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Springfield Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Springfield.

Victoria's Event Planner
4.3
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Yajaira O.
Verified review

I would like to thank victoria for her services. .she did an excellent job..and she is also an amazing person and great to work with ..my wedding was a success.!!! Thank u! Would hire again

Seaflour Foods, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney J.
Verified review

Susan and her team catered my wedding at a rustic, outdoorsy site in central Connecticut. Susan was a pleasure to work with from the beginning of the planning process: she was quick to return emails and phone calls, came up with great ideas that fit our vision and our dietary preferences, was very organized, and always had a fabulous sense of fun. The guests at our wedding loved all the food, but particularly a cheese table she set up during the cocktail hour that looked amazing and had some of the loveliest, creamiest, most flavorful cheese they'd ever seen in one place. Susan was delightful to work with and I highly recommend considering Seaflour foods for your event.

Angelo's Market & Catering
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Bill H.
Verified review

All I have to say is..WOW, what a great job, the food was excellent and looked so appetizing, Joe at Angelos Market was so much fun and funny he really made this experience unforgettable and a success, it was like eating food my grandmother made when I was a kid. I have a 50th birthday party to plan later this year and I already know who is catering that party and I think I'm going to use there venue this time what a beautiful hall. Thanks Joe for making my party a success.

D.Myles Chef&Catering
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
Verified review

Had an awesome dinner party on New Years Eve thanks to Dexter. Will highly recommend and use in the future! Food and service were great. It was a nice evening.

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.
    Verified review

    Food was delicious and delivered on time. Chris was very professional and friendly. Best catering in town

    • 33 years in business
    Katharine A.
    Verified review

    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!

    Casual Catering
    3.0
    from 1 review
    • 15 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    We adjust all menu items and prices according to individual functions and budgets.

    About

    I have been cooking since was 15. It's my passion. I have catered several events for weddings, picnics and get togethers with always a satisfied customer and smiles all-around. I provide a service and I do it professionally and with amazing quality.

    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 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 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

    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

    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.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    We offer competitive prices, flexible service and high quality food

    About

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

    About

    You name it; we'll make it. Edible arrangements beyond your wildest dreams are available. Specialty cakes are made to your every desire. Meals range from Spanish to Italian, French, classic American and many more. Excellent service is provided at every event. We aim to bring your dream party or event to life.

    • 2 years in business
    About

    Able to meet the clients wants and needs and express myself through food.

    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 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.

    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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