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  • 29 years in business
  • 236 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Jeri D.

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We hired Pete to cater my 35th birthday party for 22 people which was a murder mystery party that we hosted at our home. From the first time we spoke, he was very responsive, answering my phone calls, emails and texts. He offered a lot of advice and any questions I had. He also had items that he brought that helped me cut down on my rental prices (plates, cloth napkins and silverware). All of my guests commented on how delicious all of his food was including apps, salad, main dishes and desserts. It was all delicious and presented very well. He and his two servers were great with helping to set up and break down and they were very very polite and considerate. My only real comparison is when my husband and I got married 8 years ago and used the facilities on-site catering company. Although it was a completely different type of event, I was somewhat expecting to have a deposit, signed contract and more of a set "this is the menu" like we did for the wedding but in this case, we didn't. Typically I am wanting to be very hands on (some may say controlling :) ) and have every detail planned out but I let Pete run with the menu (aside from my dietary restrictions and a couple of preferences) and he was great, I have no regrets and would hire him again no questions asked! The whole evening was a success and I would highly recommend working with Pete. I am thinking of what event I could host next just so I could have Pete come cater again. I will be recommending him to anyone I know who is searching for a caterer.

Rick P.

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I have worked with Pete for 4 years. We have a 2 week summer retreat at a remote location for about 25-30 guests. Pete handles the catering from soup to nuts (literally). Planning and flexibility are strong points, but what really amazes is the creativity. Very fresh, local ingredients are combined masterfully. Pete takes direction well, and adjusts the menu as desired. Our guests continually express delight with Pete, and his food. Also, he arranges for and supervises additional staff as needed.

Thumbtack Customer

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Pete & his staff arrived excited , organized and ready to go- His staff were all very polite, professional and helpful with setting up for the event. The food was incredible, all our guests were amazed. It was a lovely experience. When they left, everything was cleaned up, and my kitchen was spotless. I would definitely recommend Peter Coleman Catering. DF Alamo, CA

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  • 12 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Ferren F.

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I have nothing but amazing things to say about Drew and his team. To start, I booked him when I thought we were going to have an offsite meeting in Napa. Due to the tragic fires we moved the meeting last minute to 2 hours south of SF, in Santa Cruz. Drew offered to still stick with me and travel it down to Santa Cruz to help me salvage this event. To make matters more complex, the location was remote with limited (to no) resources to catering, grocery stores, etc. Did I mention that I was coordinating this entire event remotely ?!?! Drew stepped up and offered to not only provide an awesome bartending service, but to help grab groceries, pick up dinner and plate it, all to make this event amazing. This is is phenomenal!!! Working with him was not only a joy, but easy and smooth. I can't wait to work with him again. You would be a fool not to book him 100x over!

Stuart M.

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Fresh and Fizzy Bar Service was -- without a doubt -- the most professional catering service with which I have ever worked. From the very start, Andrew took charge of every detail. He improved on every idea we had and came up with several ingenious ideas of his own. He was a perpetual motion machine -- always working, never stopping -- and he handled every curve (and there were many!) with a happy response and complete grace. The team of Andrew and Vincent so outdistanced my expectations that I wish Thumbtack offered an additional star... or ten. We can't wait to work with Andrew again!

Daniel P.

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Drew is a total pro! Highly recommend. I work in hospitality and I appreciate people like Drew and team who exemplify and take seriously their profession. You can trust them to take care of your event - big or small. Will definitely work with them again.

TOP PRO
  • 28 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Larry J.

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The catering job I just experienced this past Saturday, Dec 28, 2013, with Taqueria Cazadores was excellent and I'd like to max out the stars for them. Although they are area-renowned for their Mexican offerings, I learned they also cater good 'ol BBQ which I chose for my 60 guests for my son's Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor. Nearly all guests went out of their way to tell me how excellent the food was. Way to go, Evan!!! For readers: Evan was there plenty early; had all the food ready on time; no problems with portions; and even went out of his way for having vegan-type food for a few of my guests. Thank you, Larry

Natalia D.

