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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie K.
Verified review

Bacco Catered Events is the best in the business. If you are thinking about hiring a chef for a catered party please stop wasting your time and just go with these outstanding professionals who are a joy to work with and make delicious food. I used them for the first time a few weeks ago (14 June) for an important business dinner and everything from planning a menu to clean up was expedient, professional and the food was - according to every guest - superb! In addition to world class cuisine - They even get the little things right (knowing the VIPs and serving them first, remembering drink preferences, monitoring supplies etc). Every single guest commented on the delicious food and excellent service. I entertain often personally and professionally and this was a stand out experience which ensures I will be a repeat guest. Chef Lauren was very accommodating about a couple of specific dietary restrictions and those folks were also delighted with the outcome - they felt they really had a meal customized for them. Chef Lauren and the servers really worked as a team for a flawless experience. I can not recommend this service highly enough.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stanley B.
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The service was great, the food was delicious. Very friendly staff and great customer service. I highly recommend Global chefz catering to everyone.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frances R.
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Do you want to know the definition of Excellence? Hire Luisa c/o De Cicco's Event Planning! I have never worked with a more professional, friendly company. Luisa has a way of catering to her client's and making them feel like they're at the top of her priority list. If you need her, drop her an E-mail and she IMMEDIATELY gets back to you. Need a personal Chef to teach you how to cook? Luisa can connect you with top of the line quality professional's that KNOW what they're doing in the kitchen. I'm currently taking lesson's from her Chef and I went from being a novice who's food was either bland, burnt and completely un-edible, to a person who can now chop, dice and make a meal so good, my family calls me asking me to cook for them again. Luisa and her staff are so friendly, so welcoming and very attentive to the needs of the client. Luisa has done a fine job in picking her staff and I’m extremely happy I hired her company because it was worth every penny.

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eve G.
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Adolfo is extremely professional and likable, he listened carefully to our brief and he delivered everything we had asked for. Our brunch menu was perfect in the amount of food, the selection and the presentation. The best part, Adolfo left our kitchen spotlessly clean! Thanks Adolfo, look forward to working with you again.

  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Jess Y.
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This is the first time that I've personally worked with a caterer for a small event (15 people) and it couldn't have gone better. Chef Stenneth was very detailed when presenting me with catering options. He worked within my budget and was open to any suggestions and alterations I had. He was communicative and responsive to all my inquiries and delivered everything punctually. A true professional! The food itself was AMAZING! The guests at my event all specifically pointed out how much they enjoyed the food! Chef Stenneth's culinary skills easily rival top restaurants in the city and I feel like I've found a hidden gem with him. I would easily recommend him to anyone looking for a caterer for any party size!

Tara's Italian Cucina
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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Tara is fantastic! She catered an event for me at the Anthropologie Store in Short Hills. From start to finish she was extremely professional. She suggested menu items based on my theme for the event and then customized them for our esthetic. Not only did everything look good it tasted amazing. Our customers in Short HIlls, NJ have a very sophisticated palette and they raved about the food. I would certainly use Tara again for any event we would have in the store big or small. She is a talented chef, professional and easy to work with. Jennifer Burnley, Personal Stylist and Event Planner, Anthropologie

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Chef Stef
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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Great experience, excellent food, we'll reach out to him again for sure next time we are catering a perty!

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Celestial Touch Catering
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angie F.
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Have had catering services on many occasions from Celestial Touch, one being my rehearsal dinner. The food consistently has great flavor and well presented. Have also had the pleasure of great service and much enthusiasm in the planning process for events.

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sam T.
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Hired Cultivated Tastes (Gerry & Kendall Herrfurth) twice, once for our son's baby shower and once for his baptism. They were absolutely outstanding. Service was professional, on time and all around top notch. They catered both stationary and passed hordourves, in our home, along with creative and very tasty speciality drinks. Communication before each event was also fantastic. Of course, the food was out-of-this world amazing. All of the guests commented on what wonderful events we've had at our home - due in no small part to Gerry and Kendall. I would and will hire them again.

