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Events from Above
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy Z.
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The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures hired Events From Above for our annual Senior Recognition Ceremony reception for students, parents and faculty. Heather provided fabulous full-service catering, serving a delicious array of Asian flare appetizers, yummy cakepops, and beverages! All were a big hit w/our guests.

Simplicity Catering
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
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Simplicity Catering does an exceptional job! Jen listens to what the client wants and does a fabulous job delivering a wonderful display of goodies! Highly recommend!!

Catering and Cakes by Julie
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Excellent and quick communication. Still working out the details (timing, frequency, menu, cost), but a huge load of my mind to have found Julie to help provide meals for my elderly parents.

On The Avenue Catering, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Greg V.
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On the Avenue Catering was excellent to work with. My team was working 2 shifts around the clock. Judith and her team delivered lunch at noon and midnight for my crew. Judith provided a great menu and delicious food. It was a pleasure working with her.

Christopher & Paige M.
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Dana Munson from Saucy's Barnyard BBQ & Catering did an exceptional job catering mine and my wife's wedding. From the second we gave the business a call to ask if they could cater our wedding she was very prompt and organized. She was also very flexible in our meetings together when preparing and finalizing our catering ideas. She also prepared and set up everything at our wedding as well, which was very helpful and appreciated with the craziness of wedding planning! She made it easier for us and took the burden off. Honestly, I recommend her service to anyone because she did a fabulous job and couldn't have asked for better.

Kiko's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Betsy M.
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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.
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We enjoyed working with Eric and his staff during our last event!

  • 2 years in business
Paul H.
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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.

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

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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. We love to create a personal connection with each of our guests.

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We cater American or Mexican food, buffet style. We can make it as simple or as complicated as you want.

  • 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. We love to prepare fresh innovative food and exceptional service. Keeping our customers happy and satisfied is the main goal here.

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After 15 successful years of assisting with catered events and hog roasts, the lovely woman I worked beside lost her battle with cancer. I began work in the home health aide field, while I loved my clients, my true love is catering. My love for cooking delicious food, paired with a love for people and the excitment of being a part of someone's special day, makes the art of catering my calling. I offer a vast menu, with different styles, as a happy customer is my priority. You will be given the option of how involved in the meal planning you are, from planning every detail, or giving general idea and allowing us to create the menu. Either way, there are sampling options, and satisfaction guaranteed. Very competetive rates, We look forward to being a part of your next event! We truly love our work, from the art of cooking delicious, mouth watering cuisine, to the fun of the event itself. We are customer oriented, and enjoy every aspect of the job!

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

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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. I like that my job offers me the opportunity to share my food with others while providing them with a service. It's a win win situation.

  • 4 years in business
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I clean up after catering and business parties. I also do housecleaning at affordable prices. I also do babysitting and run errands for the elderly.

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

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My services include fine dining and catering (food and alcohol). The venue is on a patio by the river. I cater to receptions, weddings, graduation parties and company holiday parties. I have 225 guest capacity.

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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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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.

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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