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We were looking for catering services for our small and intimate wedding during December 2015. Food was a big part of the event, but we also had a limited budget, so we shopped around to find someone that would fit our needs. Pete understood our menu concept right away and was able to work with our budget. He didn't fuzz about small details that we wanted to incorporate and went above and beyond to make them happen. He even provided ideas on how to improve the overall experience, not just the food. We interviewed lots of chefs and catering companies and we couldn't be happier about working with Pete. Our foodie friends and family members praised the food, the presentation was extraordinary and the service was very professional. Pete also provided support for the drinks, bringing with him a great mixologist that crafted creative drinks for the crowd. Finally, the next morning Pete prepared brunch for guests that spent the night at the venue (and ourselves) and even tho some things did not go as planned for him (the professional oven broke down!), he was able to have everything ready flawlessly by the time we woke up. Thank you Pete for taking care of such important part of our event! We are looking forward to working with you again.
Debbie made the whole process of having our mothers Celebration of Life Service catered as simple as possible. Her food presentation was flawless and we received numerous complements on the quality, variety, and quantity of the food. If we ever have need of a caterer again, we will definitely contact Debbie as our first choice!
This was my first time using a caterer and trying Thumbtack. I have to say this was a very positive experience. Stephanie was easy to work with and seemed to understand what I needed. The food was very good and the service was too. Her assistant stayed to help me set up and serve, then she cleared the food and put the leftovers in to-go portions. I was not expecting this but it sure made the clean up go easy. Thank you for making our event very special.
I have hired many caterers over the years for various events. I was looking for an experienced caterer for our son's wedding rehearsal BBQ for 130 people at our house in June. I meant Paul Lira through Thumbtack and he promptly returned my call. We set up a tasting date and the food was so delicious I hired him on the spot. His menu is locally sourced, fresh and all of it tasty for every palate. Paul and his staff were a pleasure to work with....professional and friendly. Wedding RSVP's can be slow in coming in and the few updates I sent Paul within my timeline were graciously accepted. I would highly recommend Nitro to anyone looking for delicious food prepared to the highest of standards and delivered with professionalism, on time by a great guy who loves what he does and brings a cool vibe with him!
We had a buffet dinner party for 27 family and friends. Deborah provided the food -- it was wonderful! We had appetizers including 3 different kinds of mini-quiche and absolutely decadent deviled eggs with bacon and then entrees of flank steak (all gone!) and lemon chicken (so tender!), roasted vegetables, a farmers salad and garlic bread. Beautiful, healthy and delicious. The staff was very good and left my kitchen as they found it. A great experience from a very good caterer. Thanks, Deborah!
I've known Grace for many years. I have been over to her house for home cooked meals that were truly gourmet, and delicious. She also prepared some food and sold it from her home. On the level of catering for large parties, I went to our friend Dave's party last month were Grace did the catering. The food was flawless, delicious, with great presentation, and great variety. I strongly recommend Grace for catering your events.
Graham catered a cocktail Christmas wedding shower for us. He was delightful to work with from our first communication and planning was easy. His food is delicious and he provided staff that did a great job. The party was a huge success on all counts. We highly recommend him!
Matt and his wife Nina did a wonderful job catering my small backyard wedding for 20 people. Their food was absolutely delicious and everyone loved it! Very professional with day of services and were both very kind and welcoming people. Generally pretty responsive with emails/messages. Very receptive to everything that I wanted for the event and delivered on all my requests. We rented dinnerware and glassware from them and it made everything a breeze! Such a pleasure to work with. Overall was a good experience. I would love to eat their food again!!
I hired Nicholas to cater a dinner for my company. He provided a bartender and his servers passed appetizers during cocktail hour. Then they served a delicious sit down dinner for 27 people. (Tri-tip, Roasted Chicken, Apple Spiced Pork Tenderloin, or Rustic Vegetable Pasta) In addition to the fabulous entrees, Nicholas was very flexible and worked around those with special dietary needs. The food was upscale and plentiful, and the staff was professional yet friendly. They served an assortment of decadent desserts, which were out of this world! People raved about the food, and Nicholas and his staff thoroughly cleaned everything up afterwards so we didn't have to do anything but relax and enjoy ourselves. All at a very reasonable price. Nicholas and his staff will be our new "go to" caterer!
Everything went smoothly. Food was simple but delicious, Ania arrived on time, and our group really enjoyed the dinner. We were hosting a group of ladies, and it is awesome not to have to worry about preparing dinner. I do wish we had a little more food, we even had one less person than we had anticipated, and we ran out of steak. But otherwise, Ania was great to work with and reasonably priced!
