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C & C Party Services
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 242 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie H.
Verified review

C & C sent me 2 servers and 1 bartender for my September backyard wedding for 50 people. They all arrived 20 minutes early, setup promptly, professionally attended to guests of varying ages and ethnicities, and went above and beyond my intricate instructions. I had particular plates and drinkware associated with each food and drink item and the waitstaff matched them up as-asked without the slightest hint of hesitation or complaint. In fact, they all praised my creativity in coming up with such an arrangement. The servers helped carefully assemble hors d'oeuvres purchased from another vendor and plated them creatively for a beautiful presentation. The bartender whipped up two amazing custom his & hers cocktails for our reception based on our vague recipe/preference and liquor on-hand. Our guests raved about the food setup and my uber-observant mother pointed out that she never noticed any slacking-off or inappropriate speech/conduct. Whenever I was doing something in a nearby room, but perhaps undetected, all I heard was work-oriented chatter. When a guest or two needed to be cut-off, the bartender (Cindy, I think) discreetly confirmed with the groom or a wedding party member before professionally executing the decision. She multi-tasked like a champ, simultaneously serving over 50 guests and answering old-people questions without holding up the line. As an added bonus, one of the servers, Angelica, I think, has beautiful penmanship, so when we couldn't print the food labels, she volunteered to write them out. After we saw her work, we commissioned her to write out the details on our commemorative wedding certificate and she happily complied. The lead for the day privately informed us when they had reached the agreed-upon departure time along with what cleanup had already been accomplished and asked us if we'd like them to do anything else. At that time, we decided that we could use their help for an additional hour (past the 5 they were originally hired for) and they enthusiastically agreed. When the bartender did a last-call and heard that I had only had time to consume one drink during the 4-hour reception, she took it upon herself to mix up a batch of my signature cocktail and leave it in a pitcher for me to use during the casual, on-site after-party. I can't think of any other way to describe just how helpful, positive, fast, and professional these three ladies were for the entire duration of the event. I tried to give them a generous tip, but upon reflection, wish I had given them more. I actually live in the city (Chicago) and will most certainly be giving C&C a call for casual and business events in the future. My mother was impressed as well and plans to give you a call for her annual 4th of July barbecue. I can't wait.

  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Geralyn p.
Verified review

Loved, loved, loved our experience with chef David and Lakeshore. The menu I selected was perfectly prepared and delicious. Our guests were very impressed.

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Juli C.
Verified review

I needed some last minute help catering a special dinner for my husband and wanted 2 "servings" in the hotel room. A meat/cheese board and then a late night menu for when can came back to the room after our evening out. Our caterer was Nikki and she was amazing!!! She worked with our hotel to get the food in and out so my husband could be surprised. She had balloons and an amazing cake as well. She was professional, friendly and very responsive. Her quality as a caterer is amazing as well. The food choices, flavors, freshness, presentation was wonderful. This was a great experience for me!

Feast & Imbibe
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jacklyn I.
Verified review

I had the absolute blind luck to find the lovely Heather and D'Andre of Feast & Imbibe while looking for alternatives to typical "chicken or beef" caterers for my June 2014 wedding. I had already decided that I wanted to do an upscale cocktail reception in lieu of a seated dinner, and had quotes for over $10,000 for 80 people (and this was from a place that wanted to serve quesadillas and fried food as apps--that's fine, but not for ten grand and not at all what I was looking for). I couldn't see spending money like that on food that was impersonal and trite, and I began to look for a private chef or other alternatives to a standard wedding caterer. I honestly and truly feel lucky to have found Feast & Imbibe, as they allowed me to have everything exactly the way I wanted for an extremely reasonable price. You could really taste the thought, love and care in D'Andre's food--for real. I had some ideas in mind in terms of the feel of the menu, but I have to say that Heather and D'Andre totally blew me away and knocked it out of the park. From our first interaction, Heather was warm and professional and extremely honest about everything. I told her what I wanted and what I could spend, and she and D'Andre were willing to work with me to provide the experience I was looking for (and they ended up putting together a reception that was more than I could have asked for) for the price I wanted (I ended up spending a bit more than I envisioned, but it was purely due to MY changes--never experienced any pressure or felt like I was being pushed into anything). Heather was SO SO helpful; seeing as how I was doing most things myself, she offered herself and her services at any point she could to make things easier on me-- advice for other vendors, her own decorations, etc. AND THE FOOD...OMG D'Andre...keep on doin' what you're doin', becuase it's a month later and my guests are still talking about how amazing the food was. The food was so on point, the service was so thoughtful, and the selection was incredible. I was able to impress and please both my foodie friends and my meat and potatoes family--which is a serious feat itself. Everything about the actual day of my wedding was kind of a mess (weather, venue issues, mix-ups out of anyone's control), but the supreme service, hospitality and care that Heather and D'Andre put into catering my event absolutely made up for everything that went wrong. They were able to circumnavigate last minute issues with no problem or loss of cool, and everything down to the waitstaff and decor/signs for the food were top notch. My husband and I truly felt that they had our best interests at heart and put love into what they did for us, and we are eternally grateful. I could not have asked for more, and I will be recommending their services to anyone who will listen until I am blue in the face. Seriously, people, if you want the utmost in professionalism, care, delicious food, value for the $$--please go with Feast & Imbibe. They are amazing to say the least!! I would never even consider working with another caterer.

