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Sanford Custom Caterers

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Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Jan B.
Verified review

Maurice catered our Thanksgiving luncheon at work for 60 people and it was delicious! I would definitely use Hildago Catering again!

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas C.
Verified review

Junior was a terrific bartender - super personable, very organized and extremely efficient. He even designed delicious custom drinks for our specific event - while striking the right balance of engaging with patrons and being respectful. Everyone was having so much fun he even stayed a bit longer than contracted because our guests were enjoying the evening, his drinks and his service. Highly recommended!

Spice House Catering
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Mike A.
Verified review

Dameon did a fantastic job catering our 12 man golf vacation. We had a very extensive menu which was done to perfection. This is our 2nd yr in which we have taken advantage of having a private Chef experience and Dameon did not let us down!

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chelsea D.
Verified review

I was requesting quotes for my sons 5th grade banquet IN VERY SHORT NOTICE. Out of 50, I CHOSE BLESS MY SOUL FOOD CATERING & MORE!!!!! I needed to cater to 250+ guests. The vendors I had lined up for this event would not have been able to beat the cost, the timing, accommodating such a crowd on such short notice...NOR do it effortlessly with quality, FLAVOR and efficiency the ways I was catered to by THIS company. Immediately they were on my phone offering suggestions, and arranging to meet to HELP plan the menu as well offer any additional hand in any and every way for this event. Their time was very precious and they offered so much they didn't have to (that was so personal and comforting). On the day of the banquet, they were very much prepared, on time, organized, well dressed, extremely professional and SKILLED to the MAX! The dishes were AMAZING! Hot, fresh, flavorful, well made and well presented!!! Everything was cooked to perfection and so much more than I ever expected!! QUALITY! QUALITY! QUALITY! And can I say QUALITY! This catering company BEATS ALL I have ever seen, tasted, experienced and known!! From BBQ to fine dining THEY LITERALLY DO IT ALL AND DO IT VERY VERY WELL!!!!! THEY ARE AWESOME AND ACCOMMODATE ANY AND EVERY EVENT TYPE AND VENUE!!! I've been in the event world in Orlando for 15 years and my Father for 40! WE WERE BOTH VERY IMPRESSED AND BLESSED TO HAVE FOUND THEM!!! By far THE MOST efficient, personal, accommodating, cost effective, punctual, reasonable and DELICIOUS ((SOOOO DELICIOUS)) I enjoyed the company of these fine ladies and appreciated the extra hand. The LOVE for what this company does is defined in their great service, THE FLAVOR, THE QUALITY, the presentation and above all BEING ONE OF A KIND!!! NOT MANY CATERING COMPANIES CAN SAY THAT -- BUT THIS ONE CAN AND OWNS IT!!!! Any type of food dishes, ANY TYPE OF GATHERING.... ANY NUMBER OF GUESTS, from a small crowd (even a dinner for 2) to 300 people/PLUS...THIS COMPANY DEFIES ALL I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!! I AM SO GRATEFUL AND HONORED TO HAVE THEM AS A PERMANENT "GO-TO" VENDOR!!!! I RECOMMEND THEM FOR ANY AND ALL OCCASIONS!!! WHEN I SAY THEY COOK IT ALL--THEY DO IT ALL---THEY MAKE IT ALL SO PERSONAL--- THE FOOD IS EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!! 100% X 100% SATISFIED!!!! I WILL BE PROMOTING THEM TO EVERYONE I KNOW AND EVERYONE I DON'T KNOW! WATCH OUT CATERING WORLD, THIS COMPANY IS THE REAL DEAL AND TOP NOTCH!!!!! THEIR PRICES ARE OUTSTANDING AND UNBEATABLE! THEIR DISHES ARE DIVINE AND HOMEMADE! THEIR SERVICE IS ONE OF A KIND! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

Premier Event Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sean K.
Verified review

We used Premier Event Services for our wedding and we couldn't have been more happy! Our bartender Charles had everything set up and ready to go ahead of schedule and he even went above and beyond by going to the store before the reception to get more ice for us. He was very professional. And working with Premier Event Services was a pleasure. I was constantly sending emails with questions and always received a prompt response. We highly recommend them for whatever event you are planning.

