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Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 122 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
Verified review

We hired Chef Rocco to cook dinner for a group of 6 adults, 2 with food sensitivities. He was accessible by email and helped develop a menu that would work with our group, came on time, setup quickly, and was able to work around our food issues. The food was fresh and tasty, with much larger portions than I expected, and he explained all dishes upon serving. He solicited our feedback and by the end of the night the kitchen was immaculate...such a treat. I would definitely hire him again.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie V.
Verified review

Evan was WONDERFUL through the whole process & event! He catered at our "Mexican" family reunion at an outdoor park. Food was one of the most important things to get for our reunion and having many good Mexican cooks in the family, Evan came through! There were so many COMPLIMENTS about how GREAT the food was! We had the Mexican Taco Bar with Churros added for dessert. His roasted meats for the tacos were so tasty with the grilled veggies and all the sides and garnishes, and those churros went real fast! Marie from Elk Grove

A Plus Catering
4.4
from 101 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Tobie G.
Verified review

Using A Plus for catering assistance was the best holiday gift I’ve ever given myself. I needed help for a self-catered holiday gathering. I was looking for a flexible professional willing to do whatever - food prep, serving, cleaning. They sent Brenda - a proper chef. Wow! She was amazing - friendly, calm, extremely capable, flexible, and an absolute delight to work with. She figured out how to use my rotisserie oven, made a dynamite roast chicken, fried potato pancakes like a pro, left my kitchen clean, and allowed me to spend a wonderful, stress-free evening with my guests. By the end of the evening, my guests were hugging her as they said their goodbyes. Will definitely use A Plus & Brenda again.

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Kitchenina.com
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eirini K.
Verified review

Best experience ever! I hosted my daughter's first birthday party and hired Kitchenina for the catering. The owners, Kostas and Aliki are professionals, very polite and will go out of their way to service you. They came on time for the party. The food was warm and delicious. I was raised in Greece and their Giant Mediterranean spicy beans are the best I have ever tasted:) The lamb roast, the tacos, the rice bowls and all the dishes we ordered are extremely tasty. I love they offer a variety of quality food from different cuisines and that it tastes home made. I would definitely recommend them and hire them again.

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 66 reviews
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
Verified review

I had a BBQ themed yard party and they showed up right on time. Chicken, burgers, links, and ribs. Her potato salad was awsome, the corn salad just as good. She supplied plates, plastic ware, and even thought to get the condiments (lettuce, tomato...mayo, mustard) for the burgers. Definately using again

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie W.
Verified review

We decided last minute to hire a chef for a family dinner for some out of town relatives. Grace was very responsive and easy to work with. Within a few convos on Thumbtack we finalized the menu. I have a relatively small kitchen so I asked if Grace could do most of the prep offsite and come here to cook, which she did. She arrived early and was fully prepared. She served appetizers first and then prepared the main courses while we nibbled. She was very professional, friendly and cleaned up the kitchen afterwards. As for the food ... delicious - we really enjoyed our meal! The pork shoulder was a very unique dish; I've never had anything like it before and the sauce that went with it was equally amazing. This was definitely the most popular dish of the evening. The steak was also delicious - very tender, perfectly cooked to medium rare and the sauce was great. The parsnip-apple mash was also a very unique dish and very tasty. A little sweet but not overpowering. The roasted cauliflower was delicious. Our starters were the spring rolls & the beet and endive salad. We didn't know the spring rolls were vegetarian (and we're big meat eaters) so this was not our favorite. The peanut sauce was amazing though! The beet and endive salad was also good. Overall I'm really glad I found Grace. She was really easy to work with, the food was great!! She also has a chinese food menu and we can't wait to try that. We will definitely be hiring Grace again!!

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Marya S.
Verified review

We had a staff appreciation dinner at Wag Hotels, Oakland. Since we're a new location, our budget was a little limited. Daniella was great, and willing to work with us to find a price point that fit our budget. She made a roast chicken with lemon and herbs, veggie lasagne, a mixed veggie salad with greens, and banana bread with dark chocolate. The chicken was moist and tender, the lasagne was (literally) some of the best I've ever tasted, and had a subtle, and unexpected spicy kick to it, and the vinaigrette dressing for the fresh and healthy veggie greens had the perfect balance of vinegar to oil. Finally, the banana bread: drool! Everyone commented on how good the food was, which made me extra happy since I was the one to suggest DaniBensimon Catering. Everything went off without a hitch. Thank you so much for the amazing meal, and I can't wait till the next corporate event to be able to taste your amazing food.

