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Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 110 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
Victor L.
Verified review

Hired Rocco for drop-off catering service for a party hosted at home. Delivery was right on time and the main dish of my order, "Salmon in Papillotte," was cooked with perfection. Juicy and tender, it was loved by all the guests. Rocco was also very easy to work with throughout the messaging back and forth in deciding on the menu and portion. His price was a bit toward the high end side but overall the experience was very satisfactory.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Larry J.
Verified review

The catering job I just experienced this past Saturday, Dec 28, 2013, with Taqueria Cazadores was excellent and I'd like to max out the stars for them. Although they are area-renowned for their Mexican offerings, I learned they also cater good 'ol BBQ which I chose for my 60 guests for my son's Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor. Nearly all guests went out of their way to tell me how excellent the food was. Way to go, Evan!!! For readers: Evan was there plenty early; had all the food ready on time; no problems with portions; and even went out of his way for having vegan-type food for a few of my guests. Thank you, Larry

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  • 12 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Diana S.
Verified review

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
4.4
from 75 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
Verified review

Jennine was great to work with! She was very accommodating for all of our needs and was easy to get a hold of and communicate with. She was able to work within our budget, provide all of the equipment and utensils we needed and offered the type of food we wanted. Our company was having our annual summer party for our employees and families. We were looking for a company to come out to the park that we reserved and offer a afternoon southern BBQ. Jennine's team arrived on time, were fully prepared and very nice! The food was great! We had BBQ, chicken, Tri-tip, Hot Dogs, Corn, Beans, Veggie Skewers, and Potato salad. Everything was prepared fresh and presentation was great. There was so much food that everyone was able to take some home with them! Our company will definitely keep A Plus Catering in mind for our next event! Thank you Jennine and Team!

DNL Catering
4.6
from 67 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
Mark J.
Verified review

I was hesitant contracting with Steve / DNL Catering as his Yelp reviews aren't all that 'current', but he provided me with a few current references - which I contacted... The references were 'all good' and Steve was very cordial and confident over the phone, so I hired Steve / DNL to provide the "Homestyle Breakfast" for my work group of '50 men' last week... There was plenty of food, the food was great, and the (Juan's) scones were especially DELICIOUS! Based on this GREAT experience, I would certainly use Steve / DNL for any future catering needs!

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Chef Andrea Lawson Gray
4.7
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Mia A.
Verified review

Andrea handled so many unbelievable misfortunes so very well and took care of our team in an outstanding way. I received rave reviews on the food and beautiful centerpiece for dinner. Her food is delicious and her passion shows through in both her food and work ethic. She was extremely flexible in creating a menu that works for our guests and within our budget. The Senorita Gourmet experience is a special one; it would have been good as-is for any of my personal parties though we had to pare it down a tiny bit for our corporate guests. Overall, a wonderful experience and I'll definitely connect with her for future catering events!

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Celebrations by Chet Chase
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lesmore B.
Verified review

Hi had the pleasure of selecting Chet to prepare a menu and work my Friendsgiving event which was my first time starting a tradition with my friends. From Chet's initial response to my quote request through the end of my event, the services provided were first class! Chet worked with me on my menu and I felt that he truly listened and took my vision into consideration when delivering my sample menu. I was extremely nervous since in the past, I would always be the one to prepare meals for my guest however, this year I wanted to do something different allowing me the opportunity to spend time with my guest instead of slaving in the kitchen. Chet checked in with me a few days prior to my event to confirm final details and then it was show time. He showed up on time as expected with everything needed along with a helper and the magic began. I am very satisfied with the outcome. From the taste and flavors of the food, the presentation, the hospitality Chet and his crew showed my guest, the clean up, to Chet's willingness to do more than expected (setting up tableware and more). A+ to Chet. He will certainly be my go to for future events in need of catering. Well done!

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Personal Chef Sean
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Robert D.
Verified review

Sean was perfect for the small dinner party I hosted with friends and family. He was extremely professional and cooked an absolutely delicious dinner. I strongly recommend Chef Sean for anyone's catering/chef needs

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Kitchenina.com
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Jamie P.
Verified review

I appreciated how quick Aliki was to respond to my catering request and called to discuss my needs. Our party was strictly appetizers and Aliki provided a great variety of delicious options. The meatballs with lemon hummus were so tasty along with the dolmas, and caprese bites with a wonderful pesto dipping sauce. We would certainly use Kitchenina again for another party.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sasha S.
Verified review

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!

