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Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine D.
Verified review

My fiance and I went on thumbtack, looking for a personal chef to do our wedding. Of all the chefs who responded to us we were immediately impressed with how professional and thorough Tony was. Whereas others who contacted us simply gave us a price range based on our number of guests, Tony supplied us with some examples of menus from previous clients, but also assured us that what he would prepare for us would be specifically customized to meet our needs. He came to our home for an initial consultation, and we immediately hit it off. He was personable and professional. We discussed the menu as well as the logistics; including a tent, tables and chairs, dinnerware, and decorative flowers. We were relieved when he told us that he would take care of all of those things if we wanted, and he did, except for the flowers. (Although he did supply flowers for the tables and even offered to find someone to perform the ceremony) The affair was to be an intimate dinner with seventeen guests and we planned to have our wedding at home in the garden. We decided where the food would be prepared as well as the dining and serving tables. The menu we agreed upon was eclectic, with an international theme. It would consist of a five course dinner with a wine pairing with each course, and a cocktail hour before the first course. From the start, we loved how it sounded and we were eagerly anticipating seeing and tasting everything. Incidentally, he also made another trip to our home weeks later when we were having second thoughts about how to set everything up. The day of the wedding Tony and his staff arrived promptly. The rental tables, chairs and dinnerware had arrived the previous afternoon. After the ceremony and some photo taking was the cocktail hour. The hors d'oeuvres were all delicious and beautifully presented, and so were each of the five courses to follow. The staff was professional and courteous and their appearances were tasteful. The table settings were elegant, and exactly what we had wanted. The quality and freshness of the food was outstanding. The third course, grilled Pacific salmon and pan seared Chilean sea bass, drizzled with a strawberry citrus sauce was one of the most delicious dishes I ever had in my fife, and the salmon was grilled absolutely perfectly. If I had to find something less than desirable, I would say that there was one server who most guests agreed was not very friendly but she may have just been nervous. As for the food, there was an Australian grilled boneless leg of lamb which was a little overcooked for my wife and my tastes, but our guests had no complaints. However in all honesty, to find negative aspects of the entire experience I'm reaching somewhat, as the overall experience was simply amazing and all the things we loved about it far outweigh the aforementioned mild disappointments. It exceeded our already hopeful expectations. Furthermore, the price was definitely reasonable. When one of our guests inquired about the cost per plate (not including rentals) he was astounded that it did not cost much more. Finally, all of our guests raved about the day to no end and many of them said it was the most elegant wedding they had ever attended. I'm quite certain some of them will be contacting Tony for an event of their own.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

This was my first time hiring a caterer for an event. Shannon was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. The pricing was very fair and the food got great reviews from our guests! We did a simple barbecue with hot dogs, burgers, pulled pork, and grilled chicken. Sides were Mac and cheese and grilled vegies. There was plenty of food for our 70 guests. I would definitely recommend Hog Day Afternoon!

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Anita O.
Verified review

I had a cocktail party and needed appetizers. Chef Anton followed up promptly and stayed in touch throughout the planning stage all the way up to the night of the party. He was actually early which was nice since some guests came early. People loved the pot stickers and shrimp. The cheesesteak egg rolls were my favorite as well as the tomatoes. We had plenty of food. The cocktail party was a great success and I have to believe this was due in part to the great apps! I’m very happy. I was highly recommended Feast Caterers!

A Taste of Paradise Catering
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Ray T.
Verified review

They are beyond Outstanding!!! I wish there were more Stars to rate them with because 5 just aren't enough. Their customer service is the best I've seen. From our very first conversation to the end of our party we couldn't be happier with how every single detail was handled. All of our guests raved about the food. Every 5 minutes someone was coming up to me saying how great our caterer is. Even the old Italian ladies at our party were saying how delicious and homemade everything tasted and if you know any old Italian ladies that's almost impossible. We will definitely use them again and recommend them too.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul S.
Verified review

Allison was a true pleasure to work with and an ultimate professional -- even more importantly, her appetizer creations for my cocktail event were deliciously devoured by my guests, each of whom asked for Allison's contact information. I should have kept her as "my secret" but Allison's skills with all-things-food is too special not to share. I will certainly use Allison again for my next catered event!

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Angela B.
Verified review

We really liked S&B's set up at our wedding to make it a beautiful reception! The staff were friendly and very professional. Sodiah was especially flexible with the plans and easy to work with which helped to make the day go perfectly. The food was also great! We are thankful that they were our caterers and would recommend them to others.

