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Class Act Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Cara S.
Verified review

Barb and Class Act Catering did a fantastic job. Barb was very accommodating with the menu and gave us fantastic ideas for alternative meal options. The meal was for 35 cancer patients and caregivers at The Cleveland Hope Lodge. She arrived in plenty of time, set up and was on hand for any serving questions or needs. She helped up box up some meals for caregivers arriving late from the hospital. Wonderful job all around!

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Working with Gourmet Guy Catering was a wonderful experience for me and my family. We hired Gourmet Guy to cater a graduation party for 150 people at our home. They arrived on time and fully prepared. They kept the food flowing and helped with all the details. The food was excellent- everyone raved about it. I can't wait to work them again on a future event!

  • 23 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey W.
Verified review

Chef Damon and his crew did an absolutely wonderful job catering my son’s Bar Mitzvah. Chef Damon catered a luncheon and evening event. The food was delicious, presented beautifully, and his staff was courteous and responsive. Chef Damon was able to meet numerous dietary needs: gluten free, casein free, and was able to label all dishes appropriately. I would recommend Chef Damon for any event that you need catered. Everything went as promised, and it was all stress free. I truly recommend Custom Catering for your special event.

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Kitchen Academic, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonya T.
Verified review

It was the first time we used Kitchen Academic, LLC to cater an office luncheon. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Our staff was impressed and pleased with the presentation and the taste. Markus was a joy to work with; very thorough in his approach to catering the event, arrived on time and prepared and stayed until the lunch was concluded. I couldn't have asked for better service. We will definitely use Kitchen Academic for future office functions. Oh and did I mention the food was delicious!

Mantua Corners Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kim R.
Verified review

What a great experience! The food was awesome! The Roast Beef was hands down our favorite! Thank you Lisa for catering for our wedding day! I would definitely recommend Mantua Corners Catering for your next event!

Buffet Style Catering
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
Verified review

What a refreshing change for ordinary catering! I was incredibly impressed with the quick response to my quote request and also pleased with the value I received. The food was very good and the selection fit our needs perfectly. I was absolutely blown away at the presentation of the buffet, you won’t get this feature from many caterers. It was a nice added touch. The customer service was outstanding and our event was very successful. Thank you again!

Gianpiero's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki J.
Verified review

I highly recommend Gianpiero's Catering! The food is made with excellence. You will not find better quality of service and food selection with exquisite taste for the price. The Gianpiero pasta is my personal favorite and it is what they are known for.

Everybody Eats
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie M.
Verified review

Melissa was so courteous and polite and the entire dinner was just so delicious! Most phenomenal gluten free menu I have ever experienced! The kitchen was spotless when she was finished and the extra food was left in the refrigerator. Definitely 5star service! We will definitely be seeing Melissa again! Thank you Melissa for making our evening perfect!

NDULGENCE CATERING CO.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sabrina W.
Verified review

An amazing personal chef experience. Chef Nova came to my home and prepared an amazing dinner for my husband and I on our anniversary. She was very professional, and ensured to make a meal we would enjoy. Chef prepared for us a fresh green salad tossed in a homemade Caesar dressing, roasted asparagus, creamy shrimp Alfredo alongside a thick juicy flavorful rib eye steak. My husband and I toasted our anniversary with a white wine sangria chef prepared also. Needless to say it was an amazing evening that we will never forget.

Matthew Creighton
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Lauren C.
    Verified review

    Matt is an amazing chef! He is professional, works well with his clients and truly listens to what they want. Not only are his meals delicious, he is well versed in preparing meals for clients with dietary restrictions. Highly recommend him for any personal cooking needs or for catering events/large parties!

    Frank's Family Restaurant
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Sherry C.
    Verified review

    I had a reservation and my table was ready on time. Service was excellent. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Food was wonderful. I will be back again. It was a delightful experience.

    Nicole's Restaurant
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 17 years in business
    Lee H.
    Verified review

    I have eaten at the restaurant and had Nicole's cater event as well and I highly recommend them. Vickie and her staff are very professional, the service is efficient and always polite.. and of course the food is EXCELLENT!

    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jerome S.
    Verified review

    Mr. Williams provided an excellent experience for my company luncheon. His food was full of flavor and served on time. I highly recommend Mr. Williams for catering services. His professionalism will keep him in mind for future catering needs.

    Chef Boyarr-E Catering
    4.0
    from 1 review
      Paul B.
      Verified review

      I loved the service from this business. For him to be young and how professional he is, I will not be surprised for how his business grows. The food was amazing and was prepared nicely.

      About

      Fresh American style sushi made to order at your next event or private party.

      About

      We are a full-service catering company that focus on corporate clientele. We do weddings, cookouts and clambake. I offer great presentations at affordable pricing.

      About

      I am a certified chef. I was at the top of my class at P.I.C.A. I worked at the best private club in Columbus and I am experienced in fine dining set-up. I want to give people something that they could afford but give that experience of "Wow, that was great!" I also worked with Wolfgang Puck at Five Star Sensation in Cleveland with a very good friend, Nicky Moorse, a chef for Jegg's Racing.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I offer catering services for intimate and large events, personal chef services and meal planning. Being a sports nutrition certified and a certified personal chef, I am able to help athletes and individuals make healthy choices with everyday meals and specialized in dietary restrictions.

      About

      We provide our services for the following: * Weddings * Anniversaries * Christmas Party * Dinners * Luncheons * Birthdays * Weddings * Sweet 16’s * Holiday Parties * Buffet * Theme Parties * Anniversaries * Fundraisers * Seminars * Intimate Dinners * Baby Showers * Brunch * Bereavement * Award Banquets * Business Events * Reunions

      About

      We provide a full service as well as ANYTHING the customer would want catered. We have a menu, but if the customer wants something that is not on the menu, we would do our best to make that customer's wishes come true and provide that for him or her.

      About

      I prepare soul food with a kick. Let me cook for your family/special event; let me treat your friends and loved ones like royalty.

      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.

      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 much should catering cost for a wedding?

      The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

      • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
      • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
      • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
      • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

      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.

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      Need Catering for a Wedding

      Fairview, PA

      • Event type
        I'm not sure yet
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American
      • Number of people
        100-150
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers
      • Details
        Relaxed wedding at parents house, needs finger foods like sliders, etc.

      Need Catering Service for a Dinner Party on Oct. 28, 2012

      Stow, OH

      • Event type
        Buffet dinner party
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American, Formal American, I'm not sure yet
      • Number of people
        10-25
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers
      • $300
        Average price

      Need a Personal Chef to do an Italian Cuisine

      Cleveland, OH

      • Event type
        Personal meal(s)
      • Cuisine type
        Italian
      • Number of people
        Fewer than 10
      • Additional Service(s)
        Beverages (alcoholic)
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