of-a-Kind" Grandfather Liquor License * Beverage Catering (Ours or BYOP Packages) * 1 - 10,000+ Guests; No Party Too Big or Too Small * Rental Furniture, Linens, Tenting, and Much More * Traditional Venues and Unique Reception Sites * Travel Within the Bay Area, Santa Cruz, and Monterey * Last-Minute Events

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I cater Indian vegetarian meals, Indian snacks and vegetarian Indo-Chinese food. The food is healthy, freshly prepared, less oily and medium spicy with low salt.

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Globally inspired California grown, we can fulfill any of your catering needs. We have over 50 years of experience in the hospitality industry, ranging from Las Vegas resorts to mom-and-pop restaurants in Italy.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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