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Lake Forest Affordable Catering Services

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Chef Marcel Catering
5.0
from 113 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susan P.
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Marcel was EXCELLENT! I had an unusual catering job, one he hadn't done before. He was terrific at following up with me, patient when I had to delay getting back to him, and took care to understand exactly what I needed. And then he carried it out to the letter, with perfect results. And he's super easy to work with. By sheer coincidence, one of my event attendees had used his catering services just a couple of months before, and also had only glowing reviews of his food and his service. If you have need for catering or chef services, you can't go wrong by hiring Marcel for the job. I can't wait to use him again!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
John P.
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We needed catering services for my father's funeral. We received outstanding food, fantastic service, and lots of compliments from our guests.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
SUSAN A.
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Awesome food, great service! I will definitely call this great group should we need catering services again!

Madkins Catering
4.5
from 77 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
Margret P.
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Provided Catering services for my Husband's 50th birthday bash. Staff was great to work with. Food was good and flavorful. We love this company!

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The Catering Carnival
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joe R.
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Great catering service! The chef worked with us to come up with a menu that fit our budget. The food was better than expected! We will definitely use them again.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany F.
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Shawna is AMAZING!! She was the ONLY vendor we had for our wedding that didn't give us any difficulties. I emailed her asking to make changes and every time her response was "of course"! The food was amazing and her services were beyond outstanding. Shawna was flexible in creating our brunch menu and catered to a handful of vegans we had on our guest list. Even our non vegan guests enjoyed the vegan options! We were looking forward to left overs but everyone enjoyed the food so much, there were none!! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caterer whether it be a wedding or any special event. I am definitely keeping her information in case I need a caterer again someday! If you want to be stress free about catering, choose Shawna! You won't be disappointed!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dennis L.
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I've had the pleasure of being a guest at several events where this catering service was used. My friends and I found the food to be great, the service and attention to detail was wonderful. I highly recommend them...

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Sierra Madre Catering
4.5
from 42 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Donn C.
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great attitude. very professional. when inevitable problems came up, they handled them cooly and calmly. good value pricing and a large variety of services available. food well prepared. very please with their work.

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Idella B.
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Chef Mumsie catered an event at one of other properties and the food was so delicious, I hired her to cater our Christmas Party at our building (Bayside Terrace). She and her staff were very helpful, courteous and attentive to our needs. They were only scheduled to drop off the food due to another event occurring the same day, however, they not only dropped off the food, but stayed and assisted with setting up the warmers, provided other utensils we did not have and ensured that we were okay and ready to serve before they left. Overall, the food was delicious and the service was great! I would recommend her services to anyone who is looking for a quality catering company to service your event!

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Aioli
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bobby B.
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Jordan is an excellent chef and caterer. He produces food that is way beyond the standard catering services. If you want cookie cutter catering go with someone else. If you want really great food at a great price stop on by or use his catering.

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores G.
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I am beyond grateful to Thumbtack for connecting me to Chef Keith Prante and his team at Hautè Productions Events and Catering to cater my mom's 80th birthday celebration. They are absolutely A-MAZING! Chef Prante was one of two chefs who responded to my request via Thumbtack, and I also received a personal referral. Neither of the other caterers offered ANYWHERE NEAR the quality, selections, variety and value that Hautè offered at my price point. We had our tasting today, and it absolutely sealed the deal! Everything was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. I highly recommend Hautè Productions to any potential customer who appreciates excellence, accommodation and genuine customer service.

One Hot Dish Catering Co.
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Michele S.
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One Hot Dish Catering is excellent.. The food is absolutely delicious and the service awesome.. Anyone needing to have their event catered, One Hot Dish is the place to call.. Love this place.

Chef Leslie Ann Catering
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kathlene M.
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Leslie was timely and efficient. Everything that was promised on was delivered and exceeded our expectations. She is very professional and I would recommend her to my friends and family for their catering needs.

  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Bob D.
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I found Catering by Ashley/Blackburn's on Thumbtack. Wow, what a find! First they showed up on time, big plus. They were helpful and friendly in setting up. There were no hidden fees or surprises. They were very good with people. Bill and Ashley were both lovely people and professional. They were able to cater within my budget. The food was excellent! I received many compliments from those within my company on how good the food was.

BAPS!
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer N.
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We had a phenomenal Thanksgiving Dinner prepared and delivered by BAPS catering. We were expecting about 20 people for our holiday dinner and BAPS catering delivered a wonderful meal that everyone loved. The turkey was moist, the vegetables, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin cheesecake were delicious. Needless to say, we had enough food to satisfy everyone and still had some great Thanksgiving leftovers. We would definitely recommend BAPS catering for everyone who wants tasty food cooked just the way you like. Thanks for helping us make our holiday dinner such a success!

Fitch's Kitchen
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Anna V.
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I'm a Coordinator for a big Corporation at the El Segundo area and my experience with Fitch's Kitchen is excellent!. Delicious food, quality is outstanding and excellent professionalism! I will highly recommend the catering services!

Qworks LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Janine N.
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Qworks did an excellent job catering my Mother in Law's Celebration of Life. We ordered the cheese and cracker platter and anti-pasta skewers for appetizers. For lunch we had "the works" which included tri-tip and grilled chicken, with salad, green beans with roasted tomatoes and their cheesy potatoes. The beverage package included cucumber water, strawberry lemonade, ice tea and coffee service. They even stayed and served our guests and hand carved the tri-tip. They set everything up and tore it down making the day go perfectly. They even brought the paper goods and all condiments. I highly recommend Qworks for your next event.

Tuition Bites
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kenia R.
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Thank you very much for catering our UCR Chicano Latino Alumni Fundraiser. Everything was beyond what we expected. Thank you!

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lynnette T.
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Acacia’s professionalism and quality of catering services are unprecedented. I had a family reunion and she came highly recommended to me. Her overall services exceeded my expectations. Her food is amazing. I’d recommend her to anyone for your catering needs without hesitation.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Manny S.
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We hired Unique Luxury Catering to prepare a family dinner for 8 for my wife's birthday on our patio at Pelican Hill.Chef Brad prepared a fabulous meal topped off by a scratch made carrot cake that was divine.The reduction sauce with vanilla bean added was incredible to plate everything in. This was a great meal,for a great celebration in a great setting. Unique will deliver a great experience for whatever need your occasion requires.Thanks Steve for providing a great experience !

Chef Cesar Cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Irene T.
Verified review

Had corporate event catered by Chef Cesar Cuisine. Love the food! And customer service is excellent.

Actual Requests

See other requests for affordable catering services in Lake Forest

Need catering (full service)

Newport Coast, CA

  • Event type
    Other (Wedding)
  • Which meal
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
    Plated meal, Other (stations)
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    We want to have stations and appetizers and then a simple plated lunch/dinner. Preferred Mediteranean style cuisine
  • $3595
    Average price

Need Candy Buffet Services

Lake Forest, CA

  • Event type
    Birthday
  • Number of guests
    51 - 100
  • Details
    Theme is under the sea, for a sweet 16 party
  • $483.33
    Average price
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