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  • 28 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Binta P.

Verified review

BEFORE EVENT I had a FANTASTIC experience working with Chef Kev, and I'll try my best to do justice to his services through this review (I don't think it's possible!). I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anyone searching for an easy-going caterer who is attentive, accommodating, customer-service oriented and who takes control of the event to completely relieve them of any stress related to food/catering/kitchen. I accidentally came across Thumbtack while looking for certain supplies for my event. Once I realized that I could search for caterers, I thought I'd give it a try. Chef Kev was the first caterer to respond with a detailed menu based on my description of the event (3 or so others responded to ask me for more info without making ANY attempt to use what I had already provided in my initial description!!) . His proposal was well-thought out and it was clear that he had paid attention to my description and came up with a customized menu on such basis. It took me a day to respond to him because I was certain that it wasn't possible for the first proposal to be EXACTLY what I had in mind and even better than what I imagined. After having analysed the menu several times :-), and there was still nothing to change, I wrote Chef Kev. We had a call to discuss the proposal. Chef Kev was very accommodating as we worked through the proposal (I increased my initial count and added a couple of dishes) and discussed day-of logistics (e.g., I wanted the mac-n-cheese passed around in martini cups, wanted the food served in chafing dishes, etc.). MENU The food was fantastic!!! Everyone enjoyed it and they had seconds and thirds... A number of guests took to-go plates and I had some of the leftovers for breakfast :) Here's what was served: 1. BBQ salmon bites w/ malibu-rum ginger smashed sweet potatoes 2. Mesquite mini burger sliders 3. Oven roasted vegetables w/herb ranch aioli 4. BBQ sweet-n-spicy beef bites 5. Teriyaki turkey meatballs 6. Vegetable pasta w/ sautéed vegetables in a sundried tomato dressing 7. Scampi black tiger broiled shrimp & parmesan cheese grits 8. Caribbean jerk chicken party wings 9. Jumbo lump red pepper mac-n-cheese EVENT DAY I had initially wanted a caterer to drop-off the food, but decided to have one of Chef Kev's servers stay for the event, and that was the best decision EVER!! I had completely underestimated how much I would have had to do given that my event had many moving pieces. Chef Kev and his assistant Kim were FANTASTIC the day of the event and I couldn't have asked for a better team. When Chef Kev noticed that I had a lot of moving pieces and balls in the air (translation: slight event-day chaos), so he took control and decided to stay longer than we had discussed in order to make sure that things started off well and were running smoothly before leaving his assistant to run the rest of the event. I literally worried about nothing -- Chef Kev handled things efficiently and with a high degree of professionalism. In fact, at some point, Chef Kev sent his assistant with a plate for me...without that, I may not have ever gotten around to eating!! This is just one example of the types of light touches Chef Kev made throughout the planning and execution of the event which made my experience with him deserving of the five stars. His level of customer service was outstanding and my guests loved him, and several people asked me for his contact information.

TOP PRO
  • 24 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 41 min

Sarah B.

Verified review

I had a dinner party for 6 for my father's birthday. I worked with Chef Serge to pick a multi-course menu. Making the arrangements was really easy. Chef Serge and his sous-chef were on time and dinner was delicious. Portions were not too big, which is great. Chef Serge cleaned up and the whole thing was very easy. I will definitely do this again for special occasions. I like to cook but never get to fully enjoy dinner parties because I'm busy worrying or working. Thanks!

TOP PRO
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Mrs S.

Verified review

Key Ingredients did the catering for my son's wedding. Not only was the food delicious, but Carla and Javier are so accommodating and easy to work with! In the last couple of weeks we decided to change from buffet style to family style, I called Carla and no problem. Two days before the wedding the bride and groom decided that they would like to offer lemonade to the guests at the ceremony, again I called Carla and again no problem plus no additional charge. They even took food to the bride and groom before the wedding during the long photo shoot with the photographer. I would use them again in a minute! Thanks for everything Carla and Javier.

