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Erie Caterers

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Ahava Catering Co
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Leann C.
Verified review

The mini donuts melt in your mouth and the pizza is delicious! Can't wait to eat some again soon!

BabyBlue Modern Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eli H.
Verified review

Jacob catered my event today, and it was some of the best food I have had. (I am a very serious foodie and I am very picky about food quality) Custom built menu, fresh organic ingredients, very flexible and willing to meet our dietary restrictions. If you have any event THIS is the guy. Hands down. Next time I am in town he is the top of the list.

Catering by Carrie
5.0
from 1 review
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carly D.
Verified review

Carrie is one of the most talented and professional Chefs I have ever had the pleasure to work with!

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We started this company about 5 years ago and grew into everything we do. We will begin with the planning to the cleaning up of the party. We do more than wedding receptions. We also do cook outs and barbecue for any occasion, and all of our food is home cooked.

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We are a full-service catering. We do great food at great prices. We have over 20 years of serving Italian and American food.

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We will cater your parties with my culinary team that is certified in culinary and will cater to your every whim.

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We cater for all occasions, both personal and professional. We have 16 years of experience. We serve appetizers, hot and cold plates, fruit trays, wraps, entrees and desserts. We are competitively priced.

  • 17 years in business
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We feel our Customer service and willingness to ensure our Customers a great event with our award winning food makes us the best caterer in the area Bar none.

  • 2 years in business
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We offer a wide variety of catering services ranging from weddings to corporate events . Whether you need delicious food simply dropped off, or need white-gloved waiters and waitresses, we provide you with a level of service that can guarantee your satisfaction. Our highly trained staff is fast, friendly, and efficient, and we do everything we can to make your event a special one. We also offer estimates for any event that you may have.

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I can create beautiful, delicious, affordable and homemade food for your function or event. Flexible menus are available to fit your needs.

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We prepare and deliver food for all sorts of events, but we will serve no more than 250 people. I have over 23 years experience in the cooking industry and only provide the finest food. I am also specializing in vegan and vegetarian meals.

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We do full-service catering with the flexibility to provide everything, from a BBQ event to a five-star extravaganza.

  • 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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I am the general manger at Mound Grove. I oversee a staff of 25 to 30 people. I also oversee all food and beverage operations for weddings, showers, and other special events. I have over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry, which include casual dining and a family owned catering business. I have experience with catering for small and large groups. I can customize a menu on most budgets. Let me cater to you.

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We provide catering service to small or large event. We have several dessert items available, such as cakes, cookie trays, pies, etc. We also have meat, cheese trays, and buffet items.

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We are a restaurant bar and grill. We offer catering on-site or off-premise. Tent, table and chair rentals are available. We can serve for all occasions.

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Specialize in home made cooking, especially cabbage rolls and 4 kinds of pierogies. Will try to accommodate all special requests. Reasonable pricing - 1 meat $9.00, 2 meats-$10.00, 3-meats $11.00. We take pride in our company on great customer service so your special event will be remembered by all your guests for years as the best event they ever attended.

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I offer BBQ food such as pulled pork, chicken and ribs. I travel to where the party is and cook on-site for the full BBQ experience. This year, we will be doing whole hog roasts also. Included in our per-person package prices are sides and drinks.

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We do catering for all occasions and cooking classes in your home or business. Chef Patrick Barnes has training from Pennsylvania Culinary Institute and has retired from the Ritz Carlton Cleveland to bring French cuisine to his new chef service. We focus on our customers' wants and needs. We are also a consulting firm that can cut your kitchen cost.

  • 16 years in business
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I provide fresh, creative, visual, traditional, and cutting-edge cuisine that is tailored to each client's needs and wants.

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We've got something to fit all of your catering needs! From Mexican to breakfast, BBQ and American, we've got it all, and we will bring it right to you.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer For Finger Foods

Grand Island, NY

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Italian
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Would like just finger foods.

Need a Catering Service

Strykersville, NY

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Other (main meat only)
  • Details
    Only need a main meat dropped off. thinking either bbq chicken or pulled pork
  • $3.25
    Average price

Need a Catering and Chef Service for a Buffet Dinner

North Tonawanda, NY

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