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Youngstown Party Caterers

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  • 31 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy W.
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Chef Scott provided the fare for the open house and reception at WEPA TV. In a time crunch, he created a fantastic menu on a budget, was prompt on delivery, and professional at set-up. When the food arrived, our photographer turned on his heels to photograph it, and it tasted even better than it looked. Thanks Chef! You came through for us with flying colors and made us look like we had some real class... that stuffed brie en croute was a party on its own!

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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ATWC catered our graduation party for 100 guests. The food was fantastic and everything was delivered as promised. Art was great to work with and had an amazing menu. ATWC exceeded my expectations and helped to make our party memorable.

Mantua Corners Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne B.
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The food was delicious - everyone raved about the grilled chicken, pulled pork and beautiful salad. Lisa was wonderful to work with and really helped with all the details (I would have forgotten about). She made my daughter's graduation party special.

Jeff's awsome food.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Michael A.
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Jeff catered a party at my home. Everything went well and we were pleased with the food. On time and proffesional.

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!

Visual Drama Designs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Archana B.
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Visual drama designs catered my housewarming party. Khawana and Katrina met with me a couple of times before the event and they really got to get to know me. I wasn't sure what to expect but they went beyond my expectations. The decor was tailored to my personality and taste. The food was delicious. I highly recommend this dynamic duo. I will hire them again in the future. They are extremely pleasant to work with and very friendly!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke F.
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Brian worked with me from day one to create a menu that would be special for our party. I had ideas in mind of what I wanted to do and he made it all happen and went above and beyond to make everything amazing. Everyone LOVED the food and couldn't stop raving about how delicious it was! Seriously every flavor was amazing and it was a delight to see how happy everyone was. And my adorable 89-year-old grandma was so surprised, honored and overwhelming happy that she was able to try each and every thing! You hit this one out of the park and I can't thank you enough! You will be our go-to for all upcoming parties!

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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We offer distinguished catering and meal designs to fit your taste and function, with a small price to fit your pocket.

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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.

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

  • 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.

  • 4 years in business
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First and foremost I cook from the heart and everything is made from scratch, no short cuts. I'm very passionate about food.

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My Chef Station offers catering, private hands-on cooking parties for kids and adults as well as scheduled cooking classes. We have a large commercial kitchen and lovely intimate dining room great for showers and parties of 26 or less. We will work with you to create a menu, class or event that fits your style, taste, and budget.

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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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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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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 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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We provide a full service as well as ANYTHING the customer would want catered. We have a menu, but if the customer wants something that is not on the menu, we would do our best to make that customer's wishes come true and provide that for him or her.

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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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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!

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.
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