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South Lake Tahoe Banquet Caterers

Browse these banquet caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in South Lake Tahoe.

CoCoMoes Catering
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Doug S.
Verified review

Ben and his wife are the best caterers! They exceeded our expectation by 2 fold! The event was a success due to the great food and incidentals that were included.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
JP M.
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Reno Tahoe Catering did an event for my nephew, that beyond anyone’s control grew to over 550 people. They were made aware that the projected number of 350 grew to over 550 people just days before. When called with the news, their was nothing but a positive response. At the time of the event, they were able to serve this entire group (buffet style) in less than 30 minutes. The food was not only ready, but it was cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend Reno-Tahoe catering for any size event.

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie N.
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I can't express enough just how much of a pleasure it was having Michelle as a catering partner. She is a true asset to anyone who is looking for a winning caterer. I have worked with Michelle on numerous occasions and she has always gone above and beyond the call of duty. From her work ethics to her overall performance and professionalism she takes pride in everything she does. I have known Michelle to be the go-to person when needing to get things done. She's always willing to help where she can and will volunteer her time and services for a good cause. I enjoyed working with her and look forward to many more opportunities of working together in the future. If you're looking for a great caterer, Michelle is the one!

All Star Que
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Robin B.
Verified review

Michael Van Ry with All Star Que is the best BBQ catering around! I had the priveledge to work with Michael while he dedicated his time and skills in the kitchen at a Red Cross shelter during the King Fire. Not only was the food fantastic but his hard work, heart and generosity are unmatched. I often try to show up at events that I know he is catering just to get to eat his delicious food whatever is on the menu!

North Tahoe Catering Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Tony C.
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North Tahoe Catering has been a provider of catering services for many functions I have attended. I find Chris and his staff extremely professional. The food is always top notch. I highly recommend North Tahoe Catering.

Aaron's Catering Service
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Lynda H.
    Verified review

    I used Aaron's Catering Service while visiting in South Lake Tahoe & was very pleased. Professional, excellent food, beautiful presentation. I'll use him again.

    • 9 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Diane G.
    Verified review

    Cornice Cantina did a wonderful job. Food and Service was great.

    About

    I am a young local who is originally from Lake Tahoe, CA. I have always been active and outgoing. I enjoy jobs where I interact with people. My experiences are a wide variety, from promotional events, bartending, serving, customer service, to general labor. I can do it all!

    • 6 years in business
    About

    We are a specialty coffee catering company serving Northern Nevada and California. We feature high-quality specialty espresso, served in the classic Italian style. We can set our bar up nearly anywhere. It's perfect for any type of office, home or even outdoor event. We love to serve for weddings, parties, employee appreciation days, regular old Mondays (we're really appreciated on regular old Mondays), and pretty much any other day or event you can come up with. You don't need an excuse, and we won't ask for one.

    • 21 years in business
    About

    Raising The Bar is a licensed and insured, full-service beverage catering company. We cater to all beverage needs for groups of any size at any location. We provide beverage services to wedding parties, destination planners, sports and music promoters, private individuals and nonprofit organizations. We have been putting on parties for over seventeen years throughout California and Nevada. We supply staffing, rentals and beverages of every sort imaginable. We bring the party!

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We are the catering team with the know how and genuine passion for food that will enhance your special event. We coordinate our set up with your desired ambiance. We customize the menu to fit your tastes and budget. We would love the opportunity to serve your guests and incorporate our team into your special event!

    About

    I work in home health and also help with quality service in catering. I use my skill to the best. I have worked in home health for 12 years and would like to try something different. I see myself as a sales person because I also worked in retail for six years and always loved the drive. I feel I can be the one your looking for. -Amber

    About

    The Fox and Hound BBQ you already know and love is now going to be the life of your party! Let us cater your birthday party, wedding, graduation, business lunch or any other special event, and bring to your friends and family the unique flavors of our slow smoked authentic BBQ. With everything made fresh especially for you, we will bring our delicious menu and guarantee your party is unforgettable! No party is too big or too small! We offer full-service buffet-style catering, with our uniformed staff coming to your event and being completely responsible for setting up, serving your guests and cleaning up. If you prefer, we will deliver your meal, set your table up buffet-style in disposable dishes. For smaller groups, we offer you the option of picking up your meal at our restaurant, served in disposable dishes.

    About

    Are you hungry for Asian food, Vietnamese food or Chinese food? Welcome to Asian Noodles in Reno, Nevada! We are an authentic Asian style restaurant in Reno that provides corporate catering for companies and events. We are very excited about joining the Chamber community and would like to connect with your business. Let us know how we can help you plan your next event!

    • 23 years in business
    About

    I have many operations that I can preform. My father was a chef, and he worked with me for years. I can make many different food types. I am organizing many different programs at once, plus making people happy with their lunch, dinner, or even brunch. I have a food handler certification in the state of Nevada.

    About

    We offer catering, banquet loft, and wedding packages, with innovative food for the modern palate in the Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada area. We can cater your event at a unique location of your choice, or we can help you find that perfect venue. Choose from one of our delicious catering menus, or we can create a menu specific to your ideas and inspirations. Our team can provide you with rental equipment -- tables, chairs, linens, plateware, silverware, and glassware. Our most recent achievement was being voted the Best of Tahoe for Catering, 2011. Our banquet facility, The Blue Angel Banquet Loft, is located above our restaurant in South Lake Tahoe, CA. It has high-vaulted ceilings, Italian slated floors, and a cozy, elegant candle-lit feel. We can cater up to 100 guests. Our 4-hour room rental runs at $499, but we are offering a special of $299. Please call for further details. Our wedding packages include everything from a variety of ceremony locations (beach, garden, grand hall, and banquet facilities) to a minister and decorative wedding certificate to a 6-rose bridal bouquet and matching boutonniere. Our packages also include a unique selection of reception venues with tables, chairs, linens, plateware, silverware, and servers. Wedding coordination and food and beverage are not included.

    About

    I am professional chef who practices in UK and USA. I am looking to use my 16 years of experience for my customers.

    About

    We are a small group of professional chefs with years of experience and history in the field of culinary arts. Between us, we share a certain passion, drive and desire to invent and create some of the most savory concepts to hit the plate. As ambitious and enthusiastic as we are to elevate our diverse multicultural backgrounds of cooking, we are equally comfortable and proficient in cooking any of the international classics that we all know and love.

    About

    We offer full-service catering with gourmet food to backyard BBQ. We are highly rated with customer satisfaction and award-winning cuisine done by three chefs who were trained at the Culinary Institute of America.

    About

    We service corporate functions, weddings, holidays parties, memorial services, birthdays, quinceaneras, baptisms, and outside BBQs, and we have personal menus.

    About

    We have had the privilege of catering in the Reno/Tahoe area for the past 19 years. Along with catering, we have expanded our business to include a large inventory of contemporary party rentals. We have a unique understanding of your party rental needs because we are the only catering and party rental business in the area. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to the opportunity of making your event a success!

    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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