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Trenton Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Trenton.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 265 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica L.
Verified review

Chef Tony is amazing! He created the perfect menu and fabulous dining experience for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary and he even personalized their dessert! The food was sensational from presentation to every last morsel devoured. Superb seasoning in every course complimented by his perfect wine pairings. We will be seeing much more of Chef Tony. A truly fantastic evening!

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jarrett M.
Verified review

We hired Every Detail Catering for our wedding of 100+ guests on 5/20/17 and they exceeded all expectations! We couldn't of been happier with the service and most importantly all the food was amazing – our guests have been raving about it for weeks now. Chuck and Maria take catering to a whole new level and truly have every detail covered. I would recommend Every Detail Catering to anyone without hesitation.

Feast Caterer
4.8
from 73 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Reese J.
Verified review

I have a lot to say about Chef Anton (Feast catering), in hopes of conveying my appreciation for all the work he and his team did and also to encourage you to hire him NOW! I reached out on Thumbtack in search of a wedding caterer. Chef Anton got back to me right away. He said he could honor our budget and he took the time to tell me about all the food he offers. Then Chef Anton invited us over for a tasting. He were sold right away. His professionalism, service, and of course the quality of the food blew us away. Next, Chef Anton agreed to come to our venue upon the event coordinator's request....didn't complain, didn't charge us for his time, just showed up ready to work. He toured the venue and had amazing ideas regarding where to set up, serve, etc. Then came the big day. Chef Anton was punctual as always and got right to work. The food was awesome as was the service. Chef Anton and his team did all the setting up, serving, and clean up. He had special plates for my wife and I so we didn't have to get up and serve ourselves! An important side note: my father in law made our cake, and Chef Anton ran back to his car to grab a knife so we could get it, then he went out of his way to serve cake to our guests. True professional. At the end of the experience, and in writing this review, I feel very emotional because Anton treated us like family throughout this process. Great food and great guy. Meet him in persona and listen to what he had to offer and he will take care of your event! He was the MVP of our wedding day. Chef Anton, thank you truly and please keep in touch.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate S.
Verified review

Dan and his team provided a cocktail reception menu and service for my outdoor garden wedding of 80 people. Dan was incredibly accommodating, providing a tasting at our home, and being very accessible throughout the planning with any questions I had. His food is beyond excellent, and the price was quite reasonable. Dan and his team of servers and bartenders were prompt in arrival and efficient...when not serving food, they were moving chairs as the even transitioned. I had MANY compliments from my guests on the quality of food, as well as the high standard of service. A server, upon learning the vegetarians in our group, appeared with a tray of bite sized vegetarian fare, just for each of them. The bartenders knew what I wanted to drink as I approached the bar each time. Dan was flexible with his team....allowing me to choose in the moment if I wanted to keep the bartenders or servers later into the night. I would HIGHLY recommend working with Chef Dan for any event!

A Taste of Paradise Catering
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Maryann B.
Verified review

A Taste of Paradise catered my daughters wedding. I have never had better food at a wedding. Everyone enjoyed the food so much they all went back for more. The variety was wonderful, there were several vegetarians who were very excited. Thank you so very much A taste of Paradise for such a fantastic meal. A server was also supplied who could not have a more wonderful person. I cannot say enough how special this made my daughters wedding. Thank you again. Maryann

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tuere Marshall
Verified review

Our experience with Kulinary Kings and Chef Greg Evans was nothing short of amazing! It was our 15th wedding anniversary and we wanted to do a special dinner for our family. There were 9 adults and 2 children. From the service, to the quality of the food, we could not have had a better experience. Our menu consisted of the following:Appetizers of Colossal Shrimp Cocktail and Red Velvet Chicken & WafflesSalad Course with an Organic Spring SaladMain Course of Surf and Turf of Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail, Turf and Turf for my mom who doesn't eat meat, which was a Chilean Sea Bass and Lobster Tail, and this was accompanied with Fresh Garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli. The kids had homemade chicken tenders and fries!The food was absolutely delicious! I would highly recommend Kulinary Kings for your next event!

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Ana S.
Verified review

My husband and I rented a taco truck through Jerry's Kitchen for our engagement party turned surprise wedding and we were nothing short of amazed! We loved that Jerry's Kitchen uses texting for booking and venmo for payments, this really made booking smooth and convenient. Scott was so easy to work with and helpful with finding which truck suited our needs and budget. 5 out of 5 starts for sure! We will definitely be using Jerry's Kitchen for future party needs!

