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The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 67 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy D.
Verified review

Great food! Kim was very flexible in working with us to create a menu that would pair perfectly with our KY Derby event. People literally could not stop talking about how delicious the bourbon-glazed meatballs were! Also, easy to work with and very communicative about how to keep the food fresh and at its best for when the guests arrived (our event was a drop-off catering event). Would definitely use again for another event!

Pour la France! Catering
4.7
from 63 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 111 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 57 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
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Linda T.
Verified review

Allison catered a Father's Day brunch for 22 people at my home. Allison was professional, on-time and efficient. The food looked and tasted great and there was lots of it. Though we had brunch at 2 PM and guests were late, the eggs were still creamy, the sausage was to die for and the scones and fruit were delicious. After brunch, Alison put away the leftovers, cleaned up, packed her van and left everything in perfect order. Even my husband was very pleased with the catering. We would use Plum Creek Catering again and highly recommend them if you need catering.

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Underground Fine Dining
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Curt B.
Verified review

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.

  • 16 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
Verified review

We weren't sure what to expect when we arrived for our tasting appointment to potentially hire Mama Lisa's for our upcoming wedding, but when we tasted the food it was delicious! And the price was affordable. We couldn't pass up the opportunity. When the day came the staff went above and beyond. They were outgoing and friendly and took such good care of us on our special day. As the bride and groom we were unable to eat almost at all, but before the reception started the staff let us take some food and hide with our secret meals before rejoining our guests. Our family and friends were excited about the menu items, and even those who weren't all raved about the food during, and after. A couple people even asked who we hired, either curious to hire for catering, or simply to eat at their restaurant. We absolutely love this business and all they did to take care of us. If you're looking to hire a caterer, I SERIOUSLY recommend you contact Mama Lisa's and get your tasting appointment scheduled. I am very impressed with the food, kindness and professionalism that this business has.

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 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Connor G.
Verified review

I needed to make an impression on my referral clients- big time. Everyone is trying to get the attention of the same Commercial Real Estate Brokers, and I needed something different to set my firm and business apart- Clarks Custom Catering made that happen. I asked Sean to come up with a breakfast menu that was full service, would knock their socks off, be easy enough to set up and take down quickly, but not kill my budget. I could not believe what he and his team were able to come up with! The smells of the great food alone had everyone lined up and it was the largest attendance of the year. I had a hard time focusing on my presentation with the smell of seasoned potatoes and maple bacon pancakes dancing around. Thank you guys for your help, and thank you for delivering more than we expect, every time.

Knife and Pepper
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jean W.
Verified review

What great food and great service! I would highly recommend them for any of your catering needs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Leann G.
Verified review

This was the first time our company used Modern Edge Catering and, wow, we were impressed! The food was high quality and delicious and the service was spot on from the beginning to the end. Karen was responsive and personable, while always being professional and attentive. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her outstanding catering team!

3 Chicks Kitchen
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shelby M.
Verified review

J Street is so wonderful to work with! They worked with my budget to design a beautiful and DELICIOUS menue. My guests were so impressed with food, a definite highlight of the evening! Everything was seamless from beginning to end. I would highly recommend J Street for all your catering needs!

Orange Crunch Catering
4.9
from 9 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!

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Meagan L.
Verified review

We used Mountain Plains Catering for our Bombers for Bones baseball charity event. Jenny and her team were very professional, courteous and absolutely great to work with!! We had many compliments on their food and service. Can't wait to work with them again next year!

Culinary WAVE Catering
3.7
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Diana B.
Verified review

Culinary Wave was excellent to work with from beginning to end. Very responsive to requests. Our rehearsal dinner food arrived promptly, was served expertly and was delicious. Many compliments on the lemoncello chicken, polenta and Leahpalooza Cake. Actually everything was raved about. Lisa and Chef Jeff & office staff & servers, thank you!!

5 Sons Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
Verified review

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!

Buns & Thighs Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

Nikki catered a party for us with about 70 people. She helped us put together a great menu and cooked the kebabs on site. Everyone loved the food and the experience. Highly recommended!

Special Thyme Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Jill P.
    Verified review

    We used Bethany for a family reunion and everyone loved her food. I loved that she made me look good in front of my family. I'll use Special Thyme again if the occasion arises!

    Wishon's Catering

    New To Thumbtack

      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.

      • 7 years in business
      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).

      Ayanna's Soul Food

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        We specialize in Southern Cuisine. Let us make your special event a plate to remember. We cater parties from 30 to 250 people.

        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.

        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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