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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
Nikki H.
Verified review

I Have spoken with William and Wendy, they are wonderful! WE are hiring them for Catering Service on Sat Aug 20th, They are coming up with the menu plan on Wed. Thank-You For Your Great Service! Nikki Hartung nikkiahartung@gmail.com

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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
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!

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

Sara and her team provided fantastic catering services to a house party of forty people. Sara customized the menu and provided the right service and peace of mind to the host for the occasion. Guests gushed at the exquisite spread and food. Where so many caterers are high priced and rigid, Sara's courtesy, professionalism, flexibility, responsiveness and affordability back an art form.

  • 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!!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joyce H.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Little Miss Sophie's Catering services!! Jessica was amazing, as was her food. Our caterer pulled out 2 weeks before the wedding and Sue and Jessica jumped in and handled everything perfectly. The food was fantastic and Little Miss Sophie's saved the day (in many ways). Highly recommend!!! Thank you.

Hostess Catering
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 67 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

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

William and his team were excellent. I can't speak highly enough about them! All of my guests raved about the food, with good reason! He was responsive, open to my crazy ideas, and executed new and creative menu items flawlessly. The only thing I would suggest is to make sure bride & groom get to sample appetizers -- I was too nervous during our cocktail hour to take some and wish some were saved for me. But otherwise every single thing about working with William from start to finish was great and I would hire him again in a heartbeat!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Diana C.
Verified review

The quality, presentation and preparation of the meals I've received from Wilder Cuisine have always been outstanding. Heidi the Chef is professional, knowledgable and an absolute pleasure to work with. She is adaptable to dietary needs and restrictions, she's very personable and always amendable. I've worked with Heidi for years on a weekly meal plan and used her professional delicious services for catering many times, never with regret.

Malone Catering
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 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!

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
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.

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  • 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
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!!!

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William Morin
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annalise F.
Verified review

William was amazing for our Corporate Picnic! After working with him on a menu, he came up with an collaborated with me on the perfect menu for my company as well as making sure that our vegetarian co-workers needs were met. He was wonderful in reassuring me that the event would still be wonderful even with our in climate weather of rain but he was well prepared with a tent of his own and came promptly to set up before guests arrived. He was quick on his feet and brought his partner Jennifer who attended to our needs as well as assisted in running food to our buffet line to keep it warm and stocked for the slow accrual of guests. Since then, everyone has been raving about the food, especially the steak tips! They were an amazing team, the food was spectacular and I wholeheartedly would recommend them for any catering that you could need. They went above and beyond.

  • 24 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nic O.
Verified review

We had an Indian fusion wedding last weekend at an off-site venue, and Simply Elegant Catering did a fantastic job. We originally contacted SEC to provide full service catering and American style food, with the intent of having another restaurant provide Indian food. However, SEC’s chef offered to make the Indian food for our tasting, and it was delicious. As a result, SEC caterered both style menus. They also worked with us to develop a mostly vegetarian menu to meet the needs of the groom and many of our guests. A few of our guests actually commented that it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had. Sam of SEC was very helpful and responsive, and his entire staff seemed eager to work with us to help make our event run smoothly and meet our wishes. And SEC’s services were very reasonably priced. Overall, I can’t say enough good things about SEC, and would recommend them to anyone looking for delicious food with friendly service.

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

Chef Reed and and his staff of culinarians and service staff provided a wonderful holiday feast for Phillips Exeter Academy. The attention to flavor profiles, detail in execution in all the selections were exceptional. Chef Reed attended all planning meetings, developed all the menus based on a shared vision while providing timely quotes. The wait-staff were professional, well presented and attentive to guests while ensuring the food presentation were maintained. I would highly recommend Thyme and TIDE Catering.

Amanda Pomer, Private Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Olivia M.
    Verified review

    Amanda does amazing work! She is very professional and her food is amazing!

    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.

    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!

      Thyme To Rise
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Kelley C.
      Verified review

      I highly recommend Sean for any occasion. Outstanding at his craft.

      Bel'Timo Cuisine
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 years in business
      Megan L.
      Verified review

      Jessica of Bel'Timo Cuisine went above and beyond our need for a (last minute) small, special dinner for my mothers 60th (On New Years Eve, too!). She was available 24/7 for any and all questions. She was flexible with choices and offered ideas. She quoted an extremely affordable rate and was truly appreciative for the business. She found her way around our kitchen with minimal direction and took charge. We all felt comfortable and really enthused with her service. The food was beautifully presented and REALLY delicious. She was very friendly, focused, professional. I highly recommend Bel'Timo for an array of events, for us it was a dinner party of 8. Thank you Jessica!!!

      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 catering

      Newburyport, MA

      • Event type
      • Which meal
        Dinner
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
      • Serving style
      • Staff needed
        Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
      • Head count
      • Details
        Thats it
      • $1515
        Average price

      Need wedding catering

      Newburyport, MA

      • Serving style
        Buffet
      • Which meal
        Dinner
      • Venue chosen
        Yes, please describe (A villa in west newbury. )
      • Staff needed
        Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Italian
      • Head count
        50-75
      • Budget per person
        $20-$30 per person
      • Details
        I really REALLY want to do a mashed potato bar
      • $1575
        Average price

      Need Wedding Caterer

      Newbury, MA

      • Serving style
        Buffet
      • Which meal
        Dinner
      • Venue chosen
        Yes, please describe (Reception hall capacity of 100, on Plum island.)
      • Staff needed
        Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        American - casual (eg: burgers and fries), American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mediterranean
      • Head count
        75-100
      • Budget per person
        $40-$50 per person
      • Details
        Flexible on staffing requirements, looking to keep cost down.
      • $895
        Average price
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