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Roseville Appetizer Caterers

Browse these appetizer caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Roseville.

Taste for the Senses
from 39 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Elise Y.
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We had an absolutely perfect and pleasant time working with Chef Arturo and his wife, Martha. We are located in the South Bay, CA and they're located in Northern California in Sacramento. First of all, we had a 400 person wedding. From their initial reach out to last interaction we never ran into an issue. We were invited into their home for a tasting and they value getting to know who they're going to serve before the event. I appreciate as an event coordinator that they require they visit the facilities before the event as well so that everyone is on the same page. The most compliments we received about our wedding was about the food. It's not easy preparing quality food for this amount of people, and every single person was satisfied with the appetizers and buffet style dinner that was served. They worked within our payment plan suggestions, kept in contact over the months leading up to the wedding, worked well with our wedding coordinator, and easy pulled this event off without expressing any type of stress towards us (the bride and groom). If we ever have a larger event that needs catering again, we will be using our new friends, Arturo and Martha.

Sac Valley Gourmet
from 38 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Jon P.
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Boris was extremely helpful in arranging a very nice gathering at our home for a select group of about 16 family members at my home. The dinner he prepared was delicious and exceeded our expectations. He was also accommodating in providing a bartender, and helping to arrange the dining and serving area and making suggestions. We loved the appetizers, the three different entrees and the dessert.

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C's BBQ Catering
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ali H.
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Highly recommend! My husband and I had C's BBQ cater our wedding reception and it was absolutely perfect! Chris was great in helping to plan a delicious meal within our budget and responded quickly in all our conversations. The food arrived right on time, was hot and wrapped nicely and was the perfect food after spending the day at the beach. I would recommend C's BBQ and definitely hope to do business with them again in the future!!

Cowabunga BBQ
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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We hired Cowabunga BBQ for our daughter's High Graduation / 18th birthday celebration on 5/27/2017. Cowabunga BBQ was absolutely fantastic to work with. The food was beyond delicious; all of the guests were raving about how wonderful everything they prepared was. We could not decided if the potato salad, mac & cheese or the tri-tip was the favorite. Even more than that though was how incredibly wonderful and professional David and his amazing daughter Megan was. The food was delicious and top notch: the staff are friendly and so so helpful. Any event we host needing a caterer will be Cowabunga BBQ.

Polkadot Dinners
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis P.
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My husband and I had a wonderful dinner prepared by Rachel Griffith of Polkadot Dinners. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to cater an event. All of our guests so enjoyed and raved about the dinner. From the appetizers to dessert, all of the food was delicious and well presented. I would highly recommend Polkadot Dinners.

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Nancy Gerbault
from 30 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rob G.
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Nancy did a fabulous job with our 50+ person graduation event at our home. She responded quickly, was very flexible and delivered a delicious meal (appetizers through dessert) that got universal compliments! She even accommodated various ethnic and allergy-related food needs. She is full service and would be a great caterer for your next event!

Designs By Mimi
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon P.
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Mimi catered our business networking holiday event. We wanted to have a variety of artisan appetizers, and Mimi delivered even more than expected. The food was delicious and the presentations of each appetizer made everyone say, "those look good" and "oh, I want to try one of these." Mimi and her staff were wonderful people. They were cheerful, helped open bottles of Champagne, extra touches, and they cleaned up the kitchen when they were done. We absolutely recommend them.

Kincy Catering Plus
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda H.
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I wish he can cook for me everyday.My own personal chef.. Why he leave me thirsty for more of his delicious scrumptious meal

from 6 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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire 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.

  • 2 years in business
Shauna W.
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The People's Kitchen is very well diversed in the food industry. Everything they made you could taste was made from scratch and with love. Some people working in this industry just do it for the love of money. With The Peoples Kitchen is the opposite they make the food for the love of cooking and pleasing the guests.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrea D.
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It is my pleasure to offer a review of Sylvia's catering, culinary expertise and work ethic. I have enjoyed years of her cooking as she and I were coworkers. In addtion she has catered a couple parties for our family. Sylvia is classically trained so she may provide any food item or method requested. She is also of course very proficient in kitchen safety, equipment, hygiene, prep, timing and temperature requirements. Now for food! Sylvia has a special sense for pairing and encorporating big flavors and complimentary textures. Whether is is fried chicken and mashed potatoes you are after or exotic flavors of the Far East and Carribean Islands, she can provide. Personally I prefer the latter and the spices and flavors Sylvia creates are completely delicious. Some examples include her Chana Alu (curry chick pea and potato), chilie spiced salsas and chutneys, and tangy tomato marinaras. Our family perferes the Caribbean flavors and a recent menu included jerk spiced chicken (and tofu), coconut prawn, chana alu, spicy mango chutney, yougart/ dill chutney, green salad and cilantro/ lime rice. Sylvia graces any atmoshere with exuberance, style, positivity and professionalism. Highly recommened!

from 1 review
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    We do weddings to small, sit-down dinners at your house. We can make whatever you want. We also have a BBQ we can bring if that is what you want.


    We provide farm-to-fork catering services. We make exceptional food using local seasonal fruits, vegetables and meats. We have a vast network of top local servers and bartenders to make any event top-notch. We also provide event planning or decorating.


    I make sure that I do things in the right way, and I do a fast-paced work. We work as a team with others, getting the money and hours I want.

    • 11 years in business

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


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


    Simply the personal touch.

    • 8 years in business

    I really work with my clients to give them what they expect. I cook organic farm fresh local foods as well as organic foods. I have worked and have experience with many multicultural/ethnic cuisines such as Indian, Asian, Irish and American palates.


    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.

    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.

    Do you tip a wedding caterer?

    Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

    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 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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