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  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie G.
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Usanee could not have been more perfect. I could tell from her resume and her reviews that she would be the right person for our event. I was pleased to know she had bartending skills...though we ended up not needing that service (we had other bartenders) it made me feel confident that we could use her help in a pinch if they were overwhelmed. Her primary role was prepping platters of food we had already purchased but that needed steaming, heating and made to look attractive. She did an amazing job. We had planned for 60-75 guests but 110 showed up and she managed to pace the food nicely over the time of the party so that we had enough to keep having fresh platters brought out continuously to the very end. We happened to be serving Asian fare so her Thai background was a plus, but really, she could have worked with any type of food and any style of party. My plan had been to have her handle prepping and serving but to "stop the clock" before she needed to clean up...but she efficiently did all the clean up and left the kitchen area in great shape. I have ONE regret! Usanee is so pretty and personable, I would have liked her to be able to be mingling and passing appetizers more so that she could be interacting with the guests...but because of the sheer numbers of people that showed up, it kept her so very busy in the kitchen.I did make it a point to introduce her to my guests that are also event planners/caterers and she did circulate a little bit. I always like to be in control so I kept ducking into the prep area but, with a sweet smile, Usanee kept reminding me to relax, go back to the party and she would take care of everything.

Guest Chef Michael
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Jane V.
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I live in Inverness, where Michael was owner/chef of Barnaby's by the Bay. Recalling his awesome service and food, I asked Michael to cater a small party (30 people) for for my birthday this June. He was so generous with his time and suggestions for planning the party. It went off with out a hitch. We were served fresh mussels in a light cream and white wine sauce (to die for) paired with succulent pork ribs, and oysters. One of the finest meals I've ever had. The ginger bread with lemon curd was heavenly. Michael was actually early and helped me on my last minute decorations,and table arrangements, he has a great eye for use of space. My guests were very impressed with the amount of food they were served and the quality of the locally sourced meal. I can not recommend him enough. His understanding of food and wine is above and beyond. I will have him back soon.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Megan J.
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Forsyth Designs was the mastermind behind the exceptionally beautiful and customized decor for our wedding. Matt's ability to translate our vision into a reality that far exceeded our expectations while staying on budget was the best "gift" a bride could ask for! He literally transformed a white tent into a stunning lounge-like atmosphere that accommodated our every need and desire. There isn't a large scale event or party that I would consider hosting without collaboration from Forsyth Designs. Working with Matt is seriously delightful on every level!

Let's Eat
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 49 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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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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!

Laurel's Catering
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Osman J.
Verified review

Laurel helped me plan an amazing 30th Birthday Brunch. She was thoughtful with the menu and the food was fresh and seasonal, just as we discussed. There were roughly ~20 in attendance and her team made me feel like a guest at my own party. Will definitely use her again.

Farm to Table
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Scott D.
Verified review

Exceptional. We hired Zach to cater and teach a sushi making class for 6 couples at my house for my wife's birthday. He was incredibly responsive and thoughtful. We emailed and spoke several times in advance of the event about what my expectations for the evening and the types of fish we wanted and what we wanted to make. He also give me a lot of tips on sake -- so I went out and bought several bottles of sake for the guests to do a sake taste testing He drove down to silicon valley from Sonoma, purchased the fish fresh from his contacts at Fisherman's Wharf, and arrived at our home later than expected but well before the guests, so we had plenty of time. He prepared 3 appetizers for us -- an excellent Japanese beef dish, a poke/ponzu dish and a scallop and moon fish sashimi dish with a coconut sauce. Then he taught the group how to make rolls and we each made several rolls with a wide variety of fish and ingredients that he brought. Zach explained a lot about sushi making, from how he evaluates the fish, how it should be cut, how sushi restaurants operate, what to look for at sushi restaurants, etc. His involvement in the evening beyond just preparing the food really helped make the party a lot of fun.

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Limelight Productions
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Stavan S.
Verified review

I came across Khadija as a very professional yet friendly event planner, and thats exactly what I was looking for. She has great organizing and communication skills. Her price quote for my brothers wedding was clear and to the point making it easy for me to understand. I will definitely recommend her for all the event planning. All our guests were very impressed and some of them used her services already and they were equally happy! Thanks Khadija for your outstanding service :)

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Phiesty Food Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julie G.
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Cheri doesn't just bring great food to the festivities, she puts her heart and soul in every bite. Professional, punctual, organized, creative, and incredibly joyful; it was an absolute pleasure to work with her at a recent party at my home. I highly recommend Phiesty Food for your next gathering! Thank you Cheri.🍻🍰🍗

Pop Up Party Pros
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amy W.
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Tracie is the real deal! She and her cohort Kate were invaluable to us at a backyard birthday party with 80 people. She is SO friendly (all our friends loved her) and was there to support us with whatever we needed to happen. She worked hard the entire time and was good about checking in to see what else we needed done. She is a true professional and was so on top of things, we were able to focus on the people at the party instead of the beverages, setup and cleanup. When someone broke a glass candle holder, she was there to clean it up before I could get the broom. She is truly amazing and I will NOT lose her number because she is my go-to for any bartending needs!! So grateful I found her on Thumbtack.

