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Lake Forest Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Forest.

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nellie D.
Verified review

Marcel and his staff came through with a delicious and well planned menu for a last minute holiday office party. He made the catering aspect easy to handle and was a true professional. I would highly recommend him for your next event!

Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Vincent D.
Verified review

Jose and his team did a wonderful job at my daughters wedding. The food was excellent and I had numerous compliments from the guests. His team was very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend Mr Worldwide catering.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay C.
Verified review

Chef Boris Guardado and Caroline are incredible! They were highly recommended from a trusted family friend and from our first communication, they were warm, excited for our wedding and extremely professional. It is clear they are very experienced and love good food, but they have a unique ability to translate our tastes into dishes that we would enjoy--from the first tasting to the actual wedding day. During the wedding, everything was prepared and served exactly on schedule, just as it had been prepared for us during tastings. Their team of servers were professional and courteous, well prepared and it was clear that there was clear communication between the kitchen and servers. Our guests gave us extensive feedback on the food itself, commenting that it was a delicious departure from typical wedding fare. The wedding cake was also incredibly delicious. Both the look and the taste perfectly met our expectations. Gourmet Lovers Catering went above and beyond, working with us to achieve the wedding of our dreams and within our budget. They even brought us an anniversary cake on our first year anniversary! We are truly grateful to have been able to work with them and have already recommended to friends without reservation.

Madkins Catering
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
Hunter T.
Verified review

I had my birthday party up in Boulder, and Madkins catering was kind enough to travel there and provided enough food for 30 people, and was able to make substitutions for vegan options. Everything turned out to be delicious and was enjoyed by all. So glad they got in touch with me. We had plenty of delicious leftovers, too!

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The Catering Carnival
4.8
from 66 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cristal C.
Verified review

We hired The Catering Carnival for our New Year's Eve party and the food was a big hit. I will definitely use them again in the future!

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tres Jolie B.
Verified review

I have nothing but great things to say about the service, quality, and overall delivery of Best Mobile Chef. From beginning to end, Shawna was very attentive and professional. As a bride, I can honestly say that planning a wedding is one of the most stressful experiences in your life; however, Shawna did an amazing job at making sure I was not stressed or worried when it came to the catering, bartending, and cake. She made sure that each and every need was met, and she even offered her assistance with cutting our cake even though that was out of her services. We sat down and went over every detail, and Shawna made sure to keep in touch throughout the way to maintain things and to make sure that we were on track with everything. Finally on the day of, the food and setup was more than what was expected. Our family and friends spoke so highly of the food and service. Shawna and her team was absolutely phenomenal! My husband and I would definitely book Shawna and her team again for a large dinner, and even desserts. We are both forever thankful and grateful!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jack H.
Verified review

Susan did a wonderful job catering my birthday event. The food was delicious and there was more than enough for everybody. She graciously delivered the food to an event bus not imd and with a lovely smile. Thanks Susan!! We loved it!

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 49 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey S.
Verified review

I have to qualify this review first by saying I have worked as a professional cook and have owned a catering business. So I have an eye for and know what works and what doesn't, what can be prepped beforehand without sacrificing quality, and what can be done on sight and off-site with the aim of making sure everything is properly expedited and comes out on time. When I arrived the table was set up nicely set up and decorated. However, we had previously informed Chef that we were going to be 13 and we would like two tables, as some people are uncomfortable with sitting at a table of 13 people. So we had to ask Chef to please separate the two tables. When Bridgette came the day before, my wife mentioned she wanted a table of 6 and one of 7, not two tables pushed together to make 13. There were also no cloth napkins, but paper napkins. I guess assuming that a request for "linens" did not include cloth napkins, only tablecloths. But I digress. Even though this was done in our home where we are well equipped, I still expect anyone coming to prepare food to come fully equipped to meet their needs without having to use the home equipment. This was not the case, as Chef used our Kitchenaid, tongs, and other items. As well, they did not have a serving platter for one of the hors'd'oeuvres. Furthermore, they had to use some of our silverware because they did not bring everything needed (spoons, forks). There were steak knives on the table when we were eating fish, and no other knives. I had no problem with this because, of course, I wanted the event to go smoothly. But other clients might not have been as flexible. Finally, they used all my kitchen towels and had them all wet, from I don't know what- but it's easy enough to bring your own hand towels. As well, because we used the plates on the table for hors'd'ouevres, they had to wash and prepare again for salad plates, as they had expected the hors'd'oeuvres to simply be finger food. Nonetheless, the hors'd'oeuvres-asparagus with prosciutto and chicken bites, or whatever they might have been-still require plates. This delayed serving. More forethought should have been given to how this was all going to go down. Personally, I would have brought the salad all prepped. Because it wasn't prepped, it meant a longer serving delay. The server didn't know the difference between wine and water glasses-some basic protocol needed. The food was excellent and I had several very positive compliments from the guests, this is where they shined, and it was served hot and fresh like it should be. We had a delicious shaved fennel salad with parmesan, and a main course of Blackened Sea Bass with a succotash and roasted potatoes. That is the beauty of preparing on-site. I say this with the caveat, as mentioned earlier, that a few things could have been prepped beforehand without sacrificing quality. This would have allowed the service to flow more quickly and not have such long delays between dishes. As Chef prepared the chocolate mousse on site, some people had to leave before dessert since it took well over 45 minutes between our main course and dessert. While we had agreed that I would supply the chocolate, it I had known it was going to take chef so long to prepare it, I would have suggested it be made beforehand. If I had done this lunch, I would have brought the mousse pre-made. They used up my whole bag of ice too-I would have brought ice. Finally, food left over was taken away and not left with us. I asked the server I f she was going to leave the food to me as she was walking out and she laughed uncomfortably and said no. My assumption is that the client paid for the food, they should get any leftovers. I give Kudos to the Chef for excellent food, but the service was uncomfortably slow and everyone noticed. Finally, the server was inexperienced. Overall, organization and attention to details were lacking. To end on a positive note, they did an excellent job leaving the kitchen just as the found it and were friendly and professional despite the hiccups mentioned. I didn't have to worry about anything. If you are looking for good food, Chef Mumsie does a great job. But please ask that they send you experienced servers, and make sure to point out every possible detail that you can think of, because in my experience, they did not have a checklist or form to check off what you do or don't need for an event.

