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Top Pro
Mr. Bartender
4.9
from 110 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tricia N.
Verified review

Alex was very attentive and friendly and all of his drinks were delicious! We discussed drinks we'd like to have that were in theme before hand and he even improvised towards the end when we ran out of some mixers, but he still made them taste delicious! All of my guests loved having him around, and everyone felt super comfortable. I'd definitely hit Alex up again if I need bartending services.

Top Pro
Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janice F.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Lilian for your catering needs! She catered our business cocktail party for approximately 25 people in our home supplying tray-passed hors d'oeuvres. She possesses a vivacious personality and is extremely fun to work with! Her culinary skills are excellent...the food was fantastic! (My personal favorite was the Sicilian Swordfish Skewers.) She will be the first person I call when I need a caterer again!!

Top Pro
Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 92 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!

La Mexicana Tacos & Catering
4.4
from 54 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Marlo R.
Verified review

Delicious food, expert catering services. Would hire again.

Top Pro
Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel C.
Verified review

Lavonne catered my 40th birthday bash. She made the evening so much more enjoyable. I didn’t have to worry about looking after the food or cleaning up. I could just enjoy my time with family and friends. And the food assortment was delicious. I’d certainly recommend her to anyone wanting a friendly, fun, quality catering service.

BarFly Beverage Solutions
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Chris R.
Verified review

Shannon and her staff were amazing. They were hired to bartend my wedding in 2013 but after meeting with her a couple times and interacting with her she became more of a friend to us that we wanted at the wedding. She was lively and interactive with all our guests everyone loved her and had only great things to say. I have recommend her a few times since to other friends who have been getting married and are looking for a bartending staff. Shannon could not have been any better and truly was professional and the best choice for bartending services.

Bar None
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Jim B.
Verified review

Robyn handled more and more duties as our project progressed with enthusiasm and a "can do" attitude! She added food catering to our original list of bartending duties and our guests loved her!

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pat M.
Verified review

This was my first experience hiring a private chef service. The event was a holiday party for a school staff (30 guests). Stacy made things easy from start to finish. She came to my workplace to provide an overview, she kept in touch via email and phone, she made excellent menu suggestions to fit my budget, and the resulting party received rave reviews from the guests. It was a pleasure working with Stacy! She has a confident, upbeat and flexible style that is focused on serving her clients and their guests.

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne F.
Verified review

Christine McMaster is a hidden gem of the culinary and catering world! She was the caterer last year for a wedding I attended and I was most impressed. She completely handled an amazing dinner for 21 people with delectable Indian and Middle Eastern Food; taking care of the shopping, the food preparation, the service and cleaning up of the food and leftovers. I was so impressed that I asked her to cater an Indian Meal for 75 people! Since it was a much larger undertaking, we provided theingredients, but Chris oversaw every aspect of the preparation of a 5 course meal, and remained calm, organized and personable throughout. The food was absolutely delicious. I would absolutely recommend her for any catering needs you might have - you would be lucky to get her!

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BAPS!
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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!

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Linda H.
Verified review

Stephani did a wonderful job. We all enjoyed the tea party set up & the foods she prepared! I hosted the party; another person paid for it, so I cannot answer to Value, however, my guess is it was very good, as that person told me she & her sister, Staci were GREAT to work with! Linda H

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Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christian W.
Verified review

Daily Chew Catering dished up a bit of heaven on a plate for a holiday party recently and from the first time I contacted Carly until the last bit of food was gone, we were blown away by the entire experience. Daily Chew Catering offers a wide selection of menu options, so there's guaranteed to be something great for every palate, and everything is done well. Daily Chew does food service right, and I'll no doubt be quick to call back and start planning for our next event as soon as the time comes. Thank you for the professionalism, the amazing food, and your passion for great-tasting, incredible quality catering experience!

