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Modesto Caterers

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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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DidiCoco's
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle K.
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Didi did an amazing job catering my ten year high school reunion. She was so flexible and helpful with finding a menu that would fit out limited budget, and she was so patient. Didi was always quick to respond even when I got busy with work and took awhile to respond on my end. She showed up with an assistant and worked swiftly to set up a beautiful display in the funky space we had available. I continued to be blown away by the value when I saw that we received really nice disposable chafing dishes and serving utensils with our drop off catering deal. The 7 layer dip was AMAZING, and the rest of the food was very good too. I would absolutely recommend Didi for any event you might be planning, especially if you're looking for casual comfort food. Thanks Didi!

  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cathye R.
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Kelly did an excellent job catering an event for my school. She prepared a meal for 100 people who all thoroughly enjoyed the meal and have asked that she come back as a caterer for a future event. She is professional and makes the absolute best food

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.

Branden Woodruff
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Mary M.
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Branden Woodruff is a pleasure to work with, he always goes above and beyond to provide excellent service.

Fresh Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Zohra Q.
    Verified review

    Excellent caterer with the best quality foods and service ! We will definitely use again and highly recommend to anyone and everyone everyone ! A+++

    Rail S.
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    Outstanding performance!!!!!! He is very professional,and the service was exceptional...

    • 3 years in business
    Phyllis G.
    Verified review

    The food was delicious and just as we ordered, the entire transaction was done professionally, from the first contact, to the cleanup after the meal at my event. Great staff, great chef. I recommend them highly!

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    French Inspired Southern Comfort Food and desserts.

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    I make sure that I do things in the right way, and I do a fast-paced work. We work as a team with others, getting the money and hours I want.

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    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.

    • 13 years in business
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    I love doing different presentation for different events the food is amazing the hot secret sauce he would love...

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    I do catering and cleanup at the location of your choice. My service has many options as far as food is concerned; I can cook it all.

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    We offer BBQ tri-tips, ribs and chicken. I used to BBQ for New Deal market on Oakdale road Modesto, CA. I specialize in ribs and tri-tip.

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    Globally inspired California grown, we can fulfill any of your catering needs. We have over 50 years of experience in the hospitality industry, ranging from Las Vegas resorts to mom-and-pop restaurants in Italy.

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    At The Loft Catering, we provide professional and on time catering services. We do weddings, parties, events, etc. We are located in Modesto, CA.

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    We are Agrifolia, and we cook honestly. We enjoy creating unique dishes while utilizing seasonal produce and practicing our artistic precision, from gold to grey. If you are interested in delicious food and unique presentations, then contact us. We would love the opportunity to cook for you.

    • 9 years in business
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    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.

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    Stockton Joe's has been serving outstanding Italian-American cuisine since 1976. We offer full-service catering for any size and any occasion. No matter what the menu or price range is, we are here for you, and our three decades of experience will ensure your event is first class.

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    I offer catering and cuisines for events, parties and social events. Menus options are available. I do Mexican and California cuisines.

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    We’re proud to provide our guests with freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, coffee, catering and so much more.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Mexican Taco Catering Service

    Fresno, CA

    • Event type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Cuisine type
      Mexican/Latin
    • Number of people
      25-50
    • Additional Service(s)
      Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (Cooking on site of event)
    • Details
      I want the taco made as people order them. It's a going away party for my husband who is in the military and is deploying to Afghanistan.

    Need a Caterer For Finger Foods

    Fresno, CA

    • Event type
      Cocktail party
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American, Formal American, I'm not sure yet
    • Number of people
      More than 200
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers
    • Details
      We're looking for 'finger foods,' no full dinners... so trays and platters are perfect. :)
    • $1
      Average price

    Need Catering Services for First Birthday Event

    Fresno, CA

    • Event type
      Buffet catered event
    • Cuisine type
      Other (hawaiian)
    • Number of people
      25-50
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
    • Details
      1st birthday for girl
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