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  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Richard L.
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I have used Gourmet Your Way Catering for both business and personal occasions. The food is always excellent, the service outstanding and set-up accommodations tasteful.

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Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathryn L.
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Jose was very good. On time, organized, friendly. The food was excellent. Our guests were very impressed. So impressed that all of the food got eaten!! Lol The groom and I were making visits around the tables and everyone raved about the food ! His pastries were a bonus! We had Italuan food for our wedding. His beverages were excellent as well. I would recommend his catering to everyone. It was over the top and prices were very affordable. Thanks Jose for making our day a success !!❤️👍😊

  • 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!

Taquizas ''El Rey''
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Renee B.
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Jesse and his Mom did a great job catering my daughter's bday party. Everyone loved the tacos! I will definately use their services again! Renee

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle G.
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We were fortunate to have Jessica coordinate and then cater a large birthday party for almost 75 people in our home. Her ideas were fantastic, unique and original and her coordination of the entire event was amazing. All of her staff were courteous and attentive. Best of all the house was left cleaner than when they arrived. I will always used Jessica for any events we have in the future and highly recommend her.

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Creative Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott I.
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The Crew of Jordan's Catering were super! We held an aircraft and exotic car event at a hangar at Thermal. The team was prepared when the event opened, offered butler served appetizers and presented REALLY well. It was a HIT!

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FirstClassCateringService
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Skylar K.
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Michael did an amazing job catering the brunch / pool party we hosted the day after our wedding. He was prompt, professional, and kind. And he always responded to all my questions and concerns. But the best part was the food!!! We had several vegetarians so Michael made us special veggie enchiladas. They were so amazing that even sworn meat-eaters were going back for seconds. The food far exceeded our expectations. We would love to have occasion to hire Michael again. I've already recommended him to 2 friends. A+++

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Catering Services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Tedd C.
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Chef Julian catered a party for 12 of us in Palm Springs. He did an absolutely amazing job and each course was delicious (the fish was among the best we've ever had)! He also did a great job with the service as well. We would 100% recommended Chef Julian!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amber F.
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Danny's tacos were delicious!! Service was great. I will definitely hire his catering team again. Thank you thumbtack

Mark Roberts Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marisa L.
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Chef Mark is an amazing chef! He was very professional. I had a small dinner party with friends. I wasn’t sure what I wanted. Since I am on a low carb diet. After speaking with him he created a Menu to fit my diet restrict but also carter to my friends non restricted diet. Appetizer was fried calamari with sweet and sour sauce. The salad was a fresh Ahi Tuna salad. The entree was mouth watering pan seared Scallops with lemongrass carrot ginger purée. Lastly was dessert which I could only have a taste of my friends apple crisp with vanilla ice cream and homemade salted caramel. It was to hard to resist. Chef Mark made fresh berries with he’s own whipping cream!

The Main Course
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara R.
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Isaias and his staff were wonderful. I hired him to cook two dinners and one breakfast for a girls weekend for 10 ladies. His price was extremely reasonable for all the amazing food we received. Filet mignon, salmon, tarts, lava cakes, omelette bar, fresh fruit! Plates were beautiful, vegetables were fresh and tasty. Amazing. He even went shopping for us to stock the fridge with snacks and brought us candles to light our table outside in the evening. He was friendly, professional, efficient, clean, but best of all, my guests raved about the food. I would recommend Isaias in a heartbeat. Hire him! You'll be glad you did.

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.
Verified review

great meal

About

Hello! We are called MOBCHEF Catering. We do BBQ or Taco Man Catering for your event. But that's not all we do!! We do fine dining new american, mexican, bbq buffets for your weddings, quince's or formal events, and also do bbq or taco man for your small backyard parties. We are event planners as well!!! We have DJ's on staff, and bakers as well!! We can do custom cakes suited to the theme of your event, all the way up to 6 tiers!!! We do candy buffet tables, we have margarita machines for rent, that also can do non-alcoholic slushies for the kids. Our margarita machines are also capable of doing self-serve ice cream for ice cream bars, or to put on top of our famous funnel cakes!!! The possibilities are endless! We have our business license as well. We fit any budget!!! Give us a call and find out! Taco Man up to 50 people: $350 3 meat choices included. Your choice of carne asada, marinated chicken, al pastor, carnitas, or barbacoa. Deep fried battered fish for 25 extra. Rice and Beans are included. Red/Green Salsa included, as well as guac, cheese, sour cream and onions/cilantro. 1 drink choice is included. Your choice fruit punch, lemonade, sweet tea, horchata, watermelon, cantalope or tamarindo. Napkins, plates, cups and utensils included. Additional meat choices are available for $25 extra. You keep any left overs. Serving time is 2 hours. BBQ Man up to 50 people $450 2 meat choices included. Your choice of smoked baby back ribs, smoked pork ribs, smoked beef ribs, marinated butter injected bbq chicken, smoked tri-tip, slow roasted bbq pulled pork, hot links. BBQ Sauce included, Country biscuits included. 2 sides are also included. Your choice of cole slaw, bbq baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, mac n cheese or tossed green ceasar salad. 1 drink choice is also included. Your choice of boysenberry punch, fruit punch, cactus cooler, lemonade, sweet tea. Plates and napkins will be included as well. Setup time of 1 1/2 hours is needed and serving time is 2 1/2 hours. Call Robert or Leeann

About

I am just starting out, as far as going into others' homes to help them with cooking. I felt this was a way to make them feel at home, and make it much easier to teach them the basics of cooking. I do everything from desserts to some French food; and catering is a favourite. Here at Dee's, we know not everyone is a born cook/chef, but we all can learn the basics and have fun making many different types of food and drinks. We just have fun, as we learn together, you will get a great deal out of cooking with Dee (Donna). I love people and cooking, so here at my place, together we shall learn to cook and enjoy life. Make that man or woman in your life never want to leave nor get enough.

  • 9 years in business
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I put my heart and soul into every single menu service. No matter what the budget, I always put my client first and work hard to provide their needs and wants.

About

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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Our company offers a wide range of foods to choose from. We also offer tastings prior to the event so you can be sure you've made the best decisions. Also Cassandra’s Tasty Foods is happy to create a menu that satisfies your financial and party needs. We are also known for meeting or beating the competitors’ prices.

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We serve pasta, artisan sandwiches and salads. Zabado is an on-demand wholesome event catering with a healthy twist. With Zabado, customer customization is a must. Event guests are able to fully customize their choice of whole grain pasta or hand-tossed salad, which comes with their selection of veggie, protein, and sauce options, or one of our many handcrafted artisan sandwiches.

About

We are catering all your needs. We cook all ethnicity of foods. We are a small family owned catering company. I have 20 years of military cooking experience.

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I'm a certified chef with 14 years of restaurant and fine dining experience with American, Italian and international cuisines under my belt.

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.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

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.

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.

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Need Catering Services

San Clemente, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    Our wedding is at a private home
  • $1250
    Average price

Need a Caterer For a Birthday Party

Laguna Niguel, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    Birthday party
  • $350
    Average price

Need a Caterer on 8th June 2013

Riverside, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    BBQ, Italian
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    We do not need any one to stay and serve. Just 2 main dishes dropped off. There are 60 people but I will say 80 just in case.
  • $360
    Average price
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