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Poway Pig Roast Caterers

Browse these pig roast caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Poway.

  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Javier G.
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When Michael told us that he used to work at Renaissance Fairs, we knew we chose the right chef. He was very flexible with our budget and was able to provide everything we needed. He was even able to serve up a roast pig that we ordered on the side. He is a very capable chef and I heard nothing but great things about the taste of the food. Just being able to get turkey legs for our wedding when that is not something from his menu, deserves outstanding marks in my book.

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June Sper Catering
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Callaye E.
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We got so lucky with June. She called me after I put in a request a thumbtack. She asked me what I wanted (she cooks everything) gave me ideas and we got yummy home style cooking. The chicken, mashed potatoes and brisket were to die for. OMG. It was a professional set up it looked amazing and the food was amazing. We did not know what to expect but she and her husband bussed the tables also. I can't recommend June enough! We did not have to worry about the food at all from start to finish!

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Next Event Catering
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krystina V.
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Jennifer and Annette were amazing! They catered my wedding of 160 people and every one of my guests came up to me and told me how good their food was. Also, how friendly they were as well. Their vegetable tuscany pasta was a hit! The red roasted potatoes were seasoned to perfection and the chicken was tasty and moist. I would highly recommend tray gourmet catering for anybodys event.

Avian's House Catering
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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If you're not working with Chef Avian then you are missing out!!!! After working with Chef Avian I really believe that he will be the Chef to the stars one day, so hire him now while you can!! In all seriousness, I hired Chef Avian to be my private Chef for my Thanksgiving dinner and words can't describe how wonderful the meal and the experience was. My family and friends all said it was the best Thanksgiving dinner they ever had, and my family takes food VERY seriously!! From the very beginning Chef Avian was so easy to work with, the level of customer service was 5 stars!! I had a very big wish list for my dinner and he delivered. From multiple appetizers, to roasted goose AND roasted turkey, multiple side dishes, 2 desserts, and signature cocktails. It was such a great experience I have already booked him for my next party. Needless to say, Chef Avian will be the ONLY chef I work with moving forward. Thank you Chef Avian for providing such a great meal and an enjoyable experience. I will enjoy working with you for now, because I know that you are going to do very very well in this profession and I may not be able to hire you one day!! I must also mention that his rates are extremely reasonable and he will work with you to provide the experience you desire with the budget you give him. Thank you Thumbtack for connecting me with Chef Avian!!!

Enjoy Dining In
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy S.
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We hired Chris after tasting her cooking at our friend's dinner party where she was the chef. She cooked dinner for us off & on during the week when our schedules got to be too much. This was during the early years of parenting and making dinner after being at work just didn't fit in my schedule. We loved having her in our home and her food was always so delicious and nurturing! I loved her help it freed up about 8 hours a week for me to spend time with the kids and or relaxing as a family. Dinner time was so enjoyable since I wasn't the one making it or cleaning up. I think she is a fine chef with a very special touch. We went to a Dinner party last summer where she was the cook...her roasted chicken w/ pasta and pesto was divine! Tracy

Chris Gardner Catering
from 19 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara W.
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Christopher, is nothing short of amazing, pulling off a fantastic menu for 20 with very short notice, rack of lamb, roasted asparagus wrapped with prosciutto and a delectable threesome of desserts!

Luscious Bites, LLC
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tamaralynn C.
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As the Maid of Honor I wanted to make sure I got everything perfect so I searched and searched for the perfect caterer and I found them. They catered my sister's wedding lunch and it was amazing. The grilled filet mignon with their special spice rub was perfectly flavorful and a real treat. They were extremely accommodating with guests arriving late and ordering complicated variations on the menu. Everyone loved the unique twists they had on classic brunch favorites like the eggs bene with the smoked capicola and a tangerine hollandaise yuummmm or the bresaola (yeah I hadn't heard of it either) beggars purse stuffed with figs and goat cheese on the charcuterie platter and lest we not forget the stuffed french toast, take your pick sweet or savory both were magnificent. They worked really, really hard to please our difficult and rowdy bunch but never lost their charming attitude. Everyone enjoyed it very much, and the food was EXCEPTIONAL!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Corie H.
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Chef Joe prepared dinner for my sister's bachelorette party which was for 8 people. He was very professional and the dinner he cooked up was outstanding. we especially enjoyed the cauliflower and brussels sprouts gratin which was one of the side dishes. the salad was also very refreshing with the cantaloupe and prosciutto. Afterwards, he cleaned up and packaged all of the leftovers. I would definitely recommend Chef Joe for any dinner parties.

Now We're Cookin'
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Vera B.
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Now We're Cooking has catered a birthday party at my home for 20 guests. The Mediterranean style food that I requested was absolutely delicious. Peach and shrimp crostini and artichoke stuffed mushrooms were especially good. So were the main courses: baked salmon and grilled chicken with dill yogurt. The chef Steven was very easy and pleasant to deal with. Highly recommend.

Diplomatic Eats
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Kellie M.
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My friend and I wanted to surprise our husbands with a delicious meal prepared by a private chef. Chef Christina did not disappoint!! She was so easy to work with and went above and beyond to make our experience special. The meal she prepared was flawless from start to finish! We had coconut crusted shrimp skewer with a killer mango sriracha sauce to start followed by the most delicious gazpacho with seared scallop and Marcona almonds. Our main entree was a roasted filet with a mushroom and red wine reduction sauce and a roasted garlic that was out of this world amazing! Everyone's filets were cooked to perfection as well. As the grand finale we had a lemon chess pie with strawberries and a cookie crumble! We all went home really happy! To top it all off, she provided wine recommendations, set the table beautifully and even left the kitchen spotless!! We couldn't have been happier! Thanks Chef Christina!!

Solid Ground Catering
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sharon C.
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Solid Ground is a company that tells you what they are going to do and then does it to the highest standard. They give you amazing value for your money. I used them for a simple sandwich and cold hors d'oeuvre party. They were so reasonable and they made simple sandwiches look really classy. Then I gave them a try for a more upscale function (shrimp, roast beef, the whole nine yards). The food was plentiful and great, the presentation beautiful and the service and cleanup were excellent. Tim and Linda don't scimp. They are honorable and gave me exactly what we needed without any attempts at an up-sell. As a matter of fact that even told me to cut back on some stuff that they felt would be superfluous for the occasion. I truly enjoyed all the compliments I received for their hard work.

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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