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Pittsburg Caterers

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Ultimate Choice Catering
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Coordinating the menu for my wedding with Joe was the most fun part of my whole wedding experience! I would recommend Joe's Catering team to anyone and they were such a pleasure to work with the food was phenomenal and getting to know them was such an added treat!

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We upscale menu to your taste. We have large-staff caterers and do pickup anytime! We are at 7th and Range Line next to Forest Park Baptist Church.

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We have years of experience working at the best country clubs in Tulsa and will offer you the same quality and service.

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We prepare and cater great food for all events. Let us help take some of the stress out of your next event.

  • 4 years in business
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I offer delivery and onsite smoking. I specialize in whole hog and signature dishes including smoked cabbage, six bean, baked bean, etc.

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Everything is homemade. I have 25 years of experience in cooking, catering and food management. We will put together the menu of your choice at a reasonable price. Italian, American, and Mexican are our specialties.

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I do small groups, nothing over 75 people. I offer home cooking, nothing fancy, just good! I can come up with a menu and will also work with your menu.

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I have been cooking for my entire life. My mom and dad were in catering and have lots of experiences. I do a variety of menus. I specialize in meats and veggies and my mom does extreme deserts. I provide a catering service that is so fulfilling and yet inexpensive.

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We do backyard barbecues to 7-course french dinners. We cater to weddings, family reunions, class reunions, business meetings, etc. We provide great food and excellent service. Give us a call!

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Smoked meats and sides are our specialty. We also have concessions and adult cakes. We have been operating since 1991. We have references.

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We aren't just a breakfast joint. We can cater just about everything, and offer delivery as well. We also have soup, salad and sand, and burgers, too. If you are looking for a gourmet feel, we can do that, too!

  • 21 years in business
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We provide custom catering to fit your needs and budget. Freshly-made, let us make your event all you want from quick bites to full meals. We do it all.

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I am a personal caregiver and only one of my many skills include cooking. The cost per person is determined by type of food, number of courses, number of persons, I need to assist me in preparation and delivery.

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.
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