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Avon Lake Affordable Catering Services

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  • 23 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Maryann M.
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Damon's food will live in our hearts and memories FOREVER! It was AMAZING! He was very easy and helpful to work with. He catered to what I wanted and not some pre selected menu which was a plus! I would and did recommend him to everyone that wasn't fortunate enough to dine on his delectable offerings! I will use Damon for all my catering needs in the future! You WON"T be sorry if you choose this company! He will make it memorable!

  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ann P.
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Matt Barnes did an outstanding job of catering our party! We had 86 guests for a birthday celebration. When I first contacted him about catering the party he patiently walked me through the process and helped me plan the menu which included 7-8 different hors d'oeuvres, both hot and cold. He prepared them at our party site and they were all absolutely delicious!! The presentation was fantastic! He transformed a simple table into a welcoming buffet of food. We received so many compliments on the food and would have him cater another party without hesitation. There was plenty of food for each guest and Matt kept the tables well stocked and inviting through the whole evening! His professionalism and his friendliness made him the perfect caterer for us!

Teta's Kitchen
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon Y.
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We were very pleased with Teta’s Kitchen. The food was excellent, the service was great. They were all very competent and helpful!

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Kitchen Academic, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael A.
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Excellent food and service provided

Manna Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Alechia L.
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We had a summer outing for our business unit and Dave provided amazing food! We had a nice spread of chicken, pork, potatoes and salad! The salad had all kinds of fresh fruit it was really all great. We look forward to using them again in the future for the quality of service and food we were provided.

Visual Drama Designs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina D.
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What a wonderful job beyond my expectations breath taking. I did not know whether to cry or scream for joy it was so amazing beautiful literally. I had event where 3,000 people attended and every one comment on how beautiful my set up for my Catering promotion table was. It was simply elegant, exquisite, elaborate and it had the spirit of excellence. Ms Bridges was professional to the end with her service I recommend anyone to let her design for their next upcoming event.

Buffet Style Catering
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amber G.
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If you’re looking for a highly customized catering experience, I can’t recommend Brian Doyle and the staff at Sow Food enough. Nothing comes prepackaged at Sow Food which makes it stand out among so many other catering companies in Northeast Ohio. Brian and his team spent a lot of time with my husband and me during our initial meetings. He came up with an extremely customized menu that was so personal to us—reflecting places we’ve visited, our sourcing values and even personal anecdotes. The team was very thorough throughout the entire planning process. Our venue was a challenge due to the fact that they had no kitchen, running water or other accommodations usually required by a catering company. As a guest, you would never know what conditions they were working under. The staff was wonderful and our appetizers, meals, cocktails and the dessert bar were one of the most memorable parts of our evening. Sow Food served as such an essential element to making our wedding day so very personal and memorable for everyone involved. Not many wedding guests gush about the food afterward, but ours sure did!

The Main Squeeze Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Lauren S.
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I had my baby shower catered and it was great. The food is beyond amazing and her work and style is very professional. Everything I requested exceeded my expectations. Very reasonable pricing and delicious menu items. I loved the fact that I can choose what food I wanted by picking from a list of speciality menu items created by the chef.

Ken K.
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Brian and his crew did a fantastic job hosting our birthday celebration. The food was fresh, the service was prompt, the valet parking was well run. We had about 80 people attend the party. I highly recommend La Taqueria for events.

NDULGENCE CATERING CO.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Brendan T.
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Working with Nova has been stellar! Her professionalism is matched only by her amazing food and service!

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

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.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    Catering CLE provides professional and delicious catering service for all types of events. With our 10 years serving Northeast Ohio, you can trust Catering CLE will help make your event a success! Our services include the following: * A comprehensive menu * Off-premise catering at your home, office, a hall or anywhere outdoors * Served buffet, self-serve buffet or family style * Linen, chinaware, silverware and glassware rental

    About

    We provide cuisine of all types and quantities. We can cater large events or small get togethers. We are specializing in ethnic European food, but can cook anything else you're into! We love to feed people. Pulled pork sliders, or schnitzel and homemade spaetzle, whatever you like, we're in the kitchen cookin it up!

    About

    We offer vegetarian or vegan catering. We are a small personal business. We are home-based, family-owned and operated. We have diverse menus. You can choose from comfort food, health food, holiday, kid-friendly, raw, ethnic and more menu options. We will work with your budget.

    About

    Catering, and event planning! We specialized in catering and event planning. On a budget ? We cater to your needs as well.

    About

    I cater to small and large groups, from graduation parties and weddings to intimate gatherings. I work with you to achieve what you are looking or aiming for.

    About

    StrEat Mobile Bistro is one of Northeast Ohio’s newest gourmet food trucks. We are inspired by local and seasonal ingredients, really fun foods, or simply any opportunity to create some deliciousness. Look for our frequently changing menu, and experience StrEat foods like never before.

    About

    Since 1964, Barrister's has been providing catering services by using only superior-quality ingredients, giving customers generous portions at affordable prices. We are also being timely and reliable. We are a landmark Cleveland area establishment with an impeccable customer service record. Call us to discuss your needs. We can help!

    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.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.