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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 107 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

What a great St. Patrick's dinner party thanks to Chef Tyler. From the moment we connected through Thumbtack I knew it was going to be a great party. His suggestions were spot on. I never once had a problem getting in touch with him. Both he and his staff were punctual the evening of the party and the food and presentation were outstanding. He was quite a hit with some of his unusual dishes. Very talented and creative! All I had to do was sit back and enjoy the party. I have been looking for someone new for some time to do catering for us and I feel very fortunate to have found Chef Tyler so quickly. I can leave the planning to him! Now I am thinking of when we can have that next party! Chris Chavoustie - March 22, 2016

Top Pro
An Event To Remember
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda B.
Verified review

It was the most wonderful day only made better by having An Event to Remember Catering it for us. Thanks for making memories!!!!

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

I had Marcia cater a private event at my home. She arrived so well prepared and got working right away. One of the things I did not expect is how nice it is to smell the cooking while guests and I waited. The house smelled great. We chose to go buffet style and the presentation of the food was phenomenal. We were all very impressed. Everything was fantastic and the kitchen was left spotless. I will be using JCC catering again, and would highly recommend them.

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Saucy Spoon Cooking
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meredith G.
Verified review

Saucy Spoon provided a spread of delicious appetizers and entrees for my graduation party and the experience as a whole couldn't have been more positive. Jessica Lutz, Executive Chef, was extremely accommodating and friendly. She displayed warm, hospitable service in addition to a variety of flavor profiles to meet my indecisiveness when it came to choosing what was on the menu. The warm sausage dip was favored, as well as the homemade chicken fettuccine Alfredo. I would highly recommend Saucy Spoon Cooking to cater any special event for a small or large group!

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Senvette Catering
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannel H.
Verified review

I actually ended up not choosing a caterer as we changed wedding plans to go to the beach. She was so professional and the samples were sooooo good! I will use her in the future!

I Am Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Allie C.
Verified review

Benny (and the whole I Am Catering crew) were so fabulous! When I got engaged, one of the people I was most worried about finding was a good caterer. After going to multiple places, my now husband and I chose Benny to cater our event. EVERYONE who came to our wedding commented on how delicious the food was - they still do, even though our wedding was a month ago. Benny was really accessible the whole time, and everyone who worked with him was amazing! One thing I really appreciated about Benny was the fact that he let us shape our own menu (unlike other places where they moreso dictate what you will have), but made suggestions if my husband and I were stuck on a good pairing for a dish. I am most definitely planning on using Benny again in the future and I have already suggested him to people - in fact people at the wedding were asking me for his contact information. I can assure you that with him as your caterer the food will be delicious, the drinks at the bar will be fabulous, and you won't have to worry about catering issues at all the day of your event!!

  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Iris B.
Verified review

Working with Blue Butterfly Catering was a great experience. Chef and his team did a great job preparing the most delicious food for our event. It was a St. Patrick's Day theme and he prepared authentic Irish cuisine for our guest! I would highly recommend Blue Butterfly Catering for your next event!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nick B.
Verified review

We have used Total Events for two separate occasions, and been so pleased! We’ve never had catered food that was as delicious! They are extremely professional, have an abundance of knowledge of their craft, and are very easy to work with.

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.....

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.

SMOKE PIT CATERING
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marit A.
Verified review

We had Chef Graham cater a celebratory event for a close friend and the food was amazing! I had eaten his food at another event recently and had to have his culinary expertise at our own party! He's phenomenal and I highly recommend him! His business partner Marcus handled translating our needs perfectly We couldn't have been more pleased.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jamir W.
Verified review

Jamir is a greaaaat Chef!!! He cooked for me and my husband for our anniversary and the food was on point!!!! Definitely recommend!!!

Pellegrin's Trattoria
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Jenny P.
Verified review

What a fantastic time we had with Pellegrino's Trattoria pizza oven at Wes' party! Everyone has raved about it being the best party they have attended all summer! Thank you John and Vinnie for a great evening. The pizza was awesome!!

Buffy's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
Raymond R.
Verified review

Down home southern food with a twist, the pound cake desert bar was to die for. The service and servers were the best, give them a try, the prices are great.

Wrap It Up NC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Audra H.
Verified review

Wrap it up is sure to be the best hit food at a party or gathering. Starting with the spicy deep fried eggs, onto the buffalo chicken wrap finishing up with a mudslide little horn. I would choose WRAP IT UP at your next event; whether it be a family picnic to sporting event. The food is delicious. The staff is friendly and overall great hospitality.

Arnez W.
Verified review

We had previously chose another cater for our rehearsal dinner. Due to their tardiness and food we had to quickly get a hold of someone different for the wedding. Gail, Her husband and friend was able to get our dinner to us within a 24 hour notice. The food was amazing actually best collard greens and macaroni and cheese I have eaten. They honestly went way and beyond and gave top notch food and service. Have recommended their catering business to several couples getting married in the fall.

About

I only use the best of ingredients- I put so much love into everything I prepare. I treat everything I make as if I were making and serving it to my own family and friends..my name and my reputation is on everything that I serve.

About

Lighthouse Bakery offers bakery items and catering events. We're a small and family-friendly business with fresh and homemade items made to order; this is by request only.

About

I offer personal chef services for 1-100 guests. I will come to your home or event to set up food service. We serve and break down if required. My services are perfect for those who are unable to cook for themselves or just don't have the time. It is ideal for parties of 10-100 with special cuisines in mind. I can provide a flight of menu choices for a tasting party or special themes like a soup party. I am ServSafe certified. I also have a BS in culinary arts and food service management.

About

When it comes to great food, New Orleans is the city that dishes the best. Born and raised there, Cajun cooking is my passion. From red beans and rice with andouille to smothered chops or shrimp ettouffe and crawfish jambalaya, you'll love the Rajun Cajun style that'll make your belly flip. Of course, you'll leave room for Beignets. Call or e-mail for a full menu today!

About

I have been in catering business for 25 years. I enjoy being with people and try my best to please them.

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 for a Birthday Party

Raleigh, NC

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    It's mainly for kids

Need Catering Services

Apex, NC

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, American - formal, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    seeking possible tent, flatware, glassware, and would like to know any additional services / fees

Need Catering Services for a Cocktail Party

Charlotte, NC

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - formal
  • Number of guests
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