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Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 119 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Victor L.
Verified review

Hired Rocco for drop-off catering service for a party hosted at home. Delivery was right on time and the main dish of my order, "Salmon in Papillotte," was cooked with perfection. Juicy and tender, it was loved by all the guests. Rocco was also very easy to work with throughout the messaging back and forth in deciding on the menu and portion. His price was a bit toward the high end side but overall the experience was very satisfactory.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
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Natalia D.
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I had hired Taqueria Cazadores to cater a reception to follow a memorial service for my father. Evan worked with me far ahead of time, worked with the funeral director, and made this catering event effortless for me. After speaking with him in the beginning of my search for a caterer, I felt sure that I was in good hands. The icing on the cake was that the food was absolutely off-the-charts delicious! The food, the presentation, and the service were all phenomenal, and even surpassed my expectations. Thank you Evan and Crew!

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Al H.
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I have been blessed to experience Hyson's fabulous cooking in several venues. The first time was Julia's restaurant in Pacific Grove where he was the chef that evening and designed the entire menu. The food was delicious and creative. In addition Hyson added a personal touch by coming out to our table to ensure we were having a great dining experience. He is very conscientious when it comes to his customers.I have also seen Hyson cater to large events. The reaction from these varied groups was always very positive and that the food was delicious and very creative. Many of the participants were not even vegetarian but they all raved about the great food. He is also very relaxed in the kitchen and creates a fun atmosphere. He also has the ability to be very flexible and creative as most large catering events all have their unique challenges of location, space and timing.Finally, he has the unique ability, as do all great chefs, to create dishes without a cookbook, but rather using feel and intuition and taste. The end result is his creations are always delicious, different and healthy.

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Erika C.
Verified review

Everything was perfect,not only did the staff cater to everyones needs,they served the food quickly and decorated it on the plate beautifully, they really made my wedding of 160+people amazing,i kept getting compliments all night from guests telling me service was great!must have for an y event! Bar service,waiter service, great at listening to clients needs! A++++😊😊😊😊😊

In This Moment
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Christine K.
Verified review

My client had a last minute corporate event and oddly requested Breakfast Burritos and Smoothies for their morning fare instead of the usual bagels, pastries, and coffee. After calling around and not getting any calls back from other catering places I found Kristine from This Moment. Thank God! They were responsive, professional, and provided our corporate meeting with the delicious start to the morning the client requested. Definitely will be calling Kristine again in the future!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon T.
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While We has to put are wedding plans on half to to an unexpected move. Karla was wonderful to work with and and here price was fair and had no problem working with my food allergy to me having an unexpected changes. If I am ever in the area and need a catering service she will be my first call.

Kleinfeldt Family BBQ
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Heather and Justin and their crew are excellent! The food were fantastic! Delicious! Can't find a word to describe how yummy the chicken bbq and tri-tip were. Everyone in our event loved the food. From start to finish, I never got worried about their work quality. Set up and clean up, very professional. I wish all those who read this will hire them to cater their event to truly experience what we had. I give them 10 stars if I may. These beautiful hard working young couple who owned the business are truly passionate of what they do. They love what they do and it shows thru their work. Funtastic quality of food. You will never go wrong. I am writing this review not because I'm a relative or an old friend of them. I am writing this because I have met two lovely couple who did a fantastic excellent job in our event at the Sheriff's Office. I'm already missing your chicken bbq!! Thank you Heather and Justin!! Until our next event!

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Affordable Chef Services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Carl O.
Verified review

I would never hesitate to recommend him Mark and his team recently catered my daughters wedding reception at our home in Capitola. From beginning to end his relaxed nature + excellent execution + delicious food enabled the guests as well as the hosts to make the event memorable and relaxed at the same time. His experience came in handy when planning the event and he took care of everything from start to finish. My wife and I have thrown many parties over the years and this was the first where we called out for help and it was well worth it. Thanks again to Mark and I would never hesitate to recommend him or call on him again.

