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Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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!

  • 28 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Alice W.
Verified review

Chef William catered a dinner party for 11 women at a vacation rental home in the Coachella Valley. He was very easy to communicate with prior to the event, and he offered a great menu at a reasonable price. He arrived on time and set up discreetly in the kitchen while our guests drank sangria and ate appetizers (all provided by Chef William) outside by the pool. All of the food was delicious, and the portion sizes were generous. The paella was fun to watch him prepare in the giant pan and tasted delicious even the next day as leftovers. The tortoni dessert was also a hit. Chef William cleaned up impeccably after dinner, and we were all grateful to wake up the next morning to an immaculate kitchen and no dishes to wash. I would definitely recommend Chef William to cater a fun and delicious dinner for a large group.

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 30 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!

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FirstClassCateringService
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah G.
Verified review

I hired Firstclass Catering for a party at a private residence on Friday night. Michael and his staff were wonderful. The food was outstanding. All of our guests were very complimentary of the food and service. Frank the bartender kept everyone's drink full. From the setup to the teardown the entire evening was just perfect. The biggest compliment I can offer was from the owner of the home. After all the guests had left they looked around the house and stated "did we have a party here tonight?" "You would never know it." I highly recommend FirstClassCatering for your event. Well done.

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Catering Services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tedd C.
Verified review

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!!

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

Morgan catered my wedding reception. She did an excellent job. We had about 60 guests and she made all the food and decorated the facility. Over all she is the best and I would recommend that people use her.

The Experience Events Inc.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jenise K.
Verified review

I'd like to take a moment to thank the Experience Event Inc. for all of their hard work at my son's 8th birthday party. I was blown away with the Sesame Street themed party. Also, how professional, innovative and open the owner's are. I felt confident with allowing them to take my idea's and bring them to a whole new level. I left a more detailed review with pictures on their Facebook page, but I thought it maybe helpful to share my experience here. I will be using their business in the near future.

Swamp Daddy's BBQ
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Gelsa De Damas S.
Verified review

I attended a birthday party catered by Swamp Daddy’s BBQ and the food was delicious and promptly served. I noticed several quests stating how tasty the food was as well.

Mary Khuu
4.8
from 5 reviews
    Esther K.
    Verified review

    I've witnessed Mary throw bridal / baby showers, birthday / retirement / church parties. All the decor, theme and desserts look professionally done and on point. You know those decadent themed parties and ideas you find on Pinterest? She's your gal!

    Felicia G.
    Verified review

    Sam catered for my daughters birthday, his service was exceptional and the taco bar was great. We fed everyone and had some left overs for later. So no worries about running out of food for your guests. I'd hire him again due to his service and willingness to work with me on a budget. I definitely recommend his great food and service.

    Handmades by Heidi
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Brenda B.
    Verified review

    Food was delicious! Professional friendly service. Will defenitely hire her again!

    About

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

    About

    We provide full catering and private chef services. We do wine pairing private dinners, cooking demonstration and cooking class parties as well as inflight corporate jet catering. This will be brought to you by a Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef and caterers sharing 20 years of experience. We also do floral and event design. We are fully licensed and insured. Our clients have included Bear Creek Country Club, Brighton Collections, Monte de Oro Winery, Fazeli Cellars Winery and Lorimar Winery among many. -Sandra Serebreni and Cheri Ellstrom

    About

    Outstanding Chef with a large variety of Nutricious, Creative and "Yummy" Food that You & Guest will Rave about!

    About

    We can make whatever it is you're looking for that tastes great and is worth every penny. You tell us what you need, and we will provide it at a reasonable price!

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    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

    Do you need catering? We're on our way. We provide drop off service on time and provide an endless selection of food. Are you a vegetarian? No problem, we cater to everyone.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    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

    I don't have a business. I'm looking for a job in the food service field. If you have any kind of work like catering or food prep, I do have my food handler card. It's good for three years.

    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.

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for party caterers in Palm Springs

    Need catering

    Palm Springs, CA

    • Event type
      Other (pool party)
    • Which meal
      Lunch
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mediterranean
    • Serving style
    • Staff needed
      Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
    • Details
      we need a very casual lunch buffet drop off .. nothing fancy.. hangover food.. sandwich etc
    • $462.33
      Average price

    Need Wedding Caterer

    Palm Springs, CA

    • Serving style
      Plated meal, Buffet, Family style
    • Which meal
      Dinner
    • Venue chosen
      Yes, please describe (Private Estate - Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate)
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No, Other: Bartenders optional. We may go through a different vendor for this.
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), Asian, French, Hors D'oeurves
    • Head count
      75-100
    • Budget per person
      $50-$75 per person
    • Details
      We love food, so this is an important part of our wedding vision. We are very open-minded to all flavors, so please feel free to get creative!
    • $5286.67
      Average price
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