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Denver Party Food Caterers

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

Maggie is a talented chef, and a delightful person. I used her for a graduation party, and she was very easy to work with. She truly listened to my needs and created a perfect buffet for my party. And the food was delicious!

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The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 65 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda E.
Verified review

We hosted a large Christmas party in our home. The Crazy Caterer delivered our food, along with complete instructions for heating and setting up items, as we had requested. The food and service were wonderful, and we intend to use them again.

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
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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Cindy S.
Verified review

Thomas was fantastic and was easy to work with and stayed within our budget. He catered our wedding; the food amazing! Thomas and his crew were personable and all of my guests had great things to say about them. I definitely recommend Thomas/Your Own Kitchen.

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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Ian B.
Verified review

Dustin was professional, flexible, and an excellent chef. We selected Dustin because he has a high focus on the quality of the food. The meal was well thought out and expertly prepared. His team took care of everything, and he accommodated a number of dietary restrictions and requests. It was an outstanding evening!

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

Lisa did an amazing job providing delicious food for our holiday party.She even drove through a snowstorm to get the food here on time..Highly recommend her- laid back yet professional style. Meatballs were the favorite!

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 24 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
Travis W.
Verified review

Bob catered for our private dinner party. The food and service were great. We had a plated meal and the timing was perfect. He even left the kitchen cleaner then when he came. I would highly recommend Bob.

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

Lenny was a delight to work with from out very first contact with him! He has the most upbeat personality and nothing is a problem for him. You can taste the love in his food. He promised that this would be a stress free evening and he certainly delivered. I would recommend him without reservation and look forward to our next party with him!!! He and his staff and his food and his presentation is absolute perfection.

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

Matt was a joy to have at my party! I wanted someone who was personable and who would interact with my guests. I wanted it to be an event, not just food on the table. The items we chose were out of the ordinary and memorable! Everyone had jun!

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!

    3 Chicks Kitchen
    5.0
    from 9 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.

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

    Copacabana Grill catered our wedding in New Mexico for 100 guests, and literally almost every single person commented that this was not only the best wedding food they ever had, but one of the best meals, period! Regis and his crew were amazingly kind, professional, fun, and on top of everything. Regis was also super organized and up front with everything he needed for the event, and he was super responsive and communicative. I can not say enough great things about Copacabana Grill and the wonderful people who worked so hard to make our wedding so special! I highly, highly recommend them and am looking forward to finding another opportunity to work with them in the future.

    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
    Kimberly J.
    Verified review

    Leshner was great to work with on a very quick timeline. The food was yummy and he and his staff were friendly and attentive. We would certainly consider using them again in the future.

    Magnifique Catering
    4.9
    from 7 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Scott M.
    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!

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

    Callan's ability to create delicious food is really unparalleled. Gluten free and vegetarian dishes significantly more delicious than any I've had before. All around excellent chef and wonderful human being!

    A la Heart Creations
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Ryan S.
    Verified review

    She came in and catered for a work event we were having, and let me tell you, her food is out of this world. Even now, the Gods are preparing her a place in Valhalla, not as a guest, but as a chef. Because this food is worthy of the heroes therein to feast upon until the end of time.

    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 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.

    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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