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  • 24 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine S.
Verified review

Serge catered for our office holiday party. He made a grilled romaine salad, chicken roulade with potatoes and mixed vegetables, and a chocolate tart. Everything was delicious, I was very impressed! I had never had catering done for our office parties before (sadly, we have always just done pizza or something similar), but this was definitely much better for a special occasion, and very reasonably priced. I would not hesitate to use Pure Kitchen Culinary Concept again!

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Key Ingredients Catering
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aubrey M.
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We hired Key Ingredients catering for our big Election Night Party this year (200 people), and they were absolutely wonderful! Shoutout to Carla Bettini, who was so helpful, professional, and friendly throughout the entire process. Everyone said that the food was great at our party, and the decorations and decor that came with the catering spread was absolutely beautiful! 6/5 stars! I had such a great experience with this catering company...you should definitely hire them for your next event!

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Chef Nikki S.
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracey A.
Verified review

Chef Nikki is the BOMB.COM!! She and her husband Paul are excellent in the kitchen and on the grill... She can cook for me and my husband every day if she wants too, we will never turn her down...😂😂😘😘 Every meal is excellent and tasteful down to the deserts... Nikki is very clean and sanitary, you don't have to worry... She takes her business and license very serious... I definitely recommend her for your next meal, your next desert or your next catering event.

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Healthy Catering Company
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Molly S.
Verified review

I LOVE the healthy catering company, I've ordered from them multiple times and not once have I been disappointed in the slightest. You can see and taste that every dish is made with the tastiest spices and combinations of foods and it always tastes amazing. The food usually becomes the topic of conversation for my gatherings because nothing is mor convenient than being able to have finger food as well as full dishes. on top of that, they are very punctual and are a pleasure to deal with. I wouldn't think of ordering from another company after ordering from the healthy catering company!!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faye T.
Verified review

Creative Visions Cuisine--the best ever. My guests are still talking about Sandra and her team--the food was great and very elegant, the team were wonderful to work with, and the guests felt royal. The best caterer ever....

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
John F.
Verified review

How do you plan a reception for 500-600 people where approximately 200 of them are famished teenagers or preteens? The answer: you contact Esther Marandure, Executive Chef, of the Epicurean Nutrition Catering Company. Ester, thank you, thank you, thank you all for the wonderful work you did to make the reception after the Northern Virginia Youth Winds December Concert a smashing success. I cannot tell you how many people have said this was one of the best receptions they had been to. The food was excellent and beautifully presented as I knew it would be after attending the tasting. Many people remarked how wonderful it was. The staff was also so delightful to work with, all very friendly and attentive. Please make certain that they all know how much they were appreciated. Your young man and the young lady are truly gracious hosts, professionally attired, helpful, and courteous; their manner speaks well of their home and family. NVYW will use your services again and without reservation, recommends your services. We have already done so. The very best of luck with your endeavors. John Flahive Founder NVYW EPICUREAN NUTRITION CATERING COMPANY 14571 Collingham Place GAINESVILLE, Virginia 20155 Contact Information 703-395-9338 www.epicureanutritioncatering.com

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AC Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 55 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan W.
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I cannot say enough good about George and his team. We just completed three days of catering with them and it was perfect. We had a large group that need a variety of meals in different locations in DC and Maryland. He was so accommodating to last minute changes and above all the food was amazing. Our large group of 40 loved it. One person in our group asked if he could follow us the rest of the trip up the east coast.

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Mercedes Jo Events
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justine F.
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We really enjoyed the food at our wedding thanks to Mercedes Jo Catering. Her staff was very attentive and professional. She really helped make our day special!

Food Matters, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
Verified review

We hired Suzanne at Food Matters to cater a large formal Ladies' Tea (80 guests). She was a sheer joy to work with, from start to finish! Suzanne was very easy to work with as we went through the menu selection process, even providing a tasting for our Tea Team (we were thrilled)! Her professionalism and food safety knowledge was so welcome. We just loved having her around and all of our Tea guests have raved and raved about the food (even sending hand written notes to us). Suzanne's food was so delicious.....and she made the savory side of the Tea so interesting and varied (we supplied dessert, which had a hard time following her food!). Lastly, Suzanne's pricing is beyond reasonable. Any of us would and will use her catering services again. In fact, several guests came into the kitchen just after the event to meet her and to ask for her cards.

