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Santa Barbara Vegan Caterers

Browse these vegan catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Barbara.

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Big Mann BBQ
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary H.
Verified review

I can not say enough good things about Roger and Gabe. They catered our office's Administrative Professionals Day luncheon and did a fantastic job! They arrived on time, had the food ready on time, and constantly kept enough food in our buffet. We have a few vegetarians in our office and Roger prepared cauliflower steaks for them. By the time one of our vegetarians got to the BBQ, her cauliflower steak had been mistakenly eaten by someone. Without being asked, Roger ran over to a nearby grocery store and purchased another cauliflower steak to make for our employee. While there was plenty of vegetarian sides for her to enjoy and she didn't make a fuss, Roger still took it upon himself to fix a mistake that was our fault - not his. Oh and the most important part, the food is amazing! Everyone in our office was raving about the food, that is before we all fell into our food comas. :) Big Mann BBQ is fantastic. I cannot recommend them enough!

The Kitchen Door
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Gina O.
Verified review

What a wonderful blessing to have her create a lovely date night for us. Her food is delicious and nutritious and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with her thoughout the evening. I couldn’t recommend her more!

Big Daddy's Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Will M.
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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.

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

HEATculinary
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tory J.
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I hired Chef Nikki to cater our backyard wedding reception of 30 people. After speaking to numerous people who didn't seem to understand what kind of menu I was looking for, (I wanted our guests to experience our dinner as if it were a tasting menu in a restaurant, but with slightly larger portions.) I was absolutely elated within 2 minutes of talking to Nikki on the phone. She understood immediately as to what I was going for. She is the most bubbly, outgoing, lovable, and simply FABULOUS person on the planet. She was just as excited as I was for this event. Which was really great. Other people I spoke with seemed not to care as much about our event because it wasn't a 200 person wedding OR didn't understand what type of menu I wanted. I gave her full creative control of our menu, and she did an AMAZING job! She even made adjustments for a last minute guest who was a vegetarian. She was extremely flexible & just simply wanted us to be happy. If we didn't like something, she would change it or adjust it to your liking, but we loved everything and our 5 course almost turned into a 7 course!! Every person at our wedding said they loved the food, including my foodie blogger friend. She gave us huge portions & left us with a ton of leftovers that we enjoyed the next day. We had a seated dinner, and she provided wait staff and a bartender. ALL of the waitstaff/bartender were so WONDERFUL!! They were so happy, friendly, and did a great job! Chef Nikki & her staff, simply put, are total perfection. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Chef Nikki & her staff and I look forward to hiring her for all our future events. Thank you again Chef Nikki & Staff!! We loved you! Tory & Ross

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

Savory Thymes
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gabi A.
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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 provide fast, excellent service to our clients, and have many references. We customize our menus to suit each client. I enjoy the service industry and love to cook for others.

  • 4 years in business
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We are an off-site bartending and catering company. We have experienced professional bartenders for your special event!

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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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I have been in the business for more than 20 years, and I am looking for a long-time position in my culinary experience. I am a leader, and I manage staff to be leaders. I work well under high volume. I want to work in a professional establishment. My strengths are being respectful of others in the kitchen as well in the home of the clients. I offer a creative, intelligent approach to all aspects of the catered affair, whether 2 people or to 200.

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We are a dynamic duo who makes a mix of international and American cuisine using fresh from the garden and local farmers ingredients and bring it to you.

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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

  • 13 years in business
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Our leadership stands out. We have an elegant staff of cooks, servers, cleaners, and dishwashers. Our team is aware of their schedules, place settings, serving customs, and food safety regulations. We also provide direction and advice to customers, - ensuring that their event will be special. Seeing my client smile

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Meeting and connecting with new people while putting a smile on their faces.

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We do everything you need for your party catering. We provide foods, balloons and drinks. We will go everywhere you need us.

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I offer private chef and catering services. I do anything, from small dinner parties to large parties. I work through a small restaurant in Santa Barbara. My food is fresh and creative, using produce that is available and in season. I have many excellent references in Santa Barbara, and Montecito.

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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 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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I BELIEVE THAT COOKING AND PARTY PLANNING IS AN ART AND IF YOU HAVE A TRUE SKILL FOR WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THAN YOU CAN SHARE THAT PASSION WITH OTHERS AND PROVIDE GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE TO THOSE THAT ARE IN NEED...THAN YOU TOO CAN BE OVER THE TOP I ENJOY THE FACT THAT I CAN BE OF SERVICE TO PEOPLE PROVIDING TOP NOTCH CARE HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES AT THE SAME TIME PROVIDING DELICIOUS FOOD AND BEAUTIFUL IDEAS IN PARTY PLANNING MEASURES

  • 18 years in business
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I am a private chef who caters on-the -Go / VIP, BBQ, weddings, Birthdays,Sweet-16 ect. I cater indoor/outdoor, and I prepare all types of Cuisine. Pop-up taco bars for back yard family and fun events and much much more. Feel Free to CALL FOR ANY QUESTIONS U MAY HAVE FOR ME? My career began when I was 6 yrs old In the kitchen with my Mother and Grandmother. Since then, I have been dedicated to cooking and making delicious TYPES OF DISHES. I serve the following: * Mexican,Latin ,Mediterranean, Italian, Chinese, French,Out Door Wild Game and BBQ * Vegetarian/Vegan/NAS * ADD/therapeutic diets * Appetizers, etc.

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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