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Massapequa Park Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Massapequa Park.

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ned B.
Verified review

Chef Ellen catered my wife's surprise 50th birthday party. She created an amazingly diverse and mouth-wateringly delicious menu. She worked around every obstacle imaginable, from the unforseen limitations of my facility to the need to hide 25 guests in her small staging area as we waited for our guest of honor (who arrived 20 min late). My father-in-law, who owned and ran four major Manhattan restaurants was extremely impressed with the food and service. His review was, "Fantastic!" We will be using her services in the future, a future that is certainly bright.

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adam G.
Verified review

We had a fantastic breakfast after our wedding in our apartment. Every Detail Catering did an incredible job and we highly recommend them. Very professional, great food and services. We will certainly use their services again.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jillian R.
Verified review

Chef Chris was an ultimate professional - And his staff was extremely friendly and helpful throughout the night. The food was delicious! The guests were extremely complimentary and impressed with the quality of the food and the service of the staff. The event was wonderful and I look forward to hiring NY Catering service again in the future!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mathilde H.
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The food and service from Bacco was superb in every way. Lauren and her staff catered a cocktail party in my apartment, and they were beyond professional and friendly. The food was delicious and I've never had so many compliments. Highly, highly recommend!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael O.
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Excellent food and service at a reasonable price.

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Amoraco
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jess H.
Verified review

I was given Tamara's information through the venue my event was held at. She took a very last minute request for about 100 people, and set up the evening's order instantly. Given her rave reviews on Thumbtack and Yelp, I felt pretty confident that the food and service would be great... which is an absolute understatement! Tamara and her team showed up on time and ready to get to work. She had a great crew with her, very engaging with the guests, and the food was AMAZING. The only downside was that I didn't get to eat more of it - would have hovered over the serving table if I could have :) I hope I have a chance in the future to have Tamara and her team back for another event. Until then, I would absolutely recommend her for your next catered event. :)

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony T.
Verified review

Chef Wayne Clarke and his crew catered my birthday party it was great recommend him to who ever want use his service food was great .. It was a great day he is a great chef

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  • 68 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex L.
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Great food and service! Came to our NYC wedding venue and did a great job.

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah C.
Verified review

We are so happy to have chosen Manjar to cater our New Year's Day party. Experience with a variety of caterers over the years has shown how hard it can be to find someone who is responsive during the planning process and provides excellent food and service. Everything we had on our menu was delicious! Hosting a group of well-traveled, adventurous eaters, having highly flavorful dishes, aesthetically presented, is always a goal. Thanks to Adolpho and his staff that was exactly what we got. We would order everything again but I must say that everyone agreed that the baby lamb chops were the best they ever had (and this group has had a lot!), and the tuna ceviche was exceptional. But I don't want to slight the other dishes (especially the superb mushroom risotto and vegetable "towers" which were beautiful...I could go on and on). I was impressed from the beginning with our first exchanges through Thumbtack. Adolpho mentioned doing a walk-through months before to see our physical set-up. Besides the hour I'm sure it took him to get here, we spent another hour talking and making final plans. I never felt rushed; he is a great listener. He asked questions that I wouldn't have considered and the party was all the better for that. We felt totally pampered and relaxed throughout the evening. The kitchen was left immaculate. Adolpho captures what is, to me, the best combination of professionalism and warmth. He is simply delightful to work with, as are his staff. We are so grateful to have found him and look forward to our next party with Manjar. Deborah Corbett Montclair, New Jersey

Melissa D'Elia
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Gary W.
Verified review

Melissa created a terrific and delicious dinner for our group. She was incredibly responsive and very easy to work with. Truly aimed to please, while providing food with the freshest ingredients.

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James K.
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Tyler and his team have been bartending and running my Holiday Party for many years. They consistently go above and beyond and always do a fantastic job. In addition to making the best Bloody Mary I and my guests have ever had, they organized my party incredibly well, made sure everyone's glasses were always filled and kept food and other items stocked and organized. In short, they allowed me to enjoy my own party. They are incredibly easy to deal with and very flexible. I give them my highest recommendation and would not have a party without them.

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Byron R.
Verified review

Chef Aless gave us an excellent experience. Food and service was top notch also prompt and fresh. We will be having her again for our next party

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  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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Melissa was amazing to work with. Her food was quality and her presentation was perfect. If I could give 6 stars I would.

