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Long Beach Holiday Party Caterers

Browse these holiday party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Long Beach.

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 141 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
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William N.
Verified review

Ellen was lovely to work with and very attentive and communicative which is essential when planning a party. My party was a small holiday one but the hors d'oeuvres she made were fabulous and the leftovers made wonderful work lunches :). Thanks Ellen!

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
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Danielle F.
Verified review

Chuck and Maria were great to work with. They: - Helped us piece together a custom menu - Worked within our budget - Were willing to serve dessert purchased by us - Reviewed our bar purchase list - Supplied good servers and bartenders - Responded promptly to all inquiries - Made sure every angle was covered (utensils, timing, trash, table cloths, etc.) - Were mostly self-sufficient throughout the event - Were flexible with payment options … And everyone raved about the food! We would definitely hire Chuck and Maria for our next event. Good value. Thanks a bunch!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 90 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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A.J. C.
Verified review

Chris and his team were the perfect choice for our event. From our first conversation through execution, the process was seamless and efficient. Chris was always quick to respond and tailored a menu of hors d'oeuvres and drinks that were perfect for the occasion and within our budget. I would absolutely recommend him to others and plan to use NY Catering Service again for our holiday party.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 78 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Anna M.
Verified review

Chef Lauren and her crew were such a pleasure to work with! I specifically chose Bacco Catered Events because of the prompt response level and highly personalized attention to detail from the very beginning. Our holiday cocktail party is the highlight of our year. However, Chef Lauren and her staff made it even more festive and decadent than we could have ever dreamed of! Not only was each member of the Bacco staff incredibly professional, but they each made our guests feel completely taken care of for the entire night. The food was not only delicious, but the presentation of both the pass around hors d'oeuvres and the stationary food was so beautiful. Additionally, the bartender created yet an additional focal point in the bar that many guests commented on how beautiful it was! I feel SO lucky to have found Chef Lauren! We have already set our date for December of 2017!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Mr. I.
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Tamara Shenkle was fantastic to work with. From start to finish, Tamara professionally brought me through the process of planning our marriage celebration NYC cocktail party. From the delicious menu (the guests raved perfectly bite sized hors d'ourves), cocktails & bar (she handled everything) to the handling of a lovely prosecco toast for fifty of our closest friends. Amoraco's food was fresh, exquisite, the glass and serving ware completely taken care of and the staff gracious, skilled and friendly. Thank you Tamara for catering our party. We and, again, the guests gave you and your team heartfelt compliments. P.S. Thank you for leaving the place so clean - our host appreciated it! I highly recommend Tamara and Amoraco for anyone reading this post.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Anthony D.
Verified review

For two years in a row, Chef Dan has catered our holiday party and both events have been a huge success with no small thanks to Dan's cooking and his partner in crime, Brianna's bartending. Amazing food, excellent service, outstanding value.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Tina S.
Verified review

DeCicco's recently catered an office Holiday Breakfast for us. Both Luisa DeCicco and Event Planner, Francesca Sgammato were amazing to work with. They made sure we had all we wanted (and more), worked through numerous menu changes and kept us within our budget. The food was abundant and delicious and delivered hot and on time. We will definitely use DeCicco's again.

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Yoomi C.
Verified review

Adolfo and his team did a spectacular job with our company holiday party this year. Our staff and the clients we invited were beyond satisfied with their service and we will for sure be hiring them for our next event!

  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Terri E.
Verified review

Chef Erika is amazing! I hosted a dinner party for 12 friends this week,,,, Chef Erika's recipes were so delicious and beautiful,,, She went the extra mile to make sure everything was perfect! Erika is a lovely person, who took the time to plan a wonderful menu with me,,,I loved my experience and will call her back for my next party! I feel very lucky to have met her,,, Thank you Chef Erika! Terri

LCI Caterers
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Maria F.
Verified review

Joe catered a party for 65 people. He delivered the food to downtown Manhattan. He was friendly and efficient in explaining to me how to cater the food. He personally delivered the food - on time - and the food received many great reviews. The party was a success and Thumbtack was a life saver when I couldn't find a caterer. Thank you for helping to make our annual holiday party a success.

Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Christa M.
Verified review

Chef Martin, his delicious food, warm disposition, meticulous attention to detail and easygoing charm were probably the best part of our wedding day. Right from the start we knew he would make our day perfect in every way. He immediately understood our needs, helped us find the best solutions and always had a positive attitude and a jovial ease. The food was perfect and his staff was lovely and professional. We'd love to work with him again some time soon and are pleased to recommend him for any of your event/party catering needs.

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Chef Michel and his team were just wonderful to work with. Great communication, very responsive to texts and emails. Great value and selection compared to other caterers. The food was wonderful and plentiful. They were on-time, professional, and they were flexible working in a site that had very limited equipment. But honestly, working with Festive Food Caterers was such a joy. Chef Michel saved us when our original caterer cancelled 2 weeks before the wedding. I can say now, that it was a blessing in disguise. I'm so glad that Festive Food catered the wedding. His staff was so warm and professional that all my guests felt at ease. As a frazzled bride, it was lovely to not worry about the food or service. I highly recommend Festive Food Caterers, I would use them again in a heartbeat.

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephen R.
Verified review

Easy to work with - our bartender, James, showed up on time for our annual holiday party and was professional, personable and was a big help to us. We will definitely be using Highlife productions for our next events!

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary D.
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Peter & the Creative Table team are really great to work with. Their food, presentation, and service are top notch. They are easy to work with, professional, and get the job done- what more could you ask for. It was our second time using them to cater our holiday party, and would recommend them to anyone to use for catering and party needs! -Mary D. Marketing Manager, Financial District, NYC

T&C Catering
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
Verified review

T&C catering were everything I had hoped they would be. They were professional, fun, and the food was great. Carol was very easy to get in touch with, and provided valuable recommendations for our holiday party of 50+ people. They arrived on time, and set up quickly. They even brought containers so people could take food home. Additionally, they helped cut/serve our dessert, even though we got it from somewhere else. I would highly recommend T&C catering to anyone, and will definitely use them again in the future.

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna E.
Verified review

Chef David was absolutely fabulous at my dinner party of 6 people. Everyone loved the food from the appetizers all the way to the dessert. He shopped, cooked, served, explained each dish and cleaned up. It was wonderful to host a party and not have to do anything but enjoy my guests. I will absolutely use him again and highly recommend him.

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CORNBREAD26 Food Co., LLC
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Robby H.
Verified review

They catered my Christmas party in Las Vegas. No detail was left untouched. Most importantly, the food was so absolutely delicious.

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Musi Q.
Verified review

JP catered a party for us of about 40 adults and 20 kids and we had a great experience working with him - highly recommend his services! He was responsive and flexible during the planning phase, able to modify his gameplan day-of when our rooftop venue got rained out :( and prepped and served the food efficiently, beautifully and notably, without needing anything from us as hosts, letting us truly enjoy the party. On top of all that, all the guests loved the food itself and several have inquired about contacting JP for their own events. I’m happy to make those connections because JP is truly a great chef and a consummate professional!

Harvest Caterers
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

I can't begin to say how pleased I was with the food!!!! Everything from the appetizers to the desserts was amazing!!! I loved the customer service. Ms. Darlene took special care in my event. Made me feel like I was the only one being catered at the time. I must say that Harvest Caterers will be my go for any event I need catered.

  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Tylan C.
Verified review

I threw a catered birthday party, and upon signing up with Thumbtack, Brooklyn Kitchen got back to me in the hour. Throughout the entire process, their responsiveness was always immediate and thorough, anytime I had a question, and we were even able to set up a call to discuss the catering. The food was delivered promptly and ready to present/serve, friends raved about the wings at the party and the NEXT DAY. Highly recommend.

Elemental Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Destiny H.
Verified review

Elemental catered my company's holiday party. They helped in creating a menu that would please all guest including ones with in-depth dietary restrictions. Throughout the process, Larry was always available to answer any question I had and was very accommodating.

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.

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 much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

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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