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  • 31 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy W.
Verified review

Chef Scott provided the fare for the open house and reception at WEPA TV. In a time crunch, he created a fantastic menu on a budget, was prompt on delivery, and professional at set-up. When the food arrived, our photographer turned on his heels to photograph it, and it tasted even better than it looked. Thanks Chef! You came through for us with flying colors and made us look like we had some real class... that stuffed brie en croute was a party on its own!

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ShefShaun | PurplePlate
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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If you are looking for a personal chef for a dinner party, do not hesitate!! Chef Shaun was incredible. He worked with me to create a customized menu for my party and the food he made was AMAZING. This was one of the best meals we have ever had and he was so personable while preparing the meal in my home. When the party was done, my kitchen was left spotless. I highly recommend Chef Shaun and will definitely call him again when I’m hosting another dinner party in my home.

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

ATWC catered our graduation party for 100 guests. The food was fantastic and everything was delivered as promised. Art was great to work with and had an amazing menu. ATWC exceeded my expectations and helped to make our party memorable.

Square Cafe & Food Truck
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Steve Z.
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Catered our party for 25. Very responsive with menu selection. Great service. Priced fairly. Very good food.

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Traveling chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen W.
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Chef Bill did a wonderful job for my impromptu party for 25. His menu was delicious, his set-up was exactly what I needed and he was extremely nice and friendly. I could not have asked for a better traveling chef. I would ask for his services again and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

Green Light Meals
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Karen K.
Verified review

I used GLM for a recent retirement party for family and friends. Melissa is just great to work with for ordering, pricing and the food preparation. She was professional and pleasant each time we interacted and quick to reply to all my requests. My group thoroughly enjoyed the food we had and I would recommend her to others for group gatherings. I especially liked that the food was prepared in a healthy and appetizing way. Thank you Melissa for all you did to make our day special.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dotti W.
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Chef Dixon catered my daughter's wedding in September! From the setup, presentation and cleanup, we could not have been happier! The food was absolutely delicious and we received many wonderful compliments on how wonderful everything was! I would recommend him in a heartbeat!

TCF Pittsburgh
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Felicia H.
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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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I cater for two or a large group. Ask me if I can make it. I bake many desserts, cakes, candies and many more. I have been cooking since I was around 10 years old. I started cooking with my grandmother. I have been cooking from five people to 54 people a day at a homeless shelter today. I have been cooking for them for 11 years. I also cook for church fundraisers. I catered a wedding for 300 people.

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We offer fantastic food paired with superior service. We are available to you at one of our amazing locations or complete party packages brought to your venue.

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We are a PGH based catering business and will travel to anywhere! We specialize in home-styled prepared foods, but we can create personal menus. The services we offer are as follows: * Catering * Decorating * Photography * DJ * Live band and other event services We are your one-stop-shop catering service!

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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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We are a bar, restaurant, and caterer. We do all sorts of catered affairs, such as business luncheons, rehearsal dinners, and wakes. I also teach culinary lessons, including mothers' sauces, desserts, food and wine pairing.

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I provide home-taste catering. I only use natural ingredients for all types of diet. Please contact me for more information.

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My Chef Station offers catering, private hands-on cooking parties for kids and adults as well as scheduled cooking classes. We have a large commercial kitchen and lovely intimate dining room great for showers and parties of 26 or less. We will work with you to create a menu, class or event that fits your style, taste, and budget.

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I provide high-quality and ingredient-driven meals and catering. I offer meal plans catered to individual diets. I do in-home, fine dining, etc. Please visit my site for more info.

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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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We offer an unlimited menu for any catered event. Our prices are competitive, and our food and potions are exceptional. We simply offer the best-tasting catered foods in the area.

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I have been catering to the gas wells for 5 and a half years that has ended. I am now interested in catering weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, etc. I am trustworthy and dependable. I love to cook, and I have experience. I cook home-style meals. I am also a grandmother of 10. That gives me a knowledge of children food likes and dislikes also. So, given the chance; I will give you my best.

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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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for party caterers in Pittsburgh

Need catering (full service)

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Event type
    Other (bridal shower )
  • Which meal
    Other (around 3)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (need to talk)
  • Serving style
    Other (heavy appetizers )
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    I would like no fried foods classy elegant
  • $28
    Average price

Need Drop-Off Caterer

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Event type
    Other (tailgate)
  • Which meal
    Other (chili)
  • Dishes and beverages
    Main course(s)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    More than 200 (please estimate) (5000)
  • Budget per person
    $10-$20 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Just one dish-chili (4 oz sample portion per person) I will provide recipe
  • $10
    Average price

Need catering (full service)

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Event type
    Other (Outdoor picnic)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Picnic)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    150-200
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions, Vegetarian
  • Details
    BBQ picnic--Delivery-setup downtown Pittsburgh
  • $1886.5
    Average price
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