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  • 17 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jack B.
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Tony Lawrence prepared an amazing array of Asian and other global dishes for my 80th birthday party in our home on September 19, 2014. We had 18 guests and they all loved Tony and his great staff. We have received nothing but compliments from our guests for a great party with delicious food and wine. No one left hungry and my family got to enjoy all the left overs. Tony was both efficient and flexible in the planning and preparation , with lots of fun and creative ideas. Of all the recommended chefs we spoke to , Tony was the only one who made a site visit before we even committed to use his services. He then made another visit closer to the date. Menu was impressive and we will definitely use Tony for our future catering needs.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gina F.
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We were thrilled with Hog Day Afternoon Catering!! The food was to die for!! Everything was so good, really impressive!! Thank you!!

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Janine F.
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Anton and his servers provided great food and fantastic service for my graduation/family reunion. The food was presented very nicely and professionally and all the food tasted amazing! His food is homemade and that is apparent! The servers cleared plates throughout my 5 hour event and worked very hard to make everything run smoothly. Anton cooked and directed extremely well! Anton and his staff were fantastic to work with and I would use them again and again for my catering needs!

A Taste of Paradise Catering
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia M.
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As a producer/promoter, I can trust that Linda will prepare and deliver/serve quality. Linda works with your budget, time restraints,and venues. I know when I have an event that I will never have to think about the catering aspect, Linda is a step ahead at all times and always with a smile.

  • 16 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Menno Haven I.
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Chefs 2 Go did an excellent job catering our employee event. The food was great, and the service was just as good.

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon A.
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Stone Hill Catering did a fantastic job for my daughter's wedding!! Many of the guests at the wedding commented on the how delicious the food was. Their service was excellent as well! They made the meal portion of the reception totally carefree for us. We literally didn't need to give it a thought! I would highly recommend them for any catering event! My husband and I would not hesitate to call upon them in the future for any event we might have. The food and service were over the top at a reasonable price!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary Kate W.
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I have known Alison for 23 years. Allison has catered many events for me from baby showers to Super Bowl parties she hits the mark every time! The food looks amazing and taste even better. Allison has the innate ability to go into someone's kitchen and move around it as if it were her own. She is a master in the kitchen with a heart of gold. Allison uses the same care and love when cooking for your family or friends that she does her own. Cooking is her passion and it shows whether she's in her home or yours. I believe her sparkling personality and incredible Talent will make your occasion truly special. If she has sent you a quote do yourself a favor and reach out to her, you will not be disappointed.

DuJour Catering
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan B.
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The food was delicious, and the Catering Staff were very friendly, the only issue that we had was a difference in quoted price verse actual price. They were 300.00 over what we were quoted, but I think that was due to some plates being changed.

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra Y.
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S&B Event Concepts and Catering was very accommodating and flexible to our needs while planning my sister’s bridal shower. The food was fantastic! They have a great selection to choose from, and provided everything we needed for our Italian theme. I would absolutely recommend S&B Event Concepts and Catering; their experience and flexibility is top notch.

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander P.
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Jerry's Kitchen is a gem within the food truck world. Their menu is full of variety and I have never been disappointed by a dish! They have always been respectful about catering to dietary restrictions and food allergies. I have seen them at multiple food truck festivals and catering events and they have the fastest, most courteous service every time.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary D.
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I have been using the services of Chef Tanya for 11 months now. She has been providing weekly dinners and some snacks twice a month for my children and I. I have 3 children which are very picky eaters and they LOVE the meals Chef Tanya prepares. In July I hosted a family reunion of 40 and I had Chef Tanya do all the food. What a spread- even homemade ice cream! Next month my brothers and I are giving our parents a "dinner for two" prepare by Chef Tanya as an anniversary gift. I know it will be fantastic. I have recommended Chef Tanya to my friends and co-workers.. Her food is so good.

  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
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The food was amazing and the staff went above and beyond! Would definitely recommend!

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
JILL A.
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I await my event on April 28 with eager anticipation for so far Ma'idah Catering has been super. The owner has gone out of her way to insure That I was satisfied with the menu and even visited the site to make sure what was needed to make my event shine. So far she is doing a fantastic job. I can not wait to taste the food. With her professionalism and attitude and pleasing service methods exhibited so far I am sure my event will be awesome. The right caterer for the job!

Tasty Table Catering
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
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I frequently order catering From Tasty Table sometimes 2,3,4 times per week primarily for external visitors/prospective customers. Tasty corporate catering menu is fabulous and offers a large variety of hot and cold entrées and packages from which to choose. The food is always delicious, fresh, nicely prepared and presented and there is always more than enough – George and his team do not skimp on service, quality and quantity. In addition, I always order dessert which is typically an assortment of freshly prepared cakes, cookies, puddings/mouse, fruits and tarts. I’ve been ordering from this service for more than two years and am very happy with the ease of the online order process, the follow through, and delivery of a quality product that is reasonably priced.

Bee&Jay Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Khamaia B.
Verified review

I have used Bee and Jay Catering for my bridal shower and they did a great job. The food was delicious especially those meatballs. The guest was pleased with food it wasn't anymore left. They were very professional and I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends.

Black Tie Caterers
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jenni B.
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Samuel was very accommodating and professional. His staff was excellent--best service we could have asked for!

Julio’s Mexican cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matt A.
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We hired Julio’s Mexican Cuisine to cater our graduation party. They were easy to work with, friendly and accommodating. They were a highlight of the party not to mention their food is amazing! Definitely going to hire them in the future!

STER Catering
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Maite R.
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AMAZING service!!!!

Baldi's Barbecue & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
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She catered my daughter's Outdoor Graduation Party. Her staff came early and went beyond the call of duty, setting up tables & chairs, grilling fantastic tasting food & constantly asking if I needed anything else. I give her company 5 stars. :-)

  • 10 years in business
Tim C.
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The food was delicious and the staff was very nice and accommodating.

Lala's Sweets n' Treats
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie C.
Verified review

The whole experience was great. Latonya worked around my schedule and was answering my emails even at 11pm at night. I think the food presentation was outstanding and everything came out great and tasty! The guests were satisfied and I was as well. Only thing I can say was that the chicken tenders were a little dry but that's due to transferring and holding. Other then that, I will be very glad to have her cater my events again. :)

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 for a First Birthday Party on March 30, 2013

Potomac, MD

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    It's a first birthday party

Need a Caterer for a Food Truck Event

Berlin, MD

  • Event type
    Food truck
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    looking for something simple and able to please a wide variety of people and ages
  • $13.16
    Average price

Need a Caterer for a Wedding

District Heights, MD

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Formal American
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (table cloths and for staff to stay until event is over.)
  • Details
    This is a wedding reception
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