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Made With Love
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Debbie made the whole process of having our mothers Celebration of Life Service catered as simple as possible. Her food presentation was flawless and we received numerous complements on the quality, variety, and quantity of the food. If we ever have need of a caterer again, we will definitely contact Debbie as our first choice!

Top Pro
  • 39 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rosemary D.
Verified review

I had envisioned a very special party for 56 guests and wanted everything perfect. I interviewed 3 different companies with a special plan in mind. Chef Paul Mandalou was the only one, of the top ten rated caterers, that was willing to work with me. I wanted my party to feed people during the entire 4 hours without putting them on a schedule. One caterer submitted a beautiful presentation but it was something that you would see at a wedding with stations of different food. All food would be put out at the same time and cocktail hour was limited to one hour max before the entrée was served. This is not what I envisioned. The other guy had a nice presentation too but, once again, I would be limited to so much time for cocktails, appetizers, entrée and dessert. This was not what I had envisioned. I also wanted to sample some of the things that I wanted on the menu and the other 2 companies said they would do so but they were not very happy about this request. Chef Paul put together some amazing things for me to try 2 weeks after I contacted him. He came to my home to do so unlike the other 2 companies where I had to go to their facility. Not only was the sampled food fabulous but he was also willing to tweek a certain appetizer to my liking. I wound up getting 12 appetizers, a fabulous entrée with grilled vegetables and 3 desserts. Chef Paul is Greek so he made me 2 Greek dishes that were so good I will have to keep him on retainer just so I can get more. It is now 2 weeks after the party and my guests are still talking about it. Everyone stayed during the 4 hour time span, which is a very good sign that things are good, and the party continued into the wee hours. Everyone is still raving about the food and how personable Chef Paul was and his staff. I had 2 waiters and a Mixologist that he recommended and they would all hard working, friendly, on time and great with the clean up. Chef Paul may not have a pretty presentation like other companies but his food and service far exceed any other caterer I have used in the past. His presentation of everything is beautiful and he gives a 100 percent. He was present the whole time and did not make a lot of things in advance, like a lot of companies do, so everything was fresh and made in my home. My guests are telling me that this was the best party they have ever been to. If it were not for Chef Paul, I doubt that people would be saying this. People are telling me it was the party of the year. Would I hire Chef Paul again? Yes, without a doubt. He will be my special chef for life and I cannot wait to throw another party that he will cater. If you do not hire him, you are a fool ten fold. If you want pretty presentations and mediocre food, then don't hire him. If you want a party where the caterer tells you how it will work, then don't hire him. If you want fabulous food that people will rave about with gorgeous presentations, fabulous staff and a willingness to work with you, then Chef Paul is your man. I know I will never hire anyone else. Together we pulled off the best party I have ever thrown and I know this would never have happened if I had not hired him. If you want to call me and speak to me in person regarding a recommendation, I am more than willing to do so. Chef Paul has my permission to give out my home number upon request. Many thanks again to Chef Paul and his wonderful staff for making my special event spectacular.

Palate Catering & Events
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Deepti G.
Verified review

We hired Joshua for our wedding of 125 people in Sonoma, CA. Ours was an inter-faith wedding and we wanted the food to reflect the same as well. We had two caterers for our wedding. Joshua was the point person running the show and provided refreshments during and after our ceremony, hors d’oeuvres, cocktail hour beverages, 3 main courses and desserts (including wedding cake, macaroons, etc.). We had a separate ethnic food section where the food was dropped off by the second caterer and was served by Joshua and his crew. We are based in NY and communicated with Joshua long distance. We liked the reviews on thumbtack and met him in person during visits to the bay area. We found him very easy to work with and he communicated clearly, patiently answering all of our questions about anything and everything. We were not disappointed! Joshua met us the weekend before our wedding at the venue and we did a thorough walk through of everything and we discussed the nuts and bolts (down to the specific place settings, table cloths, water pitchers, etc.). He went out of his way to get the beers we wanted as well and met all of our guests' needs in terms of food restrictions etc. Our guests had a beautiful experience and everything went according to the plan with no surprises. We went into the event with a strong day-of coordinator and very clear timelines; we made sure Joshua and his team were aware of our schedule well-beforehand and we maintained close communications leading up to and throughout the event. There was enough food and wine for everyone. His staff was super polite and did a great job of making sure guests were taken care of on our wedding day. Many of our guests commented on how remarkable the food was…with some of the them saying “its the best food I’ve had till date!” :-) So thank you to Chef Joshua for making our wedding day seamless. We would totally recommend Joshua & Palate Catering for your celebration. D&L

