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Westfield Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Westfield.

  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette S.
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I hired Kylene to cater a small Christmas gathering. Everything went perfectly. She is professional, the food was outstanding and she even delivered it to me. I am very pleased with Chef Kylene and her efforts to make an event go smoothly.

Seaflour Foods, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
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Susan and her staff are so easy to work with. I have worked withher for years and have never been disappointed. From drop off service to full catering; I highly recommend.

D.Myles Chef&Catering
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tara A.
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We hired Dexter to cook a nice breakfast/brunch for my parents in law. He was very professional, his food got rave reviews and they loved the experience! Highly recommended. Thank you, Dexter!!

Delicious Deli & Cafe LLC
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Delicious deli and cafe had catered a birthday party for me a few months ago and the outcome was phenomenal. The food was amazing the attitude and professionalism was outstanding. They were very determined to give the best experience possible and they surely delivered that. Would definitely recommend to anyone in need of catering. I will definitely be doing business with them in the future for future events.

Short Bus Catering LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca O.
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My experience with Short Bus Catering can only be described as outstanding. They made my wedding reception unforgettable and my guests will be talking about the food and service for years to come. The attention to detail was impeccable and they went above and beyond my wildest dreams to make sure everything was unforgettable. I would recommend Short Bus Catering to anyone and everyone!

Good Food Catering Co.
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Patience Hettrick
    Verified review

    Hire this company! I stumbled across 'Good Food Catering' while researching caterers for a small gathering at my house. Kevin was quick and thorough when answering every question I had. He made the planning easy and painless. The delivery was smooth and the food was DELICIOUS. Each guest went back for seconds. I highly recommend the chicken with the sun dried tomato cream sauce. Give them a try - you won't be disappointed!

    Sungy's Creations
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Desiree A.
    Verified review

    It has been an absolute pleasure she makes sure to capture every detail of what you want and he work is a masterpiece... Very professional and humble yet very passionate about her work

    Black Salt Chefs
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Carol Y.
    Verified review

    Jamie and Karla catered our launch party and it was fantastic. The food was so delicious and we ate the leftovers for a week. I would highly recommend them for your next event.

    Cabrera’s Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    My mom and I started our own catering company, we’ve done all types of events. We strive to offer affordable catering for every occasion.

    Davewags Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dawn P.
    Verified review

    We had a lunch for 100 people. They did amazing! The exceptional part to me was that they brought ice trays for all the food so the cold choices stayed very cold!! Highly recommend the grilled wraps! They were gone so quick! I am so pleased with the food, price and service! I will would certainly use them again! Kane Elementary PTO

    About

    I am dedicated food service professional and caterer. My 20 years of experience gives me an edge over the competition. I have worked coast to coast, and am highly skilled in many cuisines.

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    We bring passion and over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry to all of the events it presents. We are committed to giving the highest-quality food, service and presentation. Whether it is a corporate function, wedding, birthday party or a small intimate cocktail party at your home, Gourmet Today has the ability to turn any event into a celebration.

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    We offer a superior catering service. We are serving many different menus with many different meals. We are willing to work with any price points.

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

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    It's in my blood im 109% italian and my whole family are great cooks Seeing the reaction when Sumone lives what I've created

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    We provide great food made with love. We only use the highest quality ingredients to make our food. You'll taste the difference.

    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.

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    Catering from 1 to whatever. Excellent food and service. I can do all your cooking and servering. Or you can cook I will serve. Drop off food. Whatever you perfer. I can bartend your parties.

    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.

    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 much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    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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