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Catering By Kevin!
4.8
from 145 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cris H.
Verified review

Kevin and his entire team were exceptional. He customized our menu to fit our specific needs. He worked with another resource to provide Gluten Free desserts, but also tailored the menu to meet that need as well. I have never had so many guests rave about the food, and ask me where I found my caterer. This was wonderful since this was my first experience with Chef Kev. I now have my go-to team if the need ever arises again. Thank again!

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim N.
Verified review

Chef Serge was eager to please and worked with us throughout the planning process to design a menu that captured our vision for a family wedding dinner. He worked around a number of dietary needs (gluten free and vegetarian options), incorporated vegetables from our garden into several of the recipes, and he even adapted some of the recipes for the kids. The food and service were excellent!

Top of the City Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly A.
Verified review

Maribel and her team were amazing! She is way more than just a caterer! She made our wedding beautiful, well organized, and stress free. The food was great! Couldn't be more satisfied!

Eleven Courses Catering
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Jeamine Y.
Verified review

I cannot recommend Eleven Courses more. I worked with Megan as my coordinator and she was such a delight! She was very professional and easy-going to work with and answered all emailed questions quickly--I can honestly say that throughout the process I felt I was in good hands. I never felt uncomfortable asking about pricing or any strange questions or requests we had and the guidance Megan provided was much appreciated. We traveled a couple hours to Owings Mills, MD (we live in Springfield, VA) to attend our tasting at their offices. We met Jim and Megan in person, and the tasting decided it for my husband and me. We immediately knew these were the caterers for our wedding. The food was incredibly delicious and now, several weeks out after the wedding, our guests are still talking about how tasty everything was. Their prices are amazingly reasonable, especially given how beautifully presented and delicious their meals are--they have an affordable price point, however, the service and food delivered is that of the super-pricy, high-end caterers (services which I often use in my firm and am well-familiar with). It was very much appreciated how they didn't nickel and dime us and were proactive in helping out and finding ways to make the wedding special. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have hired Eleven Courses for our caterers and intend to hire them again, should we plan another huge celebratory bash.

  • 11 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle S.
Verified review

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.

Sweet Bazil, LLC
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kemia K.
Verified review

My experience was totally professional! I highly recommend this caterer for any event. The food was phenomenal! My guests couldn't stop raving about the green beans, salmon, and chicken. Tbe bread pudding was absolutely delicious. I am looking forward to having Sweet Bazil cater another event. Thank you again for making our event memorable. Kemia Kirby

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Tom B.
Verified review

I hired Esther to cater a dinner party to celebrate our Mom's 80th birthday. From the first encounter, Esther was very accommodating. We were expecting 50 guests, some with food allergies ranging from nuts to shell fish. Esther assured me that she would create a menu that would be elegant and delicious. And did she deliver! The event took place on 12/31/2016. The food was amazing! She sent her employee, Crystal, to handle the event. From the moment Crystal arrived until the moment she left, she went above and beyond, and made the evening a huge success! Crystal was warm and professional, and worked tirelessly to provide us with outstanding service. We were so impressed with this amazing woman, we had to give her a round of applause before she left. Thank you, Epicurean Nutrition, for making our event a HUGE success. We will definitely call you again for our next event. Happy New Year!!

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Healthy Catering Company
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melody B.
Verified review

Must try the afghan platter and Boulanee baunjaun. Both were a hit at my work party! Nasrin was able to accommodate for gluten free and vegetarians dishes nicely too. I would reccomend again as a caterer.

  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Cija J.
Verified review

I recently used Dinner on Demand to cater my graduation party. Not only was Chef B exceptionally professional but her food was delicious; two things you want from a chef! My favorite part of this process was collaborating with Chef B about the menu. I’m a one-note cook, making the same boring meals weekly, but together she helped me to come up with a menu that would satisfy my family and accommodate two of my friends’ special diets—one is vegan and the other has a gluten allergy. Typically party food for me is wings, chips and dip and some hot dogs and hamburgers. For my party, Chef B assembled muffuletta sliders on Hawaiian bread as the opening act. No boring chips and dip here! While we noshed on the sliders she sliced up the roasted brisket which was encrusted with garlic and sea-salt and served with chimichurri sauce. She also sautéed some sweet potato clear noodles with veggies and put together a mixed green salad with sliced pear, smoky bacon, blue cheese crumbles and chopped egg—a lovely mix of tangy and sweet. To top off this fantastic meal she made a homemade flan that was so tasty, folks in my family who “don’t eat that kind of stuff,” were tearing into the rich vanilla-laden custard with so much gusto, I had to put some to the side and stash in the back of the fridge. I would use Chef B’s services again. When you watch her cook you know this is what she loves to do and that love comes through the food.

