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Hayward Gluten Free Caterers

Browse these gluten free caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hayward.

Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 141 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
Alanna K.
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Pete was on time and very professional. His food was delicious and well prepared. He even made grilled cheese sandwiches for my little kids. He also happens to be a very nice guy.

Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 119 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Charles G.
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Chef Rocco did an amazing job of cooking a private dinner for our anniversary! It was great to work with him - I had a rough idea of the types of dishes I wanted and he put it all together to make a delightful meal. He was very flexible and responsive to our preferences - for example putting together a low-gluten gnocci option, as well as a decaf tiramisu - which was the best tiramisu we've ever had! I especially liked the smoked salmon appetizers, the prosciuotto wrapped pears were delicious, enjoyed the yummy gnocci texture, and best of all was the tiramisu for dessert! He was also a friendly conversationalist, put together a nice food option for our baby, and did a thorough cleanup after finishing! Altogether a perfect anniversary!

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
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Greg P.
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Taqueria Cazadores catered a party for us, a school fundraiser for 70 parents. Showed up early, food ready on time, amazing reviews from the guests for the taco bar and especially the churros. Several of our guests were gluten-free and vegitarian...all were satisfied​. We'll use them again.

  • 12 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Amy G.
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We hired Sat to provide dinner for a party of 10 at a vacation home in Dillon Beach. It was an intimate wedding celebration, and Sat fit right in. Not only was the food excellent, but Sat was very personable. We really enjoyed having him there, cooking dinner and serving appetizers as we had our celebration, and then serving us dinner. Sat was very accommodating in customizing the menu for us. We had meat eaters, a vegetarian, and two people who required gluten free food. The main course offerings included steak and lobster, chicken, and a vegetarian special. The presentation of the food was beautiful, and Sat did an excellent cleanup job after dinner. The price seemed more than fair for the outstanding service provided. We will happily hire Sat again next time we want a meal provided by a personal chef!

A Plus Catering
4.3
from 91 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly L.
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Jennine was great. She was extremely accommodating of the fact that I had to change the date of the event multiple times. She was on time and very professional and the food was delicious, of course. I would hire A Plus Catering again.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Laurel H.
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Debbie was absolutely wonderful! She prepared plenty of Gluten free food that nobody knew they were gluten free. And what everybody but me and my cousin said was the best Mac. and cheese they ever had (we didn't have it) for my Barbecue. One dear friend who specializes in Barbecue raved about her beef ribs.

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Bouquet Catering
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah W.
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Stephanie was amazing! I would recommend that you hire her for any of your catering needs. She catered a lumberjack brunch for my son's first birthday party and everyone raved about how the delicious the food was. She even made a special gluten free cinnamon bread for our guests with allergies and even are non-allergy guests loved it! From initial contact to food drop off everything was seamless and easy. She is super responsive and helpful with menu planning. On the day of the event I expected that she would just drop off the food but she even stayed to help me get everything set up in my own serving dishes! I can't say enough good things about her :) definitely recommend her services!!

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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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First of all, the food is amazing. That should be the primary reason why one chooses a caterer. Fresh and delicious ingredients that people raved about. A lot of healthy options available for different preferences: gluten-free, allergies, keto. Next is the level of service provided. Our company has used Kitchenina to cater client lunches and the response has always been positive - delivery is prompt and professional.

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 65 reviews
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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My experience with Deborah for a professional business meeting was top notch. Prompt, plenty of food, catered to a picky audience (gluten free one person, another no tomatoes, another no cheese, bla bla bla). Everyone was impressed with the food, and the service. Many thanks. And it kept on giving, that night my 14 yr old freshman reminded me that it was his turn in Adviser session to bring snacks, so Wallah! - Bunt Cake to the rescue. It also turned out that another Advisor was not there and instead of the normal 8 - 10 kids they had two groups and only ONE treat. Again Bunt Cake to the rescue - he and 18 kids demolished that cake at school today and it was PERFECT! The salmon was divine - from the local fish market, and the desert, fresh peach and strawberry cobbler with homeade whip cream we are still eating.... Can't write a better story. I gave the Donuts to the staff and right now am eating cheeses and Kelly left for an evening meeting and discovered the left over pasta, so she's off with it, and we all had the rest of the salmon for dinner last night (except what's in the fridge). Masterful job! All ended well. thanks again from us all John

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda B.
Verified review

We had a two-day meeting for 14 people that included coffee/tea etc and snacks throughout the day and plus lunch each day. Because some of our participants are gluten free, Alisa had the challenge to provide something both delicious and gluten free. EVERYONE loved the food! Healthy but special. And they took care of everything with little or not directions, leaving me to focus on the meeting. I couldn't have been happier. I will definitely hire her again.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Quinn B.
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Grace catered our baby's first birthday party and everyone raved about the food! The salmon cream cheese caper rolls were my favorite! She was very communicative and willing to do whatever we needed (including making everything gluten-free). Setup was a snap and everything was yummy. Thank you so much!