Everything about this event was stunning...the meal was simple, tasty, incredibly fresh, with local ingredients and beautifully prepared. Michelle was extremely professional, responsive, and managed all of our requests or changes. She added her own touches like hand written menus, fresh flowers and candles that made the evening that much better. I've hired a few professional chefs before and she was by far the best! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a personal chef experience.
Tom catered at my home a reception that we held after my Mom's funeral...He provided delicious, tasty food, he prepared everything fresh. Everyone was quite impressed with his spread. He brought all the materials needed to cook, serve, and clean up. I would use him again.
Hired her for a wine country tour for about 12 people, she worked with me and came up with a absolutely awesome spread. The presentation was great but it could have been served in a cardboard box because the food was delicious and everyone there couldn't say enough good things about all of it. I would recommend Piece of Cake for your next event.
After reviewing several bids from caterers who responded to my thumbtack request, I decided to hire Elyse Bolton from Brass Spatula to cater my housewarming party. I chose Elyse because I found her to be very easy to work with - responsive, professional, easy-going and creative. My husband is a picky eater, and Elyse easily accommodated his requests to put condiments on the side and modify a few of our selections. Her menu was interesting and she gave me several options that fit my budget. I hired her and two additional servers, as my goal was to enjoy my party. The three of them arrived about 2 hours before my guests, and immediately got to work. They had done most of the prep in advance, but did all the cooking at my home so the food was fresh and delicious. Everyone raved about it! Throughout the evening, they refreshed the selections so there was always fresh food available. We kept them busy in the kitchen all night - there's no way Elyse could have done this party alone. I had hoped and planned that at least one of the other women would be able to tend bar and/or pass out the appetizers, but unfortunately they had little opportunity to leave the kitchen. Even so, the party was a success and they tidied up before leaving. I'd definitely hire Elyse to cater my next party!
Don and Stacy are THE BEST!!! They catered our wedding at Leonard Lake Reserve for 3 days, and every meal was unique, fresh, and amazing. They worked around the clock from morning to night to make sure all the guests' special dietary needs were met and everyone was taken care of. Many of our guests wanted their contact information afterwards. A special shout out to Stacy who, besides performing her tasks, went out of her way to help whenever she could, from setting up and tearing down, late night snacks, s'more hours, and many many more (we called her the energizer bunny, not sure if she sleeps at all). We really got to know them and their crew during the wedding and loved everything about them. We felt so lucky to have had them as our caterers!!!
Wanting to learn to cook lower calorie food that still had great flavor, I hired Zac to come to my home and teach in our kitchen. My husband is our (excellent) cook, I am not a cook (at fifty-something years old), presenting a bit of a challenge. Rising to the occasion, Zac planned a meal that read like the menu at French Laundry! Panic!There was no way I could prepare this meal. Zac said...Way! He met me at Sonoma Market to introduce me to fresh everything, not packaged anything! Back at our kitchen, the magic began and WOW! Probably one of the most delicious dinners I've ever had at home, and certainly rivaling 5 star restaurants. Our cooking and dining experience was nothing short of superb and better yet, not a dollop of butter or a drop of cream was used to create the fantastic soup, salad, and complex main course. Through Zac's exceptional knowledge of herbs and spices, he taught me to create extraordinary flavors to enhance the food, and not over power it. It was a brilliant evening of cooking! Zac is easy going, yet very assured, and his ability to communicate is second to none. Remarkable job by a talented young man who will be continuing to educate us in the kitchen and most assuredly catering events for us. Bravo, Zac...Bravo!
I didn’t take pictures to show you guys but Cheri did an excellent job on my fiancé’s and my dinner for two. Not only did the food taste great but the set up was very nice. We had no hesitation hiring her for our upcoming June 2019 wedding! She will give you quality food for an affordable price. Not to mention she also has other vendors if your looking to have her company cater your wedding. She puts time and detail into her creations. I definitely recommend her.
Dennis and his crew were fantastic! The whole ordering process was super smooth and the food was delicious! Would highly recommend Liberation for any event that needs great good, good price, and a totally hassle free experience!
Mise En Place is hands down one of the street caterers in the Bay Area. David’s is extremely creative and professional and food is excellent!
I love working with Olive Catering! I have had the pleasure of working with Arkadi and Ellinor for two events and have booked them for an upcoming three because they are that incredible! They are a power team - always on time, efficient, and the food is always healthy and delicious with options for every diet. I am so grateful they are in the Bay Area to help with my events and I could not recommend them more, Olive catering is awesome!
Catered my wedding and did a fantastic job. Everything was so good and we had more than enough. Thanks again guys