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Mezcla Maggie's Catering
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Janice M.
Verified review

Maggie made salads, iced tea and hors d'oeuvres for my party and they were all excellent. The presentation and flavor were great. My guests loved the food. She was on time and most accommodating to my needs. I highly recommend her catering service and will have her back in the future.

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The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 67 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Orville H.
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Kim made planning very easy. The catering team arrived on time. We were served delicious food by three professionals. They did a great job of cleaning up. I recommend them.

Pour la France! Catering
4.7
from 63 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Erica W.
Verified review

Pour la France! Catering is amazing. I used them for a work event and I had the greatest experience from the first call to the execution. The food was AMAZING!!! and the owner and employees were all so nice - you can tell that they really care about their clients. I would definitely use them in the future.

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Your Own Kitchen
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

Thomas met us to taste test - delicious and set up very nicely! He is catering our daughter's wedding in September!

Plum Creek Catering
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Linda T.
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Allison catered a Father's Day brunch for 22 people at my home. Allison was professional, on-time and efficient. The food looked and tasted great and there was lots of it. Though we had brunch at 2 PM and guests were late, the eggs were still creamy, the sausage was to die for and the scones and fruit were delicious. After brunch, Alison put away the leftovers, cleaned up, packed her van and left everything in perfect order. Even my husband was very pleased with the catering. We would use Plum Creek Catering again and highly recommend them if you need catering.

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Underground Fine Dining
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Curt B.
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Dustin was great to work with. He was very responsive to our needs. We had a four course meal in our home and everything was so fabulous to eat. When he left the kitchen was totally clean like he was never here. I would highly recommend Dustin for your catering needs.

  • 16 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
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Lisa showed up on time and set up an appealing display of delicious food. There were about 100 people at the event and a number of them commented on how great the food was. She returned on time to clean up. She was very easy to work with and was responsive to my questions and concerns. I would definitely recommend her catering services to others

  • 20 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Alana L.
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Barb was friendly and easy to work with and the food was awesome! Everybody enjoyed the change from the normal chain restaurant catering and she worked with us on our budget to make it happen!

Clark's Custom Catering
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Breanne B.
Verified review

I enjoyed working with this catering company! The food was pretty good and the catering delivery had the challenge of getting the food out & presentable very quietly, which went well. I had to take a star off because the chicken was undercooked on the two meals set aside for our folks with dietary restrictions and delivery on the second day was about 20 minutes late. Overall, the experience was good and I will keep them in the list of caterers for future events.

Knife and Pepper
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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I cannot say enough about this catering service. Absolutely fabulous food, outstanding service and very reasonably priced. The staff was friendly and on top of everything. I would HIGHLY recommend Knife and Pepper for any event small or large. I know we at United Launch Alliance would use their catering service again.

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Xim catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim S.
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Xim Catering was fantastic! The food was Great!! The service amazing!!! We'll call them again!

Integrity Custom Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle F.
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Food was amazing. Service was friendly and top notch. Will definitely be using Integrity Custom Catering again.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

The food was delicious and innovative and we had a ton of options to choose from. J Street was easy to work with and very responsive with answering all of my questions. I’ve had their food several times and I’m never disappointed with the quality or taste. I would definitely recommend checking out their monthly menu on the food truck and using their catering services for any special event!

3 Chicks Kitchen
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna W.
Verified review

We contacted 3 Chicks Kitchen for catering a birthday party. The catering menu didn't match up with the regular restaurant menu and we wanted to try out the dishes before committing. Sandy had us come over one afternoon after the restaurant closed and we were able to taste everything that we were considering for our event. Sandy was interested in our feedback about taste, texture, and asked us what our preferences were. She took notes about our special requests and got back to us within a day or two with a quote. Sandy has been very responsive and helpful. We look forward to 3 Chicks Kitchen's help with this event.

Orange Crunch Catering
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Amy C.
Verified review

Leshner and Sarah are a pleasure to work with. They are extremely responsive, professional, and prompt. Their gourmet food truck is exactly what our event called for. Leshner's menu offering was more than we had expected - a bit exotic and delicious! The presentation was spot on for our black tie plated meal. These 2 are an outstanding couple providing amazing results for The Orange Crunch Catering.

Carter's Creative Catering
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ray L.
Verified review

The entire process was smooth, and the whole staff was very professional and courteous. The catered food was very good, as expected after attending the taste test. I highly recommend Carter's Creative Catering. Ray & Judy Landry

A la Heart Creations
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica S.
Verified review

Lyndsey catered a brunch at my home for my mother's 60th birthday party. Everything was fabulous! The lox presentation looked great, she made a lovely, delicate spinach and egg white stratta and provided perfectly made mimosas and coffee station for the 50+ guests to share. I was very pleased with everything from set up to clean up.

Callan Krystofiak
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alice K.
Verified review

I hired Callan to cater my sister’s bridal shower and we were all so impressed!! Callan created the perfect brunch spread for us, and was able to accommodate various dietary restrictions (some of our guests are vegan and gluten-free). She was extremely professional and the food was amazing—I can’t recommend her highly enough!! I will definitely be hiring Callan again for any future events.

Taste The Love Cooking
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gwen M.
Verified review

I had a surprise b - day party catered by Taste the love Cooking and I was not only shocked about the party but the food was magnificent! There was a variety of food for all my diet types. There was an Asian Sauce that we are still trying to duplicate. I will hire them for all my events in the future.

Savor
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Eric J.
    Verified review

    Excellent catering service! You'll receive attention to detail and food quality that is very reasonably priced. Highly Recommend.

    Culinary WAVE Catering
    3.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Whether you’re planning an event for 10 or 10,000, Culinary WAVE Catering in Lakewood, Colorado will make sure your event is unforgettable and unforgettably you. Our team of caterers is dedicated to creating the finest worldwide cuisine, offering impeccable service, and exquisite attention to detail. Our goal is to put your unique signature on your special event. Wedding Catering Your wedding guests will be bonding over food, celebrating with champagne and dessert, and you want to make sure all of the flavors are perfect. Even more important, your menu on your special day needs to represent you and your partner's unique personalities. As wedding caterers, we get it. We understand that your food needs to be unique, delicious, and affordable.

    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

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    Need Buffet Catering Services for a Wedding Event on July 15, 2015

    Denver, CO

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - self-service
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      BBQ
    • Number of guests
      60-80
    • Details
      Its for a wedding
    • $15
      Average price

    Need Buffet Catering for a Dinner Party

    Arvada, CO

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - self-service
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      Vegetarian/Vegan
    • Number of guests
      40-60

    Need a Caterer on April 30, 2013

    Boulder, CO

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - self-service
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      I'm not sure yet
    • Number of guests
      10-25
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic)
    • $305
      Average price
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