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Marcus Garvey Park Bar Caterers

Browse these bar catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Marcus Garvey Park.

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Big Star Hospitality
4.9
from 142 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 244 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny C.
Verified review

Josh did a great job bar-tending our corporate event. He was hired to bar-tend our law firm's ribbon cutting event at our new office in Midtown Manhattan, and every attendee had a GREAT time and the event was a huge success - which I think was largely due to Josh's service and great bar-tending skills. Thank you for your hard work and willingness to stay late on short notice, Josh!!

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 136 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Declan C.
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Chef Ellen is great. My third time with her band. Runs a pro catering service. Thoughtful, helps plan the menu, makes the budget work and then, on the day of the event, she and her crew get it done great. From set up to clean up, great. Honestly, you know, throwing a good party for 50-60 people, there's enough to worry about. It's a gift to be able to hand off such an important portion of the affair to a pro like Ellen. Thanks!!

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Brenda's Bartending
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamillah L.
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Brenda provided bar tending services at my husband's book launch event. She was excellent, arrived on time, was professional and very friendly and helpful. I would definitely hire her again and I highly recommend her.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 215 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly T.
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My husband and I were looking for a kind, friendly and personable bartender. After the reading the reviews for Santisi Catering, we decided to book and I am glad that we did. Our Bartender name was Kimberly(same as mine) and I said to myself " we have the same name so I know she will be wonderful". Kim was everything that we wanted in a bartender. I couldn't believe that she went into help mode from the moment she walked in the door, quickly saying "what do you need me to do" and " I will do it for you". We are already lookin forward to doing business again with Santisi Catering. Highly recommended.

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Certified Bartender
4.9
from 93 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Iliana M.
Verified review

Such a funny guy! My guests loved him! I hired him and a few servers for our buffet. He was very responsive throughout the weeks leading up to the wedding and gave me his notes on supplies that I would need, quantities, as well as pricing suggestions. Our wedding was beer and wine only--David organized the bar and buffet area very neatly and was able to serve our guests quickly as well. Everyone had great compliments for him! Thank you David!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay S.
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Perfect! I requested catering services very last minute since my previous caterer canceled and Chef chris came to my rescue! He was so helpful and accommodating and I felt relieved the second I spoke with him. The event was flawless and It was a blessing in disguise that the previous caterer canceled because I got to experience NY Catering Service. Can’t wait to do this again. Thanks!!

Famous Events
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
Ben S.
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After hiring Famous Bartending and Catering on Thumbtack, they immediately reached out with questions about what cocktails I wanted to serve and even sent me a grocery list (buy even more alcohol than they suggest! Or maybe my friends just drink A LOT). Famous Bartending sent Lexi to my apartment for my dinner party for 30 people, and she was kind enough to give me a call to introduce herself the day before the event. Lexi was punctual, very friendly and resourceful - all I could have asked for. Hiring a bartender from Famous Bartending for my event was a great decision.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt F.
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Kinga and team were absolutely amazing!!! With less than a days notice, Kinga managed to mobilize a capable bartender, Wojtek, to our event. Wojtek arrived half hour before the event began. After introductions, he jumped right into the mix of things. He was knowledgeable, attentive, polite, and well dressed for the occasion. I would certainly recommend Kinga and team for any of your hosting, catering, and or bartending needs!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane M.
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This is a first class professional catering service. You really do get what you pay for: not only was the food delicious, but Lauren and her team were superb: very sweet, but also very efficient, paying attention to every detail, and giving us precious advice when needed. Our bartender (whom we had hired separetly because we had a previous relationship with him) failed to show up and Lauren immediately and seamlessly fixed that glitch by re-organizing her staff and deploying 2 of them to tend bar. Every aspect of the service was very good. We cannot recommend them enough and will use them again. Thank you Lauren, Tony, John and all the others.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David L.
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Global Chefz Catering was professional,clean, and organized. I will be calling again!

Top Pro
  • 68 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eva B.
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Dear Luisa, Just wanted to let you know that the Shower was a huge success. I received many compliments on the food choice and everything was delicious. Your staff was absolutely wonderful, they went up and beyond to make this event run smoothly. I love Francesca she did an amazing job. I would definitely refer your catering service to everyone I know and would definitely use you for all other events in the future.

