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Hartford Christmas Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate M.
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Hello Marylyn! I cannot thank you enough for the time and effort you put into our delicious Christmas dinner. I can only imagine how much time it takes to do all of that, it was greatly appreciated. I literally probably would’ve cried if I had to do it alone thank you so much! I will definitely be contacting you in the future for our next large event. You guys were amazing and made everything so easy and enjoyable for us. We all felt so badly you took Christmas Day to work. Just know it was appreciated more than words can describe. And the food was delicious! Everyone loved the food! Thank you so much! Best, Kate and David

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  • 22 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean G.
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Hired Rich over the 4 other bartenders based on positive reviews and wasn't disappointed. He handled our company Christmas party with ease, socializing with guests from young to old and felt like an old friend. I will hire him again. Sean

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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
Richard M.
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Wow Anne and team did an amazing job for a hosted private party absolutely seamless and fabulous food severed perfectly for a sit down dinner . From planning to the attendees rave reviews took almost none of our time allowing us to really enjoy the time with our friends !

Seaflour Foods, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Faye M.
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Susan was fantastic from the start! She provided a great menu and a quote within my budget. I am a meeting planner and I work with caterers twice a year, all over the US. Few have offered to stay on site during meal service and that was a very special perk that Seaflour offers. I love the personal touch, and the attention to detail. I would work with her again anytime and wish I could clone her for other meeting locations!

  • 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
Corey C.
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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
Diane B.
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Had an awesome dinner party on New Years Eve thanks to Dexter. Will highly recommend and use in the future! Food and service were great. It was a nice evening.

  • 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

    An EP Experience
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Cynthia J.
    Verified review

    Anepexperience catered my daughters’ graduation luau and made it a truly exquisite experience. The Hawaiian themed foods and appetizers were phenomenal. The presentation was so aesthetically pleasing that our guests were in awe. Chef Oneil and staff were very professional, knowledgeable, curteous and an absolute pleasure to deal with. I look forward to working with Anepexperience on every event I host in the future. They did such an amazing job. I couldn't have hired a better company. My girls are still thankful for how well the event turned out. I couldn't have done it without the help of Anexperience. Highly recommended.

    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

    I am trained in culinary with years of experience. I worked for the Disney Corporation at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa as the chef de cuisine. I am comfortable with cooking any style of food, from French to Italian, Asian and regional American. I opened my business to bring my customers memorable culinary experiences that they will remember long after the meal is gone.

    About

    My name is Daniel Geraghty, chef and owner of Geraghty's Catering. I am a full-service caterer and personal chef. I am a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Our customer service and from-scratch cooking, separates us from our competitors. We use organic, all-natural foods, and farmer's markets as much as possible. Because we cook from scratch, we are able to customize menus for catering events as well as personal chef clients. Many of our personal chef clients have the need for specific diets that are confusing for the home cook to create. That is where we shine. I create beautiful, tasty, and healthy meals for diabetes, fibromyalgia, celiac, some forms of cancer, and for clients going through lengthy cleanses.

    About

    We provide off-premise catering and catering rentals. Oolee Cafe will plan the menu, supply plates, glasses, flatware, tables, chairs, etc.

    About

    Prepare and serve 5 Star Meals in Your Home, or teach you how do everything from Nutritious simple quick casual to elaborate deliciousness. Showing all levels of Adults and children the thrill of eating what you cook. Wine Tastings, Food and wine pairings. Experienced Executive Chef, graduate of Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park. Member Court of Master Sommelier.

    About

    My service is a unique soul food catering business. We also provide themed catering ex Birthday Parties, Weddings .Unlike other restaurants we want you to feel like part of the Demita Jo Family Catering Our goal is to create great food and make you feel like you've sat right at home with a loving warm hearted family. Soul food restaurants in the north, so I'm here to mesh gap between the north and the south. Which is the biggest aspect I am hoping will have us standing out the most.

    About

    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.

    About

    I like to get on a personal level with every customer so together we can create an event that will be memorable to all friends and family who attended. My goal is to put a smile on everyones face. What better a way to do it with real,good food

    About

    For over 25 years, we have been using our culinary and professional services to assist our clients attain and surpass their event goals, from outstanding weddings to stylish cocktail events.

    About

    We provide upscale in-home catering for all types of events. Chef David D'Ambruoso, who worked at Bouley and Park Avenue Café in NYC, will come to your home and produce four-star cuisine so you can be a guest at your own event. Call David personally on his cell to discuss your party.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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