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Defiance Caterers

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Golde Standard Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John K.
Verified review

Nancy of Golde Standard Catering did an outstanding job catering our office holiday party at my house. The food was amazing as was the presentation. I give Golde Standard Catering my highest recommendation.

Lovell Catering
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle R.
Verified review

Lovell Catering exceeded our expectations! From the early stages of planning our event you could tell Brian has a passion for his work. We decided to go with Lovell Catering because they were so professional and it was obvious that they really care about their customers. They arrived early and set everything up so we didn't have to worry about anything. The food was excellent. Our guests devoured each course with rave reviews. Highly recommended! We will definitely call Lovell Catering for our next event.

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ashleigh S.
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Amazing chef, uses fresh ingredients and the food is always delicious and different everyday! Highly recommended 👍

Classic Fare Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Kasey P.
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We enjoyed working with Eric and his staff during our last event!

Meyer's Catering Services
5.0
from 1 review
    Dee M.
    Verified review

    Dave has catered numerous events for our Company. Excellent food and service, attention to detail. For a successful and delicious event contact Dave.

    • 2 years in business
    Paul H.
    Verified review

    Excellent service by a professional team that goes over and above for you. Far more than I ever expected. As long as I have events, they are my number one choice! Paul Harrington CEO Nightwalker Inc.

    Kiko's Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Betsy M.
    Verified review

    Kiko has catered parties in our home for several years and we are so pleased by the total experience. We spend time up front reviewing my goals for the event and Kiko presents many ideas, menus and his recommendations. That's the most important part of my involvement, the upfront planning, because he takes care of the rest! The day of the event Kiko has done much of the preparation before arriving and it's a matter of execution and timing. Kiko's a talented artist who brings his food creations to life! He is entertaining in the kitchen and always complimented by the guests. Of course Peruvian dishes are his specialty and we love them all. No party is complete without trying his ceviche. Accompanied by a handcrafted limoncello and that's how the party begins! I would recommend Kiko for all your catering needs and know that you'll receive a one of a kind experience!

    Love At First Bite
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Cynthia H.
      Verified review

      Love At First Bite made my wedding reception even more special than it already was! The food was outstanding, all of the guests were raving about it. The staff was courteous and friendly. From start to finish my experience was wonderful. She helped me plan the perfect meal and even made me samples for us to try to see what we would prefer. I will definitely be using them again in the future and I would highly recommend them for any of your catering needs. I can't thank them enough!

      About

      My work stands out because I work to understand each events specific need. I operate with integrity and excellence and will not sacrifice any aspect of the service and product I provide to my clients.

      About

      I worked as a bartender for the past year. I've been serving for over 3 years now. I started out cleaning houses for a living; that's my favorite. I also love kids and would love to have my own. I also can cater for events (food drop off, set up and clean up). I'm just looking for work.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      We specialize in vegan and vegetarian cuisine but also will prepare meat or seafood items per request.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      With 10 years of catering experience and 40 years of combined confectionary experience, we strive to provide our customers with the finest food and desserts.

      About

      We are a full-service bakery. We make pies, breads, rolls, and cakes for all occasions, including weddings, birthdays, retirement and graduation. We do catering services.

      About

      We are the vending machine alternative. Roz'ae Catering Service caters to the working class, such as businesses, factories, doctors' offices, law firms, etc. Because we know how critical lunch breaks can be, so we offer to you our made-fresh-to-order daily menu with fast, courteous service.

      About

      We make eating a meal as simple as a boxed lunch or as elegant as a prime rib with horseradish sauce an experience.

      About

      You know us as the place to dine. We can also handle any and all of your catering needs. We can do it all. We do it every day!

      About

      I am a professional chef. I do catering jobs for private events. I've cooked for a selected few politicians. I create edible artwork.

      About

      I'm a professional chef. I can create a menu or work with you on creating one. I can provide meals either by the day, by the week or month. If you have a special occasion you would like to do, I can do them also.

      About

      I have over 27 years of food service expertise, and I provide a great service with a smile.

      About

      We are a full service caterer serving quality food for reasonable prices. Our service is fantastic.

      • 38 years in business
      About

      I cater for birthday parties, graduations, and special occasions. I am a proud winner of the 2009-2010 CIFT Award.

      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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      Need Catering Services for Couple's Wedding Shower

      Plain City, OH

      • Type of catering needed
      • Interested in the following cuisine
      • Head count
        10-25
      • Details
        This will be a couples wedding shower. We are looking for just appetizers.

      Need a Caterer to Prepare a Casual American Cuisine

      Urbana, OH

      • Type of catering needed
      • Interested in following cuisine(s)
        American - casual
      • Number of guests
      • Details
        Lions club
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