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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 135 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brenda L.
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There's only praise for a job well done by Ellen and her staff. The day I met Ellen she not only helped with planning out the perfect menu but it turns out she's got quite an eye for fashion and helped me pick out a beautiful dress and suit for my fiance. I saw she had talents in many other areas than running a booming catering business. She looked after and anticipated every detail that could have caused a problem and addressed it before hand. The main comment I heard through the day was "where did you find the caterer, her food is amazing." That was often from some very discerning guests that truly knew food. The Salmon was absolutely delicious and we had chosen a mushroom lasagna that was out of this world and the same can be said for the salads. I loved the little individual fruit cups also. Ellen runs her kitchen like a pro, shows up early and all you have to do is let her do her thing. Truly outstanding!!!

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 112 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregg M.
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The service was outstanding only to be surpassed by the quality of the food. Everything was delicious and all the guests were raving about everything that was served. The quantity was likewise outstanding as we have leftovers enough for the whole week. I would recommend Chuck and his wife to anyone looking for home catering services. It was truly an incredibly lucky find and I'm so glad I hired him for this special occasion. He really made the day extra special and one to remember.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elina S.
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Chris did an amazing job catering an event I was at. He was charismatic and charming as well as professional and the food was exquisite! I'll never forget the cheese/Apple/prosciutto crisps, that was a culinary genius paring.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara S.
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Lauren did an excellent job for me for my daughter-in-law's baby shower. Everyone raved about the food! Presentation was lovely as well. Strongly recommend Bacco Catering!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mr. I.
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Tamara Shenkle was fantastic to work with. From start to finish, Tamara professionally brought me through the process of planning our marriage celebration NYC cocktail party. From the delicious menu (the guests raved perfectly bite sized hors d'ourves), cocktails & bar (she handled everything) to the handling of a lovely prosecco toast for fifty of our closest friends. Amoraco's food was fresh, exquisite, the glass and serving ware completely taken care of and the staff gracious, skilled and friendly. Thank you Tamara for catering our party. We and, again, the guests gave you and your team heartfelt compliments. P.S. Thank you for leaving the place so clean - our host appreciated it! I highly recommend Tamara and Amoraco for anyone reading this post.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifet R.
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I ordered some food for a family event from Daniel and I have to say it was amazing! He was totally professional and super friendly! We especially loved his pasta dish! He was able to customize a menu with me to help me get exactly what I was looking for . Wonderful catering! Would highly recommend!

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  • 68 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Flo R.
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We worked with Katherine Fonsella from DeCicco events and cuisine and she was WONDERFUL. We were planning a pre-wedding dinner for about 100 people in the Tarrytown area, but we live in Northern California. We did not know any venues or caterers or suppliers. Katherine helped us find a great, unusual loft venue, arranged all the decor, tables, lighting, and set up the catering from DeCiccos. The staff were excellent, the food was very good, everything went off perfectly. We are so appreciative of all that Katherine did to make our event wonderful!

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Todd G.
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We had a party for my wife's birthday at the house for 40 people and could not have been more pleased with Adolfo Silverio and Manjar Catering. Both the food and the service were first class. Adolfo worked with us on the menu and layout for the party and everything went off without a hitch. People were raving about the food from the duck crepes to the quesadillas and the service including set-up, passing service, and clean-up were executed flawlessly. T.G. - Stamford

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Idannis M.
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Provided great catering service under last minute pressure! Will definitely use them for future events.

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Jane S.
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Aless did an outstanding job creating delicious food at difficult event. We loved everything she made and we loved her!

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Jackie Y.
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Chef Greg and his team did an excellent job setting up and catering yummy foods at my wedding. Greg is very passionate in cooking... you will know it after you try his food. All my guests are still raving about the foods served that day especially the fish, braised beef polenta, and oxtail. The foods were not only delicious but also, illustrated remarkable artistic culinary skills. Stephanie was great in handling all the logistic parts, love the decor and end-result of the wedding venue. It was simply beautiful and elegant. Thank you for making my wedding day extra special!

