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Poughkeepsie Bar Caterers

Browse these bar catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Poughkeepsie.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bonnie K.
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I have used the catering services of Juste Hors D'Oeuvres many times for both business and personal events. Obviously, I have never been disappointed. Not only is the food wonderful, the servers are professional as well as well groomed and refined. I recommend this company often and have never gotten negative feedback.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pranav G.
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Jessica and Kelly, both did a very good job at my sister-in-laws baby shower a few days ago. They were very easy to work with, and very committed to their jobs. They were excellent behind the bar, serving food, as well as the clean-up. Also, they were very pleasant, which makes it even more fun to have them around. I would recommend them for your party/ event. - pranav gupta.

Tara's Italian Cucina
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Christina M.
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We used Tara for my son's communion. Everything was just superb from the food to the friendly service. Tara was a pleasure to deal with. She came up with a fantastic menu and basically did all the work from the food shopping to the cooking. All the guests are still raving about the food! And, there was plenty left over- which was an added bonus for us! I will definitely use Tara again for future events.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
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I hired platter matters catering & staffing to be the bartender for my 40th birthday. The person who came was awesome. She was early set up everything to look amazing. Everyone commented on what a great bartender she was. Thank you again would totally hire you guys for another party.

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Chef Stef
5.0
from 30 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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The First Bite Catering, LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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Anne did an outstanding job of putting together "An Evening in Italia" for my husband's 50th birthday party! Everyone raved about the food and wine pairings. Anne was so pleasant and professional from our first communication to the drop off on the day of the event. She is a pleasure to work with an a very talented chef! I will gladly recommend her to friends and family looking for catering services in the future.

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ivonne L.
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Gerry provided personal chef services for my family and friends who were staying at my home for a week; he provided breakfast and dinner for 10-12 people. I was really impressed from the beginning for his level of professionalism, punctuality, and the high quality of the meals he provided for us.You can tell he really loves what he does. Everyone was delighted and I am sure we will be asking him to help us again in the very near future. I highly recommend him.

  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline P.
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Chef Kylene is simply amazing. She was easy to work with throughout the planning process and worked with us to create the best menu for our group. The food and service was incredible! Every one of our guests was impressed and asked if they could leave positive reviews for Chef Kylene as well. She brought some standard dishes to an elevated level. It was incredible! Then, while we were digesting and socializing, Chef Kylene and her partner cleaned up, did dishes, put leftovers away and even took the trash out. Words cannot describe how much we loved our evening thanks to Chef Kylene. It was truly special and one to remember.

Rockland Roots
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley P.
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I hired Brian for my boyfriends surprise 30th birthday party. The party was brunch and I wanted small bites that people could stand and eat but also felt full and satisfied. He was so pleasant and easy to work with. I went back and forth with him for months trying to get the menu perfect and he was extremely accommodating and helpful because I didn't know exactly what food items I wanted to incorporate. The day of the party everything was seamless and the food was amazing. I couldn't communicate with him before the party because it would have ruined the surprise but he was able to set up and figure everything out himself. Him and his assistant were so nice and put out different food items from the menu as the party went on so the guests were always eating throughout the day. All of the food was made of fresh ingredients and it made the food that much better. Multiple people came up to me at the end of the party asking who catered the party because the food was so good. I have people still talking about it months later. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and I highly recommend Brian and Rockland Roots for your next catering event. I will be using him in the future. Thanks Brian!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brielle G.
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Matt was great for my event. From the start, he was very responsive and helped provide the list of what to buy. He also alleviated some of the planning by catering the appetizers which made it super helpful. We hired 1 server and 1 bartender-- which we definitely should've hired one more person for the amount of guests we had-- but the two were super helpful. Even when it was down pouring, Matt continued to help and serve guests. I would absolutely recommend Matt. If you are even thinking about having servers at your event, definitely go with Santisi Catering!

Bartending by Sonja
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana R.
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Working with Sonja is a wonderful experience. She is very optimist and a problem solver. She is always able to adapt to any occurring event. She is very friendly and always has a smile in her face. She always provides fantastic bartending services. She is not only professional and responsive but extremely helpful in planning on how much alcohol to buy, designing a signature drink, and working with the supplies that are provided. Absolutely great service, I would definitely recommend!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Steve M.
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Linda unfortunately had to get a substitute at the last minute,but she covered it well. Paul tended bar,did a fantastic job. Professional,helpful and great attitude. Good experience,overall.

Chef Michele ragussis
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Julie V.
Verified review

Our meal was delicious and the service was great the kitchen was left spotless with every dish clean and put away

D.Myles Chef&Catering
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
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Had an awesome dinner party on New Years Eve thanks to Dexter. Will highly recommend and use in the future! Food and service were great. It was a nice evening.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christine Bradford Wong
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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.

Farm Market Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Cherie S.
    Verified review

    I have hired Gerry for large cocktail parties as well as smaller intimate dinners Gerry and his team are amazing. His food is not only good but memorable - guests talk about it long after the party or dinner. There is always a variety of flavors and textures. His food is innovative and fun. In addition to amazing food he is extremely professional. I can’t recommend him enough for an event. You (and your palate) won’t be disappointed.

    Table 21 Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Leslie M.
    Verified review

    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!

    Rose Williams
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Richard K.
    Verified review

    She was excellent. She got there ahead of time, set up the bar and was very courteous to all the guest. She was very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend her to bartend any event and plan on hiring her again in the future

    Just Delish Catering llc

    New To Thumbtack

    • 3 years in business
    About

    Providing the best gourmet food and home-style cooking to consumers in their homes, I specialize in contemporary American cuisine, French, and brunch. I am familiar with Italian and Latin inspired dishes also. What sets me out from other chefs is my unwavering desire for perfection, quality and customer satisfaction.

    About

    We provide healthy food catering and private chef services. Special diets and health-conscious foods are meticulously prepared by a CIA graduate and certified health coach.

    About

    I offer the finest off-premise BBQ and catering service throughout the tri-states! I have Culinary Institute of America trained chefs.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.