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Rockville Ice Cream Caterers

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Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian W.
Verified review

I am a procrastinator by nature so as usual my wife's birthday was fast approaching and I needed to figure out what gift I can give her at the last minute. After years of being together in my mind I felt that I was running out of creative gifts to give her until I was browsing online about what to give women who are 5 months pregnant for their birthday. Then it it hit me let me see if I can have a personal chef come to house and cook for the family. Upon looking online and searching through the vast number of chefs, Chef Serge Pambo Executive chef and owner of Pure Kitchen Culinary Concept caught my attention for a couple of reasons; he had quite a number of reviews and his price was reasonable. Additionally when I looked at his website Sergepambo.com his resume was complete with a number of experiences which assured me that we would have a quality experience and indeed we did. The first reason I was impressed was his quick response time, I wanted a chef to come on a Sunday and began looking two days prior. I also wanted to pay him prior to the experience but he insisted that we pay after we had our meal. Upon arrival he was punctual, friendly, and flexible (our kitchen was small and the ventilation was not the best also it was four adults including my pregnant wife and our 2 and a half year old son). Chef Pambo came prepared with his cooking equipment and as soon as he arrived began to work. This was my first experience having a chef so I was a little ignorant of the protocol and did not know if we should talk to him to keep him company while he cooked or leave him alone but he was more than willing to engage in conversation which created a relaxed environment. The first meal was an appetizer shrimp wrapped with bacon which was delicious and hit the spot for everyone especially my pregnant wife. The next meal comprised of creamy palinta, salmon seared on one side and oven baked on the other, along with tender and well seasoned beef, lightly saltaued asparagus, potato wedges, and we topped the meal off with bread pudding with ice cream over wafers. In between each meal Chef Pambo provided us with a layout of each course, history of the meal as well as his culinary training, and other interesting facts about his journey. After we were full of joy because due to the meal the chef even washed the dishes and cleaned the kitchen so it was as spotless or even more so than when he came to the home. I highly recommend Chef Pambo the quality of his food was outstanding, his professionalism is second to none, and his service versatility makes him uniquely qualified to be one of the best chefs among his peers. He has cooked all around the world, written books, can cater to any number of people or situations, and continues to travel the world to keep his skills sharp. He is a five star chef and I highly recommend you experience the culinary genuis of Chef Pambo executive chef of Pure Kitchen Culinary Concept.

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

On a whim, I decided to use Thumbtack to find a caterer for my mom's 72nd birthday party. OMG. I am SOOOO glad that I did!! I have planned a number of parties in my day, and I have yet to find one with such great professionalism and wonderful customer service I experienced with AC Catering. First off, they can fix just about anything!! While I had a basic menu in mind, I was forced to rethink things based on the wide variety of options presented by AC Catering. Other caterers wanted me to come up with the menu initially without giving me an idea of their speciality items. With AC Catering, you can get ANYTHING from breakfast, lunch, dinner..including smoked pit grilled items. So, I contacted them with my initial thoughts for a menu. Within 2 days, I received a proposal from the owner, George. Pricing was perfect, even with delivery. Additionally, they provide utensils, plates, condiments, etc. I was pleased. I had to make a last minute change. George was able to accommodate my request with no hassle. I called him just to make sure this change wouldn't pose a problem. He said "No worries. I got you." And, he wasn't kidding. So, party day comes. I'm a bit nervous because I never tasted the food or visited his brick and mortar store. However, the previous reviews from Thumbtack customers were all stellar. After meeting George in person, I totally understand why the reviews are so stellar. George is extremely pleasant and engaging. He arrived on time and was totally prepared to set up everything. He shared some jokes with my brother. Gave compliments to the birthday girl. He even shared the history about his family business. This party was for 50+ people. So, everything had to be right. Let me just say that George and his team didn't disappoint! The greens (with smoked turkey), baked beans and rice were EXCELLENT. I've eaten a lot of rice in my day. But, can I tell you how fabulous the yellow rice is? Very delicious. For meats, I ordered bbq chicken and burgers. Again, everything was wonderful. You would think burgers would just be bland and lacking flavor. NOT AC Catering burgers. They were thick, juicy, and seasoned well. More than enough food was provided. In fact, I had to encourage guests to take home plates of food. The deviled eggs were tasty. However, they were a bit messy due to lots of filling. But, it was totally fine. My guests put the smash on them. All throughout the event, everyone had positive comments and asked "who catered the food?" I didn't hesitate to tell them about George and AC Catering. I HIGHLY recommend them. In fact, I'm trying to find another excuse to celebrate so I can utilize them again!! Thank you, George, for making my mom's birthday so great. You will be hearing from me again. May your catering business continue to grow. God Bless you and your family.

