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Top 10 Paella Caterers near Denver, CO

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1. Luxury Meals From Home
Exceptional 5.0

(24)

Exceptional 5.0

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Wedding and Event Catering, Food Truck or Cart Services

Responds quickly
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Denver, CO
Let's keep it simple. There are a lot of us to choose from. Shoot me a text, give me a call! Luxury Meals From Home We have many styles of in-home cooking experiences as well as catering. We can fit your budget. Now a little about us... We specialize in moments. Let's celebrate a birthday, or an anniversary in your home. High-end dinners in a park, oyster buffet, extended live-in chef services, micro-weddings. Let's brainstorm together! We can drop-off catering as well! Let's make your event memorable. Have us cook for your next event, and it won't be forgotten easily. We also have many weekly meal prep plans and delivery services as well. Blue-zone, vegan, gluten free... you name it! 16 years of commercial kitchen experience, five years of Sous chef experience, and two years as an executive chef. Working for some of the top chefs in Denver, and speak fluent Spanish. I've won 2 consecutive Denver burger battles, and have been on 9 news for my seafood plates. I have an associates degree in culinary arts from the Art Institute. Class of 2009.See more

$17/person

starting cost

$17/person

starting cost

Let's keep it simple. There are a lot of us to choose from. Shoot me a text, give me a call! Luxury Meals From Home We have many styles of in-home cooking experiences as well as catering. We can fit your budget. Now a little about us... We specialize in moments. Let's celebrate a birthday, or an anniversary in your home. High-end dinners in a park, oyster buffet, extended live-in chef services, micro-weddings. Let's brainstorm together! We can drop-off catering as well! Let's make your event memorable. Have us cook for your next event, and it won't be forgotten easily. We also have many weekly meal prep plans and delivery services as well. Blue-zone, vegan, gluten free... you name it! 16 years of commercial kitchen experience, five years of Sous chef experience, and two years as an executive chef. Working for some of the top chefs in Denver, and speak fluent Spanish. I've won 2 consecutive Denver burger battles, and have been on 9 news for my seafood plates. I have an associates degree in culinary arts from the Art Institute. Class of 2009.
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6. Amazing Tasty Eats
Exceptional 5.0

(7)

Exceptional 5.0

(7)

Wedding and Event Catering, Food Truck or Cart Services

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Denver, CO
Amazing Tasty Eats or ATE for short was founded in 2017 by chef Megan Bennett and Geno Anaya. Megan is a certified chef from Johnson and Wales with a bachelors in hospitality from Ohio State. Megan’s culinary journey began in her teens over 20 years ago working for a large catering company in Cleveland. She has since worked at large hotels, private clubs and hospitals in the Denver area. Geno, a culinary enthusiast has been work in kitchens for over 15 years. Before starting ATE he was the catering manager as well as ordering and supplies manager. We look at every potential client as an opportunity to make their event the highest priority and create an experience that is 5 star. We love to create custom menus that suit the clients budget and taste, as well as putting our culinary pop to it. We hope that we can be your choice for your next event and we look forward to working with you.See more

$15/person

starting cost

$15/person

starting cost

Amazing Tasty Eats or ATE for short was founded in 2017 by chef Megan Bennett and Geno Anaya. Megan is a certified chef from Johnson and Wales with a bachelors in hospitality from Ohio State. Megan’s culinary journey began in her teens over 20 years ago working for a large catering company in Cleveland. She has since worked at large hotels, private clubs and hospitals in the Denver area. Geno, a culinary enthusiast has been work in kitchens for over 15 years. Before starting ATE he was the catering manager as well as ordering and supplies manager. We look at every potential client as an opportunity to make their event the highest priority and create an experience that is 5 star. We love to create custom menus that suit the clients budget and taste, as well as putting our culinary pop to it. We hope that we can be your choice for your next event and we look forward to working with you.
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Avatar for Something Social Catering & Events
8. Something Social Catering & Events
Great 4.7

(78)

Great 4.7

(78)

