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La Mesa Gluten Free Caterers

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

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Baja's Tacos & Catering
4.8
from 142 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elsa O.
Verified review

I was a little skeptical as hired Jesus for a work event. I was worried that things would go wrong making me look bad with the agency. I am pleased to say that I worried for nothing. The Caterers were punctual, professional, clean and courteous. The food was delicious. Everyone loved the food and where highly impressed with the freshness and authentic flavor! Some are considering hiring Baja's Tacos for future events. Caterers prepped the food on site rather quick, served guests for 2 hours and put all the leftovers in containers for me. Event was for 60 people and had more than enough food for everyone to enjoy. Overall I was very impressed and pleased with the service and food. Would definitely hire again! Gracias!

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rheesa E.
Verified review

Provided everything needed for an exceptional holiday party. Delicious food, accomplished staff, hassle free.

Party Time Tacos
4.5
from 72 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Sonia N.
Verified review

Tony was extremely flexible in coordinating for our New Years Eve Party. The employees actually showed up 2 hours before the start of the party and tried to leave an hour earlier but a quick call to Tony resolved the issue. Communication was a little difficult since the caterers who came to the house did not speak any English but once things got rolling, it wasn't a big deal and Tony had already explained everything over the phone beforehand. The food itself was delicious and the service was great. All our guests loved it. Plenty of options and PLENTY of left overs.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria I.
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She was wonderful! Since I was throwing a party and did not live in the same area, she was very accommodating! She worked with the crazy gluten free, dairy free menu and created a love spred for my sister's bridal shower at a rather rustic winery in Escondido. She even did some lovely flowers so I would not have to hire another vendor. It was wonderful!

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorraine I.
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Lavonne was very flexible working with our small event. A small event of important people all with different food issues. She created an appetizer feast for meat eaters, vegetarians, gluten-free, dairy-free. Everyone was happy and well fed. She did a great job and we will use her again. I recommend Sage Bleu for your catering needs.

Don Jorge Cater And Tacos
4.4
from 27 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
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We love Don Jorge - their food is great!!! My favorite is their handmade corn tortillas which they cook onsite at our party. I've tried other taco caterers and Don Jorge is our favorite! We discovered them a couple years ago and they are my only choice taco caterer. In fact, I've hired them twice in the past two months - first was catering my son's sixth grade promotion party and our family's summer fiesta! Great service and great food!

Avian's House Catering, LLC
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Becka M.
Verified review

Our experience with Avian's House was amazing. They communicated well, and they all had the best attitudes/ and cheerful personalities. Avian and Mari were both just as excited to be here, as we were to have them. Now... the food... It was legit! Delicious, memorable.. on point! Highly recommend.

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Janie S.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of working with Christine at workshops, meetings, and an open house. She is an incredible cook. I don't think I have ever eaten any of her dishes without wanting seconds. She is very versatile and adaptable with dietary restrictions - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free but is also exceptional with traditional cuisine. Always on time and calm under pressure. Her love and passion for food and cooking come out in everything she prepares. I highly recommend her!

  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline F.
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Steal Your Taste catered an entirely gluten free brunch event for my engagement party. They were an absolute delight to work with making us feel totally taken care of every step of the way. Both the food and their professionalism would make me us them again for future events!

Admiral's Experience
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jazmin N.
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I hired Admirals to cater my birthday party and it was such a pleasant experience. The crew was polite and professional, everyone was one time, and the food was amazing! Good food and service is extremely hard to come by and Admirals had it all! Everyone deserves the Admirals Experience!

Healthy Homemade
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Katie S.
Verified review

Chef Joan was absolutely wonderful! She was so friendly and happy, it was clear she loved her job and loved sharing it with us. She cooked for my boyfriend and I at our home on Valentine's weekend, it was the first time we had ever tried a personal chef. We both love eating out and cooking at home - basically we love food, and we wanted to try something different. This experience was especially great because she shared so many tips and tricks with us - I have been trying new things in the kitchen ever since! It was also great that she shared our values in making a gluten-free, low carb meal. Joan started out with pork belly (melt-in-your mouth amazing - thank goodness she made enough for leftovers!) then moved on to one of the best porkchops ever created. The side dish was buttery mashed cauliflower, but made with a few special ingredients that turned into something out of this world (I don't want to give away the secrets!) It was just like a side of creamy mashed potatoes, but better. To top it off, she brought over a whole tupperware of moist, GF chocolate cookies for us to keep! She used them in the dessert, which was heavenly. Over all, I wish I could give chef Joan 10 out of 5 stars!

  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette A.
Verified review

On time delivery, outstanding flavors, willing to cook gluten-free and make a custom meal.

