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North Island Catering
4.8
from 149 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 270 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
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Absolutely amazing! So glad we were able to connect! Your passion for catering is truly admirable!

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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
Edward H.
Verified review

My experience with Cater-2-U catering was great. Mike was easy to work with and allowed me to enjoy my party and not worry about a thing when it came to all the delicious food he provided. My party of 25 people all had positive things to say, and all left full and happy. I plan to work with Mike and his team in the future. My menu was a good variety of proteins and flavors (Mike came up with all of it) making my job very easy... to eat. Veggie enchilada egg rolls Chicken and waffles Ceviche Cups Chili Pepper Lime Shrimp Salad Braised Beef, Mushroom, and Spinach Crostini

  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Gretchen D.
Verified review

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.
    Verified review

    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!!!!!!

    LaBelleVie
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    Tachelle M.
    Verified review

    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.

    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. ??

    • 16 years in business
    Quandariius N.
    Verified review

    The food here is amazing! Great staff!

    • 19 years in business
    About

    We have the best wraps in town! We have the flexibility to cater to your needs. Just let us know what you need and we'll make it happen!

    About

    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".

    About

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

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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.

    • 19 years in business
    About

    We will customize your event. Let us do the work. We have 25 years of culinary experience. We cater all foods and events.

    About

    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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    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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    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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    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.

    About

    We offer casual American and modern cuisines. We are able to customize a global cuisine to fit any occasion. We can provide full catering services in our banquet room or host at a location of your choice.

    About

    I love to cook. I have no set menus and entrees change every week. I will take requests for family favorites or special meals delivered to your home or will prepare in your home. Cakes are my specialty. Homemade Touch, Homemade Taste.

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    Truly I believe there is passion in my food, I so enjoy preparing, creating new and old recipes with my own personal influences.

    About

    I already retired and am looking for work. I do catering out of my home, and being a stay-at-home dad, I am bored. I just want something to do as part-time work.

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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.

    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.

    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.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

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    Need a Catering Service

    Cross Plains, WI

    • Event type
      Buffet catered event
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American, Italian
    • Number of people
      More than 200
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
    • Details
      We would like to have a "spaghetti dinner" with vegetarian and meat sauce, and breadsticks for 250 people.

    Need Catering Services on August 3rd

    Cottage Grove, WI

    • Event type
      Buffet catered event
    • Cuisine type
      Other (Mixture of Latin and American)
    • Number of people
      100-150
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
    • Details
      Outdoor event
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