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Manteca Caterers

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Larry J.
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The catering job I just experienced this past Saturday, Dec 28, 2013, with Taqueria Cazadores was excellent and I'd like to max out the stars for them. Although they are area-renowned for their Mexican offerings, I learned they also cater good 'ol BBQ which I chose for my 60 guests for my son's Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor. Nearly all guests went out of their way to tell me how excellent the food was. Way to go, Evan!!! For readers: Evan was there plenty early; had all the food ready on time; no problems with portions; and even went out of his way for having vegan-type food for a few of my guests. Thank you, Larry

DNL Catering
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne G.
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I order catering for pubic workshops at our San Jose location. Food is delivered on time and is delicious also it is presented in a professional manner.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 39 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+++++!!!

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie K.
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Roddy was prompt to respond and very flexible!

Basic Catering
4.2
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy M.
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Basic Catering supported our recent Oktoberfest racecar show event and they hit it out of the park! They were easy to work with and very thorough during the planning process. And the onsite team was on-time, very professional and the food was so fresh and delicious, prepared right on site. Can't wait to work with them again. We've give them 10 stars if we could!

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle B.
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AMAZING!!! Ribs fell off the bone and were full of meat. Mac and cheese was seasoned perfectly. Perfect amount of cheese and baked to perfection. All of the food was full of flavor. All in all this was a great experience and I will return for all my party meals! He made everything so easy and amazing. Thank you Kincy Catering Was

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east bay chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 17 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
Karen H.
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Excellent suggestions and personal attention for our daughter’s graduation party. From start to finish, everything went smoothly. I would definitely use Strings again for our future catering needs.

  • 13 years in business
Elizabeth K.
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I use Nature’s Bounty for catering at work on a regular base. The food is delicious, they deliver and they are always willing to help out with last minute lunch orders. I would recommend them to anyone.

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores C.
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Tameeka and her team were great to work with, easy to communicate with, cost was very reasonable and the barbeque tasted really great! Our guests were very satisfied and so were we. Thanks Tameeka!!!

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.

Les Marguerites
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Roger C.
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Les Marguerites est magnifique! Sergio was responsive and came up with menu options in our price range that were outstanding, including options for kids with nut allergies. The food--from the rillettes and salade frisée aux lardons to thé chicken galantine was excellent, as good as any French restaurant I've had here or in France. The poached pear tart for desert is the best I've had. Les Marguerites offers great, personalized service with outstanding, simply delicious food!

Casablanca Bridal
5.0
from 1 review
  • 38 years in business
Bernadette S.
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Casablanca Bridal Catering recently catered an event for me, and their service and food was far beyond anything I could have imagined. When I was preparing for my wedding, I was able to work with Cher and Derrick to give my general parameters for the type of food and cake that I desired, and they took what I said and pulled off a delectable and crowd pleasing menu, all while managing to stay within my budget. Not having to worry at all about the catering, and everything smoothly progressing from beginning to end, including setup and cleanup, was one of the key reasons my perfect day was so wonderful! I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting a pleasant and fulfilling catering experience.

  • 10 years in business
About

We are not just a caterer, we are a full service restaurant. We are able to offer restaurant quality food as a caterer.

About

I am a Chef/Gourmet Cajun Food Truck Owner I have over 15 years of professional skills I cater all events and can cook all cuisines, I do parties, weddings, and personal chef/ we do a lot of food truck bookings we are her to provide excellent services

About

We do weddings to small, sit-down dinners at your house. We can make whatever you want. We also have a BBQ we can bring if that is what you want.

  • 9 years in business
About

We provide an array of different styles of food service, from buffet, to traditional, we have no limits. We design a catering service built around your ideas. We are health conscious, and our beliefs are that any food has its own right to be healthy. We are a company that strives to open our consumers mind, and experience to the Art of Consumption....Infusion is our strength.

  • 7 years in business
About

I put out everything I make as if I am serving it to my mother!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We offer a delectable cuisine for any occasion, specializing in weddings. Full-service and drop-offs are available. We can handle all your rental needs as well including the following: * tables * chairs * linens * glassware, etc. We also cater to all your professional service needs including the following: * servers * bartenders * on-site chefs and wedding coordinators

About

I will assist with all functions in making your event perfect. I do small and cozy dinners, family gatherings, weddings, and birthday parties. I am able to help you plan your menu. I can prepare and cook foods and beverages. Decorating is my favorite part but will also just clean and make everything in perfect order. I will greet and serve your guests and do all clean-up services. Your house or location will look exactly the same, in some cases, better than before. I have several specialties in Cajun and Puerto Rican cuisines. Cakes and other desserts are also available for your events at separate charges.

About

catering for clients in the Sacramento Area for over 12 year what makes us unique is we use what's called suggestive catering where we sit with the client and create a menu tailored specifically for them .

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.

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Need Catering Services

Alameda, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mexican / Latin, Other (some vegans)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
  • Details
    Looking for Taco party for 40-50 people , plus rice and beans/cheese, and chips and guacamole.

Need a Caterer

Santa Clara, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    10-25
  • Details
    No sandowiches or pizza. Prefer hot food

Need a Caterer on July 19, 2013

South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    BBQ
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    Pre-wedding bbq on beach at Aston Lakeland Village. Brats, salads.
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