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Mason Custom Caterers

Browse these custom caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Mason.

  • 6 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Julia N.
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Kitchen on Wheels Catering catered my wedding this October of 100 people. They came early and served appetizers, provided a bartender, and served the main course. Dominick met with me beforehand and was enthusiastic to work with my preferences for local, organic food. He worked with me to design a seasonal, organic menu at an incredibly reasonable rate. The food was phenomenal, and the guests raved about it all night. The service was exceptional as well. I would recommend Kitchen on Wheels to anyone, and would call them in a heartbeat for any catering needs I have in the future! Thanks so much, Dominick, for your great, thoughtful work.

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 113 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Anne P.
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Dealing with Greg Lutz with a Catered Affair was a pleasure. Greg always responded back to my messages sent and he responded very quickly. The service and food was excellent. All the staff I encountered with A Catered Affair were very nice, perfessional and they made my party a very enjoyable event. I have used caterers before but after dealing with A Catered Affair I will not use anyone else. I would recommend them to anyone because I know they will do an excellent job. Thanks again Catered Affair!!

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 93 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Zion Temple First Pentecostal Church Y.
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Excellent and professional service! Punctual and delicious ❤️️ Thank you Predtige Catering, , you made our night!!!

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 82 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Cecelia C.
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I was in a real jam for our daughter's Bridal Shower. Because we had sold our home and I was so busy with packing and moving, and then unpacking, I let the time slip-up on me to get the food ordered and prepared for the Shower ! It was Chuck, at A CATERED AFFAIR, and his wonderful associates, who said they could make this happen for me, even with the short notice as the 2 weeks I gave them ! (My words, NOT his). THIS IS AN AMAZING COMPANY AND GROUP OF WONDERFUL, CARING PROFESSIONALS !! They are Extremely Professional, kind and frankly, my LIFESAVERS ! I tried several other catering companies. One did not answer, 2 were booked, and acted as if I had created a major and profound injury, but Chuck said, "We can help you !" And I know they were, and are, as busy as any other catering business at this time of year: So, my profound thanks for their willingness to help me out of a very tough situation ! From: Cecelia in Mariemont

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

I needed a quality caterer in a hurry from afar. I read the reviews for Chef Jessica, and sent her some ideas for the 2 days we would need her. She is so easy to work with. The group wrote back telling me "the Catering was a hit! The quality of the food is great and we will definitely redo if we ever need it again!" Day 2 they came back with " She out did herself! Thank you for the awesome food, set up and take down was seamless. The display was beautiful!" I can say that my company is very loyal to a caterer once they find one they like. They are very particular about the quality, and Jessica hit it out of the park! We will continue to use her for future needs!.. Thank you Jessica!

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

Chef Maria was fantastic! She was easy to work with and provided great service. Chef Maria has a very pleasant personality and is willing to offer suggestions and a custom menu for catered events. That combined with her amazing and tasty food, made my event run so smoothly. She was very organized and gave me peace of mind as I attended to my guests. She and her staff set up and tore everything down in a timely manner and were even considerate enough to bring take home boxes for any leftovers. I will definitely be using Chef Maria again and suggest that other people use her catering services! I just can't say enough good things about her and her delicious food!

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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.
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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 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason E.
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The food was awesome and they were very professional loved the whole experience would definitely recommend these guys to anyone who needs a caterer thanks big reds

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
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Mike is down to earth. His catering is very professional. Presentation was impressive! Food was Awesome! Sheila was great. I am extremely happy having Mikes Smokehouse at our shin dig. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😁

TasteeTowers
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Renee S.
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Our wedding cake was so amazing from price to taste. We were kind of nervous receiving such a great deal but the results were truly fabulous! They worked with us on custom flavors and all. I was being so neurotic and picky yet they were so gracious and accommodating the entire way! I even made some last minute changes and all. It truly helped make my day better to work with someone who cared about our happiness as much as I did. They even made the greatest novelty treats for my bridal shower. I will definitely be back!

Divine Catering & Events
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Dana B.
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Divine Catering & Events was nothing short of amazing when coming through for my husband and I on our wedding day. Our original plans for catering changed last minute and even though our guest list was small (approx. 50 guests) I was really concerned about the short turn around and price quote I would receive from prospective caterers. I reached out to Dabriah with Divine Catering, not only did she respond quickly and assuredly with a quote, but the prices were fair and the food was delicious! Our guest raved about how tasty everything was! Everything arrived promptly and her professionalism is second to none. We will definitely use Divine Catering & Events again in the future! Regards, Dana & Samuel Bryant

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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I do catering events, banquets, setup decorates, and bartending. I offer hands-on with customers dealing with food, drinks and how they want a certain amount of this or that for the event.

  • 31 years in business
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We offer off-site catering service for groups of 12 to 2000! From business meetings to wedding receptions, we are your local cater that will help create a unique experience for your guest. We can help you organize it all with one call. From staff and food to rental items, let LMR Catering be the only catering company you will ever need.

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I am a perfectionist and have been in food service and catering since I was 12 years old. I have catered events from 10-2000 people.

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I am a Cincinnati based catering company. I can fulfill any catering needs, from small private parties to large corporate events. My passion for food and service is shown in my work.

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I am a professional chef of 18 years. I specialize in catering and meal planning. Whether you need, box lunches or a 5-star award winning dining, chef Adam is willing to accommodate a taste of essential magic needed in your life. He has a true passion to make a memorable event for you -- a true desire to help your event run smoothly. Do you have a busy schedule? Please ask about our package meal delivery services.

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I am catering for your event. You name what you want, and I will cater it. I have over 30 years of experience and am great for all occasions.

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We are specializing in parties, weddings, family-style buffets, anniversary parties, baby showers and private dining events. Anderson Imperial Catering cares about it's clients and will go up and beyond to keep you satisfied. We also help book music artists and provide DJs if needed. Catering from the heart, we love, respect and dedicate ourselves to our client's guarantee.

  • 7 years in business
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We provide food in multiple ethnic and genres of food... There is almost nothing we can do!

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I offer creations of fine dining experience! I will travel up to 60 miles I have a strong passion in food, and it shows in my work. I'm doing this for my dad who died of cancer and will donate a portion to cancer research. His passion to cook is what brought me here today.

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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