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Helga's Helping Hands
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

This was my first time using Thumbtack, thus my first time using Helga's Helping Hands. I had her cater my Christmas Day event, hosting 32 people. In short, she was nothing short of amazing. The food was seriously delicious, and everyone was amazed at the quality and quantity of the fare. She is also so fun to work with, and cleaned up beautifully afterword. I will absolutely be using her again--she is my new go-to for any catering event in my future!

Angelo's Market & Catering
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Vincent from vincent masonry and chimney S.
Verified review

I had the privilege of having Joe from angelos market and catering cater our event and must say I was blown away with the quality of food and professionalism by he and his staff..highly recommended. .thank you again Joe

Good Food Catering Co.
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Maureen P.
    Verified review

    I hired Good Food Catering for a shower in my home for approximately 25 people. I was offered a variety of appetizers and dinner items to choose from. The food was timely delivered, set up, served and cleared without interrupting the shower whatsoever. Most of all, the food was delicious! My guests really enjoyed the variety and there was plenty of food for seconds which many took advantage of. I was able to enjoy the shower and not worry about the food, serving or clean up!

    • 28 years in business
    Jill C.
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    Food was delicious and delivered on time. Chris was very professional and friendly. Best catering in town

    • 33 years in business
    Katharine A.
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    Laurie and her husband catered our wedding in the hills of Ashfield, MA. They were absolutely outstanding! The food was delicious, they were so patient with us while arranging everything, and made planning very easy and hassle-free. They even accommodated us to allow for an ice cream sundae bar on site. They are very organized and helped ease our minds about forgetting anything. Their staff was very friendly and ensured everyone was happy with the amount of food they had, as well as ensuring everything tasted good. I cannot say enough nice things about this company. They really made our special day perfect. Our guests have not stopped raving about the food since. Laurie was so involved that she almost felt like a day of organizer, she is so helpful and amazing. Thank you so much to Laurie and her team for being such an incredible catering service!

    Spano's Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Cheryl O.
    Verified review

    Michael has helped me in many ways. First of all I need help with my brother. Didn't have enough time to get food ready for my brother to eat. Plus shopping and take care of a family. Michael would go shopping and buy the best ingredients to make the best dishes. That my brother enjoyed. Fruit salad, pasta salad, chicken salad. Pasta dishes, home made soups, beef stew. Also Michael would make home made bread, pies, cookies, and cakes. He would even try new recipes out. Which my brother loved very much. Michael has gone above and beyond to help make my brother days better for him. My brother looks forward to Michael's visit. Michael make food on a regular basis every week. His quality of his work is excellent and outstanding. Always on time with my brothers meals. The job was done in New Britain Connecticut. I would refer Michael to anyone of my family and friends. Excellent and Outstanding.

    About

    I am trained in culinary with years of experience. I worked for the Disney Corporation at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa as the chef de cuisine. I am comfortable with cooking any style of food, from French to Italian, Asian and regional American. I opened my business to bring my customers memorable culinary experiences that they will remember long after the meal is gone.

    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.

    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

    About

    I like to get on a personal level with every customer so together we can create an event that will be memorable to all friends and family who attended. My goal is to put a smile on everyones face. What better a way to do it with real,good food

    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

    We cater and cook almost anything you would like. We are certified in allergies and will cook to your needs and what you like to eat.

    About

    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.

    About

    We offer BBQ catering, e.g., brisket, pork, chicken, and vegetables. Commercial smoker and grills will cook for you on-site. Drop-off service is also provided, ServSafe approved.

    About

    We provide upscale in-home catering for all types of events. Chef David D'Ambruoso, who worked at Bouley and Park Avenue Café in NYC, will come to your home and produce four-star cuisine so you can be a guest at your own event. Call David personally on his cell to discuss your party.

    About

    We can serve BBQ and American food with some Portuguese. We provide full-service catering, from planning to serving. We do it all. Look us up on Facebook.

    About

    As an up and coming business I feel in the area there are not a lot of genuine, family oriented business who not only serve food but make you feel like part of the family as well. The flavoring of the food is a unique taste and being that it is geared toward soul food which is not seen as often the variety of food and how you can mix and match the combination plates.

    About

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

    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

    I am a personal as well as corporate chef. I prepare and serve many different types of cuisines. I specialize in Northern Italian and contemporary American. I am also classically trained in French cuisine.

    About

    We are a full-service caterer supplying food, staffing and rentals. We customize 100% of our menus to meet your needs. All our items are homemade, never purchased. We are fully licensed and insured.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Buffet Caterer

    West Hartford, CT

    • Type of catering needed
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      American
    • Head count
    • Details
      Memorial service light buffet luncch

    Need a Buffet Catering Services on August 17th

    New Haven, CT

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - self-service
    • Cuisine type
      American - formal, Mexican/Latin
    • Number of guests
      40-60
    • Additional Service(s)
      Beverages (non-alcoholic)

    Need Buffet Catering Services

    West Haven, CT

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - self-service
    • Cuisine type
      American - casual, BBQ, Italian, Mexican/Latin
    • Number of guests
      25-40
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
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