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  • 9 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott P.
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My fiance and I hired Juste Hors D'Oeuvres and Much More, LLC for our intimate wedding of 100 guest and could not have been happier with our decision! Marylyn and Neal were such a pleasure to work with throughout every step of our wedding planning process. Our guests raved about the food (from appetizers to entrees) and couldn't get enough of it! Both Marylyn and Neal went above and beyond our expectations, providing us with quotes and contact information for lighting, equipment rentals, alcohol and even ice! Our guests gave us an abundance of compliments of the entire Juste Hors D'Oeuvres staff that worked our reception. What we were most impressed by was Marylyn's ability to provide exactly what we wanted while keeping within our price range. Overall, the folks at Juste Hors D'Oeuvres helped make our wedding as perfect as we could've hoped! We both recommend hiring them for your catering needs, and we look forward to working with Marylyn and Neal again in the future. Thanks again guys!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jake J.
Verified review

Lauren and her staff were phenomenal. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I received several comments about how delicious the food was and how pleasant the staff was. Lauren was extremely helpful with the planning and preparation. I even bounced some non-catering party-planning questions off her and she was very willing to share her expertise and make great suggestions.

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 87 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.

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stanley B.
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The service was great, the food was delicious. Very friendly staff and great customer service. I highly recommend Global chefz catering to everyone.

Top Pro
  • 68 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberto M.
Verified review

I placed a catering order for my Conference Championship Football party this year through DeCicco's and could not be happier. I met with their event planner, Francesca, who I found to be very responsive, attentive and professional. Francesca noted any concerns I had, was quick to quote me a price for the event, and I couldn't find one complaint once the order was fulfilled. She truly is a credit to this organization, and I will definitely be ordering from them again!

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen L.
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Adolfo and his team were FANTASTIC! The food was plentiful, beautifully executed and delicious. I highly recommend and will definitely be using him for our next soirée.

Natwerks Catering and Events
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly B.
Verified review

I hired Nate for my sisters wedding in Brooklyn NY and it was the best decision I made! I am so happy with the food and the service! I was a bit skeptic at first because of the lack of reviews but the food and the service was phenomenal! I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for catering or staffing needs

  • 22 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Demi G.
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Laura and her staff were absolutely incredible. We had a vegetarian birthday party at my house and Laura handled all our requests. Everything that was prepared was creative and delicious. The staff were super helpful cheerful and professional. You can tell that they really enjoy their work and it comes through in all wonderfully prepared dishes. Thank you sunflowers catering for making our affair a truly special event!

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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

  • 6 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Len C.
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He was top notch. Prepared and served a tasty birthday dinner in honor of my wife's birthday. All 4 of us, my wife, I and our son and daughter-in-law were very pleased and enjoyed tremendously the dinner. Highly recommend S.G. S. Catering and would use him again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 66 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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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenn L.
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Chef David provided our family with a memorable Thanksgiving meal that was carefully crafted and perfectly executed. 20 guests, a mix of adults and children, enjoyed classic dishes like turkey and mashed potatoes as well as unique tastes like crab crake. Enough gushing from me... here are the 3 most important things I want future clients to know: 1) Chef David is a supreme professional - Super responsive up to the minute of delivery (and even after the meal), provided high quality product and was a general pleasure to work with. 2) Delicious down to the smallest detail - Not only were the apps, entrees and sides packed with deep flavor but the cranberry sauce and salad dressing received several compliments too. The crab cake was a standout but the entire meal was excellent. 3) Wash, Rinse, Repeat - We viewed catering Thanksgiving as a high stakes gamble. Chef David outperformed on all aspects and we plan to use his expertise again in the future.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wilmary R.
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Jody was amazing!! She took great care of my guest as well as myself! I would definitely love to work with her again... Thank you Bernadett you guys are amazing!😊

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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!

FATBOYSBBQBUS
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Greg H.
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I want to thank you Fred for the wonderful catering job you did for my companies event. The food was outstanding, your staff attentive to all our needs and then some right down to the cleanup. Thanks again and I'm glad to recommend. Greg H.

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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
Wendy Corsi S.
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My pal and I hired Kendall and Gerry to cater our husbands' joint 50th birthday party in Bedford in 2008, to rave reviews from guests. They've since catered two graduation parties for me and another 50th for a friend. Such wonderful attention to detail, from designing signature cocktails to selecting a personalized menu with the freshest locally sourced food. They make sure that not only the guest of honor and guests had a good time, but the hosts as well. Most impressive to me--Kendall joined her staff in surprising our son at his ballgame themed graduation party wearing Yankees tees and caps--despite being Red Sox fans themselves. :-) Every event they've catered has been lovely from start to finish. I cannot recommend highly enough!

Vivo Osteria Restaurant
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 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...

Rob's Kitchen Caravan
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Harold G.
Verified review

Rob catered a family event. Each course was professionally prepared and served, and simply delicious. Some of the best salmon and homemade pasta I've had. I would highly recommend Rob's Kitchen Caravan for all your catering needs, from weddings to holiday or birthday parties, or what ever the special occasion might be.

D.Myles Chef&Catering
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tara A.
Verified review

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!!

Plates
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Magdalena G.
Verified review

Chef Matt catered my dinner party and it was absolutely fabulous. I host dinner parties often and Chef Matt exceeded my expectation! I was mostly impressed by the quality of the dishes -- some of the best BBQ I've ever had. I would highly recommend Chef Matt and I will be sure to call him for my next event. Thank you Chef Matt for an exceptional dinner.

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 a Caterer for a Graduation Party

Coventry, RI

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    Graduation Party Backyard pool party
  • $650
    Average price

Need a Caterer for June 08, 2013

Slingerlands, NY

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, American - formal, Italian
  • Number of guests

Need a Caterer for Sweet Sixteen Party

Schenectady, NY

  • Event type
    Buffet dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Proctors Theatre/Schenectady Sweet 16 party
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