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Married To Food Catering
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
KENZA A.
Verified review

Chef Marcel is very kind. He delivered an outstanding service. He was very professional and on time. He represented the food very nicely. He was well organized. The food tastes very delicious. I totally recommend him for any catering and he suggested good food choices. I had the pleasure to have him for our event and he did such an amazing job 👍👏😍

From The Grill Catering
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl H.
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Anna and her crew at "The Grill and Pastry Creations Catering" were great! Anna arrived early before her staff and went work helping me with mixing punch and setting up the kitchen. She and her staff were very friendly and helped to calm us with their professionalism. Friends and family complemented us throughout the evening about the food served at my 50th birthday celebration. We were very happy with the products and services. Very professional with a casual feel. The Vegetarian Lasagna was the BOMB! We will be re-contacting you in the future. Thank you so much! Albert & Cheryl

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So Divine Catering
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aileen W.
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So Devine Catering catered an engagement party for my daughter. I can't say enough how awesome they are. I had never hired a caterer before and was a bit out of my element. Chef Alexa was super cool and kind enough to walk me through the process, meet with me and really did an outstanding job. Chef Alexa and her entire team are just awesome. Everyone at our party was impressed. Just can't say enough great things!

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Big Mann BBQ
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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Big Mann BBQ did an excellent job catering our daughter's 8th birthday party! Roger was responsive and easy to communicate with. He and his team showed up on time with their cool BBQ rig, then flawlessly prepared and served a delicious meal while happily interacting with the guests. Everyone loved the food and the service! Overall they delivered a quality product for a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend hiring Big Mann BBQ and look forward to working with them again. Sincerely, Brian Massie

  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kristan T.
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Food First Events & Catering Co. recently did two events for my company and the feedback was amazing! The food was stepped up in such a way that the impact was noticeable. The breakfast spreads that were delivered on time and set up impeccably were delicious with a few notable homemade pastry items that left people talking! I experienced nothing but professionalism, reliability and class from this experience. Also, working with David to make sure I met my budget was extremely easy and he was eager to help meet my needs without compromising quality. I highly recommend!

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Living Veg
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven C.
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Living Veg provides years of experience to their clients with professional expertise and a committed focus on details along with the personalization to what the client desires. When you add these qualities to the truly delicious food that is delivered, you have a very rare combination in catering that is 2nd to none. If you are looking for a caterer for any type of event, whether it be a small business lunch for a corporate meeting or a larger event, such as a beautiful wedding or other family celebration, I would strongly recommend that you contact Shelley at Living Veg. You will receive far more than you expect as well as an overall plan that will fit perfectly within your budget.

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JustSayCheeese
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gina T.
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Moe was really incredible to work with. He was always available when I called, he was really easy to work with, extremely accommodating to what I needed and everyone loved the food he made. He was a great selection for catering.

Fearless Appetite - CA
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen S.
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I feel so lucky to have chosen Chef Nancy Rogers who did a incredible job catering my parents very formal 60 th wedding Aniversary at a Botanical Garden...which is no easy feat. What really was incredible was her insight and perspective which really helped me on many decisions I hadn't even thought of...Nancy was valuable not just for her cooking but her capacity to see what was needed.

A Taste of Gourmet Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannie L.
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Chef Don and his team made my event extremely successful. Don was so easy to communicate with, and was very flexible and accommodating. He offered his suggestions and ideas when needed and made sure the entire evening went smoothly. His team was professional and friendly. I couldn't have asked for more. And the food? Amazing! We all loved everything and the report from these picky teenagers was a huge thumbs up! I will definitely contact this catering company for my next big event!

A Wayfaring Chef
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Laura A.
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Jessie and her crew were fabulous to work with... great to quickly communicate back and forth with me as we planned our entire wedding from Tennessee. Her food was impeccable, beautiful presentation and delicious! Everyone was very impressed with her work! I recommend her to anyone wanting just that special touch on for catering needs!

