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Lancaster Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals 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
Kimmy H.
Verified review

Everything was great! Daisy was there on time to deliver the food and help set up for our event. Everyone LOVED the food, it was fantastic. My only suggestion would be to have labels for the items, or at least make it known that labels are not provided, so that I could've made some in advance and brought them to the event. Other than that, everything was great!

Chef At The Door
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon R.
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Jauna was amazing to work with and her food and presentation was perfection! I would definitely recommend her.

Chef Z Catering
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley M.
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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
Esther L.
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Lisa was wonderful to work with and the food was awesome

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Maria B.
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My company hired them for a corporate lunch to make vegetarian and vegan foods only. They did that very well. The herb roasted root vegetables and the pepper jelly cheese crackers were to die for. I have used then 2 more times for past events and am booking them for new years office party. They are punctual, professional and the food of course was very impressive. I'd recommend them to any company not looking to spend all there budget on a little food but someone who's looking for good quality and quantity at very fair rates. My staff is still talking about there food...

Just For The Occasion, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus M.
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I own a mobile DJ business, and have been at multiple events where Lisa Nelson and Just For the Occasion have catered. I've always been impressed with the overall presentation and professionalism shown. Most recently I experienced JFTO's services at a wedding and reception held at a community shelter house. I had attended other events at this venue and didn't expect much. Lisa and her staff transformed the place into a very elegant setting. Decorations were on point, and the food was delicious Definitely one of the best in the business!

  • 29 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas Z.
Verified review

Excellent. Very accommodating to our needs. Food was superior.

Create Your Curry
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Rachel S.
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What a great experience! Bidisha made us feel welcome, was engaging, and helped us make meals using ingredients and spices easy to find. The cost was very reasonable, we started and finished on time, and the food was delicious! I highly recommend!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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My husband recommended Great Point Kitchen after meeting Lenan at a networking event. My company has used her for some of our corporate events and every time I’ve been impressed. The food is well prepared, attractively presented, and always delicious. When you order from her, please do yourself a favor and order the amazing mouthwatering brownies. You will not be disappointed.

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.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Regina B.
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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.

A taste of the world
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
Verified review

Chef Mike was great in the development stages of the event: he talked me through the process and made a menu that fit my event needs. He was prompt, very polite and professional at the event. The food and environment was outstanding. No stone was left unturned. I will definitely use him again and encourage all to do the same.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 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.

Carrie's Kitchen
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mindy H.
Verified review

Carrie and her staff catered my daughters wedding reception. She served an incredible meal to nearly 250 people. The food was delicious and plentiful. The plated dinner was served very quickly. Guests were impressed at how fast all tables were served. Carrie was so easy to work with and accommodated every request my daughter and I had. We recommend Carrie and will use her any time we need anything catered. ~M Helm

Angry Wiener Food Truck
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ginger K.
Verified review

great service and great food!

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney S.
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We used World Wide Catering for a baby shower and they were fantastic! It was a Cinco De Mayo theme so we had a food truck with Mexican inspired dishes. The food was delicious and the staff was super friendly. The event ended up running later than expected and they were happy to accommodate us by staying. I would recommend them and their food truck services to anyone in need of catering an event. Dishes, silverware and napkins were all provided, the menu selection was just right, and communication and scheduling with them is a breeze! It was nice to not have to clean up for once, and their prices are beyond reasonable. Thanks so much for making the baby shower and awesome event!

Streetside 62 Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Josh M.
Verified review

Streetside 62 has excellent food for a good value. The restaurant is a terrific place to have a meal in the dining room and a cocktail on the patio. Their catering is top notch (of course it helps dealing with the owner directly). The food does not drop in quality just because it is a catering job. The 2 weddings and a few corporate events catered by Matt where very very good. Would recommend to anyone for sure.

About

We are a mobile scratch kitchen that sources local ingredients for our seasonal menus, and we focus on the cuisine of the South. I have more than 20 years of industry experience, primarily fine dining in some of Columbus' top restaurants. The knowledge gained gives me the ability to adjust and cater to whatever your needs will be. Menus can be created for your perfect experience.

About

We are a food truck and mobile catering service. We specialize in slow-roasted meats and custom sauces on sandwiches, tacos and burritos. We are willing to serve "off the truck" or "buffet style" for your event!

About

Potential clients will enjoy foods prepared to perfection and according to their own tastes and cultural backgrounds. I accommodate casual to formal dining atmospheres as well as a limited selection of desserts.

  • 3 years in business
About

It is great because I still things that people like like fried ribs collard greens mac & cheese candy yams and other things that they like

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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