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West Sacramento Holiday Caterers

Browse these holiday caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Sacramento.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan B.
Verified review

Catered a Holiday Party with appetizers only. Food was very good, just had quite a bit of it. More is better than not enough! would use again.

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa J.
Verified review

Had a Christmas Party for 30 people in my home. Food was prepared on-site. As guests arrived first and caterers second, the kitchen was full of guests nibbling on appetizers. Alisa and her assistant blended right in working around guests. The food was delicious! All guests commented about how wonderful the food was and how pleasant Alisa and her assistant were. Clean-up was provided, and they did a great job at that too. It made enjoying guests and myself fantastic! Planning for the event was seamless, organized and expeditious! When I have another party for my 50th this year, Passionate Plates and Alisa will be on "speed-dial"!

Top Pro
  • 39 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candice L.
Verified review

I had Paul over to my house for the second time when I was hosting a holiday dinner party for 7. Paul is uber passionate about what he does and it is extremely evident in the food he makes. It is a five star meal in your own home. He prepared appetizers and full course meal. Butternut squash soup that was to die for, salad, steak (everyone asked for different temps from rare to well done and all were perfectly done), veggies, smashed potatoes and dessert. I have a decent wine selection at my house and Cliff and Paul pair the wines with each part of the meal. He brings Cliff with him to serve as he is cooking and he is just a pleasure to be around. The first time I had Paul over I had 10 people and he executes the dinner with perfection. It is was all girls and we can get deep into girl talk and they just rolled with it, we all felt very comfortable around them both. He is worth every cent we paid, and this won't be the last time I invite him (and cliff) into my home.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah S.
Verified review

My Family and I have enjoyed anniversary and holiday Dinners with Chef Albert for a few years now, his bubbly personality grasped your attention for the love of what food can be, we also loved the sous vide Turkey and his spicy infusion techniques, all his homemade ice cream for desserts and are prepared with fresh fruit and berries and is always delicious. it has been an inspiration to have him as part of our family and giving us the opportunity to expand our pallet & a new way of cooking.

Sac Valley Gourmet
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin C.
Verified review

Our family was very satisfied with Global Gourmet for our Holiday dinner. The food was very good and Boris helped plan the menu. They were prompt, took care of us and did an excellent job cleaning up the entire kitchen. We will definitely use Global Gourmet in the future.

Cowabunga BBQ
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Anderson A.
Verified review

David and Cowabunga Barbecue recently catered my wife and I's wedding for 150 people! They did a fantastic job! Many people have told us since how much they enjoyed the Mac and cheese and pulled pork and how it was the best wedding food they have ever had. David is very professional and super easy to deal with which is invaluable when you are planning a wedding and dealing with so many vendors. We used his full service package which was very reasonable for what it was and made our life very easy knowing the food was "handled" Hands down I would use cowabunga bbq again for any event or wedding. 5 stars!

Famous Creations
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Arleen S.
Verified review

My company hired Nicholas for our holiday feast and was very communicative of the whole process and the options we had in regards to the food. He listened to all the needs our company needed and made sure to accommodate as many of them as possible. On the day of the event, his staff came to two of our locations on time and had everything set up as request. We were quite pleased with the food and definitely enjoyed everything that was there.

Polkadot Dinners
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
Verified review

Polkadot Dinners is our favorite caterer. Rachel is one of the most professional caterers I know in the area. Her food is absolutely amazing and her presentation of her display of food just ties in with the theme of her menu which is a added plus. Definitely within anyone budget she can make it happen. Highly recommended.

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Nancy Gerbault
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura W.
Verified review

Nancy was great to work with. She created a custom menu for our wedding and the food was plentiful and fantastic! We even got to keep the leftovers. We highly recommend her.

Designs By Mimi
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon P.
Verified review

Mimi catered our business networking holiday event. We wanted to have a variety of artisan appetizers, and Mimi delivered even more than expected. The food was delicious and the presentations of each appetizer made everyone say, "those look good" and "oh, I want to try one of these." Mimi and her staff were wonderful people. They were cheerful, helped open bottles of Champagne, extra touches, and they cleaned up the kitchen when they were done. We absolutely recommend them.

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Zakiyaah T.
Verified review

I had nothing less than the best experience with Kincy Catering, the food was cooked to perfection and presentation was wonderful !!! All at affordable prices ! I will be purchasing again :)

Laurel's Catering
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Molly S.
Verified review

Great experience! Wonderful food and service. We had a dinner for six outside and were treated like royalty!

La Escondida
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam T.
Verified review

Amazing food! Good quality food with delicious taste.. La escondida Family were very nice people giving our guest a small taste of their wonders, now a days its hard to find real authentic Mexican food , would definitely hire them again ! Thank you

Chefjonstuart&family
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Emani K.
Verified review

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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mike P.
Verified review

I couldn't have asked for a better experience having Chrysalis Catering working my son's graduation party. Tameeka had great communication skills. She always kept in contact with me before and during the event. She was professional and attentive to the needs of the party and made sure the meal was prepared on time. My guests were also impressed with Tameeka and asked for her card to cater their future events. This was the first time I used this app and my wife and I were pleasantly surprised. Chrysalis Catering is top notch.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl S.
Verified review

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!!!

Home Sweet Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shantelle D.
Verified review

Casey works extremely hard to make your event perfect. Her food is amazing and her attitude is always positive. You won't be disappointed!

About

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.

About

We do weddings to small, sit-down dinners at your house. We can make whatever you want. We also have a BBQ we can bring if that is what you want.

About

At California Catering, the focus is on quality and attention to detail. We specialize in creating delicious menus that are customized to meet the tastes, theme and budget of each individual client.

About

I do catering and cleanup at the location of your choice. My service has many options as far as food is concerned; I can cook it all.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for holiday caterers in West Sacramento

Need a Catering Service

Sacramento, CA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Breakfast, Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    We need 2 days worth of Breakfast & Lunch. Dec 9 Monday Breakfast & Lunch for 30 Dec 10th Tues Breakfast & Boxed Lunch for 18
  • $1825.99
    Average price

Need catering

West Sacramento, CA

  • Event type
    Other (Judging Competition)
  • Which meal
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Need 3 days lunch service at one location and 4 days lunch service at another location
  • $1546
    Average price

Need catering

West Sacramento, CA

  • Event type
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    I am not looking for anything fancy. I am looking for simple and to keep costs low. I also don't know what I'm doing so please ask.
  • $10.5
    Average price
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