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  • 31 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine H.
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This thank you to Chef Pierce comes late. I wanted to thank him and his catering service for an exceptional experience. We had an engagement party for our son and future daughter in law in December of 2017. I contacted Chef Pierce and he responded immediately. Chef and I went over his catering menu together, (which is expansive), the couples likes/dislikes, cost, set up, amount of people to be served etc.. Emails or phone calls to Chef were always answered within a reasonable time. Our evening turned our fabulous, in part because of Chef Pierce. Our family and friends were impressed with the quality of ingredients used and presentation of the appetizers. (We chose heavy appetizers for our gathering). Would use Farm to Fork caterers again with out hesitation.

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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David P.
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Chef Art delivered an excellent catering experience with a personal touch. The quality of the food was top notch!

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

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Twisted Apron
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Sandy T.
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Christy & her staff did a magnificent job! Food was wonderfully presented. Perfect menu for an afternoon sip n see. Work was outstanding & price reasonable.

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

  • 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!

Marie Z.
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I have been to many events catered by the owner of Macadoodle's. The food has always been delicious and served timely. I would highly recommend for any gathering.

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The following services are offered: * cleanups * cleanouts * hauling * errands * catering * festival setups * mechanical * landscaping * some construction * odd jobs

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I am an executive chef at a retreat center, but will do private catering out of my commercial kitchen.

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We are the only all-inclusive event center within a 25-mile radius of Stark Co. with complete off-site catering from small informal events and barbeques to large, formal, sit-down affairs.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are a full-service creative catering company. We cater everything from weddings to graduation parties.

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We have a chef-driven innovative bistro serving American cuisines in a chic metropolitan atmosphere. We offer seasonal menus and craft cocktails and wine bars.

  • 5 years in business
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We are a full-service caterer for small to large events.we have catered events for as small as 25 people and as large as 1500. We can also provide some entertainment dinner, theater shows, and boutique catering to fit your event.

  • 3 years in business
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We provide healthy, fresh and ready-made meals for families and the working individual. Catering is available for your special occasion.

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We were established in 1979 and provide catering needs for clients. We make you feel as a guest at your own affair. Our food and service is second to none.

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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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We are a family-owned and off-premise catering company. We offer a variety of menu items and options for any occasion. Our experience entails everything from backyard picnics to full-service buffets for wedding receptions. We have a few signature specialty foods that are very popular with our clients. If you prefer an item not listed on our current menu or need to stay within a budget, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Your special occasion should be stress-free and enjoyable. Leave the work for us, and sit back and relax!

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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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We help you in every aspect of you. We do weddings, rehearsals or events. No job is too big or too small. Call us today for information.

  • 5 years in business
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WE cook with soul THAT I Call all the shots

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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