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CC's Goodies
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Vicke M.
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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
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Chris C.
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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
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Jordan E.
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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
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Rex B.
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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.
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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.

  • 4 years in business

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.

  • 35 years in business

My presentations are creative and make for a memorable dining experience.

  • 4 years in business

We are one of few crepe vendors in the state of Idaho


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


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!


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!

  • 55 years in business

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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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


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.


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!


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


I travel to you to prepare a meal for you or your family, friends or party. I do menu and food preparation for a week worth of meals (meatloaf, asparagus, sweet potatoes pie on Monday, etc.).

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.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

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

Gooding, ID

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