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Catering For All It's Worth
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Francis B.
Verified review

So recently I hired Catering For All It's Worth to help me plan a Dinner Party for my husband and 4 other couples. I didn't want a formal meal, but Chef Bryan helped me plan a great Dinner Party so that everyone enjoyed it. Chef Bryan arrived that day with all the groceries, and all the pots and pans. He even brought the dish soap and sponges. He got right to work preparing the food, and the kitchen started to smell amazing! When my guests arrived, I was able to meet and greet them, without having to run into the kitchen to check on the food, this was just perfect having a Personal Chef here. The food was out of this world! Course after course kept getting better. Dessert was the best, Triple Chocolate Molten Devil's Cake! And the best part of the night, Chef Bryan finished by cleaning the kitchen and doing all the dishes. I would definitely hire him for another dinner party. This was a great success!

JBJ's Catering Services
5.0
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!

About

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.

About

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

About

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.

  • 5 years in business
About

Savory Creations provides demonstration & hands-on cooking classes to improve home cooking skills, professional techniques, & entertaining ideas. We pride ourselves in creating an atmosphere which makes each student/guest feel comfortable in his/her environment, as well as the use of local products which support farms & small businesses. ​ Our event department offers professional consulting & coordination to assist with your next event. If its a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, company workshop, or simply a dinner party, we will meet with you personally and plan the event according to your needs. Savory Creations provides demonstration & hands-on cooking classes to improve home cooking skills, professional techniques, & entertaining ideas. We pride ourselves in creating an atmosphere which makes each student/guest feel comfortable in his/her environment, as well as the use of local products which support farms & small businesses. ​ Our event department offers professional consulting & coordination to assist with your next event. If its a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, company workshop, or simply a dinner party, we will meet with you personally and plan the event according to your needs. We are the only company in the region that offer these unique services. We are currently the only business that offers these unique concepts in this region and continue to grow with ideas & education The ability to provide one of the greatest gifts of all. Education and opportunity.

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.
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