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Harrisburg Caterers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Miranda's Catering was amazing for our low key wedding. The price was affordable and everyone was raving about the delicuous food. I know who to go to for my next catered get together!

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori S.
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Melissa and Vern exceeded our expectations from the time we met to our daughter's wedding day. They were so helpful during the planning phase and always put our minds to ease when we had questions. Our guests were impressed with the tasty food (fresh and high quality) that they prepared, their professional servers and the seemless delivery of service. Their kindness and warmth gave us confidence that we chose the right caterer. I highly recommend Stone Hill Catering. P.S. You gotta try their buttered basil chicken and their smashed potatoes!

DuJour Catering
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jack N.
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Our retiree picnic was well served by DuJour Catering. The picnic lunch arrived on time, was plentiful and was appetizing. The cost for the meal was reasonable. The Hecker's were helpful with serving the meal and with clean-up. Our group would highly recommend DuJour Catering.

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Savory Occasions Catering
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesssica B.
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The owner and staff were so friendly and accommodating to any of our special requests. The food was absolutely delicious. I was impressed with the wide range of meal-type packages and reasonable prices.

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!

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James D.
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I hired Silvestre Cota to cater our High School Reunion Dinner for about 70 people. We wanted something extra special and everyone raved about the Oyster Appetizers and Prime Rib. Working with Silvestre Cota was also easy. He is very particular and has attention to detail and very profesisonal. Our experience with Silvestre Cota was very positive and I highly recommend his service.

Sweet Tooth Cafe
1.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
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Have an out of the box catering experience. We offer home-style meals, pizza, breakfast, baked goods, gourmet salads and paninis, crepes, and ice cream. We also make anything upon request. If you're looking for out-of-the-box catering, we would love to help you with all of your needs. We can supply home style, polish, Greek, vegan/vegetarian, and BBQ style meals. We can also supply an amazing dessert collection. Presentation is half the battle. With our creative background, we put an artistic touch on every plate. We offer various displays for your occasion.

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I am expanding my personal chef services. I do menu planning for singles, couples not quite comfortable in the heat of the kitchen, busy families refusing to give in to less than nutritious fast food or larger functions. We cater to your personal needs.

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We have over 10 years of catering experience. We have worked and done events in PA, MD and DE. We also own and operate a mobile catering truck (food truck) for the past 3 years. We have been a part of some great events over those years including: Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE 2013 Sunfest Ocean City, MD 2013 Hershey Soccer Cup 2012, 2013 Hempfield Fall Classic 2012, 2013 Mash-UP Food Truck Festival in Harrisburg 2013

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I have a subway, Chester chicken, plus a full menu option. I have the ability to do so much more in the catering line -- meetings, parties and more. I deliver and set up, serve (if needed), tear down and clean up. I come with many great recommendations.

  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Rocx Sound System has been in business since 1992. I have been a dj for over 30 years. I've worked a couple of radio stations. volunteered for over 14 years at WQSU fm 88.9. I love all walks of music but I do specialize in 80's music as that is the era I grew up in. As your dj I will cater to your needs to keep you & your party having fun on the dance floor at your event. My prices are reasonable and I will work with you on pricing as budgeted.

  • 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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We are a custom caterer for all occasions. Two professional trained chefs that will help your party needs be exactly what you want.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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Tater Harden Catering & Food Service is a full service catering company established in 2000 in Harrisburg Penna. We provide any and all food service from personal chef service, fundraisers, desserts, and outside food concessions. We create a menu just for you at a price you can afford. Regardless if you desire a m for two or several hundred persons we can help you. Tasting is Believing.

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Our food is always prepared from the finest ingredients and we use as much as we can from the local farmers and organic if possible. We have been family owned and operated for over 20 years. The owner is also an Award Winning Executive Chef.

  • 13 years in business
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We offer Southern style craft BBQ -- Brisket, Pulled Pork, Turkey, Sausage, Bacon, and Ribs. They are all smoked in-house every day. Party platters for eat in or take out are available. Catering is available upon request.

  • 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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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.

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

See other requests for caterers in Harrisburg

Need Catering Service for a Buffet Catered Event

Clarence, PA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American, Italian
  • Head count
    100-125

Need a Caterer for a Graduation Party

Bowie, MD

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    This will be a graduation party for my son - he will be graduating from high school.
  • $500
    Average price

Need Catering Services

College Park, MD

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Italian, BBQ
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    We are under a tight budget and don't want to spend more the $20 a person
  • $20
    Average price
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