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Palm Desert Thanksgiving Caterers

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  • 28 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin D.
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Great experience with Chef Bloomhuff catering a meal for my family - amazing menu, great attention to detail and a really nice guy - our whole family loved the evening - thanks Chef!

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie H.
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Awesome is the perfect word to describe events by Jessica! I had to back-to-back parties in early December that couldn't have been more perfectly executed. Jessica thought of absolutely everything to make each party a success. From the caterers...to the bartender...to the waitstaff that she hired, all were perfectly informed, professional and fantastic at their jobs. The food was amazing, the staff was prompt and polite. Both parties could not have been any better! The first person I will call before planning my next event will be Jessica! She's AWESOME!

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Creative Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeanie C.
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We hired Jeff and his staff for our wedding weekend. Friday we had a "meet and greet" BBQ and Saturday Jeff provided the food for our buffet style taco bar. We live in San Diego so we were really in the dark about Palm Springs area caterers. The food and the presentation was outstanding. We gave Jeff ideas for what we wanted and he took control and delivered all of it and more. He is a pleasure to work with and makes every effort to ensure the food is excellent and that everything runs smoothly (even when it's not his responsibility). Jeff helped with many components of our weekend, including putting us in touch with a reliable party rental business and culinary artist for the wedding cake. We are eternally grateful for Jeff and the Creating Catering staff for being part of our special weekend.

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FirstClassCateringService
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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Chef Mike was outstanding. The job was a Thanksgiving dinner for the Cathedral City Fire Department.The food was topnotch, the guys said it was like something your grandmother would make. I would recommend Chef Mike and First Class Catering for any occasion.

  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jim B.
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Chef Sarena had prepared our Thanksgiving Dinner - 2015. Dinner consisted of Shrimp Ceviche, Lobster with rice and beans, tortilla soup & Flan for desert. Our Dinner was outstanding and very much appreciated. There was some down time between the soup and the main course but I believe that was do to the Lobster grilled outside and serving inside. I would highly recommend Chef Sarena for your dinner and /or parties.

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Catering Services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Dianne A.
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Chef Julian prepared our anniversary dinner at a home we rented in Palm Springs. It was BEYOND AMAZING! He was so great in planning our special meal and easy to work with. We were able to stay by the pool and enjoy without worrying about a thing! Appetizers, salad, main course and dessert were just perfect. He was so organized, set our table, helped with wine pairing and cleaned up everything. Very professional and a great guy! Wish he lived in our state!!! We are still talking about our molten chocolate cake!!!!!

Swamp Daddy's BBQ
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Andy A.
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Every time Swamp Daddy delivers a GREAT meal! their BBQ beef is fabulous!

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kim M.
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From the beginning to end my experience with Danny was professional, worry free & excellent service from him & his 2 helpers! I did exactly what he said I would..."enjoy my company while he did all the work". Priced excellent for the quality & amount of food. All guests left stuffed from delicious food & complimented what an awesome caterer I hired! Thanks again Danny!

Chef Julia Anne
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Julia S.
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We had an Amazing Baby Shower with this young lady. The food was everything we could have imagined and more. Such elegance and refinement in her plating. We have already contacted her for my hubbys surprid=se birthday!!!

Soul Food Train Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 30 years in business
Ingrid C.
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great meal

Handmades by Heidi
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brenda B.
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Food was delicious! Professional friendly service. Will defenitely hire her again!

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I do custom menus. I have worked for another catering company for 15 years. I am now on my own. I have referrals and many repeated customers.

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Mexican Food Catering for All Occasions provides services from Los Angeles to the Inland Empire and surrounding areas. Contact me with any of your questions. Ask about our packages and monthly specials.

  • 15 years in business
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Whether you are planning a simple birthday celebration in your back yard, an elegant wedding on a grand scale, or even that special anniversary meal with all the details taken care of, the staff at Johnson Catering will take the stress on and give you all the fun of the moment! Attention to detail from the guest place settings with stemmed glassware, China, and flatware to stages, customized dance floors, and lighting, we are a one-stop shop for all your event's needs! We have budget conscious menus already designed for you to choose from to be prepared and completed in your kitchen or at an approved venue as well as the ability to design that unique menu for you. Allow us to assist you in all your catering needs with food from the heart!

  • 25 years in business
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We cater for special occasions, brunch, cooking parties, and classes for group or individuals. You can't serve excuses, simply call!

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We do it all! James Beard recognized chef. Nothing is too big or too small! We provide custom menu on your budget!

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Personal Touch Catering has been creating great meals and great memories for more than 15 years. Call Personal Touch Catering today; we'll take care of everything. With Personal Touch Catering, you don't need to worry about a thing. We take care of all the details, from preparation to cleanup. We fix our prices up front. We never charge hidden fees. Our team of highly qualified professionals will make any event a pleasure. From weddings to cocktail parties or anything in between, Personal Touch Catering is your best choice. Our attention to detail, experience, and reliability ensure that your event will be a smashing success. Our food reflects our commitment to exceptional quality. All meals are prepared under the guidance of the owner, Mike Rivers. All meals are prepared with a passion for perfection. Your guests will be talking about your wonderful food for days to come. Our menu has been developed over a 20-year period, with new dishes being added regularly. We serve traditional, elegant fare with a contemporary flair!

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With a wide array of experience and a variety in multiple-service settings, I am able to assist in setups, breakdowns, bartending/catering services, childcare, cleaning, organization and event planning.

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I use the freshest and top quality ingredients just like I would make it for my own family The best is interaction with new family's and giving them a piece of me and in turn receive some of their family as well

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25 years of passion for cooking and creation owned four restaurant in California specialized in Mediterranean cuisine famous for kabobs, hommus, dolma, falafel, tabouli, creative salads , French quiches, spinach pies, cheese rolls , pizza and much more The kitchen is my paradise I like perfection great taste and presentation cooking and creating recepies started since I was 15 till now looking to impress and have people enjoy the healthy way on cooking Mediterranean food

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I am a recently relocated European caterer in the Southern California area. I am extremely knowledgeable with American and European cuisine. I am very detailed and organized with excellent food choices for all occasions. I'm very easy to work with, reliable and flexible. Bring a different and more unique experience to your event without breaking your budget with Zeno Catering.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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