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Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Lorri H.
Verified review

As this was our first go-around without our mother who ran the best Christmas kitchen ever, we decided to look into catering which then led us to the "private chef" concept offered by Jeffrey Sternberg who owns and operates Rosemary and Thyme Catering. Jeffrey was one of 3 caterers who offered their services through Thumbtack, and right from his online presence, we knew that Jeffrey would be the one who would come through on the home-cooked feel we were seeking. One phone call led to an invitation to his home where we were regaled with samples of his work ... now that is service for you! Planning out the meals was a collaborative effort where we told Jeffrey about all our traditional fare over the 3-day feast with Jeffrey being most accommodating to our habitual dishes but all the while making recommendations here and there which we gladly accepted ... it was a very easy and enjoyable process. Everything was delicious, truly surpassing our expectations. There were even several batches of shortbread made up for our inspection before choosing the version that best matched the type of shortbread we were accustomed to. The cauliflower and celery casseroles were actually better than we had ever made ourselves and the filet roast of beef for the day after Christmas was without a doubt the best we'd ever tasted. If there was any negative to be found, it was simply in that there was way more food prepared for us than we could ever expect to eat ... we froze the leftovers and are still enjoying the odd Jeffrey meal ... talk about getting excellent value for your money! The only exception to the quantity was the gravy that only lasted the one meal of Christmas dinner. And Jeffrey also surprised us with plenty of extras like a 4th appetizer that we had not ordered, dips that we had not ordered for the appetizers, and mayo and mustard spreads for our sandwiches, and the killer was an extra turkey roasted in the oven in case we did not end up being fond of the grilled turkey that he recommended. The one hitch was that the re-heating instructions did not specify "convection" or take into account that all six dishes were to be reheated in the oven simultaneously, so the food was not ready when we were led to believe it would be, but it was well worth the wait in the end because everything was outstanding. Service, service, service ... that is what Jeffrey is all about ... and he really knows what he's doing ... you can just relax or else spend the time you save in the kitchen fretting over more interesting Christmas activities ... Thanks so very much to you Jeffrey ... you saved the Holidays for us ... the best to you and your family in 2016. Lorri H. Jan 07/16

The Flavored Fork Catering
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Shelby L.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Matthew Piscitelli and his crew to prepare the meal for our wedding reception. We did buffet style and all our friends and family agreed the food was fantastic. The best part of the experience (other than the delicious food) was knowing that we could trust Matthew with our catering needs. From the beginning he was polite, responsive and respectful of our budget. Initially my husband and I were unsure about what kind of food we wanted to have at the event, but Matthew was very helpful in providing creative ideas and continued to be flexible throughout the process as we added or changed some of the menu items. In the months leading up to the event, Matthew and I texted back and forth regarding payment and other details – it was extremely helpful and convenient. I appreciated his periodic check-ins. In the days leading up to the event, he texted pictures of items he had purchased or had made to bring to the event. In particular I liked the teak boxes he made to hold the napkins and silverware. His texts and pictures reminded me of how excited I was for my wedding day to arrive! On the day of the event, he arrived at the outdoor venue in plenty of time and was prepared with all the materials needed for the event. His staff was polite and well prepared as well. I highly recommend Matthew Piscitelli for any event you might need catered.

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The Catering Group
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Jane T.
Verified review

This was the most elegant service that this church has ever had. The menu was creative and the Chef was magnificent.

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Rita P.
Verified review

Tim was AMAZING. I knew from the first conversation with him that he would be! We hired Tim to cater our daughter's wedding and simply explained what we we looking for and he went above and beyond in every aspect. He was more than a caterer. His ideas really helped pull it all together.The food was outstanding! His group was professional and fun! They made the day so much easier for me. I can't thank him enough for all he did. I want to do it all again!

JKL Events
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Tim M.
Verified review

The JKL caterers showed up a little early, which was great. They set everything up quickly, and were very friendly. There was plenty of food, and it was delicious! We were very happy with JKL, and we look forward to having them cater our future events.

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G&W Home Style Cuisine
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon B.
Verified review

I LOVE G & W Catering. They are hands down the absolute best to work with. Gwen makes everything perfect and is an absolute joy to work with. Best caterer I have ever used in Florida (and I have used many).

