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Niagara Falls Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Niagara Falls.

  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Karen T.
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Richard and Teena from Tonawanda Castle were top notch to work with as we planned our wedding. They helped us take care of all the details, even ones I hadn't even thought of. Their enthusiasm for providing excellent food and overall decorating and presentation made my wedding such a classy event. I highly recommend using Tonawanda Castle for your events or outside catering.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kat L.
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Oh My Gosh! They were fantastic from start to end. Helpful planning from the extensive menu, confirmation, on time delivery, HOT and huge portions! Reasonably priced. Loved the individual food card labels too. Very professional. Thank you Buffalos Best Catering and Thumbtack!

Kevin's Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Beth W.
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Kevin's catering is wonderful and his food is amazing!! Him and his staff are great and always on time. I look forward to our work holiday luncheon each year as our company has been using Kevin's catering for a few years now. I have never heard one complaint, but a TON of compliments!!! I highly recomend using Kevin for any event!

Mikey Dee's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jill B.
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Very accommodating and easy to work with. Food and service were top notch! Will definitely use in the future and recommend to others.

Creative Catering by CL
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lolita O.
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    Excellent food at graduation party, everything from chicken to a roasted pig, excellent fruit display, deserts were excellent and displayed well, candy table was out of this world. Would recommend this caterer for any event that you need to serve grade A food. Would definitely be using Creative Catering by CL in the future.

    Olivieri's Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Kathleen E.
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    Renee did an outstanding job catering my husband's surprise birthday party! She was so helpful planning the menu, food was delicious with many complements from guests and she and her husband delivered everything we had discussed on time. Her twice baked potatoes and baked chicken were delicious! I would recommend Olivieri's Catering for any event!

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    Experience fine dinning at your dinning room table with all backgrounds. I love to make people happy. The first course is sea food, three different ways, then mini sandwich made with grilled vegetables, etc.

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    I will cook anything you need, from healthy and tasty to comfort foods. I already have clients lined up that are actually friends. I am looking to expand.

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    We are a restaurant, banquet facility and full-service catering. We do everything, from small dinner parties to large weddings and corporate events. We provide professional staff and affordable pricing that is suitable for any budget.

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    We cater with soul food and desserts. We do all occasions. Our grand opening is on the second week in September.

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    We make every event whether large or small spectacular!! I love making my customers happy and knowing that I gave them 100% professonalism.

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    Our crew has been in the food/beverage/catering/hospitality business for atleast five years, many of us longer than that.. we take pride in doing things right and we work together to provide the event that you were hoping for. Meeting new people, traveling, helping others

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    We offer locally grown cuts of meat and produce and take pride in our Western New York farmers and providers. Each meal is hand crafted and cooked to ensure the best tastes, smells, and quality. BBQ! What better way to darn a living than cooking outdoors and hearing the praises after a job well done.

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    Family owned business that prides itself on personal service and personal menu planning we will come to you It's all about the food and service fresh foods and great service makes a great a functions for you and your guests

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    With over 30yrs experience, we can accommodate from a small party of 20 or up to 500. We provide anything from a simple drop off to full service catering We love what we do and it shows in our service and food. Nothing makes us happier to see your guests having a great time

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    I am a new Western New York base caterer. My passion for catering began 4 years ago when I started catering for Denison University. Since then, I loved hosting and meeting new people.

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    We are strictly a catering company and not a restaurant. We specialize on one thing only - YOU. We constantly attend trade shows and conferences to keep up to date in current trends. The feeling I get when customers tell me that our food and service exceeded their expectations.

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    The Protocal offers a truly exclusive venue for your most special occasions. Our spacious room boasts elegant decor, remarkable cuisine, and expert and courteous staff. We also offer full-service offsite catering and drop-off. At the Protocal, it is a privilege to be part of your special celebration.

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    We do all types of catering, from upscale to drop off. We do bar services as well. We are able to travel, can provide glasses, small wares, linens, etc. Let Opus8 cater your next event and leave all the work to us! Delivery charge is only for distance traveling, and there is no surcharge.

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    My personal website is mostly for my baked goods. I do, however, make specialty foods for weddings, parties, and other events. I specialize in Italian and soul food. Customers love the taste and the presentation of my food.

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    We have been serving the Niagara area for over 50 years. We offer catering options that include pizza and wings. Also, pasta, chicken, roast beef, sausage and peppers are in other packages you can choose from. You can enjoy your party in our banquet facility, or we can bring the party to to you!!

    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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