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from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jason M.
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I used excellence catering for my parents 30 year wedding anniversary. They were fantastic to work with. Truly understood the vision we were going for and delivered. They accommodated our designed drink menu, interacted with the guest and helped explain the food menu to the guests. Overall, the food and service was wonderful and I would recommend their services.

Creative Cakes and Catering
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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I hired Kathleen to cater a film shoot I was doing. She was able to work with me on my limited budget to provide enough food for everyone. The food was absolutely fantastic! My crew loved it and we had more than enough. I'll definitely be keeping their services in mind for future projects and events!

  • 14 years in business
Bonnie N.
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I've had 3 meals catered by Jeanne Brodie at Soto's True Earth Kitchen. All 3 were exceptionally tasty and fresh and so reasonally priced! Give her a try! You won't be sorry!

Comfort Market
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lee Anne K.
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I have had many really great meals at Comfort Market, so I asked Kari if she would cater my husbands 60th birthday party. We had well over 200 people in attendance and she did an absolutely amazing job. She is super efficent and accommodating. Two weeks later people are still talking about how fantastic the food was. I would highly recommend she and her staff.

The Hurricane Kitchen
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nina M.
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Cindy and her staff did an excellent job catering our rehearsal dinner at Mission San Miguel. They responded to emails in a timely manner and answered any of our questions, provided estimates, invoices and had a nice variety of menu items to choose from. We were able to give our final head count just a few days from the event. They arrived at the Mission right on time and were set up at the time we had agreed on. Guests enjoyed the entree choices and side salads and drinks. They are very well organized, friendly and professional. I would highly recommend the Hurricane Kitchen!

The Hidden Kitchen
from 4 reviews
    Denise K.
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    The food is delicious and affordable. Adrian and his employees have years of serving experience and it shows! I will use them again and again for catering and just an excuse not to cook dinner.

    The Prancing Chef
    from 2 reviews
      Sally S.
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      My husband and I had the most amazing dinner Friday night, thanks to The Prancing Chef. (Also known as Anthony Allesmith). He gave us a dinner to remember. Absolutly beautiful. If you are looking for an elegant and wonderful caterer, look no further. Definitely a five star! We had Butternut Squash Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Paleo Stuffed Mushrooms, Sweet Potato Mousse, Pumpkin Bisque, Thyme and Peppercorn Crusted Chateaubriand with Butternut Squash Puree and Roasted Brussels sprouts and asparagus tips with Cabernet Demi glacé and thyme fried onions, finishing with Sous Vide Creme Brûlée, We left feeling beyond satisfied! Would most definitely recommend The Prancing Chef for any event!


      We offer a friendly and prompt service with a smile. We are always willing to go the extra mile to please our guests. Let us know how to make your event spectacular.


      I offer personal chef and catering services for business lunches, cocktail parties, cooking classes, intimate dinner parties and private events up to 100 people.


      We at Jr's love to cook, you can say its a passion of ours since its a family run business started off back since early 2009 when a tragic accident happen to one of our family members we made a fundraiser type BBQ sale to help out one of our family members in need then we had no intention of making a business out of it but people from that single sale started getting our number down and wanted us to cook for their private party's. I told my dad why not people love your cooking and at affordable prices they came back for more and more first it started as small as kids birthday party's to as big an event of wedding receptions baptisms bachelor parties you name it. The art of BBQ comes to us as a fun loving hobby of ours trying new things while keeping the old traditional methods santa maria style BBQ Family is first and will always be a great part in our business fun......exciting to see people try our delicious BBQ to broaden our story and business love to please a satisfied customer with full belly of mouthwatering BBQ cuisine


      Rib Line offers dining services for any event being planned on the Central Coast. When you hire Rib Line for your next corporate luncheon or marriage reception, sporting event or any other kind of crowds, you prove yourself to be the best event planner on the Central Coast! Why not give Rib Line a try? We offer free tastings at multiple Central Coast locations for free. If you don't absolutely love our fresh flavors, you can explore other options. Rib Line offers audience-applauding dishes that leave your event so memorable and make you the hero!


      As your Personal chef, I plan and prepare Delicious, Nutritious Meals specifically created for your Personal Dietary Needs and Taste Preferences. Whether you enjoy certain tastes and cuisine or are in need of specific meals due to health issues, I can create delicious meals that delight both your palate and address your dietary requirements. I do the shopping, packaging, and storing of your meals, leaving you with easy-to-follow heating instructions. I do all of the work, so all you have to do is "Heat and Eat." I am also a Baker...Amazing Cookies, Scones, Muffins, Cakes, Cupcakes, Breads....You name it, I'll bake it!! I cater small parties, provide meals for vacation rentals, do menu planning, grocery shopping, stock your fridge at home or on vacation with groceries or ready-to-eat meals, prepare perfect picnic baskets, prepare various Appetizer, Meal, or Dessert Platters for Meetings, Fundraisers, Parties. I teach fun interactive dinner parties and cooking classes. For anything else you might need, just ask!!


      I'm an undergrad looking for work. My name is Patrick Smith, and I am a culinary arts student at Cuesta College of San Luis Obispo. I am looking to get into the catering field and would appreciate any experience. Please feel free to call me. Thanks!


      Splash Cafe Gourmet Catering will make your special event a rousing success. We can fit into any budget and any theme. We are available for the following: • Weddings • Anniversaries • Beach parties • Graduations or anything your heart desires We have full-service catering available if you like, or you can pick up beautiful platters to set up your own buffet.


      because it's fresh. Cold is served cold hot foods hot. When I cook it has my name and reputation on the foods I serve Making people happy! So they tell others.


      L.A.'s Events is a family-owned event planning and catering business. No event is too small. We've got you covered!


      We specialize in BBQ meals up to 250, custom made menus, extremely affordable, in-home cooking available, on-site or off-site preparation. We offer cooking demos and distributor for waterless cookware. Event planning services are also available.


      BBQ in the Stix stands out because of the passion behind their fresh local ingredients . Chef James Gentry and Grillmaster Ronny Cavazos take their love for cooking to a whole new experience. I think this question should actually ask what I "LOVE" most about my job... I simply love making people happy! The pleasure i get when i see a client bite into a canape and just smile is priceless. I respect the art form of my culinary journey and don't plan on stopping anytime soon!

      • 4 years in business

      I use locally sourced ingredients, to create a seasonally inspired menu that works with your Event. We focus on Weddings, Winery Pick Up Parties, Corporate Lunches/Dinners. No party is too large or small. We do travel. I am versed in many cuisines, and make everything I can from scratch. As well as a Chef and the owner of a Successful Catering Company I also consult on Boutique Hotels, Bars, and Resturants, Events, Festivals and just about any service or food related business. It was at a young age I knew that food was to be my calling. I grew our family's produce as a young boy and started working in a fantastic little French Bistro at the age of 16. I still have lots to learn, and I love educating myself with tidbits that I can use in my event production or culinary relationships.


      I am Italian born, and I graduated from culinary school. I traveled and worked in France, Germany, Holland, Australia and in a cruise ship. I teach cooking classes. I have a great cooking show and professional catering skills. I cater for all occasions, from finger food to sushi bar, Italian cuisine, American favorite, Mexican buffet, Chinese buffet and pastry dessert buffet.


      We specialize in high-end dining experience! Food is our passion, and we strive to be of the greatest. Menus are fueled by the local and sustainable bounty. Creativity is never stifled and always encouraged. Avant-Garde directly translates to cutting edge. Most of all, we just love what we do!

      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.
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