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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 222 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brenda L.
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There's only praise for a job well done by Ellen and her staff. The day I met Ellen she not only helped with planning out the perfect menu but it turns out she's got quite an eye for fashion and helped me pick out a beautiful dress and suit for my fiance. I saw she had talents in many other areas than running a booming catering business. She looked after and anticipated every detail that could have caused a problem and addressed it before hand. The main comment I heard through the day was "where did you find the caterer, her food is amazing." That was often from some very discerning guests that truly knew food. The Salmon was absolutely delicious and we had chosen a mushroom lasagna that was out of this world and the same can be said for the salads. I loved the little individual fruit cups also. Ellen runs her kitchen like a pro, shows up early and all you have to do is let her do her thing. Truly outstanding!!!

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Blair B.
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Very good with making contact, very informative. I will see when the event happens for the final rating.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karina R.
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Chris assisted me with my wedding catering - on top of being such an extremely talented chef, he is so knowledgable about food & catering logistics. I have also eaten at many of the restaurants he has cooked at - amazing! So lucky to know a chef like him.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Diane M.
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This is a first class professional catering service. You really do get what you pay for: not only was the food delicious, but Lauren and her team were superb: very sweet, but also very efficient, paying attention to every detail, and giving us precious advice when needed. Our bartender (whom we had hired separetly because we had a previous relationship with him) failed to show up and Lauren immediately and seamlessly fixed that glitch by re-organizing her staff and deploying 2 of them to tend bar. Every aspect of the service was very good. We cannot recommend them enough and will use them again. Thank you Lauren, Tony, John and all the others.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Deb M.
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If you are seeking a true PROFESSIONAL for your event, do not hesitate to hire Rich! 5 stars all the way for this awesome bartender! I hired Rich Stein for my wedding at the Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. Approximately 100 guests and he handled them all with ease, demonstrating the professional he truly is! Totally focused, kept on top of everything! Prior to the event, he was very helpful in assisting me with liquor decisions, among other issues specific to this venue, and answered questions promptly and completely. I had certain liquors set aside for a few certain people, and that went smoothly. I felt totally stress-free knowing he was in charge of everything at the bar. I would not hesitate to hire Rich again, next time, perhaps a catering gig because I hear he is a great chef, as well! Thanks, Rich!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn J.
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Tamara catered an in-store cocktail party for 70 people/ 2.5 hours. We were very impressed with all aspects of the booking and service. She gave us a fantastic menu to choose from and worked within our budget and wants even going above and beyond by providing additional menu options we did not request. Tamara was able to work in a small space and the entire event was seamless - I highly recommend Tamara for your catering needs.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stanley B.
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The service was great, the food was delicious. Very friendly staff and great customer service. I highly recommend Global chefz catering to everyone.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Flo R.
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We worked with Katherine Fonsella from DeCicco events and cuisine and she was WONDERFUL. We were planning a pre-wedding dinner for about 100 people in the Tarrytown area, but we live in Northern California. We did not know any venues or caterers or suppliers. Katherine helped us find a great, unusual loft venue, arranged all the decor, tables, lighting, and set up the catering from DeCiccos. The staff were excellent, the food was very good, everything went off perfectly. We are so appreciative of all that Katherine did to make our event wonderful!

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay H.
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Adolfo is very detailed oriented and makes sure the even is flawless. He did an awesome job not only with great food but with managing the process from start to end.

Melissa D'Elia
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
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Melissa (and her helper) did an amazing job catering for 40 people. Everyone was incredibly impressed. From the expertly prepared vegetables to the perfectly cooked BBQ everything was top notch! Highly recommended! A+!

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Idannis M.
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Provided great catering service under last minute pressure! Will definitely use them for future events.

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori N.
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A successful summer in Southampton is a tall order and finding a great chef isn't easy. I was introduced to Chef Aless in 2016 and it was a blessing. She helped make this one of the best years to date. Her menus are consistently delicious and elegant. We have had the pleasure of her being in charge of the kitchen for 20 and 300 guests and she maintains the same cheerful disposition even when curveballs are thrown at her. I highly recommend her for all your catering needs. Lori N House Manager,Southampton NY

  • 6 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
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Chef Stenseth and his crew did an awesome job catering my party. The food was absolutely scrumptious and everything was artistically and beautifully presented. They were highly professional, gracious food preparers and servers who made the party a great success. Chef Stenseth kept in touch during the planning and leading up to the party, communicating everything so I knew what to expect. He worked very hard to meet all of my requests and succeeded. My guests were all wow'ed and I was, too. I can't recommend S.G.S. Catering highly enough!

