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Browse these finger food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Haven.

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

We were at a cocktail party where JH prepared the food. Besides the food being eye-catching, it was scrumptious as well. The staff was equally attentive to detail. I would recommend them to private as well as corporate types. Bravo!!

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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At the end of the meal, all of our guests applauded. I think that's the best way to sum it up. Delicious food and we didn't lift a finger!

Natwerks Catering and Events
from 60 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Mary T.
Verified review

We used Natewerks for our daughter's wedding and was very happy with the whole experience. Nate was very helpful with the setup and decorating, the food was delicious and the staff was great with keeping things organized

  • 22 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan M.
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I wanted to give a full throated endorsement to Laura and her excellent staff at Sunflowers Catering and Event Planning. My wife and I hired Laura on the good advice of a friend to cater our wedding party in the Brooklyn art district of DUMBO in the art gallery Smack Mellon. We could not be happier. First Laura was incredibly attentive and thorough making multiple site inspections ahead of the wedding and interfacing with the venue manager. Her preplanning and coordination was excellent. Laura runs a super tight ship and her staff were poised and on point. I grew up in the hospitality business on Martha’s Vineyard and I have catered many, many weddings. I know a well oiled machine when I see one and watching the hustle of the staff setting up ahead of the event immediately calmed my frayed wedding day nerves. I knew we were in excellent hands. Now the Food! The food was fantastic. We had a raw bar that people were raving about, the passed appetizers were delicious. It was a great feeling when dinner was served and word began to make it back to us that the guests were very happy and impressed. The cookies we asked for at the end of the night were also especially tasty. Our wedding came off like a charm, it was a great night and we owe a large part of it to Laura. I would recommend Sunflowers Catering without hesitation to anyone with an event to cater. Sincerely, Ryan Matta P.S. It is probably worth mentioning that they left the venue spotless.

  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy P.
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Gordon catered a 60th Anniversary dinner for us. Held in our home, it was an intimate family party of 11. The food was absolutely amazing - and it just kept coming! Even our most critical eaters were impressed. In fact, my nephews begged him to move in! Thank you Gordon.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ariana C.
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I booked Platter Matters in last minute for our Gallery Opening Ceremony and it was a great experience. Bernadett could manage the staffing for everything according to our needs and she offered a variety of finger food choices and everything went off beautifully. Highly, highly recommend them!

3R's Events
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Daughters & Vessels D.
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I reached out to Regina a week and a half before my event and she patiently worked with me to customize a package that was just right. The food was DELICIOUS! My guests are still raving about the Mac and Cheese, greens, assorted flavored wings, fried whiting, etc. Even the Caesar salad was crisp and delish! Everything was phenomenal, the cupcakes and strawberries were a huge hit as well. I cannot wait to hire 3R's for my next event.

from 23 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa C.
Verified review

Catered my husbands 30th birthday! Food and desserts everything was delicious! Everyone raved about their Gouda bacon Mac and cheese, highly recommended!

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The First Bite Catering, LLC
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Had a lovely time working with Anne on a family dinner she catered for us. Food was great, she was on time, and everyone had a nice time. Thanks First Bite!

Chef Gerard
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren Y.
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We had a company BBQ and Chef Gerry and his staff were outstanding. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. We loved the staff! They went above and beyond to make everyone feel comfortable.

Vivo Osteria Restaurant
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary B.
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Benitez catering brought a food truck to our school carnival. It was the perfect addition! The food was excellent and the truck was prompt and stayed the whole time.

Seaflour Foods, LLC
from 13 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Faye M.
Verified review

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!

Full Of Soul
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stacy G.
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My experience with full of soul was amazing ! The food is well flavored and great pricing. I recommend for anyone who is looking for great quality food and catering.

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

What a great job by Joe and his catering team at Angelo's Market & catering. The food was out of this world and the presentation was as if I was on a Iron Chef episode. It could not have gone any better and I definitely am going to be using Joe again. Thanks again. Robert S.

D.Myles Chef&Catering
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!!

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara P.
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I have ordered many food dishes from Gwen Robinson over the past 5 years. They were all delicious and creative. My favorite, I'll think, are the eggplant parmessan vegan style with homemade cheese and the cheesy corn- rice casserole with cashew pimento cheese. It has a wonderful buttery rich flavor without all the unhealthy fats. She is very creative and can put together many raw vegan recipes that don't taste like salads but fill you up and you will never be bored. Zuccihini pasta with homemade tomato sauce and broccoli with red pepper and sunflower salad are some of my favorite raw vegan recipes. I believe she will come up with a healthy menu that will satisfy your appetite and help your health as well. Make sure to try her extra moist and flavorful carrot cake and breads. Gwen also makes wonderful vegan burgers all from scratch that can be taken as a lunch with homemade pickles and garnishings on homemade buns.

Better Burger Catering
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.

T.H.E. Snickering Coyote
from 3 reviews
    Elizabeth O.
    Verified review

    The food is amazing! They are friendly and cater to their customers

    Good Food Catering Co.
    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
      Sue H.
      Verified review

      The food was delivered right on time & was hot & delicious. Days later, I am still getting compliments & requests for info

      Sita Caters
      from 2 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      Gabriela P.
      Verified review

      Amazing all a round! You can tell she cooks with soo much love. She values your opinion and is always making sure everyone is enjoying their meal. Loved everything! Taste buds went crazy for her delicious food! Can’t wait for the next event. Thank you Sita Caters and her amazing team ❤️

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.