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Westlake Caterers

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

  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Gayle H.
Verified review

Matt with Manna Truck did an awesome job for my daughter's Grad Party last month. Everyone loved the food and every item was fantastic. Matt was flexible in allowing us to choose the menu and provided many great choices. We had a combo food truck/catering. The burger was a huge hit as was the grilled cheese and the fries and homemade chips. I will definitely use Matt and Manna Truck again. It was so easy and no mess in my house! I highly recommend Manna Truck! Everything was incredible!!

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Kitchen Academic, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie D.
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Amazing food excellent team. We couldn’t have been luckier finding Marcus and his catering team!!!

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

Buffet Style Catering
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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What a refreshing change for ordinary catering! I was incredibly impressed with the quick response to my quote request and also pleased with the value I received. The food was very good and the selection fit our needs perfectly. I was absolutely blown away at the presentation of the buffet, you won’t get this feature from many caterers. It was a nice added touch. The customer service was outstanding and our event was very successful. Thank you again!

Gianpiero's Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki J.
Verified review

I highly recommend Gianpiero's Catering! The food is made with excellence. You will not find better quality of service and food selection with exquisite taste for the price. The Gianpiero pasta is my personal favorite and it is what they are known for.

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

What a wonderful job beyond my expectations breath taking. I did not know whether to cry or scream for joy it was so amazing beautiful literally. I had event where 3,000 people attended and every one comment on how beautiful my set up for my Catering promotion table was. It was simply elegant, exquisite, elaborate and it had the spirit of excellence. Ms Bridges was professional to the end with her service I recommend anyone to let her design for their next upcoming event.

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!

    Ken K.
    Verified review

    Brian and his crew did a fantastic job hosting our birthday celebration. The food was fresh, the service was prompt, the valet parking was well run. We had about 80 people attend the party. I highly recommend La Taqueria for events.

    Onyx and Co. Catering, LLC
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rahul W.
    Verified review

    Karen and her team catered our NYE party and they did an amazing job, The staff were incredibly helpful and on top of everything - from drink and appertizer service to dinner set up and clean up. Our Guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food and service. They also cleaned up everything so we had nothing to do NY day but recover and relax. We would highly reccomend Karen and team and will definitly use them for our future parties

    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.

      About

      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.

      About

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

      About

      Although I am happy to provide you with a standard menu to choose from I prefer to sit down with my clients and hear what they have in mind. I am more than happy to use a family recipe or the one you saw on food tv that looked awesome or even create a recipe of your very own. I am extremely budget conscious and absolutely love delivering the first class event you weren't expecting because you didn't think you could afford it.

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      I provide great service presentation means a lot, but I stand out with flavor every bite you take is jam packed with a wonderful taste..

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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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      I do a creative cuisine for any occasion! There's no job that's too big or too small. I service weddings, anniversaries, private parties, corporate events, picnics, reunions and more.

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      I am a private chef. I offer in-home catering, events and all area of fine foods. Please see my resume profile. I love what I do and have the expertise.

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      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 full-service catering company that focus on corporate clientele. We do weddings, cookouts and clambake. I offer great presentations at affordable pricing.

      About

      StrEat Mobile Bistro is one of Northeast Ohio’s newest gourmet food trucks. We are inspired by local and seasonal ingredients, really fun foods, or simply any opportunity to create some deliciousness. Look for our frequently changing menu, and experience StrEat foods like never before.

      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.

      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 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.

      Actual Requests

      See other requests for caterers in Westlake

      Need Buffet Catering on August 17th

      Akron, OH

      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Other (crawfish broil/clambake)
      • Serving style
        Buffet
      • Head count
      • Details
        we want a casual, festive event.

      Need Catering Services

      Cleveland, OH

      • Type of catering needed
        Buffet - with servers
      • Interested in following cuisine(s)
        American - casual
      • Number of guests
        60-80
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers, Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
      • Details
        My wedding is July 19 2013 and my caterer can no longer accommodate my wedding. She had included the bartender as well. I am at a community center with a full kitchen for the event. Need to keep per plate to $25 or less

      Need Catering Services on September 14, 2013

      Cleveland, OH

      • Type of catering needed
        I'm not sure yet
      • Interested in following cuisine(s)
        American - casual
      • Number of guests
        60-80
      • Additional Service(s)
        Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), No additional service
      • Details
        Looking for all Finger foods. No sit down dinner
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