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Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue S.
Verified review

Marylyn and her crew at Juste Hors D'Oeuvres and Much More were terrific - I recommend them highly! Our daughter's wedding was July 6th; Marylyn's communication was friendly and informative from the start. She followed through and followed-up. With planning from a distance and the bride and groom out of state, we could not schedule our "tasting" as early as I would have liked. Marylyn was reassuring and her policies fair. She was sensitive to the needs of our guests; e.g., made a great gluten free egg roll stuffed with avocado and tangy sauce. Guests especially enjoyed Marylyn's Salmon preparation and the Mole Poblano Chicken. It was a pleasure to work with an experienced professional who took a personal interest in making our family celebration memorable and delicious.

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bhinesh P.
Verified review

Initially contacted Rich to do the bartending at my 50th birthday party. After discussing my catering plans with Rich, he proposed that he stays in the kitchen and coordinates the food while he brings in additional people to help with the bar and serving the food. I am very happy with Rich in the way he managed the kitchen and the servers. In summary I would say Rich personally did an excellent job and would have no hesitation in recommending him. Rich and his crew cleaned up everything after the party. We only had a minimum amount to do the next day.

  • 22 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Christine M.
Verified review

I could not be more happy with the quality food that I had delivered and prepared by Sunflower catering. I hired them for a food drop off for a graduation party. Absolutely everyone raved about how delicious everything was from the Crostini Setup to "the best Eggplant Rollatini" they ever had. Being the first time I had used them I was nervous of course. But as soon as they dropped everything off with easy to understand directions and excellent presentation of platters I was at ease. Then all the compliments from guests!! Will be using them again and would highly recommend them to everyone.

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sigrid M.
Verified review

Chef Michel and his staff are an impeccable catering business to work with. I couldn’t be happier with the end result. Everything came out perfect and the food was to die for. Chef Michel took my vision for my event and brought it to life with his team. I will be hiring Chef Michel and his team for future events.

  • 8 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Willie C.
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I hardly ever provide reviews but after our experience on Sunday, I felt compelled to provide feedback for the 'White Wolf' and his catering services. We contracted Gordon for a 4th of July weekend clam bake in our private home for 15 guests and it quickly became the centerpiece of the weekend. With regard to preparation and professionalism, Gordon scouted the location on the previous day, arrived early, and even used local seawater and kelp from the backyard to cook the lobsters! Their friendly and attentive service continued through the day. Although we were contracted from noon to 4p, the entire day went from 11a to 7:30p. We never felt rushed and his warm attitude and informative presentation allowed us to enjoy the day and feel tucked in. The very best part, aside from feeling as though we made friends during the day, was the food!! Everything was fresh and absolutely delicious. Local produce and lobsters from main may have been the highlight, but they certainly weren't everything! Gordon cooked the best meal many of us have had in a while - and this is from a tough to impressive group of New Yorkers! While he took off, everyone raved about the day and our experience. Our guests requested his business card and hope he's not booked for our nex celebration. Never hesitate to use Gordon for any meal or to celebrate a special occasion - they exceeded expectations and provided a day we'll remember for a long time!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesslynn Y.
Verified review

Platter Matters Catering & Staffing is amazing! I hired a bartender Mike through them for a house party, and he arrived early for preparation which was great. My guests really loved Mike as he makes great drinks and talkative. I highly recommend them to everyone. Thanks again! :)

3R's Events
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Tashin M.
Verified review

AMAZING!!!!! There are no words to describe how happy I am with the job that 3R's Catering & Events did for my baby shower. I wasn't aware od how stressful planning an event could be, but Regina relieved me of all of it. I gave her my vision and let her take the reigns. I'm so happy I did. All I literally had to do was SHOW UP!!! The team took care of mu guests and I all night. I couldn't have ask for a planner/decorater to be any better.

FATBOYSBBQBUS
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Greg H.
Verified review

I want to thank you Fred for the wonderful catering job you did for my companies event. The food was outstanding, your staff attentive to all our needs and then some right down to the cleanup. Thanks again and I'm glad to recommend. Greg H.

Cooking & Catering Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Celia N.
Verified review

Scott Murray catered an important dinner at our home in Westport, for 8 of my husband's most important clients. Everything ran swimmingly. Scott has, not only the culinary skills and work ethic that we were looking for, but additionally, he is a warm & lovely person. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy Corsi S.
Verified review

My pal and I hired Kendall and Gerry to cater our husbands' joint 50th birthday party in Bedford in 2008, to rave reviews from guests. They've since catered two graduation parties for me and another 50th for a friend. Such wonderful attention to detail, from designing signature cocktails to selecting a personalized menu with the freshest locally sourced food. They make sure that not only the guest of honor and guests had a good time, but the hosts as well. Most impressive to me--Kendall joined her staff in surprising our son at his ballgame themed graduation party wearing Yankees tees and caps--despite being Red Sox fans themselves. :-) Every event they've catered has been lovely from start to finish. I cannot recommend highly enough!

Vivo Osteria Restaurant
4.5
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Timia W.
Verified review

I had a birthday party this past weekend January 16th, 2016. I hired Benitez Catering and from the time they arrived to the event, they went above and beyond with helping out to make the party run smoothly. I really appreciated their help. I would hire them again!!

Susan Kane Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline Coursen Steber
Verified review

I have worked with Susan and her team on several events and she always does an amazing job! Not only is her food high quality and delicious, but her staff is friendly and professional from start to finish. She also always does beautiful and creative presentation. Susan is extremely personable and will work hard to make sure your event vision is carried out to perfection. I would highly recommend Susan for any event or special occasion. We love Susan Kane Catering!!!Caroline Coursen- Marketing Events Director- Moffly Media

Perfect Peach Events
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry O.
Verified review

Perfect Peach Events did a fabulous job catering our annual family reunion at the beach. They arrived early, set everything up, created and served absolutely delicious food and left the kitchen cleaner than when they arrived. I would highly recommend them! Christine is very easy to work with and her chefs are very talented.

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

Red Kitchen Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Raz A.
Verified review

Everything was great, the food, the service, the menu. Words are really not adequate to describe how pleased we were with the outcome of our party. Red Kitchen catering took care of everything.

Better Burger Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra D.
Verified review

Hired Better Burger to cater a lunch at the office last year, twice. Staff was great, food was good.

Good Food Catering Co.
5.0
from 4 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!

    Haute Palate
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Mary G.
    Verified review

    Lisa catered a holiday party of 50 guests for us, cocktail food and dinner. She is the best caterer I have EVER hired. Lisa is professional, creative, knows her stuff and uses high-quality fresh ingredients. I recommend her without qualification.

    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

    We are a full-service catering. We are very creative; everything is made from scratch and made with love! We are family-owned since 2000!

    Oolee Cafe Catering

    New To Thumbtack

      About

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

      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 Caterer for a Buffet Dinner Party

      Jersey City, NJ

      • Event type
        Buffet dinner party
      • Cuisine type
        Italian
      • Number of people
        25-50
      • Additional Service(s)
        Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
      • Details
        Table clothes, napkin, silverware
      • $1075
        Average price

      Need a Catering Service Professional for a Cocktail Party

      Brooklyn, NY

      • Event type
        Cocktail party
      • Cuisine type
        Mexican/Latin, Italian
      • Number of people
        10-25
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers
      • Details
        asdsad

      Need a Caterer for a Cocktail Party on May 2013

      Brooklyn, NY

      • Event type
        Cocktail party
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American, BBQ
      • Number of people
        50-100
      • Additional Service(s)
        Beverages (non-alcoholic)
      • Details
        I may want a few station for self service
      • $1825
        Average price
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