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Mason Caterers

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy K.
Verified review

Chef Dominick did a fantastic job. From coming to my home with a few dishes to taste, to helping me choose the right menu, all the way down to the staff that he brought to help him in the kitchen and serve on the night of our party (of 36 people in our home!) The food that Chef Dominick prepared was delicious and his staff did an amazing job serving. They were all sweet and engaging and the timing of the dinner was great as well. I definitely plan to hire Chef Dominick from Kitchen on Wheels Catering again!

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 113 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Alissa L.
Verified review

I am excited to be using A Catered Affair for our wedding in October! Greg worked with me to customize a menu for my large group of picky eaters. I gave him my budget and he stuck to it. They came to my house for the testing. One of our choices was fried chicken. Not knowing how well the chicken would be after travel time, they brought a back up entree just in case. It was all so good we couldn't decide....so now we are having 3 entrees. Besides all the food being delicious, the presentation was just as wonderful. They brought a bottle of wine and candles. It was an all around fabulous experience! Besides the quality of catering, I have to say the customer service I recieve from Greg is by far the best I have recieved from any vendor. He is quick to respond and if it is going to take him a day or two for an answer he will tell you that so you aren't left hanging. I know I made a great choice!

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 93 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie E.
Verified review

This was absolutely the best catering experience I have had for our company. We were so pleased, we will be using Prestige for both of our holiday parties.

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 83 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Angela P.
Verified review

From the very prompt responses from Chuck and John to ALL my questions and such when I was first thinking about booking them for our catering job for my office, to the food and the service we received, everything was TOP NOTCH!!! Honestly, Chuck and the quick and thorough customer service is why we decided to go with A Catered Affair for our office Christmas lunch. Jeremy, who delivered, served and cleaned up at our event was WONDERFUL and the food was TRULY delicious!! The ONLY comment made in any negative light was that the green beans and the carrots could have been cooked longer - they were a little too "crunchy" for most folks' liking. The meat however, turkey and the ham was literally the BEST we'd all had - everyone RAVED about it and the other side dishes (and we got ALOT of side dishes) were totally YUMMY! Everyone was extremely happy and FULL! We had a ton left over as well and we enjoyed it again today! I would recommend A Catered Affair to anyone and we WILL be using them for ALL our catering needs and have shared about them to our entire company here at Cox Media in Dayton, OH.

The Garden Gourmet LLC
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
Verified review

I hired Jessica to cater an Open House for our Home Care Agency. From the moment I met Jessica I liked her! She is warm and friendly with a "can do" attitude. She presented me with a gourmet lunch menu all made with fresh foods and herbs. Her presentation of the food and arrangements was beautiful. She used fresh flowers and herbs from her own garden. We had @ 50 guests and had plenty of food. The guests couldn't stop talking about how good all the food was! I would use Jessica again and I would definitely recommend her for any catering job. She is a wonderful person!

Nibbles Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

Having Chef Maria cater my wedding was the BEST decision I ever made. Not only were her prices reasonable, her and her staff made everything so easy! Choosing the menu was the most difficult part. Why? Because everything she makes is delicious! I had an appetizer cocktail reception at a winery and I needed options that were gluten free because my daughter has celiac disease and wanted options that would go well with wine. Chef Maria did not disappoint. After I told her what I needed, she sent me a menu within 24 hours with gluten free options and of course, wine they would go well with. :) Once I chose my menu, I really didn't have to do anything from then on. Cher Maria contacted my venue and set everything up with them. Which was a HUGE load off my shoulders. I didn't even meet Chef Maria until the day of my wedding, but it felt like she already become a friend once I did. I was so happy with our decision to go with her. You will NOT be disappointed with Nibble catering!

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy B.
Verified review

Jay Woosely of The Happy Chefs did an amazing job! He is a brilliant artist! This was my first experience hiring a personal chef. He helped guide me through the process. He was very easy to work with. Jay did exactly what he promised he would do and then some. He and his staff were very personable and honest. His creations were delectable and aesthetically pleasing! Jay helped to make our evening dinner for two one to remember. Thanks Jay! I will be using this service again! I would highly recommend Jay and The Happy Chefs for all of your catering needs. We really appreciated the complimentary dessert dishes as well. Thanks again for creating an wonderful environment.

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andy L.
Verified review

LOVED the food today that was catered by Big Red’s. Everything was spot on. They arrived on time, served on time and everyone really loved the food. Very satisfied and will definitely use them again in the future. Appreciate a job well done!!!

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
Verified review

Mikes Somkehouse BBQ catered our wedding gathering (post wedding) and it was more than amazing costumer service. They arrived on time, with everything we requested for, and the catering was exactly what we ask for. The BBQ was awesome, along with the sides. Plenty of food for everyone. For our next large gathering I would definitely consider this service.

Cuisine East West Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
David A.
Verified review

Charlie Wilfong and the entire staff at Cuisine East West Catering are dependable, detailed and very polite Their food quality is outstanding and delivery is prompt. We would highly recommend this Caterer to ALL! :)

Horchata LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laurie S.
Verified review

Excellent catering option! All our guests enjoyed the food immensely and it was so great to be able to provide them with fresh, homemade delicious treats! Also Lety was great to work with and delivery made everything super easy - highly recommend! :)

Divine Catering & Events
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Johanna G.
Verified review

The food was hot when it arrived. All the guest including myself thought the food was delicious! Prices are affordable and plenty of food for what you pay. I will definitely use Divine Catering for any future events and highly recommend.

Chef Otis
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jack M.
Verified review

Chef Otis is VERY knowledgeable. We organized a grilling how to class and date night for 5 couples. He dealt with a food allergy without batting an eye. The theme of the meal was Jamaican Jerk Chicken and it was amazing!!! We are already planning our next event with Chef Otis.

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We offer amazing prices, service and food. Call for a quote to see how we compare with the competition.

About

We are a catering business that caters to your needs. We have a large variety of food options that ranges from a picnic to a sit down dinner. You can take a look at our website, and contact us.

About

We specialize in weddings, office parties, formal and casual dinner parties and much more. We will also help you customize a meal, if you prefer. We work with groups as few as 25 to larger groups. If you have a specific budget in mind, we will also help you work within that budget and have the perfect meal.

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We are a home-based operation specializing in unique hand-crafted tapas-style desserts and treats. We are currently seeking independent business owners to retail our product, as well as individuals interested in a catered or personal experience of our quality products.

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I cook all requests. Look at our website to see what kind of food and service you need. We come prepared with whatever you need. It is best to call the main number to speak with Dave, the owner. Nothing is too large for us. We have the staff to serve plated dinners if requested.

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Paityn's Place offers genuine southern hospitality

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We are well known for our fried chicken. We can accommodate small groups or large groups as well, including weddings, company outings, or any special event. We also do ham, turkey and roast beef for catering events. Give us a call, and let us cater to your needs for your special event.

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I have catering options for private parties and events. I'm a personal chef for individuals, families or groups. I focus on healthy options -- from scratch cooking that is quick and delicious.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer to Prepare a Variety of Cuisines for a Buffet Catered Event

Indianapolis, IN

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, American - formal, BBQ, Italian, Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    80-100
  • Details
    Simple buffet with non alcoholic beverages. No staff needed.

Need Catering Services

Franklin, IN

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
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