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

Maggie did an amazing job catering our wedding. She delivered everything we had discussed, which involved a lot of different types of food, all of which was delicious! I heard SO many people at the wedding comment on how great the food was. She made a great effort to meet us before the wedding, despite us having crazy schedules (this included her cycling and waiting for a long time in the rain until we arrived) but she was still smiling and enthusiastic Incredibly professional, very friendly, and just a great person. We can't recommend Maggie enough!

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

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 63 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Lance J.
Verified review

I hired Pour la France for catering services for my daughter's sweet 16th Birthday event and I'm proud to say things went very well. A few things to call out about Pour la France are: 1) Customer Service: I worked with BoJames (Bo) on menu options for this event and Bo was extremely helpful and delivered excellent customer service throughout the process. I was provided with a couple of menu's to choose from and what I liked most was that the menu's provided allowed for me to be flexible with my options. 2) Food delivery: The food ordered was delivered on time (despite the snow) and at the end of the night, the Pour la France crew arrived on-time to pick up the items they delivered. This was a big deal for me as I needed the venue cleaned by the end of the night and having the team be there on time to help with clean up was a big help. 3) Food Quality: Each of the items I ordered tasted great and came with great quality! 4) Food Quantity/Portion Sizes: This category is the only reason I'm giving Pour la France a 4 instead of 5 star rating. Although I worked with Bo on my menu options, I did expect the portion sizes to be a little more robust than what they were. However, I only ordered from the Appetizer and HD menu's so part of the blame is on me for not fully asking the question of whether or not the food I ordered would be enough for a room size of 50 - 60 people. All-in-all I would recommend Pour la France's services and I will likely use them again for future events.

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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!

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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
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
Verified review

Lisa showed up on time and set up an appealing display of delicious food. There were about 100 people at the event and a number of them commented on how great the food was. She returned on time to clean up. She was very easy to work with and was responsive to my questions and concerns. I would definitely recommend her catering services to others

  • 20 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

Barb and her team are wonderful to work with and her food is delicious and presented beautifully. Our employees are excited when they know she will be catering one of our events.

Clark's Custom Catering
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Greg T.
Verified review

The food Chef Clark prepared and the service he delivered for my recent events exceeded my expectations. My customers loved the food and commented on how pleasant and professional Chef Clark is. I look forward to continuing to have Chef Clark and Clark's Custom Catering "wow" my clients!

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.

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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.

3 Chicks Kitchen
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 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
Michelle C.
Verified review

The food was delicious and innovative and we had a ton of options to choose from. J Street was easy to work with and very responsive with answering all of my questions. I’ve had their food several times and I’m never disappointed with the quality or taste. I would definitely recommend checking out their monthly menu on the food truck and using their catering services for any special event!

Orange Crunch Catering
4.9
from 9 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!!

BBQ King
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela G.
Verified review

BBQ King catered a graduation party I hosted with 2 other families, with about 120 guests. They offer quite a few menu choices up front, but they also cheerfully accommodated the additional ideas we brought to them. (They created a sweet potato bar for us, as an entree for vegetarian guests– though the carnivores enjoyed it, too.) I was a pretty high-maintenance customer, trying to coordinate for multiple families, and they were very patient and flexible. As we were planning the party, they were communicative and quick to answer our questions, and their estimate included a clear description of the items and services that were included in the price. The (cold and rainy) day of the party, they stayed nearby and kept the food replenished. The owner, Shane, was very friendly and professional; we enjoyed working with him, and everything ran smoothly. We received a lot of compliments on the food, and I enjoyed leftover BBQ all week.

Carter's Creative Catering
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tierney C.
Verified review

Carter's Creative Catering provided delicious food for a recent high school reunion I hosted in Fort Collins. Holly was extremely helpful and easy to work with. They delivered the food right on time and displayed it beautifully, plus they picked up early the next morning and made the entire process so easy and smooth. Most importantly- the food was a huge hit!

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!

Taste The Love Cooking
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gwen M.
Verified review

I had a surprise b - day party catered by Taste the love Cooking and I was not only shocked about the party but the food was magnificent! There was a variety of food for all my diet types. There was an Asian Sauce that we are still trying to duplicate. I will hire them for all my events in the future.

G B Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marie M.
Verified review

Tony of GB Catering made this experience so easy for us from the planning stage to the end. He provided several suggestions and we decided to go with a Mexican theme and chose the taco bar. He provided us with several menu items to choose from for appetizers, dinner and desserts. He also made an amazing sangria with many fresh fruits. The contract was sent timely and was simple and easy to understand and everything was so professional. He arrived exactly when he said he would be there and set everything up a beautiful serving table. He made sure everything was to temperature and remained so throughout the party. There was extra food in case we had additional guests. The food was so yummy and packed with flavor. The chicken and beef were uniquely seasoned and the salsa and guacamole were so good . The dessert flan looked so lovely and the flavor was amazing. We will definitely use GB for our next gathering and are considering trying the barbecue.

Savor
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Eric J.
    Verified review

    Excellent catering service! You'll receive attention to detail and food quality that is very reasonably priced. Highly Recommend.

    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!

    Culinary WAVE Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Whether you’re planning an event for 10 or 10,000, Culinary WAVE Catering in Lakewood, Colorado will make sure your event is unforgettable and unforgettably you. Our team of caterers is dedicated to creating the finest worldwide cuisine, offering impeccable service, and exquisite attention to detail. Our goal is to put your unique signature on your special event. Wedding Catering Your wedding guests will be bonding over food, celebrating with champagne and dessert, and you want to make sure all of the flavors are perfect. Even more important, your menu on your special day needs to represent you and your partner's unique personalities. As wedding caterers, we get it. We understand that your food needs to be unique, delicious, and affordable.

    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.

    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 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.

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    Need a Catering and Chef Service for a Cocktail Party with Appetizers Only

    Fort Collins, CO

    • Event type
      Cocktail party
    • Cuisine type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Number of people
      25-50
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers
    • Details
      I want to have appetizers only - enough for everyone to be full...

    Need Pizza Caterer and Bartender

    Denver, CO

    • Event type
      Buffet dinner party
    • Cuisine type
      Other (pizza)
    • Number of people
      150-200
    • Additional Service(s)
      Beverages (non-alcoholic), Other (salad)
    • Details
      Possible bartender for wine and beer

    Need a Personal Chef

    Colorado Springs, CO

    • Event type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American
    • Number of people
      10-25
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Other (Clean up )
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