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Syracuse Caterers

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Pure Catering and Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Erin H.
Verified review

I requested the services of Pure Catering for a 40 person business luncheon and couldn't have been more pleased with the way everything turned out. Pure Catering was so easy to work with and accommodated each of my requests. I would highly recommend Pure Catering for your next important gathering where you need everything to go just right.

Connors Catering
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jay S.
Verified review

These three gentlemen were a great help. They moved a piano for we along with several boxes and such. They were on time, respectful of my property and sensitive to my concerns. I highly recommend these movers. The rates are fair and the service they provide is second to none. -J.

  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nichole O.
Verified review

Mary and her food were amazing! She was so accommodating and I heard from more than one person at the party that it was the best eggplant and cake they have EVER had. Very reasonably priced too, especially for custom catering and delivery. We will for sure use her again!

by MONTAGUE.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle P.
Verified review

Kevin catered my last minute engagement party. It went off without a hitch during one of the most important days of my life. He took care of every little detail so that my significant other and I could focus on our guests and truly enjoy the celebration. We will definitely be using his services on the big day!

Seymour's Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dave O.
Verified review

We have used Seymours catering for several occasions, including our wedding. They have always been amazing. The people and the food can't be beat. I would recommend them wholeheartedly.

Cowboy BBQ
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kera W.
Verified review

Cowboy BBQ catered a professional event for vendors in the wedding industry (who are used to excellent catering), and blew them all away! I would recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer for any occasion. They were professional, punctual, and the food was delicious.

H & J Hospitality
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Rhonda V.
Verified review

H&J Hospitality is reliable, flexible, and provides a wide range of catering services, from informal barbecues to elegant dinners and receptions. They can take care of all your rental needs, decorations, and all the details to make your events successful.

SCRATCH farmhouse catering
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marianne H.
Verified review

The food was wonderful, clean local food and delivered on time as promised. I would definitely hire Scratch farmhouse catering again!

  • 11 years in business
Diane G.
Verified review

Thank you Stein's for a delicious dinner buffet on Sat. night in the banquet room! You were very accommodating. The waitstaff were very attentive to our needs. You guys are awesome! Will definitely be back and reccomend you to our family and friends!

Chef4Rent
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Laura S.
Verified review

I hired Chef4rent to do a catering event for me recently. I was able to work with Chef DeAnna to customize the menu and make the event everything that I wanted it to be and more. My guests raved about the food and I had a great experience with her. Would HIGHLY recommend. Chef DeAnna also did a wedding cake for a friend of mine recently that was gorgeous and tasted amazing! Couldn't be happier!!!!!

Firehouse Subs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Frank R.
Verified review

Firehouse Subs provides our office catering on a weekly basis. They set everything up and are always on time and professional. I wouldn't think of using anyone else.

LD's Roadshow
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria G.
Verified review

The food at the LD's Roadshow truck is amazing! The burgers & sandwiches are freshly prepared & as good the actual restaurant, LD's Alehouse! I highly recommend them for your next outdoor party or catering event!

DK's Smokin BBQ Co.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Tracy B.
Verified review

We had two parties catered by DK's. One was a Chicken BBQ at my camp that was outstanding. One was at my business. It was a cocktail party for my customers and employees, 200 plus people. People are still taking about how good the food and service were. I WILL be using DK's again and again. I would recommend them for ANY party you are planning.

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We have a full-service casual American fare with the ability to customize any event culinary needs! Menus are developed by the clients to match their needs and event.

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I am catering to all your food service needs. I have over 15 years of experience. I am professional, courteous and reliable.

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We pride ourselves in not offering cookie cutter offerings, but creating a personalized menu to suit each individual request.

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We provide entertaining and catering services to our clients at a location of their choosing or we will provide one of our preferred venues.

  • 58 years in business
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Daniellas catering is available for all your needs. As a client, you will get our very best, from the very best! Able to produce any style of food & event that you are interested in. We offer you our very best and you shall receive, our very best! Chef Sean J. Gates is classically trained in Italian & French cuisine. Has been featured on Bridgstreet news, and has worked as a chef for the past 9 years and has been in the Food&Beverage industry for 16 years. We have two options for in house catering. We have a 30 person room for smaller parties at the restaurant.We also have a catering hall that can accompany 250 people. Any cuisine is attainable at an affordable rate.

  • 4 years in business
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Bella G's Catering works with clients to bring high quality food at there budget.

  • 2 years in business
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NightRose catering offers special menu for people with food allergies and we offer special menus for vegetarians

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We are a full-service caterer. We do BBQs, buffets and sit-down service. We also do special events such as fairs and fund-raisers.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for caterers in Syracuse

Need a Caterer on July 10, 2013

Binghamton, NY

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Head count
  • Details
    Just looking for a price at the moment

Need Catering

Thompson, PA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Number of guests
    80-100
  • Details
    I am looking for a chef/caterer that will work with me to create an interesting menu. My fiance and I would like to source local ingredients, and create a menu inspired by a "nose to tail" philosophy - to use as much of the animal as possible. We are hoping to purchase whole butchered animals for the menu for the reception and also for other aspects of the weekend.

Need Caterer for a Wedding at Roger Rohrbach Community Center

Rochester, NY

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Number of guests
    80-100
  • Details
    Wedding - Roger Rohrbach Community Center, Rochester, NY
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