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Poughkeepsie Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhona S.
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Marylyn was a delight to work with. From the get-go, she listened and really worked with me to create the right menus for my son's Bar Mitzvah (between the apps, the adults' fare and the kids' fare)...and then she delivered absolutely delicious food, even though she wound up having to work under very adverse circumstances -- the location wouldn't allow her to use the kitchen because the kitchen is glatt kosher, so she had to set up on a 7' x 8' stairwell landing, plus the electricity kept shorting out on her ovens. Nonetheless the food was absolutely delicious -- our guests loved it all and are still remarking on it to me...and then being extra-impressed when I explained what Marylyn and her crew had to deal with. When I first discussed the lack of a kitchen, she told me she could pull it off in a tiny space...and then she really delivered. She also went out of her way to be helpful to me in too many small but meaningful ways to list here. I highly recommend her and her catering company.

Natwerks Catering and Events
from 60 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Paula T.
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This was a brand new experience for me but I have absolutely no regrets it was money well spent Nate and his assistant did an outstanding job of catering to birthday celebration all of my guests were more than satisfied with their food and the entertainment but the food was absolutely outstanding I highly recommend Nate don't waste any time he is professional polished prepared and has a passion for what it is that he does and it shows in his work thank you Thumbtack and thank you Natwerk!! I will be using him for future events!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
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Ivette's attention to detail and professionalism was impressive to say the least. She was the key to the bridal shower that I hoster at my house with 30 guests. She was so great that several guests asked me for her information to hire her in the future. I look forward to working with her again for our next party.

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Chef Stef
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
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori F.
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We were so happy to have chosen Chef Anne to cater our Mom's 90th Birthday Party. From my first conversation with her to follow up email she was helpful professional and provided first rate service. Chef Anne made recommendations as well as guided me thru selecting Glueten Free etc type dietary concerns. I felt like Ive known her for years as she is so easy to work with, now I have a friend in the catering business. We had many positive comments how delicious everything was and I would recommend her and will be happy to call her again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ann B.
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I hired Mathew Joseph Catering to cater a small wedding in my home for 45 people. We were just thrilled with their service from the wonderful meal to their serving staff and clean up. Guests raved about the appetizers which were so plentiful that folks were full by the main course. There was a great variation in the things that were served to satisfy everyone's taste from carnivore to vegan. They went above and beyond what we planned. Everything was absolutely fresh, so plentiful and beautifully displayed. So many leftovers to share! The serving and flow of everything was perfect! We couldn't have been more pleased with the entire experience. They took all the worry away by their communication, and professionalism. If you are looking for a caterer who is dependable and reasonable in cost and serves an outstanding meal, this is the catering service for you. Thanks David and Ed and the rest of you staff. Ann and Steve, Hurley, NY

Dana Foods Catering
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Judy S.
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We LOVE Dana Foods Catering! This summer will be the third year using their catering services for our annual deck party. The food is always delicious and my husband and I get to enjoy our party stress free! Can't wait for the year's party!

D.Myles Chef&Catering
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tara A.
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We hired Dexter to cook a nice breakfast/brunch for my parents in law. He was very professional, his food got rave reviews and they loved the experience! Highly recommended. Thank you, Dexter!!

  • 7 years in business
John D.
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Myself and my family have been using NOCO catering for years. Joe and his staff have great attitudes and even better food. I highly recommend the pulled pork.

  • 6 years in business
Katrina W.
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Great place!! Great food, amazing servers and outstanding service! We love going there, and even had our wedding reception at BHR on New Year's Eve 2015 and it was a BLAST!!!!! Highly recommended for dinner and catering!


We are located at 576 Main Street Cairo New York. I work out of my parents' apartment. I'm a cheap way to go if you want good but cheap food!


We do catering for any events, birthdays, weddings, anniversary and bachelors parties. We provide a full service to our customer from professional chefs, photographers, DJs, wedding planners and more.


We cater all type of events, weddings, baby showers, communions, private parties, etc. We have great customer services. People enjoy our food.


We provide off-premise catering and catering rentals. Oolee Cafe will plan the menu, supply plates, glasses, flatware, tables, chairs, etc.


My flavor combinations and my presentation.


I provide catering. I am a private chef or chef on call. I design menus with dietary restrictions of client in mind. I shop for food. I prepare on-site meal and serve. I do cleanup and it's always even cleaner than when kitchen was found. Additional servers are available for larger functions.

  • 23 years in business

Quality ingredients and classic preparations ensure the best food. The adventurous palate is always rewarded.


At Just Becauz, we believe that our name speaks for itself. We cook just for the love of it, it's calming and soothing just to see how raw ingredients are transformed into awesome dishes that your family and friends love to enjoy and it is with this passion and prompting from so many "Testers" along the way that we know our food/dishes speaks volumes to the hearts and souls of so many people. We specialize in Caribbean and American Cuisine and try to keep true to their origins. There are many Caribbean countries, but Patricia loves the flavors from Trinidad and Tobago, with its rich African, East Indian and European flavors and that combined with American Cuisine makes such an awesome combination to share with her clientele. Please, take a moment to browse our website, learn a little bit more about Patricia and view some of her dishes. We look forward to being of service to you! Be blessed.


My many years of experience in NYC high-end Restaurants, as well as Country Clubs & Catering, both Events & Private, give me a unique overview of any situation that arises.


I am a master chef and caterer. I offer saucier, international cuisine, gourmet and BBQ. I am an organic farmer.


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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

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Need Catering Services for Buffet Dinner Party

New York, NY

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, BBQ, Italian
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    I dont need the caterer, I just need the food.
  • $540
    Average price

Need Buffet Catering Services

Brooklyn, NY

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - formal, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    The event would take place in Brooklyn, NY
  • $5505
    Average price

Need Catering Services

Bridgewater, NJ

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    residential, in the back yard, lots of kids, want barbq picnic
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