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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 131 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
Jane R.
Verified review

I am so glad that my husband and I decided to work with Chef Ellen for our wedding party. So many things about our experience were great: the food presentation was awesome and she took a lot of care to make sure it matched our aesthetic; Ellen's staff was super pro and worked well in a venue with no kitchen; Ellen was very responsive in her communication and I felt well taken care of. And most importantly, the FOOD was delicious! Would happily recommend Renegade Caterers to anyone.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy P.
Verified review

Chris catered a dinner party at my apartment and everything was top notch. He arrived promptly, had enough time to get organized before the guests arrived, and looked very professional. The presentation of the food was as delicious as it tasted. My friend helped organize the menu and every course was more delicious than the next. I look forward to having him caterer more frequently, as well as teach cooking classes. Chris' professionalism and attentiveness was incredible. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Joyce K.
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I found Bacco Caterers on Thumbtack. I was impressed with the five stars and the reviews, so I contacted Chef Lauren to begin to see if she was the caterer for us—and was she ever! Joyce and I wanted to include our friends and family in our marriage anniversary celebration in our Brooklyn home. We are novice Open House hosts and Lauren advised us re details we would never have thought of, including in our menu selections. Her staff, chef Amanda and sous chef Laura, created freshly made hors d’hoeuvres in our kitchen as the party occurred, superb finger food that was varied, interesting, and delicious! People, including us, loved it. The servers Karen, Tony, and Kevin, and bartender Elroy were unobtrusively attentive and friendly to our guests. Our party took place on two floors and the yard, and the staff kept the food appearing and the empty glasses disappearing with seeming effortlessness. Many guests commented on how comfortable they made everyone feel, contributing to the general sense of joyousness. In spite of our request for no gifts, or perhaps because of it, many of our 50 guests brought flowers. As soon as I was handed the bouquets, Tony would appear and would arrange them in vases I had directed him to when flowers first arrived. I was free during the whole party to visit with my friends and family. I, who am not a party-person, enjoyed myself fully during this celebration, and I am grateful to Chef Lauren and her staff for the many ways (including a fantastic clean-up) they helped make that possible. Inez

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Provencharly
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Clara B.
Verified review

Chef Charly did a fantastic job catering a dinner I hosted at my home for 20 people. He cooked several delicious French dishes, delivered them on time and was very easy to work with. I highly recommend him.

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Amoraco
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
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Lindsey F.
Verified review

I used Tamara for my engagement party and she was fantastic! I had about 60 people and we started with passed h'ourderves during a cocktail hour in one room (she provided the staff and a bartender). While this happened she was setting up the buffet dinner in another room. She let me know when it was ready and then (timing was flawless) we moved into the second room for dinner. My friends and family raved about the food, which included gluten-free and vegan options as many had dietary restrictions. We had a French theme as I had gotten engaged in France and Tamara worked with me on a French menu, including a delicious chocolate-hazelnut crepe desert with fresh berries. She was totally on-point with timing, presentation, and professional execution, including proactively handling things like insurance with the building so it wasn't a hassle for me. The reason I initially chose her was because she was more reasonable than the other bids I received for caterers in New York but she offered identical services to what they had proposed and she went the extra mile the day of the event. I will definitely be using her again and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I am still receiving compliments on her food and the friendliness/professionalism of her staff.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ingrid J.
Verified review

Food was delicious! Wayne was great from the beginning to the end of the planning and actual dinner. His food and service were outstanding. He pays attention to detail and delivered exactly what I requested. We had a 5 star restaurant experience right in our dining room.

Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires 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

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  • 68 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Sam L.
Verified review

Great Caterers, great food, great setup, easy to work with.

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer O.
Verified review

Best experience ever. We needed a bartender for a private birthday party I was organizing for my boss and took a chance on hiring HighLife. Not only did we get a bartender but we got Tyler himself - the owner of HighLife. He was amazing. Our chef we hired from a different company was a disaster and Tyler took it upon himself to help serve the meals, set the tables with wine glasses, pour water/wine throughout dinner, not to mention making the best margaritas on the planet. Extremely reasonable prices with top notch service that is so hard to find these days. Next party I organize I will simply call Tyler. Whether I need a bartender, chef, catering, etc - HighLife will be my only phone call. Thanks for everything!

  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Reuel R.
Verified review

Chef Stenneth Grant and his business partner Shanique Walker lent their exquisite culinary and catering talents to our wedding to glittering effect. We could not have been happier with their service and the sumptuous spread they prepared for us and our guests at the dinner reception. The menu was a thoughtfully curated mix of African-American, Caribbean, and Asian inspired cuisine, with options for both non-vegetarians and vegetarians. Not only was the food flavorful and delicious, it was also beautifully garnished and presented. Our guests raved about every single dish and were practically falling over themselves to grab seconds. Not surprisingly, several of them have asked for Stenneth and Shanique's contact information and plan to hire them for their own upcoming events. It's true what they say: word-of-mouth is the best recommendation; and these satisfied guests were singing Stenneth and Shanique's praises. To top it all off, the two exude utter professionalism as well as genuine warmth and passion about what they do. Although we contacted them somewhat late in the planning process to cater our wedding, they easily accommodated us, even putting together a free tasting on relatively short notice. They were punctual in delivering the food and their set up was speedy and seamless. All in all, it was an unqualified pleasure working with Stenneth and Shainique. We're still savoring the memories of their excellent cuisine and service. I hope we'll have occasion to hire them again. It hasn't been a week since our wedding and one of our guests already has hired them to cater an event--and on short notice to boot. How's that for validation! You can't go wrong with this excellent team! Thanks, Stenneth and Shanique! You're the best!

