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South Lake Tahoe Local Caterers

Browse these local 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.
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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
Angela L.
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Cullen and his staff with Reno Tahoe Catering and Reno Rub Shack have catered a number of events that I've attended around town. They're always so friendly and the food is delicious so I decided to try them out as my go to caterer for events I organize for work! Everybody LOVES the menu! The items are different from anything I've EVER seen around Reno. What a breath of fresh air! Cullen is so helpful and professional I'll never use another company again :-)

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

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.

    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.

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

    • 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

    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.

    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

    • 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!

    About

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

    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 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

    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!

    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

    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.

    • 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!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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