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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 127 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
Declan C.
Verified review

Chef Ellen is great. My third time with her band. Runs a pro catering service. Thoughtful, helps plan the menu, makes the budget work and then, on the day of the event, she and her crew get it done great. From set up to clean up, great. Honestly, you know, throwing a good party for 50-60 people, there's enough to worry about. It's a gift to be able to hand off such an important portion of the affair to a pro like Ellen. Thanks!!

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gregg M.
Verified review

The service was outstanding only to be surpassed by the quality of the food. Everything was delicious and all the guests were raving about everything that was served. The quantity was likewise outstanding as we have leftovers enough for the whole week. I would recommend Chuck and his wife to anyone looking for home catering services. It was truly an incredibly lucky find and I'm so glad I hired him for this special occasion. He really made the day extra special and one to remember.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly T.
Verified review

My husband and I were looking for a kind, friendly and personable bartender. After the reading the reviews for Santisi Catering, we decided to book and I am glad that we did. Our Bartender name was Kimberly(same as mine) and I said to myself " we have the same name so I know she will be wonderful". Kim was everything that we wanted in a bartender. I couldn't believe that she went into help mode from the moment she walked in the door, quickly saying "what do you need me to do" and " I will do it for you". We are already lookin forward to doing business again with Santisi Catering. Highly recommended.

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ivy Z.
Verified review

Everything was perfect. Food and service were outstanding. I would definitely recommend Provencharly for any event or private get togethers.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brooke A.
Verified review

Chris Nirschel & his team were absolutely fabulous!! NY Catering Service catered a party for my boyfriend's parents' 45th wedding anniversary and i have nothing but wonderful things to say. The Night went smooth & everything was PERFECT!! The food Fantastic, Chris is super friendly, passionate about food, professional & still totally personable! He & his staff were very easy to interact with & they went above and beyond,to ensure all the little details were covered. I am so grateful & i highly recommend the NY Catering Company to anyone looking to enjoy a party they r throwing without having to stress over the food etc-Chris and his team have it all covered!! I give them an A++++++

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Diane M.
Verified review

This is a first class professional catering service. You really do get what you pay for: not only was the food delicious, but Lauren and her team were superb: very sweet, but also very efficient, paying attention to every detail, and giving us precious advice when needed. Our bartender (whom we had hired separetly because we had a previous relationship with him) failed to show up and Lauren immediately and seamlessly fixed that glitch by re-organizing her staff and deploying 2 of them to tend bar. Every aspect of the service was very good. We cannot recommend them enough and will use them again. Thank you Lauren, Tony, John and all the others.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
David L.
Verified review

Global Chefz Catering was professional,clean, and organized. I will be calling again!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Denise P.
Verified review

Tamara and her staff were wonderful,from beginning to the end of the event. Tamara returned every phone call and email at a lightening speed response. The food and presentation was so well done and delicious. I would highly recommend her services. I hit a home run whenI found Amoraco catering services. My daughter will never forget her 30th birthday party.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eva B.
Verified review

Dear Luisa, Just wanted to let you know that the Shower was a huge success. I received many compliments on the food choice and everything was delicious. Your staff was absolutely wonderful, they went up and beyond to make this event run smoothly. I love Francesca she did an amazing job. I would definitely refer your catering service to everyone I know and would definitely use you for all other events in the future.

Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires 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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Chef Aless
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lori N.
Verified review

A successful summer in Southampton is a tall order and finding a great chef isn't easy. I was introduced to Chef Aless in 2016 and it was a blessing. She helped make this one of the best years to date. Her menus are consistently delicious and elegant. We have had the pleasure of her being in charge of the kitchen for 20 and 300 guests and she maintains the same cheerful disposition even when curveballs are thrown at her. I highly recommend her for all your catering needs. Lori N House Manager,Southampton NY

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Moses S.
Verified review

Experienced Chef Martin always surprise his customers with a new and delicious plates. All guests of different events admired the type of extraordinary food presented by him. We will always have those unforgettable dishes in our minds. We strongly recommend his excellent catering services of all occasions.

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HighLife Productions LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 54 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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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vonnie B.
Verified review

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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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Claudia O.
Verified review

May 18, 2012 Chef Monterroso's services were a " 40th " birthday gift to my nephew who lives in New York. I, however, am located in Arizona and had made the arrangements over the telephone. His pleasant tone, accomodating demeanor, warmth and customer service skills are absolutely amazing. He was so intuitive regarding the menu choices and other requests that I knew immediately that he would be my choice. My nephew and his family were totally pleased. He telephoned me the moment Chef Oscar left his home. My nephew said he was totally blown away by the professionalism, warmth, customer service skills, knowledge and overall service. He could not say enough complimentary things about the food preparation, taste and choices. He and his wife are already making plans to contact him for several upcoming occasions. I would definitely recommend him to any one whether in state or out of state. You definitely get MORE than your money's worth. ONE DRAWBACK: I wish I had been there to savor all of the great food about which my nephew raved. LOL

