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Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teresa W.
Verified review

My husband and I were very very pleased with Chef Tony, we were very happy with his services and food. We are looking at our calendars to set up another time in which we can bring him back. Best Chef ever. Thanks Chef Tony

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carly B.
Verified review

I honestly wish that we could give them 10 starts. From the START Shannon and her team were nothing but amazing. They were friendly, professional, and their food was incredible! During our wedding planning experience, Shannon not only acted as a our caterer, but she acted as a member of our family. She was always present to talk to, she was encouraging, she was kind, she was excited for us to get married and she made sure that we did not have to worry about A THING! She made sure that every little detail was done, and that if we had any questions, we could ask her ( even if it was not catering related). Shannon made sure that every bit of food was something that my wife and I would love, and she even remembered every little detail of my wife's picky eating! On the day of our wedding we did not have to worry about A THING! Why? Because Shannon and her team handled it. They made sure that our bridal party had snacks and things to munch on ( and drink) while guests were arriving and she made sure to serve my wife and I during the reception. Shannon and her team have become great friends of ours through this experience and weeks later she even ended up catering my sister in laws wedding because our family loved her food so much! THEY WILL NOT UPSET! HIRE THEM and you will be SO GLAD you did!

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley C.
Verified review

Our experience with Anton and his assistant was beyond amazing. Everyone has an expectatIon of how they want their event to be presented. From a sit down dinner wIth cocktail hour for 25 people in our home for thanksgiving. The PRESENTATION was phenomenal. it looked like a Norman Rockwell painting, the turkey, the ham, the gluten free dishes, all the family favorites that we requested. Done to perfection. This was the first holiday meal that I was able to enjoy my guests and not worry about cleaning up afterwards. Everyone raved about the food. Plenty of leftovers that didn't go to waste. We had take home containers for everyone. That was such a hit. That about 10 later we had our company holiday feast in our home catered by Anton. He was able to cater to all dietary needs. From vegan, to paleo, to very upscale palate pleasing dishes. So we challenged Anton one more time, for Christmas eve with our loved ones of 27 give or take. We asked him to do the Italian feast of the seven fishes. Omg is all I can say. What a presentation, from the cocktail hour before dinner, then our sit down dinner with mussels,scallops,clams, and crab. Then we had wrapped filet mignon cooked to order for each person along with grilled vegetables and an assortment of gluten free and vegan dishes to please everything. Even the homemade ice cream that Anton makes himself is yummy. He does not rush you to finish and I appreciated sooo Much. We had lil ones to tend to, so we didn't get a chance to all sit at once sometimes. Anton made us feel like a royalty in our castle, and he was our personal chef. If we could rate him at ten stars, that still wouldn't be enough. He is very versatile in his cooking and preparation and presentation of the meals he prepares. I recently switched sd cards in my phone, or I would have posted some pictures. When I locate,I will post. Price wise, he is reasonable and will work within your Budget and still give you the most enjoyable experience. Champagne dreams and cavier wishes should be one of Anton tag lines. I will say, in the future, the sooner you can plan your event, the better your chances of having Anton fulfill your desire to WOW your guests. Thank You Anton and family, for making our holiday gatherings something to remember .

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

Paradise does all my catering events. If you want excellent homemade italian food there's no one better than Paradise. Along with good food they do everything to make your event go smoothly. They are so professional and eager to please. Oh let's not forget the owner Linda who is a wonderful baker too. Please when your looking for a good caterer please call Pardise! You won't be disappointed, I guarantee it!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy C.
Verified review

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.

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Saba S.
Verified review

Jerrys kitchen did a fantastic job catering for our sons graduation party - very professional courteous service and crowd pleasing food!

