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New Britain Bar Caterers

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Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bonnie K.
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I have used the catering services of Juste Hors D'Oeuvres many times for both business and personal events. Obviously, I have never been disappointed. Not only is the food wonderful, the servers are professional as well as well groomed and refined. I recommend this company often and have never gotten negative feedback.

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 87 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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla K.
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I had hired Jessica from leena’s Bartending and catering service for my moms suprise 45th birthday and may I say I was really impressed with the great customer service skills her and her team had ,drinks were delicious and I really ejoyed the food. I would highly recommend to hire leenas team they have great prices and also very convenient when you don’t want to deal with the hassle of struggling over food or wondering what drinks to serve so the portable bar they have does wonders .Im excited to think of leenas as my first choice when planning at event.

Bartenders Express
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca L.
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Our experience with Bartenders Express was fabulous. John worked with our venue to coordinate the details. The pricing is very reasonable compared to other bar tending services. Our bartender Heidi was amazing-attentive, professional, friendly and went above and beyond, providing outstanding service. Bartenders Express helped make our event a huge success. Highly recommend!!!

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pranav G.
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Jessica and Kelly, both did a very good job at my sister-in-laws baby shower a few days ago. They were very easy to work with, and very committed to their jobs. They were excellent behind the bar, serving food, as well as the clean-up. Also, they were very pleasant, which makes it even more fun to have them around. I would recommend them for your party/ event. - pranav gupta.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
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I hired platter matters catering & staffing to be the bartender for my 40th birthday. The person who came was awesome. She was early set up everything to look amazing. Everyone commented on what a great bartender she was. Thank you again would totally hire you guys for another party.

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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.

Seaflour Foods, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
Verified review

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.

Angelo's Market & Catering
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle V.
Verified review

Joey did a great job catering to all of our needs. Food and service were both excellent. I will definitely be using him for all of our events. Exceeded all of my expectations

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.

Sol Private Bartending
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leigh R.
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Michael tended bar for my sister's wedding and I couldn't have been happier with our find! He's a real gem- very personable, attentive and fast! I was impressed with his style and flair. On the high end of 200 guests and he managed all of them single handedly. Will definitely be booking again for future events!

  • 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

Bar None Mixology LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Noah B.
Verified review

Highly recommend BarNone for anyone looking for upscale alcohol catering and customized drinks for your event

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

    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.

    Casual Catering
    3.0
    from 1 review
    • 15 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    We adjust all menu items and prices according to individual functions and budgets.

    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

    I am available for private parties and events. I have more than 12 years of experience in the service industry. I currently manage a seasonal bar/restaurant. I bring professionalism, knowledge, and a smile to each and every event.

    About

    At Just Becauz, we believe that our name speaks for itself. We cook just for the love of it, it's calming and soothing just to see how raw ingredients are transformed into awesome dishes that your family and friends love to enjoy and it is with this passion and prompting from so many "Testers" along the way that we know our food/dishes speaks volumes to the hearts and souls of so many people. We specialize in Caribbean and American Cuisine and try to keep true to their origins. There are many Caribbean countries, but Patricia loves the flavors from Trinidad and Tobago, with its rich African, East Indian and European flavors and that combined with American Cuisine makes such an awesome combination to share with her clientele. Please, take a moment to browse our website, learn a little bit more about Patricia and view some of her dishes. We look forward to being of service to you! Be blessed.

    About

    As an up and coming business I feel in the area there are not a lot of genuine, family oriented business who not only serve food but make you feel like part of the family as well. The flavoring of the food is a unique taste and being that it is geared toward soul food which is not seen as often the variety of food and how you can mix and match the combination plates.

    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 a Bartender

    Cromwell, CT

    • Event Type
      Cocktail party
    • Venue details
      Public venue - please describe (The Cromwell)
    • Beverage types
      Liquor/Mixed drinks
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      125-150
    • Bar needed?
      No, the venue has a bar
    • Tip jars allowed?
      Yes
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
    • Details
      All black attire

    Need a Bartender for a Cocktail Party

    Southington, CT

    • Event Type
      Cocktail party
    • Venue details
      Private residence
    • Beverage types
      Liquor/Mixed drinks
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      25-40
    • Bar needed?
      Yes
    • Tip jars allowed?
      No - host will cover gratuity
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: Yes, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: No, Garnishes: Yes
    • Details
      Space is limited
    • $375
      Average price

    Need Bartender

    New Britain, CT

    • Event Type
      Birthday party
    • Vibe
      Formal / elegant
    • Venue details
      Public venue - please describe (Joseph Bianca Ballroom)
    • Beverage types
      Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      More than 200
    • Bar needed?
      No, the venue has a bar
    • Tip jars allowed?
      Yes
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: Yes
    • Details
      300 Guest Drinks will include beer, shots, cognac, and one or two premade mixed drinks- Our budget is 200.00 for the night, tip jar allowed.
    • $216.67
      Average price
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