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Key Ingredients Catering
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Delia R.
Verified review

Key Ingredients catered our wedding, which was a champagne brunch. The food was wonderful and the staff top notch. Javier was so easy to work with and accomodated all of our needs I would highly recommend them for your next event!!

Appetite Catering and Events
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Nedessy B.
Verified review

We really enjoyed our experience and the food with Appetite Catering. We hosted a wedding for our daughter. They were so helpful in planning the event, Sysseden took care of every detail. They arrived promptly and everything went very smoothly. Every time I called she was patient and reassuring and always got back to me quickly. The site visit was very important and appreciated as she suggested ways to maximize space and flow. Sysseden is charming and gracious and the food was excellent! One of our vegetarian guests commented that she had never been to a dinner with so many options. We thought the cost for the service and food was very reasonable and would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to friends. It was quite a lovely evening with no worries at all.

Brother Boots Que
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan P.
Verified review

Brian and company catered my wedding reception, the food was EXCELLENT! I could not have been happier with the level of service, they went above and beyond what I could have imagined. The food was absolutely amazing and got rave reviews from all our wedding guests! I would recommend them highly to anyone looking for a catering service!

North Carolina Bar-b-que
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
JT T.
Verified review

I couldn't have been more pleased. My goal for our wedding was to have food that people left saying, "Wow. That was really great food." We didn’t ask them, so it’s not like we were fishing for a compliment. It definitely is not very traditional but we went with BBQ. People thought it was a little odd that I wanted BBQ at a wedding, but boy did they eat their words … and the food. We had people telling us that was the best BBQ we have ever had. We had a lot of our family up from Texas and they know BBQ. When we saw them going back for second and third plates we knew that this catering service had hit a home run. Eric is accommodating. They offer a good price, in what I consider to be an overpriced market. I highly recommend them to any bride.

JC Jones and Company
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley F.
Verified review

Jeremy and his crew catered my wedding in October. He was very open to the ideas I had but also came to the table willing to share his own professional opinion. I really appreciated his kindness throughout the planning process. The meal that was prepared was very good and was pleasing to the eye as well. All of the services that he provided were at a reasonable price. Jeremy is also a man of great character, it was nice working with him.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Micherose P.
Verified review

My name is Micherose Philosca, MC from Montreal. I had to work with Thammy Thursday for Nhora and Greg’s wedding. Thammy is wonderful, she is fully devoted to her work. The perfect word is unstoppable lol, she never stopped. I would like to come back every week to Long Island if it’s to work with her again. 😁😃😃

Fabio's Events & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
James K.
Verified review

Fabio and his team catered a small gathering for our church recently. We asked for a well done, simple affair and they delivered it. The food was wonderful and the service was exceptional. When we ran into a glitch half way through the event, no fault of the his, Fabio and his team handled the situation beautifully. We plan to have his Catering team back and will share the level of excellence of Fabio's Events and Catering to the Chambersburg community.

KreeativeKreations
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Gen J.
Verified review

I Had my wedding reception done by this company they were very professional needed little bit of my help and got everything perfectly done for me and my husband I would definitely use them again !!!!

  • 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.

Gypsy Soul Mobile Cafe
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Carl T.
    Verified review

    She catered my daughters wedding ,very reasonable price, food was excellent, service was outstanding, I would recommend her for any gathering.

    Sweet Pantry
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Mrs.Robinson R.
      Verified review

      I had the experience of having sweet pantry cater my wedding. Amberly did a great job of paying attention to detail from our first meeting of what I had invision to actually making it a reality. Everything from appearance, creativity, to taste was great. Had all of my guests asking for more.

      The Blue's BBQ Co.
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 14 years in business
      Bianca K.
      Verified review

      Thank you so much for catering our wedding reception. The food was amazing. We will certainly tell friends and family about Blues BBQ!!

      Craig C.
      Verified review

      Up in Smoke BBQ handled the preparation and serving of all the food and beverages for our daughter's wedding reception in Berryville. We were very pleased with both the quality and taste of the food as well as the courtesy of the servers. Of special note was the wonderful, fresh-tasting coleslaw and the excellent pulled pork. There was plenty of food, but not a lot of leftovers; therefore, Up in Smoke is an excellent judge of how much food is needed per person. We did not have to even think about the food once we had arranged the final count. Up in Smoke took care of everything!

