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Santa Fe Caterers

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Bodega Prime
from 9 reviews
    KiKi H.
    Verified review

    Always the best and freshest Santa Fe ingredients! We've worked with Bodega for custom catering at our large summer parties and was never disapplointed. Try her paella! Phenomenal!!

    Faithful Creations Catering
    from 7 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    William S.
    Verified review

    The food arrived right on time. It was set up perfectly and our 40 guests were all pleased with the taste and quality of the choices presented. We will use Faithful Creations Catering again and would recommend them.

    Two Sprout Farm
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Alice D.
    Verified review

    Joe and Kelly from Two Sprout are phenomenal to work with. I've used them on two catering projects for over 150 people and the food is fantastic, fresh, and cooked from scratch. Their service and attention to detail are amazing. From estimating the amount of food to setting up and cleaning up; the process was seamless. They are responsive to all calls, emails and texts and even with my last minute changes to a few items, they handled everything beautifully.They made a tremendous effort to create a beautiful menu within my budget and even saved me time by creating cute labels for all the food, beverages and snacks. I never have to worry when Joe and Kelly are in charge and guests always rave about the food and presentation. I won't use anyone else in the future.

    Jean V.
    Verified review

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    Skillet a Go-Go
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    William B.
    Verified review

    Chef Tanya catered our 20th Wedding Anniversary and the experience was exceptional! She and her talented staff were professional, punctual and flexible. Her dished were quite light, bright and healthy. Her festive cake was truly memorable. She accommodated the various age groups at our event, especially the young adults, showing evidence of her unique ability to teach and share her culinary passion. I would recommend her to anyone planning a special event. Colleen/William Palm Springs CA

    Winona N.
    Verified review

    Nile Cafe and Catering CO. catered our meeting last week. They did an excellent job. Everyone loved the food! Many of those attending had not tasted "Middle Eastern" food before and were pleasantly surprised- many asked where the Nile Cafe is located so they could make a personal visit. The food was hot, fresh in appearance, and enjoyed by all! We will definetly be using them to cater future meetings and would strongly recommend them to anyone catering a meeting or event. We had their catering menu option number 3, a combination of chicken and lamb kebabs. It was an excellent value for high quality cuisine. I personally used their services for our daughter's wedding last summer and everyone was totally amazed with the taste and quality of the food! Far surpassed food normally served at weddings and was still an affordable choice.


    I prepare southeast Asian food (Thai-Cambodian Cuisine). I love to cook with all organic vegetables and ingredients. I care about quality food to eat very much.


    Fine catering through-out Northern NM. Offering the best BBQ, Smoked Meats and Red/Green chili, your taste buds will thank you.


    We are Santa Fe's premier caterers. We do corporate breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and cocktail receptions with over the top hors d'oeuvres. Experience dining in the home by our greats chefs. Full adult beverage service, along with great food is always available.


    Specializing in traditional new Mexican and Spanish foods, desserts and cakes. Started off with a party of 600 and doing a wedding for 500 now in June. Well known for my famous tamales. Certified to go anywhere in New Mexico with current permit.


    We love to make great foods for people who love great food. We have years of experience in preparing all types of wonderful and healthy meals.


    We provide quality food and quality service. We have 16 years of experience. References are available upon request. Try our catering and takeout, and save a bundle.


    Food and Drink is a modern mobile bistro and catering company designed for casual community dining, events, classes and custom gatherings.


    We provide catering services of all kinds, either by handling the event ourselves, or by using one of several client caterers in our area.


    I am a culinary graduate certified in hospitality, nutrition, confectionery arts, pastry and the basic fundamentals. I am open to requests and dietary needs. I am available for all occasions.


    Very good cook. Able to cook just about anything, reliable, great prices. Give us a call I will be glad to help you out. Thank you

    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.

    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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