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Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sachelle J.
Verified review

Mike did an amazing job catering my wedding for a very affordable price. He provided the food, bartenders & Italian water jugs for my guest. He prepared more than enough for my buffet style wedding and my guest were very satisfied. Mike is very easy to work with and made planning my wedding in 3 months less stressful.

Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey O.
Verified review

I hired Jose for my wedding. His food was excellent and he was so professional at the tasting that we went to. Jose was very responsive and helpful with all of my questions/concerns over several months while I was planning my wedding. The caterer at a wedding has a huge job, and for my wedding day I felt like everything went so smoothly. His staff were so professional, friendly and dedicated to making all of our guests happy. He showed up on time and set up everything flawlessly and exactly as we had talked about. I am so happy that I found Jose for my wedding! I would highly recommend him and his staff for any event! Not only is it important to have a caterer that makes good food, but also have someone who cares about his clients and wants to provide the very best customer service and from my experience Jose did exactly this. He went above and beyond and we couldn't have been happier! Thank you Jose!

  • 28 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Pam V.
Verified review

Amazing and very professional experience. William was very easy to work with and accommodated our parents 50th wedding anniversary dinner perfectly. I would highly recommend him to anyone for any type of dinner. The food was spectacular and I would certainly use him again! Thank you William for a wonderful evening!

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FirstClassCateringService
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amber M.
Verified review

Excellent experience. We hired 1st class catering for Mexican food for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Michael is very easy to communicate with and responds quickly. All the pre-event coordination was seamless, and the day of was even better. Michael delivered the food early, helped us set it up and get the chaffing dishes situated, and left plenty of disposable supplies for the meal. Best part was the Mexican food was delicious! All of our guests raved about it. Definitely would hire him again!

Creative Catering
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney L.
Verified review

Jeff was outstanding. We hired him for our wedding catering. He was professional, kind and fun! The food was delicious and better than we could have ever imagined. His staff was very attentive. Our guests were literally raving about the cuisine! We are so thankful to have had him to work with during planning. He was so patient with our indecisiveness, had so many great ideas and found ways for us to cut back on costs. We will be highly recommending his services to all of our family and friends. Jeff is the man!

CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen H.
Verified review

Fantastic meal, way exceeded expectations and was much more affordable than other private chefs we contacted. Would highly recommend to anyone hosting a dinner!! Originally we looked at making a group dinner reservation to dine out in Palm Springs for a birthday party, having Cucina Migrante come to our vacation rental made for a more relaxing and unforgettable dining experience. Francesco and Adisa are true pros!

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Edrienne G.
Verified review

Jessica is truly awesome, if you really want your wedding to be awesome, hire Jessica. Imagine Winston Wolf from Pulp Fiction as a blonde and more approachable. She gets things done and really solves problems sometimes even before you've thought of them. She is always on time, and is always aware of the time and what should be happening at any given moment with the wedding party and vendors. I simply can't imagine how our day would've went without Jessica quarterbacking the event. Due to ours and her schedule we didn't get to meet face to face until the day before our wedding for rehearsal. This had us a little uneasy but it really did not matter as immediately upon meeting her we knew she was the right person. Her professionalism, personality, and experience went to work as soon as she stepped out of her car. She asked us how we were getting on with preparations and if we needed any last minute items and asked about any concerns. She listened to everything we said and actually started solving our concerns right away. I had a worry about the parking situation for the wedding as we didn't want any cars in photos but we had to keep the gates open. She managed to get a sign made to let the guest and cab drivers know where to park or drop guests off, and it really worked well. When she met the wedding party she gauged what type of crowd we were and made sure everyone felt comfortable to ask her for anything, even let my groomsmen know if we run out of pre gaming beers she'd be happy to make the run to the store. On the big day she went to work immediately, she did everything we asked of her and more! She ensured my wife and I and our parents were fed first and our cups were always, always full. I always thought the coordinator was suppose to pull the strings and be invisible on the day. I thought this because of weddings I've recently attended as a guest. However Jessica was always there and available, everyone in our wedding party and even guests felt like they could approach her and ask her anything. I truly preferred her presence and not hidden away behind the scenes. She genuinely looked happy to be there and it's obvious she loves her work. When you're planning a wedding everyone is quick to tell you what you will need and won't need and what you can get away with on the cheap. A day of coordinator should not be on that list. You can prepare and prepare but something unexpected comes up the day of or you forget to do something and you won't have the time or mental energy to deal with it properly yourself. This is where Jessica's awesomeness is invaluable. She will take care of all the loose ends and make certain the schedule runs smoothly, so you can actually enjoy your day and savour the experience of getting married!

