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Fort Collins Wedding Caterers

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Underground Fine Dining
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lara R.
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We're planning a small, intimate wedding with 40 guests. Dustin's creative menu is fantastic, we're so excited to share the morning brunch he's planned with our family and friends!

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Xim catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julia W.
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We are so happy we went with Xim catering for our wedding! Lenny was a joy to work with. He was so enthusiastic and attentive, and really listened to all of our needs to create a menu that was delicious, interesting, and within our budget. He went above and beyond with our requests and even made small portions of each dish without onions to accommodate my mom's food allergy. He also accommodated some peanut allergies and some vegetarian special requests. The food was so delicious (still dreaming about the chicken molé!) and the signature cocktails were incredible too! The decorations at the buffet line and the bar really helped set the mood. Lenny did all that he could to make sure that everything was taken care of so we could enjoy our wedding day. We didn't have a wedding planner or a coordinator so we really appreciated that he made us feel so at ease before the big day. The staff that Lenny brought to the event were so professional, courteous, and hardworking. I can't say enough good things about our experience!

  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor G.
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We used Modern Edge for our wedding this past Saturday and couldn't have been happier. It was absolutely wonderful to work with Karen - she made everything so painless. The food was amazing - we had so many compliments from our guests. They answered all of my questions - and helped with all aspects of the wedding and setup and tear down of the event. Couldn't have wished for a better service! Thank you so much!

3 Chicks Kitchen
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna W.
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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.

  • 16 years in business
Martijn B.
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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.

Sugar Pine Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Mystie B.
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EAT catered our wedding in October 2014. It was challenging circumstances, as all cooking equipment had to be rented, there was no existing kitchen at our venue. We served salad, lamb, grilled veggies & wild rice, as well as tasty hors d'oeuvres to 78 guests with no problems whatsoever. EAT did an AMAZING job. 1.5 yrs. later, people still comment on how good the food was!!! To create a memorable event, hire EAT!!!! I would hire them again in a heartbeat!! Also, Heather and her staff are kind, lovely folk who are easy to work with and a delight to have at one's event.

5 Sons Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
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Troy and crew did an excellent job with the party I had him cater! All of the food offerings were bright, fresh, and tasty. The staff was courteous, clean, and prepared. The presentations were wonderful and artistic...I would happily, and confidently, rehire them to do another catering event for me. Very professional, and attentive to special needs and details. Bravo!

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

The Roasted Beet
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Brad D.
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Chef Shannon is an AMAZING cook! We had a wonderful experience with The Roasted Beet. I highly recommend her for your catering events.

The Honey Baked Ham Co
5.0
from 1 review
  • 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 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.

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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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Lunch Catering in Denver, Denver Event Catering, Denver Corporate Catering, Wedding Catering Denver, Breakfast Catering Denver

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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 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.
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