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Sandra's Goodies
from 76 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Connie D.
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For starters, the food was AWESOME! The food looked and tasted amazing, the plates and silverware looked real, even though they were plastic and she even provided a table cloth to make the presentation that much better. Everyone raved over the food and many people asked about the caterer I used. There was more than enough food, and everyone got to take home some leftovers. She understood I wanted to do something special for my work force; all I hand was an idea. She advised me on different options and we came up with the perfect menu. She was very understanding of my lack of knowledge on the catering business and walked me through everything and answered all of my questions promptly, and trust me there was a lot of questions. I give my full recommendation to Sandra’s Goodies!

  • 23 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Kerrie H.
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Viki ALWAYS comes through. Everytime we use It's Pary Time Catering we get tons of comments about how good the food is. I never have to worry about anything, because Viki always has it covered or one step ahead on making sure that things are just right. you go over and beyond Viki and I am truly grateful for all that you do for us.

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A Wonderland Of Food
from 44 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie E.
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Working with Alison at A Wonderland of Food was a joy from start to finish. Her menu options are amazing and she helped us tailor our menu based on our event. (130 guests for a non-profit party). She was proactive and responsive throughtout the whole process. The food was amazing and her staff was top-notch. I highly recommend Alison for any of your catering event needs! (P.S. She has a GREAT personality!!)

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  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron Kirk D.
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We hired Fusion to cater for an after work office party. The food showed up on time and by the end of our event was mostly gobbled up - which is a great sign. I recommend them for catering your office or in-home party!

Bear Country Catering LLC
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya J.
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Danielle was quick to respond, helpful and great to work with during the planning. The day of her and her gal were amazing and on time for service. The food was delicious and all of my guests loved it! I would for sure use Bear Country Catering again!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rosie F.
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Alison was very responsive and professional from the start of the process and all the way through. Her menu had a very large variety of options. We narrowed down to some of our favorites. She offered to bring samples over a few weeks before the party so we could taste and finalize the menu. She was very helpful and flexible, with a couple if minor tweaks and requests. The day of the party, she arrived an hour early to prep and stayed about another half hour to ensure all was well. Food portions were generous. Everything was delicious!! I cannot say enough about how awesome Alison and Baker's Dozen Catering & Cakes is. We would highly recommend her!!!

Divine Catering
from 20 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Steven A.
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I had the pleasure of having my marriage proposal catered by Divine Catering. I utilized their drop off service for my event. They were prompt on arrival. Courteous during set up and collection. Communication was stellar throughout the full process. The food selection was amazing. All of our left overs were boxed up and placed in the fridge. The cost for service was very reasonable as well. I would absolutely recommend Divine Catering for catering service and will certainly utilize them in the near future!!!

from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Janet M.
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Richard and his crew from Catering Tonight served a beautiful and delicious Holiday Lunch! The food was fabulous, service and servers very efficient and pleasant. Employees comments included "best holiday lunch ever" and "these guys were really great" "please tell us you're going to have him come back!" I highly recommend giving Richard an opportunity to cater an event for you. You won't be disappointed!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Darlene K.
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Food was excellent, did miss deviled eggs as ordered but everything else was wonderful. A couple of people felt she was a little short when people written through the kitchen which I get Ellen others might not. Overall very pleased with the catering and the bartending. Lily was an excellent bartender!. Would hire again.

My Vice Catering & events
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liz L.
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My Vice Catering was fun to work with from the very beginning of our wedding planning process. They truly care about food and flavor, client satisfaction, and the best caliber of service. Not only that, but every one of our guests raved about the food!

Teri h Catering
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany L.
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I absolutely love this family! They are so incredibly sweet and accommodating of whatever you want! They're food is SO delicious and I always eat it when at the farmers market! I cannot say enough good things about their yummy food and amazing customer service!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brooke B.
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Receiving food from Tranquil Heart has been amazing! Its chef/owner Diane truly has a passion for cooking and you can taste it with every bite! The meal service is a great way to make eating healthy super easy! While I am a carnivore, I have tried some of her vegan specialties and was impressed with how flavorful they were! Dealing with Diane and Tranquil Heart is a pleasure!

Coin Operated Boy LLC
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Monique V.
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Stephanie and Tamisha were just the best! We just loved meeting them and having them cater our little dinner party. They were professional and flexible to our needs. I would definitely recommend them and use their services again in the future.

  • 8 years in business
Shelley D.
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Regan and I cannot thank you enough for all you did to ensure that her wedding was all that she hoped it would be. From the first, when we wanted a simple ceremony with just a few guests followed by cake and champagne with the residents, to the final day, when we had 45 people for the ceremony in the garden, followed by lunch in the Sullivan Theater and then cake and champagne with the residents in the Hemingway Room, you were amazing. Every time we needed help (Referrals for bakeries? Photographers? Hair stylists?), every time we had questions (Can we have flowers delivered to you? Can we add something to the buffet for the kids? Can we play a DVD slideshow at the reception? ), your response was always “no problem, we can do that”. The lunch buffet was delicious and plentiful (SO glad we didn’t cut the whipped potatoes with basil!), the servers were professional, and the transition from one location to the next seamless. And the little touches were so thoughtful (everyone loved the “eat, drink and be married” sign outside the reception!). You made the wedding so easy and so much fun, Melissa. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Workshop
from 1 review
    Rob G.
    Verified review

    Over the years I have worked with many caterers and most of the time they are OK. The workshop has been a great asset to me and the families I serve at Estacada Funeral Chapel. They are willing to work within a budget, give great service and great food. They also are not stressed which is important in my job. They calmly come in and work their magic. Thanks Lou and Janet for all that you do personally and professionally.


    We bring styles, creativity, and a one-stop shop for all your unique event needs. The food is locally grown, sourced and organic whenever possible. We'll come to you, do all the work, and leave the place cleaner than we found it!


    I cater for baby showers, wedding showers, anniversaries, graduation parties, wedding receptions and office parties. I will go the extra mile to make all my customers happy and make their special events unforgettable.


    I have been catering for small parties, church events, weddings and outdoor events. I can beat the price of any competitor.

    • 19 years in business

    No one offers the variety or the quality that we offer especially in the catering/event area! Local natural products and organic wood roasted coffee are a couple of our best attributes. Not to mention my 20 years of experience in pretty much all aspects of the coffee industry I love making my customers happy through making a delicious drink and that all ages can enjoy them!


    I am providing am incredible palate adventure. I cater for small weddings, private parties, birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, and cocktail parties. I am a chef at Nike world headquarters.


    We do corporate events as well as weddings and parties. We are a full-service catering and bartending company. We have a Texas style BBQ which is really unique for our clients out in Oregon as well as authentic baby back ribs, etc.

    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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