Chef Matt Finarelli, LLC
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mihaela P.
Verified review

Chef Matt is absolutely amazing! I have been using his personal chef services and I can honestly say that he has been a blessing in our life. I first learned about Chef Matt on an online community of moms in Old Town, Alexandria. Because I had a small baby and no time to cook, I decided to order our Thanksgiving meal from him. I was so happy I did – the food was absolutely fantastic and everyone at the dinner table raved about it. In fact, it was the best Thanksgiving meal that I have ever had. Since then I have been ordering from him on a regular basis. Chef Matt’s food is fresh, healthy and out-of-this-world delicious. His recipes are very diverse and incorporate a lot of international influences, which I love. Everyone in my home is so excited when we get the food from Chef Matt. I wish I knew about him long time ago, especially after we had our baby and struggled with finding the time to cook. I know that he teaches cooking classes and I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to learn how to cook amazing food directly from Chef Matt. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for personal chef services!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meredith K.
Verified review

Sandra was fantastic! I hired her to prepare a gluten-free plated dinner for my parents' 60th birthday party - 6 adults and 2 preschoolers. She was pleasant to work with and efficient as we went back and forth on details and logistics. On the day of the event, she arrived with all the materials she needed and got right to work. My family was able to hang out and enjoy each other's company as Sandra cooked, set the table, plated and served the food, and cleaned up afterwards. And the food was fantastic! My sister-in-law raved about the flourless chocolate cake with vanilla bean whipped cream, "this is the dessert I didn't know I was waiting for my whole life!" Everyone really enjoyed the cuban salad with avocado and chicken enchiladas with mexican style rice and tomatillo salsa. And there were even leftovers! When Sandra left, the kitchen was nice and tidy and all the leftovers were labeled and put away in the fridge. What sets Sandra apart is her thoughtfulness: I really appreciated that she made sure everything was gluten free and even tested the recipe out ahead of time! She brought activity kits for the preschoolers. And she brought placemats and napkin rings as well.

Chef Giovanni Merle
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
Verified review

Chef Giovanni is not only a creative and dynamic chef, he is also a warm person. I was so relieved to welcome Chef Giovanni at my house for my dinner party, he put me at ease with his calm demeanor and ideas. We had been exchanging emails and texts the week prior to the event, he was responsive unlike other chefs I had worked with in the past. Chef had also been tasked to provide a meal for a pescatarian, gluten-free guest, and a “no shell fish” guest. When Chef arrived, he took several inexpensive bouquets from Trader Joes and transformed them into stunning centerpieces for my dining room table. The entire dining room morphed into a chic bistro that looked like it should have been in the south of France as opposed to Maryland. Once the first guest arrived, the smell of bouillabaisse was permeating the house and the guests were excited by the aroma but also the drinks and amuse-boushe Chef had prepared for their arrival. The amuse-boushe was phyllo dough stuffed with spiced lamb. It was crunchy on the outside with flavors of raisins, spices and lamb on the inside. This was an exceptional way to start our culinary journey! Once the guests were seated and wine was poured, the appetizer was served. It was not my favorite combination of flavors but others seem to enjoy it. Next the main course, the bouillabaisse was served. I was stunned to see how beautiful the bouillabaisse was prepared; with cilantro and lime on top and was chocked full of lobster, crab, scallops, fish. My guests were asking him for the recipe for the rue and the steps to making such an intriguing meal. The dessert was also nicely done, my guests really enjoyed the presentation and the taste. Chef Giovanni talked about what he made, helped serve the guests. He also helped pour the wine and kept the night flowing. Chef Giovanni also left me with a spotless kitchen which was the perfect end to a perfect night. I am a customer very happy with a first-time experiment with inviting a chef into my home. I think it is a great way to entertain without breaking the bank. When you consider how much time and preparation that goes into an evening like this, I feel that Chef Giovanni provides quality ingredients and exceptional service for a reasonable rate.

Talk of Di Town 2
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gianna H.
Verified review

Talk of Di Town 2 surprises me every time as they prove they're not just another Caribbean food caterer, but will cater to a variety of foods with their own surprising twist on it! The presentation is always fabulous when catering events and the food is always top quality! I would recommend Talk of Di Town 2 for any occasion, as they will certainly accommodate. - Customer since 2013

Emarvelous catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Shavon T.
Verified review

Superb!!!! Food is always delicious!!!

ChiquiChef
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith D.
Verified review

Chef Anna did an incredible job catering a wonderful culinary experience in my home for 25 friends. We had some dietary restrictions such as dairy free and gluten free and she curated a delicious menu that satisfied everyone's needs. She was also a pleasure to work with throughout the process - responsive, creative, and extremely professional. I look forward to working with her again.

