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RedFox Dinners
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Steven P.
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Fantastic food! Service was very personal - Diane goes the extra mile to satisfy!

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Healthy Catering Company
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Nasrin and her crew were a pleasure to work with! She went the extra mile with a few of our guest’s dietary requirements/food allergies. All of the food was perfectly prepared and ready when my guests were hungry. That was the best food that we ever had with catering company and be that delicious. I recommend to anyone especially for Middle Eastern type of events. Everyone was well fed and pleasantly pleased with the food and service! Wonderful food from wonderful people!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria P.
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We enjoyed the food service from beginning to end. Well done chef Serge. Excellent job!

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MOD Cuisine
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Bob J.
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I engaged Mary because I am recentlya retired man and, among my retirement goals, was to learn how to cook. Now, I can/could scramble some eggs or make some pancakes, and I could certainly microwave, but I couldn't do what i wanted: prepare my own meals in a way that would allow me to eat healthy and well. Even following a recipe was a challenge. Who know what it means to braise something, to parboil! Once Mary understood my goals, she prepared a tailored curriculum. She developed two-hour sessions in her kitchen, the better to get into a full meal preparation. There was a heavy emphasis on safety in the kitchen, from washing hands before handling certain items to proper chopping technique. A side benefit was that I got to take home a goodly portion of what we cooked. Our meals ranged from falafels to lasagna (of course, the pasta was homemade). It was great. After a series of 5-6 sessions, I developed the confidence to go out on my own, working from recipes to add to my repertoire. Mary does all sorts of specialized food preparation for those who have more specialty interests. I recommend her highly.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Cecilia O.
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Everything was perfect, from start to finish. The planning stage was handled very politely, with enthusiasm, flair, and patience. The presentation at the event was very clever and attractive. The food was delicious - all our guests raved about the food! The staff was delightful and very hard working. They did a great job cleaning up as well. Everything was wonderfully done from start to finish!

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Catering By Kevin!
4.8
from 142 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris J.
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Chef Kev jumped in last minute on a funeral luncheon. Saved the day. Really great food and service. Terrific staff. Could not ask for more and an excellent price. Soooo many people at the luncheon commented about the food and service. Thank you, Chef Kev! You made a difficult day much more manageable.

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Clever Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Brynn W.
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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:)

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  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Edward W.
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I am a single man with diabetes who was looking for healthy diabetic friendly meals to be delivered to my home. I found Iyea Brandy on Thumbtack and have been extremely satisfied with her services. The food she brings is delicious, and most importantly doesn't increase my blood sugar levels. Her prices are very reasonable and she makes an effort to tailor her services to the individual client. I was very impressed with her knowledge of food and nutrition.

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Mercedes Jo Events
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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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

Cherry's Eats & Kitchen
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Andy S.
    Verified review

    Cherry's food and service was outstanding. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again!

    Epicurean Nutrition Catering
    4.6
    from 25 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 37 hires on Thumbtack
    Kuda N.
    Verified review

    Great food and service. Highly recommend Esther

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    Chef Nikki Mullings
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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    Alycia J.
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    I would not have any other company cater my events. Chef Nikki is punctual, professional, the food is delicious, great price for the amount of food. They went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with the quaily and taste. I would highly recommend this company to cater your event.

    A Private Affair
    4.5
    from 36 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 47 hires on Thumbtack
    Bertram B.
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    Outstanding service food was presidential first to call for any function I will have

    Perfect Little Bites
    5.0
    from 38 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 45 hires on Thumbtack
    LAMONT S.
    Verified review

    Chris was very helpful with my event, great food and service

    K&A Catering
    4.7
    from 9 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    Thmas L.
    Verified review

    K&A Catering staff was very professional. The food was awesome and the service was great. Thanks to making my event a huge success.

    Afro-Veg
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Konnie S.
    Verified review

    Amazing food and service! Overall great company and Highly recommended!

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    • 4 years in business
    • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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    Yolanda P.
    Verified review

    Inovalon loves having Tacos El Rey. Our associates enjoy the quality of their food as well as the inviting atmosphere.

    FitFood
    4.9
    from 16 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 31 hires on Thumbtack
    Bryan P.
    Verified review

    It was a great experience! Barbara was pleasant to work with and the food tasted amazing. Highly recommend...

    Six Street Eats
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Adrienne S.
    Verified review

    Six Street Eats catered my baby shower for about 65 people. It was absolutely amazing. They arrived promptly in order to setup the dishes and stayed throughout the event to ensure the food was warm and refilled. The items I ordered were presented beautifully including crab cake bites, yogurt parfaits, mac and cheese balls, caprese skewers, 7 layer dips, and more! Everything was customized to what I requested and tasted delicious. All of our guests were beyond impressed with the display. The pricing was affordable and well worth every penny. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thanks Daoud and the entire Six Street Eats team!

    • 4 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Javelin F.
    Verified review

    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..

    • 7 years in business
    • 20 hires on Thumbtack
    Pablo N.
    Verified review

    Chef Darryl food is on point! We really loved his turkey bacon pasta. I could imagine the taste of his other food varieties in his menus. Definitely coming back for more! Great customer service and awesome food!

    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.