V&S Event Services
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ferren F.
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I have nothing but amazing things to say about Vanessa and her team. To start, I booked her super last minute (literally the day before I needed her). I was scrambling to pull together and offsite meeting that got moved 200 miles away due to the tragic fires happening in Northern California. Vanessa came to my aid by helping me brainstorm a fun, interactive activity for the team at their offsite remote location. She set up an amazing wine and whiskey tasting event that the team just loved! Everything was tailored to perfection! She event created customized wine glasses that each member of the team got to take home with them. To make matters more complex, the location where the event was happened to be located in a remote with limited (to no) resources to catering, grocery stores, etc. Did I mention that I was coordinating this entire event remotely ?!?! Vanessa stepped up and offered to not only provide an awesome team building event, but picked up dinner, plate it to perfection, and bartended for the reminder of the evening. This was phenomenal!!! Working with her was not only a joy, but easy and smooth. I can't wait to work with her again. You would be a fool not to book her 100x over!

  • 2 years in business
Mary M.
Verified review

Andy was the most professional chef I have ever done business with. He catered my wedding and everything was just perfect. The taste of the food matched the amazingly beautiful plating. I will be hiring him for all my future culinary needs. He is the best!!!!

About

Pangea is a full-service catering and event company in San Jose with the modern customer and bride in mind. We focus on Caribbean, Asian, Indian, African, and South American, as well as other ethnic cuisines. In addition, we offer the full complement of event services, to include custom centerpieces, equipment rental, bar service, servers, valets, and security. We also work with a network of photographers, DJs, florists, and bakers to ensure that your event is truly one of a kind. We look forward to creating a one-of-a-kind event for your special occasion.

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Gunther's Restaurant & Catering have been serving the Bay Area since 1971. Our "catering and event planning" services include the following: * Weddings, Corporate and Social Catering, and All Occasions * Experienced, Personal, and Professional Event Planning * American, European, Latin, and International Cuisines * Formal, Simple Elegance, or Casual Styles of Services * Buffets, Sit-Down Service, Flambe Presentations * Hors d'Oeuvre Receptions, BBQs, California Grilling * Complete Packages, Custom Catering, or A La Carte * Menus Tailored to Your Taste and Budget * "Few-of-a-Kind" Grandfather Liquor License * Beverage Catering (Ours or BYOP Packages) * 1 - 10,000+ Guests; No Party Too Big or Too Small * Rental Furniture, Linens, Tenting, and Much More * Traditional Venues and Unique Reception Sites * Travel Within the Bay Area, Santa Cruz, and Monterey * Last-Minute Events

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We offer catering and professional chef services for weddings, engagement parties, corporate events, parties, special occasions, barbecues, quinceaneras, and bar mitzvahs in the Bay Area.

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We offer menu consulting, event catering, healthy food preperation, weight loss menu/cooking, cooking lessons, and nutrition consulting.

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We do on-site catering, specializing in Mexican and Southern cuisine. Our to goal is to make each event a special one.

  • 10 years in business
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  • 5 years in business
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We are serving delicious Belgian style French fries with gourmet toppings while providing some of the best music from the past and today. We can cater any size of event with our French fry menu or anything outside that. We provide food as well as DJ services. We've been cooking for over 25 years and deejaying for over 18. You need a party; let us bring it!

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We offer catering/baking for daily family dinners, corporate lunches, all special occasions, parties, and events e.g. birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings. Party Thyme Catering provides services from planning, rentals, decorations, cooking, and baking, to cater for your special event. We work closely and cater for all your special needs. The event would be hassle free, so you can enjoy and celebrate!

  • 15 years in business
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We are a one stop shop for catering and event planning. We coordinate with different vendors for party rentals, bakeries, DJ, photobooth, flowers, venues etc. We do all coordination to ensure that our guests are stress free. We have a variety of menus that cater to your event needs.

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We specialize in serving quality, contemporary Asian cuisine. We utilize an eco-conscious business approach, ensuring that you'll be provided with only the freshest ingredients. Chef Eric Kim, our head chef, has served numerous celebrities at their private functions and special event. Our events coordinating team provides full wedding and special events coordination, including rentals, decorations and day-of schedule management. Our talented and experienced staff ensures that our clients can relax, so that they can enjoy their events.

  • 6 years in business
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The Food Rodeo believes in integrity, small details, premier customer service, and we pride ourselves in making our clients event the talk of the town!

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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Need Taco Bar Caterer

Brentwood, CA

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    I am looking for a taco bar/cart for a graduation.

Need Catering Services

Aptos, CA

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    100-125
  • Details
    2-day car show; June 29, 30/large crowds - be able to serve up to 100/hour; other vendors will be at event.
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