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Fort Wayne Thanksgiving Caterers

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Events from Above
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Gabrielle B.
Verified review

Events From Above gave us some WONDERFUL food for our wedding. We were never out of food as the staff was prompt in refilling the buffet. They also did an amazing job decorating the buffet so it matches the theme of our wedding. We could not be more pleased with the work of heather and her team!

Simplicity Catering
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tina L.
Verified review

Jennifer did an outstanding job at our son's 4th birthday party. We wanted a themed luncheon and she hit it out of the ball park with a Mickey Mouse Hot Diggity Dog Bar themed lunch! She also adjusted the menu to accommodate several of our family's food allergies (even gluten free!) and the food turned out absolutely delicious. I was so impressed with the willingness to cater to our needs for the event. She also provided decorations to help keep with the Mickey Mouse theme. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a fantastic and organized caterer and will be using her in the future, for sure!

Pacific Stars Chef Service
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Megan G.
Verified review

Not only did Tommy present an exceptional multi-course lunch, he was able to command a team he'd never met from behind the scenes smoothly. I was one of three caterers on a yacht when his scheduled team cancelled. I enjoyed working for/with him and was impressed that he could make a small kitchen and staff look like much more from the client's point of view.

On The Avenue Catering, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dan S.
Verified review

I had the opportunity to DJ a wedding where Judy and On The Avenue provided the food. I was so impressed as the food was served on time and hot even though it was 45 miles form Fort Wayne. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the beans were the best I've ever had. I heard a lot of compliments and even though I work with a lot of caterers, Judy's crew moved to the top of my list. I have since enjoyed her food at other events and would recommend her to anyone needing a caterer. Dan Surface

Brenda G.
Verified review

A Memorable Christmas Dinner for our GEC PA Department!! All the food was incredibly delicious and prepared by Saucy’s Barnyard BBQ & Catering!!! Definitely pain-free for the hostess....me!! Thanks, Dana

Kiko's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Betsy M.
Verified review

Kiko has catered parties in our home for several years and we are so pleased by the total experience. We spend time up front reviewing my goals for the event and Kiko presents many ideas, menus and his recommendations. That's the most important part of my involvement, the upfront planning, because he takes care of the rest! The day of the event Kiko has done much of the preparation before arriving and it's a matter of execution and timing. Kiko's a talented artist who brings his food creations to life! He is entertaining in the kitchen and always complimented by the guests. Of course Peruvian dishes are his specialty and we love them all. No party is complete without trying his ceviche. Accompanied by a handcrafted limoncello and that's how the party begins! I would recommend Kiko for all your catering needs and know that you'll receive a one of a kind experience!

Classic Fare Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Kasey P.
Verified review

We enjoyed working with Eric and his staff during our last event!

  • 2 years in business
Paul H.
Verified review

Excellent service by a professional team that goes over and above for you. Far more than I ever expected. As long as I have events, they are my number one choice! Paul Harrington CEO Nightwalker Inc.

Crackerjack Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michele S.
Verified review

Friendly fast service...very accommodating to my request. Made me a Thanksgiving turkey, 22lbs, sliced it and gave me plenty of drippings for my stuffing and gravy. My family raved about how delicious it was. I was very pleased with every aspect of this transaction and plan to have him do my turkey next year too!!! Price he charged was more then fair......I can't say enough......

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I worked as a bartender for the past year. I've been serving for over 3 years now. I started out cleaning houses for a living; that's my favorite. I also love kids and would love to have my own. I also can cater for events (food drop off, set up and clean up). I'm just looking for work.

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I'm a hard worker I complete my work without much supervision

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You know us as the place to dine. We can also handle any and all of your catering needs. We can do it all. We do it every day!

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We are a full service caterer serving quality food for reasonable prices. Our service is fantastic.

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We offer dependable delivery service. We're professional, friendly and experienced personal caterer. We're always excepting new clients.

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I am a full-service caterer who gives quality in food service. JC's Catering also offers a line of gourmet pot specialty pies to fit any taste.

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We offer full-service catering if you need it. We always serve with a smile. We are always on time. Most of all, we will be working for you.

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My work stands out because I work to understand each events specific need. I operate with integrity and excellence and will not sacrifice any aspect of the service and product I provide to my clients.

  • 4 years in business
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I have a passion for cooking because events and eating brings family and friends together. I make food that is originally enjoyable with a creative twist here and there. I can prepare a plethora of cuisines, from American to Thai. Whether you need a food for a dinner or an event, or if you need a few lessons to give you an edge, I am eager to serve you. Leavonity is about having fun with tradition and creating unique food for unique moments. So, I want to help you build your new, long-lasting memories.

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At Simply Elegant we strive to make every event personal. We provide top of the line food and beverage services that are perfect for every event.

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I do photography, take pictures of weddings and help cater food for your special day. I help you enjoy your day better by taking the stress off of you.

  • 4 years in business
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We specialize in vegan and vegetarian cuisine but also will prepare meat or seafood items per request.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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