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Medford Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Medford.

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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
Patrice B.
Verified review

Jen Royale from Dare to Taste catered my daughters bridal shower this weekend and it was beyond amazing. The food, the service and overall experience was excellent. She is an awesome Chef and I would definitely use her in the future.

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

She and her stuff did an amazing job. Her recommendation, food and services: excellent !

  • 11 years in business
  • 100 hires 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!!

First Class Parties
4.8
from 69 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Marta M.
Verified review

WE LOVE IT WE DINT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING THEY DID EVERTHING , FROM DELIVERY ,THE SET UP ,THE RECOMENDATION ON THE DO AND DON'T EXCELENT WORK. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND THE BEST OF ALL THE KIDS HAD A WODERFUL TIME AT THE PARTY. YES I RECOMENTD THEIR SERVICES.

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
Verified review

Wow- not sure where to begin ~ but if there is one thing to take away from this review I would say Within 10 minutes of submitting my request and needs on Thumbtack, I had a response from Daniel with a full recommended menu and pricing. Within 3 days (without any commitment to hire) Daniel came to my house to walk through the menu and view the space. He was never pushy, just kind and professional > and I immediately felt like I was in good hands. We ended up with about 60 ppl, and throughout the night the comments were the same....ppl couldn't believe how amazing the food was, and the service was just impeccable ~ A++. There was no skimping on the amount of food. My guests left full and my husband, friends and I ate for 2 more days on left overs. Daniels staff cleaned my kitchen, packaged all left overs before leaving. The biggest compliment I can give is that some of my guests requested Daniels card for their own future use. The quality of the food and service was just that good. Thank you to Daniel and his beautiful team for making my event the success that it was.......

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

As an executive assistant, I am responsible for hosting many customer meetings for our US and international guests. Hostess Catering has always gone above and beyond, and every time Hostess caters our events, our guest have commented on the quality of both the food and the service. I have also used Hostess for family events, and again, excellent quality, service, and ideas for making my order even better! I highly recommend Hostess Catering. They make me look like the star of the show. And let me mention, they are not only professional, but kind and lovely to work with!

William Ference Catering
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie D.
Verified review

William Ference Catering catered our wedding and did a truly outstanding job. The food was top notch and the prices were fair. Everyone at our wedding kept coming up to me and telling me how delicious everything was. William went above and beyond every step of the way. He was always available whenever we needed to ask a question or had any concerns before the wedding. In addition to the wonderful food William had some of the best catering staff that I have ever seen. I have worked in food service on and off for years and know how hit or miss people can be. His team out performed anything that I had ever seen. When we arrived to the venue, I was greeted by one of his guys that immediately ran up and asked what he could help me with. I was very impressed and certainly needed the help. The team would constantly be aware when drinks were getting low and would immediately ask if anyone needed a refresher. Nobody really ever had to wait in line for a drink and the tram did a great job keeping everything stocked and clean. I would highly recommend William Ference Catering for any event and especially if you’re getting married, you WON’T be disappointed.

  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn H.
Verified review

So glad I discovered Heidi! I have little time to cook with 2 kids in a variety of activities. Heidi's meals are beyond easy & convenient - they save us from eating pizza & other junk every week. The variety on the menu is wonderful - we try new things all the time. Heidi is also great with allergies - we have multiple & I have every confidence we are in good hands with her experience & knowledge in the allergy realm. Oh, the food is also delish!! Highly recommend.

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Ran's Kitchen
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cara P.
Verified review

We hired Randall to cook a birthday dinner for 13 people. The workspace was small but Randall made it work. The food came out hot and on time and was absolutely amazing. Randall was extremely professional followed through 100% with everything that we talked about. The entire evening was phenomenal, I would highly recommend Ran's Kitchen to others and will definitely be using him in the future.

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
Michael M.
Verified review

Great food, professional service for our party of 22. The carrot/ginger soup, the chicken tacos, and the fried artichokes were amazing. Everything else was also fantastic, too. All of the guests were very complimentary. Naturally, we were also very pleased with Renee and her staff and am happy to recommend her.

MV Gourmet Dishes
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
Verified review

We had Paula cater our office holiday party at our house. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, and the food was delicious.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 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.

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

Food was amazing! She was amazing! I really didn't know what I wanted and she help me through figuring out what would work for my dinner party of 10. I also have some complicated food restrictions and she very willingly work around them. We ended up with an awesome three course meal. Most important she was able to go with the flow, if I didn't have something she needed she worked around it, when guests hadn't pretold me what they don't eat she worked around it. Everyone had a great time and it was because of the food and the service. Highly recommended!!

SommeChef
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Desmond P.
    Verified review

    SommerChef was amazing. The recipes were easy enough to do, but were amazingly delicious. I liked how the printed recipes we used during the class were in large enough print that they were easy to read. And the printed copies we were given at the end of the night are well organized. I plan to make five of the recipes tonight – a weeknight, no less – for guests. Great value. Great food.

    WOW Factor
    4.4
    from 7 reviews
    • 31 years in business
    • 21 hires on Thumbtack
    Melissa G.
    Verified review

    I had a surprise 40th Birthday Party for my husband on June 25th, 2016. I had rented a boat for a sunset cruise and hired John to set up his hot cart at my house for the after party. My guests loved the idea and it was so easy for me as I did not have to worry about food for the after party. John did everything (set up and clean up) and even brought soda, water and chips. Awesome food, service and price!! Thanks John!!!

    zaaki llc
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Basel F.
    Verified review

    Zaaki team is very responsive and quality oriented. I love quality of the food and team.

    Chef Matthew Stogryn
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    M.A. G.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend Matt Stogryn as private Chef for parties large and small. I have worked with Matt on a Holiday Party for 100, and a dinner party for 12. Both times, Matt consulted with me with plenty of advance notice regarding menu, food restrictions, and drink pairings. Matt was on time, very organized with his prep. Matt was charming and knowledgeable when presenting each course to my guests, and the food was fantastic! Matt was clear on pricing in advance, took care of every detail. Wit Matt in the kitchen, I was able to enjoy my guests, and we all loved the food.

    The BBQ Don
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Susan S.
    Verified review

    5 star all around. Food was excellent and served exactly on time as requested. We are still hearing rave reviews from our guests. Extremely professional and went the extra steps great recommendations for menu and portion sizes. We would absolutely use again.

    Reel Thyme Chefs
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Gina E.
      Verified review

      I had a small dinner party that Greg catered. He was great all around! The food, service & personality was just what my party needed. I will definitely use him again!

      • 3 years in business
      America M.
      Verified review

      Nathan brings a level of professionalism and expertise to the table that surpassed my expectations. He is passionate and very knowledgeable about his food. The flavors he brings to life are amazing and best of all he is entertaining and engaging. You will not regret doing business with him! Awesome experience!!!

      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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      Need Personal Chef Services

      Cambridge, MA

      • Meals needed
        Dinner
      • Interested in the following cuisine
      • Will the chef provide alcohol?
        No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
      • Budget per head
      • Details
        We are a family of 4, two working parents. Kids ages 10 and 13
      • $22.5
        Average price

      Need a Personal Chef to Make an Organic Pregnancy Meal

      Medford, MA

      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Mexican / Latin
      • Details
        I'm looking for someone who can provide organic, pregnancy-healthy meals to me for the week that I can refrigerate and reheat.
      • $375
        Average price

      Need personal chef services

      Medford, MA

      • Meals needed
        Lunch, Appetizers
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Mediterranean
      • Will the chef provide alcohol?
        No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
      • Budget per head
        $30-$40
      • Details
        baby shower
      • $641.25
        Average price
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