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Riverside Caterers

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy K.
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Chef Dominick did a fantastic job. From coming to my home with a few dishes to taste, to helping me choose the right menu, all the way down to the staff that he brought to help him in the kitchen and serve on the night of our party (of 36 people in our home!) The food that Chef Dominick prepared was delicious and his staff did an amazing job serving. They were all sweet and engaging and the timing of the dinner was great as well. I definitely plan to hire Chef Dominick from Kitchen on Wheels Catering again!

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 113 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Geoff T.
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Greg catered the food for our wedding reception. Even though we were an hour away the food was still hot and everything was delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for catering.

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 93 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie E.
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This was absolutely the best catering experience I have had for our company. We were so pleased, we will be using Prestige for both of our holiday parties.

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 84 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Cecelia C.
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I was in a real jam for our daughter's Bridal Shower. Because we had sold our home and I was so busy with packing and moving, and then unpacking, I let the time slip-up on me to get the food ordered and prepared for the Shower ! It was Chuck, at A CATERED AFFAIR, and his wonderful associates, who said they could make this happen for me, even with the short notice as the 2 weeks I gave them ! (My words, NOT his). THIS IS AN AMAZING COMPANY AND GROUP OF WONDERFUL, CARING PROFESSIONALS !! They are Extremely Professional, kind and frankly, my LIFESAVERS ! I tried several other catering companies. One did not answer, 2 were booked, and acted as if I had created a major and profound injury, but Chuck said, "We can help you !" And I know they were, and are, as busy as any other catering business at this time of year: So, my profound thanks for their willingness to help me out of a very tough situation ! From: Cecelia in Mariemont

The Garden Gourmet LLC
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Lolly H.
Verified review

I needed a quality caterer in a hurry from afar. I read the reviews for Chef Jessica, and sent her some ideas for the 2 days we would need her. She is so easy to work with. The group wrote back telling me "the Catering was a hit! The quality of the food is great and we will definitely redo if we ever need it again!" Day 2 they came back with " She out did herself! Thank you for the awesome food, set up and take down was seamless. The display was beautiful!" I can say that my company is very loyal to a caterer once they find one they like. They are very particular about the quality, and Jessica hit it out of the park! We will continue to use her for future needs!.. Thank you Jessica!

Nibbles Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Mike L.
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My wife and I ate at Nibbles to see if we would want to hire Chef Maria for a catering event. The food was delicious. Chef Maria assured us she could create that kind of quality for catering in our price range. We hired her for an event in December and are very much looking forward to it.

The Nook Cafe & Catering
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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I am a repeat customer and have always had wonderful experiences with The Nook for my catering needs! Great food, nicely displayed and always on time.

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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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!!!

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! :)

Divine Catering & Events
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Mrs. H.
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Divine Catering Events made my wedding day wonderful. They were on time and efficient. The food was fresh and amazing. The owner showed interest and remained professional the whole day.

Dorcey's
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex D.
Verified review

This woman made my dreams come true! I could go on and on about everything wonderful she did for me, but I'll say she did everything I had asked her, but made it ten times better. My beach destination wedding was the most beautiful scene I've ever seen, it could have been in a magazine. She made my arch out of branches, in 90 degree weather, in the sand! (Meaning she traveled for our wedding). Then for the reception back home she turned an old barn into an elegant dinner party, full of beautiful lights, flowers, and the best country style decor. All of our guests complimented her work. I would highly recommend her to anybody. And I'd definitely use her again for a party!

  • 7 years in business
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We provide food in multiple ethnic and genres of food... There is almost nothing we can do!

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Delicious homemade meals with a large variety of menu options served at reasonable rates.

  • 31 years in business
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We offer off-site catering service for groups of 12 to 2000! From business meetings to wedding receptions, we are your local cater that will help create a unique experience for your guest. We can help you organize it all with one call. From staff and food to rental items, let LMR Catering be the only catering company you will ever need.

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I offer personal catering for graduations, weddings, birthdays, and office parties and home deliveries for family dinners.

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I am a bartender and caterer. No job is too small. I have more than 20 years of experience in the industry. I provide excellent service.

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Service and attention to detail - Catering to you !

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We are a home-based operation specializing in unique hand-crafted tapas-style desserts and treats. We are currently seeking independent business owners to retail our product, as well as individuals interested in a catered or personal experience of our quality products.

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We are a catering business that caters to your needs. We have a large variety of food options that ranges from a picnic to a sit down dinner. You can take a look at our website, and contact us.

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We offer amazing prices, service and food. Call for a quote to see how we compare with the competition.

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We specialize in weddings, office parties, formal and casual dinner parties and much more. We will also help you customize a meal, if you prefer. We work with groups as few as 25 to larger groups. If you have a specific budget in mind, we will also help you work within that budget and have the perfect meal.

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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