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Fairfield Party Caterers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren O.
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We used Flavor catering for my son’s birthday party for about 50 people and they did an excellent job! Everyone loved the food and Dominic was wonderful! He was quick to respond and answer questions when I emailed him (which was a lot) and very accommodating for menu needs! I would absolutely hire them again.

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 119 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Anne P.
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Dealing with Greg Lutz with a Catered Affair was a pleasure. Greg always responded back to my messages sent and he responded very quickly. The service and food was excellent. All the staff I encountered with A Catered Affair were very nice, perfessional and they made my party a very enjoyable event. I have used caterers before but after dealing with A Catered Affair I will not use anyone else. I would recommend them to anyone because I know they will do an excellent job. Thanks again Catered Affair!!

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 94 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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Working with Rick was wonderful! Prestige Catering provided the most delicious food for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary party. All my guests raved about the food. I will use them again.

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 88 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Doris C.
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Chuck and his staff at A Catered Affair are simply the best! Great prices, beautiful presentation. Their menu is vast, and they are able to accommodate dietary restrictions as well. I have used their services over the years for small and large cocktail parties, charity dinners, my family Christmas Eve party, my niece's bat mitzvah, open houses, business lunches, retirement party, and more. I even chose my venue for my wedding because I was able to use A Catered Affair there! I had seen some hors d'oeuvres in a wedding magazine, and they were able to duplicate them perfectly for my wedding reception. And their prices are so reasonable!

The Garden Gourmet LLC
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Kambiz K.
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We Had party in our house and she brought fantastic food for our party. The quality of the food were excellent and all of our guest loved it. She was very nice and even brought more than we asked for. We will definetly hire her for all of our parties from now on. I have no hesitation to recommend her to whoever need high quality food for thier gathering or parties

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Terilyn R.
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Jay catered a party we had for about 30 peeps. Food was GREAT, theme was GREAT, Jay and rest of staff were GREAT! What can I say..... GREAT! Highly recommend Happy Chefs!

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Jen M.
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Big Red’s did an outstanding job for our back to school party. Their homemade sauces, mac and cheese, burgers...and the chicken...AMAZING! Everyone at our party raved about how wonderful the food was. The owners are so friendly and kind. We will definitely use Big Red’s for future events!

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Spinning Platters LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara K.
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Spinning Platter’s just catered my 40th birthday party at the Leapin Lizard and I could not be happier with them!!! Marco was a dream to work with during the planning process and he helped me select an eclectic spread that had something for every taste. He even made fresh sushi that was exquisite! The display was beautiful and the buffet was never empty - Marco and Dustin kept it fully stocked and gorgeous the entire night. All of my guests raved about the food and the service. I highly recommend Spinning Platter’s for any event!

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Justin P.
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I have to be honest I never give out 5 stars. Mike's quality of food was excellent and well prepared. The flavor of his Barbeque sends me back to when I was a young lad with sauce all over my face and no napkins. His choice of sides are good like his Mac and Cheese with Jalapenos. At first I was skeptical of Mac n cheese with Jalapenos but really enjoyed it. Overall I would say Mike's Barbeque is a good choice for party's or get togethers...

  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Joann F.
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Everything was delicious and despite the small venue, Chef Eric set up and retrieved the pans without any difficulty. The lemon cake was amazing!

Horchata LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kishore K.
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I catered with Horchata for my WIfe's 40th surprise party. Food was amazing and we even had left for couple of days. The chef was punctual and even made Margaritas for the party with no extra charge. Strongly recommend Horchata. Every one loved the food/setup. If you are looking for a hassle free experience with awesome food, Horchata is the way to go...

Occam Dining
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda Y.
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We hired Leland for a surprise birthday party at home and it could not have been better! He was personable and professional and the food was delicious! It was a wonderful night!

The Screaming Goat
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leah D.
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We used Brandon for our wedding caterer. We had a gourmet brunch style buffet all created by him to perfection. Guests loved the food so much that they were asking for recipes! Brandon went above and beyond. He stayed the entire day and helped serve. He even stayed and helped clean up! We are so happy that we found him and would recommend him to anyone! He is the best.

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We will cater for your events with love and care. We will cook with the best and always-fresh ingredients, with a professional outlook and to your specifications.

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We offer amazing prices, service and food. Call for a quote to see how we compare with the competition. It's always great to hear the customers rave about our food. That makes us feel very proud of what we can provide.

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I am a professional chef of 18 years. I specialize in catering and meal planning. Whether you need, box lunches or a 5-star award winning dining, chef Adam is willing to accommodate a taste of essential magic needed in your life. He has a true passion to make a memorable event for you -- a true desire to help your event run smoothly. Do you have a busy schedule? Please ask about our package meal delivery services.

  • 31 years in business
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We offer off-site catering service for groups of 12 to 2000! From business meetings to wedding receptions, we are your local cater that will help create a unique experience for your guest. We can help you organize it all with one call. From staff and food to rental items, let LMR Catering be the only catering company you will ever need.

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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.

  • 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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Service and attention to detail - Catering to you ! Passion to serve - we take pride in all we do for our clients - this is a family owned and operated business and we take it personal.

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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.

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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