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Portsmouth Kids Party Caterers

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD + DRINK
4.8
from 116 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tanya M.
Verified review

We enjoyed having Wendy and Bill as our caterers for our night of fun with friends. It was the perfect kickoff to our Memorial Day weekend. There was plenty of delicious and unique foods to taste. We had awesome wine and beer pairings as well. All of our guests enjoyed everything. We absolutely recommend trying their services!

  • 11 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Mira N.
Verified review

Chris was very easy to work with, he was very accommodating to all of our party needs and immediately instilled confidence. Chris and his crew were very friendly and efficient. I had a kids party with over 70, 13 year olds. The food was perfect and plentiful. The set up was beautiful done and very easy for the kids to navigate. I would recommend Cristo's to anyone.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amie S.
Verified review

Delivered buffet style food (more than enough) for my party of 80. On time, even though they were delivering into the wilderness and gave thorough instructions on rotation of the trays. All the food was hot, cooked perfectly, and was delicious. While I ordered macaroni and cheese intended for the children, the adults raved too! Would hire again in a heartbeat

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Manda & Me
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary J.
Verified review

Julie catered our party for 75 people. Not only did she bring delicious food, just as described, but she spent at least a half an hour setting up the fruit and cheese display--it was stunning. She was easy to work with, had great menu suggestions, was prompt, professional and friendly, and surpassed our expectations.

Hostess Catering
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon M.
Verified review

I hired Hostess Catering for a Christmas party in my home. They were awesome!! So professional! The food was outstanding! I plan to hire them again, regularly!

The Henrys
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Julie T.
Verified review

They were so easy to work with. The food was exquisite. We were thrilled and so were our guests. Really wonderful caterers!

TMT Private Chef Services
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
Verified review

We hired Tanya to cook for a 30 birthday party for 12 people. She was so responsive and flexible in planning. We had a family style meal with multiple options for main courses and sides, and a delicious homemade cheesecake for dessert. It was so reasonably priced and so delicious. Friends were talking the next day about how they wanted to hire her to cook for them all the time. Tanya was so professional and left the kitchen even more spotless than it was when she arrived. We really appreciated her service and I would work with her again in a heartbeat!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
Verified review

Working with Natural Foods was an absolute pleasure. From the initial contact through to the end, it was so easy. I was looking for a caterer for my housewarming party of 60. I really appreciated the focus on sustainable & seasonal. I was able to give Mr. Sawicki the framework of what I was looking for and he created such a unique & varied menu, I really felt like he listened and delivered on the party I was trying to create. My friends raved about the stuffed figs and amazing entrees! (the fish was amazing!) It was so easy to enjoy my party and so stress free. Professional, unique and you could see all the special touches. Natural Foods will be catering more of my parties, now I just need to have more reasons for parties!

  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kely B.
Verified review

Hope and her staff did an excellent job with the catering for my daughter's 9th birthday party. The kids loved the caterpillar snacks made with fruits, the apple and peanut butter snails - very cute. It was so creative and perfect for the occasion. I would definitely rehire them for future events.

  • 24 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jen F.
Verified review

Catered our holiday party - staff were professional, friendly, and attentive and food was amazing. What more could you ask for! Oh yeah, their prices were great too! Everyone had a great time - thank you!

The Frog and Turtle
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kate S.
Verified review

James and his team from the Frog & Turtle Pub catered our evening VIP Grand Opening for our new business in Westbrook. I had heard wonderful things about James's catering, and when arriving in Westbrook, was thrilled to discover that the Frog & Turtle was just across the street! The party was from 6-8 in the evening. James's crew, respectful of the fact they were entering a work environment, arrived no earlier than 4. They had already established a clear idea of where they would be setting up their stations, and most of the food prep had been done ahead of time. James, Matt and Megan were friendly and professional. Once the party got going, they made sure that food and drink were easily accessible. And everything was delicious. I received many compliments on the food and service, both at the party and afterward. I have managed and cooked for many catering jobs in my culinary career, and it is not a job I would wish on anyone that doesn't love it. It's clear that James and his team not only like what they do, but do it well and with quality ingredients. At the end of the night, Megan packed up the leftovers and left them neatly bagged for me and my guests to take home. James and his team left our space clean and organized. I would recommend James and the Frog & Turtle to anyone looking for an excellent catering service that delivers delicious food, and friendly, gracious service, at an extremely reasonable rate.

Penguin Caters LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
Verified review

My experience with Penguin Caters has been outstanding from the first phone call through the last guest leaving our party. We used 1caterer and 1 bar tender, and I could not have been happier with either of them. They were very presentable, friendly, helpful, organized, efficient, I could go on and on. Misha, thank you for providing a true 5 star service. Your definitely going to hear from me again should I find myself in need of services like this again. I sincerely thank you.

Amanda Pomer, Private Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Marc R.
    Verified review

    Amanda catered my wife's 40th birthday party, and she did an exceptional job! She worked with me to create a menu, providing me with a number of different options, including options for guests with dietary restrictions. The food and presentation were great, and our guests were raving about it days afterward! Amanda also was a big help during the party, replenishing the hors d'oeuvres and drink dispersers, refilling plates, cups and napkins, and then cleaning up the kitchen afterward. Amanda took care of it all, and I didn't have to worry about anything! I would highly recommend her for your event!

    Maine-ly Meatballs
    4.3
    from 8 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Charlene L.
    Verified review

    I hired Mainely-Meatballs to cater a beach party last summer. Everything about the experience was top notch from the meatballs, to the Mac & Cheese, to the blueberry cobbler! My favorite dish was the cesear salad! I highly recommend them!

    Out Of The Box Catering
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Tom M.
    Verified review

    Out of the Box Catering Jonathan Hatch and Eva Chen: Pattie and I are still hearing wonderful reviews from our guests about the fantastic food you served at our soirée. We are extremely pleased at your professionalism and manner during the party. All the guests were amazed at your prowess as a chef. Every part of the meal was unbelievable and absolutely delicious. Your promise to make this party one of good memory was delivered. Your service was admirable and friendly. Even the leftovers were spoken for. Out of the Box Catering certainly delivers with aplomb. Sincerely, Tom Mazzarini and Pattie Ricci

    Reel Thyme Chefs
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Gina E.
      Verified review

      I had a small dinner party that Greg catered. He was great all around! The food, service & personality was just what my party needed. I will definitely use him again!

      Nick's Place
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Dorothy T.
      Verified review

      I hired Nick's Place, for a retirement party. I can not say enough about their expertise in catering. They took care of everything for me. The food was fresh, delicious, and the presentation was excellent. I would highly recommend Nick's Place. Father and son reassured me everything would be perfect and it was. Dorothy Tobin/Rowley Police Department

      • 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.

      Mike H.
      Verified review

      Having worked for Tom on several catering jobs I can testify to the fact that he simply cooks absolutely delicious food. Whether for a dinner party for eight or a wedding reception for over 100, his organizational and culinary skills combine to produce results that impress everyone. It is a joy not only to work for him, but also to eat his cooking.

      Caitlin L.
      Verified review

      Something Savory was very helpful in planning and executing catering for party of 100+ Jodi personally delivered the food and helped setup the dishes. She was a big help in pulling off this party!

      About

      We do children's parties (themed cookies, cakes, candies, goodie bags, etc.) at function halls or your homes. Catering is available, from food to desserts, linens, flavors and decor We do all function types. Hair and makeup services are available. We also do face painting.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      How much should catering cost per person?

      Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

      • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
      • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
      • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
      • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
      • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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