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  • 6 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda L.
Verified review

Mike was quick to respond from the beginning. We had other caterers that we were looking at for our wedding, but something kept drawing us to Miranda Catering. At first we thought because the prices were much lower than others, that the food may not be what we were looking for. It was everything that we wanted and he worked with us on choosing the menu. They even brought food to taste test to our home. They were great to work with and would recommend them for any occasion. Thanks so much for making our special day memorable.

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon A.
Verified review

Stone Hill Catering did a fantastic job for my daughter's wedding!! Many of the guests at the wedding commented on the how delicious the food was. Their service was excellent as well! They made the meal portion of the reception totally carefree for us. We literally didn't need to give it a thought! I would highly recommend them for any catering event! My husband and I would not hesitate to call upon them in the future for any event we might have. The food and service were over the top at a reasonable price!

DuJour Catering
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Casey S.
Verified review

Having Jim and Cindy cater our wedding was the best decision we could have made! The food was delicious, there was plenty for all the guests (and for leftovers) and their presence was calming and professional. We went for chicken, salmon and some hot and cold sides and even a month later, our guests are still raving! Pick DuJour if you value amazing homemade food, beautiful presentation and caterers who treat you and your event like they were part of the family! Thank you so much!

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Savory Occasions Catering
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenn G.
Verified review

I contacted Savory Occasions just a few days before my event. They got back to me right away, on a weekend, and worked through the details. Sent the proposal right over for me to review. They arrived at the event had it all set up before I arrived, worked with the local venue on their own, and got with me to make sure all was well. Great outfit to deal with!!!

Macri's Homestyle Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Patty B.
Verified review

Mary provided us with several cookie trays for a 60th Anniversary party for my parents. The event was held at the Spring Garden Conference Center. Mary personally delivered the trays well before the event so that we didn't have to worry about getting them there ourselves. They were delicious and our guests raved about the quality. I would certainly have Mary cater for us again and I would definitely recommend her to anyone who asked.

Beef It Up LLC
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kristian S.
Verified review

Was a fantastic experience all around. I had never worked with Beef It Up so wasn’t sure what to expect. The day of the event came and my expectations were surpassed. Very personable, food was awesome (and plenty) the rain didn’t stop then from making it a great day for all of us. Everyone kept talking about the food. Pulled Pork BBQ was out of this world, pit beef was fantastic and the pit turkey was devoured and on top of that, fresh cut fries. It was a hit with the guests and was a topic of conversation. Would highly recommend and will continue to use them moving forward.

Catering by Wendy
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Belinda E.
    Verified review

    I have been to several events that featured Catering by Wendy. Always fresh, innovative, and delicious. Highly recommend!

    • 3 years in business
    Kristen S.
    Verified review

    I had Mara-Leo's food at a surprise birthday held for a family friend. All of the food was excellent, but I especially enjoyed the Chicken Riggies pasta dish. The staff was extremely friendly and a pleasure to have at the event. I would definitely hire them for a future event!

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    James D.
    Verified review

    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
    About

    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.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    Creative and original... we go beyond a Pinterest Pin

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    • 8 years in business
    About

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

    • 28 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    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.

    • 18 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    We are a full-service catering company. We offer customized menus to meet your needs and budget. Tasteful Occasions caters all types of events. From backyard barbecues to elegant seven-course dinners, we do it all!

    • 22 years in business
    About

    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

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.