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Tonawanda Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tonawanda.

  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
BRIAN Z.
Verified review

The food and service was fabulous-way beyond my expectations!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christie G.
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The service and food are always excellent. We host two annual week long meetings each year and always use Buffalo's Best Catering. We have been using them for years and have never been disappointed.

A Great Plate Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sean M.
Verified review

I loved Niema. I hosted a breakfast at my house for out of town family and friends on a Sunday following a family wedding. Niema was so great about calling and emailing me back. She was always open to my ideas and what I wanted for my party. Niema was also very patient, I changed my drop off time a couple of times and she rolled with it. She came to my house the week before with a contract and we talked about the plan. She only took half of the money and we paid her the rest when she dropped it off. The food was basic breakfast food... pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, bagels, banana bread and fruit. It was DELICIOUS!! Everything was hot and ready to go!! My family was so impressed and I was complimented on how lovely everything was. All of the food was perfect...I had more than enough and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The fruit platter was stunning and so great tasting! I also loved how the bacon and sausage were drained and not sitting in the grease. I passed out Niema's card to many people and I hope my review helps generate a lot of business for her in the future. I can't say enough how much time and energy Niema saved me and I was actually able to enjoy my own party!

Specialties by T, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Monicker F.
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We had a most excellent time this weekend. Your hard work and tasty creations made our hearts and tummies happy. Great Food 😄+ Great Family 😋= Great Fun😊!!! Rawn and Monicker

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  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jocelyn C.
Verified review

Kim made catering our corporate event seamless. Food and service was excellent! Highly recommend!!!

Kevin's Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Angie T.
Verified review

We have used Kevin's Catering for the last couple years for our corporate events and the food and service has always been great> We will continue to use his services.

Epicurean Services -- Food
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia M.
Verified review

The food and service exceeded our expectations. Chef Bradley brought someone to help and they were both very professional start to finish, made excellent food and cleaned up everything before they left. It was exactly what we wanted and we never felt strange although they were in our open concept house it went very smoothly and felt like an intimate dinner party still.

Mikey Dee's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jill B.
Verified review

Very accommodating and easy to work with. Food and service were top notch! Will definitely use in the future and recommend to others.

  • 47 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy S.
Verified review

I could not be happier with Mr. & Mrs. Cat ering Service. Everyone raved about how good everything tasted and how fresh everything was. The portions were very generous and all our party attendees took at least 2 to go containers of food home with them. Since we a had some no shows of people that RSVPd saying they were coming and didnt, I was able to connect with the Buffalo City Mission homeless female shelter and donate 50 or so meals to them that evening around 730pm. They were thrilled! I would absolutely recommend this caterer for each and every party or get get her where a lot of mouths need fed. You can't go wrong with the price, quality, customer service and portion sizes.

Three Brothers Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia L.
Verified review

I stumbled onto thumbtack while making funeral plans and am glad to have met Stefan. I work in hospitality so I am fairly judgmental about food and service. He responded to my inquiry very quickly with a very!! thoughtful and impressive menu for the event, and at a great price. ***what's very important to me-- is that I could tell right away that he's kind and genuinely passionate about his work. I would so much rather do business with him than a giant corporation. Speaking throughout the week he offered any extra help or advice I might need for the event. So I was very happy to meet him this morning, the food was plentiful and everyone loved it. I ended up giving out a few of his business cards bc people were so impressed, and I'd love to earn him more business. We had a great fall salad, pinwheels, andouille sausage, and a few Greek pasta salads. It was great, couldn't be happier really. I look forward to working with ya for events in the future, Stefan!

Creative Catering by CL
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lolita O.
    Verified review

    Excellent food at graduation party, everything from chicken to a roasted pig, excellent fruit display, deserts were excellent and displayed well, candy table was out of this world. Would recommend this caterer for any event that you need to serve grade A food. Would definitely be using Creative Catering by CL in the future.

    Appetizing You
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Eric W.
    Verified review

    Had a surprise 50th birthday party for my mother. Bill was very prompt and courteous, even though the party was relatively small for catering (about 20 ppl) Bill still treated us as if we were a larger returning customer. Oh and the food was absolutely amazing, his buffalo chicken pasta is out of this world. Have and will continue to recommend and do business with Appetizing You!

    Burns Martin & Associates
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Caitie P.
    Verified review

    Burns Martin & Associates were very professional in the hiring process. They were very accommodating with my busy schedule to discuss the menus for my upcoming wedding. Tracey was amazing enough to have us have a tasting before we made our decision for the food, and everything was amazing! I can't wait to have everything again on the wedding day!!

    Olivieri's Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Kathleen E.
    Verified review

    Renee did an outstanding job catering my husband's surprise birthday party! She was so helpful planning the menu, food was delicious with many complements from guests and she and her husband delivered everything we had discussed on time. Her twice baked potatoes and baked chicken were delicious! I would recommend Olivieri's Catering for any event!

    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!

      Olympia grill
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Deidre L.
      Verified review

      Great first time experience using Olympia Grill....food was delicious, delivered right on time, hot and priced exactly as quoted. Would highly recommend them.

      • 51 years in business
      • 8 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      When you will only settle for the finest Buffalo, NY catering, look no further than Salvatore’s. Impress your guests with our off site catering which includes hors d’oeuvres, party platters, sandwiches & wraps, buffets, sides or your own private chef. For the best in Buffalo, NY catering, look no further than Salvatore’s Italian Gardens Restaurant. Contact us today to learn more about our catering packages, pricing, reservation information and more!

      About

      I cook real, good food. I've been cooking for 28 years. I'm not a chef yet, but I am working on it. All you've got to do is try my food once, and you'll love it.

      About

      I am starting up a club in South Buffalo where members will be able to cook, eat, create and play to help realize their food and entertainment goals. I would like to begin catering small events to help build a community of potential members.

      About

      Experience fine dinning at your dinning room table with all backgrounds. I love to make people happy. The first course is sea food, three different ways, then mini sandwich made with grilled vegetables, etc.

      • 11 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      My work stands out because I have a very vast palate and I am very versatile in my style of cooking . I am well versed in wine pairing and presentation. I also am a food consultant I can accompany clients to a venue that has its own catering to ensure pricing and proper taste.

      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.

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      Buffalo, NY

      • Event type
      • Which meal
        Dinner
      • Interested in the following cuisine
      • Serving style
      • Staff needed
        Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
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        I need to talk with the caterers, I am not sure about the hotel yet. I need guidance from experts.
      • $1750
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