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Stamford Kids Party Caterers

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
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Dana K.
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The food was Fabulous. The caterer was late and didn't tell me that she doesn't provide heating trays or any utensils etc. I didn't ask about those things because all the other caterers supply them and I just assumed she would as well. Otherwise, Ellen is a very nice person and did a great job. I was happy with the food and service.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy P.
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Chris catered a dinner party at my apartment and everything was top notch. He arrived promptly, had enough time to get organized before the guests arrived, and looked very professional. The presentation of the food was as delicious as it tasted. My friend helped organize the menu and every course was more delicious than the next. I look forward to having him caterer more frequently, as well as teach cooking classes. Chris' professionalism and attentiveness was incredible. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica M.
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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!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Jill B.
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I was looking for a caterer for my birthday party, a cocktail party with passed hors d'oeuvres for 35 people in my NYC apartment. I found Lauren (Bacco Catering) here on thumbtack, and decided to give her a call. I liked her immediately, and hiring her company turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made! Lauren was extremely professional and responsive throughout the entire process. She described her services accurately and was very patient and flexible while we decided on the menu and everything else. She was the only one of 4 caterers I spoke to who was willing to do a site visit prior to the party, which was very important to me. Her company is very service oriented, and it's obvious that she treats all of her clients VERY well whether its a big or small function. She delivered exactly what she promised, and my party was outstanding! Her food was delicious and beautifully presented. She put together an outstanding team for my party--they were EXTREMELY attentive to all of my guests, who are still talking about them! No one had an empty glass for long, and they were so polite and professional and operated seamlessly and efficiently, in a small space too. They cleaned up very well and left my apartment in excellent condition. Lauren and Bacco catering exceeded my expectations in every way. She is a true professional, and I would definitely hire Lauren/Bacco Catering again for future parties. I recommend them HIGHLY to anyone looking for a caterer!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Tom W.
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Rich was very professional and did an excellent job for the group of people at our dinner party who were vegetarians!!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Mr. I.
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Tamara Shenkle was fantastic to work with. From start to finish, Tamara professionally brought me through the process of planning our marriage celebration NYC cocktail party. From the delicious menu (the guests raved perfectly bite sized hors d'ourves), cocktails & bar (she handled everything) to the handling of a lovely prosecco toast for fifty of our closest friends. Amoraco's food was fresh, exquisite, the glass and serving ware completely taken care of and the staff gracious, skilled and friendly. Thank you Tamara for catering our party. We and, again, the guests gave you and your team heartfelt compliments. P.S. Thank you for leaving the place so clean - our host appreciated it! I highly recommend Tamara and Amoraco for anyone reading this post.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
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Kengning S.
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The food Chef Wayne provided was phenomenal!! We had a 40th party with 26 guests, which at the last minute became 27 guests. Chef Wayne had no problems adjusting to the unexpected guest and last minute course changes by our guests. Everyone commented on how excellent the food was and how nicely everything was plated. One note though, the Chef did run later than expected because he was stuck in traffic and coming from another event. Also, the wait staff, who were very nice and very accommodating, seemed a bit inexperienced, but all in all a very very excellent meal. I am very happy I hired Chef Wayne!!

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  • 68 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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Flo R.
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We worked with Katherine Fonsella from DeCicco events and cuisine and she was WONDERFUL. We were planning a pre-wedding dinner for about 100 people in the Tarrytown area, but we live in Northern California. We did not know any venues or caterers or suppliers. Katherine helped us find a great, unusual loft venue, arranged all the decor, tables, lighting, and set up the catering from DeCiccos. The staff were excellent, the food was very good, everything went off perfectly. We are so appreciative of all that Katherine did to make our event wonderful!

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Dorrie N.
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I contacted Adolfo Silverio of Manjar Boutique Catering to help me with a cocktail party for 80 people last weekend. Because I was planning from a distant city, I was understandably nervous about getting everything arranged and accounted for. From the very first email, Adolfo put my fears to rest. He was very professional, answered all of my questions and made suggestions of things I had not even thought of. He did two walk throughs of the venue beforehand, suggested furniture arrangement, and had everything planned before the night of the party. The party itself was a breeze for me--the food was unique and delicious, the staff was right on top of things (as hostess, the staff made sure my wine glass stayed full--I never had to excuse myself to go to the bar), and everything flowed smoothly. The whole experience was exceptional, and the best part was Adolfo's timely communication--if he said he would phone me at 5 pm, the phone rang at 5 pm. All my emails were answered promptly, and as I stated before, this all went a long way towards making me feel like the party would be a great success--and it was!

