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Pekin Caterers

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  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rita S.
Verified review

, I meet Vanissa at incredible pizza, very friendly and approachable . We started talking about our businesses. She told me she made cupcakes I told her if I have an event I will order cuocakes from her, not tasting them I took her word of how good they were. I live in Alabama and couldn't make it back for my daughters baby shower, I instantly calked and ordered cupcakes from her, she got the colors perfect and delivered them on time. I called my daughers and adked them how was the cupcakes because I hadn't tried them,, my daughters where in awww over them,, everyone at the baby shower lived the cupcakes, I been ordering from her every since then.

Heavenly Delights
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Felicia S.
    Verified review

    The food was beautiful and delicious. Service was excellent and on budget.

    Henn House BBQ
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Heather P.
    Verified review

    Having an event like awedding reception or a party? Looking for AMAZING food & service? Look no further! Let Henn House BBQ cater your event. They catered our wedding reception with 250 guests with ease. Let Phil & Johanna, and Scott too, take care of the food so you can relax and enjoy your party. All of our guests raved about their food. And to this day, I'm still hearing about how amazing all the food was at our party! Their brisket was the crowd favorite! I want to have another party just so we can have Henn House BBQ cater it!

    Catering Cuisines
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Catering Cuisines D.
      Verified review

      Was very pleased with the number of bidding requests from the beginning. This service provides an easy and efficient manner to connect clients with professional purveyors.

      Mike W.
      Verified review

      Tom and Ardith catered our 40th wedding anniversary party. After discussing menu options, we chose pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, relish trays, and chips. The pork was BBQed to perfection, with many positive comments from our guests. Tom and Ardith were very accommodating on our choice of date for the party, which meant a lot to us. We had about 125 guests and had the perfect amount of food left over. The whole event went off without a hitch. The only thing we can think of that would've made our guests happier, would have been to leave the food out a little longer before they cleaned up. Some guests wanted more food as the night went on or arrived late, so we had to get some things back out for those guests. Our family had a wonderful evening and are very happy with what Tom and Ardith did for us. We would definitely use them again!

      A Catered Affair
      3.0
      from 1 review
      • 14 years in business
      About

      I am a small caterer which allows my customers my personal attention. Your event will not be turned over to part time or temp employees. I will personally oversee and service your event. I am a small operation, therefore my overhead is typically smaller and I can usually offer more competitive pricing to my clients.

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      I am great with making family meals and baking for any occasion. I love pleasing people, and I love the look on their faces when they love the food.

      About

      We are a family owned and a full-service caterer with 19 years of experience. I specialize in fresh gourmet cuisine. I have hundreds of satisfied customers.

      • 10 years in business
      About

      We offer quality meats and homemade signature sides that most businesses do not offer. Our menu is extensive with competitive prices. All of our items are made with Nuthatch Hill's high quality seasonings that are unlike any you have ever experienced. We have a line of seasonings/rubs and BBQ sauce that have the same high standards as our catering services. Can't find menu items you are looking for? We would be more than happy to customize a menu for you. With 10 plus years of competition food contests and awards under our belt we are up to any challenge presented to us. This has also given us the experience to cook at any location presented. Nuthatch Hill is truly a business here to serve you!!

      About

      We offer soul food, BBQ, desserts, and custom service per your event. We are food service certified. No number is too small or too big.

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      I do catering in all foods. Plus, I do chocolates and desserts! As for experience, I own my own cafe, and it was voted Top three in Illinois.

      About

      We offfer full service catering that's unique and custom menu designed for each event! We provide organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and other dietary needs are our specialty.

      About

      We are a catering company. We feed the body and uplift your spirit. We do catering for all occasions. Let us cater your next event. We do soul food with a Selina's flair. We offer great food that will dance in your mouth.

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      I am a seasoned bartender of 20 years. I have worked the food and beverage industry in every facet for 25 years and for over 30 years in customer service. I have attended culinary school and my passion is cooking for others. I have catered several different types of events over the years. I aim to please.

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      I have worked with the top Chefs in the USA. The love of food is my passion for you to see and taste

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      We smoke anything, from A to Z. No event is too small or too large; be it plain or fancy, we can handle it for you. We prepare pork, chicken, beef, seafood, plus our signature sides. Oh yes; we also have our own BBQ sauces and rubs.

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      I am a young chef with organic backgrounds, and I am from mid-coast Maine. I have an extensive knowledge and love for organic, out-of-the-garden food. I am committed to providing people with the very best in quality and presentation.

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      Hi! My name is Kenneth, and I am pleased to take out the time of everyday life to ensure good, quality care, cleaning and meal cooking to residents in Peoria and the surrounding areas. I leave a wonderful atmosphere of a wonderfully clean house and a delicious meal after all housecleaning tasks are done. I ensure you that I am a very hard worker, and I love to enjoy a good conversation with the clients of what I do. My prices start off low and gradually work its way on up. I believe in good teamwork when I need it. No job is too big or too small. I do it all. Yours truly, Kenneth R. Land, Jr.

      About

      I'm specializing in on- and off-site catering. We offer a full line of catering services ranging from a variety of formal to informal events. Michael's will accommodate to the client's needs in order to ensure an idealistic experience.

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      I offer the following services: * Floral designing * Cake decorating * Professional clown entertainment * Catering and decorating * Face painting * Caricature drawings, etc.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      We offer multiple ways to meet your dietary needs, with full meal customization and scheduling. We specialize in Paleo, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and low-calorie diets.

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.