Concoctions
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sonya C.
Verified review

Thank you Gwen for a wonderful party! The services you provided were EXCELLENT! more importantly I loved you attitude and your warm smile. Look forward to working with you again soon.

Purple Ribbon Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Abbey T.
Verified review

Wonderful, Carlisa transformed my dining room to a mini resort for my husband's birthday. She prepared good healthy food to go along with our in house spa services.

Authentic Service Group
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Brian R.
Verified review

Erica was absolutely fabulous! She was professional, knowledgeable, personable and just plain fun! She also brought her sister Delicia who is also a certified bartender as well. There customer service was amazing and my guests loved them! There coordination of one making drinks at the bar, while the other greeted guests as they arrived by taking their drink orders was off the chain! I no longer have to look for bartenders and will go back to entertaining more, because now I have my personal bartender!!! Thanks Erica, much love! Can't wait until next time!! (which will be real soon) :-)

The Cartman Experience
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia C.
Verified review

Shantease did an outstanding job as my Bartender. She made sure everything ran smoothly; always quick to assist with whatever needed to be done without my having to tell her. She really knows her business and is courteous, organized and professional. If I have another event, Shantease will be the first person I call! Thank You Shantease.

A Simply Stunning Event
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rev. Wanda J.
Verified review

There is nothing that needed to be improved. Veronica far exceeded my expectations. She turned my living room into a five star restaurant. The ambiance was intimate, romantic, and simply stunning. The food was tasty. The presentation was inviting and delivered well. The waitstaff and Veronica were welcoming and friendly.I would employ her services again and recommend her others.

Your Favorite Startender
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shane J.
Verified review

So I must apologize I am extremely late on this review. But, Adreain, the "STARTENDER" completely changed my Super Bowl hosting experience. By that I mean, she was prompt and on time way before the action, Adreain was able to help myself and my fiancé facilitate things other than the bar. Her service and technique on being able to formulate a few "gametime" cocktails and spirits, Really helped the vibe and overall presentation of my true first home party (which happened to be the Super Bowl)!!! I am so thankful to have randomly found Adreain and I can't wait for her to serve/host a party at my home again. This is a 5 ⭐️, Bartender!!! I

T'Marie Events Chi City
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yolanda S.
Verified review

Trish, was a very good guide to walking us through the steps of planning for our annual corporate community dinner. She found Venue space maintained payments was the point of contact between vendors and made sure all of our expectations were met. she truly made our event come to light and it was amazing, her waitstaff was professional the day of coordination was smooth and she also made sure that all employee's were accommodated.

BarPro
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
William R.
Verified review

Elizabeth Esparza did an amazing job bartending at our party. She made very delicious drinks and had a very pleasant demeanor. Overall my wife and I were very pleased.

Laurie At Your Service
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

Laurie bar-tended our party for about 50 in our backyard, July 2014. From the moment she arrived, Laurie was friendly & professional and did everything in her power to make the evening a success. She was willing to help-out in anyway and even started to help us move food to a 2nd fridge downstairs when our main one went on the blitz momentarily. She conversed easily with all our guests and always had a smile on her face. Laurie remembered what everybody was having and was always willing to go the extra mile for each guest. We received numerous compliments about Laurie and will certainly hire her again! Laurie is an energetic, friendly professional who was a big part of why the night was a success. I would highly recommend her for any event!

Zach Wegner
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Misha R.
Verified review

I hired Zach to help me move and he was someone I would happily hire him again. He was responsive and punctual, respectful and efficient, and quick and thorough.

