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Oak Forest Caterers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 320 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
Verified review

My company has hired Chef Most Wanted to cater most of our client and internal events. Everyone loves Chef Rich's food! The service he and his team provides is excellent, and their pricing is competitive. His catering team is professional, they are flexible and creative and will do whatever it takes to make our events a success. We are thrilled to have found Chef Most Wanted and highly recommend them to cater your most important events.

Chic Chef Catering
4.8
from 130 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
Paula M.
Verified review

It was such a pleasure working with someone as professional as Ravi with Chic Chef Catering. He goes above and beyond to ensure that you and your guests are well fed and well taken care of. I will definitely be using Chic Chef catering again!

Inglenook Catering
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Anne G.
Verified review

We hired Inglenook Catering for a large annual event for children, teens, and adults. Everyone enjoyed the food and service. The grills were great for our outdoor venue.

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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
Mary-Lisa S.
Verified review

We hired Cater-2-U Catering LLC for our Thanksgiving dinner and it was great. We had twenty-five guests and everyone raved about the food, especially the turkey and ceviche. Chef Mike and his assistant arrived right on time, set everything up, and the rest was a breeze. We have already referred him to a friend who needs a caterer for Thanksgiving. We will definitely hire Chef Mike again!!

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Just a Bite
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
DeAndre R.
Verified review

Loretta did an awesome job for my daughter's graduation/job cocktail party. Loretta is very understanding and very pleasant to work with. I will definitely use her services again.

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Food with Flair
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn O.
Verified review

This was my first time hiring a caterer, and I was not disappointed. This was also my first time using Thumbtack. Had never even heard of it before googling “caterers near me”. Carol of Food with Flair did a wonderful job catering a family outdoor BBQ at my home for my dad’s 90th birthday. We had 25 people in attendance, and many commented on how good the food was. She was very responsive from the moment she and I were matched through Thumbtack, all the way through my event. She helped plan the meal, making suggestions on food items that were popular at other BBQs she had catered; arrived promptly the day of the event with much of the food prep completed and the remainder completed once she arrived; provided the warming trays, serving dishes, and serving utensils; grilled the meat (hamburgers and chicken) on my Weber grill; set up the serving table; had the meal ready in a timely fashion; put away leftovers for me; and left my kitchen clean. She also was able to work with dietary restrictions. She offered to provide paper goods and make arrangements for other supplies (e.g. canopy), which I declined. She brought two pineapple upside down cakes (my Dad’s favorite), and because we had neglected to discuss which of us would provide the candles, she decided to play it safe and brought a “9” & a “0” candle for one of the cakes. For the other cake she had a friend create a diecut that read “Happy 90th Birthday” in colors that coordinated with the cake. It was a nice, thoughtful surprise. While I had thought about asking whether she offered tastings, I didn’t due to the small size of my party; the short time frame between booking the party and the event itself; and her experience as an executive chef. I trusted that the food would be good, and it was. But I can’t share whether she offers tastings or not. My husband and I were very pleased with the service Carol provided and would definitely use her again.

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Gracious
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jodi W.
Verified review

Clarissa and her team were professional, flexible, and anticipated our needs as clients. AND, the food was amazing.

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Berteau Catering
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Craig S.
Verified review

It was great working with Mike. The catered meal was delicious and people enjoyed the unique flavors. I appreciated how Mike made suggestions around various menu items and let us make the final decision. We were able to provide our guests with a thematic meal that appealed to both the eyes and stomach. Many people went back for seconds and took the extras home. Mike was very punctual and purchased all the supplies ahead of time to make our job easier. We look forward to working with Berteau Catering again in the future.

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Showthyme Catering
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tia R.
Verified review

I don't even know where to begin giving praise to David. Besides his punctuality and efficiency, I think his personality and energy are what really made me love him! The food was magnificent and displayed beautifully. He stayed at my event to insure that the food was prepared and presented exactly the way we both wanted. Not surprisingly, there weren't many leftovers. I cannot wait to use Showthyme Catering again!

Baileys Catering
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

I am so thankful and pleased with Baileys Catering. I had the pleasure of obtaining their service for a graduation brunch at my home. I must say the quality of the food and service was excellent. They set the tone and ambiance for my family upon their arrival to my home.

