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  • 9 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria F.
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HJD catered my husband's 80th Birthday celebration. The appetizers were amazing and the dinner delicious. The food was abundant and I was grateful for the great clean up. Great Party!! A special thanks for showing up on the first snow storm of the year!!

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deb M.
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If you are seeking a true PROFESSIONAL for your event, do not hesitate to hire Rich! 5 stars all the way for this awesome bartender! I hired Rich Stein for my wedding at the Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. Approximately 100 guests and he handled them all with ease, demonstrating the professional he truly is! Totally focused, kept on top of everything! Prior to the event, he was very helpful in assisting me with liquor decisions, among other issues specific to this venue, and answered questions promptly and completely. I had certain liquors set aside for a few certain people, and that went smoothly. I felt totally stress-free knowing he was in charge of everything at the bar. I would not hesitate to hire Rich again, next time, perhaps a catering gig because I hear he is a great chef, as well! Thanks, Rich!

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stanley B.
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The service was great, the food was delicious. Very friendly staff and great customer service. I highly recommend Global chefz catering to everyone.

Top Pro
  • 68 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candice C.
Verified review

Luisa was wonderful to work with as we set the menu, and the man who delivered the food was great as well. The food looked and tasted great! Thank you!

Natwerks Catering and Events
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Iesha B.
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It was truly a great experience working with Natwerks Catering and Events. He provided great service upon working with my idea for the event while keeping my budget in mind. The set-up was perfect and the food was even better. Our event was a great successful thanks to Nate!

  • 22 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Linda H.
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Sunflowers Catering and Event Planning did a fantastic job catering my son's wedding! Their staff was extremely friendly, professional and helpful, and the food was great! I even heard several of our guests comment about how impressed they were with our caterer. I would highly recommend Sunflowers Catering and I look forward to using them again in the future! Thanks Sunflowers, for making our special day a truly beautiful one!

  • 6 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Ruoyao C.
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We cannot say enough good things about SGS catering, especially Chef Grant. We had about 80 guests and a limited budget. But he was very accommodating in working with us. Great communications all the way till the day of our event. We also had some guests bring in food as a partial potluck. The chefs were really helpful and quick in organizing everything. We also had a vegetarian guest who inquired about vegetarian options before dinner was served. When dinner was ready an hour later, the server found her in the crowd and served her a vegetarian plate (we had a buffet style). I also made a two tiered cake myself for the event as I like to bake. As I was getting ready to assemble a tiered cake for the first time, Chef Grant pulled out his great decoration skills and made my cake look beautiful! We cannot say enough thank you for all the great help! Last but not the least, the food was amazing! The guests were all talking about how much they liked it. We are very happy there was leftovers so we can keep enjoying the food for days. We would definitely go back to them again if we ever need catering for any other events. Thank you again SGS Catering for everything!

  • 8 years in business
  • 66 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
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah T.
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I can't even begin to express how much Platter Matters Catering was the logistical backbone of our corporate event. They are definitely NOT just another vendor but a partner and consultant to plan and execute your perfect event. They were willing to make special substitutions to fit our preferences and even shared some fun creative ideas for us. The food was simply delicious; it tasted as if made with love and pride. Our guests appreciated the attention to any serious food allergies. All staff was amazing, and Ivett (owner) was a fantastic resource and helped immensely with the planning process, logistics, and answered my questions at all hours of the day. I highly recommend them for any event! Deborah

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Chef Stef
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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Great experience, excellent food, we'll reach out to him again for sure next time we are catering a perty!

3R's Events
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Scherrie P.
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Oh my where do I start. I hired 3R's Catering & Eventd for a family meet & greet, for my wedding head table and chapel decor. The family dinner was a beautiful start to a memorable weekend. The food was delicious the Mac and cheese was scrumptious. The candy table was breathtaking it was all I could ask for and more. My family was speechless. Next day the wedding chapel was pretty and simple but all we needed because my wife and I were the focal points. The head table was the prettiest setup I've ever seen. It made us feel like we were the Queens of the Night. Simply Beautiful. Regina you have a talent that will take you sooo many places. I appreciate all the hard work and thought you put into making my weekend extra special.

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

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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
Lori F.
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We were so happy to have chosen Chef Anne to cater our Mom's 90th Birthday Party. From my first conversation with her to follow up email she was helpful professional and provided first rate service. Chef Anne made recommendations as well as guided me thru selecting Glueten Free etc type dietary concerns. I felt like Ive known her for years as she is so easy to work with, now I have a friend in the catering business. We had many positive comments how delicious everything was and I would recommend her and will be happy to call her again.

Vivo Osteria Restaurant
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 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
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.

Full Of Soul
5.0
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
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Corey C.
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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.

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Studio Event Staffing
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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It was an amazing experience having Milt, Janet and their crew as our caterers. They arrived early to set up and be prepared for our guest. The food was AMAZING!!!! I cannot get over their stuffed mushrooms, those delicious little chicken quesadilla, OMG the shrimp cocktail...I can sit here and name every single dish we ordered and tell the world what an amazing experience it was for my taste buds and my guest will say the same. I will continue to work with Studio Event Staffing for all my future events. Not only were they professional, they were very friendly and warm--they have an awesome team put together!!

D.Myles Chef&Catering
4.4
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!!

Plates
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Magdalena G.
Verified review

Chef Matt catered my dinner party and it was absolutely fabulous. I host dinner parties often and Chef Matt exceeded my expectation! I was mostly impressed by the quality of the dishes -- some of the best BBQ I've ever had. I would highly recommend Chef Matt and I will be sure to call him for my next event. Thank you Chef Matt for an exceptional dinner.

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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering Services

New York, NY

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Formal American
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (I would like to have my wedding and ceremony here 8/16/14)
  • Details
    looking for a nice placefor about 75 to get married and have a reception. wgat is your price? thanks
  • $750
    Average price

Need an Italian Cuisine Caterer for a Food Truck Event

Union City, NJ

  • Event type
    Food truck
  • Cuisine type
    Italian
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers

Need a BBQ Cuisine Caterer for a Food Truck Event with 500 Guests

Garnerville, NY

  • Event type
    Food truck
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    BBQ with someone manning the grill serving hot bbq items, burgers, dogs, chicken, ribs. Some sides in a buffet, and softdrinks for 500 people.
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