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Cameron Culinary Concepts
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne G.
Verified review

Cameron and Christine were wonderful every step of the way...from the initial contact to discuss price and menu options, answering questions we had before the party, and their outstanding service with delivery and set-up of the food. We were very impressed... Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection, we could not have asked for anything better. The amount of food was well worth the price. All our family and friends raved about how delicious everything was. We will definitely recommend Cameron to everyone we know who needs catering for various events. Thank you Cameron and Christine for being so wonderful !

  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette S.
Verified review

I hired Kylene to cater a small Christmas gathering. Everything went perfectly. She is professional, the food was outstanding and she even delivered it to me. I am very pleased with Chef Kylene and her efforts to make an event go smoothly.

Short Bus Catering LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca O.
Verified review

My experience with Short Bus Catering can only be described as outstanding. They made my wedding reception unforgettable and my guests will be talking about the food and service for years to come. The attention to detail was impeccable and they went above and beyond my wildest dreams to make sure everything was unforgettable. I would recommend Short Bus Catering to anyone and everyone!

Good Food Catering Co.
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Patience Hettrick
    Verified review

    Hire this company! I stumbled across 'Good Food Catering' while researching caterers for a small gathering at my house. Kevin was quick and thorough when answering every question I had. He made the planning easy and painless. The delivery was smooth and the food was DELICIOUS. Each guest went back for seconds. I highly recommend the chicken with the sun dried tomato cream sauce. Give them a try - you won't be disappointed!

    Black Salt Chefs
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Carol Y.
    Verified review

    Jamie and Karla catered our launch party and it was fantastic. The food was so delicious and we ate the leftovers for a week. I would highly recommend them for your next event.

    Cabrera’s Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    My mom and I started our own catering company, we’ve done all types of events. We strive to offer affordable catering for every occasion.

    About

    Welcome to The Bigalow's Catering Company, located in Central, Connecticut. We are an off-site catering company, serving beautiful, exquisite cuisine for your next social event. We know that choosing the right caterer and the perfect menu for your special event can be difficult. We understand how overwhelming choosing the right caterer can be, which is why we are committed to a seamless process. At Bigalow's Catering Company, our team is creative and passionate about great food and impeccable service. In a world of preset menus and few options, Bigalow's Catering Company stands out, offering completely customized and personalized menus for any event. Your choices are only limited by your specific desires and imagination. We will work with you in order to provide a memorable catering experience that is all about you: your vision, your palate, and most importantly, your budget!

    About

    My name is Daniel Geraghty, chef and owner of Geraghty's Catering. I am a full-service caterer and personal chef. I am a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Our customer service and from-scratch cooking, separates us from our competitors. We use organic, all-natural foods, and farmer's markets as much as possible. Because we cook from scratch, we are able to customize menus for catering events as well as personal chef clients. Many of our personal chef clients have the need for specific diets that are confusing for the home cook to create. That is where we shine. I create beautiful, tasty, and healthy meals for diabetes, fibromyalgia, celiac, some forms of cancer, and for clients going through lengthy cleanses.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I am a Westfield based food lover. I began cooking at a young age and went to college for a degree in culinary arts. I have large-scale experience catering weddings, BBQs and family gatherings. I also have a strong working knowledge of in-home meal planning and preparation. Food, family and friends always pair well. I'll be the person to bring it all together.

    • 31 years in business
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    We Take great pride in accommodating our customers on all levels of expertise in any event we are to put together. We use the best of products to what the customer is looking for . We love to use color in everything thing we make to make things pop.

    • 36 years in business
    About

    Greetings! I would like to introduce myself, My name is Emilia Capaccio, owner and family member of Roma Restaurant/Catering and Capa di Roma Marinara sauces. My family has been serving fresh, authentic, quality Italian food since 1982. Our pride and joy is to make all of our customers satisfied and treat them like family!! We know how important food is for any event and ease the stress and hassle of all the details in ordering delicious, homemade tasting foods. I am always available to answer any questions and promise to give you the most professional service. Thank you for your consideration in using Roma Restaurant/Catering.

    About

    Ever called an off-site catering company to inquire about rates for an event in your home? More than likely, the prices were overwhelming. Off-site catering companies have high overhead and charge accordingly. Victoria’s Chef Services can cater your private event within your own home at a fraction of the cost. Specializing in events from 2 to 60 guests, we can work with you to design the gathering of your dreams. Our service is perfect for birthday parties, anniversary parties, bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, dinner parties, romantic dinners, and many more! Our menus are customized to each individual client's wishes. We prepare each menu item from scratch, with the freshest foods available. It can be served from down home style to artful and elegantly arranged. We can also help you organize, decorate and arrange any rentals that might be needed. We also offer personal chef service and cooking instruction.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    We cater to your budget with integrity and quality. Our chefs are local-aspired chefs with their own creativity; so majority of our food is beyond the traditional.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    We offer competitive prices, flexible service and high quality food

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    Professional service with exceptional care for the details making every effort for a memorable experience!

    About

    We are a small startup food service company. We do small in-home catering events. We do wedding receptions, parties, meetings and gatherings. No birthday parties. We also do personal chef services and cooking classes.

    About

    Cubbys specializes in full-service BBQ catering. We cook, clean and leave you, so just sit back and enjoy. We serve whole pigs, beef brisket, pulled pork chicken, and much more.

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    We are catering for all types of parties, such as weddings, birthdays, graduation, and family parties. We do off -site and on-site at Freight Yard Restaurant and Pub.

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    We provide mobile food catering. We offer hot dogs, Italian grinders, kielbasa sandwich, steak grinders, breakfast sandwiches, drinks and desserts.

    About

    We offer catering services, birthday cakes and cupcakes. We also do wedding cakes and cupcakes, platters, and wedding decor. Jolly Tots Party Shop is a company that offers their services and do catering as well as cakes. We do parties and weddings for both kids and adults.

    About

    I have 30 years of experience in making your special day or evening event one of the most favorite in your life. I am an event, wedding and party planner. I am also a caterer of fine foods that are made from scratch. We use the freshest local seasonal ingredients and whenever possible, organic! Outside of our menus include every cuisine under the sun. We will cater to any specific dietary requests such as gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. My specialty is to plan, organize, and choreograph the wedding, event, or party of your dreams! Sincerely, Renee

    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.

    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.

    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.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a BBQ Caterer

    Coventry, RI

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      BBQ
    • Number of guests
      40-60
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers
    • Details
      Looking to do a back yard BBQ - Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken etc...

    Need a Catering Service

    Woburn, MA

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - casual
    • Number of guests
      80-100
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
    • Details
      i am having spanish and american food i already the spanish food taken care of so i need a meat roasted potatoes some type of pasta and maybe meatballs don't need salad,rolls doing that myself.
    • $900
      Average price

    Need Catering Services on June 1st

    Watertown, CT

    • Type of catering needed
      Food truck
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - casual, BBQ
    • Number of guests
      80-100
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers
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