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Fort Collins Private Catering Services

Browse these private catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Fort Collins.

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

Lenny and his crew were timely and professional. We got so many compliments on the food and decor. Kayla was a great bartender and kept the drinks flowing. We would definitely use Xim catering again for future events. Lenny was prompt in his responses, enthusiastic and friendly.

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

“We used Smoke Shack BBQ for our wedding in June 2015. What a great choice we made by using them! The food was delicious, and the presentation was excellent as well. It tasted the same as when we did the tasting, if not better! We did the cheese sampler and the smoked salmon for cocktail hour. Everyone was raving about how good everything was, and couldn’t believe we still had dinner coming their way. For dinner we chose the beer can chicken, brisket, coleslaw salad, and beans. YUM, YUM! I also cannot say enough about Allen and his staff. What a great group of folks to work with. They were all so attentive to our needs as well as the guests. I never expected a catering company to be so on top of it! We would HIGHLY recommend Smoke Shack BBQ for any event!” Cailey L.

3 Chicks Kitchen
5.0
from 8 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!

  • 16 years in business
Kay B.
Verified review

Guillaumes catering has catered many of my business events, parties and my wedding. Fabulous, delicious food - easy to work with what I wanted - can accommodate special dietary needs and provides wonderful and great service. I would highly recommend Guillaumes!

At Your Service
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Kristen W.
    Verified review

    I coordinate events, both buffet style and sit down, regularly at our church, and use Alan Vaccaro's catering services almost exclusively for these occasions. He has prepared food for events of differing sizes and settings. He designed a fun family style menu for our "Down on the Farm," night, as well as a more formal buffet for our Seder Celebraton, each event feeding over 200 folks. Alan also regularly caters delicious lunches and dinners for 40-60 people. Depending on the even and menu, Alan does some of his prep work beforehand and some on site. Sometimes he arrives with all of the food ready in hand. He is very punctual and runs a very clean kitchen beginning to end! Alan is passionate about food and people and is a wonderful chef. He is very versatile in his menus and always has new creative ideas he incorporates into his dishes. Alan's presentation of his food is beautiful and tastes delicious appealing to a broad variety of palates. Alan is always well-prepared, calm, warm and engaging, and very professional. He genuinely cares! Alan has always exceeded my expectations and receives raving reviews from the satisfied people who attend our events. I couldn't recommend Alan more highly and know anyone who uses his catering services will be wonderfully satisfied with the results!

    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 !

    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!!

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

      Perfect experience! Thank you!

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I work the most efficiently and creatively to prepare the most flavorful, properly executed food.

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

      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.

      • 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!

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.
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