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  • 9 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott P.
Verified review

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!

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc B.
Verified review

I can not say enough great things about Rich Stein. From the moment he walked in, Rich and Paul Kane had a great energy and presence that added to the buzz of my wedding day. They were communicating and engaging. All of that would have been for nothing if the food was not good. The food was EXCELLENT. The eggplant rollatini was incredible and everyone talked about how good it was. The food was fresh and flavorful. I can't forget the broccoli rabe and sausage. Paul was great in that he put his hands to do whatever was needed to help, from appetizers to the ice to cake. I also want to throw in that, this being a backyard wedding not many people wanted this small affair but Rich took the job and made this small backyard wedding feel like a much larger wedding with the quality of food. Rich and Paul far surpassed any of the praise of previous reviews and I don't think this review can show how appreciative I am of Rich Stein for making my wedding day special. Thank you, Rich. Thank you, Paul.

Personal Chef Services
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Yasmine S.
Verified review

We hired Chef Thomas for our wedding & baby shower combination celebration, and we could not be happier!!! First of all, we decided to hire a caterer with only one month to spare before the big day, and thought we'd have no chance to get someone, but thankfully Thomas was available for our day and responded quickly to our inquiry, and he worked closely with us to make sure we got exactly what we needed. The kitchen at our venue was very small, shabby, had one faulty oven, and wasn't air conditioned, and despite all that the food and service was absolutely perfect. Our guests sang their praises and especially loved the roast beef, which was so tender you hardly even needed a knife to cut it. The desserts we had were also so very tasty, even a seemingly simple buttermilk cake was perfectly moist and flavorful, and they were able to make a custom requested cinnamon cream cheese frosting, so heavenly!! We were thrilled to have some leftovers to bring home, and enjoyed devouring them the next day and a half. I don't often write reviews online but Chef Thomas and Ann truly deserve the recognition. They were so wonderful to work with and put my pregnant-bridezilla nerves at ease, they were truly professionals. I recommend them without reservation and hope they will be available to cook for us and friends again on our anniversary!!! :D

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary A.
Verified review

Whether you are having a small get together for a few or a large gathering, be rest assured that your event will be amazing! Chef Michel is extremely professional, respectful, and friendly! He catered 2 events for our family and we were very pleased with both. The first was a party of nearly 100 people celebrating our son’s college graduation and daughter’s high school graduation. Our second event was a last minute post Thanksgiving weekend family get together for 12-15 people. Everything from the planning, to taste testing, and delivery was on point. Aside from the food being beyond mouth watering delicious, he coordinated with outside vendors to provide everything we needed to make the graduation event beautiful. He also provided on site chefs and wait staff, all of which were professional and attentive to details. They were flexible in their assigned roles and remained past the scheduled time to attend to our guests and clean up. Our home was left as clean as it was when they arrived! Chef Michel prides himself on delivering the best quality and freshest foods possible. Other than a few items that required pre-prep (like marinating / slow cooking...definitely try the roast pork and roast chicken) everything was prepared (cut, fried, cooked, assembled etc) on site. This truly makes a difference when you’re serving items like empanadas or tostones with avocado and shrimp (both highly recommended). Chef Michel is very creative. Whether you choose something from his printed menus, have other items in mind, or even have a special recipe that you want him to prepare...HE CAN DO IT! An important point to make about his catering style is that he is so proud of his creations that he wants everyone to be able to taste everything that he prepares. If you choose an appetizer and you have 100 people, you are not going to get 1 or 2 pieces per person or be charged by the piece, like most caterers. He will make sure you have more than enough for everyone. The same applies to your main course. We had leftovers for ourselves, even after our guests took food home. With all of this said, I truly feel that his prices are fair and reasonable! I could write more and would be more than happy to speak to anyone who has any questions, but I’ll end with...make sure you try his homemade ice creams (our favorites were coconut and pineapple), flan, and especially the sangria!

  • 6 years in business
Linda M.
Verified review

Tinika is the greatest cook and an even greater baker. The presentation of her work is quite impressive. She can make any food from any culture. Being that I have many Latina friends (growing up in El Barrio), I have tasted many arroz con gandules and arroz con habichuelas rojas. However, Tinika's is by far the best of all I've ever tasted. Her baked macaroni and cheese (with the herbs) is to die for. Now onto her baking. She makes her own icings from scratch. Her best is the cream cheese icing on her red velvet cupcakes. Mrs. Love truly puts herself into her work and loves what she does just like her name (Love, not Tinika...LOL). I hope she continues to cook from her heart and soul.

CT's Take Home Chef
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
Verified review

I heard of Chef Holiday through a local radio station. They were promoting his company and the idea of having a chef come to my home to make a meal sounded amazing so i immediately set a date. This was to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary and the service/food that he gave us was so much better than any restaurant! Normally, it is a waiters job to get you in and out of the door in a very short period of time. I thoroughly enjoy dinners where i can sit back, relax, sip, and eat course by course. I consulted w/ chef via phone a couple of times prior to our dinner date and told him what we like and do not like and I basically gave him freedom to make whatever he wanted. I am glad that i did this because i may have ended up picking the same foods that every restaurant serves. It was nice to put complete trust into his choices! Normally, it is a waiters job to get you in and out of the door in a very short period of time. I thoroughly enjoy dinners where i can sit back, relax, sip, and eat course by course. Everything that chef made us was great! For starters he made us a cocktail similar to a mojito minus that overly sweet taste. It had a spanish twist to it and I want the recipe! For the first course we had a chilled berry soup w/ a rum whipped cream and a flat bread w/ greens, prosciutto, cheese and an apricot jam- all very tasty! Next we had a salad followed by a pasta w/ apples served in a carved out butternut squash bowl! This was great and what a wonderful presentation. For the main course he brought out a plate w/ parma polenta, italian sausage and roasted grapes with a delicious sauce. This was phenomenal! I only wish my stomach was larger so I could have eaten it all. For dessert, we had little German pancakes I believe they were called, with a roasted apple/caramel sauce. The flavors were fresh and amazing. Dessert was accompanied by a hot drink- i forget what was in it but i do know there was gin and strawberries and it was very tasty and nice to have since it was getting cold outside. I will in the future have Chef Holiday over to do a wine or martini and food night! I was wowed and would like to see what else he has up his sleeve. Thanks for making this such a great experience for us!

  • 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!

Tidbits
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia Q.
Verified review

Jeanine catered our daughter's wedding reception. She stayed well within our limited budget. The food was terrific and she turned a rather pedestrian space into a beautiful buffet for over 100 guests. There were both hot and cold foods tastefully laid out. She also accommodated our daughter's wishes about the cake by providing something special and different for her (she hates icing). Our overall experience was excellent and I highly recommend her.

Kelly's Kone Konnection

New To Thumbtack

    About

    We offer homemade ice cream for corporate and social catering. We have ice cream cakes and pies. We also have homemade hot fudge and waffle cones.

    Redding Creamery

    New To Thumbtack

    • 12 years in business
    About

    Classical and fond memories

    Robin's Ice Cream

    New To Thumbtack

    • 40 years in business
    About

    I am an ice cream caterer. Putting ice cream and smiles on people's faces for over 35 years, I cater birthday parties, commercial promotions, church socials, family reunions, sports and special events. Please give us a call for the next event. We'll bring the ice cream!

    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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