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Fort Collins Holiday Caterers

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

Lenny and his staff did a great job catering for our Christmas get to gether. They took the stress of setting up, catering and even clean up off our hands so we could focus on our guests. They all did a great job and our home was looking great after they left. Thank you Lenny and staff.

Smoke Shack BBQ and Catering
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emily M.
Verified review

Allen and Smoke Shack were the perfect caterers for our outdoor summer wedding! They were incredibly easy to work with in the months and weeks leading up to the event and worked with us to create the perfect menu/presentation. We really felt like we had nothing to worry about once they were there. Mary even put together a little plate of dinner and desserts in our on-site suite for us so we could actually have a bit of our wedding meal! And the food was amazing!! Especially the pulled pork, bbq sauce/rub, and mac and cheese! Overall, Smoke Shack was very affordable, the food was delicious, and the service was above and beyond. Definitely recommend!

3 Chicks Kitchen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
Verified review

We had 3 Chicks cater our Holiday office party. Everyone, including me, loved the spread! They were super easy to work with, and they listened to what we wanted. Their prices are fantastic. I love this family owned company, and I recommend them with no hesitations

Orange Crunch Catering
4.9
from 8 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!!

  • 16 years in business
Martijn B.
Verified review

Guillaume catered our wedding back in 2010, with about 100 people attending and they did a great job, bringing a mix of Belgian/Dutch, American and texmex goodness. People loved it.

At Your Service
5.0
from 4 reviews
    D. M.
    Verified review

    Alan Vaccaro catered our company holiday party and exceeded all our expectations. He designed a menu that was over the top. The food and service was outstanding.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    James G.
    Verified review

    Christa provided my Holiday photography. She was referred to me by a friend. Everything went smooth. Shes very professional and had everything needed to do the kob. Would definitely recommend her.

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

    Spencer has catered 2 parties in our home. One a smaller meal for 12, and then a party for 50. He is super easy to work with, had great ideas for menu planning and dishes and the food was fabulous. Plus we had some gluten and dairy restrictions and he was able to easily accommodate that. We got so many compliments. We consider him now our default caterer and will call him for any future events.

    • 61 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jamie C.
    Verified review

    Perfect experience! Thank you!

    Craft Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Amanda R.
      Verified review

      Great job! Food was amazing and the attention to detail and presentation of the food table at our wedding was amazing!!

      • 30 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      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!

      About

      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

      About

      food is my passion and pleasing my customers every time is the best feeling I can have in the work place.

      About

      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.

      • 5 years in business
      About

      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!

      About

      When a catering company offers a catering service, they offer a dedicated menu to choose from, adding on more money to every request. Our menu is vast, and open, and we don't mark up for every added flavor or service. We come to you for a tasting, the tasting is free upon booking. we offer free delivery (within 20 miles).

      About

      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.

      About

      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

      • 18 years in business
      About

      I treat each client as a friend and try to get to know them to accommodate all of their dietary needs, since food is a very personal experience.

      About

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

      About

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

      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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