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Mentor Caterers

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  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Ann P.
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Matt Barnes did an outstanding job of catering our party! We had 86 guests for a birthday celebration. When I first contacted him about catering the party he patiently walked me through the process and helped me plan the menu which included 7-8 different hors d'oeuvres, both hot and cold. He prepared them at our party site and they were all absolutely delicious!! The presentation was fantastic! He transformed a simple table into a welcoming buffet of food. We received so many compliments on the food and would have him cater another party without hesitation. There was plenty of food for each guest and Matt kept the tables well stocked and inviting through the whole evening! His professionalism and his friendliness made him the perfect caterer for us!

  • 23 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey W.
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Chef Damon and his crew did an absolutely wonderful job catering my son’s Bar Mitzvah. Chef Damon catered a luncheon and evening event. The food was delicious, presented beautifully, and his staff was courteous and responsive. Chef Damon was able to meet numerous dietary needs: gluten free, casein free, and was able to label all dishes appropriately. I would recommend Chef Damon for any event that you need catered. Everything went as promised, and it was all stress free. I truly recommend Custom Catering for your special event.

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Kitchen Academic, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonya T.
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It was the first time we used Kitchen Academic, LLC to cater an office luncheon. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Our staff was impressed and pleased with the presentation and the taste. Markus was a joy to work with; very thorough in his approach to catering the event, arrived on time and prepared and stayed until the lunch was concluded. I couldn't have asked for better service. We will definitely use Kitchen Academic for future office functions. Oh and did I mention the food was delicious!

Mantua Corners Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
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Provided Catering for 75 TV crew, production and Talent. Lunch or Breakfast every day for six days. Great to work with, good food. Would happily work with them again

Buffet Style Catering
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Molly K.
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Fantastic experience with Buffet style catering. From first contact with Sharon to the finish she was responsive and answered any questions I had. The food and presentation for the Babyque shower for my daughter was perfect! And the price was very reasonable! I would not hesitate to use Buffet Style Catering again.

Gianpiero's Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki J.
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I highly recommend Gianpiero's Catering! The food is made with excellence. You will not find better quality of service and food selection with exquisite taste for the price. The Gianpiero pasta is my personal favorite and it is what they are known for.

Ja`Sarai Catering & Company
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sharm S.
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I have been to a lot of different events that this company has catered, and I decided to use them for a milestone birthday party with over 200 people and they were awesome! They arrived on time, the presentation was beautifully done, and all of the different dishes that I chose were very tasty and there was more than enough. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I would undoubtedly refer Ja'Sarai Hospitality to anyone in need of catering.

Jamie C.
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We had the party of the year at La Fiesta! Food was killer and plentiful; decor duper festive and the staff was fabulous. Hats off to these guys.

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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We do an authentic Carolina style barbecue catering for all types of events ranging from a corporate luncheon to a formal wedding.

Cakes Etc. LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 31 years in business
Bill Cobbs R.
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Cakes Etc. catered two parties for me and has served my distinguished guests (including actors and celebrities) various times over the last couple of years. I have used her services for almost 20 years. She and her staff are competent, creative and professional. Her work is culinary art. The servings are always delicious. Whether for 2 people or 200, she is there for you with great choices, costs and execution!

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We are a full-service catering company that focus on corporate clientele. We do weddings, cookouts and clambake. I offer great presentations at affordable pricing.

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StrEat Mobile Bistro is one of Northeast Ohio’s newest gourmet food trucks. We are inspired by local and seasonal ingredients, really fun foods, or simply any opportunity to create some deliciousness. Look for our frequently changing menu, and experience StrEat foods like never before.

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Catering, and event planning! We specialized in catering and event planning. On a budget ? We cater to your needs as well.

  • 4 years in business
About

Well I give a personal experience and become one with the client with my display cooking, because most people like to interact, and that's what I bring

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We do catering for all occasions and cooking classes in your home or business. Chef Patrick Barnes has training from Pennsylvania Culinary Institute and has retired from the Ritz Carlton Cleveland to bring French cuisine to his new chef service. We focus on our customers' wants and needs. We are also a consulting firm that can cut your kitchen cost.

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We provide cuisine of all types and quantities. We can cater large events or small get togethers. We are specializing in ethnic European food, but can cook anything else you're into! We love to feed people. Pulled pork sliders, or schnitzel and homemade spaetzle, whatever you like, we're in the kitchen cookin it up!

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We deliver in all aspects; taste, creativity, presentation, customer service and much more!

  • 4 years in business
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I offer catering services for intimate and large events, personal chef services and meal planning. Being a sports nutrition certified and a certified personal chef, I am able to help athletes and individuals make healthy choices with everyday meals and specialized in dietary restrictions.

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We provide our services for the following: * Weddings * Anniversaries * Christmas Party * Dinners * Luncheons * Birthdays * Weddings * Sweet 16’s * Holiday Parties * Buffet * Theme Parties * Anniversaries * Fundraisers * Seminars * Intimate Dinners * Baby Showers * Brunch * Bereavement * Award Banquets * Business Events * Reunions

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Carrie Mae's Catering specializes in weddings, banquets, repast, bartending, decorating, serving, excellent customer service and satisfaction.

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I've been told for many years what a great cook I am. I can cook all kinds of comfort foods, party foods and whatever menu you want. I have been working in the food service business since 1975. I know my way around kitchens. Cooking for others is my passion in life. I truly enjoy what I do. Do you need an event catered? Small or large, I will do it. I need a place with supplies to do so. I had cooked for nursing homes and hospitals. I can do volume cooking. I will travel up to over 50 miles.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Buffet Catering Services

Strongsville, OH

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Dental office open house

Need Food Truck Catering Services

Chagrin Falls, OH

  • Event type
    Food truck
  • Cuisine type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers

Need a Catering and Chef Service with Casual American Cuisine

North Royalton, OH

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    We are planning a 50th birthday party at our house for about 40 people. Would like heavy appetizers with server/bartender.
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