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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 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
  • 110 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 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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Anna B.
Verified review

Tom came to our Air BNB to make dinner for my little sister's bachelorette party. This was my first experience with a personal chef so I had no idea what to expect. He handled everything...appetizers, dinner, dessert and clean up!!! The food was delicious and special, he added a little something to each dish that none of us had tried. He also made our dessert a game that had us all laughing. Could not be more satisfied with his work and the energy he brought to the party. We loved the whole experience. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Plum Creek Catering
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 106 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 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela D.
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Dustin was professional and punctual.... He was very organized and polite. His food presentation and preparation was excellent. Most of all we felt Ike we were in a fine restaurant in our home. The food tasted excellent and his customer service was impeccable. We would definitely use him again and again..., Thanks Dustin for a remenrable intimate dinner party for my husband and I

  • 16 years in business
  • 64 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.

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
Rachel M.
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Knife and Pepper catered my wedding (150 guests, outdoor venue, street tacos and sopapilla bar), and I could not have been happier. The food was FANTASTIC, the presentation lovely, and the wait staff was professional and kind. I didn't have to lift a finger as everything was just taken care of-- including special options for my vegetarian and gluten free guests and family members! I, too, was pampered, and my new husband and I got to simply sit back and simply enjoy our special day. THANK YOU Knife and Pepper for creating such wonderful memories. P.S. my in-laws are still raving about the carne asada, and I seriously want to steal your shrimp ceviche recipe! Delish!

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

Xim catering did a charcuterie spread for our wedding cocktail hour. Because they had a large event the same weekend, they were able to lump our event in under the large orders that got him discount pricing. This was an incredible value for us, and he came and set everything up with so much care! It was beautiful, delicious, and a great price. Plus the owner is kind, helpful, and easy to work with. Definitely recommend!

Integrity Custom Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Angela A.
Verified review

It was a lovely dinner that was put on last minute. So enjoyable for my family.

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Don F.
Verified review

We're a pretty laid back firm. J Street took their time and laid out the food, which was perfect, as the party progressed. No hurry, so everyone ate what they wanted, when they wanted. It was perfect. And everyone enjoyed ordering their personal dinner from the food truck. It was the perfect way to do a private catering event, with food that we couldn't get anywhere else.

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

Thank you The Orange Crunch for catering my Wedding in July 2016! You guys are extremely outstanding! Your services from servers, cooks, wait staff, and bartenders are super professional, super nice and down to earth. Everyone at the wedding enjoyed the custom menu you built for us and the roasted pig was delicious! I want to give a special shout out to Leshner and Sarah. You guys are extremely helpful and made the wedding super smooth. You guys help me source tablecloths, napkins, tableware and glassware, and bartenders. I cannot thank you guys enough. Thank you again!!

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

Shane was great to work with and was very responsive when I had questions. He even altered his sides to be veggie friendly, provided gluten free pies for dessert and even made bbq tofu for our non-meat eaters. My teammates (150+) ate every bit of food put out for them at our employee picnic/season wrap party and raved that it was delicious. I would hire BBQ Kings again in a heart beat and recommend them to anyone looking for great BBQ variety!

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

I couldn't have been more pleased with the catering. We were having a surprise 70th birthday party and the appetizers were not only delicious but there was an abundance of them. The coconut cake was to die for!!! Working with Holly was easy and she made the whole day perfect for us!! I would highly recommend them.

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

I can't tell you what a wonderful experience we had with Callan. I hired her to come cook dinner for 9 girls (bachelorette party) this past Saturday night. We had many dietary restrictions and Callan provided many different options that all sounds yummy. I've attached pictures of her heirloom tomato salad, sweet potato gnocchi, roasted butternut squash and salted caramel brownies. Great presentation and even better flavor! Callan is kind, professional and provides incredible quality in her work. I would highly recommend her for any type of party up to 100 people!

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.

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
    Angie S.
    Verified review

    Kim is great to work with! She has catered several events for us and it's always delicious, healthy, and beautiful. Everyone loves her. Her prices are fair and she is very responsive to your needs. Totally reliable, never a mishap - can't go wrong!

    Culinary WAVE Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 6 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.
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