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Rochester Finger Food Caterers

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  • 12 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ronda D.
Verified review

Everything was wonderful. I had a lularoe party and just wanted finger foods. Mark helped me with the menu by suggesting foods and wine pairings. The food was amazing and the party was a success. Thanks to mark and Stephanie.

The Exotic Kitchen
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron F.
Verified review

I recently attended a 275 person dinner catered by Lesley Zaretsky of The Exotic Kitchen. Being in the restaurant business for over a decade I know first hand how hard the food business can be. To say the dinner was superb would be an understatement. Lesley's unique and delicious food items coupled with her attention to detail made the event a huge success. If you are looking for a caterer for 2 people to 500 look no further and hire Lesley of The Exotic Kitchen.

  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen L.
Verified review

I would recommend Souperb Catering to anyone interested in excellent service and a crew of people who will go above and beyond the call of duty! Not only was the food outstanding, but the personal touch provided by the caterers was obvious among all our guests. Anyone interested in having the best possible event should include Souperb Catering as part of their party!

Chef's Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie S.
Verified review

The food from Chef's Catering is fresh, flavorful, presented beautifully and has an outstanding taste! I have eaten both from the food truck as well as from a catered event. The staff is totally dependable and will work with you to accommodate guests' dietary needs. They're simply the best and I highly recommend them.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Judy S.
Verified review

My daughter recently got married and Melissa catered the entire event. Neither my daughter nor I were ever even concerned because Melissa was prepared with appropriate suggestions ahead of our first meeting. The event went off without a hitch and everyone was very pleased with the food. I was even given the opportunity to give her information out to several guests of the wedding. No disappointments here!

Elite Catering Service
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John Q.
Verified review

We used Elite Catering Service for my daughter's graduation party... Food was cooked perfectly! along with very professional service.

Farmhouse Table LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Aimee F.
Verified review

Farmhouse Table catered my wedding rehearsal dinner..the food was delicious! The presentation was fresh, rustic and personalized to our theme. Our guests couldn't get enough!! Mike and Sarah cut no corners yet the price of the event never changed. They did a fantastically delicious job! We'll definitely use them again!

The Royal Experience
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shay J.
Verified review

They did our invites (info changed for personal reasons), they bought all the decorations, they catered our food, they decorated and cleaned up after we finished at the cabin. We are so in love with them!!! Will be using them for birthday parties and more!!! More pics to come once they download on my computer.

2 Ton Tony's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Annette S.
Verified review

2 Ton Tony was very easy to order, food was DELICIOUS , Delivered on time , Food was HOT and they set up. Great overall experience

Effortlessly Healthy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Sue K.
Verified review

Love the paleo plate! Awesome healthy alternative and really satisfying. It's great to be able to find a food truck with healthy, interesting and tasty options!

Gioia Mia Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Bani A.
Verified review

The service was better than I expected. Kristina came very prepared and was efficient and professional as well as personable and polite. The Quality of her food was outstanding!

Star Quality Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Bonnie C.
Verified review

Star Quality Catering is a experience that I will gladly share with others. The owners respond to your exact needs, provided everything that I asked for to have a successful event. Food was very authentic and uniquely prepared, feel in love with a few of their signature cheesecakes which are reasonably price, delicious and convenient if you are short on time. Thank you Star Quality Catering will definitely be using your services again.

Its All Love Restaurant
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Crystal J.
Verified review

It's All Love catered my event recently and the food was amazing. I order from them every chance I get. I love their fish and chicken salads 👌

M&J2Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Ann R.
    Verified review

    WE CANNOT RAVE ENOUGH! We were VERY pleased with how our whole event went! We were planning a 60th wedding anniversary party for our parents and posted a request for quote for up to 60 people on Thumbtack. Within a few hours we received a quote from M&J2 Catering. The quote was within budget, but they also encouraged us to give them a call to discuss special services that they provide at no extra cost - china plates and real flatware! No foil pans - stainless chaffing dishes and china platters. We were able to very easily work out the details of our vision for the event - again, with the "extras" and within budget. The day of the event went sooo smoothly. The professional team arrived on time with all food piping hot. The service area was set up with in no time. Our guests raved about the menu and tastiness of the food. There was very generous portions of everything except the chicken scampi - no fault to M&J2 Catering - it was just so good, just about everyone went back for seconds! We were so pleased everything!

    Renee's Custom Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 25 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Chrissy A.
    Verified review

    The food was amazing!!! Eric and his staff did an outstanding job - from the food presentations to the professionalism. Many compliments on the food. Thank you Eric for making this event a success.

    Gerratano's Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jana L.
    Verified review

    John was on time for delivery. He gave me a tasting before party. His food is freshly prepared and he can be very creative. The food was delicious. My guests were very vocal about how good the food was. I highly recommend him. Shrimp Alexander was to die for. Yum

    savannah's catering co.
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Amanda J.
      Verified review

      Savannah was fantastic to work with. Very accommodating and prompt to answering texts and calls! She catered our last family gathering and the food was phenomenal!! Currently planning our wedding menu with her! We can't wait to WOW our guests with her delicious food!! I'd recommended her to anyone especially her "candy bacon" appetizers and ricotta pasta salad are to die for!

      Finger Lakes Food Cart
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      Frank C.
      Verified review

      What an excellent experience. Pat was great to work with throughout the entire job. Great communication from start to finish. Arrived right on time. Delicious food. Large portions. I would definitely recommend this LOCAL company for your catering needs.

      Lake To Lake Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 years in business
      Sharon J.
      Verified review

      Andy is a phenomenal chef. Food is consistently delicious and his catering / people skills are top-notch. I highly recommend!

      SAPORI Cafe & Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Jessica D.
        Verified review

        Sapori Cafe & Catering catered our wedding of 130 people at Sonnenberg Gardens. Working with them was a pleasure from the beginning. They listened to my ideas about menu options and catered to what we wanted to eat that day. From the cocktail hour food to the reception dinner, everything was flawless. I had many people come up to me saying "This is the best wedding food I have ever had." With that being said I'm so glad we hired Sapori and I agree with the people! Delicious!

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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.
          Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.