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Hamilton Buffet Caterers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Bill O.
Verified review

We had a family lunch party at the house over the weekend. Chef Dominick was right on time and set up quickly. The sandwiches, salads, and soups were fantastic. Everyone enjoyed them very much! We would definitely recommend Kitchen on Wheels to everyone, and we look forward to trying his international buffet menus in the near future!

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 113 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen R.
Verified review

Our catered buffet by Greg was excellent. The food was delicious, and reasonable. It was set up nicely and the entire group was complimentary of the meal! I would not hesitate to contact him, and use his service.

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 93 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Prestige Catering catered a dinner event for about 70 people. I ordered chicken marsala, specifying "low salt" and it was excellent. Many people complimented the chicken. The vegetables were fresh and flavorful and the desserts were excellent -- not one left! Salad was fresh. I was very happy with the food and appreciated the pleasant and helpful staff sent to help us on the night of our party.

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 84 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel P.
Verified review

I had a phenomenal experience with A Catered Affair for my wedding reception. It was very easy to coordinate with the staff beforehand, so I didn't need to tend to anything on the wedding day. They had everything set up at the hall exactly as needed and it looked very professional. The staff did an amazing job of tending to the buffet and cleaning, and all with a smile. The food was delicious, and I got so many compliments about the great food and great service. I would recommend A Catered Affair for any event - I am incredibly pleased with my decision to have them cater my wedding!

The Garden Gourmet LLC
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
Verified review

The food was outstanding! The personal touches,fresh flowers, and quality buffet chafers were more than I expected! Thanks Jo Jo!

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
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Cathy B.
Verified review

Jay Woosely of The Happy Chefs did an amazing job! He is a brilliant artist! This was my first experience hiring a personal chef. He helped guide me through the process. He was very easy to work with. Jay did exactly what he promised he would do and then some. He and his staff were very personable and honest. His creations were delectable and aesthetically pleasing! Jay helped to make our evening dinner for two one to remember. Thanks Jay! I will be using this service again! I would highly recommend Jay and The Happy Chefs for all of your catering needs. We really appreciated the complimentary dessert dishes as well. Thanks again for creating an wonderful environment.

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krissy B.
Verified review

Great food! We ordered Thanksgiving dinner and it was delicious! Will try again!

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Vicky G.
Verified review

Mike’s Smokehouse BBQ catered my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner this past Thursday. We had close to 65 people. The service and food was fantastic. Mike is professional and personable. He guided me through the ordering process, the options available and the amount of food that would work best for my guests. Mike was easy to contact and prompt with responding to any questions that I had. The day of the event, delivery and set up was on time and the buffett presentation was amazing. The food was delicious! Mike uses his family’s authentic recipes and all our guests were impressed with the unique feast we had. Everyone was talking about how good the food was. Mike’s BBQ made the wedding rehearsal dinner an absolute success :)

Four Seasons Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Sarah K.
Verified review

We contracted Four Seasons to do our wedding. It was the best decision ever. We got a wedding with the best food we ever had. Not just at a wedding, but ever. They kept every promise and we were thrilled! I would reccomend them to anyone.

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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.

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I do catering events, banquets, setup decorates, and bartending. I offer hands-on with customers dealing with food, drinks and how they want a certain amount of this or that for the event.

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I have catering options for private parties and events. I'm a personal chef for individuals, families or groups. I focus on healthy options -- from scratch cooking that is quick and delicious.

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I have many years of experience in the food service business, and my greatest joy is providing high-quality one-of-a-kind service. I'm a chef who loves nothing more than to make your event a memorable one.

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I cook all requests. Look at our website to see what kind of food and service you need. We come prepared with whatever you need. It is best to call the main number to speak with Dave, the owner. Nothing is too large for us. We have the staff to serve plated dinners if requested.

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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.

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We are a full service caterer! No job is too big or small! We pride ourselves on our home made food, from simple to gourmet. Our special service, includes the best dressed and best manned workers in the Tri-State area!

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We cater from 20 - 5,000 or more people, whether it be just a delivery and set-up, boxed lunches, set-up and clean-up, full service, carving stations to a whole pig roast! We cater to weddings, retirement parties, training, company parties and picnics, family reunions. We cater to all! City Barbeque's food is freshly made in house, every single morning! We serve quality meats, sides and desserts with prompt, reliable, friendly service!

  • 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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We offer catering and event planning services. We offer you a fun and innovative cuisine that is tailored to your taste. Catering by Rob has a high standard of professionalism and excellence. We strive to be the best. Knowing our clients, working within their budgetary guidelines, and understanding the total scope of each event allows us the opportunity to produce events that exceed expectations and are memorable.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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.
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