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  • 17 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Keirstin B.
Verified review

Chef Tony and his staff were a pleasure to work with. The job was for an open house buffet style dinner in celebration of a college graduation. The food was delicious, fluently arranged, and thoughtfully prepared. I would certainly recommend their services to anyone in need of a catering.

  • 6 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda L.
Verified review

Mike was quick to respond from the beginning. We had other caterers that we were looking at for our wedding, but something kept drawing us to Miranda Catering. At first we thought because the prices were much lower than others, that the food may not be what we were looking for. It was everything that we wanted and he worked with us on choosing the menu. They even brought food to taste test to our home. They were great to work with and would recommend them for any occasion. Thanks so much for making our special day memorable.

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

Melissa and Vern exceeded our expectations from the time we met to our daughter's wedding day. They were so helpful during the planning phase and always put our minds to ease when we had questions. Our guests were impressed with the tasty food (fresh and high quality) that they prepared, their professional servers and the seemless delivery of service. Their kindness and warmth gave us confidence that we chose the right caterer. I highly recommend Stone Hill Catering. P.S. You gotta try their buttered basil chicken and their smashed potatoes!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary Kate W.
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I have known Alison for 23 years. Allison has catered many events for me from baby showers to Super Bowl parties she hits the mark every time! The food looks amazing and taste even better. Allison has the innate ability to go into someone's kitchen and move around it as if it were her own. She is a master in the kitchen with a heart of gold. Allison uses the same care and love when cooking for your family or friends that she does her own. Cooking is her passion and it shows whether she's in her home or yours. I believe her sparkling personality and incredible Talent will make your occasion truly special. If she has sent you a quote do yourself a favor and reach out to her, you will not be disappointed.

DuJour Catering
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Kylie H.
Verified review

Du Jour Catering is always a pleasure to work with. They always meet the meeds of their clients and are more than willing to sit down and discuss menu ideas with you.

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs B W.
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S&B Event Concepts and Catering proved to be the best choice for great food and service. They have the right touch and vision for making any event magical. Our recent wedding reception was catered perfectly. Many thanks to S&B for help making this an enjoyable and memorable milestone in our lives.

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Bon Appetina Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Louise B.
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I LOVE Bon Appetina Catering. The food is amazing and reasonably priced. She responds very quickly to an online order or even a phone call. The chicken turnovers are Amazing!! She is very willing to work any person to create a affordable menu.Have had many items and have never been disappointed!

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Savory Occasions Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney A.
Verified review

Heather was a pleasure to work with; planning and execution was easy and professional. My guests raved about the food.

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ismailah Y.
Verified review

Catered Large wedding. Food was outstanding and service was great! Highly recommend Ma'idah Catering

Tasty Table Catering
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
JEAN-CLAUDE C.
Verified review

Everything was out of this world and because of Tasty Table Catering, my retirement party was a huge success. The hors-d'oeuvres and the salmon were particularly delicious. A special thank to David et Jessica.

Bee&Jay Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Meisha C.
Verified review

Bee&Jay Catering was recommended from a friend. I called them and set up an appointment for tasting for my Networking Event. The were very professional and the food was delicious. They are prompt with answering questions when needed. I was contacted the day before the event to make sure nothing else was needed. The day of the event Bee&Jay Catering was on time and setup a hour before it started. Everyone enjoyed the food and couldn't stop talking about their famous meatballs. I would definitely recommend Bee&Jay Catering to anyone that needs catering for a small or big event.

Macri's Homestyle Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marla B.
Verified review

Best Catering ever! Delicious food, very professional was there ahead of time to set up. They made sure everything was to our satisfaction and it was well above the value. Everyone was please for our first Family Company Picnic.

STER Catering
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Maite R.
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AMAZING service!!!!

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tina D.
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Wild Blue Creative Catering has done multiple events for our organization over the past few years -- from exclusive executive dining to a 500 person summer employee BBQ. Their menus and food are excellent -- the executive chef takes great pride in utilizing the best food sources available. In addition, their staff is very professional and great to work with. We look forward to our next Wild Blue Creative Catering event.

  • 10 years in business
Tim C.
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The food was delicious and the staff was very nice and accommodating.

Lala's Sweets n' Treats
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie C.
Verified review

The whole experience was great. Latonya worked around my schedule and was answering my emails even at 11pm at night. I think the food presentation was outstanding and everything came out great and tasty! The guests were satisfied and I was as well. Only thing I can say was that the chicken tenders were a little dry but that's due to transferring and holding. Other then that, I will be very glad to have her cater my events again. :)

Chopped Herbs Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jane J.
Verified review

I want to start off by saying thank you to the chef and his wonderful team for everything they prepared for me and my husbands housewarming party! The chef was very reasonable with pricing and when it came to service him and his team went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for our night. The food was out of this world our guest couldn’t stop talking about how amazing and delicious everything was. The hit of the night was the BLT sandwiches with their special sauce and the spicy deviled eggs. The Chef was very attentive and made sure he was able to give us everything we wanted the way we wanted it. How many people can Honestly say their caterer answered their call at 11pm?? I mean he really made sure he was available 24/7 ! We were able to actually relax and enjoy our party instead of worrying about guest and food and etc. The feeling was absolutely indescribable. The chefs passion and drive was visible and made our night much more perfect! I look forward to hiring him and his team for future events!

Nikki's custom catering
4.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie W.
Verified review

The food and set up were awesome. The first meet to go over everything was smooth and detailed as well as professional. After that communication became a little more difficult. This was for a special needs adult and proper reciepts etc were needed. I would have given 5 stars if communication didn't lack at the most crucial times and still not getting what is needed . If I am judging by the quality of food and formal set up it is 5 Stars all the way.

Fat Pigs

New To Thumbtack

  • 13 years in business
About

We offer Southern style craft BBQ -- Brisket, Pulled Pork, Turkey, Sausage, Bacon, and Ribs. They are all smoked in-house every day. Party platters for eat in or take out are available. Catering is available upon request.

Taste Of Soul Elegance

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I prepare the best quality food and provide great service to any and all potential clients. I will serve to all attenders and hope for smiles on a job well done.

    About

    We create the event you want, we come to your home and fully customize your event to match your budget and food needs.

    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

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    Need Catering Services

    Wyalusing, PA

    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin
    • Serving style
    • Head count

    Need a Caterer for Personal Meals

    Williamsport, PA

    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin
    • Serving style
    • Head count
      Fewer than 10
    • Details
      service is needed everyday of the week.

    Need a Caterer for a Baby Shower on Aug. 24, 2013

    Williamsport, PA

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      American
    • Head count
    • Details
      Baby shower. Inviting approx. 40 people, although i doubt all will show. Just looking for something simple and fair priced. Thanks.
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