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  • 31 years in business
  • 131 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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Max J.
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ShefShaun provided my family of 17 with Thanksgiving Dinner which was prepared off-site and delivered on Thanksgiving Day at the agreed upon time. My family, some are excellent cooks, raved about the dishes that ShefShaun prepared...the food was very tasty and the seasonings were perfect. Not only was the quality of the food excellent but also the quantity was enough for seconds and leftovers the following day. All in all, ShefShaun is outstanding and we will consider him again for our next function.

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly A.
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My daughter and I enjoyed learning some valuable cooking tips and recipes from Chef Art. We made a variety of cuisines, as well as put the grill to use, plus finished it off with a simple yet delicious dessert. It was great to add some new, healthy, and fresh ideas to our cooking repertoire. We would highly recommend Chef Art and Around the World catering and cooking classes. Kim and Marianne Abdalah

Square Cafe & Food Truck
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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My husband and I were very impressed by how they went out of their way to provide us a taste testing, adapt their menu and incorporate specialty food we wanted to have during our cocktail hour. Amanda was great at getting back to me with the several emails I wrote her the weeks before our wedding. We were also very pleased with the quality of the food provided!! I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a caterer who is flexible and reliable!!

Green Light Meals
4.7
from 13 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
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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!

TCF Pittsburgh
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda J.
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Had a dinner party for ten last October and had real soul food catered and served. The food was delicious. I will be using the girls again for our Veteran’s Day party.

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.

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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 prepare Mediterranean, French, and Moroccan dishes. Everything is authentic and ingredients are carefully picked to guarantee extreme quality. Dishes are amazing, and everyone raves about them.

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We are a Pittsburgh based catering company. We have been in business for over 20 years. We specialize in personal delivered meals and also catered events. We can cater to 1 or 100. No stomach is too small for us to handle!

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

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I am a Pittsburgh based sommelier and chef. I give cooking lessons and beverage education. I am also available for hire for small catering functions to cook and/or bartend.

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

  • 5 years in business
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WE cook with soul

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We are a family-owned and off-premise catering company. We offer a variety of menu items and options for any occasion. Our experience entails everything from backyard picnics to full-service buffets for wedding receptions. We have a few signature specialty foods that are very popular with our clients. If you prefer an item not listed on our current menu or need to stay within a budget, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Your special occasion should be stress-free and enjoyable. Leave the work for us, and sit back and relax!

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The following services are offered: * cleanups * cleanouts * hauling * errands * catering * festival setups * mechanical * landscaping * some construction * odd jobs

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We help you in every aspect of you. We do weddings, rehearsals or events. No job is too big or too small. Call us today for information.

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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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Making It Marvelous is a specialty catering company that provides a variety of creative menus, themes, and specialty items incorporated with personalized catering. Making It Marvelous also creates candy buffets. We want to be sure that we make every event Marvelous.

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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.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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