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Mason Restaurant Caterers

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon B.
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I was very pleased with the drop-off catering service. Chef Dominick was quick to reply to inquiries and flexible in accomodating my requests. The guests complimented the meal and the portions were very generous. Overall a great experience.

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 119 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Judy S.
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We received so many compliments on our food choice and the preparation of it. Greg did an outstanding job and we would totally use him again for any catering services in our future. Thank you so much !!!!!

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 94 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor V.
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Great catering company & even better food. Highly recommend.

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 87 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 132 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
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!

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Charlotte H.
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The Happy Chef was very professional. We had some special dietary needs and he worked with me and went above and beyond. They were prompt on delivery and the food was great! I will definitely use them again. Thank you.

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Andy L.
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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!!!

The Nook Cafe & Catering
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sherrie M.
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We have used The Nook Catering many times and she never leaves us disappointed. The food and presentation is excellent! When we need catering services in the future - The Nook is our choice. She takes the stress away so we can relax!

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
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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.

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Spinning Platters LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Megan S.
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Marco, even though I keep saying it over and over, thank you for the most amazing, creative, and DELICIOUS spread for my aunts 50th birthday!! We all absolutely loved what you brought to the table (😂) for our event. You really have raised the bar in catering here in Cincinnati and you’ll always be at the top of my list for recommendations. I am already looking forward to working with you again!

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

Charlie was extremely responsive while working with me to put together a menu for a four day corporate event that was within my budget without allowing the quality of the menu to suffer. The host of my event did not want any open flames to be used by the caterer and this was not an issue. Charlie was there to answer any and all of my questions as they came up and made me feel like I was in good hands of an experienced catering company throughout my experience.

  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda H.
Verified review

My family has been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of some of the most delicious,made with love dishes we've ever had. Eric is very professional in his service and food presentation. We have enjoyed quite a few meals from Italian to Mexican to delicious home made soups and breads. All made with pride and a passion for cooking outstanding meals.

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

We used Horchata LLC to cater for a group of people that we were presenting to. There were about 15 people in attendance. Every single person was highly impressed with the quality of food as well as the taste. There was plenty of food left over. The team at Horchata set up everything for us. I would recommend them to cater for any of your catering needs. I'm looking forward to using them in the future.

Redbox Culinary Design
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kimela R.
Verified review

Working with Aimee was a pleasure! The menu was a hit!!! I would highly recommend using Aimee for all your catering needs!!!

The Screaming Goat
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leah D.
Verified review

We used Brandon for our wedding caterer. We had a gourmet brunch style buffet all created by him to perfection. Guests loved the food so much that they were asking for recipes! Brandon went above and beyond. He stayed the entire day and helped serve. He even stayed and helped clean up! We are so happy that we found him and would recommend him to anyone! He is the best.

About

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 have a 24 ft. trailer smoker and kitchen. I have been doing fairs and catering for about nine years. I have done weddings and reunions. I compete in BBQ competitions.

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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.

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We are a small business trying to grow in our field of barbecue. We cater ribs, chicken brisket and pulled pork. If interested, give us a call. You've never tasted anything like Nubian Barbecue. Thank you.

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Service and attention to detail - Catering to you !

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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.

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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