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Lockport Affordable Catering Services

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  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen H.
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Rich did a drop off for us for our Anniversary party - the food was fantastic and the guests all raved about it!! It was a real pleasure to work with Rich & he came up with a excellent menu for all folks and accommodated all food preferences. I would highly recommend Rich & look forward to using his catering services again. Thank you for adding to a great party!!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Jocelyn C.
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Kim made catering our corporate event seamless. Food and service was excellent! Highly recommend!!!

Kevin's Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
James H.
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I've called upon Kevins catering services multiple times over the years. From residential to commercial parties, he has always exceeded my guests expectations. Always prompt delivery times, hot food and with amazing quality. Kevin prides himself with being hands on and walking you through each events order, delivering personally and following up with you to make sure all was perfect. I tell all friends and family about Kevins Catering and wilsh him continued success in his catering business.

Star Quality Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Bonnie C.
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Star Quality Catering is a experience that I will gladly share with others. The owners respond to your exact needs, provided everything that I asked for to have a successful event. Food was very authentic and uniquely prepared, feel in love with a few of their signature cheesecakes which are reasonably price, delicious and convenient if you are short on time. Thank you Star Quality Catering will definitely be using your services again.

Olivieri's Catering
5.0
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!

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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 make every event whether large or small spectacular!!

  • 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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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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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 provide a great meal to people who can't cook for themselves or who are too busy. I love to cook, and if I can cook and help someone out, that's even better.

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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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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.

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We enjoy knowing we add that extra little something to make your event special and your guests say wow!

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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.

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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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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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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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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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I have been in the food business for over 20 years. I work with the owners of "Red Fedele's Brook House, Dominick's at the Lake." We provide the very best American and Italian cuisine.

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.
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