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Reno Caterers

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CoCoMoes Catering
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
Verified review

I gave 5 starts cause that's as high as it went. I would give more if I could. They catered my Wedding and not only did everyone love the food, we loved how professional, and kind the staff was! The made sure everyone got fed and had enough to drink as well. They went with the flow and did everything they could to make everyone there happy. I will definitely use this company again the next time I need catering! :-)

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Catering for Causes
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carla J.
Verified review

Erin is so down to earth but is super professional and on point for my wedding. She is an amazing human being and will lift the world to make sure your event is perfect. The food was delicious and the staff was so kind. I will be in contact with Catering for Causes for any future events I have. <3 <3 <3

Big Blue Q of Tahoe
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ange W.
Verified review

Shane & his team provided an excellent catered evening for us, we were thrilled to have them be a part of our special evening! The food was fantastic & the team was very professional from start to finish. I highly recommend Shane & Big Blue Q for any & all catering needs!

  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Elissa G.
Verified review

Michelle did a fabulous job cooking for my group of ~13 for my birthday dinner in Tahoe. She catered the menu to exactly what I wanted (some vegan dishes, fresh fish, all using local ingredients). My non-vegan friends were super impressed! The quality was great. Michelle even brought a helper to the dinner to serve everyone drinks and help serve/cleanup. I highly recommend Michelle and her team!!

Aaron's Catering Service
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Lynda H.
    Verified review

    I used Aaron's Catering Service while visiting in South Lake Tahoe & was very pleased. Professional, excellent food, beautiful presentation. I'll use him again.

    North Tahoe Catering Co.
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    Tony C.
    Verified review

    North Tahoe Catering has been a provider of catering services for many functions I have attended. I find Chris and his staff extremely professional. The food is always top notch. I highly recommend North Tahoe Catering.

    • 9 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Diane G.
    Verified review

    Cornice Cantina did a wonderful job. Food and Service was great.

    About

    We offer catering, banquet loft, and wedding packages, with innovative food for the modern palate in the Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada area. We can cater your event at a unique location of your choice, or we can help you find that perfect venue. Choose from one of our delicious catering menus, or we can create a menu specific to your ideas and inspirations. Our team can provide you with rental equipment -- tables, chairs, linens, plateware, silverware, and glassware. Our most recent achievement was being voted the Best of Tahoe for Catering, 2011. Our banquet facility, The Blue Angel Banquet Loft, is located above our restaurant in South Lake Tahoe, CA. It has high-vaulted ceilings, Italian slated floors, and a cozy, elegant candle-lit feel. We can cater up to 100 guests. Our 4-hour room rental runs at $499, but we are offering a special of $299. Please call for further details. Our wedding packages include everything from a variety of ceremony locations (beach, garden, grand hall, and banquet facilities) to a minister and decorative wedding certificate to a 6-rose bridal bouquet and matching boutonniere. Our packages also include a unique selection of reception venues with tables, chairs, linens, plateware, silverware, and servers. Wedding coordination and food and beverage are not included.

    About

    We are a small group of professional chefs with years of experience and history in the field of culinary arts. Between us, we share a certain passion, drive and desire to invent and create some of the most savory concepts to hit the plate. As ambitious and enthusiastic as we are to elevate our diverse multicultural backgrounds of cooking, we are equally comfortable and proficient in cooking any of the international classics that we all know and love.

    About

    We offer full-service catering with gourmet food to backyard BBQ. We are highly rated with customer satisfaction and award-winning cuisine done by three chefs who were trained at the Culinary Institute of America.

    • 21 years in business
    About

    Raising The Bar is a licensed and insured, full-service beverage catering company. We cater to all beverage needs for groups of any size at any location. We provide beverage services to wedding parties, destination planners, sports and music promoters, private individuals and nonprofit organizations. We have been putting on parties for over seventeen years throughout California and Nevada. We supply staffing, rentals and beverages of every sort imaginable. We bring the party!

    About

    I work in home health and also help with quality service in catering. I use my skill to the best. I have worked in home health for 12 years and would like to try something different. I see myself as a sales person because I also worked in retail for six years and always loved the drive. I feel I can be the one your looking for. -Amber

    • 13 years in business
    About

    We are The Premier BBQ Catering Company in Northern Nevada, Sierras, Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas. We use only Top Quality Meats such as USDA Prime & Certified Black Angus. We also use organic produce when we can and have Gluten-Free & Vegetarian options. Award Winning Grand Championship BBQ just like you see on TV.

    About

    I am professional chef who practices in UK and USA. I am looking to use my 16 years of experience for my customers.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    We are a specialty coffee catering company serving Northern Nevada and California. We feature high-quality specialty espresso, served in the classic Italian style. We can set our bar up nearly anywhere. It's perfect for any type of office, home or even outdoor event. We love to serve for weddings, parties, employee appreciation days, regular old Mondays (we're really appreciated on regular old Mondays), and pretty much any other day or event you can come up with. You don't need an excuse, and we won't ask for one.

    About

    I'm a world-traveled chef who specializes in a wide variety of cuisines. I recently started my own businesses, including a restaurant, catering company, and mobile food truck. I love people, and my passion is healing with my food.

    • 23 years in business
    About

    I have many operations that I can preform. My father was a chef, and he worked with me for years. I can make many different food types. I am organizing many different programs at once, plus making people happy with their lunch, dinner, or even brunch. I have a food handler certification in the state of Nevada.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We are the catering team with the know how and genuine passion for food that will enhance your special event. We coordinate our set up with your desired ambiance. We customize the menu to fit your tastes and budget. We would love the opportunity to serve your guests and incorporate our team into your special event!

    About

    I am a young local who is originally from Lake Tahoe, CA. I have always been active and outgoing. I enjoy jobs where I interact with people. My experiences are a wide variety, from promotional events, bartending, serving, customer service, to general labor. I can do it all!

    About

    We are an eclectic catering business focused on creativity and freshness. We specialize in gourmet, in-home fine dining.

    About

    We have had the privilege of catering in the Reno/Tahoe area for the past 19 years. Along with catering, we have expanded our business to include a large inventory of contemporary party rentals. We have a unique understanding of your party rental needs because we are the only catering and party rental business in the area. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to the opportunity of making your event a success!

    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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    Need a Caterer

    Fallon, NV

    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Other (ineed a continental breakfast that includes fruit, pastries, yogurt, milk, coffee and tea)
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
    • Details
      This will be at the Carson City High School

    Need Buffet Catering Services

    Reno, NV

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Other (International)
    • Head count
    • Details
      For a relocation grand opening German based Corp with international customers. Ski industry

    Need Catering Services on September 23, 2013

    Reno, NV

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - casual, American - formal, BBQ, Italian, Mexican/Latin
    • Number of guests
    • Details
      13 day event at Reno Sparks Convention Center Sept 23rd- Oct 5th staff of 45
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