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Steven A.
Verified review

I used S&B Event Concepts and Catering for a last minute in-home affair and I needed catering quick. It was my first time using a catering company. I setup a last-minute romantic in-home catered dinner for my wife and me. I got rid of the dogs and the kids. I shampooed the carpets and had a long-desired present ready for my wife when she walked in. In addition, when my wife walked in the S&B hostess / waitress and chef were standing (professionally dressed) adjacent to the dining room table. My wife was very surprised. The multi-course dinner, desert and event went perfectly. I worked with Sodiah from start to finish. She talked to me on the phone at times I liked -- at odd hours on occasion as she responded immediately once to my late-evening email. She always responded quickly to my calls. The food menu was huge. I picked out just the stuff I wanted. And, she kept it within my budget and not once suggesting items to raise my spending. We double checked all items and expectations including but not limited to the food selections and preparation desires, timing, supplies, etc. The table setup was complete with fine china and silverware, candles, white linens and other stuff to make it look very special. They used our kitchen and left it spotless (including the trash removal) when they left. She and her team were great to work with. They were pleasant, on-time and very professional. They remained out of site. They exceeded my expectations. They will be my go-to for in-home catering and catering for other events. I will call further in advance next time. I promise.

  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy F.
Verified review

My firm Ogletree Deakins, Employment & Labor Law Firm had the pleasure of utilizing the services of F.E.A.S.T. Catering for our Annual BBQ Event, their service was superb. Chef Jay showed true professionalism with regards to our catering needs and his staff was awesome, gracious and performed outstanding customer service. Our feedback on Chef Jay's menu regarding our food selections for our guest received high praises. The staff's promptness prior to our event was truly appreciated. The staff tentativeness to cleanup of various areas at the end of our event was left sparkling and greatly appreciated. Ogletree Deakins highly recommends the services of F.E.A.S.T. catering services for all your catering needs. Wendy E. Fallen

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
Dee D.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of attending a few of Deirdre's catering events. The appetizers and main course were exceptional as was the food presentation.

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.

The Little Sicilian
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bobby S.
Verified review

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!

Enjoi Catering
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey B.
Verified review

Enjoi catered a party of 30 folks for me and food was amazing! Enjoi is very self contained, left no mess, and is professional but personal. I will definitely use Enjoi's Catering service again!

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ty S.
Verified review

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
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LEE G.
Verified review

Wonderful first experience with Meyers Catering. They were punctual, friendly and very professional. The food was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed the food, sides and salads. We will be a repeat customer next year!

Lazy Susan Kitchen
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
S. D.
Verified review

Donna Laveran is an exceptional chef, and we are fortunate to have found her. She is excellent at catering to specific dietary needs as well as various preferences within the family, and she is always reliable and open to suggestions. Her meals are diverse and flavorful and something we all look forward to every week. I strongly recommend Lazy Susan Kitchen!

Julio’s Mexican cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matt A.
Verified review

We hired Julio’s Mexican Cuisine to cater our graduation party. They were easy to work with, friendly and accommodating. They were a highlight of the party not to mention their food is amazing! Definitely going to hire them in the future!

Baldi's Barbecue & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda W.
Verified review

Toni and her family and staff made our event wonderful. We were serving about 60 friends at our home and the food was fabulous and plentiful. Toni worked with me to plan exactly the type of event I had hoped for. Her staff were professional and personable and really made the evening special.

Luna Cooking
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
N. M.
Verified review

So far, I have had two meals delivered to my home by Luna Cooking, and they were both delicious. The food arrives in alumni trays with heating instructions on the lids. My husband and I have very busy schedules, so it’s nice to know that at least one day out of the week, we don’t have to cook or pick up something (usually unhealthy) on our way home. We will definitely order again. We have not tried any of the desserts yet, but the peach cobbler sounds great! NM

The Couch Tomato - Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Manny Y.
Verified review

I have ordered from Couch Tomato Catering for several of my corporate events and the food is always here on time and fresh! I love the variety of sandwiches and salads that are prepared. I have also tried the fajita bar and customers always enjoy. The presentation is always so nice and my guests love the food! Thank you for always providing a great lunch for my guests, and keep up the great customer service.

Doug Brown Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lori O.
Verified review

Chef Doug has cooked for me on several occasions. He has a wealth of food knowledge and experience. He is timely, tidy, and professional. Pictured below is a salad with pickled strawberries, grilled chicken, dandelion greens, Gorgonzola, strawberry vinegarette. The other is monkfish on rice with a side of sea beans and accented with lemon zest.

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.

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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