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Lodi Caterers

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Taste for the Senses
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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I can't say enough about Auturo and "taste for the senses". From the 1st moment we meet him and his assistant , we were sold. Their professionalism was top notch and the food was by far, the best I'd ever tasted. Before we selected, we interviewed other caterers just to be fair but it was hopeless. We found our selves comparing everyone else to our experience with Auturo and the others just didn't stand a chance. We would , without a doubt, recommend "Taste for the Senses" to anyone we know who may be hosting an event that requires 1 st class catering.

Sac Valley Gourmet
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Maria G.
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I hired Global Gourmet for the catering of our yearly Oktoberfest. We had about a 100 people visiting and Boris and his team did an outstanding job. The food they prepared was delicious, their timing and planning was perfect and my kitchen looked nice and clean when they left. A lot of our guests commented on the good food and were impressed by their friendly service. It was a pleasure to work with Boris because he knew exactly what I was looking for and I for sure will hire Global Gourmet again.

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C's BBQ Catering
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle K.
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Exceeded my expectations from the initial communication to the actual catering of the event. I will definitely use C'S BBQ Catering again.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Esther C.
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Chef Albert the "untamed chef" catered my mother's funeral reception. From the first, he just could enough for us. We coordinated the food to fit my needs. Provided everything salad. To dessert, napkins,dishes, drinks...everything. Clean up. Great food+++++ professionalism+++++ Timely+++++ working with clients+++++ Clean,neat+++++ charming+++++ Going to be my first call next time+++++!!!

Cowabunga BBQ
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jay K.
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I had a company party catered by Cowabunga BBQ. First let me say as a business owner it's nice to see professionals at work and that's what David and his wife are professional. I did not have to worry about anything. They got there on time, had it set up for me and my employees and the food was great some of the best Barbeque I've had. Cleaned up when we were done eating. Like they never was there. Can't wait til the next time. Thanks David

Polkadot Dinners
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Linn T.
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My experience with Rachel catering my 60th birthday party was the best. She is very professional, curtious, and wonderful to work with. Her set-up, presentation, food, and even removal of everything was incredibly smooth. All my guests, & myself were amazed how wonderful everything she prepared was so tasty, & fresh. I'd recommend her to cater any event you may have, you will be most pleased.

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Nancy Gerbault
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne C.
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We wanted an English Tea Party for my Sister’s milestone birthday. Nancy worked on a special menu “catering” to our request. The food was fabulous! Our English guests said it was an authentic tea party.

Basic Catering
4.3
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne C.
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Basic Catering did lovely job catering our memorial reception.

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Don K.
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The food was excellent the staff was extremely professional my event was a success thank to this company. If you want good food of a wide variety try Kincy Catering

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east bay chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary M.
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Jon, and his assistant Danny, catered a sit down dinner for 24. The menu included several appetizers, salad, Filet Mignon and lobster with fingerling potatoes and veggies, and a homemade raspberry filled buttercream cake (as requested) for my husbands 70th birthday. Everything was perfect!!!!!! Exceeded our expectations. Not only was everything amazing but Jon and Danny couldn’t have been any nicer. Several of my guests are already arranging to use them for their upcoming events. We would definitely use them again. They made my husbands 70th so special. Could t be happier.

Strings Italian - Livermore
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Juanita M.
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We had to provide forks, overall the food was great and plenty. Thanks so much for last minute catering.

Julie q
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia T.
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Julie Quiroga catered my daughter's 15th birthday party. She helped me with food suggestions according with the theme and it was a hit! She is courtious, respectful and on time. My guest were satisfied and I strongly recommend her to cater any event.

Chefjonstuart&family
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Emani K.
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Chef Jon and family was everything the dr ordered the food was excellent and the customer service was even better.I will be using him for all my catering needs.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mike P.
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I couldn't have asked for a better experience having Chrysalis Catering working my son's graduation party. Tameeka had great communication skills. She always kept in contact with me before and during the event. She was professional and attentive to the needs of the party and made sure the meal was prepared on time. My guests were also impressed with Tameeka and asked for her card to cater their future events. This was the first time I used this app and my wife and I were pleasantly surprised. Chrysalis Catering is top notch.

Home Sweet Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shantelle D.
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Casey works extremely hard to make your event perfect. Her food is amazing and her attitude is always positive. You won't be disappointed!

About

We are a mobile wood-fired oven preparing pizza on-site and baking in a 900-wood-fired oven. We have done many private/corporate parties, weddings, wedding rehearsals and wedding after parties. We have been in business for approximately 5 years and strive for professionalism with having a great time! Guests really enjoy being interactive with us. We are on Facebook: Soleil Wood Fired Pizza.

About

We are a catering company and complete service professionals in your home. Let us cater your party or just assist you with the cooking, set up and service. We allow you to create your own delightful food in your home and then be able to enjoy your event because we take over and finish every detail of the event while you relax and mingle with your guests.

About

We offer full-service event planning and catering! We were awarded Winners of Cupcake Wars. We provide as much or as little as our clients request!

  • 26 years in business
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We pay attention to detail to ensure the customers event is a success!

About

Modern Kitchen will collaborate with you to make your vision a reality. Be it an intimate dinner for two or a cocktail party for twenty, let me know what you want, and I'll make it happen. After attending Le Cordon Blue in Paris, France, and graduating with degrees in patisserie and cuisine, I had worked in the kitchens of two, busy New York City restaurants, and later oversaw the pastry program during the East Coast expansion of Blue Bottle Coffee Company. In addition to personal chef services and catering, I also provide: - Private Cooking Lessons - Special Occasion Cakes - Personalized Meal Kits Let me know how I can help you in the kitchen.

About

We do all kinds of events from small buffets to large to table service, taco carts, and even group events.

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.

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 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.

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 Catering Service

Oakland, CA

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Indian)
  • Head count
    10-25
  • Details
    Indian / Vegetarian Breakfast

Need a Caterer on July 14, 2013

Sacramento, CA

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Head count
  • Details
    It will be outside at a golf course after a morning of golfing. Around noon. It is a memorial for a my brother-in-law.
  • $18
    Average price

Need a Caterer

San Francisco, CA

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American, Italian
  • Head count
    Fewer than 10
  • Details
    There should be no pork/ham or bacon in the food
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