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Novato Creative Caterers

Browse these creative caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Novato.

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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 136 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 242 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Connie K.
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I hired Pete for my husband's 60th birthday... a 5 course sit down dinner for 14. Everything he turned out was creative, delicious and beautifully presented. He was extremely efficient and personable; very flexible and easy to work with when planning the menu. He arrived on time and took over my kitchen with great ease and confidence, as if he'd been there a hundred times. The timing of all the courses was impeccable. All the guests mentioned how impressed they were with him and with the food. I would highly recommend him as a personal chef for you event!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
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David G.
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Though he had had a late cooking night before and got our food ready a bit late, Sat prepared a great breakfast for our group of 15 friends. Sat worked with me on the menu and had good suggestions for what to put together. The food was creative and delicious, and Sat was a pleasure to have in our house.

Bouquet Catering
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Katie N.
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We were in a bind. It was Tuesday and we were hosting a bridal shower with 40 guests on Saturday. Thumbtack was easy to use and quickly got us in contact with Stephanie. Stephanie was available to speak on the phone that evening, was flexible and creative with the menu, and affordable! The day of the party, Stephanie and her staff member were punctual and professional. Food was plentiful, too. After the luncheon, they helped clean the dishes and pack up the leftovers. Thanks to Stephanie's Catering, our shower was a success!

A Plus Catering
4.4
from 81 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Danita H.
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Working with any caterer can be an overwhelming process, especially when time allocation and budget is tight; and you want everything done right. With "A Plus Catering" I would say to trust the process. Like the line from the movie Shakespeare In Love, "It Will All Work Out In The End" and you and your guest will be extremely happy at the end of the process. Jennine and the staff at "A Plus Catering" are professionals and they will take good care of you and your guest. Her team was extremely courteous and demonstrated a high level of flexibility to meet the needs of my guest. Unlike big party chains, and hotel venues; making the customer happy is Jennine's top priority. So it goes without saying that the food was very good, the serving team was excellent, and if your event calls for a bartender; she got you! And, if there is a problem, call her; she got you! Open communication worked for me. "Peace of Mind" is what you get with "A Plus Catering". Peace of mind that she is there for you and that this is not just a business, but personal to her. I hope this review was helpful for you.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Joan B.
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Debbie was awesome to work with. She was very quick to respond to emails and came up with a creative menu for my party. The food was the hit of the party, and no one went home hungry! The food not only tasted great, but looked beautiful. I would definitely recommend and use Debbie again.

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Passionate Plates
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Melissa J.
Verified review

Had a Christmas Party for 30 people in my home. Food was prepared on-site. As guests arrived first and caterers second, the kitchen was full of guests nibbling on appetizers. Alisa and her assistant blended right in working around guests. The food was delicious! All guests commented about how wonderful the food was and how pleasant Alisa and her assistant were. Clean-up was provided, and they did a great job at that too. It made enjoying guests and myself fantastic! Planning for the event was seamless, organized and expeditious! When I have another party for my 50th this year, Passionate Plates and Alisa will be on "speed-dial"!

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 62 reviews
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda E.
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Richmond Main Street was one of the first catering jobs that Quiche and Carry ever did. Deborah was great. She was very attentive to us as customers and wanted to make sure that she got it right. The quiches were delicious. She is very creative and knows how to mix flavors. I had never tried a dessert quiche before and was a bit skeptical but it was fantastic. I would highly recommend her. Although it was her first job she was great. We have used her since that first time and will continue to use her. Yum!

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Celebrations by Chet Chase
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily V.
Verified review

Chet was a phenomenal choice to host our Son's first birthday Luau! He was pleasant and professional and creative and responsive and all around awesome to work with Plus the food was excellent!!

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Kitchenina.com
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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I had a great experience with hiring Kitchenina as our caterers for an event with 40 people. The communication was always prompt, polite and friendly. They did a great job on the day of the event to ensure that the food was delivered on time (despite the traffic/weather conditions) and made my job as the event organizer much easier. I would definitely work with Kitchenina again in the future, and regret that I did not take photos of the food! (Thanks for the brownies as well!)

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  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Lynn B.
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Worked with Graham on a casual dinner with friends. He provided soup course, beef, vegie option, sides and dessert. Every dish was mouth-watering delicious. Portion sizes were perfect and every dish came back with not one morsel on it. Creative menu, happy to take feedback and modifications, super responsive. Can't wait to work with him again.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Haya K.
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I've known Grace for many years. I have been over to her house for home cooked meals that were truly gourmet, and delicious. She also prepared some food and sold it from her home. On the level of catering for large parties, I went to our friend Dave's party last month were Grace did the catering. The food was flawless, delicious, with great presentation, and great variety. I strongly recommend Grace for catering your events.

