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Troy Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Troy.

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Culinary Accommodations
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Renee I.
Verified review

On July 10, 2016 we had our housewarming party catered by Culinary Accommodations. I am so happy we found this company because the food was absolutely fantastic. Leslie and her staff did an incredible job. The tenderloin was tender and delicious and so was the chicken she prepared. The sauces that went with both main courses were out of this world. We also had a table of meatballs, cheeses and Italian meats and a table of vegetables that were a major hit with our guests. Not only does the food she prepared taste delicious, but the presentation of all of the food looked beautiful as well. In addition, I can't say enough about Leslie and her entire staff who were so pleasant to deal with and at the ready if any guest needed anything. They did whatever they were doing for the whole event with a smile, and we received only positive comments about this from our friends and family. You absolutely got he feeling that they all loved what they were doing. It just felt like they were all part of the party. Many of our guests asked me for their contact information and I was happy to give it to them. I would not hesitate for a second to use their services again for any other party we have. We feel very fortunate to have discovered this wonderful catering company.

Top Shelf Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mary E.
Verified review

Thank you, Dan & Team! We chose Top Shelf for my daughters wedding held on 9/10/2016, and I'm so glad we did!! We had 100+ guests. Our decision was based on many 5 star ratings & rave reviews, and they were right! If I had only one word to describe our top shelf experience, the word would be "outstanding". Deciding the menu took some time because there are so many great options to choose from! Once the decision was made, any additions or changes we wanted were easily made. They were incredibly easy to work with. We went with the carving station and pasta station. What an excellent decision. The roasts and sides were perfectly done, plentiful, and were absolutely delicious. The pasta station was terrific and also a lot FUN! Our family, (many of them Italians) were in their glory! Our guests loved that they were able to create their own personalized dishes. Most had never attended an event that offered this option. Everyone wanted to know what catering company we had, and from the many compliments we received you can bet that top shelf will be hearing from a lot of them. I want to commend Dan and his team! They were professional, attentive, helpful and fun. If you needed anything at all they were always right there. My daughter was absolutely thrilled with everything. From the moment they set up to their departure, this team didn't miss a beat. Amazing food and awesome service at a great price. Thank you again Top Shelf!! (Dan and team). It was fabulous. Between the venue, DJ and food, my daughters wedding was just perfect. I think it goes without saying, we will use top shelf again for sure! The Brucculeri's

LT's Grill
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie C.
Verified review

Tommy and LJ of LT’s Grill delivered a fantastic menu for our wedding that was loved by all of our guests. The steamers and mac and cheese were favorites of our cocktail hour, while the chicken Marsala and chopped salmon over pasta won over our guests during dinner. The staff was respectful, professional, and very neat. Would definitely recommend their catering (and restaurant) to anyone in the upstate New York area!

Maria's Home Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
Verified review

I used Maria's Home Catering for a Christmas dinner party, The food was delivered to my house right on time, everything was excellent the food was hot and total quality. I will use her for my catering needs in the future.

Catamountdogs LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Don B.
Verified review

I have eaten here,several times each time was delicious,friendly,profetional, the food is always hot and fresh, look forward to each chance I get to eat here and visit with gabrielle.

  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christine W.
Verified review

They helped me set up a menus in my price range.Food was exceptional .Guest raved at the quality and flavor.Definetly would use again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I treat my work as a reflection of myself and I am very conscious of the impression I set forth. I am very detail oriented and I wholeheartedly understand the value of service and always want to deliver on my promises to all of my clients.

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We offer BBQ catering, e.g., brisket, pork, chicken, and vegetables. Commercial smoker and grills will cook for you on-site. Drop-off service is also provided, ServSafe approved.

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We are located at 576 Main Street Cairo New York. I work out of my parents' apartment. I'm a cheap way to go if you want good but cheap food!

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There is no job that is too small. I will work with all customers on making your next events look and taste professional.

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We are catering for all types of parties, such as weddings, birthdays, graduation, and family parties. We do off -site and on-site at Freight Yard Restaurant and Pub.

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We bring decoration and design to a whole new level in our work, it's our passion and what makes us unique.

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We are a full-service regional american restaurant specializing in sourcing locally produced meats and other products. We offer dinner, private parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners and off premise catering.

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We offer exceptional food and outstanding service with outgoing and humble staff ready to provide the utmost memorable moments.

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With more than 20 years of experience in the catering business and with the ability to cook very diverse cuisines, my clients are always pleased with my food.

  • 11 years in business
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We are a nice bistro with mixed modern American cuisine. We cater all types and sizes from five people to 1,000 people, from a birthday party to a wedding, office meeting and huge corporate event!

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I offer in-home catering and personal chef services. I travel to you. There's no stress on your part! You can count on me.

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It's in my blood im 109% italian and my whole family are great cooks

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We are a full-service catering and event planning company that is doing business in the Hudson Valley and New York City, as well as outlining suburbs. We do everything from intimate dinners for 10 to corporate events for hundreds of guests.

  • 4 years in business
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I put all my heart an sole into every dish .I make sure the customers are the happiest..

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Cubbys specializes in full-service BBQ catering. We cook, clean and leave you, so just sit back and enjoy. We serve whole pigs, beef brisket, pulled pork chicken, and much more.

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.
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