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Solon Caterers

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  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ann P.
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Matt Barnes did an outstanding job of catering our party! We had 86 guests for a birthday celebration. When I first contacted him about catering the party he patiently walked me through the process and helped me plan the menu which included 7-8 different hors d'oeuvres, both hot and cold. He prepared them at our party site and they were all absolutely delicious!! The presentation was fantastic! He transformed a simple table into a welcoming buffet of food. We received so many compliments on the food and would have him cater another party without hesitation. There was plenty of food for each guest and Matt kept the tables well stocked and inviting through the whole evening! His professionalism and his friendliness made him the perfect caterer for us!

  • 23 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sherica H.
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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.

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Kitchen Academic, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonya T.
Verified review

It was the first time we used Kitchen Academic, LLC to cater an office luncheon. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Our staff was impressed and pleased with the presentation and the taste. Markus was a joy to work with; very thorough in his approach to catering the event, arrived on time and prepared and stayed until the lunch was concluded. I couldn't have asked for better service. We will definitely use Kitchen Academic for future office functions. Oh and did I mention the food was delicious!

Teta's Kitchen
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Beth R.
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I've known Trisha for years and her passion for food and serving others is incredible. Her food is delicious and she constantly amazes me by how she creates and improves dishes. I highly recommend Trisha and can guarantee you will have a high quality, restaurant like experience.

Manna Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

Food was excellent. Chicken Marsala so delicious. Serving sizes robust. Greens were crisp,salad fresh and dressing light but FULL of flavor. Dinner rolls out of this world. The food arrived exactly on time and was still hot as it was served over the course of an hour. I will only use Manna Catering in the future for all my party needs. Thank you Dave. Outstanding experience. PS ... my Italians relatives were quit impressed.

Mantua Corners Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
Verified review

Provided Catering for 75 TV crew, production and Talent. Lunch or Breakfast every day for six days. Great to work with, good food. Would happily work with them again

SimplyTastySkewers
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Molly K.
Verified review

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 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

Demond was very professional and the food was great. He worked very closely with us to provide a personalized menu. He arrived on time and delivered everything as promised. Looking forward to checking out his restaurant. Thank you

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amber G.
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If you’re looking for a highly customized catering experience, I can’t recommend Brian Doyle and the staff at Sow Food enough. Nothing comes prepackaged at Sow Food which makes it stand out among so many other catering companies in Northeast Ohio. Brian and his team spent a lot of time with my husband and me during our initial meetings. He came up with an extremely customized menu that was so personal to us—reflecting places we’ve visited, our sourcing values and even personal anecdotes. The team was very thorough throughout the entire planning process. Our venue was a challenge due to the fact that they had no kitchen, running water or other accommodations usually required by a catering company. As a guest, you would never know what conditions they were working under. The staff was wonderful and our appetizers, meals, cocktails and the dessert bar were one of the most memorable parts of our evening. Sow Food served as such an essential element to making our wedding day so very personal and memorable for everyone involved. Not many wedding guests gush about the food afterward, but ours sure did!

Fooder's Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
Verified review

Tried Fooder's Catering for our daughter's wedding. Wasn't sure at first, but a friend recommended. We made a great choice! Everything from the chicken marsala, to the vairety different pastas and sides were pure delicious. Will def be using for the holidays!

Everybody Eats
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie M.
Verified review

Melissa was so courteous and polite and the entire dinner was just so delicious! Most phenomenal gluten free menu I have ever experienced! The kitchen was spotless when she was finished and the extra food was left in the refrigerator. Definitely 5star service! We will definitely be seeing Melissa again! Thank you Melissa for making our evening perfect!

  • 14 years in business
Joe B.
Verified review

Great service, most excellent food, beautiful decor & with a warm staff. Try the stuffed cabbage or the lobster bisque, it's simply the best I've ever had!!!

Matthew Creighton
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Lauren C.
    Verified review

    Matt is an amazing chef! He is professional, works well with his clients and truly listens to what they want. Not only are his meals delicious, he is well versed in preparing meals for clients with dietary restrictions. Highly recommend him for any personal cooking needs or for catering events/large parties!

    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jerome S.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 12 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    We do an authentic Carolina style barbecue catering for all types of events ranging from a corporate luncheon to a formal wedding.

    About

    I love making a client feel like the most important person in life. I enjoy cooking and planning an event that makes a person feel like a queen or a king. Excellence and perfection a must! Cooking is not a job, it's a gift. I totally love and enjoy what I do. I specialize in most foods and appetizers. I'm always trying to take it one better.

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    I prepare soul food with a kick. Let me cook for your family/special event; let me treat your friends and loved ones like royalty.

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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.

    About

    Nacita's Cocina had been in business since 2010 specializing in authentic homemade Puerto Rican food. Everyone savors Puerto Rican flavors.

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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. We actually enjoy all the compliments we get from people on how good our food is. We don't mind working with people to make sure the menu is what they want.

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    I offer excellent choices of my signature dishes with a unique seasoning that will water your taste buds.

    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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