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BeMixxed Bartending
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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Jen and Kiley were fantastic! They were very flexible, easy going and professional. Multiple guests commented on how good their service was with a smile. Also very reasonably priced. If you need bar tending service, I highly recommend BeMixxed Bartending!! We will be using them again for our next event! Thank you BeMixxed for making my retirement celebration a big success!!

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Xim catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allen M.
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Had a mixed business and personal wine and cheese party at my new home. Xim catering came in and made a beautiful spread. I asked for elegant and impressive and my guests got way more.

  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Paul I.
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Modern Edge provided everything we needed and much more! Karen was extremely helpful on the business and planning end of things, and working tirelessly with us through some unexpected snags in approval and payment. You couldn't ask for a more friendly or helpful contact. Michael is an amazing chef - the food was TOP notch - and he spent time helping and serving our guests and thoroughly cleaned and organized everything the event. Best catering experience I have ever had. Thank you!

Smoke Shack BBQ and Catering
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Caroline A.
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Allen and his team at Smoke Shack BBQ were all around excellent - they really know the business of good food and good catering service. We are grateful to have had them cater our wedding reception of 200 guests. The pig and all the sides were delicious - we had several compliments from our guests. Besides the food, Allen’s service staff were outstanding - they were spot on and very attentive to our guests and to the bride and groom in particular. They served appetizers and dinner food, tended to guest dinner tables and the bar, and served cake - all went smoothly. Working with Allen and his team over the several months leading up to our wedding was a great experience and it made for a smooth and enjoyable operation on our wedding day. Food is so important at a wedding - you cannot go wrong if you hire Smoke Shack BBQ! Thank you Allen and Smoke Shack BBQ!

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.

Orange Crunch Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry M.
Verified review

Sarah and Leshner are an absolute pleasure to work with! They helped make our annual food focused fundraising event for our small but growing non-profit the best yet. They developed a delicious and creative menu that highlighted the best of Filipino Brunch Cuisine and was approachable and delicious for all guest of all ages at our event. Not only do they bring their A Game to the food but they have a wonderful sense of style and made sure our event was classy with higher end catering equipment and serving platters. Their attention to detail allowed me as the Executive Director of the organization to not worry one second about the food and set-up and focus on what I needed too! The Orange Crunch is a total class act and we look forward to working with them for years to come!

Spencer's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Melissa S.
Verified review

Spencer catered four private parties for me and each one was a stellar success. He is a creative and thoughtful chef, very reasonably priced and a delight to work with. i cannot recommend him highly enough !

  • 61 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jamie C.
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Perfect experience! Thank you!

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I am a caterer, and also personal chef. Can handle up to 2000 people for catering and need roughly one month notice on weddings. An capable to do any type of dish with 20 years experience.

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The goal of The Pure Gourmet is to bring healthful, delicious food into the lives of our customers. We strive to help you discover a sense of wholeness and well-being by eating locally grown, sustainable organic food prepared with love. The Pure Gourmet offers catering, personal chef services, food education, and private cooking classes in Denver and Boulder, Colorado and the surrounding areas. We believe that a carefully prepared meal is one of the greatest acts of love, and that every bite tastes better with knowing that it supports our bodies, spirit, and community. Sincerely, Lauren Gennett

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We are an up-and-coming small business that caters to your needs. For anything you can dream up, we can design, create and deliver! We bring the old-fashioned way into the new age.

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I am a personal chef for your home, or I cater and drop off. I am an executive chef with years of experience and a culinary degree. I have pictures of my work and guarantee what I do. I would enjoy serving you.

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I have a smoker on a trailer, and my specialty is BBQ. I smoke cheeses, salmon, ribs, briskets, pork loins, shoulders and more!

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We are a full-service BBQ company. We do BBQ caterings and make and bottle our own sauces and dry rubs. I am a classically trained chef who loves slow foods. We use only organic and locally raised meats and vegetables, and all our sauces are gluten, dairy, and corn-free. We use no anti-caking chemicals in our dry rubs.

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I have been in the culinary industry for 15 years and have had clients, ranging from the NFL and government to the working mom who needs a day off. I cater to anything from weddings, conferences and birthdays to small family dinners.

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I am a single mom of 5 children. Caring is my nature. When food is made from heart, you can taste difference. Chef Robert Irvine, Food Network Chef/ Restaurateur, once said "You must feel the passion from heart as well as from your head in order to be a successful chef " I care for each creation of my dishes like I care for each of my child.

  • 5 years in business
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My name is Celeste Sutton and I was born and raised in Broomfield, Colorado. I have always loved being in the kitchen, watching my grandmothers and my mom create amazing meals. My love for homemade comfort food came from them. As I grew I always enjoyed cooking colorful and flavorful food but never thought of doing it for a living. I use the freshest ingredients that I can find and pride myself on educating people so they feel confident and comfortable in the kitchen!

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We specialize in unique menus for each individual. We do on-site catering as well as weddings parties and corporate events.

  • 30 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We can cater your large event or intimate gathering. Choose from our menu or your own customized vision. Casual or elegant, corporate or private. We'll make sure your event is as memorable as it is delicious!

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During my travels, I cooked for Pope John II, Queen Elizabeth, former President Reagan, and numerous world leaders. Now, let me cook for you! Award-winning Chef Neuhold can help you if you are planning any of the following: * Wedding * Birthday * Baby shower * Office party * Bar Mitzvah * Anniversary * German food

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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