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Albuquerque Caterers

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Mon Amis Personal Chefs
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn L.
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Maria contacted me immediately and reviewed the services that Mon Ami provides. We met the next day and agreed on a menu. She is very professional. We are looking forward to the event now that the catering has been arranged.

Chef Myra
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David D.
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I started out having Chef Myra fix a nice birthday dinner for me and a friend. Myra's cooking was so good, I then hired her as a personal chef to come in weekly and cook me dinners for the following week. She's not just good with one-on-one services, though; I know from her excellent resume that she can cater an affair for hundreds of people as well. Give her a try. You won't be disappointed.

Above & Beyond Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Heather W.
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Looking forward to Above and Beyond catering our wedding coming up in September.

Rene F.
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Jennifer Quigg
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jason T.
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My wife and I bought our first home and we wanted to throw a house warming party. Jenn was very professional and was able to come on board last minute and get everything ready on time, and on budget. Everyone enjoyed her food, her company, and had many compliments and would definitely have her cater many more parties. Zoe was surprised and disappointed that there were hardly any leftovers. I would highly recommend Jenn to my friends and family.

  • 12 years in business
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I do my best to tailor menus to clients wants and needs. The safety of my clients and guests are of paramount importance. I play with food and people's senses. What could be more fun?

  • 5 years in business
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I will provide a plated or banquet-type setting to better your dining experience with a top chef and his top cuisine, ranging from Spanish to American foods and European. I also specialize in European cuisine.

  • 6 years in business
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It's deliciousness. Pleasing everyone with my food. I believe everything should taste good.

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Fine catering through-out Northern NM. Offering the best BBQ, Smoked Meats and Red/Green chili, your taste buds will thank you. Passion for cooking, eating and making people happy.

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We offer event planning, meal delivery and personal chef services. Mosaic Cuisine offers world-class services and cuisine for the following: * lavish cocktail parties * elegant dinner parties * extravagant corporate events * signature retreat catering * office lunch delivery We offer panache and a health and nutrition program to help you with your diet and fitness goals.

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We prepare food that is tasteful and soothing to the soul. Some folk refer to this cuisine as slave food because that was the original derivative. The slaves prepared delectable dishes from scraps from their owner's table. Some of my best dishes are fried chicken, blackened catfish (fried or baked), barbecue brisket and ribs, mixed greens kale, mustard, collards and spinach or these can be served individually. I prepare side dishes consist of whatever you may desire and if for some reason I can't prepare it, I will let you know. These foods listed here are prepared seasonally or perhaps a special order, chitlins, neckbones, pigs feet and ears on request and they require at least a week notice.

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Cafe Venture Company own and operates several restaurant concepts with 12 locations in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. Cafe Venture Catering serves meals from the casual boxed team meals beside the bus to full service catered weddings and events. From an amazing hors d' oeuvres selections to Mexican or Italian dishes to our off the grill steaks even BBQ, Cafe Venture Catering can provide the meal perfect for your event. We pride ourselves on creating the perfect menu for each individual client. Our menu is completely customizable. We work to fit your budget. You choose the entree(s), sides, dessert and beverage selections. We can also provide different levels of service, from boxed meals to self-serve and served buffets to full-service plated meals. Cafe Venture Catering can serve parties of 20- 5000+.

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We are a food truck that is offering a variety of cuisines. Our specialty is authentic new Mexican food. We also can cater.

  • 13 years in business
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I have a lot of experience working with high end guests in the luxury hotel business. I come with the highest standards of service. Making someone smile after they take the first bite of whatever I've created is the best feeling.

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Distinctive Catering fills every occasion with excellent food and service. We do offer tastings upon requests, we can help with chairs and tables, and decorations as well. Call us and reserve your day. Serving Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Los Lunas , and surrounding areas. Our specialties include birthdays and weddings but we cater to other events as well. We cater for 2 people or more. Distinctive Catering will surely impress you with excellent service and great food at a very affordable price.

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I am a mobile hotdog vending cart. I am able to do various menus, themed parties, reunions, luncheons, or whatever you may need for a great buffet style. I bring the cart and self-contained food to you, so I do not need to use your resources. I have great customer service. I also do charity events.

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We offer catering, bartending, and serving. We will prepare requested food, deliver, set up, provide servers and bartenders, and clean up catered area.

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I catered mostly all types of concepts: buffets, weddings, business parties, private and personal events, outdoor picnics, special events and company picnics; you name it, and I'll do it. I have 30 years of experience. I will work with my clients with all types budgets. Nothing is too small for my clients. Thank you, and I hope to hear from you.

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We help plan and help the customer get the best results especially those on a limited budget. We guarantee customer satisfaction. I love planning and I especially love baking, cooking and decorating for all occasions.

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We handle all-event catering specializing in Italian in-home lasagna trays, handmade cannolis, and Junior's style NY cheesecake.

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Gauchito Catering is a mobile Argentinean grill. We have empanadas. Do you have a special event planned? Gauchito offers on-site traditional Argentinean asado to your house or any location you want. This includes our delicious chimichurri sauce. You and your guests will just relax and enjoy a superb meal! We deliver empanadas (minimum order size a dozen). You can also try our meals in our food truck located in major Albuquerque events.

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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