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Taste for the Senses
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
Verified review

I can't say enough about Auturo and "taste for the senses". From the 1st moment we meet him and his assistant , we were sold. Their professionalism was top notch and the food was by far, the best I'd ever tasted. Before we selected, we interviewed other caterers just to be fair but it was hopeless. We found our selves comparing everyone else to our experience with Auturo and the others just didn't stand a chance. We would , without a doubt, recommend "Taste for the Senses" to anyone we know who may be hosting an event that requires 1 st class catering.

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Global Gourmet
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shirley H.
Verified review

This was my very special day, (Our wedding) Global Gourmet, Made it Superior. With the excellent flavor of his food and service. Everyone raved about the the caterer. I'm promising you he is truly the best! With the price!

Envie Catering
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Mark P.
Verified review

Very profesional and super tasty food! would recommend to anyone looking for a private chef.

Designs By Mimi
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara P.
Verified review

Mimi and her staff were amazing; they by far exceeded my expectations. My safari baby shower was more than I ever hoped for because Mimi took the time to find out what was important to me and made it happen. Mimi was responsible for everything from set up, decorations, catering, games and cleanup. She and her very professional staff came into my home 4 hours prior to the party and transformed our living and dining room into a real safari jungle! She even hand made the party favor bags and they were so adorable. My guests were so amazed and had an amazing time. I can't wait to hire Mimi again soon!!! I must comment also on her staff: I felt like they were part of our family. They all brought the personal touch and were here at our service. The warmth and personality of her staff are beyond description.

Polkadot Dinners
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
Verified review

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.

DidiCoco's
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Imari L.
Verified review

Service was very professional. Food was tasty and set up really nicely.

Cowabunga BBQ
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
Verified review

Excellent caterer, made our party fabulous. All of our guests commented on how good the barbecue was and how the potato salad rocked. Willing to do what it takes to get the job done right, polite, professional and accommodating, Dave and crew can be counted upon to do a superb job at a surprisingly affordable price.

Laurel's Catering
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

THE BEST. Very professional. The food was amazing. Also very nice people as well. A++++++

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Nancy Gerbault
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sergey M.
Verified review

Oh, the wide selection, tasty food, organized the space, handled everything. had nothing to worry about. Thank you! I will keep you in mind for all my future events.

Kincy Catering Plus
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Zakiyaah T.
Verified review

I had nothing less than the best experience with Kincy Catering, the food was cooked to perfection and presentation was wonderful !!! All at affordable prices ! I will be purchasing again :)

  • 28 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Amber L.
Verified review

The food was great and the staff was super friendly! A little bummed about the miscommunication regarding the warming trays. My client wanted disposable drop off warmers so she didn't have to be on this particular location for a future pick up. So now I have everything in my car and need to figure out how to get them back to the caterer. Not a big issue, just a bummer. I will definitely use these guys in the future though. I'll just be sure to talk over the phone rather than just email. I'm sure the communication would have been better. -Everyday Events

Pheasant Wood Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly P.
Verified review

I had a very unique event that Pheasant Wood Catering provided food and beverage for. It was a large party and Chef Timothy was very flexible and accommodating for the special food and alcohol order that my event needed. He was well-informed, involved, and patient throughout the whole process. Overall he was easy to work with and really went out of his way to make the event a success. We certainly didn't make it easy on him, but the services provided were amazing!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

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

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

We pay close attention to detail, dedicated to providing superior customer service and our pricing is fair

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

My aim is to perform tasks above and beyond the customers' expectations with little difficulties and serve fine foods. I can also supply tables and linens.

About

I do catering and cleanup at the location of your choice. My service has many options as far as food is concerned; I can cook it all.

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