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Oakdale Caterers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 41 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+++++!!!

Julie q
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia T.
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Julie Quiroga catered my daughter's 15th birthday party. She helped me with food suggestions according with the theme and it was a hit! She is courtious, respectful and on time. My guest were satisfied and I strongly recommend her to cater any event.

Hunt & Gather
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
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For our first-ever catered dinner party for colleagues from work, this went very well. David was responsive and easy to work with. He was prompt and attentive to our requests and the food was great. Would recommend!

  • 3 years in business
Phyllis G.
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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!

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

Fresh Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Zohra Q.
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    Excellent caterer with the best quality foods and service ! We will definitely use again and highly recommend to anyone and everyone everyone ! A+++

    • 7 years in business
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    I put out everything I make as if I am serving it to my mother! The look of bliss on people's faces when they see and then taste my creations.

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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 catering company and complete service professionals in your home. Let us cater your party or just assist you with the cooking, set up and service. We allow you to create your own delightful food in your home and then be able to enjoy your event because we take over and finish every detail of the event while you relax and mingle with your guests.

    • 1 year in business
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    We offer vegan and vegetarian options and it is our specialty! I am very passionate about what I do because I love creating new, fresh, even healthy menus for my customers. People love my food, I create, fresh, and colorful crowd pleasing dishes.

    • 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. I enjoy cooking and sharing my love for food with others. It's comforting, soulful, I enjoy learning diffrent cuisines of food. Being creative is always a plus. Make it your own!!!!

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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.

    • 26 years in business
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    We pay attention to detail to ensure the customers event is a success! We put lots of time and effort into our food, no matter how big or small the event is and seeing people enjoy the food and service and have a successful event it is very gratifying.

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    French Inspired Southern Comfort Food and desserts. Bringing my surrounding community comfort with my food, a good laugh, and great conversations.

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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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    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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    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.

    • 6 years in business
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    Here at AskDrete Catering, we specialize in creating a unique and one-of-a-kind menu selection from small parties to corporate events. We, here at AskDrete Catering, pride ourselves with providing a one-of-a-kind luxury service for all your guests.

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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. Here at Noah's, we believe in the bagel. We believe it has the power to do amazing things—giving you a reason to look forward to morning office meetings or an afternoon escape or even the simple joy of a shmear mustache on your kid’s face. It’s why we get to the store at 2am every day and bake fresh bagels every four hours, so our bagels are as fresh and delicious as possible. It’s why we only use the finest ingredients to create the most inspiring flavors. It’s why we do everything possible to make your day that much better. To spread a little more joy and happiness in the world. To laugh, smile and enjoy each other’s company that much more. And to us, there’s no better way to do that than with the bagel.

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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.

    • 12 years in business
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    We are a family based full service catering company. Specialize in down home southern cooking. Food prepared with only the finest quality ingredients. Utilize local products. Have a history in corporate catering and weddings. We can provide quality full service from a small two person every to a large group of 300 plus. Providing the highest level of food and service to my customers at a reasonable price.

    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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