  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Camille S.
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Graham cooked for me at 10 year wedding anniversary which was outdoors at a private location in Stinson Beach on October 24, 2015. I met with Graham maybe a month before my event. I was very specific about everything I wanted for my special day. We had a few kids and a total of about 50 people so I wanted to make sure that he was a good fit for me and my guest of families. I did not want a fancy foie gras chef although I think Graham is in that league. I wanted someone who would cook a good meal and I wanted to be satisfied at the end of the day. Graham met with me and my mom and made us a sample from my Mediterranean menu. After spending a little time with Graham, I knew I wanted to hire him. He was charming and professional and his food was delicious. At my party he helped make my event go smoothly. He made 3 different salads, grilled chicken, salmon and beef kabobs for my lunch party. It was a beautiful day and my guest were so happy with the meal and also found Graham to be very charming! He is gem! Thank you so much Graham! I hope we can have you cook for us again in the future.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathryn S.
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Albert, from the start, was warm and professional. This man knows his way around the kitchen! He and his lovely wife, Antonia, whipped up the most amazing vegetarian dinner for a family party (12 adults, 6 kids). Even the meat-lovers were shocked to learn that vegetarian meals were delectable. :) He was on time, clean/quick, and presented some gorgeous dishes. I'm hiring him for all future parties; he left my kitchen spotless. :) He is warm, personable, and the list goes on. Thank you, Albert and Antonia, for an awesome night.

Aurora Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Susie F.
Verified review

Warm and professional and yummy food! They did an outstanding job for our graduation lunch.

Gabriele Muselli Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Chantal F.
Verified review

My guests raved about the food! It was delicious. The service was above and beyond expectations. Our party was a great success. I recommend Gabriele Muselli Catering very highly!

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine H.
Verified review

Angela made our family a dinner. We are not gluten free or vegetarian normally, so it's an endorsement when our kids eat vegetarian. We had a cauliflower soup, a couple of different vegetarian items like stuffed mushrooms for the main meal and several dessert items. It was all delicious, but the things that were especially amazing were the fresh tomatoe tarts (gluten free-couldn't tell) and these strawberry and cream tartlets (different crust from the tomato.) We left the table fat and happy! I have also had her cream filled chocolate cupcakes on another occasion which were also spectacular.

Basic Catering
4.3
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

They were very communicative and delivered delicious food to our company Thanksgiving lunch on time.

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Liberation Foods BBQ
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Janel T.
Verified review

I worked with Dennis at Liberation Foods to cater my son's 6th birthday party. The food was DELICIOUS. My only regret was that we only had 1 hour of food time (due to the venue, not Liberation)! :) Highly recommend and will definitely use again.

Julie q
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Season R.
Verified review

Julie helped me with my wedding & she was amazing!!! She made my experience completely stress free and the food was delicious! Julie is wonderful to work with probably due to her kind spirit. I received so many compliments about the quality of food and set up. I am still ranting and raving about it all and will refer her to anyone and everyone!

Alta Cuisine
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marlena W.
Verified review

Alta has catered many many wonderful meals for me, and it was not easy. What I mean is that my guests include vegans, vegans gluten free, reg gluten free, vegetarians, some only eat chicken, some only eat fish and some are allergic to almost anything. Magically, Alta and Alta Cuisine creates a menu where everyone is happy. Plus the food is consistently fabulous. I would recommend Alta and her catering company without hesitation. YUM YUM for Alta Cuisine!!

St. John Event Production
5.0
from 1 review
  • 40 years in business
Lisa K.
Verified review

I found St. John Event Production through a corporate event. The food was delicious and I especially liked the ambience Michelle created with the themed decorations, serving dishes, etc. I am always on the lookout for great caterers and service people so that I can offer the best to my clients, which is the reason for this review. I am an event planner and was orchestrating a wedding for a very savvy bride. She wanted a sophisticated reception in a classy venue and had a strict budget. After meeting with my usual top two caterers, I met with Michelle and Schuyler to get their ideas and I am so glad I took a chance and chose a St. John. Michelle offered many options and worked with me to create the perfect combination of delectable food and beverage options as well as creative props to transform the venue from a safely neutral space into a romantic, inviting room that reflected the bride and groom’s personalities. My success is dependent upon delivering a stress free experience for the bride that exceeds her expectations. Because I am admittedly a control freak, I’m sure I drove Michelle crazy with my constant phone calls to make sure everything was on track, but she was a total pro and was always one step ahead of me. Now, some specifics….. we decided on setting up food stations throughout the venue rather than a buffet. The coconut shrimp and samosa eggrolls were a couple of the favorites along with the roasted pear with candied pecans salad, the super tender short ribs, and bacon-wrapped scallops, not to mention the scrumptious deserts that accompanied the wedding cake (vanilla ice cream with caramelized pineapple and crispy crumbled topping was to die for). St. John provided not only the food and décor items, linens, chairs, tables, plates and flatware, but also a full bar, including bartender! The staff was very attentive and jumped in to help the florist as well as the venue manager to make sure every detail was in place. I was really impressed with how well they went out of their way to take care of the guests. The bride commented on the extra attention they paid to her elderly parents, bringing them their favorite menu items and keeping their champagne glasses full. I will definitely be hiring St. John again. They helped me deliver a wonderful event while making my job so much easier!

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.
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