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Ames Mexican Food Caterers

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Sunflower Chef Catering
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
Verified review

I managed a physician group of 10 and a staff of about 25. This was a perfect choice for an Holiday Office Party. They all loved everything from the beginning... they enjoyed the display and I loved the selection of food which catered to everyone's taste. My group raved over the chicken, risotto, beans, veggies, and fruit. The pork was about a 50/50 but no one said they didn't like it, they just liked the chicken more... overall it was a hit! All the physicians asked for a card so I gave those out. I will definitely would recommend Julie for any event and I'll keep her name at the top of my list for other events. Julie is very professional and keeps the lines of communication open. Thanks so much for everything!

Top Pro
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy C.
Verified review

The food was excellent. I was able to customize my menu to suit the needs of my attendees. Overall excellent experience.

Honeybadger BBQ & Catering
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Eric T.
Verified review

Honeybadger BBQ & Catering has done an outstanding job of catering our post-season football banquet the past two years. They are very helpful with a menu that fits our budget and still provides an awesome meal.

Gateway Market
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jane J.
Verified review

We have customers with special food needs and Kelly goes above and beyond to meet my customers food requirements. Kelly works with us to ensure our customers are always satisfied. Food is always awesome and outstanding. Very good place to do catering. Highly recommend.

The Food Studio
from 6 reviews
    Bridget N.
    Verified review

    Chef Terence's creations are always aesthetically pleasing and equally delicious. If you have not experienced The Food Studio, you are missing out.

    JT's Smokewagon BBQ
    from 4 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Samantha T.
    Verified review

    Great service, great BBQ food! Easy to customize based on my event needs.

    Local Yocals
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Megan F.
    Verified review

    Local Yocals has easily become a family favorite. They are able to blend the perfect combination of incredibly fresh local flavors, and incredible chef talent. The menu as always has staples, but also has new flavors to try. If I have to choose a vendor at any event and Local Yocals is an option, we will choose them every single time. One thing I also appreciate is that they write where the food sources are from, it seems like everyone claims to be local, and this is the real deal. Well done.

    Too Sauced To Q
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Zach T.
    Verified review

    Chaz offered to bbq for a benefit at a large bar, in Des Moines. It was also for an unknown number of people, and he only had a week to figure out what to serve, buy said product, start his smoking process, make a couple amazing side dishes, and drag everything up 3 floors out onto a fooftop patio. The food was(for lack of a better word) phenomenal!!! It was a total hit, and to top it all off he donated his sales to the fundraiser. The food speaks for itself, but the guy behind the scene making it all happen is a great guy too. Spend your money local, you won’t be disappointed!

    MAK'N Memory's Catering
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Cheryl D.
    Verified review

    Johnny gave detailed instruction and demonstrated all aspects of the cooking experience. He also provided information about food purchasing, storing and preserving, as well as tips for preventing cross-contamination. I will be scheduling additional classes. My experience was delightful.

    Park Place Catering
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Vernell S.
    Verified review

    Park Place Catering did an outstanding job at my son and daughter-in-law's wedding in September in Ames. The food was amazing and the service was also. Not only did they keep beverages containers filled at the front beverage table, which was not their responsibility, but they also cleaned up the whole kitchen spotless and even did all of our dishes when they were done. I was so impressed with Park Place Catering and recommend them to anyone. They take pride in their business.

    Sara K.
    Verified review

    I recently asked Carlos to cater an 80-person lunch event for a symposium my research group was hosting at Iowa State. Carlos did a fantastic job keeping in touch, letting us know his needs and exactly what he would be providing. His food is absolutely phenomenal! He made it fresh immediately beforehand and kept it well heated during the lunch. The buffet line moved quickly and everyone was very satisfied with the choices. Prices were extremely reasonable. All in all, I very highly recommend Carlos for any of your catering needs!

    Salt and Pretzel Co.
    from 1 review
      Maria J.
      Verified review

      We had them cater an event for us and overall it was a very good experience. Alex was easy to communicate with and catered to our needs specifically. The food was amazing and all our guests really enjoyed themselves! Would definitely recommend to a friend.

      Food with Flair

      New To Thumbtack


        Our services are superior because we take the time to prepare our homemade food with care, we pride ourselves on presenting our food and services with a little bit of flair, and our extensive experience over the last 29 years has taught us how to be our best. We love meeting new people and relish the opportunity to have a part in making their event special. From weddings to business events to birthday parties, every event has special meaning to our customers, and it's our job to make them happy in every way we can.

        • 6 years in business

        We are a full service catering and food trailer business, serving In the state of Iowa. Birthday parties, reunions, weddings, fairs and much more. Whatever your needs we are here to help. The quality and price of our food. We keep our pricing down with little to no overhead, but with 20 years of experience the quality of our food is outstanding.

        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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