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Top Pro
Culinary Accommodations
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nikole M.
Verified review

We had a 50th Anniversary party for my family of 20, who enjoy good food.Leslie made it very special. We had a wonderful antipasto and meatballs to start. The dinner was perfect. My mom who is a great cook was delighted by the food. Besides the food Leslie is a wonderful person who fit in with my family.

Top Shelf Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen S.
Verified review

I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that I decided to use Top Shelf catering for my party. The food was delicious and plentiful, and their service and responsiveness throughout was outstanding. All of the guests at the party remarked about the quality of food, and many asked me to share contact information for Too Shelf with them. I can think of no greater recommendation than the fact that several people at my party are interested in contacting Too Shelf for future events. I know that I would certainly do so. They helped to make my birthday party a memorable event!

On Thyme Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne G.
Verified review

The food was delicious. Service was great and room looked awesome.

LT's Grill
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

LJ of LT's Grill catered our wedding in October 2016 and he made every step of the way so easy. He was attentive to our needs and concerns, flexible, and always reachable by phone. And the food was phenomenal - pulled pork, prime rib, roasted potatoes, etc. We were told by multiple guests at our reception that they felt that they were eating at a fancy restaurant in our own backyard, stating that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. And the pricing was amazing as well. I looked around at so many other nearby places, and LT's Grill was by far the best bargain. We both look forward to making many more visits to LT's Grill in the future and would most likely use them again for similar events.

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Matt T.
Verified review

Donna was awesome. She took care of all of our needs and made our jam packed weekend run smoothly. She thought of all the little details, got the right amount and variety of food and supplies, delivered and setup everything and all the food was delicious. Our guests were all commenting how great everything was.

Maria's Home Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joe R.
Verified review

Maria's food was awesome. I had a group of 25 hungry guys and there was plenty of food for everyone. The food was exceptional. Ribs, pulled port, shrimp, BBQ chicken, mac and cheese. Everything came warm and the food lasted throughout the weekend. I would 100% use Maria again in the future!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erika S.
Verified review

Wonderful interesting food that my guests really enjoyed. Several guests are interested in using Terra for future parties of theirs. Howard is lovely to work with!

Class Of G.
Verified review

Craig was a pleasure to work with. His prices were very competitive and the service and food were superb! We would definitely use him again.

Chef Handsome Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Ryan B.
    Verified review

    Amazing Culinary Specialist. Chef handsom makes delicious food and brings an awesome personality. Id hire him for all my events!!!

    More Perreca's Catering
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Rose V.
    Verified review

    I recently contacted More Perreca's to cater my best friends bridal shower. Considering this is my first time planning any event and having a tight budget, Maria was beyond helpful and ensured me that this event would be beautiful and the food would be delicious. Well, that's exactly what happen. I can't thank Maria enough for setting everything up and helping with the decor, the food was beyond yummey and thanks to your team I was actually able to spend time with my friends and family instead of having to host!

    Eric Martin
    4.3
    from 4 reviews
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Nicole A.
    Verified review

    Eric came to our house to cater a dinner for my family of 7 to celebrate my parent's anniversary. He served six courses and the menu was Italian themed. He was very professional and easy to work with. The food was delicious and tasted fresh and homemade. It was such a nice celebration for my family and I. We would all highly recommend Eric to anyone in the future!! Thank you Eric!

    • 9 years in business
    Maria G.
    Verified review

    I have had the pleasure of tasting Natalia´s cooking in many different events and the experience has always been delicious, new, inspiring, yummy and just finger licking good. The other plus is that she has the eye of a designer so what you will eat always looks good, which enhances the whole experience.

    Wally's Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Maria S.
    Verified review

    I have been a customer of Wally's catering for several years. I get orders catered from them on a weekly basis. They are prompt and efficient and communicate well with their customer.

    Catamountdogs LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Don B.
    Verified review

    I have eaten here,several times each time was delicious,friendly,profetional, the food is always hot and fresh, look forward to each chance I get to eat here and visit with gabrielle.

    PDT Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Belinda D.
    Verified review

    My experience was above and beyond what the normal caterer does for an event. I had a 40th Birthday party catered by Adam,,we started with apps such as lobster rolls, speciality cheeses , tuna tartar , caprese salad , white bean bruschetta , artichoke fritters. Then for the main course there was sliced beef tenderloin with a brandy peppercorn sauce which was to die for, pea and red pepper risotto, stuffed shrimp scampi and broccoli rabe. My guests loved the food and are still talking about how amazing everything was.Not only was the food amazing but the the presentation of everything was gorgeous. What I loved about working with Adam is that he took the time to sit down with me on several occasions to make sure my menu was just right. I would defiantly recommend Adam for any events ranging from small gathering to large wedding or galas he can handle it. Hands down the best around!!

    • 6 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    We are a full service wedding catering company that specializes in off-site events. Our food is made from scratch at the venue the day of the wedding. Each menu is customized just for the couple using as many locally sourced and sustainable ingredients as possible.

    Stadium Eats
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Joanne I.
      Verified review

      The food was phenomenal. The staff was great and met all of my needs and they went above and beyond. They catered my wedding and now are doing my brothers. I will definitely use him again.

      About

      We are a catering business based in Mechanicville, New York specializing in home-cooked comfort foods, but we will do our best to accommodate to any request. We cater to small groups of 10 people to as large as 50 people.

      About

      I can provide a perfect presentation arrangement of food. I do catering and setup. I can also do breakdown hairstyling for weddings and special occasions.

      About

      I do this on my own as I enjoy cooking for people. I only use fresh products and everything is homemade. I can make everything to fit your needs

      • 6 years in business
      About

      We prepare food for any event, set up, break down, decorate, and serve 1 to 200. With our open menu, we will design with clients to fit the budget.

      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.

      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 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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.