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Rochester Caterers

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Catering For All It's Worth
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Debra J.
Verified review

I recently hired Catering For All It's Worth for a Dinner Party I was planning. Chef Bryan was great at helping me with menu planning and even suggested some wines to accompany the dishes being served. The day of the event, Chef Bryan arrived with all the groceries as well as all the pots and pans. He started to prepare all the food in the kitchen and it smelled wonderful. When my guests arrived I was able to entertain without having to check on the food, it was a gift to have a Personal Chef there. Chef Bryan served course after wonderful course of food, and we enjoyed each one. The ultimate one, being dessert, Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, with the perfect burnt sugar crust. Then Chef Bryan finished the evening by doing all the dishes, and cleaning up the kitchen. Excellent Service! I just found out that Chef Bryan also provides Weekly Menu Planning Services.

JBJ's Catering Services
from 1 review
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela C.
Verified review

Jan was amazing right from the start! I was looking for someone to deliver food to my friend at her mother's house, who was in hospice care. Not only did Jan come up with a FRESH menu from scratch, but she also had experience working with hospice patients, and was just wonderful to my friend and her sisters with some encouraging words as well as some delicious food, enough to feed a small army! She really went the extra mile to make sure everything was just perfect for them from start to finish and was great at communicating back and forth. I highly recommend her and would definitely hire her again!

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dawn R.
Verified review

Great to work with, delicious food, handled the line of people well, friendly customer service.


I'm a wedding planner and catering manager. My services include the following: * Customized Menu Planning * Vendor Referral Program * On-Site Wedding * Development of Special Group Rate for Guest's Room During the Night * Off-Site Events * Rehearsal Dinners * Gift Openings * Baptisms * Holiday Parties


I cater any event, big or small. I have reasonable prices. You can pick whatever you want at your event. I can make it simple and look elegant even when you're on a tight budget.


I prepare food for parties and other events. I specialize in the preparation meat for grill like kebab and other oriental products of ground meat. All kind of side dishes and salad bars are available. I have a long experience in international and American food preparation and cooking.


I simply provide a large variety of great food for any event, serving 2 people or up to 1,000 people. It can be formal or not.

  • 44 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

The way my work sticks out from others in that I place a great deal of focus on all elements of an event. I care very deeply about how my food is prepared, handled and presented to provide the best quality in terms of freshness and flavor. I love the challenge and the pace of the work. Additionally, I love the reaction my clients have when they have experienced a care free event that they can be proud of having hosted.


Our Certified Executive Chef and Owner has over 20 years in the industry creates the best the area has to offer. We can provide for any occasion from a backyard BBQ to white glove wedding services. No event is too large or small. We are also available for full service off site bar caterings. We love to make your event a success by ensuring all details are covered. Our expert staff has been highly trained on how to successfully execute any size event. We take pride in the small details that mean so much. Food is more then just a meal it can be a centerpiece for your event. Let us help you Celebrate all of life's events.


We are a cafe that is specializing in homemade food, with an emphasis on desserts, soups, and other comfort foods. We cater these food in our region.


We are a locally owned family grocery store offering deli, fresh meat, produce, bakery, and floral. We also provide catering services.

Q & A

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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.
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