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Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 121 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
Maria F.
Verified review

Chef Rocco did a fantastic job catering our party. The food and service was fabulous. We will use Chef Rocco again for our next party!

DNL Catering
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Kayleigh M.
Verified review

My work just had its 65th anniversary of being in business and we wanted to make it special. DNL Catering was the first company that I came across and after receiving quotes from a few others I found that DNL was the most affordable and offered more of what we were looking for. They were very short and sweet and got straight to the point. Steve helped me understand what i would need and what to expect (this was the first time i hired a caterer). On the day of the event they were here on time and everything was prepared and ready to go by the time guests arrived. The food was absolutely AMAZING! We received a lot of great feedback from our guests and everyone was telling us how awesome the food was. It was well displayed and there were many options for people to chose from. They were very accommodating and since it was my first event i didn't realize that they weren't going to be here for the duration of the party, but after the 5 hours that we hired them for they were nice enough to move the rest of the food inside and offered to come the next morning to pick up everything. It was perfect! Overall, I would highly recommend DNL! The only thing that i would suggest is to have a little more communication since i didnt really know what time they were going to be here and when they were going to stay until. Thank you Steve, Malcom, and Juan! You guys are awesome!

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Roddy Diaz
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Anh H.
Verified review

Roddy is very responsive to my request and questions. Although I didn't book him as a coordinator for my wedding, I believe he will be a perfect fit.

In This Moment
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Christine K.
Verified review

My client had a last minute corporate event and oddly requested Breakfast Burritos and Smoothies for their morning fare instead of the usual bagels, pastries, and coffee. After calling around and not getting any calls back from other catering places I found Kristine from This Moment. Thank God! They were responsive, professional, and provided our corporate meeting with the delicious start to the morning the client requested. Definitely will be calling Kristine again in the future!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon T.
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While We has to put are wedding plans on half to to an unexpected move. Karla was wonderful to work with and and here price was fair and had no problem working with my food allergy to me having an unexpected changes. If I am ever in the area and need a catering service she will be my first call.

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Affordable Chef Services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Table & Terrace Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

ASE Catering
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Perciella B.
Verified review

I had an impromtu family gathering that I needed catered. Reached out to ASE CATERING for our menu request, and everything was prepared amazingly! The food was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. We had beef kababs, pork kababs, roasted potatoes, and grilled brussel sprouts with bacon and a delicious lemon cheesecake.. OMG YUMM! I would highly recommend ASE, Food was outstanding service was over the top amazing.

Funky Dog Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Sonny F.
Verified review

We utilized Funky Dog Catering to serve our engineering group lunch and the value, work and product quality was excellent. Since this was our fist experience with this caterer, since we had such a great experience, we have scheduled FDC into our monthly rotation. Thanks Chris, Madison and the rest of your team for making our luncheon extra special and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katie C.
Verified review

We had a great experience at Allegro for our wedding reception. Jeano was extremely attentive in the planning process and was there for us to answer any questions that arose. He put on an amazing dinner with steak, salmon, and chicken that was all cooked to perfection! He worked with our time table, which got a little thrown off by traffic and those unforeseeable events that happen in weddings. He was professional and his staff was warm and friendly. The dinner and drinks were organized flawlessly, as there weren't lines for the food tables or the bar, and everyone had what they needed in a timely manner. Allegro's venue worked very well for our number of guests, everyone got to sit where they wanted and could mingle without issues. The restaurant was PERFECT for an after party as well! Their outside patio fit our guests and the DJ very well and we had people dancing and celebrating for hours! We still have people telling us 2 months out that our wedding was the most fun they had ever had at a wedding. We know this was one Allegro's first wedding parties in the restaurant, but it was flawless, and your performance was that of a seasoned wedding planner! You went ABOVE AND BEYOND our expectations! Thank you Jeano and all the Allegro crew! You guys are the BEST and we wish you great success in all you future wedding parties! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS VENUE FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR A WEDDING RECEPTION!