Super Food for Super People
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Mikey J.
Verified review

Carolina spent a lot of time working with us to ensure the menu was exactly what we wanted. Her staff was extremely helpful getting us prepared for the day even beyond catering responsibilities. The food was outstanding and received a number of compliments from our friends and family. We would not hesitate to hire her again for our next event.

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Sierra Madre Catering
4.5
from 42 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nycole H.
Verified review

I decided to look for a caterer for my Mom's celebration of life and my internet search lead me to Thumbtack. After inputting my needs I quickly received a response back from Tonya at Sierra Madre Catering with a detailed quote and attached menu. When I called to speak with Tonya I immediately got a good vibe from her voice. She seemed excited and eager to help plan our event and made me feel comfortable that everything would be taken care of. I am so thankful I decided to use Sierra Madre for my event. We ordered appetizers and desserts and they arrived and set everything up, brought their own trash cans and kept the tables clean as people were done eating. The staff was professional and nice and their food was DELICIOUS! Many of our guests gave feedback that the food was great and they even ran out of business cards because a lot of people were interested in having their info. At such a difficult time with the passing of a loved one, these details are important but not ones you want to worry about yourselves and Tonya and Sierra Madre staff took that burden off my shoulders and I am so thankful for that. I will recommend them to anyone in need of a caterer for any event and if I could give more than 5 stars I most definitely would!! Thank you Tonya and Sierra Madre Catering!!

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Aioli
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Craig Y.
Verified review

We had a birthday party with over 130 people this weekend and Aioli Catering knocked it out of the park! Food was delicious and there was plenty of it! Jordan was very responsive and professional. They showed up right on time and delivered a great meal at a great price. They followed up with us to make sure everything went well! I would highly recommend Jordan and Aioli catering for your special event!

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores G.
Verified review

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.

SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth F.
Verified review

Hiring Steven and his phenomenal crew was the best decision we could have made for our event! We were tremendously impressed by Steven's professionalism and flexibility to all of our requests, he is an incredibly smart and resourceful businessman and was able accommodate our many brand-standards (for a very attractive price) and wow our guests with the results. The food was simply delicious, the service was exceptional (very warm and affable) and the set up/breakdown was seamless even in our small half kitchen and office space! If you're looking to work with a professional and provide a seamless catering service at your next event, I urge you to hire Steven!!

BAPS!
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer N.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kellz C.
Verified review

Acacia has catered private events for me and been the head chef at a former restaurant i used to bartend at. She is always professional and provides excellent food! Clients and customers always rave about the flavors and presentation! Great food can make or break an event and Acacia's catering services will guarantee to make your event a success every time!

Tuition Bites
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Nalini C.
Verified review

Great catering!

Chef LaTay Its Made Devine
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kaylee D.
Verified review

Chef LaTay was very professional and the food was the best I've ever had. Every morsel of food was delicious, even the baked goods were good. Her presentation was very appealing to the eye. I will continue to patronize Chef LaTay as my catering service.

Super Food for Super People
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsi G.
Verified review

Carolina catered two nights in a row for my client. The first evening was more formal. She helped me pick out a menu that would work accordingly. The second night was more casual and she assisted in making the perfect menu for that night as well. She was very helpful with adjusting for dietary restrictions, including Kosher. Her team was very fun, polite and professional. They arrived perfectly on time and needed minimal help with set up. Thanks, Carolina!

Chef Mikey of Playa Vista
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristen B.
Verified review

We have used Chef Mikey for both meal prep and catering. He is truly a gem. The meals he has prepped are flavorful, good variety and perfectly portioned. The last party Chef Mikey catered for us, he made jerk chicken wings that people couldn’t stop talking about. I’m craving them right now! I would highly recommend him for meal prep, private dinner parties or catering!

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Manny S.
Verified review

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 !

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Need a Caterer for a Buffet Catered Event

San Diego, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • $15.25
    Average price

Need Catering Services

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Personal meal(s)
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    BBQ
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • $16.95
    Average price

Need a Caterer

Carlsbad, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    BBQ, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of guests
    80-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    bbq chicken, salad, potatoe, baked beans, mixed vegetable, corn on the cob corn bread or roll
  • $2050.06
    Average price
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