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Rutherford Creative Caterers

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
Dana K.
Verified review

The food was Fabulous. The caterer was late and didn't tell me that she doesn't provide heating trays or any utensils etc. I didn't ask about those things because all the other caterers supply them and I just assumed she would as well. Otherwise, Ellen is a very nice person and did a great job. I was happy with the food and service.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
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Pam P.
Verified review

Santisi Catering Bartending and Event Staff supplied a server Wren for my BBQ. She did a great job setting up, maintaining the buffet, and helping clean up. Highly recommended.

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Effie P.
Verified review

First time using thumbtack - Charly was communicative, instructive and gave great guidance for what our event should look like. He arrived early and beyond prepared. He managed a kitchen like it was his own and the food was beautifully presented but also delicious! Creative and able to roll with whatever came his way. He was also charming with all our guests. Thank you for everything.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jessie Y.
Verified review

Chef Nirschel was responsive, professional, creative, and an overall blast to work with. He prepared amazing food and was the center of a glorious party. It was amazing to have seen him in action!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joyce K.
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I found Bacco Caterers on Thumbtack. I was impressed with the five stars and the reviews, so I contacted Chef Lauren to begin to see if she was the caterer for us—and was she ever! Joyce and I wanted to include our friends and family in our marriage anniversary celebration in our Brooklyn home. We are novice Open House hosts and Lauren advised us re details we would never have thought of, including in our menu selections. Her staff, chef Amanda and sous chef Laura, created freshly made hors d’hoeuvres in our kitchen as the party occurred, superb finger food that was varied, interesting, and delicious! People, including us, loved it. The servers Karen, Tony, and Kevin, and bartender Elroy were unobtrusively attentive and friendly to our guests. Our party took place on two floors and the yard, and the staff kept the food appearing and the empty glasses disappearing with seeming effortlessness. Many guests commented on how comfortable they made everyone feel, contributing to the general sense of joyousness. In spite of our request for no gifts, or perhaps because of it, many of our 50 guests brought flowers. As soon as I was handed the bouquets, Tony would appear and would arrange them in vases I had directed him to when flowers first arrived. I was free during the whole party to visit with my friends and family. I, who am not a party-person, enjoyed myself fully during this celebration, and I am grateful to Chef Lauren and her staff for the many ways (including a fantastic clean-up) they helped make that possible. Inez

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  • 7 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
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Jen W.
Verified review

Chef Wayne did an amazing job for my husbands surprise 40th Birthday private dinner at our home! We had a 5 course meal (but we only made it to the 4th!) Every single meal was creative and not anything like we've ever tasted. We opted for a more Caribbean/Surf and Turf fusion and Chef Wayne nailed it. The presentation of each dish was wonderful. He is very responsive as well. This was the first time I've ever done this so I had my fingers crossed, but everything was a success. :) Thank you Chef Wayne!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Lindsey F.
Verified review

I used Tamara for my engagement party and she was fantastic! I had about 60 people and we started with passed h'ourderves during a cocktail hour in one room (she provided the staff and a bartender). While this happened she was setting up the buffet dinner in another room. She let me know when it was ready and then (timing was flawless) we moved into the second room for dinner. My friends and family raved about the food, which included gluten-free and vegan options as many had dietary restrictions. We had a French theme as I had gotten engaged in France and Tamara worked with me on a French menu, including a delicious chocolate-hazelnut crepe desert with fresh berries. She was totally on-point with timing, presentation, and professional execution, including proactively handling things like insurance with the building so it wasn't a hassle for me. The reason I initially chose her was because she was more reasonable than the other bids I received for caterers in New York but she offered identical services to what they had proposed and she went the extra mile the day of the event. I will definitely be using her again and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I am still receiving compliments on her food and the friendliness/professionalism of her staff.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Sam L.
Verified review

Great Caterers, great food, great setup, easy to work with.

Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah C.
Verified review

We are so happy to have chosen Manjar to cater our New Year's Day party. Experience with a variety of caterers over the years has shown how hard it can be to find someone who is responsive during the planning process and provides excellent food and service. Everything we had on our menu was delicious! Hosting a group of well-traveled, adventurous eaters, having highly flavorful dishes, aesthetically presented, is always a goal. Thanks to Adolpho and his staff that was exactly what we got. We would order everything again but I must say that everyone agreed that the baby lamb chops were the best they ever had (and this group has had a lot!), and the tuna ceviche was exceptional. But I don't want to slight the other dishes (especially the superb mushroom risotto and vegetable "towers" which were beautiful...I could go on and on). I was impressed from the beginning with our first exchanges through Thumbtack. Adolpho mentioned doing a walk-through months before to see our physical set-up. Besides the hour I'm sure it took him to get here, we spent another hour talking and making final plans. I never felt rushed; he is a great listener. He asked questions that I wouldn't have considered and the party was all the better for that. We felt totally pampered and relaxed throughout the evening. The kitchen was left immaculate. Adolpho captures what is, to me, the best combination of professionalism and warmth. He is simply delightful to work with, as are his staff. We are so grateful to have found him and look forward to our next party with Manjar. Deborah Corbett Montclair, New Jersey

