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Santa Ana Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Ana.

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
GUS D.
Verified review

Thank you Marcel, the food & the service. it was over the top, everyone loved it.. Looking forward to our next event.. G & L

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  • 18 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Betty L.
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Chef Mike went out of his way to help us with things like restocking our beverages, and taking the sheet cake we bought out of the box, which he didn't need to do. The food and service were both very good - I loved the veggie lasagne! After dinner, we were presenting awards, and Mike and his team managed to clean up and roll everything out without being noticeable. I would definitely recommend Gourmet Your Way.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marilene O.
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Carolina was a pleasure to work with and made my life so easy. Chef Boris, Maria and bartender Peter were pleasant and very professional. The presentation, the food and the service were amazing.

Madkins Catering
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
David A.
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Madkins catering catered my bachelor party of 30 guys. The food was really good, and there was so much food left over. Everything came that I ordered and Delores also threw in dessert for free as well, which was a total surprise. I was more than satisfied with the food and service.

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The Catering Carnival
4.8
from 66 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laura B.
Verified review

The food was delicious and they prepared at the last minute and delivered on time for my event. Great service and food.

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Chef Marc's Meal Prep
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Marc has been great from our very first phone call to our very last meal! No complaints at all about the food or service. He was able to fulfill all request. HIGHLY recommended! (:

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rose J.
Verified review

Mark was absolutely incredible! The food was amazing but what made a huge difference to me was Mark's attitude. He went out of his way to help with everything from cooking and serving tô opening wine bottles and making sure everybody was happy and well served! If you need a chef Mark is the one to go. Absolutely love his food and his service!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Todd K.
Verified review

A big 'Thank You' to Susan and Wild Thyme. I hosted a group of 12 friends for a 'wine sharing' party at my house, and since I don't know what wines my guests will bring, it was important to have a wide variety of tasty bites to nosh on. The Wild Thyme team totally knocked it out of the park with a continuous flow of awesome bites for us, including: charcuterie plate, brisket sliders, roasted brussel sprouts w/ a bacon jam, grilled cheese sandwich wedges (yum!!) and more. One of my favorites was a single shrimp with a citrusy sauce and avocado wedge served in fancy spoon...great presentation and flavor! (paired really well with sauv blanc!) Overall I couldn't be happier with the food, service and fun that Susan and her team provided for us. I highly recommend that you give Wild Thyme a try!

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 48 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey S.
Verified review

I have to qualify this review first by saying I have worked as a professional cook and have owned a catering business. So I have an eye for and know what works and what doesn't, what can be prepped beforehand without sacrificing quality, and what can be done on sight and off-site with the aim of making sure everything is properly expedited and comes out on time. When I arrived the table was set up nicely set up and decorated. However, we had previously informed Chef that we were going to be 13 and we would like two tables, as some people are uncomfortable with sitting at a table of 13 people. So we had to ask Chef to please separate the two tables. When Bridgette came the day before, my wife mentioned she wanted a table of 6 and one of 7, not two tables pushed together to make 13. There were also no cloth napkins, but paper napkins. I guess assuming that a request for "linens" did not include cloth napkins, only tablecloths. But I digress. Even though this was done in our home where we are well equipped, I still expect anyone coming to prepare food to come fully equipped to meet their needs without having to use the home equipment. This was not the case, as Chef used our Kitchenaid, tongs, and other items. As well, they did not have a serving platter for one of the hors'd'oeuvres. Furthermore, they had to use some of our silverware because they did not bring everything needed (spoons, forks). There were steak knives on the table when we were eating fish, and no other knives. I had no problem with this because, of course, I wanted the event to go smoothly. But other clients might not have been as flexible. Finally, they used all my kitchen towels and had them all wet, from I don't know what- but it's easy enough to bring your own hand towels. As well, because we used the plates on the table for hors'd'ouevres, they had to wash and prepare again for salad plates, as they had expected the hors'd'oeuvres to simply be finger food. Nonetheless, the hors'd'oeuvres-asparagus with prosciutto and chicken bites, or whatever they might have been-still require plates. This delayed serving. More forethought should have been given to how this was all going to go down. Personally, I would have brought the salad all prepped. Because it wasn't prepped, it meant a longer serving delay. The server didn't know the difference between wine and water glasses-some basic protocol needed. The food was excellent and I had several very positive compliments from the guests, this is where they shined, and it was served hot and fresh like it should be. We had a delicious shaved fennel salad with parmesan, and a main course of Blackened Sea Bass with a succotash and roasted potatoes. That is the beauty of preparing on-site. I say this with the caveat, as mentioned earlier, that a few things could have been prepped beforehand without sacrificing quality. This would have allowed the service to flow more quickly and not have such long delays between dishes. As Chef prepared the chocolate mousse on site, some people had to leave before dessert since it took well over 45 minutes between our main course and dessert. While we had agreed that I would supply the chocolate, it I had known it was going to take chef so long to prepare it, I would have suggested it be made beforehand. If I had done this lunch, I would have brought the mousse pre-made. They used up my whole bag of ice too-I would have brought ice. Finally, food left over was taken away and not left with us. I asked the server I f she was going to leave the food to me as she was walking out and she laughed uncomfortably and said no. My assumption is that the client paid for the food, they should get any leftovers. I give Kudos to the Chef for excellent food, but the service was uncomfortably slow and everyone noticed. Finally, the server was inexperienced. Overall, organization and attention to details were lacking. To end on a positive note, they did an excellent job leaving the kitchen just as the found it and were friendly and professional despite the hiccups mentioned. I didn't have to worry about anything. If you are looking for good food, Chef Mumsie does a great job. But please ask that they send you experienced servers, and make sure to point out every possible detail that you can think of, because in my experience, they did not have a checklist or form to check off what you do or don't need for an event.

