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South Lake Tahoe Finger Food Caterers

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

CoCoMoes Catering
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 73 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!

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Catering for Causes
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
Verified review

The staff was so professional and worked so very hard to help me make my party a success. I loved the food and received many compliments on my choice of caterers from our guests (about 70 guests). I would not hesitate to recommend Erin 👍🏻👍🏻

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

Big Blue Q of Tahoe went above and beyond my expectations. They were a pleasure to work with, delicious food, and did everything possible to provide a fabulous experience!! I recommend them highly! Linda Baum (New Orleans)

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.

Snow Pea Cuisine
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dani D.
Verified review

Oscar is an amazing Chef. He prepares delicious food with a smile.

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tracie F.
Verified review

A successful client appreciation party thanks to Michelle. She took all of the stress of the party off of my hands...prepared the food, set up, served, bartended, cleaned up. I was able to focus on my guests and enjoy the party. Thanks Michelle! I look forward to seeing you again at next year's party.

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!

  • 4 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

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.

      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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