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane H.
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We were extremely happy with the catering services that Manjar provided for a small cocktail party to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. Adolfo and his team were professional and attentive and went above and beyond to make the occasion special. The passed appetizers were delicious and presented beautifully. We can't thank Adolfo enough for his attention to detail and his personalized service that allowed us to enjoy the party and not have to worry about anything.

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
June B.
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f despite that it was thanksiving day, and she had her own family, Chef Aless catered my family's special day with superb attention to both the food, which was beyond delicious and plentiful, and presentation. She arrived early with a trolley full of delectable hors d'oeuvres, the best turkey ever baked, and containers full of great accompanying veggies. This was the first time I have ever needed outside catering, but the experience of having Chef Aless was so seamless, and the food was so perfect, that even if I have to invent an occasion,which I will, I know she could handle it with a touch of that marvelous French charm and expertise, and very little interference from me! I'm a cook,specifically a baker. but Chef Aless is a master, and everything was delivered expeditiously and promptly. And with heart... A truly wonderful experience. Thank you so much Alessandra. JuneBarsalona

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Hospitality Ace
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David L.
Verified review

Provided great coverage for setting up catering and drinks for a 1st birthday party and especially in clearing the space after.

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberta M.
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The best experience with a catering service I ever had. Service for 45 people without missing a beat.

OpenSkies Hospitality
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke K.
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We recently had a 40th birthday celebration at Liederkrantz Club catered by OpenSkies Catering. I can't say enough good things about Albert and Phillip and their entire staff. They went Above And Beyond to make our event special. Every detail was perfect!!! The food was phenomenal and very creative. You can't beat their prices either. They are very creative, original, and flexible with their party planning ideas. People are STILL talking about how it was the best party they have ever been too. I would do another party with them in a heartbeat. Just need a reason to have another elaborate affair. :)

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faye B.
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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.

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Massiel Lara
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shante L.
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Maissel did an awesome job bartending at my Fiancé 40th Surprise Birthday Party! Not only was she professional and responsive but she was extremely helpful in planning process and she even walked with her own supplies. It was great to have a professional there to provide the drinks to our guests. She went above and beyond for our event and I am so glad I decided to hire her!! Absolutely great service and a awesome personality. I definitely recommend her!!! Thanks again Maissel.

  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy P.
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BOOK'EM NOW!...... LIKE RIGHT NOW!!! Hands down thee best catering company I have ever experienced! I used RSVP as the owner catered a friend's engagement party in February. I have worked in the restaurant industry for several years and could not believe the attention to detail that their wait staff displayed. They were on point with everything and my glass never went empty. The whole staff was very nice and very professional. Especially the bartender . I chatted it up with him for a bit, made really good drinks and was a real friendly guy. Now, the food was outstanding! I really enjoyed the gorgonzola stuffed babybella mushrooms amongst all the other delicious dishes. I had a chance to meet the owner Renee after the dinner while everyone was dancing. Not over exaggerating at all, they were probably the kindest people I every met. SUPER COOL, totally humble, and they even gave me food to take home. I would recommend RSVP to anybody and everybody that wants their party to be a success!

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Studio Event Staffing
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We used Studio Event Staffing for a birthday party at our apartment building's private party space and would recommend them to everyone. Very helpful and responsive and our bartender was great!

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.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for bar caterers in Marcus Garvey Park

Need Event Catering (Drop-off)

New York, NY

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Dessert(s)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - casual (eg: burgers and fries), BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Budget per person
    $10-$20 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Need finger foods and horsdeuvres
  • $733
    Average price

Need bartending

New York, NY

  • Event Type
    Graduation
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (courtyard garden)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    60-80
  • Bar needed?
    Yes
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    this is for an annual party, so we would think of recurring contract if services are good
  • $158.33
    Average price

Need Bartender

New York, NY

  • Event Type
    Other (halloween party)
  • Vibe
    Upbeat / lively
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    25-40
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    No - host will cover gratuity
  • Additional services or supplies
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Details
    I'm a gay 27 year old guy and a lot of my friends at the party will be gay but I'm looking for a hot female bartender. under 30, nice bod, pretty face, long hair. Get in touch with me if you think you're a match.
  • $191.25
    Average price
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