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Madera Caterers

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Pete's Outdoor Catering
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna C.
Verified review

Pete did such a great job catering my wedding. He drove all the way to Santa Cruz with a team of people to cater-- and the food was incredible! People have been raving about how good the food was ever since. Pete was so kind, professional, and helpful during our planning process, and I genuinely appreciated all of the work he put in for us! Such delicious food and such great service! Thank you, Pete!

Chef B Fresno
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Charae H.
Verified review

Sweet Bee is so sweet!! Hospitality is on point, punctual and food is wonderful!! I pray nothing more than success over Sweet Bees Catering!!

ATC Staff
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carlos H.
Verified review

Lisa and her crew catered, served and bartended at my new years eve bash. The food (Italian ) was delicious her staff was early and stayed late to clean every dish. I can't imagine waking up the next morning to the mess that would have been if I didn't have their help. Simply amazing staff you have Lisa

Hunt & Gather
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
Verified review

For our first-ever catered dinner party for colleagues from work, this went very well. David was responsive and easy to work with. He was prompt and attentive to our requests and the food was great. Would recommend!

Sizemore's BBQ and Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christina R.
Verified review

Dave provided lunch for our Bus Driver's Appreciation Day. The food was terrific. Dave was on time, the food was great and the price reasonable. I wouldn't hesitate to use Sizemore's BBQ and Catering for our next event.

Tri-Meats! Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Robert L.
    Verified review

    Very professional. All around set up, presentation and food was hands down the best! My guest we wowed by the food! completely satisfied with Tri- Meats! Catering we will be calling them again for our next event.

    TS Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Tina S.
      Verified review

      My husband left the "honey, hire a caterer" part of our daughters birthday party until the last minute! I called TS Catering for a taco party and they went above and beyond to fit us into their busy schedule, my family loved the food! They also included bean and cheese burritos for the kids at no charge to us, definitely going to hire them again.

      Special Occasion Catering
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Mary M.
      Verified review

      We used Special Occasion Catering for an engagement this past Saturday night. Our entire experience from planning to execution was positive, delicious, and memorable. The owner and staff was a pleasure to work with and went out of their way to accommodate all our needs and wishes. They were very flexible and allowed us to make any changes necessary to the menu until everything was just right. On the day of, they were prompt, professional, and extremely nice. All our guests raved about the meal and service. I would recommend Special Occasion Catering to anyone who wants a delicious meal, great service, and a wonderful price.

      A&L Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      Virginia M.
      Verified review

      Everything I've ever had prepared has been outstanding! More, please! More, more, more, please!

      About

      I provide personal chef services. My services include catering, private and group cooking lessons and shopping services.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      The compliments I get about my cooking tells me that I stand out. Try and you tell me.

      About

      We at Delicious by Design Custom Catering seek to deliver to you the rich flavors of modern cuisine, together with the simple comforts of home cooking. By using the best traditional family recipes in our unique menu, we are able to retain the flavors that have been made perfect through generations, and still provide a fare that is consistently adapting. We are backed by the philosophy of approachable gourmet: bringing new styles and ingredients together, in a spread that will entice to even the least “adventurous” of eaters. We hope to bring you an excellent dining experience, offering a number of serving options and a variety of customizable menus, in order to meet the specific requirements of your event. For those who are looking for something even more unique, we provide a complete, customized service, which includes original menu compositions to blend well with your desired atmosphere. We hope you will give us a chance to design an unforgettable culinary experience for both you and your guests. So, for your next reunion, wedding, or other event, let us create the menu Delicious by Design.

      About

      We do catering for fine and casual affairs. We also do Tuesday night dinner deliveries. We can be your personal chef and provide corporate lunches.

      About

      We specialize in Drop N Go box lunches and dinners. We also do fine dining and barbecue cuisine. We are the inventors of California style barbecue.

      About

      We serve wine and specialty dinners at home or event centers. We will design a menu to fit your needs. No event is too small or too big.

      About

      We at Foodie Chix have been fortunate to cater for local and surrounding customers. We cater to super foodies who wish to discover style, culture and good taste. We specialize in small-plate faire, wine and cheese pairing and so much more. We are the Foodie Chix -- Suzanne Siroonian and Stephanie Valorosi.

      • 1 year in business
      About

      With 12+ years of experience in all parts of the food industry, i have the know how that will make your event a success. While I have knowledge in most international and domestic cuisines, I am primarily interested in Western cuisines. With extensive experience in French, Regional Italian, New American, and Contemporary Southern foods, I can bring a chef's touch to the table.

      • 22 years in business
      About

      We provide culinary delights! We specialize in comfort food, health consciousness and accoutrements, classical, modern, fusion or at your request for a family favorite with a twist.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      Eat It Up can cater and help you plan various special events such as the following: * Weddings * Baby showers * Birthdays * Graduations * Retirement parties * Workplace breakfasts * Lunch meetings * Special events The Eat It Up team will help make your occasion unforgettable. From simple spreads of appetizers to lavish multi-course meals, we will work closely with you to make sure that your event has a unique, and personalized touch.

      About

      We cater beer, wine and spirits for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or any special events. Indoor or outdoor, our bar is portable and fully stocked. We can accommodate special drink requests. Let us work hard and help make your special event a little less stressful.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      Here at AskDrete Catering, we specialize in creating a unique and one-of-a-kind menu selection from small parties to corporate 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.
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