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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: 57 min

Laura L.

Verified review

I hosted a group of 25 people at my daughter's home after the Women's March on Washington. I wanted to make the dinner casual and delicious, and Chef Serge was very easy to work with. In the end, we went with a menu that could be delivered and easily reheated: chicken breasts with lemon sauce, mashed potatoes, braised cabbage, ratatouille, a spinach and arugula salad with beets, and chocolate tarts. Everyone seemed to love the food, especially the salad and the ratatouille, and the dinner party was a huge success. I definitely recommend Chef Serge: his food is delicious and interesting, and he will put you at ease with his responsive, low-key style.

  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Rosemarie D.

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Epicurean catered a "Girls' Night In" at my home. The food was phenomenal. Extensive menu options made it virtually impossible for my guests to be dissatisfied. In fact, they continued to eat throughout the evening!! I will be hosting several fundraising events this year and definitely plan to use Epicurean Catering Service in the very near future!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Hazel C.

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The Tasty Alternative provides fresh, delicious meals. Every dish I have has been creatively presented with bursting with flavor! I recommend Chef Veronique and her catering business.

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

Katie B.

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Richard was great to work with! The food was delicious and plentiful. In addition to a lovely spread on our dining room table and passed hors d'oeuvres, he delighted guests with hot off the stove crab cake sliders while also carving the beef! Richard provided a bartender and server, both of whom were professional and extremely competent. We felt like guests at our own party - thanks Richard!

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

Ramonia C.

Verified review

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

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 48 min

Steve F.

Verified review

A GREAT dining experience from beginning to end. Chris is the ultimate professional, displaying extraordinary gourmet cooking skills blended with an engaging personality. Well before our special evening, I was given an opportunity to convey personal preferences and address any food limitations that might need to be considered. A beautiful seasonal menu was then provided, accommodating my general preferences, from which, we selected an amazing multi-course meal! Chris was right on time and established the perfect tone for a great evening to follow, inviting us to sit back and relax to becoming more involved in following his every move, if we'd like. We took advantage of the opportunity to watch a master at work and ask any questions that might help us to become any bit more skilled in the kitchen, as well. Chris' enthusiasm for the culinary world and vast knowledge about food is contagious and his dietary and nutritional tips incredibly informative. This was a welcome education on multiple levels. The beautiful presentation of each course was artwork, and our appreciation was only outdone by the delectable depth of its incredible taste. As delicious as the meal was and as informative and fun it was to watch it's preparation, Chris is simply an extremely nice, generous and caring person to invite into your home. For a unique dining experience where a gourmet restaurant, if feels, comes to the comfort of your home, rather than having to make the effort to go out to it, I KNOW you'll enjoy, as much as we did, the talents and charm of Chris Spears and a very special night you'll always remember.

Chef Rakita

4.1

(16)

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

Tom M.

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Really wonderful experience! I will use her again. Food was delicious and presented well. She even brought flowers. Very professional and cleaned while we ate. Loved it!

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

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!

  • 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!

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

Brendan T.

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PHG and Candi were lovely to work with for our holiday party. They were professional and quick to reply. PHG was patient dealing with our organizations' many contract rules and procedures, we greatly appreciate it. Food was delicious, chicken skewers were very popular. Thank you again Candi!

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

Kulsoom B.

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Nasrin was great to work with in selecting menu options and delivering exactly what she promised- delicious food! She used quality ingredients, the right amount of spices, and garnished the food with great attention to detail. The food was warm and she delivered the food right on time. Everyone attending the lunch was very impressed. We were very happy with how everything turned out. Thank you, Nasrin!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 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

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

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.

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!!

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

Terri F.

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What a great event! Brian hosted our after party, wedding reception. The food was fabulous and his attention to detail is amazing. He was chef and host, catering to our guests and having fun. If you are looking for great food and a fun event, I highly recommend Smoker's Delight BBQ and Brian Israel, looking forward to hiring him for our fall event. Terri Fleck

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AC Catering

4.9

(29)

  • 55 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours

Melissa P.

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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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours

Monica R.

Verified review

Best value you could get in a wedding catering company! Quick basic info on my wedding since yours might be different: Late May wedding in Maryland, 7-hour reception with cocktail hour and dinner, approx. 100 guests, Manor, garden & tented reception setting, buffet dinner including a mix of food and drinks representing the cultures of the bride & groom (salvadoran, thai, new orleans, baltimore). Just two days after our wedding day I am feeling so good about the decision we made in booking Top of the City Catering. Maribel and her team were absolutely fantastic and we received soooo many compliments on our food, desserts, and cocktails, which were all provided by Top of the City. They had also done a great job of setting up décor for the guest tables, around the venue, and for the buffet and bar areas. In addition, the service throughout the day and night was phenomenal and we (bride & groom) always felt taken care of. For planning, we wanted a rustic, elegant feeling and they did a great job of presenting us ideas that were aligned with our vision. Top of the City Catering is a smaller catering business, but that does not make it any less in quality. When we were first looking into Top of the City I was a little leery because it was much more affordable and it usually is said, "You get what you pay for," but in this case that was NOT true at all. Maribel and her team are very responsive in communication, are very open and welcoming to your ideas and direction, and will always give suggestions from their expertise but still respect your wishes should you want something different. I really hope that Top of the City will gain momentum in growing its business and gaining the respect it deserves. Don't let the size of the company distract you from the amazing service, quality of food, flexibility, and affordable price you will get from Top of the City catering. Get a consultation with them and see for yourself!

  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.