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Cleveland Bar Caterers

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  • 1 year in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenni W.
Verified review

We had a great experience with Drinker Slingers bartending service. Prompt, professional, great hire. Bartender Peyton made everything to perfection at my wedding reception.

  • 7 years in business
  • 21 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!

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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.
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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!

Cordially Yours2
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth D.
Verified review

Diana provided bartending services at our wedding. She was so professional and friendly, many people commented on how great she was at the reception! Leading up to the wedding, she was always available to answer our questions via phone or text about how much, what kind of alcohol to buy, etc. Would definitely recommend!

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!

Buffet Style Catering
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Molly K.
Verified review

Fantastic experience with Buffet style catering. From first contact with Sharon to the finish she was responsive and answered any questions I had. The food and presentation for the Babyque shower for my daughter was perfect! And the price was very reasonable! I would not hesitate to use Buffet Style Catering again.

Gianpiero's Catering
5.0
from 9 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.

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.

Ashley Rader
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
Verified review

I hired Ashley to bartend a birthday party. I needed help with the buffet so she recommended Jill. They showed up ready to work. I didn't have to ask for anything. The bar was set up and they were on top of everything all night. I will definitely be booking them for my next event.

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!

    Onyx and Co. Catering, LLC
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rahul W.
    Verified review

    Karen and her team catered our NYE party and they did an amazing job, The staff were incredibly helpful and on top of everything - from drink and appertizer service to dinner set up and clean up. Our Guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food and service. They also cleaned up everything so we had nothing to do NY day but recover and relax. We would highly reccomend Karen and team and will definitly use them for our future parties

    Lyndi's Bartending
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mark W.
    Verified review

    Lyndi was great! We had a large Halloween costume party and Lyndi and her help showed up on time and looked amazing. They were able to keep up with our crowd and kept the bar pretty clean considering the volume. I have received positive feedback from our guests about their friendliness, and I would definitely hire Lindi again!

    About

    Nacita's Cocina had been in business since 2010 specializing in authentic homemade Puerto Rican food. Everyone savors Puerto Rican flavors.

    About

    I am a private chef. I offer in-home catering, events and all area of fine foods. Please see my resume profile. I love what I do and have the expertise.

    About

    I do a creative cuisine for any occasion! There's no job that's too big or too small. I service weddings, anniversaries, private parties, corporate events, picnics, reunions and more.

    About

    I have been a bar maid for various bars in the Cleveland area for over ten years. I have also been the costumer service field for over twenty. I am very patient and attentive. I also love dealing with happy people.

    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

    My business is for cooking for all needs, like school events, thanksgiving, Christmas, all events and daily meals. I'm very cheap and provide on-time service. I also come to you at no additional charge for local customers. If you are a school, I do not charge for my labor service, only donation. I have cooked for over 10 years and have worked for many companies cooking.

    About

    I provide great service presentation means a lot, but I stand out with flavor every bite you take is jam packed with a wonderful taste..

    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 offer excellent choices of my signature dishes with a unique seasoning that will water your taste buds.

    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.

    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 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 Bartender

    Cleveland, OH

    • Event Type
      Wedding reception
    • Venue details
      Public venue - please describe (Reception hall)
    • Beverage types
      Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic, Other (I would like the bar to doubled as the non-alcoholic station)
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Other (I would like to know the options beteen the host and the bartender to supply the drinks.)
    • Estimated guest count
      125-150
    • Bar needed?
      Other (Im am not certain. There might be a location to set up.)
    • Tip jars allowed?
      No - host will cover gratuity
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: No, Clean up: No, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: Yes
    • Details
      Please provide price info.
    • $175
      Average price

    Need a Bartender

    Cleveland, OH

    • Event Type
      Wedding reception
    • Venue details
      Private residence
    • Beverage types
      Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic, Other (coffee)
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Other (Bartender if possible)
    • Estimated guest count
      125-150
    • Bar needed?
      Yes
    • Tip jars allowed?
      No - host will cover gratuity
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: No, Clean up: No, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: Yes, Other: Set-up and Clean-up of bar area only.
    • Details
      - The cocktail hour and reception will be in a tent (limited space) - We are looking for a simple menu 1 Red Wine, 1 White Wine, 1-2 Beers (bud light & maybe a Great Lakes beer) - Popular liquors and mixed drinks such as captain morgan, jack daniels, etc... - Pop for kids & mixers - Basic Coffee for older guests
    • $216.67
      Average price

    Need Bartending

    Cleveland, OH

    • Event Type
      Other (Campus Event)
    • Venue details
      Public venue - please describe (Case Western Reserve University Quad)
    • Beverage types
      Non-alcoholic
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      125-150
    • Bar needed?
      Yes
    • Tip jars allowed?
      No - host will cover gratuity
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: Yes
    • Details
      The bar will be set up during class times on Monday on the main quad. Students will be able to purchase free mocktails from a pre-set menu
    • $50
      Average price
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