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Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 95 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
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wanda J.
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The staff at Mercedes Jo Event were fantastic! The service was awesome and the food was simply delicious! I would highly recommend Mercedes Jo Event to anyone looking for high quality catering.

Top of the City Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Ryo B.
Verified review

How on earth can a business have a perfect 5-star rating? That's what I was wondering when I looked at the reviews for Top of the City Catering. In this modern world when everyone is demanding, and people will gladly leave you a scathing review for the slightest offense, I was amazed that this business was pushing ahead with a solid 5 stars every time. Working with them for my wedding, I soon found out that it is because their service is worth around 100 stars, and there isn't a rating scale for this level of professionalism. 5 stars? Ha! Top of the City catering should be named Top of the World catering because you won't find better FOOD or SERVICE anywhere. 1. Communication is impeccable. I never, ever, had to worry about whether or not I would hear back from Maribel. She was easy to correspond with and provided expert advice. 2. Pricing was extremely transparent. We went over several versions of price breakdowns for the services and nothing was ever a surprise. Everything was clearly listed line by line and no phony charges were ever included. 3. Quality of the food was incredible. Not overloaded with salt, grease or sauces to mask a subpar product. The food was expertly prepared, in generous portions, without cutting corners or employing marked up cheap tricks. Simply amazing, fresh food. 4. Professionalism of the onsite staff was amazing. Each person was calm and knew exactly what to do, no confusion or stalling. And everyone was extremely cordial and polite! The staff was in and out quickly and invisibly, making sure everything was perfect at all times. Maribel and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with over the several months leading up to the wedding. Its not every day that you GLADLY write a check for a service you received. Disappointment is not part of their business plan! One last thing: one of my wedding guests came up to me during the evening, grabbed my arm and said "The food is amazing!!....Oh, and congratulations!!"

Eleven Courses Catering
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole D.
Verified review

Working with Chrissy to coordinate the catering for our wedding made things so seamless and took a lot of the stress away! She and the staff from Eleven Courses on the day of our wedding always made sure my husband and I were taken care of & worked with our other vendors as if they'd known each other for years! Not to mention, the food was fantastic and our guests are still raving about it! Last minute changes? Budget concerns? No problem! Chrissy & Eleven Courses handled it with ease. I highly recommend this company to anyone needing catering services in the Baltimore area!

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary W.
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Melissa and Vern and their staff catered our wedding on October 22, 2106. Melissa was very professional and prompt in all of our prewedding planning communication, including adding additional appetizers at the last minute. They cooked on site, and the weather wasn't entirely cooperative, but Melissa and her team were very flexible and still were able to serve delicious food. The wait staff were very pleasant, they all were smiling the whole time and very helpful. We had a sit down wedding, and the wait staff were very accommodating. We had the chicken with butter basil sauce and Caribbean pork as our main courses. They were both delicious, but the pork was definitely my favorite, very moist and flavorful. We would definitely hire Melissa to do any future catering events! Their attention to detail, their pricing, everything was wonderful.

A Private Affair
4.5
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Karen R.
Verified review

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Chef Jackie. She is a delightful person, who also did a lovely job cooking, serving, and cleaning up for a small (4 people) dinner party. She arrived late, but did call to let us know, and she was ready when the guest of honor and her partner arrived. The presentation was nice, and the food was good. Her chocolate mousse was outstanding! She also did a great job of cleaning up. This is not a knock, but she doesn't stand on ceremony, so if you are looking for very formal service, this isn't it (which fit my style just fine). I definitely recommend her for catering a party, and expect she would be a wonderful teacher for a cooking class.

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

George was so helpful and kind and really did everything to help make the food portion of my event run smoothly. He was also very considerate in the scheduling process and understanding of the delays that can come along with working with a university where many processes and people have to be involved. In all, everyone really enjoyed the food and it was fairly priced. I will definitely be keeping him in mind for further catering needs!

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Clever Catering
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill J.
Verified review

Richard did a fabulous job food was fabulous. Party was a great success. I would highly recommend Clever Catering and use them again.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori H.
Verified review

Teresa and crew were fantastic! They pulled off the very difficult task of providing catering for 75 ppl over an entire day. The food was delicious, service prompt and courteous and she left our kitchen clean and organized. Thank you Teresa!

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Chef Nikki S.
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 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.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faye T.
Verified review

Creative Visions Cuisine--the best ever. My guests are still talking about Sandra and her team--the food was great and very elegant, the team were wonderful to work with, and the guests felt royal. The best caterer ever....

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
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The food was amazing and the staff went above and beyond! Would definitely recommend!

Old Town Brick Oven Pizza
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erin D.
Verified review

Old Town Brick Oven Pizza did an amazing job catering my party in Baltimore. Will served fresh made pizzas on our roof deck and it became the most popular part of the party! He was able to keep up with all the demand and the pizza tasted great. Everyone was impressed with his portable brick oven technology. ...Best rooftop pizza in Baltimore!

K&A Catering
4.7
from 11 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.

Talk of Di Town 2
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gianna H.
Verified review

Talk of Di Town 2 surprises me every time as they prove they're not just another Caribbean food caterer, but will cater to a variety of foods with their own surprising twist on it! The presentation is always fabulous when catering events and the food is always top quality! I would recommend Talk of Di Town 2 for any occasion, as they will certainly accommodate. - Customer since 2013

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kgomotso S.
Verified review

I was very pleased with Made with Love Catering. She was on time, the set-up was fast. The food was warm at all times and most importantly she made enough food for the headcount I gave her. I even had a little bit to take home and enjoy the next day! Thank you! :)

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.

Your Tasteful Palate
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ernest M.
Verified review

Monica was excellent and professional. Her food was delicious, especially the fried chicken. Highly recommend your give this caterer a try.

Pemas Italian Restaurant
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Madison Z.
Verified review

The impeccable service staff and food at Pema’s Restaurant is what makes all of the events that I host very successful. Their professionalism is unmatchable and their food is great for my events because everyone enjoys a comforting, home cooked meal. I highly recommend using their catering/event services in the DMV area.

Q E Cuisine
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Michelle R.
Verified review

Hiring Q E Cuisine was an awesome choice. I have worked with them several times and was never disappointed. They are not expensive. They come in start working and don’t stop until they are finished. Very respectable people. Food is AWESOME. They catered a wedding for us and a family reunion. I will recommend them for any event. Thumbs up

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.

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 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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