A Private Affair
4.5
from 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Kirsten N.
Verified review

Chef Jackie catered a breakfast in our home the morning after our son's bar mitzvah. She delivered exactly as promised, honored our dietary restrictions, and our guests specifically commented on the many good quiches she made. The only note I would make is that for coffee service, she only needed to bring regular flavored coffee and regular milk/cream, which we could have advised on if asked.

  • 11 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Veda R.
Verified review

Brian and Katie were fabulous. I was planning a luncheon for faculty at my school. Based on our budget, Brian suggested a couple of options. I decided on the Baked potato/Salad Bar. It was delicious. the potatoes were huge, and the toppings (crisp bacon, cheese, sour cream, butter, broccoli, and chili) were fresh and substantial. The chili was so good that many of my colleagues just ate it with some amazing jalapeno cornbread. The salad bar had cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, feta and parmesan cheese, sunflowers seeds, and two dressings. People raved about the produce and were especially pleased that they had three types of greens --- romaine, mixed greens, and spinach. The dessert trays were large and the cake pops were especially good. We could not have been happier with the food and the service. the food arrived in time and the set up was perfect. We will definitely utilize Tortoise & Hare again!!!

Tom Hirsch
4.3
from 29 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
Verified review

Tom helped make my wedding go off without a hitch. The crab cakes were phenomenal and the salad was delicious. The beef kabob I had was a bit dry, but all-in-all his service was tremendous. As a stressed out bride, I really appreciated his calmness and prompt arrival. He set himself up in the kitchen, requiring little to no direction from myself. He is extremely friendly and fun to have around. Would definitely recommend him again.

She Cooks
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly W.
Verified review

My soup was absolutely delicious. I had minestrone and chicken noodle soup. The seasoning was perfectly balanced resulting in a melody on my tongue and a beautiful symphony in my tummy 🤗🤗🤗. Ashley's presentation always prepares you for a wonderful experience in enjoying a meal made perfectly from her heart. We love you Ashley, thank you. Next on my list is cream of crab. 🌺

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meredith K.
Verified review

Sandra was fantastic! I hired her to prepare a gluten-free plated dinner for my parents' 60th birthday party - 6 adults and 2 preschoolers. She was pleasant to work with and efficient as we went back and forth on details and logistics. On the day of the event, she arrived with all the materials she needed and got right to work. My family was able to hang out and enjoy each other's company as Sandra cooked, set the table, plated and served the food, and cleaned up afterwards. And the food was fantastic! My sister-in-law raved about the flourless chocolate cake with vanilla bean whipped cream, "this is the dessert I didn't know I was waiting for my whole life!" Everyone really enjoyed the cuban salad with avocado and chicken enchiladas with mexican style rice and tomatillo salsa. And there were even leftovers! When Sandra left, the kitchen was nice and tidy and all the leftovers were labeled and put away in the fridge. What sets Sandra apart is her thoughtfulness: I really appreciated that she made sure everything was gluten free and even tested the recipe out ahead of time! She brought activity kits for the preschoolers. And she brought placemats and napkin rings as well.

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Uncle Fred's BBQ Smoke Shack
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz L.
Verified review

Fred was awesome! He was at the location early, and even made it in the ice storm. Great food! He has amazing BBQ. Definitely want him again!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jada W.
Verified review

I love this bakery! So far I have ordered two custom cakes, and four orders of chocolate covered strawberries. One cake was a woman leaning on a little red corvette. The detail was impeccable .... She gave the woman Locs just like the birthday girls hair. The chocolate covered strawberries were plump, juicy and so very very sweet! I will use this bakery for every Ocassion. My orders were delivered on time and the bakery is very professional. I would recommend this bakery to everyone. Phenomenal work!!!!!!!