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

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Giorgio D.
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I was desperately looking for somebody to help with my daughter's 21st birthday party and only had two days to organize the entire thing. I posted a request on Thumbtack and Tyler (as well as other providers) contacted me. Based on what I read about the different options I selected Tyler's company, and I am very happy I did. He was simply outstanding. Within a few hours he came up with a menu of cocktails (named after my daughter), he took care of all the logistics (including insurance), and recruited the necessary personnel to cater the party. My daughter said that it was a memorable experience and the quality of the service was top notch. Both my daughter and I would recommend Tyler's services without any reservation.

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Leila M.
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My husband and I hosted an intimate birthday dinner party for our daughter, her boyfriend and guest visiting from Belgium and a couple of close friends. Each of them enjoyed the salmon and lamb chops, the presentation of the appetizers and salad was great. We had a great experience with Chef Aless. We would definitely consider her again for future events. Leila and Gerhard Mueller

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Peter was lovely - a fun person and easy to talk to/plan prior to the party but as soon as he arrived, he went straight into work mode which I appreciated. He and his team did not have to ask me any questions for the duration of the event enabling my husband and I to truly enjoy our party of 35 guests. The presentation of the food was outstanding which elevated the vibe of the party in our eyes and well as our guests eyes - we received MANY comments on the creative presentation as well as the quality of the food.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Prior to working with Melissa, she was very responsive. She was comfortable responding over text, email and phone. She gave me ample time on the phone so that I could get to know her before coming to our house. Additionally, Melissa was patient as I tried to figure out the menu for the actual event. On the night of the event, Melissa came over to the house. We were staying at a rented home that had limited supplies. Melissa was not at all thrown off by this, and she had brought all of the materials she would need to cook with. While Melissa was happy to cook in the kitchen alone with her assistant, she was extremely social with the other members of the party (there were seven of us); and was happy to share what she was cooking, how she was doing it, and answering any questions people had. A mixed gender bachelorette party, Melissa was really able to understand the energy of the space, and was even willing to take pictures of our group before she left! The food she made was absolutely delicious and she was able to find a good balance between feeding everyone without having too much food left over. I would definitely hire again for another event!

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

Gordon was great to work with. I explained that it would be a party of 25 people with varied tastes and food allergies. He provided many, many Menu choices. (He Guided Me Through Each Suggested Menu) as well as the cadance of courses of my proposed items. It was a special day as it was my husbands 65th Birthday Party. Gordon arrived with his staff two hours before the scheduled start time. He again went over the menu and proposed a slightly modified serving style as with 5 courses he explained it would take approximately 4-4.5 hours. I couldn't have been happier with the service, the food was exceptional and the cleanup very thorough. I would not hesitate to use him again or recommend him to anyone I know. Thank You Again Gordon. Sincerely Nancy F. NYC New York.

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Riayn R.
Verified review

Chef Dave was unbelievable. We had an engagement party in Manhattan and he cooked our party of 22 people fresh Shrimp Ravioli, Crab Cakes, Shrimp and Watermellon salad, and chicken scarpariello. All was fabulous and our guest couldn't stop raving about the food. I highly recommend him and will use his service for furture events.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Victoria R.
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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.

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Chef Stef
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Brooke O.
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Chef Stef catered a birthday party of 25 people, at my home. He was very easy to work with and accommodating to our requests. The day of the party he delivered all of the food in ready-to-serve trays. Everyone raved about the delicious food! Overall, working with Chef Stef was a great experience and I would highly recommend him.

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The First Bite Catering, LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Cathy W.
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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!

Harvest Caterers
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kira S.
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Overall my experience with Harvest Caterers was amazing. The food is awesome, things were done in a timely manner. The service was excellent. 😊 also the display is beautiful. I enjoyed their service

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Musi Q.
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JP catered a party for us of about 40 adults and 20 kids and we had a great experience working with him - highly recommend his services! He was responsive and flexible during the planning phase, able to modify his gameplan day-of when our rooftop venue got rained out :( and prepped and served the food efficiently, beautifully and notably, without needing anything from us as hosts, letting us truly enjoy the party. On top of all that, all the guests loved the food itself and several have inquired about contacting JP for their own events. I’m happy to make those connections because JP is truly a great chef and a consummate professional!

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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