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Lockport Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lockport.

  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn M.
Verified review

I can't say enough about how great my event/wedding was!!!.... The food, the service, the atmosphere....everyone raved about the event. Jamie and Teena really know how to make an event dazzle. Thank you so much for making our day perfect.

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.

Mikey Dee's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jill B.
Verified review

Very accommodating and easy to work with. Food and service were top notch! Will definitely use in the future and recommend to others.

Creative Catering by CL
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lolita O.
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    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
    Kathleen E.
    Verified review

    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!

    Star Quality Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Bonnie C.
    Verified review

    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.

    About

    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 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 make every event whether large or small spectacular!!

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

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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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    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 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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    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 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.

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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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    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 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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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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