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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 141 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
Julie Atwood Events A.
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Chef Pete Colman is a pro. His food is distinctive, flawlessly prepared and presented. He can manage off-site commando catering while serving 5-star fine dining. And clients love him!

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalia D.
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I had hired Taqueria Cazadores to cater a reception to follow a memorial service for my father. Evan worked with me far ahead of time, worked with the funeral director, and made this catering event effortless for me. After speaking with him in the beginning of my search for a caterer, I felt sure that I was in good hands. The icing on the cake was that the food was absolutely off-the-charts delicious! The food, the presentation, and the service were all phenomenal, and even surpassed my expectations. Thank you Evan and Crew!

  • 12 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Diana S.
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Sat did a wonderful catering job for our luncheon of fifty people this past weekend. I was a little hesitant at first because I didn't know his work and he didn't have his website up and running. I'm glad I took a chance as he came through with shining colors.

A Plus Catering
4.3
from 91 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
Manny S.
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A Plus catering was amazing. They were extremely friendly, punctual, embraced our ethnic wedding celebration, and the food was awesome. Couldn't stop eating the ribs.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Theresa N.
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Debbie and her Made with Love crew catered a last minute large event of 200 people for my office and I couldn't be happier. Debbie took care of all my needs and went out of her way to make sure everything we wanted we got. She was so friendly as was her staff and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend Made with Love Catering and know you won't be disappointed. Theresa N.

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Bouquet Catering
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caitlin M.
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Stephanie is a total catering rock star! She kept over 200 people fed, watered and content during our Institute on Aging. She worked within our budget, and created picnic lunches and a beautiful breakfast spread, while keeping coffee/tea/water flowing. I have nothing but good things to say! She is also personable, reasonable and delightful!

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Kitchenina.com
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Velina T.
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I am an event planner and have worked with many catering companies in the past few years. Kitchenina is by far my best find and the catering company that I will continue to recommend to any of my future clients. Aliki is extremely kind and very accommodating. The food is top quality and their customer service is unmatched. So glad to have found this company on thumbtack! Looking forward to working with them on many future events!

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 65 reviews
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Laura K.
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Deborah helped us with a brunch for 30+ people at our home. We selected vegetarian and nonvegetarian frittatas which is a fantastic dish to serve buffet style along with potatoes and her most excellent granola, cinnamon rolls, zucchini bread, and a special baked french toast with berries dish. She was very responsive to all of my questions and made great suggestions. She was punctual on the delivery (no stress for the hostess). Meeting Deborah was also a fun experience.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sasha S.
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Grace cooked outstanding food (salmon, prosciutto/melon, eggplant, citrus salad) and provided an all-around amazing experience - customizing the menu to fit our tastes! Thank you so much Grace! I will recommend you to everyone looking for a personal chef/catering!

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Catherine F.
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Amazing food and she's a delight on top of it! I highly recommend her to handle any catering needs that you may have, her food is SO tasty!!

Kitchen 350
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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Hi There! I book catering for our offices weekly; often multiple times per week, this was simply one that I had no direct control over-a special "kid gloves" request from my new manager (yikes!) An offsite, early Monday morning, breakfast meeting in San Francisco, on the 21st floor, at a company with whom I'm not familiar AND none of my direct connections would be in attendance.(Whaaaat???) I went to work and used Thumbtack for the very first time. I received several bids in the first hour, the one that Matt was super responsive to my initial inquiry and was helpful all week long. By Friday I was set! Because I am who I am, I reached out on Sunday night and Matt with Kitchen 350 responded to both email and text promptly; put my worries to rest (well for a few hours anyway). I reached out in the morning things were going to plan and from what I gather, kudos were flying around the building! Matt's team provided all we needed and tossed in some coffee to boot! I was elated to report this to my manager! Kitchen 350 made our team look good, I will definitely use them again!