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Traveling Chef
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Celese L.
Verified review

Travis cooked for our 2015 Women and Men church conference in April. He was very upbeat, positive and attentive to our menu requests. But above all else he was very professional concerning our timeline to have the food ready to serve after our nightly service. The food was excellent! the chicken breast was very moist and well seasoned. The veggies was fresh and cooked just right. We received nothing but good compliments about our Chef. Thank you for a successful confernce

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Aioli
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jamie A.
Verified review

I used Aioli for my wedding rehearsal lunch/picnic and it was great! They delivered on time and the food was amazing. Thank you guys for your high quality food & service. Highly recommended :)

One Hot Dish Catering Co.
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Gina S.
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Outstanding service, food and overall experience. Will definitely be using them for all my special occasions.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brittany P.
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We hired Amy to make cocktails and lots of appetizers for my friends bachelorette party. It was such an amazing experience and her food was delicious. She started out with cocktails first which are to die for. She made about 7 different apps which all were amazing! I think her meatballs, salad and turkey sliders were my favorite. We ended up having so much fun with Amy and it was like she was part of our crew. She cleaned everything after and left the house probably cleaner than it was to begin with. We are already planning our next event to have her come back for.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla F.
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All the food Carmi has delivered is delicious and nutritious!

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tava W.
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Acacia catered a large family event I hosted! Choosing her to take care of the food was the best decision I made! She was always very kind, professional, and easy to work with! And her dishes were delicious! I will Be using her many times over in the future! Thank you Acaia! Your food was the highlight of our event!

  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Micheline C.
Verified review

We loved the level of service and the food was amazing! Our guests loved every course. The chef used fresh ingredients and each dish was deliciously prepared and well presented. The entire staff created a wonderful experience for us and our guests. They were professional, courteous, friendly, very accommodating, and completely self-sufficient. We didn't have to lift a finger. Even the planning stage was made easy. Bill was extremely responsive, very professional, and reliable. They were reasonabley priced, as well. I would highly recommend them.

CuisinebyValerie
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Beatrice D.
Verified review

Valerie prepared a wonderful dinner on Saturday and our guests had nothing but praise for her amazing food and service she provided. She made quite an impression on all of us and we won't forget the wonderful tastes and presentation she prepared for us. I will certainly hire Valerie again for a great culinary experience.

Tuition Bites
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Joye C.
Verified review

Very professional and personable! Awesome food and service!

Island Soul Kitchen
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shauna B.
Verified review

We hired Island Soul for our mothers celebration of life party a week before the event. Luckily they were able to accommodate us on such short notice! Everyone at our event LOVED their food, and their speciality (pork belly) was to die for. They were so sweet and professional. We will be hiring them any time we need catering. Thank you so much you guys!!

SubSolo Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
Verified review

I was responsible for booking food for my parents' intimate anniversary dinner. Of course, I ended up waiting until last minute and was extremely nervous to hire someone new. I'm so lucky to have been introduced to AJ! He was available on short notice, suggested the perfect menu, and gave me a great quote. The dinner was a success! Everyone loved the food, and my family has continued to work with AJ since.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Natalyn B.
Verified review

Chef Steve did an amazing job preparing a luncheon at my home in Laguna Beach for 50 people. . The portions were large and scrumptious with lots of leftovers. I would definitely recommend him and will use his service again. Thanks Steve for a job well done.

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