Best Catering Services in San Jose, CA 2016

Best of 2016

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Jose, CA.

  1. #1 DNL Catering

    (30 reviews)

    Helana M.

    My wedding was so beautiful! And the food made it so much better! They were on time, and they even cleaned up stuff they didn't have to clean up! So helpful, so sweet. I would definitely call them up again to have them do another event.

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  2. #2 Laurel's Catering

    (9 reviews)

    Gillian G.

    Laurel was enthusiastic, professional and supplied the ideal buffet for a memorial service at very short notice. I would recommend her unreservedly. Everything was timely, skilfully served, and swiftly cleared.

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  3. #3 Gimanelli Catering

    (12 reviews)

    MELODY S.

    Delivered on time as described. Could have had more meat products vs pancakes but u never know what's going to "sell" in that regard! Extremely easy to work with! Great group of people!!

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  4. #4 Affaires Extraordinaire

    (29 reviews)

    Dee S.

    Kristine and her staff were beyond amazing. Hire them for your next event... large or small- you will not be disappointed!

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  5. #5 The Fabulous Event People

    (26 reviews)

    Sarah J.

    The photobooth we rented from the Fabulous Event People was awesome! Super professional service before and during the event. This was for a prom, and the kids absolutely loved the props and the quality of the strips. An overall great experience.

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  6. #6 TASTE-FULL EVENTS, LLC

    (11 reviews)

    Charlene C.

    Wow!! Just Wow!! Chef Judith Green catered our company holiday party last Friday and it was amazing. First, and very impressive, she showed up with an army of chefs and servers. They layed out two tables of bountiful delight! Cheeses, hummus, herbs from her garden. Whole Salmon, Asian sliders, veggies, and incredible desserts!! Our CEO was so impressed. She made me and our company look good. Not only will I hire her again, I plan to recommend her to everyone in need of a caterer. Thank you so much!!

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  7. #7 Himalayan Chef Events & Catering

    (19 reviews)

    Chantelle P.

    Deepak did an exceptional job with my drop-off catering request for a small company holiday party. This is my first time using Thumbtack, and I received about 3 offers to cater my event. He was upfront with a cost, unlike other caterers who wanted to know much more before making an offer. I appreciated the transparent response, and he even offered to talk more to see if we could make more price adjustments, so I accepted to work with Himalayan Chef Events. He accepted to prepare food with only 5 days notice - and then the company decided to push the event up a day. While I lost a few other services, including time for myself to prepare more for the event, Deepak was more than willing to work with the schedule change. I definitely do not suggest anyone do this to your caterer, he could have had another event and that would have been unfortunate and out of his control, but Deepak's dedication to customer service really shined through with that gesture. Choosing to come a day early meant driving in Friday traffic as opposed to Saturday traffic - from Fremont to Berkeley! Even for a drop-off request, he wanted to make sure that my needs would be met for this event. A truly outstanding man in the business. Deepak deserves much praise for his professionalism and dedication - but that doesn't even begin to amount to the awesomeness that is his cooking! Oh man, that Gobi Manchurian had even my Indian Auntie - the one who cooks from home everyday and despises restaurant food - singing his praises. Deepak doesn't cut corners or make food too greasy or buttery in order to impress guests. He uses whole spices, fresh ingredients, and precious time to make his dishes come to life. It really shines through his cooking. And by that, I mean be careful, because you can end up with a mouthful of whole clove like I did! If you've ever had great, homemade-style Indian food, then you recognize this as a positive sign. That mouthful was because I didn't start eating with those expectations. This is the way South Asian foods are meant to be made. Everything that was prepared was off-the-charts delicious. There are leftovers for dinner tonight. I don't think I've ever been this excited for leftovers. The next day further justified the experience. Eating rich, creamy and greasy foods at typical Indian restaurants usually leaves me and my boyfriend with an upset stomach in the morning. This was not the case with Deepak's food. But today, the day after the event, I am still receiving praise from guests for the exceptional food. My experience with Deepak as a caterer was phenomenal. He has seriously given me no choice but to work with him in the future, because he sets the bar so high, any other service would be a gamble. He is very multi-talented as a cook, and has so many other cuisines to offer his clients, I may just have to throw more parties so that I can try them all! And now my guests are hooked. I left his cards on the table and there was only 1 of four or five left. Himalayan Chef Events knows how to make an impression. You cannot go wrong by choosing to work with Deepak.

