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Scripps Ranch Party Caterers

Browse these party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Scripps Ranch.

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Baja's Tacos & Catering
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy K.
Verified review

Baja's Tacos was BEST QUALITY AND BEST SERVICE. The owner really cares about his customers and his reputation. All of my 75 guest said Baja Tacos was by far the best taco caterer they had ever had. My guest have used many local caterers in the past and I am still receiving excellent feedback on how Great the food was. I would highly recommend this company. Thank you Baja Taco.....

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frank A.
Verified review

My girlfriend and I hosted a party for 25 guests downtown. We decided to have the party catered and we went to Thumback.com to seek help. We put in a request for American and Middle Eastern cuisine and Lilian Gaffney (AKA Busy Bee) was the only one who responded to our add. She quickly responded via email and we even had several phone conversations with her as we tweaked the menu to our wants. The day of the part she showed up on time and laid out the best spread of Middle Easter and American food we could have hoped for. Really - we were surprised at the quality she gave us. Food tasted great but also the presentation was on point. She makes the best baklava I’ve tasted but more importantly our guest loved them and fished off all the food. I do recommend Lilian and I will seek her expertise out for future parties. Cheers, ~Franklin

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
Verified review

Chef Shawna was fantastic. We had a group of 20 for a joint Bachlor/Bachelorette party in Temecula. She created a delicious meal for the group and was able to accommodate one guest that is gluten and dairy free (even bringing them 1 special dessert)! She was responsive and very friendly. She also brought table cloths and some light decor to make the table and setting look fantastic. Everyone in the group loved the food and said it was the highlight of our weekend. Would definitely hire Chef Shawna for another event in the area!

  • 14 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

After our original caterer cancelled, I was frantically searching for a new one. After a lot of shopping around, Simon had the best variety of food along with value for our money. He made the process fast and easy. The food arrived promptly and everyone at our party raved about it. Highly recommend All Aspects Catering!

La Mexicana Tacos & Catering
4.4
from 54 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Lucia V.
Verified review

Everybody loved the food. There was plenty and we even had leftovers. The caterers didn't mind all the stairs they had to take to carry their stove, tables etc. We will hire them again for sure when we are in the area.

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caroline W.
Verified review

Lavonne did a great job catering our party. Food was great, presentation was spectacular and prices reasonable. Would definitely hire again.

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CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana B.
Verified review

We had a NYE dinner party and Francesco was amazing. From the very beginning he was so easy to work with. The service was great and the food was delicious.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen P.
Verified review

Stacy is an Extaordinary Chef! She made an excellent Stationary Buffet, Passed Heavy Hors D'Oeuvres and a Dessert Station for my residential party. All of my guests were raving about how delicious her cooking from scratch was. She is so creative and has an impressive list of appetizers to chose from. Stacy was so classy and professional and she kept everything on task so I could enjoy talking with my friends and relax. I would definitely hire her again and recommend her to my friends. She is Tremendous!

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Tastefully Yours
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassie W.
Verified review

I was extremely happy with my experience using Isaac's Catering. We used them for our graduation party which had about 50 guests. The prices were the best and the food was fantastic! We had more than enough and everyone raved about it. The service was also great. It was delivered on time (early even!), completely set up and the everything was picked up the next day. Super easy, super yummy and within our price range. Definitely recommend!

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Alison S.
Verified review

Chris is Amazing!! She really knows how to make your dining experience special. She tailors the menu to your wants, likes, needs, restrictions etc and it is always delicious. And the best part is she does all of the work for you. She does the shopping, the cooking and the cleanup! She takes all of the headaches out of hosting dinner parties and makes it so you can actually enjoy the night along with your guests. Can't wait until our next dinner party! Thanks for everything Chris!

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BAPS!
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy B.
Verified review

We used BAPS! catering for our annual Halloween party for about 100 people. The food was AMAZING and a crowd pleaser. The prices were reasonable and Brad was professional and responsive; super helpful. They did drop-off service and set it up with everything we needed and extra supplies and food to replenish as things ran out. Would use them again and highly recommend them.

