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Made With Love
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frances M.
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We had a Company Picnic with a short turn around time on 8/11/16 and we called Made With Love Catering and spoke to Debbie Dittman. Debbie was so kind and worked with us because we did not know how many attendees intitally. She was very accommodating and made everything feel less stressful. Our picnic turned out to be about 160 people. Remember this was set up in about 9 business days. Debbie was amazing in the business end. Now for the food feed back. The food was AMAZING! Lots of food, she worked within our budget and we received lots of thumbs up from attendees. I would recommend Made With Love for business or personal catering. Cheers! Frances

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory H.
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We have found Alisa through Thumbtack based upon the reviews and were extremely pleased with her Catering Service for our Wedding. Alisa and her team arrived early, set up the tables and had the venue smelling wonderful with all of the food she cooked. Not only did her and the team assist with the dinner service, but they also cleaned and packed away all of the rental settings. This was extremely beneficial and gave both us and our friends additional time to enjoy the day. If anyone ever needs Catering Services in the East Bay, she is the best and has the most reasonable prices! Greg-n-Greg

Sac Valley Gourmet
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne D.
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I hired Boris Seljak to give an introductory cooking lesson to two seventeen year old boys. He was wonderful with them, and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He is a personable hands-on instructor who taught the boys knife skills and food handling procedures. In a two-hour time period, the boys made chicken stock, chicken soup, a roasted chicken and vegetable dish, and a braised chicken dish. I would recommend him for anyone wanting to learn how to cook, including young people. My husband and I are looking forward to hiring him for a catering event in the future.

Cowabunga BBQ
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Dean A.
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Cowabunga BBQ catered our daughter's outdoor wedding. The food was wonderful! David is is reliable and creative with a great personality!

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C's BBQ Catering
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Goodwill I.
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C's BBQ Catering was great! The food was delicious and the service was perfect. Thank you!

Polkadot Dinners
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Scott L.
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Nice job catering our corporate lunch, everything was good, fresh, and on time.

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Chamani K.
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Kincy catering did a fantastic job at my party, the food was excellent and he was very professional.

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Farm to Table
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David L.
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Zack did an OUTSTANDING job of catering my sweethearts birthday. He even completely changed the menu a week before the event and pulled it off wonderfully. I would highly recommend him!

Laurel's Catering
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Ming L.
Verified review

We hired Laurel to cater a date night dinner for two. Her partner Matthew came over to my apartment in San Francisco and cooked a great 4-course dinner for us. Everything was delicious and went off without a hitch. (Just be sure to communicate with Laurel about timing and kitchen equipment, since although they do prepare the food beforehand, there is cooking that will happen on-site.) We'd be happy to hire Laurel again!

  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mike P.
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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.

La Escondida
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christina A.
Verified review

They brought their taco truck to cater for my wedding and the food was delicious. I would ask my guests how is the food and they would all respond with "it's really good". I personally liked the food too, very delicious tacos de carnitas.

Moonlight Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
John J.
Verified review

Tom has worked with our family both on private chef cooking and for small to medium catering events. His creativity in menu creation, presentation and of course taste! is unmatched. We would highly recommend Tom and his company for your event!

Chefjonstuart&family
5.0
from 7 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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrea D.
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It is my pleasure to offer a review of Sylvia's catering, culinary expertise and work ethic. I have enjoyed years of her cooking as she and I were coworkers. In addtion she has catered a couple parties for our family. Sylvia is classically trained so she may provide any food item or method requested. She is also of course very proficient in kitchen safety, equipment, hygiene, prep, timing and temperature requirements. Now for food! Sylvia has a special sense for pairing and encorporating big flavors and complimentary textures. Whether is is fried chicken and mashed potatoes you are after or exotic flavors of the Far East and Carribean Islands, she can provide. Personally I prefer the latter and the spices and flavors Sylvia creates are completely delicious. Some examples include her Chana Alu (curry chick pea and potato), chilie spiced salsas and chutneys, and tangy tomato marinaras. Our family perferes the Caribbean flavors and a recent menu included jerk spiced chicken (and tofu), coconut prawn, chana alu, spicy mango chutney, yougart/ dill chutney, green salad and cilantro/ lime rice. Sylvia graces any atmoshere with exuberance, style, positivity and professionalism. Highly recommened!

Cliff N.
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Chef Adair catered our wedding dinner, making a special evening even more memorable. The food and service was exceptional and generated kudos from all of our guests. I highly recommend Chef Adair for a unique dining experience at a reasonable price.

Carly’s Meals
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley C.
Verified review

Carly made a delicious meal! She has a nice friendly personality, so it was comfortable having her in our home. We would love to have her cater future events for us!

About

Forno Rosso is a mobile wood-fired catering company specializing in handcrafted wood-fired pizzas. We bring our wood oven to your event and make pizzas fresh on site.

About

My name is Patty. I've been in the IT, telecom, food service, and hospitality industries for over 25 years. I've held corporate positions as an executive assistant, office manager, business, and telecom analyst. I've also been a high-end food server in fine dining, banquets and events, along with meal planning, budgeting, and orchestrating from start to finish. I'm considered a culinary foodie enjoying several cultures in the kitchen (old school meat and potatoes to chicken cordon bleu), along with gardening, landscape and design. I'm honest, personable, highly organized, and meticulous in nature. Satisfaction is guaranteed with the intent to surpass expectations to services rendered. I'm seeking to assist those in need of personal services for the busy executive or at-home mom wanting to focus on her family or outside interests. I'm not seeking daycare responsibilities.

About

We’re proud to provide our guests with freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, coffee, catering and so much more. Here at Noah's, we believe in the bagel. We believe it has the power to do amazing things—giving you a reason to look forward to morning office meetings or an afternoon escape or even the simple joy of a shmear mustache on your kid’s face. It’s why we get to the store at 2am every day and bake fresh bagels every four hours, so our bagels are as fresh and delicious as possible. It’s why we only use the finest ingredients to create the most inspiring flavors. It’s why we do everything possible to make your day that much better. To spread a little more joy and happiness in the world. To laugh, smile and enjoy each other’s company that much more. And to us, there’s no better way to do that than with the bagel.

  • 8 years in business
About

Im affordable i love what i do

About

Simply the personal touch. I love to please

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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