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Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine D.
Verified review

My fiance and I went on thumbtack, looking for a personal chef to do our wedding. Of all the chefs who responded to us we were immediately impressed with how professional and thorough Tony was. Whereas others who contacted us simply gave us a price range based on our number of guests, Tony supplied us with some examples of menus from previous clients, but also assured us that what he would prepare for us would be specifically customized to meet our needs. He came to our home for an initial consultation, and we immediately hit it off. He was personable and professional. We discussed the menu as well as the logistics; including a tent, tables and chairs, dinnerware, and decorative flowers. We were relieved when he told us that he would take care of all of those things if we wanted, and he did, except for the flowers. (Although he did supply flowers for the tables and even offered to find someone to perform the ceremony) The affair was to be an intimate dinner with seventeen guests and we planned to have our wedding at home in the garden. We decided where the food would be prepared as well as the dining and serving tables. The menu we agreed upon was eclectic, with an international theme. It would consist of a five course dinner with a wine pairing with each course, and a cocktail hour before the first course. From the start, we loved how it sounded and we were eagerly anticipating seeing and tasting everything. Incidentally, he also made another trip to our home weeks later when we were having second thoughts about how to set everything up. The day of the wedding Tony and his staff arrived promptly. The rental tables, chairs and dinnerware had arrived the previous afternoon. After the ceremony and some photo taking was the cocktail hour. The hors d'oeuvres were all delicious and beautifully presented, and so were each of the five courses to follow. The staff was professional and courteous and their appearances were tasteful. The table settings were elegant, and exactly what we had wanted. The quality and freshness of the food was outstanding. The third course, grilled Pacific salmon and pan seared Chilean sea bass, drizzled with a strawberry citrus sauce was one of the most delicious dishes I ever had in my fife, and the salmon was grilled absolutely perfectly. If I had to find something less than desirable, I would say that there was one server who most guests agreed was not very friendly but she may have just been nervous. As for the food, there was an Australian grilled boneless leg of lamb which was a little overcooked for my wife and my tastes, but our guests had no complaints. However in all honesty, to find negative aspects of the entire experience I'm reaching somewhat, as the overall experience was simply amazing and all the things we loved about it far outweigh the aforementioned mild disappointments. It exceeded our already hopeful expectations. Furthermore, the price was definitely reasonable. When one of our guests inquired about the cost per plate (not including rentals) he was astounded that it did not cost much more. Finally, all of our guests raved about the day to no end and many of them said it was the most elegant wedding they had ever attended. I'm quite certain some of them will be contacting Tony for an event of their own.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie E.
Verified review

This was a dream! First of all she had to book everything with me while I was living overseas and had limited communication. I chose what I like from her menu and she gave me amazing recommendations for what usually works for the type of group I had. Without being able to communicate with me while I was traveling at the last minute, she was able to go and set up with barely any assistance. The set up was beautiful, and the food looked so good. Everything was organized and looked so fresh. When we started eating we were blown away at how amazing it tasted. The amount of food was perfect, and the bride-to-be's husband even heated up the leftovers up the next day and was blown away at how good it was. I really don't know if there could have been a better experience. Everybody at the party wanted to know exactly where I got the food from. It has been three days and people are still writing to me to ask me about the caterer and tell me how amazing the food was. The fact that this company was able to work so well with me not even living in the states was a miracle. The payment options were so convenient and I could place my full trust in her. I will definitely be sharing this name and if I make it back to the states this would be my go-to Philadelphia caterer.

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Kayte L.
Verified review

Chef Anton was absolutely amazing!!! He was a pleasure to work with in putting a delicious menu together and the quality of his homemade creations mouth watering good! He made my NYE event one to remember!! The people in attendance were asking for his contact info and I will absolutely give him a call again. And ps...I'm the girl with high standards and can't say enough positive things about my experience working with Chef Anton and Feast Caterers. Thanks for everything!!!

A Taste of Paradise Catering
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph G.
Verified review

We hired Linda for our son's 1st birthday party, and we couldn't have had a better experience. She was super accommodating with everything from menu options, pricing, a last minute change of location, and she even delivered us a hot meal to sample prior to us hiring her. Our guests spoke very highly of their food and service. I would definitely recommend Linda for your catering needs!