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  8. #8 Crescent City Catering

    (11 reviews)

    Deb V.

    They were great. Great to work with to set up the event and the meal--on time, good questions and super in the kitchen and with my guests. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family and plan to use them again!

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  9. #9 Reverence Catering

    (11 reviews)

    Heather Q.

    It was smooth and tasty!

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Thumbtack Spotlight

The Fabulous Event People

(26 reviews)

The Fabulous Event People offers party rentals and event production services, as well as independent production and management services for special events, meetings and get-togethers.

What do you love about your job?

I love making happiness come to life. I love it when I get to help clients have a fabulous event that showcases all the things they love into one moment.

What or who inspired you to start your own business?

My boss, the founder of our other company and the co-founder of this company, inspires me every day about creating something different. We are driven to construct a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we love having the opportunity to do it week after week. Our clients also inspire me to make changes and create the best options for our company’s future.

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  • Private Chef & Organic Gourmet Catering

    Organicopia

    (8 reviews)

    Have unique and flavorful dishes that are both delicious and healthy with gourmet catering services from this company. This catering business also offer organic private chef services for your events.

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  • Catering Services

    PTVI Catering

    (5 reviews)

    This business provides buffet catering services. They specialize in Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Thai, and Indian food, among others. Hire them for weddings, birthday parties, and other occasions.

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  • All-Occasion Catering & Custom Cake Specialists

    Two Moms Catering

    (2 reviews)

    Two Moms Catering specializes in all-occasion gourmet catering and customized cake. They also offer personalized menu, dessert catering, gluten-free cake, and more.

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  • Caterer

    Chef Kerry, Inc.

    (1 reviews)

    Kerry Alan is a personal chef who specializes in fresh pastas, Thai food, California cuisines, and more. He offers custom catering services and can also recommend dishes. He is patient and friendly.

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  • Catering & Private Chef Services

    Chef Adair Catering & Private Chef

    (2 reviews)

    This company specializes in private-chef soirees and initimate local catering. They use fresh and organic ingredients in making cuisines for special events.

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  • Event Planning & Catering Services

    Details Catering and Events

    (1 reviews)

    Hosting a sit-down dinner or a huge buffet? Details is an events and catering business that offers affordable services. They have a professional staff that can cook and assist throughout the party.

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  • Gourmet, International Cookies & Custom Desserts

    Sugar Mommie Cookies

    Sugar Mommie Cookies provides catering services specializing in sugar cookies, international and gourmet catering of cookies as well as cakes and cupcakes ideal for weddings, birthdays, and more.

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  • Event & Wedding Catering Services

    Caterman Catering

    This company provides full service catering that fits your needs and budgets. Their chefs provide engagement, special occasion, BBQ and wedding catering services, and more.

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  • Elegant & Affordable Tea Party Catering

    Tea Traditions

    Tea Traditions provides their best catering services to tea parties and events. They provide delicious scones, cookies, bundt cakes, filled tea sandwiches, hors d'oeuvre, and unique fresh salads.

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  • Fresh & Innovative Cocktail Catering & Bartender

    Cent' Anni Cocktails (Catering and Design)

    This company is a mobile catering service offering market-fresh and handcrafted cocktails and bar delivered to homes or any events. They offer home-made spirit syrups, theme cocktails, and more.

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  • Ice Cream Caterer

    Bay Area Ice Cream Catering

    (1 reviews)

    Hire the top rated caterers from Bay Area Ice Cream Catering if you want quality services which will bring smiles to your guests' faces. They offer a full-service ice cream catering service.

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  • BBQ Catering for All Events

    Miller's BBQ Catering Services

    If you have not yet tasted the affordable and delicious family recipes of Miller's BBQ, take advantage of their food catering services for your event now.

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  • Candy Buffets

    Sugar-Sweet-Events

    Sugar-Sweet-Events are caterers who offer a custom variety of candy buffets that include jars, scoops, and bags for any occasion. They also offer pastries, fruits, nuts, pretzel buffets and more.

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  • Catering & Private Chef

    European Deliciosso Catering

    European Deliciosso Catering specializes in providing European and Italian catering as well as vegetarian catering services. They are among the best catering companies that offer fresh food.

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  • Chinese Fast Food & Catering Services

    Wok Star Express Asian Kitchen

    These food specialists offer one of the best catering services for traditional Chinese food. Try their gourmet for a baby shower, luncheon meeting, wedding reception, or other banquets and gatherings.

