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Valley Stream Caterers

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Don A.
Verified review

Chef Ellen was terrific, I’ve never worked with a catering/chef before and didn't know what to expect. I was extremely happy with the results, Chef Ellen was amazing and I would recommend her for any event you may be having- I know I will. Chef Ellen “I would like to thank you very much for the excellent service and product you provide for my wife surprise Birthday event. Don

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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We used Every Detail Catering for our Super Bowl Party we requested appetizers, Salsa Bar, and dinner sides. Everything was fresh and tasty. Service was well presented and clean up was a breeze. Thanks for making the party such a success.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric K.
Verified review

I loved every bit of it. Chef Nirschel is an amazing chef and the service is without a doubt, elite! I'll recommend NY Catering Service to any and everybody with catering needs!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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Lauren and her team were amazing. I hosted a party for 37 in our loft space and from the planning to the execution the event was flawless. Lauren is experienced enough to be extremely accommodating while offering a wealth of experience and suggestions when needed. She followed up on all the details throughout the planning period and when the night arrived everything was exactly as promised. Her team was helpful, friendly, and professional. They were a pleasure to work with. Lauren and the bartender even created a special drink for the occasion that was the perfect accompaniment. Several guests asked for Lauren's information and everyone raved about the food. I recommend Bacco Catering without hesitation.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deb M.
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If you are seeking a true PROFESSIONAL for your event, do not hesitate to hire Rich! 5 stars all the way for this awesome bartender! I hired Rich Stein for my wedding at the Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. Approximately 100 guests and he handled them all with ease, demonstrating the professional he truly is! Totally focused, kept on top of everything! Prior to the event, he was very helpful in assisting me with liquor decisions, among other issues specific to this venue, and answered questions promptly and completely. I had certain liquors set aside for a few certain people, and that went smoothly. I felt totally stress-free knowing he was in charge of everything at the bar. I would not hesitate to hire Rich again, next time, perhaps a catering gig because I hear he is a great chef, as well! Thanks, Rich!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise P.
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Tamara and her staff were wonderful,from beginning to the end of the event. Tamara returned every phone call and email at a lightening speed response. The food and presentation was so well done and delicious. I would highly recommend her services. I hit a home run whenI found Amoraco catering services. My daughter will never forget her 30th birthday party.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David L.
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Global Chefz Catering was professional,clean, and organized. I will be calling again!

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  • 68 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eva B.
Verified review

Dear Luisa, Just wanted to let you know that the Shower was a huge success. I received many compliments on the food choice and everything was delicious. Your staff was absolutely wonderful, they went up and beyond to make this event run smoothly. I love Francesca she did an amazing job. I would definitely refer your catering service to everyone I know and would definitely use you for all other events in the future.

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth L.
Verified review

Aldolfo was the ultimate professional from the very first interaction. Our party was a huge success mostly because Aldoflo and his helper made everyone comfortable (especially my husband and I). The food was perfect! Delicious, appetizingly presented, appropriately portioned and hot foods hot, cold foods cold!

Melissa D'Elia
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
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Melissa (and her helper) did an amazing job catering for 40 people. Everyone was incredibly impressed. From the expertly prepared vegetables to the perfectly cooked BBQ everything was top notch! Highly recommended! A+!

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Idannis M.
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Provided great catering service under last minute pressure! Will definitely use them for future events.

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori N.
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A successful summer in Southampton is a tall order and finding a great chef isn't easy. I was introduced to Chef Aless in 2016 and it was a blessing. She helped make this one of the best years to date. Her menus are consistently delicious and elegant. We have had the pleasure of her being in charge of the kitchen for 20 and 300 guests and she maintains the same cheerful disposition even when curveballs are thrown at her. I highly recommend her for all your catering needs. Lori N House Manager,Southampton NY

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Galerie E.
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My company hired Creative Table Catering for a gallery opening. From the very beginning Peter was very professional, courteous and attentive. He did a wonderful job working within our budget and presented beautiful and delicious food. Peter and his staff were simply a pleasure to work with and I look forward to hiring Creative Table Catering for our next event.