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I had hired Taqueria Cazadores to cater a reception to follow a memorial service for my father. Evan worked with me far ahead of time, worked with the funeral director, and made this catering event effortless for me. After speaking with him in the beginning of my search for a caterer, I felt sure that I was in good hands. The icing on the cake was that the food was absolutely off-the-charts delicious! The food, the presentation, and the service were all phenomenal, and even surpassed my expectations. Thank you Evan and Crew!

Wibke W.

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We were very late, needing catering for a party of 60 people 10 days later. They were very professional and helpful. The food and service was great, the guests were very happy.

TOP PRO
  • 12 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 51 min

Cristina M.

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Our dinner party was a success. We had a family 90th birthday party for my father-in-law. Sat created a great dinner menu for us and it tasted wonderful. Everyone was full and happy at the end of the party. Hiring Sat allowed us to enjoy the conversations and not work so hard. This was our first catered event with a chef. I look forward to the next one. Thank you Sat.

Diana S.

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Sat did a wonderful catering job for our luncheon of fifty people this past weekend. I was a little hesitant at first because I didn't know his work and he didn't have his website up and running. I'm glad I took a chance as he came through with shining colors.

Siri Chand K.

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Sat catered my wedding of over 600 hundred people. It was a delight to work with such a professional because it allowed my wife and I to focus on our special day.

  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 40 min
  • San Francisco, CA

Caitlin M.

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Stephanie is a total catering rock star! She kept over 200 people fed, watered and content during our Institute on Aging. She worked within our budget, and created picnic lunches and a beautiful breakfast spread, while keeping coffee/tea/water flowing. I have nothing but good things to say! She is also personable, reasonable and delightful!

Alicia T.

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Stephanie did an awesome job catering my 2 year old's party. Everyone raved about her cupcakes and spinach brownies. Great to work with!

Julia E.

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Stephanie was perfect for catering our dinner - thank you so much!

  • 20 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Danita H.

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Working with any caterer can be an overwhelming process, especially when time allocation and budget is tight; and you want everything done right. With "A Plus Catering" I would say to trust the process. Like the line from the movie Shakespeare In Love, "It Will All Work Out In The End" and you and your guest will be extremely happy at the end of the process. Jennine and the staff at "A Plus Catering" are professionals and they will take good care of you and your guest. Her team was extremely courteous and demonstrated a high level of flexibility to meet the needs of my guest. Unlike big party chains, and hotel venues; making the customer happy is Jennine's top priority. So it goes without saying that the food was very good, the serving team was excellent, and if your event calls for a bartender; she got you! And, if there is a problem, call her; she got you! Open communication worked for me. "Peace of Mind" is what you get with "A Plus Catering". Peace of mind that she is there for you and that this is not just a business, but personal to her. I hope this review was helpful for you.

Trecee A.

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Had to take this time to Thank Jennine and A Plus Catering. For coming to my needs so quickly, and so efficiently. We were down to one day until our event and she showed great professionalism and expertise. That truly helped my event become a great success. We had various appetizers and entrees. The event favorites were the meatballs, grilled chicken alfredo and for desert we had the lemon tarts .I will be glad to recommend A Plus Catering to all my business and social acquaintances. We have had various functions throughout the years and have never saw the proficiency that this company showed. They also provided all dinnerware and set up. So once again Thanks A Plus Catering .

Leigh S.

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Jeannine was fabulous. She was professional, easy to work with, on time and provided us with terrific food. We would definitely use her services again.

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  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min
  • Benicia, CA

Anya V.

