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Hempstead Lunch Caterers

Browse these lunch caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hempstead.

Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
Kendall F.
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Ella was phenomenal. She really helped us knock our catered business lunch for 50+ people out of the park. She was easy to work with and went the extra mile with presentation.

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly M.
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Charly provided a wonderful catered lunch in our photo studio. Everyone was satisfied and he was very accommodating.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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John W.
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Epic BBQ Wedding Reception The full menu and catering service of Just Hors D'Oeuvres goes way beyond the appetizers. With their vast selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts, its hard to imagine a combination which cannot more than please the most demanding of guests. Their grilled lamb, skirt steak and beef tenderloin exceeded high quality expectations and only unsolicited complements were received from many of the guests. The entire staff worked tirelessly for eight hours serving have passed Hors douerves, creating inventive mixed drinks, grilling and organizing the delicious buffet and desserts. The caterers are focused and busy with many events both large and small so just keep this in mind when trying to determine menu selection and coordinating with the various other vendors working your event

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Robert S.
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We recently returned from a family and friends vacation in Costa Rica. We rented a beautiful 5 bedroom home (for 1 week), just off the 17th tee at the Four Seasons resort in Papagayo. We flew in the Bad Boy Chef, Chris Nirshel from New York City, to dazzle us with exotic dishes and flavors. Dazzled we were. It was obvious that Chris knew his way around the kitchen, and just watching Chris do his thing was like watching a gourmet ballet. From breakfast, to delectable snacks, lunch and dinner, Chris was the star of our Costa Rican vacation. Chris did all the shopping for the local foods, spices, fruits and vegetables and was just plane fun to hang out with. Living up to his bad boy reputation, Chis went Four Wheeling on some dangerous mountain, flipped his Four Wheeler, and came back looking like he had gone 14 rounds with Iron Mike Tyson... broken toe, ribs and covered in dirt and lacerations... but the delights from the kitchen never stopped! We are going to rename Chris The Terminator Chef. So folks, my money is on this bad boy chef as Chris made our vacation one we will not forget, ever, unless we get Alzheimer's. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Dina S.
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I love Bacco! I called Lauren shortly before my son's communion to inquire about catering lunch for 40. Lauren's suggested menu was perfect and didn't even compare in quality to the other samples I received. The day of the event the food was delivered and set up while we were at church. My guests and I were blown away when we got home to see the food displayed beautifully and it tasted just as great. Perfect luncheon. I can't wait to use Lauren and Bacco again. Everything was just as promised and more!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
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Ingrid J.
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Food was delicious! Wayne was great from the beginning to the end of the planning and actual dinner. His food and service were outstanding. He pays attention to detail and delivered exactly what I requested. We had a 5 star restaurant experience right in our dining room.

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Amoraco
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Lindsey F.
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I used Tamara for my engagement party and she was fantastic! I had about 60 people and we started with passed h'ourderves during a cocktail hour in one room (she provided the staff and a bartender). While this happened she was setting up the buffet dinner in another room. She let me know when it was ready and then (timing was flawless) we moved into the second room for dinner. My friends and family raved about the food, which included gluten-free and vegan options as many had dietary restrictions. We had a French theme as I had gotten engaged in France and Tamara worked with me on a French menu, including a delicious chocolate-hazelnut crepe desert with fresh berries. She was totally on-point with timing, presentation, and professional execution, including proactively handling things like insurance with the building so it wasn't a hassle for me. The reason I initially chose her was because she was more reasonable than the other bids I received for caterers in New York but she offered identical services to what they had proposed and she went the extra mile the day of the event. I will definitely be using her again and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I am still receiving compliments on her food and the friendliness/professionalism of her staff.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Pamela D.
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We had a party in our home for 30 colleagues. Chef Dan arrived exactly on time and brought everything he needed with him. He prepared an array of visually appealing and delectable tasting culinary creations that wowed our guests taste buds and satiated their appetites. The bartender was great and the servers did an impeccable job of constantly bringing Dan's gourmet offerings while being pleasant and unobtrusive. Many caterers provide quantity and some high quality- chef Dan did both at a reasonable price and with a smile on his face. He cooked everything fresh in our kitchen and when he and his staff finished, our kitchen looked as pristine as when he arrived. The party was great fun and a big success. Every one of our guests commented on how fabulous the food was and how outstanding the service. He is our go to guy for any future parties or affairs. kudos and thanks. Mel & Pamela Pratter

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  • 68 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa H.
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Maria was extremely helpful in selecting options for a Baptism lunch. The food arrived on time, was beautifully plated and delicious. Will definitely use them again!

Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine H.
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Adolfo and his team catered my mother's 60th Surprise Birthday Party for 15ppl in her apartment. It was an absolute success!!! the food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. the flavor profiles as each course came out complimented the ones before. it was a cohesive menu that we both worked on preparing. the favorites of the night were the mini grilled cheese with the tomato soup shot and the duck wraps. The mini lobster rolls were tasty and we took the leftover lobster and ate them as lettuce wraps. But everything was delish!! I spoke to many caterers and his level of professionalism and follow up was what truly drew me to his as I knew he could be trusted and cared for this event to be a success as much my sisters and i did. Everyone was so pleased and in awe of the service. As soon as an item was sent out - the napkins were whisked away. My sisters and I were able to enjoy my mother's party due to the prompt attention and efficiency of Adolfo's staff. I would love to hire Adolfo again for all my parties. It's well worth it and I'm so fortunate that I was able to find his services. Thank you for his team for making it so special. My mom was blown away- much success to you!! Thumbtack community - please hire them! You will not be disappointed.

LCI Caterers
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Rose B.
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I have used LCI Caterers for a number of personal occassions and have ALWAYS been extremely satisfied. My guests always compliment the food, which is always fresh and delicious. Joe is also extremely professional and courteous. He has become my official "my catering guy".

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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenny S.
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I hired Erika for my sister's bachelorette party - She cooked an amazing meal for us Friday night and left us a picnic lunch to take out with us on Saturday. The food was delicious and she was open to special requests.

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenn K.
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Chef Martin is amazing! He was so communicative and set an amazing menu from the beginning. His prices are also much more reasonable fair than other caterers I’ve spoken with. We used him for our daughters birthday party, and we had 60 guests. On the day of the event, Chef went above and beyond to ensure he provided a beautiful presentation, delicious food, and professional service. I would highly recommend!

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HighLife Productions LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Shevon S.
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HighLife Productions planned a cooking experience team building event for my department. We prepared a cocktail and a dish and were later seated to enjoy the meal we prepared! We had a great time!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Marlo L.
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It was a pleasure working with Sunflowers caterers. The staff couldnt have been more friendly. All my guest said the food was wonderful. I will be sure and used them again for my next party! Thank you Sunflowers!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Bridget J.
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Chef Monterrosso provided a delicious lunch for a group of hungry military personnel. Thank you Chef for a well prepared meal!

