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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Trish F.
Verified review

We had a wedding rehearsal dinner on a Friday and I connected and ordered on Tuesday of the same week. Professionals all the way and the food was outstanding! Thank you Evan and Gabby!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Siri Chand K.
Verified review

Sat catered my wedding of over 600 hundred people. It was a delight to work with such a professional because it allowed my wife and I to focus on our special day.

Bouquet Catering
5.0
from 68 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Stephanie is absolutely fantastic. She catered an intimate wedding celebration for us and it could not have been better. She is very responsive and easy to work with- she proposed a beautiful menu that she kindly modified as needed to suit dietary preferences. In addition to traveling to us for the actual wedding day, she made a trip out to our venue to see the kitchen and speak with the event coordinator at their request. Day of, she came totally prepared and made fantastic food. She also served the meal and the drinks- her service was well paced and everything was beautifully presented. I cannot say enough good things about Stephanie. Not only is her food, service, and presentation fantastic, she herself is an absolute gem. She is incredibly professional, but also warm and kind. To any bride considering her, I highly, highly recommend her! Working with her was such a joy and she went so far above and beyond to make our day special. Thank you, Stephanie!

A Plus Catering
4.4
from 77 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Lou K.
Verified review

A Plus Catering catered for my wedding in March 2016. They arrived on time and went the extra mile to make sure that everything went well and were fantastic! Their staff and Jeanine were great to work with.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Corey Y.
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Debbie catered our wedding. We had about 40 people there. She was on time and very professional! The food was outstanding. She even made gluten free to accommodate a few of our guests! I highly recommend Made With Love!!!

DNL Catering
4.6
from 67 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
Helana M.
Verified review

My wedding was so beautiful! And the food made it so much better! They were on time, and they even cleaned up stuff they didn't have to clean up! So helpful, so sweet. I would definitely call them up again to have them do another event.

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Chef Andrea Lawson Gray
4.7
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Margaux S.
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My husband and I planned our wedding in 3 weeks and chose Chef Gray to cook dinner for our 22 guests. She provided a proposal immediately and create a personalized menu for us with all of our favorite foods. She was very easy to work with throughout the whole process and she even accommodated the 5 children under 6 six years old. Because it rained on the day of our wedding, we had to change our plans and Chef Gray and her staff made the necessary changes seamlessly. Everyone at our wedding dinner enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu she created and the cannolis she handmade for dessert. Her staff was very professional and made the experience even more enjoyable. She also brought a bartender with her that was very knowledgeable and made specialty cocktails before dinner and poured wine with each course. Overall it was a great experience!

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 62 reviews
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa P.
Verified review

Deborah catered the Sunday Brunch at our Wedding back in October. She served both the Bacon and Vegetable quiches as well as made some amazing caramel apple bread pudding. She finished it off with yogurt parfaits and roasted veggies. It was truly a spectacular feast and everyone was impressed!! The timing was perfect and the experience was great! Thanks Quiche and Carry -Teresa and Amanda

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  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Constance D.
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Graham catered a cocktail Christmas wedding shower for us. He was delightful to work with from our first communication and planning was easy. His food is delicious and he provided staff that did a great job. The party was a huge success on all counts. We highly recommend him!

Rose Johnson Catering
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Erin S.
Verified review

Rose catered my wedding reception. Like most brides, I didn't get a chance to eat much of the food, but I do recall the coconut bisque being delicious. We got the "appetizer abundance" option, and it was a lovely variety. Desserts (chocolate mousse and apple crisp) were also high points. The spread looked great, and Rose and her staff were all very friendly and professional. They worked with my wedding planner to make everything seamless.

Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda P.
Verified review

They were very helpful the day of my wedding. Roddy is a good manager who delegates his team well and was very upfront and honest about what was provided at the quote.

John DeMartini Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi M.
Verified review

We hired John to cater our intimate wedding dinner and are so happy we did. John communicated exceptionally well throughout the entire process. We live in another state, so being able to feel comfortable with the chef we hired was a requirement. He had the most reasonable price and provided a menu that met every request we had. The food was simply amazing! We had crab cakes, Caesar salad, filet of beef with a porcini mushroom red wine sauce, garlic mashed potatoes with an artichoke puree (might sound weird, but trust me it was pure heaven!), asparagus, and a brulee cheesecake with a berry coulis. John served us each course and told us about what he had prepared. He had a great sense of humor and even shared his secrets to some of the amazing dishes. He also prepared some quiches for our breakfast the following morning. We all agreed they were the best quiches we had ever eaten. Overall, I give him a 5* plus! If you get the opportunity to hire him, you definitely won't be disappointed. P.S. He also left the kitchen cleaner than when he arrived :)

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shannon B.
Verified review

Angela catered my wedding of about 80 people. Her food was amazing. We got the portobello wellington, malfati, and roasted vegetables. The wellington was wonderful, the malfati good, and the vegetables were okay. The garden salad was amazing, and the best part of the meal. Unfortunately, there were issues with the kitchen and her staff was unable to provide food timely. Three tables waited approximately and hour and fifteen after everyone else had received their food. I was disappointed that I hired 4 servers and they had to pull my bartender to serve food. Which left our event in a situation where the event manager had to oversee the bar. Overall the food is really wonderful, but there were some structural issues.