      Six Star Events LLC
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Constance P.
        Verified review

        Kim James with Six Star Catering & Events made my daughter's wedding a dream come true. We had no idea how to create the perfect wedding. Kim came to the rescue. She was professional but very sweet. She catered the ceremony with appetizers and the reception with delicious food and presentation. She also designed our reception venue to be exactly what my daughter has always dreamed. She and her crew were awesome. We did not have to worry about anything. We highly recommend Kim and wish we had another event so we could work with her again.

        Kitten with A Whisk
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 11 years in business
        Sally H.
        Verified review

        I hired Meg as my wedding planner when I realized I would be out of town for work the three months before my wedding and needed to delegate out a lot of the groundwork. In a world with Google and Etsy and Pinterest, I found sometimes there was just too much information and too many options, and I needed someone to take my half-formed ideas, do the initial digging for me, and present me with a much more useful, manageable, appropriate, personal set of options. She helped me figure out a location (and even know where to start looking) and then coordinated with the site for floorplans, contracts, etc.. She helped me find our cake baker/artist, she helped me find someone to do my make-up, she helped work through dozens of iterations of our menu before we finally found what we wanted (a combination of sentimental favorites, DIY standards, and some fancy sweet and savory pastries with my favorite flavors and fancy non-alcoholic beverages she catered herself). She had a number of suggestions for DJs and bands and photographers. Even though we ended up going with a self-made playlist, and a harpist and photographer who were both family friend, going through the options she offered was what made us feel comfortable that we were making the right choice, and paying a reasonable price. She helped us figure out decor to fit the tone we wanted to set. She knew the backdoor tricks for getting professionally measured for a dress I was ordering online and avoiding gifts we didn't need. She kept me on top of deadlines, which ended up being really important for things like dress alterations and vendor deposits and contracts. She helped us navigate invites and registries. I feel like the three most important things I got out of hiring her as a wedding planner was 1) the ability to make sure I was free to enjoy the wedding itself, because someone else had it under control, 2) the ability for my husband to enjoy himself thoroughly at the wedding itself, because someone else had it under control and he hadn't had to be my sounding board for mundane details through the planning phase, and 3) the ability to collect and hash out ideas with someone who took into account my tastes, budget, and attitudes. Her prices were very reasonable, and she was available and insightful for a summer of planning-by-email. It was a perfect day, and I had a great time, my husband had a great time, our families had a great time, and the guests had a great time. My only reservation in giving a 5-star review was that, the day of the event, Meg's assistant got appendicitis. Not only did we not have that extra person on hand for re-stocking the buffet, clean-up, etc., but then Meg herself left two hours into the reception to be with him in the hospital. Everything worked out (with the appendix and the reception), and I know she can't plan for every possibility, but I did feel bad (when I found out later) that my Mom and a few other relatives had to duck away intermittently to help with kitchen duty, when I'd specifically hired a wedding planner to make sure they could just have fun that night.

        JB Seafood
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Lindsay S.
        Verified review

        JB Seafood was simply amazing. We took a longshot booking a caterer that was over an hour from us, but everything--and I mean everything--was a positive experience with them. The tasting was incredible and personal, and they even accommodated our little girl who came along with us. The process of planning with them for our wedding was painless, and their service on the big day was seamless. We got SO many compliments about the food!!! We're even throwing a barbecue next weekend, and people were asking us if we got to keep the leftovers. They were so professional and so wonderful to work with. It really took some of the pain out of the biggest part of wedding planning. Thanks guys!

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        Taipei Tokyo is a full-service restaurant and catering service. We specialize in Thai, Japanese sushi and traditional Asian fair. We also provide custom-built French styled wedding cakes.

        About

        Milton Ridge is a full-service wedding venue and catering service. The quaint chapel, elegant reception hall and charming bridal cottage offers the perfect setting for your wedding. Our in-house chef uses the finest ingredients and is well-known for his outstanding culinary creativity. Our professional and dedicated team will assist you in making your wedding day special.

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        Maison Culinaire Inc is a wedding caterer, offering catering Northern Virginia, special events, corporate catering, wedding caterer in Herndon, VA. catering Northern Virginia, special events, corporate catering, wedding caterer

        About

        We offer the following: * catering: French food, American food and African food * wedding planning: just leave the stress to me * decoration: for the venue, house, or backyard At Cuisine Dor, we'll handle it for you.

        About

        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.

        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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