Rogue BBQ
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Howard M.
Verified review

It was a great experience having rogue bbq cater for our family event. Everyone really enjoyed the various types of food, and the smoked brisket was as delicious as could be! I would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to hire a professional caterer for any events such as bday parties, weddings, or business lunches, etc... Rogue bbq will deliver the tasty goods every time. 👌

14 Spirits Bartending
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Rob C.
Verified review

I hired Chrissy to be the bartender for my 50th birthday party. She did an outstanding job with suggestions for drinks, setting up the bar, and taking care of guests. She was easy to work with and I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Hope I can hire her again in the future.

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
KM M.
Verified review

Excellent service! The bar was spotless clean all night even when there was a rush. Super happy and friendly! He remembered everyone’s name. Highly recommended!!!

commis.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eliot V.
Verified review

Monterey catered my wife's 50th birthday celebration and greatly exceeded our expectations.

Flavor Affinity
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Ian S.
    Verified review

    Flavor Affinity and Chef Baker came highly recommended by a co-worker of mine.  I decided to use this service because Chef Baker was not only the first to respond to my email,  (I sent out the same email to 3 private chef/caterers) but had the most value built into his quote. He had pre-built packages but ultimately allowed us to design the whole menu! We chose a 4 course option and could not have been happier with the food, ambiance, and decor.  Lastly, as the party began to wind down, I noticed that almost the whole service area and glassware was cleaned up without anyone noticing. It was a truly impressive evening and Flavor Affinity comes highly recommended from myself and surely anyone who has had the pleasure to work with them.

    SoCAL Bar Stars
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Karmella C.
    Verified review

    I will definitely use so cal bar stars for my next party. The moblie bar set up was lit and offered a great accent to the party. Janene the bartender was a an awesome host my guest's really liked her. She kept the drinks flowing and made the best mojitos I've ever had. Thanks for being part of my party. 🤗🙏

    O'SIDE BBQ MAN
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Greg R.
    Verified review

    Mahalo Alvin. You and your food was outstanding, Great BBQ meal at a great price. Ordered for 25 and got enough food for 30 plus. Thank you again. Call you for our next occasion.

    APRIL'S on GIRARD Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Carolann N.
    Verified review

    Simply put....AMAZING! April is our new go to event caterer, she is the best of the best. Details, exquisite food, and she is so warm and kind on top of that! All if our guests were so impressed!!

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jen P.
    Verified review

    Jeremy was wonderful in helping us create a custom drink menu for our corporate summer party. He also took care of everything (ie: ice, cups, garnish, supplies). We didn't have to worry about any of the little things. Jeremy's staff also set up our bar areas to look very professional and fun. His team's creative flair was great and the entire team was very friendly and very hard working. Jeremy and his team made sure everything was neat and tidy at the end of the event and we really appreciated his help with late night inventory of the items that were not used so we could take it back to the liquor supplier. Jeremy and his staff were on time and professional - it was a joy to work with :)

    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 a Bartender

    San Diego, CA

    • Event Type
      Fundraiser
    • Vibe
      Formal / elegant
    • Venue details
      Public venue - please describe (Museum at Liberty Station)
    • Beverage types
      Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      100-125
    • Bar needed?
      Other (Depends on pricing, we can rent one)
    • Tip jars allowed?
      Yes
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
    • Details
      We are a non-profit, and trying to keep the cost of this event as reasonable as possible.
    • $127.5
      Average price

    Need catering

    San Diego, CA

    • Event type
      Other (memorial)
    • Which meal
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Mexican / Latin
    • Serving style
    • Staff needed
      Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
    • Details
      This a small memorial gathering the celebrate the life of my uncle who passed away recently. We just need some finger foods. If possible, we will need 6 to 12 chairs, 2 tables with black linens.
    • $28
      Average price

    Need Bartending

    San Diego, CA

    • Event Type
      Cocktail party
    • Vibe
      Low key / casual, Upbeat / lively
    • Venue details
      Other (Privately rented space )
    • Beverage types
      Beer, Wine
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      40-60
    • Bar needed?
      Yes
    • Tip jars allowed?
      No - host will cover gratuity
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
    • Details
      Very easy, light happy hour - catering is handled by another company. Looking for someone to serve beer, wine, etc... for us!
    • $238.75
      Average price
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