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La Quinta Caterers

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  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
David T.
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Our experience with Chef Mike was outstanding. The food was excellent and plentiful. The servers were polite and responsive and the bar tender was everyone's favorite. The clean up was satisfactory. I would definitely recommend Gourmet Your Way Catering.

  • 28 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Roland A.
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I have been the beneficiary of Mr. Bloomhuff's cooking on numerous occasions. Whether he is catering a large group in a public venue, or serving a simple lunch, dinner or large party in a private home, everything I have had is fabulous. He is a versatile "world cuisine" chef; able to update and put his own unique stamp on classics from India, Thailand, North Africa and the Middle East. A consummate professional, he knows his way around a commercial kitchen and food and beverage logistics, and has the management skills to handle a large team, make it look easy, and carry off major events with outstanding results and no drama.

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle G.
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We were fortunate to have Jessica coordinate and then cater a large birthday party for almost 75 people in our home. Her ideas were fantastic, unique and original and her coordination of the entire event was amazing. All of her staff were courteous and attentive. Best of all the house was left cleaner than when they arrived. I will always used Jessica for any events we have in the future and highly recommend her.

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Creative Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeanie C.
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We hired Jeff and his staff for our wedding weekend. Friday we had a "meet and greet" BBQ and Saturday Jeff provided the food for our buffet style taco bar. We live in San Diego so we were really in the dark about Palm Springs area caterers. The food and the presentation was outstanding. We gave Jeff ideas for what we wanted and he took control and delivered all of it and more. He is a pleasure to work with and makes every effort to ensure the food is excellent and that everything runs smoothly (even when it's not his responsibility). Jeff helped with many components of our weekend, including putting us in touch with a reliable party rental business and culinary artist for the wedding cake. We are eternally grateful for Jeff and the Creating Catering staff for being part of our special weekend.

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FirstClassCateringService
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Catering Services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tedd C.
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Chef Julian catered a party for 12 of us in Palm Springs. He did an absolutely amazing job and each course was delicious (the fish was among the best we've ever had)! He also did a great job with the service as well. We would 100% recommended Chef Julian!!

Mark Roberts Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kasie C.
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Chef Mark was absolutely amazing to work with! I wanted to do something a little different and give my husband something he has always wanted to do, learn how to properly cook ribs and chicken on the grill! I reached out to Mark and we chatted about how we could make this a fun awesome day of grilling for my husband. He suggested all of these amazing meats and sides and desserts that sounded delicious. Not only did he show him how to correctly cook meat on the grill and showed multiple styles and ways to do it, but we even learned how to make our own wet and dry rubs for the ribs! We ended up with a feast of fantastic homemade BBQ that could have fed an army but lucky us we got it all to ourselves! I definitely will be reaching back out to Chef Mark again!

Chef Julia Anne
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Julia S.
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We had an Amazing Baby Shower with this young lady. The food was everything we could have imagined and more. Such elegance and refinement in her plating. We have already contacted her for my hubbys surprid=se birthday!!!

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I'm a certified chef with 14 years of restaurant and fine dining experience with American, Italian and international cuisines under my belt.

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I use the freshest and top quality ingredients just like I would make it for my own family

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Do you need catering? We're on our way. We provide drop off service on time and provide an endless selection of food. Are you a vegetarian? No problem, we cater to everyone.

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My personal, hands on approach to the job at hand and to the clients every personal needs.

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I am a recently relocated European caterer in the Southern California area. I am extremely knowledgeable with American and European cuisine. I am very detailed and organized with excellent food choices for all occasions. I'm very easy to work with, reliable and flexible. Bring a different and more unique experience to your event without breaking your budget with Zeno Catering.

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I do custom menus. I have worked for another catering company for 15 years. I am now on my own. I have referrals and many repeated customers.

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You supply the funds, and I'll provide the shopping, decorating, food preparation, etc. and also the cleanup. I can make any type of food you prefer; I can also bake.

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I am a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef. I have my own catering company, and I am an executive chef for a fine dining restaurant. My services go from cooking for private dinner parties of 6 or more, to large catered events.

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  • 9 years in business
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I put my heart and soul into every single menu service. No matter what the budget, I always put my client first and work hard to provide their needs and wants.

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We provide canapes and appetizers as an extension of your culinary skills and kitchen. COP stuffed meats are also available. We provide the product of labor-intense food, and you get all the credits. Our customers include country clubs, hotels, casinos, amusement parks, stadiums and caterers.

  • 15 years in business
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Whether you are planning a simple birthday celebration in your back yard, an elegant wedding on a grand scale, or even that special anniversary meal with all the details taken care of, the staff at Johnson Catering will take the stress on and give you all the fun of the moment! Attention to detail from the guest place settings with stemmed glassware, China, and flatware to stages, customized dance floors, and lighting, we are a one-stop shop for all your event's needs! We have budget conscious menus already designed for you to choose from to be prepared and completed in your kitchen or at an approved venue as well as the ability to design that unique menu for you. Allow us to assist you in all your catering needs with food from the heart!

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Well, I have been working at Spherion's temporary agencies for about four years now, so I have a great customer experience.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Mobile Catering Service for a Wedding

Irvine, CA

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mexican / Latin
  • Head count
  • Details
    it is a wedding
  • $3750
    Average price

Need Indian Food Catering Service

La Mesa, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Indian)
  • Head count
  • $20
    Average price
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