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Aurora Full Service Caterers

Browse these full service caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Aurora.

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The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Albert M.
Verified review

Wow...for the first time to hire a caterer. I was very impressed with my service. Time was getting close to my party time, then all of a sudden. My two gentlemen that put my party together were excellent. Really had no questions they just went right to work. The food was great and Yummmm......then my bartender arrived and he was just stunning. My guest enjoyed the food and really enjoyed the bartender. I give The Crazy Caterer two thumbs uP!

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

Both food and service were great! Pour la France will always be my first choice when catering an event large or small!

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Your Own Kitchen
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
TANIA R.
Verified review

Myself & all my guests were extremely impressed with the service & excellent food. Everything fresh & made on site. Thomas & his assistant were great to work with, & Thomas was so good at replying to email queries & last minute changes leading up to the event. I would recommend 'Yok' (Your own kitchen) in a heartbeat. Looks like some of my guests look forward to using him in the future as well. He also left the place perfectly clean, you wouldn't have known he had been there, except for the satisfied & fully stomachs. Thank you so much Thomas, the event was GREAT.

Plum Creek Catering
4.6
from 56 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Jann S.
Verified review

Wonderful group of caterers. Incredibley kind and accommodating. Packed and stored all the delicious left overs, cleaned up the kitchen and brought a great bartender as well. The only criticism is that the salads were over dressed and thus soggy, but still had great flavor. I would definitely hire them again.

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Underground Fine Dining
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ahlea G.
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Everything was amazing!! Dustin accommodated our group of 8 foodies! He even prepared a separate menu for my cousin who is Vegan. The food was incredible, the service was perfect, and there was absolutely nothing for us to do but enjoy. The kitchen was spotless when they left and we were all fat and happy. I will definitely be using Dustin again in the future and will recommend him to EVERYONE!!!

  • 16 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
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Great food and set up ahead of our event. Lisa does an excellent job and I highly recommend her services. Her rates are substantially better than those of corporate caterers too.

Sparrow Kitchen
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
Verified review

I found Nancy on Thumbtack a few days before our event, after our caterer stopped returning our phone calls. Nancy was very easy to work with, very prompt in response times and flexible in what we were looking for. It was a HUGE relief finding Nancy so close to the event! On the day of the event her staff showed up on time, (again) were flexible with what we were looking for and they had GREAT attitudes. The food was fantastic, and we were more than happy to give out our caterers information to anyone who asked. I would highly recommend Sparrow Kitchen to anyone looking for a professional, delicious, and easy to work with caterer.

Clark's Custom Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Connor G.
Verified review

I needed to make an impression on my referral clients- big time. Everyone is trying to get the attention of the same Commercial Real Estate Brokers, and I needed something different to set my firm and business apart- Clarks Custom Catering made that happen. I asked Sean to come up with a breakfast menu that was full service, would knock their socks off, be easy enough to set up and take down quickly, but not kill my budget. I could not believe what he and his team were able to come up with! The smells of the great food alone had everyone lined up and it was the largest attendance of the year. I had a hard time focusing on my presentation with the smell of seasoned potatoes and maple bacon pancakes dancing around. Thank you guys for your help, and thank you for delivering more than we expect, every time.

Events by Bob
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Judith D.
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Luke's served our guests samples of its delicious appetizers at the Arvada Festival Commission's Wines for the Holidays Wine Tasting in November, 2014. For this event, Luke's provided samples for 450 guests and volunteers with many raves about the food. Luke's was one of nine caterers and eight wineries who donated food and wine for our guests to sample. The event was a great success and raised $22,500 for the Arvada Community Food Bank. We hope that Luke's will join us again this year with its savory appetizers. Judith Denham Co-Chair, Wines for the Holidays Wine Tasting Arvada Festivals Commission

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
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim S.
Verified review

Xim Catering was fantastic! The food was Great!! The service amazing!!! We'll call them again!

3 Chicks Kitchen
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
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Great food, great service!

Rocky Mountain Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kerrie S.
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The catering service was great! The food was wonderful and the caterers provided extra help since we had a bakc yard wedding!! I couldn't have been happier witht the service for the pricing! Trust me we looked at a lot of places, this place had the best prices and the best service!

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.
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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!

Taziki's Cafe - Hampden
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy J.
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Tazikis is easy to work with and offers great food and service at reasonable catering prices. Teri and the team are super flexible, accomodating and go above and beyond!

Culinary WAVE Catering
3.7
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Diana B.
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Culinary Wave was excellent to work with from beginning to end. Very responsive to requests. Our rehearsal dinner food arrived promptly, was served expertly and was delicious. Many compliments on the lemoncello chicken, polenta and Leahpalooza Cake. Actually everything was raved about. Lisa and Chef Jeff & office staff & servers, thank you!!

Buns & Thighs Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Johnny M.
Verified review

We booked Buns And Thighs for our wedding! Our guest loved the food and service. Nikki and her team did Amazing. Thanks again

5 Sons Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
Verified review

Troy and crew did an excellent job with the party I had him cater! All of the food offerings were bright, fresh, and tasty. The staff was courteous, clean, and prepared. The presentations were wonderful and artistic...I would happily, and confidently, rehire them to do another catering event for me. Very professional, and attentive to special needs and details. Bravo!

KC BBQ

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I have a smoker on a trailer, and my specialty is BBQ. I smoke cheeses, salmon, ribs, briskets, pork loins, shoulders and more!

    Chef Kevin

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I have 20 years of experience in the culinary industry. I do in-home chef preparation, parties, catering, weddings and banquets. I do all aspects of food preparation, teardown and presentation. I do ice carvings as well.

      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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