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Regina D.
Verified review

Jerry's Kitchen just catered my son's graduation party and everything was fabulous! The crispy chicken sandwiches where huge and the cheesesteaks where tender and flavorful. The staff was super friendly and full of upbeat energy. My son's friends really got a kick out of the truck serving food in our driveway. Scott the owner made everything so easy for us.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill E.
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Chef Tanya provided the appetizers and desserts for a private cocktail party of 40, to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. First, Tanya visited me at my home to get the "lay of the land" and to learn the type of appetizers that would please my crowd. Later that night Tanya sent me an email a pro-forma menu attached, and the suggestions were amazing and spot-on. No need to change a thing. Tanya and her assistant arrived 3 hours before party time with all the ingredients and equipment she would need. They made all the food from scratch, right in my kitchen: all fresh ingredients, nothing prepared or cooked elsewhere in advance. I wish I could have captured the amazing fragrances in my kitchen and bottle them! Throughout the party, Tanya collaborated with the servers, the bartender, and myself, producing wave after wave of amazing food while my guests were thoroughly entertained. At just the right moment Tanya & Co brought in the most incredible Apricot Pecan Cake, with a '6' and a '0' candle on top, and we all joined in a chorus of Happy Birthday. I could just rave on and on here, as my guests did throughout and after the party...but let me complete my story by saying that, after 3 hours of food prep and a 3 hour party of continuous food, Tanya and the servers cleaned up the entire kitchen, leaving it as they found it - freshly cleaned and spotless. As for the "planning" vs "fulfillment", Tanya's estimate of how much food would be needed was incredibly accurate...everyone ate until their hearts' content, and only small tray of hors d'oevres remained afterward...which I promptly seized for my own late night snack! Bottom Line: Chef Tanya is a complete pro and an outstanding chef. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to do something special for a special occasion. Thank you, Tanya!

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Bon Appetina Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Louise B.
Verified review

I LOVE Bon Appetina Catering. The food is amazing and reasonably priced. She responds very quickly to an online order or even a phone call. The chicken turnovers are Amazing!! She is very willing to work any person to create a affordable menu.Have had many items and have never been disappointed!

D'Lish
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

We had a dinner party for 16 people. We started with drinks and hors d'oeuvres served beforehand, and then sat down for a 4 course dinner and dessert. It was a brilliant evening. Deirdre worked with us to develop a menu, and then delivered a delicious meal. Despite having so many people at our house, we were actually able to be out with our guests enjoying the whole evening as Deirdre and her team delivered course after wonderful course. I would highly recommend.

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene B.
Verified review

I became acquainted with Ma'idah Catering Co. at a friend's wedding. The food was beautifully presented and the variety and tastes were awesome. So many people there were just chattering about the food! Since then, my family and others that I know have employed the Ma'idah Catering Co. for all of our affairs. We have the option of choosing our own menu from fresh goods (not canned or already processed), or to use a theme menu presented by Ma'idah. The results have been nothing short of awesome!

Tasty Table Catering
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Prompt and courteous responses from the staff. Very responsive to needs. Servers were not as experienced as those from other caterers I've used, but their enthusiasm helped cover the inexperience.

The Little Sicilian
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bobby S.
Verified review

Vince and The Little Sicilian did a great job catering my son's birthday party. The food was absolutely delicious. We had pizza, riceballs and dessert and the price was very reasonable compared to other quotes I got. They showed up on time and prepared to serve everyone. We will definitely have them back at some point again!

Bee&Jay Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Andrea C.
Verified review

I have used their services for several of my events, one was a private party for four and the food, presentation and service was excellent and their prices came within my budget range for a private party and I would definitely call in them again for this service. My next event was a party for over a 100 people their setup of the multiple stations,cocktail hour was the best I’ve seen in a long time and everything was fresh and in time. If you are looking for a catering services with professionalism,easy going staff you should check out Bee and Jay’s Catering

Julio’s Mexican cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tricia Y.
Verified review

We had the truck at our party and the food was awesome and tastes authentic!

STER Catering
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ty S.
Verified review

Chaad and his team are truly amazing. Recently, I had a hip hop 80’s party, and each time I begin to feel stressed, Chaad and his team jumped in to make sure everything went smoothly as planned. Amongst all of the catering companies I’ve contacted, Ster Catering was the only one who provided samples of the foods I wanted served at my party. This is a huge plus and I wish other catering companies offered this option. On the day of my event, Chaad and his team arrived early. They assisted with decorating (which they did not have to do). They also provided great food and drinks which everyone loved. I highly recommend Ster Catering and I would definitely hire Chaad and his team for another event.

Baldi's Barbecue & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
Verified review

She catered my daughter's Outdoor Graduation Party. Her staff came early and went beyond the call of duty, setting up tables & chairs, grilling fantastic tasting food & constantly asking if I needed anything else. I give her company 5 stars. :-)

  • 10 years in business
Kimberly J.
Verified review

I would definitely hire Lady-ness again. Her team was very professional and on time and moved fast getting everything set up. The food was very delicious and gets a A+

Lala's Sweets n' Treats
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie C.
Verified review

The whole experience was great. Latonya worked around my schedule and was answering my emails even at 11pm at night. I think the food presentation was outstanding and everything came out great and tasty! The guests were satisfied and I was as well. Only thing I can say was that the chicken tenders were a little dry but that's due to transferring and holding. Other then that, I will be very glad to have her cater my events again. :)

Chopped Herbs Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa J.
Verified review

Chopped herbs was the perfect touch added to my brothers retirement party! The chef was very kind and courteous to each and everyone of my guest. Allergy needs were taken care of just liked I asked of the chef he made sure to separate the utensils used to prepare the food to ensure that everything was safe for everybody. The food was AMAZING! Everyone went up for seconds and there was even some left for thirds. Everything was prepared in our home and I got to watch all of it. It felt great to have freshly prepared food especially from a caterer (you don’t see that a lot). Thank you to the Chef and his team we wouldn’t of pulled it off without you guys!

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We offer customized catering, from small get-togethers to corporate events. We service parties, from 2 to 300, and provide artisan-crafted food, fresh from the farm to the table.

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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