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Best of 2016

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  1. #1 Eleven Courses Catering

    (49 reviews)

    Samantha B.

    My husband and I did thorough research before selecting the vendors we used for our wedding. Choosing a caterer is a time consuming and stressful process. In the end, Eleven Courses delivered everything they promised and completely exceeded our expectations. Jim and Melissa (owners of Eleven Courses) went above and beyond to work with us on a strict budget and did so without sacrificing the quality of their services. I'm slightly picky when it comes to food and there was an extensive menu of seasonal options to choose from that would satisfy any palate. Food was absolutely delicious and the portions were great. I would definitely work with Eleven courses again.

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  2. #2 Tortoise & Hare Events and Catering

    (30 reviews)

    Kyle S.

    I was tasked with planning a last minute holiday party for my Coast Guard Headquarters office and assumed I would be scrambling to find a caterer. Luckily I came across Thumbtack, which put me in touch with Tortoise & Hare. Tortoise & Hare provided me with a wide variety of options that were all within my price range, which was greatly appreciated since my budget was limited. I spoke with Katie to make our arrangement, and she allowed me to keep it open ended while I finalized our headcount and menu selections. Katie also provided me the security information to get the caterers onto base, which I assume is an unusual request. Erik handled the set up the day of the event, and he arrived early and made sure everything was in order before departing. The food was good and there was more than enough to go around. We were even able to hook up the base facilities team with lunch. Overall it was a pleasure to work with Tortoise & Hare, and I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking to cater an event.

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  3. #3 Top of the City Catering

    (33 reviews)

    Iris M.

    This is one of most professional companies I have ever worked with. Their customer service is superb! They catered my wedding and they exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing and their set up was impeccable. They were so great my wedding coordinator wanted their information because she said after doing this for 20 years they were one of the best.

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  4. #4 Abs Cakes and Catering Services

    (53 reviews)

    Larry M.

    We were very pleased with the service. I am very very picky and critical. But I didn't have any complaints. She responded quickly to all phone calls and emails. Very reasonably priced. We had way more than enough food. The food was very flavorful. She arrived on time even though she had to travel a long distance. And delivered as promised. Received a lot of compliments on the food. Will definitely be using her again.

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  5. #5 Catering By Kevin!

    (105 reviews)

    Binta P.

    BEFORE EVENT I had a FANTASTIC experience working with Chef Kev, and I'll try my best to do justice to his services through this review (I don't think it's possible!). I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anyone searching for an easy-going caterer who is attentive, accommodating, customer-service oriented and who takes control of the event to completely relieve them of any stress related to food/catering/kitchen. I accidentally came across Thumbtack while looking for certain supplies for my event. Once I realized that I could search for caterers, I thought I'd give it a try. Chef Kev was the first caterer to respond with a detailed menu based on my description of the event (3 or so others responded to ask me for more info without making ANY attempt to use what I had already provided in my initial description!!) . His proposal was well-thought out and it was clear that he had paid attention to my description and came up with a customized menu on such basis. It took me a day to respond to him because I was certain that it wasn't possible for the first proposal to be EXACTLY what I had in mind and even better than what I imagined. After having analysed the menu several times :-), and there was still nothing to change, I wrote Chef Kev. We had a call to discuss the proposal. Chef Kev was very accommodating as we worked through the proposal (I increased my initial count and added a couple of dishes) and discussed day-of logistics (e.g., I wanted the mac-n-cheese passed around in martini cups, wanted the food served in chafing dishes, etc.). MENU The food was fantastic!!! Everyone enjoyed it and they had seconds and thirds... A number of guests took to-go plates and I had some of the leftovers for breakfast :) Here's what was served: 1. BBQ salmon bites w/ malibu-rum ginger smashed sweet potatoes 2. Mesquite mini burger sliders 3. Oven roasted vegetables w/herb ranch aioli 4. BBQ sweet-n-spicy beef bites 5. Teriyaki turkey meatballs 6. Vegetable pasta w/ sautéed vegetables in a sundried tomato dressing 7. Scampi black tiger broiled shrimp & parmesan cheese grits 8. Caribbean jerk chicken party wings 9. Jumbo lump red pepper mac-n-cheese EVENT DAY I had initially wanted a caterer to drop-off the food, but decided to have one of Chef Kev's servers stay for the event, and that was the best decision EVER!! I had completely underestimated how much I would have had to do given that my event had many moving pieces. Chef Kev and his assistant Kim were FANTASTIC the day of the event and I couldn't have asked for a better team. When Chef Kev noticed that I had a lot of moving pieces and balls in the air (translation: slight event-day chaos), so he took control and decided to stay longer than we had discussed in order to make sure that things started off well and were running smoothly before leaving his assistant to run the rest of the event. I literally worried about nothing -- Chef Kev handled things efficiently and with a high degree of professionalism. In fact, at some point, Chef Kev sent his assistant with a plate for me...without that, I may not have ever gotten around to eating!! This is just one example of the types of light touches Chef Kev made throughout the planning and execution of the event which made my experience with him deserving of the five stars. His level of customer service was outstanding and my guests loved him, and several people asked me for his contact information.

