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San Rafael Gluten Free Caterers

Browse these gluten free caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Rafael.

Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 148 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
Alanna K.
Verified review

Pete was on time and very professional. His food was delicious and well prepared. He even made grilled cheese sandwiches for my little kids. He also happens to be a very nice guy.

  • 12 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Amy G.
Verified review

We hired Sat to provide dinner for a party of 10 at a vacation home in Dillon Beach. It was an intimate wedding celebration, and Sat fit right in. Not only was the food excellent, but Sat was very personable. We really enjoyed having him there, cooking dinner and serving appetizers as we had our celebration, and then serving us dinner. Sat was very accommodating in customizing the menu for us. We had meat eaters, a vegetarian, and two people who required gluten free food. The main course offerings included steak and lobster, chicken, and a vegetarian special. The presentation of the food was beautiful, and Sat did an excellent cleanup job after dinner. The price seemed more than fair for the outstanding service provided. We will happily hire Sat again next time we want a meal provided by a personal chef!

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

Jennine was great. She was extremely accommodating of the fact that I had to change the date of the event multiple times. She was on time and very professional and the food was delicious, of course. I would hire A Plus Catering again.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurel H.
Verified review

Debbie was absolutely wonderful! She prepared plenty of Gluten free food that nobody knew they were gluten free. And what everybody but me and my cousin said was the best Mac. and cheese they ever had (we didn't have it) for my Barbecue. One dear friend who specializes in Barbecue raved about her beef ribs.

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

First of all, the food is amazing. That should be the primary reason why one chooses a caterer. Fresh and delicious ingredients that people raved about. A lot of healthy options available for different preferences: gluten-free, allergies, keto. Next is the level of service provided. Our company has used Kitchenina to cater client lunches and the response has always been positive - delivery is prompt and professional.

Nitro BBQ & Catering
4.8
from 69 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Chandra O.
Verified review

We hired Paul and his staff at Nitro BBQ for our wedding and did not have one regret. He was responsive to emails, helpful with the menu and the food was great. Our guests all enjoyed the food and we have gotten many positive reviews. The tri-tip and BBQ roasted chicken were amazing as were the vegetables and potatoes. We had plenty of food and many had seconds and thirds! The appetizers were so good, there were none left! I'm still disappointed that I didn't get any of the smoked salmon and crackers as I heard it was amazing and clearly a hit since it was quickly gone! I am sure that we will be in touch with Paul again for our catering needs. Besides, I need to try some of that salmon! So, if you're looking for amazing food, hassle free, worry free catering, hire Paul. 100% recommend.

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 66 reviews
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
Verified review

My experience with Deborah for a professional business meeting was top notch. Prompt, plenty of food, catered to a picky audience (gluten free one person, another no tomatoes, another no cheese, bla bla bla). Everyone was impressed with the food, and the service. Many thanks. And it kept on giving, that night my 14 yr old freshman reminded me that it was his turn in Adviser session to bring snacks, so Wallah! - Bunt Cake to the rescue. It also turned out that another Advisor was not there and instead of the normal 8 - 10 kids they had two groups and only ONE treat. Again Bunt Cake to the rescue - he and 18 kids demolished that cake at school today and it was PERFECT! The salmon was divine - from the local fish market, and the desert, fresh peach and strawberry cobbler with homeade whip cream we are still eating.... Can't write a better story. I gave the Donuts to the staff and right now am eating cheeses and Kelly left for an evening meeting and discovered the left over pasta, so she's off with it, and we all had the rest of the salmon for dinner last night (except what's in the fridge). Masterful job! All ended well. thanks again from us all John

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda B.
Verified review

We had a two-day meeting for 14 people that included coffee/tea etc and snacks throughout the day and plus lunch each day. Because some of our participants are gluten free, Alisa had the challenge to provide something both delicious and gluten free. EVERYONE loved the food! Healthy but special. And they took care of everything with little or not directions, leaving me to focus on the meeting. I couldn't have been happier. I will definitely hire her again.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Quinn B.
Verified review

Grace catered our baby's first birthday party and everyone raved about the food! The salmon cream cheese caper rolls were my favorite! She was very communicative and willing to do whatever we needed (including making everything gluten-free). Setup was a snap and everything was yummy. Thank you so much!

Famous Creations
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla B.
Verified review

Nick is WONDERFUL! He goes above and beyond the call of duty. He makes the process easy to understand and STRESS FREE!! STRESS FREE!! the food was delicious. It was enough to satisfy all of our guests. The presentation of the food was EXCELLENT! The cake was top notch. Go with Famous Creations you will not be disappointed.

Gabriele Muselli Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Chantal F.
Verified review

My guests raved about the food! It was delicious. The service was above and beyond expectations. Our party was a great success. I recommend Gabriele Muselli Catering very highly!