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Annie S.
Verified review

Vito, you did an amazing job catering Melissa's wedding. It obviously was a great day watching my little girl get married, and the food and fun atmosphere you created only added to it. I can honestly say the pizza was the best I've ever tasted and those jalapeño poppers were the talk of the night. I loved the set up. It was casual and elegant at the same time. Just great all around! Thanks so much, Annie

Cello's Pantry
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ian H.
Verified review

I hired Cello's Pantry to cater a 60th birthday party I threw for myself at my home. The party was for 47 guests. Bonnie and her staff did an outstanding job! I had spoken to several caterers but found them challenged by the party theme I had in mind, or I was not confident that they could smoothly execute and handle the logistics. I had wanted to do a birthday party around a mid-century modern theme. Bonnie rose to the challenge and created an hors d'oeuvre menu inspired by 1960's party food but with a 21st century twist. The guests raved about the food and really loved the updated caramelized onion dip. I had a wait person and bar tender and my guests raved about both of them. Lots and lots of complements about how attentive they were. They were excellent. Throughout the process Bonnie was professional and extremely timely with communications. I would not hesitate to hire Cello's Pantry again for my next catered event.

Istanbul Catering in LA
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey M.
Verified review

My travel partner and I had returned from an 18 day trip to Turkey and decided to throw a party for about 20 friends to show our photos. I found Istanbul Catering online and placed a call to Aydin. Over the course of about a week, we put together a menu of traditional Turkish dishes that would accomodate every diet in our crowd - from vegan to total carnivores. Of course I ordered mezes galore, but Aydin suggested that he cook the main courses at the event instead of in his kitchen ahead of time, saying that the flavor and temperature would be so much better. That made him more like a private chef than a caterer! When I think of caterer, I think of someone who prepares food ahead and drops it off, or perhaps puts precooked food in your oven to keep it warm. Not Aydin! Aydin was so much more than a caterer or even a private chef. His way with our guests was so wonderful and there was someone always chatting with him while he cooked and grillled. When the meal was over, he didn't even get to leave because he had become such an integral part of the party by that point. The food was fresh, fabulous and plentiful. We sent almost everyone home with a "care package" and still had enough for a few more meals. I received calls and emails from nearly every one of my guests raving about the food. You will not be disappointed. I feel as though I found not only a great caterer, but a new friend as well.

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

My experiance with morgan and her crew was the best experience ever and this coming from someone who has never worked with a catarer before! I was kinda spectical at the begening to hire a catering company for my wedding! Morgan and her crew made the experince very easy! Taking over and handeling all the needs of the food and serving the guests , they made my wedding so stress free to where i didnt have to worry about one thing! All it took was one unitial face to face visit to where i explained to her my needs and sure enough morgan and her crew exceeded my expectations in a perfesional manner ... I def highly recommend M&M catering to any one!!! Thanks Morgan

  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette L.
Verified review

Food is always awesome and Ihsan works very hard. He is dedicated to making your event and your meal terrific.

  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Liz R.
Verified review

I find it to be a wonderful idea and services for children birthday parties. It sounds very interesting and excitting adding a new theme to birthday parties parents will love it. I have personally seen some of their costumes and are so well taken care of, clean, colorful, big and actually look like the characters. There is no other store like this in the Coachella Valley they are the only one where you can walk in order all your party needs and balloons for your party they do it all and they have free party planning can't beat that. Great Job Enchanted Memories!

