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Thornton Home Caterers

Browse these home catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Thornton.

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The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanie T.
Verified review

Kim does a great job!! I have been using her for my catering needs for the past 15 years and I can always count on her. Highly recommended! Joanie Todd

Pour la France! Catering
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 112 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.

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

Thomas was wonderful. The food was delicious, the prep and cleanup impeccable, and his personality warm and friendly. It was a graduation party for our son and his friends. Not only did Thomas and Joelle do a great job catering, he even shared grilling techniques with the group. I would definitely hire him again.

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

Plum Creek provided a FANTASTIC catering service for our baby adoption celebration. Allison literally thought of everything and the menu she suggested was phenomenal !!! All of our guests raved about the buffet selection and the quality of both the food and the service! I will definetly be hiring Plum Creek Catering 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
Matthew T.
Verified review

Dustin was great right from the start. He followed through on everything he said he was going to. He was incredibly easy to work with and the food was AMAZING. His staff was professional and courteous. He turned our home into a private dining experience for a group of 18. He catered the menu to our liking and even provided wine pairing recommendations. Loved that he brought his own dishes/silverware and the kitchen was spotless when he was finished. I would highly recommend Dustin with Underground Fine Dining, and I will certainly be using him again.

  • 16 years in business
  • 67 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

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

We hired Nancy and team for a holiday dinner for 18 people this season and the team was great. Nancy was great to work with in planning the evening and the team of 3 that came to help cook and serve were very professional and helped the evening flow perfectly. I would highly recommend Sparrow Kitchen for catering for a dinner party, food was great, Nancy was very responsive and helped make our event very elegant.

Clark's Custom Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 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
Jessica C.
Verified review

We love working with the team from Luke's! They have catered our company events many times and everyone looks forward to the steak sandwiches & salmon each year! I have been in charge of planning our events for the last few years and have worked with Bob and his team the last two summers - they are professional and extremely helpful, even providing extra plates & plastic cutlery for the potluck portion of our event after we ran out! Our company picnic took place outside and, as is common during summer afternoons, we got caught in a thunderstorm but the staff from Luke's took everything in stride, relocating the food service to a more sheltered area and keeping all the guests happy and well-fed. Working with such a well-prepared and experienced team made what could have been a really stressful situation for an event planner very easy to handle and Luke's really helped make our event a success!

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

I cannot say enough about this catering service. Absolutely fabulous food, outstanding service and very reasonably priced. The staff was friendly and on top of everything. I would HIGHLY recommend Knife and Pepper for any event small or large. I know we at United Launch Alliance would use their catering service again.

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Xim catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allen M.
Verified review

Had a mixed business and personal wine and cheese party at my new home. Xim catering came in and made a beautiful spread. I asked for elegant and impressive and my guests got way more.

3 Chicks Kitchen
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica A.
Verified review

enjoyed the food and the services

  • 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!

True Taste
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
Verified review

True Taste was amazing! Excellent and friendly customer service, catered to our needs, and the food was delicious! Will definitely use for future events and recommend to friends!

Chef Bella B
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Canzetta C.
Verified review

Chef Bella is absolutely awesome! Punctual, friendly She not only caters the food but you as well. Food is always Fantastic! Choose her for any occasion. You won’t be disappointed. I can say she is one the most ambitious and humble professionals I have worked with in a long while.

Lisa Packard
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Trisha H.
Verified review

Wow! How did we ever find such a spectacular lady?! Actually, our journey to finding Lisa was a little unusual. We knew we would be traveling and really wanted someone to come check on our sweet cat, Newton. I normally work from home so he is used to having someone around all the time. I wasn’t willing to leave for so long without knowing he had a friend to care for him. We asked around a lot, but nobody had a sitter they would actually recommend - yikes! I started looking on google, but all the bigger companies seemed to really only care about dogs. Finally I downloaded Thumbtack, entered my location and my needs and was matched with quite a few well reviewed sitters. When I actually reached out to them though, none of them were willing to come to Boulder. This was confusing to me since I had entered my location but I was SO happy when we got in touch with Lisa. I told her my issue she assured me she lived and worked in Boulder so coming to visit Newton was no problem. She was so accommodating with our busy schedules. After talking with her about history and background (which I recommend because she is such a sweet and funny lady!) I knew she was a perfect match. Then Newton came downstairs and warmed up to her IMMEDIATELY! I have never seen anything like it for a cat who is so easily spooked! Lisa actually volunteered to take care of our mail and plants too - we didn’t have to ask! Right before we left we received a noticed from the community stating that all cars had to be moved for 2 days while the surface streets were repaved! I didn’t hesitate for a second to reach out to Lisa. She said “no problem - just leave the keys and let me know where the car is parked and I would be happy to move it for you.” These might all seem like little things, but we really felt like Lisa was not only our pet sitter coming to feed the cat. We felt like she was taking care of our whole family! We got pictures and updates on Lisa & Newton’s visit daily via email. She took the time to get to know him and went out on the patio with him (he is not allowed out unsupervised). Lisa even sent us a sweet “welcome home” text when she knew we would be back in the country and left a lovely note on our kitchen table for us. I can’t tell you how fortunate we are to have found Lisa. I am not usually able to let go when someone says “don’t worry”, but with Lisa I really felt like I had nothing to worry about. We feel very lucky to have someone that feels like a family friend in Boulder.

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
Johnny M.
Verified review

We booked Buns And Thighs for our wedding! Our guest loved the food and service. Nikki and her team did Amazing. Thanks again

Blue Mountain Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lori H.
Verified review

Blue Mountain Kitchen catered my daughter's wedding on July 31, 2015 in Lafayette, CO. They were so helpful creating a menu that fit the style of the event. The food was superb! They are extremely professional and reliable. I have also ordered food that I picked up and took home for other family events. The food is always so delicious! I highly recommend them! You won't have to worry about a thing!

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!

  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
Verified review

The entire team at A Spice of Life was amazing. From the menu planning to the event staff - it made our party planning seemless and the evening itself better than I could’ve imagined. Jen, Jordan and John were professional and their service was perfect - they literally took care of everything so we could just enjoy our party. Our guests couldn’t stop raving about how good the food was (not only in taste but in the beautiful presentation) and John’s excellent drinks from the bar. I would highly recommend A Spice of Life for your next event - I know we will be using them again for ours!

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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