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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD + DRINK
4.8
from 118 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tanya M.
Verified review

We enjoyed having Wendy and Bill as our caterers for our night of fun with friends. It was the perfect kickoff to our Memorial Day weekend. There was plenty of delicious and unique foods to taste. We had awesome wine and beer pairings as well. All of our guests enjoyed everything. We absolutely recommend trying their services!

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Jen Royle: Dare To Taste
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine M.
Verified review

Jen Royle, the owner of Dare To Taste, was amazing to work with and I highly recommend her and her staff for any of your catering needs. She was a pleasure to work with, easy to contact and always responded quickly. She is professional, down to earth and most importantly her food was amazing so much so that all of our guest wanted her business card! We had an issue at the banquet hall with electrical outlets. The hall was very rustic and I was a nervous wreck but Jen and her assistant rallied on and our guest never even realized their was an issue. Jen worked great under pressure and we could not have been happier with the way she handled our event, I would hire Jen again in a heartbeat!

Sara's Cooking
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 150 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
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

For more than 15 years I have been involved in fundraising. I have worked with dozens of caterers over these many years and I can confidently say that Cristo's Kitchen and Catering is the best that I have worked with. Outstanding service, detail oriented, professional, delicious food, honest and a great guy. Highly recommended and I look forward to working with them again.

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  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberta O.
Verified review

Daniel catered my daughter's graduation from high school/18th birthday. We have family members that are used to high end catering experiences. All were quite impressed. Daniel did a phenomenal job. The quality far exceeded expectations, the presentation was breathtaking. Daniel sat with my daughter and me to understand what we hoped to achieve and exceeded our expectations. I would use Daniel's catering services for both personal and work related functions and would recommend Daniel as caterer of choice.

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The Home Chef of NH
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sylvia S.
Verified review

Sarah prepared meals for our parents that met their dietary needs and were delicious. My parents could not have been happier with Sarah. We certainly appreciate the time and care that she took to prepare and deliver their meals. Thank you!

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca G.
Verified review

Like many brides, I began the tedious process of searching for a caterer for our upcoming wedding. I spoke to several catering companies that resided in the Boston area but their pricing for one night was far too expensive considering our wedding was going to span three full days for all guests. I continued to search for caterers and came across J&L Catering, which also happened to be local to me. Our first phone conversation went amazingly. John really understood my vision and was able to provide all the elements we needed for our three days (raw bar, carving station, and lobster bake). The pricing for all three days was fantastic. I was nervous that in order to meet such a great price, perhaps the food quality would be lacking. Boy was I wrong! We had our tasting of each of our three menus and everything was delicious, tender, juicy, and full of flavor. My fiancé and I were blown away with how amazing the food tasted. We could not have been more pleased with the final outcome for our wedding weekend. Our guests haven’t stop talking about how great the food was. And besides taste and price, the last element you hope for is good customer service. John and his team have this in spades. Every time I had a question about the menu or what to rent for plates, etc.; I always received a prompt phone call or email with a reply. As a bride trying to plan their big day, it is so nice to have someone there to quickly answer your questions. By the end of our long planning process and wedding weekend, we really felt like John and his team was a part of our family. That is nearly impossible to find this day and age. If you are looking to book a caterer, look no further than J&L Caterers. You will not be disappointed!

William Ference Catering
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Terry O.
Verified review

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.

Hostess Catering
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Corin M.
Verified review

Donna and Visnja were amazing! It was my first timing looking for caterers and I had a great experience. I primarily spoke with Donna and she was so bubbly, polite, and professional. She was quick to answer any of my questions and was very accommodating. I had a large family party but did not want to have a formal sit down dinner, so I opted for 3 of their food stations-the boardwalk, the skewer and the salad stations. They set everything up buffet style so my guests could eat at their choosing. I got so many compliments on the food! I was especially pleased to hear that the vegetarians of the group loved having so many tasty options (from the salad station). Next time I need to cater an event I know who to call. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer!

SYB Event Planning
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tom L.
Verified review

My husband and I hired S.Y.B Catering and Bar Services - a Division of S.Y.B Event Planning Services, for our wedding at the Waterworks Museum this past September and the entire staff, particularly Owner and our Day of Coordinator Soraya Y. Belgacem , were incredible to work with. We came to her not even a month before our date because our caterer we originally had backed out due to a death in the family. She met with us at the Waterworks, we chose her over another caterer because she was familiar with the venue, as it is not your typical lay out. She showed us her sample menu, listened to what we wanted and then gave us her opinion. She was even able to add table cloths, tables and chairs, to our order as the other caterer was handling that. Her staff, bartenders and catering team came in early, set up everything, decorated the tables. Everything looked AMAZING and we both were very happy. The food was also amazing, almost not your "typical" boring wedding foods. We wanted a social type of party, so we did lots of fun passed appetizers, chicken and waffle skewers, spinach and feta cigars, ahi tuna tar tar that they served on a spoon, mini Swedish meatballs, which came out on mini plates and mini forks (So cute!!) The food stations were also set up, very nicely. Since they specialize in Mediterranean, we did some fresh sea-foods, which were amazing and a Middle Eastern station, we never tasted Hummus like that before!! The bar service was great, amazing bartender, fun and happy. We did a custom cocktail - that was a pink and blue color, it tasted amazing. We even had champagne handed out as people walked in through the doors. Soraya handled everything to a T, we did not have to worry about anything. ALL of her staff were so professional and worked very hard! They even wrapped up some left overs for our after party! We can’t thank S.Y.B Event Planning Services and Soraya enough for helping to make our wedding day so wonderful!

