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Lancaster Caterers

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

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The Modern Southern Table
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dave S.
Verified review

Daisy was very responsive and able to put together a great spread on short notice. The food tasted wonderful! Highly recommend Daisy for any of your catering needs.

Chef Z Catering
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley M.
Verified review

Fabulous catering. Food was great. Chef z is a very lovely man and great chef. He did a wonderful job for my dinner party.

Dos Hermanos Taco Truck
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Harry W.
Verified review

Amazing! Everything is delicious and ingredients are consistently fresh. I have been delighted to both visit their trucks and enjoy Dos Hermanos catering for a few events now. It really adds something to your gatherings to have fresh homemade food!

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nicolette S.
Verified review

Used her many times. Great cooking skills and ablentonplan and prep everything, so no fuss or problems for me. She can do parties and personal catering and help you eat healthier.

Just For The Occasion, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tracie B.
Verified review

I decided to use Just For The Occasion for my 40th birthday party. Lisa was so pleasant and very professional to work with. Even though there were some issues non related to JFTO (venue & owner) Lisa and staff made the celebration enjoyable. Food was great! I highly recommend this catering service.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jim C.
Verified review

I have contracted with LeNan Hager and Great Point Kitchen at least four separate events over the past two years on account of WCBE Radio in Columbus. These were catering events at remote venues serving anywhere from 15-75 guests. Thus, my review is two-fold, as a consumer, and as the host of the events. As a consumer, I find the quality of Great Point preparations quite tasty on a consistent basis. The menu is interesting and balanced, with choices for all diners. As the client, I appreciate the immediate and thorough communication that LeNan practices. All aspects of planning are covered, leaving little risk of last-minute surprises. Delivery was punctual, with hot and cold servings at proper temperatures. Finally, LeNan's enthusiasm; she is pleasant to work with and clearly practices a client relationship that is of mutual benefit.

Slamwich Brothers LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Renee S.
    Verified review

    Love these guys! The Food is spectacular! You can get your street meat with a twist! One of my favorite things about seeing these guys around downtown (besides the food) is the price! For how amazing their food is you would think it was going to be super expensive, but its anywhere from 6-10 bucks! Another one of the great things about these guys, is they have a vegetarian option! I can't tell you how many times I'm downtown late night wanting a snack and the only thing these vendors have is meat... But have NO FEAR the Slamwich Brothers are here! And they will hook you up with the MiMi burger which is a veggie burger loaded with toppings on an amazing brioche bun!! Last but not least you can't beat the customer service. These guys are just genuine bros, making a living at something they love to do! So don't be scared to spark a conversation with these guys, they're outgoing and always up to get feedback from their customers. So if you're looking for some great funkin food, or looking for someone to cater your grad parties, block parties, work parties, etc., these guys are a phenomenal choice!

    Jager Catering
    4.3
    from 9 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 21 hires on Thumbtack
    Wendy S.
    Verified review

    Robert catered my husband's 50th surprise birthday party for 40 guests at our home in Westerville. His service, presentation and food were all exceptional. He made our special event unforgettable and all of our friends and family raved about how great the food was. Robert prepared lobster tail, shrimp and chicken Chardonnay plus sides. He interacted and mingled with family and guests and has a great and warm personality. I would highly recommend him to all our friends and family. Great job Robert!

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Regina B.
    Verified review

    Chef Simmone was very timely and professional and had excellent suggestions for our small family dinner. She was prompt in delivery and the food was delicious. Having planned this event from another state the ease of communication was very appealing for me since I do not reside where the party was planned. Excellent and would recommend her to any who are looking for a catering service. The amount of food was more than needed and great for take home.

    Destiny Treats & Design
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Myrna W.
    Verified review

    Working with Destiny Treats is a great experience. Very professional. Always willing to give the customer top rated service and products. Great company for your catering and party planning needs. I

    CZNZeats
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Sagal A.
    Verified review

    Jennifer and Brad catered to our Administrative Appreciation Day. They brought in vegetarian egg strata as well as ham and cheese strata. Along with that there were fresh fruit, sausage (pork and turkey), roasted potatoes, and monkey bread. Jennifer and Brad were kind, hospitable, and accommodating. Everything was fantastic and they made sure the chafing dishes were replenished. However, there were few issues that were minuscule and didn't parade the morning.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I am currently the youngest self-made caterer in the area. I dedicate myself to the food i create 200% and i make it show. I have a culinary certificate in Multicultural cuisine and i hope to further that education when i have time and money to go back to school. I can do small events (5-20) or large parties (20-300), or larger if needed. If you choose me as your caterer, you will not be disappointed.

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    • 21 years in business
    About

    Corporate Caterers offers our guests easy ordering, fresh and tasty which is perfect for an office catering. Please give us a call the next time you are in need of catering for your business.

    About

    My partner cook and I have many years of cooking experience. We can prepare a vast menu for those interested. We are mature individuals and serious cooks.

    About

    My services include the following: * Meeting and Event Planning * Catering * Event Staffing - Bartenders, Service Staff, Buffet Setup * Party Planning

    • 3 years in business
    About

    Food is the quickest way to gain love from strangers. Everybody Loves the Cook!

    • 5 years in business
    About

    Let us cater your event. We cater to venue needs!

    About

    Here at white tint we have a wide scope of available cuisines. We get excited with every new job because its a challenge and opportunity to impact our clients and their guests flavor pallet.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    All of my family dishes are passed down from North Carolina. I specialize in Southern Dishes Southern Jerk Chicken, Macaroni Pie. I also cook Southern Brunch. I can cook just about anything.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    I have a 1970's retro-fitted horse trailer which I converted into a traveling bistro kitchen. I do street food, festivals, and catering.

    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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    Need Catering Services

    Columbus, OH

    • Event type
      Buffet catered event
    • Cuisine type
      Italian, I'm not sure yet
    • Number of people
      150-200
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers
    • Details
      This is for an evening wedding.
    • $15
      Average price

    Need Catering for a Plated Dinner Party on April 6, 2013

    Dayton, OH

    • Event type
      Plated dinner party
    • Cuisine type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Number of people
      10-25
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (Dinner)
    • Details
      There will be children

    Need a Caterer

    Dublin, OH

    • Event type
      Personal meal(s)
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American
    • Number of people
      25-50
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
    • Details
      Need box lunches with sub sandwiches, chips, cookie for baseball team- need to transport to out of town game
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