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Married To Food Catering
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Travis H.
Verified review

Marcel was the perfect caterer for our event! The food was loved by all and he was great to work with! His team arrvied promptly on time and assisted us with the setup for the night! I highly recommend for any event large or small!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shara A.
Verified review

They catered my daughters Cinderella themed sweet 16 birthday. The food was delicious and served and presented as though you were eating in a high end restaurant. The servers were an added touch, they were professional in appearance and gave impeccable service. My guests raved about how wonderful the food was. I am vegetarian and gluten free and they prepared a special meal for me which I greatly appreciated. The cake was so beautiful... Exactly like the picture we had provided Carolina. I can't say enough good things about this company, but I do know I will use them again! They came in with their team and prepared and served out of my kitchen and left it spotless. Wow is all I can say... Thank you Carolina, Boris and Gustavo for all you did to make this night memorable. ~Shara~

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Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandi G.
Verified review

I don't even know where to begin! Jose is an amazing caterer and I am so happy we hired him for our wedding this past Friday. When we were first tasting caterers food they all seemed metiocre but Joses was amazing! We hired him on the spot! Not to mention he was the most reasonable price! Then everyone was making me nervous saying that catered food is never as good when they have too cool it in large quantities (we had 180 people). When we got to the reception everyone was already eating appetizers and happy. When Jose spotted my husband and I he came up to us and told us he had made us each an appetizer plate and if we wanted it. Then he came up to me to make sure I wanted dinner served when I had originally asked. I did and he brought us the first 2 plates. The food was amazing! Just as good as I remember! Everyone was so pleased and kept talking about how the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding! That was exactly what I wanted! His bartender was amazing and all his staff was so friendly. The setup looked nice and professional. The drinks he brought were great and everyone was talking about how great the mint water was! Then I ordered cheeseburger sliders and French fries to be served late night and they were amazing! He even brought wings and everyone was so excited! They went fast and by the time I got over there everything was gone. Jose told me let me get your plates and pulled out two foil covered plates. He always thought of us first and without him I wouldn't have eaten. All day everything had hiccups and my rentals were late, everything was slightly wrong except Jose! He really came through and went above and beyond. I will definitely hire him again for any events and recommend him to the fullest!

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
Verified review

Chef Shawna was fantastic. We had a group of 20 for a joint Bachlor/Bachelorette party in Temecula. She created a delicious meal for the group and was able to accommodate one guest that is gluten and dairy free (even bringing them 1 special dessert)! She was responsive and very friendly. She also brought table cloths and some light decor to make the table and setting look fantastic. Everyone in the group loved the food and said it was the highlight of our weekend. Would definitely hire Chef Shawna for another event in the area!

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Chitra C.
Verified review

The Chef Mumsie team did an amazing job of catering my 40th birthday party! From day 1, the team was quick to respond to my emails and work with our dietary restrictions, taste preferences and budget to create a memorable menu . They even prepared something on the spot, in my kitchen, for a gluten free party guest. He was extremely pleased and so were we! I’m still getting text messages from friends raving about the food and dessert. I highly recommended the Chef Mumsie team for your next event!!

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SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie B.
Verified review

Steven and Mariel did an outstanding job catering my event (low key gathering of friends). I requested Latin American - theme. They prepared delicious guacamole + chips, fried queso, vegetable quesadillas, chicken lettuce wraps and pork tacos with corn tortillas. I was expecting guests with a gluten allergy and guests who are vegetarian. Steven worked with me to customize the perfect menu within my budget. I will be using Steven again in the future. Next time for a more sophisticated professional event in my home.

  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Sophie B.
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Keith catered our Asain Garden Birthday Party for 35 people. Keith was very nice and on time. He came and quickly set up which was good because our crowd was hungry. He just as quickly cleaned up, packed my leftovers for me and was gone with a smile. It was a very easy production unlike other places that I have used and had to ask, where's this, what happened with that. Keith knew his stuff and did it elegantly! I would use him again. Not to mention he can cook allergy and gluten free!

  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
LYNN W.
Verified review

Chef David prepared an amazing vegetarian and gluten free brunch. Everything was amazing from inception of the food, plating and mouth savoring flavors . Would definitely hire for another event!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria G.
Verified review

Shannon is a great coordinator she went above and beyond to make our day stress-free. She was on top of everything and made herself available at all times to make sure everything was prepared and under control. She also made flower arrangements, which came out absolutely gorgeous & provided us with extra items like boutonnieres and bouquets at an affordable price. She is definitely talented in many areas. Very professional & highly recommended. We could not have had a more enjoyable and stress-free wedding without her & her staffs help.

Fearless Appetite - CA
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Genevieve T.
Verified review

Nancy quickly came to the rescue after our original chef cancelled the week before. It was a girls weekend & she came to our Air BnB. She adapted the original menu & made some great changes so that the food was diverse but flowed. Also she made it all gluten-free as one girl has Celiacs disease. Her eggplant Parmesan was mind-blowing! Great value for our buck. She even brought flowers for the table.