Kitchen 350
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Roger W.
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This caterer prepared lunch for 30 people on Memorial Day for us. We found them on Thumbtack and we’re glad we went with them! Everything was as expected or better! First of all, their smoked ribs were AMAZING. Everything else (chicken skewers-very tender, deviled eggs with smoked bacon, garlic and honey meatballs, grilled corn, vegan pasta salad, arugula salad) was delicious as well. Everyone should add their Bourbon Banana Pudding for dessert, because it was so good! I love Paul Martin's banana cream pie, but this pudding was even better! I would definitely go back to them again. Too bad I forgot to take some photos!! And yes, they are very professional. Just tell Matt what you are looking for and he'll come up with a menu for you. Easy!

Rose Johnson Catering
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Tamra B.
Verified review

Rose was amazing! She promptly respnded to all my emails and communicated flawlessly. She provided all the staff needed for our wedding and customized our menu for our dietary restrictions. We met with many caterers and she was the best value and most friendly. All of the staff working with her were very friendly and professional. The food was amazing. Evertthing was cooked to perfection, looked beautiful and tasted delicious. I don't think it could have gone any better and I highly reccomend her for any occassion! Thanks again Rose!!!!!

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Aurora Catering
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Landon T.
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Dawn and Marty were simply amazing. Marty is the chef and is more passionate about food then any chef I've ever met. He went beyond the extra mile to prepare amazing food for our wedding. The quality of the food and the the caliber of service provided by Dawn was outstanding. We live over 300 miles away from where the wedding was held so we had to hire our caterer remotely. We were worried about that at first, but Dawn put us completely at ease. She arranged for a site visit and then a private tasting at their facility. That was AMAZING! Appetizers, main courses, desert AND wine. What a great preview. Dawn helped us coordinate our order with the rental company and gave lots of helpful tips. Marty accommodated a special request my bride wanted which was to replace the traditional wedding cake with a tiered 60 cup Creme Brûlée desert tower! Wow... incredible. I heard several guest snuck two helpings :) Dawn and Marty were not just Caterers, they became family to us as they helped make the day a huge success! We would absolutely recommend their service to others and will use them again!

Jks Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kim H.
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JKs Caterers did our event for approximately 175 people. The food was great and their service was great. The only issue we had was that the temperature of the food was lukewarm to cold. Aside from that I would highly recommend.

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Leah A.
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Angela is an exceptional caterer! We hired her for a long (10 day) job for a production crew, serving multiple meals for VERY hungry people. I heard consistently that they were the best meals the crew had ever had on a job. She was very thorough in her choices, and made it obvious that she takes pride in what she cooks, plans, and serves. We plan to make Angela our go-to caterer for ALL future jobs. As much as I would love to tell you to stay away so we can hoard her...you HAVE to hire Angela and try her meals for yourself!

Farm to Table
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Alana W.
Verified review

I wanted my own birthday to be one I could enjoy, I love cooking and I am always the one hosting and doing it myself! I decided for the first time to hire someone so I could have the night to enjoy. This is where Zack came in. I canteven begin to describe how great he was! He took over everything and made the night perfect! He worked with me on the menu and made everything seem possible, his menu he sent me looked amazing and creative. He arrived on time and immediately started preparing. The food was beyond my expectations, three entrees, which included a steak dish with delicious sauces, a Moroccan chicken stew and a shrimp dish with kale and corn, four side dishes, all unique and so perfectly complimentary to the entrees! My guests were so pleased. It really made my birthday! Thank you so much! Can't wait to have you back!

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Phiesty Food Catering
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeffrey C.
Verified review

Awesome food from Cheri the owner. Creative dinners with creative appetizers all at a great price. Would recommend requesting ONLY Cheri as your chef for your event - others in employ are not nearly as competent.

What's Cookin?
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara C.
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We recently hired Eileen and her staff with What's Cookin to cater a backyard luau party. From beginning to end, she was very easy to work with. The bottom line is that her food was AMAZING! What a talent!! Our party guests raved about the dishes she prepared. Since the party was themed, we worked together to come up with the perfect selections for a summer luau. Her staff that worked the party with her were super friendly and smiley, professional, and instinctively knew how to "be there" for our guests needs. As the hosts of the party, my husband and I were able to focus entirely on our guests, which is exactly what we were looking for. We were all very impressed with everything, and are certain we found our new favorite caterer! Thanks Eileen and your staff for a job well done!

Basic Catering
4.0
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sara B.
Verified review

The food ! Amazing , the most beautiful creative dishes . Worth every penny !!!!!! I'm so excited to get my photos back from my photographer, because my wedding was by far the most beautiful wedding I have seen all year ! I am so happy I choose basic carrying , what a funny name because your level of professionalism was nothing near basic . Extravagant and nothing short of amazing ! Thank you for allowing me to enjoy my day and really trust you with every detail ! Can't wit to share photoessays with you, hopefully in about a week!

Mise En Place
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brenden D.
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Mise En Place is hands down one of the street caterers in the Bay Area. David’s is extremely creative and professional and food is excellent!

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