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

My employer hired Baja's Tacos to cater a company event at Qualcomm Stadium on 12/27. We host an annual tailgate party for clients and industry partners, and have used other caterers in the past. I got quotes from 5 caterers, and ultimately went with Baja's because it was evident that they are very passionate about what they do, and really dedicated to quality and authenticity. (side note: although cost wasn't a factor in our decision, Baja's price was probably the lowest of all 5 companies) Jesus was always quick to respond and answer questions, and every interaction I had with him was pleasant. We were extremely happy with the service that Jesus and his team provided, and the food was amazing. We had three types of tacos (carne asada, pollo and adobada) with fresh corn and flour tortillas and extra chips and guacamole as an appetizer. I appreciated that they included all the toppings including various salsas, guacamole, etc. in the price, as well as rice and beans. It was also very important to us that the tortillas be made fresh onsite, and they did not disappoint! In fact, they made everything right there, including salsa, guacamole. The team arrived well in advance of the event start, and were completely set up and ready to go before any guests arrived. They also provided plenty of staff to serve and cook., so no one had to wait in line. Overall, we would highly recommend Baja's Tacos and look forward to using them again in the future.

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Janice F.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Lilian for your catering needs! She catered our business cocktail party for approximately 25 people in our home supplying tray-passed hors d'oeuvres. She possesses a vivacious personality and is extremely fun to work with! Her culinary skills are excellent...the food was fantastic! (My personal favorite was the Sicilian Swordfish Skewers.) She will be the first person I call when I need a caterer again!!

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany F.
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Shawna is AMAZING!! She was the ONLY vendor we had for our wedding that didn't give us any difficulties. I emailed her asking to make changes and every time her response was "of course"! The food was amazing and her services were beyond outstanding. Shawna was flexible in creating our brunch menu and catered to a handful of vegans we had on our guest list. Even our non vegan guests enjoyed the vegan options! We were looking forward to left overs but everyone enjoyed the food so much, there were none!! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caterer whether it be a wedding or any special event. I am definitely keeping her information in case I need a caterer again someday! If you want to be stress free about catering, choose Shawna! You won't be disappointed!!

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
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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
Titi J.
Verified review

One of the best caterer's I ever used. This party was on my yacht and everything from communication, deciding menu items, best price by far, set up, serving and the high quality food made from scratch was magnificent!!!!! Can't wait to use Francesco for my next event. Titi

Chef Leslie Ann Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Phil K.
Verified review

On Sunday November 29th 2015 I had the distinct fortune to have Chef Leslie Merle cater a special event for my food and wine organization. Leslie and her staff hit a Home run!! The food and service were outstanding and I can't wait for another opportunity to work with her again. So if you need to use a caterer that you can trust I would highly recommend Chef Leslie. Phil Kress President of the Laguna CHAINE des Rotisseurs

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

Our plans to have our wedding meal prepared by our favorite restaurant fell thru 3 weeks before our wedding. I knew Christine Mcmaster as an excellent cook and had been to 2 private dinners catered by her. Quite anxious, I called her and she put me at ease with her assurances and suggestions to take my time and figure out what we would really like. Great advice! We chose Mediterranean food. Together with Chris we quickly settled on a menu. There were so many details but she handled it all from overseeing the table setting, shopping, deliveries and arranging table display. It was amazing I actually could relax. The meal was sumptuous elegantly prepared and plated all by Chris and her kitchen staff. Our dinner menu was: A simple greek salad, hummus, tzatziki, baba ganoush, roasted vegetables, flat bread Then Shawarma lamb, roasted chickens, and feta rice w/ pistachios. There were 35 people at the wedding meal and all the courses were on time and beautifully plated. The kitchen was quiet and when I went in everyone was smiling and extremely busy. Chris ran the kitchen in a quiet organized way that was contagious to all who worked there. Truly an amazing woman. Her sense of elegance shined thru both in the delicious food and its presentation. My husband and I will have lasting memories of Christine and how she stepped in and played an integral part in helping create our dream wedding. I highly recommend you have her cater any function. All you have to do is relax and enjoy it.

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

Chef Stevan Novoa was fantastic! He was prompt to respond to my messages, he worked with us on pricing, he arrived on time with exactly what we discussed for our office lunch, and the food was DELICIOUS! Our only regret was not ordering more. Thank you!

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

Stephani did a fantastic job catering our affair. The food was tasty, healthy, and the presentation was impressive. Highly recommend.

Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christian W.
Verified review

Daily Chew Catering dished up a bit of heaven on a plate for a holiday party recently and from the first time I contacted Carly until the last bit of food was gone, we were blown away by the entire experience. Daily Chew Catering offers a wide selection of menu options, so there's guaranteed to be something great for every palate, and everything is done well. Daily Chew does food service right, and I'll no doubt be quick to call back and start planning for our next event as soon as the time comes. Thank you for the professionalism, the amazing food, and your passion for great-tasting, incredible quality catering experience!

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. 👌

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
Verified review

Amazing customer service. The company catered a large family even, they were courteous very clean, and an absolute joy to have around. The food was out of this world the best combination of southern blends I've ever had. The pulled pork was tender and juicy as well as the fries and coleslaw. I highly recommend that anyone looking for a catering choose this company!!

URBN Catering
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sander B.
Verified review

Michael and his team at URBN went above and beyond to make our corporate event a success! Their Pizzas were delicious and very well received by the entire team! Plus the fact that they bake them on the spot in their oven creates an unique experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone and will certainly use them again. Thanks on behalf of the entire Fox team!

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

Alvin was a BIG hit at our Holiday Gift Fair! The food was DELICIOUS! We are hoping he will join us for our Family Fun Day!

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!!

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

Chef Andrew Selz was a pleasure to work with. His charismatic personality, attention to detail, creativity and flare in the kitchen made for an unforgettable evening. His creations far surpassed our expectations, both in taste and presentation, and the effort he put into making sure the evening was perfect, down to the the linen cloth was exceptional. I would highly recommend Chef Selz to anyone looking to hire a chef to cater. You will not regret your decision!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are a Christ-centered, nonprofit catering company providing our services to all of the San Diego areas. All proceeds from events go to helping the community with people struggling with all types of addictions. We can do small or large events. We have a full-size smoker with trailer, so we can come to you and cook on-site, as well as a restaurant-sized kitchen to prepare and bring the food to you. We offer some of the best BBQ products available in the area, and have three types of authentic BBQ sauces. We have a huge menu available from Italian to Asian cuisine as well, along with many other specialties. We offer you 19 years of experience in the catering and culinary industry. If you have an idea of what you want served, we can do it. Just give us a call or send us an email. We guarantee the best prices in town, and the best quality of food and service. We have 143 acres in Vista available if you would like to have your event on our site with gazebos, pond, indoor or outdoor seating, and just an amazing atmosphere.

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I cook the classical dim sum apps as well as my own renditions. I also provide personal chef services. I cater to small/intimate private parties and teach classes on dim sum cooking. I also do menu planning.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We cater to many types of events, from weddings to funerals. We offer a complete list of menus, do setup, can bartend, etc.

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