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Monroeville Custom Caterers

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  • 31 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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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 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 46 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!

Kimberley Ashlee Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Helen S.
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Everything was perfect, beginning to end. She was very accommodating in planning menu, when they arrived told us just to sit and relax and they would do everything to set up and of course prepare food. The food was outstanding😋!! Very upscale in content and presentation. Service also superior. Happy guests! Ashley, Josh, Nicky and Sarah not only cleaned everything up at the end but since we had 40 people and had rearranged dining chairs into different rooms prior to caterer arrival, they even put all of those back. I have no recommendations for improvement, and I've used several caterers over the years. Great evening!

Green Light Meals
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 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.

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Traveling chef
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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Twisted Apron
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan S.
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I had the best experience ever with the Twisted Apron! I used them for my daughter’s graduation party at my home. My guests are still raving about the beautiful presentation and absolutely delicious fare Christy (and Andrew) provided for my daughter’s graduation party. And the service was fantastic. I had never used catering services before, and researched a number of caterers for a while. They all charged more and provided less. I’m so glad I went on Thumbtack and found Christy! A+ on: responsiveness/attention to detail; professionalism, keeping a super-calm atmosphere; beautiful presentation; accommodation of specific requests; delicious yet uncomplicated food (as requested); providing tents/tables/chairs; arrival time & set-up, take-down etc. I truly could go on & on.

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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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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!

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We are a PGH based catering business and will travel to anywhere! We specialize in home-styled prepared foods, but we can create personal menus. The services we offer are as follows: * Catering * Decorating * Photography * DJ * Live band and other event services We are your one-stop-shop catering service!

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Bella Sera Catering, Pennsylvania's first certified green caterer, consistently brings invention and creativity to your table. We continue to transform homes, outdoor spaces and corporate meeting rooms into extraordinary, unique events. Our menus bring to life your vision. From lavish affairs to intimate gatherings, our team will coordinate each detail with ease and innovative cuisine.

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

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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 bar, restaurant, and caterer. We do all sorts of catered affairs, such as business luncheons, rehearsal dinners, and wakes. I also teach culinary lessons, including mothers' sauces, desserts, food and wine pairing.

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We are a corporate dining-catering group serving the Greater Pittsburgh area. We also are the preferred caterer at The First Niagra Pavillion (formerly Starlake Amp), The Consol Energy Center, and the Benedum Theater. Our food is of the highest quality, made from ingredients purchased fresh daily in the Strip District of Pgh.

  • 7 years in business
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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.

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

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

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We are a full-service caterer. We are creating menus specific to the needs of our customers. From breakfast buffets, graduations, picnics, private parties, and corporate events to the wedding of your dreams, we can create the perfect menu to fit your event. Visit our website for a quick look at what we can do for you.

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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