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  6. #6 MK Catering

    (32 reviews)

    Carren S.

    Food was great. The taste was exceptional and the presentation was amazing. The driver arrived earlier than expected when I already specifically asked for a late delivery cos I wanted to preserve the food. I was informed there was a road problem that's why I asked for a later delivery. But I paid extra for that delivery fee. That's the only reason I'm giving a 4 star Rating. Everything else was great including the service and the help I was provided by Candace.

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  7. #7 Wolfmoon Catering

    (23 reviews)

    Lin B.

    I wanted to thank Chef Brett for a job well done! Thank you for agreeing to do the job on such short notice. And even though we were rained out, you still made the best of it. The food was excellent! Everyone raved about the collard greens! The ribs were out of this world! Brett was early but sat in the truck until I came out and got him. Thinking back I wished he had just come in and set up as it took awhile and guest had started to arrive. So it was a little chaotic in the beginning. But they all seemed to just fit in with our family and friends, all staff were very nice and helpful. The only complaint that I have is he did not make enough cupcakes. The Birthday Girl never got one! I would definitely use Wolfmoon Catering again! Thank you Chef Brett and your team for a Job WELL DONE!

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  8. #8 Chefs 2 Go Catering and Events

    (34 reviews)

    Michael Y.

    While I did not meet Chef Myles personally, he was great to work with. He was early, brought us great food for our holiday party, and was very helpful. I did not have a single complaint out of 80-100 guests!

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  9. #9 The Joy of Eating

    (9 reviews)

    Melinda H.

    We picked Andrew Holden's Joy of Eating to cater my daughter’s wedding since I wanted to support a young entrepreneur in his effort to grow his business. Also, my daughter is a real foodie and the food for her wedding had to be a key focal point. Andrew did not fail us. Using seasonal local produce and working with our requests, he created a bridal feast that was fresh, flavorful and special. He was very flexible, working continually with my daughter in selecting appropriate table linens and other necessary items to make the whole presentation perfect. Looking forward to the opening of his new restaurant! --Melinda H.

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Thumbtack Spotlight

Abs Cakes and Catering Services

(53 reviews)

They say food is made more delicious when prepared with love. Alswell Blankson and the team at Abs Cakes and Catering Services know this well and are committed to ensuring your satisfaction.

I love to cook. Cooking is my passion, and I enjoy feeding people. For every event to be successful, enjoyable, and fun, there must be good food to feed the soul and the belly. When I am cooking, I make sure everything tastes good. I keep the people I am cooking for in mind to make sure I meet their needs and requirements. When they taste the food, they feel the love I have while cooking. Food comforts the soul, and that is why I love preparing it.

Abs Cakes and Catering Services provides catering for any occasion and budget. The team specializes in custom cakes and personalized menus.

I remember all of my projects on Thumbtack, but the one I really enjoyed and will never forget is a 60th birthday party for Mary that was held in Maryland. Mary was very friendly and easy to work with. I was able to find some red and white plates to match her colors, which made her very happy. When it was time to dance, she asked us to dance with her. The event went very well; everyone had fun and had enough food to take home. In the end, Mary gave us an extra gratuity for making her event a success.

Get a taste of meals prepared with the utmost care. Consider Abs Cakes and Catering Services today.

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  • Cakes and Catering Services

    Abs Cakes and Catering Services

    (53 reviews)

    Abs Cakes And Catering Services bakes custom cakes for weddings, engagement parties, anniversaries, and other special occasion. They also provide events catering for family dinners and other functions.

