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Salisbury Caterers

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  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori H.
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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!

Catering By Michelle
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Christine H.
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As it turned out the party was cancelled. But Michelle was very professional when she met with us and I would consider her for any upcoming events.

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I have over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and have taught cooking classes for 20 years. I have been fortunate to have worked with many famous chefs throughout my career and learned a great deal from them. I love to share my knowledge of food and cooking. My husband (a CIA graduate) and I do exclusive catering (high-end). I also have a great deal of experience in recipe testing, recipe writing and editing. I love all things that have something to do with food and cooking!

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Imagine a unique culinary and event experience created just for you, from the custom invitations sent to your guests inviting them to share in your special day to the savory dining experience created for you by our culinary expert. Here at Humble Hearts Catering & Events, ordinary is not a word in our vocabulary. We understand that every client is unique and will work with you to create a highly personalized event that infuses your individuality into every detail. Currently, we service Maryland's Eastern Shore and the Annapolis area and would love to collaborate with you for your next event. If you are in need of catering, event planning, decor and design, or custom stationery services, we are the people for the job!

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I provide mobile and event catering, meal planning and cooking lessons on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. I have been featured in Metropolitan Magazine and many other local publications.

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I have been catering for over 15 years for teas, luncheons, and small dinner parties. I also do bridal, baby showers and birthday parties. My specialties include seafood and pastas.

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We are a marketing and catering company. We have worked in the movie industry for years. We have been doing movies like Evan Almighty, National Treasure and TV shows.

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We provide full-service catering from a hot dog to filet mignon, crab feasts and pig roast, We do house calls. No job is too big!

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We are an in home catering service, we come to you and do all the work. We can set up and clean up, provide food and servers, or just drop by and leave. We offer great home cooking in large portions. We have reasonable prices. We have done parties with 6 to 600 people, and we take pride in ourselves in doing the little things to make your event special. We started our business when we catered our daughter's wedding, and have grown from there. Backyard BBQ's, class reunions, weddings, funerals, or just a small gathering in your home, we have done them all. We also provide decorations, balloons, and dinnerware such as glasses and silverware rentals. We also provide wedding cakes by Creative Cake Designs. Please give us a call for more information.

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I craft cocktails for my clients, in addition to servicing a full bar, light appetizers, and more. I have extensive experience in catering, bartending, and service (waiters).

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We are a small catering company specializing in providing customized menus using high-quality ingredients and service. Our goal is to enhance your event through excellent food. We offer only non-GMO foods and strive to provide organic produce and meats with every service.

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We provide catering for wedding parties, private chef services and all of your culinary needs. We have a wide staff for all of your needs.

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Saffron Catering provides cuisine from all over the globe; including but French, Italian, Asian, Greek, also vegetarian,vegan. We offer plated meals, buffet style, drop off ready to go, or drop off with heating instructions. We also provide servers, bartenders, floral arrangements, and music.

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We cater all events and have experience with catering to high political officials. We are mentored by White House Caters.

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We provide professional experienced on or off-site catering services. We customize your menu and theme to your desires. With 25 years of experience, we have catered major motion pictures, funeral receptions, the 1996 Olympics, charity galas, weddings, rehearsal dinners, bull roasts and family reunions.

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We do catering on- or off-site of your location. We have over 20 years in the business. We have many contacts to meet your specific party needs.

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I have been in the culinary business for over 20 years. I am formally trained and here to make your next event amazing!

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A private chef is available for the following services: - Dinner parties/Receptions - BBQ/Crab feasts - Crepe/Omelette stations

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We are an exclusive caterer to Historic St Mary's City and the restaurant called The Inn At Brome Howard. We utilize local fresh products and seafood.

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We offer full-service catering for any event. We are specializing with groups of 100 or less but are well equipped to handle any event, from a private dinner party for four to a fiesta for 400. Located at the Delaware seashore resort area, we are in a perfect location to fulfill any job. You invite the guests; we'll take care of the rest.

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Hire me as a chef for your party. I do have catering experience. I'm looking to do this until I can open a permanent location. I have over 30 years food service experience.

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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