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Willoughby Wedding Caterers

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

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

  • 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
Jolene A.
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Our event was a casual outdoor garden wedding. Kitchen Academy was excellent. They were amazing in all the categories listed. I would suggest them to everyone or anyone to cater their event big or small. We had about 40 people. They listened, helped with vegan dishes, and stayed in contact all the way to the event. Our guests were so amazed on how wonderful the food and desserts were. So many compliments to Marcus. Most of the guests took his business card to give to friends or keep for themselves on their future events. If we could we give the 10 stars for all categories listed. They made our special day wonderful and amazing. Thank you so much!!! Mr. & Mrs Kevin Knaack

Teta's Kitchen
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
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Teta's Kitchen catered an event at my home. The guests raved about the food and talked about it for several days after the event. They thoroughly enjoyed everything that was prepared. I highly recommend Teta's Kitchen!

Cheron's Scratch Kitchen
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Diane V.
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I had a very specific recipe that I wanted her to use for crab cakes and she did it very well. My brother and his family were very pleased with the dinner and touched that she came from Amherst to the west side of Cleveland for them. Because they were celebrating in a hotel she made sure they had salt & pepper, butter, etc. Very detail-minded. She kept me informed, asked questions, and did a great job! I so appreciate the job she did and would certainly recommend her!

Mantua Corners Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kim R.
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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!

All Inclusive Catering Co.
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Molly K.
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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
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
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They catered my wedding of 110 guests in my outdoor rustic barn wedding. They showed up early and were ready. I didn't have to check on them or ask them anything. They were self sufficient. Guests loved the food! They will make anything you want!

Jeff's awsome food.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Thomas D.
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Jeff's Awesome Food catered a family reunion for us. I couldn't of asked for better food and service. It was served buffet style and everything was kept hot and replenished. Would definitely recommend and have him cater again.

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

Nicole's Restaurant
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
Lee H.
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I have eaten at the restaurant and had Nicole's cater event as well and I highly recommend them. Vickie and her staff are very professional, the service is efficient and always polite.. and of course the food is EXCELLENT!

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I am catering private events by design, plan/cook, set up table scape and venues, and provide family-style gourmets. I have served parties of eight to 200 people in weddings and meetings. No party is too small.

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Specializing in hands-on and custom events, Tree House Catering offers full-service, drop-off and complete special event management services for breakfast, lunch and dinner -- all catered to your unique locations.

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Choice Catering is dedicated to offering customers superior off-premise catering. No matter what size, Choice Catering delivers quality food matched with excellent service.

  • 14 years in business
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I specialize in intimate dinners for two, dinner parties and in-home cooking classes. I also cater larger events like weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, corporate events, etc. I have appeared on local television over 50 times.

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You can choose from five regional menus. We cater events from 30 to 300! We will come to you and work with you to make a wonderful event.

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Since 1964, Barrister's has been providing catering services by using only superior-quality ingredients, giving customers generous portions at affordable prices. We are also being timely and reliable. We are a landmark Cleveland area establishment with an impeccable customer service record. Call us to discuss your needs. We can help!

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Carrie Mae's Catering specializes in weddings, banquets, repast, bartending, decorating, serving, excellent customer service and satisfaction. I love to see my customers enjoying their event and not having to worry about how the operation will go.

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I am a certified chef. I was at the top of my class at P.I.C.A. I worked at the best private club in Columbus and I am experienced in fine dining set-up. I want to give people something that they could afford but give that experience of "Wow, that was great!" I also worked with Wolfgang Puck at Five Star Sensation in Cleveland with a very good friend, Nicky Moorse, a chef for Jegg's Racing.

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We cam provide you with any type of quality food including American, Mediterranean, ..to spice up your parties without breaking bank.

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We are Maria's Family Restaurant. Welcome to the all new Maria's Family Restaurant! Come in and be welcomed by our friendly and courteous wait staff. As a family-friendly environment, you can come in and bring the entire family! We are open from Sunday thru Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.. Breakfast is served all day. We have homemade daily specials. Try our gyros and corned beef! Catering is also now available.

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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