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Lodi Caterers

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 135 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gabriele P.
Verified review

Ellen did a great job catering an office luncheon for high-level visitors. I can highly recommend her.

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 112 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney R.
Verified review

Chuck was AMAZING to work with! I threw a lot of curve balls his way during the planning process and he was extremely flexible and accommodating. I would highly recommend Every Detail Catering based on delicious food and superb service!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay S.
Verified review

Perfect! I requested catering services very last minute since my previous caterer canceled and Chef chris came to my rescue! He was so helpful and accommodating and I felt relieved the second I spoke with him. The event was flawless and It was a blessing in disguise that the previous caterer canceled because I got to experience NY Catering Service. Can’t wait to do this again. Thanks!!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurie K.
Verified review

After exhaustive searches for a great local caterer, I found Chef Lauren on Thumbtack. Each review of Bacco Catering had 5 stars and the comments were all outstanding. I called Lauren immediately and we had an instant connection. My husband and I were planning a backyard party for 20 friends and wanted to do something special. Lauren worked with me in putting together an amazing menu of delicious and unique hors d'oeuvres, small plates and desserts. We communicated quite a bit prior to the party about items needed for the evening, ideas and suggestions to the menu and staff requests. The party was to be outside and we were hoping to enjoy the last of summer. The evening of the party arrived and so did the rain. The weather didn't dampen the mood of the party at all.... in fact, Lauren, Carmel, Mary and Sara were amazing and accommodating- no one even noticed that we were inside! The food was delicious, plentiful and beautifully plated. Our friends raved about the food and were so impressed with the overall presentation. I felt that Lauren had a real pulse on the party and everything was totally under control. The kitchen was spotless afterwards and there was nothing for us to do but to have a glass of wine and relax!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica R.
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Our company has already hired Amoraco for 3 events this year. Tamara and her staff are flexible, polite, prompt, and do an amazing job at creating filling finger foods. Amoraco is a great catering option for in-office events, they require very little space/resources to prep. Their presentation is always beautiful. Our guests are always saying how delicious the food is at our events. We would definitely consider Amoraco again in the future.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stanley B.
Verified review

The service was great, the food was delicious. Very friendly staff and great customer service. I highly recommend Global chefz catering to everyone.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frances R.
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Do you want to know the definition of Excellence? Hire Luisa c/o De Cicco's Event Planning! I have never worked with a more professional, friendly company. Luisa has a way of catering to her client's and making them feel like they're at the top of her priority list. If you need her, drop her an E-mail and she IMMEDIATELY gets back to you. Need a personal Chef to teach you how to cook? Luisa can connect you with top of the line quality professional's that KNOW what they're doing in the kitchen. I'm currently taking lesson's from her Chef and I went from being a novice who's food was either bland, burnt and completely un-edible, to a person who can now chop, dice and make a meal so good, my family calls me asking me to cook for them again. Luisa and her staff are so friendly, so welcoming and very attentive to the needs of the client. Luisa has done a fine job in picking her staff and I’m extremely happy I hired her company because it was worth every penny.

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane H.
Verified review

We were extremely happy with the catering services that Manjar provided for a small cocktail party to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. Adolfo and his team were professional and attentive and went above and beyond to make the occasion special. The passed appetizers were delicious and presented beautifully. We can't thank Adolfo enough for his attention to detail and his personalized service that allowed us to enjoy the party and not have to worry about anything.

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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.
Verified review

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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
June B.
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f despite that it was thanksiving day, and she had her own family, Chef Aless catered my family's special day with superb attention to both the food, which was beyond delicious and plentiful, and presentation. She arrived early with a trolley full of delectable hors d'oeuvres, the best turkey ever baked, and containers full of great accompanying veggies. This was the first time I have ever needed outside catering, but the experience of having Chef Aless was so seamless, and the food was so perfect, that even if I have to invent an occasion,which I will, I know she could handle it with a touch of that marvelous French charm and expertise, and very little interference from me! I'm a cook,specifically a baker. but Chef Aless is a master, and everything was delivered expeditiously and promptly. And with heart... A truly wonderful experience. Thank you so much Alessandra. JuneBarsalona

  • 6 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Reuel R.
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Chef Stenneth Grant and his business partner Shanique Walker lent their exquisite culinary and catering talents to our wedding to glittering effect. We could not have been happier with their service and the sumptuous spread they prepared for us and our guests at the dinner reception. The menu was a thoughtfully curated mix of African-American, Caribbean, and Asian inspired cuisine, with options for both non-vegetarians and vegetarians. Not only was the food flavorful and delicious, it was also beautifully garnished and presented. Our guests raved about every single dish and were practically falling over themselves to grab seconds. Not surprisingly, several of them have asked for Stenneth and Shanique's contact information and plan to hire them for their own upcoming events. It's true what they say: word-of-mouth is the best recommendation; and these satisfied guests were singing Stenneth and Shanique's praises. To top it all off, the two exude utter professionalism as well as genuine warmth and passion about what they do. Although we contacted them somewhat late in the planning process to cater our wedding, they easily accommodated us, even putting together a free tasting on relatively short notice. They were punctual in delivering the food and their set up was speedy and seamless. All in all, it was an unqualified pleasure working with Stenneth and Shainique. We're still savoring the memories of their excellent cuisine and service. I hope we'll have occasion to hire them again. It hasn't been a week since our wedding and one of our guests already has hired them to cater an event--and on short notice to boot. How's that for validation! You can't go wrong with this excellent team! Thanks, Stenneth and Shanique! You're the best!