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Abby B.
Verified review

Peter and his team were absolutely amazing. Not only was he great at communicating with me prior to the event, but he also offered many delicious options for the menu to ensure there would be something for everyone at my party. The team was on time and very respectful of the staff and the space, putting together a lovely set-up with flowers (!) that made the event feel that much more special. The food and drinks were delicious. My personal favorite were the pulled pork sliders and mojitos, but everyone raved about how delicious all of our appetizers were. Peter even sent a special plate over to me (the host) to ensure I'd have a chance both to eat and sample his delicious menu. I cannot say enough about the friendliness of him and his staff throughout the night. They were just so thoughtful and professional. I would (and will!) absolutely hire Peter and Creative Table Catering again in the future. My friends were also very impressed by him and the value of the services he offered at my event. In a city with innumerable options for caterers, I would highly recommend Peter for any event you have. He made my special night a celebration to remember.

T&C Catering
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Alissa T.
Verified review

Carol and her staff helped us have an amazing wedding experience. The food was a hit, and the bartender did a great job too. I don't expect to get married again, but if you are looking for caterers, go with T and C!

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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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OpenSkies Hospitality
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I would rate this five star if it didn't have two little accidents. One was we couldn't find a lighter when it was time to light the candles on the cake. Another was kind of a miscommunication, I took a cake for my son but then I myself forgot to take one so the catering team thought I had one already but I guess I was the only one who didn't have the cake as the birthday girl. I don't mind that much because I'm not a cake person and this type of mistake could probably only happen to me bc I think any other person would have requested it. So I wouldn't think it's the catering team's fault. Just letting you know if you are like me who doesn't crave for cakes and will be busy running around, you better get one first, haha. Overall I think the team did a great job. The manager arrived early, the food was delicious, the team was fast and professional, the plating was nice, the manager even helped to bring special bamboo plates for the cake, which is of great quality. I didn't taste much of the wine selection but it seems my friends were happy about them. The pricing was very reasonable and communication was easy. The only possible improvement I could think of is probably adding 2-3 courses. I would highly recommend this caterer to my friends.

Paglia Hospitality LLC
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Paul T.
Verified review

My firm hired David and Paglia Hospitality Inc. to provide breakfast and lunch and a platter of goodies to leave with us for a company event for our employees. One of the partners was enamored with the idea of having a food truck as the caterer for our event. So begins this culinary experience. I asked for typical breakfast fare and he delivered: Homemade corned beef hash, ricotta pancakes, Brioche French toast, and breakfast sandwiches plus more. His food was delicious and was a wonderful way to start our day! In regards to lunch, he even delivered more: Parmesan chicken wings, Tuscan BBQ wings, fried bacon rice balls, lobster rolls, fish tacos, roasted brussel sprouts with Calabrian chili, 5 different sandwiches and 3 burgers. We also had cookies and brownies. He was on time. He was professional. Most importantly: He worked fast to feed 30 people, with every order made upon request! I highly recommend Paglia Hospitality: you will not be disappointed.

Now That Was A Great Party
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Tara J.
Verified review

Doris catered my small wedding dinner. Doris and her daughter were fantastic! They arrived exactly on time and had delicious appetizers ready for us shortly thereafter while we all got ready. We were able to leave to go get married on the beach and we left with confidence that we would have a great meal upon our return. Doris had our first course of refreshing lemon sorbet on the table within minutes of our arrival. The rest of meal as well as their outstanding service and attention that they paid to us and our guests exceeded our expectation. All in all we had a great experience using Doris and wouldn't hesitate to use her again or recommend her to others. Planning was also super easy as we were able to plan a menu through a series of email exchanges and brief phone conversations

A Sip of Class, LLC
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Joann H.
Verified review

Rex was so lovely. He came early to set up. Brought some of his own gear. Dressed neatly and festive, Was so kind, helpful in all the cleanup too. And he even gave our caterers a hand in the kitchen, Would use Rex and his company again for sure.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Karin D.
Verified review

Last summer 2016, I had a small intimate brunch for close friends. Cornbread26, were in charge of catering and serving. My friends enjoyed a wonderful vegan spread that consisted of ; crab sliders, macaroni and cheese , and a mouth watering vegetable melody !!! Their signature guava sangria was there to seal this perfect afternoon with friends. Their services was top notch, professional and satisfying and I will be using Cornbread26, this summer for my annual brunch event.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Tammy P.
Verified review

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!

JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
Verified review

JP and his team were fantastic and we look forward to working with him again. He catered an event for 120 guests the night before our wedding so it was pretty important to us that it went right! The food was delicious, we still have friends telling us how much they loved it. He really goes above and beyond to ensure a good experience and provided us with many more dishes than we had anticipated. I would absolutely recommend him.

Elemental Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Adam D.
Verified review

I hired elemental catering for my husbands 30 birthday and I struck gold! There food and presentation was absolutely stunning. Everything had a fine dining touch to it. It was very professional and elegant. I am definitely going to hire them again next time I need a caterer. Everyone at the party keeps taking about the food, and many of my friends want to hire them for their parties. Thanks again :)

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