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New Britain Bar Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 103 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
  • 92 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
  • 107 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.

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meghan C.
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Festive Food Caterers (Michael) and his team went above and beyond for our party ! This was a graduation party with lots of adults and tons and tons of teenage kids until late at night! Michael and his staff were overly attentive To every need of every guest! The food was phenomenal ! If you were looking for a caterer to help take the worry off your shoulders this is the caterer you want to speak with everything I needed he did .... I was extremely nervous of not having everything perfect and enough food . Everything was done handmade, beautifully displayed, and everyone was so complementary over every aspect of my party! There was so much food in so much variety we had enough food for 2 days! Please take a moment to speak with Michael if you need any catering services you will relax enjoy your party and be completely impressed with everything he has to offer and everything that Michael and his staff do to make the day incredibly stress-free and enjoyable . He will be our forever go to caterer for any party we have again in the future!

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 63 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.

Bartenders Express
4.7
from 43 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!!!

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Cameron Culinary Concepts
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
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Overall, it was one of the best catered events I've ever attended and, trust me, there have been many events over the years between graduations, showers, weddings, special birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Right from our first interaction, Cameron made me feel that the success of our event was important to him!! That made all the difference. They were patient with my many questions, professional, honest, personable, and they offered excellent advice. The food, presentation, and service were all superb! I received numerous compliments on the quality of the food, the generous portions and multiple questions regarding the identity of the caterer!! I highly recommend Cameron Culinary Concepts for first rate catering services! I look forward to working with them again. Thank you again, Cameron, and best wishes to both you and your wife.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 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.

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ivonne L.
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Gerry provided personal chef services for my family and friends who were staying at my home for a week; he provided breakfast and dinner for 10-12 people. I was really impressed from the beginning for his level of professionalism, punctuality, and the high quality of the meals he provided for us.You can tell he really loves what he does. Everyone was delighted and I am sure we will be asking him to help us again in the very near future. I highly recommend him.

  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline P.
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Chef Kylene is simply amazing. She was easy to work with throughout the planning process and worked with us to create the best menu for our group. The food and service was incredible! Every one of our guests was impressed and asked if they could leave positive reviews for Chef Kylene as well. She brought some standard dishes to an elevated level. It was incredible! Then, while we were digesting and socializing, Chef Kylene and her partner cleaned up, did dishes, put leftovers away and even took the trash out. Words cannot describe how much we loved our evening thanks to Chef Kylene. It was truly special and one to remember.

Susan Kane Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Pam G.
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This is my first time using Susan Kane and her catering services. We used her to help us with a Broker event for Colliers International. We couldn't have asked for anything better! Susan and her team made our event such a memorable one and the food was beyond AMAZING! If you want perfection, Susan is the way to go! Thank you Susan! We will most definitely be using you again!

Seaflour Foods, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 23 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.

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Tender At The Bar
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ariel C.
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Matt was absolutely fantastic to work with! He went above and beyond in preparing for our wedding day. He was incredibly helpful and responsive in all aspects, especially in the planning stage. He helped us figure out quantities of each type of alcohol, recommendations on types, and offered to order and pick it all up for us - including all bar supplies. We've had numerous guests tell us they were impressed he remembered what they were drinking throughout the night. We would recommend Matt a thousand times over! So glad we stumbled upon him on Thumbtack. Thanks so much for being apart of our day, Matt! Ariel & Davis

Good Food Catering Co.
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Maureen P.
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    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!

    • 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!

    The Shoreline Chef LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Elizabeth K.
      Verified review

      I have had the fortune for having meals prepared by The Shoreline Chef several times. I can attest to his friendliness, efficiency, and the food was absolutely delicious. His presentation is beautiful, and the wines he suggested the hosts serve was perfect! When you have Larry do your next dinner party, make sure you ask him to serve his Hot Eggplant Salad on the antipasto bar- it is my favorite! Yum! But regardless of what you choose to be served, rest assured that the food, presentation, and interaction with guests will be top-notch. Chef Larry is the best!

      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 plan for birthdays, bridal parties, Christmas parties, baby showers, Jack and Jill co-grad parties, corporate events and retirement parties. I cook appetizers. I prepare salads and soups. I make main dinners and/or light brunches. Be they cakes, desserts, ice cream treats or pies, all menu is by your choice. I'm an Italian specialist. I create your recipe; we can arrange any type foods to fit your desire.

      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.

      • 11 years in business
      About

      Welcome to BJ Ryan's Catering! Let us cater your special event! We have extensive experience planning perfect parties anytime of the year. We can assist in designing a menu to perfectly accentuate your special event. Please contact us anytime to start the process.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      We are offering full-service beverage catering. We do set up, serve and clean. We offer specialty cocktails on request that are designed to enhance the theme of the event.

      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.

      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.

      How much should catering cost for a wedding?

      The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

      • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
      • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
      • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
      • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

      How do you serve food at a wedding?

      Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

      • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
      • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
      • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
      • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
      • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

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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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