LA Catering & Events LLC
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
CINDY M.
Verified review

We hired Laura Ashley for a 60th birthday party for 45 people at our home and it was truly a 10 for the food and a 12 for the professional and friendly service. Our friends raved about the appetizers,dinner and desserts and mentioned how happy and nice all the staff was. Everything was taken care of from adding flowers and decor and the cleanup immaculate. Thank you so much Laura for making our special occasion perfec! We would recommend hiring Laura Ashley caterers as we did without even trying her food just based on the reviews and now we know why she has such rave reviews! the

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  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meg P.
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I hired Lori to cater my sister's bridal shower. We had a luau theme, and Lori came up with a great menu that fit the theme. Doreen and Bill were right on time and got right to work. They were awesome! They were friendly, polite to everyone, and kept the food coming! The bacon wrapped pineapple and mango chicken on the edible spoon were so yummy! Everyone loved them. The ladies also loved that the tails had been removed from the coconut shrimp, as we all struggle with how to bite them elegantly at parties, and then what to do with the tails? So, that was very thoughtful. Doreen and Bill had everything plated and ready to go right on time, and they filled anything that started to empty quickly and efficiently. I had the pistachio fish, which was so good. A lot of people had the chicken too. My grandmother said it was the best key lime pie she has ever had. Everyone I checked with said the food was very good, and many people asked for the caterer's name. I would definitely recommend Lori!

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Cafe Delish Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Nina G.
Verified review

Cafe Delish and Renee was absolutely Amazing! I would use her again for any event that I have - PLUS recommend her to any of my friends, family and colleagues. Café Delish was very easy to work with, had a spectacular presentation, and "delish-ish" food! I called up with short notice (probably not recommended!), and Renee was easy going, was able to talk to me and know what I wanted and to create exactly what was need to make my Dad's 70th surprise party exactly as I had envisioned - including a 70 in an ice sculpture! How many caterers can do that for you in the last minute?! Her prices were very reasonable. She was right on time, and picked up to make everything very easy for me. Everyone raved about the food and the presentation (and I got the credit!). Referrals for Renee will be coming! I will have to share pictures when I download them from my real camera! Many thanks to a job over what was expected!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy I.
Verified review

He did a great job preparing all of the food, setting up, etc. The food was delicious and very creative with a wonderful presentation. I would highly recommend him for any event. I can't wait to use his services again!

Chef2You
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Lourdes N.
Verified review

fantastic chef. delicious food. very creative. pays attention to detail. make your party/get together outstanding by hiring Chef Ricardo.!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey H.
Verified review

I hired Robyn and her Palate Party crew to cater at my wedding in May and I could not have been more pleased with their food, overall display, and service. Throughout the whole planning period, Robyn was very flexible and listened to what we wanted as a couple. She worked within our budget and always had delicious, creative ideas for the meal! I would recommend her to ANYONE. Robyn was slaving away in her food truck all day making our wedding food and she even came out to greet the guests personally and refill their wine glasses! Overall, Robyn is a wonderful person and caterer!

A Culinary Caper
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
Verified review

Chef Carla has personally catered parties for me. She is articulate, innovative and thorough. I have also attended friends events where Chef has catered and, Naturally, experienced the same results. She is priced fairly, extremely dependable and always produces memorable fare. I will ALWAYS call upon her for my future catering needs. Furthermore, I would never hesitate to refer her services to others. Carla is much more than a Chef......she pulls it all together and delivers a successful experience.

Rad's Catering LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Kelvis B.
Verified review

I have had Rad’s Catering quite a few times and I’m never disappointed. Great quality and always fresh. He offers different varieties of food to fit everyone’s needs. Rad’s Catering will be catering my wedding at the end of the year.

Grapes & Olives Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Lea R.
Verified review

Very professional team. Extremely efficient, organized, creative and caring to every little detailed demanded from the customer. Grapes & Olives catered our wedding this June (2018) which was 100% organic, vegan, soy and gluten free. It cannot get more demanding than that and they pulled off the most delicious and varied buffet. They blew all the guest away. I would recommend them to anyone for any type of event. You will for sure get the best you possibly can get!

MJ Events and Promotions
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

Joe was great to work with. He was on top of everything from start to finish. He was able to put the entire party together from the DJ, caterer, invites, photographer, decor, party favors, furniture, etc... I would highly recommend for any type of party.

The Hybrid Chef
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Pilates Life Studio L.
Verified review

The Hybrid Chef has catered several of my business lunches.  Not only was the food delicious but the ordering and delivery was simple and so convenient!

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jay D.
Verified review

Greg and his staff do a wonderful job. Our venues in Chicago & Michigan have used them many times. Professional serving staff for large events and great bartending.

Gil Catering Service
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Sandra G.
Verified review

the best, he make very easy for me, the food is the best all my guests loved, very reasonable price

Party Animals Catering

New To Thumbtack

  • 5 years in business
About

I take my time and put lots of pride and love into my meals.

About

Tasteful Spirits Catering has quickly secured a loyal following of top-notch clients and has been lauded with accolades and awards for their excellence. From a socialite's elaborate birthday to an entertainment industry post-party, a healthy spa bridal shower to a movie premiere, Tasteful Spirits Catering guarantees no event is too large or small for their fresh touch of elegance. Tasteful Spirits Catering knows that the magic is in the details, and strive for a level of luxury and distinction that is simply unprecedented.

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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