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  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole N.
Verified review

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.

  • 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.

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Kitchen Academic, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jolene A.
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Our event was a casual outdoor garden wedding. Kitchen Academy was excellent. They were amazing in all the categories listed. I would suggest them to everyone or anyone to cater their event big or small. We had about 40 people. They listened, helped with vegan dishes, and stayed in contact all the way to the event. Our guests were so amazed on how wonderful the food and desserts were. So many compliments to Marcus. Most of the guests took his business card to give to friends or keep for themselves on their future events. If we could we give the 10 stars for all categories listed. They made our special day wonderful and amazing. Thank you so much!!! Mr. & Mrs Kevin Knaack

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
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
Michelle M.
Verified review

They catered my wedding of 110 guests in my outdoor rustic barn wedding. They showed up early and were ready. I didn't have to check on them or ask them anything. They were self sufficient. Guests loved the food! They will make anything you want!

Ja`Sarai Catering & Company
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn G.
Verified review

Ja'Sarai, catered our wedding and we were very pleased with their services. The staff was personable, food was delicious, prices was affordable and I look forward to hiring them for our next event.

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.

Zulma R.
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Wonderful event planner. Ms. Carrion planned, coordinated and executed our 15 year wedding anniversary. Very professional and knows what she's doing. We are very pleased with her services and will contact her for more events in the future. I recommend Ms. Carrion to anyone. Thank you Lianep. We appreciate your business.

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I am a wedding officiant who is respectful of all beliefs, faiths and customs. I believe in making your wedding experience and ceremony exactly the experience you want it to be.

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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.

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

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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.

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Church Decorations View Testimonials FAQs Registration Form Welcome to Cupid’s Grandeur Wedding Services! Congratulations on Your Upcoming Wedding! We offer complete coordination, floral and decorations services, that can meet your ideas for weddings, floral arrangements and event design. We also work with corporate events, allowing them to look stunning and unforgettable. When it comes to your wedding day, it should be just about the two of you. Forget about all the major and minor details. Pamper yourselves, get plenty of rest and have as many wonderful memories as possible. Wedding Coordination & Wedding Planner Packages Include: ◦Full Wedding Coordination ◦Wedding Day Coordination ◦Decorations and Flower Packages ◦Bridal Shower Package ◦Partial Wedding Coordination ◦Reception Facility Selection ◦Coordination for Out-of-Town Brides ◦Event Planning ◦Create Your Own Bridal Package ◦Create Your Own Reception Package DISCOVER YOUR VISION – ELEGANT WEDDING DECORATIONS — CUSTOMIZED FLORAL DESIGN, COORDINATION FROM START TO FINISH AND DESTINATION PLANNING AND RENTALS, WEDDING PLANNING WEBINARS. Let Cupid's Grandeur Wedding Services handle as much or as little as you want and let yourself be a guest at your own wedding. This is your day. Think about how you would like your wedding day to be, what's important to you and let us do the rest. To Contact us: 216-702-6980 ; email at info@cupidsgrandeur.com. We recommend that you go to our REGISTRATION page and fill out the registration form.

  • 4 years in business
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Well I give a personal experience and become one with the client with my display cooking, because most people like to interact, and that's what I bring

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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!

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We deliver in all aspects; taste, creativity, presentation, customer service and much more!

  • 4 years in business
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I offer catering services for intimate and large events, personal chef services and meal planning. Being a sports nutrition certified and a certified personal chef, I am able to help athletes and individuals make healthy choices with everyday meals and specialized in dietary restrictions.

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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

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Carrie Mae's Catering specializes in weddings, banquets, repast, bartending, decorating, serving, excellent customer service and satisfaction.

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I provide low-cost officiant services in Lake and surrounding counties in Ohio. Customized personal vows are available.

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.

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 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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