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Hollister Food Catering Companies

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Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 119 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Maria F.
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Chef Rocco did a fantastic job catering our party. The food and service was fabulous. We will use Chef Rocco again for our next party!

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sadye I.
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I highly recommend this company for any catering services you need! My company hired Taqueria Cazadores for our Christmas party, the food was a hit! We are a dominantly Hispanic work place and everyone raved about the food especially the carnitas (best I've had). I will definitely recommend them to any one looking for great food for a great price! thank you again Evan your friends at PPandL

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Suparna V.
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Chef Hyson Epstein was a serendipitous find! I needed a caterer for a party in Carmel and I really did not want the usual Carmel fare (Italian, American). I exchanged a few emails with Hyson and the kind of food he enjoys making was perfect - fusion, flavorful, good amount of spices and herbs. And oh by the way vegetarian. No one missed the meat at our dinner even though most of our guests were omnivores. His award-winning vegetarian chili was a huge hit, as expected. Not as expected was how popular his vegetarian patties were! Kind of like a bean and vegetable burger without the bun. This was something I had suggested but Hyson hadn't made before. He did an amazing job combining a couple of recipes to present a dish that was fantastic! He did everything - the shopping, the rentals (plates etc.), the cooking, the clean up. It was a fabulous evening and everyone was impressed!

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Eleonora T.
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They were prompt & professional throughout the engagement. They prepared various appetizers for a party of 25 guests. Great service and food was delicious.

In This Moment
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Christine K.
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My client had a last minute corporate event and oddly requested Breakfast Burritos and Smoothies for their morning fare instead of the usual bagels, pastries, and coffee. After calling around and not getting any calls back from other catering places I found Kristine from This Moment. Thank God! They were responsive, professional, and provided our corporate meeting with the delicious start to the morning the client requested. Definitely will be calling Kristine again in the future!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Richard S.
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Karla has cooked for our surf camp for 18 summers! She has been amazing how she whips up delicious food for our clients. The quality and punctuality have been excellent!

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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Robin B.
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good menu got to speak to the chef himself on several occasions, and he answered all my questions, a full service operation (can do plates and linens, etc) and nice menu selection with local organic food as a value of the caterer.

V&S Event Services
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 10 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!

LOS JAROCHOS GRILL
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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They were always on time, the food was delicious, and they were incredibly pleasant to work with!

Tea Traditions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Charolette M.
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Tea Traditions catered one of our breakfast corporate meetings for about 40 people. Everyone raved about the food! Their staff is extremely nice and easy to work with.

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!

  • 2 years in business
Mary M.
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Andy was the most professional chef I have ever done business with. He catered my wedding and everything was just perfect. The taste of the food matched the amazingly beautiful plating. I will be hiring him for all my future culinary needs. He is the best!!!!

  • 10 years in business
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  • 28 years in business
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Full service event and catering company. Private chef extraordinaire is also available if needed. Best of the best American Asia Cuisine. Extremely high quality, clean, healthy, and delicious food. With Michi's, life is always beautiful!

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I work with individuals and families to create fresh and healthy meals that they can enjoy throughout the week. I enjoy catering to restricted and unique diets to show people that special diets do not mean boring food. I am also a pastry chef with a strong background in chocolate and confectionery creations.

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I do catering for your needs, whatever you desire. I love weddings, but my favorite is planning a party for you.

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Whether you want homemade, from scratch, organic gourmet cuisine or delicious baked goods for anything small like family/private parties to big events (corporate, weddings, holiday parties, etc.), Soulstice Catering serves up a variety of your needs.

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Wok Star offers cook-to-order menu and fast food with great selection of traditional Chinese food. Our contemporary interior provides a fresh and fun experience for patrons. We offer dine-in, to-go and catering services. Following are a few quick facts regarding us : * No MSG is added in any of our dishes. * Our menu comprises over 70 items including lots of vegetarian dishes. * Do not see what you're searching for on the menu? Let us know. We will prepare it for you. * All ingredients are fresh and are bought from local providers three to four times a week. * We use only sun flower seed oil or vegetable oil. * We can render catering orders for 200-300 people within a 24-hour notice. Most of all, our prices are very competitory. We can give set and custom menus that are tailored to your needs and are devoted to give services of excellence.

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We offer catering services in the Greater Bay Area. We offer various cuisines, service styles and all the party extras for every type of event. We have been voted Bay Area's Best 4 times over the last five years. We specialize in weddings, corporate events, private events and holiday parties!

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Just in Thyme is a premier caterer serving the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. Our staff prepares multicultural California cuisine using organic, seasonal and local ingredients. We are committed to making responsible, ethical and sustainable food choices, and we pride ourselves on our unique dishes, flavors, and fresh ingredients.

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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