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Healthy Catering Company
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Molly S.
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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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  • 24 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
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Katherine S.
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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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  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria K.
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Sandra is the best chef I have ever experienced. Everything about the event FAR exceeded my expectations. She added special touches such as a printed menu, ice cubes with edible flowers inside, had her staff take pictures. I will never consider another caterer ever again. Pure perfection!

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Catering By Kevin!
4.8
from 142 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
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Maura K.
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Chef Kev made a great menu for our annual company picnic! All the guests thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and dessert. He was professional, friendly, and very accommodating!! I would definitely recommend him for other catering events and will keep him in mind for future occasions with our company.

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Clever Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Jill J.
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Richard did a fabulous job food was fabulous. Party was a great success. I would highly recommend Clever Catering and use them again.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Rhonda H.
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Divas Cooking Party catered a graduation brunch at our home and from first contact to the final “show” Iyea was a joy to work with! She helped me plan the menu which she executed to delicious perfection! Thanks Divas!

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Mercedes Jo Events
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole W.
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Superb Service! My interactions with MJE Catering were pleasant, professional and satisfying. Mercedes Jo was creative and open to my special requests. We arranged a taste testing which was plentiful and delicious! The day of my event, MJE was prompt, courteous and generous. I highly recommend MJE for your event; particularly, if you want affordable, delicious food, and friendly service.

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Christina L.
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Epicurean Catering catered my son's birthday, I couldn't have asked for a better catering company! Food was amazing and presentation even better. How Esther the main chef prepared everything was phenomenal. Definitely contacting this catering company for future events.

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Chef Nikki Mullings
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Tracey A.
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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.

A Private Affair
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie S.
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Ms. Johnson's catering business was absolutely wonderful! Her food was delicious and presented beautifully! She was a true professional in every capacity. I will definitely use A Private Affair again.

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

Afro-Veg
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Iesha M.
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I had Afro-Veg cater my house warming party and it was beyond what I could have imagined. She was very professional and helped me come up with vegan foods that would cater to my vegan friends as well as satisfy the taste pallet of my carnivorous guest too. She brought my vision to life in the form of African inspired food. The food was amazingly good and everyone to this day still talk about it. I will definately use her services again for other events as well as recommending her for catering services. This is by far the best vegan food I ever tasted!

Six Street Eats
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barsphere A.
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Chef Daud, is a great business owner. His response time is great and provides super competitive prices. I have used this catering company at least 25 times already for this year alone (2018). I'm an event planner.

K&A Catering
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rory M.
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Kimmy was prompt, easy to communicate with, and very professional. I would happily work with her again!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Javelin F.
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So Chique Events and Catering did a fine job. Very Professional and the food quality was awesome. I would recommend So Chique Events and Catering to others..

Top of the City Catering
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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!! 😊

FitFood
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Terri S.
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I haven't hosted my event yet, but planning the menu and choosing the best caterer for the occasion was so much simpler using this app! I am looking forward to my party so much more now!!

The Wandering Chef
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca H.
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Our catering experience was outstanding with The Wandering Chef. They catered our girls' birthday party. The flavors are what you would expect from a fine restaurant, and the service was even better. Gorgeous and delicious cakes, even a gluten free one. And they use real ingredients! Their to-go meals are excellent as well. It's fine dining in your own home without the clean up of cooking a meal. Everything we have tried tastes so good. It's so easy to heat up. You need The Wandering Chef in your life!

  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Nanci E.
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While the event hasn't occurred, I'm positive it will be fabulous just based on this pre-event experience. They're been highly professional, gracious and flexible. I'm really looking forward to working with A Family Affair Catering in the future.

PHG Catering
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We had a wonderful experience from the friendly, professional service to the delicious food. I would recommend them to cater any event and definitely plan to use them in the future!

Catering Reserved
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Kim S.
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We utilized Catering Reserved for the Grand Opening of our new Leesburg medical facility. Phenominal experience. The menu and food were incredible, the presentation was perfect and the staff were terrific to work with. I dont have enough glowing adjectives!

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.