Rainbow Chefs
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy S.
Verified review

My friend recently celebrated her 50th birthday. Her wish? To have a catered dinner at home where she could relax and enjoy a wonderful evening of food, vino and friends. My decision to go with Rainbow Chefs was the BEST CHOICE! They worked with me to create the menu which the chef cooked to PERFECTION! It was a joy to see the guests "ooohh" and "aahhh" as each dish was brought out...Having Rainbow Chefs prepare, serve and clean up allowed the hostesses (me and my friend) to enjoy the event too! It was truly a magical night...I highly recommend them!

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LL Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol M.
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Don't look any further: LL Services is the BEST! They catered a women's luncheon in my home, and I found their friendly manner, professionalism and responsiveness to be unmatched. They offered flexible menu options with fresh, creative and delicious selections. My guests went back not only for seconds, but thirds, and they all left with a business card for their own catering needs. Don't pass up the opportunity to have them cater your next event.

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Phiesty Food Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg N.
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PhiestyFoods is a winner!!! My wife keeps thanking me for giving her such a wonderful party on her birthday. The smartest thing I did was inviting Chef Cheri into our home. She came to our home and asked a lot of questions about our tastes in food and color scheme and our budget. After taking all of our desires in she proceeded to describe all that she could do for us and it all sounded so wonderful and she put some high expectations into our minds. The day of the party came and not only did she deliver, she exceeded our expectations! My guests were very happy also as many of them asked for her contact info so they could talk to her about future events. My advise, hire Chef Cheri, you’ll be happy you did!

Basic Catering
4.3
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Te C.
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I hired Basic Catering for a dinner party. We had salmon and chicken breasts with asparagus and a variety of salads. The food was amazing and the presentation was beautiful. Will definitely order from them again.

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Mise En Place
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mackenzie B.
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Daniel was an amazing caterer. He was extremely prompt and came with most of the catering gear he needed (which is good because I have very few kitchen tools). Our entire group loved the food: cheese/meat course, tuna tartar, couscous, salmon, and tiramisu. It was delicious! And as a bonus, we did not need to clean up :)

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Liberation Foods BBQ
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana P.
Verified review

Dennis and his team were really awesome and professional! He catered our Startup Weekend event! The brisket, pulled pork, and BBQ tofu was so yummy!

What's Cookin?
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara C.
Verified review

We recently hired Eileen and her staff with What's Cookin to cater a backyard luau party. From beginning to end, she was very easy to work with. The bottom line is that her food was AMAZING! What a talent!! Our party guests raved about the dishes she prepared. Since the party was themed, we worked together to come up with the perfect selections for a summer luau. Her staff that worked the party with her were super friendly and smiley, professional, and instinctively knew how to "be there" for our guests needs. As the hosts of the party, my husband and I were able to focus entirely on our guests, which is exactly what we were looking for. We were all very impressed with everything, and are certain we found our new favorite caterer! Thanks Eileen and your staff for a job well done!

Magic of the Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alex C.
Verified review

We have used Magic of the Catering twice, once for Thai food and then for Japanese food. Both times, the food was fresh and delicious, presented in an appealing manner. Magic of the Catering has been extremely reliable and responsive and we will definitely be using them again for future meetings.

Olive Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Damian O.
Verified review

Arkadi makes simple and fresh ingredients come alive in ways I'd have never imagined before meeting him. He not only cooked some great cuisine, but also taught me a thing or two about how my own cooking could take a step up in times when he wasn't around. Thanks Arkadi! I recommend!

Rainbow Chefs San Francisco
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amber F.
Verified review

Rainbow Chef's catered our company Halloween Party and did an amazing job! They served up homemade small bites with personal touches, including adorable coffin-shaped brownies and ricotta and spinach eyeballs. Everything tasted amazing. We highly recommend them!

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.

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

See other requests for caterers in San Bruno

Need a Catering Service for a Wedding

Oakland, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mexican / Latin, Other (chinese)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
  • Details
    wedding party

Need a Caterer

Fairfield, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
  • Details
    Birthday party for a one year old so looking for something that would work for adults and kids

Need Catering Service

Novato, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
  • Details
    I would like a cold lunch buffet with assorted cold cuts, cheeses, rolls, potato salad, macaroni salad, mixed green salad, a fruit salad & assorted cookies, brownies & lemon bars for a reception after a funeral mass.
  • $20
    Average price
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