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Mentor Wedding Caterers

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  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole N.
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Above and beyond would be one way I desribe the quality and service that I received from Gourmet Guy Catering. Matt and his team were kind, patient, and professional. Matt worked to tailor a menu to suit our wants and needs. So many of the guests at our wedding complimented how delicious the food and service was. The food was beyond what you would expect at a typical wedding. The chicken was cooked to perfection! The waitstaff were so attentive and willing to jump in wherever needed. One of the ladies even helped me carry my dress and an umbrella as I had to make a run through the pouring rain. It is clear that Matt and the reast of the team at Gourmet Guy are passionate about their work and committed to quality service. They are honest, fair, and talented.

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Kitchen Academic, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Jolene A.
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Our event was a casual outdoor garden wedding. Kitchen Academy was excellent. They were amazing in all the categories listed. I would suggest them to everyone or anyone to cater their event big or small. We had about 40 people. They listened, helped with vegan dishes, and stayed in contact all the way to the event. Our guests were so amazed on how wonderful the food and desserts were. So many compliments to Marcus. Most of the guests took his business card to give to friends or keep for themselves on their future events. If we could we give the 10 stars for all categories listed. They made our special day wonderful and amazing. Thank you so much!!! Mr. & Mrs Kevin Knaack

Mantua Corners Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kim R.
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What a great experience! The food was awesome! The Roast Beef was hands down our favorite! Thank you Lisa for catering for our wedding day! I would definitely recommend Mantua Corners Catering for your next event!

Buffet Style Catering
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 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
Michelle M.
Verified review

They catered my wedding of 110 guests in my outdoor rustic barn wedding. They showed up early and were ready. I didn't have to check on them or ask them anything. They were self sufficient. Guests loved the food! They will make anything you want!

Ken K.
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Brian and his crew did a fantastic job hosting our birthday celebration. The food was fresh, the service was prompt, the valet parking was well run. We had about 80 people attend the party. I highly recommend La Taqueria for events.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jerome S.
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Mr. Williams provided an excellent experience for my company luncheon. His food was full of flavor and served on time. I highly recommend Mr. Williams for catering services. His professionalism will keep him in mind for future catering needs.

Wrap It Up
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Carli P.
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When my husband and I were looking for wedding venues we targeted ones that would allow us to bring in our own caterers. Although we have had some pretty good "wedding food" in the past, we wanted to break away from the formal/traditional wedding setup and incorporate a more relaxed and fun atmosphere into our reception. Wrap It Up definitely helped us to accomplish this! Not only was the food phenomenal, but the staff was some of the friendliest and most accommodating group of individuals I had the pleasure of dealing with. Chef Anthony sat down with me to discuss my list of wants/needs, and then gave me suggestions on how he and his team could help make it the best day ever! We planned a menu that focused on their signature wrap menu (and TOTS), but served it in a way that allowed for individuals to also create their own flavor combinations. This allowed for those with food allergies and dietary restrictions to create a meal that would fit their needs. Guests were also able to choose items a la carte, or for the carb conscious individuals, select to have their meal "unwrapped." We have more than a few vegetarians and a handful of individuals with gluten allergies and this setup really helped to allow them access to foods they can eat. Not to mention the Zesty Veggie Wrap was the food of choice for even some of our most carnivorous guests (it’s just so good!!!). As much as I can appreciate a good formal wedding dinner it never fails that mid-way through the reception I always find myself hungry because the portions are typically smaller. With Wrap It Up as our caterer there was no need for guests to make a late night taco bell run as they were served with hearty portions of home cooked food full of robust flavors. Wrap It Up also put together snack trays for our cocktail hour which included a fruit tray and cheese and crackers. All of this as well was entirely customizable based on the budget we had agreed upon. I truly can’t thank Wrap It Up enough for their service. Of all the vendors we had they were the ONLY vendor to not ask me (The Bride) any questions on the wedding day. They made it a point to cover all bases prior to the wedding day so that all that was left was a well-planned execution. So much time is spent on selecting the perfect wedding vendors to help you achieve your "dream wedding." For my husband and I that dream was very simple: all of our friends, lots of beer, and exceptional food. Wrap It Up delivered more than we could have asked for!! I would hire them again in an instant! P.S. Don't forget the TOTS!!! :)

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I am a certified chef. I was at the top of my class at P.I.C.A. I worked at the best private club in Columbus and I am experienced in fine dining set-up. I want to give people something that they could afford but give that experience of "Wow, that was great!" I also worked with Wolfgang Puck at Five Star Sensation in Cleveland with a very good friend, Nicky Moorse, a chef for Jegg's Racing.

