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Bristol Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria F.
Verified review

HJD catered my husband's 80th Birthday celebration. The appetizers were amazing and the dinner delicious. The food was abundant and I was grateful for the great clean up. Great Party!! A special thanks for showing up on the first snow storm of the year!!

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deb M.
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If you are seeking a true PROFESSIONAL for your event, do not hesitate to hire Rich! 5 stars all the way for this awesome bartender! I hired Rich Stein for my wedding at the Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. Approximately 100 guests and he handled them all with ease, demonstrating the professional he truly is! Totally focused, kept on top of everything! Prior to the event, he was very helpful in assisting me with liquor decisions, among other issues specific to this venue, and answered questions promptly and completely. I had certain liquors set aside for a few certain people, and that went smoothly. I felt totally stress-free knowing he was in charge of everything at the bar. I would not hesitate to hire Rich again, next time, perhaps a catering gig because I hear he is a great chef, as well! Thanks, Rich!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah T.
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I can't even begin to express how much Platter Matters Catering was the logistical backbone of our corporate event. They are definitely NOT just another vendor but a partner and consultant to plan and execute your perfect event. They were willing to make special substitutions to fit our preferences and even shared some fun creative ideas for us. The food was simply delicious; it tasted as if made with love and pride. Our guests appreciated the attention to any serious food allergies. All staff was amazing, and Ivett (owner) was a fantastic resource and helped immensely with the planning process, logistics, and answered my questions at all hours of the day. I highly recommend them for any event! Deborah

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The First Bite Catering, LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori F.
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We were so happy to have chosen Chef Anne to cater our Mom's 90th Birthday Party. From my first conversation with her to follow up email she was helpful professional and provided first rate service. Chef Anne made recommendations as well as guided me thru selecting Glueten Free etc type dietary concerns. I felt like Ive known her for years as she is so easy to work with, now I have a friend in the catering business. We had many positive comments how delicious everything was and I would recommend her and will be happy to call her again.

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sam T.
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Hired Cultivated Tastes (Gerry & Kendall Herrfurth) twice, once for our son's baby shower and once for his baptism. They were absolutely outstanding. Service was professional, on time and all around top notch. They catered both stationary and passed hordourves, in our home, along with creative and very tasty speciality drinks. Communication before each event was also fantastic. Of course, the food was out-of-this world amazing. All of the guests commented on what wonderful events we've had at our home - due in no small part to Gerry and Kendall. I would and will hire them again.

Seaflour Foods, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
Verified review

Susan and her staff are so easy to work with. I have worked withher for years and have never been disappointed. From drop off service to full catering; I highly recommend.

Angelo's Market & Catering
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Corey C.
Verified review

What a great job by Joe and his catering team at Angelo's Market & catering. The food was out of this world and the presentation was as if I was on a Iron Chef episode. It could not have gone any better and I definitely am going to be using Joe again. Thanks again. Robert S.

D.Myles Chef&Catering
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tara A.
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We hired Dexter to cook a nice breakfast/brunch for my parents in law. He was very professional, his food got rave reviews and they loved the experience! Highly recommended. Thank you, Dexter!!

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lola N.
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My name is Ms. Lola Nathan, a recently retired Public School Administrator. It gives me great pleasure to write this review for Gwen Robinson. I've known Gwen for over 30 years and our best times have been spent singing and cooking. She specializes in vegetarian, vegan, cooked, and raw foods. We have spent many hours preparing dishes like vegan potato salad, whole wheat dinner rolls, vegetarian meat loaf, roasted veggies, vegan eggplant parmigiana, raw seasoned kale, baked sweet potatoes, vegan burgers, all types of potatoes, every kind of vegetable, fruit, cake, apple crisp and so much more. Our latest collaboration was vegan lentil loaf in which we added organic shredded carrots, organic chopped celery, organic chopped onions, ground flax seed, nutritional yeast, liquid smoke and some seasonings to our organic lentils. It was so delicious that the guests I invited for dinner wanted to take slices of the lentil loaf home for the next day. Juicing is an integral part of our health practices. One of our most healthful combinations is kale, spinach, celery, carrots, and a touch of ginger, all organic! We know it's best to juice our vegetables and eat our fruit. Juiced veggies go straight to our cells giving strength and vitality to our whole body. Fruit we eat raw because this way cleanse our digestive system. Gwen prepares excellent fruit platters! Gwen is busy but she makes time for people like me who care about their health and want great tasting food. It doesn't take us long to do anything. I get all the ingredients, she does the preparing with me. Sometimes I just have her prepare meals for me for special occasions! She gets rave reviews, is easy to work with and is patient with all whom she is instructing. Gwen has taught many of my associates and friends how to make different tasty entrées and treats. She has no problem sharing recipes and keeps some with her. Young and old alike love whatever she prepares. She makes her own dough, from scratch, for fried dough & pizzas! Wonderful!! She is one of the best vegetarian Chef's I know. Always rave reviews! Always!! We know her as Ms. G, the personal vegan chef. Truly, Ms. Lola Nathan

