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Alton Gluten Free Caterers

Browse these gluten free caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Alton.

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Lily Pad Catering LLC
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth M.
Verified review

This was my first experience hiring a caterer for any event aside from my wedding and I really had no idea what I was doing. Thankfully Dana had a PROCESS and quickly got up to speed on my vision for an informal / casual event that was just "fun". He helped me with the details like compiling a largely gluten free menu, supplying serving ware, coordinating for a bartender and he even made recommendations for things I could buy myself to cut costs. The best part of working with Dana is that he is GREAT at what he does. The food was outstanding and I didn't have to lift a finger. He reached out several times prior to the event to make sure my needs were being met. And he stayed an extra hour with minimal notice. Overall, just A+ service. There are some vendors that you enjoy working with and then there are vendors that make you want to throw parties just for the heck of it so you can use them again. Dana is the latter. THANKS FOR MAKING OUR PARTY AWESOME!

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Heavy Smoke BBQ
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline B.
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It was great working with Heavy Smoke. I was new to Thumbtack when I found these guys. They were affordable, responsive, accommodating! It was a great experience. I forgot all about drinks and asked a few days before the event if they could arrange for drinks too and they went above and beyond. We hosted an event of 110 with vegetarians! The food was set up on time and everyone LOVED the food!! Can’t thank you enough and I’ll be sure to pass on your name to others in our company!

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Catering, by Chef Cox & Co.
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan A.
Verified review

Sara and Chris fit into the day seamlessly! They took care of everything and left me free to be a hostess. The food was great and was presented beautifully. Sara could not have been more patient or accommodating. I look forward to having the “occasion” to work with her again.

Delistro Catering LLC
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Carl T.
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Chef Terri Jayne is a consummate professional. The food could not have been better. She has an outstanding staff who were prompt, courteous and most pleasant. We will definitely use Delistro Catering for our future events.

Two Mikes Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Erin D.
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We hired Two Mikes Catering to cater our wedding reception. The food was amazing! We selected the BBQ option and all of our guests loved it. Planning with Joe from Two Mikes was easy. We set up a tasting well in advance and Joe answered all the questions we had. On the day of the wedding they arrived right on time and were ready to go early! The home-style macaroni and cheese is my favorite! Two Mikes brings enough staff to dismiss tables and to provide cleanup so you don't have to worry about managing your guests getting food. The service was great and I wish we would have remembered to bring Tupperware to take the leftovers home! But since we didn't Two Mikes donates any leftovers to those in need so at least it didn't go to waste! I would absolutely recommend Two Mikes Catering to anyone looking for professional catering services! Thank you!

Help Me Rhonda LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores H.
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Rhonda and her assistant Tammy were just the right amount of hands on but not intrusive. The food was delicious and my special requirements were cheerfully met. One small glitch was easily smoothed over and price adjusted accordingly. Clean up was professional and swift, I was thrilled with this caterer.

Catered By Curtis LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Donnell J.
    Verified review

    The event was very wonderful and the food was amazing!!!

    Michael P.
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    I have utilized Francesco's for Catering now going on two years and might be the best caterer I've ever used. The food is outstanding, service is top notch always on time always & attention to details. In fact I like the catering enough I try to go there and eat in the restaurant on my free time when I can. Definitely recommend this hidden gem!

    Regina's Event Catering
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 21 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Regina's Catering Service is very unique, I have prepared Asian, Bosnia,Soul food etc..., I have been catering for over 20 years, Im the best at what I do and I have a professional staff.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    We are a "full-service" catering and event planning. No job is too small or too large. We cater all types of events such as corporate lunches, weddings, class reunions, family reunions, showers, romantic dinners for two. There are no limits to what our culinary team can do. We will prepare American, Italian, Greek, Asian, West Indies and so on. Give us a try today.

    About

    We cater weddings, birthdays, graduations and wine tastings, from 0 to 600 guests. We have done many celebrity, dignitary and presidential events.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    We don't try to sell preset menus , we cater to what you want. Cooking and new recipe development.

    About

    We provide private catering for elderly, singles or just busy people. I will give you a selection of choices to choose from, from snacks, breakfast, main courses and side dishes to desserts. I will go get the groceries. You are welcome to go with me if you choose. You will pay for the groceries, then I will come to your home the next day and spend the entire day cooking and putting everything in portions that you can grab from the fridge or freezer, warm it up and down the hatch. I get paid $100.00 for the day of cooking, so you are only out 100 dollars plus the cost of the food. I will clean up the kitchen, and hopefully, you call me again and tell all your friends how awesome it is.

    About

    We are an Italian restaurant and pizzeria with a full catering menu. Catering is available for any sized party. We cater all of our homemade menu items.

    About

    We are a catering business based in St. Louis. We're small, but willing to go the extra mile to gain your trust and faith in us. Our passion is cooking and taking customer service to the next level.

    About

    I do handwritten invitations. I do baby showers, weddings, children's birthday parties, anniversary dinners, etc.

    About

    I provide services in the culinary field. I have extensive experience in many styles of cooking and preparing foods from all corners of the world. I can provide from buffet to plate-up services.

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    My business stands out for 3 reasons, Professional,price and always satisfied. My customers have smiles on their face that lights up the room when finished project is done.

    About

    We are a full-service catering and event planning company that was established in 1961. We are family owned. We do all types of catering. We provide full service and delivery/drop-offs. We also offer on-premise banquet facilities and have many off-premise venues where we are the preferred caterer.

    About

    We have home-style cooking and a great price. We have awesome prime rib, pastas (we make our own sauces), roast beef, ham and our own special Italian cream chicken, but we can do anything you want. We also do desserts. We will make your event special!

    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Private Chefs of St. Louis offers all Organic Private Chef/Catering/Meal Prep-Plan Delivery Services. As the Private Chefs continue to push a Live Love and Eat Well agenda, we’re out here uplifting, edifying and healing communities one meal at a time. Encouraging entrepreneurship through education and hands on training in every aspect of culinary while our Nutrition Certified Chefs maintain that our food is as equally delicious as it is nutritious! I am Chef Marca Nicole Executive Chef/Owner of Private Chefs of St. Louis & Catering and creator of Private Chefs Fit4U & Fit2Go Organic, Customized, Chef Fresh Prepared Meal Prep Heat n Eat Meals no additives or preservatives.

    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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