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

Maggie provided excellent, professional service for our Holiday department lunch. She showed up early to set up and was vey accommodating. Everyone raved about the food. We had a tight budget to work with and Maggie was my pick after speaking with 4 other caterers. I highly recommend Mezcla Maggie's Catering and will definitely use her again. I have also passed along her contact info/services to other departments in our company.

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The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 65 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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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 61 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Tabitha C.
Verified review

I can’t believe how amazing Pour La France was for our wedding. I have been involved in others’ weddings but I have never experienced the level of helpfulness, thoughtfulness, throughness and professionalism that Pour La France brought to our wedding. From the beginning of the process 8 months ago to the end of our wedding night, they were more helpful than I ever expected and definitely more than I’ve ever seen with other caterers for other weddings. They listened to our specific desires and tweaked details in our tasting session (which was so fun!!) and they even included services on the day of the wedding that were unconventional, just because I said we were stressed about them. They helped with set up and clean up and all of my relatives and friends who helped out with the wedding told me how sweet and helpful they were. They took so much stress off of the day for me and ny husband and was invaluable to us. Plus the food was AWESOME and everyone said so.

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Your Own Kitchen
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
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Randy M.
Verified review

Thomas was wonderful. The food was delicious, the prep and cleanup impeccable, and his personality warm and friendly. It was a graduation party for our son and his friends. Not only did Thomas and Joelle do a great job catering, he even shared grilling techniques with the group. I would definitely hire him again.

Plum Creek Catering
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 105 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 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Alex D.
Verified review

This was the first time we've had a personal chef come to our house and cook for us. It was a wonderful​ birthday present and I would definitely do it again. Dustin and Andrea made it so easy. They brought all silverware and plates, and left no mess for us. It made for a relaxed atmosphere and fabulous food.

Mama Lisa's Little Italy
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
Verified review

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
  • 55 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
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 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.

Events by Bob
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Judith D.
Verified review

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

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Xim catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary G.
Verified review

I was short on time and needed to find a caterer ASAP who would work with me on my menu preferences. I booked Lenny sight unseen, no tasting event (he offered) just because he was so absolutely wonderful, kind, supportive, and willing to do whatever I needed to make my event special! I was not disappointed in the least. The food was just what I wanted, the "feel" was perfect, and his crew were top notch in every single way! I felt like he was family and was just as invested in making this perfect for me as was the rest of my family! Oh, and Lenny and I got tons of praise for what a special event we put together! Would highly recommend him and will look at no one else should I need another event catered with great food prepared with tons of love!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Greg S.
Verified review

Tri-Stone Catering did a great job for us, and the owner Matthew was fantastic! He was easy to work with, professional, offered great suggestions, always prompt, and of course is an amazing chef! We hosted a Christmas dinner for 17 friends. Matthew made a multi-course meal that was prepared in our home. Everything came off without a hitch. Not only did he prepare the meal, he served it, and cleaned everything up along the way. While Matthew did the heavy lifting, we could focus on our guests and really relax and enjoy their company...amazing! We highly recommend Tri-Stone Catering & Matthew for your event and we look forward to hiring him again. Thanks Matthew!

Magnifique Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Scott W.
Verified review

Magnifique has to be one of the best caterers we have ever had! Not only did the chef and servers show up early, they helped set up for parts of the event that weren't their responsibility. Overall, we had a great wedding and wouldn't hesitate to book again!

Magnifique Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Scott W.
    Verified review

    Magnifique has to be one of the best caterers we have ever had! Not only did the chef and servers show up early, they helped set up for parts of the event that weren't their responsibility. Overall, we had a great wedding and wouldn't hesitate to book again!

    Copacabana Grill, LLC
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sarai C.
    Verified review

    Copacabana Grill was great to work with! I am from the University of Wyoming and am part of an RSO, so we were on a budget. Regis was very willing to work with us, and very generous, and was understanding of the politics that is bringing a caterer to a university campus. The food was incredibly delicious, like mmmm. It was very good food and very fresh, and he was able to make enough food for 400+ people. It was really cool because he brought a grill and grilled the food outside of our Student Union. So, the smells for guests coming in were a nice addition to the atmosphere. He was very professional to work with on the day of and leading up to it. Overall, I think I speak for my whole committee when I say that we would definitely recommend Copacabana Grill for your catering needs.

    3 Chicks Kitchen
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 11 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.

    BBQ King
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Angie J.
    Verified review

    Shane made great Taco’s al pastor for my party. He has great prices and is very easy to work with. The food is delicious and he is a great guy to work with.

    Orange Crunch Catering
    4.9
    from 8 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Sherry M.
    Verified review

    Sarah and Leshner are an absolute pleasure to work with! They helped make our annual food focused fundraising event for our small but growing non-profit the best yet. They developed a delicious and creative menu that highlighted the best of Filipino Brunch Cuisine and was approachable and delicious for all guest of all ages at our event. Not only do they bring their A Game to the food but they have a wonderful sense of style and made sure our event was classy with higher end catering equipment and serving platters. Their attention to detail allowed me as the Executive Director of the organization to not worry one second about the food and set-up and focus on what I needed too! The Orange Crunch is a total class act and we look forward to working with them for years to come!

    • 18 hires on Thumbtack
    Sherril S.
    Verified review

    The caterers did a very good job all the way around...I was able to enjoy my daughter's reception with no worry about the food...the staff was friendly and very capable.

    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.

    • 1 year in business
    Anthony A.
    Verified review

    Very attentive and responsive to my needs.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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