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I wish I could give her a million stars. From her original quote to her sweet and thoughtful follow-up email the day after my wedding, I was never disappointed by the professionalism and service provided by Alisa and her colleague. She worked catering into our already tight budget, corresponded with me (your typical type A personality) about small details and ever changing menu ideas/headcount, and was prompt, professional, and wonderful! The food was OUTSTANDING. She created 4 different pasta dishes, two excellent salads, veggies, and wonderful garlic bread. She and her colleague rinsed off all of our rented tableware, put them back into their crates, and even cleaned up after guests long after dinner was done! I could not have been happier with the quality and quantity of the food prepared and received several wonderful comments from my guests about the choice of food and caterer. Alisa and her colleague mingled with our guests, made themselves available when needed, and were very self-sufficient, which is a great thing to have on the day of a wedding! They even prepared a small treat for breakfast the next day. All in all, I would hire them again in a heartbeat and would advise you all to do the same if her quote comes your way. "Passionate" about food and service is what Alisa stands for and I couldn't ask for better for my wedding.

Gregory H.

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We have found Alisa through Thumbtack based upon the reviews and were extremely pleased with her Catering Service for our Wedding. Alisa and her team arrived early, set up the tables and had the venue smelling wonderful with all of the food she cooked. Not only did her and the team assist with the dinner service, but they also cleaned and packed away all of the rental settings. This was extremely beneficial and gave both us and our friends additional time to enjoy the day. If anyone ever needs Catering Services in the East Bay, she is the best and has the most reasonable prices! Greg-n-Greg

Gina C.

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Alisa was amazing. She proposed an amazing menu, and then helped us adapt it to met our budget. She was communicative and professional. She was sensitive to our desire to be ecologically sound, and served our beautiful buffet lunch off of real platters and decanted beverages. She did everything we asked for and more, and charged a totally fair price. We gladly give our highest recommendation.

  • 29 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Mark J.

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I was hesitant contracting with Steve / DNL Catering as his Yelp reviews aren't all that 'current', but he provided me with a few current references - which I contacted... The references were 'all good' and Steve was very cordial and confident over the phone, so I hired Steve / DNL to provide the "Homestyle Breakfast" for my work group of '50 men' last week... There was plenty of food, the food was great, and the (Juan's) scones were especially DELICIOUS! Based on this GREAT experience, I would certainly use Steve / DNL for any future catering needs!

Noelle S.

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Excellent service and delicious food! Two of my kids recently had large wedding receptions. Steve of DNL Catering provided the best service of any of the vendors involved between the two receptions. Many guests commented on how delicious the food was! Thanks to Steve and his crew, we had a fantastic reception! Thank you so much Steve! Emily was great too!

Adrienne J.

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Steven was AWESOME! He kept me in the loop with everything from day one to the time of the event. He was on time with the food and everything. The food itself was so delicious, everyone in the office was raving how good the breakfast burritos were. Our company will be definitely using DNL Catering for future events. Thank you again Steven.

  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours
  • Richmond, CA

Amanda E.

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Richmond Main Street was one of the first catering jobs that Quiche and Carry ever did. Deborah was great. She was very attentive to us as customers and wanted to make sure that she got it right. The quiches were delicious. She is very creative and knows how to mix flavors. I had never tried a dessert quiche before and was a bit skeptical but it was fantastic. I would highly recommend her. Although it was her first job she was great. We have used her since that first time and will continue to use her. Yum!

Lisa B.

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Quiche and Carry food is delicious and healthy, and Deborah Moss is wonderful to work with -- she's smart, creative, reliable, and great fun. Quiche and Carry does a terrific job with catering, as well as baking up some of the most delectable quiches anywhere for retail sale. I've used Q and C for several events and definitely would again.

Amy A.

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I am thrilled to share my recent catering experience with Deborah and Quiche & Carry. Deborah catered a bridal shower for us...made a scrumptious poached salmon, salads, and a very fresh fruit cobbler. Rave reviews from all, with no leftovers....that says it all! We can't wait for our next occasion to have Quiche & Carry cater!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Elizabeth I.

