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Artisan Foodworks
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
SJ H.
Verified review

Sam and the gang at Artisan did a great job catering my son's graduation open house. They were thoughtful, professional and the food was excellent!

Sunshine Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
Verified review

Outstanding service, awesome and delicious food delivered to us on time for Thanksgiving. Pam, the owner of Sunshine was a pleasure to work with, very responsive to our inquiries and she put together a delicious menu for our meal. The Bacon Bombs and Rum cake were a pleasant surprise, delicious and moist. I'd recommend Sunshine Catering to do your next event and would use them again.

Tracey Couillard
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dianne W.
Verified review

We attended a wedding Tracey catered and the food was some of the best we have had. Her personal touch on all the recipes were perfect. Her style is classic and unique at the same time. Her New England style is to die for!

Carla Cleary
5.0
from 1 review
    Marla C.
    Verified review

    Carla is amazing! She catered our rehearsal dinner and it was the best dinner out of the whole weekend! She is kind, talented and genuine. I recommend her services to everyone!

    About

    We pride ourselves on delivering 3 things: Premier Catering, Exceptional Venues, and Exceptional Service. Whether you are looking for breakfast buffets, food for luncheons, summits or even employee training classes we can customize everything to buffets, box lunches, conference dinners or even our exemplary culinary packages for your parties. Pipers is your go-to choice for full-service catering at our venue or yours. We want to make sure we bring the level of excellence that we share with our guests at Pipers at the Marott to your business, indoor or outdoor venue. Feel free to contact one of our event specialist to customize your menu to your needs.

    • 3 years in business
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    We offer Great tasting food and we can be very Creative to our customers needs.

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    We provide cakes or cupcakes for birthdays, weddings or work promotions. We can also provide full-service catering for any type of event.

    About

    I offer customized/personalized menus, specializing in ethic (Mediterranean/Latin etc) cuisines. Event planning and coordination services are also available. I will travel to your location. I'm a passionate professional whose love for food/beverage is paralleled by a strong work ethic, integrity, and desire to produce a unique dining experience with quality product and excellent service with consistency. Let me make your next event sweet and spicy!

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    Providing farm-to-table catering, personal chef, and cooking lessons from a professional chef. Menus are seasonal and are client-based.

    About

    We cater, and we cook soul food, grilled BBQ, and bake cakes and peach cobbler/ We like some special order if we can.

    • 18 years in business
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    We are starting a catering business, but our food is known almost everywhere. We can do Hispanic and seafood, but we are more known for our pasta. We've done weddings, family catering, Christmas parties, and more. I promise you won't be disappointed, and people will be talking about your party for years.

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    We are a food cart and catering business that is specializing in real food and great customer service. We are priding ourselves in knowing the customers needs!

    • 14 years in business
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    We take great pride in serving our guests homemade creations, from main course to desserts. I think that's what sets us apart from everyone else. Presentation is a huge thought and process for us as well. We serve a big variety of super good foods. There are no frozen dishes here. We start with all-fresh meats and ingredients. Decor is next. We try our best to suit our guests!

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    I cook and cater, and I'm dependable and on time. I work in a very clean area. I am a people person. I love to cook, and I take pride in what I do. I do it right or I don't do it at all.

    • 6 years in business
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    Use Knox Event Services for your day-to-day meals or for special events. We offer catering or beverage service. Please call or email us for assistance with catering your special occasion or SuperBowl party.

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    Full alcohol bar catering licensed full of energy it's my second act with lots of Southern Charm

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    We pride ourselves in great BBQ and exceptional service. We can feed 10-10,000 people and have a self-sufficient truck if needed for full service events. Let us help make your business meeting, party or wedding famous!

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    We offer delicious food and adorable prices. We accommodate any finicky palate. We specialize in American, Asian, Southern and microgastronomy.

    • 24 years in business
    About

    quality taste presentation hot and I love to what I docooking is just like making love.after 30 years I'm in love with my cooking and tasting and my experience

    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.

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for caterers in Bloomington

    Need a Caterer for a Cocktail Party on April 19, 2013

    Charleston, IL

    • Event type
      Cocktail party
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American, Mexican/Latin, Formal American, Italian, BBQ, Vegetarian/Vegan, I'm not sure yet
    • Number of people
      50-100
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers

    Need Catering Services on July 20, 2013

    Huntingburg, IN

    • Event type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Cuisine type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Number of people
      150-200
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
    • Details
      its for a wedding

    Need Catering and Chef for a Buffet Dinner Party

    Plainfield, IN

    • Event type
      Buffet dinner party
    • Cuisine type
      Italian
    • Number of people
      50-100
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
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