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Danbury Bar 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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Angel Waitress Service
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina V.
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I used Angel Waitress Service for my son’s HS Grad party on the Saturday that just passed. Coming from a long line of “managers” in fields such as hospitality & hotel management, catering, and healthcare, I have to say that not only do I not have any complaints, but I’m so happy to have used this company. Putting everything together was overwhelming and I would not have been able to pull it off without the ladies being present. Kristen, Sharon, and Nancy jumped right in, helped out where they saw the need, and did it all while remaining completely professional. To have been a backyard bbq party, everyone had a great time and were so impressed with how everything turned out! I received several compliments about these ladies from our guests which says alot. Even based on personalities alone, they all get an A+ in my book and are welcome at my home anytime. I am definitely going to be utilizing them for more events to come! Thank you Kristen, Sharon & Nancy 💗

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane M.
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This is a first class professional catering service. You really do get what you pay for: not only was the food delicious, but Lauren and her team were superb: very sweet, but also very efficient, paying attention to every detail, and giving us precious advice when needed. Our bartender (whom we had hired separetly because we had a previous relationship with him) failed to show up and Lauren immediately and seamlessly fixed that glitch by re-organizing her staff and deploying 2 of them to tend bar. Every aspect of the service was very good. We cannot recommend them enough and will use them again. Thank you Lauren, Tony, John and all the others.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandy J.
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Terrific party coverage! I was extremely impressed with the services provided by Rich and his staff. Rich handled all aspects of both Food and Bartending services. The meal included both Meat and Vegetarian options which flowed effortlessly throughout the evening. Rich kept the party running flawlessly. I would not hesitate to recommend Rich to cater your event!

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  • 68 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eva B.
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Dear Luisa, Just wanted to let you know that the Shower was a huge success. I received many compliments on the food choice and everything was delicious. Your staff was absolutely wonderful, they went up and beyond to make this event run smoothly. I love Francesca she did an amazing job. I would definitely refer your catering service to everyone I know and would definitely use you for all other events in the future.

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Bottoms Up Bartending LLC
4.7
from 69 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steph Steve H.
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Omg!!!! Okay let me start off by saying I had 1 month to plan my wedding. I was terrified I wouldn't find the bar service that I needed in such a short time...well I was absolutely wrong. I contacted Bottoms Up Bartenders and he gave me a out of this world great price for two bartenders, everyone showed up on time and the girls did a FABULOUS job. I have already recommended them to a client for my caterer. I will definitely be using them again for any future events that I have! Thank you Bottoms up for making my wedding day extra special!!!!!

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane H.
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We were extremely happy with the catering services that Manjar provided for a small cocktail party to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. Adolfo and his team were professional and attentive and went above and beyond to make the occasion special. The passed appetizers were delicious and presented beautifully. We can't thank Adolfo enough for his attention to detail and his personalized service that allowed us to enjoy the party and not have to worry about anything.

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
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!

  • 6 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Ruoyao C.
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We cannot say enough good things about SGS catering, especially Chef Grant. We had about 80 guests and a limited budget. But he was very accommodating in working with us. Great communications all the way till the day of our event. We also had some guests bring in food as a partial potluck. The chefs were really helpful and quick in organizing everything. We also had a vegetarian guest who inquired about vegetarian options before dinner was served. When dinner was ready an hour later, the server found her in the crowd and served her a vegetarian plate (we had a buffet style). I also made a two tiered cake myself for the event as I like to bake. As I was getting ready to assemble a tiered cake for the first time, Chef Grant pulled out his great decoration skills and made my cake look beautiful! We cannot say enough thank you for all the great help! Last but not the least, the food was amazing! The guests were all talking about how much they liked it. We are very happy there was leftovers so we can keep enjoying the food for days. We would definitely go back to them again if we ever need catering for any other events. Thank you again SGS Catering for everything!

