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Santa Rosa Kids Party Caterers

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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 141 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
Jeri D.
Verified review

We hired Pete to cater my 35th birthday party for 22 people which was a murder mystery party that we hosted at our home. From the first time we spoke, he was very responsive, answering my phone calls, emails and texts. He offered a lot of advice and any questions I had. He also had items that he brought that helped me cut down on my rental prices (plates, cloth napkins and silverware). All of my guests commented on how delicious all of his food was including apps, salad, main dishes and desserts. It was all delicious and presented very well. He and his two servers were great with helping to set up and break down and they were very very polite and considerate. My only real comparison is when my husband and I got married 8 years ago and used the facilities on-site catering company. Although it was a completely different type of event, I was somewhat expecting to have a deposit, signed contract and more of a set "this is the menu" like we did for the wedding but in this case, we didn't. Typically I am wanting to be very hands on (some may say controlling :) ) and have every detail planned out but I let Pete run with the menu (aside from my dietary restrictions and a couple of preferences) and he was great, I have no regrets and would hire him again no questions asked! The whole evening was a success and I would highly recommend working with Pete. I am thinking of what event I could host next just so I could have Pete come cater again. I will be recommending him to anyone I know who is searching for a caterer.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roman P.
Verified review

Debbie was absolutely outstanding. We hosted a dinner party for 12 people at our home and wanted to ensure it was a special experience for all. Debbie came up with a delicious and practical menu that was both delicious and took into account various dietary restrictions. She arrived early to prepare, was flexible to our timing when things started a little late, and ensured everything was tidy/clean before she left. In terms of food, everything was fantastic, but the Chicken Marbella and the Apple Crisp were especially delicious. Our guests left asking whether Debbie could help them with their next meal. We would highly recommend her :)!

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Bouquet Catering
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corey L.
Verified review

Stephanie cooked an amazing dinner for my company holiday party (14 people). She was on time, extremely helpful and allowed the group to have a great time without worrying about what was going on in the kitchen. The food was fantastic - good quality and wonderfully prepared.

Nitro BBQ & Catering
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie T.
Verified review

We decided to go with Nitro last minute for our wedding because two other caterers fell through. I admit, I was a tad worried because we booked Nitro a couple months before our wedding and I hadn't tried the food yet. I was so relieved that not only were they on time, ready to serve, and went above and beyond for us, but the food was delicious!! The Tri Tip and mac n cheese were amazing! Very happy with our decision to go with Paul and Nitro BBQ. Will keep them in mind for future events, and we would recommend to friends.

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 65 reviews
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel P.
Verified review

I have never used a caterer before so I really did not know what to expect. I had an idea of what I wanted and a vision of how I wanted things to go. Deborah and her assistant went above and beyond my expectations and vision. We discussed a plan prior to the party and I let her know I just did not want to worry about anything and be able to enjoy the party. She allowed me to do just that and the service she provided was excellent. I unfortunately had some stragglers come in late and she eagerly fixed them a plate with no questions asked. Everything was just as clean, if not cleaner, when they left as it was when they arrived. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is thinking of having a caterer at their party.

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa J.
Verified review

Had a Christmas Party for 30 people in my home. Food was prepared on-site. As guests arrived first and caterers second, the kitchen was full of guests nibbling on appetizers. Alisa and her assistant blended right in working around guests. The food was delicious! All guests commented about how wonderful the food was and how pleasant Alisa and her assistant were. Clean-up was provided, and they did a great job at that too. It made enjoying guests and myself fantastic! Planning for the event was seamless, organized and expeditious! When I have another party for my 50th this year, Passionate Plates and Alisa will be on "speed-dial"!

  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Gwenn S.
Verified review

I wanted to have a gorgeous dinner party for 30 of my colleagues at my home, and Graham and his staff made that happen. He took care of EVERYTHING - planned the meal, shopped, set a stunning table, brought perfectly paired wine and cooked and served everything. It was a seamless, lovely meal and we all felt like we'd been transported to an elegant yet relaxed restaurant. As the Host, it was a completely stress- free experience, and everyone is asking when we'll do it again...soon! Graham left everything spotless and everyone smiling. This guy can cook...and he's wonderful to have around. Two big thumbs up.

Kitchen 350
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Peter D.
Verified review

I hired Kitchen 350 to cater a company holiday party of about 30 people in the Mission district of SF. Matt and his team were perfectly on time to prepare at the venue. He was also accommodating with the menu (we asked for French and BBQ), and the food was delicious! Not one complaint from an office of somewhat picky eaters. Also, his server, Daniel, was so attentive the entire party. It was a level of service I didn't expect from a caterer, and it was sincerely appreciated. They also had everything cleaned up by the time the party was over. I would definitely hire again!