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie P.
Verified review

I would recommend Stonehill Catering to anyone! From the first time we spoke till the very last min they were responsive, thoughtful and listened to the needs. Our wedding was scheduled for last year and we had to move it a whole year and they did with no problem. They go above and beyond to fit your needs and ensure you are getting what you want! My guests could not stop talking about the food that was served. Lastly they did a awesome job in ensuring that the bridal party was taken care when they returned from photos! Honestly this company is the best and sweetest to work with! 👏👏😁

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  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea R.
Verified review

Allison has worked with me on many occasions teaching me the necessary tools to become a good cook. I felt very comfortable learning even the most basic skill such as using a knife properly, making simple and some not so simple sauces and also learning to put a menu together for a dinner party. I can say she is extremely patient, knowledgeable, and very talented. She really makes cooking, and creating delicious masterpieces look so easy. I've used Allison as a caterer for many different occasions. It's amazing to watch her make gormet dishes with ease for crowds of 12 or 100. She was a professional from start to finish and left my house as clean as she found it. Thanks Allison, I'm more comfortable in the kitchen however, I'm still going to use you for when I really want to impress family and friends.

DuJour Catering
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jess D.
Verified review

Jim & Cindy were such a great find for our May wedding! Cindy helped alleviate a lot of stress and questions I had, especially since I’m not in the wedding industry, and really helped me out with her tips and tricks! After speaking with a few other "big" caterers, talking to Cindy felt so personal and attentive. She really took the time during my initial phone call to get to know what I was looking for, our price point, what we were like as a couple, and what I was hoping for from our day. Phone calls seemed to be the best way to get into contact with either of them, as opposed to email or social media, which was fine with me. Since we went with Shady Maple for our cake, they even picked it up on their way, which was a huge help! Our venue had very strict rules, and they were willing to negotiate a fair price so that we could use their services, but still abide by the venue. On the day of the wedding, Jim and Cindy were great! The food was amazing, they helped break down at the end of the night, and really went above and beyond. I’m so happy we went with DuJour!!

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Phineas M.
Verified review

Had their truck breakdown the day before but was able secure a new truck, arrive on time and make party a success. First party we didn't have to worry about food, plates, napkins, etc... Thanks again.

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Christy L.
Verified review

We had a tasting today, with Sodiah and Jim, the chef...and hired them on the spot! Not only is the food delicious and fresh, but Sodiah and Jim were delightful to be with! They took so much time to talk with us and work within our budget-- there's no " package deal" or set menus, as we have experienced interviewing other caterers. You tell them what your budget is, and they are so helpful and wonderful...we feel so blessed! Our daughter's wedding is in June, and we so look forward to not only a lovely, succulent meal-- we are excited to be with them! FIVE STAR NOW, AND I'M SURE IT WILL END UP A FIVE+ STAR ON JUNE 18th! We highly recommend this catering team....AWESOME.

  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Chris R.
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I hired F.E.A.S.T. to provide catering for a Philly Tech Week event. We went with an appetizer medley, and everything was delicious. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the roasted vegetable tray was. Jay was on time, got everything set up in an orderly fashion while I was running around dealing with other things, and was easy to work with on ordering/scheduling. Thanks Jay!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina S.
Verified review

Tanya catered a Christmas gathering at our home for 10 adults + kids with appetizers, buffet dinner and dessert. We had hired a chef the previous year and didn't have a great experience...this year however our guests RAVED about the food! Tanya was professional, brought all of her own equipment to cook and serve, and she and her assistant left my kitchen in great shape. She was easy to work with in the planning stages, promptly responded to calls and e-mails and sent me an extensive menu of choices for course selections which she modified as needed. The night was relaxed and at the end my guests commented that they really couldn't remember what was served the previous year, but the food was delicious this year! There were plenty of leftovers to be enjoyed as well. I would not hesitate to hire her again!

