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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 139 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia V.
Verified review

Working with Ellen was wonderful. Her professionalism, courtesy and thoughtfulness were outstanding. Her food was both delicious and presented beautifully. I am so happy I went with her and will gladly call her again. So low key and genuinely a very nice person. She helped with so many things that were above and beyond her job. I highly recommend Ellen to cater your party. Mine was a small graduation party of 35 people at a community room in a NYC apartment building. It has difficult parking and drop off for all her catering materials. But Ellen made it work. She also helped me plan a very tasteful menu. Also her assistant, Alex, was so professional and diligent. They both really helped make my party a success!

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
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Kara G.
Verified review

Every Detail Catering provided us with an exceptional experience! Chuck and Maria were both fantastic (as well as the server Michelle). The food was great (and plentiful) and they were professional and personable! I'd recommend them to anyone!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
MJ P.
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I use NY Catering Service both personally and professionally. The quality of food is always fresh and outstanding. The attentiveness, professionalism and friendliness of the staff, is always top notch. If you are looking for a catering service that will exceed your expectations each and every time, look no further! Chef Chris Nirschel and his team rock!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dina S.
Verified review

I love Bacco! I called Lauren shortly before my son's communion to inquire about catering lunch for 40. Lauren's suggested menu was perfect and didn't even compare in quality to the other samples I received. The day of the event the food was delivered and set up while we were at church. My guests and I were blown away when we got home to see the food displayed beautifully and it tasted just as great. Perfect luncheon. I can't wait to use Lauren and Bacco again. Everything was just as promised and more!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael V.
Verified review

Tamara was amazing, full stop. She essentially captained a 10-person bar-tending team as well as her expert crew for a 3-hour event that included 300+ people, 2 floors of a venue, and 3 standing bars – and she did it all while delivering a tasty, fresh array of dishes that at least one dozen guests named "amazing." (Personal favorites included the juicy apricot chicken and zesty cous cous, but it was all first-class.) Tamara is a natural event wizard. She's generous with her time and talent and, frankly, amazing to behold on site. She was prompt and professional about communicating her team's needs and even came prepared with additional supplies, showing that she anticipated needs we had not even realized we'd have. (We ultimately needed to rely on all of her resources, and she passed this pressure test with flying colors.) Thumbtack's prompt asks if Tamara went "above and beyond" – we'd say a resounding yes, such that the event would not have been half the success it was without her. She stepped into an informal leadership role over a key component of the evening (the bar and bussing management) when this was far from her stated duties. She was a courteous, engaging, and sharp-eyed director of not only the dinner service, but also the entire room. Tamara has spoiled us for any other catering service, and we can only hope she'll work with us again in the future.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifet R.
Verified review

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
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberto M.
Verified review

I placed a catering order for my Conference Championship Football party this year through DeCicco's and could not be happier. I met with their event planner, Francesca, who I found to be very responsive, attentive and professional. Francesca noted any concerns I had, was quick to quote me a price for the event, and I couldn't find one complaint once the order was fulfilled. She truly is a credit to this organization, and I will definitely be ordering from them again!

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Karen L.
Verified review

Adolfo and his team were FANTASTIC! The food was plentiful, beautifully executed and delicious. I highly recommend and will definitely be using him for our next soirée.

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer O.
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Best experience ever. We needed a bartender for a private birthday party I was organizing for my boss and took a chance on hiring HighLife. Not only did we get a bartender but we got Tyler himself - the owner of HighLife. He was amazing. Our chef we hired from a different company was a disaster and Tyler took it upon himself to help serve the meals, set the tables with wine glasses, pour water/wine throughout dinner, not to mention making the best margaritas on the planet. Extremely reasonable prices with top notch service that is so hard to find these days. Next party I organize I will simply call Tyler. Whether I need a bartender, chef, catering, etc - HighLife will be my only phone call. Thanks for everything!

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 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
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Galerie E.
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My company hired Creative Table Catering for a gallery opening. From the very beginning Peter was very professional, courteous and attentive. He did a wonderful job working within our budget and presented beautiful and delicious food. Peter and his staff were simply a pleasure to work with and I look forward to hiring Creative Table Catering for our next event.

