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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
  • 133 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 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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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 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison S.
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Thank you again Art!!!! You truly made our Family Wedding Celebration Day Fabulous this past Saturday 8-12-18 ...the food was exquisite!!! You assisted in making this day perfect by all you did on a short notice!!! Again it meant a lot to myself and Nate, as well as my parents and family. We will definitely use you again!

Kimberley Ashlee Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Diane D.
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We hired Kimberley Ashlee to cater our 15th wedding anniversary party (with over 50 guests), and it was a resounding success. The staff was punctual, polite and largely invisible. The level of professionalism exhibited well exceeded our expectations and the food itself was nothing short of excellent. Kimberley Ashlee delivered a truly wonderful experience to us and all our guests and we will definitely bring them back for future events.

Square Cafe & Food Truck
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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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!!

Green Light Meals
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn M.
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Green light Meals did a great job for my event. The food was tasty and the presentation was excellent. I would highly recommend them for catering events.

  • 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!

Jackie's Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tiffany C.
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Her food is excellent. I’ve had her cater several of my events and my guests have all wanted her to cater their events they love her food. I highly recommend Jacki’s catering.

  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alex H.
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Christine was our wedding planner and proved to be an invaluable resource to us. Her knowledge, connections, and attention to detail are unparalleled. Definitely the best decision we made for our big day.

Bed Rock BBQ Joint
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
Jules M.
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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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I provide a variety of food based on customer needs.and also do event planning weddings/showers/anniversary.and also offer on hand cooking lessons.

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My Chef Station offers catering, private hands-on cooking parties for kids and adults as well as scheduled cooking classes. We have a large commercial kitchen and lovely intimate dining room great for showers and parties of 26 or less. We will work with you to create a menu, class or event that fits your style, taste, and budget.

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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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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!

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We provide party and event support, indoors or outdoors, decoration, catering servers, set up, clean up, and bartenders. We can make you feel like a guest at your own event, we will do it all. If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person, we can fill in the gaps.

  • 13 years in business
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I love it! I love food, beverage and 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.

  • 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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I am willing to help plan weddings, and I want to take the stress off of people. I make their day great and them happy.

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We prepare Mediterranean, French, and Moroccan dishes. Everything is authentic and ingredients are carefully picked to guarantee extreme quality. Dishes are amazing, and everyone raves about them.

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We offer an unlimited menu for any catered event. Our prices are competitive, and our food and potions are exceptional. We simply offer the best-tasting catered foods in the area.

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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