Syracuse, NY96 Wedding Caterers near you

Where do you need the wedding caterer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Syracuse Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Syracuse.

Guzzo's Goodiez
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Daniel R.
Verified review

Kristen was a big help at our wedding. She and a friend provided bartending services and she went above and beyond.

Connors Catering
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Peter T.
Verified review

I called and had an few nice young men help with our move. I was a bit nervous as everything was just painted and floors were just polished. When they were done, the house still looked perfect. They had a great attitude, even when my wife had them move things back and forth between rooms. Highly recommended.

Taste of Honey
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

Stacey is a great cook. She also is friendly and provides excellent customer service, even under pressure.. I would recommend Stacey as a caterer for any event!

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

H & J did everything we wanted and more! the food was incredible, and the service was amazing. Rene went above and beyond just catering and helped with small emergencies the day of the wedding like providing table numbers when we forgot them and providing boxes to the wedding party to help bring decorations home. Everything exceeded our expectations and overall quality was outstanding!

  • 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!

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!

About

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.

About

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

About

Our work stands out from other Cinematographers / Video Companies as we are Unobtrusive Wedding Atmosphere. We film but do not intrude on your day. Filming With Includes; Multi Cameras Remote-Operated. This means less moving around during the day. We can also make still photos from your Wedding Video Which will Have a Intimate Different look than Posing Photographs.

About

I am a wedding and event-day coordinator/director who is a legal officiant in the state of New York. Our actual business is Proctor Entertainment & Event Services. We offer many services. I have 16 years of experience in wedding planning and event-day directing. I decided to become an officiant, so I can preform ceremonies for our couples or any one else who contacts us. I have a religious background but will preform civil, religious, or nonreligious ceremonies. I help couples customize the ceremony to what they want.

About

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.

  • 4 years in business
About

Bella G's Catering works with clients to bring high quality food at there budget.

  • 58 years in business
About

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.

  • 50 years in business
About

We offer pick-up, drop-off and full service catering options! On top of our traditional catering services, Peppino’s Catering Company offers a wide range of outdoor catering services as well - from Picnics, Clambakes and BBQ’s to our ALL NEW Mobile Pizzeria!

About

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

  • 2 years in business
About

NightRose catering offers special menu for people with food allergies and we offer special menus for vegetarians

About

If you have a special event and kitchen, I have 30 years of experience with Italian and American food. I have been specializing in chicken francaise, marsala, parm, homemade meat sauce and marinara sauce. Also, I specialize in all sorts of pasta dishes, some soups, seafood, steaks, and porkchops. If I can't make it, I will let you know.

About

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

About

I have a passion for food. I love to cook and love to teach. I have 30 years in the business, with catering, cooking and training experience.

About

Creatively detailed, impeccable quality, and streamlined management are just a few qualities I possess that will make your event memorable.

About

We are all about locality. We use local companies to stock our shelves. We serve breakfast and lunch, and we have all of your coffee and specialty drink needs, from lattes to cappuccinos. We have a catering menu for our customers and are willing to host them or deliver to their events. We are located inside the Shoppes at the Finishline 809 Court Street Utica, NY 13502. We are open from Mondays through Fridays at 8 AM to 2 PM and Saturdays at 9 AM to 2 PM. Contact us for your delivery needs. We have monthly events from open mic night to magic and more. Come on down healthy eats and tasty treats.

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.

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.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.