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  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim O.
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Food was very good and plentiful. The catering staff were great! It was wonderful to have things so cleaned up at the end of the party! I will use them again.

Specialties by T, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara G.
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We are truly blessed to have an impressive Executive Sou Chef in the family. We all know how dedicated, ambitious, creative and organized you are in catering. The three days of well planned gourmet food were delicious. Everyone gave you standing applause. I know you will definitely go far in your catering business. If I could have taken you back with us, California people would love your food. Keep up the delicious catering business. Louisiana I highly recommend catering from Specialities by T.......BGipson

Kevin's Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Carm G.
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I have used Kevin’s Catering for many occasions and his sausage casserole is to die for. His staff is awesome and professional.

Mikey Dee's Catering
5.0
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
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lolita O.
    Verified review

    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
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jeanne W.
    Verified review

    We wanted to have some new ideas for a caterer for our bowling banquet. This was very easy and so far I am completely satisfied. We don't have the banquet until May 2016, so I would love to comment when it is over also.

    About

    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.

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    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.

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

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    With over 30yrs experience, we can accommodate from a small party of 20 or up to 500. We provide anything from a simple drop off to full service catering

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    We make every event whether large or small spectacular!!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    We are a not for profit catering company based out of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier. We specialize, but are not limited to corporate catering. We have a large selection of platters, salads, packages, and dessert platters.

    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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