ChefServ Catering Service
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 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!

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda A.
Verified review

Working with this company was a dream. They thought of everything needed for my wedding of 100+, and then some. Chef Jean and his team are incredibly professional and beyond kind! I will hire him for future events in a heartbeat. If you are looking for quality and expertise, this is your catering company!

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  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
Verified review

Abundance Custom Catering was who we picked for our wedding reception in 2009. They were fantastic. Preplanning went smoothly and they were able to accommodate my vision for my big day. From the display to the food, everything was great and we received compliments about it afterwards.

Savyor Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

Our guests raved about how amazing everything was. The Chef personally walked around to each table to make sure the food was great for our guests. Savyor Events are the most professional caterers. On time, helpful with creating a menu in our budget, and then delivering food that is fresh, hot, and delicious. For appetizers, I would highly recommend the bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp and the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella. Main course: My choice = sautéed mushrooms/steak and chicken/pineapple shish-ka-bobs was my favorite. The mushrooms were exquisite! Savyor's serving staff was a pleasure to work with; friendly, prompt, clean, and courteous. Definitely using Savyor Events for the holiday party!

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!!!

C &T Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Tracey L.
    Verified review

    C&T Catering are such wonderful people and the food they make for you are spot on and delicious. Would totally use their service for all my special occasions😍😍😍😊😊😊

    Edible tastings catering
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Lanesheial E.
    Verified review

    I’m very pleased with the professionalism of the company. I had no worries about anything. The food was flavorful. The chef delivered superbly to my health concerns. I will seek services again in the near feature from Edible Tastings. Edible Tastings is my go to catering company from this moment on. Thank you Edible Tastings from my family and I , we really appreciate all that you do.

    Em's Neighborhood Kitchen
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Alicia S.
    Verified review

    Emily is absolutely AMAZING. You can tell how much she truly cares about her clients and her food. Her meals are always fresh and absolutely delicious. I hired Emily to cater a 2-day event for 20 clients who flew in from around the country. Everyone was raving about the food. Thank you for always doing such an incredible job!!

    E & A Catering
    4.3
    from 3 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Wayne P.
    Verified review

    The service was good, they service the Trinidad and Tobago U19'S Rugby Team [31 persons]. for a period of eight days with breakfast,lunch and dinner.The meal were on time and well favored.I would recommend this company to any group .

    Marquise Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Malissa S.
    Verified review

    We used Marquise Catering for 2 of our events recently and both the food and the service was top notch!!! We had everything we needed during the events and they even made sure we didn't run out of food. I would highly recommend them for any event you are having. Thank you Marquise Catering for everything!!!

    Condron Culinary Group LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jodi K.
    Verified review

    K & M Catering have done several private events for us. They have come and shucked oysters for us at our Super Bowl Parties and entertained the guests, showing them a good time. Very Professional and clean. Also they have done private cocktail parties for us and everything was always fresh and made from scratch. I will be using them again!!!

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Penny S.
    Verified review

    Chef Ron was very easy to work with. The food was amazing. He catered our July 4th wedding for 40 people but we could have easily fed more. Everyone is still raving about the food

    Lolynda Catering LLC

    New To Thumbtack

    • 6 years in business
    About

    We serve the best home-cooked meals you can get around this area. We made everything from scratch, and we make it with love, something no one else does. We are always on time and always have enough food to go around. So, give these two southern bells a chance to prove just how good they are.

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    We offer personal chef and catering services. Our energetic and passionate staff will take the stress off of any host. Call for information.

    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.

    Do you tip a wedding caterer?

    Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

    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.

    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.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.