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Chet was a dream to work with and will certainly become my go-to person for any event. I'm typically pretty anal and always cook everything for my own parties, but for our housewarming we decided to cater a portion of it. Chet was very willing to work with our budget and was prompt in his email and phone responses and put up with my 10,000 questions with ease. He was able to help us determine where to put food and beverages layout-wise in our home and really went above and beyond. The food was, of course, stellar and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm extremely picky when it comes to catering, but I would use Chet again in a heartbeat!

Michelle E.

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Unbelievable experience. Chet and his team at Celebrations by Chet Chase was incredibly responsive and professional. Two qualities we admire in any service provider. In addition to that, the menu selections were creative, fresh and superbly executed. Chet was great about guiding me to the appropriate quantity given my guest count and to achieve an exciting menu within my budget. I will be using the Celebrations by Chet Chase team for all future catering needs both personally & professionally.

Amanda G.

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Celebrations by Chet Chase is a first class catering company. The food is delicious and elegantly prepared. Chet is wonderful and charming. I wholeheartedly recommend Celebrations by Chet!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA

Kristina H.

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Sean was fantastic! He prepared a lovely dinner for my family (including a dairy-free version for a lactose intolerant guest). He even cooked my 18-month old a gourmet croque-monsieur when he first arrived. He poured wine throughout the meal, kept our water glasses filled, and left our kitchen cleaner than it was when he arrived. Our guests raved about the meal -- especially the mashed potatoes, date and blue cheese appetizer, and homemade marshmallow fluff!

Quinn B.

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Sean was amaaaaaazing - hire him now! The food was beautiful and delicious. He worked with me on the menu and catered to our wishes and did it all for an awesome price. He was also a pleasure to have at our event and talk with. We so enjoyed his food and his company. Hire him immediately! :)

Robert D.

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Sean was perfect for the small dinner party I hosted with friends and family. He was extremely professional and cooked an absolutely delicious dinner. I strongly recommend Chef Sean for anyone's catering/chef needs

TOP PRO
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Carole K.

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My husband forgot to tell me he had agreed to host a cocktail party for 40 guest only 8 days away. When I talked to Graham he said he was available and within a day he had a menu and some suggestions about the bar.Graham arrived at our apartment in S.F. 2 hours before the event and just made everything so easy and and gracious that the party seemed like it had been planned way in advance. Graham served small bites of very tasty canapes and wonderful french style sliders that satisfied everyone. The whole evening was a success from set up to clean up and I was able to enjoy being the hostess and not worry about anything. Graham makes eating good food a total joy and I look forward to catering future parties with him as the Chef. Carole

Constance D.

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Graham catered a cocktail Christmas wedding shower for us. He was delightful to work with from our first communication and planning was easy. His food is delicious and he provided staff that did a great job. The party was a huge success on all counts. We highly recommend him!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 46 min

Haya K.

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I've known Grace for many years. I have been over to her house for home cooked meals that were truly gourmet, and delicious. She also prepared some food and sold it from her home. On the level of catering for large parties, I went to our friend Dave's party last month were Grace did the catering. The food was flawless, delicious, with great presentation, and great variety. I strongly recommend Grace for catering your events.

Cindy S.

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The vegetarian meal that Grace catered for us at my home for my 70th birthday was superb. Fantastic artichoke appetizer, main course of 3 items that blended in flavors beautifully, and tiramisu that she made for dessert. She worked quietly, served, and then cleaned up. Very high recommendation!

Sasha S.

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Grace cooked outstanding food (salmon, prosciutto/melon, eggplant, citrus salad) and provided an all-around amazing experience - customizing the menu to fit our tastes! Thank you so much Grace! I will recommend you to everyone looking for a personal chef/catering!

  • 14 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 47 min

Patricia H.

