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McKeesport Affordable Catering Services

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  • 31 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris S.
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I recently put up a request to cater a corporate event for around 25 people on Thumbtack, and Farm to Fork responded within just a few hours. Working with Scott was an absolute pleasure - he gave many helpful suggestions for combinations of food and did everything he could to help deliver the experience I was looking for while still staying within the requested budget. Given the effort he put into trying to make everything work while still keeping the service affordable, I really got the sense that he cares for the people he works with. When it came time for the event, it was no surprise to me that everything was on time and went off without a hitch. Afterwords, the guest stated that the food was excellent, particularly the tenderness of the meat. Scott is very flexible and willing to talk with clients in order to setup the ideal dining experience and I would highly recommend his services!

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ShefShaun | PurplePlate
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan B.
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Amazing tastes, Great presentation! As advertised...No matter what menu or party size, Shef Shawn is well preped and organized to make any event special. "Thanks for the great food and insite from your catering expertise Shef ".

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Payal P.
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I had a last minute cancellation with my previously scheduled caterer and Art saved the day with his ability to pull together a meal for our school field trip in just two days. I appreciated the quick replies, his calm and kind attitude, and the quality of the meal he brought. We were trying to focus on creating a healthy, family style lunch to encourage our kids to make more sustainable food choices in the future and Art's meal was a hit with them! They even ate their veggies :) I would highly recommend Around the World Catering if you want high quality and flexibility at reasonable prices. Thank you Art!

Square Cafe & Food Truck
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Susan F.
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We have been holding evening events at The Square Cafe for over three years, and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent, the service is spot-on, and our guests always enjoy themselves. The catering staff is professional, knowledgeable, and always makes great menu suggestions. Plus, the Cafe is a great venue. Thank you, Square Café!

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Traveling chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Anne Z.
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We chose Bill for catering our family thanksgiving dinner. We had lots of family coming in from out of town the weekend prior to thanksgiving and some folks are ill. We just didn’t have it in us to do the traditional dinner ourselves. We also had dietary restrictions. Bill completely understood and put out a great meal with many little extra touches. He was punctual, clean, neat, professional, prepared. Everything nicely laid out, all dietary requests followed perfectly. Everyone was so thrilled with the service. Bill is a warm person and so likeable! We will definitely use him in the future.

Green Light Meals
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Reynolds C.
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I used Green Light Meals to cater a private family dinner to celebrate my wife’s 75th birthday. The entire family came home for the weekend to surprise her...and we did. However, we have a wide variety of food requirements within our family...medical gluten free, vegetarian, no sugar or artificial sweeteners, and no red meat. Green Light Meals customized the dinner with various entrees that met everyone’s personal selections. The food was excellent and the customer service was outstanding...including delivering the entire meal on Sunday of a long holiday weekend. The Hors D’Oeuvres, Salad, Entrees, and Side Vegetable Dishes all complimented each other. And the custom, gluten-free, three-layer white cake with with white icing was a real hit. With full confidence, I can highly recommend Green Light Meals.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sara B.
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Justin took a last minute project to cater a lovely dinner for my husband's family during a time of grief. He responded to my request quickly, understood my needs with ease, made suggestions and delivered promptly. I was pleased that he accepted PayPal as I was not present to pay in person. He pulled a rabit out of a hat for me and I am extremely grateful. He is an entrepreneur and an angel !!

TCF Pittsburgh
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Linda J.
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These women have serviced two of my events(planning, ordering as well as bartending and serving) and I couldn’t have had a better experience! I was able to enjoy the party as much as my guests did while Angie and Jasmine took on almost everything else. I cannot speak for the catering (I will in November when they cater our Thanksgiving dinner) but everything else they offered was worth every single penny. You won’t regret working with the Culinary friends!

Elegant Accent Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
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The job was a baby shower for our daughter, for 46 people. We would definitely use Elegant Accent Catering again. The food was well received by everyone. Few minor things, getting a price earlier in the interaction, and the coffee was little strong. Jeremy was easy and pleasant to work with during set up. He arrived right on time, was prepared, and everything went along as expected. We will definitely use Elegant Accent Catering for our next catering needs and recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer.

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The following services are offered: * cleanups * cleanouts * hauling * errands * catering * festival setups * mechanical * landscaping * some construction * odd jobs

  • 7 years in business
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I love what I do and it shows through my food!

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I was the Regional Culinary Director of 14 bonefish grills before turning down the position of National Culinary Director position of over 100 restaurants for the opportunity to move up as the managing partner of one of the flag ship stores. Then became the general manager of the Morton's Steakhouse. After many years in the business, I decided to be around my children more. I moved into a 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. sales job but the draw of being in the kitchens brings me back. I was the lead of over 100 catering off-site jobs over the last 5 years and have won numerous awards with my previous companies for the dishes we put out.

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I operate a full-service restaurant offering catering to business clients as well as to individuals! We offer made-from-scratch menus using the freshest and healthiest ingredients. We use grass-fed beef, gluten-free items and organics.

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We are a Pittsburgh based catering company. We have been in business for over 20 years. We specialize in personal delivered meals and also catered events. We can cater to 1 or 100. No stomach is too small for us to handle!

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I provide home-taste catering. I only use natural ingredients for all types of diet. Please contact me for more information.

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We provide traditional and classical comfort food with a twist. We will customize the menu to clients' needs. I'm a certified chef with a strong background in country clubs, hotels, and resorts.

  • 2 years in business
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Four Brothers specializes in the art of serving original family recipes of native New Orleans handed down for generations. Known for award-winning quality of its food and its convivial atmosphere, the history of New Orleans famous foods offers a glimpse into New Orleans' storied past making Four Brothers food a must experience for everyone

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I have been an event planner for more than 15 years now. From making invitations to budgeting and creative designing, I have done it all, and I enjoy doing them.

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The Best BBQ in Pittsburgh

  • 5 years in business
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WE cook with soul

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I will cater to the location. I make arrangements to meet there so I can get everything lined up and put together. I am experienced, and I have been catering for 15 years. So let's get together and talk about how I can wow your day!

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

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Need catering (full service)

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Mixture)
  • Serving style
    Other (Passed Appetisers)
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    50-75
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Everything must come ready to serve and it is an upscale event. No working kitchen.
  • $683.67
    Average price

Need catering

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Event type
    Other (Halloween 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
    I just put in the lowest amount they let me per person. I'm looking for easy and mass quantity.
  • $18.37
    Average price
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