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Burlington Caterers

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leanne T.
Verified review

Zacki has an amazing work history, including the likes of Martha Stewart! She has a genuine appreciation for and knowledge of food of all kinds - her passion for what she does is very evident in her work (and her food presentations are beautiful!).

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Jamaica Coast Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joel S.
Verified review

Marcia and her team did an excellent job catering our graduation dinnner. Food was amazing and service great too. Can't recommend her enough!!!

  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jason R.
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Chef Services LLC created an affordable delicious meal for the office Christmas party. He was responsive and arrived right on time. We have used caterers before and we will definitely reach out again for future catering events.

My Chef Catering
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Susan B.
Verified review

I have been to several events catered by My Chef Catering and found both their food and presentation to be superb. I have since hired Steven to prepare food for an event and it garnered rave reviews from guests. Steve is easy to work with and I would highly recommend his services. (The fruit salsa with home made cinnamon chips is wonderful!!!)

Comfort Cuisine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Holly H.
Verified review

I recommend highly Maggie and Comfort Cuisine. She has helped me with dinners for business associates and all kinds of family gatherings including milestone birthdays, engagement parties, and most recently a welcome party before my daughter's wedding. It is cheaper and better than going to a restaurant. All I have to do is get the house clean and decide on a menu, and Maggie takes over. No worries. The food is delicious and her flower arrangements are incredible. Her helpers are efficient and so very nice to work with. For easy, wonderful, at home catered dinners and parties, there is no one better than Maggie and Comfort Cuisine!!

Reto's Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie M.
Verified review

From the time that I contacted Reto's to the actual catering event, everything was great! Our company had an employee outing and we have many different eating types: vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free. So Reto's recommended to us the Fajita Buffet. It was wonderful!!! Not only did it cover all of the different types of eating habits, but there was plenty of food for all with leftovers to take home. I highly recommend them!!! Thank you Reto's for a wonderful job! We will be contacting you again.....

A taste of Harlem
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christine M.
Verified review

just wanted to thank you and everyone at A Taste Of Harlem Catering services for making my birthday such a special and memorable event. Shamyra have made this whole process so effortless and I appreciate how you worked with me on the cost and keeping it a beautiful event. From the very beginning, I felt very comfortable working with you and knew you had everything in control. In addition, I'm a perfectionist myself so it was great to be able to rely on you and your team and not have to worry about anything. It was more beautiful than I could have possibly imagined and I just wanted to thank you so much. We received so many complements on the food and I told everyone about A Taste of Harlem Catering and how amazing you and your team are. Thank you so much. If I ever have another event I will definitely rehire Shamyra !!!!!! 😊

Michaela's Nana Catering
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
W. R.
Verified review

I had a good experience working with you, and my guests enjoyed the meal and interacting with you. You were very responsive in working with me to develop the menu, and were very punctual. I would use you again and can recommend you to others. On the constructive criticism front, I would suggest providing a little more detail about the menu items, and providing early confirmation on the event date that things are on track, etc. I don't use catering services often, so I don't know what the typical practices are. However, in my business life, I am accustomed to receiving (and giving) such specifics and confirmations so that my clients don't have to make assumptions or otherwise wonder where things stand. That said, I want to reiterate that I had a good experience, and I thank you for your service.

Taste Catering NC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
William S.
Verified review

I used Taste Catering NC for a surprise birthday for my wife. The food was delicious, and the presentation was phenomenal. I have already recommended Taste Catering to friends and will continue to recommend.

Char's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Lora T.
    Verified review

    Charlene asked that I place a review on her Thumbtack – where do I begin. I have worked with Char’s Catering for several of my events. My first encounter was a wedding in 2012. I was allowed to join the bride and groom for their taste testing and the food was outstanding. Nothing was too salty or over/under cooked. We had baked tilapia – delicious. Our next encounter was for a retirement celebration in Reidsville in 2013. Yes she travels. Again the food was absolutely delicious and her staff was awesome as well. I remember the salad being the bomb! I love salads and it just stood out. I’m not sure if it was the dressing or the freshness of the salad itself. Then she catered for a fund raising event in October 2015 for me. The food was incredible, even a guest caterer asked who she was. Her staff were efficient and very helpful. Our most recent taste testing was in April 2016 for an upcoming event in October. Boy, the food was once again outstanding and prepared differently. She also offered desserts. Our client had a field day with the desserts. She has a glowing personality and is very personable and professional. She is organized and timely which is a must in this industry. She is neat, clean and works hard to please her clients. I’ve seen her in action and been a client of hers. When selecting a caterer, I think about what event I’m doing and if that caterer can meet the theme of the event and prepare & present good tasting food for the guests. Char’s catering can do this, she meets the clients requests. She is my go to caterer. She comes highly recommended.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jasmine W.
    Verified review

    So far my experience is awesome. Me my mother and my fiance' met with her to discuss our cartering plans and she did everything in her power to make us happy and I'm so thankful that we found her!!!!!

    About

    I like to work. I am a people person. I enjoy work and get along with people. I don't mind traveling. I have my own car and a driving license.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    My work is unique due to my vivid imagination....I think outside of the box!

    • 9 years in business
    About

    We feature both domestic and international cuisine, and our passion is making your corporate outing, birthday party, wedding, anniversary, or other special event a world class occasion.

    About

    I have been a chef in NY for over 20 years. I have run 3 restaurants, one being my own. I love ethnic food and have cooked every kind of food. I enjoy catering very much because of the variance of food, creativity, and working at different sites.

    About

    We do weddings, parties, meetings, church events, barbecues. We have and can cook for more than 250 at a time. We have reference and would be glad to serve you.

    About

    We provide in-home cooking lessons, private meal preparation, and catering for a variety of special functions. We are always professional.

    About

    We provide private cooking lessons and catering. We specialize in international and Americana cuisine. We also have separate classes for children.

    About

    I am a wedding planner and a caterer. I am a complete package. I will plan your wedding and do the catering too. That what makes my wedding business so great. Wedding and catering all in one!

    About

    We are a local caterer that specializes in American cuisines. We customize every event to the customers' needs. We only use top-quality food, and every item is cooked and prepared to the highest standards.

    About

    We do country cooking. We put love in everything we do. Customer service is our business. We love what we do.

    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.

    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 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.

    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 Catering Service

    Roanoke, VA

    • Event type
      Buffet dinner party
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American, Formal American, Italian, Vegetarian/Vegan
    • Number of people
      50-100
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
    • Details
      only two vegetarians attending. Would like something for them. Can be a separate meal from the rest.
    • $1000
      Average price

    Need a Caterer for a Casual American Buffet

    Vinton, VA

    • Event type
      Buffet catered event
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American
    • Number of people
      100-150
    • Additional Service(s)
      Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic)
    • Details
      This is a wedding. I have a small budget of $1,800.00 max. I have not 100% decided if we will have alcohol or not. I would like my quote to reflect both with and without alcohol. We're looking for simple foods, our wedding has lots of kids so we don't need super fancy foods.

    Need a Catering Service

    Fort Bragg, NC

    • Event type
      Cocktail party
    • Cuisine type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Number of people
      50-100
    • Additional Service(s)
      Beverages (non-alcoholic)
    • Details
      The event is a promotion ceremony at FORSCOM Headquarters on Ft Bragg.
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