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Lancaster Dessert Caterers

Browse these dessert caterers 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
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellen D.
Verified review

Daisy and The Modern Southern Table worked with me on the catering for a pre-wedding picnic for 85 guests. I needed to have the caterer set up the food into a buffet and then come back to break it down afterwards. Daisy was very responsive to my specific requests (about gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options), and she put together a menu that was varied, interesting, and colorful. Communication throughout the process was very good. She responded very quickly to questions, and was responsive to things that came up. Daisy was also punctual. She was ready with everything when I came to the tasting. On the day of the picnic, she showed up exactly on schedule both for the set-up and break-down. I also had not thought of a few details, such as serving spoons for the chafing dishes. Daisy came prepared with everything we might need to serve the delicious food. had told her I was purchasing my own plates and eating utensils (I wanted palm leaf plates and bamboo utensils in order to compost them); but Daisy came to the picnic with picnic plates and eating utensils just in case I had forgotten. This was a sign that she knows her clients don't throw catered parties often and she is thinking of what they might need or forget. I appreciate this a lot! The best thing is that this was accomplished long-distance (except for the tasting), as I live 2 hours away from the venue. I would not hesitate to hire Daisy and The Modern Southern Table again. Thanks, Daisy!

Chef Z Catering
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Mike O.
Verified review

Mark was very attentive to meeting our schedule and stayed throughout the entire party to make sure the food dishes were full. Our guests especially liked the cupcakes he prepared for dessert.

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Miggy's Taco Truck
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria S.
Verified review

Highly recommend for catering! All our guests loved the food! Thanks Miggy's 👍

Just For The Occasion, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gwenell, WWM co-Chair B.
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The JFTO dessert display was beautifully delicious at our 2015 Women's Luncheon! Not only were the desserts mouth watering good; the colors and design matched our luncheon theme! Thank you JFTO for another service that far exceeded my expectations! I love your professionalism and creativity!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
Verified review

LeNan does a fabulous job at creating themes with delicious food! She gets five stars in my book! Love her chicken salad!!

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

The food was wonderful. Everything was prepared to perfection. The pulled pork and brisket were flavorful and juicy. I have already recommended this caterer and will use them again. Mr. Yeager took care of everything from salad to the entrée to dessert. I usually prepare all the food for special occasions, but this particular event was hectic and left no time for food prep. Mr. Yeager took care of setting everything up and then broke everything down after. I was able to enjoy family and friends without any stress and the cost was very affordable.

JM Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Debra S.
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Had JM Catering do a retirement party in which he provided mestballs, vegetable, fruit, and cheese trays. The food was delicious and eye appealing. Jerome was courteous, reasonable and punctual. Everyone loved the food and we definitely will use him again.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Leila H.
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I enjoyed the entire experience working with RahZae's! The staff was professional and really took care of me and my guest. And the food is simply delicious! They take real pride in presentation as well. I highly reccomend RahZae Simmone's!

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jadea H.
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She was great. Very professional. She was on time and was really engaged. The food was amazing and she catered to our every need. I will recommend Olivia to anyone who is looking for a personal chef to come to their house. She will definitely be back to mine.

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I am honest, tried and true! I have a solid client base inside Columbus and out of the state of Ohio. I offer several items that can be shipped. I also give lessons in both baking and cooking. Private one on one or in a group setting!

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We offer great catering for a great cause! Our team of professionals includes our chefs and event and sales staff who will work with you every step of the way to make this a memorable and smooth-sailing event. Whether you are planning a large, extravagant event or a small meeting or celebration, L.A. Catering will make your event a success. L.A. Catering's dedicated team of professionals is known for its attention to detail and takes pride in the high quality of service that is provided, as well as in preparing and displaying our food selections in a creative and visually appealing manner. We specialize in buffet-style meals and plated meals, although we are willing to take on any other style that you have in mind! If you need a location for your event, we can assist you. L.A. Catering has a beautiful event center that is located just outside of downtown Columbus, at 670 Harmon Avenue. We are also a preferred caterer at 18 locations throughout central Ohio. L.A. Catering is a proud division of LifeCare Alliance, which has been serving the local community with outstanding service through its nutrition and health programs since 1898. All profits from L.A. Catering are invested back into LifeCare Alliance to support older adults and chronically ill and disabled individuals whom we serve in central Ohio.

  • 18 years in business
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The full-service catering and culinary tutor services I provide include the following: Scratch baking * Pastries * Breads * Pies * Cakes * Chocolatier * Gluten-free and vegan friendly * Asian * Japanese * Korean * Chinese * Vietnamese * Indian * American traditional * Greek * Middle Eastern * Charcuterie * Sausage * Bacon * Cured, brined, and smoked meats * Tour catering Previous clients include the following: - George Strait - Taylor Swift - Ronnie Milsap - Motley Crue - Def Leppard - Snoop Dogg - Dresden Dolls - Metallica - Ozzy - Kenny Chesney - Justin Timberlake - Jane's Addiction - Marilyn Manson - Nine Inch Nails - Bauhaus

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We are a full-service catering company that takes pride in preparing homemade food items. We can also service cakes, flowers, and ice/food carvings.

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I have been doing home-cooked meals from scratch for over 25 years. I am catering for up to 150 people. I cook things like lasagna, cold meat sack, and lunches. I also cook pastries for your breakfast meetings or brunch. I do specialty cakes and wedding cakes as well.

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We provide catering, server, set-up, break-down, cleaning, bartending, pick-up food, display food, and anything else that would be needed for either private or corporate events.

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We can turn any room into a coffee house warm and inviting. An open bar guests can try as many drinks as they would like

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My work stands out from anyone else because of my heart and passion that goes into my work. I have a vision immediately when I know exactly what my client wants. I make sure before I do anything that it is what YOU want. I want your day to be memorable for the rest of your lives.

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  • 3 years in business
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Food is the quickest way to gain love from strangers. Everybody Loves the Cook!

  • 6 years in business
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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.

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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