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Dana W.
Verified review

As someone who is obsessed with food, I know good from mediocre, and mediocre from just plain bad. I am also someone has ZERO capacity to cook for more than, like, 1-2 people at a time…tops 4….but I happen to have a big extended family and group of friends that LOVES to entertain and BE entertained. So, on one hand it’s great because it gives me LOTS of excuses to eat wonderful food to my heart’s content (yay cheat days!); on the other hand, I have panic attacks just THINKING about preparing for one of these parties in terms of planning menus, figuring out what and how much stuff to make, shopping, prepping, cooking, cleaning, etc My heart is actually starting to race right now just WRITING about it!!! However, about 7 years ago, I found my secret weapon. I was at an event my old job was hosting, and the food was AMAZING and so creative and delicious. The theme was gourmet comfort food, and I’ll never forget it because I LOVE comfort food, and the dishes they served at the event were such cool, delicious, creative versions of some of my favorites. I was in the restroom at some point fixing my make-up, and a Chef Alana happened to be at the sink as well. We just started chatting and I liked her instantly. She has such a great energy that you will notice right away when you meet her (and you SHOULD meet her!) As it happened, I was in the beginning stages of planning a holiday party with my sister, and we were tying to decide what to do about food. When I mentioned this to Chef Alana, she immediately threw like 3 great potential ideas at me!!! We exchanged info and I contacted her the next day. We talked about the details of the party, the types of guests they would be there, particular tastes, requirements, special dietary needs of some of the guests, etc. and she said she'd whip up a proposal and get back to me. Two days later she sent me an EPIC menu, layout of how she and her staff would work, breakdown of her price and some great tips as well! I hired her the second I was finished reading....and the rest is history. Chef Alana and her staff have done every single event I have ever needed catered,since then, as well as many for people I have referred her to. On a totally opposite note from being an obsessed foodie and big entertainer/entertainee, I happen to also be a former figure competitor (a category in the bodybuilding world). Now, while I don’t seek out the healthiest dishes when planning a party or family gathering, Chef Alana’s food almost always can be considered “healthy” in that she only uses the freshest ingredients and every single element of every dish is homemade. She skimps on NOTHING in terms of quality, freshness and authenticity. But I digress. The real point I was about to make is that for the two years I was competing, I hired Chef Alana to do all of my meal prepping and delivery. We thoroughly discussed my needs and preferences — which were VERY picky and obnoxious — and she NAILED it every single week. The amount of time and frustration she saved me during that already-stressful time was PRICELESS. I refer all of my friends and family to Chef Alana and her Most Wanted Chef staff any chance I get. She is that good. I actually hate making recommendations to people on services and products, etc. in case things don’t go well and then I’d feel responsible. In all honesty, though, I NEVER hesitate to recommend Chef Alana/Most Wanted Chef, and I will continue to tout her services and UTILIZE her services every chance I get. Do yourself a favor if you have ANY need for a caterer or a private chef - reach out to Chef Alana, be prepared to be blown away, and see why she really is the Most Wanted Chef.

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Roberta M.
Verified review

The best experience with a catering service I ever had. Service for 45 people without missing a beat.

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Harvest Specialty Catering
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Elio B.
Verified review

You could not go wrong by choosing Harvest Specialty Catering! Jason and Stella took such amazing care of our guests, who were all family and close friends. They were extremely professional, prompt, courteous, and as hoped, the food was amazing. We chose Harvest Specialty Catering to cater our sons 1st Birthday and we had brunch: the omelette station was a huge hit and the chicken parm was amazing, as well as the rest of our meal. We will definitely be using them for future parties and highly recommend to anyone looking for a caterer that will not disappoint!

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 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.

Celestial Touch Catering
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Angie F.
Verified review

Have had catering services on many occasions from Celestial Touch, one being my rehearsal dinner. The food consistently has great flavor and well presented. Have also had the pleasure of great service and much enthusiasm in the planning process for events.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tylan C.
Verified review

I threw a catered birthday party, and upon signing up with Thumbtack, Brooklyn Kitchen got back to me in the hour. Throughout the entire process, their responsiveness was always immediate and thorough, anytime I had a question, and we were even able to set up a call to discuss the catering. The food was delivered promptly and ready to present/serve, friends raved about the wings at the party and the NEXT DAY. Highly recommend.

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Need catering (full service)

Newark, NJ

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
    Other (Finger food / small plates)
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    75-100
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions, Nut / Allergen-free, Vegetarian
  • Details
    Some vegetarian and nut allergy plates .. Mainly no allergies
  • $1021.25
    Average price

Need catering (drop-off)

Newark, NJ

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    150-200
  • Budget per person
  • Details
    Be able to provide a diverse menu, utensils, drinks, options for vegetarian people, and deliver.
  • $14
    Average price

Need Caterer

Newark, NJ

  • Event type
    Summer party
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Dishes and beverages
    Main course(s), Side dish(es)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Caribbean / Cajun
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    75-100
  • Budget per person
    $10-$20 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Outdoors
  • $1421
    Average price
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