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Baja's Tacos & Catering
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Elsa O.
Verified review

I was a little skeptical as hired Jesus for a work event. I was worried that things would go wrong making me look bad with the agency. I am pleased to say that I worried for nothing. The Caterers were punctual, professional, clean and courteous. The food was delicious. Everyone loved the food and where highly impressed with the freshness and authentic flavor! Some are considering hiring Baja's Tacos for future events. Caterers prepped the food on site rather quick, served guests for 2 hours and put all the leftovers in containers for me. Event was for 60 people and had more than enough food for everyone to enjoy. Overall I was very impressed and pleased with the service and food. Would definitely hire again! Gracias!

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Valerie W.
Verified review

Lilian truly helped to make my Christmas party an outstanding one. From the first time we corresponded, she was very timely and organized with making arrangements and worked hard to ensure I was happy with the final details. The day of my event, Lilian was extremely professional, congenial, and organized. The food was delicious and there was a wide variety of options for everyone. My guests commented many times on how good the catering was and how friendly Lilian was. If I ever have another event requiring catering, I would definitely book her again. 5 stars for sure!!

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
Verified review

Chef Shawna was fantastic. We had a group of 20 for a joint Bachlor/Bachelorette party in Temecula. She created a delicious meal for the group and was able to accommodate one guest that is gluten and dairy free (even bringing them 1 special dessert)! She was responsive and very friendly. She also brought table cloths and some light decor to make the table and setting look fantastic. Everyone in the group loved the food and said it was the highlight of our weekend. Would definitely hire Chef Shawna for another event in the area!

La Mexicana Tacos & Catering
4.4
from 53 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Lucia V.
Verified review

Everybody loved the food. There was plenty and we even had leftovers. The caterers didn't mind all the stairs they had to take to carry their stove, tables etc. We will hire them again for sure when we are in the area.

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
Verified review

I contacted Sage Bleu based on the reviews I saw here. Although there were other caterers with more reviews, I was looking for a talented caterer, not jaded by decades in the business, who would go the extra mile to deliver superlative food and service. The reviews I saw here painted a picture of incredible food and personalized, unobtrusive, caring service, so I called Sage Bleu. When I spoke with Lavonne, I casually mentioned a few dishes that only the most savvy food aficionado would know. She subtly let me know that she not only knew what those dishes were, but knew how to prepare them. SOLD! I had Sage Bleu cater a casual neighborhood get together as well as a white tablecloth dinner for a dozen finicky business associates. The food selections were appropriate for both crowds. The food, wine pairings and presentation were impeccable. Service began exactly at the appointed time and clean-up was to the highest white glove standard. I cannot recommend Sage Bleu highly enough!

CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Onika P.
Verified review

Ciccio did such a great job, he was fun friendly and professional. The food had a great quality taste and our very picky guests loved all the courses. Many of us in the party are considering having another event with him in the San Diego area would hire again and again for excellent food presentation and professionalism. With this chef there are no worries!! He was patient did not rush the group and was awesome!!!!! Highly Reccomend!!

Chef Leslie Ann Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney S.
Verified review

I just attended a six-course dinner event catered by Chef Leslie. The Lamb "Posole" was amazing!!! Chef Leslie is professional and prepared each dish herself. From the first course to the last, everything was five star quality. I highly recommend Chef Leslie.

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Colm K.
Verified review

I first hired Christine from Enjoy Dining In to cater a small business luncheon last year and not only was the food delicious, but the peace of mind I got from knowing everything regarding the food was taken care of was priceless. Christine took care of everything which freed me up to focus on the clients in attendance. Th folks at the lunch were delighted that they were able to have a delicious, healthy meal at the event, even the folks with special dietary needs enjoyed the gluten free options. Since then I've hired Christine a number of times and I'm always impressed with her food and her dependability. Looking forward to our next event together Christine! Thank you, I can't recommend this serve highly enough!

BAPS!
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Donna L.
Verified review

I posted a need for a caterer on Thumbtack last December, when I started planning for a large corporate gala in San Diego. At that time, I was looking for a venue, caterer, band..the works! Dan from BAPS! responded to my need for a caterer right away. He was positive and responsive, and worked (and re-worked) with me on a prospective menu, knowing that I may end in a venue with an in-house caterer. He stayed in touch while I went through the process of vetting venues, and gave me great sightseeing tips for my trip to San Diego to do walk-throughs. We ended up booking a restaurant venue and won't hire an outside caterer, but I would have loved to hire and work with BAPS!. They'll stay on my "A-list" for my next event in the San Diego area.

NV Personal Dining
4.4
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Julie V.
Verified review

I hired Stevan for a networking event. I requested a mix of hors d'oeuvres, as I had no particular theme in mind. Some of my favorite items were Stevan's hummus blend on endive (so fresh, delish!), his kalua sliders were excellent (the jam was to die for!), ribs were seasoned/sauced well, juicy and perfectly sized for our event. I'm not a seafood or sushi fan, but I cautiously tried Stevan's sriracha yellowtail and it was superb! He taught me that fresh fish shouldn't taste or smell fishy - and boy was he right! He also created a signature cocktail (gin and hibiscus) that was so refreshing! Stevan provides professional service with smile, he's very passionate about his work. Overall, the food was excellent, the presentation was quite impressive, and I confidently recommend Stevan for any event, large or small.

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Louis R.
Verified review

We hired Stephani to cater a company event for 75 people and we couldn't have been happier. We were so grateful for her professionalism and graciousness. The food was artfully displayed and tasted amazing. Everybody loved it. We will be calling on her services again soon! Thank you, Stephani!

Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Meghna A.
Verified review

We hired her for our baby shower. She was very attentive to our dietary restrictions and offered many ideas for dishes over several conversations without getting frustrated (which happens with dietary restrictions as most people don't cater to it and just get annoyed). She was also there early and helped setup the food. We were running a bit behind and she was very understanding. Everyone raved about the food! We would hire her again for another event. Amazing job and thank you!

Rogue BBQ
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Howard M.
Verified review

It was a great experience having rogue bbq cater for our family event. Everyone really enjoyed the various types of food, and the smoked brisket was as delicious as could be! I would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to hire a professional caterer for any events such as bday parties, weddings, or business lunches, etc... Rogue bbq will deliver the tasty goods every time. πŸ‘Œ

Marckende
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ace W.
Verified review

Chef Marckende was amazing! He came up with an incredibly creative menu (all vegan/vegetarian) with dumplings, potstickers, ramen, and an amazing chocolate, strawberry, blueberry layer cake. He was very responsive in the planning process, even coordinating the on-site setup/visit the night before because we were celebrating a birthday with a group of friends at an AirBnb. Couldn't have imagined a better dining experience for celebrating a birthday with the group of 11. He was very professional, came with all of the necessary supplies, took care of service and clean-up. If you're looking to choose a chef for an event, you're missing out if you don't choose Chef Marckende. He'll create a memorable meal and take care of all the details so you don't have to even think about doing anything else other than enjoying a great meal with great company.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dominic P.
Verified review

The Royal Food Services Team exceeded our expectations and made our Mother's Day Brunch an enjoyable experience. Michael was very professional and easy to work with. The moment we selected this service, they immediately reached out to discuss details for our event, and provided excellent suggestions that we had not thought of. As we approached the event, Michael scheduled an onsite visit to go through a dry run of the event and ensure no detail was overlooked. We discussed the menu, expectations and any additional special requests. The day of the event went without a hitch. Set up was quick and easy, the team was very professional, friendly and catered the guests every request. When they were ready to wrap up, they closed everything down, cleaned up, did all dishes and cleaned the floor and made sure everything was the way they had found it. I cannot express how pleased we were with this service, they enjoyed supporting our event and it is apparent they take pride in their service. I will absolutely use Royal Food Service again without hesitation, and without considering another provider. Thank you Michael and Travis for making out Mother's Day Celebration a great one to remember!!!

Kevies Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Michele A.
Verified review

Kevie is a gifted pastry chef whose modern desserts showcase her unique experience. She prepared a beautiful dessert bar table for a large event of 600+ people that our company was sponsoring. The treats were delicious and nutritious baked using our Sugar 2.0 product which includes soluble fiber and probiotics (www.sugar2pt0.com). Her recipes are incredible, and you will be pleased with her sweet treats for your friends and family. She is a professional and fun to work with too. I highly recommend her and am impressed with her baking techniques and capacity to foresee the outcomes! Thank you so much Kevies Kitchen! Everyone loved your yummy treats, you made our event a huge success!

O'SIDE BBQ MAN
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Krystal C.
Verified review

We had our annual conference and needed someone that had some flexibility on the amount of guests attending. O'Side BBQ Man was not just accommodating but provided amazing service. He arrived early to make sure he was ready to serve on time and also the food was amazing. Everyone wished they could have had seconds, maybe even thirds. We will definitely be booking O'Side BBQ Man for any future company events.

APRIL'S on GIRARD Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carolann N.
Verified review

Simply put....AMAZING! April is our new go to event caterer, she is the best of the best. Details, exquisite food, and she is so warm and kind on top of that! All if our guests were so impressed!!

Fine Fit & Fabulous
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joshua P.
Verified review

The best event pkanner! Has all the hook ups and will help you from start to finish! Totally recommending Kimmie!!!

Chef Selz LLC.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barb J.
Verified review

Chef Andrew Selz has created several outstanding events for me and my family. His great personality and his love for teaching made our dinner events so much fun. Thank you Chef Andrew.

Takobar San Diego
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jen M.
Verified review

Juliana was very responsive and professional. The tacos we tasted were quite yummy, all the ingredients tasted fresh. We particularly liked the carne asada. I would recommend Takobar San Diego for parties and special events.

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β€œNeed a Buffet Caterer”

San Diego, CA

  • Event type
    Other (Reunion)
  • Which meal
    Other (Cocktail party appetizers)
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Beverages (alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, French, Hors D'oeurves
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Budget per person
    $20-$30 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    We will be purchasing our own alcohol but need 1 bartender for the event. We also need linens (black tablecloths and about a dozen blue, red napkins.
  • $20
    Average price

β€œNeed Buffet Caterer”

San Diego, CA

  • Event type
    Other (Wedding Reception)
  • Which meal
    Other (Breakfast food during dinner time)
  • Dishes and beverages
    Full meal, Appetizer(s), Main course(s), Side dish(es), Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - casual (eg: burgers and fries), American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes)
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    150-200
  • Budget per person
    $20-$30 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Gluten-free, Vegetarian
  • Details
    Cocktail/Happy Hour: 5:30 pm Dinner Reception: 6:30 - 9:00 pm We're exploring breakfast theme for our dinner reception.
  • $4138
    Average price

β€œNeed catering”

San Diego, CA

  • Event type
  • Which meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mexican / Latin
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    We would like ceviche and possible tapas as the main apps
  • $1537.5
    Average price
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