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Sacramento Caterers

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Made With Love
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina L.
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We used Made with Love catering for a work holiday party. Debbie and her team were on time and everything was set up and ready to go by the time the guests started to arrive. I got nothing but compliments on the food and set up. Debbie was very professional and on top of her game. We never ran out of food and everyone was very happy. Her mint truffles....OMG.....SO GOOD! We would use her company again in a minute

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  • 39 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim G.
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I could not have asked for a better experience working with Paul Michael Signature Catering. I hired them for a surprise party for my husband's 60th party. They were very creative with the menu; we served a variety of delicious appetizers. All of the guests absolutely RAVED not only about the food, but about the helpful and friendly nature of the caterers. They did such an outstanding job of keeping plenty of food available (both hot and cold appetizers) and were a definite hit. I highly recommend Paul Michael Signature Catering.

Taste for the Senses
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy H.
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Arturo and his staff catered my son's Bar Mitzvah celebration at our home and we were thoroughly pleased with everything they did. The food was wonderful, their staff very professional and thorough and they managed everything from set-up to clean-up. Arturo and his wife Martha were lovely to work with and we will happily hire them for all future events!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Esther C.
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Chef Albert the "untamed chef" catered my mother's funeral reception. From the first, he just could enough for us. We coordinated the food to fit my needs. Provided everything salad. To dessert, napkins,dishes, drinks...everything. Clean up. Great food+++++ professionalism+++++ Timely+++++ working with clients+++++ Clean,neat+++++ charming+++++ Going to be my first call next time+++++!!!

Sac Valley Gourmet
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Sacramento J.
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Global Gourmet provided catering for our company Holiday luncheon. Boris and his staff came early to setup and made sure that presentation was great. The food was delicious and replenished timely. They also cleaned up after. Pricing for the whole event was really reasonable, and Boris really works with you to provide a catering menu to fit your budget. We'll be keeping them in mind for the next event.

Cowabunga BBQ
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 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

Famous Creations
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Dianne J.
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Nick catered a housewarming party for me. He was very responsive when I reached out to him and was very helpful in offering suggestions for food that would work best for the environment. We ended up with a buffet of casual finger foods. Lumpia, crab cakes, BBQ pulled pork sliders, meatballs and MORE. Nick delivered the food to my house in time for the party and everything was delicious. I heard a lot of praise from my guests. I had some food left over that my husband and I ate for a few days after the party, and we loved every bite! We were actually sorry when we finally ran out! I highly recommend Nick and Famous Creations for catering.

Polkadot Dinners
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Scott L.
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Nice job catering our corporate lunch, everything was good, fresh, and on time.

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Nancy Gerbault
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne C.
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We wanted an English Tea Party for my Sister’s milestone birthday. Nancy worked on a special menu “catering” to our request. The food was fabulous! Our English guests said it was an authentic tea party.

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 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.

Laurel's Catering
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Gillian G.
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Laurel was enthusiastic, professional and supplied the ideal buffet for a memorial service at very short notice. I would recommend her unreservedly. Everything was timely, skilfully served, and swiftly cleared.

  • 13 years in business
Elizabeth K.
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I use Nature’s Bounty for catering at work on a regular base. The food is delicious, they deliver and they are always willing to help out with last minute lunch orders. I would recommend them to anyone.

The kids kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Kam S.
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“Thank you very much for the wonderful food and service you provided for my daughter birthday. The food was delicious and many of my guests raved about it saying that it was the best food they have ever had at a birthday party. I have given your name out to a lot of people. The service you provided me was outstanding and it made this special day successful. My family has used your catering service for couple more parties and we will definitely keep you in mind for future events.”Thank you so much for the wonderful catering at the birthday party. It was fabulous as usual. It’s really great to know there is never a worry with you guys! What would we do without you?” Thanks again, Kam Sing

La Escondida
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lorena S.
Verified review

Very hard working professionals! Excellent food! They weren't expensive at all! The best!

Chefjonstuart&family
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Emani K.
Verified review

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
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn P.
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Working with Tameeka and Harve was a fantastic experience. The communication with Tameeka from start to finish was exceptional and super prompt! Tameeka was flexible and creative and worked easily within my budget....she is simply a joy to work with! The food was phenomenal....guests said the crab cakes were the best they'd ever had! All the food was expertly prepared and served. Tameeka and Harve were the perfect mix of professional and comfortable to have interacting with our family in our home. Not only can I wholeheartedly recommend Chrysalis Catering.....I will be using them again....SOON!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Camille S.
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Wonderful food! Paired perfectly with our wines for a recent wine club event. Carlo and Theo are the best to work with and we will be using them for wine and food events often. Highly recommend Wicked Pig for all your catering needs!

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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.

About

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.

  • 5 years in business
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We pay close attention to detail, dedicated to providing superior customer service and our pricing is fair

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We are a full-service catering and will accommodate any menu within your price range, including all things that are listed in your post.

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.

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 it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer for a Cocktail Party

Napa, CA

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American
  • Head count
  • Details
    This is an open house so the food should be something that will be ok sitting out for a few hours. Weather permitting, we'll be outside.
  • $20
    Average price

Need a Caterer

Palo Alto, CA

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (bad lunkc)
  • Head count
  • Details
    I am looking for bag style luck for kids to take with them on there way to Transplant Camp ( They are all patient's for the children's hospital so just want basic)

Need a Professional Catering and Chef

Chico, CA

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Details
    Want to have no host bar for event. Already have some wine donated so not sure how that works. How does your service work in terms of costs? This fund raising event is for the benefit of Wild Horse Sanctuaries. It will be held on a beautiful ranch on private property 15 minutes NE of Chico. Will be having private catering or possibly taco truck (food included in ticket price), live music, select vendors (5 to 6), live music, raffle etc. May have up to 100 people but this is first year for this event so not sure.
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