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Monroeville Creative Caterers

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

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  • 31 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine H.
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This thank you to Chef Pierce comes late. I wanted to thank him and his catering service for an exceptional experience. We had an engagement party for our son and future daughter in law in December of 2017. I contacted Chef Pierce and he responded immediately. Chef and I went over his catering menu together, (which is expansive), the couples likes/dislikes, cost, set up, amount of people to be served etc.. Emails or phone calls to Chef were always answered within a reasonable time. Our evening turned our fabulous, in part because of Chef Pierce. Our family and friends were impressed with the quality of ingredients used and presentation of the appetizers. (We chose heavy appetizers for our gathering). Would use Farm to Fork caterers again with out hesitation.

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ShefShaun | PurplePlate
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Aileen R.
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Outstanding experience! ShefShaun is creative, accommodating and personable. His creations are a work of art and absolutely delicious! Highly recommend.

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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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 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 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Mary A.
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Easy to work with and food was great! I would definitely recommend Green Light to others and will consider next time I need a caterer. Thanks!

  • 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!

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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.

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

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I am an executive chef at a retreat center, but will do private catering out of my commercial kitchen.

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I have no business, but I am trying to get into one, part time, as a change of pace from my present job. I am planning to try to turn this into full time. I cook, I bartend, and I can do catering from my house for small parties. I'm a casual cook; I am pretty good. I am a very good bartender. I'm not a fancy chef, just a "down home damn good" cook. I spent eight years at my last job, moved, and then spent six years at my present job (assistant cook at a hospital), I bartended for 22 years also. I bartend at the hospital Christmas party. I make fantastic pumpkin rolls, my Christmas baking specialty. I can bake, but I prefer to cook. I am Safe Serve certified, with 92% on the test. I just need a change. I am working on getting a website.if I can't do it, I will tell you so. I am a very honest person.

  • 9 years in business
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I am not aware of anyone in the area that combines chocolate with catering.

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

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I have a variety of fine foods on the go. I can cater to your needs, weddings, graduations, birthday parties and so on. I take my time to get to know my customers and make their needs and wants come true. I go far and beyond to make people smile through my food! I have been cooking as far back as needing a stool to reach the countertop. I have samples that I will bring for our first meeting and you, the customer will decide what your wants are to please your guests. I can do parties as little as 5 and as many as 300. Try my food and not only will you smile on the outside, but your stomach will also fall in love.

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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.

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

  • 6 years in business
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Our food is exceptional. We prepare everything in house, with the exception of our hot sausage.

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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