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  • Sushi-bar Catering

    Japone Delights

    Japone Delights is a group of professional caterers, who specialize in providing sushi and other healthy Japanese foods. They match their services to their clients' needs.

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  • Catering Services

    Top Shelf Catering

    You can eat, relax, and party with Top Shelf Catering's service. They are local caterers who infuse passion in their food services. Alcoholic drinks are also an option as they have a liquor license.

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  • Custom Caterer

    Culinary Decisions Catering

    Experience delectable contemporary cuisine with Culinary Decisions Catering. These full-service catering servers specialize in culinary theme catering for weddings, pig roasts, sushi parties and more.

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  • Professional Caterer

    Step Up Catering

    This detailed, professional caterer business has staff who have planning skills and are experienced in small to large parties, including birthdays, office parties, receptions, baby showers and more.

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  • Deep Dish, Gourmet Pizza Corporate Catering

    Pizz'a Chicago

    Pizz'a Chicago is a restaurant that features deep dish, gourmet pizzas along with delicious salads, appetizers, sandwiches, beer and wine, and desserts. They have been in business since 1991.

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  • Affordable Catering Services

    Golden Harvest Catering

    These professionals offer quality solutions to your corporate and private catering needs. They have been providing good food and service for over 30 years and offer reasonable catering prices.

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  • Catering Services

    Fugetaboutit

    Want your food prepared fresh? Try Jerry Carpenello's catering services. He can do Italian dishes as well as Mexican food and BBQ. He can provide full-service party catering.

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  • Catering Services

    International Catering & Decoration

    Helena Pinheiro, a professional chef, and her staff can cook up delicious American, Mexican, Italian, Portuguese and Colombian meals for your event. The staff speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English.

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  • Sustainable Catering & Personal Chef Services

    Chef Stephanie, Culinary Mistress

    Stephanie Hibbert provides food catering for special events and offers cooking classes. She is also a personal chef, who prepares vegetarian cuisine, ethnic foods and fusions.

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  • Catering

    Uncle Ray's Catering

    This local company has been offering quality catering services for over 1992. They bring various catering menus for n international buffet, fundraiser, wedding or any special event.

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  • Wedding Coordinator

    Wedding Gala's with Elegance

    Just show up and have a great day with the help of Wedding Gala's with Elegance. They contract with the caterers and other vendors to coordinate your wedding and reception.

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  • Catering Services

    Greenfish Catering

    Let this reliable business provide fresh, delicious, and healthy catering services. They also provide event coordination and management, and more for weddings, and other special occasions.

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  • Award-Winning Catering Services

    Caterman Catering

    This business offers award-winning catering services. They are among the area's caterers who provide various cuisines ad service styles for wedding, private and corporate events, and holiday parties.

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  • Personal Chef & Caterer

    Chef Monalisa

    Chef Monalisa is among the top caterers and personal chefs who prepare healthy and nutritious food. She also provides corporate and private party catering customized to your group's preferences.

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  • Fiestas Comida, Good Food

    PurePechaCatering

    Pure Pecha Catering is a professional catering company that specializes in Latin American cuisine. They provide quality food and good customer service.

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  • BBQ Catering (Onsite or Offsite)

    It's the Sauce!

    It's the Sauce!, a BBQ Catering company provides freshly cooked food and cater onsite or offsite any event. They are proud of their very special, homemade barbeque sauce.

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Best of 2015

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Jose, CA.

  1. #1 DNL Catering

    (30 reviews)

    Helana M.

    My wedding was so beautiful! And the food made it so much better! They were on time, and they even cleaned up stuff they didn't have to clean up! So helpful, so sweet. I would definitely call them up again to have them do another event.

    (show more)
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  2. #2 Laurel's Catering

    (9 reviews)

    Gillian G.

    Laurel was enthusiastic, professional and supplied the ideal buffet for a memorial service at very short notice. I would recommend her unreservedly. Everything was timely, skilfully served, and swiftly cleared.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  3. #3 Gimanelli Catering

    (12 reviews)

    MELODY S.

    Delivered on time as described. Could have had more meat products vs pancakes but u never know what's going to "sell" in that regard! Extremely easy to work with! Great group of people!!

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  4. #4 Affaires Extraordinaire

    (29 reviews)

    Dee S.

    Kristine and her staff were beyond amazing. Hire them for your next event... large or small- you will not be disappointed!

    (show more)
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  5. #5 The Fabulous Event People

    (26 reviews)

    Sarah J.

