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Norwalk Caterers

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  • 23 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Sherica H.
Verified review

Damon and his team made my daughter's birthday party go over the top. His attention to detail is beyond amazing. I explained to him that my family and I had bad experiences with mandatory caterers from venues in the past and I really wanted the food to be the correct temperature. He exceeded my expectations. The menu was amazing but the brisket stole the show. The brisket was so tender and delicious. This team is so down to earth, friendly and talkative my guests and I were very comfortable. My family was excited to find out that a team member is vegan and that catering for my vegan guests in the future would be no problem. So many people requested his information because of their personalities as well. But the ultimate seal of approval that this food was delicious was from my 80 year old Grandparents that asked me to hire him for their 64th wedding anniversary. They are from Louisiana and have been cooking since they were kids and my grandfather smokes his meat for all our family events. They both said, "his food is so delicious, we can rest this year". Damon made my event wonderful for everyone. He made my daughter a ice cream buffet with all the fixings. She said, "This is the best birthday ever" His professionalism blew me away, the presentation was amazing. I am still over the moon with how the event went last night.

Teta's Kitchen
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
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Teta's Kitchen catered an event at my home. The guests raved about the food and talked about it for several days after the event. They thoroughly enjoyed everything that was prepared. I highly recommend Teta's Kitchen!

Cheron's Scratch Kitchen
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi G.
Verified review

Cheron made my First Communion party planning easy and stress free! She was very helpful in choosing a menu, and suggested several different ideas to help me with the flow of the day. The food was out of this world! We had so many compliments on the veggies, and the grilled Pesto chicken and Italian Sausage. She made Alfredo and Marinara Sauces from scratch- Wow!! They were delicious!!! Thank you Chef Cheron! Looking forward to our next event - will definitely have Cheron help us out again!!

NDULGENCE CATERING CO.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sabrina W.
Verified review

An amazing personal chef experience. Chef Nova came to my home and prepared an amazing dinner for my husband and I on our anniversary. She was very professional, and ensured to make a meal we would enjoy. Chef prepared for us a fresh green salad tossed in a homemade Caesar dressing, roasted asparagus, creamy shrimp Alfredo alongside a thick juicy flavorful rib eye steak. My husband and I toasted our anniversary with a white wine sangria chef prepared also. Needless to say it was an amazing evening that we will never forget.

  • 14 years in business
Noreen B.
Verified review

What else can I say, but the food and the service is EXCELLENT!!! I tell all my friends and they come and have the same quality and quantity they deserve on their night out. Go yourself and you can also enjoy!

  • 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.

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We provide catering to 25 to 500 persons. I can do my menus or yours. I have a hall, or I can come to your location. You must have a kitchen in your premises.

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Specializing in hands-on and custom events, Tree House Catering offers full-service, drop-off and complete special event management services for breakfast, lunch and dinner -- all catered to your unique locations.

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My business is for cooking for all needs, like school events, thanksgiving, Christmas, all events and daily meals. I'm very cheap and provide on-time service. I also come to you at no additional charge for local customers. If you are a school, I do not charge for my labor service, only donation. I have cooked for over 10 years and have worked for many companies cooking.

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We are Maria's Family Restaurant. Welcome to the all new Maria's Family Restaurant! Come in and be welcomed by our friendly and courteous wait staff. As a family-friendly environment, you can come in and bring the entire family! We are open from Sunday thru Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.. Breakfast is served all day. We have homemade daily specials. Try our gyros and corned beef! Catering is also now available.

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We cater to any and everything the clients wants. We are a family-ran business and are looking to expand the business further.

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We offer a complete professional catering for your special occasion. From 1-75 people, we will make any event special.

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I'm a professional chef. I can create a menu or work with you on creating one. I can provide meals either by the day, by the week or month. If you have a special occasion you would like to do, I can do them also.

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Choice Catering is dedicated to offering customers superior off-premise catering. No matter what size, Choice Catering delivers quality food matched with excellent service.

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I provide personal catering tailored to your specific needs. I will prepare all foods off site and deliver. I am available to prepare on-site if equipment is available. I will serve your party in any way that you may need. Nothing is impossible, so just ask if you need something.

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We have the best hot and ready-to-eat food in town. We provide homemade cooking for any occasion. We are providing great meals for weddings, anniversaries, business lunches, and many other catering events. We cater to you! Let us make your life easier and prepare food for your next family party. Our long-time family recipes will make grandma proud! Are you looking for a comfort food, a freshly made and cooked to order? Call ahead to place your order for pick up or delivery. Take a look at our menu, and you are sure to find many mouthwatering dishes to tempt your taste buds.

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I create a beautiful event from start to finish! I set amazing tables with beautiful foods that are sure to please your guests. There is no event that is too big or too small!

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We are a husband and wife catering company that offers delicious award winning BBQ Ribs, Pulled pork, chicken breast and beef brisket. We have a good selection of side dishes and appetizer options as well. We don't do just BBQ items so if you're looking for other meats, just ask.

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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!

  • 15 years in business
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Catering CLE provides professional and delicious catering service for all types of events. With our 10 years serving Northeast Ohio, you can trust Catering CLE will help make your event a success! Our services include the following: * A comprehensive menu * Off-premise catering at your home, office, a hall or anywhere outdoors * Served buffet, self-serve buffet or family style * Linen, chinaware, silverware and glassware rental

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

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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