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian B.
Verified review

Catered our New Years party for 16. Appetizers and food were excellent. Specializes in veggie, but did a meat course for us. All ingredients fresh, organic and gluten free. The gnocchi was to die for!

Rainbow Chefs Bay Area
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Lianne M.
Verified review

I had Rainbow chef cater a baby shower. Lana was very helpful in the planning and menu selection and offered some great suggestions. The mother to be was on some food restrictions so Lana worked around that too. They prepared a nice mid day Mediterranean inspired meal with chicken lettuce cups, roasted vegetables with tahini sauce, a wonderful bruschetta, fruit salad and cupcakes in assorted flavors. The feedback on the food was amazing. Jenny showed up with the food and prepared it on my serving trays. She was on time and left my kitchen counter clean. I would highly recommend Rainbow chefs and will use them for future parties.

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DidiCoco's
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily C.
Verified review

I've used DidiCoco'a for all my catering needs from an intimate gathering of 6, to my Mother's 70th birthday party for over 100 guest. What I appreciate the most is her attention to detail, from her fabulous food( chicken wings and pralines to die for) to her professional service. You the customer envision it she delivers with style and elegance. I've confidently referred DidiCoco'a to friends and coworkers who have voiced the same sentiments. The prices are competitive, however you get what you pay for, which is fresh top quality ingredients. DidiCoco'a is my go to catering service!!

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LL Services
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dawn R.
Verified review

Lucas was the consummate professional all around. I truly enjoyed working with him - especially on such short notice. He was quick to respond in the planning stages. As for the meal, our group loved it. He cooked a spectacular prime rib roast with roasted vegetable. The homemade pasta with the saffron sauce was delicious. The amuse bouche and dessert were wonderful complements to the main courses. His server, Angel, was great, as well. I would highly recommend Lucas to anyone. Thanks for making our evening spectacular.

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Liberation Foods BBQ
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ariel M.
Verified review

Dennis and the whole crew provided an amazing pig roast experience! Communication was great over email, the pricing was the best I found, and they worked so hard on the day of the party. The roast was the main talking point for my guests- such a cool thing to watch, plus it turned out delicious. The meat was moist and the skin was crisp. At the end, they cleaned up so well that I think they left the venue cleaner than when they came! Thank you guys!

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Mise En Place
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frankie G.
Verified review

We hired Mise en Place and Dan’s team to do a birthday dinner in Mill Valley. Dan exceeded are expectations for what we wanted. I had to plan last minute and he was still very accommodating and flexible to what we wanted on our menu and dietary restrictions. The dinner itself was delicious, and for our group of 10 made more than enough food - highlights were definitely the ceviche, the marinated pork, and roast chicken. Also shoutout to the lemon herb green sauce was also ridiculously good we wanted to pour it on everything. Thanks Dan so much for such an amazing birthday dinner, we really enjoyed having you and will definitely hire you again.

bazar Ixchel
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Courtney L.
Verified review

Lydia has made the most rich and delicious soup I've ever tasted. She also cooks everything from scratch. No cheating, she peels and roasts her own tomatillos, simmers down her own tomatoes, and boils her own beans. There are no shortcuts here and the results are fresh, clean, delicious food with no compromises.

Crumble & Whisk
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Vincent Harrington
Verified review

Bought the roasted fig and goat cheese today. Amazing! One of the best desserts Ive ever had. The little bits of pepper pop so nicely against the tartness and sweetness. Definitely need to get another one!

Marisa Gittens
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Jacid M.
Verified review

Marisa has provided catering for several parties of mine, from intimate fine dining (herb and garlic prime rib roast) to parties of 50+ (build your own taco bar). Everytime she is spot on with the menus, tailoring it for different audiences. I just give her a general idea and she makes the magic happen! She has always been professional, prompt and friendly. Her food is delicious and I highly recommend all the meals she has made for me. I have had almost everything from vegetarian meals and salads to bbq and desserts. Very talented chef!

Sir Cooks A Lot LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Charles W.
Verified review

I recently hired Chef Knight for a fairly large dinner party here in the north Berkeley hills. We totaled eighteen, if my memory serves me. The menu he prepared looked truly incredible, but to all of our amazement and delight, tasted even better!! Everything came out perfectly on schedule and filled the dining room with aromas the likes of which you would not believe! Our menu: Chipotle-corn crab cakes with smoked tomato aioli. Braised lamb shoulder served on gorgonzola-scallion arepa with roasted jalapeno-mint chimmichurri. Maine lobster martinis with watercress, avocado, lightly dressed with lime-horseradish and worcestershire. Duck confit with pear and clove gastrique. The duck confit was the best I've ever had. Hands down. To be perfectly honest, I hesitated before writing this, for selfish purposes. You see, I simply don't want to share him!!

