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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
Jennifer B.
Verified review

For more than 15 years I have been involved in fundraising. I have worked with dozens of caterers over these many years and I can confidently say that Cristo's Kitchen and Catering is the best that I have worked with. Outstanding service, detail oriented, professional, delicious food, honest and a great guy. Highly recommended and I look forward to working with them again.

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
Corin M.
Verified review

Donna and Visnja were amazing! It was my first timing looking for caterers and I had a great experience. I primarily spoke with Donna and she was so bubbly, polite, and professional. She was quick to answer any of my questions and was very accommodating. I had a large family party but did not want to have a formal sit down dinner, so I opted for 3 of their food stations-the boardwalk, the skewer and the salad stations. They set everything up buffet style so my guests could eat at their choosing. I got so many compliments on the food! I was especially pleased to hear that the vegetarians of the group loved having so many tasty options (from the salad station). Next time I need to cater an event I know who to call. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer!

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

We hired Chris to cater a cocktail party for 70 and the food was excellent. We consulted beforehand and told him we needed heavy appetizers, but ones that could be served at room temperature and in stations. We consulted on a menu beforehand and made a few adjustments. Chris was responsive to our needs and kept within our budget. The food was outstanding. Healthy and tasty. We got tons of positive remarks from our guests. I would not hesitate to hire Chris again.

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!

Exquisite Event Service LLC
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin B.
Verified review

Jen did a fantastic job at our graduation party! Would hire again!

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

I have always been in charge of every detail of parties I've thrown and was very concerned leaving the menu to someone else for my Halloween party for 50 guests. These gals did a fantastic job of designing a menu, setting up, and serving! The food was delicious and my guests left happy! Thank you so much for everything you did.

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William Morin
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karissa C.
Verified review

Chef Billy exceeded expectations. We had a high profile event and Chef Billy excelled. Not only is his food delicious but his personality is exactly what you want in a caterer. He was efficient, well organized, professional and personable. We plan on hiring Chef Billy again 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!

Boston Ice Cream Events
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Donavan B.
Verified review

The ladies did an excellent job - it was the perfect ending to the party! Well done!

Thyme + TIDE kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nell F.
Verified review

Thyme and Tide catered our wedding last summer. Everything was yummy and our guest couldn't stop commenting on it!

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
    Christen G.
    Verified review

    From the opening inquiry to the post-event follow up, Maine-ly Meatballs was a first rate caterer. Jeanne worked with us to create a menu and was experienced enough to guide us. The food was delicious! We had traditional marinara, Asian style with slaw and cheeseburger sliders, with sides of salad and macaroni and cheese. We had 80 guests and every single one of them raved about their balls. Additionally, Jeanne is super nice, friendly and professional. As a hostess she was in my corner, helping to be sure the party was successful.

    Only Catering
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Tracey F.
    Verified review

    We had 30 for a graduation party catered. The food was great (many positive comments from our guests) and there was plenty left over. The food was delivered right on time and was set up promptly and professionally. We would definitely hire them again!

    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!

      • 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.

      Thyme To Rise
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Kelley C.
      Verified review

      I highly recommend Sean for any occasion. Outstanding at his craft.

      Great Events Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Rob D.
      Verified review

      what can I say? Sami is the consumate professional with care and attention given to each and every detail. Moreover, she has the knack of doing 10 things at once but still gives undivided and personal attention to whomever may have a question. ..and she makes the event fun! Thank You!

      Clove and Rose Caterers

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        We provide catering service to corporate offices, wedding and home parties and other events.

        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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        Portsmouth, NH

        • Event type
          Other (dinner for friends)
        • Which meal
          Dinner
        • Interested in the following cuisine
          Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
        • Serving style
          Buffet
        • Staff needed
          Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
        • Head count
        • Details
          This is actually just a small dinner party for 14 people in my home. Guests arrive at 6:00 PM so I'm hoping we can eat at 7:00
        • $335
          Average price
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