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Sacramento Creative Caterers

Browse these creative caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Sacramento.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan B.
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Debbie was awesome to work with. She was very quick to respond to emails and came up with a creative menu for my party. The food was the hit of the party, and no one went home hungry! The food not only tasted great, but looked beautiful. I would definitely recommend and use Debbie again.

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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
Katherine A.
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Oh my gosh, Arturo Vargas is one of the best, creative, culinary chefs in No. California! He does an amazing array of Spanish dishes, along with the best ceviche on the planet. You will be delighted by Taste of the Senses for all of your party planning, corporate and special events! His wife is very organized and does a great job with all the various details of event planning! Any questions? Call Katherine 916-612-5993. Cheers!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Carrie D.
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Albert is a talented chef and easy to work with! He is creative, health conscious and unique! Highly recommend Albert!

Sac Valley Gourmet
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Kenn K.
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Boris was punctual and creative. His food was yummy and his personality was a delight. I would recommend him.

Cowabunga BBQ
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Dean A.
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Cowabunga BBQ catered our daughter's outdoor wedding. The food was wonderful! David is is reliable and creative with a great personality!

Famous Creations
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
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Nicholas and the team at famous creations were outstanding! They were amazingly helpful in coming up with a menu, as well as providing us with cost effective, creative and simply beautiful culinary options for our wedding. Everyone in attendance was raving about the food, as well as the service. There aren't enough adjectives in the English language to express how happy we are to have hired them, but I'll try. They were excellent, outstanding, exemplary, remarkable, unbelievable, wonderful, tremendous, phenomenal, and flat out ridiculously awesome. The week of the wedding was chaotic for us with family in town, and yet we both kept saying the one thing we did not have to worry about one bit was the caterering...we knew that we were truly in good hands. Nicholas and his team made us feel like we were actual people; they were sweet, genuine, and worked extremely hard with a REAL smile. Our venue was limited in space but they pulled it off effortlessly. Nicholas also made our cake,which was not only beautiful, but nearly every single guest said it was the best wedding cake they ever had. You will not be disappointed if your decide to have famous creations cater your event.

Polkadot Dinners
4.8
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.

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Nancy Gerbault
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Sheryl R.
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I've never hired a caterer before and was nervous about going through Thumbtack. After we connected by phone about my small party, Nancy was very creative in preparing lovely dishes for family and friends with diverse dietary needs and tastes. Our guests raved about her vegan eggplant with squash - even my very nonvegan brother-in-law! Her beautiful salad was delicious, as were the specially prepared almonds and pistachios. My husband loved the shrimp. The biggest hit was the decadent chocolate cake. Generous portions too. Everyone went home with a little more of their favorites.

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Carlos H.
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I had a fantastic experience with Kincy Catering. All of the food dishes were great! The ribs were tender and juicy and had a very good flavor. My wife especially enjoyed the smoked chicken. Kincy also served a delicious macaroni and cheese for one of the side dishes that was a perfect complimant to the meal. One of the biggest selling points to Kincy Catering is the variety of different cuisines they offer, from traditional Soul food to Mexican and Chinese. They simingly can cater to all your request. I highly recommend Kincy Catering and i will defiantly use them in the future.

Laurel's Catering
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Monica L.
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Laurel and her team were responsive, professional and creative and went above and beyond to ensure we had a fantastic event. We would recommend them heartily and plan to use them again in the future.

La Escondida
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam T.
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Amazing food! Good quality food with delicious taste.. La escondida Family were very nice people giving our guest a small taste of their wonders, now a days its hard to find real authentic Mexican food , would definitely hire them again ! Thank you

  • 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!

Chefjonstuart&family
5.0
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.

About

I specialize in administrative support (including data entry, email management, faxing, scanning, scheduling, and social media marketing) and document destruction, which can be done either at your workplace or done from a virtual location. I also do residential and after-event home cleaning. If you need an event catered, I work for a catering company that specializes in gluten-free and vegan food, along with custom cakes and desserts. We also cater regular food and offer event setup and clean up.

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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.

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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.

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catering for clients in the Sacramento Area for over 12 year what makes us unique is we use what's called suggestive catering where we sit with the client and create a menu tailored specifically for them .

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We provide catering services for small or large events. We prepare meals for one night or regular ongoing needs. Delivering is optional.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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

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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.

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.
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