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Hollister Home Caterers

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Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 121 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
Victor L.
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Hired Rocco for drop-off catering service for a party hosted at home. Delivery was right on time and the main dish of my order, "Salmon in Papillotte," was cooked with perfection. Juicy and tender, it was loved by all the guests. Rocco was also very easy to work with throughout the messaging back and forth in deciding on the menu and portion. His price was a bit toward the high end side but overall the experience was very satisfactory.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
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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

DNL Catering
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Emily B.
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I've worked with many professionals over the years, most of whom have done perfectly adequate work. Once in a while I find someone who does work far beyond my expectations. Those are my rare five-star reviews. Steve Goldstone of DNL Catering is one of those outstanding professionals. He’s cooked for me on a number of occasions, but it was a family birthday celebration he catered in under somewhat challenging circumstances for us some months ago that impressed me enough to take the time to write this review. The guest of honor had requested an outdoors brunch at a remote spot in a park in the East Bay, on what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the entire summer. The heat was already well over 100° before the guests arrived, and I was very concerned how that was going to affect the food and service.  I didn’t need to worry.  Despite the location, everything was set up on time and ready before the guests arrived.  The overall look was very attractive and appetizing, with a classic picnic look. All of the food was maintained at the right temperature throughout. Cold food & beverages were thoroughly chilled; all hot items were hot and fresh, nothing limp or lukewarm. Steve worked with me to come up with a menu which succeeded in pleasing both the vegetarian guest of honor and all of the meat eaters. (In fact, my husband tried for weeks afterward to get me to duplicate the main dish!) Portions of everything were more than adequate. Steve stayed on top of everything throughout the event, and was unfailingly pleasant & helpful.  He even took a few minutes during a lull in service to help my son untangle his kite from a tree, which I thought was really going above & beyond the call of duty!  I can say without the slightest hesitation that Steve is the first person I will call for any event I need catered in the future.

Flavors of Magick
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Pete K.
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There is nothing but "Amazing" about this girl -Stacey. We had a ball of a time with her. She was not only punctual but her level of professionalism was just outstanding. Everyone of our clients were in awe with the cocktails she made and only I know how many times have I shared her contact details with my guests as they are so looking forward to hire her services for their parties. Thanks so much Stacey for making our party so special .. thank you! Thank you! Finally, if you are out looking for a bartender for your next event then don't think twice and just talk to Stacey ... you'll thank yourself you did 11 :)

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 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
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 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
  • 20 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.

TASTE-FULL EVENTS, LLC
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jia X.
Verified review

Judi made our wedding reception so adorable and unforgettable! Her team took care of our cocktail hour, reception and flowers! Our venue is a Japanese garden, and her asian fusion style of food amuses everyone's mouth! Her team helps with ceremony coordination and rental too! We love how our reception is set up! All these little beautiful details, nice food, welcoming service impressed every guest of us. We would definitely share our wedding pictures when they come out :)

Magnificent Meals
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Erika D.
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My husband and I hired Elizabeth's services from magnificent meals during my 2nd month of postpartum and it was the best decision! Not only was the food delicious but also the variety (such an extensive menu of internatoonal meals to choose from!) and quality of each and every ingredient, everything organic and local, made us feel even more nourished, body and soul. The meals were so generous too that each served us more than once. We are so happy and thankful to have hired Magnificent meals and Elizabeth to provide our meals during such a challenging time. I would recommend it to all the mammas out there or anybody in need of help when recovering. Thank you Elizabeth for a magnificent & delicious job!!!

El Patio Mexican Birrieria
4.1
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Maria E.
Verified review

Thank you El Patio for your great service and excellent food! Everything went great the day of event.

Tea Traditions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Charolette M.
Verified review

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!

About

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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We provide catering services for private parties and public events. We offer competitive prices and excellent service.

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We offer catering and professional chef services for weddings, engagement parties, corporate events, parties, special occasions, barbecues, quinceaneras, and bar mitzvahs in the Bay Area.

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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.

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Pangea is a full-service catering and event company in San Jose with the modern customer and bride in mind. We focus on Caribbean, Asian, Indian, African, and South American, as well as other ethnic cuisines. In addition, we offer the full complement of event services, to include custom centerpieces, equipment rental, bar service, servers, valets, and security. We also work with a network of photographers, DJs, florists, and bakers to ensure that your event is truly one of a kind. We look forward to creating a one-of-a-kind event for your special occasion.

  • 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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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.

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We specialize in serving quality, contemporary Asian cuisine. We utilize an eco-conscious business approach, ensuring that you'll be provided with only the freshest ingredients. Chef Eric Kim, our head chef, has served numerous celebrities at their private functions and special event. Our events coordinating team provides full wedding and special events coordination, including rentals, decorations and day-of schedule management. Our talented and experienced staff ensures that our clients can relax, so that they can enjoy their events.

  • 14 years in business
About

we're a popular restaurant and catering service serving silicon valley and other areas of the Bay. our menu emphasizes fresh ingredients eithin a mediterranean cuisine

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.

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 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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