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Des Moines Corporate Caterers

Browse these corporate caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Des Moines.

Sunflower Chef Catering
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Tim G.
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Julie is amazing! She catered a lunch for the office. Her food is absolutely awesome. Julie is very professional and personable and I would HIGHLY recommend using Sunflower Chef Catering for any catering needs!

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SimplyHomeCookingbyKris
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonda B.
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Kris was easy to work with and very accommodating. She was on time and super helpful. I'm in South Carolina and was planning this event remotely. I felt comfortable with Kris and confident. I would definitely recommend Kris for any catering needs.

Gateway Market
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nick P.
Verified review

Gateway marketing catering services did a phenomenal job with our holiday event. The food and service were both excellent. The sliders and caprese crostinis are delicious. We grossly underestimated the number of people that would show up for our event, but Kelly and her staff still managed to serve our guests and keep them all happy. Would definitely come back again.

Local Yocals
5.0
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.

Salt and Pretzel Co.
5.0
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.

    Park Place Catering
    5.0
    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!

    MAK'N Memory's Catering
    5.0
    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.

    About

    We cater to our customers satisfaction. We serve authentic Asian Cuisines. "Taste" and "appearance" are very important and that's what makes stand out.

    About

    I offer the following services: - Catering for any occasion - Any cuisine, any culture, any traditional and authentic cuisines - Executive chef/kitchen manager - Structure/increase new or existing restaurants/kitchens/BOH profitability by stabilizing and maintaining food/labor costs, generating new guests and guest retention by increased quality and efficiency, creating/updating menu for increased margins - Targeting high margin items to guests, 25 years restaurant experience (in all areas, mostly exec. chef, kitchen manager, GM, owner), take your total direction without aversion or diversion from your goal. - I don't do this work for the money or personal gain, rather for purpose and passion.

    About

    I have 25 plus years as a Chef/Catering. I have experience in just about anything you desire for your next gathering or family meals. I can accommodate any special diets and tastes. I have many happy repeat customers and references. I do Deliver!!

    About

    Home-style food made from fresh ingredients will be delivered to your home or office. I need a 48-hr notice in order to prepare for you, your family and friends or coworkers. At this time, I only offer dinner service.

    • 13 years in business
    About

    I've cooked for 20+ years and know how to prepare a variety of different dishes. I am professional and very tidy. I have been safety trained and certified in food handling and preperation.

    About

    We offer private chef services as well as catering. Fifteen years of culinary experience means you will get the best! We are willing to take on any jobs; nothing is too big or too small. Please inquire for more details.

    • 14 years in business
    About

       About Us   We specialize in catering services for businesses, parties, showers, receptions, graduations, and much more. We have over 20 years of experience. Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

    About

    We proudly offer catering services for your personal or business needs. Our catering services range from the most elegant affair to a business luncheon or a picnic at the park. We will meet your event needs by exploring options and ideas with you. You will find our catering staff to be professional, pleasant and quick to meet your needs!

    About

    We are two cousins who love to cook, and would be happy to provide for your catering needs. No job is too large or too small. We do weddings, birthdays, parties, and showers. You name it, and we can provide for it. We work with your menu and your budget. We do all set up and tear down. We bag up all leftovers for the client to take with them after the event.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    We are Bandit Burrito Catering. You throw the event; we'll be ready for the stampede! We will cater to your office parties, camping trips, corporate events, tailgates, graduations, birthday parties, reunions, pool parties, school events or even weddings. You name it, and we will find a way.

    About

    I provide a variety of services and venues, including the following: * Bartending * Catering * Housecleaning/organizing * Industrial cleaning * Therauputic massages

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I cater to the client's needs. There's no set menu. If you want something special, I will recreate it for you.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    In this industry it is always hard to find a reputable company that shares your passion for your events. We are a small company that drives ourselves on putting out heartfelt food and love into every dish we prepare. Serving beautiful food and obtaining the highest customer care is our goal and our passion.

    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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