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Bangor Caterers

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AweStruck Catering Company
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lanie M.
Verified review

I wanted my baby shower to be perfect! Everyone planning it did as well. Awestruck Catering played a big role in that. I’m not picky but I do value higher quality ingredients and presentation. They did a phenomenal job. They met with me beforehand to discuss the food I was hoping for, my overall idea of the shower, and how I dreamt it would look. Awestruck catering not only gave me exactly what I asked for but they took my idea and expanded upon it and gave me something even better than I imagined. I had some specific requests and they followed them graciously and flawlessly. I wanted to limit waste as much as possible and part of that meant I did not want single use plastics and other harmful non biodegradable products used, I also wanted to keep everything looking nice. Awestruck made this request seem not only easy but agreed that it was important! They used beautiful bamboo plates and utensils that met my requests and added to the elegance of the shower. I also requested that my dessert table had a selection of pocky ( a Japanese snack) and they went out and bought every flavor available! When I walked into my baby shower I was blown away, and people told me it was “ straight out of a magazine” and the food display was part of that. I would recommend Awestruck for anyone, any event, and any dream...because they will make it happen!

Del Conte Sauces & Catering
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Susan H.
Verified review

Chef Louis catered my daughter's wedding last Saturday. He was great to work with, communicated well and adapted to our special menu needs (one pathologically garlic-averse grandparent). Food was delicious and commented on by many guests. Our venue lacked an oven and Chef Louis was able to rent one and dealt with the delivery etc. I asked Louis to create a sparkling lemonade as a non-alcoholic beverage. He created a blueberry lemonade which many guests (especially those from outside Maine) commented upon as a lovely touch. I highly recommend Louis for any catering gig; he is a professional who will work with you to create the right menu and special touches for your event.

  • 21 years in business
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My business consists of great home-cooked meals. That's right. I make everything from scratch to finished products. I take pride in my cooking, as I have been cooking for 40 years. I can also do different ethnic foods for your pleasure. I have a very extensive menu for you to look over. If by chance you can't find what you want, then I will improvise to your liking. My clients always come first! You may quote me on that. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

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Offering over 20 years of quality food experience, we will make sure your event is catered the way you want it to be within your budget!

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Hello from the Maine Traveling Chef located in Bangor, Maine. Thank you for considering me as your personal chef for your family! Are you so busy that most of your family meals come out of a box or from takeout? Allow me to give you back 10-12 hours of quality family time a week by planning your family's menus, doing the grocery shopping, preparing and cooking your family's meals, packaging them for easy reheating, and leaving your kitchen sparkling clean. As a personal chef, I can cook in your home or an agreed-upon location. I take pride in making almost everything homemade, when at all possible, from scratch and in small batches using the best available and preferably fresh, local ingredients. Special requests are always welcome, and I am extremely flexible and want to work with you to contribute to your family's health and happiness. Please contact me for a free consultation. I will do everything possible to exceed your expectations! Best wishes. I also cater for special events such as birthday parties, business dinners, and showers.

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I cater to customers needs and budget

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I provide personal cooking services to individuals and families, with a focus on healthy cuisine. Catering services are available.

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I'm highly involved in the food industry. My husband and I have catered many different events! We have very reasonable prices!

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Specializing in weddings and events, we are a full-service bridal boutique and catering company. We can help you with your special event or wedding, from start to finish. Our company offers travel bartending, catering, linens, formal wear, planning and more.

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Most caterers use premade food from suppliers, its very rare that they actually use fresh herbs and cook their own food. I make everything.from scratch.

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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