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Lakewood Event Caterers

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The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 106 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
Toni W.
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Both food and service were great! Pour la France will always be my first choice when catering an event large or small!

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Your Own Kitchen
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori W.
Verified review

Working with Tom from Your Own Kitchen was a delight from start to finish. From menu planning to meal execution, Tom was outstanding. All 20 of our guests were delighted with the delicious meal and the thoughtful presentation. I would highly recommend Your Own Kitchen for any event that you need catered.

Plum Creek Catering
4.6
from 56 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Jann S.
Verified review

Wonderful group of caterers. Incredibley kind and accommodating. Packed and stored all the delicious left overs, cleaned up the kitchen and brought a great bartender as well. The only criticism is that the salads were over dressed and thus soggy, but still had great flavor. I would definitely hire them again.

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Underground Fine Dining
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shane B.
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First time we have a had a chef come to us. We love and know good food. He nailed every course and was so fun to interact with. Would highly recommend Dustin.

  • 16 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
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Great food and set up ahead of our event. Lisa does an excellent job and I highly recommend her services. Her rates are substantially better than those of corporate caterers too.

Sparrow Kitchen
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
Verified review

I found Nancy on Thumbtack a few days before our event, after our caterer stopped returning our phone calls. Nancy was very easy to work with, very prompt in response times and flexible in what we were looking for. It was a HUGE relief finding Nancy so close to the event! On the day of the event her staff showed up on time, (again) were flexible with what we were looking for and they had GREAT attitudes. The food was fantastic, and we were more than happy to give out our caterers information to anyone who asked. I would highly recommend Sparrow Kitchen to anyone looking for a professional, delicious, and easy to work with caterer.

Clark's Custom Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Julia M.
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I was blown away with the experience I had with Clark's Custom Catering for my wedding! The owner, Sean, was fantastic to work with. He truly cared about bringing my husband and I's vision to life while also being conscious about our budget. Sean was flexible and patient throughout the planning process, which made the food portion of the wedding so easy. The food was outstanding -- I still have guests raving about the meal, and the service was exceptional. I highly recommend using Clark's Custom Catering for your event!

Events by Bob
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Judith D.
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Luke's served our guests samples of its delicious appetizers at the Arvada Festival Commission's Wines for the Holidays Wine Tasting in November, 2014. For this event, Luke's provided samples for 450 guests and volunteers with many raves about the food. Luke's was one of nine caterers and eight wineries who donated food and wine for our guests to sample. The event was a great success and raised $22,500 for the Arvada Community Food Bank. We hope that Luke's will join us again this year with its savory appetizers. Judith Denham Co-Chair, Wines for the Holidays Wine Tasting Arvada Festivals Commission

Knife and Pepper
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Gretchen M.
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I have attended several events catered by Carrie with knife and pepper. Her food is fabulous and presentation beautifully done. Tip: Her salsa is second to none.

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Xim catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary G.
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I was short on time and needed to find a caterer ASAP who would work with me on my menu preferences. I booked Lenny sight unseen, no tasting event (he offered) just because he was so absolutely wonderful, kind, supportive, and willing to do whatever I needed to make my event special! I was not disappointed in the least. The food was just what I wanted, the "feel" was perfect, and his crew were top notch in every single way! I felt like he was family and was just as invested in making this perfect for me as was the rest of my family! Oh, and Lenny and I got tons of praise for what a special event we put together! Would highly recommend him and will look at no one else should I need another event catered with great food prepared with tons of love!

3 Chicks Kitchen
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 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.

Integrity Custom Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Greg R.
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Great food - Rick is an excellent chef and the next time we need to cater an event Rick will unquestionably be our first choice.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Don F.
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We're a pretty laid back firm. J Street took their time and laid out the food, which was perfect, as the party progressed. No hurry, so everyone ate what they wanted, when they wanted. It was perfect. And everyone enjoyed ordering their personal dinner from the food truck. It was the perfect way to do a private catering event, with food that we couldn't get anywhere else.

Callan Krystofiak
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alice K.
Verified review

I hired Callan to cater my sister’s bridal shower and we were all so impressed!! Callan created the perfect brunch spread for us, and was able to accommodate various dietary restrictions (some of our guests are vegan and gluten-free). She was extremely professional and the food was amazing—I can’t recommend her highly enough!! I will definitely be hiring Callan again for any future events.

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!!

Buns & Thighs Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires 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!

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!

  • 1 year in business
Lex Martin
Verified review

Just had these folks serve food at our wedding! We and all our guests were blown away by the food and the staff. I want to throw a party every week so I can eat these tacos! Thank you for making my special day all the more memorable!

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!

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      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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