Oceanside, CA
46 Buffet Caterers near you
Where do you need the buffet caterer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Oceanside Buffet Caterers

Browse these buffet caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oceanside.

Baja's Tacos & Catering
4.8
from 139 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne C.
Verified review

My employer hired Baja's Tacos to cater a company event at Qualcomm Stadium on 12/27. We host an annual tailgate party for clients and industry partners, and have used other caterers in the past. I got quotes from 5 caterers, and ultimately went with Baja's because it was evident that they are very passionate about what they do, and really dedicated to quality and authenticity. (side note: although cost wasn't a factor in our decision, Baja's price was probably the lowest of all 5 companies) Jesus was always quick to respond and answer questions, and every interaction I had with him was pleasant. We were extremely happy with the service that Jesus and his team provided, and the food was amazing. We had three types of tacos (carne asada, pollo and adobada) with fresh corn and flour tortillas and extra chips and guacamole as an appetizer. I appreciated that they included all the toppings including various salsas, guacamole, etc. in the price, as well as rice and beans. It was also very important to us that the tortillas be made fresh onsite, and they did not disappoint! In fact, they made everything right there, including salsa, guacamole. The team arrived well in advance of the event start, and were completely set up and ready to go before any guests arrived. They also provided plenty of staff to serve and cook., so no one had to wait in line. Overall, we would highly recommend Baja's Tacos and look forward to using them again in the future.

Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 147 hires 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!

Top Pro
Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
LouElla S.
Verified review

Amazing! Sit down dinner for 32. Everything perfect. People asked me for her card. First time hiring a catered dinner won't be the last. She made the party a celebration from the specialty drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres to the fillets and fish and through to dessert. Lilian, YOU made my husband's birthday special! Thank You so much.

Top Pro
Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gina W.
Verified review

Chef Shawna went out of her way to make our wedding special. Food- We had an idea of what we wanted, fancy picnic food, and she really ran with it. Fried Chicken, Tri Tip, Cedar Plank Smoked Salmon and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes a mixed greens salad with raspberries and vinegarette, Squash Trio and appetizers that my groom and I missed of course! Every person who ate the salmon asked about it, there's a strong chance it was the best salmon we'd ever had. I don't eat chicken, however getting anyone's attention after dinner was served was almost impossible if they had it, I'm pretty sure I saw grown men fighting over drumsticks and thighs. EVERYTHING was amazing but I cannot overstate the amount of compliments I heard about her fried chicken and smoked salmon. We had 62 people and everyone had enough to eat themselves halfway to a food coma without there being an excess left over. I think that was one of the more impressive things, working out the quantities so well. Service- Shawna communicated with me and answered all my questions leading up to the big day, as well as making some last minute tweaks to the menu to make everything flow better. She showed up on time and dinner was served when we'd asked with no interruptions from her or her (well dressed and mannered) staff. This was a huge help as I had to answer questions and wrangle other people throughout the day who had apparently forgotten our weeks of preparation. I ordered items from VG's bakery for our dessert bar then realized that no one would be able to set it out between the buffet and the time I wanted it open. Shawna stepped in and set up the table beautifully, all I had done was place the boxes and serving bowls/ canisters/ trays in the kitchen! If we lived closer we would absolutely use her services more often, personal chef, small parties, large events, I would even take classes from her if she offered. She is friendly, soft spoken and polite, yet professional, that is a hard combination to find.

Top Pro
June Sper Catering
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susan L.
Verified review

June went out of her way to accommodate a variety of requests and provided a great buffet for our guests. She brought everything to us, ready to serve, as I had only one oven and a small refrigerator. She was very reasonable on pricing and worked with our budget. We really appreciated her services!

La Mexicana Tacos & Catering
4.4
from 51 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Lucia V.
Verified review

Everybody loved the food. There was plenty and we even had leftovers. The caterers didn't mind all the stairs they had to take to carry their stove, tables etc. We will hire them again for sure when we are in the area.

Top Pro
Prime Cuts Catering
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Debre G.
Verified review

Ron has been my caterer for several years. I have used his services for fundraising, golf tournaments, banquets and private parties and everyone loves his food. He has done tri tip and chicken dinners, appetizer parties.

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 46 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Craig W.
Verified review

I called Chef Mumsie 3 days before a party at which I was expecting 60 guests. She and her staff were able to put together a fantastic menu at a reasonable price. Chef M advised me on what I would need since I was getting some of the party items myself. She and her staff arrived promptly and set up the buffet seemlessly. The only problem we experienced was that the food she made was simply too delicious!!! We actually ran out of food. BTW the party was at our home and Chef M and her staff left the house impeccably clean. Just make sure you order extra food ....it is so delicious....you may run out. . .