LCI Caterers
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Susan D.
Verified review

I was planning a last minute 50th for my husband which I was planning on doing everything myself because it was so last minute. I decided to go with a BBQ even though I knew a family member would be at the grill all day and not be able to enjoy the party. During my planning, I went to a party that Joe was catering. I was so impressed with Joe that I went over and asked if he would be available for my date knowing it was a long shot. Of course he had other parties that day. However, after speaking to him for a while, he was sympathetic to my needs and asked me to give him a call that week and he will check to see if he can put together a team to work my party, but he wanted me to understand he would not be there personally. I understood and trusted his staff would do a good job. I called him that week. First let me start by saying Joe is the most friendly, stand up business man I have ever done business with. He was so helpful with planning my menu and giving me different ideas. Joe's team arrived, set up in 10 minutes and started cooking immediately. They came with some food already prepared so my guest could start while the grill was heating up. The food was delicious from the BBQ meats, the sides and the salads. Joe provided more than enough to serve people twice even three times plus I had left overs. The best part, Joe showed up to check on how everything was going which was not necessary because his staff was professional, friendly and experienced. Like I said, Joe's a great guy. When the crew left, everything was cleaned up and my left overs put to the side. I am still getting calls from my guests telling me what a great BBQ I had, complimenting the food and the staff. LCI Caterers saved me. Joe and his crew made my party a huge success. I will not only use Joe for any future BBQ parties but he will be my go to caterer for all my catering needs. Thanks again Joe.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren B.
Verified review

Erika was delightful! Her food was of the highest quality, tasted fantastic and was very creative. She was able to cater to the people in our group with specific dietary needs without shortchanging those without challenges. Erika was easy to work with and we'd gladly hire her again.

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jenn K.
Verified review

Chef Martin is amazing! He was so communicative and set an amazing menu from the beginning. His prices are also much more reasonable fair than other caterers I’ve spoken with. We used him for our daughters birthday party, and we had 60 guests. On the day of the event, Chef went above and beyond to ensure he provided a beautiful presentation, delicious food, and professional service. I would highly recommend!

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HighLife Productions LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mimi H.
Verified review

Tyler and his very attractive male model bartenders did an excellent job serving drinks at our corporate holiday party. They came up with a fun, creative and delicious holiday cocktail to serve to the guests, which was a huge crowd pleaser. We will definitely be hiring Tyler 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
Abby B.
Verified review

Peter and his team were absolutely amazing. Not only was he great at communicating with me prior to the event, but he also offered many delicious options for the menu to ensure there would be something for everyone at my party. The team was on time and very respectful of the staff and the space, putting together a lovely set-up with flowers (!) that made the event feel that much more special. The food and drinks were delicious. My personal favorite were the pulled pork sliders and mojitos, but everyone raved about how delicious all of our appetizers were. Peter even sent a special plate over to me (the host) to ensure I'd have a chance both to eat and sample his delicious menu. I cannot say enough about the friendliness of him and his staff throughout the night. They were just so thoughtful and professional. I would (and will!) absolutely hire Peter and Creative Table Catering again in the future. My friends were also very impressed by him and the value of the services he offered at my event. In a city with innumerable options for caterers, I would highly recommend Peter for any event you have. He made my special night a celebration to remember.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Jacqueline P.
Verified review

I have had the please of many tasty dinners from "Indulge" over the past few years. There are many words to use to complement Oscar in is choices of creative dining. creative,unique,very pleasureable to the palett. colorful. The eye appeal makes you want to extend your look before you reach for your fork. He uses only the finest of fresh herbs. He is a fine person with a great personality. You can tell his passion is to please his clients. He generally goes beyond the call of what is expected.

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

Delicious,creative food,very good presentation! Her team was very professional and they did a great job hosting my sons bday party!

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Harvest Specialty Catering
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy W.
Verified review

Our experience with Harvest Specialty Catering and Jason was all that I could ask for. We chose this company for our daughter's barn wedding. Initially, Jason was willing to work with us for a limited portion of our event, something many caterers are NOT willing to do. After time (and a taste testing!) we opted to use him for all but dessert (we had a friend doing the cake.) We so appreciated his flexibility and willingness to work with us. He accommodated us and our changing needs at all points of our journey, even in the midst of his own challenges with equipment issues. We never knew about his difficulties until later, and not from Jason but the venue staff, as he and his crew pulled off a wonderful dinner. Our wedding guests were very complimentary of the food. On every level, we were thrilled with our choice. I would highly recommend this company for your event, whatever it may be.

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

Amazing, creative catering talent. She goes above and beyond to give customers what they want. Working with her is fun, and she has so much patience and calmness under pressure. Her food is tasteful and beautifully decorated. She always brings excellence everytime.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Miracle Catering LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Franklin M.
Verified review

Creative, flexible, very interesting menu. Easy to work with. I have yet to have the actual party and thus can't give a full review yet. I'll come back and update my review after the event.

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mackey M.
Verified review

Little Pleasures provided an upfront and honest quote with no hidden service charges like some other caterers. Their professionalism was amazing. I felt at ease while planning my event with them!

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