Extraordinary Weddings
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Chauntel G.
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We hired Lura and her team for full service planning. There was no stone unturned with her. We are so thankful that we had Lura on our team and she is absolutely amazing! The planning process was so simple and Lura came up with a full proposal to every one of our ideas including the children's room with babysitters and children's entertainment. The best part of it was that Lura worked so well with us even though we were over 500 miles away. She was willing to make all of our ideas come to life no matter how big or small. Including a shot of my wedding dress hanging in the window of my hotel room with my flower girls looking up at the dress. She made sure that the hotel maintenance came to the room to set this up in a window that had no hangings. It is unbelievable the amount of dedication Lura has for her role as a planner and her undivided commitment.

Bounce-N-Jump
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I contacted Bounce-n-Jump at the last minute about a bouncy house for my son's birthday party. They got back to me quickly, with a reasonable quote, and fulfilled their promise. The delivery guys arrived a few minutes after the stated window, but said they got lost (understandable) They arrived to pick it up around 8:15pm--just after it got dark, which is evidently when they begin pickups. The bouncer itself was in good condition and the kids had a blast with it. The electric blower was very quiet compared to the gas-generator run units you hear in parks. The delivery guys were very nice and clearly hard working.

Birminkeley
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Hedieh was excellent. She was clear about the packages. Had very good suggestions for what we wanted to achieve. Was very punctual. And most importantly she handled a snafu from one of the vendors on the day of the party. She took it upon herself to resolve the issue and got it done during the course of the party. Would recommend her highly.

Mikie's Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Giselle H.
Verified review

Barbara kept my party idea alive when I kept waffling on whether I wanted to do it. On the day of she took care of everything, including getting to the event ridiculously early to secure a great spot, and created a beautiful space on the beach to celebrate my birthday. I was so glad I didn't give up on the idea in the end. It turned out to be exactly what I wanted! Everyone had a good time and the cost was very reasonable give all the support she provided. Highly recommend!

Plan-It Duo
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ushma S.
Verified review

Krista took the time to brainstorm ideas and was very patient with me when I was trying to put the pieces of my baby shower together. Thank you!

Devour-creative cuisine
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jake P.
Verified review

I hired Marisa to cook dinner for me and 10 friends at my home in Noe Valley. Marisa was able to design a menu that fit with my needs. The food was very good and Marisa did a nice job plating it, which she suggested. Marisa arrived on time but the food took a bit longer than expected to be prepared and served. I would hire Marisa again for a straightforward dinner party for friends. It was a great way to spend a Friday night.

Dolcetto cakes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie B.
Verified review

Dolcetto cakes made our 20 year anniversary cake and it was the talk of the party! Not only was it absolutely beautiful and just what we wanted but the cake itself was delicious. I would certainly order a special occasion cake from them again.

The Oyster Girls
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Charles W.
Verified review

Birthday party for my brother-in-law in Healdsburg CA. On time, knowledgeable, friendly, delicious oysters. You can't go wrong hiring The Oyster Girls for your private or corporate event. I can't say enough positive things about the way they deliver a great experience. Thank you, Aluxa!

Elevated Events Co.
3.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
Verified review

Christine was our wedding planner and day of coordinator. From the beginning stages of planning to the day of details, Christine was simply amazing! She helped us through some difficult decisions to craft the day we wanted. And on the big day she was there to ensure everything ran smoothly and that we had a wonderful day. If could give her 10 stars I would!

Behl Events
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
AJ A.
Verified review

I used Nupur to plan my brother's bachelor party trip and his engagement party and am very happy with the services she provided. She was very easy to communicate with and gave us excellent suggestions. I've seen that if something out of her control is happening, she finds a solution to the problem without anyone even noticing there was a problem. On top of all that, Nupur was cost effective - her help with picking vendors and getting good pricing made a huge difference in the bottom line.

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For life's big moments. I work with all budgets, as well as all events. We do weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, meetings and more. If you want quality, I am your girl!

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Need a Party Planner for a Dinner Party on July 5, 2013

San Jose, CA

  • Event type
    Adult birthday party
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    It is a small dinner party for six to celebrate our house blessing
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