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Boise Caterers

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Kris Blankenship Catering
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emily S.
Verified review

I have several experiences with Kris and her catering business. Her food has always been satisfying at every occasion. I have helped Kris cater in the past for several Christmas company parties and weddings. The event that stands out the most for me is my own wedding Kris catered. Kris was very professional with meeting with me to discuss the menu and cost. She took what I wanted and expected seriously. She went above and beyond to make my special day everything I wanted. The presentation of her food display is always planned out specifically for the event it is being catered for. Kris has a true passion for cooking and her love of cooking shows when talking with her for different events. Kris is always prepared and ready for the demands of the job. She is always trying new things to meet the needs of her customers. Kris's food will leave you satisfied and convinced you will be coming back again and again and again.

CC's Goodies
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Vicke M.
Verified review

Catered food for our 25th wedding anniversary for entire day for my family of 12. Breakfast lunch and dinner. Easy to warm up and food was delish... I'd do it again..

Purple Orchid Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Chris C.
Verified review

Excellent doesn't even begin to describe Purple Orchid Catering's food. Lisa turns food into an art form where her passion and love is apparent in every meal. Her work moves beyond just the food, but invests into the atmosphere of the meal as a whole. There is much to be said for this approach and how it enhances not just the food, but the environment of the gathering. There are many that claim to be chefs, but few possess the innate talent found at Purple Orchid Catering. I cannot recommend their services enough. You will not be disappointed with Lisa and the outstanding food that she will bring to your gathering.

Kono Pizza
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Jordan E.
Verified review

Had a party catered by Kono Pizza and they were extremely professional. My guests loved the quirkiness of the pizza cones too!

Wild Plum Events & Eats
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Rex B.
Verified review

Tara and Alex recently catered a work related gathering at our home for approximately 35 people. The hors d'oeuvres were wonderful -- varied, unique, beautiful and very tasty. Our guests asked to take the leftovers home. Tara's set-up and presentation were timely and attractive. The price was very reasonable given the quality and variety of the food. We will not hesitate to call on Wild Plum again! Rex and Barbara

  • 4 years in business
Jose S.
Verified review

The food was phenomenal. I will have them in mind for any of my future get togethers. Many claim to be authentic in their cooking but I’ve got to say these guys are the real deal.

G & G Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Jensen Family H.
Verified review

Great price, amazing food! Great options for every event and every budget! You will not be disappointed! Love Chef Nate!

About

We are an event catering company that is here to serve your needs. We specialize in intimate settings or grander events.

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We specialize in weddings, private parties, business events, and holiday events. We have custom menus to fit your events or taste. We display food and beverage like art. This light up your dining event. Once our creations hit your pallet you know exactly why you chose Top Notch. Let us make your event to be remembered!

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At Tip Top Catering, we believe in working closely with our clients to customize every individuals' occasion. Whether you envision a romantic dinner for two or a memorable gathering for 200, we will help you create a feast for the eyes, palate and soul. From simple spreads of appetizers for a baby shower or graduation, to lavish multi-course meals for an intimate gathering, we will work closely with you to ensure your event has an unforgettable and personal touch.

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We cater every event like weddings, lunches, birthday parties, and more. We customize every menu. We can also work with budgets. We get to know you and your needs. Thanks! Keli Paddock

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I have a degree in culinary arts and have a flair and passion for great food. People eat with their eyes, so not only do the food that I prepare look good but tastes great as well. If you need food for any occasion, large or small, give me a call.

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I atttended the BSU Culinary School from 2007-2008. I'm an Eagle Saturday Market chef from 2008-2011. I have catered wedding and private dinners. I have also volunteered my services at fund-raisers for Drug Free Idaho and Eagle HS football. I have access to a commercial kitchen. I serve great food at prices other commercial caterers cannot match. Why? Because preparing food is something I enjoy doing. It's more of a hobby than an ongoing business. Usually, I like to prepare some dishes of your choosing. I'll let you taste them and if it meets your standards, we will discuss the menu and pricing. I guarantee that I will provide a great-tasting menu as well as professional service at a much lower cost. Let me show you what we can do.

  • 4 years in business
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We are serving pitas. We cater and deliver. We have platters, large platter salads and express lunch (box lunches). Anything you need, we will make it happen. It's fresh thinking and healthy eating.

  • 55 years in business
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We offer a customizable catering menu that can be dressed up or kept casual for all types of events. We guarantee high quality food and a stress-free event. Our events range from tailgate parties, backyard barbecues, holiday parties, corporate events, reunions and weddings.

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Party Perfectionists specializes in themed parties and the absolute best catering in the Treasure Valley. Whether your party has just a couple of friends or a lavish wedding, we can accommodate your special event. We offer the following services: * Birthdays * Anniversaries * Weddings * Dinner Parties * BBQs * Family Reunions * Holiday Parties * Open Houses * Office Parties * Bridal Showers * Graduations * Grand Openings * Retirements * Rehearsal Dinners * Engagements * Family Reunions * Just Because Party * Class Reunions * Fund-Raisers * Corporate Events

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MickeyRays is one of those unique restaurants that is the product of a close friendship. Our recipes are made with the finest ingredients. We also provide topnotch catering services. Visit us today!

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Chiffonade is devoted to creating delicious and home-style food. We provide a comfortable warming atmosphere for our patrons. Input and suggestions are always appreciated to make your experience one to remember!

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I give attention to detail. I make customized menus. We plan it, and you sit back, relax and enjoy. We are flexible as to what you want to do and what you would like done for you.

  • 4 years in business
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We are one of few crepe vendors in the state of Idaho

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We offer catering and event planning for golf tournaments, weddings, reunions, birthday parties, etc., with guests from 2 to 200! Check us out on Facebook. The Caddy Shack Deli is located in beautiful Featherville, ID. We have a new 18-site RV park coming in 2014!

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.

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Need Buffet Catering Services for a Wedding Event on July 13, 2013

Gooding, ID

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American
  • Head count
  • Details
    Its for a wedding in Fairfirld, Idaho wedding ceremony starts at 1:00
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