TOP PRO
  • 19 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Rebecca S.

Verified review

Owner Richard Cohen is unflaggingly genial, very hands on, and overall a delight to work with. He obviously wanted us to have exactly what we wanted and was ready with suggestions from his years of experience when we were undecided. We have no kitchen at our venue; so he brought in everything, with only a staging area provided by us. The food truly was delicious and beautifully presented. Hot foods were hot, and cold foods were cold. His servers and bartender were pleasant, accommodating, and professional. All included - not just the food but tables, linens, plates, napkins, glassware, everything - he kept our once in a lifetime (50th anniversary) event within our requested budget. I highly recommend Clever Catering. No downside, no reservations. Of course I'd hire them again!

TOP PRO
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Ramonia C.

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THEY DID A GREAT JOB at our wedding the food was great the price was so reasonable with a high quality menu. Thanks Uncle Fred's BBQ We will be using his services in the future for other family events. Mr and Mrs Hines July 20th 2013

Chef Rakita

4.1

(16)

  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Garey T.

Verified review

Rakita was instrumental in helping my husband pull of the best First Mother's Day a girl could ask for. He surprised me by hiring her to come to our home to cook for us, eliminating the stress of going out to eat somewhere nice with a 6-month-old. Rakita's menu choices were varied and suited to different tastes. My husband had a blue cheese crusted steak that he said easily ranks among the best of his life (and this man loves his steak). I had a lobster and shrimp dish over truffled risotto that was equally flavorful and praise-worthy. We shared a better-than-the-Melting-Pot cheese fondue, well-seasoned spring salads, and tasty strawberry shortcake. Wine and a bouquet of fresh tulips were included in the service, as well as the washing of all dishes used in the preparation of our meal. Rakita was friendly, yet very professional. She eliminated the awkwardness that could be associated with hiring a personal chef, and worked quickly in our kitchen while we relaxed. I especially appreciated this, as we had just come off travel and I was recovering from a less-than-pleasant illness. I'd highly recommend Rakita Lillard as a personal chef. She's a fantastic chef, and from what my husband says, comes in at an incredibly fair price point.

  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Kendra R.

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This was the best experience! We had about twelve food allergies/intolerance's and Tasty Alternatives made a meal that was delouse and was eatable by all!!! Also I asked it to be spicy and she took that to heart unlike many chiefs and it was a HOT dinner that finally met the needs of my Indian families pallet! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min

March L.

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The food tastes great and the price is within our budget. I will definitely hire them again. Everyone who attended our mid year business meeting gave them a thumbs up and said that "I did an awesome job picking the right caterer"! Yvonne was very accommodating and the service was superb. I have all praise for this restaurant! She even adjusted the recipe based on my request. My daughter even said that their sandwiches are better than Panera!

TOP PRO
  • 20 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Thumbtack Customer

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Candi was warm, helpful with suggestions, flexible, and a pleasure to work with. The food was delicious. I would use PHG. again. Many guests complimented the food and asked for the name of our caterer.

  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Mariah B. B.

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Very tasty and authentic foods. As far as catering, the service was great and professional. I also had the opportunity to use Nasrin as a personal chef for my dinner party and it was a breeze to accommodate to the needs of my family. I would definitely recommend to all.

  • 9 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Artranda H.

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Mercedes Jo Events & Catering was so delicious, high-quality buffet for our wedding. Working with Mercedes was simple and enjoyable! With a huge variety of options,Mercedes was able to customize the perfect menu. This vendor provides first-class food and service at a very reasonable price.Mercedes is worth every penny! People are still talking about the wonderful food she prepared. I would definitely recommend her to anyone on a budget, food was delicious. I will be using her again for any future events. Thanks again

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

George A.