DidiCoco's
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Alice C.
Verified review

I hired Didi to cater my wedding and I absolutely recommend you do too! Her food was incredible, and she was a delight to work with. She was friendly and flexible with the menu, and very accommodating at adapting parts of the menu for guests with special dietary needs. Throughout the whole process, she was communicative and organized. Outstanding!

Lady Chef Catering
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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Annicette is awesome! Annicette took my thumbtack at 5am the day of event. Through the app (thumbtack) she asked me for information on what I needed. I requested a phone call and she called me within 25 minutes. Over the phone I explained that my wife just had our son a week ago and I wanted to surprise her with an exceptional experience and dinner prepared in our home for our 1st year wedding anniversary. Annicette said, “no worries”, and she knew exactly what to prepare for the both of us. Annicette gave us the best experience in our lives! She prepared a 6 course meal that was “to die for”. It ranged from shrimps, muscles, clams, a variety of fresh veggies and salmon. The cosmic experience we received was mind blowing and well loved. The price was reasonable. After dinner, we were so full that we couldn't finish our saved wedding cake, lol. Definitely a five star rating.

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Phiesty Food Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jenn M.
Verified review

Cheri is a Jack of All Trades. She has all of the connections to help you with EVERYTHING. Provided an amazing beverage company as well as the furniture and food for my wedding. The staff was AWESOME and her clam chowder was to die for. Just saying. She is a great teammate. Thank you Cheri!!!

Gimanelli Catering
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Franco J.
Verified review

Gimanelli's is absolutely the best. I've used them three times for three different types of events, including my wedding with over 150 people. Each time they have been excellent. They are timely, delicious, inexpensive and friendly. Everyone loves the people that have served and cooked our food, and more importantly. Everyone loves the food! They are the best!

Basic Catering
4.1
from 21 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Greg C.
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Basic Catering is much more than catering company, it is a full service event company. Aristotle says "if a man does many things, they cannot do one thing well." That's not the case with Basic Catering. I hired them for a small wedding reception, and I was very impressed with their service. I'll list them as follows: 1. All my guests raved about the food. It was perfectly cooked and the quantity was worth the value. 2. They rent out their own party rentals (tables, silverware, plates, etc.) at a cost cheaper than the competitors. This was significant savings for me with no sacrifice on the quality. This also made clean-up a lot easier. I was not worried about the clean-up, but it did save me on venue costs. (They also do flowers) 3. Lastly, the most impressive aspect of Basic Catering is their professionalism. There will always be something missing or something that goes wrong. Their team is extremely resourceful, from their planners (Ben) to the people executing (Carie) and the waitstaff -- I am a big fan of resourcefulness. They thought of things I missed, and if something was wrong they made it right. They are quick and smart, and know how to get things done. They assisted in making one of the most significant days of my life a wonderful event. Thanks Ben. You did a fantastic job coordinating.

Affordable Chef Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Amy D.
Verified review

We hired Mark to cater brunch for our wedding, and we were very impressed! He replies in a timely manner to questions, requests, and concerns. From the moment he reached out in response to my project on Thumbtack, Mark worked hard to accommodate our needs. He made sure that we felt good about the menu before we booked him, and had us over for a tasting. Additionally, he noticed an item we didn't originally include on the menu and graciously added it to the meal (potatoes!). Many of our guests made comments to us about how much they enjoyed the food, and everyone (about 130 people) had as much to eat as they wanted with food left over. My only regret was that as the bride I didn't have the chance to eat as much of that AMAZING French toast as I wanted!

Liberation Foods BBQ
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jena M.
Verified review

Liberation Foods BBQ was the highlight of our wedding reception! From the start of our wedding planning, Liberation Foods responded promptly to all of our questions and was flexible with our menu and budget. We were immediately impressed by the quality of the food and booked instantly for our backyard summer wedding of 150 people. Liberation Foods checked in with us frequently before our event which helped put us at ease during the planning process. On the day of our wedding, Liberation Foods was prompt and efficient with their set up. They were kind to us and our guests, adding to the overall atmosphere. Their food was a big hit and our friends are still talking about it months after! Without hesitation, I’d recommend Liberation Foods to friends and family for weddings/special events.

Alta Cuisine
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Julie M.
Verified review

Alta Cuisine did a fantastic job catering a wedding June 2015. Lisa Morningstar was exceptional to work with and so patient with our changes, etc. The food was outstanding, we were able to taste test the food prior to the wedding and it was even better the day of the wedding. They are very organized, and setup the event better than we visioned. I can't say enough good things about Alta Cuisine and her entire team they are outstanding and very professional.

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