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Jersey City Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Jersey City.

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 222 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ned B.
Verified review

Chef Ellen catered my wife's surprise 50th birthday party. She created an amazingly diverse and mouth-wateringly delicious menu. She worked around every obstacle imaginable, from the unforseen limitations of my facility to the need to hide 25 guests in her small staging area as we waited for our guest of honor (who arrived 20 min late). My father-in-law, who owned and ran four major Manhattan restaurants was extremely impressed with the food and service. His review was, "Fantastic!" We will be using her services in the future, a future that is certainly bright.

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adam G.
Verified review

We had a fantastic breakfast after our wedding in our apartment. Every Detail Catering did an incredible job and we highly recommend them. Very professional, great food and services. We will certainly use their services again.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josh B.
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We celebrated a birthday with a few friends last week and we couldn’t have been happier with the food and service we received from Chef Chris and his assistant. No detail was spared from polished sliver and glassware to the sophisticated wines he paired with courses that were destination-restaurant quality. Whether you’re a foodie looking for a special dinner at home or hosting a larger dinner party with a mixed audience I’m sure Chef Chris will exceed your expectations. We often plan our travel around where we can enjoy special dining experiences and this wasn’t the first chef we’ve hired to cook at our home. While we enjoyed them all we recommend Chef Chris as your first choice.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen P.
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Lauren Collura catered a party for 60 people in my apartment in New York City. The event was composed of a service of hors d'oeuvres, beverage service, and a buffet dinner. Lauren is an accomplished professional who understands the multiple components that must be part of a successful catering business. Lauren worked with me to develop the plans for the party, was quickly and effectively responsive to my suggestions and concerns, and executed the plan regarding the food and service in an excellent fashion. She visited my home well before the event to assess the space and determine the set-up in my home; she arranged for the rental of all food service items, tables and chairs; and she constructed an arrangement that worked seamlessly in my home. It was a pleasure for me to work with her and, most important, the guests had a wonderful time, all around, as evidenced by the very many compliments regarding Lauren's work that I received.

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Amoraco
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Whitney R.
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I would work with Tamara again in heartbeat for any of our corporate events. Incredible food and service. Highly highly recommend.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul P.
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Our guests raved about the food and the service was absolutely wonderful.

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chrissie K.
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Everything from food to service and presentation were absolutely amazing.

Melissa D'Elia
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Bryony B.
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Melissa was great from our very first contact. She is lovely to work with, her food is creative and delicious. She is discrete but lets you know what she thinks is right. We had a wonderful small dinner party. We’ll be calling her again. Strongly recommend. Grazie!

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James K.
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Tyler and his team have been bartending and running my Holiday Party for many years. They consistently go above and beyond and always do a fantastic job. In addition to making the best Bloody Mary I and my guests have ever had, they organized my party incredibly well, made sure everyone's glasses were always filled and kept food and other items stocked and organized. In short, they allowed me to enjoy my own party. They are incredibly easy to deal with and very flexible. I give them my highest recommendation and would not have a party without them.

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Byron R.
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Chef Aless gave us an excellent experience. Food and service was top notch also prompt and fresh. We will be having her again for our next party

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget W.
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Great food and service. Alana worked within my budget and provided a delcious brunch. Most of my guests went for seconds. Her service allowed me to relax and enjoy my event. I would recommend for any event.

  • 6 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Denise H.
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Chef stenett did a function for me food and service was excellent would recommend this chef at any time food was great

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  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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Melissa was amazing to work with. Her food was quality and her presentation was perfect. If I could give 6 stars I would.

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark C.
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For our 25-guest Thanksgiving dinner (buffet-style), Peter was terrific, and his assistant, Monika, was too. The menu included interesting, well-received, and healthful variations on thanksgiving classics along with a lovely set of finger-food sized appetizers. Everyone enjoyed the upbeat and attentive service and the food itself. We, the hosts, enjoyed a well-planned, well-executed, hassle-free gathering. We were somewhat hesitant to engage someone who we found on the Internet, and because of the late date, we did not check additional references beyond those on Thumbtack. As it turned out, everything (including pricing) was exactly as promised. I would recommend Creative Table without hesitation. Thank you Peter and thank you Thumbtack!

T&C Catering
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
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T&C Catering was absolutely fantastic. I would absolutely use their services again. The food was SO delicious and everyone at the party raved about it.

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Harvest Specialty Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon P.
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Harvest Speciality Catering did an amazing job at our family and friends BBQ on 5/28/17. Everyone loved the delicious food, service, and excitement of having a food truck come to our driveway. The professionalism of Jason and his assistant was truly remarkable. I highly recommend Harvest and can't wait to hire them again for another fun event!

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Now That Was A Great Party
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andretta B.
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Excellent food, service and professionalism. Highly recommend and will use Now that was a great party on the future.

Sarah's Breakfast & Brunches
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila R.
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The Prison Ministry of the internationally recognized Riverside Church contracted with Noel's Kitchen to cater an important criminal justice conference. We were delighted with the food, service and professionalism. And Robert Crawford is a true gentleman.

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liam N.
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I could not be more satisfied with JP's work. For a week or two leading up to my networking event, JP communicated with me regularly and with great responsiveness to make sure everything went perfectly. I wanted to make sure we had enough food for 50 guests within a tight budget. To be honest, I was worried we would run out, but JP made it work while providing exceptional quality. All of my guests were wowed by his simple, yet impressive hors d'oeuvres. His work ethic at the event was above and beyond. And to top it all off, JP is a great guy. Doing business with JP felt like doing business with a good friend. The level of trust and willingness to go beyond his job description really show why JP is the guy to go to. I would highly recommend JP and will be pursuing his service again for a similar event in the spring. Thank you, JP!

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Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nishita G.
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Chef Nirva was a pleasure to work with. With the menu pairing to the prep everything was spot on and professional. the food was also great. Thanks for making our party a success. would definitely recommend her !

Les Delices de Anne, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua F.
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Anne handled the food service at two holiday dinners for us. She is professional, skilled, responsive and an absolute pleasure. We’ll definitely use her again in the future and highly recommend her. Thank you for a job well done.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Personal Chef (Ongoing)

New York, NY

  • Meal preparation frequency
    Once a day
  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Head count
    2
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Gluten-free, Other (Woman: Dairy Free)
  • Day(s) needed
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Time(s) needed
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    This is a trial for my husband who has been trying to lose weight by eating healthy meals at night. The challenge is that he is so frustrated when he gets home from work that he eats terribly.
  • $300
    Average price

Need personal chef services

Jersey City, NJ

  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mexican / Latin
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
    No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
  • Budget per head
    Other (150 per week)
  • Details
    need to chef for Monday to cook dinner for the week
  • $125
    Average price

Need Personal Chef

Jersey City, NJ

  • Event type
    Birthday / Anniversary
  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Pescatarian)
  • Courses / Dishes
    Salad: No, Single entree: No, Multiple entrees: Yes, Side dishes: No
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
    No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Other (Pescatarian)
  • Head count
    6-10
  • Budget per head
    $40-$50
  • Details
    They would like a 3 course dinner
  • $466
    Average price
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