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Bristol Home Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bonnie K.
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I have used the catering services of Juste Hors D'Oeuvres many times for both business and personal events. Obviously, I have never been disappointed. Not only is the food wonderful, the servers are professional as well as well groomed and refined. I recommend this company often and have never gotten negative feedback.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bhinesh P.
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Initially contacted Rich to do the bartending at my 50th birthday party. After discussing my catering plans with Rich, he proposed that he stays in the kitchen and coordinates the food while he brings in additional people to help with the bar and serving the food. I am very happy with Rich in the way he managed the kitchen and the servers. In summary I would say Rich personally did an excellent job and would have no hesitation in recommending him. Rich and his crew cleaned up everything after the party. We only had a minimum amount to do the next day.

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Festive Food Caterers
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meghan C.
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Festive Food Caterers (Michael) and his team went above and beyond for our party ! This was a graduation party with lots of adults and tons and tons of teenage kids until late at night! Michael and his staff were overly attentive To every need of every guest! The food was phenomenal ! If you were looking for a caterer to help take the worry off your shoulders this is the caterer you want to speak with everything I needed he did .... I was extremely nervous of not having everything perfect and enough food . Everything was done handmade, beautifully displayed, and everyone was so complementary over every aspect of my party! There was so much food in so much variety we had enough food for 2 days! Please take a moment to speak with Michael if you need any catering services you will relax enjoy your party and be completely impressed with everything he has to offer and everything that Michael and his staff do to make the day incredibly stress-free and enjoyable . He will be our forever go to caterer for any party we have again in the future!

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Cameron Culinary Concepts
from 38 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
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Overall, it was one of the best catered events I've ever attended and, trust me, there have been many events over the years between graduations, showers, weddings, special birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Right from our first interaction, Cameron made me feel that the success of our event was important to him!! That made all the difference. They were patient with my many questions, professional, honest, personable, and they offered excellent advice. The food, presentation, and service were all superb! I received numerous compliments on the quality of the food, the generous portions and multiple questions regarding the identity of the caterer!! I highly recommend Cameron Culinary Concepts for first rate catering services! I look forward to working with them again. Thank you again, Cameron, and best wishes to both you and your wife.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesslynn Y.
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Platter Matters Catering & Staffing is amazing! I hired a bartender Mike through them for a house party, and he arrived early for preparation which was great. My guests really loved Mike as he makes great drinks and talkative. I highly recommend them to everyone. Thanks again! :)

Chef of All Seasons
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy F.
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Mitch gave a small group of best friends a cooking lesson. Though some of us have strong cooking skills, he tailored his instruction to each of us individually. For example, he complimented the more experienced on knife skills and spent time gently guiding the inexperienced. We all felt that we learned a great deal from his instruction as well as enjoyed a delicious home cooked meal that we all contributed to. He is a wealth of information, and spent a relaxing afternoon sharing tidbits that we all enjoyed. Highly recommend him for a cooking lesson and catering. Thanks Mitch for a great afternoon!

Victoria's Event Planner
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Yajaira O.
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I would like to thank victoria for her services. .she did an excellent job..and she is also an amazing person and great to work with wedding was a success.!!! Thank u! Would hire again

Chef Gerard
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ivonne L.
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Gerry provided personal chef services for my family and friends who were staying at my home for a week; he provided breakfast and dinner for 10-12 people. I was really impressed from the beginning for his level of professionalism, punctuality, and the high quality of the meals he provided for us.You can tell he really loves what he does. Everyone was delighted and I am sure we will be asking him to help us again in the very near future. I highly recommend him.

  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin D.
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Kylene was awesome. Food was fantastic, presentation was great and I will use her services again. Was very accommodating and helpful with the menu. You would be crazy not to issue her services.

Susan Kane Catering, Inc.
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Pam Garin
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This is my first time using Susan Kane and her catering services. We used her to help us with a Broker event for Colliers International. We couldn't have asked for anything better! Susan and her team made our event such a memorable one and the food was beyond AMAZING! If you want perfection, Susan is the way to go! Thank you Susan! We will most definitely be using you again!

Seaflour Foods, LLC
from 13 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
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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.

Good Food Catering Co.
from 4 reviews
    Maureen P.
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    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!

    Kahn's Catering
    from 2 reviews
      Debra L.
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      Never disappoints! Prompt, delicious, awesome!

      Cabrera’s Catering
      from 1 review
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack

      My mom and I started our own catering company, we’ve done all types of events. We strive to offer affordable catering for every occasion.


      Our chefs drive our refrigerated trucks to the Boston Fish Pier, allowing us to provide our patrons with the freshest and most high-quality ingredients available. Whether you'd like to dine in with us in our dining room, bar, patio, banquet room, or demonstration kitchen, order takeout, or have us cater your event with a classic New England style clambake, we are here to serve you. Plus, we ship any size lobster anywhere! We've been fresh for over 30 years, and we look forward to 30 more! We stay fresh, period.


      I am a chef and I have catered to plenty of events. I enjoy cooking various cuisines. My customers enjoy the presentation as well as the flavors of the delectable pallet. I really like to use fresh and wholesome ingredients. Food is an art and people eat with their eyes.


      We offer full-range catering from simple pans of food picked up at our location to picnics, parties, corporate events, or weddings catered to your location.


      We can serve BBQ and American food with some Portuguese. We provide full-service catering, from planning to serving. We do it all. Look us up on Facebook.


      Part of the acclaimed Restaurant Associates family, CxRA is a custom caterer devoted to creating extraordinary events. Fresh, local ingredients and years of fine-tuned culinary expertise are just the start. Where do we go from there? Wherever you like. Mission Statement With expertise comes the awareness of what works and what doesn't. Our chefs, planners, and service team have years of experience learning and innovating. Today, we're dedicated not only to the technical standards you'd expect -- craft, precision, presentation -- but also to a sense of warmth and welcome that can't be measured.


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

      • 8 years in business

      Mexico Gourmet "Culinary Artisans" is a company designed to meet the demand for top-quality food meticulously prepared with fresh ingredients and containing high, nutritional value. It is our pleasure to bring to your table exquisite traditional Mexican dishes with a creative flair that no other caterers offer. Our tradition stems from the family recipes perfected over generations that we now proudly serve to you, your family, and friends. We cater any kind of events, bringing the best of our dishes to delight gatherings of all sizes, guaranteeing that every single one of our customers enjoy the scrumptious taste of our authentic and traditional food. The truth is, our meals are so delicious that you'd be more than happy to let us cater your next party. We love what we do; we make it better everyday to create exceptional experiences for our clients and their guests. We strive to deliver top-quality service and creativity on every level with consistent professionalism, from top-high quality food to unique concepts. Our goal is to complement and exceed the vision of our clients.

      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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