Lori Rizzo Events
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa R.
Verified review

I was looking for a caterer for my family Christmas Eve party, Lori responded immediately, asked important questions and fulfilled my order.

Malone Catering
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Diane G.
Verified review

I was given several options for my son's graduation party based on the budget I had and the number of people I expected. All of the baked entrees were very tasty.Everyone in attendance thought I had ordered from a favorite local Italian restaurant we all like to frequent. The cheese and cracker tray also saved me a lot of time. I supplemented with my own large tossed salad and some of my own desserts. The food was delivered hot and ready to serve with heating trays and burners. There is enough to do at a party so it was a relief to have the main course taken care of. Leftovers for the family the next day are also nice to have when you are tired after a party so order accordingly. Cleanup is a breeze when you have throw away aluminum trays. I highly recommend this service as I have used other caterers and will use Malone Catering again based on this experience.

Defined Palate
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine C.
Verified review

Chef Stephen is a very talented Chef. We met 11 years ago and Chef Stephen gave me many cooking lessons in my home in addition we worked on special projects in public schools, catered dinners, culinary outings and a whole lot of fun and learning. My teenage son has taken cooking lessons and loves every taste and the fun and seriousness of Chef Stephens approach to teaching. I think Chef Stephen has an esthetic that pleases the eyes, the mouth, the tummy and many many people off all ages...we think he is a gift to the Culinary World!

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The Aipyn Catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amber V.
Verified review

Aipyn Catering was the first to respond to my inquiry for a caterer. I received a full brunch menu, with something for everyone, right within my budget and didn't need to change a thing. Shamia was very easy to work with. I needed to change the number of people close to the event and it was not a problem. The day went great, the food was excellent and the presentation was beautiful. I would highly recommend this caterer and would definitely call them again for any future events.

BUFFETS INC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nakita B.
Verified review

Buffets is my go to caterer. The staff quickly became friends :) Not only are they responsive and super flexible, but their food is delicious and SOOOOO fresh. I rate them 5 stars, but I'd give them 10 if I could!

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin Piracini
Verified review

Nick & Meghanns level of professionalism equals their level of expertise. Theyre both so down to earth that you feel like close friends during the planning process- yet they provide such fantastic food & service that you know that youre dealing with absolute professionals. Kitchen to Aisle Catering is a definite gem in the catering & events industry!

Thyme + TIDE kitchen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffani L.
Verified review

There's not enough space or time to explain how pleased we were with our pig roast. Thyme and Tide was very professional. The food was phenomenal. Everything was fresh. There was no hidden costs. Price was Fair. We even had leftovers! This guy knows food and he left no mess behind. He'll be back at our house again for many years to come.

Event Pros OnThe Go
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Corey H.
Verified review

Kendra catered a 50th birthday dinner for 80 people. Her food was outstanding, beautifully presented, and absolutely fresh and delicious. Her attention to detail was noticed by all my guests who immediately took her card! The beautifully presentation means as much to Kendra as how delicious her food is. I highly recommend Kendra and her staff for all your catering needs!

Wow Barbecue BROOKLINE
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron S.
Verified review

We first saw their catering services with very competitive pricing, we decided to pay the restaurant a visit. The interior is very well done and the food qualify is very good. We got in touch and proceeded to book them for our baby's welcoming party. The Thumb Tack online response is quick, we also got in touch with the owner. We changed the menu and selection three times and they provided confirmation and delivered on-time. Will hire again and will probably dine there. Highly recommend.

3 Kitchens Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Emily Hanson
    Verified review

    Great to work with! Whether it be for catering a wedding, cooking at a local pop-up or hosting a farm to table dinner! They think of it all and do not disappoint!

    Harding Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Jillian L.
      Verified review

      We worked with Kris from Harding Catering for our company's open house. He was extremely communicative, arrived early, and our customers and friends had many excellent comments on the food. Presentation and quality obviously mean a lot to this company. Thank you for making our event of about 100 people nearly effortless!

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      How much should catering cost per person?

      Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

      • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
      • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
      • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
      • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
      • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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