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Norristown Buffet Caterers

Browse these buffet caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Norristown.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Keirstin B.
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Chef Tony and his staff were a pleasure to work with. The job was for an open house buffet style dinner in celebration of a college graduation. The food was delicious, fluently arranged, and thoughtfully prepared. I would certainly recommend their services to anyone in need of a catering.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gina F.
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We were thrilled with Hog Day Afternoon Catering!! The food was to die for!! Everything was so good, really impressive!! Thank you!!

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Anita O.
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I had a cocktail party and needed appetizers. Chef Anton followed up promptly and stayed in touch throughout the planning stage all the way up to the night of the party. He was actually early which was nice since some guests came early. People loved the pot stickers and shrimp. The cheesesteak egg rolls were my favorite as well as the tomatoes. We had plenty of food. The cocktail party was a great success and I have to believe this was due in part to the great apps! I’m very happy. I was highly recommended Feast Caterers!

A Taste of Paradise Catering
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
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My family and I had requested the service of Linda Pillitteri's catering, A Taste Of Paradise, for a 100th birthday party. Food was exceptional & prices very reasonable. The staff was efficient and friendly. Linda and her staff made sure everything ran smoothly. I would totally recommend A Taste of Paradise Catering. You will not be disappointment.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy C.
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It was an absolute pleasure having Allison in my home. She was there when said she would be and the dinner that she planned and prepared was exceptional. I would highly recommend her services without reservations. It was a treat to be served a gourmet meal in my own home by a true professional. Also my kitchen is cleaner than when she arrived.

DuJour Catering
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Jim and Cindy were very nice since the moment we met them and they did a great job with our wedding. Food was amazing. Service was impeccable. I even forgot about dismissing the tables for the buffet and Cindy took care of it no problem. They even collected our linen napkins and put them aside for us. I would definitely hire then again!

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Angela B.
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We really liked S&B's set up at our wedding to make it a beautiful reception! The staff were friendly and very professional. Sodiah was especially flexible with the plans and easy to work with which helped to make the day go perfectly. The food was also great! We are thankful that they were our caterers and would recommend them to others.

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Regina D.
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Jerry's Kitchen just catered my son's graduation party and everything was fabulous! The crispy chicken sandwiches where huge and the cheesesteaks where tender and flavorful. The staff was super friendly and full of upbeat energy. My son's friends really got a kick out of the truck serving food in our driveway. Scott the owner made everything so easy for us.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina S.
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Tanya catered a Christmas gathering at our home for 10 adults + kids with appetizers, buffet dinner and dessert. We had hired a chef the previous year and didn't have a great experience...this year however our guests RAVED about the food! Tanya was professional, brought all of her own equipment to cook and serve, and she and her assistant left my kitchen in great shape. She was easy to work with in the planning stages, promptly responded to calls and e-mails and sent me an extensive menu of choices for course selections which she modified as needed. The night was relaxed and at the end my guests commented that they really couldn't remember what was served the previous year, but the food was delicious this year! There were plenty of leftovers to be enjoyed as well. I would not hesitate to hire her again!

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Bon Appetina Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Louise B.
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I LOVE Bon Appetina Catering. The food is amazing and reasonably priced. She responds very quickly to an online order or even a phone call. The chicken turnovers are Amazing!! She is very willing to work any person to create a affordable menu.Have had many items and have never been disappointed!

D'Lish
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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We had a dinner party for 16 people. We started with drinks and hors d'oeuvres served beforehand, and then sat down for a 4 course dinner and dessert. It was a brilliant evening. Deirdre worked with us to develop a menu, and then delivered a delicious meal. Despite having so many people at our house, we were actually able to be out with our guests enjoying the whole evening as Deirdre and her team delivered course after wonderful course. I would highly recommend.

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene B.
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I became acquainted with Ma'idah Catering Co. at a friend's wedding. The food was beautifully presented and the variety and tastes were awesome. So many people there were just chattering about the food! Since then, my family and others that I know have employed the Ma'idah Catering Co. for all of our affairs. We have the option of choosing our own menu from fresh goods (not canned or already processed), or to use a theme menu presented by Ma'idah. The results have been nothing short of awesome!

Tasty Table Catering
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Prompt and courteous responses from the staff. Very responsive to needs. Servers were not as experienced as those from other caterers I've used, but their enthusiasm helped cover the inexperience.

The Little Sicilian
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bobby S.
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Vince and The Little Sicilian did a great job catering my son's birthday party. The food was absolutely delicious. We had pizza, riceballs and dessert and the price was very reasonable compared to other quotes I got. They showed up on time and prepared to serve everyone. We will definitely have them back at some point again!

Bee&Jay Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Myra C.
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Bee&Jay Catering catered three events at my job and each time the food and set up was excellent. I cant say enough about Bee&Jay. The food is really very good! Ms. Brandy is so nice and friendly. I would recommend this catering company to my friends and family in a heart beat. EXCELLENT!

Julio’s Mexican cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melia S.
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Food was delicious! He was prompt, polite, worked hard and was great with the customers. We highly recommend Julio’s Mexican Cuisine!!!

STER Catering
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ty S.
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Chaad and his team are truly amazing. Recently, I had a hip hop 80’s party, and each time I begin to feel stressed, Chaad and his team jumped in to make sure everything went smoothly as planned. Amongst all of the catering companies I’ve contacted, Ster Catering was the only one who provided samples of the foods I wanted served at my party. This is a huge plus and I wish other catering companies offered this option. On the day of my event, Chaad and his team arrived early. They assisted with decorating (which they did not have to do). They also provided great food and drinks which everyone loved. I highly recommend Ster Catering and I would definitely hire Chaad and his team for another event.

Baldi's Barbecue & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph T.
Verified review

Fantastic Service! Excellent set up. The on site grills were a big hit and terrific. Arrived promptly. Very friendly! Delicious food and lots of options to choose from. Highly recommend and can't wait to use again!

  • 10 years in business
Valerie C.
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The food was delicious and very flavorful and the service was great from the whole Sister's soul food team. They showed up on time and set everything up in a timely matter. I highly recommend Sister's for any type of event your having.

Lala's Sweets n' Treats
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie C.
Verified review

The whole experience was great. Latonya worked around my schedule and was answering my emails even at 11pm at night. I think the food presentation was outstanding and everything came out great and tasty! The guests were satisfied and I was as well. Only thing I can say was that the chicken tenders were a little dry but that's due to transferring and holding. Other then that, I will be very glad to have her cater my events again. :)

Nikki's custom catering
4.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie W.
Verified review

The food and set up were awesome. The first meet to go over everything was smooth and detailed as well as professional. After that communication became a little more difficult. This was for a special needs adult and proper reciepts etc were needed. I would have given 5 stars if communication didn't lack at the most crucial times and still not getting what is needed . If I am judging by the quality of food and formal set up it is 5 Stars all the way.

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.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

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.
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