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Biddeford Caterers

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD + DRINK
4.8
from 118 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eleni M.
Verified review

Wendy and Bill are super nice. They are accommodating and easy going. What is more, everyone loved the food. In the chaos of the wedding I remember people kept coming up to me to say how good all the food was. We wanted to have fun and do ribs for our wedding and Bill offered to smoke them for three days before. They were SO good. I cannot say enough about this fabulous catering duo. Great food and great to work with, you won't go wrong. Thank you so much!

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Ballroom Catering
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Casey B.
Verified review

I recently hired Leslie's catering for my July 29th wedding. I have to say I would choose her all over again if the option arose!! She was on time, she was very professional, and she did a magnificent job with the food and the cleanup...it was as if she was never there with how spotless she left everything! The food was absolutely amazing! Especially the roasted chicken! Everyone was complimenting it!! Leslie was a huge help with everything relating to food, and I would most definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a caterer!!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel M.
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I was lucky enough to have Little Miss Sophie's cater my rehearsal dinner and wedding in July. My experience with Jessica and Sue was wonderful from start to finish. For a wedding, there are so many little details to discuss and both Sue and Jess were willing to figure all that out with my husband and I. We had a million questions and both lovely ladies were so patient with us, and they made sure to answer every question. I have a severe gluten allergy and Jessica made sure that I could eat a full meal with several delicious sides. We also had several guests with various food allergies and preferences , and Jess and Sue came up with really creative and yummy options that worked for everyone. The food at both events was outstanding- delicious food, and even the presentation was lovely! The guests at both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding raved about the food from Little Miss Sophie's. I'm still getting compliments about the meals months later! You can really tell that Jessica and Sue really care about their clients. Their care shows before, during, and after your event and it's super appreciated! I can't recommend Little Miss Sophie's Catering highly enough! They did an amazing job for our 100 person wedding as well as our much smaller rehearsal dinner.

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

James and Frog and Turtle provided catering and bar services for my wedding in June. They were wonderful to work with. James was able to work with me to get exactly what I wanted within my budget. My wedding went perfectly, and the guests are still talking about how great the food was. The champagne was also a huge hit I have had numerous guests ask what kind it was. The servers and bartender were personable and professional which was appreciated by myself and the guests! Katelyn was absolutely amazing, and did everything to make sure my day went perfectly. She was in close contact via text/phone with my maid of honor, even after the event to make sure everything went great and to see if there was anything else we needed!

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.

Theresa Hyatt
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
Verified review

Theresa was very easy to work with for my 40th Birthday celebration. We ordered a bunch of different items that were all excellent! She even tailor made me a few dairy free options, including a mini-cake for me to enjoy. The Mexican Sombrero cake was a hit, and everyone said it was delicious!! I would hire Theresa again for any of my catering events. A delight to work with.

Very Best Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie S.
Verified review

We use Very Best Catering for corporate events; meetings, and holiday parties. The food is consistently excellent along with the presentation and quality. I have also used this company for a private party. The quality and service is great. We are very pleased and will continue to do business with Very Best Catering.

  • 5 years in business
Jeanne L.
Verified review

Not only was the food outstanding, but M.A.N.E. Catering's attention to detail and ideas for implementing the theme of the event was especially appreciated! Everyone had wonderful things to say about Nicholas and his crew. I would recommend M.A.N.E. Catering & Event Service to anyone who is interested in holding an event-- they did all the work for me and surpassed all my expectations!

Mike H.
Verified review

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.

  • 3 years in business
About

Everything we do is homemade. We shop locally and hand select every ingredient we use. We work with local farmers who grow produce specifically for our menus. The amount of care we put into our food creates a noticeable difference between what we create and the pre-packaged products that are so common to many caterers.

About

I can provide a full catering service from setting up to complete tear down I have the capability to cook on or off site. My goal is to achieve your thoughts and needs for whatever you may need my services for. True Satisfaction....

  • 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.

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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.

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We are a full-service restaurant, offering complete off-site catering services. We have catered events of all different sizes, from bridal showers and family reunions to corporate luncheons and dinners.

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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.

  • 19 years in business
About

We pay attention to every detail now matter how small or large it may be.

About

I am currently the executive at Cross Insurance Arena. Hockey is my season which just ended and leaves me with plenty of open availability for catering this summer.

  • 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.

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We are catering off premise specializing in lobster, bakes and BBQ. We have 35 years of experience. References are available. We provide custom menus.

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Our signature style is amazing food prepared from scratch using locally sourced meats, vegetables, fish and greens. We source from a dozen farms in the Southern Maine region and purchase straight from the docks on the coastline.

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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.

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.

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 much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

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.

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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