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Class Act Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon N.
Verified review

Barb catered our graduation party. The food and service was terrific. Her chicken parm is amazing. I will definitely use her again next year for the next grad party.

  • 12 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Clare O.
Verified review

The service and food my family got was top notch! Lisa is very professional and know's what she doing. She doesn't just cook the meal, she teaches you too while she is cooking. She was very flexible with the planning process. We bought our own meat and she brought all the vegetables. Everything was delicious. My kids ate everything on their plates too, which is not normal. I would strongly recommend her services.

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole N.
Verified review

Above and beyond would be one way I desribe the quality and service that I received from Gourmet Guy Catering. Matt and his team were kind, patient, and professional. Matt worked to tailor a menu to suit our wants and needs. So many of the guests at our wedding complimented how delicious the food and service was. The food was beyond what you would expect at a typical wedding. The chicken was cooked to perfection! The waitstaff were so attentive and willing to jump in wherever needed. One of the ladies even helped me carry my dress and an umbrella as I had to make a run through the pouring rain. It is clear that Matt and the reast of the team at Gourmet Guy are passionate about their work and committed to quality service. They are honest, fair, and talented.

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Fired-Up Catering, LLC
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul P.
Verified review

We hired Fired-Up for a company luncheon. Can't say enough about the excellent food, and Jennine was easy to work with, always answering any questions I had timely.

  • 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.

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

Excellent food and service provided

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

What a great experience! The food was awesome! The Roast Beef was hands down our favorite! Thank you Lisa for catering for our wedding day! I would definitely recommend Mantua Corners Catering for your next event!

Buffet Style Catering
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rae L.
Verified review

Presentation was amazing! Food was delicious and I had multiple comments from guests how delicious and fun there experience was on all the food that was served! What a great non-stressful party turn out it was! Thanks so much for your hard work and your help creating a great layout for this fun party!

Jeff's awsome food.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Steve B.
Verified review

First class A-1 service and food. It couldnt of been any better. Some of the best ive ever had. I very highly recommend Jeffs Awesome Food, youll be glad you did.

Gianpiero's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
June F.
Verified review

I was extremely satisfied with the service. Demond responded quickly to my request for hire, he gave me a wide variety of food choices, and he was there and prepared early. My staff was excited to see him preparing their food right in front of them which made it hot and delicious. Demond himself was very friendly and it was obvious he wanted to please his customers. I would definitely recommend him, the food and the services. Excellent job!

Visual Drama Designs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Archana B.
Verified review

Visual drama designs catered my housewarming party. Khawana and Katrina met with me a couple of times before the event and they really got to get to know me. I wasn't sure what to expect but they went beyond my expectations. The decor was tailored to my personality and taste. The food was delicious. I highly recommend this dynamic duo. I will hire them again in the future. They are extremely pleasant to work with and very friendly!

Senor Joe's
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
John Dunn
Verified review

Great family! Great food! What more can you ask for!? Go try them! You wont be sorry!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Vickie N.
Verified review

I had a dinner function in my home for 15 people. It was a last minute thing and I was in a pinch. I asked for Appetizers and entrees buffet style to be dropped off. Brian dropped my food and even stayed to assemble the Crostini so they would not be soggy for the event. He gave me simple instructions on how to keep the food warm and best way to serve. Party ended up starting a bit later than expected but the food kept well per instructions and was wonderful. The favorites were the Pork Sliders app. The beef brisket entree was superb. Tender and so full of flavor. Another bid hit was the scallop potatoes. Probably the best I have ever had. Truly a great experience. Not only will I use Sow foods again but I have already given his card to a guest at my party who plans corporate events. I highly recommend Sow Foods.

PastaTivo
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea K.
Verified review

PastaTivo was one of the first food trucks that I worked with when starting up our Meet & Eat Food Truck Program for conferences coming into Cleveland and is still one of my favorite trucks to work with for my events. From the very beignning, Lia responded quickly and was so easy to work with on figuring out menu, price, setup, etc. The food is incredible and I get so many compliments from guests and visitors about their experience. I know whenever I have an upcoming event, I will be reaching out to PastaTivo to be there - for being so fun and easy to work with, and for the food and value being top notch. More so than that, she goes above and beyond with ensuring that the event goes well - and being willing to provide advice to improve the event based on her knowledge of food trucks and food truck events. Additionally, has started to introduce me to other trucks to expand our food truck network, and know this will continue to grow in the future. I would strongly recommend people working with PastaTivo for any food truck event you may be looking to book!

Gertz Culinary
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Misty O.
Verified review

Very good service and wonderful food.Will use again in the future.

  • 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!

off the GRIDdle
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ken R.
Verified review

Everything went well. No issues and excellent food.

Chef Boyarr-E Catering
4.0
from 1 review
    Paul B.
    Verified review

    I loved the service from this business. For him to be young and how professional he is, I will not be surprised for how his business grows. The food was amazing and was prepared nicely.

    Great Foods by Mare

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I will prepare and deliver dinners and menus for personal and special events at your home. Just heat and serve.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      Keeping your house clean can be a monumental task, especially if you work full time, have young children or pets, or all of the above. I can help lower your stress and make your life easier! You can also order any-shape cakes or cupcakes that you want. My pickup is in Lakewood! Your order must be placed at least one week in advance! Order now! I bake only a small number of cakes and cupcakes per week!

      Krav Food Truck

      New To Thumbtack

      • 6 years in business
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      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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      Need a Personal Chef

      Cleveland, OH

      • Meal preparation frequency
        A few times a month
      • Meals needed
        Dinner
      • Head count
        3
      • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
        No dietary restrictions
      • Day(s) needed
        Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
      • Time(s) needed
        Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
      • Details
        divorced father of 2 boys need chef to prepare dinners that can be frozen
      • $17
        Average price

      Need Personal Chef Services

      Chagrin Falls, OH

      • Meals needed
        Dinner
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
      • Will the chef provide alcohol?
        No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
      • Budget per head
      • Details
        I am looking for a personal chef to prepare dinner for my busy family of 5 Mon - Thurs.
      • $89.33
        Average price

      Need Personal Chef Services

      Solon, OH

      • Meals needed
        Dinner
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
      • Will the chef provide alcohol?
        No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
      • Budget per head
      • Details
        Family on the go No allergies Love veggies and fish
      • $200
        Average price
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