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Dover Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Dover.

Top Pro
from 116 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate M.
Verified review

Bill & Wendy were the caterers for all of our farm to table dinners last summer. Their food and service is exceptional. Besides absolutely delicious food, they are also extremely fun to work with and easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend them for your events!

  • 11 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen M.
Verified review

I was very happy with the food and service...the food was delicious and the service and clean up was professional and friendly. I would definitely use Christo's kitchen again.

First Class Parties
from 70 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Marta M.
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Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee S.
Verified review

From the initial and prompt contact the owner Jessica was "spot on". We ordered a brunch for about 45 and could have fed easily over 50. She travelled not once but twice to the location which was in Manchester to be sure she would be timely on the day as we were celebrating with family and friends after a memorial service at the church. The food was perfect! A presentation that included crispy bacon, tasty waffles and yummy quiches ,crisp salads and more all nicely presented with the necessary condiments /sides with serving tools, eating utensils and plates. It was set up with buffet style with heating elements and everything was piping hot. Can't say enough about the quality of the food and service. Highly recommend this business on all levels. PS. Jess was the only responder out of 6 that had the decency to offer her condolences and to boot the price was very competitive and affordable.

Top Pro
Leslie's Catering
from 53 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jean P.
Verified review

Leslie's Catering did an outstanding job catering an 80th birthday party attended by more than 50 guests of all ages. It was held in the Cider Hill Clubhouse in Old Orchard Beach. The guests all raved about the food and service. I definetley would use them again.

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Manda & Me
from 37 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elena M.
Verified review

Julie was great! She provided excellent food, service and made my job as hostess so much easier and stress free. the arrangements she created with the cheeses and antipasto were so artfully done. It was all lovely and delicious. I would work with Julie again on another event!

Hostess Catering
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Carol C.
Verified review

As an executive assistant, I am responsible for hosting many customer meetings for our US and international guests. Hostess Catering has always gone above and beyond, and every time Hostess caters our events, our guest have commented on the quality of both the food and the service. I have also used Hostess for family events, and again, excellent quality, service, and ideas for making my order even better! I highly recommend Hostess Catering. They make me look like the star of the show. And let me mention, they are not only professional, but kind and lovely to work with!

Top Pro
Ran's Kitchen
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cara P.
Verified review

We hired Randall to cook a birthday dinner for 13 people. The workspace was small but Randall made it work. The food came out hot and on time and was absolutely amazing. Randall was extremely professional followed through 100% with everything that we talked about. The entire evening was phenomenal, I would highly recommend Ran's Kitchen to others and will definitely be using him in the future.

  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis S.
Verified review

My business was to be presented with an award and we planned a ceremony expecting 100 guests. When looking for a caterer Hope was the first to respond. Hope took care of everything in a first class manner. she arrived on time, provided all set up materials and served a delicious menu. I received many compliments on the quality of the food. I would hire Hope again and have no hesitation to recommend her to others.

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William Morin
from 16 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maya A.
Verified review

Billy has alway taken great care in his food's preparation and quality. He is very professional and food is always delivered on time.

  • 24 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jacquelyn D.
Verified review

I can't say enough AMAZING things about Sam Ambra and the services my husband and I received for our wedding at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club!! The menu is filled with so many unique and delicious food options - it was tough to make our final decisions, and our guests to this day (over a year later) still comment on how incredible the food was! Not only was the taste memorable, but so was the beautiful and elegant way it was all displayed. You will get the most amazing quality and service with Sam and Merrimack Valley Events

Thyme + TIDE kitchen
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffani L.
Verified review

There's not enough space or time to explain how pleased we were with our pig roast. Thyme and Tide was very professional. The food was phenomenal. Everything was fresh. There was no hidden costs. Price was Fair. We even had leftovers! This guy knows food and he left no mess behind. He'll be back at our house again for many years to come.

Amanda Pomer, Private Chef
from 7 reviews
    Katrina L.
    Verified review

    She puts effort into everything she does and strives for top quality food. She goes above and beyond to make delicious food that looks amazing. She also works well with people who have allergies. 10/10 would work with her again!

    Maine-ly Meatballs
    from 8 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Nicole P.
    Verified review

    Unfortunately, I was unable to use Jeanne in the end, but I can tell you that her communication and response time was the best out there. Also, I had her meatballs before and boy were they good! If you need a food truck, she is your gal!

    Elizabeth-Private Chef
    from 5 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Heather D.
    Verified review

    I hired Elizabeth to shop, prepare, and cook a Birthday meal for my mother. Elizabeth was professional in her communications (text and over the phone). She was thoughtful in suggestions and thorough in creating a plan. She arrived on time, prepared and cooked an excellent meal, then left the kitchen in better shape than she found it. My mother loved getting to know Elizabeth, appreciated the high level of professionalism and service, and very much enjoyed the food. Because I live out of state, it was important to me that I get to know Elizabeth before trusting her to go into my parents' home. I found her to be honest, forthcoming, and a genuinely good person. My parents agree. My mother wishes to hire her again for future parties. I highly recommend Elizabeth as a personal chef.

    Cravin’ Shallot
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kathleen S.
    Verified review

    It was great dealing with Cravin Shallot, the buffet with variety of food and fresh salads, the juices, everything was fantastic at a very competitve affordable price. Thank you!!

    Eric's Chef Services
    from 3 reviews
      Chris K.
      Verified review

      Never a bad meal with Eric. His knowledge and skills-- and his heart-- show in his food, and he's not afraid of suggestions. All told, a very personal touch in all he cooks.

      from 2 reviews
      • 2 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Suheili M.
      Verified review

      So I put an ad out Ramon reached out to me in a timely matter. We set up he time and date and it was amazing. Him and his partner Josh are friendly, amazing and accommodating. They work with your schedule, and budget. The food was amazing and I would recommend them time and time again. The fact that they come to your home is the best part it feels like a five star restaurant.

      from 1 review
      • 2 years in business
      Shaley E.
      Verified review

      Dr. Alia Of Your Rx Meals went above and beyond to make sure my dietary needs were met. She offered food sensitivity testing, and then from there helped me find healthy yummy substitutions for foods I now need to restrict. She got my IBD in full remission through her nutrition and AMAZING meals! Highly recommend.

      • 17 years in business
      Rosalie S.
      Verified review

      We used Chef Joseph to cater a very special birthday party as well as other events which people are still raving about. His professionalism, creative menu geared to our needs and pocketbook are to be commended. We loved his food and would not hesitate to hire him again.

      Belmont Hall & Restaurant
      from 1 review
      • 86 years in business
      Erika S.
      Verified review

      Everything was fantastic. The servers And the service was spot on, the food was great, the full bar was a plus (I recommend a mimosa)! We were concerned that my nana wasn't going to be able to attend until they told us that they are handicapped accessible. We will definitely be using Belmont Hall again

      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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      Need a Corporate Caterer

      Barrington, NH

      • Type of corporate catering
        Full service (buffet)
      • Which meal
      • Dishes and beverages
        Appetizer(s), Main course(s), Side dish(es), Dessert(s), Beverages (non-alcoholic), Other (Mulitple main course options.)
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        American - casual (eg: burgers and fries), American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, Asian, Indian, French, Caribbean / Cajun, Hors D'oeurves, Other (We are looking for cultural variety; not all of these must be included.)
      • Staff needed
        Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
      • Catering head count
        More than 200 (please estimate) (450)
      • Budget per person
        $20-$30 per person
      • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
        Gluten-free, Vegetarian
      • Details
        Budget is $20/head total.
      • $4009.98
        Average price
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