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Biddeford Caterers

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD + DRINK
4.8
from 116 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather D.
Verified review

OMG! Hands down, your search ends here. Bill and Wendy are phenomenal; so responsive to email and phone calls. Conducted a site visit and offered sample tastings without being asked. Food was excellent. They did a mid-afternoon reception with about 10 different appetizers/desserts outside in 90 degree heat for 200 people. Presentation was gorgeous. Cold stuff remained cold, hot stuff remained hot, everything was beautiful and stayed replenished. Their demeanor is incredible. The only thing that people complimented more than the food was the catering staff. Truly you will not go wrong with them. 10 years as a innkeeper and 4 years as an event coordinator, I'm a critical judge of quality and service. I give them 5 stars without reservation. Thank you Bill & Wendy for making the 2017 USM Staff Recognition Event a very special day. People loved you and your food! Heather Dilios University of Southern Maine heather.dilios@maine.edu (207) 780-4462

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joyce H.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Little Miss Sophie's Catering services!! Jessica was amazing, as was her food. Our caterer pulled out 2 weeks before the wedding and Sue and Jessica jumped in and handled everything perfectly. The food was fantastic and Little Miss Sophie's saved the day (in many ways). Highly recommend!!! Thank you.

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Leslie's Catering
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittanie V.
Verified review

I have to take a moment to rave about what a pleasure it has been to work with Leslie thus far! She has gone above and beyond to give us exactly what we are looking for, while staying within our budget. She is extremely prompt in her responses which has made the entire back and forth process such a breeze! I greatly look forward to further communication with Leslie, and am so pleased with my catering choice! Thank you for being an exceptional human being!

TMT Private Chef Services
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly G.
Verified review

I have used TMT private chef services twice now. My guests were so impressed with Tanya as was I. The food was prepared perfectly and tasted incredible. It felt like we were dining in a 5 star resturant right at my home. The first party we hired TMT for was a dinner for 8 of my best clients. It was very important I impress them and we did just that! The second party was more casual, about 30 of my family members for a birthday celebration. Tanya prepared a Buffet style lunch and dinner with options for both the adults and children. Tanya and her team then cleaned everything and left my kitchen as if nothing ever happened! It was a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the party without having to constantly run around. I would recommend TMT private chef services to anyone looking to host an event.

  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jayne P.
Verified review

We had a corporate event on Frye Island, which is about a 40 minute ride out of Portland then a 15 minute ferry ride. Our food came on time however, we were running late! Hope waited for us to get back to the venue so the food would be hot when we got there. The food was delicious and plentiful. There was enough for all of our guest to have seconds if they wanted. We were all very satisfied and will use As You Wish Catering for all of our events moving forward. THANK YOU!!!!!

The Frog and Turtle
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie G.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of working at the Frog & Turtle (even though for a short period of time) I saw how Chef James truly took pride in his food. 3 years later I found myself planning my wedding and first stop was to Frog & Turtle to inquire about catering. Not only did they customize an amazing meal for my wedding they created an atmosphere we could never forget. Honestly the best food around and a man who is dedicated and committed to making his customers happy. You can trust that you will always have great outcome using Frog & Turtle as your caterer. Great food and great people. Thank you James, Meghan and your team for creating an amazing wedding for us.

Thyme + TIDE kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda L.
Verified review

Chef Reed and and his staff of culinarians and service staff provided a wonderful holiday feast for Phillips Exeter Academy. The attention to flavor profiles, detail in execution in all the selections were exceptional. Chef Reed attended all planning meetings, developed all the menus based on a shared vision while providing timely quotes. The wait-staff were professional, well presented and attentive to guests while ensuring the food presentation were maintained. I would highly recommend Thyme and TIDE Catering.

Maine-ly Meatballs
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene L.
Verified review

I hired Mainely-Meatballs to cater a beach party last summer. Everything about the experience was top notch from the meatballs, to the Mac & Cheese, to the blueberry cobbler! My favorite dish was the cesear salad! I highly recommend them!

Nick's Place
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy T.
Verified review

I hired Nick's Place, for a retirement party. I can not say enough about their expertise in catering. They took care of everything for me. The food was fresh, delicious, and the presentation was excellent. I would highly recommend Nick's Place. Father and son reassured me everything would be perfect and it was. Dorothy Tobin/Rowley Police Department

Mike H.
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Having worked for Tom on several catering jobs I can testify to the fact that he simply cooks absolutely delicious food. Whether for a dinner party for eight or a wedding reception for over 100, his organizational and culinary skills combine to produce results that impress everyone. It is a joy not only to work for him, but also to eat his cooking.

Thyme To Rise
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelley C.
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I highly recommend Sean for any occasion. Outstanding at his craft.

Great Events Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rob D.
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what can I say? Sami is the consumate professional with care and attention given to each and every detail. Moreover, she has the knack of doing 10 things at once but still gives undivided and personal attention to whomever may have a question. ..and she makes the event fun! Thank You!

  • 17 years in business
Rosalie S.
Verified review

We used Chef Joseph to cater a very special birthday party as well as other events which people are still raving about. His professionalism, creative menu geared to our needs and pocketbook are to be commended. We loved his food and would not hesitate to hire him again.

  • 15 years in business
About

We offer a small cafe with attention to quality and flavor. We are serving breakfast, lunch and party platters for all occasions. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.

About

I was trained in both Europe and America, gaining my CCE and master in Italian cuisine. I have more than 12 years of experience in the restaurant and catering business.

About

We are a full catering facility that loves to cater in private homes and at special parties. We will do all the cooking, serving, and cleaning up with big smiles and lots of fun.

About

I work and cater for certain events. I do mostly drop offs do to my tight schedule. I also do a one time private chef business too unless other things come to mind.

  • 4 years in business
About

We have a banquet/event space in Auburn for up to 100 guests. We also have a food truck for off-site catering and events. For any job large or small, we cater to your needs. Our offerings and services are flexible and accommodating. Menus are created seasonally with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

About

I am available for serving, preparation and clean-up. I also do food preparation. I have over 20 years of experience in the food industry.

About

We are a full-service Italian Restaurant in North Conway, NH. We provide off-site catering with a wide array of menu options.

About

I provide private chef/catering service. I have knowledge of wine, beer cocktails as well as locally sourced foods. I can curtail any menu to fit any needs, on premise, catered or in house. I can do day-to-day routine or once a week as client needs. Local, organic foods are a specialty. I will travel or live in, and temporary or full-time services available. Wine dinners, beer pairings, family events, corporate/business get-together all are welcome, and I will work to exceed all expectations. Influences include, but are not limited to, Italian, New England, French and Asian cuisines.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Catering Service

Marshfield, MA

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American
  • Head count
  • Details
    Mothers 80th in Hunerock mass. House is on the ocean
  • $25
    Average price

Need Buffet Catering Services

Quincy, MA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American, Italian
  • Head count
  • Details
    Christening
  • $20
    Average price

Need a Catering Service for a Surprise 40th Birthday Party

Woburn, MA

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    I am in the beginning stages of consider a surprise 40th party for my husband. I am interested in pricing out cost for a cocktail party. I would like appetizers and perhaps light sandwiches. i am looking for servers to serve and to clean up. I would like to purchase my own liquor, but would like servers and bar tenders. Hoping that your company can provide these.
  • $30
    Average price
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