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  • 17 years in business
  • 267 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
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Tony was a pleasure to work with. His meal ( apps, salad, pasta course, entree and dessert ) were superb and his wine parings excellent! Tony arranged a "wine pairing" with each course so we and our guests could experience how wines from bearing the same name (two Rieslings; two Cabs, etc.) could have very different origins, flavors - and price points. Tony even arrange a blind tasting of two unexpected wines and our guests found it both educational as well as entertaining. Tony and his sous chef, Kim, were organized, professional and left our kitchen looking like it had looked immediately before he arrived. I would highly recommend Tony for you next special event!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane U.
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Hog Day Afternoon BBQ (HDA) has catered for me 3x. Two times for an office picnic that she has brought everything to a park, set up and had ready on time. Enough food even for leftovers. Then once I had an appetizer party at work. Everbody was happy with what she bought and again enough for everyone. Food has always been good and plenty of it. HDA goes out of their way to make sure everything goes well and is happy.

Feast Caterer
4.8
from 75 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Kayte L.
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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
Christine C.
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I attended a private party last night. Catered by Taste of Paradise. Wow! Homemade meatballs like my grandmother from south philly used to make! Roast pork sandwiches with real sharp provalone, manicotti , seafood Newburgh , chicken Parmesan , fire grilled vegetables and antipasto salad with the perfect blend of seasoning . Not only was the food exceptional, the severs were as well! I would highly recommend them for any occasion

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura P.
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Melissa made the entire project fun and easy. She provided several creative options for our event. The final menu was a perfect blend of delicious and beautiful. All of my guest raved about the food. Not only is Melissa a phenomenal chef, she was also kind and a top notch professional. Melissa will be my go to caterer for all future parties! I cannot recommend her highly enough. Our menu: Appetizers- seafood ceviche, cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, shooters of butternut squash soup. Dinner- grilled flank steak and tilapia, grilled carrot fries, roasted potatoes, and cilantro rice Everything was fantastically delicious!!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brent L.
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Allison recently prepared a multi-course dinner for 11 at my home, her husband Chris was our server. From the appetizers through dessert, each of the dishes was delicious and the presentation was perfect. Aside from being highly skilled at their craft, Allison and Chris are a pleasure to be around. Our guests had a wonderful evening and I would recommend their services without hesitation.

Culinary Architects
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Blake S.
Verified review

We hired Jim to come in a cook an amazing dinner for 11 guys on a weekend in the mountains. It could not have gone better! One of the highlights has to be Jim delivering plates filled with delicious appetizers as we relaxed outside with beers. The meal itself was phenomenal. Great steaks and sides, capped with a delicious cake. And I think the kitchen was cleaner when Jim left than when he arrived. Definitely recommend hiring Jim for your event!

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen L.
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Scott was such a pleasure to work with. He made my life easier. All of the entrees were delicious. Perfect retirement party.

DuJour Catering
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 56 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.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill E.
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Chef Tanya provided the appetizers and desserts for a private cocktail party of 40, to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. First, Tanya visited me at my home to get the "lay of the land" and to learn the type of appetizers that would please my crowd. Later that night Tanya sent me an email a pro-forma menu attached, and the suggestions were amazing and spot-on. No need to change a thing. Tanya and her assistant arrived 3 hours before party time with all the ingredients and equipment she would need. They made all the food from scratch, right in my kitchen: all fresh ingredients, nothing prepared or cooked elsewhere in advance. I wish I could have captured the amazing fragrances in my kitchen and bottle them! Throughout the party, Tanya collaborated with the servers, the bartender, and myself, producing wave after wave of amazing food while my guests were thoroughly entertained. At just the right moment Tanya & Co brought in the most incredible Apricot Pecan Cake, with a '6' and a '0' candle on top, and we all joined in a chorus of Happy Birthday. I could just rave on and on here, as my guests did throughout and after the party...but let me complete my story by saying that, after 3 hours of food prep and a 3 hour party of continuous food, Tanya and the servers cleaned up the entire kitchen, leaving it as they found it - freshly cleaned and spotless. As for the "planning" vs "fulfillment", Tanya's estimate of how much food would be needed was incredibly accurate...everyone ate until their hearts' content, and only small tray of hors d'oevres remained afterward...which I promptly seized for my own late night snack! Bottom Line: Chef Tanya is a complete pro and an outstanding chef. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to do something special for a special occasion. Thank you, Tanya!

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

Cupcakes are DELICIOUS andtthe Baker is very friendly and kind

  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ty S.
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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.

The Savory Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
Verified review

Colleen made a wonderful spread of food for a 50th birthday party we had. There were both appetizers and main dishes. Everything was better than expected and our guests couldn't say enough good things about the food. I will definetly use the Savory Chef next time we need something catered and will recommend her to anyone and everyone who's looking for great food for any event.

Julio’s Mexican cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melia S.
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Food was delicious! He was prompt, polite, worked hard and was great with the customers. We highly recommend Julio’s Mexican Cuisine!!!

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Meyers catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica N.
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I ordered a breakfast from Meyers catering. The food was great, it arrived hot and on time. Everything about their service was excellent from beginning to end.

Let's Cultivate Food
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Lui L.
Verified review

One of my husband's favorite meals is a recipe we learned from a personal chef dinner with Let's Cultivate Food - the chicken tikki masala. Our time with Yoon was interactive and filled with great tips on how to guarantee a tasty dish. My favorite part was walking away with great recipes on hand - and knowing exactly how to cook it again! I would certainly recommend LCF for anyone wanting to make restaurant-quality food right in the comfort of your own home!

Baldi's Barbecue & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph T.
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Fantastic Service! Excellent set up. The on site grills were a big hit and terrific. Arrived promptly. Very friendly! Delicious food and lots of options to choose from. Highly recommend and can't wait to use again!

Lil Lina's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Anna B.
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This was the easiest process ever. They are so attentive to detail and everything they put out was absolutely delicious. We did a buffet style with servers for my son's graduation party. Everyone was complimenting the food.

Jossie Catering

New To Thumbtack

    About

    We specialize in gourmet Western cuisine, bringing the rustic elegance of Montana to your simple or extravagant affair.

    DiPinto Caterers

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      We offer full-service catering off-premises, specializing in home parties, birthdays, holidays, graduation parties, children's parties, and school fund-raisers. We have two hot-dog carts and a push ice-cream or water-ice cart with a server. You may have the option for your function. We have also a pastry chef on-site to bake you the cake of your dreams to your specifications, for the perfect touch to any party. You will plan your food and beverage menu, along with our event planners, to your unique party specifications again, so that the best party ever remembered was given by you! Delivery, setup and breakdown are included.

      I Cater To You

      New To Thumbtack

      • 16 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      We do catering of all kinds, from daily dinners to home parties. We deliver homemade cooking just like mom used to make. All fresh and homemade cooked food is ready for order.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      How much should catering cost for a wedding?

      The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

      • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
      • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
      • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
      • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

      How do you serve food at a wedding?

      Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

      • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
      • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
      • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
      • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
      • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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