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Youngstown Holiday Caterers

Browse these holiday caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Youngstown.

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  • 31 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara F.
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Chef Scott was an excellent caterer with whom to work. He patiently helped me with menu planning over several days, easily hitting my desired price-point and need for both gluten-free and vegetarian options for a 50-person catered event. The reviews for the food by participants were outstanding - all gave a thumbs up for the spread. I would highly recommend Chef Scott and Farm to Fork Caterers and Cafe for you next event.

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison S.
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Thank you again Art!!!! You truly made our Family Wedding Celebration Day Fabulous this past Saturday 8-12-18 ...the food was exquisite!!! You assisted in making this day perfect by all you did on a short notice!!! Again it meant a lot to myself and Nate, as well as my parents and family. We will definitely use you again!

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.

Visual Drama Designs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chardé H.
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This was my first time using thumbtack so I was very weary about the results. When Kawanna contacted me she immediately caught my attention with her professionalism and upbeat personality. Visual Drama Designs were EXTREMELY accommodating and worked with us despite the changes we made even after signing a contract. She understands that a wedding can be stressful and literally made sure she was not a part of those moments. Not only was her customer service amazing but her designs... WOW!! Absolutely Beautiful!!! I received sooooo many compliments on the decor and even my now husband was looking around and said "wow she did a great job!" Now you know it's good when MEN notice!! Lol I will 100% be using them again in the future and referring them to EVERYONE I know! You will not find a business of this caliber that cares and takes time for the "little" things. I mean she met me at the store and went flower shopping with me! Thank you soooo much Visual Drama Designs for making our special day unforgettable. The custom design, the excellent customer service and your warm and calming spirit was everything a bride could ever want on her once in a lifetime wedding day!! We are forever grateful! Love, The Hollins 🤗

Buffet Style Catering
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy M.
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Dear Maggie: Thanks to you and your company, our family can now enjoy gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free breads and pastries and cookies for every occasion, including holidays. EVERYTHING we ordered for our Christmas party was wonderful and tasted delicious and fresh. The Kolachies were out of this world as were all the wonderful cookies ~ my daughter was so happy to be able to eat your snowball cookies without a worry of nuts. The Jam Thumbprints were so amazing, as well. We cannot say enough about now delicious the Pumpkins Rolls, Pumpkin Pies, Banana Bread, Cranberry Orange Bread and Christmas Stollens were. The breakfast biscuits were so moist and melt-in-your mouth. Kathy Mc ~ Strongsville, OH

  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Winifred H.
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Philip was very easy to work with. The food arrived on time, looked good and tasted great. I would definitely use them again. Thank you very much. Winifred Hosking

Scott's Fire & Ice
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alison P.
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Scott and his crew catered our wedding on July 25, 2015 and they were awesome. Our guests all thought that it was so unique to have a pizza truck at the wedding and it worked out perfectly. Scott was very accommodating to all of our menu requests and everyone raved about the pizza and chicken dish as well as the gelato that he made for the end of the evening. Scott and his crew were very professional, knowledgable, and respectful during the planning process and the event. We would definitely recommend them to anyone!

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.

Frank's Family Restaurant
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Sherry C.
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I had a reservation and my table was ready on time. Service was excellent. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Food was wonderful. I will be back again. It was a delightful experience.

Nicole's Restaurant
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
Lee H.
Verified review

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!

  • 5 years in business
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WE cook with soul

  • 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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I am catering for in-home fun and at any facility. I provide home cooking classes for one or more. We will make the experience a time to remember.

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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.

  • 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 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.

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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 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!

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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.

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We offer vegetarian or vegan catering. We are a small personal business. We are home-based, family-owned and operated. We have diverse menus. You can choose from comfort food, health food, holiday, kid-friendly, raw, ethnic and more menu options. We will work with your budget.

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.

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.
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