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Palo Alto School Caterers

Browse these school caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palo Alto.

Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 110 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
Denise C.
Verified review

We wanted to schedule a cooking lesson as a birthday gift for our 17 year old son, who says he would like to attend culinary school after he receives a PhD in Chemistry, and Chef Rocco was truly a perfect match! Throughout the entire process (interviewing, scheduling, and instructing) Chef Rocco was friendly and attentive, and his calm and organized style set the tone for a very relaxing yet educational session of making pasta (and a sauce, of course!) from scratch. He continuously made sure that each of us had ample time and opportunity to practice every skill that he demonstrated. He provided both specific and practical guidance, and he delivered limited but valuable critique in a very kind, thoughtful, and encouraging way. While he instructed and engaged each of us in making the recipes, Chef Rocco not only tailored the lesson to our son's interest (and our goals for the session) but also treated our son as if he was already on his way to becoming a chef. Whether it is true remains unseen, but Chef Rocco clearly understands the essence and effect of good teaching. As for the homemade fettuccini pasta with fresh vegetable sauce? Magnifico! It was so good that we ordered the pasta attachments for our Kitchen-Aid mixer!

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Greg P.
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Taqueria Cazadores catered a party for us, a school fundraiser for 70 parents. Showed up early, food ready on time, amazing reviews from the guests for the taco bar and especially the churros. Several of our guests were gluten-free and vegitarian...all were satisfied​. We'll use them again.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
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Diana S.
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Sat did a wonderful catering job for our luncheon of fifty people this past weekend. I was a little hesitant at first because I didn't know his work and he didn't have his website up and running. I'm glad I took a chance as he came through with shining colors.

A Plus Catering
4.4
from 75 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Ren S.
Verified review

We received excellent service from A Plus Catering. The food arrived on time, was tasty, and everything went as planned. I would recommend them for any event. Very professional, friendly and affordable.

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Chef Andrea Lawson Gray
4.7
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Larry F.
Verified review

I hosted a 50th birthday dinner at our home last night form my wife and 12 of her close girl friends. Senorita Gourmet Andrea Gray catered a Mexican themed dinner for us and did an outstanding job. The ladies absolutely loved it and my wife could not have been more pleased with her birthday dinner. Thank you Andrea. We interviewed three other private chefs for our dinner before deciding to go with Andrea. She was the most professional, the most responsive, and by far the most creative. Of course we wanted great food (Andrea can deliver that), but we were also looking for something unique and creative, without being stiff and formal. Enter Andrea, with her Mexican themed dinner complete with her own plates, glasses and table decorations. Fun, Festive, and Uniquely Fresh! As for the food and drink. Key highlights were the Raspberry Mojitos, Avocado Soup, Quiche de Calebazita, and Mexican Corn Cake. I highly recommend the Una Senorita Gourmet.

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 62 reviews
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
Verified review

We hired Quiche & Carry to drop off desserts for a party. The selection was amazing (cookies, bars, brownie bites, cupcakes etc). The food was pleasing to the eye and to the tummy - we received rave reviews of how delicious the desserts were. And, we had a lot left over so I brought them to the teachers lounge at my kids' school...2 days after our party, the teachers also had rave reviews. We will definitely use her for another party!

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Celebrations by Chet Chase
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew E.
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If you need a caterer, Chet's your man! He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and brings that expertise to the table. Delicious food, beautiful presentation, excellent demeanor, easy to work with, a good listener. For events both large and small. You will not be disappointed. Thank you!

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Personal Chef Sean
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert D.
Verified review

Sean was perfect for the small dinner party I hosted with friends and family. He was extremely professional and cooked an absolutely delicious dinner. I strongly recommend Chef Sean for anyone's catering/chef needs

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Kitchenina.com
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I had a great experience with hiring Kitchenina as our caterers for an event with 40 people. The communication was always prompt, polite and friendly. They did a great job on the day of the event to ensure that the food was delivered on time (despite the traffic/weather conditions) and made my job as the event organizer much easier. I would definitely work with Kitchenina again in the future, and regret that I did not take photos of the food! (Thanks for the brownies as well!)

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Graceful Kitchen
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole F.
Verified review

Grace catered my son's high school graduation party. The presentation and food were wonderful. Grace is easy to work with and reasonably priced. My guests really liked the sweet potato galettes. Thank you.

Rose Johnson Catering
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Tamra B.
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Rose was amazing! She promptly respnded to all my emails and communicated flawlessly. She provided all the staff needed for our wedding and customized our menu for our dietary restrictions. We met with many caterers and she was the best value and most friendly. All of the staff working with her were very friendly and professional. The food was amazing. Evertthing was cooked to perfection, looked beautiful and tasted delicious. I don't think it could have gone any better and I highly reccomend her for any occassion! Thanks again Rose!!!!!