Puffs of Doom
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
Verified review

My experience with Puffs of Doom has been nothing short of phenomenal. Rebecca and Luke and their team are very responsive to our specific requests, and their creativity and problem-solving skills leave me very comfortable recommending their catering services to everyone I meet. The food is always top-notch, and our guests and event attendees are always impressed. It's great to have such a fantastic company that offers really good food and doesn't offer the same old tired fare. I am proud to support Puffs of Doom and highly recommend them for any size job

Chef Sy's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda W.
Verified review

Chef Sy displayed exceptional professionalism. I catered my Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey was moist and flavorful, green beans were very fresh and not overcooked and the mac n cheese was tasteful as well. I will be catering jerk chicken for New Year's Eve work party.

Beate R.
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I use Whipped for all of my catering needs! They catered my gender reveal party, my baby shower, and even baked goodies for my husband for Valentine’s Day! The set up for parties is impeccable as you can see from the photos. Very punctual, flexible, and creative!

WoodisCookin Catering Co.
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Courtney W.
Verified review

Chef Wood prepared a generous spread of heavy appetizers for my birthday party. Food was absolutely delicious and creative. Beautiful presentation, ample portions. Professional service and friendly deameanor with all guests. Everyone raved about the catering and he left with several referrals.

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Frato's Culinary Kitchen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane G.
Verified review

We live near Frato's and when our son was graduating, he wanted Frato's to cater it. We knew they have great pizza, but we never knew they have an even better catering team. I have a million questions and Michael answered every single one of them promptly and with detail! He helped me decide on a deluxe pita package, delicious Mac n Cheese and out of this world brownies when I was going to go the boring route of more traditional mostaccioli and beef. I'm glad he encouraged me to try something different. That wasn't the best part though. We learned that Frato's teaches culinary students how to run a restaurant (I'm not on facebook but I guess everyone knew about this but me). All the delivery drivers are actually culinary students. So they came in their professional chef coat and set everything up for us. I'm not used to such pleasant and professional delivery drivers. Amazing work and I wish every business was as detailed as Michael/Frato's. He told me he'd make it stress free and I'm a worrier, but it was as stress free as possible for me!

Where 2RGathered
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Devin G.
Verified review

I would definitely recommend Laura for catering services! The food is fantastic! She is also very professional to work with. I will continue use her for all of my catering needs!

Fratello's Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Jan C.
    Verified review

    I ordered catering from Fratello's for the first time for an office party. It was excellent service from the initial phone call to the delivery set-up. The favorites were the meatballs, sausage and peppers and eggplant parmesan. We also had chicken tetrazzini, beef sandwiches, potatoes, veggies and the chicken, apple, pecan salad with delicious dressings. Everyone had something positive to say about the food. It was amazing. I will definitely order from there again. We have meetings throughout the year and I will have to order sandwiches or boxed lunches. Fratello's has a returning customer!!

    ChefField Events & Catering
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Shannon S.
    Verified review

    I run a nonprofit and our bottom dollar is always something to take into consideration. Not only was the food absolutely exceptional, the amazing people at ChefField were able to put something together that honored our budget. We even had enough left over food to share Thanksgiving goodie bags with the local homeless population in our neighborhood. Thank you ChefField!

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Raynay V.
    Verified review

    It was a party at home for a friend with a group of friends. Cafe Creole Catering laid out an upscale but inviting presentation. There was attention to detail and each dish was delicious. You could taste the love of cooking. I recommend Chef Kevin and would have him do another event.

    A1 Event Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Brandi B.
    Verified review

    The menu flowed perfectly as did the actual food set-up. They say you eat with your eyes first and therefore your food should be pleasing to the eye. It was great to see that the food not only looked amazing, it was delicious. A1 Event Catering provided a wonderful experience!

    Roasted Knives Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    Chaka C.
    Verified review

    I have never known food to have such remarkable flavors until Roasted Knives! Thank you for your professionalism. You definitely new how to keep our guests smiling

    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.

    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 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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    Need Bufffet Catering Services

    Knox, IN

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - casual
    • Number of guests
      100-125
    • Details
      I'm looking for something simple some kind of chicken and maybe a pasta dish.
    • $7.99
      Average price

    Need a Catering Service

    Milwaukee, WI

    • Type of catering needed
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - casual, American - formal, BBQ, Italian, Mexican/Latin, Vegetarian/Vegan, Other (breakfast)
    • Number of guests
      80-100
    • Details
      elderly people with low-sodium diets
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