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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

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!

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++++😊😊😊😊😊

Rainbow Chefs
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy S.
Verified review

My friend recently celebrated her 50th birthday. Her wish? To have a catered dinner at home where she could relax and enjoy a wonderful evening of food, vino and friends. My decision to go with Rainbow Chefs was the BEST CHOICE! They worked with me to create the menu which the chef cooked to PERFECTION! It was a joy to see the guests "ooohh" and "aahhh" as each dish was brought out...Having Rainbow Chefs prepare, serve and clean up allowed the hostesses (me and my friend) to enjoy the event too! It was truly a magical night...I highly recommend them!

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jocelyn B.
Verified review

Angela was very helpful right from the beginning. Once she and I spoke, determined a budget, she proposed some wonderful selections, and the evening was divine. Having a few people who have gluten-free diets, the menu planning was extremely important to me - and every item was gluten free AND delicious! Angela is able to help rent anything you need, so that isn't a worry. She has a wonderful assistant who is warm and friendly. I would highly recommend Angela's business for your catering event.

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.

In This Moment
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah F.
Verified review

I absolutely recommend Kristine and her team. She met up with my husband and I at our venue about a month before our wedding. This was a several hour drive for her which we really appreciated. She took the time to go through every detail, not only about the catering component, but the entire wedding. She clearly has a great deal of experience in the business and we got a lot of great ideas and input from her. She also was very much our advocate when dealing with the difficult bar manager at our venue. The day of the wedding she and her team set everything up perfectly. Her staff was amazing. They were all so sweet and stayed to the very end of the night making sure everything was cleaned and finished. Again I completely recommend Kristine, our wedding was amazing and a huge success which she had a big part of!

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.

Be Your Own Guest
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Nina J.
Verified review

Mary Ellen did a fantastic job catering my husband's 50th birthday party. She gave lots of useful advice for setting up the space to make things work. Her crew arrived and prepared fantastic food. they cleaned up at the end. Everything was professional and yummy.

  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan S.
Verified review

Ely created a special dinner for a private business event we had with our SVP of Engineering. She created an amazing gourmet vegan meal that even included deserts by using coconut milk as a substitute.

TASTE-FULL EVENTS, LLC
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene C.
Verified review

Wow!! Just Wow!! Chef Judith Green catered our company holiday party last Friday and it was amazing. First, and very impressive, she showed up with an army of chefs and servers. They layed out two tables of bountiful delight! Cheeses, hummus, herbs from her garden. Whole Salmon, Asian sliders, veggies, and incredible desserts!! Our CEO was so impressed. She made me and our company look good. Not only will I hire her again, I plan to recommend her to everyone in need of a caterer. Thank you so much!!

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.

Table & Terrace Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shami R.
Verified review

Tonya was very warm from our first contact. She definitely listened to what I needed and quickly put together some ideas. She is very flexible and never lets on that you are taking up her (very precious and little) free time. The evening of the event: I finally met Tonya and Israel. They went right to work with very little direction from me (their staff had to do final set up of the tables). My guests raved about the presentation and quality of the hors d’ouevres. Dinner was beautiful, delicious, and service was lovely. Just to top it off, no other caterer/chef service we have used has left our kitchen and home in such great shape. I can’t wait to book the team again.

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

Very professional Excellency product at a great value

V&S Event Services
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ferren F.
Verified review

I have nothing but amazing things to say about Vanessa and her team. To start, I booked her super last minute (literally the day before I needed her). I was scrambling to pull together and offsite meeting that got moved 200 miles away due to the tragic fires happening in Northern California. Vanessa came to my aid by helping me brainstorm a fun, interactive activity for the team at their offsite remote location. She set up an amazing wine and whiskey tasting event that the team just loved! Everything was tailored to perfection! She event created customized wine glasses that each member of the team got to take home with them. To make matters more complex, the location where the event was happened to be located in a remote with limited (to no) resources to catering, grocery stores, etc. Did I mention that I was coordinating this entire event remotely ?!?! Vanessa stepped up and offered to not only provide an awesome team building event, but picked up dinner, plate it to perfection, and bartended for the reminder of the evening. This was phenomenal!!! Working with her was not only a joy, but easy and smooth. I can't wait to work with her again. You would be a fool not to book her 100x over!

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!

San Jose Catering Company
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Laura D.
Verified review

Great! Here is my honest review of them: 4.9/5 stars. Delicious, on time, honest, helpful. The only thing that I would to make it better would be more people at the call center (I had to wait on hold 3 minutes) and to be perfect there would be no wait. However I'm guessing that means they are high in demand catering company. Anyway can't go wrong with them. Thanks again.

HANLOH
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn S.
Verified review

Working with Lalita was a dream! She catered my birthday dinner for a small group of girlfriends at a getaway in Watsonville. Lalita was always very responsive to my inquiries and helped me craft an amazing menu for my budget. She was professional throughout my entire interaction with her. And the food!! We can't stop raving about the food. All the dishes she cooked for us were out of this world in terms of flavor and richness. The chicken wings were to die for! They were crispy and light, sweet and tangy -- probably one of the best Asian chicken wings I've ever had. The noodles were light and packed with fresh seafood. The panang curry with the coconut cream sauce was so rich and complex; all my guests said that was the best dish. Lalita's attention to detail was impeccable. Her service was attentive. She has a very sweet personality and we enjoyed talking to her about her food and her journey as a chef-entrepreneur. The dinner party went off without a hitch and we are grateful to have had Lalita be a part of it. I am definitely going to hire her again to cater dinners and parties for me. It was such a pleasure to work with Lalita.

Rainbow Chefs San Francisco
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amber F.
Verified review

Rainbow Chef's catered our company Halloween Party and did an amazing job! They served up homemade small bites with personal touches, including adorable coffin-shaped brownies and ricotta and spinach eyeballs. Everything tasted amazing. We highly recommend them!

Palo Alto Catering Company
4.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura D.
Verified review

Thank you so much Nathan & Sam today for making our celebration of life for my great grandmother go smoothly. The food was delicious and presented so beautifully. I am so thankful for Palo alto catering co today. Will recommend to my other friends for any event. 10/10. ;)

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Need Food Truck Catering Services on September 21, 2013

San Francisco, CA

  • Type of catering needed
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    Other (Crepe French )
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Need a Caterer

Gilroy, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Head count
  • Details
    The party is at Mt Madonna Park at the top of Hecker Pass (Hwy 152) between Gilroy and Watsonville. The food is being provide by another. I need a couple of staff to handle the buffet.

Need Catering Service for an Event

Half Moon Bay, CA

  • Type of catering needed
    Plated meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
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    Its to be a backyard wedding in halfmoon bay.
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