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Cater~2~U Catering LLC
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mariusz Z.
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Mike and Matt did birthday party for us at our home, catering for 30 people. Service was very professional and I would recommend them for any next party. Thanks you Mike and Matt!

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Gretchen D.
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We hired Diana for a family party. The guests all raved about how great the food was. We will certainly use Diana again for future parties. She brought much more food than I anticipated and made the event a success. I highly recommend her for party catering.

Taste The World Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Kay L.
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    We had a wonderful experience with Anthony and Taste the World Catering! He worked carefully and expertly with us to craft the perfect Mexican Fiesta graduation party for my daughter, including vegan needs and delicious dishes. The prices were reasonable, service friendly, delivery on time and we had leftovers that we could enjoy for a few more days! Highly recommended!!!!!!

    Chef Patrick
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Andrea S.
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    We had an incredibly positive experience with Chef Patrick. He catered a business meeting breakfast and lunch, and the quality and price were both great. He was easy to work with, and I appreciated his flexibility.

    • 16 years in business
    Quandariius N.
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    The food here is amazing! Great staff!

    Caterer & Personal Chef
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Melissa R.
    Verified review

    Everything was beyond. A perfect anniversary! Every moment. Every bite. Every sip. All & more. ??

    LaBelleVie
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    Tachelle M.
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    LaBelleVie catered our wedding reception in June. I could not have picked a better place. The food was delicious (we had an upscale style taco bar.) The bar they set up was fantastic! They brought a beer garden indoors, with an amazing assortment of cocktails.(we married in an old farm building so it really helped classy up the place)Chris Sutton and her staff worked with me on every thought or concern I may have had. They all really went above and beyond to make sure I had the most perfect wedding reception. I even used their beautifully decorated bar in Aledo IL. to take some of my wedding photos in.

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    Franco was born in Calabiria, Italy. Southern Italian Cuisine is our speciality. We make over forty homemade items from meatballs, fresh mozzerella, sausage, lasagna, bruschetta, cannolis, tiramisu.. We have unique Italiain specialities.We have been open for 23 years

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    Why choose Binanti's Catering? It's because of our tradition, experience, pride, taste and selection. As a family-owned and -operated business with almost 20 years of experience, we know how important creating a memorable event is to you, your family, and friends. Let us offer you a personable experience through customizable event selections. From great-tasting food that everyone will talk about months later to the tiniest details, Binanti's Taste Italy will provide you with everything to leave a lasting impression. Experience the taste. Binanti's Taste of Italy ensures that your special event will be worry free, by providing quality service and exceptional food at a price that is sure to please! Our professionally trained chefs will guarantee that your guests will savor the taste of quality. Through the taste of tradition, experience our savory sauces, exceptional pasta, and handmade artisan bread. Our family's recipes on your table are sure to warm your heart and feed your soul. Our services are tailored to your taste buds. Binanti's can create menus that feature a range, from Italian dishes using our family's recipes to traditional American cuisine and even authentic Ethnic fares. No matter which taste is yours, know that Binanti's places the strongest focus in providing our clients with exceptional flavored dishes prepared to exceed your expectations

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    We are a full-service catering company that provides customized menus to your specific gathering where we bring "food and more to your door."

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    I am an award-winning chef. I have been on TV. I am a Frankenfood winner. I created the gyro bites. I can cook the best food you will ever eat. I can cook all kinds of food. Call me for all your catering needs.

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    I'm a caterer. My career began with my mother. She was a caterer. After being with her, I then had a passion for catering. She taught me everything in the kitchen. Since then, I went on to further my education in Culinary Arts. After graduating, I then began to do catering for funeral repast, weddings, parties and small and large events. Cooking is something that I love and have a passion to do. My motto is "A passion to serve".

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    A full service caterer with excellent reputation for outstanding food and service!

    • 7 years in business
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    I'm making your every event a cherished and memorable experience. I'm preparing foods with artistic simplicity and impeccable taste for any occasion. I am an experienced chef of 7 years and have been catering for 4 years. What makes my business great is the great food, of course, and also the standard of excellence and genuine concern for my clients' satisfaction and enjoyment.

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    We are experienced chefs and a dedicated team of community-based staff specializing in no-hassle drop-off catering. Latin American, Italian, and traditional Mexican menus are our specialties.

    • 5 years in business
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    We do custom catering, from casual to elegant. We cater to fundraisers, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, weddings, corporate functions, and more. We also have a private banquet facility and a full-service restaurant and bar.

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    Here at JPC, I strive to make my customers happy. Whether it be from my personal chef services, cooking lessons or catering, extreme perfection and fun is always present. I offer low prices and great food from the heart. I accept house calls for personal chef services. I am catering to small weddings, businesses or any type of occasion.

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    Thank you for your interest in Wild Asparagus. Whether you are having a small gathering in your home or a large event at the venue of your choice, it is our hope that we are able to provide the most beautiful and stunning food experience possible for our clients, with emphasis on quality, professional service and the freshest ingredients available. Please keep in mind as you review our menus that we are a full-service, custom caterer and are able to modify any menu item to suit your taste and vision. If there is something that you do not see on our menu, do not be afraid to ask. We are well-versed and encourage special requests. From our sauces and dressing to our hors d'oeuvres and entrees, all of our menu items are made in-house. We do not use prepackaged goods from distributors or large retail stores and pass the cost on to you at an inflated price. We do not use hot box; we prep each item as far as we can in our kitchen and finish the product on-site, so that you are guaranteed a restaurant-quality product rather than a reheated banquet product. Although, the Chicagoland area offers many choices for on-site catering, there is a lack of services which strive for the level of excellence that we provide here at Wild Asparagus. Comments we hear over and over again from our clients are these: "You have to come up with another name other than catering because catered food is not this good," or "The food made the entire event." People often expect the food at large events to be merely edible at best. We would like to not only shatter the expectations of our clients and their guests with a product that is delicious and aesthetically appealing, but to also raise the bar within the catering industries in the Chicagoland area. With Wild Asparagus, we would like everyone who attends one of our functions to not only receive the quality foods and services that one would expect at top restaurants but to also expect fabulous results. We look forward to speaking with you about the menu and details of your event. Again, thank you for the opportunity to provide you with a fabulous fare, a beautiful presentation and an outstanding customer service. What we promise are experiences that astonish and please; what we hope for are memories you will cherish for years to come.

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    We are full-service banquet hall and specializing in off-site catering. We can fulfill all of your personal and corporate catering needs, from edible favors to carving and action stations. All of our food is made in house by a classically trained chef owner/operator.

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    I do event planning, catering, floral artistry, and cakes as well. I am a get-it-done person who loves a challenge.

    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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