Kitchen 350
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Lilie L.
Verified review

Catered for group of 35 at private home in Sunnyvale. Pre-Event: timely in responding, worked with me in creating the perfect menu to accommodate all dietary restriction for the group. Arrived timely for pre-event set up and onsite food prep Event: the food was AMAZING! Some of our guest were in town from TX, GA, KY, NY and they all LOVED the BBQ ribs and tri-tip. This CA girl loved the shrimp and chicken and all the fabulous sides, with the apple slaw being my favorite!

Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Erik S.
Verified review

Roddy did a great job. He provided catering staff for our event and they were superb! They were flexible and able to think on the fly to make the customer happy. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing catering staff.

LL Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Chris P.
Verified review

Chef Lucas was very professional and the food was delicious. Everything was very thoughtful and presented beautifully. I will definitely be calling him back for my next dinner party!

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Phiesty Food Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori S.
Verified review

Oh my goodness, I was so, so impressed with Cheri's cooking. I've never, and I mean never, tasted a turkey that was as tender and flavorful as hers. I'm getting hungry right now just thinking of it. She catered our holiday party, and the depth and delight of all her amazing dishes tantalized all the guests. All her dishes we're cooked and baked to perfection. She's a genius in the kitechen, with a down-home, nurturing spirit to boot. I highly recommend Cheri for any catering event you're planning in the future. Your guest will rave that it's the best catered food they've ever had.

What's Cookin?
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara C.
Verified review

We recently hired Eileen and her staff with What's Cookin to cater a backyard luau party. From beginning to end, she was very easy to work with. The bottom line is that her food was AMAZING! What a talent!! Our party guests raved about the dishes she prepared. Since the party was themed, we worked together to come up with the perfect selections for a summer luau. Her staff that worked the party with her were super friendly and smiley, professional, and instinctively knew how to "be there" for our guests needs. As the hosts of the party, my husband and I were able to focus entirely on our guests, which is exactly what we were looking for. We were all very impressed with everything, and are certain we found our new favorite caterer! Thanks Eileen and your staff for a job well done!

Gimanelli Catering
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jason D.
Verified review

We had a very large action sports event come to San Francisco and I was in charge of hiring and scheduling a caterer. After reaching out to 5-6 different companies, I decided Gimanelli's Catering would be the perfect fit. They were extremely easy to work with and to get ahold of, she was responsive when I requested changes to the menus, and was able to work with my budget. On one day I think we scheduled up to seven meal services in different locations. When the actual event happened we used Gimanelli's for 5 days of back-to-back service. You can't go wrong with them from your large corporate event to a small family get-to-gether - I would definitely use them again in the future.

Basic Catering
4.1
from 21 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Te C.
Verified review

I hired Basic Catering for a dinner party. We had salmon and chicken breasts with asparagus and a variety of salads. The food was amazing and the presentation was beautiful. Will definitely order from them again.

Affordable Chef Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jadyn P.
Verified review

GREAT SERVICE We got married yesterday and had to post a review immediately because Affordable Chef was so great! Chef Mark was punctual in replying to my questions before the big day, which, as an out-of-town bride, was very reassuring! At the last minute, Chef Mark was unable to attend the reception, but his on-site chef made delicious food, and the staff were phenomenal! There was one staff member in particular who took an interest in my Husband and I. She told us that we were her "celebrities for the day," made sure we ate appetizers before we walked in, escorted us to the buffet first, and was constantly checking on our drinks. She also took an interest in our families, leading many people to tell us how amazing she was! The bartender Chef Mark sent was also lovely, knew her stuff, and made our signature cocktails perfectly! All in all, a great experience and a company we would trust our next big event to!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Colleen N.
Verified review

A first class experience without a doubt! I knew my family and I were in for a real treat from the beginning. Niko bent over backwards to tailor each dish according to various requests and allergies and more than delivered on it. I went with the crowd favorites, but I GUARANTEE you there isn't a wrong move possible when solidifying your menu choices. I can't say enough about the quality of food (all organic, fresh, and hand crafted), the presentation, and mixture of textures with each dish. Niko is truly a master at creating a healthy, delicious, and enjoyable meal. In addition, she was such a delight to have in our house and has such a warm, welcoming vibe. I can't recommend her cooking services enough...now off to hiring her for meal prep services!

Funky Dog Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Madison P.
Verified review

I was tasked to hire a caterer for my companies end of the year event. Funky Dog Catering was able to quickly serve over 200 of my coworkers and the dogs were delicious! They were friendly and professional, we will definitely be working with them again!

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