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Cleveland Holiday Party Caterers

Browse these holiday party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cleveland.

  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Ann P.
Verified review

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!

  • 23 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Klaus G.
Verified review

Chef Damon did a dinner party for my wife's 50th birthday and we couldn't have been more pleased. He was very accommodating, willing to address the dietary needs of each guest. The food was wonderful and he timed the courses of the meal perfectly. I look forward to using Chef Damon again!

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

Marcus was very professional, responded quickly to all questions, and the food was great! The guests at my party commented about how delicious the food was. The presentation of the food was also excellent. Marcus offered many great suggestions and helped guide me through the entire process. He was on time, self directed, very organized, and enjoyable to work with. I will definitely use him again.

Cheron's Scratch Kitchen
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi G.
Verified review

Cheron made my First Communion party planning easy and stress free! She was very helpful in choosing a menu, and suggested several different ideas to help me with the flow of the day. The food was out of this world! We had so many compliments on the veggies, and the grilled Pesto chicken and Italian Sausage. She made Alfredo and Marinara Sauces from scratch- Wow!! They were delicious!!! Thank you Chef Cheron! Looking forward to our next event - will definitely have Cheron help us out again!!

Manna Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

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
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 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 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 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie A.
Verified review

We had Demond prepare Greek food for our party of 30 and he did an excellent job. He hadn't made Greek fare before and we would have never known. He taste tested everything before he made it and you could tell he put a lot of energy into making sure it was good. Everyone had nothing but great things to say about the food. Demond was professional, courteous, and very friendly. He came an hour prior to set up the food and brought everything with him (trays, stands, burners, serving ware, silverware, plates and napkins. I would recommend him to any of my friends and family!

Visual Drama Designs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Archana B.
Verified review

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!

That Little Italian Kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vanessa J.
Verified review

We love Therese and her team at the Little Italian Kitchen! She has catered many parties for us including our son's wedding 3 years ago at The Metropolitan AND she will be doing our daughter's wedding reception this November at The Onesto. Outstanding food and service!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy M.
Verified review

Dear Maggie: Thanks to you and your company, our family can now enjoy gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free breads and pastries and cookies for every occasion, including holidays. EVERYTHING we ordered for our Christmas party was wonderful and tasted delicious and fresh. The Kolachies were out of this world as were all the wonderful cookies ~ my daughter was so happy to be able to eat your snowball cookies without a worry of nuts. The Jam Thumbprints were so amazing, as well. We cannot say enough about now delicious the Pumpkins Rolls, Pumpkin Pies, Banana Bread, Cranberry Orange Bread and Christmas Stollens were. The breakfast biscuits were so moist and melt-in-your mouth. Kathy Mc ~ Strongsville, OH

Fooder's Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
Verified review

Tried Fooder's Catering for our daughter's wedding. Wasn't sure at first, but a friend recommended. We made a great choice! Everything from the chicken marsala, to the vairety different pastas and sides were pure delicious. Will def be using for the holidays!

J. S.
Verified review

I was very pleased with the work this company provided me for my party-Catering. THE food was excellent, the presentation,taste and the company's ability to exceed my expectations were awsome!!! Not to mention that I got my money worth and then some. I will be contacting her again to do upcoming events I have scheduled this year. THANK GOODNESS FOR THUMBTACK!

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!

    Jamie C.
    Verified review

    We had the party of the year at La Fiesta! Food was killer and plentiful; decor duper festive and the staff was fabulous. Hats off to these guys.

    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

    • 9 years in business
    Barbara R.
    Verified review

    They did a awesome job on my wedding Jessica is very personal she helped me with everything I needed great company.If you are having a wedding I recommend elegant assets I guarantee you will be satisfied.

    OCCASION'S OUR EVERYTHING
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Steven R.
      Verified review

      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

      Cakes Etc. LLC
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 31 years in business
      Bill Cobbs R.
      Verified review

      Cakes Etc. catered two parties for me and has served my distinguished guests (including actors and celebrities) various times over the last couple of years. I have used her services for almost 20 years. She and her staff are competent, creative and professional. Her work is culinary art. The servings are always delicious. Whether for 2 people or 200, she is there for you with great choices, costs and execution!

      B&H Events Party Center

      New To Thumbtack

        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

        • 2 years in business
        About

        She bakes & Creates Party Planning and Catering is cementing a legacy where we provide exciting and comfortable party environments for you and your guests to celebrate your memorable moments!

        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.
        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.