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Rochester Catering Delivery Companies

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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
Lisa C.
Verified review

When I contacted Wendy and Bill a few weeks before my daughters graduation, they were efficient, professional and valuable in knowledge about their services. I had never used a caterer before but, decided to be able to enjoy my daughters high school graduation and have a caterer provide the food. It was a big jump for me to hand off this important part! Wendy and Bill were the only caterers that wanted to meet at the venue that I had chosen, they had a sample menu printed up for me when I told them the theme of the party and, they had a lot of energy about the event. I could tell that they love what they do and that they are passionate about good food! On the day of the event, the weather was undecided and I had to consider another location. They were flexible and calm about the whole process. They arrived ready and organized- everything was absolutely delicious with our guests coming up for seconds! We had so much food that we had leftovers and that surprised me as we are all big eaters :-) I can't say enough about this catering company! For anyone that tends to try to do everything themselves for parties, consider For the Love of Food and Drink- they are very reasonable in price, provide wonderful service and create the most delicious dishes. They also have cooking classes that my daughter and I will attend. Thank you Wendy and Bill!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joyce H.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Little Miss Sophie's Catering services!! Jessica was amazing, as was her food. Our caterer pulled out 2 weeks before the wedding and Sue and Jessica jumped in and handled everything perfectly. The food was fantastic and Little Miss Sophie's saved the day (in many ways). Highly recommend!!! Thank you.

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Leslie's Catering
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kym P.
Verified review

Leslie provided services for our wedding which was held on the NH seacoast. We were so impressed with the quality of the food, the ease of working with her and her pure professionalism. People are still talking about the food from our wedding day!! It was such a pleasure to work with Leslie and her friendly staff and we would highly recommend her to anyone in need of catering services!

  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph N.
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Hope helped plan and personally assisted (on site) with the catering needs and bar services for our daughter's wedding reception. Her smile, pleasant personality, and spontaneous wit immediately placed us all at ease. Her extensive knowledge, experience, and organizational skills were very apparent throughout the planning process. Further, Hope was very prompt to respond to our many questions and concerns whether transmitted by phone message, email, or text. Hope's zeal to help and her bubbly personality leave a positive lasting impression, an impression that certainly should be taken advantage of when future event planning needs arise.

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

When working with Will, I know I can expect premium customer service. He goes out of his way to understand his client's needs and comes up with creative solutions to meet them. Whatever your budget or menu, he is sure to please. Truly a pleasure work with him!

  • 24 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nic O.
Verified review

We had an Indian fusion wedding last weekend at an off-site venue, and Simply Elegant Catering did a fantastic job. We originally contacted SEC to provide full service catering and American style food, with the intent of having another restaurant provide Indian food. However, SEC’s chef offered to make the Indian food for our tasting, and it was delicious. As a result, SEC caterered both style menus. They also worked with us to develop a mostly vegetarian menu to meet the needs of the groom and many of our guests. A few of our guests actually commented that it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had. Sam of SEC was very helpful and responsive, and his entire staff seemed eager to work with us to help make our event run smoothly and meet our wishes. And SEC’s services were very reasonably priced. Overall, I can’t say enough good things about SEC, and would recommend them to anyone looking for delicious food with friendly service.

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

Chef Reed and and his staff of culinarians and service staff provided a wonderful holiday feast for Phillips Exeter Academy. The attention to flavor profiles, detail in execution in all the selections were exceptional. Chef Reed attended all planning meetings, developed all the menus based on a shared vision while providing timely quotes. The wait-staff were professional, well presented and attentive to guests while ensuring the food presentation were maintained. I would highly recommend Thyme and TIDE Catering.

Amanda Pomer, Private Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Olivia M.
    Verified review

    Amanda does amazing work! She is very professional and her food is amazing!

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

    Food was amazing. This isn't really Maine-ly Meatballs fault, but no one--the separate bar service we hired or the food truck-- had brought water. After people had been dancing, eating, and drinking for awhile we had to send our bouncers to get some from the store. Definitely want more meatballs in my life!!

    Belmont Hall & Restaurant
    5.0
    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

    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.

    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.

    • 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.

    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!

    Catering Services
    1.0
    from 1 review
      About

      We offer full service catering with a wide variety of foods to groups of any size. We offer menus that include Italian, Mexican, BBQ, seafood, formal, appetizers, casual box lunches and a wide variety of baked goods and candies.

      About

      We are a full-service restaurant, offering complete off-site catering services. We have catered events of all different sizes, from bridal showers and family reunions to corporate luncheons and dinners.

      About

      We are a family-run restaurant operating in the Lakes region for 25 years. We are offering fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have a clean and comfortable atmosphere. We also provide catering to parties of 10 to 300.

      About

      I am currently the executive at Cross Insurance Arena. Hockey is my season which just ended and leaves me with plenty of open availability for catering this summer.

      • 5 years in business
      About

      Relax, indulge and enjoy yourself with the best catering service in New Hampshire. We pride ourselves for our rustic, hip vibe that represents great food and a totally unique experience. Our team is committed to creativity and exceeding standards on all levels. Our focus is on you and your desires; with both taste and presentation

      About

      I work and cater for certain events. I do mostly drop offs do to my tight schedule. I also do a one time private chef business too unless other things come to mind.

      About

      I handle all your catering and private chef needs, with bartending and front-of-house hospitality flair.

      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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