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South San Francisco Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in South San Francisco.

Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 141 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
Laura F.
Verified review

Great food and service! Chef Pete and his team were just perfect! I did not have tonworry about anything! Strongly recommend!!!!! Cheers, Laura

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karstyn M.
Verified review

Good food, service, price, checked all the boxes!

  • 12 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth D.
Verified review

Meal was amazing; we asked for a 100% vegetarian meal and all of the courses were fantastic; he really knows how to prepare vegetarian food. Sat was engaging and professional and the service and food were outstanding. We understand why he was voted best personal chef of Thumbtack - we would definitely hire Sat again!

A Plus Catering
4.3
from 91 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
Ren S.
Verified review

We received excellent service from A Plus Catering. The food arrived on time, was tasty, and everything went as planned. I would recommend them for any event. Very professional, friendly and affordable.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gail W.
Verified review

Debbie provided food and drink for our memorial for my husband. I think there were about 80 (possibly more) attendees and the food, service and set up and clean up were perfect. Debbie arrived in plenty of time, set up soundlessly and I can give her a rave review. She is lovely to work with.

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Bouquet Catering
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roger P.
Verified review

Everyone loved the food and the service was great.

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Kitchenina.com
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Catherine C.
Verified review

Planning for my wedding was stressful at times, but Aliki definitely made catering food from them easy. The process from tasting to the day of the wedding was smooth, and they took care of everything that we needed for us: table linens, servers, and drinks. Pretty much anything that you need done at the reception or related to food services they will handle it for you. They charge very fair and their food taste amazing!

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 65 reviews
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
Verified review

My experience with Deborah for a professional business meeting was top notch. Prompt, plenty of food, catered to a picky audience (gluten free one person, another no tomatoes, another no cheese, bla bla bla). Everyone was impressed with the food, and the service. Many thanks. And it kept on giving, that night my 14 yr old freshman reminded me that it was his turn in Adviser session to bring snacks, so Wallah! - Bunt Cake to the rescue. It also turned out that another Advisor was not there and instead of the normal 8 - 10 kids they had two groups and only ONE treat. Again Bunt Cake to the rescue - he and 18 kids demolished that cake at school today and it was PERFECT! The salmon was divine - from the local fish market, and the desert, fresh peach and strawberry cobbler with homeade whip cream we are still eating.... Can't write a better story. I gave the Donuts to the staff and right now am eating cheeses and Kelly left for an evening meeting and discovered the left over pasta, so she's off with it, and we all had the rest of the salmon for dinner last night (except what's in the fridge). Masterful job! All ended well. thanks again from us all John

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Haya K.
Verified review

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.

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Curtis G.
Verified review

Daniella did a great job for my family. we had two events a memorial for my mother-in-law and a Thanksgiving meal for the family the following day since we were all in town. From the time we were contacted by Daniella through Thumbtack and started to discuss the events Daniella was very helpful and flexible. We have a couple vegan diets in the family and Daniella came up with wonderful dishes for them, everyone enjoyed. I have no hesitation in recommending Daniella to anyone planning a special event. And just a bit on my background I have over 45 years in the food service field.

Kitchen 350
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
TOLOFI N.
Verified review

We had a 1st birthday party the day after Thanksgiving. It was such a hectic time planning a last minute party during a holiday weekend. Kitchen 350 was so accommodating and put together a personalized menu and service that catered to our needs while staying within our budget. We had all great reviews on the food that was served for the birthday. Kitchen 350 Amazing STAFF and Amazing FOOD and SERVICE!

Rainbow Chefs
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler H.
Verified review

Hassan was awesome! The food and service were amazing. Our guests were very pleased with the experience. We will definitely be using him again.

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LL Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim U.
Verified review

Absolutely the best ever food service and presentation. I have hosted over A dozen dinner parties in the last two years with three different chefs. I will only use Lucas going foreward!!

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Phiesty Food Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cecelia B.
Verified review

Award winning service and food is fresh and delicious

Basic Catering
4.3
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

They were very communicative and delivered delicious food to our company Thanksgiving lunch on time.

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Mise En Place
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alison S.
Verified review

Dan helped me throw a surprise party. Not only did he make delicious food, but also had everything ready to go for guests before I even arrived with the guest of honor. He also accommodated dietary restrictions, left the kitchen super clean and even packed up the few leftovers for our refrigerator. We ate the Vietnam-inspired menu. Highly recommend!

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Liberation Foods BBQ
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mariano S.
Verified review

Everything was amazing. From early communication to decide to menu, to super punctuality on delivery. And the food.. obviously! It was G.R.E.A.T!

What's Cookin?
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie D.
Verified review

Eileen was a pleasure to work with? The food was delicious, and everyone was extremely pleased. She was prompt, friendly and professional. We will definitely use her services again. Thanks Eileen!!

Olive Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sarah T.
Verified review

I love working with Olive Catering! I have had the pleasure of working with Arkadi and Ellinor for two events and have booked them for an upcoming three because they are that incredible! They are a power team - always on time, efficient, and the food is always healthy and delicious with options for every diet. I am so grateful they are in the Bay Area to help with my events and I could not recommend them more, Olive catering is awesome!

Magic of the Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anh Thi Mai P.
Verified review

Amazing service, food, and value. This pic shows how professional she is. Definitely recommend her service and will use it again

Rainbow Chefs San Francisco
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Linda S.
Verified review

After much searching, we finally found the Pan Asian food we were looking for (Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese) for a world traveler's Celebration of Life. The food and Chef Ty were both fabulous! The appetizers, complemented by delicious sauces, were a huge hit with our guests. The produce was fresh and delicious. And RCs were not only able to pull this together on very short notice (~1 week) with grace and aplomb (thanks to Lana as well), but they also created an attractive presentation in an unfortunately small space. I would definitely use Rainbow Chefs again, and will recommend them to those looking for exceptionally tasty and healthy food. Five stars!

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for food service professionals in South San Francisco

Need a Personal Chef

San Francisco, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Details
    Grill steaks and BBQ
  • $1262.5
    Average price

Need Personal Chef

San Francisco, CA

  • Meal preparation frequency
    Once a day
  • Meals needed
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Head count
    1
  • Serving style
    Plated meal
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Day(s) needed
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time(s) needed
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    I need to loose weight. I'd like to try eating low carb for a while.
  • $10
    Average price

Need personal chef (one time)

San Francisco, CA

  • Event type
    Night with friends
  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mediterranean, Indian, French
  • Courses / Dishes
    Salad: No, Single entree: Yes, Multiple entrees: No, Side dishes: No
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
    No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Head count
    11-20
  • Budget per head
    $40-$50
  • Details
    Cook at my house for a dinner party. Thanks
  • $47.5
    Average price
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