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Kingston Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Todd H.
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I just have to say, Juste Hors D'Oeuvres catering was so helpful with catering our wedding and working within our budget With the food planning left up to me (the groom), Marylyn was so accommodating and helpful with the semi-last minute planning and letting us know what we needed to think about. She totally helped with coordinating a great menu, with suggestions on how to balance the meal with the choices we made. The entire menu, from the appetizers through dessert, and how great everything tasted was definitely a subject of conversation with the wedding guests. Marylyn and Lisa handled everything for us, taking a big load off of our preparation and let us focus on the other things that needed to be done. Each course was paced perfectly and so seamlessly that is felt like there was always something coming around. Totally recommend!! Thanks again Marylyn and Lisa, you helped make our wedding day!!

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Culinary Accommodations
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephenie H.
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What....? Only 5 stars! Leslie with Culinary Accomodations is everything I have been looking for in catering. I highly recommend her to anyone hosting a very special occasion and to all Corporate Flight Attendants! The food was exactly as ordered, beautifully prepared, packaged as requested and delicious. HAPPY PAX

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Chef Stef
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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Great experience, excellent food, we'll reach out to him again for sure next time we are catering a perty!

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The First Bite Catering, LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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Anne did an outstanding job of putting together "An Evening in Italia" for my husband's 50th birthday party! Everyone raved about the food and wine pairings. Anne was so pleasant and professional from our first communication to the drop off on the day of the event. She is a pleasure to work with an a very talented chef! I will gladly recommend her to friends and family looking for catering services in the future.

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sam T.
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Hired Cultivated Tastes (Gerry & Kendall Herrfurth) twice, once for our son's baby shower and once for his baptism. They were absolutely outstanding. Service was professional, on time and all around top notch. They catered both stationary and passed hordourves, in our home, along with creative and very tasty speciality drinks. Communication before each event was also fantastic. Of course, the food was out-of-this world amazing. All of the guests commented on what wonderful events we've had at our home - due in no small part to Gerry and Kendall. I would and will hire them again.

Rob's Kitchen Caravan
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Rob did an excellent job catering our black tie wedding! He was extremely professional and organized and was really thoughtful in helping us achieve the type of wedding catering we wanted. Rob is very humble about his background in the catering business, but you can tell he is very well experienced in the catering industry. We loved him so much that we hired him for our wedding brunch the day after the wedding as well. He does not advertise enough his ability to do all types of weddings from casual to high end. I would highly recommend Rob to anyone else thinking of doing a wedding. Weddings can be very stressful but Rob had the right staff and coordination to pull everything we needed him for off well!

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Judy D.
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Matthew Joseph Catering catered a festive farewell lunch for 80 people in honor of a senior member of my Church who was moving to a new location. They did a superb job. From the planning beforehand to the food and drink which were delicious, everything flowed beautifully. I could not ask for a more professional and delightful experience. Any gathering for any reason would be the better for having MJC in charge.

Dana Foods Catering
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
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They have many food selections available at reasonable pricing and the food is wonderful. Dana and Phil are amazing and a pleasure to work with. I plan to continue using them for all of our future catering needs and would highly recommend them to anyone!

Epicure Gourmet Inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey B.
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I have never written a review before but I'm so happy with Greg's Catering that I must share! I ended up having a lot more people then expected & they were able to handle it all. Food outstanding as well as service- Very professional. I will def. use them again!

Farm Market Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lindsey D.
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    Chef Gerry has been coming to our home once a week for over a year. He is incredibly talented (any sauce he makes is divine!) and very professional. He always makes sure everything is clean before he leaves. He's even very nice with my children and explains to them what he is doing so they are learning also. Highly recommended.

    • 6 years in business
    Katrina W.
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    Great place!! Great food, amazing servers and outstanding service! We love going there, and even had our wedding reception at BHR on New Year's Eve 2015 and it was a BLAST!!!!! Highly recommended for dinner and catering!

    About

    Thailand is not simply known for its fine cuisine but is equally famous for its hospitality. It is called "the land of smiles" for a reason and having been born and raised in Thailand, Pad Thai Catering exemplifies these qualities.

    About

    The love I put into my food is what stands out.

    About

    I do weddings, banquets, graduations, etc. I do it in your home, banquet halls, catskill point, etc. I do buffet, family style and barbecue.

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    I offer in-home catering and personal chef services. I travel to you. There's no stress on your part! You can count on me.

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    Take First Inc. is a catering company that's putting a new twist in catering for the motion picture industry. Take First Catering is based in Yorktown Heights and Yonkers, New York. Take First Inc. is a registered vendor in the state of New York. We have two catering trucks that can be utilized for catering or craft service. We have four chefs who are well-traveled and diverse in a variety of cuisines. Their talent, along with the Take First vision, is what sets us apart from the normal motion picture caterers.

    About

    We are a seasonal from scratch catering company that uses only local and fresh ingredients. We have a menu that changes weekly. We cater to corporate companies. We also do weddings, birthday parties, private dinners, wedding rehearsal dinners and whatever your need up to 200 people. I also bake desserts and wedding cakes.

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    I shoot from the hip and cook from the heart. Having over 30 years in the industry I've cooked in all types of kitchens including Wedding Halls, Corporate Cafeterias, Restaurants, Irish Pub, Private Catering and much more.

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    My flavor combinations and my presentation.

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    We are a full-service catering company specializing in in-flight catering and we have a full compliment of culinary consultants.

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    We are a full-service catering and event planning company that is doing business in the Hudson Valley and New York City, as well as outlining suburbs. We do everything from intimate dinners for 10 to corporate events for hundreds of guests.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.