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Now That Was A Great Party
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

We had a backyard wedding for 60 people. Doris was easy to work with, had great ideas and everything was as I'd hoped and envisioned. The food was delicious and plentiful. The staff was amazing and I got compliments on everything. Doris would have helped more, and offered but I love to do the details and rental etc. She would have done "soup to nuts" if I'd wanted her to. Loved every minute and will hire Now That Was a Great Party again and I think my family would too! Thanks Doris and your Gals for making it easy and my dream.

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Celestial Touch Catering
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 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.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pam L.
Verified review

I hired Tanya to provide the food for my daughter's bridal shower. From the moment her first email arrived she had wonderful ideas for the menu I requested. On the morning of the shower she showed up with everything she needed to make her variety of dishes. She even brought her own trash can and trash bags! She cooked for hours before the shower, and the kitchen smelled wonderful. When my guests arrived for a luncheon, we were all surprised and amazed by the beautiful spread of food Tanya provided. The presentation was spectacular, and most importantly, all of Tanya's dishes were delicious. It was such a treat to provide my guests with a variety of unique dishes, and I loved not having to do a thing but enjoy the dishes along with my guests. When the shower was about finished, Tanya had cleaned up my kitchen and it was spotless. I asked her to leave some of the food out for my husband, the groom, and my son, and Tanya beautifully displayed the leftovers on my own platters. I can't wait until our next event, because I want Tanya to come back to my house to work her magic. Thank you Tanya!!!

D'Lish
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Dee D.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of attending a few of Deirdre's catering events. The appetizers and main course were exceptional as was the food presentation.

Dee-Lish..... registered LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn L.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Dee-Lish Catering for any type of event. We hired them for our wedding and they greatly exceeded our expectations! Dena and her staff, Stephanie and Jamie were incredible! The food was amazing and their prices were very fair!!! The entire team was very on top of things from the tasting to the final details on the day of the event. My guests were also very impressed and we received many compliments on the food and the service.

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene B.
Verified review

I became acquainted with Ma'idah Catering Co. at a friend's wedding. The food was beautifully presented and the variety and tastes were awesome. So many people there were just chattering about the food! Since then, my family and others that I know have employed the Ma'idah Catering Co. for all of our affairs. We have the option of choosing our own menu from fresh goods (not canned or already processed), or to use a theme menu presented by Ma'idah. The results have been nothing short of awesome!

Sullivan Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
Verified review

Tom Sullivan Catering was absolutely excellent! My guests were kept very happy with the choices, flavor, and quality of the food for my wedding. I can’t thank Tom enough for his excellent service. He provided everything needed, making my life a whole lot easier his staff was very nice and his bartender was amazing keeping up with my 110 guests with ease!!

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.

Yesh! Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Anna Goldshteyn
    Verified review

    Guys, thank you so much for your amazing food. Everything was on point. My event for 60+ hungry and demanding employees was catered by Honey Bakery and I couldn't ask for a more professional vendor! This was our first but not the last time! A+++++++

    The Proper Palate
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Kerry Penney Driessen
    Verified review

    Thank you Marie for making my life WAY easier !!!!! Having you as my personal meal planner has saved me time and energy in the kitchen. I used to struggle coming up with ideas, but not anymore. Creating something healthy AND delicious is key and she nailed it. Thank you for all that you do for your clients!!!

    Comfort Cravings
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Mikel B.
    Verified review

    Fast, professional responses. The chef is familiar with many cuisines and helped me create a menu that my guests still talk about. The food was so good! I highly recommend hiring Comfort Cravings to cater your event. We loved the food so much that I'm planning to book the chef for a cooking class in my home.

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    Meyers catering
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 21 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    • Top Pro on Thumbtack
    Veronica N.
    Verified review

    I ordered a breakfast from Meyers catering. The food was great, it arrived hot and on time. Everything about their service was excellent from beginning to end.

    Julio’s Mexican cuisine
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Matt A.
    Verified review

    We hired Julio’s Mexican Cuisine to cater our graduation party. They were easy to work with, friendly and accommodating. They were a highlight of the party not to mention their food is amazing! Definitely going to hire them in the future!

    Baldi's Barbecue & Catering
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Karen W.
    Verified review

    She catered my daughter's Outdoor Graduation Party. Her staff came early and went beyond the call of duty, setting up tables & chairs, grilling fantastic tasting food & constantly asking if I needed anything else. I give her company 5 stars. :-)

    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.
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