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Lake Park 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
Robert M.
Verified review

I recently had a few friends come visit from Chicago. I wanted to do something different, so I decided to get a personal chef for a evening in. I searched and found Zacki's Culinary Creation and Chef Zacki. I was very impressed by her food and the ability to have them interact with us when cooking the dinner. The cook in your nook was perfect for our evening. Thank you Zacki. I look forward to our next catering together.

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Em’s Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Quilla J.
Verified review

OMG! Where do I begin. Emma was AMAZING. We were celebrating a late Valentine's Day and she was perfect. We needed Emma as a personal, intimate evening chef for 2. She arrived on time and instantly got to work. She allowed us privacy while also engaging in conversation. Emma was AMAZING. The aroma coming from the kitchen was something I later laid in bed wishing I could smell over and over. And let's not talk about the FOOD!! OMG. On our evening menu was TENDER, JUICY, AND SUCCULENT Chicken Breast, along with Green beans, and garlic mashed potatoes. AND OMG! It was nothing like we had never tasted before. Emma is truly a Gem and is great at what she does. She has an amazing story to share and would definitely recommend her to ANYONE. We will be using her for all of our future catering and personal chef needs.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tom R.
Verified review

I had a casual office work party at my house. I wanted to do burgers and brats, but didn't want to spend my time at the grill. Lamar came and brought everything needed for the party and manned the grill, so that I could entertain my guests. The food was great and the service was perfect. I will use Lamar again for my catering needs.

Oh Taste and See Catering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tia J.
Verified review

This Man is an awesome Chef and His cooking skills are of Good quality. I would recommend Him to cater with the best of the best 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 5 thumbs up for Oh taste and See catering

Womack Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew G.
Verified review

Lewis was fantastic for our wedding! The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and He and his wife were both a joy to work with. They were friendly, prompt, and personable. They surpassed my expectations and helped make our special day a wonderful experience for us and our guests. We will certainly be keeping them in mind for any events we might host in the future!

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

Steven, owner of My Chef Catering, was a good listener. He was able to grasp what we wanted to convey to a large group of people at a corporate environment and prepared a menu that impressed everyone. Staff commented on his personality and had nothing but positive to say about him. We were so pleased that we will be using him to cook weekly prepared easy meals for our elderly aunt. We highly recommend him!

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!!

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 !!!!!! 😊

Sucre&Sel
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maura S.
Verified review

On time, lovely food, "best grad party food ever". Florence also does smaller events for me - tasteful, tasty and memorable.

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.

    A Sweet Life
    1.0
    from 1 review
      About

      We specialize in helping you have a sweet life. Our specialties include cakes for all occasions as well as cookies, cupcakes, brownies, pies, and more. Some recipes can be modified for special diets and/or food allergies. In-home catering is also available for lean, clean, and green meals or just everyday dining. Whatever your palate, we want to make it sweeter by taking the work out of it for you and leaving just the goodness of the food!

      • 6 years in business
      About

      We specialize in providing quality food for all of your catering needs. We provide services for parties, weddings, luncheons, and all special occasions. KJ's takes pride in serving quality food with attention to detail. Our top priority is insuring that you will be happy with the food presented by our company. To insure satisfaction, we tailor our catering talents to fit individual clients' needs for any event. Quick business luncheons, impressive spread for visiting VIP or elegant wedding receptions, we can provide a menu to suit any event. We want you to be proud of the event we cater. We always remember that we are catering your affair and understand what it means to work within a budget.

      About

      I have been a food service manager for 14 years and I am ServSafe certified. I am passionate about providing appealing, healthy and delicious food to people.

      About

      I cater small dinners, cocktail parties, and individual platters upon request. Examples are appetizers, cheese fondue, stuffed cucumbers, veggie kabobs, fruit kabobs, Holiday meals, and New Year's Eve cocktail parties.

      About

      I do catering for all types of occasions and all types of food. I specialize in soul food. I mostly prepare for no more than a hundred guests, but I'm willing to do more.

      About

      We provide service,because we are in catering company that is for all people for all times for all the cases of all places nothing is too small or too big we cater to you

      About

      We offer home cooking and catering specializing in Italian cooking, basic American cuisine, BBQ, healthy dishes and little Mexican fare as well.

      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 make sure our guests are happy and satisfied. Everything is up to par and readied the way they would want it. We aim to please!

      • 6 years in business
      About

      Give us your menu, and we'll give you a meal that will leave you and your guests wanting for more. With years of experience in all types of food and deserts, we cook to please. So. let Fox's Country Kitchen give you and your guests a day you won't soon forget. No amount of people is too large for us, so give us a call and leave the cooking to us.

      About

      We are a business that's just getting off the ground, but we will guarantee to make you smile! We cater all parties, weddings, 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.

      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.
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