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Visalia Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Visalia.

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Pete's Outdoor Catering
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen W.
Verified review

Pete catered my son's graduation party, the ribs were tender, the chicken was juicy, and hotlinks were perfect and the homemade potato salad and bar-b-q sauce is delicious...Pete is my new caterer for all my parties.... I LOVE PETE'S OUTDOOR CATERING

Galvez Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Robert L.
    Verified review

    Very professional. All around set up, presentation and food was hands down the best! My guest we wowed by the food! completely satisfied with Tri- Meats! Catering we will be calling them again for our next event.

    Special Occasion Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mary M.
    Verified review

    We used Special Occasion Catering for an engagement this past Saturday night. Our entire experience from planning to execution was positive, delicious, and memorable. The owner and staff was a pleasure to work with and went out of their way to accommodate all our needs and wishes. They were very flexible and allowed us to make any changes necessary to the menu until everything was just right. On the day of, they were prompt, professional, and extremely nice. All our guests raved about the meal and service. I would recommend Special Occasion Catering to anyone who wants a delicious meal, great service, and a wonderful price.

    TS Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Tina S.
      Verified review

      My husband left the "honey, hire a caterer" part of our daughters birthday party until the last minute! I called TS Catering for a taco party and they went above and beyond to fit us into their busy schedule, my family loved the food! They also included bean and cheese burritos for the kids at no charge to us, definitely going to hire them again.

      Elite Catering Kitchens
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 years in business
      Carol D.
      Verified review

      Elite Catering Kitchen, catered a surprise 60th birthday party at my home. She was very accommodating with my request for a menu, and very patient with my many questions during the planning stages. Everyone raved about her food, and her serving sizes were very generous. I highly recommend them and will keep her in mind for future events.

      About

      I am a Bakersfield College Culinary Arts graduate. I have experience with some French cuisine, mostly Hispanic background.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      Eat It Up can cater and help you plan various special events such as the following: * Weddings * Baby showers * Birthdays * Graduations * Retirement parties * Workplace breakfasts * Lunch meetings * Special events The Eat It Up team will help make your occasion unforgettable. From simple spreads of appetizers to lavish multi-course meals, we will work closely with you to make sure that your event has a unique, and personalized touch.

      • 10 years in business
      About

      Catering By Joe is Central California's full service caterer. Joe Velasquez serves authentic foods inspired by the Central Valley's rich ethnic backgrounds, traditions and the vast variety of fresh locally grown ingredients. For weddings, birthday parties and all your special events needs— from the Central Valley to the Central Coast and from Los Angeles to San Francisco—we’re your first choice for elegant, festive, and delicious catered foods Providing complete catering services to relieve the stress of the overall day in hopes of helping to create lasting memories for our clients.

      About

      We have been doing business for 25 years. We cater for any occasion up to 500 guests. Our specialties are Mexican and American food. We also have servers available.

      About

      I'm professional trained in cooking, but my passion is Southern style cooking! Contact me, and I can make sure your catering needs are met at an unbeatable price.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      The compliments I get about my cooking tells me that I stand out. Try and you tell me. I can cook all day long and not complain. Did I mention I love to eat?!?

      About

      For over 40 years in Tulare, Vejar's has been serving authentic Mexican food and American classics. Banquet rooms and catering are available in Tulare and Visalia, CA. Treat your family and friends to authentic Mexican food at Vejar's Mexican Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge in Tulare, CA! The menu features home-made classic favorites based on time-tested recipes with only the finest ingredients.

      • 1 year in business
      About

      With 12+ years of experience in all parts of the food industry, i have the know how that will make your event a success. While I have knowledge in most international and domestic cuisines, I am primarily interested in Western cuisines. With extensive experience in French, Regional Italian, New American, and Contemporary Southern foods, I can bring a chef's touch to the table. I love to create and bring people together with food. Working in catering allows me to work with celebrating groups where food can be a bonding environment.

      About

      We do catering for fine and casual affairs. We also do Tuesday night dinner deliveries. We can be your personal chef and provide corporate lunches.

      About

      We specialize in Drop N Go box lunches and dinners. We also do fine dining and barbecue cuisine. We are the inventors of California style barbecue.

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      We cater to your needs award-winning BBQ, banquets, indoor or outdoor functions, self-service buffet or table service, bartenders, food and wine pairing. We have knowledgeable staff.

      About

      We serve wine and specialty dinners at home or event centers. We will design a menu to fit your needs. No event is too small or too big.

      About

      We at Foodie Chix have been fortunate to cater for local and surrounding customers. We cater to super foodies who wish to discover style, culture and good taste. We specialize in small-plate faire, wine and cheese pairing and so much more. We are the Foodie Chix -- Suzanne Siroonian and Stephanie Valorosi.

      • 22 years in business
      About

      We provide culinary delights! We specialize in comfort food, health consciousness and accoutrements, classical, modern, fusion or at your request for a family favorite with a twist.

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      I provide personal chef services. My services include catering, private and group cooking lessons and shopping services.

      About

      We provide service to people who want to enjoy the event that they have planned. We take care of all your catering needs. We can set up a service cleanup, and most importantly, take care of the menu. We have been doing this for more than 10 years. We love what we do, and this is why we keep doing it.

      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.

      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.

      How much should catering cost for a wedding?

      The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

      • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
      • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
      • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
      • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

      How do you serve food at a wedding?

      Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

      • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
      • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
      • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
      • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
      • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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