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Newark Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Newark.

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The Modern Southern Table
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimmy H.
Verified review

Everything was great! Daisy was there on time to deliver the food and help set up for our event. Everyone LOVED the food, it was fantastic. My only suggestion would be to have labels for the items, or at least make it known that labels are not provided, so that I could've made some in advance and brought them to the event. Other than that, everything was great!

Chef At The Door
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl D.
Verified review

Chef at the Door catered my son's rehearsal dinner at a local brewery with no kitchen facilities. I was concerned that would be an issue but Jauna had no problem with it. She is so accommodating, personalizing the meal just for us. Jauna was easy to work with and the food was amazing. I truly felt like I was working with a good friend as she offered suggestions that seemed so in line with what my son and his new wife wanted. She was very attentive at the event, making sure every need was met even when it didn't pertain to her services. I have worked with many vendors in the past and Jauna is definitely one of the best! I highly recommend Chef at the Door for any occasion and I hope to work with Jauna again in the future!

Chef Z Catering
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley M.
Verified review

Fabulous catering. Food was great. Chef z is a very lovely man and great chef. He did a wonderful job for my dinner party.

Dos Hermanos Taco Truck
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Esther L.
Verified review

Lisa was wonderful to work with and the food was awesome

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Miggy's Taco Truck
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy O.
Verified review

Our company enjoyed Miggy's food!

  • 29 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas Z.
Verified review

Excellent. Very accommodating to our needs. Food was superior.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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My husband recommended Great Point Kitchen after meeting Lenan at a networking event. My company has used her for some of our corporate events and every time I’ve been impressed. The food is well prepared, attractively presented, and always delicious. When you order from her, please do yourself a favor and order the amazing mouthwatering brownies. You will not be disappointed.

Jager Catering
4.3
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy W.
Verified review

The food was wonderful. Everything was prepared to perfection. The pulled pork and brisket were flavorful and juicy. I have already recommended this caterer and will use them again. Mr. Yeager took care of everything from salad to the entrée to dessert. I usually prepare all the food for special occasions, but this particular event was hectic and left no time for food prep. Mr. Yeager took care of setting everything up and then broke everything down after. I was able to enjoy family and friends without any stress and the cost was very affordable.

JM Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Chantilla B.
Verified review

Jerome did a great job for our event. All the food was delicisous and plentiful. We will definitely contact him first for future events. Extremely pleased. Cornerstone Supported Living

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jock W.
Verified review

We had an outdoor, summer wedding and chose Road Hog Willy's to do the catering. The food was absolutely outstanding and his catering prices are competitive and fair.....We tried so many different BBQ's from several companies to get the best taste and price. We made the right choice because everyone loved the BBQ and side dishes. Road Hog Willy's will not disappoint no matter what the occasion.

Wurst Und Bier
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Beth W.
Verified review

We decided at the last minute to have a food truck at my daughter's graduation party. AJ was available and made the process very easy. The food truck was a big hit at the party! Food and service were both outstanding!

A taste of the world
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
Verified review

Chef Mike was great in the development stages of the event: he talked me through the process and made a menu that fit my event needs. He was prompt, very polite and professional at the event. The food and environment was outstanding. No stone was left unturned. I will definitely use him again and encourage all to do the same.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Donna D.
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They were super easy to work with, friendly, professional, and reliable. I would definitely use again!

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jadea H.
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She was great. Very professional. She was on time and was really engaged. The food was amazing and she catered to our every need. I will recommend Olivia to anyone who is looking for a personal chef to come to their house. She will definitely be back to mine.

Angry Wiener Food Truck
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ginger K.
Verified review

great service and great food!

Mary L.
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Crickett has a delightful personality and is a joy to be around. She is very health oriented in her cooking and baking. Her presentation of the food she serves is very appetizing. Cricketts fresh - home baked breads and scones and gourmet coffee are to die for. I love her all - natural foods and recipes with whole grains and honey .They are truly a specialty. Cricketts cuisine is served using fresh herbs. All of her desserts are home - made from scratch. You are in for a real treat. Just be sure and give her plenty of time to prepare. She will even accommodate your special dietary needs if you let her know ahead. Crickett prepared Easter Dinner for 10 of us! She made our Blessed day beautiful and memorable.

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney S.
Verified review

We used World Wide Catering for a baby shower and they were fantastic! It was a Cinco De Mayo theme so we had a food truck with Mexican inspired dishes. The food was delicious and the staff was super friendly. The event ended up running later than expected and they were happy to accommodate us by staying. I would recommend them and their food truck services to anyone in need of catering an event. Dishes, silverware and napkins were all provided, the menu selection was just right, and communication and scheduling with them is a breeze! It was nice to not have to clean up for once, and their prices are beyond reasonable. Thanks so much for making the baby shower and awesome event!

  • 3 years in business
About

It is great because I still things that people like like fried ribs collard greens mac & cheese candy yams and other things that they like

About

We offer mobile food concessions and catering, as well as event and party food service. We are fully licensed and insured. I have worked with upscale food and restaurants my whole life. Seeing someone enjoy my cooking and meeting new people are the reasons I do this. Here is a current list of some clients I've worked for in the last 12 months: - Cheryl Gray - Auctioneer - Lithopolis Honey Festival - Hickory Ridge Apple Festival - The Ohio State University - Wexner Center for the Arts - The Blue Stone - formerly BOMA downtown - Oakland Nursery - Oakland Park

About

We are a mobile scratch kitchen that sources local ingredients for our seasonal menus, and we focus on the cuisine of the South. I have more than 20 years of industry experience, primarily fine dining in some of Columbus' top restaurants. The knowledge gained gives me the ability to adjust and cater to whatever your needs will be. Menus can be created for your perfect experience.

About

Potential clients will enjoy foods prepared to perfection and according to their own tastes and cultural backgrounds. I accommodate casual to formal dining atmospheres as well as a limited selection of desserts.

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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