  • 11 years in business
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We operate in honesty, integrity and excellence.

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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 am a wedding officiant who is respectful of all beliefs, faiths and customs. I believe in making your wedding experience and ceremony exactly the experience you want it to be.

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With Tasty Montrell, I have been catering for eight years. Food is my passion, no matter how small or large the event is. I promise to provide services and food with a heart. I will strive to deliver top-quality service and creativity on every level, with consistent professionalism. From high-quality food to unique concepts, my goal is to complement and exceed the vision of clients.

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Fresh American style sushi made to order at your next event or private party.

  • 6 years in business
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Traditional and authentic grill and catering. We serve American mixed with a touch of south west and eastern European delicacy. Small to large casual to business we come to you. We also serve lamb, goat and specialize in buffalo. Tatonka Grill and Catering has pushed to lead the greater Cleveland area in catering, BBQ and event planning. With our innovative designs and wide arrange of available styles, we can help you plan the event of your dreams and offer you a memorable experience. We specialize in creative, custom catering menus and offer from basic, BBQ to exotic dishes. Whatever your event, we can make it the most special - small or large, casual or elegant - whatever your dreams, we will make your occasion unforgettable. We provide the highest level of service, freshly made cuisine, and delicious cakes and desserts. You tell us what you want and we'll make it happen for you and your guests. No menu is too small or too big. Whatever your tastes, our chef staff will design the menu you're looking for.

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Although I am happy to provide you with a standard menu to choose from I prefer to sit down with my clients and hear what they have in mind. I am more than happy to use a family recipe or the one you saw on food tv that looked awesome or even create a recipe of your very own. I am extremely budget conscious and absolutely love delivering the first class event you weren't expecting because you didn't think you could afford it.

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She bakes & Creates Party Planning and Catering is cementing a legacy where we provide exciting and comfortable party environments for you and your guests to celebrate your memorable moments!

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I am catering private events by design, plan/cook, set up table scape and venues, and provide family-style gourmets. I have served parties of eight to 200 people in weddings and meetings. No party is too small.

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I provide full-service catering for weddings, corporate functions and fund-raising. I am a Culinary Institute graduate who also have a bachelor's degree from Florida international University in hospitality management.

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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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Church Decorations View Testimonials FAQs Registration Form Welcome to Cupid’s Grandeur Wedding Services! Congratulations on Your Upcoming Wedding! We offer complete coordination, floral and decorations services, that can meet your ideas for weddings, floral arrangements and event design. We also work with corporate events, allowing them to look stunning and unforgettable. When it comes to your wedding day, it should be just about the two of you. Forget about all the major and minor details. Pamper yourselves, get plenty of rest and have as many wonderful memories as possible. Wedding Coordination & Wedding Planner Packages Include: ◦Full Wedding Coordination ◦Wedding Day Coordination ◦Decorations and Flower Packages ◦Bridal Shower Package ◦Partial Wedding Coordination ◦Reception Facility Selection ◦Coordination for Out-of-Town Brides ◦Event Planning ◦Create Your Own Bridal Package ◦Create Your Own Reception Package DISCOVER YOUR VISION – ELEGANT WEDDING DECORATIONS — CUSTOMIZED FLORAL DESIGN, COORDINATION FROM START TO FINISH AND DESTINATION PLANNING AND RENTALS, WEDDING PLANNING WEBINARS. Let Cupid's Grandeur Wedding Services handle as much or as little as you want and let yourself be a guest at your own wedding. This is your day. Think about how you would like your wedding day to be, what's important to you and let us do the rest. To Contact us: 216-702-6980 ; email at info@cupidsgrandeur.com. We recommend that you go to our REGISTRATION page and fill out the registration form.

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.

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 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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