Rose Johnson Catering
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia H.
Verified review

Rose Johnson Catering was my party partner for our son’s engagement celebration last weekend in Orinda. The party was a huge success, and Rose and her team deserve much credit for the success. Rose responded to my Thumbtack inquiry with a prompt, thorough, and reasonable bid. However, after viewing her beautiful website, I replied to Rose that while I personally thought her menus were perfection, my son had specified that he did not want the food for his party to be “too fancy.” I told Rose the party would be a casual afternoon affair on our deck and I feared her culinary talents would be wasted on my son and my husband. Rose persevered, pointing out in her reply that she could do a barbecue with a southwestern flavor. The food need not be "fancy," she observed, but it should be tasty. And she sent me a custom menu that my son, his fiancée, my sisters, my husband and I all proclaimed perfect, including seared medium rare tri-tip of beef with chimichurri sauce, grilled cilantro chicken with tortillas, chipotle laced potato salad, and Mexican rice, bean, and corn salad. But Rose did not stop with sending me the menu; she said she would use my kitchen and grill on my deck, ensuring the food would be fresh as well as tasty. And after I hired her, she came to my home to check out my kitchen, my deck, and my grill and advised me on renting and setting up dining rounds and serving tables, as well as how to ensure good traffic flow for 50 guests. Rose is a real party expert, and I am not, so her advice was very much appreciated. The day of the party, Rose, Floricel and Esteban arrived a full two hours early and took charge. I hired Rose Johnson Catering for the food, which they delivered beautifully. As it turned out, they helped with the entire party, going above and beyond in many instances and showing poise and flexibility in the face of surprises, like my son’s decision to give a speech and set off a round of champagne toasts before dessert. Rose poured the champagne herself. Several guests asked me during the party: Who catered this? Who is your caterer? I happily provided several referrals to Rose Johnson Catering. Guest comments about the food were very positive: Mike: “The tri-tip was great.” Helen: “The grilled chicken was fabulous.” Kay: “I loved the potato salad. And the guacamole was wonderful.” Liz: “So nice to have so many dishes gluten-free.” Cindy: “The brownies were amazing. I told them so.” Bill: “Those parfaits were a big hit.” Matt: “Great food! Great service!” There was plenty of food for 50 guests, even with 1/3 of them being hungry 20-something friends of my son’s from high school and college. We even had leftovers, which Rose packed up and left in my refrigerator, along with leaving my kitchen cleaner than she found it. My husband, son, future daughter-in-law and I made a brunch of the leftovers the next day, sharing the delicious food and happy memories of a wonderful party. Best of all, this was the first party I’ve ever hosted where I had a great time myself. I don’t think I’ll have another big party again without booking Rose Johnson Catering!

Kitchen 350
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jason B.
Verified review

Kitchen 350 did a fabulous job Catering our company mixer we had over 150 people attending, they were able to provide hors d'oeuvres buffet table along with some delicious past items keeping the guest very happy They also provided bartenders and bar supplies including cocktail tables and glassware it was very easy to plan our event and have all the details organized they provided a very competitive price along with several food options to satisfy Everyone Will for sure refer them to all my friends and hire them again

Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Erika C.
Verified review

Everything was perfect,not only did the staff cater to everyones needs,they served the food quickly and decorated it on the plate beautifully, they really made my wedding of 160+people amazing,i kept getting compliments all night from guests telling me service was great!must have for an y event! Bar service,waiter service, great at listening to clients needs! A++++😊😊😊😊😊

LL Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Carol M.
Verified review

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
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

Oh my goodness, I was so, so impressed with Cheri's cooking. I've never, and I mean never, tasted a turkey that was as tender and flavorful as hers. I'm getting hungry right now just thinking of it. She catered our holiday party, and the depth and delight of all her amazing dishes tantalized all the guests. All her dishes we're cooked and baked to perfection. She's a genius in the kitechen, with a down-home, nurturing spirit to boot. I highly recommend Cheri for any catering event you're planning in the future. Your guest will rave that it's the best catered food they've ever had.

Gimanelli Catering
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jason D.
Verified review

We had a very large action sports event come to San Francisco and I was in charge of hiring and scheduling a caterer. After reaching out to 5-6 different companies, I decided Gimanelli's Catering would be the perfect fit. They were extremely easy to work with and to get ahold of, she was responsive when I requested changes to the menus, and was able to work with my budget. On one day I think we scheduled up to seven meal services in different locations. When the actual event happened we used Gimanelli's for 5 days of back-to-back service. You can't go wrong with them from your large corporate event to a small family get-to-gether - I would definitely use them again in the future.

Basic Catering
4.1
from 21 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Eleena A.
Verified review

My daughter had a great birthday party because of basic catering everything went great.

Affordable Chef Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carl O.
Verified review

I would never hesitate to recommend him Mark and his team recently catered my daughters wedding reception at our home in Capitola. From beginning to end his relaxed nature + excellent execution + delicious food enabled the guests as well as the hosts to make the event memorable and relaxed at the same time. His experience came in handy when planning the event and he took care of everything from start to finish. My wife and I have thrown many parties over the years and this was the first where we called out for help and it was well worth it. Thanks again to Mark and I would never hesitate to recommend him or call on him again.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kristin Q.
Verified review

Amazing food and an amazing person! Chef Niko catered a party at my house last night and it was perfect! The food was outstanding! She is so easy to work with. I would definitely hire her again. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Roger H.
Verified review

Very professional Excellency product at a great value

Funky Dog Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Madison P.
Verified review

I was tasked to hire a caterer for my companies end of the year event. Funky Dog Catering was able to quickly serve over 200 of my coworkers and the dogs were delicious! They were friendly and professional, we will definitely be working with them again!

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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

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

Need a BBQ Caterer

Monterey, CA

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