Ania's Table
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Louise M.
Verified review

Sophisticated ladies dinner party for eight.

Let's Eat
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

My whole company raved about Michelle and her services. She provided heavy apps and dessert for our company holiday party for 22 guests. The food was delicious, the decor was beautiful, and she even played a couple of holiday tunes on the piano before heading out! We recommend working with Michelle.

  • 7 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Carol W.
Verified review

Stephanie provided appetizers and desserts for a Garden Party for 65 people that we held last Saturday in our backyard in honor of my Mom's 90th birthday. We could not have been more pleased with the food or the service she gave us. The food was both beautiful and delicious, as evidenced by the lack of leftovers. Her lemon chicken salad is a thing of beauty, as were all the other tasty bites. Stephanie was also able to accommodate several food restrictions with ease and without sacrificing flavor. I will hire her again without a doubt.

  • 11 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha B.
Verified review

Elyse was great to work with as a caterer. She was so helpful and accommodating and her food was wonderful! I would highly recommend her services. I got positive feedback from guests at the party as well!!

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Phiesty Food Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Adam T.
Verified review

I've had the opportunity to work with Miss Harper as her photographer on many occasions. Whether we are providing services for a small private house party with 20 guests, with a culturally enriched theme, to providing services for a 100th year life celebration, we have always gone above and beyond to provide the best service possible for our clients. Through observing her process of developing a experience, planning all the details with the client for a wedding, to the detail with a client for a birthday party with more then 100 guests. Her attention to detail and follow though with the requests of clients has provided her opportunity to provide services to several clients in the corporate arena in the finance and technology sectors. Most don't know what goes into the planning and preparation to deliver and execute a catered experience. Our clients trust us to provide what they have requested, based on what's ordered. When it comes to designing and delivering productions which are memorable and leave pleasant memories, the details matter. Our clients expect us to think through everything and have a backup plan for those unexpected situations which may crop up. To all those who are considering contracting with her. I encourage you to look at some of the photos which have been captured and represent the quality of work she executes. Contact her and let her know your desires in a clear communicative way and you'll be glad you made the choice to keep it Phiesty, with Chef Cheri Harper.

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Jks Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Kim H.
Verified review

JKs Caterers did our event for approximately 175 people. The food was great and their service was great. The only issue we had was that the temperature of the food was lukewarm to cold. Aside from that I would highly recommend.

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Farm to Table
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Krista L.
Verified review

Zachary was a pleasure to work with. The food he catered for the party I planned was delicious! There were many many compliments on everything and the tamales were especially moist and amazing! I will be hiring him again in the future! Krista

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Liberation Foods BBQ
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janel T.
Verified review

I worked with Dennis at Liberation Foods to cater my son's 6th birthday party. The food was DELICIOUS. My only regret was that we only had 1 hour of food time (due to the venue, not Liberation)! :) Highly recommend and will definitely use again.

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Mise En Place
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brenden D.
Verified review

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!

Olive Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sheila R.
Verified review

Olive Cater team are simply the best! They catered for me an office party and my parents 40th anniversary. Even though the menus were totally different both events were a success! Arkadi is a talented and creative young chef. His food is beautifully presented and it tastes amazing! I got many compliments on those events and I look forward to having Arkadi and Elinor cater my next event.

Alta Cuisine
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberley A.
Verified review

The first time I used Alta Cuisine was in 2003 for my wedding. My guests, about 120, were blown away by the food. We did an international buffet and it was amazing. Since then my family and I have used Alta Cuisine to cater many other events from office Xmas parties to big birthday parties, baby showers and small functions like my sisters' bridal shower for 10 people. Every time Alta caters an event people go crazy over the food. What they don't know is how easy it is to work with Alta and her staff. Alta always lets me make small changes to her menu ideas (though I never make too many!). She remembers to ask me about details I forget to think of, like table clothes and plates. Her staff are always friendly and professional. I can not recommend Alta Cuisine enough!

96H Brand Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Judy C.
Verified review

Catered my wedding and did a fantastic job. Everything was so good and we had more than enough. Thanks again guys

Moonlight Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Marian C.
Verified review

I gotta say all liked all of these qualities from Moonlight Catering! The morning after our daughters wedding, he prepared a brunch for 40 people in our home. The eggs, bacon, fruit and muffins were all of excellent quality. His cleanup was superb also, making it so easy for the parents of the bride!!

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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