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tim W.
Verified review

Soleia's catered a graduation party for us recently for about 50 people. They did a wonderful job from nuts to bolts, visiting our home beforehand to see where and how they would lay things out, bringing staff to assist in setup both with their food and equipment and our decorations. That was a welcome surprise. The food was delicious and we received a lot of compliments about the catering. The cake that she baked was wonderful and again many compliments. They went out of their way to make everyone happy and worked very hard while they were there. We ate leftovers for a week! They also arranged for a tent, tables and chairs because I wasn't sure about the weather and I had many people tell me it was a perfect event. Overall, they did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend them.

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene B.
Verified review

I became acquainted with Ma'idah Catering Co. at a friend's wedding. The food was beautifully presented and the variety and tastes were awesome. So many people there were just chattering about the food! Since then, my family and others that I know have employed the Ma'idah Catering Co. for all of our affairs. We have the option of choosing our own menu from fresh goods (not canned or already processed), or to use a theme menu presented by Ma'idah. The results have been nothing short of awesome!

Enjoi Catering
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Quanda S.
Verified review

I give two thumbs up for Enjoi Catering! I made a last minute decision to throw an Anniversary Party For My In-laws and Enjoi Catering came through for me and I was able to concentrate on my guest list and decorations. I gave them my request and They handled everything else. I was even able to sample my menu. My Menu consisted of Lamb Chops, Asparagus, Lobster Maccaroni, Crab Cakes and Shrimp Salad. Everything was delicious. With the Holidays coming up I'll definitely be in touch with Enjoi Catering. 👍👍

The Savory Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alison S.
Verified review

I hired Colleen approx two years ago. She sat down with me the first time and asked about everyone's preferences in my family. She was extremely accommodating no matter what we liked or wgwt crazy diet I was trying. It was so helpful to me to have Colleen preparing meals as I worked full time, had 5 kids, and many sports. Her food was 5 star. My husband and I really enjoyed having her. We decided only to stop her service due to kids going off to college and no one really around anymore, two of us at most, sometimes one. We will certainly use her for any parties, etc. Colleen became a friend to me as well. Her skills as a chef are unsurpassed. She also catered my graduation party of 70 people alone. I had the ability to greet and talk to guests. She is the BEST.

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ty S.
Verified review

Chaad and his team are truly amazing. Recently, I had a hip hop 80’s party, and each time I begin to feel stressed, Chaad and his team jumped in to make sure everything went smoothly as planned. Amongst all of the catering companies I’ve contacted, Ster Catering was the only one who provided samples of the foods I wanted served at my party. This is a huge plus and I wish other catering companies offered this option. On the day of my event, Chaad and his team arrived early. They assisted with decorating (which they did not have to do). They also provided great food and drinks which everyone loved. I highly recommend Ster Catering and I would definitely hire Chaad and his team for another event.

Julio’s Mexican cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matt A.
Verified review

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!

Baldi's Barbecue & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda W.
Verified review

Toni and her family and staff made our event wonderful. We were serving about 60 friends at our home and the food was fabulous and plentiful. Toni worked with me to plan exactly the type of event I had hoped for. Her staff were professional and personable and really made the evening special.

The Couch Tomato - Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Greg N.
Verified review

I highly recommend Couch Tomato catering for your next event. They provide a wide variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, dessert and more. Chris is always very helpful with taking special dietary requests for my vegan and gluten free customers (I am a sales rep for a Pharmaceutical company). My team especially enjoys the tortellini, tomato basil soup, and brownies. They even take care of setup and use place cards to describe each menu item! Two thumbs up.

Doug Brown Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lori O.
Verified review

Chef Doug has cooked for me on several occasions. He has a wealth of food knowledge and experience. He is timely, tidy, and professional. Pictured below is a salad with pickled strawberries, grilled chicken, dandelion greens, Gorgonzola, strawberry vinegarette. The other is monkfish on rice with a side of sea beans and accented with lemon zest.

Nicolosi Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 67 years in business
Carol D.
Verified review

I have held many events at Nicolosi Catering; including my own wedding. My family still speaks of how fabulous my wedding and reception was executed at Nicolosi Catering. The food is very good. The staff caters to your needs and is respectful of your budgetary needs. The owners give you very high quality food and service for your money. They are able to provide multiple options and suggestions to help with whatever type of event is being held at their venue. I get positive comments back regarding every event I have held at Nicolosi Catering. Highly recommended venue!!

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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