Wedding and Event Catering

In high demand
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Denver, CO
Our name says it all… at Something Social we are dedicated to creating events that are a social experience for both our clients and their guests. We’ve designed our services to be guest focused and create an atmosphere that will keep your guests talking for years about their wonderful experience. With over three decades of service, our in-house staff understands what it takes to create the perfect experience for our clients. From creating an atmosphere of fun to ensuring day-of operations are running smoothly, our staff works tirelessly to make your special event the best it can be. From your first contact to your post-event check in, Something Social is here to make your experience easy and stress-free. We want you to be a guest at your special event so you can fully enjoy each piece of the vision we’ve worked together to create.See more

$15/person

starting cost

$15/person

starting cost

Our name says it all… at Something Social we are dedicated to creating events that are a social experience for both our clients and their guests. We’ve designed our services to be guest focused and create an atmosphere that will keep your guests talking for years about their wonderful experience. With over three decades of service, our in-house staff understands what it takes to create the perfect experience for our clients. From creating an atmosphere of fun to ensuring day-of operations are running smoothly, our staff works tirelessly to make your special event the best it can be. From your first contact to your post-event check in, Something Social is here to make your experience easy and stress-free. We want you to be a guest at your special event so you can fully enjoy each piece of the vision we’ve worked together to create.
Avatar for Harvest To Home Personal Chef Services, LLC.
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10. Harvest To Home Personal Chef Services, LLC.
Top Pro
Excellent 4.9

(33)

Excellent 4.9

(33)

Wedding and Event Catering

In high demand
Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Denver, CO
Harvest to Home Personal Chef Services, LLC. is the culmination of 17 years of trained culinary experience with another 10 or so added in that was spent with family and friends in the kitchen, just messing around while growing up. It is the love of farm to table food, transformed into delightful creations, meant to be shared over campfires, dinner tables or where ever else extraordinary company is found. I specialize in private in home catering, personal chef meal preparation in your home, as well as elopement and micro weddings up to 50 people My ingredients are simple, easy to understand and love is at the heart of every single dish I create. Literally sourcing from the ground up, every last piece that goes into your culinary dining experience has been hand picked for it’s freshness and sustainability. From produce and meats to the fine foods made by local artisan’s, to the packaging that I use. Everything is sourced with being completely true to it’s roots. The mission is simple. To re-ignite the love for heartfelt, meaningful meals that feed not only the mind, but your body and soul. To have each part of you tickled pink with the joy that carefully crafted foods bring to each of your senses. Tying a memory to a meal that you’ll forever remember for years to come. No matter the occasion, I would be honored to have Harvest to Home Personal Chef Services be the small business that brings the good times together over an expertly crafted dining experience. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being here and supporting my small business and my family. Sincerely, JenniferSee more

$15/person

starting cost

$15/person

starting cost

Harvest to Home Personal Chef Services, LLC. is the culmination of 17 years of trained culinary experience with another 10 or so added in that was spent with family and friends in the kitchen, just messing around while growing up. It is the love of farm to table food, transformed into delightful creations, meant to be shared over campfires, dinner tables or where ever else extraordinary company is found. I specialize in private in home catering, personal chef meal preparation in your home, as well as elopement and micro weddings up to 50 people My ingredients are simple, easy to understand and love is at the heart of every single dish I create. Literally sourcing from the ground up, every last piece that goes into your culinary dining experience has been hand picked for it’s freshness and sustainability. From produce and meats to the fine foods made by local artisan’s, to the packaging that I use. Everything is sourced with being completely true to it’s roots. The mission is simple. To re-ignite the love for heartfelt, meaningful meals that feed not only the mind, but your body and soul. To have each part of you tickled pink with the joy that carefully crafted foods bring to each of your senses. Tying a memory to a meal that you’ll forever remember for years to come. No matter the occasion, I would be honored to have Harvest to Home Personal Chef Services be the small business that brings the good times together over an expertly crafted dining experience. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being here and supporting my small business and my family. Sincerely, Jennifer

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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