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Elmira Caterers

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H & J Hospitality
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Katelyn H.
Verified review

H & J did everything we wanted and more! the food was incredible, and the service was amazing. Rene went above and beyond just catering and helped with small emergencies the day of the wedding like providing table numbers when we forgot them and providing boxes to the wedding party to help bring decorations home. Everything exceeded our expectations and overall quality was outstanding!

Catering the Wright Way
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
Verified review

They all did such an amazing job catering my wedding. The food and presentation was spectacular.

Spellbinding Events
1.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
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I am a Jack-of-All-Trades. I have a wide variety of experience as a teacher of family and consumer science. I have worked with children, catered for events up to 50 people, made wedding and event cakes and pastries, planned events for up to 500 people and assisted with conferences up to 2000 people including entertainment, board meetings, food, hotel, travel arrangements, budgeting, and more. I also have a Bachelor of Science in Development and Family Studies and Hospitality Management. I have been a nanny, babysitter, step parent, and have taught all ages. I have also taught fashion design and worked in a boutique as an assistant manager, and merchandiser. Online portfolio is coming soon.

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I provide home-style food services to wedding receptions, birthdays, and anniversaries. If you are worried about money and budget, I will plan the event to best suit your needs.

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I am catering to all your food service needs. I have over 15 years of experience. I am professional, courteous and reliable.

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We have been in business for over 10 years and have 30 years of experience in catering. We are specializing in Italian and American. From small affairs to large events, we can do it all! We treat each event like it is our event!

  • 8 years in business
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Private Chef & Caterer with over 10 years experience, specializing in Caribbean Fusion Cuisine & other traditional & international tastes

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We cater from large to small events. We provide fresh, great food from hot dogs to lobsters, and everything in-between. My job is to make your event great. Prices vary by number of people and food, and other services given. We charge $2.00 and up per person.

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I have a passion for working with locally sourced food. The fresher it is the better. I want to share my culinary experience with as many people as I can. I think too many people think they don't have the time or money to cook and eat well. I say, you do! Planning is the hardest part and i show you how to do that. The rest is recipes and trying what you like.

  • 19 years in business
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I am so Personal yet VERY PROFESSIONAL.......

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What we have here is a food truck primarily. We can travel to events such as fairs, concerts, reunions and pretty much any event where people want to eat! That being said, the truck is a mobile kitchen that has the capabilities to service any style food. So, we are ready and prepared to cater food for events such as weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries or any event of your liking. Find us on Facebook.

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We cater for all occasions, but specialize in weddings. We have been in business for 10 years, with many more years of experience. We have packages for all events, or you can give us what you want, and we will give you a quote. We have many happy customers. We are very reasonable and are very self sufficient. We do not need a kitchen.

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We are a small and personalized catering option for any event.

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We pride ourselves in not offering cookie cutter offerings, but creating a personalized menu to suit each individual request.

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We are a full-service caterer. We have been in business for 20 years, and we will cater to your needs and budget. No job is too big or small! We do it all. We can provide dishes, linens, bar and wait staff. We can accommodate all menu requests.

  • 21 years in business
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I plan and organize events. I will help you plan your party, event or wedding. I can also do Catering or DJ your event.

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We are a family catering business fitted to your needs. We offer a wide variety of cuisines of all traditions. We offer a very professional service to satisfy your wants and needs. We cater to all different types of events such as graduation parties, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, public events, and so much more. We offer any service needed such as servers, dish washers, etc. We are here to make memories last a lifetime!

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Sweet Treats Catering offers quality services without cleaning out your wallet. We have over 20 years experience in the catering field. Sweet Treats Catering specializes in appetizer parties, side dishes, cookie platters, desserts and dessert platters, standard platters (meat, cheese and pepperoni, relish trays) and salads (pasta, taco, macaroni potato salad). For us, no party is too big or small. We even do game-day or fight-night munchies, delivered right to your door, without any of the hassle, so you won't miss any of the action.

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We specialize on all flavors of wings imaginable, catering football gatherings, bar mitzvahs, school events, and fundraisers.

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Chef Christine Weaver uses her culinary skills to provide in-home meal services. A 30-year food veteran, this award-winning chef is ready to upscale your in-house dinner party or provide you daily healthy eating.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Soul in Your Sauce's food is unique and inventive. I might make dishes that you are familiar with but I take extra steps and use premium ingredients to make your event even better. I truly want my food to be an experience to be one that you cannot get other places. I am classically trained and have spent time in many aspects of the culinary business.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer for a Wedding

Branchport, NY

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Cuisine type
    American - casual, BBQ, Italian
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    I am planning my wedding, of which is a year away. The reception is possibly going to be at Keuka Lake State Park, we are hoping to rent the Pavilion there. I have a year and would like to know what my options are and what I am looking at as far as prices are concerned.

Need a Caterer for a Buffet Catered Event

Mansfield, PA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Cuisine type
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), No additional service
  • Details
    lunch and dinner 23 August lunch and dinner 24 August lunch 25 August

Need a Caterer of Jewish Kosher Food

Rochester, NY

  • Type of catering needed
    Plated meal
  • Cuisine type
    Other (kosher)
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    supplement a sit down dinner at a wedding reception for the Jewish guests.
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