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New Haven Kids Party Caterers

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

From my first talk with Marylyn to last night when they left my house spotless, the whole experience with Marylyn and her staff was fantastic. I had never hired a caterer for a party before and I can't tell you how easy Marylyn make everything - to begin with, she had great recommendations for the menu, and really took care of everything, including arranging a last-minute request for a tent for the event! The day of the party she and her staff went above and beyond to make sure every detail of the party would go smoothly! My guests all commented about the WONDERFUL food and the friendly (and helpful!) bartender. You gave us a night to remember - thank you!

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom W.
Verified review

Rich was very professional and did an excellent job for the group of people at our dinner party who were vegetarians!!

Natwerks Catering and Events
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Punit S.
Verified review

Having been my first time throwing a combined kids and adult party I wasn't sure where to focus. I spoke to Nate and he gave me a quick menu that would cater to both age groups. He came in with the team and without knowing too much about him or how good he was, he was able to take care of everything and without much direction or stress on my part at all. Everything went perfect and I will be using his services much more now. People are still telling me about how good his hamburgers were !!

  • 22 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Mary J.
Verified review

Laura has catered many parties for me and my family. Every meal she creates is presented beautifully and tastes amazing! We have enjoyed her specialty cakes from Communion to Graduation! Each one was personally designed. Laura recently catered a holiday party for us and once again her food was presented and served perfectly by her staff. My kitchen was left spotless and her kitchen staff and waitresses are diligent and friendly! Her expertise in party planning has been so helpful and her ideas are so creative. She pays attention to every detail and oversees every aspect from cooking to catering. Most importantly, her food is delicious!! I would definitely recommend!

  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy F.
Verified review

Gordon was a pleasure to work with. He called back within 24 hours of my request. His menu was quite extensive, I had also asked if he could do wine pairings for us as well. We love very strong charectered Red Wines. His pairings were spot on. He was polite, courteous, even funny (He Presented The Evenings Menu For Us) We Were A Party Of 20 People. His Servers were excellent, attentive & polite. We Will Use Him Again And Recomend Him To Family & Friends Anytime. Thank You White Wolf Chef. Nancy F.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
Verified review

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.

3R's Events
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Erika D.
Verified review

Regina and her team were amazing! She catered a Bridal shower for me along with 5 other bridesmaid and the brides mom so you can imagine the amount of questions and wants we had! Regina was so patient and quick to respond. The day of was a gloomy day in NY with a race going on in the area but they delivered our vision beautifully!! And everyone loved the food and decor!! I would recommend 3rs to anyone looking for catering and party planning!!

FATBOYSBBQBUS
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana B.
Verified review

I used Fatboysbbq for my husbands 50th birthday party last week. What a great party we had! The food was great as well as the service! I liked that they were very diligent and accommodating with all of my special requests! (And there were a lot). I would definitely recommend them and use them again! They helped make the party a huge success! Thanks again to Fred and Eugene and all their staff!

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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
Cathy W.
Verified review

We had a wonderful experience with Anne and First Bite Catering. We held a wine tasting and spanish dinner party for 25 guests. Anne was extremely responsive and helpful during the planning process. She was open to handling many details over and above the food prep and presentation. That was very helpful. And the food was wonderful! My guests raved about it. She and her staff were punctual and professional on the night of the event and cleaned up everything so I could enjoy the party and guests. I highly recommend First Bite and I will definitely hire them again. Thanks Anne!

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 18 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 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Darlene C.
Verified review

Tatiana from Benitez Catering was superb! From the minute she arrived on time & professional in everything she did. I was able to enjoy my party with her help. I highly recommend Benitez Catering for your next party.

Seaflour Foods, LLC
5.0
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!

  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Larry M.
Verified review

Donovan's Reefe is the best restaurant on the shoreline. We had several large parties there and the food, drink and service is impeccable. A friendly staff and just a great place to eat or have a large gathering. Three great floors for parties or a quiet gathering. Don't pass Donovan's Reefe up. It's a great placr

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

All I have to say is..WOW, what a great job, the food was excellent and looked so appetizing, Joe at Angelos Market was so much fun and funny he really made this experience unforgettable and a success, it was like eating food my grandmother made when I was a kid. I have a 50th birthday party to plan later this year and I already know who is catering that party and I think I'm going to use there venue this time what a beautiful hall. Thanks Joe for making my party a success.

D.Myles Chef&Catering
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
Verified review

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.

Delicious Deli & Cafe LLC
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Delicious deli and cafe had catered a birthday party for me a few months ago and the outcome was phenomenal. The food was amazing the attitude and professionalism was outstanding. They were very determined to give the best experience possible and they surely delivered that. Would definitely recommend to anyone in need of catering. I will definitely be doing business with them in the future for future events.

Short Bus Catering LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Donna S.
Verified review

Clayton and Kurt with Short Bus Catering catered our 2014 corporate holiday party, which was attended by not only employees but clients as well. It was held on a Saturday evening at the home of one of our firm's owners and the approximately 20 people in attendance commented on how delicious as well as beautifully presented the food was. We had the opportunity to work with Clayton and Kurt beforehand in putting together the menu we wanted, right down to having sugar cookies with our company logo printed on them in edible ink. A couple of our attendees had specific dietary challenges (nut allergies, gluten free, etc.) which Clayton was more than happy to accommodate. No chafing dishes and sterno cans here; the appetizers as well as main courses were made on premises in small batches and as they were consumed, more were made so that nothing sat around getting cold. Clayton's experience having worked for Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio at one of his restaurants was evident in his attention to detail and knowledge of how to create culinary delights. They also provided us with a bartender for the evening who kept everyone in good spirits. We would not hesitate to work with Short Bus Catering in the future, and highly recommend them for anyone's event.

Chef Arthur Towles
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda L.
Verified review

I hired Chef Art for a 50th surprise birthday party for my husband and I never regret making the choice. Ive had a bad experience with catering services before and was secptic of hiring another service, but the Food was amazing along with is hospitable staff and is light sense of humor for the first phone call I knew id made the right chioce, I hired him for all my events since and he never fails!!!

Myrna's Kitchen
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mona M.
Verified review

I highly recommend Myrna's Kitchen Catering. They came highly recommended to us and we hired them to cater my husband's birthday party as well as my company's events. I wanted to provide a high quality, delicious, authentic Mediterranean meal. When we asked Chef Pierre if he would be able to cater for 150 people he said not a problem at all. He helped us choose the items we were going to serve and I was so grateful for his input on that. The staff arrived on time, set everything up, provided the most delicious food and we were so proud to serve it to all our guests. Chef Pierre was very kind and very professional. We heard many compliments all night long and into the following week about how great the food tasted. They cleaned everything up when they were finished and I couldn’t have been more pleased. Without hesitation we recommend Myrna ' s kitchen's catering.”

Sea Chef
5.0
from 1 review
    Kris B.
    Verified review

    I attended an 80th birthday party on Fire Island that was catered by Amy. She did an extraordinary job! Not only were the appetizers delicious, but her service was top-notch. It was quite a large party and she managed everything so perfectly and smoothly. I highly recommend hiring Amy for your next event! Kris B.

    • 7 years in business
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    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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