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Rose Johnson Catering was my party partner for our son’s engagement celebration last weekend in Orinda. The party was a huge success, and Rose and her team deserve much credit for the success. Rose responded to my Thumbtack inquiry with a prompt, thorough, and reasonable bid. However, after viewing her beautiful website, I replied to Rose that while I personally thought her menus were perfection, my son had specified that he did not want the food for his party to be “too fancy.” I told Rose the party would be a casual afternoon affair on our deck and I feared her culinary talents would be wasted on my son and my husband. Rose persevered, pointing out in her reply that she could do a barbecue with a southwestern flavor. The food need not be "fancy," she observed, but it should be tasty. And she sent me a custom menu that my son, his fiancée, my sisters, my husband and I all proclaimed perfect, including seared medium rare tri-tip of beef with chimichurri sauce, grilled cilantro chicken with tortillas, chipotle laced potato salad, and Mexican rice, bean, and corn salad. But Rose did not stop with sending me the menu; she said she would use my kitchen and grill on my deck, ensuring the food would be fresh as well as tasty. And after I hired her, she came to my home to check out my kitchen, my deck, and my grill and advised me on renting and setting up dining rounds and serving tables, as well as how to ensure good traffic flow for 50 guests. Rose is a real party expert, and I am not, so her advice was very much appreciated. The day of the party, Rose, Floricel and Esteban arrived a full two hours early and took charge. I hired Rose Johnson Catering for the food, which they delivered beautifully. As it turned out, they helped with the entire party, going above and beyond in many instances and showing poise and flexibility in the face of surprises, like my son’s decision to give a speech and set off a round of champagne toasts before dessert. Rose poured the champagne herself. Several guests asked me during the party: Who catered this? Who is your caterer? I happily provided several referrals to Rose Johnson Catering. Guest comments about the food were very positive: Mike: “The tri-tip was great.” Helen: “The grilled chicken was fabulous.” Kay: “I loved the potato salad. And the guacamole was wonderful.” Liz: “So nice to have so many dishes gluten-free.” Cindy: “The brownies were amazing. I told them so.” Bill: “Those parfaits were a big hit.” Matt: “Great food! Great service!” There was plenty of food for 50 guests, even with 1/3 of them being hungry 20-something friends of my son’s from high school and college. We even had leftovers, which Rose packed up and left in my refrigerator, along with leaving my kitchen cleaner than she found it. My husband, son, future daughter-in-law and I made a brunch of the leftovers the next day, sharing the delicious food and happy memories of a wonderful party. Best of all, this was the first party I’ve ever hosted where I had a great time myself. I don’t think I’ll have another big party again without booking Rose Johnson Catering!

Gina H.

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Rose catered the Chinese Historical Society Museum VIP re-opening party for us and did an absolutely fabulous job! I really appreciated how her communication during the entire process was very clear and prompt. Rose brought a great energy to the event, had wonderful staff working with her, and last but not least, the food was AMAZING!! I would definitely work with her again, and I recommend her services for any Bay Area organizations looking for a great catering experience. Thanks again Rose!

Kyle M.

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Rose catered my Super Bowl party (30 guests). It was, without a doubt, the best catering experience I've ever had. The food was plentiful and unique, the presentation was top notch, and her (and her staff's) service was impeccable. I'll not only use her again, she'll be the only one I call.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Eirini K.

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Best experience ever! I hosted my daughter's first birthday party and hired Kitchenina for the catering. The owners, Kostas and Aliki are professionals, very polite and will go out of their way to service you. They came on time for the party. The food was warm and delicious. I was raised in Greece and their Giant Mediterranean spicy beans are the best I have ever tasted:) The lamb roast, the tacos, the rice bowls and all the dishes we ordered are extremely tasty. I love they offer a variety of quality food from different cuisines and that it tastes home made. I would definitely recommend them and hire them again.

Jamie P.

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I appreciated how quick Aliki was to respond to my catering request and called to discuss my needs. Our party was strictly appetizers and Aliki provided a great variety of delicious options. The meatballs with lemon hummus were so tasty along with the dolmas, and caprese bites with a wonderful pesto dipping sauce. We would certainly use Kitchenina again for another party.

