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Rochester Food Service Professionals

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD + DRINK
4.8
from 117 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!

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Ballroom Catering
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 97 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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The Home Chef of NH
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Loreen R.
Verified review

I had a lobster bake for a group of 35. The food was delicious everyone raved that the steamers were the best they had ever tasted. Very professional and easy to work with. I really liked that she spaced out the courses and allowed us to socialize. It was not a rushed meal. I can't wait to use her services again.

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

Chris and Meredith were fantastic! We'd book them again in a heartbeat. We had the Henrys cook a dinner for a group of 9 for New Year's Eve and both the food and the service were great. They were friendly, attentive, and very focused on giving us and our guests the best possible experience. Thanks Chris and Meredith!

  • 24 years in business
  • 17 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

  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah M.
Verified review

Food was excellent, and Tiffany was very accommodating about our needs and requests. She delivered on time and hot. She had plenty of choices for meals, and was responsive to my very general idea of what I wanted...and giving me lots of choices. A very minor concern was being able to get an invoice by email...didn't work out well due to computer incompatibility. It did not affect the quality of the food for sure, and I would definitely use her again. Glad to have a good and reasonable caterer in the area (I live in New Boston).

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.

Thyme + TIDE kitchen
5.0
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.

Elizabeth-Private Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian S.
Verified review

Betsy cooked a meal for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary and the entire experience was perfect. Betsy emailed me right away with her quote, we connected that week and within days, she worked with us to finalize a menu. She even coordinated the Anniversary cake with a local baker which was a huge help! Her food was absolutely delicious and everyone was happy with the quality of the meal. Betsy was lovely to work with and we all enjoyed her company! I highly recommend her and will absolutely work with her again!

Amanda Pomer, Private Chef
5.0
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!

    WOW Factor
    4.4
    from 7 reviews
    • 31 years in business
    • 21 hires on Thumbtack
    Melissa G.
    Verified review

    I had a surprise 40th Birthday Party for my husband on June 25th, 2016. I had rented a boat for a sunset cruise and hired John to set up his hot cart at my house for the after party. My guests loved the idea and it was so easy for me as I did not have to worry about food for the after party. John did everything (set up and clean up) and even brought soda, water and chips. Awesome food, service and price!! Thanks John!!!

    Theresa Hyatt
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Andrew V.
    Verified review

    Theresa was wonderful throughout the whole experience.. everything was planned out in detail and was executed to the very detail. I had nothing to do but watch it all unfold and enjoy our wedding day knowing everything else was under control. The food was incredible... All the guest remarked on it. This is not your every day caterer... a step above parr and unique in menu offerings and memorable in the level of presentation and quality. You will be more than satisfied with Theresa's services and food!

    Very Best Catering
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Dori L.
    Verified review

    Jourdan worked with me through the whole process of planning this event, and was responsive to questions and requests. The food and service were amazing and I received great compliments on the food from everyone who was present. Would 100% hire Very Best again!

    Eric's Chef Services
    5.0
    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.

      PigSkin BBQ
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      Mel C.
      Verified review

      We had a large Backyard BBQ in late July. Marie and John were a pleasure to work with and the food was amazing.

      YourRxMeals
      5.0
      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.

      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

      The Fuse Box
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 5 years in business
      Brian Sullivan
      Verified review

      Just finishing the last few bites of my pulled pork quesadilla and let me tell you that pork is life changing, no BBQ sauce needed. You sir are an artist. TELL YOUR FRIENDS, the tired Dover food scene has a phenomenal addition, get to The Fuse Box!

      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.

      Nicks House of Food

      New To Thumbtack

        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.

        • 29 years in business
        About

        Personal service, custom cake orders, and high quality ingredients make all of our bakery and ice cream products different from large commercial brands. We use local, seasonal produce and foods when available.

        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.

        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.

        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.

        How much should catering cost for a wedding?

        The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

        • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
        • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
        • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
        • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

        How do you serve food at a wedding?

        Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

        • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
        • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
        • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
        • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
        • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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