Good Food Catering Co.
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Maureen P.
    Verified review

    I hired Good Food Catering for a shower in my home for approximately 25 people. I was offered a variety of appetizers and dinner items to choose from. The food was timely delivered, set up, served and cleared without interrupting the shower whatsoever. Most of all, the food was delicious! My guests really enjoyed the variety and there was plenty of food for seconds which many took advantage of. I was able to enjoy the shower and not worry about the food, serving or clean up!

    • 28 years in business
    Jill C.
    Verified review

    Food was delicious and delivered on time. Chris was very professional and friendly. Best catering in town

    Daily Bread Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Marjorie V.
    Verified review

    The food was excellent with a variety of sandwiches, fresh crisp salads, home made soup and mouth watering dessert.

    About

    We offer BBQ catering, e.g., brisket, pork, chicken, and vegetables. Commercial smoker and grills will cook for you on-site. Drop-off service is also provided, ServSafe approved.

    • 2 years in business
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    I do my best for my clients. I let them feel good whenever I DJ or cater for them. I give 100% in whatever I am doing, and have the best price you cannot turn down.

    About

    We serve American and Latin food. Serving you is our pleasure. Come and visit us; you will love it.

    About

    We specialize in parties, weddings, personal and business. We are temporarily having transportation issues. We ask if customers can please help get the word around that we're back at it.

    About

    I am the regional catering manager in northwestern Connecticut who is happy to assist you in customizing the perfect menu for your meetings, sales calls, social gatherings, or any other occasion, large or small.

    About

    Sweet Relief Catering is ready to serve you if you are looking for a caterer in Connecticut to help make your party spectacular or simply looking for a mouthwatering menu to fit the flavor of your event. Let the good times roll with our delicious culinary delights. Sweet Relief Catering has earned a distinctive reputation for providing food made fresh daily from locally-grown produce. We can provide exceptional food with an extensive selection of menu choices and personal meal planning, plus all the extras you will need for your event! We provide a wide variety of food and choices for your wedding and can custom tailor our services to fit your budget. We are a Connecticut full-service party food caterer. We offer delicious catered food, full bar service, courteous staff and equipment rentals from china to tents. We service wedding receptions, commitment ceremonies, BBQ tailgate, rental banquet halls and corporate catering.

    About

    I serve buffet-style food on short notice for 15-100 people. I have a passion for quality and live to serve.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    We specialize in coastal sea, American cuisine, Italian cuisine and a la carte. Studying under veteran chefs from here and abroad, we provide a choice selection of fresh ingredients to complement our love for food.

    About

    We offer a superior catering service. We are serving many different menus with many different meals. We are willing to work with any price points.

    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 for a Buffet Event on June 30, 2013

    Niantic, CT

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - casual
    • Number of guests
    • Details
      It's a event after s memorial service

    Need a Caterer on June 22

    Johnston, RI

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - casual, Italian
    • Number of guests
      40-60
    • Details
      We are having this party at knights of Columbus in no. Prov and are not happy with the in house caterer. You will have to show a r.i. caterer license and federal food safty cert. Thank you

    Need Catering Services

    Tiverton, RI

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      BBQ, Italian, Other (seafood)
    • Number of guests
      10-25
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers
    • Details
      on location catering for out door party with BBQ and lobster/seafood
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