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark C.
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For our 25-guest Thanksgiving dinner (buffet-style), Peter was terrific, and his assistant, Monika, was too. The menu included interesting, well-received, and healthful variations on thanksgiving classics along with a lovely set of finger-food sized appetizers. Everyone enjoyed the upbeat and attentive service and the food itself. We, the hosts, enjoyed a well-planned, well-executed, hassle-free gathering. We were somewhat hesitant to engage someone who we found on the Internet, and because of the late date, we did not check additional references beyond those on Thumbtack. As it turned out, everything (including pricing) was exactly as promised. I would recommend Creative Table without hesitation. Thank you Peter and thank you Thumbtack!

  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy F.
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Gordon was great to work with. I explained that it would be a party of 25 people with varied tastes and food allergies. He provided many, many Menu choices. (He Guided Me Through Each Suggested Menu) as well as the cadance of courses of my proposed items. It was a special day as it was my husbands 65th Birthday Party. Gordon arrived with his staff two hours before the scheduled start time. He again went over the menu and proposed a slightly modified serving style as with 5 courses he explained it would take approximately 4-4.5 hours. I couldn't have been happier with the service, the food was exceptional and the cleanup very thorough. I would not hesitate to use him again or recommend him to anyone I know. Thank You Again Gordon. Sincerely Nancy F. NYC New York.

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria G.
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Dave was amazing! We hired him for our wedding that we had at home with 40 guests. I can't believe he was able to make such an abundant buffet of appetizers that was also absolutely delicious. His crab cakes were amazing and disappeared in a flash. I was actually upset I only got the chance to have one! His hummus and eggplant was so good we were digging around for more leftovers. The meatballs stole the show and in second place was the cider braised bacon. People were eating well until 2 in the morning! He was also so helpful in helping us set up the food. I don't think that's necessarily part of his job but he saw that we were a little stressed trying to get everything ready before the ceremony. My Made of honor wasn't even dressed yet and he helped her move our kitchen table into the dining room! Really a great guy who takes pride in his food and in his services. Dave was also very good about getting back to us, answering questions and making sure we had a nice mix of appetizers to please all our guests (even the kids). He was very professional from start to finish. I highly recommend him because you will feel reassured and I feel he will only give you his best.

3R's Events
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Eduardo P.
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Job very well done for my wife's surprise birthday party. The food was well prepared and had an excellent presentation. The Mac and cheese and ribs were exceptional. Thank you for making Renee's day special.

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Now That Was A Great Party
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Isabell R.
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I hired Chef Doris Worthington and her team at "Now That Was A Great Party" to cater my sister's 75th surprise birthday party on Sunday, April 9, 2017. It was by far the best decision I could have made. I found their catering service through Thumb Tack, and took a chance to use the service, because all the coordination had to be done long distance; by telephone, text and Email. This catering service is Top Notch. They lived up to their word and their website advertisement. They were very professional and knowledgable about their customer's catering needs. Doris was able to offer several suggestions which helped to enhance the success of our party. Every detail was perfectly coordinated by the Caterer; from the table displays (which were beautiful), to the choice of colors to blend in with our color scheme; to perfecto food choices. The food was absolutely delicious. My sister was totally surprised and most pleased with the service and the food. We could not have asked for better service. We are very grateful to Chef Doris and her team at "Now That Was A Great Party". They certainly lived up to the business name. We had a great time and would not hesitate to use them again, and refer their service to others.

Harvest Caterers
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Denise M.
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Professional service and the food was outstanding.

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liam N.
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I could not be more satisfied with JP's work. For a week or two leading up to my networking event, JP communicated with me regularly and with great responsiveness to make sure everything went perfectly. I wanted to make sure we had enough food for 50 guests within a tight budget. To be honest, I was worried we would run out, but JP made it work while providing exceptional quality. All of my guests were wowed by his simple, yet impressive hors d'oeuvres. His work ethic at the event was above and beyond. And to top it all off, JP is a great guy. Doing business with JP felt like doing business with a good friend. The level of trust and willingness to go beyond his job description really show why JP is the guy to go to. I would highly recommend JP and will be pursuing his service again for a similar event in the spring. Thank you, JP!

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Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nishita G.
Verified review

Chef Nirva was a pleasure to work with. With the menu pairing to the prep everything was spot on and professional. the food was also great. Thanks for making our party a success. would definitely recommend her !

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for food service professionals in Massapequa Park

Need catering

Babylon, NY

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Sweet 16 backyard bash..rustic fall theme..sunflowers comfort food
  • $552.5
    Average price

Need Caterer

Lindenhurst, NY

  • Event type
    Other (4th of July barbeque)
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No, Other: Cooks
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Backyard BBQ
  • $900
    Average price

Need a Caterer for a Wedding Reception

Amityville, NY

  • Event type
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    cocktail style reception. grazing stations. farm type Americana
  • $6250
    Average price
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