Francoise Brana
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tatyana S.
Verified review

I worked with Chef Francoise Brana in Croatia on a 45m Motor Yacht for a good part of the summer season. When she arrived, I was very pleased to see offhand that she was going to be a pleasure to work with. She was friendly, open and conducted herself in a very pleasant and professional way. Being the Chief Stewardess, it is so important to have a close working relationship with the chef and since I have worked with many that have not so agreeable, I really appreciated everything about Chef Brana as I got to know her over the season. She is kind and caring and always made sure each crew member was happy with the food they were presented with. We had a number of different nationalities on board and a few with dietary specifications - a vegetarian, a crew member with a sensitive stomach, myself with wheat, gluten and diary sensitivities and then the others with their own likes and dislikes and ways of eating. Chef Brana always made sure each person had something that they could eat and enjoy and have enough energy to perform the daily tasks at hand. I am predominantly a vegetarian and really appreciated the delicious, nutritious, creative and healthy vegetarian food prepared by Chef Brana on a daily basis. The meat eaters would happily eat their selection dishes and could not wait to climb into her vegetarian selection as well since it was such good food and complimented the meat perfectly. She uses her knowledge of health and the importance of good nutrition and a balanced diet to create meals for those who do not eat meat, enabling them to have the same energy levels and infact an even healthier life style. She is an absolute pleasure to be around, always made me smile and laugh and I would highly recommend her first and foremost as a highly capable chef and secondly a wonderful person and employee/co-worker. Please feel free to contact me should you have any further questions. Kind regards, Tatyana Silberman

Yapo's Home Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John N.
Verified review

Dave has catered several dinners for us. What is great is that he uses seasonal, fresh ingredients and is always able to accommodate special requests whenever we have a vegetarian or gluten free guest!

T-3 Cafe,LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Holly S.
Verified review

Great food! Wonderful for large crowds. Has served hundreds through the Triathlon Club of San Diego. Great for all dietary needs, including some gluten-free and vegetarian options. Always healthy food, including sides that cover all food groups. Most importantly, Dawn is very professional, always on time, kind, courteous and considerate of the needs of others.

Chef Joann
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carolyn S.
Verified review

Joann was amazing! I hired her to do a benefit for me, at my home in Point Loma. She is a clear communicator, timely, flexible (I had her redo my proposal 3 times) & delicious! I love that all her food is gluten free & organic. She was very creative with her food suggestions & happy to accommodate my needs. Everything was beautifully plated & she gave generous portions. I will definitely use her again. Not only was her food a great experience, but Joann was a delight ~ I highly recommend Chef Joann!

The Healthy Gourmet
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Surinder G.
Verified review

Healthy Gourmet, hit the nail on head by supplying an array of mouthwatering healthy dishes for my Client Appreciation party. Being in the health and fitness field, Janis understood exactly what kind of foods were necessary for the evening. She took time in making suggestions, providing samples 2 weeks prior, explaining how dishes would arrive and be displayed. Her knowledge and expertise left me with peace of mind knowing that all i had to on my important evening, was entertain my clients. She took care of everything! I had requested some dairy free and gluten free items and Janis and her team went above and beyond to ensure all dietary requests were taken care of. From Caprice skewers to her fabulous chicken ring, and delicious healthy portioned desserts ...it was amazing! I was impressed with her professionalism, and more importantly all my clients were happy. I have posted pics of her food on my FB page, feel free to check them out: www.facebook.com/BODYWRKS. Great Job Healthy Gourmet...you have a returning customer in me!

Kat's Kitchen Collective
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mary H.
    Verified review

    Kat has catered many of my events for small and large groups of people over the past years. She was always prompt and professional. She served various types of meals to my guests and all tasted and appeared upscale and individually prepared. She was also very flexible and accommodating in meeting the special food needs of my guests. I am looking forward to have Kat cater more special events for me including smaller dinner parties.

    Chef Thierry
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Mary C.
    Verified review

    Thierry was catered to provide lunches and dinner to 22 people on a private retreat in North San Diego county. He was very professional when working with me in preparing for this event. He was extremely responsive to the special needs of the diners, i.e., vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, etc. and created fabulous menus from which to choose. His meals were beautifully prepared and very delicious. They were always served on time, even though he had to share the kitchen with those on retreat. He was extremely gracious, flexible, and went way beyond what was expected in service. I found him to be an excellent chef and an outstanding person of good will. I highly recommend him and plan on utilizing his wonderful menus and skills in the future.

    Beyond Posh Events
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    JackieEarl W.
    Verified review

    My husband and I had the distinct pleasure of working with A'Sheka and her staff for nearly a year during the course of planning our Virginia Beach wedding. Right from the start A'Sheka was friendly, professional, enthusiastic and extremely organized. From our fist meeting, she was adamant that her and her staff goes "above and beyond" to make sure our wedding day vision comes to life. She was right on. Among many other helpful things, she recommended some EXCELLENT vendors, coordinated all the meetings/ consultations, sent reminders of payments due, gave advice on proper wedding etiquette, and even just checked in when she hadn't heard from me for a while. To set the scene, my husband and I had our wedding on Sandbridge Beach and the reception in the back yard of one of the nearby beach homes- in other words, it was largely a DIY wedding. The wedding day was seamless! A'Sheka and her staff worked so hard to make sure everything happened "behind the scenes" and it turned out to be a truly stress-free day for us. They coordinated with all the arriving vendors, helped with decorating, and managed the "crowd control" during the ceremony/reception transition, and ensured everything happened on schedule. She put together a "wedding day itinerary" that she gave to the bridal party, caterer and DJ, which helped everything run so smoothly. She was a great leader at the rehearsal, and our bridal party absolutely loved her. It is a great pleasure to recommend A'Sheka and Chris and Twice the Spice Events. I only wish I could have an event like our wedding every year so I could work with them again!

    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.

    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.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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