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Gloucester Dessert Caterers

Browse these dessert caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gloucester.

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD + DRINK
4.8
from 116 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

They tailored me wedding meal specifically to the food we loved and the style of our event. They even went above and beyond to coordinate with out dessert vendors who were 90 minutes away from our venue. They picked up the dessert, and made it a seamless transition from dinner to dessert. I didn't worry about a thing.

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Jen Royle: Dare To Taste
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim R.
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Jen has catered a number of events for me and has been amazing. Her menus are creative and she tailors them to match the theme perfectly. Her dishes and desserts are delicious and people love having someone with her background and story prepare. I would hire again no question.

Sara's Cooking
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Linda R.
Verified review

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!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Jane K.
Verified review

Chef Christo catered a lovely backyard retirement party at my home. The food was delicious from appetizers to dinner to dessert. The chicken marsala was yummy. He provided all the paper products, dishes, tables and linens. Excellent service and everything was cleaned up in short order. Would hire again.

First Class Parties
4.8
from 70 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
Verified review

I was helping my brother who is a Malden City Council planning an event for his ward. We used first class parties to do the food and the experience was excellent. I manager catering company in Florida and communicated with him from Florida and he died with my brother in Massachusetts. The reports I got were glowing and my brother had nothing but good things to say about Eric and his crew. We would have no hesitations and using him again know what I hesitate in recommending him to anyone thinking of using him. Thank you from the people of Ward 6 in Malden and happy Fourth of July.

Boston Event Divas
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah W.
Verified review

I've been in the wedding and social business for a long time, I met Jennifer a few years back and have referred business to her and collaborated with her at bridal events and have always been impressed with her floral designs and her positive and welcoming attitude. When it came time to select a florist for my own daughter's wedding, I didn't hesitate in calling her. My daughter's ceremony was a private family event in VT and the week following was a large reception brunch in MA. Though we were not initially doing flowers for the VT event, Jennifer offered and literally the day before my daughter decided yes in fact she wanted a bridal bouquet and boutonniere for her groom and I picked it up the morning we were driving to VT. Jennifer worked from a photo and designed a stunning bouquet and my daughter was thrilled, and with her instruction, I kept it looking lovely for the ceremony the next day. The following week, she amazed us again with exactly matching what my daughter envisioned in her mind, soft greens, succulents and whites nestled around large cylinders with white stairway pillars. The place was gorgeous! She was relaxed, composed and a pleasure to work with!

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Manda & Me
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan S.
Verified review

My family and I had Julie over for a private cooking class this past week. She taught 8 of us how to make some delicious Italian food including homemade pasta, sauce and dessert. Everyone in my family is raving about the experience, it was like nothing they'd ever done before and it was such a hit! Julie is wonderful, wildly talented and so down to earth, it was our pleasure to learn from her and are looking forward to our next class!

William Ference Catering
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Terry O.
Verified review

I think it is a resounding testimony when guests at a party are taking a photo of a persons business card during an event. Everything William did was impeccable, and made himself totally available during the event. I would (and will) recommend William to anyone that ever asks me about potential caterers for any event. I have no faults whatever to highlight, I'm sure that if I asked William to mow the lawn as part of festivities preparation that he would have done it without question.

Hostess Catering
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Corin M.
Verified review

Donna and Visnja were amazing! It was my first timing looking for caterers and I had a great experience. I primarily spoke with Donna and she was so bubbly, polite, and professional. She was quick to answer any of my questions and was very accommodating. I had a large family party but did not want to have a formal sit down dinner, so I opted for 3 of their food stations-the boardwalk, the skewer and the salad stations. They set everything up buffet style so my guests could eat at their choosing. I got so many compliments on the food! I was especially pleased to hear that the vegetarians of the group loved having so many tasty options (from the salad station). Next time I need to cater an event I know who to call. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer!

Malone Catering
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
Verified review

Chef Marty and his team provided appetizers, main meal, desserts, bar service, linens and dinnerware for our recent Holiday Party_12/6/13. Chef Marty was a delight to work with, he was responsive to our menu requests & updates; the request for a vegan meal was provided without a hitch. Pricing for our Holiday Party was fabulous, as a volunteer organization, we are always looking for the best for our dollars. The best review to offer was the request for business cards from the attendees! The serving staff were friendly and accommodating to last minute requests. I will keep Malone Catering's contact information near by!

Lori Rizzo Events
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 64 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.

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Blonde on the Run Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Seymour F.
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Renee cooked for our family and for tenants at our home in France for several weeks in 2012 and 2013. She coped with large numbers cheerfully and produced delicious meals. She was a delight to share our home with.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz W.
Verified review

I planned a birthday party for my husband and following a friend's recommendation I hired Ben as the caterer. The food was AMAZING!! He made all appetizer/ finger foods and everything was delicious. My husband loved it and all our guests raved about the food. His prices are very reasonable and he was easy to work with- we'll definitely be using him again.

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The Aipyn Catering
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martha S.
Verified review

Shamia provided a delicious buffet for my son's wedding brunch for 15 people. She even took the time to transfer additional food onto her serving platters to make everything look just right. People loved the food, which included beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce, an arugula, goat cheese and pear salad, a roasted sweet potato and mango salad, two kinds of delicious frittatas (which the bride said were the best she had ever tasted), and potatoes au gratin. She also prepared a two-layer green-tea cake with buttercream and coconut frosting that was perfection. She brought a lovely server, Paula, with her to handle all the details of prepping, keeping things fresh, and cleaning up. We had mountains of leftovers, and everyone was delighted.

  • 24 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jacquelyn D.
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I can't say enough AMAZING things about Sam Ambra and the services my husband and I received for our wedding at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club!! The menu is filled with so many unique and delicious food options - it was tough to make our final decisions, and our guests to this day (over a year later) still comment on how incredible the food was! Not only was the taste memorable, but so was the beautiful and elegant way it was all displayed. You will get the most amazing quality and service with Sam and Merrimack Valley Events

Amanda Pomer, Private Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Katrina L.
    Verified review

    She puts effort into everything she does and strives for top quality food. She goes above and beyond to make delicious food that looks amazing. She also works well with people who have allergies. 10/10 would work with her again!

    Event Pros OnThe Go
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Joanne A.
    Verified review

    Everyone loved the food. The pancakes were so soft and fluffy. Potatoes were revered. The cupcakes, delicious!

    Thyme + TIDE kitchen
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Leslye D.
    Verified review

    Food was delicious and Ben was a breeze to work with!

    • 5 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Felisha A.
    Verified review

    Michelle is an excellent planner and she pays close attention to details!! She comes up with ideas that I didn't have time to deal with or even think of. And she caterers to the bridezilla in me!!!

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

    We ordered chicken and salad to compliment our cookout. Everything was delicious, well presented and Cindy was great to work with.

    Reel Thyme Chefs
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Shea G.
      Verified review

      I hosted a 75th birthday party for my father. Chef Greg was a huge help creating the menu taking the time to find out exactly what we were looking for. I was most impressed when he called a few days later to see how my dad enjoyed his birthday. I definitely intend to use Reel Thyme Chefs again

      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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