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Lancaster Bar Caterers

Browse these bar catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lancaster.

  • 6 years in business
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
Sebastian P.
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I would like to thank Miranda catering for catering our son's graduation party. Mike and Trish were the only one who responded with interest in doing my event and worked with me all the way. We had a buffet style dinner. The food was delivered to the event on time and it was delicious. The menu was just right and enough to go around . I had excellent feedback from all our guests. We were a bit short on drinks ( because kids love to drink) but we made through it. Miranda Caterers work hard to make my event successful. They are awesome people and I would work with them again.

  • 16 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Michele A.
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I can only say good things about my experience with Chef Myles. Everything was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I was unsure of the menu and Chef Myles helped me plan what to serve and the party goers loved every single item. I will use Chefs 2 Go Catering for all my catering needs!!!!!!

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie P.
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I would recommend Stonehill Catering to anyone! From the first time we spoke till the very last min they were responsive, thoughtful and listened to the needs. Our wedding was scheduled for last year and we had to move it a whole year and they did with no problem. They go above and beyond to fit your needs and ensure you are getting what you want! My guests could not stop talking about the food that was served. Lastly they did a awesome job in ensuring that the bridal party was taken care when they returned from photos! Honestly this company is the best and sweetest to work with! 👏👏😁

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  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Was initially nervous to hire online and someone we knew nothing about. But Ailsion is so likable on the phone and her confidence in her skills eased my mind. So glad we chosed " Its Dinner Time". Over 50 people attended my retirement party and EVERYONE raved about the food. So original, fresh ingredients and delicious! Plus the personal touch of Allison & her husband Chris was an added bonus. They are such down to earth and fun people who truly love what they do. Yet professional in the way they easily blend into a crowd taking away all worries of preparation, serving and cleanup! All you have to do is enjoy your party. We liked them as people, we liked their service and liked the food. You will not be disappointed!!

Culinary Architects
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

Culinary Architects did our holiday party and they were absolutely wonderful to work with, the food was delicious and everyone at our company loved it. I highly recommend Culinary Architects for your next catering event, you will not be disappointed.

Catered Cocktails LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth W.
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Great services; friendly bartender - definitely recommend and will use them again!

DuJour Catering
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
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DuJour Catering has an A+ catering business we used for a business 30th Anniversary party. Their food was delicious and dealing with the owners was a pleasure. We highly recommend them!

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Steven A.
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I used S&B Event Concepts and Catering for a last minute in-home affair and I needed catering quick. It was my first time using a catering company. I setup a last-minute romantic in-home catered dinner for my wife and me. I got rid of the dogs and the kids. I shampooed the carpets and had a long-desired present ready for my wife when she walked in. In addition, when my wife walked in the S&B hostess / waitress and chef were standing (professionally dressed) adjacent to the dining room table. My wife was very surprised. The multi-course dinner, desert and event went perfectly. I worked with Sodiah from start to finish. She talked to me on the phone at times I liked -- at odd hours on occasion as she responded immediately once to my late-evening email. She always responded quickly to my calls. The food menu was huge. I picked out just the stuff I wanted. And, she kept it within my budget and not once suggesting items to raise my spending. We double checked all items and expectations including but not limited to the food selections and preparation desires, timing, supplies, etc. The table setup was complete with fine china and silverware, candles, white linens and other stuff to make it look very special. They used our kitchen and left it spotless (including the trash removal) when they left. She and her team were great to work with. They were pleasant, on-time and very professional. They remained out of site. They exceeded my expectations. They will be my go-to for in-home catering and catering for other events. I will call further in advance next time. I promise.

  • 1 year in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Laura A.
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We had a great housewarming party... everyone was very complimentary about the service and drinks!

She Cooks
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie R.
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Great job on two days notice for a business luncheon catering. She was on time and the food was great!

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Savory Occasions Catering
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Keith S.
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Heather did a fantastic job! The presentation was beautiful and the food was outstanding! Savory Occasion's delivered beyond my expectation! You couldn't find a more helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating person to take care of your catering needs. Savory Occasion's is a class act!

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Tim W.
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Soleia's catered a graduation party for us recently for about 50 people. They did a wonderful job from nuts to bolts, visiting our home beforehand to see where and how they would lay things out, bringing staff to assist in setup both with their food and equipment and our decorations. That was a welcome surprise. The food was delicious and we received a lot of compliments about the catering. The cake that she baked was wonderful and again many compliments. They went out of their way to make everyone happy and worked very hard while they were there. We ate leftovers for a week! They also arranged for a tent, tables and chairs because I wasn't sure about the weather and I had many people tell me it was a perfect event. Overall, they did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend them.

The Cutie Behind the bar
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia C.
Verified review

Her staff is always professional, polite and on time. I will continue to use The Cutie Behind The Bar. Xquisite Catering

Papi Cuisine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Bam B.
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My experience with Papi Cuisine has always been nothing less than excellence their food not only looks good but taste even better you can tell every meal is prepared and given just as much as attention as the last wouldn’t choose another catering business over them

  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ty S.
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Chaad and his team are truly amazing. Recently, I had a hip hop 80’s party, and each time I begin to feel stressed, Chaad and his team jumped in to make sure everything went smoothly as planned. Amongst all of the catering companies I’ve contacted, Ster Catering was the only one who provided samples of the foods I wanted served at my party. This is a huge plus and I wish other catering companies offered this option. On the day of my event, Chaad and his team arrived early. They assisted with decorating (which they did not have to do). They also provided great food and drinks which everyone loved. I highly recommend Ster Catering and I would definitely hire Chaad and his team for another event.

The Savory Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lora W.
Verified review

Colleen from the Savory Chef has catered many events for me and has done some personal cooking in my home . The food was freshly made and professionally displayed. Myself and all my guests have raved about the food. I would highly recommend The Savory Chef for her personal in home or delivery services and any event anyone is planning.

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Meyers catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica N.
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I ordered a breakfast from Meyers catering. The food was great, it arrived hot and on time. Everything about their service was excellent from beginning to end.

Black Tie Caterers
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki J.
Verified review

As always show up on time, very professional and superb food. Welcome to the family.

Emily Yount's Bar
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Zach O.
    Verified review

    I have used Emily as a bartender for several of my company functions as well as my private functions. I couldn't have asked for a better or sweeter person. I asked her to be there at 6pm to start setting up and she was there at 5pm. Everything went smooth. All of the guest really liked her. Everything from set up to clean up went perfect every time. She has also done a couple of events for friends of mine which I attended and they said the same thing. I would recommend her services to anybody that wants their bar to be ran smoothly. She is very funny, personable and nobody had to wait. The drinks were delicious. My favorite is the Key Lime Martini with Graham Cracker around the rim

    Liliahna Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tammy T.
    Verified review

    We have used Liliahna Catering several times for faculty/staff breakfasts and lunches. Brendon is wonderful to work with, always on time, and the food is top of the line delicious!

    About

    We are a full-service family-owned and -operated company that understands and can meet many of a client's needs. We provide all facets of cleaning for your homes, businesses or properties. We can meet all of your catering and in-home meal preparation needs, whether a party or weekly meals. We can also help with the party planning and decoration. Our company also has the experience and can provide house and or animal sitting/dog walking, all for your precious furry family members. Each of us have a professional background: one as a trained chef with over 15 years of experience and the other with a degree in interior design with 20 years of experience Our business is designed with people in mind who need daily chores and food preparation for their loved ones. We created this business to help others take some daily stressors off. We hope that you will give us a chance to serve you. References are available.

    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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