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  • 17 years in business
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine D.
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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.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

This was my first time hiring a caterer for an event. Shannon was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. The pricing was very fair and the food got great reviews from our guests! We did a simple barbecue with hot dogs, burgers, pulled pork, and grilled chicken. Sides were Mac and cheese and grilled vegies. There was plenty of food for our 70 guests. I would definitely recommend Hog Day Afternoon!

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
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Anton was so wonderful to us during the whole process. From the first phone call, picking our buffett menu and pricing. We had a set per person price and he quoted us under it. We had impeccable service at our wedding reception. His staff treated my husband an I like a king and queen. Now to the food. The best I can come up with is amazingly awesome. Everything was way beyond my expectations. Every guest personally came to us remarking how superb the food was. I highly recommend Feast Caterers for any event you may need a caterer for. I look forward to planning another event with Chef Anton.

A Taste of Paradise Catering
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Maryann B.
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A Taste of Paradise catered my daughters wedding. I have never had better food at a wedding. Everyone enjoyed the food so much they all went back for more. The variety was wonderful, there were several vegetarians who were very excited. Thank you so very much A taste of Paradise for such a fantastic meal. A server was also supplied who could not have a more wonderful person. I cannot say enough how special this made my daughters wedding. Thank you again. Maryann

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Angela J.
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Melissa and her team did a fantastic job catering our wedding. They were professional in every sense and helped with everything! They even offered to restock our cookie table when it was running low which was not expected. They were awesome and we will use them again!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea R.
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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.

Culinary Architects
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Rob M.
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We hired Culinary Architects for Thanksgiving dinner (for 16). Jim and his staff were wonderful! The food, service and clean-up we all excellent! I can't say enough. They are also simply cool people to have around at such an intimate gathering.

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Angela B.
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We really liked S&B's set up at our wedding to make it a beautiful reception! The staff were friendly and very professional. Sodiah was especially flexible with the plans and easy to work with which helped to make the day go perfectly. The food was also great! We are thankful that they were our caterers and would recommend them to others.

  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Arshell Y.
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I placed orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas everything was Delicious. My favorites are roast beef, macaroni & cheese and jerk chicken wings. Jay was very accommodating and ON TIME!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristina S.
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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!

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kai T.
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Chef Yuri catered my wedding party of 90 people. Words cannot explain how pleased we were with her. How personable she is, her creativity and her food was impeccable; which my guests all enjoyed. Chef Yuri and her staff arrived on time, they were all perfessional and friendly. My husband and i would definitely use her again and recommend her to everyone!!

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
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Prompt and courteous responses from the staff. Very responsive to needs. Servers were not as experienced as those from other caterers I've used, but their enthusiasm helped cover the inexperience.

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
  • 6 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 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.

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.

Party Builders Inc.
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ali N.
Verified review

Excellent! The food was very well planned and prepared for 100 people. The chicken fingers, buffalo wings, and sliders were a huge hit! Nicki worked very hard to make sure that everything was just right. She went above and beyond and provided extra help at the party which was amazing. I will use this catering service in the future! Nicki is very easy to work with, and she is extremely hard working! We were thrilled with the success of the party!

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.

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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