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Smokers Delight was the perfect vendor for our family reunion. Brian arrived at the event 4 hours ahead of time to prepare the bbq and trimmings. He served the guest in a buffet style line while politely conversing with our guests. The food was AMAZING - well seasoned and well cooked. At the end of the event he cleaned up his food prep and serving areas and wrapped up the uneaten food for us to keep. His food and service was so good it became part of tree entertainment for the night.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 hours

Leslie A.

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I loved everything about working with Dianna of Catering reserved! From start to finish she delivered everything she promised, including delicious food! She was prompt, creative, and thorough in her proposal; she worked with me to refine my needs and I was very comfortable with my final decisions; Her pricing was affordable and fair and most importantly she promised there would really be enough food to feed everyone and there was! She promised it would be delivered on time (it was), that her staff would set it all up nicely without my help (he did!) and that it would be hot and delicious (and it was!). Nothing was forgotten; nothing was omitted. The serving utensils were there, the sterno, and the clear containers were perfect for serving the food in. I didn't need china serving dishes for my event, but Dianna does offer that and if my next event needs Catering Reserved's full service, I won't hesitate to use it. (Food plus waitstaff for setup and clean up.) I've never met Dianna in person, and I never tasted her food prior to hiring her for my very important event, but from our first conversation I just knew I could trust her, and I was right. I highly recommended her! Thanks to Catering Reserved, I got to visit with my guests and totally enjoy my "after-the-wedding" party.

Sweet Soul

4.3

(9)

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Aubri L.

Verified review

Sweet Soul provided an amazing culinary experience for myself and attendees at a business function. The food was delicious, fresh and well prepared. The owner, Aurelia, was very polite and attentive to all aspects of the affair. I would highly recommend Sweet Soul catering for anyone looking for delicious high quality catering services at an affordable price point! DELICIOUS!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Kate O.

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My wedding was a week ago and Top of the City Catering delivered and more. It took me awhile to write this review because I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything. I'm so glad I discovered this company. They are a hidden jewel in the DC area and we really were lucky to find them. My husband and I financed our wedding by ourselves and had a limited budget, and their company was the best value but in no way compromised in quality. Maribel and her husband Noel are absolute professionals and were so wonderful to work with during my planning. They were always so patient with all of my questions, and were very warm and really make you feel special and cared for. They tailored everything exactly the way we wanted, and even accommodated all of our requests like setting aside some specially seasoned chicken without mushrooms for my guest who was allergic to them. The day of my wedding, I was blown away by how beautiful and romantic everything looked. They added lovely little touches everywhere in the decor and the linens were all pressed. Due to unforeseen circumstances, my timeline got pushed back almost an hour. Nevertheless, Maribel and her team were flexible and adjusted without missing a beat. The food stayed warm, looked lovely on the plate, and tasted amazing. They made sure my husband and I remembered to eat, and brought us food and regularly checked on us. At the end of the night, they even packed up the leftovers from the buffet for us to take home. I don't have the professional photos yet of my reception, but as soon as we get them, I'll send over some. Maribel and her team really helped make my wedding a dream come true, and I actually feel a bit sad that it's all over. They really are wonderful people and were a joy to work with, and I wish them much more success in their business. I'm certain they are one of the best and you won't regret hiring them. Top of the City Catering is a class act and I would recommend them to others over and over! Thank you all again so much from the bottom of our hearts!! 😊

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AC Catering

4.9

(29)

  • 55 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Melissa P.

