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Stockton Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Stockton.

  • 12 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Emily L.
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Having Sat cook for my family of five has been nothing short of life-changing. He spends the afternoon in my kitchen preparing healthy dinners, breakfasts and snacks according to my family's complicated dietary needs and varied taste preferences. The food is truly gourmet, and I'm spending the time playing with my three young kids rather than meal planning and cooking. His knowledge of nutrition and his ability to cook "whole" while navigating several food allergies has surprised my expectations; and the kids cheer when "Sat is cooking!"

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joseph Michael J.
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Chef Albert is amazing he cooks food with such love passion and Percision I couldn't believe there is a chef in California that comes to your house and does what he does. I will definitely hire him again for all my future parties and venues.

Rose Johnson Catering
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Anh C.
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Rose Johnson & her entire crew were fantastic! We hired her for a 50th wedding anniversary party that we were hosting in our backyard for about 50x guests. She's great with communication - she was quick to get us a quote, a sample menu, and walk us through what she would need/suggest for the day of the event. She was very flexible, and easily accommodated my mother-in-law's low sodium diet requirement. Most importantly though, her food was wonderful! Her appetizers were plentiful, and the main course & sides were delicious. I was worried about having dried out food (as we were doing a buffet), but the food was cooked perfectly. She kept me on budget, and really, she went above & beyond what I expected from a caterer! Her staff were friendly with the guests, they helped pour drinks, set up chairs, and left my kitchen clean at the end of the night!! I would recommend her to others in a heartbeat!

Polkadot Dinners
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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Rachel always makes sure we are well taken care of . She is able to customize plans to our needs and is very punctual. Our members love her food. She is the best caterer I have ever worked with.

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Nancy Gerbault
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth B.
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Wedding Rehearsal Banquet Dinner 80 guest Catered by Nancy Gerbault Menu-Well planned, balance, great recipe, Cost-Very reasonable Spread- delightfully elegant! Fruits and cheese platters were presented in antique platters, entrees’ were steaming hot in an oak wood covered chafing dishes Portions and Taste- Delicious everything! Sirloin Roast so tender and cuts were huge, I love the Roasted Veggies, Guest were non stop on how satisfying and tasty the food was. Service- Nancy was very accommodating and friendly. Willing to work with your preferences. Her crew were very professional. They set up on time and packed up clean. ..Nancy Gerbault not only was the first to sent her menu and quote but she was the only one who really read my preferences and wishes and She honored everything that night. Thank you so much Nancy, your food made my guest , my daughter and me very very pleased! My pleasure meeting you in person. Elizabeth Bautista Livermore, Ca.

Basic Catering
4.2
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Carlos H.
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I had a fantastic experience with Kincy Catering. All of the food dishes were great! The ribs were tender and juicy and had a very good flavor. My wife especially enjoyed the smoked chicken. Kincy also served a delicious macaroni and cheese for one of the side dishes that was a perfect complimant to the meal. One of the biggest selling points to Kincy Catering is the variety of different cuisines they offer, from traditional Soul food to Mexican and Chinese. They simingly can cater to all your request. I highly recommend Kincy Catering and i will defiantly use them in the future.

Strings Italian - Livermore
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ana S.
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Great service from start to finish! Very personalized experience and a great price for everything we got. Everyone was very happy with the food. This was for a party of 75. Thank you Strings!!

  • 13 years in business
Nic A.
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Food is always delicious and you can count on her staff to be on time!

Chef Services by Jenny
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Don T.
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Very happy with food and service. Jenny was prompt and kept within the budget and menu plan that was pre-selected. We will be utilizing her services again.

Chefjonstuart&family
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Emani K.
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Chef Jon and family was everything the dr ordered the food was excellent and the customer service was even better.I will be using him for all my catering needs.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl S.
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Wow! If you need a caterer that will work with you on your menu, is reasonably priced, food is WICKED GOOD and they have an awesome sense of humor Wicked Pig is your ideal caterer!!! The food was all bursting with flavor. We had Tri tip, Chicken and Portobella sandwich bar with a variety of salads and dessert for a family reunion; WP was a huge hit. Food and wine experts all wrapped up in one. The neighborhood was jealous from the aroma of the mesquite grill in our driveway. We are looking forward to planning another event so we can use the again. Theo and Carlo rocked it!!! Thank you!!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ana B.
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She is so professional yet feels like family at the same time. Food is a very intimate experience and you want to know that what is prepared is not only delicious but has been prepared in a 'clean and healthy' manner. She nailed both!! I completely trust her food and loved every last bite.

Star Catering and Cafe
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica V.
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Delicious food as always, another wonderful holiday feast! thank you Star!!

Branden Woodruff
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Eric L.
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Branden is an absolute rock star. We found him at a catering tasting at the Brazil Room in Berkeley, Ca. Out of all the caterers with their beautiful foods and cakes on display, Branden really stood out. He and is partner were very humble and confident in their back corner booth. But more importantly extremely friendly and eager to help. The food was super good too! So, we hired him for the catering, but we got was MUCH more than that! The food and service the day of the weeding was amazing (people still talk about it to this day). But, what Branden did for the wedding was far beyond the food. He knows his stuff. I believe he said he's been doing this since he was a child. That experience shows. The amount of coordination and poise that he exhibited far above and beyond the call of duty was nothing short of remarkable. His attitude and approach really set our minds at ease allowing us to focus and remain relaxed throughout the whole process. Our wedding definitely wouldn't have been the same without him.

Two Moms Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Robbin John W.
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Two Moms Catering did our wedding and cake. The most amazing was that we are vegans and wanted to have a buffet with vegan and some gluten free. The food was "AMAZING" , the service was superb and the presentation was outstanding!! Everything was fresh and seasoned to perfection. They even did our wedding cakes one Vegan and one Gluten Free, both were beautiful, moist and delicious!!! Two Moms Catering will be our first. Pice again and again, and we would recommend them to our family and friends!

Sauced BBQ & Spirits
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Kristin H.
Verified review

I have used Sauced BBQ for catering several times and every time they exceed my expectations. Courtney is very professional, a pleasure to work with and prompt on her responses. The food is fantastic, the presentation is perfect for that bbq feel and the staff is always beyond helpful. I will continue to use Sauced BBQ to cater my events. Try them out today!

Casablanca Bridal
5.0
from 1 review
  • 38 years in business
Bernadette S.
Verified review

Casablanca Bridal Catering recently catered an event for me, and their service and food was far beyond anything I could have imagined. When I was preparing for my wedding, I was able to work with Cher and Derrick to give my general parameters for the type of food and cake that I desired, and they took what I said and pulled off a delectable and crowd pleasing menu, all while managing to stay within my budget. Not having to worry at all about the catering, and everything smoothly progressing from beginning to end, including setup and cleanup, was one of the key reasons my perfect day was so wonderful! I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting a pleasant and fulfilling catering experience.

More Love Catering
4.0
from 1 review
    Barbera S.
    Verified review

    The chefs at More Love Catering are great. They made great food for my wedding reception, traviled to us, and work within out bugget to the best of there ability. Even tho the price was a little higher then expected, you certinly get what you pay for. We have already booked them for our 1st anaversery dinner.

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    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.

    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 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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.