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Hamilton Gourmet Caterers

Browse these gourmet caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hamilton.

  • 6 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Gaby W.
Verified review

Very pleased with the catering. Not only was the food delicious that was catered but the presentation was on point, exactly what I had hoped for. Additionally I was not able to be at the drop off the last minute but these professionals worked with me to make sure the food got to its destination on time! Will definetly recommend to others!! Thank you " Kitchen on Wheels"!!!

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 113 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis D.
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I have been to numerous functions that A Catered Affair was the caterer and the food was always delicious and the presentation was awesome. Don't miss a chance to use the best caterer in town

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 93 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Kate M.
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Rick is the nicest, sweetest guy - not to mention an amazing chef! We hired him for our wedding and are very impressed with his work! EASY TO REACH: He is the ONLY caterer that you can easily get a hold of with his wonderful assistant and so flexible with our tight budget. FLEXIBLE TO BUDGET: I work at a non-profit so I was really nervous when we started throwing around the idea of catering the food. He was able to be creative to find a solution that fit our budget for our special day. AMAZING FOOD: We set up a tasting to sample his food and it was delicious! He was so generous and sent us home with the leftovers! CLEAN KITCHEN: Rick took us on a tour of his kitchen and showed us his health inspection. It was perfect! KIND HEART: From the moment we met Rick he just had something about him that makes you trust him. As we spoke with him we learned he is a man of many trades with his amazing cuisine, woodworking, and not to mention how he works with a program to train job skills to Developmentally Disabled population. He is just an all around great guy and wonderful chef!

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

Reached out to me, catering to my menu options

The Garden Gourmet LLC
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Cyndi S.
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Excellent food and excellent presentation, we highly recommend anyone using the Garden Gourmet forvtgeir next event!

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

Needless to say the food from Nibbles was delicious. In addition, the catering staff was super. They were so easy to work with and quietly and efficiently assisted in every way to make our parent's 60th anniversary party a success. We would definitely recommend Nibbles as a caterer for your special event and we look forward to going to Nibbles restaurant for dinner sometime soon.

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy B.
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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
Beth L.
Verified review

Big Red's catered our daughter's 1st birthday party and we could not have been happier! They were incredibly easy to work with, the food was delicious and the price was very reasonable considering the amount of food you get. I highly recommend Big Red's and look forward to using them for our next event!

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