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Hagerstown Event Caterers

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Perfect Little Bites
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline D.
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Chef Matt was hired to cook for a Cooking Party I threw to honor my sister as a Bride to Be. He was very easy to coordinate with prior to the event, he was prompt and provided great menu options to choose from. On the day of the event, he was very organized and timely. We were a group of 10 women and he was very patient with us! Chef Matt demoed 4 recipes with us and was a great teacher, providing neat tricks and tips throughout the demo. After the meal was finished, he cleaned the kitchen and left everything just as it was prior to the event. The food was delicious!!!! I would 100% recommend Chef Matt to anyone looking to have an at-home restaurant experience!

  • 2 years in business
Karen Crider Buckley
Verified review

We had Bentwood BBQ cater our event recently and they were wonderful to work with. They had everything set up to make our event go smoothly. The food was absolutely delicious. I would definitely use them again for any future events.

GRUB STUDIO
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Avery W.
Verified review

Where do I begin?! The food is amazing! The service is very professional. The menu is a wide variety. I had an event, the food was hot and ready to be served. I will definitely be calling Grub Studio again!

Beef It Up LLC
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kristian S.
Verified review

Was a fantastic experience all around. I had never worked with Beef It Up so wasn’t sure what to expect. The day of the event came and my expectations were surpassed. Very personable, food was awesome (and plenty) the rain didn’t stop then from making it a great day for all of us. Everyone kept talking about the food. Pulled Pork BBQ was out of this world, pit beef was fantastic and the pit turkey was devoured and on top of that, fresh cut fries. It was a hit with the guests and was a topic of conversation. Would highly recommend and will continue to use them moving forward.

Home Grown Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ivo I.
Verified review

Excellent service! Used them multiple times for events ranging between 20 and 50 people. By far one of the best catering companies in the DC metro area. For weeks after each event I had guests complimenting the food and asking for the contact information of the company.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Selene L.
Verified review

Working with Anna was a pleasure! She adjusted to my dietary requests with true professionalism and checked in with me regularly before my event. The food was delicious! Perfectly seasoned and fulfilled all of my requests for the event. Her presentation was beautiful. She was punctual and true to her word at every stage. I would hire her again in a second!

  • 3 years in business
Jennifer C.
Verified review

Tennell catered my wedding the service was outstanding the food was outstanding over all everything was outstanding I will always have her cater any event I do thank you for you great service and delicious food.

Chef at Your Door
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Dedon, Inc. B.
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Chef at Your Door catered a major showroom opening for Dedon, Inc. in Washington, DC. Chef Thomas prepared & plated the perfect appetizers for the event as well as a signature beverage. The quality of food was exceptional. He and his team were professional, courteous and on point with their service. I would highly recommend Chef at Your Door for any special event.

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I have done everything, from public art shows in hospitals, restaurants, and fairs to commissioned art work. I have had a catering business where I was responsible not only for the food and service but also the setup and the decor.

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We make and sell BBQ, grilling and marinade sauces in 20 stores including 8 whole foods. We also cater BBQ at events. All sauces are all natural, gluten free, NHFCS, no fat, and no preservatives. Flavors on market now include blackberry habanero, bourbon, and Maryland sauce.

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We cater any events, small and large. Our catering business is the best in town. We have great pricing; we will do everything for you to make every event great.

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We are a home base cater providing great food competitive prices and high quality food

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Delicious Food, Friendly Staff, Spectacular Displays

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tf Caterers, an exceptional catering company specializing in fine Equatorial Cuisine, offer ‘cuisine experiences” uniquely created for special events, private dining and banquets. Our full service catering offers inspired menus infusing a variety of exquisite international flavors from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East. Our highly trained staff, and customized-creative touches will make your next special event unforgettable. With a Combined 60 years in food service business, our executive team is committed to providing quality that exceeds expectations.

  • 16 years in business
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Services offered include the following: * Corporate Events * Event Planning * Party Planning * Wedding Planning * Event Design and Production * Profit and Nonprofit Events * Consultation

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We provide all food services to our customers, from bartending and having at-home chefs to catering weddings or events. Also, 10% of all our proceeds go to Saint Jude's Childerens Hospital & Reaserch

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Been in area over 40 years, locally known for quality food, service.

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I provide gourmet foods/Southern dining, etc., specializing in crab cakes/salads/Jewish food. I also do Italian. I am a Middle East great chef.

  • 18 years in business
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On the hunt for a unique catering service that is sure to be a hit at your next event? Mr. Omelette Caterers is a full service Maryland breakfast catering company that knows how to deliver the classic breakfast favorites in style. We have experience serving at a variety of events, from bridal showers to bar and bat mitzvahs to weddings and more! With our breakfast and brunch catering services we are committed to making your special event eggstraordinary!

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We do Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and vegan menu. We are to cater small to medium-size parties. Our menu includes main dishes and sweets. We are able to tailor the perfect menu for your gathering. Contact us to discuss further.

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We are experienced professionals in catering. We've worked all over the DMV, from the White House to small weddings in Virginia. We can provide the highest level of catering.

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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