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Rebus Services
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

I had my sons high school graduation party with a the majority being adults. We had approximately 65 guests in total. There are not enough words to express my complete and absolute satisfaction with Danielle and Diana. They went above and beyond. When they arrived they calmed me, they asked what I needed and completey took charge. My guests loved them. They were extremely professional and yet so amazingly kind to everyone. They make me want to have another party!! The best ladies and the best service.

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Lorri H.
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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

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The Catering Group
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annie O.
Verified review

I had a great experience with TCG, considering it was a last minute event. I live in TX and was in Miami visiting my family when my brother told me he was getting married and was planning a small wedding ceremony. Mind you, this was about 8 days prior to his ceremony date. I searched for local catering companies and chose TCG. Alan, the manager, reached out to me via phone and e-mail. From the beginning he was very, very helpful and I greatly appreciate his professionalism and patience with the last minute event. He greatly helped me out choosing the right menu and the rental equipment at a low cost, fast, and convenient. I definitely recommend TCG and I'd use them again for future events. =) Thank you Alan!

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
Verified review

I was just looking for a bartender and found the best caterer in the county!! Chef Tim far exceeded my expectations. He was responsive, professional, and went above and beyond to make our event special. The food was delicious! Tim's staff was exceptional. We were all impressed and would use Chef Tim again. Oh! And to top it off, his homemade pies were amazing!!!

C & F Catering
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle E.
Verified review

Ms. Cynthia and I were planning an intimate, elegant, outdoor dinner for my 37th Birthday.The dinner was scheduled to take place in FL (I live in North Carolina). Ms. Cynthia was very professional, creative, thoughful, flexible and what I later found out a phenomenal Caterer. The day of my gorgeously planned event it poured rain :(. I thought the event was ruined but Ms. Cynthia quickly came up with a plan B (which I did not have) and we switched venues. She and he crew made me feel like venue B was what we planned. EVERYTHING was beautiful from the decor, linens, chairs, table settings to her helpful and courteous staff. I can not thank Ms. Cynthia of C&F Catering enough. They went above and beyond the scope of what I requested and for that I am truly grateful and I will never forget how perfect the event was. I kept hearing raves from my guest on how delicious the food was and all I could do was agree. Thank You!

JKL Events
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 49 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.

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 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nina G.
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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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Julie F.
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Chef Robyn was the caterer at our wedding and handled everything to perfection. She coordinated her own team of professionals and, while dealing with some kitchen equipment malfunctions on site (our rental house oven didn't work!), Chef Robyn somehow executed a delicious meal that was the star of our special day. She was dressed fashionably and professionally when she came out of the kitchen a few times to check on things and to make sure we had a special plate so that the two of us got to taste each of the amazing 'passed apps' while we were busy during the cocktail hour. Everyone raved about the food & the service, even going back to the dinner buffet multiple times. I would recommend Chef Robyn to anyone for an event large or small.

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Constance N.
Verified review

Let me start by saying I arranged for The Happy Hour Private Chef to cook a meal for my parents in their home. I personally have not had his food, nor know him, other than reviews from this site. Chef Antoine is very professional. He is a great communicator, responsive, and fair. My parents enjoyed his company and appreciated his thoughtful gestures. I would say his speciality is not necessarily gourmet meals, more simple food done well... Of note, my parents are older and very private people and they were very comfortable having him in their home, and I know when you are hiring an unknown person, this can be helpful information. Send him an email and see what you think. Never hurts to ask, run an idea and see if there is a connection. Afterall, most of life is based on connections and chemistry. You don't know until you try...

The Silver Spoon
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Joan K.
Verified review

Silver Spoon catered a party for 50 people in my home. The whole experience was excellent. The food was amazing, the presentation was lovely and Moira and her staff were totally professional. I would highly recommend Silver Spoon Catering.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katie G.
Verified review

Massimiliano's did was wonderful job catering my party. He even adjusted his menu to accommodate younger guests. We were truly impressed with the quality and taste of the food and will certainly be using them again in the future! Highly recommend! Cannot beat the value

Zest Kitchenz
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adam E.
Verified review

I had an excellent experience with Zest Kitchenz. They catered a business event for me, Michael was fantastic to work with, he listened closely to what I wanted and was very creative with the menu and delivered a great meal everyone enjoyed.

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

Grapes & Olives really listen to what I wanted and created a beautiful menu I really had no idea what I wanted but they guided me through menus and gave me great ideas. They were on time the day of my event and left no mess it was like they were never there. I can’t wait for my next party so I could use them again thank you grapes and olives catering you’re the best

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.

Chef Jess Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Churchill's Cigars L.
Verified review

Chef Jess Catering recently catered an event for my business, this was a food, whiskey & cigar pairing dinner. Jessica provided several excellent small plates to begin the evening, as well as a main course which paired well with the cigars & whiskey. I received multiple compliments throughout the evening on the quality and originality of the menu. I plan on hosting similar events in the future, and am counting on using the services of Chef Jess Catering!!

Culinary Solutions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Lauri D.
Verified review

I have worked with Culinary Solutions on a number of events over the years and their service has been quite good but since Shannon has taken over the role of Event Manager, the service has been outstanding. Her attention to detail, willingness to accomodate for her client is amazing. I would strongly urge anyone planning an event to call Shannon at Culinary Solutions either for an event at the Boynton Beach Womens Club or for an off premis party.

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

Lela's Backyard Bistro
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Kathy P.
Verified review

Food was fabulous!!! Jamaican cuisine modified for the American palate so it wasn't too spicy. Good variety, perfectly prepared. They catered a lunch at my business that everyone enjoyed immensely. Good value - we had leftovers of everything and it all got eaten the next day. Arrived right on time, very professional set-up for catering. It went seamlessly and was a huge success! What more can you ask for?

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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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