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Middletown Caterers

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
Gaby W.
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Very pleased with the catering. Not only was the food delicious that was catered but the presentation was on point, exactly what I had hoped for. Additionally I was not able to be at the drop off the last minute but these professionals worked with me to make sure the food got to its destination on time! Will definetly recommend to others!! Thank you " Kitchen on Wheels"!!!

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 119 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Michael J.
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I've enjoyed a few dinner and birthday events Greg has catered and the food was excellent with a nice complimentary of nice professional setup and host to cater to your needs. Truly recommend his catering services.

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 94 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 138 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 88 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley F.
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Overall the quality of food for the price is very affordable. We got the appetizer and wedding buffet dinner package for $15.99 a person. Decent quality for the price. We also got the mixers package and had them in charge of our alcohol. They picked up all of our alcohol for us, chilled it, transported it, and served it to our guests. The service at the venue was good and the bartenders were friendly. I was told however, that the catering company would clean up/take out trash and also return alcohol that was unused to the store. Neither of which happened. They were supposed to also bring black linens, cake plates, and forks which did not happen. My coordinator had to go purchase some last minute. Entirely too much food left over which felt a little wasteful but I'd gladly have too much food than not enough. The main reason for my 4 stars is because of the lack of communication. For starters, we had a private tasting scheduled and needed a different date, the person we spoke to this time had no knowledge of us or our contract let alone our tasting. We luckily were able to go to a group tasting instead. There were several instances where I would send an email, wait a week for a response, and end up having to call in order to get in touch with someone. I also called to give the final head count and make adjustments before the 14 day deadline, only to then get an email three days later asking for my final head count and timeline. Again, seemed as if they had no knowledge of my conversation three days earlier. Each time these things happened, the person on the other end was apologetic. A happy accident to the disorganization was we ended up with beef tenderloin instead of roast beef. We were ok with that too. I would recommend the company in general, especially on a budget, however, wished the communication aspect and organization would have been punctual and consistent.

The Garden Gourmet LLC
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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We hired Jessica to cater a corporate lunch. The food was delicious, the presentation was attractive and Jessica was easy to work with. We had several guests ask who catered, it was that good. We will definitely hire Jessica for any other catering needs. John Brinker Heritage Pharmacy

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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!!

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Spinning Platters LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mery B.
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Mike thank you for the super catering, presentation and the professionalism the event was handled. Your baked beans were the front page on my children's book, and the flavor tenderness and lean ribs were top of them all. We were delighted will the wonderful touch and kick on the ribs. "wow Fantastic" Thank you Mike

Bar-B-Que King
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Ivan B.
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Personally I. Think most BBQ isn't what I expect, you want to taste the meat and have just the right amount of smoke and spices, its hard to find, But I found that and more at the BBQ King, everything was way ubove my expectations the price the service the King himself lol, friendly environment,fantastic food, the only place I will eat BBQ for me I have to wait till he's in the area or I find where he's at, other than that its the only place I will buy from , thank you BBQ king, Keep up the assume cooking, A Patriot guard Ridder,

  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Diana J.
Verified review

Eric is just fantastic!! After having explained our preferences and tastes Eric always prepares dishes accordingly, as well as innovating with new dishes from different regions of the world!! Great predispostion while obtaining tasteful culinary results! We recommend his talent 100%!!

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! :)

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.

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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.

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The entire staff at Kohler Catering is committed to giving our customers an entire guest experience. From wedding receptions to corporate events to social gatherings to fundraisers and galas, no matter how small or large, we will meet with you and help you create an event that will be remembered for years to come. We can provide upscale gourmet food for every occasion and budget. We offer everything, from gourmet to vegan and vegetarian to barbecues and picnics to box lunches to full-service bar and beverage service. We take the utmost care when considering special dietary needs, such as allergies and intolerance issues. We offer duet plates, served meals, hot buffets, stations, hors d'oeuvres, passed hors d'oeuvres, and action stations. We decorate our buffets to enhance your special event. The event planners at Kohler Catering listen to what you envision for your special event and we create, with you, a masterpiece. We use the finest-quality ingredients, do creative presentation, and deliver impeccable service. We receive rave reviews for our signature presentations and cuisine that exceed guests' expectations. No matter how large or small and no matter what type of event, the staff at Kohler Catering has the experience, passion, and drive to make your event a huge success.

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You will be receiving a personal and fully customizable service and working directly with the chef owner. I really enjoy making the customers happy and delivering exactly what they want.

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I clean residential homes and apartments. I am allergic to cats. I am also a caterer for all types of food.

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We specialize in made-from-scratch southern comfort cuisine. Our specialties range from prime ribs, fresh seafoods, organic chickens and awesome desserts. Using our worldly travels, we boldly season and present with Texas sized love.

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We offer catering for any occasion. You can choose our famous recipe or our spicy chicken. We offer homestyle sides to complement your event.

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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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Cakes&Plates is new to the sence. With that being said our experience in culinary arts and customer service and over a decade in putting smiles on faces and memories in hearts. We take great pride in our attention to the products that are used. Staying up to date on our Servsafe training making sure every food safety guidelines are being followed. Leaving clients with and outstanding experience.

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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