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  • 9 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
ANUJ G.
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Marylyn and are her team did a great job. She did the job on 2 days notice and didn't miss a beat. I would definitely use her services again in the future.

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 89 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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Cameron Culinary Concepts
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maureen M.
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They catered our son's graduation party. The food was delicious and the attention to detail was exceptional. We loved Cameron's carved carrot birds! They personally served the desserts to all our guests and cleared used plates from the tables and also made sure our home was spotless when then left. We look forward to Cameron and Christine catering our younger son's graduation party in two years.

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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.

Seaflour Foods, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 22 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.

  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dan Q.
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First class ownership. The food is always excellent, as well as the service. They also do a fantastic job with their catering. Very highly recommended.

Angelo's Market & Catering
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Salvatore A.
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Angelos market is a true Gem . They catered my dad's Retirement party what a hit everyone at the party raved about how good evening was and still today they are raving how they loved everything. How they made my dads retirement party so perfect.

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!!

  • 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

Sweet Relief Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Scott R.
Verified review

We hired Sweet Relief Catering to cater our wedding and everything was fantastic! They walked us through the entire process, answered any and MANY questions we had and offered some great suggestions as well. The food was amazing and everyone in attendance had plenty to eat. The service staff was awesome, super friendly, and made sure all of our guests were taken care of.. I would highly recommend hiring Sweet Relief for all of your catering needs!!

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

    • 33 years in business
    Katharine A.
    Verified review

    Laurie and her husband catered our wedding in the hills of Ashfield, MA. They were absolutely outstanding! The food was delicious, they were so patient with us while arranging everything, and made planning very easy and hassle-free. They even accommodated us to allow for an ice cream sundae bar on site. They are very organized and helped ease our minds about forgetting anything. Their staff was very friendly and ensured everyone was happy with the amount of food they had, as well as ensuring everything tasted good. I cannot say enough nice things about this company. They really made our special day perfect. Our guests have not stopped raving about the food since. Laurie was so involved that she almost felt like a day of organizer, she is so helpful and amazing. Thank you so much to Laurie and her team for being such an incredible catering service!

    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

    At Shujambakes, we do catering for all events. We do an elegant gourmet buffet or family style. We come to your parties and receptions at your place. We make your party planning a breeze. You relax and enjoy your party, and we do the work. We have a passion for preparing delicious and sophisticated American cuisine with fresh and quality ingredients.

    About

    Every menu is designed specially for the client. I can tweak any recipe to accommodate their needs.

    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.

    • 21 years in business
    About

    I take pride in what I do 100%. Dedicated to all my work. Reliable 100%. With the passion for creating meals with the ingredients and flavors that will touch your heart together with the passion to impress every client we serve, we are rewarded with repeat business and referrals time after time.

    About

    We are a full-service regional american restaurant specializing in sourcing locally produced meats and other products. We offer dinner, private parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners and off premise catering.

    About

    We are a full-service catering company. Southern Crumbs is rooted in three key values: Southern hospitality, Southern charm and comfort food. Southern Crumbs embodies warmth, elegance and a feeling of "home."

    • 31 years in business
    About

    We Take great pride in accommodating our customers on all levels of expertise in any event we are to put together. We use the best of products to what the customer is looking for . We love to use color in everything thing we make to make things pop.

    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.

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    Need Catering Services

    Branford, CT

    • Event type
      Buffet dinner party
    • Cuisine type
      Formal American
    • Number of people
      50-100
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), No additional service
    • Details
      I am on a tight budget I would love to have a cater for my wedding instead of me cooking.

    Need a Buffet Caterer

    Pawtucket, RI

    • Event type
      Buffet catered event
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American, Italian, BBQ, I'm not sure yet
    • Number of people
      50-100
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
    • Details
      I'm looking into getting married at slater mills in pawtucket and trying to find a good but relitively low in price caterer for a buffet style dinner for less then 100 people. We don't NEED servers if we do not have to have them as it will be buffet style. I also would need alcohol not sure how to go about that just yet. No set date yet we are looking for a Sunday hopefully in August of 2014 dinner would likely be around 6 or 7 in the evening
    • $18
      Average price

    Need a Caterer for Buffet Catered Event on May 26th , 2013

    West New York, NJ

    • Event type
      Buffet catered event
    • Cuisine type
      Italian, I'm not sure yet
    • Number of people
      25-50
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
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