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Toledo Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Toledo.

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Golde Standard Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher T.
Verified review

Nancy did an excellent job at my parents' 50th wedding anniversary dinner for 50 people. Her attention to detail and assembly of a splendid menu was outstanding!

Tall Glass Inc
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Darlene I.
Verified review

Oceanique Catering and Events recently hired Amy, owner of Tall Glass. Amy was prompt and professional from the initial quote. She truly is an expert at her craft and manifests joy at delivering the best service to her clients. Our clients enjoyed her they asked to stay an extra few hours! She was on time, prepared and most importantly had a very positive attitude. I would definitely recommend Tall Glass to any company and Oceanique will definitely use her services again!!

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Universal Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine Z.
Verified review

Benita was amazing to work with! She was professional, timely and efficient. She put together my wedding reception ballroom for me while I was getting ready and the compliments kept rolling in on how beautiful everything was. I gave her a description of what I wanted and she captured what I wanted perfectly! I will post a picture when the professional photos come in but everything was amazing she definitely took a load off my plate and made my day a lot easier. I can't give this woman enough praise for making my day run smoothly! Highly Recommended!

Familia Rodriguez Catering
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Waylon B.
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Chef Martin he catered a dinner for an out of state Family Reunion 20 people, the food was amazing! He was very professional and friendly at the same time, almost thought he was a lost Brother. I've befriended him even though I live in Georgia next Reunion he will be who we use again.

Lovell Catering
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle R.
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Lovell Catering exceeded our expectations! From the early stages of planning our event you could tell Brian has a passion for his work. We decided to go with Lovell Catering because they were so professional and it was obvious that they really care about their customers. They arrived early and set everything up so we didn't have to worry about anything. The food was excellent. Our guests devoured each course with rave reviews. Highly recommended! We will definitely call Lovell Catering for our next event.

Pitmaster Barbeque
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Jeff U.
Verified review

Pitmaster BBQ catered the SunSeekers Boating Club's 2015 Luau this past weekend. The food was outstanding, the service was second to none and the value was excellent. I highly recommend Pitmaster BBQ for any event. You will not be disappointed. Vice Commodore Jeff U.

About

We are an on-site and off-site catering company specializing in menu planning, always creating the perfect menu for every occasion. From Backyard barbecues to formal affairs, our highly experienced staff will make your event one to remember. Our customers love the fact that we can send them food for training listing up to a month and never repeat a menu! We work closely with you to be sure we do not go over your budget as well! We care, and it shows. Our culinary team is led by a true professional certified chef with over 30 years of experience. We also have graduates from local culinary schools but do not let this scare; we are worth more but cost less! Our Park Diamond banquet facility can host up to 600 people for corporate events and social events. Our services turn any meeting planner into a huge success, and our brides become the true princess!

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Angels Catering is a leading full-service event planner and caterer. It has the versatility to realize all your catering and event planning needs. We are the guardians of great taste! Angels Catering has established itself as among the top-notch catering specialists, and have been regarded by many as among the most dependable catering firms. From a small and intimate dinner social gathering, to a black tie occasion, our team of professional chefs and event planners will collaborate with you to guarantee a successful occasion, and guarantee your total satisfaction with our catering services. We will cater your next wedding, commitment ceremony, quinceanera, family outing, retirement dinner, graduation, bridal shower, wedding anniversary, banquet, holiday party, large-scale or small event, business meeting, and any occasion which you request. The ability of our chefs to customize a menu which suits your budget and fits your needs is what sets us apart from the others. We may be a local catering business, yet our team of international chefs has created a comprehensive multi-cultural menu, offering a variety of flavors, cuisines, and ethnic selections from all across the world. We're recognized for specializing in casual or corporate breakfasts, dinners, luncheons, boxed lunches, snacks, BBQs, picnics, black tie events, and cocktail parties. The Angels Catering chefs are distinguished across the culinary realm as true experts of their craft. When you want an excellent cuisine and quality presentation, you need not look any further than the catering expert at Angels Catering. We're sought after for our originality and creativity in special food concepts, together with our attention to detail and presentation. For these reasons, we are known for our eye for details. Angels Catering has been successfully servicing Arizona, Michigan and Washington DC events. Please contact Angels Catering, and you’ll be glad that you did!

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

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We do catering needs for all events, from 1 to 1000. We have fruit displays, ice sculptures, and more! You name it, we can do it.

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I am a caterer, a bartender, and a chef offering private cooking lessons or classes I have over 15 years in the hospitality industry throughout the country.

  • 38 years in business
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I cater for birthday parties, graduations, and special occasions. I am a proud winner of the 2009-2010 CIFT Award.

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We offer banquet services for up to 450 guests. On- or off premise catering and rental items are available for less. We offer excellent food prepared by Chef Craig. We have 60% repeat business due to food, and we are most willing to work with people on their special needs. We make memories at Memories Banquet Hall.

  • 8 years in business
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We prepare an array of entrees, including, American, Italian, Soul food, Mexican, Mediterranean, Chinese, and a variety seafood. We are a catering service that provides service for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate luncheons or parties. We also can provide a custom menu of the client's choice. The executive chef has over 10 years of fine restaurant dining service.

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We specialize in fresh smoked BBQ and authentic Southern and Louisiana cuisine. All of our products are made from scratch and based on your preferences. We are also fully capable to accommodate various other types of cuisines, such as standard American and authentic Hawaiian.

  • 4 years in business
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We work from the heart We wont sell what we wouldnt buy ourselves

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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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I do catering for any type of event, with reasonable prices. I bring great service and excellent timing with wonderful taste.

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Our goal is to cater events or prepare in-home meals for parties of 100 or less. Eliminate the idea or the headache of doing it yourself; 5 to 7 days' notice will be sufficient. Sit back, relax and give Tierra's a call, and we'll do the rest.

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We are a full-service bakery. We make pies, breads, rolls, and cakes for all occasions, including weddings, birthdays, retirement and graduation. We do catering services.

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.

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 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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