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Fadeke G.
Verified review

It was my pleasure to attend a wedding reception planned by International Catering and Events, LLC. The atmosphere of the room after it was decorated by ICE was cozy and romantic. Upon entering the reception, what caught my eye was a beautiful sign with the names of the guests listed under the table number where we would sit. The tables were set-up very elegantly! The head table for the bride and groom had a backdrop behind it with the word "love." I would definitely recommend International Catering and Events, LLC to anyone who wants their special event to be professionally done and memorable! -Fadeke Gonçalves

Nourrie Cuisine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ella P.
Verified review

I hired Nourrie Cuisine to cater a baby shower brunch for a friend. Elena presented us with a number of options to choose from. She delivered everything the evening before--because the event was in DC. Everyone loved the food. There were multiple finger food options, including raspberry and cream cheese puff pastries and these wonderful vegan sausage appetizers. I would recommend her to anyone and will defiantly hire her again.

Bombay Blues Bistro
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Elsie D.
Verified review

The food was awesome! I give Bombay Blues 5 star. The service and atmosphere was awesome. The curried lamb was very flavorful and tender. The lentils were rich and creamy. I really love the saffron ice cream. I recommend you try it once and you will come back for more. Thank for bringing a beautiful dinning experience to Glen Burnie.

CJS Family Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
    Joshua R.
    Verified review

    Tenna Williams made a strawberry punch bowl it had strawberries, pound cake, and some sort of cream or something, but that's not the point. The point is it was delicious, mouthwatering, and palatable.

    Siam Classic
    3.9
    from 10 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    John Andersen
    Verified review

    Wonderful coconut ice cream and the food was good too. :-)

    Brooklyn Sandwich Co.
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    BP M.
    Verified review

    Upscale deli in D.C. couldn't get any better than this! Definitely got a bang for my buck - nice serving size and simply delicious food. And icing on the cake - it's kosher!

    • 4 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    JASON S.
    Verified review

    Recently (summer)had Chef Bobby D Catering cater my wedding anniversary party after a friend gave them a glowing recommendation. I was a little worried to do a party so far from where I live, but I couldn't have been happier with their work. Bobby, the owner, was so kind and seemed to be very intent on making sure we didn't have to worry about anything. I'll be recommending them to all my friends and family please try the grilled salmon with the ginger cream sauce- A++

    Chef Rashida Thom
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Searrah T.
    Verified review

    Chef Rashida presented herself as a professional and maintained control of her creativity throughout the evening. She was well prepared and organized for the entire process. Everything was delicious.. Mac n cheese, collard greens, BBQ n baked chickens, mashed sweet potatoes and baked Salmon.. Topped off by a baked lemony apple dessert served with ice-cream. Thank you.

    Classic Catering
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Sam C.
    Verified review

    Thank you, Sandy and Classic Catering, for such a warm and comfortable experience. Mike, myself and my Mom want to thank you for providing great service and attention to detail. The Iced Tea Bar was fun and unique and I appreciate that surprise. You really took the time to get to know us and it was reflected in the special touches added. I look forward to working together for our anniversary next year!! Sam

    Bravo's Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Theresa S.
    Verified review

    The food was AMAZING! My family has used Bravo's Catering for all our special dinners. I highly recommend the cream of mushroom chicken with basmati rice. Simple yet delicious!

    The Inside Scoop
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Gabe N.
    Verified review

    Ice cream is delicious. Flavor variety is high, tastes great (not too sweet), and the ice cream is always thick and creamy. Owner is really nice, gets excited by his own product and his enthusiasm is infectious!

    Baldwin Meals
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 34 years in business
    Jaclyn P.
    Verified review

    The pizza was the best ever! Whenever I don't have time to make dinner, I stop at Baldwin Meals to pick up crab cakes or pizza...Once you try Baldwin Meals, you'll be a regular like me! Oh yea, ice cream and yummy desserts too! Thanks for making my life easier and yummier!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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