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Ventura Thanksgiving Caterers

Browse these thanksgiving caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ventura.

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 119 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Travis H.
Verified review

Marcel was the perfect caterer for our event! The food was loved by all and he was great to work with! His team arrvied promptly on time and assisted us with the setup for the night! I highly recommend for any event large or small!

Chef Michelangelo
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Mary H.
Verified review

Though my experience didn't follow through with Michelangelo due to my party, Michelangelo was amazing to work with when it came to drawing up a menu for dinner and catering to any specific concerns and needs I/my party had (we're mostly vegetarians). Incredibly fast with replies, great to work with, highly recommend Michelangelo, he's a great person to work with!

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So Divine Catering
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clarissa R.
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Chef Alexis made catering a meal in LA from MI a breeze!! Her communication is excellent and her food is even better. The lunches were a HUGE hit with our clients and really helped make my company stand out! We highly recommend So Divine Catering and are already working with them for our next round of luncheons!

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Big Mann BBQ
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori-An W.
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We were so pleased with Big Mann service. From the great customer service via phone or email to friendly delivery. With short notice Roger prepared Turkey, Ham & yummy stuffing for our company Thanksgiving potluck. Both meats were moist and delicious. Definitely going to use again them again in the future.

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JustSayCheeese
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melo P.
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Moe came exactly on time and all the food were so amazing as well as the service. All the guests were so happy with the food, definitely will call Moe again for my catering needs.

  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel Z.
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The food and service was exceptional!

Fork & Thyme Catering
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Desirea L.
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Amazing!! Fork & Thyme catered an intimate wedding dinner for us and were the talk of the night! Lindsay listened to everything we wanted and crafted an impeccable, seasonal, fresh menu that reflected our taste. She was intuitive with the pallet and went above and beyond in every way. We are big foodies and I recommend using her for Anything and will continue to use her from here on. Thank you Fork & Thyme!!

2 French Chicks
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine C.
Verified review

Claudine is a wonderful person and a great cook. Her food was delicious. In hindsight, for the size of our house and kitchen, I probably would have used someone who was a bit more organized. She was a little late and had to bring lots of things for her food preparation, so dinner was a little late. She is very hands on which is great, I just didn't have the space for it! She and her assistant did a really nice job serving and cleaning everything for me. Claudine is a very hard worker.

G Thymes
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin W.
Verified review

I hired G Thymes for a indoor tea party for my mother in October, 2016. She arrived early and set up these chalkboard platters that I was curious about. They were beautiful and simple. Definitely more than I was expecting. The food was luscious and wonderful. The caterer made us feel like family not just a drop off client. I did feel like the tax on my order was a bit high but the food and service was worth it. I will use them for something again soon in the future. Kevin W.

Chef Elizabeth M
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Lisa M.
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The Brunette Gourmette is amazing! Elizabeth and Co. truly delivered above and beyond! She's a great chef, very creative, reliable and fun. Food for our daughter's graduation party couldn't have been better -- rave reviews from everyone. I will definitely go back for more of her wonderful catering. If you want a wonderful party, dinner party or event, don't hesitate to contact the Brunette Gourmette -- you will not be disappointed.

The Kitchen Door
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam F.
Verified review

she was right there answering every question, she offered so many extras at a very low cost, she is not charging extra for last minute booking... That is awesome!!!! Looking forward to seeing her first thing in the morning for a corporate breakfast. Thank so much for saving my job.

Big Daddy's Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph X.
Verified review

I had Big Daddy's Catering for my 33rd birthday and I was very very satisfied with the overall service and quality. The food was amazing, especially the flavorful tri tip and the best potato salad I've ever had. But I will never forget how amazing the artichoke dip was. It was to die for! Steve, Michelle, and the crew were so helpful and generous and you could definitely see how much they genuinely care about the quality of their product and their outstanding customer service. I highly recommend this catering company to anyone who is looking for excellent service and excellent food.

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica F.
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Mary is absolutely amazing! The cake and cupcakes she made where beautiful and delicious. We will definitely be booking her for future events💛She is as sweet as her baking skills and truly took time to capture our vision. All of our guest claimed it was one of the best wedding cakes the had ever had. Thank you Mary!!!

Iris event services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Robert C.
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Great food and service. I recommend this catering company.

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sue K.
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We had Lenny cater our wedding, and a few weeks later, people are still raving. His food is out of this world and I highly recommend it. On top of that, Lenny and his crew are awesome people. He was very attentive to us and our guests and flexible in working out the menu and price. I keep telling my hubby that we have to make a trip back to the restaurant, since we were too busy to actually sit down and eat the food on the wedding day. But I could tell by everyone's smiling faces, that this was some of the best BBQ they had ever had!

Catering Connection
5.0
from 1 review
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lewis J.
Verified review

Could not have been better Out standing

About

Unique food combinations that won't be found in restaurants, obscure ingredients sourced from small Northern California farms. Authentic spices from purveyors of the finest flavors. World cuisine in an elegant, contemporary format. Accessible, delightful, yet different.

About

I offer private chef and catering services. I do anything, from small dinner parties to large parties. I work through a small restaurant in Santa Barbara. My food is fresh and creative, using produce that is available and in season. I have many excellent references in Santa Barbara, and Montecito.

  • 33 years in business
About

Savor has been a party planner and caterer for special events in Los Angeles for over 30 years. We are specializing in organic, fresh local foods using renewable energy and low environmental impact practices.

About

We specialize at cooking over a live oak barbecue most anything you desire. We offer a Santa Maria style barbecue menu along with many traditional and some more unique menu items to please all your culinary desires. Our prices are set to work within your budget and Live Oak Grill can supply more than just the food. We either have in our inventory the tables, chairs, flatware, stemware you desire or we will get them for you. Let us take the headache out of having an event catered.

  • 4 years in business
About

At Cooking With Coetry, we understand that taste is important but not everything. We bring a whole-sensory experience for you and your guests to enjoy, from live art to spoken-word performances or whatever entertainment you wish to have at your event. Give us a call, and let's build your menu together.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

How much should catering cost per person?

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

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