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Avon Lake Food Service Professionals

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

  • 23 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Sherica H.
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Damon and his team made my daughter's birthday party go over the top. His attention to detail is beyond amazing. I explained to him that my family and I had bad experiences with mandatory caterers from venues in the past and I really wanted the food to be the correct temperature. He exceeded my expectations. The menu was amazing but the brisket stole the show. The brisket was so tender and delicious. This team is so down to earth, friendly and talkative my guests and I were very comfortable. My family was excited to find out that a team member is vegan and that catering for my vegan guests in the future would be no problem. So many people requested his information because of their personalities as well. But the ultimate seal of approval that this food was delicious was from my 80 year old Grandparents that asked me to hire him for their 64th wedding anniversary. They are from Louisiana and have been cooking since they were kids and my grandfather smokes his meat for all our family events. They both said, "his food is so delicious, we can rest this year". Damon made my event wonderful for everyone. He made my daughter a ice cream buffet with all the fixings. She said, "This is the best birthday ever" His professionalism blew me away, the presentation was amazing. I am still over the moon with how the event went last night.

  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole N.
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Above and beyond would be one way I desribe the quality and service that I received from Gourmet Guy Catering. Matt and his team were kind, patient, and professional. Matt worked to tailor a menu to suit our wants and needs. So many of the guests at our wedding complimented how delicious the food and service was. The food was beyond what you would expect at a typical wedding. The chicken was cooked to perfection! The waitstaff were so attentive and willing to jump in wherever needed. One of the ladies even helped me carry my dress and an umbrella as I had to make a run through the pouring rain. It is clear that Matt and the reast of the team at Gourmet Guy are passionate about their work and committed to quality service. They are honest, fair, and talented.

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Fired-Up Catering, LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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The pizza oven was a hit! I would highly recommend Fired-Up Catering! The food was delicious and Jennine is very organized. We had horrible weather but Jennine and her team hung in there and never missed a beat. Best pizza ever.

Teta's Kitchen
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Paul P.
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Trisha did an outstanding job on our special day at our home. The food was fantastic. The presentation was outstanding as well. We felt real comfortable with having her in our home and plan on having her again. I would not hesitate to recommend her for any occasion in your home. She delivered in a big way.

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

Cheron's Scratch Kitchen
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene T.
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Cheron is an enthusiastic cook who offers delicious meals to her clients- turning hand-picked, fresh, farm market ingredients into piping hot, savory dishes that are crowd pleasers every time. From seasonal, simple and comforting soups to elaborate 5 course meals, each are prepared with a certain twist all her own. Cheron brings her love of cooking and toasting each season's harvest to "a full boil" by sharing her expressive dishes with friends and community alike. Each of us are so grateful for the creative spirit in which she blends her culinary skill with an intuitive flair in the kitchen. She really can rock the taste buds. Marlene Telegdy, Director Neighborhood Alliance Senior Enrichment Services of Oberlin

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.

Cookery
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christina V.
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Some food trucks the prices are cheap, but you get what you pay for. The prices of this food truck are considered cheap for the amount of food you receive. Plus the food is freshly made and TASTE FABULOUS!

Visual Drama Designs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Archana B.
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Visual drama designs catered my housewarming party. Khawana and Katrina met with me a couple of times before the event and they really got to get to know me. I wasn't sure what to expect but they went beyond my expectations. The decor was tailored to my personality and taste. The food was delicious. I highly recommend this dynamic duo. I will hire them again in the future. They are extremely pleasant to work with and very friendly!

Buffet Style Catering
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rae L.
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Presentation was amazing! Food was delicious and I had multiple comments from guests how delicious and fun there experience was on all the food that was served! What a great non-stressful party turn out it was! Thanks so much for your hard work and your help creating a great layout for this fun party!

  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
David L.
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Didn't have a big event, just 16, but the food provided was enough for twice that and excellent. Arrived on time and with a courteous drivrr.

The Little Piggy Food Truck
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mikki H.
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Scott did a fabulous job with our food for our 50th anniversary party! I highly recommend his services & food!

PastaTivo
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rocco F.
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Great value and great service! Our guests loved the food!

Tres Belle Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Scott L.
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The team was very professional. Food was outstanding!

The Main Squeeze Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Kimberly M.
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People are still talking about the food from my wedding. Sure, it tasted amazing at the initial tasting. The delicious food and Laronda''s professionalism and fun personality sold us on this vendor. But I definitely expected the food at the wedding to taste less fresh - pre cooked, you know, weddingy. Not the case. It looked beautiful, and was fancy restaurant quality fresh. It couldn't have been more perfect. My venue didn't have anything that resembled a kitchen. I dont know how they did it. Some of my fondest memories from my wedding day are chomping down on a beef short rib and rosemary garlic potato wedges. The mac and cheese - to die for. The staff was amazing and friendly and super efficient. They set everything up and broke it down before I knew it. I'm telling you - The Main Squeeze has magic catering powers. Admittedly, I was one of those high maintenance brides. The team was super responsive and patient with me. They left no concern unaddressed and no question unanswered. And all at a price that's just about the same as other local (and less highly rated) caterers. Looking back now, knowing what kind of food and service I was going to get from The Main Squeeze I would have been happy paying twice as much as I did. Totally totally worth it. Love you guys!! Thank you!

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.

  • 4 years in business
Rachel S.
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She is sooo amazing!! What a nice relief to be able to enjoy my company and not have to worry about food and cooking. But the best part- no clean up.

  • 14 years in business
Noreen B.
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What else can I say, but the food and the service is EXCELLENT!!! I tell all my friends and they come and have the same quality and quantity they deserve on their night out. Go yourself and you can also enjoy!

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!

StrEat Mobile Bistro

New To Thumbtack

    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.

    Metro Street Food

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Mobile food cart offering a variety of Southern, Asian Fusion and Classic Street Foods. We are also provide catering services for picnics and company events.

      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.

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      Need a Personal Chef

      Avon Lake, OH

      • Meal preparation frequency
        A few times a month
      • Meals needed
        Dinner
      • Head count
        4
      • Serving style
        Plated meal
      • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
        No dietary restrictions
      • Day(s) needed
        Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
      • Time(s) needed
        Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
      • Details
        Have two small children and need help cooking dinner for my children and husband
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