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Lakewood Home Caterers

Browse these home catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lakewood.

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Gayle H.
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Matt with Manna Truck did an awesome job for my daughter's Grad Party last month. Everyone loved the food and every item was fantastic. Matt was flexible in allowing us to choose the menu and provided many great choices. We had a combo food truck/catering. The burger was a huge hit as was the grilled cheese and the fries and homemade chips. I will definitely use Matt and Manna Truck again. It was so easy and no mess in my house! I highly recommend Manna Truck! Everything was incredible!!

  • 23 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Maryann M.
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Damon's food will live in our hearts and memories FOREVER! It was AMAZING! He was very easy and helpful to work with. He catered to what I wanted and not some pre selected menu which was a plus! I would and did recommend him to everyone that wasn't fortunate enough to dine on his delectable offerings! I will use Damon for all my catering needs in the future! You WON"T be sorry if you choose this company! He will make it memorable!

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Kitchen Academic, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonya T.
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It was the first time we used Kitchen Academic, LLC to cater an office luncheon. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Our staff was impressed and pleased with the presentation and the taste. Markus was a joy to work with; very thorough in his approach to catering the event, arrived on time and prepared and stayed until the lunch was concluded. I couldn't have asked for better service. We will definitely use Kitchen Academic for future office functions. Oh and did I mention the food was delicious!

Manna Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
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Food was excellent. Chicken Marsala so delicious. Serving sizes robust. Greens were crisp,salad fresh and dressing light but FULL of flavor. Dinner rolls out of this world. The food arrived exactly on time and was still hot as it was served over the course of an hour. I will only use Manna Catering in the future for all my party needs. Thank you Dave. Outstanding experience. PS ... my Italians relatives were quit impressed.

Mantua Corners Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Channon L.
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Lisa was on time and the food was great. She worked with me to create an affordable kid friendly menu for my mother and son dance. She even took time out to help me set up a few tables for my event. I would recommend Mantua Catering to others for sure! Thanks Lisa!

Make a deal .LLC
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Rocco F.
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Great cleaning service provided by Make a deal. Will use them again!

Gianpiero's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki J.
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I highly recommend Gianpiero's Catering! The food is made with excellence. You will not find better quality of service and food selection with exquisite taste for the price. The Gianpiero pasta is my personal favorite and it is what they are known for.

Fooder's Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
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We used Fooder's Catering for the first time this past Summer, and I must say they are top class! We wanted something different and went with a baked potato bar, and it was excellent!! Great food, even greater people!

Chef Alex & Co.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Dave D.
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Alex did a great job! All our guests were surprised to see him and watching him prepare their meal over the open fire pit. Everyone raved about the food from the salsa and grill fired pizza appetizers to the spring salad with poached pears and entrees of grilled vegetables, pork and paella. His extra touches of flavor and presentation of the servings set everything apart from the average catered affair. Many people asked for his contact information for future events. Alex is a huge winner.

  • 14 years in business
Noreen B.
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What else can I say, but the food and the service is EXCELLENT!!! I tell all my friends and they come and have the same quality and quantity they deserve on their night out. Go yourself and you can also enjoy!

Gourmet Nutritionista
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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To find Pam Wolf on Thumbtack was truly a divine blessing at a time when our busy family of 4 needed her most. We are fulltime working entrepreneurs with 2 adolescents highly involved in school and sports. Pam was able to cater to medical needs and food allergies in an amazing and delicious way that no one else could! Pam is extremely reliable with delicious and healthy food! We are blessed to have her!

NDULGENCE CATERING CO.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Brendan T.
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Working with Nova has been stellar! Her professionalism is matched only by her amazing food and service!

Marie Z.
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I have been to many events catered by the owner of Macadoodle's. The food has always been delicious and served timely. I would highly recommend for any gathering.

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

About

We are a full-service restaurant and catering facility. We specialize in event planning and coordination for both corporate and social event. We are a one-stop shop for all of your special event needs.

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I've been told for many years what a great cook I am. I can cook all kinds of comfort foods, party foods and whatever menu you want. I have been working in the food service business since 1975. I know my way around kitchens. Cooking for others is my passion in life. I truly enjoy what I do. Do you need an event catered? Small or large, I will do it. I need a place with supplies to do so. I had cooked for nursing homes and hospitals. I can do volume cooking. I will travel up to over 50 miles.

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We offer a complete professional catering for your special occasion. From 1-75 people, we will make any event special.

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We provide our services for the following: * Weddings * Anniversaries * Christmas Party * Dinners * Luncheons * Birthdays * Weddings * Sweet 16’s * Holiday Parties * Buffet * Theme Parties * Anniversaries * Fundraisers * Seminars * Intimate Dinners * Baby Showers * Brunch * Bereavement * Award Banquets * Business Events * Reunions

About

We offer vegetarian or vegan catering. We are a small personal business. We are home-based, family-owned and operated. We have diverse menus. You can choose from comfort food, health food, holiday, kid-friendly, raw, ethnic and more menu options. We will work with your budget.

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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.

  • 18 years in business
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Family Owned Business....With 70yrs of making our Customers Happy.. We Starve for Excellence The Three G's.... Good Customer Service..... Good Food..... Good Prices...

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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