T&C Catering
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Juanita B.
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July 25th, 2015, T&C Catering catered my wedding reception! OMG!! They are so professional and the food is WOW!! You need to have them cater for your next event. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Carol, and your staff. Outstanding job, and we appreciate the extra you did with my wedding coordinator. Love you all! You're the best!! :)

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Harvest Specialty Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Cathie C.
Verified review

It was a pleasure working with Jason and crew for our "Celebration of Life" event. Jason is extremely professional and pays attention to details. The food was hot and delicious. The crew is extremely hard working. I will be recommending Harvest Catering for future events. I am very much a foodie and the brisket and pig was to die for! Great Job Jason!

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Now That Was A Great Party
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Stacey L.
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Five stars doesn't do them justice! Our experience with Ms. Reid-Worthington and everyone at 'Now That Was A Great Party' was outstanding. Ms. Reid-Worthington was a consummate professional from the very first email to the very last moments of our event. Their food was absolutely devoured and received rave reviews from our guests! Ms. Reid-Worthington made such an effort to create a menu that reflected our vision for the day- even taking on special requests. She was open, patient, kind and offered great and helpful suggestions. While this time around we only hired 'Now That Was A Great Party' for catering- I know that they do full event planning, and based on my experiences, I would be extremely confident having them plan my event from start to finish. We had a great feeling right from the start about 'Now That Was A Great Party', and about business owner, Ms. Reid-Worthington, and our instincts were spot on. We're looking forward to working with 'Now That Was A Great Party' for many years to come!

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Celestial Touch Catering
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Helen N.
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Celestial Catering catered my wedding and they did a fabulous job. We got married in July and people are STILL talking aboutbhow wonderful the food was! I would use them for another even without hesitation. They are a great team and so humble. They work perfectly well together and they express not only professionalism but you can feel the passion they have for their business. They are wonderful, warm individuals that I would utilize their services again in a heartbeat.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Karin D.
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Last summer 2016, I had a small intimate brunch for close friends. Cornbread26, were in charge of catering and serving. My friends enjoyed a wonderful vegan spread that consisted of ; crab sliders, macaroni and cheese , and a mouth watering vegetable melody !!! Their signature guava sangria was there to seal this perfect afternoon with friends. Their services was top notch, professional and satisfying and I will be using Cornbread26, this summer for my annual brunch event.

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 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
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina B.
Verified review

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
Adam D.
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I hired elemental catering for my husbands 30 birthday and I struck gold! There food and presentation was absolutely stunning. Everything had a fine dining touch to it. It was very professional and elegant. I am definitely going to hire them again next time I need a caterer. Everyone at the party keeps taking about the food, and many of my friends want to hire them for their parties. Thanks again :)

Cuisine Inspirations, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christian Johnson
Verified review

I can praise Scott enough for the on site catering / chef job he did at our holiday party. Menu setting, preparation and the party were executed flawlessly. Having the confidence in Scott allowed us to entertain our guests and be part of the party. Still today people rave about the party and the deliciously prepared food.

Frecklez
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia A.
Verified review

I haven't had a better experience working with a caterer than I had when working with Frecklez catering. Ativa Rembert really worked hard with us in creating a menu and putting together food options for a holiday party and was willing do whatever it took to make our dreams a reality. She was open to any suggestions we had and was especially great in working with our budget. From first contact it was clear just how passionate she is about her work and she's definitely a pleasure to work with! I now know the first person I'll consider for my next event/occasion!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Catering Service

Intercourse, PA

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Other (irish)
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Other (coffee ern cups punch bowl)
  • Details
    i am interested in beef stew and a few appetizers.
  • $12.5
    Average price

Need a Caterer for a Buffet Catered Event

Ocean City, NJ

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Formal American, Italian
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Small, simple wedding- around 50 guests. linen, flatware and waitstaff included. Looking to spend at most $60 per person.
  • $50
    Average price

Need Pig Roast Catering Services on July 6, 2013

Millville, NJ

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Other (paper products and utensils)
  • Details
    Perferred pig roast
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