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vonnie B.
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Peter was fabulous to work with. He provided catering for us at a Trade show, he was responsive, on time and most importantly, the product was well prepared and well received. Thanks Peter! We look forward to working with you again!

T&C Catering
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie F.
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We absolutely loved working with T&C Catering for our wedding and would recommend their services to anyone. Carol was very easy to work with, detailed oriented, and her food was great! She helped us leading up to determine what we like. We wanted something different for our wedding guests and decided to have BBQ. Carol and her team prepared an amazing meal that was exactly what we were looking for. The staff were also very attentive and friendly during the wedding. They did a great job making sure our guest were happy and full! Plus they all went above and beyond that day, literally. The venue's elevator broke the day of the wedding and they had to carry all of the food, drinks, and supplies up six flights of stairs. They did this with a great attitude and a smile. That spoke volumes to their dedication to their job. Without T&C Catering we couldn't imagine our day would have been. They helped make our special day unforgettable for our guests, which they still rave about the food. Thank you again for everything! Jamie & Audrey (photos to come soon)

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F.I.G. Catering
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz E.
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F.I.G. did a wonderful job catering my friend's bridal shower! The food was excellent; tasty and fresh. And the serve was impeccable. I will definitely be using F.I.G. in the future for my upcoming parties and dinners.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faye B.
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I have had the great pleasure of being a customer and guest on several occasions of Cornbread26's catering services. Each time I was blown away by their outstanding customer service, food quality and flavor, and beautiful execution of the event's decor. Claude and Craig work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that their clients don't have to worry about a thing except for enjoying the experience and the food.

D'Lish
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Erica A.
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Deidre was very professional and worked efficiently. The food was great and the guests were happy. We also really appreciated that the kitchen and dining area was so clean and put back together at the end of the night!

Dee-Lish..... registered LLC
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn L.
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I would highly recommend Dee-Lish Catering for any type of event. We hired them for our wedding and they greatly exceeded our expectations! Dena and her staff, Stephanie and Jamie were incredible! The food was amazing and their prices were very fair!!! The entire team was very on top of things from the tasting to the final details on the day of the event. My guests were also very impressed and we received many compliments on the food and the service.

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Jane R.
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Excellent event...i have catered for 40 years in the Finger Lake area of NY and finding John Paul was wonderful...his professionalism and attention to detail made the family event at a park in New Jersey memorable.

  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Giselle J.
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BK Kitchen catering is amazing. I placed an order for a family get together. They were on time and very thoughtful. I would recommend them to my family and friends. Will be ordering from them again!

Elemental Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Eugene K.
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Elemental Catering catered a one year birthday party for my twins. They were very professional, worked with me on creating a perfect menu. The food was delicious, and at the end they cleaned after themselves. I would definitely hire Elemental Catering for my next event.

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Studio Event Staffing
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole M.
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It was an amazing experience having Milt, Janet and their crew as our caterers. They arrived early to set up and be prepared for our guest. The food was AMAZING!!!! I cannot get over their stuffed mushrooms, those delicious little chicken quesadilla, OMG the shrimp cocktail...I can sit here and name every single dish we ordered and tell the world what an amazing experience it was for my taste buds and my guest will say the same. I will continue to work with Studio Event Staffing for all my future events. Not only were they professional, they were very friendly and warm--they have an awesome team put together!!

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.

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 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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for caterers in Asbury Park

Need a Buffet Catering Service on July 14, 2013

Harleysville, PA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    babyshower, setup, linens,supplies.Price per person...?
  • $10.99
    Average price

Need Caterer

New York, NY

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    For a student film set, so we are very tight on the budget. We might have a 20 people crew, and we might need something from Jun. 20th - 28th. (breakfast, lunch)
  • $100
    Average price

Need Catering Services

Reading, PA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    BBQ, Italian
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • $12.5
    Average price
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