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Mattoon Caterers

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Anderson Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sonja G.
Verified review

Anderson Catering catered my husbands work party with pulled pork and chicken. It was outstanding and everybody loved it! We will definitely be using them again!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
Verified review

Pete was very professional and curtious. He was prompt in replying to my need, and quick to send me an estimate. My catering needs were for a benefit and he even offered to donate a dessert for us. Amazing man and company! I would recommend him to anyone!

Sound Eats
5.0
from 1 review
    Alexandria N.
    Verified review

    Scott is a very talented chef who's unique flavor combinations and service are impeccable

    Ta'Mia's Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kayetta B.
    Verified review

    I need to two times a week or you is going to get fireder

    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    James H.
    Verified review

    They did a awesome job and on short notice I'm very happy and so are the thirteen guys who work for me I would definitely use them again

    gold farms distribution
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Ashley W.
    Verified review

    we got buffet catering for a gala event, the guys were awesome to work with, timely, and very helpful. I would 100% recommend them and their customer service!

    About

    I can provide catering services. I will cook for you personally, or I can prepare meals for a group or party. I plan my menu based on the information gathered from conversations with customers.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    We are a breakfast-themed food truck that serves gourmet breakfast sandwiches, specialty tots, and coffee. We do catering and private events, and we operate for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even late night.

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    I introduce guests to the world of food. I continually try to reinvent the boundaries of which the culinary world lives by. Catering, consulting, personal chef and even cooking lessons are all available as well.

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    We provide in-home catering service, bringing good cooking to your home at a reasonable price. Let us take care of your event.

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    ExecuChefs works hard to keep on the cutting edge trends and new technologies. This way we can bring our clients a beautiful blend of traditional and new techniques.

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    We provide delicious BBQ with a variety of homemade sides to choose from. Our meat is slow cooked on a grill. The smoky and savory flavor will keep you wanting more.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I cater any event, big or small. I am the best around. I decorate, do invites, etc. I can save you money. I do all the work. I have been doing it for 14 years. I have many referrals.

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    We offer an on-site and off-site catering, event planning, and in meeting your liquor needs. We are locally owned with an outstanding chef.

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    A full-service catering company unlike any other caterer in town that is completely client driven & not restricted by boundaries or a set menu.

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    It doesn't matter what the occasion is, whether family gathering, office party, corporate functions, or that special wedding. The Main Hangar Restaurant is always ready to serve you. We have great selections, so you can create your own menu, or you could choose all your favorites for a buffet or catering. Don't forget, the Main Hangar Restaurant can help you find and book the perfect type of entertainment to make your event an unforgettable experience for you and your guests on any type of budget. Does your function need a comedian, magician, ventriloquist, hypnotist or a keynote speaker? How about a murder mystery dinner or a dinner theater? You can even turn your function into a game show or find out just who is the smartest one of your guests and make it a trivia night. We can help you book whatever kind of entertainment your guests and you might want. We guarantee to provide you with great service and a professional and comfortable atmosphere to ensure you and your guests have an amazing experience.

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    It wasn't about mechanics; it was about a feeling, wanting to give someone something, which in turn was really gratifying. That really resonated for me.

    About

    Beach House is a lakefront restaurant, banquet and catering venue in Nelson Park on Lake Decatur. We offer catering and craft services throughout the state of Illinois.

    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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