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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.
Verified review

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
Lisandra P.
Verified review

T & C Catering did an incredible job for our daughter's Sweet Sixteen. If you want great food, presentation, and reasonable prices, then T & C is the right caterer for you! From the tastings, to menu planning, to execution on the day of our daughter’s Sweet Sixteen, Carol and her staff were remarkable. Carol was so easy to work with and accommodated our request. We are truly grateful…... They catered to both the adults and the teenagers with appetizers such as (sliders, chicken & waffles & scallops wrapped in bacon). My guests are still talking about the delicious sliders (big hit with the younger generation). We had a Caribbean theme that consisted of Jerk chicken, Curry chicken, Oxtails (my daughters favorite) etc. All of the guests raved about the food and the attentiveness of the serving staff. I cannot say enough about T & C Catering, Thank you to the Chef for making the delicious food. You are definitely getting so much more when you hire them. I will absolutely without a doubt hire them for future events. Best, Eric & Lisandra

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Celestial Touch Catering
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melva C.
Verified review

Brenda and her staff did a wonderful job catering my wedding on June 3, 2017. Everyone commented how good the food was and even the coffee!. Her pricing and professionalism was exceptional. I will definitely use them again for any other family event. I would highly recommend them.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faye B.
Verified review

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.

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
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JP and his team were fantastic and we look forward to working with him again. He catered an event for 120 guests the night before our wedding so it was pretty important to us that it went right! The food was delicious, we still have friends telling us how much they loved it. He really goes above and beyond to ensure a good experience and provided us with many more dishes than we had anticipated. I would absolutely recommend him.

  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina B.
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I dropped off something to a baby shower & BK Catering was setting up the food & bar areas. Everything was organized & well placed. Mrs Lee was pleasant & offered me a tasting of a selection. Honey Ginger wings were outstanding!

Elemental Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sabrina C.
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We're so thrilled to have found Larry and Elemental Catering on Thumbtack. We hired them for our wedding day and had a very specific budget. Larry and his team were SO flexible and worked with us to refine the menu and service staff to meet our needs and vision. The food is incredible! We so appreciate Elemental Catering's professionalism and customer service - impeccable and wonderful as the food! Thanks for helping make our special day stress-free and delicious for our guests. XO :)

  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Nilsa O.
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Her cooking is exceptional. I have had quite a few dishes that are truly unique and absolutely delicious. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with her catering skills. In addition to her cooking, Germaine has also been more of a partner. She is very creative and has come up with ideas on how to lay things out, decorate and tie everything together for a great experience. I am a firm believer that the ambiance and setting of an event just highlights the overall experience. I would highly recommend her for any event. She has handled events as small as a 8 person meeting with clients to 300+ person event for one of my offices.

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Studio Event Staffing
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

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!!

Throughmykitchen LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon B.
Verified review

I hired Evelyn to cater my daughters quinceañera (sweet 15) and the food was absolutely amazing! We ordered perni, arroz gandules, potato salad, ceviche plus a few other things and every meal was seasoned to perfection. My guest loved the food and by the end of the night all the food was gone. Thank you Evelyn, the next time we have an event or occasion that we need catering for I will definitely hire you again.

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.

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Need Buffet Catering Services for Graduation Party

Glastonbury, CT

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Dinner buffett style graduation part weekday 6:00pm
  • $35
    Average price

Need Catering Services

Monroe, CT

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Event is June 8, cocktail hour and hour'd voures table to begin at 7pm; no need for passed food at this time. Suggest 5 - 7 items (a few cold and a few warm). 8pm dinner should be served, 3 or 4 course First Course -- Salad (no choice; single type) Second Course (optional does not need to have) -- Soup or Pasta Main - Two choices; One meat, one fish; sides of 1 starch and 1 vegetable Dessert - Either passed cake (no choice; single type) or dessert station with a few choices (small plates) Bartender must be provided with caterer, and must be certified (or licensed; whatever it is in CT). Caterer to provide all drinks. Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale 3 Beer Choices Rum, Vodka, Whiskey (no specialty liquors needed e.g. After Shock, Jager, etc.); Medium Shelf (e.g. no Goose, etc.). Cranberry, Seltzer, Soda Water, Orange Juice
  • $35
    Average price

Need a Caterer

Newburgh, NY

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Not quite sure about the type of food I want to serve. Perhaps finger foods selection
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