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Jen Royle: Dare To Taste
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brittany B.
Verified review

I was extremely fortunate to have Jen Royle host a private catering event for me at my home. I was so impressed with Jen and all her services. Not only did she help plan the perfect menu for me and my guests, but she was on time, executed everything impeccably, and was the ultimate professional. I personally wanted Jen to interact with my guests and she couldn't have been more fun, energetic, or passionate about her food and cooking experiences. It should go without saying that the food was outstanding but just incase you were wondering... it was amazing. I had no idea what type of finger foods would work together but Jen planned the perfect combinations from mini chicken & waffles to tomato soup & grilled cheese shooters to beautiful salads and crostini's. Thank you, Jen for your outstanding catering services and I truly look forward to using you for all my upcoming needs!

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Sara's Cooking
4.8
from 73 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nora G.
Verified review

Sara's Cooking did a great job! We were very pleased with the catering services. Definitely would use them again!

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cody K.
Verified review

Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Chef Christo delivered our food right on time and everyone at our office holiday party was more than pleased with the quality. I would highly recommend this catering service for any event - large or small. Thanks for helping to make our event a great success. We will definitely be hiring Chef Christo again!!

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Roberta O.
Verified review

Daniel catered my daughter's graduation from high school/18th birthday. We have family members that are used to high end catering experiences. All were quite impressed. Daniel did a phenomenal job. The quality far exceeded expectations, the presentation was breathtaking. Daniel sat with my daughter and me to understand what we hoped to achieve and exceeded our expectations. I would use Daniel's catering services for both personal and work related functions and would recommend Daniel as caterer of choice.

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The Home Chef of NH
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Deacon L.
Verified review

It was truly a wonderful experience providing a different meal each week for 11 weeks. We not only enjoyed variety, but also very tasty, filling meals prepared with great care. Sara sought not just to serve food but to serve a group of adults each week with her culinary delights and her strong desire to meet our catering needs. Deacon Larry Cummins

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Manda & Me
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lauren N.
Verified review

I can't speak highly enough of my experience with Manda & Me Catering. After Julie's prompt response to my Thumbtack inquiry we spoke over the phone about my ideas and concerns re: menu for the surprise birthday party I was planning. She was warm and professional, offering suggestions re: serving options as this was my 1st time hosting an event of this magnitude. Julie translated my jumbled ideas into several varied & balanced menu options from which to choose. Leading up to the day of the event she stayed in communication, making sure to check in about little details like color scheme for the party so the paper goods she brought didn't clash. On the day of the event Julie was on-time and so efficient with set up, creating a gorgeous and tempting display. Of course, not only did the food look amazing but it tasted delicious! Our guests raved about the menu and the empty chafing dishes really spoke volumes! I'm so grateful to Julie for her collaboration for this party and I highly recommend her for your upcoming event!

Hostess Catering
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Nana A.
Verified review

Really good catering company. Donna was very punctual and was so kid and willing to help in any way possible to make my event successful. I hear nothing but good things about her food and she is my catering choice from now on for all my events

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William Ference Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nathan P.
Verified review

William and his team were exceptional. The food was delicious, even when scaled up to serve 150 people (always gotta wonder how the amazing meal for two at the tasting will scale...just as excellent in this case!). They were thoughtful and attentive to details (details I wasn't even thinking or worried about). William worked with me to find something that was within our budget. The food was definitely our splurge item for the wedding as we both love good food but we definitely splurged on the right caterer. Don't plan on ever planning a wedding again, but if I did, would definitely hire again!

  • 23 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
Verified review

Lori Rizzo was a pleasure to work with from the first second of our conversation through many twists & turns in the catering job (including 3 changes of venue) up until the excellent food and service she provided at the event. This was for a large anniversary party of 300+. Lori helped us design a delicious and cost-effective menu, working with our budget but putting the satisfaction of the guests as a top priority as well. She provided excellent and plentiful appetizers and desserts for our guests. Through the various venue changes, we had to keep altering the menu, but she was always patient and solved every problem. She was very responsive via email and phone, and I was never for one moment worried that she wouldn't come through with excellent catering services. She had solutions to all of our various challenges in an unconventional space with last-minute changes. I would strongly recommend her to anyone and everyone.

SYB Event Planning
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tom L.
Verified review

My husband and I hired S.Y.B Catering and Bar Services - a Division of S.Y.B Event Planning Services, for our wedding at the Waterworks Museum this past September and the entire staff, particularly Owner and our Day of Coordinator Soraya Y. Belgacem , were incredible to work with. We came to her not even a month before our date because our caterer we originally had backed out due to a death in the family. She met with us at the Waterworks, we chose her over another caterer because she was familiar with the venue, as it is not your typical lay out. She showed us her sample menu, listened to what we wanted and then gave us her opinion. She was even able to add table cloths, tables and chairs, to our order as the other caterer was handling that. Her staff, bartenders and catering team came in early, set up everything, decorated the tables. Everything looked AMAZING and we both were very happy. The food was also amazing, almost not your "typical" boring wedding foods. We wanted a social type of party, so we did lots of fun passed appetizers, chicken and waffle skewers, spinach and feta cigars, ahi tuna tar tar that they served on a spoon, mini Swedish meatballs, which came out on mini plates and mini forks (So cute!!) The food stations were also set up, very nicely. Since they specialize in Mediterranean, we did some fresh sea-foods, which were amazing and a Middle Eastern station, we never tasted Hummus like that before!! The bar service was great, amazing bartender, fun and happy. We did a custom cocktail - that was a pink and blue color, it tasted amazing. We even had champagne handed out as people walked in through the doors. Soraya handled everything to a T, we did not have to worry about anything. ALL of her staff were so professional and worked very hard! They even wrapped up some left overs for our after party! We can’t thank S.Y.B Event Planning Services and Soraya enough for helping to make our wedding day so wonderful!

