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Fairfield Bar Caterers

Browse these bar catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Fairfield.

  • 6 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon B.
Verified review

I was very pleased with the drop-off catering service. Chef Dominick was quick to reply to inquiries and flexible in accomodating my requests. The guests complimented the meal and the portions were very generous. Overall a great experience.

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 118 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 232 hires on Thumbtack
Judy S.
Verified review

We received so many compliments on our food choice and the preparation of it. Greg did an outstanding job and we would totally use him again for any catering services in our future. Thank you so much !!!!!

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 94 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor V.
Verified review

Great catering company & even better food. Highly recommend.

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Cecelia C.
Verified review

I was in a real jam for our daughter's Bridal Shower. Because we had sold our home and I was so busy with packing and moving, and then unpacking, I let the time slip-up on me to get the food ordered and prepared for the Shower ! It was Chuck, at A CATERED AFFAIR, and his wonderful associates, who said they could make this happen for me, even with the short notice as the 2 weeks I gave them ! (My words, NOT his). THIS IS AN AMAZING COMPANY AND GROUP OF WONDERFUL, CARING PROFESSIONALS !! They are Extremely Professional, kind and frankly, my LIFESAVERS ! I tried several other catering companies. One did not answer, 2 were booked, and acted as if I had created a major and profound injury, but Chuck said, "We can help you !" And I know they were, and are, as busy as any other catering business at this time of year: So, my profound thanks for their willingness to help me out of a very tough situation ! From: Cecelia in Mariemont

Nibbles Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Rachael R.
Verified review

Chef Maria was fantastic! She was easy to work with and provided great service. Chef Maria has a very pleasant personality and is willing to offer suggestions and a custom menu for catered events. That combined with her amazing and tasty food, made my event run so smoothly. She was very organized and gave me peace of mind as I attended to my guests. She and her staff set up and tore everything down in a timely manner and were even considerate enough to bring take home boxes for any leftovers. I will definitely be using Chef Maria again and suggest that other people use her catering services! I just can't say enough good things about her and her delicious food!

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlotte H.
Verified review

The Happy Chef was very professional. We had some special dietary needs and he worked with me and went above and beyond. They were prompt on delivery and the food was great! I will definitely use them again. Thank you.

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andy L.
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LOVED the food today that was catered by Big Red’s. Everything was spot on. They arrived on time, served on time and everyone really loved the food. Very satisfied and will definitely use them again in the future. Appreciate a job well done!!!

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Bartender On the Go
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
DeWayne B.
Verified review

Lauren and I hit it off immediately. She, unlike other companies that reached out, started her initial email out with kindness and professionalism. That was the main reason I initially booked with her. You can tell she cares about her company. They had drinks flowing and from what I could tell, not a very long line for the most part. As many of my friends and myself will say, be careful if you have her fix blackberry bourbon lemonade. That drink will sneak up on you haha. Jokes aside, I couldn’t have asked for better service to complete how awesome our wedding/reception turned out. Thanks again to Lauren and her coworker for being so kind and taking care of our guest. I will highly recommend you all to everybody that needs bartending service.

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
Verified review

Mikes Somkehouse BBQ catered our wedding gathering (post wedding) and it was more than amazing costumer service. They arrived on time, with everything we requested for, and the catering was exactly what we ask for. The BBQ was awesome, along with the sides. Plenty of food for everyone. For our next large gathering I would definitely consider this service.

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Spinning Platters LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan S.
Verified review

Marco, even though I keep saying it over and over, thank you for the most amazing, creative, and DELICIOUS spread for my aunts 50th birthday!! We all absolutely loved what you brought to the table (😂) for our event. You really have raised the bar in catering here in Cincinnati and you’ll always be at the top of my list for recommendations. I am already looking forward to working with you again!

TasteeTowers
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jenni L.
Verified review

It was really easy working with them. They made up a great breakfast/brunch bar for my coworkers. It was very upscale for the price.

Cuisine East West Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Alex B.
Verified review

Charlie was extremely responsive while working with me to put together a menu for a four day corporate event that was within my budget without allowing the quality of the menu to suffer. The host of my event did not want any open flames to be used by the caterer and this was not an issue. Charlie was there to answer any and all of my questions as they came up and made me feel like I was in good hands of an experienced catering company throughout my experience.

Paris' Party Planning LLC
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Ciara P.
Verified review

Amy has a good heart and a great personality. She was a bartender for one of my brides. She was a little late, so she wasn't able to set up the bar area for her convenience. Also I don't thinks she was prepared to handle the crowd, lol but I wasn't either! I would suggest that she has a bar back or you provide one for her. I would recommend Amy for small weddings and simple bars.

Smoker EZ BBQ LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Todd M.
Verified review

Excellent overall BBQ catering service. Fall off the bone BBQ ribs, hickory smoked pulled pork, and the best tasting pulled chicken sandwiches in town. Make sure you order their famous jalapeño poppers too to get your party started.

About

I have a 24 ft. trailer smoker and kitchen. I have been doing fairs and catering for about nine years. I have done weddings and reunions. I compete in BBQ competitions.

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I am catering for your event. You name what you want, and I will cater it. I have over 30 years of experience and am great for all occasions.

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I am a perfectionist and have been in food service and catering since I was 12 years old. I have catered events from 10-2000 people.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are well known for our fried chicken. We can accommodate small groups or large groups as well, including weddings, company outings, or any special event. We also do ham, turkey and roast beef for catering events. Give us a call, and let us cater to your needs for your special event.

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We specialize in made-from-scratch southern comfort cuisine. Our specialties range from prime ribs, fresh seafoods, organic chickens and awesome desserts. Using our worldly travels, we boldly season and present with Texas sized love.

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I am a Cincinnati based catering company. I can fulfill any catering needs, from small private parties to large corporate events. My passion for food and service is shown in my work.

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Chef Chops Catering delivers the finest quality of food, presentation and care for you and your catering needs. We do custom menu choices that fit your specific catering needs. Regardless if you have a party of 15, 30 or even 100, we can meet and exceed your expectations. All meals are made in-house. We do private and corporate feasts.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need bartending

Hamilton, OH

  • Event Type
    Wedding rehearsal
  • Vibe
    Low key / casual
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (Lodge)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    40-60
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    No - host will cover gratuity
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: No, Clean up: No, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No, Other: Host will provide
  • Details
    From 7pm to 10 pm this Friday June 12 2015
  • $147.5
    Average price

Need a Bartender

Hamilton, OH

  • Event Type
    Birthday party
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (Michael Colligan lodge veterans park)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Other (company will need to supply alcohol and beer)
  • Estimated guest count
    60-80
  • Bar needed?
    Yes
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    Free beer and non alcoholic drinks cash bar for mixed drinks
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