Palo Alto, CA954 Birthday Caterers near you

Where do you need the birthday caterer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Palo Alto Birthday Caterers

Browse these birthday catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palo Alto.

Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 149 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne S.
Verified review

My sister told me that "no one remembers the food at a weddings!" However after she had the food of Chef Pete she told my mom, "I was wrong- because people will definitely remember THIS dinner!" Everyone was commenting on how good the food was! We even had a diverse range of dietary restrictions in the crowd. Pete made me feel confident in his catering services from day 1. He was great about calling on the phone and then following up with email for final quote. The food was exceptional especially for a wedding of 80 people! Pete also had great staff who everyone commented on. They had matching outfits and looked very professional. Definitely hire Pete Coleman if you want the wedding dinner of your dreams. Oh and this was all the week of the fires and he was super flexible about last minute changes to our venue and to our date. He was seriously the best. Thank you Chef Pete!

Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 122 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
Victor L.
Verified review

Hired Rocco for drop-off catering service for a party hosted at home. Delivery was right on time and the main dish of my order, "Salmon in Papillotte," was cooked with perfection. Juicy and tender, it was loved by all the guests. Rocco was also very easy to work with throughout the messaging back and forth in deciding on the menu and portion. His price was a bit toward the high end side but overall the experience was very satisfactory.

Top Pro
Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sadye I.
Verified review

I highly recommend this company for any catering services you need! My company hired Taqueria Cazadores for our Christmas party, the food was a hit! We are a dominantly Hispanic work place and everyone raved about the food especially the carnitas (best I've had). I will definitely recommend them to any one looking for great food for a great price! thank you again Evan your friends at PPandL

  • 12 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
George M.
Verified review

I had a sit down dinner party for my wife's 50th birthday. 40 guests. Sat was very easy to work with, on time and professional. Sat and his helpers prepared all of the food timely and without issue. The menu offered several courses of which my guests all spoke very highly of. Thanks Sat, Hopefully we can do it again some time in the future. George

A Plus Catering
4.4
from 101 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Colette C.
Verified review

I could not have done my event without Dalaysha from A Plus Catering. She was not just a server - with very little instruction, Dalaysha baked pizzas, made gourmet sandwiches, and replenished all edible goods, including straining melted water from the ice bowl without being prompted. Additionally, she collected used cups, recycled empty glasses, swept the floor, and washed baking trays that I used for making brownies for the event. Other details included her very professional attire - vest, slacks, and bow tie, and extremely professional attitude. She was absolutely not afraid of getting her hands dirty. Overall, Dayalsha kept herself very busy, and as a result, I was able to enjoy my party with the guests (first time this has ever happened!!) -AND- my place was left cleaner than when she arrived. Last but not least, Jennine who manages the business was excellent and quick in pre-event communication. Thank you so much, A Plus Catering - I will definitely be using your services again for my upcoming birthday party, and have already recommended you to my friends who often hold events that require staffing.

Top Pro
Kitchenina.com
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Kitchenina provides high-quality, nutritious and organic meals for our events. They have a variety of dishes catering to different tastes and dietary preferences but the one thing that is true across all of them is that they are delicious! We're happy we found such a great catering service.

DNL Catering
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Emily B.
Verified review

I've worked with many professionals over the years, most of whom have done perfectly adequate work. Once in a while I find someone who does work far beyond my expectations. Those are my rare five-star reviews. Steve Goldstone of DNL Catering is one of those outstanding professionals. He’s cooked for me on a number of occasions, but it was a family birthday celebration he catered in under somewhat challenging circumstances for us some months ago that impressed me enough to take the time to write this review. The guest of honor had requested an outdoors brunch at a remote spot in a park in the East Bay, on what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the entire summer. The heat was already well over 100° before the guests arrived, and I was very concerned how that was going to affect the food and service.  I didn’t need to worry.  Despite the location, everything was set up on time and ready before the guests arrived.  The overall look was very attractive and appetizing, with a classic picnic look. All of the food was maintained at the right temperature throughout. Cold food & beverages were thoroughly chilled; all hot items were hot and fresh, nothing limp or lukewarm. Steve worked with me to come up with a menu which succeeded in pleasing both the vegetarian guest of honor and all of the meat eaters. (In fact, my husband tried for weeks afterward to get me to duplicate the main dish!) Portions of everything were more than adequate. Steve stayed on top of everything throughout the event, and was unfailingly pleasant & helpful.  He even took a few minutes during a lull in service to help my son untangle his kite from a tree, which I thought was really going above & beyond the call of duty!  I can say without the slightest hesitation that Steve is the first person I will call for any event I need catered in the future.

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 66 reviews
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Erika S.
Verified review

Deborah catered my 70th birthday for 45 people. The food was excellent, was abundant, arrived on time, and was exactly as ordered. Deborah did not bring along plates, napkins, and cutlery as pre-arranged, but fortunately I had enough on hand. She offered to go buy some but it was not necessary. However, her attention to detail was a bit lacking in that regard. I found communicating with her over the phone to be delightful. Her written communication (via email) was less than good. She tended to either not respond or to respond in short one liners that did not answer my questions. So, I took to calling her which worked out well and allayed my anxieties that we really were working together. All in all, I had a great experience with her and everyone praised the food. I would use her again, but would stick to direct phone contact and to remind her of any pertinent details closer in time to the event to insure that she covered them all. She is a lovely person and was accommodating and professional. (p.s. Everyone especially loved the spring rolls with peanut sauce, which ran out way before the quiches did.)