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Betty S.
Verified review

Chef Stephani provided a wonderful dinner party for us. Her expertise in sharing what would make for the best menu was excellent. The presentation absolutely spectacular. Thank you Chef Stephani.

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Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christian W.
Verified review

Daily Chew Catering dished up a bit of heaven on a plate for a holiday party recently and from the first time I contacted Carly until the last bit of food was gone, we were blown away by the entire experience. Daily Chew Catering offers a wide selection of menu options, so there's guaranteed to be something great for every palate, and everything is done well. Daily Chew does food service right, and I'll no doubt be quick to call back and start planning for our next event as soon as the time comes. Thank you for the professionalism, the amazing food, and your passion for great-tasting, incredible quality catering experience!

  • 8 years in business
Sunny F.
Verified review

I had a party yesterday for 4th of July and OMG! Their food is amazing, the water and the guacamole is simply delicious. I hope to have you again in another party. I’m so happy! All my friends loved the food! Thank you!

Rogue BBQ
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Howard M.
Verified review

It was a great experience having rogue bbq cater for our family event. Everyone really enjoyed the various types of food, and the smoked brisket was as delicious as could be! I would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to hire a professional caterer for any events such as bday parties, weddings, or business lunches, etc... Rogue bbq will deliver the tasty goods every time. 👌

URBN Catering
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff F.
Verified review

URBN went above and beyond what we expected from a catering company. They worked with us on every request. The food was excellent, especially the cannoli's. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a catering company.

Chef Joann
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kendall C.
Verified review

Joann's catering impressed all guests at my wedding and catered to all dietary needs. Gluten free lasagna and vegan enchiladas pleased even the meat and wheat eaters. Joann is flexible, creative, and eased the process of planning my event!

Chef Patsyb
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen W.
Verified review

I have used Patsy several times. My first class was knife skills, food prep, and planning a home cooked meal. We prepared it and enjoyed the meal we cooked. Not only was Patsy knowledgable but is a great teacher that seemed to put everyone at ease no matter how "skilled" or not we were coming into this class. My son Kurt called upon Patsy to help him plan and execute my surprise 60th birthday party. Kurt told me he never could have pulled off not only a great party with beautiful trays of food without Patsy guiding him through the whole journey as a novice party giver. Patsy is the whole package and you'll be happy you hired her.

commis.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Dustin S.
Verified review

For the last 3 years, Chef Monterey has been a constant fixture at our events.  Her food is absolutely top-notch, and she always comes up with just the right dishes for each dinner!  We've done everything from a Western-themed birthday party with authentic BBQ to a classy Old Hollywood New Year's Eve where she served an eight (!!!) course tasting menu, and her food just knocks it out of the park.   Chef Monterey is most definitely in our top 3 private chefs in Southern California (and we've gone through A LOT), and if you want absolutely AMAZING food made by a dynamic young chef with a personality to match, she's your girl!

O'SIDE BBQ MAN
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Krystal C.
Verified review

We had our annual conference and needed someone that had some flexibility on the amount of guests attending. O'Side BBQ Man was not just accommodating but provided amazing service. He arrived early to make sure he was ready to serve on time and also the food was amazing. Everyone wished they could have had seconds, maybe even thirds. We will definitely be booking O'Side BBQ Man for any future company events.

It's a Hoot Events
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Jenna F.
Verified review

Julia planned my Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party and did an AMAZING job. She is so organized and creative - two of the most important things in an event planner! My girlfriends and I had such a great time at both parties thanks to Julia. Don't miss the opportunity to work with her because she is outstanding!!!!!!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

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.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

Actual Requests

See other requests for party caterers in Scripps Ranch

Need catering

San Diego, CA

  • Event type
    Other (Church)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Just turkey (white and dark meat) plus sides.
  • $1753.24
    Average price

Need catering

San Diego, CA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Details
    4 to 5 different appetizers. I will pick up.
  • $761.5
    Average price

Need Catering Service

San Diego, CA

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Need some gluten-free options
  • $40
    Average price
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