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  • Caterer

    Olive Express

    (7 reviews)

    Olive Express is a professional caterer specializing in serving hot and fresh Mediterranean food. All of their menu items are gluten free and low in sodium.

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  • Catering Services

    Sullivan's

    (6 reviews)

    This family-owned and -operated company has more than 10 years of experience providing catering services for any event. They prepare authentic and scrumptious menus. They also do cleanup.

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  • BBQ & Mobile Catering

    Uncle Fred's BBQ Smoke Shack

    (4 reviews)

    This professional company provides BBQ catering services including ribs, pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket with home-made side dishes to local clients.

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  • Experienced Caterer- Licensed and Insured

    Freshly Yours Catering

    (3 reviews)

    Have a stress-free event by getting food catering from Freshly Yours Catering. They offer complete food service for corporate lunches, cocktail receptions, brunches and other occasions.

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  • Catering Services

    J. Burke Catering

    (1 reviews)

    Make every event a memorable dining experience when you hire J. Burke Catering. Their team of events caterers offers mouthwatering food with an innovative twist using the freshest ingredients.

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  • Full-service Boutique Catering

    Northwest Fresh Catering

    (1 reviews)

    If you need affordable and quality catering services, hire professional caterer Rachelle Slotnick. She also provides party planning assistance, and is available for all types of events.

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  • Catering Services

    Randell's Creations Catering Service

    (1 reviews)

    Give Randell's Creations Catering Service a try if you are looking for food caterers who provide their clients with a taste of authentic recipes. They specialize in Jamaican and vegetarian catering.

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  • Catering Services

    Spring Valley Catering

    Spring Valley Catering offers quality menu for any social event in the comfort and elegance of your own home. They have been providing professional services for 85 years.

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  • Delicious American Catering

    Tonic at Quigley's Pharmacy

    Tonic at Quigley's Pharmacy has some of the top rated caterers who offer off- and on-site catering services for groups of 20 to 200 guests. They serve traditional American cuisine for events.

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  • Corporate Catering Services

    Listranis

    Listranis is a food catering business that handles all occasions. They provide breakfast, dinner or lunch catering services for corporate parties and birthdays.

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  • Vegan Catering and Personal Chef Services

    Soul Vegetarian Catering

    This full service catering company specializes in preparing vegan food for daily meals, brunches and events. They also offer vegan personal chef services as well as transition and cooking classes.

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  • Full Service Catering

    GFS Catering, Inc.

    GFS Catering, Inc. is among the best catering companies that serve low country and southern home-cooked food. Their food catering services include delivery, set-up and serving assistance.

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  • Catering Services

    Jive Time Catering and Event Planning

    Your guests will be amazed as the food servers bring out the meals courtesy of the buffet caterers of this company. Their friendly staff also offer complimentary tasting appointments, and more.

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  • Catering Services

    Office Catering DC

    This business provides one of the best catering services to commercial clients. They specialize in sandwich platters, breakfasts, lunches, party platters, box lunches, pizzas, and much more.

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  • Buffet Catering

    Rasoi Indian Kitchen

    Rasoi Indian Kitchen is among the best catering companies that have been offering fine dining services for the past 20 years. They have professional chefs who specialize in Indian cuisines.

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  • Upscale Catering

    Haute South Catering

    Satisfy your guests' palates with elegant catering services from Haute South Catering. These event caterers provide food for weddings, holiday parties, corporate events, wine dinners and more.

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  • Catering Services

    Washington Deli Office Catering

    This office has some of the top caterers who provide an extensive list of hot entrees to choose from. They provide lunch box, pizza and breakfast catering services, and more.

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  • Home-Style Salvadoran & Mexican Catering

    El Tamarindo

    El Tamarindo is one of the catering companies that specialize in preparing home-style Salvadoran and Mexican cuisine for all types of events, like large corporate events and small house gatherings.

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  • The Best Caterer This Side Of Heaven

    The Main Ingredient

    The Main Ingredient offers professional catering of complete meals, including meat, starches, vegetables, breads, salads, desserts, chocolate fountains, and ice tea. They have an 80 person minimum.

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  • Caterer

    Crown Catering Service

    Enjoy delicious food delivered and catered by Crown Catering Service. They provide high-quality food catering and delivery services for Mayuon, Mehandi, wedding, graduation, and birthday parties.