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Fred B.
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Flawless, beautiful and delicious. We cannot recommend Peter enough! First of all, the food was REALLY good ... I mean Jean-Georges yummy - not just tasty, but unreal good! Secondly, the presentation was visually stunning: striking - and he brought flowers, candles, striking serving platters and each course was served on a different and interesting plate. The execution was fantastic. Peter's charming assistant passed food. It made the entire evening drama free and allowed us to focus on our guests. Pulling the menu together was easy, Peter's suggestions were fantastic and he adapted to our requests without any problem. We had four different guests comment on how good the catering was ... Peter brought five cards and ran out! Last but not least, Peter was a delight to work with .... would we use him again.... without question. Thank you Peter. Thank you Thumbtack for bringing him to us.

T&C Catering
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Allie W.
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carol did a fantastic job catering an event for my non-profit organization! she was easy to reach and great at communicating with me. she donated an appetizer to our event as we are a great cause working with young adults with down syndrome. The food arrived on time, stayed hot and was delicious! we had so much extra food too thank you so much carol

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenn L.
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Chef David provided our family with a memorable Thanksgiving meal that was carefully crafted and perfectly executed. 20 guests, a mix of adults and children, enjoyed classic dishes like turkey and mashed potatoes as well as unique tastes like crab crake. Enough gushing from me... here are the 3 most important things I want future clients to know: 1) Chef David is a supreme professional - Super responsive up to the minute of delivery (and even after the meal), provided high quality product and was a general pleasure to work with. 2) Delicious down to the smallest detail - Not only were the apps, entrees and sides packed with deep flavor but the cranberry sauce and salad dressing received several compliments too. The crab cake was a standout but the entire meal was excellent. 3) Wash, Rinse, Repeat - We viewed catering Thanksgiving as a high stakes gamble. Chef David outperformed on all aspects and we plan to use his expertise again in the future.

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F.I.G. Catering
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juliette K.
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We have always used very upscale caters for the events at our gallery so the bar was set very high . I can assure you that Nick and his incredible staff went above and beyond not only to reach that bar but to surpass it. In addition to our events being executed so well, ie: the food, presentation, professional and courteous staff, working with Nick planning both events was hassle and stress free. He couldn't have been more accommodating. I can assure you that you will be in VERY good hands with F.I.G. Catering.

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Now That Was A Great Party
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shamin H.
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Doris and her staff did an OUTSTANDING job making sure that my 40th birthday party was perfect!! From the time we met and discussed my vision I felt comfortable in knowing that she would be able to see things through. Anytime I contacted Doris with questions, concern, or suggestions she was available to assist me. On the evening of my party Doris and her staff worked effortlessly to decorate and set up my venue. Everything came together just as I imagined. The food was so SUPERB that many of my guest still rave about how tasty It was. Every one left saying "NOW THAT WAS A GREAT PARTY"!! Thank you again to Doris and her staff for making my 40th Birthday Party one that myself and guest will never forget.

Harvest Caterers
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle A.
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Harvest Caterers is one of the best catering experiences you will EVER have. Food is impeccable, service is outstanding and best of all you cannot beat their prices. I've had many catering services but never had all three experiences to my satisfaction!

Sarah's Breakfast & Brunches
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
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Robert catered a business event for clients and prospective clients that had 100 people pass through over the course of 2.5 hour event. We had a wide array of finger food and full on entrees and received many compliments from guests on the food which was terrific. The price was very competitive and the service excellent.

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
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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.

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

See other requests for caterers in Rockville Centre

Need a Caterer for a Buffet Dinner Party

North Brunswick, NJ

  • Type of catering needed
    Plated meal
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic)
  • $120
    Average price

Need a Caterer for Buffet Catered Event

Bayside, NY

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    it is for my daughters communion.i have two people who are vegetarians and I would like to do something fun for the children attending.i also have a small budget.there probably will be no more than 60 people

Need Catering Services

Randolph, NJ

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, Italian, I'm not sure yet
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Looking for caterer for child's first bday party. About 40 adults and 15 children so food for both.
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