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Clayton Caterers

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Lily Pad Catering LLC
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark W.
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Absolutely delicious food! Everything was delivered and set up on time and definitely made my wife's birthday even more special knowing everyone enjoyed the food. Will definitely recommend them to anyone needing great food at a reasonable price!

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Heavy Smoke BBQ
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric B.
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I needed catering for my boyfriend's business with short notice. Chris got it all together and made it happen. The food was amazing and really impressed all involved. Definitely using them going forward

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Catering, by Chef Cox & Co.
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan D.
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We used Chef Cox and her team for the first time last evening, catering our subdivision annual holiday dinner. Sara and her team did a fantastic job and the meal was wonderful. All the team members were courteous and professional, We were all very happy!!!

Two Mikes Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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We recently used Two Mike Catering for our wedding. Words cannot describe how amazing Joe was during the whole process. Even though the electric went out at the venue there were no delays. The food was amazing! We cannot wait to work with them in the future.

Help Me Rhonda LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel V.
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Rhonda was fabulous to work with. I was planning a bridal shower from out of town and I was worried about working with a caterer remotely. But the experience was great. Super responsive, easy to work with and everyone raved about the food!

  • 6 years in business
Marla W.
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Total Catering did our wedding and did an amazing job!! They exceeded all expectations and came to Illinois on a short notice after our original caterer fell through. The smoked prime rib was a huge hit!!

  • 33 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
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Steven Becker Fine Dining is an incredible Catering experience. From their delicious food, to their attention to every detail. Would highly recommend this wonderful cater!

Mellow Mushroom Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Marybeth K.
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I was fortunate enough to have found Mellow Mushroom Catering when I had to arrange a dinner in St. Louis (I was in NYC!) for a group of 25 picky people with varied dietary preferences including vegetarian and vegan. Kelly Nielson, Catering Coordinator, was able to talk me off a cliff through her sage advice and proficiency, and with her help and calm demeanor, I was able to order plenty of food, including salad and pizzas and all the fixings, that covered all dietary bases. The food was not only delicious, but was delivered on time, and was packed and presented beautifully - not a detail was overlooked! I highly recommend Mellow Mushroom for your catering needs - you will not be disappointed with the proficient service or the variety, quality and presentation of the food! Thank you, Mellow Mushroom, for an outstanding job - I wish we had them in NYC!

Catered By Curtis LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Donnell J.
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    The event was very wonderful and the food was amazing!!!

    Robin H.
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    I can't say it enough positive things about Heaven and Catering and Events their service is spectacular and their customer service is unbelievable overall an excellent company and staff to work with!

    Michael P.
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    I have utilized Francesco's for Catering now going on two years and might be the best caterer I've ever used. The food is outstanding, service is top notch always on time always & attention to details. In fact I like the catering enough I try to go there and eat in the restaurant on my free time when I can. Definitely recommend this hidden gem!

    Regina's Event Catering
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 21 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Regina's Catering Service is very unique, I have prepared Asian, Bosnia,Soul food etc..., I have been catering for over 20 years, Im the best at what I do and I have a professional staff.

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    Whitmoor Catering Company offers extraordinary cuisine and exceptional service for private parties, corporate events, wedding receptions, birthdays and holidays. Our off-site catering capabilities can be utilized for any event with from 50 up to 300 people! Check out our 22-page catering menu on our website.

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    We are a full gourmet or casual catering company. Over nine pages of menus and full bar service are available. We offer over 80 entrees, many options and combinations, from buffets to seated dinners. If you dream it, we can do it.

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    Catering delicious lunch, and dinner options, perfect for busy lifesyles. Local delivery available.

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    My services stands out from others because my prices are reasonable and my food is amazing. I love being able to make others smile and live their dream..

