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Lily Pad Catering LLC
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kati M.
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I found Thumbtack through a google search and didn't have high hopes of hearing back from them when I filled out their questionnaire. Within 24-hours I had a Thumbtack response with Lily Pad Catering as a suggested caterer for a dinner event I was hosting. Lily Pad Catering (Dana Liljequist) did a perfect job with the food for my 40-person dinner event. Dana is very professional and friendly and easy to work with. There were rave reviews about the food and Dana's service after our event. Thanks!

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  • 20 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley C.
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Blessed Occasion provided catering, event planning and decorations for my wedding reception. They are amazing! Keita is a joy to work with and she went above and beyond what I expected to make sure that my day was perfect. The reception was flawless, the food was mouth watering and the staff ensured that every guest felt welcomed and special! My reception was more than I could dream of and Blessed Occasion made that a reality!! Thank you sooo much for everything Keita and staff!! Book them! Book them! BOOK THEM!

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Heavy Smoke BBQ
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 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 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 23 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!!!

  • 6 years in business
Andrew M.
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We used Total Catering for our wedding reception, we were extremely pleased. For a smokehouse their salmon was unbelievable.

  • 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!

Christopher W.
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Natina was prompt, well planned as well as full of ideas that we had not even thought of during our initial consultation. When it came to our ideas, Natina was very patient and she listened to all of our requests and executed them all to our liking. The food was amazing! It was far beyond our expectations. Noirblanc is my #1 choice for any future events. Thanks Again!

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!

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!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kerrissa S.
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Ordered a Thanksgiving dinner for 21 people including 2 turkeys, ham, macaroni and cheese, dressing, collard greens, corn, rolls and sweet potato pie. Had a very good experience with Robert coordinating exactly what I was looking for and making plans for pick up on Thanksgiving day. He was very nice and accommodating. We had plenty of food and no one went home hungry! I enjoyed my experience with Robert and would look to hire him again in the future for a big party or event.

About

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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We cater weddings, birthdays, graduations and wine tastings, from 0 to 600 guests. We have done many celebrity, dignitary and presidential events.

  • 5 years in business
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Cut above the rest,we decorate the table according to the theme of the event.

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We specialize in the unique, exotic aromas and tastes of the world like a non-stop party of flavors.

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I have an extensive catering background that started many, many years ago. I have hosted numerous parties, showers, and social events. I'd like to take charge of the party for you, so that you can sit back and enjoy your party in the comfort of your home or wherever you choose to hold your affair!

  • 7 years in business
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We don't try to sell preset menus , we cater to what you want.

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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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I love hearing my clients say, "Wow!" When the see and taste my food.

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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.

  • 4 years in business
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Everything we cook, prep , and display is done with LOVE first and has to have everyones approval with the taste and look of the food because if i dont like the presentation of the food it will not get served looks are everything.

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We are an Italian restaurant and pizzeria with a full catering menu. Catering is available for any sized party. We cater all of our homemade menu items.

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.

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 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 Caterer on 2nd of March 2012

Saint Louis, MO

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    For a wedding. We'd like set up and clean up service, maybe busboys to clean up dishes but waiters/ full service are not necessary.
  • $21.95
    Average price

Need a Casual American Cuisine Caterer

Caseyville, IL

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)

Need a Caterer for a Buffet Dinner Party

Sullivan, MO

  • Event type
    Buffet dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Mexican/Latin, Formal American, Italian, BBQ, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic)
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