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Trenton Wedding Caterers

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  • 17 years in business
  • 251 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 111 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 142 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.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carly B.
Verified review

I honestly wish that we could give them 10 starts. From the START Shannon and her team were nothing but amazing. They were friendly, professional, and their food was incredible! During our wedding planning experience, Shannon not only acted as a our caterer, but she acted as a member of our family. She was always present to talk to, she was encouraging, she was kind, she was excited for us to get married and she made sure that we did not have to worry about A THING! She made sure that every little detail was done, and that if we had any questions, we could ask her ( even if it was not catering related). Shannon made sure that every bit of food was something that my wife and I would love, and she even remembered every little detail of my wife's picky eating! On the day of our wedding we did not have to worry about A THING! Why? Because Shannon and her team handled it. They made sure that our bridal party had snacks and things to munch on ( and drink) while guests were arriving and she made sure to serve my wife and I during the reception. Shannon and her team have become great friends of ours through this experience and weeks later she even ended up catering my sister in laws wedding because our family loved her food so much! THEY WILL NOT UPSET! HIRE THEM and you will be SO GLAD you did!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 88 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!

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 102 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.

A Taste of Paradise Catering
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 60 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 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tuere M.
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. 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 & Waffles Salad Course with an Organic Spring Salad Main 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 food was absolutely delicious! I would highly recommend Kulinary Kings for your next event!

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Harvest Specialty Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer N.
Verified review

Sodiah and her team did a fantastic job catering our wedding! She was super easy to contact before the wedding and fulfilled our last minute requests! The food was absolutely perfect, as well as its presentation, and I had many guests complimenting the fantastic job they did! They were very organized that day and her team was always ready to help when you needed something! Overall everything turned out as perfect as can be!

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 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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F.I.G. Catering
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria S.
Verified review

Beginning with our first interaction I felt at ease trusting my special day to nick and beau. They showed incredible attention to detail and went above and beyond the day of my wedding reception. THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. Even after moving around the schedule many times the day of, they still delivered. I had guest after guest asking who had catered the food that evening. Healthy, original and delicious, they really impressed!!

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Now That Was A Great Party
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 29 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.

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 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 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.

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Dream Events by Dani
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dee J.
Verified review

Hired for Candy Bar Set-up at my wedding yesterday. Patricia was a pleasure to work with, very accommodating. The table was a big hit- can’t thank her enough! Will definitely use again in the future.

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!

Bee&Jay Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Syreeta P.
Verified review

We hired beeandjay’s catering for our wedding and I must say we were very pleased with how professional they were. We were also very grateful that they allowed us to have a hand in our menu choice. All the other catering companies we called had menu choices for us to pick from and it was things I nor my husband ate. Beeandjay’s catering was understanding of any changes that we made. The day of the wedding they arrived early to make sure everything was running smoothly. I highly recommend beeandjay’s catering for your next event.

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. :-)

Marita Lynn Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Juan H.
Verified review

Maritas Catering is the best as in food, customer services, great planner and always giving the 100%! Definitely would recommend to people.

  • 10 years in business
Valerie C.
Verified review

The food was delicious and very flavorful and the service was great from the whole Sister's soul food team. They showed up on time and set everything up in a timely matter. I highly recommend Sister's for any type of event your having.

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.

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 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 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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