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Turlock Caterers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Esther C.
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Chef Albert the "untamed chef" catered my mother's funeral reception. From the first, he just could enough for us. We coordinated the food to fit my needs. Provided everything salad. To dessert, napkins,dishes, drinks...everything. Clean up. Great food+++++ professionalism+++++ Timely+++++ working with clients+++++ Clean,neat+++++ charming+++++ Going to be my first call next time+++++!!!

  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie S.
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What a completely AMAZING job Kelli did for a funeral reception. I was referred by a common friend, and it was by far the simplest process of all the details I had to sort out for the service. I was really in need of someone who would/could sort out the ENTIRE menu as well as provide extra help with serving. Kelli was given very little information in regards to how many people would be attending. Not only did she have IMPECCABLE choices for the food, everything was prepared to PERFECTION. Kelli is a professional, cheerful, kind, punctual, problem solving, chef who eagerly will make any event wonderful, inviting and of coarse, tasteful. She literally dealt with EVERY LAST DETAIL and completely released me of any stress having to do with accommodating the guests. Her careful and well thought out details of every last detail were greatly appreciated and noticed by many. Not to mention, she willingly worked within the budget I had, as opposed to making suggestions that were out of my range. I was completely thrilled with the outcome, and several people approached me for her information. Kelli will forever be my "go to gal" for any catering services, simply because she can truly DO IT ALL and the food is WONDERFUL!

Julie q
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia T.
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Julie Quiroga catered my daughter's 15th birthday party. She helped me with food suggestions according with the theme and it was a hit! She is courtious, respectful and on time. My guest were satisfied and I strongly recommend her to cater any event.

Fresh Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Zohra Q.
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    Excellent caterer with the best quality foods and service ! We will definitely use again and highly recommend to anyone and everyone everyone ! A+++

    Rail S.
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    Outstanding performance!!!!!! He is very professional,and the service was exceptional...

    A&L Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Virginia M.
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    Everything I've ever had prepared has been outstanding! More, please! More, more, more, please!

    About

    Globally inspired California grown, we can fulfill any of your catering needs. We have over 50 years of experience in the hospitality industry, ranging from Las Vegas resorts to mom-and-pop restaurants in Italy.

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    We offer full-service event planning and catering! We were awarded Winners of Cupcake Wars. We provide as much or as little as our clients request!

    • 6 years in business
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    Here at AskDrete Catering, we specialize in creating a unique and one-of-a-kind menu selection from small parties to corporate events.

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    I make sure that I do things in the right way, and I do a fast-paced work. We work as a team with others, getting the money and hours I want.

    • 7 years in business
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    I put out everything I make as if I am serving it to my mother!

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    At The Loft Catering, we provide professional and on time catering services. We do weddings, parties, events, etc. We are located in Modesto, CA.

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    I offer catering and cuisines for events, parties and social events. Menus options are available. I do Mexican and California cuisines.

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    Stockton Joe's has been serving outstanding Italian-American cuisine since 1976. We offer full-service catering for any size and any occasion. No matter what the menu or price range is, we are here for you, and our three decades of experience will ensure your event is first class.

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    We are a catering company and complete service professionals in your home. Let us cater your party or just assist you with the cooking, set up and service. We allow you to create your own delightful food in your home and then be able to enjoy your event because we take over and finish every detail of the event while you relax and mingle with your guests.

    • 15 years in business
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    Excellently prepared food, the way the client desire it, matched perfectly with fine wine and spirits!

    • 12 years in business
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    We are a family based full service catering company. Specialize in down home southern cooking. Food prepared with only the finest quality ingredients. Utilize local products. Have a history in corporate catering and weddings. We can provide quality full service from a small two person every to a large group of 300 plus.

    • 26 years in business
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    We pay attention to detail to ensure the customers event is a success!

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    We offer BBQ tri-tips, ribs and chicken. I used to BBQ for New Deal market on Oakdale road Modesto, CA. I specialize in ribs and tri-tip.

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    We at Delicious by Design Custom Catering seek to deliver to you the rich flavors of modern cuisine, together with the simple comforts of home cooking. By using the best traditional family recipes in our unique menu, we are able to retain the flavors that have been made perfect through generations, and still provide a fare that is consistently adapting. We are backed by the philosophy of approachable gourmet: bringing new styles and ingredients together, in a spread that will entice to even the least “adventurous” of eaters. We hope to bring you an excellent dining experience, offering a number of serving options and a variety of customizable menus, in order to meet the specific requirements of your event. For those who are looking for something even more unique, we provide a complete, customized service, which includes original menu compositions to blend well with your desired atmosphere. We hope you will give us a chance to design an unforgettable culinary experience for both you and your guests. So, for your next reunion, wedding, or other event, let us create the menu Delicious by Design.

    • 1 year in business
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    We offer vegan and vegetarian options and it is our specialty!

    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.
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