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

I hosted a bridal shower for my niece .I was looking for a novel theme to make a fun and special day. Maggie understood my vision and did not disappoint. The food was GREAT and unique. The service attentive without being over bearing. All my guests enjoyed the day.I highly recommend Mezcla Catering and cant wait to use Maggie again

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The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 65 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Orville H.
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Kim made planning very easy. The catering team arrived on time. We were served delicious food by three professionals. They did a great job of cleaning up. I recommend them.

Pour la France! Catering
4.7
from 61 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Erica W.
Verified review

Pour la France! Catering is amazing. I used them for a work event and I had the greatest experience from the first call to the execution. The food was AMAZING!!! and the owner and employees were all so nice - you can tell that they really care about their clients. I would definitely use them in the future.

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Your Own Kitchen
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

Thomas met us to taste test - delicious and set up very nicely! He is catering our daughter's wedding in September!

Plum Creek Catering
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Bernadette W.
Verified review

Plum Creek was a wonderful experience! Staff was extremely professional and friendly! We really enjoyed working with Allison and we will certainly recommend them for anyone's catering needs. Thank you -

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Underground Fine Dining
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Curt B.
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Dustin was great to work with. He was very responsive to our needs. We had a four course meal in our home and everything was so fabulous to eat. When he left the kitchen was totally clean like he was never here. I would highly recommend Dustin for your catering needs.

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

Lisa did a WONDERFUL job a catering our rehearsal dinner. She handled rental and delivery of tables, chairs, and linens as well making everything so easy for us. The food was a hit and Lisa was a pleasure to work with!

Sparrow Kitchen
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
Verified review

Sparrow Kitchen did an amazing job catering my husbands retirement party. The Mexican food was excellent! Through out the planning process Nancy was so accommodating. Her employees arrived at the venue earlier than planned which eased my mind greatly! Thanks to Sparrow Kitchen, my husband had a wonderful retirement party.

Clark's Custom Catering
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin C.
Verified review

Sean was excellent in all areas. He's personable, professional and his food was top notch. I HIGHLY recommend Sean and Clark's Custom Catering for your catering needs. He is the best!

Events by Bob
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Moon C.
Verified review

Everyone complimented the food. The food and the service was fantastic and all for a reasonable price. I would highly recommend Bob for other catering events.

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Xim catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Patrice B.
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I hit the jackpot when I found Lenny with Xim catering. He went way above and beyond to accommodate our somewhat complex needs for my Mother's 80th birthday. He was so incredibly gracious, kind, and professional. Xim had some challenges with the venue we had chosen but they really make it work so well despite the none kitchen, tiny space and complex menu. All our guests raved about the food and the extremely friendly service. I give Lenny and Xim 10 stars for service and execution. Thank you very much

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  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg S.
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Tri-Stone Catering did a great job for us, and the owner Matthew was fantastic! He was easy to work with, professional, offered great suggestions, always prompt, and of course is an amazing chef! We hosted a Christmas dinner for 17 friends. Matthew made a multi-course meal that was prepared in our home. Everything came off without a hitch. Not only did he prepare the meal, he served it, and cleaned everything up along the way. While Matthew did the heavy lifting, we could focus on our guests and really relax and enjoy their company...amazing! We highly recommend Tri-Stone Catering & Matthew for your event and we look forward to hiring him again. Thanks Matthew!

Magnifique Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lila M.
Verified review

Magnifique Catering was truly that... Magnifique! the food (all four courses) and desserts were all amazing! Their chef, Durosola, was unbelievably professional from the start, and even put leftovers in our fridge. We froze the containers and had them that weekend. Yum!

Magnifique Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Lila M.
    Verified review

    Magnifique Catering was truly that... Magnifique! the food (all four courses) and desserts were all amazing! Their chef, Durosola, was unbelievably professional from the start, and even put leftovers in our fridge. We froze the containers and had them that next weekend. Yum!

    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
    Lake B.
    Verified review

    Did was awesome very convenient and made out evening easier. Plus the food was great!

    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!!

    Magnifique Catering
    4.9
    from 7 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lila M.
    Verified review

    Magnifique Catering was truly that... Magnifique! the food (all four courses) and desserts were all amazing! Their chef, Durosola, was unbelievably professional from the start, and even put leftovers in our fridge. We froze the containers and had them that weekend. Yum!

    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.

    • 1 year in business
    Anthony A.
    Verified review

    Very attentive and responsive to my needs.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need Caterer

    Boulder, CO

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    • Number of guests
      40-60
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (dessert)
    • Details
      Full use of my home kitchen, as this event will be in my backyard... also full use of oven, fridge, toaster oven, sink and dining area for setup.

    Need BBQ Catering Services on May 11, 2013

    Greeley, CO

    • Type of catering needed
      Personal meal(s)
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      BBQ
    • Number of guests
      25-40
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
    • $240
      Average price

    Need a Catering Service for Wedding that will be Held in the Farm

    Loveland, CO

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      I'm not sure yet
    • Number of guests
      60-80
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
    • Details
      Wedding, held at a farm
    • $20
      Average price
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