Modern Butler
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren M.
Verified review

Robert and his staff were excellent and offered a fair and honest price - the "Modern Butler" name says it all. He was excellent with communication leading up to the event, making sure he had the details worked out prior to the party. He and his staff were prompt and courteous and got right to work on all the details before I even got them their list of tasks for the night! His experience working events like ours made him an asset above and beyond the list of tasks we had, as he was able to identify needs and take care of things without needing to ask for direction. It let us enjoy our party and not worry about the details. Even in the heat (our air conditioner rental delivery never showed up for our outdoor late-June event) he was just an occasional blur in the background of a few pictures through the night, quickly tending to every little detail. My family and guests raved about how friendly and helpful they were and we can't thank Modern Butler enough for their service!

Danny's On Douglas
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
RLDJ J.
Verified review

I have been enjoying the delicious food from Danny's On Douglas for going on 25 years now going back to when they were known as Danny's Pizza located in a storefront on McLean Blvd over on Elgin's west side. For a long time now I have been ordering my Pizza with carmelized onions and pepperoni and it's oh so very good! But I truly love cheese-only, well-done and pie-cut. Most recently, my friends and I have ordered their lip-smacking Fried Chicken & BBQ Ribs combo. The French Fries were perfectly crunchy and the Cole Slaw tasted freshly made. The waitstaff and bartenders were attentive and efficient and a lot of fun to be around. They seemed to enjoy their job. I highly recommend Danny's on Douglas! Mr. DJ

Chef Arneva
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin C.
Verified review

I highly recommend Chef Arneva! I used her services to provide meals once a week for a month to my father in the Chicago area as a birthday gift after my mother passed. Knowing that he was eating well balanced meals at least once a week was comforting to me and according to him the meals were delicious. Arneva worked with him to discover his preferences and created a wonderful variety of tasty treats. She is professional and service oriented and delivers a great product. Use her!

Black Label Bartenders
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susanne M.
Verified review

Chris and Carla were great. They provided the backup we needed to have a wonderful wedding venue in our backyard. They are very professional and pleasant and would use them again. I highly recommend them.

Khale Mixes
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Fhateesha C.
Verified review

He did awsome job at my private party definitely will use he for the next party

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jesus R.
Verified review

Very professional and knowledgeable.

Bar Captain
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cynthia T.
Verified review

We had a small open house. Ramon communicated several times before the event, and showed up as expected. He was personable, knowledgeable, and everyone was impressed. We definitely recommend him!

  • New on Thumbtack
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Always At Your Service specializes in custom catering services to suit your specific tastes. They provide food and beverages, waitstaff, rentals, decorations, and more to make your event complete.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Our professional waitstaff service is available to assist with cooking, setups, serving, cleanups and bartending. We are licensed caterers to prepare food. Our professional staff is professionally dressed for all occasions. We are also available to shop for needed items.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Hello. My name is John Woolridge Jr and I am the owner of Just Wonderful Wait staff. We provide service for your private event at every phase required. Please consider our company for your private event needs and remember this " Be a guest at your own party".

  • 36 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Eclectic Epicure is a service-based industry supplying professional dinner service, bartending service, wine, beer and menu consulting as well as catering. It is set up to control costs for the customers while allowing them to enjoy the highest level of professional dining service. My quotes are reasonable, and my service is exemplary. Whether you need a private server or a bartender, I will work with you to assure quality of service and professional attitude.

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I'm a bartender. I coordinate special events. I'm also a server, a waiter, and a barista. I have coordinated the Latino Fashion Week for the past 4 years, the BMW Golf Tournament and many other private events.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am currently a physical education teacher. I have also been in the service industry for many, many years. I currently serve food and bartend for a catering company. I am dedicated to making parties go smoothly, efficiently and fun.

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Ken James is among the event servers and waiters who are flexible and experienced. He provides food and beverage serving, as well as event setup assistance.

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Celebrity Event Planners & DJ Cruzz Control Inc. ensures that every event they work on turns out as a success. They provide waiting staff, hosts, servers, models, and much more.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Need a waiting staff for your upcoming special event? This business provides event staffing services at budget-friendly rates. They always prioritize their clients' needs.

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Corporate Tailgate specializes in offering tailgate parties at large venues. Their packages include luxury bus with driver, wait staff, desserts and food, and all tailgating equipment, among others.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Master of Serving offers catering services to any events. They also provide bartenders, food servers, waitstaff, cleaning crews, coat checkers and more.

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