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Lancaster Party Caterers

Browse these party 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
Krista C.
Verified review

Daisy was wonderful to work with, and very helpful in suggesting the right food selection for our party. The food was wonderful, we had many, many compliments and guests asking for the name of the caterer so they could use her in the future. The food was outstanding, and the setup was outstanding and very detailed. I will definitely be using Modern Southern Table again!

Chef Z Catering
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Matt G.
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We had a great experience with Chef Mark, and would highly recommend him for anybody looking to host an event. We used him for a private dinner party for 12 guests at our house. He was very approachable and receptive to menu ideas. We came up with a complete 4 course menu with a server included for a fair price. The food was excellent. Had many compliments from guests. Mark is very professional and prepared. Detail oriented. Highly recommend.

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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 👍

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jo W.
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Maria catered my sons bithday party...she was punctual and sweet! And everyone loves the mini pizzas she provided...I was partial to the bacon and onion! :)

Slamwich Brothers LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Chevy G.
    Verified review

    Slamwich Bros came to a neighborhood party. They had no min sale requirement which wouldn't have mattered in the end because they actually ran out of the wild west sandwich it was that good! Also, they accepted credit cards which I was shocked as a lot of these mobile food vendors are cash only. I definately want to try out other sandwiches and look forward to having them at another get together in the near future.

    JM Catering
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Debra S.
    Verified review

    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
    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.

    • 4 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Jadea H.
    Verified review

    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.

    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.

    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.

    • 12 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Courtney S.
    Verified review

    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!

    About

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

    • 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

    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.

    About

    We provide a 5 star cuisine but budget friendly. We also not only cater ee do event planning and sell baked goods

    About

    I can do catering events for either small or medium groups. I can provide food, as well as help organize the event. References can be provided on request.

    About

    I offer fresh breads and pastries. Team building is available. I'm a private chef doing catering and group or individual cooking classes.

    About

    We offer mobile food concessions and catering, as well as event and party food service. We are fully licensed and insured. I have worked with upscale food and restaurants my whole life. Seeing someone enjoy my cooking and meeting new people are the reasons I do this. Here is a current list of some clients I've worked for in the last 12 months: - Cheryl Gray - Auctioneer - Lithopolis Honey Festival - Hickory Ridge Apple Festival - The Ohio State University - Wexner Center for the Arts - The Blue Stone - formerly BOMA downtown - Oakland Nursery - Oakland Park

    About

    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

    • 19 years in business
    About

    We work for union people over ten years at least three party's a year for over 300 persons each party

    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.

    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 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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.