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Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
Sage C.
Verified review

Maurice was absolutely outstanding in every aspect. Not only did he accommodate a fairly large party on a very short notice, he blew us all away with the quality and flavors of his food! We had children, parents, and grandparents going up for seconds and thirds and to say we were all very happy with our food and the service provided by Maurice is an understatement. I will absolutely be using Maurice and his catering services again!

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
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Kyle C.
Verified review

All around fantastic job by Junior and his team. So many people at the party were impressed with the catering and bartending enough that I had 6 people tell me they were going to hire Kitchen's Portal for their next event. All of the food was amazing, the signature cocktail was fantastic, the presentation of the whole thing tied together was just fantastic. Not only was the whole team extremely polite and professional, they were all good people. We enjoyed hanging out with the Portal crew as much as anyone else at the party. I would highly recommend hiring Junior if you need a bartender, a caterer, or both. These guys saved me so much time from having to rent the actual bar, the tub, the coolers, etc which not only saved money, but more importantly saved time. When you're trying to get stuff done for a 40 person party the day ofm, it's nice to have someone else deal with a smuch as possible. I will definitely try to get these guys back for the next event we have

Spice House Catering
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Ella G.
Verified review

Such yummy food and creative presentation. Your guests will be impressed when you have Spice House Catering providing the food for your next event.

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Phyllis C.
Verified review

Chef Pam delivered a spectacular meal to our event for 14 people! I had never used Red99 Catering before this event, but I will surely use her catering services again! Our guests raved about the delicious entrees and side dishes, and were crazy about the desserts! I give Chef Pam a 5/5!!!

Italia Cuisine Co.
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Aurelia E.
Verified review

Thank you Chef Paola for catering my party! Everyone had a great time and enjoyed your amazing food! :)

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  • 2 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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IsaBella T.
Verified review

Highly recommend very professional no problems at all...always in communication with me..I wisk I have maynu party because she will be my bartender always..Something that I like more was the organization she make her on space like a bar ..

Bar~Tenderss +
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha M.
Verified review

Tricia and her staff were just wonderful. When she and her staff arrived at our home, Tricia stated she was there to make our day fantastic. I literally turned the remainder of the event over to her so I could welcome and enjoy my guests and get married in peace - those helpful friends and family that won't stop offering to help, I turned them over to Tricia too. We had about 80 guests from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Her Services set up the buffet line: sliced Beef Tenderloin (they sliced), Ham & Turkey, sausages, vegetables, salad fixings. They set up the chaffing dishes with the catered food, ran a full service bar, desert & coffee table, appetizers table and a champagne table. We used glass place settings and flatware (pre-set) at 8 tables inside our home. The staff made sure everyone saw all the assortment and locations of foods and drinks, helped serve and locate people at tables, spoke with our guests on a friendly level (helped entertain), and cleared dishes, glasses and flatware away after use, stacking them in the kitchens. My champagne glass was never empty, and from all reports, all our guests thought the girls were wonderful! My husband was thrilled and complemented me on my selection and planning. They truly made the day classy and enjoyable for all. The next event we have we will definitely be requesting Her Services to help entertain our guests. Just a fabulous carefree day after they arrived!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Naquan B.
Verified review

I was throwing a Bowties & Cardigans 30th Birthday party for my husband and Bless My Soul Food Catering & More truly made the experience a night to remember. It was a grown folk house party with music/games/etc. so we didn't want anything too formal like a sit down dinner party. I told Chef Nae some of my husbands favorites & the theme and she blew our minds. He loves lasagna but that's not a dish for this type of party. She made a Lasagna Bake with bowtie noodles and several other elegant appetizer-style foods. She also made his favorite, her famous, Red Velvet Cheesecake. The layout was elegant with the 2-tier Red Velvet Cheesecake in the middle. I highly recommend Bless My Soul Food Catering & More for ALL of your dining and catering needs. I also use her personal chef services as I'm a super busy entrpreneur, wife, mom, etc. My family loves EVERY meal. YOU SHOULD BOOK BLESS MY SOUL FOOD CATERING & MORE TODAY!

