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Rancho Cordova Party Caterers

Browse these party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rancho Cordova.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathryn S.
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Albert, from the start, was warm and professional. This man knows his way around the kitchen! He and his lovely wife, Antonia, whipped up the most amazing vegetarian dinner for a family party (12 adults, 6 kids). Even the meat-lovers were shocked to learn that vegetarian meals were delectable. :) He was on time, clean/quick, and presented some gorgeous dishes. I'm hiring him for all future parties; he left my kitchen spotless. :) He is warm, personable, and the list goes on. Thank you, Albert and Antonia, for an awesome night.

Sac Valley Gourmet
from 40 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Kate B.
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Boris did an excellent job teaching and preparing 2 appetizers, an entree, vegetable dish and a side dish for our adult children. He has a great personality, good entertainer and very professional. He is very accommodating and wanted to meet all our expectations for the evening. Our meal was better then many meals we would get a nice restruants. I will hire him again for any catering or parties we have in the future.

Cowabunga BBQ
from 38 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Jay K.
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I had a company party catered by Cowabunga BBQ. First let me say as a business owner it's nice to see professionals at work and that's what David and his wife are professional. I did not have to worry about anything. They got there on time, had it set up for me and my employees and the food was great some of the best Barbeque I've had. Cleaned up when we were done eating. Like they never was there. Can't wait til the next time. Thanks David

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C's BBQ Catering
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim D.
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Great job, food to die for, flexible and able to work the deliver around a surprise birthday party. Even brought an extra unseasoned Mack & cheese dish for young children in attendance without even being asked. Guests were very impressed.

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Abroad Catering
from 33 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason S.
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Nancy provided a beautiful and delicious buffet for my party, along with a gorgeous birthday cake.

Polkadot Dinners
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
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Polkadot Dinners is our favorite caterer. Rachel is one of the most professional caterers I know in the area. Her food is absolutely amazing and her presentation of her display of food just ties in with the theme of her menu which is a added plus. Definitely within anyone budget she can make it happen. Highly recommended.

Kincy Catering Plus
from 22 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Chamani K.
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Kincy catering did a fantastic job at my party, the food was excellent and he was very professional.

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mike P.
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I couldn't have asked for a better experience having Chrysalis Catering working my son's graduation party. Tameeka had great communication skills. She always kept in contact with me before and during the event. She was professional and attentive to the needs of the party and made sure the meal was prepared on time. My guests were also impressed with Tameeka and asked for her card to cater their future events. This was the first time I used this app and my wife and I were pleasantly surprised. Chrysalis Catering is top notch.

from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Emani K.
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Chef Jon and family was everything the dr ordered the food was excellent and the customer service was even better.I will be using him for all my catering needs.

GM Events
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Greg D.
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I just wanted to say thank you again. Georgia you were absolutely amazing and I can't say enough nice things about how professional friendly and fun it was having you there. The presentation with your bar setup was amazing I got so many compliments you just went above and beyond with bringing extra things that we may have needed. The party would not have been as much of a success without you. Thank you so so much. I only wish I could have taken more pictures so I could show them here to let everyone now how amazing you are.

Pop-Up! Grub Hub
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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The Pop Up Grub Hub catered our grand opening and it was amazing. The food was outstanding! Super fresh and tasty. They blew everyone away with the quality of the food and fast service. The owner of our company was so impressed he wants to have them come do a lunch just for our staff! I highly recommend them!

from 1 review
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    We’re proud to provide our guests with freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, coffee, catering and so much more.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    We offer a delectable cuisine for any occasion, specializing in weddings. Full-service and drop-offs are available. We can handle all your rental needs as well including the following: * tables * chairs * linens * glassware, etc. We also cater to all your professional service needs including the following: * servers * bartenders * on-site chefs and wedding coordinators

    • 11 years in business

    All our ingredients thats comes from local farmers and we make everything fresh!


    I run a catering business out of my restaurant where I work. I am classically trained and can cater to a wide range of food options.


    We offer baking and catering services using natural/organic ingredients. Whenever possible, we work with our local farms for our produce. MagPies can meet all your needs for cakes, pastries, pies/tarts, dessert bars, and a wide range of savory food. Our goal is to share our love of food and desserts with you.

    • 8 years in business

    Im affordable


    We’re proud to provide our guests with freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, coffee, catering and so much more.


    We do weddings, reunions, special events, meetings, 15 anos, any special events. We have been in the business for more than 10 years. I have an associate's degree in culinary, and what makes my company great is that we accommodate for the customer's needs.


    Simply the personal touch.

    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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