    The photobooth we rented from the Fabulous Event People was awesome! Super professional service before and during the event. This was for a prom, and the kids absolutely loved the props and the quality of the strips. An overall great experience.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  6. #6 TASTE-FULL EVENTS, LLC

    (11 reviews)

    Charlene C.

    Wow!! Just Wow!! Chef Judith Green catered our company holiday party last Friday and it was amazing. First, and very impressive, she showed up with an army of chefs and servers. They layed out two tables of bountiful delight! Cheeses, hummus, herbs from her garden. Whole Salmon, Asian sliders, veggies, and incredible desserts!! Our CEO was so impressed. She made me and our company look good. Not only will I hire her again, I plan to recommend her to everyone in need of a caterer. Thank you so much!!

    (show more)
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  7. #7 Himalayan Chef Events & Catering

    (19 reviews)

    Chantelle P.

    Deepak did an exceptional job with my drop-off catering request for a small company holiday party. This is my first time using Thumbtack, and I received about 3 offers to cater my event. He was upfront with a cost, unlike other caterers who wanted to know much more before making an offer. I appreciated the transparent response, and he even offered to talk more to see if we could make more price adjustments, so I accepted to work with Himalayan Chef Events. He accepted to prepare food with only 5 days notice - and then the company decided to push the event up a day. While I lost a few other services, including time for myself to prepare more for the event, Deepak was more than willing to work with the schedule change. I definitely do not suggest anyone do this to your caterer, he could have had another event and that would have been unfortunate and out of his control, but Deepak's dedication to customer service really shined through with that gesture. Choosing to come a day early meant driving in Friday traffic as opposed to Saturday traffic - from Fremont to Berkeley! Even for a drop-off request, he wanted to make sure that my needs would be met for this event. A truly outstanding man in the business. Deepak deserves much praise for his professionalism and dedication - but that doesn't even begin to amount to the awesomeness that is his cooking! Oh man, that Gobi Manchurian had even my Indian Auntie - the one who cooks from home everyday and despises restaurant food - singing his praises. Deepak doesn't cut corners or make food too greasy or buttery in order to impress guests. He uses whole spices, fresh ingredients, and precious time to make his dishes come to life. It really shines through his cooking. And by that, I mean be careful, because you can end up with a mouthful of whole clove like I did! If you've ever had great, homemade-style Indian food, then you recognize this as a positive sign. That mouthful was because I didn't start eating with those expectations. This is the way South Asian foods are meant to be made. Everything that was prepared was off-the-charts delicious. There are leftovers for dinner tonight. I don't think I've ever been this excited for leftovers. The next day further justified the experience. Eating rich, creamy and greasy foods at typical Indian restaurants usually leaves me and my boyfriend with an upset stomach in the morning. This was not the case with Deepak's food. But today, the day after the event, I am still receiving praise from guests for the exceptional food. My experience with Deepak as a caterer was phenomenal. He has seriously given me no choice but to work with him in the future, because he sets the bar so high, any other service would be a gamble. He is very multi-talented as a cook, and has so many other cuisines to offer his clients, I may just have to throw more parties so that I can try them all! And now my guests are hooked. I left his cards on the table and there was only 1 of four or five left. Himalayan Chef Events knows how to make an impression. You cannot go wrong by choosing to work with Deepak.

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  8. #8 Crescent City Catering

    (11 reviews)

    Deb V.

    They were great. Great to work with to set up the event and the meal--on time, good questions and super in the kitchen and with my guests. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family and plan to use them again!

    (show more)
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  9. #9 Reverence Catering

    (11 reviews)

    Heather Q.

    It was smooth and tasty!

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“Need a Caterer and Chef”

Los Altos, CA

Event type
Buffet dinner party
Cuisine type
Casual American
Number of people
25-50
Additional Service(s)
No additional service
Details
small offsite office gathering in los altos for about 25-30 people, with a somewhat limited budget. open to suggestions for catering style
$1600
Average price
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“Need a Catering, Chef, Staff and Bartender Services for a Buffet Catered Event”

San Francisco, CA

Event type
Buffet catered event
Cuisine type
I'm not sure yet
Number of people
100-150
Additional Service(s)
Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
$1934
Average price
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“Need a BBQ Caterer”

Monterey, CA

Event type
Buffet catered event
Cuisine type
BBQ
Number of people
50-100
Additional Service(s)
Appetizers
$1300
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