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Pocatello Caterers

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d'Railed
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kalina B.
Verified review

d'Railed is one business that I always find myself coming back to. The food is nothing like I have ever tried, therefore from the start, I was hooked. My husband and I took my parents and a few friends for our first time, and everyone was very pleased with the service and the amazing food. Initially, I felt that the menu looked a little high in prices, but I am here to tell you that you get what you pay for! Jay often does Flat Iron specials, and I think the best steak I have ever had was catching that special here, along with the best loaded mashed potatoes, and spinach dip, and crab cakes, and saganaki, and I could go on. The restaurant itself is small but it creates a nice atmosphere. The outdoor dining option is wonderful in the summer time, and they always have great music to set the mood for a lovely lunch or dinner. We loved all of this so much that we opted to have them Cater our wedding in August. Jay came super prepared, the food was of course a crowd pleaser, and he even helped me out with finding a bar attendant. Definitely recommended all around!

  • 23 years in business
Nick B.
Verified review

This restraunt knows bbq, amazing food!! Everything is homemade, great service, very family friendly and they have pie that will blow your mind.. I also found out they cater...can it get better?

About

I take pride in providing the best food for any occasion. I am very flexible with menu options and ensure that not only does the meal taste excellent, but the presentation is appetizing and stunning.

About

We are experienced cooks who are catering for small dinner parties or events. We provide a range of dishes and themes, and all events are customized.

About

Operating 10,000sq ft of event space in the Idaho Falls area, allows us an opportunity to provide excellent event and conference space. Together with our very own Executive Chef and culinary team. We can host your event onsite or location of your choosing.

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We are a company just starting out doing part-time catering to build up to catering trailer/food truck to expand our ability to do larger parties.

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We are serving authentic Mexican cuisine, mobile catering trailer, weddings, parties and barbecues, businesses, private parties, fairs, and festivals.

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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