Blonde on the Run Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Greta D.
Verified review

Renee helped with a one-off, custom catering event. She was professional, kind, flexible and realistic all at the same time. A real pleasure to work with and delivered thoughtful, quality communication and results all in a timely manor. Would love to work with Renee again in the future.

Malone Catering
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Julie S.
Verified review

Chef Malone and staff are awesome! Malone Catering catered our wedding on 9/28. We had a casual buffet style dinner. The guests RAVED about how good the food was! The quality of the food was exceptional! Chef Marty & staff were all very friendly, professional and attentive. We really couldn't have asked for anything more! We even have some friends and family who want to use Malone Catering for future events! Outstanding quality and service, you can't go wrong!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nicolas M.
Verified review

I've worked with Benjamin for the last six years using him as a caterer at various events ranging from 200+ person concerts (5-6 per summer) to intimate household dinners. Every time he has been extremely professional in his correspondence and delivery. His food has continually wowed guests and customers alike, and it is obvious he has a talent for tailoring the menu to the occasion. Additionally, he has a knack for pairing wines and cocktails and doing so in an extremely affordable price range. He and his team are truly gems in the culinary/catering world. I can not recommend his services high enough.

Chef Michael Haigh
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michele N.
Verified review

Chef Michael responded right away to my requests. I have not had the pleasures of using his services yet.. I am giving “him” as a Christmas gift to teach a relative cooking skills and techniques.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Joe R.
Verified review

I hired Deirdre to be a part of a wedding team for my client's backyard wedding. As a professional wedding planner with more than ten years planning weddings for a wide range of clients, I can tell you that the scenario we presented to Slavin in the Kitchen was one that would have sent most caterers running in the opposite direction - due to a series of mishaps out of our control, we were at a very late stage in the wedding planning process without a caterer or a plan for food. Deirdre and her team not only came through for us, but they provided multiple options for us to choose from and even patiently waited for my clients to make a decision - as a planner, this was a complete godsend, the last thing I want is to have clients who feel rushed, pressured and/or panicked. The day of the wedding, Deirdre set up a beautiful display for our clients and their guests to enjoy. She also ensure that every vendor was fed - something most caterers don't take the initiative to do. Her team was professional, the food was delicious and the presentation exceeded expectations. I'm keeping Deirdre's name at the top of my list for catering needs and look forward to working with her on future projects.

That's Tasty
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Susan H.
Verified review

Claudia is great about fulfilling all of our catering needs whenever we call upon her services. Superior attention to detail.

The Aipyn Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jay A.
Verified review

Shamia is the definition of professional. Her food is top notch. Shamia delivers what she promises and so much more. Her attention to detail is amazing. I use her catering and cooking services exclusively and would recommend her to anyone looking for exceptional food, service and value!!!

  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

Superb food and convenient service for our holiday buffet. Next time would like to try the pizza!!

William Morin
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Anne C.
Verified review

Mr William Morin jr was hired for our daughters baby shower the event was outdoors. Grilled sausage hotdogs hamburgers salads fruits delicious deserts as well as baby shower cake. Everything was done professionally the quality of the foods and beverages was top value and outstanding .Chef skills impeccable. A new young face with open suggestions for food ideas, I highly recommend his services and plan to have Mr William Morin cater our new grandchild Christening Event. A+ Kindly Ann C. Of New Hampshire 2017

Events by BH
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dana E.
Verified review

Catered 2 events for my company - food and service were great! Our guests kept asking for their information and raving about the food! I will definitely be using them again!

Catering To You
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
Verified review

Cindy was very easy to communicate with when arranging for a bar-tender to serve drinks at our 60 person function. The bar-tender she provided was excellent and everything went perfectly - I'd definitely use Catering for You again.

Actual Requests

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Need catering (full service)

Boston, MA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    More than 200 (please estimate) (400)
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Red Sox themed event - opening day party
  • $24.47
    Average price

Need a Caterer ( Drop-off)

Boston, MA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, French
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Budget per person
    $10-$20 per person
  • Details
    This is for an engagement party I will be hosting at my apartment in the West End. We do not need staff, just hors hors d'oeuvres and desserts delivered to the apt.
  • $179.67
    Average price

Need catering (drop-off)

Boston, MA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mediterranean, French
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
  • Budget per person
  • Details
    just apps
  • $132.5
    Average price
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