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
George M.
Verified review

Our experience with Dee was wonderful. She was very helpful thought the process including; menu planning, orchestrating logistics, preparing and presenting our 60th anniversary event. Everything went smoothly and the meal was presented with just enough flair and plenty of deliciousness. I can't point out any faults or room for improvement in her service. We will call on her to cater our future events.

  • 2 years in business
Mary M.
Verified review

Andy was the most professional chef I have ever done business with. He catered my wedding and everything was just perfect. The taste of the food matched the amazingly beautiful plating. I will be hiring him for all my future culinary needs. He is the best!!!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We do BBQ, Spanish tapas, Mediterannean, Hawaiian, and Carribbean cuisine. We have a food truck to work from.

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Gunther's Restaurant & Catering have been serving the Bay Area since 1971. Our "catering and event planning" services include the following: * Weddings, Corporate and Social Catering, and All Occasions * Experienced, Personal, and Professional Event Planning * American, European, Latin, and International Cuisines * Formal, Simple Elegance, or Casual Styles of Services * Buffets, Sit-Down Service, Flambe Presentations * Hors d'Oeuvre Receptions, BBQs, California Grilling * Complete Packages, Custom Catering, or A La Carte * Menus Tailored to Your Taste and Budget * "Few-of-a-Kind" Grandfather Liquor License * Beverage Catering (Ours or BYOP Packages) * 1 - 10,000+ Guests; No Party Too Big or Too Small * Rental Furniture, Linens, Tenting, and Much More * Traditional Venues and Unique Reception Sites * Travel Within the Bay Area, Santa Cruz, and Monterey * Last-Minute Events

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Just in Thyme is a premier caterer serving the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. Our staff prepares multicultural California cuisine using organic, seasonal and local ingredients. We are committed to making responsible, ethical and sustainable food choices, and we pride ourselves on our unique dishes, flavors, and fresh ingredients.

  • 28 years in business
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Full service event and catering company. Private chef extraordinaire is also available if needed. Best of the best American Asia Cuisine. Extremely high quality, clean, healthy, and delicious food. With Michi's, life is always beautiful!

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Pangea is a full-service catering and event company in San Jose with the modern customer and bride in mind. We focus on Caribbean, Asian, Indian, African, and South American, as well as other ethnic cuisines. In addition, we offer the full complement of event services, to include custom centerpieces, equipment rental, bar service, servers, valets, and security. We also work with a network of photographers, DJs, florists, and bakers to ensure that your event is truly one of a kind. We look forward to creating a one-of-a-kind event for your special occasion.

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We offer catering/baking for daily family dinners, corporate lunches, all special occasions, parties, and events e.g. birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings. Party Thyme Catering provides services from planning, rentals, decorations, cooking, and baking, to cater for your special event. We work closely and cater for all your special needs. The event would be hassle free, so you can enjoy and celebrate!

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I do on-site, drop-off, buffet, casual and elegant catering. I am a personal chef with 5 years of experience doing parties, events, and custom personal service.

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I do catering for your needs, whatever you desire. I love weddings, but my favorite is planning a party for you.

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We do on-site catering, specializing in Mexican and Southern cuisine. Our to goal is to make each event a special one.

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.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

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Need Catering Services for a Cocktail Party

Walnut Creek, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
  • Head count
  • Details
    The Party is a formal Bon Voyage cocktail party thats theme is the Great Gatsby. Think a modern twist on the 1920's...just like the new movie. The party is going to begin at 5:00PM and will be held on the private roof top lounge of The Windsor Luxury apartments. It is reserved till Midnight. The servers and bartenders should be dressed in matching uniforms that reflect the classy yet sassy vibe. Looking for servers and a cheeky bartender that can mingle and interact well with guests.

Need Buffet Catering Services

San Jose, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (None Just need appetizers)
  • Serving style
  • Head count
  • $1
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Need Catering Service for a Buffet Dinner Party

Hayward, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mexican / Latin
  • Serving style
  • Head count
  • Details
    Good food and great setting
  • $1
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