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Avon Lake Caterers

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

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Gayle H.
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Matt with Manna Truck did an awesome job for my daughter's Grad Party last month. Everyone loved the food and every item was fantastic. Matt was flexible in allowing us to choose the menu and provided many great choices. We had a combo food truck/catering. The burger was a huge hit as was the grilled cheese and the fries and homemade chips. I will definitely use Matt and Manna Truck again. It was so easy and no mess in my house! I highly recommend Manna Truck! Everything was incredible!!

  • 23 years in business
  • 26 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!

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Kitchen Academic, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie D.
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Amazing food excellent team. We couldn’t have been luckier finding Marcus and his catering team!!!

Teta's Kitchen
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Beth R.
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I've known Trisha for years and her passion for food and serving others is incredible. Her food is delicious and she constantly amazes me by how she creates and improves dishes. I highly recommend Trisha and can guarantee you will have a high quality, restaurant like experience.

Cheron's Scratch Kitchen
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Erica P.
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Chef Cheron is amazing. I gave her the theme idea and she came up with everything else. Highly recommended! Great food and a wonderful lady!

Manna Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
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Food was excellent. Chicken Marsala so delicious. Serving sizes robust. Greens were crisp,salad fresh and dressing light but FULL of flavor. Dinner rolls out of this world. The food arrived exactly on time and was still hot as it was served over the course of an hour. I will only use Manna Catering in the future for all my party needs. Thank you Dave. Outstanding experience. PS ... my Italians relatives were quit impressed.

Mantua Corners Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Channon L.
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Lisa was on time and the food was great. She worked with me to create an affordable kid friendly menu for my mother and son dance. She even took time out to help me set up a few tables for my event. I would recommend Mantua Catering to others for sure! Thanks Lisa!

Gianpiero's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dondi S.
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Demond did a great job preparing our requests for my mother's memorial dinner. Very easy to work with and interactions with our guests was greatly appreciated. Actually had him do a luncheon for moms health care staff the following day. Thanks again

  • 14 years in business
Joe B.
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Great service, most excellent food, beautiful decor & with a warm staff. Try the stuffed cabbage or the lobster bisque, it's simply the best I've ever had!!!

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

OCCASION'S OUR EVERYTHING
5.0
from 1 review
    Steven R.
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    It was amazing how organized sonya was i threw a birthday party and the decoration was fabulous setup was great the catering was great i would love for her to host my parties again

    Just Catered
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Ernest J.
    Verified review

    I loved there service. The best experience ever.

    About

    We provide catering to 25 to 500 persons. I can do my menus or yours. I have a hall, or I can come to your location. You must have a kitchen in your premises.

    About

    Although I am happy to provide you with a standard menu to choose from I prefer to sit down with my clients and hear what they have in mind. I am more than happy to use a family recipe or the one you saw on food tv that looked awesome or even create a recipe of your very own. I am extremely budget conscious and absolutely love delivering the first class event you weren't expecting because you didn't think you could afford it.

    About

    We cater to any and everything the clients wants. We are a family-ran business and are looking to expand the business further.

    About

    We have a chef-driven innovative bistro serving American cuisines in a chic metropolitan atmosphere. We offer seasonal menus and craft cocktails and wine bars.

    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!

    • 12 years in business
    About

    We are a carry-out restaurant and dessert bar. We have a full carry-out menu, cupcakes, cakes by the slice, custom special-event cakes, homemade candies, and a full catering menu.

    About

    We are a husband and wife catering company that offers delicious award winning BBQ Ribs, Pulled pork, chicken breast and beef brisket. We have a good selection of side dishes and appetizer options as well. We don't do just BBQ items so if you're looking for other meats, just ask. We actually enjoy all the compliments we get from people on how good our food is. We don't mind working with people to make sure the menu is what they want.

    • 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 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

    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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