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Buffalo Ice Cream Caterers

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  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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The food and service was fabulous-way beyond my expectations!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Allison W.
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Buffalo's Best Catering provided the delicious food for our Christmas Eve Open House Party. We've utilized the same catering company these past few years for our annual Christmas Even open house. This is the first year we decided to use Buffalo's Best Catering and we are glad we did! We found out about Buffalo's Best through Thumbtack. Kim's response time was quick! I was so happy to find a catering company for Christmas Eve on a Sunday. Most companies were closed. We ordered for 20 people and thought there was more than enough to feed 30+! We will be using them again. Mike delivered the food and helped me set up. The dishes came with labels, so guests know exactly what is being served. Great job!

After 5 Events
from 13 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Meghan G.
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We knew from the moment we met Gabrielle that she was the planner for us! She greeted us with a smile on her face and was dressed to impress. At our first meeting Kevin and I felt like she really listened to us and took our suggestions and ideas (even if they were crazy) to heart. We had talked to a few other wedding planners and they seemed more enthusiastic about their own ideas than the ones we had. In over a year of working with Gabrielle, I never once felt like she was trying to push her vision or what she wanted and that was really refreshing. We had the style of the event under control we just needed someone to execute all the little details on the day of the wedding. During this process Gabrielle became more like good friend then just our wedding planner. I found myself saying "I can't wait to show Gabrielle a picture of my wedding dress" or "the button bouquets are done... wait until Gabrielle sees them!" She was always checking in to make sure we were on track or if we had any questions. To say Gabrielle went above and beyond our expectations is an understatement. In fact, she saved the wedding on more than one occasion. When our caterer fell through she was right there with other suggestions. She helped us find so many additional vendors like our vintage Photobooth and where to rent furniture even though we signed up for just the Day of Coordination package! Our wedding day was beautiful, amazing, and everything we hoped it to be thanks to Gabrielle and her husband Matt. They really are the "wedding dream team."

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  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff D.
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We couldn’t be happier with Local Grill for our son’s graduation party. They were incredibly accommodating and the food was hot and delicious. We were so please we have already booked them for a work picnic.

Kevin's Catering
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Casey J.
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Before I transferred to Florida, I used Kevin’s Catering for all of my corporate functions. My customer’s LOVED Kevin’s dishes! There were comments made that if it wasn’t for Kevin’s delectable food, they may not have attended my monthly events. My co-workers would hover outside of the conference room anxiously awaiting my permission to devour the leftovers. Aside from the food being delicious, Kevin’s Catering is incredibly easy to do business with. I could call at the last minute, with just a number of guests, and my expectations were ALWAYS surpassed!! I would be the most popular person on the beach serving Kevin’s wings, beef on weck and strawberry salad!! Kevin- how about a new location in sunny Florida?! Please!!

Mikey Dee's Catering
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
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Michael was very accommodating and professional. The food was great and our entire office was impressed. He arrived on time and the setup was very quick and easy. We will be reaching out to Mikey Dee's again.

Creative Catering by CL
from 3 reviews
    Lolita O.
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    Excellent food at graduation party, everything from chicken to a roasted pig, excellent fruit display, deserts were excellent and displayed well, candy table was out of this world. Would recommend this caterer for any event that you need to serve grade A food. Would definitely be using Creative Catering by CL in the future.

    Olivieri's Catering
    from 2 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Kathleen E.
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    Renee did an outstanding job catering my husband's surprise birthday party! She was so helpful planning the menu, food was delicious with many complements from guests and she and her husband delivered everything we had discussed on time. Her twice baked potatoes and baked chicken were delicious! I would recommend Olivieri's Catering for any event!


    My personal website is mostly for my baked goods. I do, however, make specialty foods for weddings, parties, and other events. I specialize in Italian and soul food. Customers love the taste and the presentation of my food.


    I am a new Western New York base caterer. My passion for catering began 4 years ago when I started catering for Denison University. Since then, I loved hosting and meeting new people.


    We cater with soul food and desserts. We do all occasions. Our grand opening is on the second week in September.


    Family owned business that prides itself on personal service and personal menu planning we will come to you


    We do all types of catering, from upscale to drop off. We do bar services as well. We are able to travel, can provide glasses, small wares, linens, etc. Let Opus8 cater your next event and leave all the work to us! Delivery charge is only for distance traveling, and there is no surcharge.


    I will cook anything you need, from healthy and tasty to comfort foods. I already have clients lined up that are actually friends. I am looking to expand.


    Experience fine dinning at your dinning room table with all backgrounds. I love to make people happy. The first course is sea food, three different ways, then mini sandwich made with grilled vegetables, etc.


    We make every event whether large or small spectacular!!


    We offer locally grown cuts of meat and produce and take pride in our Western New York farmers and providers. Each meal is hand crafted and cooked to ensure the best tastes, smells, and quality.


    We are a restaurant, banquet facility and full-service catering. We do everything, from small dinner parties to large weddings and corporate events. We provide professional staff and affordable pricing that is suitable for any budget.


    Our crew has been in the food/beverage/catering/hospitality business for atleast five years, many of us longer than that.. we take pride in doing things right and we work together to provide the event that you were hoping for.


    The Protocal offers a truly exclusive venue for your most special occasions. Our spacious room boasts elegant decor, remarkable cuisine, and expert and courteous staff. We also offer full-service offsite catering and drop-off. At the Protocal, it is a privilege to be part of your special celebration.


    We are strictly a catering company and not a restaurant. We specialize on one thing only - YOU. We constantly attend trade shows and conferences to keep up to date in current trends.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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