KitchenGardenCatering
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

I booked Chef Megan for my birthday party. We had a dinner in our home for our party of ten. Megan was prompt and professional. Everything she served looked and tasted great. She was flexible with the menu and gave me several options. We started off with the short rib appetizer and stuffed mushrooms which were amazing. Then we ambled over to the dining room for the soup course which was a gorgeous tomato soup made with local heirloom tomatoes and these crispy little rosemary croutons that I keep craving. For the main course she served the juiciest chicken full of flavor. It was coated in an herb mix and smoked, but the smoke flavor was mild. We had roasted baby potatoes that had a lemony taste that I haven't had before. We also had a salad and sauted fresh vegetables, which I thought were pretty good and my picky eater ate so they must have been good. Chef Megan takes care to make sure the flavors of the meal work together and I felt great knowing that the food was grown locally and fresh. For dessert she made banana upside down cake, which is new to me, but loved it. It was low glycemic and no gluten ( how, I have no idea. The taste was rich and sweet) I do know I didn't wake up puffy like usually do when I indulge in sweet cakes and treats. I will absolutely book Megan again in the future. I can't say how great our experience was. I loved having a delicious meal served up in our home where we could eat and visit at our leisure. Oh~ and the leftovers were boxed up and kitchen cleaned! It was a night to remember. Can't wait to use Chef Megan again.

ASE Catering
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Perciella B.
Verified review

I had an impromtu family gathering that I needed catered. Reached out to ASE CATERING for our menu request, and everything was prepared amazingly! The food was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. We had beef kababs, pork kababs, roasted potatoes, and grilled brussel sprouts with bacon and a delicious lemon cheesecake.. OMG YUMM! I would highly recommend ASE, Food was outstanding service was over the top amazing.

  • 12 years in business
Mendocino Magic M.
Verified review

I've had the pleasure of working with Chef Dilemma for the last three years. She has consistently been professional, flexible, and open to working in unconventional settings with ease and grace. I run an event venue (Mendocino Magic) which hosts a variety of themed campouts and special events throughout the year. Utilizing her feedback from the perspective of a professional chef who has had years of experience, I have been able to optimize the campground's cooking facilities to suit a wider array of catering needs. The growth capacity of my business has improved because of her critical input and the benevolent impact of her talented networking skills. I would recommend booking a tasting with Chef Dilemma for smaller private events at your home or office or retreat, feeding artists and volunteers for larger events, nurturing your wedding party, outdoor large animal roast, or even simply as a consultant for your next big idea.

St. John Event Production
5.0
from 1 review
  • 40 years in business
Lisa K.
Verified review

I found St. John Event Production through a corporate event. The food was delicious and I especially liked the ambience Michelle created with the themed decorations, serving dishes, etc. I am always on the lookout for great caterers and service people so that I can offer the best to my clients, which is the reason for this review. I am an event planner and was orchestrating a wedding for a very savvy bride. She wanted a sophisticated reception in a classy venue and had a strict budget. After meeting with my usual top two caterers, I met with Michelle and Schuyler to get their ideas and I am so glad I took a chance and chose a St. John. Michelle offered many options and worked with me to create the perfect combination of delectable food and beverage options as well as creative props to transform the venue from a safely neutral space into a romantic, inviting room that reflected the bride and groom’s personalities. My success is dependent upon delivering a stress free experience for the bride that exceeds her expectations. Because I am admittedly a control freak, I’m sure I drove Michelle crazy with my constant phone calls to make sure everything was on track, but she was a total pro and was always one step ahead of me. Now, some specifics….. we decided on setting up food stations throughout the venue rather than a buffet. The coconut shrimp and samosa eggrolls were a couple of the favorites along with the roasted pear with candied pecans salad, the super tender short ribs, and bacon-wrapped scallops, not to mention the scrumptious deserts that accompanied the wedding cake (vanilla ice cream with caramelized pineapple and crispy crumbled topping was to die for). St. John provided not only the food and décor items, linens, chairs, tables, plates and flatware, but also a full bar, including bartender! The staff was very attentive and jumped in to help the florist as well as the venue manager to make sure every detail was in place. I was really impressed with how well they went out of their way to take care of the guests. The bride commented on the extra attention they paid to her elderly parents, bringing them their favorite menu items and keeping their champagne glasses full. I will definitely be hiring St. John again. They helped me deliver a wonderful event while making my job so much easier!

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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.

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 much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

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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