  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Emilie T.
Verified review

We used Gourmet Crepes Cafe and Catering to cater my daughter’s birthday. Our guests absolutely loved their French food! They delivered the food on time and super Hot. It was definitely a hit and we will hire them again for our next event ☺️

Savyor Events
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl B.
Verified review

Savyor Events catered my daughter's wedding reception and I have to say they were so easy to work and helpful in planning this event. From the amazing food to the floral arrangements and personalized cocktail napkins and leave behinds. The were true pros!

ChefServ Catering Service
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Pam G.
Verified review

ChefServ catered several meals for a team retreat of 24 people. The food was very good, nicely prepared, and ready on time. Very thankful ChefServ was available!

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Michael Young
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Marshall C.
Verified review

Michael was WONDERFUL!! He was warm and friendly to all of guest and offered to help with anything else on top of bar tending my wedding yesterday November 3rd!! This man has skills and is very professional but fun and inviting easy to talk to and joke with and the drinks he made were perfection..... My advice to anyone looking for a bartender message him, snatch him up fast because he’s that good and your gona want him for your special event before someone else gets him first!! You are amazing Michael thank you so much! My wedding was perfect and a dream come true and you were a big part of making it so magical!!!

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  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Peggy H.
Verified review

Abundance Catering is just that. Catering with Abundance. Al provides an abundant amount of taste, an abundant amount of food and an abundant amount personal service. Al recently catered a large event for my husband and I and it was exceptional from start to finish.

Drink 'Til You Drop
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Stefanie M.
Verified review

Melissa was excellent and a perfect fit for our party. She interacted well with our guests and there wasn't an empty cup to be found. she arrived on time, was very professional, handled our sometimes rowdy crowd at the bar like a champ and cleaned up when she was done. Would highly recommend.

JB Bartending LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Trevor M.
Verified review

We hired JB's Bartending Service for our 10 yr. class reunion. His professionalism and knowledge of mixed drinks made the night enjoyable! They were responsive and extremely helpful in planning on how much alcohol to buy, designing a signature drink, and working with the supplies that we had. Absolutely great service, I would definitely use them again and recommend to others!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
Verified review

Keisha Barrant is the owner of Pebbles Enterprise Inc. We attended a 60th birthday gala in December and Keisha went out of her way to make sure the event went smoothly. The food was amazing and one cannot expect the food to be any fresher since it is prepared on site! Keisha is a true professional and her love for food shows in every creation she conjures up. I highly recommend Pebbles Enterprise services. Her catering is exceptional! Seems as though in this day and time, clients are somewhat important, but rarely seem appreciated. Keisha makes certain that every need is met and that everyone is taken care of as though they are the only client in the world. That is truly rare and she should be commended. Keisha's special talents around food and decorations are incredible. Keisha loves to create special dishes that fit every occasion. On top of that, she has a passion for perfection. Don’t bother looking anywhere else because you have found the best catering service in Pebbles Enterprise, Inc. Mrs Michelle Hall

  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriela H.
Verified review

The multiple times I’ve used the services of Elite Catering have been very positive experiences. From my 60th birthday celebration to my husband’s company Christmas party. The service, professionalism and attention to detail have been outstanding. I would recommend Elite Catering for all your catering needs full heartedly.

CYM Productions
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Susy D.
Verified review

Loved working with CYM! They were very flexible, responsive and worked to cater to all of our requests. Looking forward to working with them again.

Char-Don Catering, Inc.
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

The food was outstanding! All of the guests at our wedding were very pleased and we heard no complaints. The staff was very professional. We were a little disappointed at how quickly they packed up and left. We were also a little disappointed that they didn't leave any food for us to have a plate after everyone was gone as we, the bride and groom, were to busy with our guests to really get a chance to eat. I would definitely recommend Char-Don Catering to anyone and would definitely use them again for any other event!!!

Edible tastings catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Janene S.
Verified review

Great food & great service I would recommend everyone to try this catering service I guarantee you will love it they are the best around

TheTravelingResturant&Bar
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie R.
Verified review

Extremely professional and their service made my event! I highly recommend them.

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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