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Utopia Food Service Professionals

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

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 222 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Walker B.
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Ellen and her team were incredible. They were flexible, worked within the limitations of the space, and blew everyone away with the food and service. Will not hire anyone else if I can help it!

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adam G.
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We had a fantastic breakfast after our wedding in our apartment. Every Detail Catering did an incredible job and we highly recommend them. Very professional, great food and services. We will certainly use their services again.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna G.
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Chris and his crew were amazing. Food, service, personality - Chris has it all.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mathilde H.
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The food and service from Bacco was superb in every way. Lauren and her staff catered a cocktail party in my apartment, and they were beyond professional and friendly. The food was delicious and I've never had so many compliments. Highly, highly recommend!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael O.
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Excellent food and service at a reasonable price.

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Amoraco
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
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Tamara and her staff were true professionals and the food was outstanding. I had a birthday party for about 30 people and everyone raved about the food and service. She was extremely accommodating and friendly. I highly recommend Amoraco catering!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony T.
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Chef Wayne Clarke and his crew catered my birthday party it was great recommend him to who ever want use his service food was great .. It was a great day he is a great chef

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  • 68 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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Paul P.
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Our guests raved about the food and the service was absolutely 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
Helene D.
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When you hire Manjar you know your event is in excellent hands! Their exquisite taste and attention to details has made our "tight budgets" into a beautiful celebration of food, decor, and specialty mocktail & cocktails. His team treats each event as if you are part of their family. Over the last 7months, I have had the pleasure of working with their event team & chefs on at least 10 events, including new product launches, corporate, wedding, and celebratory events in NJ private estates, galleries, retail environments & nyc apartments. The guests rave about the service & food. At the most recent event, my client was very demanding, last minute, with specific dietary needs... Manjar surpassed my expectations. I would recommend them for any event from a french service sit-down dinner, graduation celebration, to a summer garden cocktail party. Trust them with what you need and you will not be disappointed! Great events, all of the details attended to, and great results so you can enjoy your own event!

Melissa D'Elia
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Bryony B.
Verified review

Melissa was great from our very first contact. She is lovely to work with, her food is creative and delicious. She is discrete but lets you know what she thinks is right. We had a wonderful small dinner party. We’ll be calling her again. Strongly recommend. Grazie!

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James K.
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Tyler and his team have been bartending and running my Holiday Party for many years. They consistently go above and beyond and always do a fantastic job. In addition to making the best Bloody Mary I and my guests have ever had, they organized my party incredibly well, made sure everyone's glasses were always filled and kept food and other items stocked and organized. In short, they allowed me to enjoy my own party. They are incredibly easy to deal with and very flexible. I give them my highest recommendation and would not have a party without them.

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Byron R.
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Chef Aless gave us an excellent experience. Food and service was top notch also prompt and fresh. We will be having her again for our next party

  • 6 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Chendi Z.
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Absolutely incredible! Literally everything about SGS was excellent, the food, service and the strong level of communication and attentiveness. We hired SGS for a 15 person catered birthday dinner, and Stenneth did a fantastic job. Food: DELICIOUS - everyone loved the food, especially they truffle mash potatoes, risotto, Asian glazed salmon, and tuna tartare tobiko. The presentation was also beautiful, there were decorative flowers in the dishes, and everything was arranged very neatly and professionally. Seriously better than several michelin star restaurants and obviously better than my own cooking, haha. Service: Stenneth was incredibly attentive and helpful - walking us through every step of the process from menu creation to logistics coordination to cutlery selection. He was very responsive with a near immediate response time to my inquiries. He was also very diligent and prompt in the food delivery and setup. (My only minor criticism is that the initial menu contained a few spelling errors and was inconsistently formatted - however I do not consider this a downfall at all as I easily just updated the menu format on Word myself, and was also able to customize it a bit) Overall 5/5 highly recommend and will definitely hire again! Thank you SGS!!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark N.
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Melissa was a pleasure to work with and her food was excellent. We will use her again for future events.

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lyna S.
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Thank you for accommodating my somewhat chaotic party. Everyone loved the food and your service. I am sure I will connect with you again for future needs. Many thanks! Lyna

T&C Catering
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
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T&C Catering was absolutely fantastic. I would absolutely use their services again. The food was SO delicious and everyone at the party raved about it.

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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
Andretta B.
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Excellent food, service and professionalism. Highly recommend and will use Now that was a great party on the future.

Harvest Caterers
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Denise M.
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Professional service and the food was outstanding.

Sarah's Breakfast & Brunches
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Johnny H.
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Robert was very easy to deal with and provided great food and service What more can one ask for ??!

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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
Liam N.
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I could not be more satisfied with JP's work. For a week or two leading up to my networking event, JP communicated with me regularly and with great responsiveness to make sure everything went perfectly. I wanted to make sure we had enough food for 50 guests within a tight budget. To be honest, I was worried we would run out, but JP made it work while providing exceptional quality. All of my guests were wowed by his simple, yet impressive hors d'oeuvres. His work ethic at the event was above and beyond. And to top it all off, JP is a great guy. Doing business with JP felt like doing business with a good friend. The level of trust and willingness to go beyond his job description really show why JP is the guy to go to. I would highly recommend JP and will be pursuing his service again for a similar event in the spring. Thank you, JP!

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Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nishita G.
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Chef Nirva was a pleasure to work with. With the menu pairing to the prep everything was spot on and professional. the food was also great. Thanks for making our party a success. would definitely recommend her !

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

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Need a Personal Chef

Springfield Gardens, NY

  • Event type
    Other (wedding reception)
  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes)
  • Courses / Dishes
    Salad: No, Single entree: Yes, Multiple entrees: No, Side dishes: No
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
    No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Head count
    More than 20 (please indicate) (100)
  • Budget per head
    $30-$40
  • Details
    I would be providing the steaks, I have other food that would be prepared myself. I just need the steaks cooked the day of so that they are fresh because I will not be able to prepare those. I will be getting married and I want everything to go smoothly.
  • $350
    Average price

Need personal chef services

Floral Park, NY

  • Meals needed
    Lunch, Appetizers
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
    No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
  • Budget per head
    $40-$50
  • Details
    We are hoping the lunch menu could favor heavier, dinner items. Our parents are celebrating a 50th anniversary, and
  • $45
    Average price

Need personal chef services

Jamaica, NY

  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
    No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
  • Budget per head
    $30-$40
  • Details
    It's a birthday dinner at a hotel
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