Verified review

On a whim, I decided to use Thumbtack to find a caterer for my mom's 72nd birthday party. OMG. I am SOOOO glad that I did!! I have planned a number of parties in my day, and I have yet to find one with such great professionalism and wonderful customer service I experienced with AC Catering. First off, they can fix just about anything!! While I had a basic menu in mind, I was forced to rethink things based on the wide variety of options presented by AC Catering. Other caterers wanted me to come up with the menu initially without giving me an idea of their speciality items. With AC Catering, you can get ANYTHING from breakfast, lunch, dinner..including smoked pit grilled items. So, I contacted them with my initial thoughts for a menu. Within 2 days, I received a proposal from the owner, George. Pricing was perfect, even with delivery. Additionally, they provide utensils, plates, condiments, etc. I was pleased. I had to make a last minute change. George was able to accommodate my request with no hassle. I called him just to make sure this change wouldn't pose a problem. He said "No worries. I got you." And, he wasn't kidding. So, party day comes. I'm a bit nervous because I never tasted the food or visited his brick and mortar store. However, the previous reviews from Thumbtack customers were all stellar. After meeting George in person, I totally understand why the reviews are so stellar. George is extremely pleasant and engaging. He arrived on time and was totally prepared to set up everything. He shared some jokes with my brother. Gave compliments to the birthday girl. He even shared the history about his family business. This party was for 50+ people. So, everything had to be right. Let me just say that George and his team didn't disappoint! The greens (with smoked turkey), baked beans and rice were EXCELLENT. I've eaten a lot of rice in my day. But, can I tell you how fabulous the yellow rice is? Very delicious. For meats, I ordered bbq chicken and burgers. Again, everything was wonderful. You would think burgers would just be bland and lacking flavor. NOT AC Catering burgers. They were thick, juicy, and seasoned well. More than enough food was provided. In fact, I had to encourage guests to take home plates of food. The deviled eggs were tasty. However, they were a bit messy due to lots of filling. But, it was totally fine. My guests put the smash on them. All throughout the event, everyone had positive comments and asked "who catered the food?" I didn't hesitate to tell them about George and AC Catering. I HIGHLY recommend them. In fact, I'm trying to find another excuse to celebrate so I can utilize them again!! Thank you, George, for making my mom's birthday so great. You will be hearing from me again. May your catering business continue to grow. God Bless you and your family.

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 33 min

Sherry D.

Verified review

Sandra Danzig demonstrated how to prepare Smoked Salmon Quiche and Winter Fruit Salad for our Senior Citizens group. Both the demonstration and the food were met with rave reviews! To begin, Sandra showed all of us how to make the perfect crust that would not dry out or become soggy. The quiche, which contained three different cheeses as well as smoked salmon and leeks, was savory and delicious without being heavy. The fruit salad of mango, blueberry, and ginger was the perfect compliment to the meal. In addition to learning how to prepare the quiche and fruit salad, we also learned how to clean and cut a leek and the proper way to hold a knife. All in all, we learned a lot and enjoyed a delicious meal too!

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Ron M.

Verified review

Chef Kimmy was very response to working with us even though we were putting together this party from Florida. She was on time and the food was excellent.

  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Danielle S.

Verified review

The overall experience was good with Extravagant Affairs Catering Event Rentals and Decor. The Staff was very professional and punctual and the service and decor and set up was excellent. I wish I could give this vendor an Excellent review, but we were asked to pay for a hot box for the food and our food was cold. All of our guest complained about their food being cold. The beef was tough, the chicken was dry and most of the guest didn't even eat their food. The food was very disappointing and it took away from the excellent job that Shovanna and the rest of her team did with pulling together a really beautiful ceremony and reception.

TOP PRO
  • 24 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Cynthia F.

Verified review

I was asked to complete the task of finding a caterer for breakfast for a corporate meeting of 80 people within 4 days and to have them deliver the food before 6am. Thomas Franklin at Columbia Chef Catering was the 3rd business I had spoke to regarding my function. He was so pleasant and when he said yes to the 5:30am drop off I was sold!! Thank you so much for all of your assistance in making our function so much more pleasurable.

  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Kirsten N.

Verified review

Chef Jackie catered a breakfast in our home the morning after our son's bar mitzvah. She delivered exactly as promised, honored our dietary restrictions, and our guests specifically commented on the many good quiches she made. The only note I would make is that for coffee service, she only needed to bring regular flavored coffee and regular milk/cream, which we could have advised on if asked.