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Dana W.
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As someone who is obsessed with food, I know good from mediocre, and mediocre from just plain bad. I am also someone has ZERO capacity to cook for more than, like, 1-2 people at a time…tops 4….but I happen to have a big extended family and group of friends that LOVES to entertain and BE entertained. So, on one hand it’s great because it gives me LOTS of excuses to eat wonderful food to my heart’s content (yay cheat days!); on the other hand, I have panic attacks just THINKING about preparing for one of these parties in terms of planning menus, figuring out what and how much stuff to make, shopping, prepping, cooking, cleaning, etc My heart is actually starting to race right now just WRITING about it!!! However, about 7 years ago, I found my secret weapon. I was at an event my old job was hosting, and the food was AMAZING and so creative and delicious. The theme was gourmet comfort food, and I’ll never forget it because I LOVE comfort food, and the dishes they served at the event were such cool, delicious, creative versions of some of my favorites. I was in the restroom at some point fixing my make-up, and a Chef Alana happened to be at the sink as well. We just started chatting and I liked her instantly. She has such a great energy that you will notice right away when you meet her (and you SHOULD meet her!) As it happened, I was in the beginning stages of planning a holiday party with my sister, and we were tying to decide what to do about food. When I mentioned this to Chef Alana, she immediately threw like 3 great potential ideas at me!!! We exchanged info and I contacted her the next day. We talked about the details of the party, the types of guests they would be there, particular tastes, requirements, special dietary needs of some of the guests, etc. and she said she'd whip up a proposal and get back to me. Two days later she sent me an EPIC menu, layout of how she and her staff would work, breakdown of her price and some great tips as well! I hired her the second I was finished reading....and the rest is history. Chef Alana and her staff have done every single event I have ever needed catered,since then, as well as many for people I have referred her to. On a totally opposite note from being an obsessed foodie and big entertainer/entertainee, I happen to also be a former figure competitor (a category in the bodybuilding world). Now, while I don’t seek out the healthiest dishes when planning a party or family gathering, Chef Alana’s food almost always can be considered “healthy” in that she only uses the freshest ingredients and every single element of every dish is homemade. She skimps on NOTHING in terms of quality, freshness and authenticity. But I digress. The real point I was about to make is that for the two years I was competing, I hired Chef Alana to do all of my meal prepping and delivery. We thoroughly discussed my needs and preferences — which were VERY picky and obnoxious — and she NAILED it every single week. The amount of time and frustration she saved me during that already-stressful time was PRICELESS. I refer all of my friends and family to Chef Alana and her Most Wanted Chef staff any chance I get. She is that good. I actually hate making recommendations to people on services and products, etc. in case things don’t go well and then I’d feel responsible. In all honesty, though, I NEVER hesitate to recommend Chef Alana/Most Wanted Chef, and I will continue to tout her services and UTILIZE her services every chance I get. Do yourself a favor if you have ANY need for a caterer or a private chef - reach out to Chef Alana, be prepared to be blown away, and see why she really is the Most Wanted Chef.

  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Chendi Z.
Verified review

Absolutely incredible! Literally everything about SGS was excellent, the food, service and the strong level of communication and attentiveness. We hired SGS for a 15 person catered birthday dinner, and Stenneth did a fantastic job. Food: DELICIOUS - everyone loved the food, especially they truffle mash potatoes, risotto, Asian glazed salmon, and tuna tartare tobiko. The presentation was also beautiful, there were decorative flowers in the dishes, and everything was arranged very neatly and professionally. Seriously better than several michelin star restaurants and obviously better than my own cooking, haha. Service: Stenneth was incredibly attentive and helpful - walking us through every step of the process from menu creation to logistics coordination to cutlery selection. He was very responsive with a near immediate response time to my inquiries. He was also very diligent and prompt in the food delivery and setup. (My only minor criticism is that the initial menu contained a few spelling errors and was inconsistently formatted - however I do not consider this a downfall at all as I easily just updated the menu format on Word myself, and was also able to customize it a bit) Overall 5/5 highly recommend and will definitely hire again! Thank you SGS!!

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa S.
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Working with Chef Dave was great from beginning to end. He helped me throw a 50th birthday lunch. I have done many events and am all about the details and he was just the same. He came to my apartment prior to the event to see my kitchen, the set up, and discussed the rentals we would need. Together, we agreed on a menu, staff, set up, and all other details for the event. He was very easy to communicate with prior to the event, and was just as excited as I was about the party! He was on time and cost conscious. His food was delicious. Throughout the party, my guests kept going in the kitchen to get to know him and thank him. He also prepared a killer sangria for me in advance of the party which was perfectly marinated by the time we had to serve it to my guests. It was a huge hit! Our menu included everything from lamb chops to caesar salad wraps to cheesecake to of course his famous mozarella sushi. He also helped me obtain a hostess and bartender who were both so professional and gracious and all smiles all day! This was definitely a party to be remembered. Between the amazing food of Chef Dave, great service, a surprise rapper, belly dancer, singer, and a DJ on the 49th floor with amazing views of Manhattan, who wouldn't have a great time!? I definitely look forward to working with Chef Dave again. Melissa

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Faye B.
Verified review

I have had the great pleasure of being a customer and guest on several occasions of Cornbread26's catering services. Each time I was blown away by their outstanding customer service, food quality and flavor, and beautiful execution of the event's decor. Claude and Craig work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that their clients don't have to worry about a thing except for enjoying the experience and the food.

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mackey M.
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Little Pleasures provided an upfront and honest quote with no hidden service charges like some other caterers. Their professionalism was amazing. I felt at ease while planning my event with them!

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