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Seaside Caterers

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Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 119 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
Victor L.
Verified review

Hired Rocco for drop-off catering service for a party hosted at home. Delivery was right on time and the main dish of my order, "Salmon in Papillotte," was cooked with perfection. Juicy and tender, it was loved by all the guests. Rocco was also very easy to work with throughout the messaging back and forth in deciding on the menu and portion. His price was a bit toward the high end side but overall the experience was very satisfactory.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Al H.
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I have been blessed to experience Hyson's fabulous cooking in several venues. The first time was Julia's restaurant in Pacific Grove where he was the chef that evening and designed the entire menu. The food was delicious and creative. In addition Hyson added a personal touch by coming out to our table to ensure we were having a great dining experience. He is very conscientious when it comes to his customers.I have also seen Hyson cater to large events. The reaction from these varied groups was always very positive and that the food was delicious and very creative. Many of the participants were not even vegetarian but they all raved about the great food. He is also very relaxed in the kitchen and creates a fun atmosphere. He also has the ability to be very flexible and creative as most large catering events all have their unique challenges of location, space and timing.Finally, he has the unique ability, as do all great chefs, to create dishes without a cookbook, but rather using feel and intuition and taste. The end result is his creations are always delicious, different and healthy.

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arianna D.
Verified review

Roddy's staff was prompt, professional and so helpful!

In This Moment
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Gia F.
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I didn't end up going with this company, but not because they weren't amazing because they were. Kristine responded to my thumbtack request immediately and not only did she take the time to give her condolences for the loss of my grandmother but she was sweet and made the process easy. You could tell by her email to me that she actually read everything I said about my event because she addressed it all and I didn't have to ask but one question. I highly recommend using "In This Moment" for your catering needs. I know I will the next chance I have.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon T.
Verified review

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.

TASTE-FULL EVENTS, LLC
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene C.
Verified review

Wow!! Just Wow!! Chef Judith Green catered our company holiday party last Friday and it was amazing. First, and very impressive, she showed up with an army of chefs and servers. They layed out two tables of bountiful delight! Cheeses, hummus, herbs from her garden. Whole Salmon, Asian sliders, veggies, and incredible desserts!! Our CEO was so impressed. She made me and our company look good. Not only will I hire her again, I plan to recommend her to everyone in need of a caterer. Thank you so much!!

Kleinfeldt Family BBQ
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Heather and Justin and their crew are excellent! The food were fantastic! Delicious! Can't find a word to describe how yummy the chicken bbq and tri-tip were. Everyone in our event loved the food. From start to finish, I never got worried about their work quality. Set up and clean up, very professional. I wish all those who read this will hire them to cater their event to truly experience what we had. I give them 10 stars if I may. These beautiful hard working young couple who owned the business are truly passionate of what they do. They love what they do and it shows thru their work. Funtastic quality of food. You will never go wrong. I am writing this review not because I'm a relative or an old friend of them. I am writing this because I have met two lovely couple who did a fantastic excellent job in our event at the Sheriff's Office. I'm already missing your chicken bbq!! Thank you Heather and Justin!! Until our next event!

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

V&S Event Services
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ferren F.
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I have nothing but amazing things to say about Vanessa and her team. To start, I booked her super last minute (literally the day before I needed her). I was scrambling to pull together and offsite meeting that got moved 200 miles away due to the tragic fires happening in Northern California. Vanessa came to my aid by helping me brainstorm a fun, interactive activity for the team at their offsite remote location. She set up an amazing wine and whiskey tasting event that the team just loved! Everything was tailored to perfection! She event created customized wine glasses that each member of the team got to take home with them. To make matters more complex, the location where the event was happened to be located in a remote with limited (to no) resources to catering, grocery stores, etc. Did I mention that I was coordinating this entire event remotely ?!?! Vanessa stepped up and offered to not only provide an awesome team building event, but picked up dinner, plate it to perfection, and bartended for the reminder of the evening. This was phenomenal!!! Working with her was not only a joy, but easy and smooth. I can't wait to work with her again. You would be a fool not to book her 100x over!

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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.

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!

  • 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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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

  • 10 years in business
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  • 6 years in business
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The Food Rodeo believes in integrity, small details, premier customer service, and we pride ourselves in making our clients event the talk of the town!

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I work with individuals and families to create fresh and healthy meals that they can enjoy throughout the week. I enjoy catering to restricted and unique diets to show people that special diets do not mean boring food. I am also a pastry chef with a strong background in chocolate and confectionery creations.

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We offer menu consulting, event catering, healthy food preperation, weight loss menu/cooking, cooking lessons, and nutrition consulting.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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
    Average price

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
    Average price
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