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Carlisle Caterers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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Mike was AMAZING! Prompt attentive to what we were looking for.. This was our first event and one of the biggest compliments was how GREAT the food was! DO NOT HESITATE to use Miranda's Catering... Can not wait to be able to use them again in the fall!

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kurt W.
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We have happily used Stone Hill Catering for many events over the years. They are professional and skilled in all they do. I highly recommend them for any and all events. Kurt Weaver, Crossway Church

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Savory Occasions Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anita B.
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The food was great!!

Macri's Homestyle Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marla B.
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Best Catering ever! Delicious food, very professional was there ahead of time to set up. They made sure everything was to our satisfaction and it was well above the value. Everyone was please for our first Family Company Picnic.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bart R.
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They were very accommodating and did a great job with our event!

KreeativeKreations
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Sharie B.
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I used Kreeative Kreations for a photo shoot and catering. The pictures were very clear, crispy and very professional. The setting was beautiful outdoors with green grass and beautiful flowers it was an awesome experience. The food is prepared very well and full of robust flavors. She is very timely her staff was dressed very neat and clean. Her decorations were exquisite, very unique and kreeative! I recommend Kreeative Kreations to everyone for your catering and event planning needs.

Karen M.
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I have used Kara for two events and our third event is scheduled with her in 6 months. All of the events involved a unique menu that we requested. Kara is an outstanding individual to work with on an event. The quality of service she provides is excellent. Her diligent attention to all the details of the meal sets her apart. The food was delicious and served at the proper temperature. She anticipated our needs and was working to fulfill those needs even before we asked. We look forward to working with her again!

Andrea D.
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I was very impressed with the service I received from Wooden Spoon. I was not expecting the uniqueness they provided to my sisters party. They created a specific theme and really catered to everything I had wanted and much more. I would highly recommend Wooden Spoon Bakery and Catering. The cake she made was amazing. Any thing you can think of she can make. I still haven't heard the end of how good the food was from family and friends that attended.

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We have been in business for 25 years. We offer any type of catering that the client would be looking, from sit-down served dinner to buffet style and anywhere in between. We have an event room that can seat up to 100 people.

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Been in area over 40 years, locally known for quality food, service.

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We are well-known pizza and catering restaurant. We serve from pizzas, cheese steaks, wraps, salads and 3-foot party subs to Italian dinners. We have great customer service along with our professional team.

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We offer traditional as well as new and inviting Southern and diverse ethnic cuisine. From my grandmother's kitchen to your event, we got you covered.

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Our mission is to prepare and serve the best-tasting grilled foods with the finest ingredients using custom cut meats, locally grown produce, and the freshest seafood. We will cook what you want to eat. Enjoy the party! We provide services in company picnics, tailgates, private parties, festivals, reunions, and personal party chefs. We offer award-winning grillers of choice beef, pork, seafood, and chicken specializing in grilled meats.

  • 7 years in business
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My work stands out because of my attention to detail and excellence in customer service!

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I have done everything, from public art shows in hospitals, restaurants, and fairs to commissioned art work. I have had a catering business where I was responsible not only for the food and service but also the setup and the decor.

  • 7 years in business
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I cater small functions, such as birthday parties, graduation celebrations, dinner parties and small weddings. I am interested in providing my services as a personal chef to families in need of healthy meals who do not have the time to prepare meals.

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Two Bridges Catering is made up of our full-time Catering Staff members, our talented Chefs, as well as numerous Student Workers who all assist in making every event a delicious success. Some of our corporate and special event services that we offer include corporate lunch buffets, boxed lunch deliveries, afternoon breaks, church events, receptions (stationary or passed hors d'oeuvres), dinner functions (buffets, chef-attended stations, served meals), and delicious bakery options such as cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Our Chefs are also happy to prepare and honor your special dietary requests including Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Sodium, as well as any allergenic dietary request. Find links to our 2018 Two Bridges Catering Menu as well as our Seasonal Menu on our website, or you may also contact Heidi Knaub, Catering Sales Coordinator, at extension 4095 or Derrick Trent, Catering Manager, at extension 5251.

  • 22 years in business
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I believe that we take compassionate what we doing.making sure our customers are very satisfied before we go into setting up of a operations

  • 37 years in business
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I am the catering sales manager for Panera Bread. My position allows me to customize our catering to fit your specific needs. Whether it is a lunch meeting for 5-10 or your wedding for 200 attendees, We can handle corporate meetings with a beautiful spread or box lunches to help you on the go. Panera would welcome the opportunity to take care of your catering needs. I would be happy to put a proposal together to make your life easier. Remember, we deliver! Email: Erin.Eckenrode @ panerabread.com I can also work within almost any budget, so please don't hesitate to email and see how we can meet and exceed your expectations!

  • 8 years in business
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I have a hire regard for the culinary arts industry and put a lot of passion into my cooking. I can cater many cusinies.

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I love to cook, simple. I cater for events, including, but are not limited to: dinner parties, private meals and everyday dinners. Though you're tired from working all day or just arrived back into the town, the dinner is still ready. If you're hosting happy hour, appetizers are ready! Are you having a dinner party, but you are feeling overwhelmed? Don't worry. Simply Great will be there.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Buffet Catering Service on June 8, 2013

Burtonsville, MD

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Mexican/Latin, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    It is a garden event at our home. Classy, but not too expensive. We would like to go for a tasting before deciding who we will hire.
  • $32.4
    Average price

Need a Caterer for Plated Dinner Party on May 11, 2013

Winchester, VA

  • Event type
    Plated dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American
  • Number of people
    10-25
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service

Need Italian Cuisine Catering Services

Greenbelt, MD

  • Event type
    Plated dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Italian
  • Number of people
    10-25
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
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