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World's Fare Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris H.
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Every chance I'm able to eat with World's Fare Catering - whether their food truck or a catered event - I take it. The food is always excellent! A wide variety of choices, fresh food, great presentation, plus personal service. They take the time to design customized menus, which I really appreciate. They are the best caterer in town.

Creative-catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian J.
Verified review

I'm a big man. And I take my food seriously. I'm also a professional man and I respond to the professionalism that people put into their work. Creative Catering was not only professional but their food was DAMN good. I'd hire them back any tine

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Rotelli has been named the best Italian restaurant in state college for the last 7 years in a row. We cater any occasion, including business meetings, rehearsal dinners, weddings, and more. Have your party at the restaurant or we will come to you.

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Ards Farm is a community leader in professional catering. We specialize in not only weddings of all kinds but also in family gatherings and holiday parties for corporate dinners and luncheons. Ards Farm employs multiple wedding coordinators to work with you in every aspect of your wedding, from food to decor. We own multiple venues. We can provide and also work very closely and have high recommendations from many other venues in the area.

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We are a full-service off site caterers. We provide menu development and event planning services for social convention and business clients.

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We are specializing in unique food ideas and great presentation, with exceptional customer service to make your event something everyone will remember.

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I will provide food service for wedding parties, graduations, etc. I can also serve fine and casual dining. I can even provide meals for private functions. I am very reasonable!

  • 3 years in business
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Catering unique and specialized events is our specialty and we will take your vision and create a complete guest experience.

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We do tea parties, birthday, red hat teas, dinners, music entertaining (piano and voice), bridal showers, wedding receptions, vow renewals, specialty catering at your location (tea parties only), retirement home catering and little lady birthday parties.

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I'm a 55-year-old female who used to work at Scotland school for veteran children as the kitchen supervisor/cook. I cooked for over 350 people and did catering events. I was in charge of everything and everybody. It closed down for good, and I miss working there. I've been doing a lot of themed picnics at my clients' place and at my house for between 20 to 100 people. I'm starting up a catering service. I can give you whatever you want, just let me know. I've had lots of years of experience in cooking and catering my own parties.

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We have been catering for 7 years. Take a look at our website. We do all events: weddings, pig roasting, family reunions, and fund-raisers.

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My family is in the food industry including catering business! My roots are from Wisconsin. I was born and raised there, but I have been living here in PA now for 12 years which is now home to me. My cuisine ranges from American, Mexican, rustic, country, southern and just about anything! I will coordinate a perfect spread for whatever occasion you need, from birthdays to picnics and weddings! We are a family-run business, and we show professionalism from start to finish! Share your ideas, or let me offer mine. Either way, let me help you rest easily in my excellent cuisine and service!

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We make, set up and serve food at your small events the way you would if you had time. We also do cleanups. Our specialty items are desserts.

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I offer a private catering service at your home or at a venue. I can cook many styles of food for any occasion. I use great ingredients and have very competitive pricing.

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I'm a restaurateur who has a restaurant and catering business and also has a weekly informative educational food column. I am a guest speaker at college-level business classes, as well as teach food lessons.

  • 5 years in business
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We specialized wood smoked meats, with great secret seasonings. That will melt in your mouth. We are a family owned company, with family style meals. and catering to all your needs..

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We provide catering of daily meals. All foods are homemade. We cater all kinds of events, from brunches to theme meals and sit-down dinners, buffets and weddings.

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Peaches Pantry is a catering company serving both business and private clients in the PA and surrounding areas or states. Recently expanding, we now offer full-service catering and event planning and management services. We provide an exquisite variety of Southern cuisine for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, weddings, business meetings and parties. In addition, we do floral and space design and decorating and offer musician, DJ and all other event services.

  • 12 years in business
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Here at Family Catering, there is no occasion that is too big or too small. We cater weddings, birthdays, reunions, rehearsal dinners, funerals, staff meetings, and christenings. Bartender and DJ services are available from classic entertainment.

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I am a professional chef that customizes every menu to match your needs and your budget. Simple drop off to full service event planning and coordination available,

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.

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 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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