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    We provide private catering for elderly, singles or just busy people. I will give you a selection of choices to choose from, from snacks, breakfast, main courses and side dishes to desserts. I will go get the groceries. You are welcome to go with me if you choose. You will pay for the groceries, then I will come to your home the next day and spend the entire day cooking and putting everything in portions that you can grab from the fridge or freezer, warm it up and down the hatch. I get paid $100.00 for the day of cooking, so you are only out 100 dollars plus the cost of the food. I will clean up the kitchen, and hopefully, you call me again and tell all your friends how awesome it is.

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    My business stands out for 3 reasons, Professional,price and always satisfied. My customers have smiles on their face that lights up the room when finished project is done.

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    We are a catering business based in St. Louis. We're small, but willing to go the extra mile to gain your trust and faith in us. Our passion is cooking and taking customer service to the next level.

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    I offer catering for home events. I am Jeffry R. Goldstein. My experiences are as follows: - Treat America Food Service, Meramec Community College and NGA Facility, Kirkwood, Missouri, USA, July 2006 until Present In my position as account manager/executive chef, my duties includes the following: * Management and hiring of all kitchen staff * Supervision of food preparation for all daily operations for the campus and all special events * Coordinate all special functions for school events * Purchase of all items (including equipment, food, cleaning supplies, etc.) necessary for the kitchen and office * Development and creation of new menus * Coordination of off-premise catering events * Input into excel spreadsheets all daily register information, invoices, catering events, vendor bills, month-end inventory, and sales and deposit information * Deposit daily receipts and help maintain proper food costs * Input employee wages into payroll system - Apple Spice Junction (out of business), Executive Chef, Chesterfield, MO, USA, September 2005 to June 2006 In my position as an executive chef, I am responsible for the following: * All kitchen operations * Purchasing * Hiring and managing kitchen staff * Menu development * Costing of all products * Expediting customer orders when necessary * Establishing and enforcing product waste reduction procedures - Chef-4-U Catering, Inc., Executive Chef/Owner, St. Louis, MO, USA, March, 2001 to August, 2005 As the chef and owner of Chef-4-U Catering, my duties included the following: * Management and hiring of all kitchen staff and office employees * Supervision of food preparation for all special events * Purchase of all items (including equipment, food, cleaning supplies, etc.) necessary for the kitchen and office * Development and creation of new menus * Coordination of off-premise catering events with event coordinators - Windows on Washington, Executive Chef -- Banquets, St. Louis, MO, USA, March, 1997 to January, 2001 My duties as chef -- banquets with Windows on Washington included the following: * Supervision of entire kitchen staff for preparation of all food items * Development of menus * Creation of new food items (sauces, desserts, methods of preparation, etc.) * Coordination of buffet presentation and food garnishes with event planners * Working with event planners for the preparation of client tastings - Adventures Unlimited, Chef/Owner, St. Louis, MO, USA, January, 1989 to January, 1997 My duties as the chef/owner of Adventure Unlimited included the following: * Management and hiring of all kitchen staff * Purchase of all items (including equipment, food, cleaning supplies, etc.) necessary for the kitchen * Establishment and enforcement of sanitation procedures * Food presentation and garnishment at off-premise events * Supervision of all off-premise events (for up to 2000 guests) Skills include the following: - Extensive knowledge, experience, and skills in all aspects of catering - Extensive experience in hiring, managing, and firing of employees - Excellent interpersonal communication skills - Creation and development of new menu items - Menu costing - Profitability (exceeded projected sales figures for the past 6 years) I received my education from Bradley University, Peoria, IL, with a major in business. Other credentials are as follows: - Mercy Hospital 2012 -- AED/CPR certified for children and adults - Sanitation Certificate Update -- April 2011 (scored 93%) - 2009 Treat America Outstanding Achievement Award - 2010 Treat America Award for Excellence in Community Service - 2010 Meramec College Community Service Award I have received numerous accolades from my customer base at Meramec College.

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    I do handwritten invitations. I do baby showers, weddings, children's birthday parties, anniversary dinners, etc.

    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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