Thomas V.

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Our company catered event only required food drop-off / set-up. With that said, from the initial contact to food delivery, everyone I dealt with was professional, courteous and timely. The food was delicious and we will definitely use them again. Thank you for making our holiday lunch a success!

Kitchen 350

4.6

(35)

  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Laura H.

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Hi There! I book catering for our offices weekly; often multiple times per week, this was simply one that I had no direct control over-a special "kid gloves" request from my new manager (yikes!) An offsite, early Monday morning, breakfast meeting in San Francisco, on the 21st floor, at a company with whom I'm not familiar AND none of my direct connections would be in attendance.(Whaaaat???) I went to work and used Thumbtack for the very first time. I received several bids in the first hour, the one that Matt was super responsive to my initial inquiry and was helpful all week long. By Friday I was set! Because I am who I am, I reached out on Sunday night and Matt with Kitchen 350 responded to both email and text promptly; put my worries to rest (well for a few hours anyway). I reached out in the morning things were going to plan and from what I gather, kudos were flying around the building! Matt's team provided all we needed and tossed in some coffee to boot! I was elated to report this to my manager! Kitchen 350 made our team look good, I will definitely use them again!

Jason B.

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Kitchen 350 did a fabulous job Catering our company mixer we had over 150 people attending, they were able to provide hors d'oeuvres buffet table along with some delicious past items keeping the guest very happy They also provided bartenders and bar supplies including cocktail tables and glassware it was very easy to plan our event and have all the details organized they provided a very competitive price along with several food options to satisfy Everyone Will for sure refer them to all my friends and hire them again

Sheri A.

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Matt was very nice and professional at all times. He showed up at the event I booked him for way before the event time to set up and to personally make sure everything was as it should be. He is really the whole gamit when it comes to catering. He obviously takes pride in what he does and it shows. As an events coordinator, he is the type of person I want to work with. I will definitely use him again for my clients events. Sheri A Touch of Class Entertainment

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  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min
  • San Mateo, CA

Jocelyn B.

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Angela was very helpful right from the beginning. Once she and I spoke, determined a budget, she proposed some wonderful selections, and the evening was divine. Having a few people who have gluten-free diets, the menu planning was extremely important to me - and every item was gluten free AND delicious! Angela is able to help rent anything you need, so that isn't a worry. She has a wonderful assistant who is warm and friendly. I would highly recommend Angela's business for your catering event.

Miranda S.

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I am so happy I chose Green Chow Down for our catering service. The owner was extremely helpful, professional, and courteous. They have a very quick response time and made sure to adjust to all our needs. The food, service and presentation were all exceptional and we still have guest speaking on the delicious yet healthy meals Green Chow Down prepared. I highly recommend booking this restaurant for any event.

Kateryna S.

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I've used Green Chow Down catering services on several occasions - from startup events to personal parties. The food and service is amazing - home meal quality, unique recipes, and Angela always goes an extra mile to make it a memorable experience. Highly recommend.

  • 6 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours

Lianne M.

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I had Rainbow chef cater a baby shower. Lana was very helpful in the planning and menu selection and offered some great suggestions. The mother to be was on some food restrictions so Lana worked around that too. They prepared a nice mid day Mediterranean inspired meal with chicken lettuce cups, roasted vegetables with tahini sauce, a wonderful bruschetta, fruit salad and cupcakes in assorted flavors. The feedback on the food was amazing. Jenny showed up with the food and prepared it on my serving trays. She was on time and left my kitchen counter clean. I would highly recommend Rainbow chefs and will use them for future parties.

Cathy S.

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My friend recently celebrated her 50th birthday. Her wish? To have a catered dinner at home where she could relax and enjoy a wonderful evening of food, vino and friends. My decision to go with Rainbow Chefs was the BEST CHOICE! They worked with me to create the menu which the chef cooked to PERFECTION! It was a joy to see the guests "ooohh" and "aahhh" as each dish was brought out...Having Rainbow Chefs prepare, serve and clean up allowed the hostesses (me and my friend) to enjoy the event too! It was truly a magical night...I highly recommend them!

