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McKeesport Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in McKeesport.

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  • 31 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rosemary W.
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Chef Scott helped us celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. He responded quickly to my last minute inquiry and was very helpful in choosing an ideal menu to please all the tastes of my family. We had chicken Marsala and teriyaki skirt steak as our main dishes. They were amazing. We were pleased with our entire experience from beginning to end. He was very personable and fun and well organized as he set things up at our house. The chocolate mousse with strawberries was a crowd pleaser. Cannot wait for another occasion to celebrate with Chef Scott!

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ShefShaun | PurplePlate
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Imran M.
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Shaun was amazing! We were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary and Shaun prepared a great a meal. From designing the menu to making the meal, he was such a professional and made the entire process really fun. The food was OUTSTANDING!

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 20 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
Karen K.
Verified review

My husband and I were very impressed by how they went out of their way to provide us a taste testing, adapt their menu and incorporate specialty food we wanted to have during our cocktail hour. Amanda was great at getting back to me with the several emails I wrote her the weeks before our wedding. We were also very pleased with the quality of the food provided!! I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a caterer who is flexible and reliable!!

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Traveling chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
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The Traveling Chef catered our wedding and rehearsal dinner. His food was to die for! He was very professional and the food was like eating at my favorite restaurant! After my wedding, I called and booked him to take some cooking lessons. Money well spent!

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
Justine D.
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We hired Justin Dixon for our wedding and we couldn't be more pleased. He very happily worked with us to customize our menu to make it everything we wanted and more. Not only was he very easy-going and fun, his food was absolutely delicious! I would definitely recommend his services. Thank you Chef Dix!

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!

Tiffany Dawn Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mark B.
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Great pictures, great service and affordable prices! Tiffany Dawn Photography did a great job on our wedding and engagement photos! I would recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer.

Elegant Accent Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janet H.
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My step-daughter got married at Clear Story Studio and had their wedding reception there as well. The service, waitstaff, and food was excellent. We couldn't have asked for anything else. Highly recommend for any function....they all went above & beyond. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Bed Rock BBQ Joint
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
Jules M.
Verified review

I host a picnic for my women's club, and typically the event is held at a country club. I opted for a park setting and had Bedrock cater. All the food was delicious - and devoured. The grilled chicken was out of sight! Those fancy ladies will talk about you if the food isn't right. Thanks to Bedrock, I received praise and requests to hold the event again next year.

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If you're looking for a way to thank your employees, look no further! We specialize in gelato and ice cream socials for corporate and business catering! We have many different packages to offer, and can serve any number between 50-5000. Whether we serve scoops during a break, or have a sundae bar set-up, your employees will go back to their work with a smile on their faces! Happy employees result to more production! We are also available for any other types of catering events, birthdays, reunions, and weddings, just give us a call!

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The Best BBQ in Pittsburgh

  • 12 years in business
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We offer small-party and gathering catering that focuses on local and sustainable foods. Menus are created specifically for each event and host. Events range from small-dinner parties and large-family gatherings to corporate cocktail parties, and much more. The sky is the limit.

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

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We offer fantastic food paired with superior service. We are available to you at one of our amazing locations or complete party packages brought to your venue.

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We are your one-stop shop for any catering or event planning needs. We are featuring exceptional food and outstanding service.

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I am a Pittsburgh based sommelier and chef. I give cooking lessons and beverage education. I am also available for hire for small catering functions to cook and/or bartend.

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I do catering for small dinner party, business meeting, and private party. I have unique foods and dessert. I am able to cook all ethnic foods.

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We are a multipurpose catering business that provides a variety of services, such as adult and children's parties, weddings, showers, office parties, date nights, cooking lessons, and fruit bouquets.

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.

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 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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