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Dane's Dishes
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra S.
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Dane's Dishes is the perfect caterer for any event! Dane's Dishes caterered my wedding and everything was absolutely phenomenal! Everything is bought and made fresh before the event. They truly do cater to your wants and needs! All staff are friendly and efficient! The way they present their food is beautiful. Dane's Dishes go above and beyond to make sure her customers are more than happy with their event. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. I mean who doesn't want homemade fresh food for a great price?!? If you're looking for a caterer for any event or occasion I would recommend Dane's Dishes any day of the week!! Thank you Dane's Dishes for making the biggest day of my life all the more perfect!

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The Landing Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mitch E.
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Sara and her team were excellent catering my wedding reception. They went above and beyond to make everything perfect including adding in extra food and services not originally in the contract. I highly recommend them not only for the great service and ease to deal with but also the quality food!

The Remade Kitchen, LLC
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea M.
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We hired the Remade Kitchen to cater our church christmas party event in December 2017. We loved working with Heidi and The Remade Kitchen! She was responsive, professional, punctual and the food was great! We look forward to using her services again for any future events at our church!

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

I love love love Gwen! She catered my 25th anniversary party for a lot of snotty, rich, east coast people at a reasonable cost, was prompt, and the presentation was spectacular! You should also have her stay and serve as that takes the stress off you for a big party. She made appetizers like smoked salmon on potato fritters with chives sauce, filet mignon on sliced French bread with horseradish sauce, marinated lamb skewers with mint sauce, and many more delicious items! My local guests all wanted her card!

  • 16 years in business
Tina L.
Verified review

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!

  • 14 years in business
Paul M.
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This is one of the very few caterer who serve the real authentic Caribean and Cajjun foods items in this area. Their foods have best flavor. They fed more than 20,000 people for the past 10 years of our festivals. Everybody kept on coming for more. I recommend them to anyone to try the recipe.

Eden's Bliss
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Heather G.
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I was impressed with the professionalism and excellent service. The food was amazing. Everything was 5 star and made my special day go off with fireworks. Thanks again, Heather

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.

Urban Gourmet
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Brittany N.
Verified review

I had Greg Wisinski make a cupcake cake for my bridal shower. It was absolutely delicious and so beautiful! The cupcakes were homemade rumchata flavor with an amazing frosting which was also homemade and rumchata flavored! He iced them perfectly and shaped them all into a beautiful wedding dress with bling! It was a huge hit at my shower. Everyone raved about how delicious and beautiful it was!! Working with him was so easy and hassle free. His imagination is awesome and so creative, my cake was more than I could have asked for! I would suggest him for any event or party!

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.

    About

    We provide catering services for BBQ, Italian, Polish, American, and Mexican dishes. We can set up and serve and can also do buffet style, which includes beverages. We are very flexible to your needs and event.

    About

    I do a variety of things. I can clean. I have a year of experience in housecleaning. I worked for the cleaning authority. I also have done many catering events for Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. I also serve and bartend at a local restaurant.

    About

    We are an on-site catering company that prepares its food on the grill on site. We bring our kitchen to your location, so all the food is fresh!

    About

    We are famous for our broasted chicken, traditional Polish, and specialty buffets along with being voted number 1 Best Caterer in our area. We open our restaurant 3 days a week on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We offer catering 24 hours/365 days a year. We accept jobs of all sizes. We will customize our menu to fit any need. We will work with you on your budget, and we love to give everyone the best deal possible. Weddings, graduations, office meetings, funerals, luncheons, sports teams, expos, proms, and reunions, you name it, we do it.

    About

    All foods are prepared homemade for the client. I provide the transportation to serve them, and all cleanups are provided!

    • 19 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We want to be your choice when it comes to cooking for your special event. We can prepare one of our award-winning BBQ meals, serve hot dogs from a custom cart, or prepare a menu just for you. Our pork won first place at the 2001 Michigan BBQ cook-off. We have placed in the top 10 in several other contests. We can prepare the following: - Barbecue - Mexican foods - Breakfast - Pizza - Hot Dogs - Hamburgers We also offer a full array of event planning for the following: 1. Fund-raisers 2. Promotional Events 3. Business Meetings 4. Birthday Parties 5. Graduation Parties 6. Anniversaries 7. Special Events

    About

    We provide custom-catered events at your location. We offer a full-service event planning and customized menus for each event. Large groups are our specialty.

    About

    Café Barista and Healthy Choice Catering has more than a decade of providing high quality choice of meats, pin wheels, tortilla wraps, fresh vegetables, fruits, gourmet cheese, the state of the arts sweets and the best service you deserve. We deliver and set up; you enjoy and love our services.

    About

    Queen Catering & Table Decor services with excellence. We do weddings, banquets, corporate events, and business meetings. We can create your special meal for group sizes of 25-350.

    About

    We can cater all types of events with sandwich platters, 6-foot subs or cookie platters. Call us; we can deliver.

    About

    I opened a restaurant in 1999, and we are best known for our German and Austrian food, but for the caterings, we do all kinds of different foods. Tell us what your catering needs are, and we can do it.

    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.

    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 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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