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  • 9 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John W.
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Epic BBQ Wedding Reception The full menu and catering service of Just Hors D'Oeuvres goes way beyond the appetizers. With their vast selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts, its hard to imagine a combination which cannot more than please the most demanding of guests. Their grilled lamb, skirt steak and beef tenderloin exceeded high quality expectations and only unsolicited complements were received from many of the guests. The entire staff worked tirelessly for eight hours serving have passed Hors douerves, creating inventive mixed drinks, grilling and organizing the delicious buffet and desserts. The caterers are focused and busy with many events both large and small so just keep this in mind when trying to determine menu selection and coordinating with the various other vendors working your event

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katharine O.
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Rich Stein has prepared many holiday dinners for my large family and we have always been delighted by a beautifully orchestrated meal, served in his extremely professional and very friendly manner. We all recommend him highly.

  • 22 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Marlo L.
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It was a pleasure working with Sunflowers caterers. The staff couldnt have been more friendly. All my guest said the food was wonderful. I will be sure and used them again for my next party! Thank you Sunflowers!

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary A.
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Whether you are having a small get together for a few or a large gathering, be rest assured that your event will be amazing! Chef Michel is extremely professional, respectful, and friendly! He catered 2 events for our family and we were very pleased with both. The first was a party of nearly 100 people celebrating our son’s college graduation and daughter’s high school graduation. Our second event was a last minute post Thanksgiving weekend family get together for 12-15 people. Everything from the planning, to taste testing, and delivery was on point. Aside from the food being beyond mouth watering delicious, he coordinated with outside vendors to provide everything we needed to make the graduation event beautiful. He also provided on site chefs and wait staff, all of which were professional and attentive to details. They were flexible in their assigned roles and remained past the scheduled time to attend to our guests and clean up. Our home was left as clean as it was when they arrived! Chef Michel prides himself on delivering the best quality and freshest foods possible. Other than a few items that required pre-prep (like marinating / slow cooking...definitely try the roast pork and roast chicken) everything was prepared (cut, fried, cooked, assembled etc) on site. This truly makes a difference when you’re serving items like empanadas or tostones with avocado and shrimp (both highly recommended). Chef Michel is very creative. Whether you choose something from his printed menus, have other items in mind, or even have a special recipe that you want him to prepare...HE CAN DO IT! An important point to make about his catering style is that he is so proud of his creations that he wants everyone to be able to taste everything that he prepares. If you choose an appetizer and you have 100 people, you are not going to get 1 or 2 pieces per person or be charged by the piece, like most caterers. He will make sure you have more than enough for everyone. The same applies to your main course. We had leftovers for ourselves, even after our guests took food home. With all of this said, I truly feel that his prices are fair and reasonable! I could write more and would be more than happy to speak to anyone who has any questions, but I’ll end with...make sure you try his homemade ice creams (our favorites were coconut and pineapple), flan, and especially the sangria!

  • 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!

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Chef Plum
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Craig M.
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The experience that I had with Chef Plum was absolutely fantastic. I hired Chef Plum to cook a meal for my parents as a gift for the holidays and the meal, and experience that they had was like no other. Chef Plum is an excellent chef and a wonderful person that I will most definitely come back to time and time again.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candace R.
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Platter Matters Catering were wonderful. They were professional and very pleasant, from the beginning to the end. I will hire them again and recommend them extremely highly.

3R's Events
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Erika D.
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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!!

Diane Douglaston Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Gilberto R.
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This is the 3rd year Diana has catered our Annual Bowling League dinner. Her food is great, she pays careful attention to our dietary requests, has always worked with us to keep us on budget, she is very professional and makes catering dinner for 150 people seem like a breeze. Don't hesitate to hire her!! See you next May. Mr. Rivera V.P Dukes & Dutchess Bowling League

FATBOYSBBQBUS
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget F.
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Very good caterer willing to do anything to make your party great!

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Dina B.
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Gerry was great! I had a holiday dinner for 8 friends and the meal was excellent!!! Everything was prepared perfectly! The appetizers were incredible! Great job!

Susan Kane Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Yogi P.
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I am currently working with Susan who will be catering a dinner reception for my wedding this June. I was referred to Susan by a coworker who had previously work with her and raved about how great her food is. I am so happy to have found her, she is very responsive and willing to listen to my concerns. I highly recommend Susan!

Seaflour Foods, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Faye M.
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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!

Savory Gourmet Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Mallory P.
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Food was very good! Our office loved this Thanksgiving meal. Claudia was a pleasure to work with.

Red Kitchen Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley D.
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My wife and I were extremely overwhelmed with all the choices and possibilities, Chef Julz made the whole process painless and tasty! She offered a tasting before our event to narrow down our options and made her own suggestions based on expertise. The day of the event she prepared everything with her team and made our day that much easier. Our guest loved the food. Thank you Chef Julz for everything!!!

Plum Pure Foods & Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Mickey S.
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Michael at Plum Pure was great to work with. He made great suggestions and answered all of my questions. Several of my guests had food issues, and he was able to create a menu that made everyone happy. His staff was great also. They arrived when they said they would, set everything up beautifully, were attentive when needed and, most importantly, cleaned up quickly and efficiently! I will use Plum Pure Foods and Michael again!

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

    Hire this company! I stumbled across 'Good Food Catering' while researching caterers for a small gathering at my house. Kevin was quick and thorough when answering every question I had. He made the planning easy and painless. The delivery was smooth and the food was DELICIOUS. Each guest went back for seconds. I highly recommend the chicken with the sun dried tomato cream sauce. Give them a try - you won't be disappointed!

    Black Salt Chefs
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Carol Y.
    Verified review

    Jamie and Karla catered our launch party and it was fantastic. The food was so delicious and we ate the leftovers for a week. I would highly recommend them for your next event.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Natalia S.
    Verified review

    Our Caterer Cancelled Last Minute and we had to use thumbtack. We were a little hesitant because he only had a few reviews But we were able to pull them up on Instagram and Facebook to look at their work. We went with our guts and I can tell you we were not disappointed at all!!!! Omg he came in with his team and and in no time they were all set up! They were all so professional and the food was amazing!!!! You have to try their jerk chicken! And the chicken and waffle bites! Thanks Nathaniel and your team for saving the day!!!!

    Cabrera’s Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    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.

    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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