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Denver Bar Caterers

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The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 67 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
Verified review

Marc was a great bartender for our home cocktail party! Not only did he keep our guests' drinks topped off but he picked up dirty dishes and cups when no one was needing a drink. We definitely recommend Crazy Caterer for your bar tending needs!

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

I hired Pour la France for catering services for my daughter's sweet 16th Birthday event and I'm proud to say things went very well. A few things to call out about Pour la France are: 1) Customer Service: I worked with BoJames (Bo) on menu options for this event and Bo was extremely helpful and delivered excellent customer service throughout the process. I was provided with a couple of menu's to choose from and what I liked most was that the menu's provided allowed for me to be flexible with my options. 2) Food delivery: The food ordered was delivered on time (despite the snow) and at the end of the night, the Pour la France crew arrived on-time to pick up the items they delivered. This was a big deal for me as I needed the venue cleaned by the end of the night and having the team be there on time to help with clean up was a big help. 3) Food Quality: Each of the items I ordered tasted great and came with great quality! 4) Food Quantity/Portion Sizes: This category is the only reason I'm giving Pour la France a 4 instead of 5 star rating. Although I worked with Bo on my menu options, I did expect the portion sizes to be a little more robust than what they were. However, I only ordered from the Appetizer and HD menu's so part of the blame is on me for not fully asking the question of whether or not the food I ordered would be enough for a room size of 50 - 60 people. All-in-all I would recommend Pour la France's services and I will likely use them again for future events.

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

Plum Creek provided a FANTASTIC catering service for our baby adoption celebration. Allison literally thought of everything and the menu she suggested was phenomenal !!! All of our guests raved about the buffet selection and the quality of both the food and the service! I will definetly be hiring Plum Creek Catering again!

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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.
Verified review

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
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
Verified review

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

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On The Rockies Bartending
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Desaray B.
Verified review

Fantastic! On the rocks bartending was prompt, made excellent drinks, and took care of all of our guest. He was beyond professional and made the drink service worry free and seamless. Highly recommend, you’ll be glad you booked them for bar service.

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

We hired Nancy and team for a holiday dinner for 18 people this season and the team was great. Nancy was great to work with in planning the evening and the team of 3 that came to help cook and serve were very professional and helped the evening flow perfectly. I would highly recommend Sparrow Kitchen for catering for a dinner party, food was great, Nancy was very responsive and helped make our event very elegant.

Clark's Custom Catering
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin C.
Verified review

Sean was excellent in all areas. He's personable, professional and his food was top notch. I HIGHLY recommend Sean and Clark's Custom Catering for your catering needs. He is the best!

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

Evan was fantastic to work with. Should anyone wish to have bar services at an event, they should use Mix and Shoot Beverage!

Knife and Pepper
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

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.

One Of A Kind Entertainment
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Cody M.
Verified review

Chris provided excellent services for our event, from the initial phone call to discuss details, all the way through the event itself. He arrived on time, set up a very professional bar service area, and made all the guests feel welcome and happy. Everyone I talked to said they enjoyed having Chris with us. This was a large fundraising event for our nonprofit organization, so it was great to be able to leave all the details to Chris and not have to worry about the bar. At the end of the event, he checked in with me before packing anything up, to make sure we were all set. When he was done we didn't have to do any extra cleanup - he took care of everything. I would highly recommend his services, and we will definitely work with him again in the future.

  • 20 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Susie E.
Verified review

Lisa was a breath of fresh air at our wedding.. She was well prepared, and serviced our event flawlessly with impeccable service!! If you ever need a mobile bar service Lisa will provide exactly what you want and need!!! Thank you so much Lisa for making our Special Day memorable and unforgettably wonderful!!!

Free Pour
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Christian W.
Verified review

Danielle was amazing and the perfect service for our event! I would recommend their services for all your bartending needs!

3 Chicks Kitchen
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 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.

  • 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!

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Laurie At Your Service
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hallie T.
Verified review

I cannot say enough good things about Laurie. She was professional and responsive throughout our pre-party correspondence. She helped me with the food/catering as well and basically helped save the day as I was running behind and suffering from some pre-party stress. She worked fast throughout the party and went above and beyond her duties to help clean up and keep the party going smoothly. And above all that, my guests and Laurie all seemed like old friends by the end of the evening. She somehow managed to get to know them while still being professional and working hard. If you hire Laurie for your next event you won’t regret it!

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Nadia N.
Verified review

For the record, Jenny, is such a kind and honest individual. It took a lot of research and countless hours of contacting other companies to finally find such a gem to cater for our wedding day! I can remember our first conversation and quickly picked up she prided herself on her work ethic and integrity. After working with her for months leading up to our wedding, I can honestly say, she encompasses said traits. Not only did she do an outstanding job connecting with us, meeting with us and our venue, communicating and listening to our needs, but she also cooks DELICIOUSLY! Her Mexican food was delicious and got quite a few compliments from our guest, and so does a great job at serving, cleaning and neatly displaing her food. She even offered delcious vegan and vegetarian food options. Overall, she did an outstanding job on our wedding day; I am eternally grateful to her and her small, but growing business. She truly made our wedding day even more special as it all went by so smoothly. It was such a delight to work with someone so honest, in a money hungry world. You won't regret working with her; she is highly recommendable!

Culinary WAVE Catering
3.7
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Diana B.
Verified review

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 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire 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

Mindy Mullen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan S.
Verified review

Mindy is an absolute MUST for a party where you want to be with the guests and not worry about bar tending or cleaning up afterwards.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Bartender

Denver, CO

  • Event Type
    Wedding reception
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (Tivoli Student Union MSU)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    80-100
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
  • Details
    Must be Tips Certified
  • $3534
    Average price

Need a Bartender

Denver, CO

  • Event Type
    Wedding rehearsal
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (Private Loft Downtown / Outdoors )
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic, Other (Would like 2-3 signature drinks )
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    60-80
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Other (Not sure-- This can be discussed. )
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No, Other: Ice
  • Details
    Our venue requires bartender to be tips certified with insurance.
  • $196.67
    Average price

Need bartending

Denver, CO

  • Event Type
    Corporate event
  • Venue details
    Other (IN our office conference room/have liquor argmt w/ mgmt)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    40-60
  • Bar needed?
    Yes
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
  • Details
    This is for a reception from 5 - 6:30 pMT for about 60 people is all. Setup at 4 event starts at 5 pMT and ends by 6:30 pMT
  • $145
    Average price
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