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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 137 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aravind N.
Verified review

Ellen was instrumental in catering at our home for my wife's birthday event. Food was plentiful, varied and delicious. Ellen worked with our palate, our specific requirements (vegetarian) and home setup to provide an excellent spread for our us and our guests. She came up with creative ideas to add flavor and variety and worked extra hard to provide impeccable service. Both Ellen and her delicious food were stars at the party.

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David H.
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The second I opened up Every Detail Catering's menu, I was in heaven. Communicating with Chuck Cohen by email was fast and helpful, but he was extremely helpful when we talked on the phone. He helped me plan out the menu for our event by making suggestions that improved on my original ideas. He was responsive to my need for gluten-free and vegetarian options. He and Maria showed up at my house on time. The food was hot. He gave me precise and clear directions for serving the food at the appropriate time. Everything worked like clockwork. Best of all, everything that Every Detail Catering made was delicious. Our guests were knocked out by the food! I can't wait to have an occasion to go back to Chuck for catering in the future. Worth every penny!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anya C.
Verified review

All I can say is wow!!!! Chef Chris and the rest of the New York Catering Service team were amazing from start to finish. Chef Chris worked with me on a menu that fit my needs and dietary restrictions. He was so helpful with all the planning that goes into throwing a party. I’ve never done this before, so I was a bit nervous about the logistics, but Chris and his team made it absolutely seamless! I cannot wait for the next one!!! Highly recommended!!!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 85 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
Heather K.
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From the moment I was fortunate enough to find Tamara thru a Google search she was attentive and helpful. I was threw a baby shower for my sister in NY; I live in Georgia. I knew I was in capable hands with Tamara right off the bat. Her menu was eclectic and accommodating. Full service! Tamara arrived the morning of the shower 45 minutes early to set up. She stayed throughout making sure the good was warm, the drinks remained full and always had a smile on her face. I would highly recommend Tamara and Amoraco catering for any special occasion one might have...large or small!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Johan D.
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Highly recommended for any catering job

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  • 68 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberto M.
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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 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline U.
Verified review

Chef Adolfo and his crew did a fantastic job my birthday party. Our party was planned last minute and we hired Adolfo only a few days before the event. As you can imagine we were very nervous and hesitant to hire someone with such short notice, but he did not disappoint. The food choices were excellent, we were able to pick exactly the menu items we wanted and it was put together in our own kitchen. The food was delicious and the presentation was impressive. It was a hassle free party. His staff was very helpful and professional. I highly recommend Manjar Catering Boutique to anybody looking for a caterer. Adolfo was very attentive and very professional at all times. Thank you Adolfo!

  • 6 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Bhavna G.
Verified review

Stenneth was very professional and prompt in all my interactions. He created a great menu to fit vegeterian and vegan dishes. He willingly travelled more than an hour to accomodate food sampling for my family and I before we committed to hire him. His dishes were delicious and unique!

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samuel A.
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Mike, was an absolute pleasure to work with for the catering of our wedding. He was very flexible with meetings. He would meet with short-term notice. He went above and beyind his normal catering responsibilities. His quality of customer service was exceptional. His food was delicious. He prepares a mean tilapia! He was very generous throughout the process. He was very knowledgable and helpful when recommending other venders to use for our event. I look forward to recommending him to family and friend's and hope to work with him again in the future.

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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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

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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

Celestial Touch helped me with the catering of a special event for my company. Celestial Touch provided excellent food and fantastic service! They worked with our budget and were prompt, helpful, and friendly.

Aromas Boutique Bakery
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy H.
Verified review

Great experience. Jo-anne from Aromas was extremely friendly and made the catering/delivery process a breeze. The waffles were a success at our event and the toppings were extremely tasty. The cards provided denoting what type of toppings there were was a great touch. Thank you for the complementary pumpkin bread!

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Benjamin Q.
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Claude and Craig were fantastic, catering events on 3 consecutive days for me a week ago, with less than 2 weeks to do it. They were very kind, and are talented, producing a spread each day that everyone enjoyed a lot, and were punctual, swift in setting up and breaking down, which they did discretely as the party continued on around them. The well-abled duo was able to handle a somewhat complex arrangement in a short window (and popular time) with excellent communication, and offered competitive rates, especially for the use of better ingredients (organic & non-GMO). I would and have already recommended them to friends. Unique dishes, down-home style cooking, with flairs of other cultures mixed in - thoroughly enjoyable. The veggie eggplant lasagna was a big hit, among others.

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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
Musi Q.
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JP catered a party for us of about 40 adults and 20 kids and we had a great experience working with him - highly recommend his services! He was responsive and flexible during the planning phase, able to modify his gameplan day-of when our rooftop venue got rained out :( and prepped and served the food efficiently, beautifully and notably, without needing anything from us as hosts, letting us truly enjoy the party. On top of all that, all the guests loved the food itself and several have inquired about contacting JP for their own events. I’m happy to make those connections because JP is truly a great chef and a consummate professional!

  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Pascaline F.
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Chef Rob and his crew catered a suprise birthday dinner for me and all i can say is the service and my oh my the food was just soooooo good. Word's cannot explain it. And you get a lot of food for your money. He made cocktail shrimp as one of the appetizers and the shrimp used was the jumbo size shrimp. Who does that this days..just chef Rob. Chef Rob was very attentive to the special needs that I had to the flavor and taste of the menu item's that I choose. Outstanding. .will use this service again

  • 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!!

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 New Milford

Need a Caterer to Prepare a Casual American Cuisine and Appetizers for a Cocktail Party

Long Island City, NY

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Details
    Only need appetizers

Need Formal American Cuisine Catering Service for a Wedding

Mount Laurel, NJ

  • Type of catering needed
    Plated meal
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - formal
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    Wedding
  • $5000
    Average price

Need a Caterer for July 12, 2014

Whitehall, PA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, Italian
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    stations for dinner and passed hodevers cocktail hour or served dinner wine beer and 2 special drinks
  • $5000
    Average price
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