G Thymes
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny L.
Verified review

Throughout the catering process, Tanesha was very responsive and professional. Her food were good, however some of the hot entree were less flavor but her appetizer were very good. The size and portion of the food were in the smaller portion, thus I will definitely order more headcounts to compensate the quantity in the future. We actually running out on the hot entree. The presentation of her food were very elegant and delicate that she took a lot of time to prepare for the amount that she charges us. Just a note though, although she did some communicating with me in regards on running behind schedule, it just get me nervous and stress as she didn't arrive on time due to traffic. Luckily, most of the guest are close friends and they sort of understand. I will still give her another try for future events as her food quality is good.

The Kitchen Door
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Heather J.
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I reached out to Bettina looking for healthy ways to lose weight fast.Within 10 minutes she had responded.Sent me meal plans,gave a lots of education and counseling on what I needed to change.She promptly answered all my questions.Got me on a plan quick.Its fabulous I almost can feel the fat melting off.Recipes are excellent.I was scared of recipes that had no taste.Not the case here at all.Delicious!!I told her my big problem was super,she didn’t tell my I couldn’t have it at all,in fact she also sent me healthy alternatives that will cater to my sweet tooth.Definately recommend her to anyone looking to make changes and not sure where to begin!Thank you Bettina!

Wendell Hooper
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Leandro D.
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I attended a dinner party that Wendell Catered.He made several dishes that were very tasty and delicious but the dish I could not get enough of was his Seafood Soup❤️.I felt like a slob because I had 5 full serving.I definitely will alway have him cater my parties

Big Daddy's Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph X.
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I had Big Daddy's Catering for my 33rd birthday and I was very very satisfied with the overall service and quality. The food was amazing, especially the flavorful tri tip and the best potato salad I've ever had. But I will never forget how amazing the artichoke dip was. It was to die for! Steve, Michelle, and the crew were so helpful and generous and you could definitely see how much they genuinely care about the quality of their product and their outstanding customer service. I highly recommend this catering company to anyone who is looking for excellent service and excellent food.

Iris event services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Robert C.
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Great food and service. I recommend this catering company.

Heather's Helpful Hints
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Angela V.
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Heather is dedicated to her new one woman catering business! She had catered a friends party with appetizers and it was a great success; we loved her food and would recommend her to others! She came by my house with samples and we went over the menus. It’s nice to work with someone one on one you know. p.s. I really recommend her Savory Artichoke Heart Caramelized Onion Italian Cheese Quiche!

Gravy Kitchen & Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jenny D.
Verified review

Chef Lisa has catered several events for me... from intimate dinner parties to baby/bridal showers to large birthday/holiday events. I have never... and I mean NEVER tasted something of hers that I didn't like. Her culinary creations are innovative and upscale, but can also be simple and fun. She takes time to understand the host's desires, and get the feel of that event, and she shapes the menu accordingly. The staff she brings to each event is hand-picked for that particular menu/space/group... and they're fantastic! They left the place spotless, and the guests satisfied and impressed. It was worth every penny for me to NOT be in the kitchen (other than to steal bites before it came out) and for the praise we got afterward. I would (and have) recommend Chef Lisa and team again and again.

Mai's Aloha Cafe
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Kelly N.
Verified review

Loved the food! Mai was really friendly in assisting us figure out a diverse menu for our party. Will definitely be using her again for My catering needs....thanks Mai!!!

  • 7 years in business
Hunter P.
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I have had amazing experiences with Andrea and her team. I started to hire her about 3 years ago to cater to birthday parties and haven’t hired anyone else since. She’s also brought new twists to our parties with Hungarian dishes. I can’t wait to keep working with her and her team.

Love Kitchen
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yvette A.
Verified review

I cannot say enough about LoveJoy! He catered our daughters party and he was very easy to work with, listened to our needs and was very accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious! All of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food! Thank you LoveJoy for making our party amazing!!!

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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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Need a Casual American or Italian Cuisine Caterer for a Buffet Catered Wedding of 100-150 Guests

Bakersfield, CA

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Italian
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic)
  • Details
    Wedding buffet

Need a Formal American Cuisine Caterer for an Event Having At Least 200 Guests

Bakersfield, CA

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • $4500
    Average price
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