Andrew A.

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Catered with passed apps and one wine pourer. Very good experience, would hire again. Lana, chief contact, was very professional and gave good food options for our event at our price point. (We provided our own wine.) Food quality was excellent The venue owner was also very pleased, which is a win-win for us.

  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Barbara C.

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We recently hired Eileen and her staff with What's Cookin to cater a backyard luau party. From beginning to end, she was very easy to work with. The bottom line is that her food was AMAZING! What a talent!! Our party guests raved about the dishes she prepared. Since the party was themed, we worked together to come up with the perfect selections for a summer luau. Her staff that worked the party with her were super friendly and smiley, professional, and instinctively knew how to "be there" for our guests needs. As the hosts of the party, my husband and I were able to focus entirely on our guests, which is exactly what we were looking for. We were all very impressed with everything, and are certain we found our new favorite caterer! Thanks Eileen and your staff for a job well done!

Jenett T.

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Chef Eileen was the greatest! This was a first time experience for us, hiring a personal chef for a small group of 8. It was a bachelorette party and the best touch to start an otherwise amazing weekend. Chef Eileen was professional, extremely sweet and most of all our 4 course dinner was delicious! The entire group was happy!! We will certainly do business again in the future and I believe she even gained new clients from our experience. Thank you Chef Eileen!!! All the best, Jenett

Norberto E.

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Food was great! Arrived a bit late so there was added stress but overall event was a success.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Lori S.

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Oh my goodness, I was so, so impressed with Cheri's cooking. I've never, and I mean never, tasted a turkey that was as tender and flavorful as hers. I'm getting hungry right now just thinking of it. She catered our holiday party, and the depth and delight of all her amazing dishes tantalized all the guests. All her dishes we're cooked and baked to perfection. She's a genius in the kitechen, with a down-home, nurturing spirit to boot. I highly recommend Cheri for any catering event you're planning in the future. Your guest will rave that it's the best catered food they've ever had.

Jenn M.

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Cheri is a Jack of All Trades. She has all of the connections to help you with EVERYTHING. Provided an amazing beverage company as well as the furniture and food for my wedding. The staff was AWESOME and her clam chowder was to die for. Just saying. She is a great teammate. Thank you Cheri!!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Matt B.

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Basic Catering was awesome to work with - they did 2 meals for us at our executive offsite, and I didn't have to worry about a thing! They worked with us on a custom menu, were punctual and brought everything the group needed. Absolutely recommend, and will hire again!

Trudy D.

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Ordered from Basic Catering for a company luncheon, food was excellent , on time and they worked within my budget,will order from them again.

Jj M.

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Basic Catering did. Fabulous job! Very Professional.

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  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA

Anne C.

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I was planning a family party with about 25 guests. Since I wanted to enjoy the party while everyone was here, I decided to get it catered. I requested bids on Thumbtack and received a few. I looked the caterers up on Yelp as well. Cooking with Traci had 50 reviews on Yelp and 49 of them were 5 star. I hired her and was very impressed with her communication, flexibility in planning the menu and suggestions. The day of the party, she arrived promptly and had everything ready as she promised. I had ordered salmon cakes with pesto dressing, roasted corn salad, green salad with fresh veggies and watermelon-feta salad. We also had two large loaves of freshly baked bread. Everything was so tasty and our guests loved it. I would definitely recommend Traci for catering. She also holds cooking classes in Berkeley. I hope to try one soon! Think about Traci for your next party!

Anne M.

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Traci has been cooking for our family every week for close to a year now. We can't be more satisfied with the quality of the food, the choices, her professionalism, value and her flexibility. I'm currently pregnant and Traci has even tailored meals for me to suit my needs. Not sure what we would do without her!

Zorina S.

