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Albuquerque Cheap Wedding Caterers

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

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Mon Amis Personal Chefs
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan S.
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Maria and her servers served 80 people at my son's wedding reception. The food was outstanding and everyone was amazed at how fast everyone was served. Maria took care of more than just the catering - she also helped with the tent, chairs, tables, plates, napkins, silverware, glassware, etc. I highly recommend Maria and Mon Amis Personal Chefs to cater any event you have. They were on time and had the best food - they even made a special dish for our vegetarians. Maria made sure that all of the details were taken care of. If you don't know what Balsamic Pearls are then you need to have Maria cater an event for you :-) They were EXCELLENT - they sure took the stress away from everyone!

  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
April N.
Verified review

We hired to Julia to make our wedding cake and cupcakes. Her frosting is delicious! From the beginning she was very professional, accommodating, friendly, punctual, and overall fantastic! Would recommend her to anyone.

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
Lauren M.
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I have worked with Above & Beyond on several weddings and other events over the past couple of years, and I am always excited to recommend them to my clients. They are very responsive, flexible, their food is delicious, and they offer great service all around. I cannot say enough good things about Above & Beyond, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer for their wedding, or other event.

Black Iron Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Teresa B.
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I can't say enough about Jamie and Scott and the amazing Black Iron team. They handled our wedding, and we received SOOOO many compliments on the tastiness of the food and the fun and unique menu. Jamie and Scott were incredible to work with and I truly feel like they'll be friends for life. I only hope we have more events in the future so we can hang out with them again and have them wow our friends and family.

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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.

  • 2 years in business
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Award Winning Cuisine. Check out our Yelp reviews

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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.

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We offer Argentinean grill [Asados] with camping style serving. We also offer empanadas Argentinian style.

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We provide full-service catering and event planning. Calientes offers a full catering menu featuring the very best in made-from-scratch cooking. From private dinners in your home to large weddings or events, no job is too big or too small.

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My personal experience and attention to detail.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

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.
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