Oye' Palaver Hut, Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 25 years in business
Stephanie J.
Verified review

I cannot more highly recommend Vera, both for own knowledge and skills in preparing food, but also for her kind, encouraging manner in instructing a "novice" in the kitchen. When I was introduced to Vera, I had recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, which had necessitated a complete overhaul of my eating habits. That "lifestyle" change was complicated by the embarrassing reality that I had never really learned to cook in the first place. Just after we met, Vera invited me to attend a marvelous Capitol Hill social event, for which she had prepared some of the food. Knowing that I had to be gluten-free, she included a wonderful basket of Auntie Oye’s Petite Rice Bread Muffins, made from rice flour (instead of wheat). They were a BIG hit at the party … with everyone! When I told her I wanted to learn how to make those little muffins for myself, she invited me into her own kitchen, and graciously and patiently walked me through all of the steps to prepare her wonderful recipe.

Creative Cuisine Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen P.
Verified review

I have not yet experienced the food, but I was very pleased with Dashawn's eagerness to obtain my business. Dashawn presented me with an a la carte vegan and vegetarian menu that was every helpful to me. He even went the extra mile to accommodate me with vegan and gluten free desserts. These healthy choices will be a welcomed surprise and compliment to my upcoming BBQ for my vegan and vegetarian guests. And I am sure all my guest will partake and enjoy the healthier selections. I'm looking forward to the event!

Life 2 Order
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Ed F.
    Verified review

    Elizaveta is a fabulous cook and makes every effort to meet complex dietary needs. Gluten free, low carb, picky 8-year olds . . . Eliza always came up with the right dishes to kept everyone happy!

    The Wandering Chef
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rebecca H.
    Verified review

    Our catering experience was outstanding with The Wandering Chef. They catered our girls' birthday party. The flavors are what you would expect from a fine restaurant, and the service was even better. Gorgeous and delicious cakes, even a gluten free one. And they use real ingredients! Their to-go meals are excellent as well. It's fine dining in your own home without the clean up of cooking a meal. Everything we have tried tastes so good. It's so easy to heat up. You need The Wandering Chef in your life!

    Pranzos Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Emily S.
      Verified review

      Really great authentic Italian food. The portions were great we ordered full pans and some half pans. The food was warm once it arrived. They also brought us plates and untensils for free. --- the delivery guy was helpful with setting up!!

      Kitten with A Whisk
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 11 years in business
      Sally H.
      Verified review

      I hired Meg as my wedding planner when I realized I would be out of town for work the three months before my wedding and needed to delegate out a lot of the groundwork. In a world with Google and Etsy and Pinterest, I found sometimes there was just too much information and too many options, and I needed someone to take my half-formed ideas, do the initial digging for me, and present me with a much more useful, manageable, appropriate, personal set of options. She helped me figure out a location (and even know where to start looking) and then coordinated with the site for floorplans, contracts, etc.. She helped me find our cake baker/artist, she helped me find someone to do my make-up, she helped work through dozens of iterations of our menu before we finally found what we wanted (a combination of sentimental favorites, DIY standards, and some fancy sweet and savory pastries with my favorite flavors and fancy non-alcoholic beverages she catered herself). She had a number of suggestions for DJs and bands and photographers. Even though we ended up going with a self-made playlist, and a harpist and photographer who were both family friend, going through the options she offered was what made us feel comfortable that we were making the right choice, and paying a reasonable price. She helped us figure out decor to fit the tone we wanted to set. She knew the backdoor tricks for getting professionally measured for a dress I was ordering online and avoiding gifts we didn't need. She kept me on top of deadlines, which ended up being really important for things like dress alterations and vendor deposits and contracts. She helped us navigate invites and registries. I feel like the three most important things I got out of hiring her as a wedding planner was 1) the ability to make sure I was free to enjoy the wedding itself, because someone else had it under control, 2) the ability for my husband to enjoy himself thoroughly at the wedding itself, because someone else had it under control and he hadn't had to be my sounding board for mundane details through the planning phase, and 3) the ability to collect and hash out ideas with someone who took into account my tastes, budget, and attitudes. Her prices were very reasonable, and she was available and insightful for a summer of planning-by-email. It was a perfect day, and I had a great time, my husband had a great time, our families had a great time, and the guests had a great time. My only reservation in giving a 5-star review was that, the day of the event, Meg's assistant got appendicitis. Not only did we not have that extra person on hand for re-stocking the buffet, clean-up, etc., but then Meg herself left two hours into the reception to be with him in the hospital. Everything worked out (with the appendix and the reception), and I know she can't plan for every possibility, but I did feel bad (when I found out later) that my Mom and a few other relatives had to duck away intermittently to help with kitchen duty, when I'd specifically hired a wedding planner to make sure they could just have fun that night.

      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.
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