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Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Caterers

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Big Mann BBQ
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori-An W.
Verified review

We were so pleased with Big Mann service. From the great customer service via phone or email to friendly delivery. With short notice Roger prepared Turkey, Ham & yummy stuffing for our company Thanksgiving potluck. Both meats were moist and delicious. Definitely going to use again them again in the future.

  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
Verified review

We loved dinner and the service was wonderful. Thank you so much!

The Kitchen Door
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam F.
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she was right there answering every question, she offered so many extras at a very low cost, she is not charging extra for last minute booking... That is awesome!!!! Looking forward to seeing her first thing in the morning for a corporate breakfast. Thank so much for saving my job.

Bee Cooking
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene S.
Verified review

I wasn't a colleague of Melissa's but a patron, enjoying her work. While I waited I watched her running a catering job for about 40 people. She kept the grill productive and timely for fresh Sea Bass and Swordfish. excellent grilled vegetables, She had people working on sides, serving and everything came up at the same time, perfectly prepared and looking gorgeous on the plate. I can't wait to taste her Sea bass again.

  • 3 years in business
Christian P.
Verified review

Supreme does a great job catering the meals to our very specific dietary restrictions. The meals are healthy and tasty and when we've wanted adjustments, Supreme has been more than accommodating. He's also very reliable with delivery. Highly recommended.

Josie Hoffmann, Private Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Molly B.
Verified review

We had a private wedding and dinner with our immediate family. Josie coordinated cocktails, dinner, dessert and so much more. She made sure everything and everyone was taken care of so I didn't have to worry at all! Worth every penny and then some!

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica F.
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Mary is absolutely amazing! The cake and cupcakes she made where beautiful and delicious. We will definitely be booking her for future events💛She is as sweet as her baking skills and truly took time to capture our vision. All of our guest claimed it was one of the best wedding cakes the had ever had. Thank you Mary!!!

Big Daddy's Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Will M.
Verified review

I am glad i tried Big Dadday's Catering.. They went above and beyond for my event, and the price and quality of food can't be beat! Steve and Michelle are my go to for all my events.

Taco Man Express
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen G.
Verified review

On time. Excellent set up + serve location change due rainy day .Manuel + Jennifer terrific. AND of course food was delicious. Everybody enjoyed even had leftovers for dinner same night. Gracias, Kathy Gardner

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marshall K.
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Over the last five years Chef Sitbon has created numerous superb and innovative dinners for up to 35 guests at a time in my home. He is a culinary genius and very pleasent to work with. Two of the most memorable meals of my life occured last year when he collaborated with Master Sommelier Brian McClintic.

Chef Jenny Rebecca
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Avery A.
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Jenny catered my Wedding shower and did a beautiful job. She sent me menu selections and worked around everyone's allergies, likes, and dislikes. The way she designed the table and plated the dishes was spectacular. Every detail was very well thought out. I highly recommend Jenny. Her dishes are delicious!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jihan S.
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Amazing amazing super talented chef! Brett took care of catering for us for the entire weekend. Breakfast for 2 days, appetizers and a fabulous dinner. He uses all local produce and can put amazing menus together. Any group size he can easily handle. I am a foodie and can tell that Brett will become a celebrity chef one day. Highly recommend

Mai's Aloha Cafe
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Terry L.
Verified review

Mai, and her dedicated crew at Mai's Aloha Cafe, provided us with wonderful, full service experience, when they catered our island inspired wedding in August of 2014. Thank you for making our event so special. We highly recommend them and their delicious, well prepared meals. Make sure to ask them about their vegetarian options, you won't be disappointed. Terry & Brian Ventura, CA

Flair Project
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hristo H.
Verified review

Very professional, sharp looking and fun bartenders. Flair Project provides exceptional service at every event they cater. You can never go wrong with their drinks, tricks and professional presentation.

Consider it Done Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Becky M.
Verified review

We hired them for a corporate event we were hosting and they were phenomenal. We had hired them to do just a buffet style catering job, but they went above and beyond. They were walking around with pitchers refilling waters, constantly tending over the food and explaining to our guests what each of the dishes were when they asked. I have since hired them personally for parties and have been met with the same level of service. The food is also to die for! I highly recommend their team for any event!

Savory Thymes
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gabi A.
Verified review

Andrew provided an IMPECCABLE experience for my friends and I. He prepared a delicious meal with high attention to detail and we all had a total blast. I highly recommend Andrew's services. Thank you, Andrew!

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We serve delicious food that is cooked to your liking. I make food on the stove and grill. I've got my own recipes and different styles of making food that will have your taste buds jumping off your tongue.

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We specialize at cooking over a live oak barbecue most anything you desire. We offer a Santa Maria style barbecue menu along with many traditional and some more unique menu items to please all your culinary desires. Our prices are set to work within your budget and Live Oak Grill can supply more than just the food. We either have in our inventory the tables, chairs, flatware, stemware you desire or we will get them for you. Let us take the headache out of having an event catered.

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We are an upscale off-site catering company. We can also offer event planning for any-size event. We look forward to helping you plan your next event.

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WE offer family style restaurant. Manny's Restaurant 1693 Mission Drive, Suite A-104 Solvang, CA, 93463, USA Contact Person: Fernando Tovalin Services offered: * Family style restaurant * Catering * Mexican food * Wine * Corporate events

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We provide fast, excellent service to our clients, and have many references. We customize our menus to suit each client.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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