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Monroeville Appetizer Caterers

Browse these appetizer caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Monroeville.

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  • 31 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim R.
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Chef Scott provided an excellent experience for me and my guests from beginning to end. I am still receiving rave reviews for the appetizers, dinner and deserts the day after the event. Call, hire and enjoy the attention Chef Scott gives to every detail...

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ShefShaun | PurplePlate
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abby G.
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I had never used Thumbtack before this experience. I was planning a dinner party for my sister's bachelorette party and wanted to do something extra special -- so we decided to get a private chef. ShefShaun answered my request promptly and was extremely easy to work with through direct email. I gave him our budget and he was able to come up with an amazing menu within our parameters. We were expecting a total of 12 guests. The day of the event he arrived two hours before the meal and provided all the dinnerware we needed (plates, silverware, cloth napkins, and offered wine glasses). The house smelled wonderful as he worked on preparing our meal -- we opted for a salad course, plated appetizer, and entree. When dinner time arrived his assistant was fabulous and made sure that we were taken care of and did not lift a finger. He explained each course to us as it was served including our refined chef's salad, arancini with tomato and mushrooms, and seared chicken breast supreme. ShefShaun and Dawn were both extremely professional and a pleasure throughout the evening. One of the highlights was that ShefShaun brought all of his own supplies and equipment. In addition to preparing an exceptional meal, ShefShaun made sure to leave the kitchen spotless afterwards. I have never used a private chef before this event. ShefShaun exceeded all expectations. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering having a special dinner party event.

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly A.
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My daughter and I enjoyed learning some valuable cooking tips and recipes from Chef Art. We made a variety of cuisines, as well as put the grill to use, plus finished it off with a simple yet delicious dessert. It was great to add some new, healthy, and fresh ideas to our cooking repertoire. We would highly recommend Chef Art and Around the World catering and cooking classes. Kim and Marianne Abdalah

Square Cafe & Food Truck
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Georgia S.
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I used your catering menu for a birthday party , we picked up the food ,plated it and it was wonderful!! Lots of compliments and very pleased party attendees!

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Traveling chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John C.
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Chef Bill came into our home and taught my 3 kids the basics of getting around the kitchen, how to properly use knives, saute chicken (or any protein), and we ended up with a fantastic chicken parm dinner. Everything went great! ----- John C from Shaler

Green Light Meals
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 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.

TCF Pittsburgh
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda J.
Verified review

Had a dinner party for ten last October and had real soul food catered and served. The food was delicious. I will be using the girls again for our Veteran’s Day party.

Jackie's Catering
5.0
from 3 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.

PRESS bistro
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Katie T.
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Fantastic beer dinners! We are always impressed with the food and beer pairings! My husband has tried so many different foods that he otherwise would never try!

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.

Anthony's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Michele B.
    Verified review

    The food was exactly as I asked . Service was professional and friendly . Chef Ike was extremely accommodating.

    About

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

    • 7 years in business
    About

    I love what I do and it shows through my food!

    About

    Making It Marvelous is a specialty catering company that provides a variety of creative menus, themes, and specialty items incorporated with personalized catering. Making It Marvelous also creates candy buffets. We want to be sure that we make every event Marvelous.

    About

    With over 15 years of experience professionally cooking, I have a sincere passion for the service I provide.

    About

    I provide high-quality and ingredient-driven meals and catering. I offer meal plans catered to individual diets. I do in-home, fine dining, etc. Please visit my site for more info.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    I specialize in mult culture cuisines. Soul food, Jamaican, African, Spanish, Asian, and more. I spent 30 years learning to authentically prepare different styles of cooking.

    • 12 years in business
    About

    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.

    About

    We use only the freshest hand selected foods and will accommodate any requests that our clients may need to make their special occasion memorable to all of the guests!

    • 9 years in business
    About

    I am not aware of anyone in the area that combines chocolate with catering.

    About

    We cater! We offer authentic New York style bagels, muffins, cookies, and lunch sandwiches with the best in class service.

    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.

    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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