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

Angela made our family a dinner. We are not gluten free or vegetarian normally, so it's an endorsement when our kids eat vegetarian. We had a cauliflower soup, a couple of different vegetarian items like stuffed mushrooms for the main meal and several dessert items. It was all delicious, but the things that were especially amazing were the fresh tomatoe tarts (gluten free-couldn't tell) and these strawberry and cream tartlets (different crust from the tomato.) We left the table fat and happy! I have also had her cream filled chocolate cupcakes on another occasion which were also spectacular.

Basic Catering
4.2
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

They were very communicative and delivered delicious food to our company Thanksgiving lunch on time.

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

I worked with Dennis at Liberation Foods to cater my son's 6th birthday party. The food was DELICIOUS. My only regret was that we only had 1 hour of food time (due to the venue, not Liberation)! :) Highly recommend and will definitely use again.

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joan S.
Verified review

Avocado and Company delivered delicious and gorgeous food and was an absolute pleasure to work with. They catered our wedding this September at The Green Room and it was perfect. I have celiac disease and was nervous about finding a caterer who not only would provide a tasty gluten free menu, but also cared enough to adhere to my strict requirements to avoid cross contamination. We emailed many high end caterers, and each time got response ranging from "no we cannot do a gluten free wedding" to "we can do gluten free food but we are not sure about preventing contamination". Johnny at Avocado & Company immediately responded that they understood exactly what we needed, and had experience catering gluten free events for celiac guests. We had a cocktail style party for 120 guests we are big foodies and eat mostly local, organic food. The style and quality of dishes felt like eating in your favorite local restaurant. Our venue was atypical, being a Victorian townhouse with multiple floors and Johnny walked us through every step, assuring us they could deliver the perfect evening. We crafted a gorgeous menu with him, the we were so pleased with. The whole experience from our initial meeting to the wedding was fantastic, Johnny even took time to give us tips on wedding planning which was well beyond her role as our catering vendor. Our favorite part was the tasting where we actually had time to try all of the amazing food and have a fun evening with their team! The wedding exceeded our expectations, the food and cocktails were perfect, and Johnny and his team handled everything seamlessly throughout the evening. Our guests were blown away and we could not be happier to have worked with Avocado & Company. We look forward to using them for future events.

Moonlight Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeri D.
Verified review

In June of 2018 Tom catered my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary party for us. We worked closely on perfecting the menu with the guest of honor's tastes in mind and Tom was able to accommodate several food allergies as well. Tom and his assistants arrived as planned on the date of the event and with all the necessary kitchen tools as well. All of them were dressed appropriately, very kind and respectful and ready to help with anything we needed. Our menu consisted of several passed hors d' oeuvres, a refreshing summer salad, halibut and filet mignon. The food was ABSOLUTELY wonderful. It was fresh, flavorful and delectable. Each plate was beautifully presented to each guest (seated dinner) and they did a wonderful job of timing each course perfectly so there wasn't a lag in the evening nor a rush to finish. I would highly recommend Tom for any catering needs and look forward to hosting another party at our home with Tom's expertise.

  • 4 years in business
Bree S.
Verified review

Gabriel and his team went above and beyond to make my welcome/rehearsal dinner on my wedding weekend the best! I reached out to him after reading other good reviews of this food truck and he called me back the same day and helped me find the perfect location! He talked to people who had their own venues also in order to help me. On the day of the event, they were set up and serving food on time, they provided music for the park and they were totally concerned with making me and my husband happy with everything. Without requiring extra compensation, he provided coolers for the booze we brought ourselves and he didn't require us to have bartenders or anything. However, if we wanted bartenders he would have helped us get them. Did I mention how amazing the food was?!? Everyone from our wedding is still raving about the pizzas and brisket that was served! It was so delicious!!!! Gabriel helped me out the whole way with this experience and I couldn't be more grateful! This food truck is a class act with top-of-the-line food. I'm the happiest customer, and I'm sure you would be too! Highly recommended!

Home Plate
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Gay W.
    Verified review

    Laura has done appetizers at my home for 15. Her crab mousse was a real hit. She catered my niece's wedding originally for 40 people and then was told a few days before that it would be 60. She did a fantastic job and had to cater to vegetarians, gluten free and vegans as well as carnivores! She also did all my meals for me for about 6 weeks when I was house bound. She is very easy to work with, personable, competent and creative. 3 completely different jobs and all done too perfection!

    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.

    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!

    Orens Kitchen
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 16 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Felice F.
    Verified review

    I had a cocktail party for my husbands birthday and the staff at Anaviv/Orens Kitchen truly did an amazing job. The exceeded any expectations I could have had of what I wanted this party to be. The food was amazing, the service complimented the quality of food, it was all seasonal and organic and they tended to my gluten free and vegan guests without comprimising the quality of food. They have an in house florist and design team that elevated the vision I had so beautifully. I will be calling them again!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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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