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Manayunk Event Caterers

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  • 17 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark B.
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We hired Tony and his team for a birthday party at our home. Tony took the time to come several weeks in advance to plan out the logistics. For the event itself, the food was great, and the wine pairings were spot on. No one left our party hungry, and everyone complemented the food. We would definitely hire Tony again in the future.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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This was my first time hiring a caterer for an event. Shannon was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. The pricing was very fair and the food got great reviews from our guests! We did a simple barbecue with hot dogs, burgers, pulled pork, and grilled chicken. Sides were Mac and cheese and grilled vegies. There was plenty of food for our 70 guests. I would definitely recommend Hog Day Afternoon!

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
Verified review

Anton was so wonderful to us during the whole process. From the first phone call, picking our buffett menu and pricing. We had a set per person price and he quoted us under it. We had impeccable service at our wedding reception. His staff treated my husband an I like a king and queen. Now to the food. The best I can come up with is amazingly awesome. Everything was way beyond my expectations. Every guest personally came to us remarking how superb the food was. I highly recommend Feast Caterers for any event you may need a caterer for. I look forward to planning another event with Chef Anton.

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K.Artisme(Art-is-me)
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie J.
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I had a huge event for a organization I'm apart of on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in the park. K. Artisme, was simple amazing! She was on time, friendly and very patience with all the children. She had a line from the moment she open until our event was over 12-5. The children and parents were very happy with her work. I would recommend her to everyone! I can't thank you enough for such a beautiful and fun day with you. We will most definitely use you again. Thank You!!! Keep up the Great Work! :) Debbie

A Taste of Paradise Catering
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Denise A.
Verified review

Paradise does all my catering events. If you want excellent homemade italian food there's no one better than Paradise. Along with good food they do everything to make your event go smoothly. They are so professional and eager to please. Oh let's not forget the owner Linda who is a wonderful baker too. Please when your looking for a good caterer please call Pardise! You won't be disappointed, I guarantee it!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul S.
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Allison was a true pleasure to work with and an ultimate professional -- even more importantly, her appetizer creations for my cocktail event were deliciously devoured by my guests, each of whom asked for Allison's contact information. I should have kept her as "my secret" but Allison's skills with all-things-food is too special not to share. I will certainly use Allison again for my next catered event!

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

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander P.
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Jerry's Kitchen is a gem within the food truck world. Their menu is full of variety and I have never been disappointed by a dish! They have always been respectful about catering to dietary restrictions and food allergies. I have seen them at multiple food truck festivals and catering events and they have the fastest, most courteous service every time.

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Angela B.
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We really liked S&B's set up at our wedding to make it a beautiful reception! The staff were friendly and very professional. Sodiah was especially flexible with the plans and easy to work with which helped to make the day go perfectly. The food was also great! We are thankful that they were our caterers and would recommend them to others.

  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca R.
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Chef Jay and FEAST Catering provided excellent service for our appreciation banquet. Throughout the process and leading up to our engagement, there were some delays on our company's end. Nevertheless, Chef Jay remained patient and professional and delivered excellent service on the night of our event. The food was delicious as well! We are looking forward to working with FEAST Catering in the future!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon S.
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Tanya came to our family home and cooked a four-course meal for the eight of us. She was truly wonderful to work with. We interacted multiple times before the event to coordinate on courses, and she was very flexible in handling our dietary restrictions. In addition, when we had a sudden death in the family, Tanya was exceptionally understanding and very flexible in rescheduling. The food at the event was AMAZING. My family raved about her dishes all evening. Everything was made fresh at the home, and she even took care of the clean up! I cannot recommend Tanya enough.

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
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i recently used this catering company for a family event.The food was amazing and had family and friends wanting more, i cant wait for the next big event to use this company again.

The Little Sicilian
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kerri B.
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Very responsive to my request! I look forward to working with them at my upcoming event.

Enjoi Catering
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Quanda S.
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I give two thumbs up for Enjoi Catering! I made a last minute decision to throw an Anniversary Party For My In-laws and Enjoi Catering came through for me and I was able to concentrate on my guest list and decorations. I gave them my request and They handled everything else. I was even able to sample my menu. My Menu consisted of Lamb Chops, Asparagus, Lobster Maccaroni, Crab Cakes and Shrimp Salad. Everything was delicious. With the Holidays coming up I'll definitely be in touch with Enjoi Catering. 👍👍

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 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.

Julio’s Mexican cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tricia Y.
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We had the truck at our party and the food was awesome and tastes authentic!

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Meyers catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 6 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.

Baldi's Barbecue & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda W.
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Toni and her family and staff made our event wonderful. We were serving about 60 friends at our home and the food was fabulous and plentiful. Toni worked with me to plan exactly the type of event I had hoped for. Her staff were professional and personable and really made the evening special.

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen J.
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They were very professional and the food was amazing. I have recommended them to a few of my friends and they all have booked them for their upcoming events. Josette also works with your budget but what made me choose her company was for the work they do for special needs children and their families. She turned her lost into something positive. Keep up the great work

The Couch Tomato - Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Manny Y.
Verified review

I have ordered from Couch Tomato Catering for several of my corporate events and the food is always here on time and fresh! I love the variety of sandwiches and salads that are prepared. I have also tried the fajita bar and customers always enjoy. The presentation is always so nice and my guests love the food! Thank you for always providing a great lunch for my guests, and keep up the great customer service.

Doug Brown Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lori O.
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Chef Doug has cooked for me on several occasions. He has a wealth of food knowledge and experience. He is timely, tidy, and professional. Pictured below is a salad with pickled strawberries, grilled chicken, dandelion greens, Gorgonzola, strawberry vinegarette. The other is monkfish on rice with a side of sea beans and accented with lemon zest.

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

See other requests for event caterers in Manayunk

Need a Buffet Caterer for a Small Party

Wayne, PA

  • Event type
    Other (PARTY)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Small Party
  • $665
    Average price

Need a Catering Service (Full Service)

Philadelphia, PA

  • Event type
    Other (Funeral Luncheon)
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, Indian, French
  • Serving style
    Plated meal, Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    This is very short notice and I apologize but it's for a funeral luncheaon
  • $1012.5
    Average price

Need catering

Philadelphia, PA

  • Event type
    Other (holiday party)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Mix of people including Mulims so must use turkey instead of pork or separate options for them
  • $607.67
    Average price
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