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  • Barbecue Catering Services

    Valley Pig Pickin', LLC.

    Valley Pig Pickin', LLC is a caterer business that provides barbecue catering for weddings, graduations and other events. They offer a custom selection of homestyle sides including cole slaw and more.

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  • Catering

    Maria Meruvia

    Enjoy delicious food when you choose this business. In addition to catering food, they also provide child care services as well as executive assistance.

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  • Catering Services

    Catering By Chef LLC

    This full-service catering business that handles individuals and, corporate and business entities. They are among the top rated caterers who are dedicated to creating aesthetically appealing menus.

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  • Caterer

    Better Events Catering

    If you want a local catering business that offers personalized and creative catering, try Better Events. They have over 20 years of experience in providing food services for weddings and other events.

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  • Catering & Party Services

    Princtons Place and Unique Creations Catering

    Need caterers from one of the best "soul food" restaurant in the area? Unique Creations Catering offers in-house catering services that boasts of healthy menus, good food and a caring staff.

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  • Catering Services

    Tasteful Affairs Catering

    Tasteful Affairs Catering has been providing professional catering services for over 20 years. They do corporate parties, weddings and other events.

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  • Caterer

    Mimi Catering

    Planning a romantic dinner at home for your spouse? Let Mimi Catering be your private caterer. They provide professional catering services for all events and occasions.

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  • Food Catering Services

    Spilled Milk Catering

    Searching for the right caterer for your party? Check out Spilled Milk Catering, a company that combines fun and professionalism in their catering services on top of their wide array of food choices.

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  • Professional Catering With A Personal Touch!

    Culinary Insider, Inc.

    Culinary Insider, Inc. operates a mobile catering kitchen that can adapt to any situation and budget. From dinners to weddings, their crew can offer food services with a personal touch.

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  • Chocolate Fountains & Candy Buffets

    The Chocolate Chick

    The Chocolate Chick is a catering company that offers colorful customized candy buffets, elegant chocolate fountains and chocolate favors for special events like baby showers, weddings and more.

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  • Catering Services

    Jerusalem Restaurant & Catering

    Want Middle Eastern cuisine at your event? Contact Jerusalem Restaurant & Catering, a catering company that specializes in home-style dishes like Makluba, Kebbeh Balls, baked goods, pastries and more.

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  • Caterers & Private Chef

    Balkanik Taste

    RVI Catering specializes in serving American, Greek, Mexican and German cuisines for all types of events. Try them if you're on the lookout for a small catering company run by an experienced chef.

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  • Catering And Event Planning

    Yvening Event Planning & Catering, LLC

    Yvening Event Planning & Catering, LLC has over 15 years of experience in the events planning and catering business. Their services is available for corporate and private events.

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  • Caterer

    M & L

    M & L catering services are available for all type of events. They have the best staff for private catering who can prepare, cook, and serve food at your event.

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  • Affordable Catering

    Luna Grill And Diner

    Get delicious cuisine at cheap catering rates when you choose Luna Grill and Diner. They offer private party catering services at reasonable prices and also serve lunch, dinner, and more.

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Actual Requests

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“Need a Caterer to Prepare a Casual American Cuisine for a Wedding”

Sandston, VA

Event type
Buffet catered event
Cuisine type
Casual American, I'm not sure yet
Number of people
150-200
Additional Service(s)
Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (Linens for tables)
Details
Wedding at Berkeley plantation.
$4034
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“Need a Caterer for a Wedding”

Glen Allen, VA

Event type
Buffet catered event
Cuisine type
I'm not sure yet
Number of people
50-100
Additional Service(s)
Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
Details
This is for a wedding reception for approx. 100 people. Would like heavy appetizers, mini crab cakes, meatballs, fruit/cheese platter, ham biscuits, chicken salad biscuits, shrimp platter, egg rolls, etc., things of that nature. 5 or 6 choices.
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“Need a Catering Service to Cater Hot Turkey and Ham for 22 People”

Glen Allen, VA

Event type
I'm not sure yet
Cuisine type
Other (Turkey & ham)
Number of people
10-25
Additional Service(s)
No additional service
Details
We need a hot Turkey & Ham to feed 22 people
$600
Average price
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