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South Lake Tahoe Chinese Food Caterers

Browse these chinese food catering services 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
Kim C.
Verified review

Excellent food, great service. Maurice was very attentive through all stages of the process. Very professional on the day of the event. Guest repeatedly commented about how good the food was and asked who the caterer was!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda A.
Verified review

Thank you so much for catering our wedding. The food and service was outstanding! Thank you for helping to create a very memorable once in a lifetime night. We will come to you for all our catering needs and will definitely refer you to our friends and family. Amanda Allen

Big Blue Q of Tahoe
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick B.
Verified review

I've hired the Big Blue Q to cater our annual lake front party for the last 2 years and they've done an outstanding job both times! Their ribs are to die for as well as the smoked salmon! Shane is great to work with, very flexible and not only is the food amazing, but their customer service is top notch! The Big Blue Q will be our annual Go-To caterer for years to come! He can cook anything and it comes out great. We have hired several caterers over the years and non can compare with Big Blue Q of Tahoe

Meals by Michael
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne S.
Verified review

Meals by Michael was a great experience from beginning to end. Getting a bid done was quick, getting the menu set for our group of 15 was painless and the food offered was fantastic!. It was as if he knew my culinary tastes. When they arrived they were almost invisible with how quiet and quickly they worked. Everything was spotless when they left. Overall it was a wonderful time for my guests and I and the food was top notch. My husband said the dessert was one of his top 5 of all time. I also loved all the local food they sourced. We highly recommend Meals by Michael for any event big or small.

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Denise D.
Verified review

Michelle did our Baby Shower for us. At the very last moment we had to bring what was planned for an outside event to the inside due to the heat and she was able to do this with no problem. The presentation was outstanding and so beautiful! The food was delicious and such a variety of things to try. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to everyone. The entire experience was fantastic. Thank you again Michelle for making this event so special....

Chimayó Street Grill
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kellen C.
Verified review

Chimayo's food is great, and their catering is the best!

Chef Rachael K.
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse A.
Verified review

Rachael K's did the catering at a wedding I attended, and the food was amazing! She managed to provide a varied menu with lots of tasty dishes, in spite some of the wedding party having some tricky dietary restrictions, and all of the food was excellently prepared and very flavorful. She also did a few other meals/snacks in the morning prior to our event, including some yummy sticky buns for breakfast, and she was a lot of fun to have around during the downtime before the ceremony. Everyone was delighted with the food, and the attentive service - I would definitely make her my first call for my next gala event!

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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gary R.
Verified review

I hired Coby to cook a Farm to Table Christmas Party Dinner for 30 people at my house on Dec. 12, 2014. The food was organic, and delicious and my guests raved about the entire experience. I was very pleased with the pre-party planning, the coordination and delivery of the contracted services. Everything was very professional as well as wholesome. Coby totally delivered.

North Tahoe Catering Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Tony C.
Verified review

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.

Blend, A Catering Company
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katie F.
Verified review

Sarah was amazingly sweet and thorough and the food at our August wedding was fantastic. We had a family style outdoor wedding on North Shore Tahoe and all was flawless. She catered her menu to our ideas and tastes and the food was wonderful! Highly recommend Perfect Pear! thanks Sarah! Katie and Tim Coughlin

Cherry Bomb Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph C.
Verified review

We hosted a small cocktail and appetizer reception in a private residence for our wedding with about thirty of our closest friends and family. Dawn and her staff arrived on time and worked seamlessly in the background letting you know they were there to serve, but never getting in the way. All the food was beautifully presented and exceptionally tasty. After cleaning up and not leaving a trace they even left us "doggie containers" with leftovers including an entire trip tip which became dinner the next evening. Dawn was also very helpful and planning the event and helping us to customize our menu. Overall, a very positive experience!

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.

    Butter + Salt
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    John M.
    Verified review

    The arrived on time, completed their work, and were pleasant to work with. The food was very good and all of our party were pleased with the food.

    Estes Enterprises

    New To Thumbtack

    • 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.

    Los Osos Food Company

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      With my extensive food and beverage background, I can cater to any occasion. I have done catering and worked as a banquet manager, providing plated and buffet function with full bar or just beer and wine. I have overseen setting banquets for 50 to 1,000 people. I have assisted in setting up the food with plating of each entree, from start to finish. I am adept in catering to different types of events; i.e., weddings and business meetings, providing 5-course meals as an example. I have the knowledge of staffing banquet events and sit down functions. I have trained a staff on how to do table and banquet setting. I have the knowledge in how to control the tempo of a catering event. I have also written contracts between the client and caterer.

      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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