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Washington Buffet Caterers

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  • 31 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
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Carol M.
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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 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annette B.
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ShefShaun did a fantastic job for us. We hosted a brunch for 22 people and every one of the guests commented on the deliciousness of the food. The food was presented buffet style and every dish was beautiful to look at as well as creative and delicious to eat. He was also, very gracious to our guests, as they were asking him questions while he worked. The lamb chops with overnight tomatoes were a huge hit with our guests. Excited for the next party! Thanks ShefShaun!

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teddy M.
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Chef Art was amazing. We met and spoke many times about his menu options, which were extensive and impressive, until we put together the perfect buffet for my daughter’s grad party. He set up efficiently and quickly and the food was delicious and plentiful. I plan to use ATWC again! I regret that I forgot to take pictures, the presentation was awesome.

Kimberley Ashlee Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Helen S.
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Everything was perfect, beginning to end. She was very accommodating in planning menu, when they arrived told us just to sit and relax and they would do everything to set up and of course prepare food. The food was outstanding😋!! Very upscale in content and presentation. Service also superior. Happy guests! Ashley, Josh, Nicky and Sarah not only cleaned everything up at the end but since we had 40 people and had rearranged dining chairs into different rooms prior to caterer arrival, they even put all of those back. I have no recommendations for improvement, and I've used several caterers over the years. Great evening!

Square Cafe & Food Truck
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 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!

Green Light Meals
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
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I can’t rave about Melissa enough! She’s super sweet and her food is unbelievable. I’ve been receiving meals from her for over a year now. Every week I get 14 meals (breakfast and dinner) delivered right to my home. This has helped me so much. I’m just about to my goal weight and I owe it all to her. I could never stick with eating healthy because I have no time to meal prep and I get tired of the same old stuff. But her meals are amazing! I almost can’t believe it’s healthy it tastes so good. Some of my favorites are the beet tangerine soup & white chicken chili & her coconut chicken! Definitely recommend, without a doubt.

  • 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!

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 are a multipurpose catering business that provides a variety of services, such as adult and children's parties, weddings, showers, office parties, date nights, cooking lessons, and fruit bouquets.

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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.

  • 9 years in business
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I am not aware of anyone in the area that combines chocolate with catering.

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I provide a variety of food based on customer needs.and also do event planning weddings/showers/anniversary.and also offer on hand cooking lessons.

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We work hard to make your event worries free

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I do catering for small dinner party, business meeting, and private party. I have unique foods and dessert. I am able to cook all ethnic foods.

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We use only the freshest hand selected foods and will accommodate any requests that our clients may need to make their special occasion memorable to all of the guests!

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The Best BBQ in Pittsburgh

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We are a full-service caterer. We are creating menus specific to the needs of our customers. From breakfast buffets, graduations, picnics, private parties, and corporate events to the wedding of your dreams, we can create the perfect menu to fit your event. Visit our website for a quick look at what we can do for you.

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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.

  • 13 years in business
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I love it! I love food, beverage and service.

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We are a full service catering company and part of our parent company Crab Shack Caribba restaurants located in Morgantown WV. We are involved in planning the event, designing the menu, the decor, entertainment services. Set up, clean up & tear down. We service both on site and off site events. We have two locations in Morgantown with banquet facility and private dining areas.

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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.

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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