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Eastlake Party Caterers

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

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 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
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Lori F.
Verified review

Chef Damon was one of the finest caterers we've ever used. He and his staff were very professional and the food was awesome.

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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.

Teta's Kitchen
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
Verified review

Teta's Kitchen catered an event at my home. The guests raved about the food and talked about it for several days after the event. They thoroughly enjoyed everything that was prepared. I highly recommend Teta's Kitchen!

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

We were given a free “tasting” at the caterers cafe. Sampled all of the items being provided. Very professional host, gracious, and generous portions. Delicious!!!

Mantua Corners Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne B.
Verified review

The food was delicious - everyone raved about the grilled chicken, pulled pork and beautiful salad. Lisa was wonderful to work with and really helped with all the details (I would have forgotten about). She made my daughter's graduation party special.

All Inclusive Catering Co.
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 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 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 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!

  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Winifred H.
Verified review

Philip was very easy to work with. The food arrived on time, looked good and tasted great. I would definitely use them again. Thank you very much. Winifred Hosking

Tres Belle Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela Ross R.
Verified review

I hired Tres Belle Events to host a private dinner for my family and I and it was EXCEPTIONAL! My family was so impressed, and they had no idea that we could actually hire someone to cater a special lovely dinner for us. Vanessa and her team communicated with us throughout the entire process. The chef was great! The food was yummy and the presentation was all well put together! I've never seen such service offered in Ohio before. We look forward to hiring Tres Belle Events for many more events. You can't go wrong with with them.

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

    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jerome S.
    Verified review

    Mr. Williams provided an excellent experience for my company luncheon. His food was full of flavor and served on time. I highly recommend Mr. Williams for catering services. His professionalism will keep him in mind for future catering needs.

    Chef Boyarr-E Catering
    4.0
    from 1 review
      Paul B.
      Verified review

      I loved the service from this business. For him to be young and how professional he is, I will not be surprised for how his business grows. The food was amazing and was prepared nicely.

      About

      We provide professional catering services for most types of events and live entertainment (band) for one low price.

      About

      I am catering for in-home fun and at any facility. I provide home cooking classes for one or more. We will make the experience a time to remember.

      About

      We are Maria's Family Restaurant. Welcome to the all new Maria's Family Restaurant! Come in and be welcomed by our friendly and courteous wait staff. As a family-friendly environment, you can come in and bring the entire family! We are open from Sunday thru Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.. Breakfast is served all day. We have homemade daily specials. Try our gyros and corned beef! Catering is also now available.

      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

      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.

      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.. I love to see my customers smile. I get joy out of bringing smiles to there face when they try my food. I also enjoy making and outing my all into my cooking

      • 4 years in business
      About

      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.

      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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