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Denver Gourmet Caterers

Browse these gourmet caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Denver.

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

We hired The Crazy Caterer for a one time private chef experience for a 70th birthday party and they were amazing!! Tentative, responsive, and reliable. Everyone at the party was impressed and loved the personal touch and food. Great time with such short notice and the food was tasty. We are looking forward to working with Kim and Stephen again!!!

Pour la France! Catering
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 112 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
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janine D.
Verified review

Thomas was the perfect guy for our event. Great communication along the way, his menu was authentic, and the food was delicious. He’s also a lovely guy! Will definitely be staying connected with him for future events. Thank you!

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
Connie K.
Verified review

We had a wonderful experience with Dustin for a quaint dinner on our annual “sisters” weekend. He created the perfect menu based on a few requests I made to make everyone happy! All the courses were delicious. The scallops were heavenly and prepared just right. All the flavors combined so well and the ingredients so fresh. We enjoyed some wine while we watched Dustin prepare the gourmet meal and he was so gracious to share both some facts about himself and the food he was artfully creating. His lovely wife assisted and was just as delightful. Just as mouthwatering as the meal, the dessert was over the top with fresh Palisade Peaches. The kitchen was spotless when he left and we captured the moment with a picture for the scrapbook. If you are looking for a special night with every detail attended to- look no farther than Dustin at Underground Fine Dining. I am already looking for another event to invite Dustin back!

  • 16 years in business
  • 67 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
  • 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
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

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.

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Xim catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

3 Chicks Kitchen
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 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.

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

I consider myself a seasoned traveler and a lover of food. I'm serious, when I say...the best food/dishes I've had in my life, have been made by Chef Rick, of Intergrity Custom Catering. I highly recommend the cajun dishes. They are tremendous. I've also had some yummy chicken and seafood dishes and great steaks. Chef Rick is happy and honest and will make you feel spoiled. He works very hard to make sure everyone is happy, pleased,...and FULL.

  • 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!

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

I already reviewed this wonderful company. They deserve 20 star rating! We were thrilled with everything and how professional they were with presentation and taste! The food was so delicious hardly anything was left on the table! I will be ordering from them again!

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

They were responsive and the food was delicious.

Blue Mountain Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lori H.
Verified review

Blue Mountain Kitchen catered my daughter's wedding on July 31, 2015 in Lafayette, CO. They were so helpful creating a menu that fit the style of the event. The food was superb! They are extremely professional and reliable. I have also ordered food that I picked up and took home for other family events. The food is always so delicious! I highly recommend them! You won't have to worry about a thing!

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!

  • 1 year in business
Lex Martin
Verified review

Just had these folks serve food at our wedding! We and all our guests were blown away by the food and the staff. I want to throw a party every week so I can eat these tacos! Thank you for making my special day all the more memorable!

  • 31 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
Verified review

The entire team at A Spice of Life was amazing. From the menu planning to the event staff - it made our party planning seemless and the evening itself better than I could’ve imagined. Jen, Jordan and John were professional and their service was perfect - they literally took care of everything so we could just enjoy our party. Our guests couldn’t stop raving about how good the food was (not only in taste but in the beautiful presentation) and John’s excellent drinks from the bar. I would highly recommend A Spice of Life for your next event - I know we will be using them again for ours!

Special Thyme Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Jill P.
    Verified review

    We used Bethany for a family reunion and everyone loved her food. I loved that she made me look good in front of my family. I'll use Special Thyme again if the occasion arises!

    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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