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South Side Holiday Caterers

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  • 17 years in business
  • 267 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
stacey a.
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Tony made an amazing anniversary dinner for my boyfriend and me. He was super friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine he served. I can't wait to book him again!

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Jackie Y.
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Chef Greg and his team did an excellent job setting up and catering yummy foods at my wedding. Greg is very passionate in cooking... you will know it after you try his food. All my guests are still raving about the foods served that day especially the fish, braised beef polenta, and oxtail. The foods were not only delicious but also, illustrated remarkable artistic culinary skills. Stephanie was great in handling all the logistic parts, love the decor and end-result of the wedding venue. It was simply beautiful and elegant. Thank you for making my wedding day extra special!

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander P.
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Jerry's Kitchen is a gem within the food truck world. Their menu is full of variety and I have never been disappointed by a dish! They have always been respectful about catering to dietary restrictions and food allergies. I have seen them at multiple food truck festivals and catering events and they have the fastest, most courteous service every time.

DuJour Catering
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Jess D.
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Jim & Cindy were such a great find for our May wedding! Cindy helped alleviate a lot of stress and questions I had, especially since I’m not in the wedding industry, and really helped me out with her tips and tricks! After speaking with a few other "big" caterers, talking to Cindy felt so personal and attentive. She really took the time during my initial phone call to get to know what I was looking for, our price point, what we were like as a couple, and what I was hoping for from our day. Phone calls seemed to be the best way to get into contact with either of them, as opposed to email or social media, which was fine with me. Since we went with Shady Maple for our cake, they even picked it up on their way, which was a huge help! Our venue had very strict rules, and they were willing to negotiate a fair price so that we could use their services, but still abide by the venue. On the day of the wedding, Jim and Cindy were great! The food was amazing, they helped break down at the end of the night, and really went above and beyond. I’m so happy we went with DuJour!!

D'Lish
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Dee D.
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I have had the pleasure of attending a few of Deirdre's catering events. The appetizers and main course were exceptional as was the food presentation.

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene B.
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I became acquainted with Ma'idah Catering Co. at a friend's wedding. The food was beautifully presented and the variety and tastes were awesome. So many people there were just chattering about the food! Since then, my family and others that I know have employed the Ma'idah Catering Co. for all of our affairs. We have the option of choosing our own menu from fresh goods (not canned or already processed), or to use a theme menu presented by Ma'idah. The results have been nothing short of awesome!

Cuisine Inspirations, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christian Johnson
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I can praise Scott enough for the on site catering / chef job he did at our holiday party. Menu setting, preparation and the party were executed flawlessly. Having the confidence in Scott allowed us to entertain our guests and be part of the party. Still today people rave about the party and the deliciously prepared food.

Sullivan Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Tom Sullivan Catering was absolutely excellent! My guests were kept very happy with the choices, flavor, and quality of the food for my wedding. I can’t thank Tom enough for his excellent service. He provided everything needed, making my life a whole lot easier his staff was very nice and his bartender was amazing keeping up with my 110 guests with ease!!

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Meyers catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Veronica N.
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I ordered a breakfast from Meyers catering. The food was great, it arrived hot and on time. Everything about their service was excellent from beginning to end.

Lil Lina's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Donna B.
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Demetra made my daughter's first birthday the most beautiful experience. Everything was prepared fresh. We had two servers who were exceptional with our family and friends. The food was SO GOOD! Our favorite things that we ordered were the ahi tuna sliders, THE PESCATORI(omg), the stuffed shells, and the sesame chicken. I'd recommend this business any day!

Diana Porter
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joanne B.
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Diana made a delicious breakfast for us complete with Holiday shaped buttermilk pancakes, fluffy scrambled eggs, and awesome thick sliced bacon. Her table was set and ready for us to sit down and enjoy! Fabulous fellowship around a scrumptious morning meal. Thank you Diana!

Jersey Girl Cafe
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mel L.
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First off, the menu Chef Cathy put together for our international theme was perfectly balanced and diverse. The food was a hit with our guests! Working with Jersey Girl Cafe was easy and quick responses to every question. Very accommodating and I would be happy to hire them again. They were not late but not early either so if you start at 11:30 let them know you need them there by 11:15 at latest. Paper goods that came were included but don't count on it to cover your head count, buy separately.

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We provide fresh flavors for all mankind. We craft personalized menus to cater to your palate. Our success is your satisfaction.

  • 11 years in business
About

That it's not a job but a passion to see people enjoying my food and excellent customer service.

About

We are a family-owned catering business that offers a variety of services to cater to your specific needs. We provide top quality foods with that home cooked flavor that our customers love.

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We provide the following: * Banquet servers * Bartenders * Kitchen help * Prep cooks We are available to cater to your event. We will set up, cater your event, clean up, break down, and move out.

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I am a customer-driven catering events serving classical and international cuisine. I am classically trained culinarian from Johnson and Wales University. I have 30 years' experience.

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Brown Suga Soulful Bliss is a new and upcoming off-premise catering company in Philadelphia, PA. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, while preparing all the dishes with fresh ingredients, from scratch and made with love. Understanding all the responsibilities and stress which comes along with planning any event, Brown Suga Soulful Bliss offers its customers peace of mind with regards to all their catering wants and needs.

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I provide creative and inspiring food with a mix of heart and soul and a dash of upscale. I bring comfort and a taste of the world on your plate. It definitely will leave a lasting impression and create a wonderful experience.

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I am a chef, sommelier and former LeCirque cook, offering catering and personal chef services. I can cook for busy families on a daily or weekly basis, cater a special event or party or just help around the holidays in your kitchen or mine. Please contact for a free consultation.

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We love what we do!!! Out passion for food,events is very unique because we are rustic and creative not your standard caterer.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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