Hollywood Candy Girls Inc.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melody T.
Verified review

Have worked with The Hollywood candy girls on several weddings, private events & mitzvahs. They are professional and so easy to work with. Always on time and reliable which is very important to both my clients and our staff. They create really beautiful displays, delicious products and really unique items. We enjoy working with them on a consistent basis.

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Mike H.
Verified review

Dave makes great food. Catered our wedding reception for 300 ish people and everyone loved it.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Temma K.
Verified review

Pleazingly Tasteful catered my wedding, their service was spectacular!! I highly recommend their services, especially the grape tree. The most delicious grapes I've ever had. They were very professional, the food was well plated and tasty.

Mary Khuu
4.8
from 5 reviews
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Susie E.
Verified review

I had my bridal shower earlier this year in April, and was taken back by the beautiful dessert bar. Not only were the mini desserts and pastries delicious, the whole table was so pretty and detailed. I can’t say enough about all of the desserts, but the cake pops were to die for. You may think to yourself, “Ok, cake pops are so easy to make. Roll up cake into a ball and dip it in melted chocolate.” Nope! You have not had cake pop, until you’ve had this one. They were deliciously moist, with decorative floral designs that looked as if they came out of a magazine — they were that good! The chocolate covered strawberries were made so well — the chocolate had a nice, refreshing crisp, when you bit into it, with designs that were personalized for me. And last, but not least, the taro parfait. If you don’t know what taro is, you’ll need to look it up because the taro parfait was absolutely mouthwatering. I can go on and on about the cookies and the rest of the desserts, but I think you get the point. Did I mention that Mary used different candies and mediums in my wedding colors at the dessert bar? Thank you, Mary, for doing such a wonderful job!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
Verified review

We hired Garlic Girls Catering to provide a post-wedding lunch for 40 people. I could go on forever about how great Amy was in every way--responsive to our needs, creative menu suggestion that fit our event perfectly, fabulous food in presentation and taste, reasonable cost. We had exactly the amount of food we needed. Everyone--from grandparents to kids, guys, gals--everyone loved the food. I got lots of compliments, I wish Amy could have heard them, but she kept quietly behind the scenes for the entire event. We had an uncertain schedule because of post-wedding photos and didn't actually eat until a couple of hours after I had asked Amy to have the food ready. She had planned a perfect menu that was delicious nonetheless. I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending her catering services for any event. Thanks Amy!!

Mobile Chef Catering
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra J.
Verified review

Mr. Marble has done several events for our family. He has always done a standout job and one I can depend on for any food event. He is professional in every way and I personally know that he comes from a family who prided themselves in the deliciousness and the presentation of their food. He catered my daughter's wedding in my home a few years ago. The food and presentation was superior. Mr Marble is definitely at the top of my list when it comes to catering.

Pete's Firehouse BBQ
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katie O.
Verified review

Pete and his wife Melissa are an amazing and caring team. When my wedding planner Birgit Aviles recommended that we try Pete’s for our catering, my husband was determined that they were going to be our caterer. After a hearty taste test, we were beyond sold (and stuffed!). Melissa met with us at the venue a couple of weeks beforehand to finish with details which was wonderful. The day of, we had a fantastic spread of tri-tip, smoked chicken, smoked mac n’ cheese, baked beans, salad and rolls. I had SO MANY of my guests tell me they usually don’t like wedding food, but every person cleared their plates! The only thing I heard anyone complain about was that they didn’t get enough mac n’ cheese! They even made a small dish of mac n’ cheese and had portobello skewers for our few vegetarian guests. After the event was over, they packed up all the leftovers for us so we could snack on it later that night and the next day! They also had two servers that worked their butts off throughout the night helping serve our guests and then clean up. Everything was beyond delicious, beyond wonderful, and top notch. Thank you for your wonderful customer service and delicious BBQ!

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