VVS Productions and Catering
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Mila S.
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It was an excellent service, filled with personal touch and little surprises. Russian was an extra bonus. We loved every moment.

Chef Tristan
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Michael O.
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Tristan helped make my 60th birthday party a huge success. He was flexible and helpful in choosing the menu and delivered superior food for my guests. He was also relaxed and friendly throughout the entire evening. Looking for a reason to hire Tristan again!

  • 16 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Nilsa O.
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Her cooking is exceptional. I have had quite a few dishes that are truly unique and absolutely delicious. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with her catering skills. In addition to her cooking, Germaine has also been more of a partner. She is very creative and has come up with ideas on how to lay things out, decorate and tie everything together for a great experience. I am a firm believer that the ambiance and setting of an event just highlights the overall experience. I would highly recommend her for any event. She has handled events as small as a 8 person meeting with clients to 300+ person event for one of my offices.

Sullivan Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy L.
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To anyone that is thinking of using Sullivan catering go for it!!! We used them for a class reunion which was outdoors and people were amazed with menu and couldn't say enough how delicious it was!! Tom , his wife n staff were great people and made sure it was all perfect..... Can't wait to use them again for another function.... 5 stars for sure!!!!

Chef Michele ragussis
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Renee Grover
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Sunday night dinner, amazing!! Best waitress, apps, drinks, not one thing I can think to complain about. Steak was perfect, baked stuffed haddock was to die for! Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience

Cuisine Inspirations, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christian Johnson
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I can praise Scott enough for the on site catering / chef job he did at our holiday party. Menu setting, preparation and the party were executed flawlessly. Having the confidence in Scott allowed us to entertain our guests and be part of the party. Still today people rave about the party and the deliciously prepared food.

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Studio Event Staffing
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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It was an amazing experience having Milt, Janet and their crew as our caterers. They arrived early to set up and be prepared for our guest. The food was AMAZING!!!! I cannot get over their stuffed mushrooms, those delicious little chicken quesadilla, OMG the shrimp cocktail...I can sit here and name every single dish we ordered and tell the world what an amazing experience it was for my taste buds and my guest will say the same. I will continue to work with Studio Event Staffing for all my future events. Not only were they professional, they were very friendly and warm--they have an awesome team put together!!

Dana Foods Catering
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
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They have many food selections available at reasonable pricing and the food is wonderful. Dana and Phil are amazing and a pleasure to work with. I plan to continue using them for all of our future catering needs and would highly recommend them to anyone!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christine Bradford Wong
Verified review

Chef Sterling put together a variety of platters for us for my son's graduation. They were just what we wanted and more. Delicious food! I will definitely use his services again to cater our next event.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Harriet C.
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Catia helped plan a fully catered company BBQ quickly and easily when we found out at the last minute the building manager would not allow a BBQ grill on the property. She saved our company event!

Table 21 Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie M.
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Amanda and the entire AK Catering staff were ACES. Their menus are unique and versatile while also being familiar and comfortable. Everything was fresh, beautiful and delicious. I simply was the hero of my party and I barely had to lift a finger. AK Catering took care of everything. The prices are incredible and the overall service and experience was amazing. I can't wait to have another event just to book them. I am already planning on a some personal chef experiences!

Farm Market Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lindsey D.
    Verified review

    Chef Gerry has been coming to our home once a week for over a year. He is incredibly talented (any sauce he makes is divine!) and very professional. He always makes sure everything is clean before he leaves. He's even very nice with my children and explains to them what he is doing so they are learning also. Highly recommended.

    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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    Need Caterer

    Wolcott, CT

    • Type of catering needed
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      American
    • Head count
    • Details
      we are looking for a style of like different food stations for our wedding. Mini slidders...things along those lines..
    • $1600
      Average price

    Need Catering Services for Buffet Dinner Party

    Flemington, NJ

    • Type of catering needed
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Italian
    • Head count

    Need a Personal Chef

    Titusville, NJ

    • Type of catering needed
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      American
    • Head count
    • Details
      Occasional dinner delivery for a VERY busy family of 4
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