Top Pro
Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kendra Y.
Verified review

Grace prepared a lovely dinner for our group of 10 to celebrate my husband’s father’s 80th birthday. She was very professional, organized, and the meal was delicious! Grace also made accommodations for the four children in the group. We would definitely use her again!

Top Pro
Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lesley C.
Verified review

Daniella made our July 4th celebration the best yet! Her delectable menu choices were just perfect for the occasion. Everything was so beautifully and appetizingly displayed, and most importantly...every dish was delicious! Looking forward to our next celebration......DaniBensimon Catering will be our caterer of choice from now on!

Top Pro
Green Chow Down
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kateryna S.
Verified review

I've used Green Chow Down catering services on several occasions - from startup events to personal parties. The food and service is amazing - home meal quality, unique recipes, and Angela always goes an extra mile to make it a memorable experience. Highly recommend.

Rainbow Chefs Bay Area
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy S.
Verified review

My friend recently celebrated her 50th birthday. Her wish? To have a catered dinner at home where she could relax and enjoy a wonderful evening of food, vino and friends. My decision to go with Rainbow Chefs was the BEST CHOICE! They worked with me to create the menu which the chef cooked to PERFECTION! It was a joy to see the guests "ooohh" and "aahhh" as each dish was brought out...Having Rainbow Chefs prepare, serve and clean up allowed the hostesses (me and my friend) to enjoy the event too! It was truly a magical night...I highly recommend them!

Top Pro
LL Services
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane M.
Verified review

I attended a small dinner party that LL Services catered. The dinner was absolutely delicious and healthy at the same time. LL Services were professional and informative about the dishes they presented. Their demeanor was pleasant and easy to be around. They added a nice but subtle touch to the ambience of the evening.

Top Pro
Phiesty Food Catering
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juavette J.
Verified review

Chef Cheri catered an event for an organization that I am associated with and it was outstanding. Cheri food presentation was excellent and the food as so good. I was actually surprised at how much food she prepared for the price. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for catering services at a great price.

Top Pro
Liberation Foods BBQ
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janel T.
Verified review

I worked with Dennis at Liberation Foods to cater my son's 6th birthday party. The food was DELICIOUS. My only regret was that we only had 1 hour of food time (due to the venue, not Liberation)! :) Highly recommend and will definitely use again.

Top Pro
  • 19 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirstin M.
Verified review

Karla is very friendly, helpful and super easy to work with. She catered a birthday dinner for a dozen people and made excellent Brazilian dishes, including vegan options. We especially liked the cheese bread! Service was excellent and attentive and she cleaned up thoroughly at the end. Would highly recommend.

Top Pro
Mise En Place
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joshua S.
Verified review

Dan did a great job on a birthday dinner I hosted recently at my home. He showed up on time, prepared and served a delicious meal (the herb rubbed pork loin is incredible), and left my kitchen tidy and clean. I'll definitely be hiring Dan again in the future!

Top Pro
east bay chef
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary M.
Verified review

Jon, and his assistant Danny, catered a sit down dinner for 24. The menu included several appetizers, salad, Filet Mignon and lobster with fingerling potatoes and veggies, and a homemade raspberry filled buttercream cake (as requested) for my husbands 70th birthday. Everything was perfect!!!!!! Exceeded our expectations. Not only was everything amazing but Jon and Danny couldn’t have been any nicer. Several of my guests are already arranging to use them for their upcoming events. We would definitely use them again. They made my husbands 70th so special. Could t be happier.

  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Greg T.
Verified review

Avocado and Company did a wonderful job catering a birthday party for ~50 people at our house in Mtn View. We did passed appetizers, buffet brunch/lunch, and bar service. From the start, Ryan and Laurence were great to work with -- after a brief discussion via phone he came up with a great menu, and was always responsive to my questions. For the day-of event, Jonny and the staff were amazing. Our guests raved about the whole day. Most notably: - Food and service were fantastic. - They were on-time and extremely efficient. When they left, you wouldn't have known anyone was here. - The entire staff was professional and super friendly.

Pipo's Grill Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa K.
Verified review

Agripina's catering service was impeccable and her the food was yummy. I will certainly use her again.

Top Pro
Table & Terrace Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shami R.
Verified review

Tonya was very warm from our first contact. She definitely listened to what I needed and quickly put together some ideas. She is very flexible and never lets on that you are taking up her (very precious and little) free time. The evening of the event: I finally met Tonya and Israel. They went right to work with very little direction from me (their staff had to do final set up of the tables). My guests raved about the presentation and quality of the hors d’ouevres. Dinner was beautiful, delicious, and service was lovely. Just to top it off, no other caterer/chef service we have used has left our kitchen and home in such great shape. I can’t wait to book the team again.

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.