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
June B.
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f despite that it was thanksiving day, and she had her own family, Chef Aless catered my family's special day with superb attention to both the food, which was beyond delicious and plentiful, and presentation. She arrived early with a trolley full of delectable hors d'oeuvres, the best turkey ever baked, and containers full of great accompanying veggies. This was the first time I have ever needed outside catering, but the experience of having Chef Aless was so seamless, and the food was so perfect, that even if I have to invent an occasion,which I will, I know she could handle it with a touch of that marvelous French charm and expertise, and very little interference from me! I'm a cook,specifically a baker. but Chef Aless is a master, and everything was delivered expeditiously and promptly. And with heart... A truly wonderful experience. Thank you so much Alessandra. JuneBarsalona

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Joe The Bartender
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles L.
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Joe is a true professional. We hired him for an art gallery opening night event based on his stellar reviews. He arrived very early, set up a beautiful bar, and was on top of his game in everything we needed--from serving drinks to keeping an eye out and giving us suggestions. He is lovely, charismatic, and does incredible work. If you need any kind of bartending service, there simply is no other option.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pranav G.
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Jessica and Kelly, both did a very good job at my sister-in-laws baby shower a few days ago. They were very easy to work with, and very committed to their jobs. They were excellent behind the bar, serving food, as well as the clean-up. Also, they were very pleasant, which makes it even more fun to have them around. I would recommend them for your party/ event. - pranav gupta.

  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Willie C.
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I hardly ever provide reviews but after our experience on Sunday, I felt compelled to provide feedback for the 'White Wolf' and his catering services. We contracted Gordon for a 4th of July weekend clam bake in our private home for 15 guests and it quickly became the centerpiece of the weekend. With regard to preparation and professionalism, Gordon scouted the location on the previous day, arrived early, and even used local seawater and kelp from the backyard to cook the lobsters! Their friendly and attentive service continued through the day. Although we were contracted from noon to 4p, the entire day went from 11a to 7:30p. We never felt rushed and his warm attitude and informative presentation allowed us to enjoy the day and feel tucked in. The very best part, aside from feeling as though we made friends during the day, was the food!! Everything was fresh and absolutely delicious. Local produce and lobsters from main may have been the highlight, but they certainly weren't everything! Gordon cooked the best meal many of us have had in a while - and this is from a tough to impressive group of New Yorkers! While he took off, everyone raved about the day and our experience. Our guests requested his business card and hope he's not booked for our nex celebration. Never hesitate to use Gordon for any meal or to celebrate a special occasion - they exceeded expectations and provided a day we'll remember for a long time!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
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I hired platter matters catering & staffing to be the bartender for my 40th birthday. The person who came was awesome. She was early set up everything to look amazing. Everyone commented on what a great bartender she was. Thank you again would totally hire you guys for another party.

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Chef Stef
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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Great experience, excellent food, we'll reach out to him again for sure next time we are catering a perty!

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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
Lisa B.
Verified review

Anne did an outstanding job of putting together "An Evening in Italia" for my husband's 50th birthday party! Everyone raved about the food and wine pairings. Anne was so pleasant and professional from our first communication to the drop off on the day of the event. She is a pleasure to work with an a very talented chef! I will gladly recommend her to friends and family looking for catering services in the future.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anita K.
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We were happy that Jazelle bartended for our daughter wedding shower. She came on time and did a phenomenal job. We appreciate her help and hope that if we should ever have the need for bartender services again we will definitely call for her . I would also recommend her to anyone I know. - The Khan Family

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ivonne L.
Verified review

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.

Vivo Osteria Restaurant
4.5
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Leonardo G.
Verified review

I called Emanuel Catering To assist the best day of my life... My wedding!! They were very professional, three different delicious options for my guests, entries, a wonderful Italian cake, really nice and kind waitresses... Definitely, Emanuel Catering was a really good asset on my wedding...

Bartending by Sonja
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana R.
Verified review

Working with Sonja is a wonderful experience. She is very optimist and a problem solver. She is always able to adapt to any occurring event. She is very friendly and always has a smile in her face. She always provides fantastic bartending services. She is not only professional and responsive but extremely helpful in planning on how much alcohol to buy, designing a signature drink, and working with the supplies that are provided. Absolutely great service, I would definitely recommend!!

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Studio Event Staffing
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We used Studio Event Staffing for a birthday party at our apartment building's private party space and would recommend them to everyone. Very helpful and responsive and our bartender was great!

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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