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Boston Ice Cream Caterers

Browse these ice cream caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Boston.

Sara's Cooking
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Linda R.
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Sara , Daniel and Richard came into our home and we turned our kitchen over to them. By the end of the evening party, they felt like family to us! The food was amazing and the presentation was visually beautiful! Our guests sent us notes afterwards praising the food and caterers!! They were GREAT!!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Noreen O.
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Daniel was awesome! Showed up extra early and set up everything perfectly even had his own pitcher for serving the sangria and decorative buckets for wine and ice. Would definitely hire him again.

Malone Catering
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy R.
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I can't say enough good things about Marty Malone. My husband and I had our wedding at the Historic Village Hall in Framingham, MA. The hall was beautiful, but did not include any 'frills' other than the tables. We needed to find a caterer that could not only feed our 150 guests, but also bring in alcohol, provide bartenders and insurance, and help to show the guests where and when to eat. We also had to do it on a very tight budget. Marty got back to me right away on Thumbtack, and answered what seemed like hundreds of questions from me in a timely and patient manner. He was so helpful with all of our needs, and met every single one of them with no stress or hassle. We were able to customize our meal choices, and make changes when needed. He provided an incredible ice cream sundae bar as well as gluten free options when asked about it at the last minute. On the day of the wedding, I saw that Marty had brought lots of friendly staff with him, and all were dressed nicely and smiling. They catered to our guests and made sure everyone was fed and happy. The cleanup was quick and easy. I would highly recommend Marty for any of your catering needs!

Defined Palate
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
Verified review

Stephen is EXCELLENT! He just did my sons 1st birthday party and it ROCKED! The food was excellent, everyone is still raving about it! From the sliders, to the grilled cheese, to the tacos and the Mac n chesse. EVERYTHING was incredible! The kicker, homemade ice cream sandwiches!! I loved everything about him and his food truck SWAT! He set up and took down quick, professionaly and with style! His pricing is fair, especially for the work he did. He OVER DELIVERED! I will 100% be using him again! And will continue to spread the word about him to clients, friends and family!

Boston Ice Cream Events
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Yariela B.
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The truck was nice and clean, staff were very polite, ice cream was delicious, thank you!

The Barbecue Crew
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Denise W.
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We come from a family of cooks and caterers so we tend to be extremely picky about food, especially BBQ food. The first time we experienced the Barbecue Crew's food - we knew it was the REAL DEAL! We've used them now for several big events and they've proven every time to stay consistent with high quality food, superb taste and outstanding, professional service, which always comes with a smile :-)

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay S.
Verified review

Service was excellent. Timing of delivery was perfect. Abundance of food was overwhelming and unbelieveably inexpensive for what you got! We will use the service again but ask for "clean" food as we are not big lovers of sauce and heavy cream which was my fault as I was recovering from surgery and didn't really have a chance to discuss options.

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren Z.
Verified review

January and Michael were excellent! Very Professional and highly organized. They did a FANTASTIC job for our housewarming party of 25! The appetizers, desserts and fresh lemonade and iced tea were superb. The sangria was a big hit. It was a joy for me to mingle with our guests while January took care of everything. All the food was fresh and delicious and presentation was on point. 5 stars will use again!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Heidi S.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of working with Ellen Valentine as my caterer for my daughter's baby shower at my home. Ellen made the quiches and the desserts. She was professional and easy to work with on the phone and in person. She listened to the types of quiches I wanted and offered suggestions to compliment the flavors. Ellen used all organic and top quality fresh ingredients in all the items she prepared. The quiches came warm, the crust was buttery and flakey and in glass dishes instead of the lesser quality, unhealthy tins. The desserts were also delicious! The cream cheese frosting on the carrot cake cupcakes was made of beets so that there was no artificial dyes in the products. The cheesecake brownies disappeared as soon as they were placed on the dessert platter, and the chocolate chunk cookies were just like the homemade cookies I use to make and miss! When Ellen arrived with the food she had everything packed so carefully, the desserts were in individual trays to keep them in place. You could tell that cooking and baking was a passion for Ellen from the start to finish of working with her. She even took the time to type and mount place cards for the foods she made along with the foods I had prepared. I would not hesitate to recommend Ellen to anyone and look forward to using her catering services for future events.

Cakes by Design, Edible Art
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Kristen R.
Verified review

The cakes taste as great as they look! I ALSO LOVE THE ICE CREAM CAKES.

D'Lish Intimate Catering
2.3
from 3 reviews
    Francie T.
    Verified review

    Had a private dinner party for 18 people recently, couldn't have thought of a more capable, professional, fun-loving person to do the cooking besides Rachel. Loved the menu, presentation, her presence. Will do again in a heart-beat! Keep up the good work!!

    Davewags Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dawn P.
    Verified review

    We had a lunch for 100 people. They did amazing! The exceptional part to me was that they brought ice trays for all the food so the cold choices stayed very cold!! Highly recommend the grilled wraps! They were gone so quick! I am so pleased with the food, price and service! I will would certainly use them again! Kane Elementary PTO

    About

    Cold Stone Creamery Catering have a portable store which can travel anywhere, perfect for company functions, weddings, parties or any other special event. This will blow your guests away!

    About

    We create ice cream before your very eyes using liquid nitrogen! Provide ice cream at weddings, corporate events, any party and provide STEM programs to schools and scouts.

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    we offer a full compliment of ice cream for a make your own sundae bar,slush,and novelty bars

    • 10 years in business
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    Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.

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    Whatever or wherever your event may be, make it perfect with ice cream from Cherry Farm. Our custom-made sundae bar is great for office parties, school socials, birthdays, group outings, or really anything you can think of. Pick-up, drop-off, and full-service available for your home office, or function facility. Make every scoop a perfect treat!

    • 6 years in business
    About

    With Lix Ice Cream we provide hand-scooped ice cream for any event: fund-raisers, parties, weddings, corporate events, fairs, festivals, etc. We offer anything from individual servings to a full-size self-serve buffet. Our services can provide frappes, warm brownie sundaes, warm apple crisp. We also provide any toppings you want such as hot fudge, strawberries, pineapples, marshmallow, caramel, sprinkles, jimmies, nuts, whipped cream, and of course cherries! Whatever your preference is, we can help.

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    Everyone loves ice cream at their events and no one does it better than Ben & Jerry's! We're mobile, bringing the scoop shop to you! Ben & Jerry's ice cream sundae bars provide that "Wow" factor you're looking for! Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free options abound!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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