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Catering By Kevin!
4.8
from 145 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Theresa R.
Verified review

Chef Kev and his staff were amazing! They pay attention to detail and everything was flawless. The food was DELICIOUS and EVERYONE at my event (this was for 100 people) raved about the selection and flavor. I HIGHLY recommend Chev Kev for any catering need you might have. He is personable and attentive to his clientele and is always making sure each guest has what they need. I cannot express how much we enjoyed him!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine S.
Verified review

Serge catered for our office holiday party. He made a grilled romaine salad, chicken roulade with potatoes and mixed vegetables, and a chocolate tart. Everything was delicious, I was very impressed! I had never had catering done for our office parties before (sadly, we have always just done pizza or something similar), but this was definitely much better for a special occasion, and very reasonably priced. I would not hesitate to use Pure Kitchen Culinary Concept again!

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Mercedes Jo Events
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
Verified review

Mercedes was wonderful to work with...prompt to answer emails and phone calls. Best of all: the food was outstanding in flavor and presentation. I would definitely recommend MJE Catering to others!

Eleven Courses Catering
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Robin G.
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We can't say enough about Jim Benson and his staff at Eleven Courses Catering. They are so personable and accommodating and professional! The food was phenomenal-- creative and gorgeous! Each item was a work of art. Our guests were going into the kitchen to gush over the food to Jim. It was easily the most elegant and delicious catered event we have ever been to-- anywhere. And we worried about absolutely nothing. It exceeded our expectations in every way possible. We will be using them again. Eleven Courses will make your event. You'd better grab them fast!!!

  • 16 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We were very happy with the responsiveness from Chefs 2 Go Catering. We decided to cater an event at the last minute and they were very helpful with the menu planning and a price that was acceptable. They arrived early and my staff commented on how professionally they performed the setup. It was clear that the food was not packaged but had been prepared from scratch. We would use them again.

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AC Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 55 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassandra C.
Verified review

We used AC Catering for an Office Employee Christmas as well as a Drivers Christmas Breakfast and both were amazing. Quality of food was excellent and George was great!!! I am sure that we will use them again.

A Private Affair
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie S.
Verified review

Ms. Johnson's catering business was absolutely wonderful! Her food was delicious and presented beautifully! She was a true professional in every capacity. I will definitely use A Private Affair again.

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Clever Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brynn W.
Verified review

Richard was a real pleasure to work with from the first phone call to the end of a very successful party. He was very helpful with his advice on our menu and with the guidance on the beverage purchases for a party our size (50,) He and Linda (the bartender) arrived on time and had the food laid out and the cooking stations and bar set up in plenty of time to start serving some early arriving guests. He circulated with the guests to make sure everyone was happy and had what they wanted and checked in with me throughout the evening to make sure all was going well from my perspective. Richard made crab cakes on the spot and they were a favorite. He also made delicious quesadillas on the spot, as well. His meatballs, chicken satay and stuffed mushrooms were all gobbled up. I overheard a couple of guests praising the peanut sauce and expressing interest in eating it by the spoonful:) All of the dips he provided were delicious as well. And the mini cheesecakes and cookies were also very good. All in all, Richard and Linda gave us a wonderful evening, without having to worry about a thing. To a person, I heard nothing but praise for the service and the food. I would hire Clever Catering again in a heartbeat:)

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  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teresa A.
Verified review

Teresa and her team were fabulous. I had a Oktoberfest for our community event with around 200 people. From day one Teresa was in constant contact with me. She chose a menu that was spot on. The day of the event she arrived early and brought a total of 7 people. Her staff was all very professional and very willing to work. We had tons of compliments not only on the food but Teresa and her staff. They kept the trays of food full at all times and let us keep all the leftovers. We will absolutely use her for all our future catering needs. We have also received a few messages from residents asking for her information. I’m so happy we chose to hire Shore is delicious.

PHG Catering
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We had a wonderful experience from the friendly, professional service to the delicious food. I would recommend them to cater any event and definitely plan to use them in the future!

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Healthy Catering Company
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Molly S.
Verified review

I LOVE the healthy catering company, I've ordered from them multiple times and not once have I been disappointed in the slightest. You can see and taste that every dish is made with the tastiest spices and combinations of foods and it always tastes amazing. The food usually becomes the topic of conversation for my gatherings because nothing is mor convenient than being able to have finger food as well as full dishes. on top of that, they are very punctual and are a pleasure to deal with. I wouldn't think of ordering from another company after ordering from the healthy catering company!!

