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Hartford Kosher Caterers

Browse these kosher caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hartford.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhona S.
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Marylyn was a delight to work with. From the get-go, she listened and really worked with me to create the right menus for my son's Bar Mitzvah (between the apps, the adults' fare and the kids' fare)...and then she delivered absolutely delicious food, even though she wound up having to work under very adverse circumstances -- the location wouldn't allow her to use the kitchen because the kitchen is glatt kosher, so she had to set up on a 7' x 8' stairwell landing, plus the electricity kept shorting out on her ovens. Nonetheless the food was absolutely delicious -- our guests loved it all and are still remarking on it to me...and then being extra-impressed when I explained what Marylyn and her crew had to deal with. When I first discussed the lack of a kitchen, she told me she could pull it off in a tiny space...and then she really delivered. She also went out of her way to be helpful to me in too many small but meaningful ways to list here. I highly recommend her and her catering company.

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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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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nehemie M.
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Festive Food Caterers was the best choice that i made for my dad's surprise 60th birthday. From the initial conversation that I had with Chef Michel he made it very comfortable, and really was engaged in the process. He did an AMAZING before and the day of the event as well. He was kind, professional, and truly made it feel like a family event. The guests all raved about the food, as well as, how courteous and respectful FFC staff were. This was the best decision, and know for sure that in the future i will use Festive Food Caterers for events moving forward. To add, I am skeptical about finding people online, but this was truly the best decision. I can't imagine using someone else for this event. Chef Michel you are truly amazing, and were a godsend for this event. Keep up the amazing work that you do!

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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.
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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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa A.
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Dinner service and brunch buffet with an egg station were provided. Service was friendly and patient. Food was delicious. Job well done to Kylene and her team.

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
Susan C.
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Steve was very accommodating. The food was delicious. We would highly recommend Donovan's Reef.

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

Good Food Catering Co.
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Patience Hettrick
    Verified review

    Hire this company! I stumbled across 'Good Food Catering' while researching caterers for a small gathering at my house. Kevin was quick and thorough when answering every question I had. He made the planning easy and painless. The delivery was smooth and the food was DELICIOUS. Each guest went back for seconds. I highly recommend the chicken with the sun dried tomato cream sauce. Give them a try - you won't be disappointed!

    Sweet Relief Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 20 years in business
    Gina M.
    Verified review

    Eric catered our Entertainment Showcase which involved a delicious hot buffet lunch for 160 people. The food, staff and service was GREAT! We were able to get everyone through the 2 buffet lines within 20 minutes. Eric worked within my modest budget and provided a very high quality product. All of our participants were happy and their evaluations listed the meal as "Excellent". We are definitely planning to work with Sweet Relief in the near future.

    Crystal M.
    Verified review

    I used Jus Whisso Catering Services for my baby shower. I had over 200 people attend and contacted her last minute begging for her assistance. My event was 2/6 and to this day people still ask "who made those yams". Her food wowed my guest and any event in the future I will utilize her services. While pregnant I was such a picky eater, everything made me vomit but not her food! The baby couldn't reject it lol. Kudos to her!

    Cabrera’s Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    My mom and I started our own catering company, we’ve done all types of events. We strive to offer affordable catering for every occasion.

    About

    I serve buffet-style food on short notice for 15-100 people. I have a passion for quality and live to serve.

    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

    I am a chef and I have catered to plenty of events. I enjoy cooking various cuisines. My customers enjoy the presentation as well as the flavors of the delectable pallet. I really like to use fresh and wholesome ingredients. Food is an art and people eat with their eyes.

    About

    I offer the finest off-premise BBQ and catering service throughout the tri-states! I have Culinary Institute of America trained chefs.

    About

    I am a Connecticut based catering and event planning business. We cater to the specific needs and requests of each individual client. No two events or food served at the events are the same because no two people are the same or have the same needs.

    About

    Christopher Lewis is a classically trained chef, currently catering in the corporate dining world. Chris is now branching out to bring his convenient catering to you. We do all sizes and styles of catered events or dinners. We are eager to provide the best service to make your event a special one.

    About

    We plan and do it best! Hospitality and catering in the most professional way! We work hard to make you look good.

    • 2 years in business
    About

    Able to meet the clients wants and needs and express myself through food.

    About

    We provide great food made with love. We only use the highest quality ingredients to make our food. You'll taste the difference.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.