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South Bend Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in South Bend.

Dane's Dishes
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry B.
Verified review

The service and the food was outstanding, our clients were very impressed. We will definitely invite Dana and her team back to cater our next event.

The Remade Kitchen, LLC
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
Verified review

Excellent food and friendly service. The food is always fresh, unique and absolutely outstanding. Can't wait to see what is cooking up next!

G. Mottl Catering
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha M.
Verified review

Gwen planned and prepared our Thanksgiving dinner for 14. She is a wonderful collaborator, and she was more than willing to work with our food allergy restrictions. I am so grateful for her expertise and her partnership. I can't wait to be able to hire her again!

  • 3 years in business
Faith B.
Verified review

Chicory Cafe has catered 5-10 events for Trinity Lutheran Church under my direction. Jeff's crew has always been prompt, professional, and hard working. The food is outstanding! Chicory Cafe always goes above and beyond the amount that you need. I would highly recommend Chicory Cafe for any event!

  • 16 years in business
Tina L.
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I love when Sam whips up a special! We're always sure to order, even if it's to go. She takes great care of her customers, and her food is always outstanding! She will work with you on everything, down to the minute details! I plan on having her cater a family event in January!

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Savors & Secrets, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Becky C.
Verified review

Narlo prepared a 4 course Italian dinner for our girls weekend in New Buffalo, MI. There were 14 of us for a 50th bday and I could not have had a better experience. She was great about communication and the food was excellent (and the price better than a restaurant). I would highly recommend!

The Food Circle
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kitty R.
Verified review

I am an event planner, cater, and have a small food business, I have worked with Nancy Lee in a professional capacity in various events. Her knowledge of food and nutrition extends from advanced culinary concepts, to the simple side dish and they are never mundane. She is very easy to work with and for. She can cook, she can teach, work side by side and she can create a savory dish from food scraps if she had to. I find her delightful and her food inspiring. I also own a her books and have bought them for all the good cooks in my life.

Nosh and Swig
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Scott C.
Verified review

I worked with Chef for about a year or so, and in that year she showed me the meaning of being a chef. The next plate had to look better than the last. She pushed me to be a better chef, to push the boundaries in cooking and that sometimes simple is ok also. Her food is beyond reproach and I will always stand by her in this business.

  • 6 years in business
ArtSees D.
Verified review

Very generous and giving to the community. The food is wonderful! Fresh, hot and very well prepared.

  • 14 years in business
Charles P.
Verified review

We were having Caribbean food theme and they supplied us with the original food theme which was enjoyed by all the attendees. We will use them again. Great food with awesome taste.

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

Cubicle Gourmet
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lori O.
Verified review

Easy to work with. Excellent food at reasonable prices. Very honest and prompt.

Jarrety's Place
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Helen E.
    Verified review

    Not only is the food and service at Jarrety's excellent but the catering is delivered on time and well presented at reasonable cost.

    Pizza Depot
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 46 years in business
    Heidi C.
    Verified review

    Great people. Great food.

    KTR2U (Cater To You)
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Leroy B.
      Verified review

      I have booked this company for several events, and they amaze me more each time. The staff is friendly, the food is excellent, and their prices are affordable. They offer customized menu options to satisfy every taste buds.

      Yellow River BBQ
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Bruce M.
      Verified review

      They were great. We had them bring food for s group of 20, and it was perfect. The pulled pork sliders and bacon wrapped meatballs with barbecue sauce were fantastic. And the brocoli salad was awesome. They arrived right on time, and could not have been nicer.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      Authenticity in flavor is what we strive to stay true to! Chunky fights for real sabor!!

      • 2 years in business
      About

      We are specializing in Hawaiian luau! We offer whole hog roasts! We do BBQ style at events. We are cooking food at events.

      About

      We do catering and have a food truck. We prepare fast and friendly sandwiches and pastas. We cater all parties and get-togethers.

      About

      We are an all-organic and local-centric food truck exploring flavors and culinary ideas from around the world. Our truck is a gorgeous work of art and spruces up any vending line or wedding buffet.

      About

      I am a private chef who caters to all different types of cuisines and to what the customer likes with a friendly and pleasant service atmosphere.

      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.
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