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Chef Nikki S. Mullings
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jack R.
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Chef Nikki and team catered a family gathering of mine yesterday. Leading up to the event, she always responded to all of my inquires in a prompt manner. I was a little nervous planning the event and she always made me feel comfortable. I actually feel like I have known her for years which is not the case. The food was fantastic and everyone enjoyed themselves. The mac and cheese was on point! There was more then enough food for everyone that attended and more then enough to take home afterward. The catering company is affordable and I will use them again in the future.

  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tim W.
Verified review

Soleia's catered a graduation party for us recently for about 50 people. They did a wonderful job from nuts to bolts, visiting our home beforehand to see where and how they would lay things out, bringing staff to assist in setup both with their food and equipment and our decorations. That was a welcome surprise. The food was delicious and we received a lot of compliments about the catering. The cake that she baked was wonderful and again many compliments. They went out of their way to make everyone happy and worked very hard while they were there. We ate leftovers for a week! They also arranged for a tent, tables and chairs because I wasn't sure about the weather and I had many people tell me it was a perfect event. Overall, they did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend them.

Haute Eatz
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
Verified review

We hired Haute Eatz to cater my Mom's 50th birthday party (40 or so people). Candice and her team did a fantastic job. Leading up to the event, Candice always responded punctually to my messages and was flexible with the menu. The food was fantastic and my family and I did not have to do a thing. If you are looking for great food and a great team, I would certainly recommend Haute Eatz.

BRUNCH GODS
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Nabieu K.
Verified review

The food is unbelievably good as well as the up to date concept that stands unparalleled by any other small business in the DC/Maryland area. Anyone who has the opportunity to taste some of their brunch styled food, should take advantage of it and share the word because soon BrunchGods will lead the catering industry by force.

Karen Wilder Events
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha N.
Verified review

Karen Wilder provided catering for my New Years Eve 2016 wedding. The food was excellent! Everything was well seasoned, tender, and flavorful. My wedding did not have a traditional kitchen with a stove, we used chafing dishes. Nevertheless, the food was hot as though it had just come out of the oven! We had a cocktail hour where her staff passed around appetizers - the lamb chops, sushi, and Maryland crab cakes were exceptional! The bartender was quick to serve drinks, and made very good drinks. She also delivered drinks to guests' tables. The staff cleaned up afterwards, and contained any left over food for us after the event. You cannot go wrong with this food! Top notch!

K&A Catering
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Thmas L.
Verified review

K&A Catering staff was very professional. The food was awesome and the service was great. Thanks to making my event a huge success.

Columbia Chef Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Gail N.
Verified review

Columbia Chef is my go-to catering company. I use them for everything from a 10 person meeting, to a 150 person luncheon or dinner. They are always helpful, prompt and friendly. They respond quickly to requests for information, which helps me make informed decisions about my menu so that I can get on to the other parts of planning the event. Columbia Chef Catering is part of my event planning team.

Black Tie Caterers
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jenni B.
Verified review

Samuel was very accommodating and professional. His staff was excellent--best service we could have asked for!

KB&Co. Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jay S.
Verified review

I hired KB&Co. Catering for my client’s event. He was very responsive and creative during our menu discussions. On the day of the event, he was timely and presented food that not only tasted amazing, but was visually appealing! I would definitely hire them again!

Creative Cuisine Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tamille B.
Verified review

Creative Cuisine catered my mothers 60th Birthday party and I couldn't be happier with their performance. The food was so delicious that guests of the party kept stopping me to inquire about the chef. The owner of the company Deshawn was an absolute professional he created a wonderful menu, he provided a great tasting of the menu options, and he executed the menu flawlessly. I will definitely be using this catering company for all of my catering needs in the future.

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.

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Need Buffet Catering Services

West Chester, PA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Upscale BBQ)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
  • Details
    We are looking for someone to work with us for our wedding reception in September 2014. We are still looking for the perfect venue, but it will be in the Chester County area on a Saturday night. Our vision is an 'upscale bbq' with food stations of sliders, grilled potato wedges, kabobs, cornbread, homemade whipped butter etc. Homemade, delicious food is very important to us, and we want our guests to enjoy every bite - without eating so much that they can't dance with us :) We envision a casual feel - with heavy duty paper plates being preferred to china, but with a creative presentation. We love homemade sauces, and dips like chipotle mayo etc. We would also like to keep things simple in dealing with as few people as possible, so if you have a bartender as well, that would be great!
  • $12.99
    Average price

Need Catering Service for a Cocktail Party

Cockeysville, MD

  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Head count
  • Details
    I was thinking of wings shrimp crab dip and what ever your thoughts are
  • $28.8
    Average price

Need Catering Service on October 12, 2013

Myerstown, PA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
  • Details
    This is for a class reunion We want a buffet of "hearty hors devours"
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