Top Pro
Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
Verified review

I contacted Sage Bleu based on the reviews I saw here. Although there were other caterers with more reviews, I was looking for a talented caterer, not jaded by decades in the business, who would go the extra mile to deliver superlative food and service. The reviews I saw here painted a picture of incredible food and personalized, unobtrusive, caring service, so I called Sage Bleu. When I spoke with Lavonne, I casually mentioned a few dishes that only the most savvy food aficionado would know. She subtly let me know that she not only knew what those dishes were, but knew how to prepare them. SOLD! I had Sage Bleu cater a casual neighborhood get together as well as a white tablecloth dinner for a dozen finicky business associates. The food selections were appropriate for both crowds. The food, wine pairings and presentation were impeccable. Service began exactly at the appointed time and clean-up was to the highest white glove standard. I cannot recommend Sage Bleu highly enough!

Top Pro
Aioli
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ani F.
Verified review

We were very happy with the food and service room Aioli. Catering our family event made everything run smoothly, and gave me the opportunity to mingle and visit with our guests. The food was delicious, and delivered and set up on time. I would highly recommend Aioli.

Paraiso Delicacies
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy F.
Verified review

We hired Paraiso Delicacies for our company Holiday Luncheon. Overall the food was good and the desserts were scrumptious. The service was great and Joanie and Chelsea were very professional. We received a lot of positive feedback from employees. One employee wrote “I thought the lunch was fantastic, the food was great, I liked it because it seemed more homemade and not just pre-made buffet food.” Our company was very pleased that Paraiso Delicacies catered the luncheon.

CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
Verified review

He is a great person to work with. He brings a positive attitude to what he does. Impressed with how he uses simple, organic and fresh ingredients to make delicious meals. He has this great bechamel sauce for lasagna! In fact, everything he has ever made for us was of excellent quality.

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores G.
Verified review

I am beyond grateful to Thumbtack for connecting me to Chef Keith Prante and his team at Hautè Productions Events and Catering to cater my mom's 80th birthday celebration. They are absolutely A-MAZING! Chef Prante was one of two chefs who responded to my request via Thumbtack, and I also received a personal referral. Neither of the other caterers offered ANYWHERE NEAR the quality, selections, variety and value that Hautè offered at my price point. We had our tasting today, and it absolutely sealed the deal! Everything was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. I highly recommend Hautè Productions to any potential customer who appreciates excellence, accommodation and genuine customer service.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Janese J.
Verified review

They were timely, professional and adaptable. Fixed plenty of food to feed our 80 guests. The food was great especially the BBQ. If we're ever in San Diego again we will definitely use them!

Next Event Catering
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Claire F.
Verified review

Amazing service and food! I am so glad that one of my clients referred me to them. They do an awesome Hawaiian buffet. I highly recommend them. Thank you.

Admiral's Experience
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Ashanti S.
Verified review

I hired The Admiral's Experience to cater a Pop Up Dinner for my wife's birthday. They brought the restaurant atmosphere to our home. Chef Geoff and his team did a great job! I couldn't have asked for a more exclusive experience! The food was amazing, and the staff was so professional. My home practically felt like a 5 star restaurant! All of my guests were so impressed! I would recommend Admirals to anyone trying to experience something different and amazing at a reasonable price!

BAPS!
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

BAPS! Catered my family event. There buffalo chicken dip was out of this world. They delivered more then what was expected. Would recommend them to everyone.

Enjoy Dining In
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Bala Z.
Verified review

On Saturday I attended a dinner that she catered. There were 70 people or so. It was a 4 course meal and it was delicious. Well prepared and well presented and most importantly served ON TIME!

Creative Catering Temecula
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria B.
Verified review

We ordered a charcuterie for 40. Tanya, the owner, came to interview us and to gather information about our event and our needs. She submitted a proposal which met all of our needs. Her proposal included food, labor, disposables, and rentals. She recommended a. Vendor for centerpieces that were hand made, and stunning. When rain was predicted for day of event, she came to our home day prior to event to help us set up an indoor event as opposed to an outdoor one. On day of event she picked up a cake that was outside of her scope of work. She showed up promptly and had food beautifully displayed by time event started. She stayed through event helping to replenish buffet and serve Champagne and cake. She stored left over food and cleaned up kitchen and moved rentals out of house at end of event. She was professional and treated all our guests with great respect. She provided a stress free event for me, and exceeded my expectations. She was excellent at sourcing food, vendors, and at providing suggestions. I will use her again, and just today recommended her to a local business owner who hosts private events.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We hired Unique Luxury Catering to prepare a family dinner for 8 for my wife's birthday on our patio at the Villa we were staying in at Pelican Hill.Chef Brad prepared a spectacular meal and the carrot cake was over the top.The red wine reduction with vanilla bean was a very special treat for everything to be plated in.The cucumber with lobster & quac & apricot / almond appetizers were perfect starters.Great evening ,Great setting ,fabulous meal ! Thanks !

URBN Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sander B.
Verified review

Michael and his team at URBN went above and beyond to make our corporate event a success! Their Pizzas were delicious and very well received by the entire team! Plus the fact that they bake them on the spot in their oven creates an unique experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone and will certainly use them again. Thanks on behalf of the entire Fox team!

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.