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Traci really created a wonderful experience for the whole team of 15 people. Traci planned everything ahead of time and was very engaging. Everybody learned how to cook the dish and we all sat together and enjoyed it. The team cant wait to do it again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Jake P.

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I hired Marisa to cook dinner for me and 10 friends at my home in Noe Valley. Marisa was able to design a menu that fit with my needs. The food was very good and Marisa did a nice job plating it, which she suggested. Marisa arrived on time but the food took a bit longer than expected to be prepared and served. I would hire Marisa again for a straightforward dinner party for friends. It was a great way to spend a Friday night.

Karen S.

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Marisa was to help 20 women at a wedding shower cook 4 meals to be served for lunch. Her menu was fabulous, and her generosity of spirit in working with me phenomenal-a bit disorganized at the site, but there were a lot of people and instruction for the cooking was difficult. It didn't help that timing to get there by all, including her, was compromised by the Bay to Breakers race!

Susan D.

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Marisa is creative and very hard-working. Her imagination is without limiits to produce delicious dishes.

  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Danielle K.

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Recently, worked with Chef Gigi to create a dinner for 16 of my closest friends. She showed up at my home to take a look at my kitchen , and talked to me about what my vision was for the party and then drafted an amazing menu a few days later. The day of the event she was so organized and everything was so delicious & beautifully presented. Gigi lead me every step of the way to make sure my party was fantastic. Her work is so creative. Her staff was delightful too. They there without really knowing they were there. My kitchen was even cleaner when she left! Easy to work with. Highly recommended.

Heather V.

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Chef Gigi catered my baby shower. We had 60 guests and the food was absolutely amazing and so creative! (Mini pancakes are still discussed.) All finger foods and so many choices. We were literally stuffed at the end. She also did some very creative fondant baby face cupcakes for our gender reveal. Timing was perfect, and her prices are clearly in line with her level of expertise. I'd definitely work with her again and highly recommend her.

Jen B.

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We had Chef Gigi cater a multi-family dinner. She not only pleased the palates of both discriminating adults and picky kids, she did so with class. Her crudités dish was visually stunning (a miniature jungle landscape). Each dish was designed to fit the theme of the evening. I highly recommend Chef Gigi.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Jena M.

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Liberation Foods BBQ was the highlight of our wedding reception! From the start of our wedding planning, Liberation Foods responded promptly to all of our questions and was flexible with our menu and budget. We were immediately impressed by the quality of the food and booked instantly for our backyard summer wedding of 150 people. Liberation Foods checked in with us frequently before our event which helped put us at ease during the planning process. On the day of our wedding, Liberation Foods was prompt and efficient with their set up. They were kind to us and our guests, adding to the overall atmosphere. Their food was a big hit and our friends are still talking about it months after! Without hesitation, I’d recommend Liberation Foods to friends and family for weddings/special events.

Michael B.

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Dennis and his team at Liberation Foods BBQ have worked at several events for our organization, including 50,000 people events. They are always on time, serving delicious food at reasonable prices with a great customer service oriented attitude. Customer feedback was entirely positive and we have since found new venues to continue to work with Liberation.

Katie A.

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Dennis was a pleasure to work with for an Alumni event we hosted at Standard Deviant. He was extremely responsive, was able to cater the menu towards our request, and was extremely friendly and personable with our guests. I would definitely look to use Liberation Foods BBQ for future events.

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Folsom, CA

Event type
Food truck
Cuisine type
Mexican/Latin
Number of people
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Additional Service(s)
Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
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San Francisco, CA

Event type
Cocktail party
Cuisine type
Casual American
Number of people
50-100
Additional Service(s)
Appetizers
Details
This reception will be for approximately 50-60 people at a home. It will be fairly crowded so we are thinking finger foods on platters throughout. Perhaps one server to pass food and/or drinks. We'd take care of the wine. Question, could you take care of the stemware?
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Oakland, CA

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Number of people
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Gallery party with appetizers and wine
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