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Clever Catering
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brynn W.
Verified review

Richard was a real pleasure to work with from the first phone call to the end of a very successful party. He was very helpful with his advice on our menu and with the guidance on the beverage purchases for a party our size (50,) He and Linda (the bartender) arrived on time and had the food laid out and the cooking stations and bar set up in plenty of time to start serving some early arriving guests. He circulated with the guests to make sure everyone was happy and had what they wanted and checked in with me throughout the evening to make sure all was going well from my perspective. Richard made crab cakes on the spot and they were a favorite. He also made delicious quesadillas on the spot, as well. His meatballs, chicken satay and stuffed mushrooms were all gobbled up. I overheard a couple of guests praising the peanut sauce and expressing interest in eating it by the spoonful:) All of the dips he provided were delicious as well. And the mini cheesecakes and cookies were also very good. All in all, Richard and Linda gave us a wonderful evening, without having to worry about a thing. To a person, I heard nothing but praise for the service and the food. I would hire Clever Catering again in a heartbeat:)

Pauly's Rib Shack
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Jeff B.
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Outstanding group of people they have catered for Bull Run Swim and Racquet Club for the past 4 years

PK's Kitchen
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Angela S.
Verified review

Paul and his wife provided catering for our office happy hour. They did an outstanding job! The office loved the food and it was great to have both owners around to make sure everything was running smoothly. Would definitely recommend and use for future events we have!

Appetite Catering and Events
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Pren-Tsilya B.
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I used this catering service twice in 2012 to provide food and beverages for a fundraising event for our charity once at a small event at a nightclub and the second time to cater for a more formal event at an embassy. The service was timely and professional. They also provided waitresses upon request. I also sampled the juice line and loved the lemon-ginger drink! It was delicious.I have since referred the company to other charities and a friend also used it for a wedding.

Catering Reserved
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie A.
Verified review

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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Bracha L.
Verified review

Kelly Lloyd, the Events Coordinator, was a spectacular support both before and during the wedding reception. She assisted with excellent choices for the menu. She took careful notes during our tasting and directed the chef to tweak the food offerings in interesting ways. Kelly's expertise as we planned the decorations was also very helpful and supportive. Everything went without a glitch and it was a great value. We would highly recommend Tortoise and Hare Catering.

Brooklyn Sandwich Co.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Rivky S.
Verified review

I have used Brooklyn Sandwich Co. twice to cater a dinner for friends. The food is very tasty and different. The burst of flavor in the broccoli slaw had the guests talking all night and you can't miss out on that pulled brisket sandwich. The sandwiches came wrapped in trendy paper and the platters were displayed nicely! I would definitely use them again for the next time I need catering!

  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl M.
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Thank you Yvonne & Olive Express for an absolutely SUPERB lunch! Not only was the food delicious, the portions were plenty to feed everyone and still have some left over for a delicious lunch the next day! Service was prompt and courteous and a definite hit with everyone - Thank you so much. We will definitely think of Olive Express for our next catering need.

Kimeri
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lori R.
Verified review

Kim is a patient and experienced chef. I have learned tremendously from her and her partner on everything from simple sauces, to evening dinners, to dazzling tasty desserts. Highly recommend learning from her. Use as for catering jobs, as well! Lori R.

DMH & Company
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Janne H.
Verified review

I hired Dani to cater a large work lunch at the non profit think tank where I work. She did an AMAZING job. She was extremely responsive, easy to schedule with (even when I sent her the wrong date), showed up early, and stayed throughout the lunch to make sure everything ran smoothly. Her food was delicious and easily catered to a range of dietary restrictions. About 90-100 people showed up (I had asked for catering for 70) and there were even leftovers. I can't recommend her enough! She has since come back for multiple events. Everyone at work has raved about her cooking.

Pemas Italian Restaurant
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Madison Z.
Verified review

The impeccable service staff and food at Pema’s Restaurant is what makes all of the events that I host very successful. Their professionalism is unmatchable and their food is great for my events because everyone enjoys a comforting, home cooked meal. I highly recommend using their catering/event services in the DMV area.

Luna Catering Co.
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dana C.
Verified review

Working with Rebekah Allemohamad at Luna Catering has been such an easy, pleasant experience. We had a quick turnaround request, with various dietary restrictions. She was able to take care of all needs, and in a timely fashion. Her customer service has been top-notch--she even checked in after everything was delivered to make sure it was all to our satisfaction. I cater food for office meetings periodically and have never had an easier, more pleasant experience working with a caterer. Highly recommend!

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.