T&C Catering
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
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I knew the wedding of my dreams was not going to be in a catering hall or “wedding factory”. My groom and I wanted food for our wedding that represented our African- American and afro -Cuban Caribbean roots which led me to T&C Catering. Ms. Carol Foster was extremely attentive through the planning process with great follow-up emails and thoroughness with all the many correspondence through our 1 year of planning. T&C ran our day seamlessly! The team at T&C did the set up and décor of our tables exactly to my instructions. It was an incredible feeling walking into our venue (which we had rented basically as raw space) and to see it all come together. My vision was executed beyond my expectations! Our guest tables were GORGEOUS!!! Saving the best for last was the most amazing food from the delicious appetizers to the scrumptious home style meal that my guests are still talking about weeks after the wedding. Ms. Carol Foster is absolute professional and a sweetheart to work with. I miss our correspondence leading up to the wedding! We can’t thank T& C catering enough for all the hard work and making our wedding day so beautiful! I will update with photographs as soon as I receive from my wedding photographer Thank you and Blessings! Lisa & Lloyd

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberta M.
Verified review

The best experience with a catering service I ever had. Service for 45 people without missing a beat.

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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
Stacey L.
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Five stars doesn't do them justice! Our experience with Ms. Reid-Worthington and everyone at 'Now That Was A Great Party' was outstanding. Ms. Reid-Worthington was a consummate professional from the very first email to the very last moments of our event. Their food was absolutely devoured and received rave reviews from our guests! Ms. Reid-Worthington made such an effort to create a menu that reflected our vision for the day- even taking on special requests. She was open, patient, kind and offered great and helpful suggestions. While this time around we only hired 'Now That Was A Great Party' for catering- I know that they do full event planning, and based on my experiences, I would be extremely confident having them plan my event from start to finish. We had a great feeling right from the start about 'Now That Was A Great Party', and about business owner, Ms. Reid-Worthington, and our instincts were spot on. We're looking forward to working with 'Now That Was A Great Party' for many years to come!

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F.I.G. Catering
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juliette K.
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We have always used very upscale caters for the events at our gallery so the bar was set very high . I can assure you that Nick and his incredible staff went above and beyond not only to reach that bar but to surpass it. In addition to our events being executed so well, ie: the food, presentation, professional and courteous staff, working with Nick planning both events was hassle and stress free. He couldn't have been more accommodating. I can assure you that you will be in VERY good hands with F.I.G. Catering.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Benjamin Q.
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Claude and Craig were fantastic, catering events on 3 consecutive days for me a week ago, with less than 2 weeks to do it. They were very kind, and are talented, producing a spread each day that everyone enjoyed a lot, and were punctual, swift in setting up and breaking down, which they did discretely as the party continued on around them. The well-abled duo was able to handle a somewhat complex arrangement in a short window (and popular time) with excellent communication, and offered competitive rates, especially for the use of better ingredients (organic & non-GMO). I would and have already recommended them to friends. Unique dishes, down-home style cooking, with flairs of other cultures mixed in - thoroughly enjoyable. The veggie eggplant lasagna was a big hit, among others.

Harvest Caterers
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Saradjine B.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of working with Harvest Caterers recently for a Baby Shower that I hosted. They were extremely professional and accomodating. The service was Amazing and the owber went above and beyond to help me realize my vision for the event. They were punctual and the dessert table they created was to die for! Most importantly, everything was DELICIOUS & UNIQUE!! I would definitely recommend them to anyone for catering and will use the again in the future.

Sarah's Breakfast & Brunches
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
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Robert catered a business event for clients and prospective clients that had 100 people pass through over the course of 2.5 hour event. We had a wide array of finger food and full on entrees and received many compliments from guests on the food which was terrific. The price was very competitive and the service excellent.

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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
Sarah P.
Verified review

JP and his team were fantastic and we look forward to working with him again. He catered an event for 120 guests the night before our wedding so it was pretty important to us that it went right! The food was delicious, we still have friends telling us how much they loved it. He really goes above and beyond to ensure a good experience and provided us with many more dishes than we had anticipated. I would absolutely recommend him.

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

See other requests for caterers in Valley Stream

Need a Mobile Catering Service

East Hartford, CT

  • Vendor type
    Food Truck
  • Mobile cuisine type
    Mexican / Latin (e.g. tacos, burritos), American (e.g. burgers, hot dogs, BBQ)
  • Details
    We are looking to sponsor an event at a local car dealership and we would be paying for the food. It's difficult to estimate how may people but I'd like to be prepared for 200. We are looking at fourth of July Weekend.

Need Catering Services for a Cocktail Party

Gladwyne, PA

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Details
    Outdoors weather permitting
  • $15
    Average price

Need a Caterer for Graduation Party

Bath, PA

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    This is a graduation party celebrating my completion of my long educational journey-over 20 years in the making! I graduated in January but we wanted to wait for nice weather to celebrate!
  • $700
    Average price
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