Divine Decadence Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charles S.
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I am an events coordinator for State Farm. I was given a 48 hour suspense for catering a lunch for 19 executives. Divine Decadence was highly responsive to our venue requirements and our dietary needs with many culinary choices including halal, vegan and gluten free selections provided over the course of a week. Divine Decadence allowed me to focus on other aspects of planning this symposium.

M&M Events Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney C.
Verified review

Please please hire her for your catering needs. Not only was the food fabulous she was prompt on arrival ! I will be highly recommending her for anyone I know . My wedding went off without a problem when it came to our food. All night my guests complimented the food . Morgan created a wonderful menu and the food was delicious ! Thank you Morgan

Ritz Catering
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 65 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Judy C.
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Ritz Catering did an outstanding job catering my daughters wedding. We had over 350 guest. There were no worries working with Jarrett and the team at Ritz. We received numerous compliments from our guests. From the cocktail hour to dinner and even the candy bar, it was a hit!! I would highly recommend Ritz Catering, great food for a reasonable price and wonderful to work with. Thank you Ritz Catering!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marco L.
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This is an amazing service for the price. The food was perfect! The service was courteous and prompt, and the price was unbeatable. I am going to recommend this service to everyone looking for party catering.

Sharon Chipres
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christi N.
Verified review

Sharon has cooked for our family for years - as weekly private chef and for parties and business events - and we highly recommend her. She is timely, curteous, maintains healthful kitchen standards, and is very experienced. And she cooks wonderful food!

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

I can highly recommend SMP Catering! They catered my wedding reception last summer for 175 guests. Their food is AMAZING!!!! I loved working with Valerie and Chef Steven. They created a menu designed just for me and my hubby. I love Italian food and my husband loves Latin and American food. They created such an awesome menu to highlight some of our favorite dishes. Valerie even helped me come up with with signature drink ideas and a candy station. To this day my friends and family still rave about the food we had. Valerie and Steven were so friendly and easy to work with and their staff were all very professional. They helped coordinate all of our rentals which made my wedding planning easier! Since my wedding I've hired SMP Catering for some other parties I've hosted both at home and even at work and am always happy with their food and service!

Phinom Cuisine
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel K.
Verified review

Phinom prepared a delicious dinner for 25 women who were enjoying a fun and relaxing getaway bachelorette weekend. Chef Maya drove to our location in Malibu, arrived on time and everything was seamless. She was very flexible and catered to our every need (literally and figuratively). We had vegetarian and gluten free girls and Maya had no problem adapting the menu so that everyone could enjoy her wonderful food. She made the most flavorful Moroccan inspired dinner that made our girls' weekend even more memorable. She packaged all the left overs for us and left the kitchen in pristine condition. She was professional/ always available via email and phone and responded promptly to all my messages. In addition to her food being ridiculously good and authentic, Maya was such a pleasure to meet- Friendly, polite, gracious, interesting! I really enjoyed getting to know her and chatting with her. I would definitely work with Phinom again and recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much Phinom Catering and chef Maya for helping make our weekend amazing!

Scott E.
Verified review

Great company, great food, great service! I made the best decision choosing critics choice! Very professional and before I ordered, they set up a free tasting!!

Thai Me Upp Los Angeles
5.0
from 1 review
    Lisa B.
    Verified review

    I've been working at a large technology and strategy consulting firm for the past 12 years. Recently, I was organizing a company event that required catering for 27 people. A few weeks prior to the event, I visited Thai Me Upp restaurant and really enjoyed the food, especially considering the price point. With this in mind, I decided to place and order for catering from the restaurant for my event. On the day of the event, I was honestly a bit nervous on whether the relatively new restaurant would be able to follow-through with my $300 order. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised! The restaurant owners, Arisara and Tiff, personally showed up and provided an on-time delivery. The food delivered was hot and exactly what I ordered (Chicken On-Fire, Crab Roll, Weeping Tiger Steak, and Pad Thai). With my large order, they also offered free rice, gyozas, and fried bananas. The food was flavorful, and was a hit with my attendees! After my event, Tiff followed up with me to ask how things went - a tribute to their customer service. It's the small things that count... All-in-all, this was a very positive experience; I definitely recommend Thai Me Upp's catering services!

    Katie W.
    Verified review

    Frank at Healthy Eats did a wonderful job at catering my husbands 40th birthday dinner. Our guests raved at how beautifully the food was presented, and everything tasted delicious. Thank you for helping us have a stress free dinner party!

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      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.

      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.

      How much should catering cost for a wedding?

      The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

      • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
      • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
      • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
      • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

      How do you serve food at a wedding?

      Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

      • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
      • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
      • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
      • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
      • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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