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  • 31 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harris W.
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Great food, and services

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ShefShaun | PurplePlate
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annette B.
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ShefShaun did a fantastic job for us. We hosted a brunch for 22 people and every one of the guests commented on the deliciousness of the food. The food was presented buffet style and every dish was beautiful to look at as well as creative and delicious to eat. He was also, very gracious to our guests, as they were asking him questions while he worked. The lamb chops with overnight tomatoes were a huge hit with our guests. Excited for the next party! Thanks ShefShaun!

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison S.
Verified review

Thank you again Art!!!! You truly made our Family Wedding Celebration Day Fabulous this past Saturday 8-12-18 ...the food was exquisite!!! You assisted in making this day perfect by all you did on a short notice!!! Again it meant a lot to myself and Nate, as well as my parents and family. We will definitely use you again!

Square Cafe & Food Truck
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Richard K.
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Square Cafe hosted a private birthday party for my family and it was a great experience, from the planning to the party itself. Sherree and her staff were very helpful and supportive and the food and service were incredible! The same has been true whenever I stop in for lunch. Square Cafe is a wonderful place to share a meal or have a private party!

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E. Larsen
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frank J.
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All guest were very satisfied with food and service

Green Light Meals
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 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!

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Traveling chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

TCF Pittsburgh
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia H.
Verified review

Had an outdoor summer dinner party coordinated and catered by TCF. The young women were punctual and prepared and came to work! My guests asked for their contact information to use them as well. The food was delicious and so pretty to look at as well! Thank you Jasmine and Angie!

Stacy Shelton
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Nicole L.
    Verified review

    Stacy shelton provided excellent food for my last party! Would recommend to all of my friends!

    Wood Fired Flatbreads
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Sean M.
    Verified review

    Just used Wood Fired Flatbreads as the caterer for an event that I had. The fact that they bring their truck with mobile woodfired pizza oven is very unique and made an impression. Even as guests arrived, they could smell the wonderful aroma of pizza cooking as they approached my event. The food is cooked onsite and is served piping hot right out of the oven. It was delicious and was a big hit with me and all of my guests. Kim was very easy to work with in planning menu for my event and making suggestions. They have a variety of different packages to offer and helped me to make selections that were good but still fit within my budget. Lastly, I'll say that sometimes people can make promises upfront, but then not live up to that-- these guys agreed to take the job in their off-season, came out on one of the coldest nights of the year, and came through like champs. The whole team was punctual and professional and they set up a sharp looking buffet, so we didn't have to worry about anything. They kept the food coming the whole time they were there and took custom orders, and most importantly, the food tasted GREAT!

    Elegant Accent Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 50 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Karen B.
    Verified review

    The job was a baby shower for our daughter, for 46 people. We would definitely use Elegant Accent Catering again. The food was well received by everyone. Few minor things, getting a price earlier in the interaction, and the coffee was little strong. Jeremy was easy and pleasant to work with during set up. He arrived right on time, was prepared, and everything went along as expected. We will definitely use Elegant Accent Catering for our next catering needs and recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer.

    Bed Rock BBQ Joint
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 19 years in business
    Jules M.
    Verified review

    I host a picnic for my women's club, and typically the event is held at a country club. I opted for a park setting and had Bedrock cater. All the food was delicious - and devoured. The grilled chicken was out of sight! Those fancy ladies will talk about you if the food isn't right. Thanks to Bedrock, I received praise and requests to hold the event again next year.

    About

    I started in culinary arts school in high school. I love cooking new meals for my family for them to try. I am a hard worker and love doing what I do. To see my customers' expressions on their faces when I serve them is what makes everything great about the job.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    Can adapt to any situation or personality Can create create mouth watering classic dishes Able to provide a top notch entertaining culinary experience

    About

    I have a 20-year background in food from everywhere and there are very few cuisines that I am not comfortable with preparing. I am passionate in cooking and it shows when you try my creations.

    About

    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.

    About

    We are a dynamic food service company with creative and talented culinary professionals and event managers. We love a challenge. Our fresh food forward philosophy is what sets us apart from the rest. Come and check out everything we have to offer.

    About

    I'm using recipes from my great-grandmother to grandmother, and mother. I create meals that are good for the soul, tastes fantastic to your palate and fills up your stomach.

    About

    Offering delicious quality food to meet all your catering needs!

    About

    Mobile Chef provides delicious food from around the world... FAST! We have a diverse menu that is sure to please.

    About

    No time to cook? No worries. You can have more time to spend with family and friends. You never have to leave your office; just relax, and have great tasty food delivered to you. Relax and enjoy. One hour for lunch is not enough time to find a delicious and tasting meal. Have Mobile Caribbean Foods deliver fresh-cooked meals to you even after a long day at work. Imagine coming home and being able to order a home-cooked meal without the hassle of preparing it yourself. It's more affordable than you think. Our personal chef services are quite economical. Choose one to five meals from our rotating menu for any number of people. You can even earn free meals through our customer referral program! It's tailored to your taste buds. You choose the meals in advance from our exclusive menu. Vegetarian? No problem. Mobile Caribbean Foods is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting and sharing the flavors of the Caribbean with our customers. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need personal chef services

    Presto, PA

    • Meals needed
      Dinner, Snacks
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
    • Will the chef provide alcohol?
      No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
    • Budget per head
    • Details
      4 kids, 2 adults
    • $25
      Average price

    Need On-Going Meal Delivery Services

    Glenshaw, PA

    • Meal preparation frequency
      Once a week
    • Meals needed
      Dinner, Dessert
    • Head count
      1
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      Other (Nothing very spicy. Discuss with the recipient.)
    • Day preference
      Sunday
    • Time preference
      Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
    • Details
      These are meals for my father. He is a very fit and active 70 year old that simply doesn't cook much. I'm thinking meals like lasagna's etc, things he can eat through out the week are best.
    • $125
      Average price

    Need Personal Chef Services (Ongoing)

    Pittsburgh, PA

    • Meal preparation frequency
      A few times a week
    • Meals needed
      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
    • Head count
      1
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      Other (Recommended food list by a nutritionalist)
    • Day(s) needed
      Sunday
    • Time(s) needed
      Late afternoon (3-6pm)
    • Details
      Balancing out deficiencies with a nutritionalist who will provide A shopping list. Looking for some premade or prepped food/meals. Cook one day for the week.
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