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Quincy Appetizer Caterers

Browse these appetizer caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Quincy.

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Jen Royle: Dare To Taste
from 98 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sherri S.
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Jen catered a work event at the home of one of our organizations Board Members. Jen was very professional, friendly, and attentive! Her food was just fabulous that included a tasteful variety of appetizer offerings for different guests!

Sara's Cooking
from 78 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
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Sara's Cooking provided a lovely Easter dinner for my family of 8, including an appetizer tray, full service of two courses, and a buffet of finger pastries for dessert. The service was friendly and extremely helpful and the food was delicious. I would definitely book Sara's Cooking again!

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

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  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pat R.
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!! Daniel and his fabulous staff catered my daughters wedding with 130+ guests to rave reviews! Not only was the food OUTSTANDING (cold station appetizers, amazing hot passed appetizers, dinner( tenderloin you could cut with a fork) and Pasta Daniel (that still makes my mouth water!) and a great selection of desserts) but the service, professionalism, and genuine kindness of Daniel and his staff was exemplary! He took care of every detail from preparing signature cocktails, timing the service of courses perfectly, food presentation and clean up. My husband and I were able to enjoy the entire reception worry-free. Daniel is a Master Caterer! Can't wait to have another event so we can hire Daniel again!

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J&L Catering
from 47 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mira W.
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John was outstanding. Extremely professional and great to work with. We would absolutely use John again for our catering needs of any size. The food was the perfect portioning and everything was delicious from the appetizers, to main dishes, to the tasty desserts. Thanks again.

Hostess Catering
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
Verified review

Planning the menu was easy with their help. The set up for the party was relaxed, efficient, organized and effective. The appetizers, entrees, and desserts were beautifully presented and everything was delicious. The server, Francisco, was extremely helpful before, during , and after the party with clean up. Many compliments from our guests on the food , display, and service. Overall outstanding catering. Thank you, Visjna and Donna.

William Ference Catering
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Terry O.
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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.

  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Raymond A.
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After initially using thumbtack.com to assist with our search, we hired Heidi Mazzeo of Wilder Cuisine to be our personal chef for a recent family dinner party. Heidi was very helpful with planning the food selection, timing, etc. The results were excellent! Heidi prepared and served several appetizers that tasted great. Salad, entrees and dessert were served right on time; and were all delicious. Our family was able to totally relax and enjoy our time together, knowing Heidi was handling everything. We all had a great time thanks to Heidi. Ray; Norfolk, MA

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

K&G Catering
from 33 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Shayna C.
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Ken gave me a great price for all of the food and appetizers that I wanted. He was very kind and actually came to my house so my family and I could try the food before purchasing!

Lori Rizzo Events
from 30 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
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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
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David H.
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She provided drop-off vegetarian catering--hors doevres and entrees. The food was outstanding, creatively put together and delicious.

Defined Palate
from 21 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer J.
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We had such a great experience hiring Defined Palate last weekend. The appetizers were absolutely delicious and it all came within the budget we had in mind. I would hire again without a doubt. Many thanks!!!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz W.
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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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Chef Michael Haigh
from 18 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leslie F.
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I am so glad that I found Chef Michael Haigh to do the catering for my birthday party. He did not disappoint in any way. From beginning to end Michael was a pleasure to work with, very flexible and professional in arranging for the best menu for the birthday meal, and then in delivering on the delicious meal.

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

Event Pros OnThe Go
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne A.
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Everyone loved the food. The pancakes were so soft and fluffy. Potatoes were revered. The cupcakes, delicious!

Catering To You
from 4 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam J.
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We ordered chicken and salad to compliment our cookout. Everything was delicious, well presented and Cindy was great to work with.

MDB Hospitality LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret D.
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I had Michael and his staff at my house party. They all came at early to help set up the home for the party as in putting the buffet together putting out plate for appetizers, and setting up the bar. They clean after the party was done. I will make sure I tell my other friends about this company. THank you again for such a great time, I actually got to enjoy my company.

Reel Thyme Chefs
from 2 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

    Tasty Tips Catering
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    Suga P.
    Verified review

    Best Greens I've had in a really long time... Great service

    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.

    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 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.
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