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Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 267 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori W.
Verified review

Chef Tony outdid himself with our corporate picnic! He knows his business and excels! The food was outstanding and the service excellent! Everyone attending was delightedly pleased with the catering provided. I highly recommend Chef Tony and hope to work with him again on future events.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natala C.
Verified review

Shannon and Casey at Hog Day BBQ were the perfect catering company for our wedding of about 100 people. Shannon was willing to work with us as we navigated questions about the menu and our head count - and everyone RAVED about how delicious it all was. We were so pleased with the quality and the prices. We had 2 meats and 5 vegetarian sides and Shannon even made a strawberry shortcake for our dessert that was perfect. We would highly recommend Hog Day for your BBQ needs. IN fact - we are going to throw another party JUST so we can hire them again! THANK YOU!

Feast Caterer
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Janine F.
Verified review

Anton and his servers provided great food and fantastic service for my graduation/family reunion. The food was presented very nicely and professionally and all the food tasted amazing! His food is homemade and that is apparent! The servers cleared plates throughout my 5 hour event and worked very hard to make everything run smoothly. Anton cooked and directed extremely well! Anton and his staff were fantastic to work with and I would use them again and again for my catering needs!

A Taste of Paradise Catering
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie J.
Verified review

Our experience with Paradise has been excellent. Linda is always so helpful and accommodating and delivery is always on time and friendly. They are always willing to accept those last minute orders with no reservation. The food is delicious and I personally think they have the best cheesesteaks around and their chicken parm is awesome as well. I suggest you give them a try. Debbie from Protection One Security.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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Great Service, Great Food. Will definitely call again soon!!! On time and professional and the food was DELICIOUS!!! Had the best Valentines Day personal chef. Great presentation and kept kitchen spotless. Highly recommended!

Culinary Architects
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

Culinary Architects did our holiday party and they were absolutely wonderful to work with, the food was delicious and everyone at our company loved it. I highly recommend Culinary Architects for your next catering event, you will not be disappointed.

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander P.
Verified review

Jerry's Kitchen is a gem within the food truck world. Their menu is full of variety and I have never been disappointed by a dish! They have always been respectful about catering to dietary restrictions and food allergies. I have seen them at multiple food truck festivals and catering events and they have the fastest, most courteous service every time.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary D.
Verified review

I have been using the services of Chef Tanya for 11 months now. She has been providing weekly dinners and some snacks twice a month for my children and I. I have 3 children which are very picky eaters and they LOVE the meals Chef Tanya prepares. In July I hosted a family reunion of 40 and I had Chef Tanya do all the food. What a spread- even homemade ice cream! Next month my brothers and I are giving our parents a "dinner for two" prepare by Chef Tanya as an anniversary gift. I know it will be fantastic. I have recommended Chef Tanya to my friends and co-workers.. Her food is so good.

D'Lish
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mark R.
Verified review

WHEN PRESIDENT CLINTON CAME TO OUR HOUSE, WE CALLED DEIRDRE! We are repeat clients of D'Lish, which I think speaks to our continued enjoyment of the wonderful job that Deirdre and her team consistently do. At the center, the food is always that star of the show - but of equal importance is the level of service that surrounds the delivery of the food. Deirdre works with you on every detail - from menu selection, help with wines, service staff and bartenders - and manages to take the stress out of a party or event and lets you enjoy the guests. When we learned that President Bill Clinton would be coming to our house for a fund raiser - and only had 8 days to organize the food, drinks and service for an event with 75 people - Deirdre was our first call. We knew that we could rely on her delivering a knock-out event, which she did. But so much more than that, she went above and beyond and assisted with so many of the details and logistics of the event that I don't think we could have pulled off without her. I highly recommend Deirdre and her team at D'Lish.

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
Verified review

i recently used this catering company for a family event.The food was amazing and had family and friends wanting more, i cant wait for the next big event to use this company again.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lexi Rusk C.
Verified review

I depend on pats to deliver all my catering needs to my events, the food is always well put together and on time. My guests always love the food! If I need a special request, they take their time to cater my needs. I would highly recommend someone who needs food catered to their next party to get your food from pats !!

  • 2 years in business
  • 12 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.

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Meyers catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica N.
Verified review

I ordered a breakfast from Meyers catering. The food was great, it arrived hot and on time. Everything about their service was excellent from beginning to end.

Julio’s Mexican cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Victoria B.
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They showed up on time and thought of everything! The food was unmatched and absolutely delicious. My family and friends are still talking about the quality and service. This was an excellent experience and I’d recommend them to anyone!

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!

Lil Lina's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Samantha F.
Verified review

Catered our office party and we couldn't be more happy. We use them every week, now!

Jersey Girl Cafe
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tianna E.
Verified review

The food was excellent! Kathleen was personable, professional and extremely flexible in working to accommodate the dietary and scheduling needs of my event. I would definitely use her services again!

About

I provide full-service, off-site catering with over 25 years of food service experience with the last 15 years in catering. I have a degree in culinary arts. I am the chef/owner. Let's cater. Weddings are my specialty. I will make your "next event your best event".

About

Prism provides on-site catering services for small parties of 20 to large events of more than 500, serving everything from rustic comfort foods to elegant gourmet dishes. In addition to traditional fare, our team specializes in vegetarian/vegan meals, gluten-free baked goods/desserts, and can accommodate most dietary restrictions (low-carb, no processed sugars, etc.). For customers who may want additional services, we have a wide network of established cooks and pastry chefs to bring your dreams to the table. Prism is dedicated to providing you with a full spectrum of meal options. Let our team take your next event over the rainbow!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

Boston Market Catering offers a variety of menu options, from sandwich platters to soup and salads to a full array of hot meal items prepared in a delicious home-style manner! We deliver, setup and leave you with a spread your entire family, team, or office can enjoy! All deliveries come with disposable plates, flatware, napkins, tablecloths and serving utensils -- no need to do anything! We bring it all! We host all sizes of events from a small office lunch to large scale conferences and weddings! We have full-service options, individually plated meals, boxed lunches, and delicious buffets for any occasion!

  • 10 years in business
About

We are a small family-owned business that is all about making each event special and the food delicious for any event big or small. Both owners have an extensive background in culinary and catering to help make your event perfect.

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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