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Plum Caterers

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  • 31 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol M.
Verified review

We had a wedding reception for my son and daughter in law at our house. Chef Scott was punctual with the delivery of the food and swift at setting up the buffet tables and placement of the food. The Tuscan skewers, blue cheese stuffed mushrooms and antipasto trays were plentiful and a great combination of meats and cheeses. The chicken picatta was excellent as well as the penne alfredo. We got raves about the sautéed green beans and the mixed greens salad as well as the sweet fruit trays! We will gladly recommend Chef Scott Pierce and Farm to Fork Catering to our friends and family and use his services in the future. Thank you Scott and all of the Farm to Fork team! Carol Morrison

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ShefShaun | PurplePlate
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan B.
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Amazing tastes, Great presentation! As advertised...No matter what menu or party size, Shef Shawn is well preped and organized to make any event special. "Thanks for the great food and insite from your catering expertise Shef ".

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Payal P.
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I had a last minute cancellation with my previously scheduled caterer and Art saved the day with his ability to pull together a meal for our school field trip in just two days. I appreciated the quick replies, his calm and kind attitude, and the quality of the meal he brought. We were trying to focus on creating a healthy, family style lunch to encourage our kids to make more sustainable food choices in the future and Art's meal was a hit with them! They even ate their veggies :) I would highly recommend Around the World Catering if you want high quality and flexibility at reasonable prices. Thank you Art!

Square Cafe & Food Truck
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Georgia S.
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I used your catering menu for a birthday party , we picked up the food ,plated it and it was wonderful!! Lots of compliments and very pleased party attendees!

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Traveling chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anne Z.
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We chose Bill for catering our family thanksgiving dinner. We had lots of family coming in from out of town the weekend prior to thanksgiving and some folks are ill. We just didn’t have it in us to do the traditional dinner ourselves. We also had dietary restrictions. Bill completely understood and put out a great meal with many little extra touches. He was punctual, clean, neat, professional, prepared. Everything nicely laid out, all dietary requests followed perfectly. Everyone was so thrilled with the service. Bill is a warm person and so likeable! We will definitely use him in the future.

Green Light Meals
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Reynolds C.
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I used Green Light Meals to cater a private family dinner to celebrate my wife’s 75th birthday. The entire family came home for the weekend to surprise her...and we did. However, we have a wide variety of food requirements within our family...medical gluten free, vegetarian, no sugar or artificial sweeteners, and no red meat. Green Light Meals customized the dinner with various entrees that met everyone’s personal selections. The food was excellent and the customer service was outstanding...including delivering the entire meal on Sunday of a long holiday weekend. The Hors D’Oeuvres, Salad, Entrees, and Side Vegetable Dishes all complimented each other. And the custom, gluten-free, three-layer white cake with with white icing was a real hit. With full confidence, I can highly recommend Green Light Meals.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dotti W.
Verified review

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
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Linda J.
Verified review

These women have serviced two of my events(planning, ordering as well as bartending and serving) and I couldn’t have had a better experience! I was able to enjoy the party as much as my guests did while Angie and Jasmine took on almost everything else. I cannot speak for the catering (I will in November when they cater our Thanksgiving dinner) but everything else they offered was worth every single penny. You won’t regret working with the Culinary friends!

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

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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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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.

  • 2 years in business
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Four Brothers specializes in the art of serving original family recipes of native New Orleans handed down for generations. Known for award-winning quality of its food and its convivial atmosphere, the history of New Orleans famous foods offers a glimpse into New Orleans' storied past making Four Brothers food a must experience for everyone

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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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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 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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We provide traditional and classical comfort food with a twist. We will customize the menu to clients' needs. I'm a certified chef with a strong background in country clubs, hotels, and resorts.

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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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Bella Sera Catering, Pennsylvania's first certified green caterer, consistently brings invention and creativity to your table. We continue to transform homes, outdoor spaces and corporate meeting rooms into extraordinary, unique events. Our menus bring to life your vision. From lavish affairs to intimate gatherings, our team will coordinate each detail with ease and innovative cuisine.

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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 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.

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.
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