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York Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in York.

  • 6 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
Larry F.
Verified review

Mike Miranda had good pre-event communications, arrived the day before to set up, was onsite very early to get started on event day, was able to accommodate our needs for two separate food service areas on a large property and he stayed all day until the event (Auction) was over for our customers. I would Hire him again!

Eleven Courses Catering
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Jeamine Y.
Verified review

I cannot recommend Eleven Courses more. I worked with Megan as my coordinator and she was such a delight! She was very professional and easy-going to work with and answered all emailed questions quickly--I can honestly say that throughout the process I felt I was in good hands. I never felt uncomfortable asking about pricing or any strange questions or requests we had and the guidance Megan provided was much appreciated. We traveled a couple hours to Owings Mills, MD (we live in Springfield, VA) to attend our tasting at their offices. We met Jim and Megan in person, and the tasting decided it for my husband and me. We immediately knew these were the caterers for our wedding. The food was incredibly delicious and now, several weeks out after the wedding, our guests are still talking about how tasty everything was. Their prices are amazingly reasonable, especially given how beautifully presented and delicious their meals are--they have an affordable price point, however, the service and food delivered is that of the super-pricy, high-end caterers (services which I often use in my firm and am well-familiar with). It was very much appreciated how they didn't nickel and dime us and were proactive in helping out and finding ways to make the wedding special. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have hired Eleven Courses for our caterers and intend to hire them again, should we plan another huge celebratory bash.

  • 16 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
Verified review

Good food and service. Thanks Chef Myles!!

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

Stone Hill did a wonderful job with our recent wedding of ~200 guests. They were so kind and responsive the entire way through the process of the planning the wedding, and balanced providing professional suggestions with being so flexible. They also took care of things like bartenders and dishware rental and making things easy. On the day above, they went above and beyond to provide wonderful food and service despite a challenging weather situation where we dealt with rain at an outdoor tent wedding. Thanks so much for making our catering stress free and excellent! I would definitely recommend!

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

I was able to plan a micro party with dujour. Cindy was an excellent resource for suggesting the food and services that dujour could provide and accommodated all my micro party needs. Jim delivered on time and set-up and removed the food professionally. Jim was excellent at accommodating my friends and making them feel welcome to the food and drinks. I would recommend their services and would hire dujour again.

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Savory Occasions Catering
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesssica B.
Verified review

The owner and staff were so friendly and accommodating to any of our special requests. The food was absolutely delicious. I was impressed with the wide range of meal-type packages and reasonable prices.

Brother Boots Que
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jeri L.
Verified review

Brian Boots food and service was excellent, My guest thought the food was wonderful. Thank you Jeri Lutter

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Paul O.
Verified review

Soleia's Weddings and Event Planning did a WONDERFUL job organizing our work barbeque for 50 people. The food and service was excellent. I look forward to more events with them!

Old Town Brick Oven Pizza
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tom D.
Verified review

We so lucky to have Will and his amazing pizza at our party for everyone to enjoy!!! He even allowed some apprentice chefs to don the chef's coat and get to work on prepping the dough and prepare the pizzas for cooking! It was awesome and the food tasted great!!! Thanks so much Will for great food as always and for being so awesome to work with!!! The Drakes

BRUNCH GODS
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Montray J.
Verified review

Having Brunch Gods was a great experience! Great food! Great service! And my food was served with a smile!

Emarvelous catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Betty J.
Verified review

Food was delicious,well prepared.this was at a holiday bruch for family and friends.I would hire Emarvelous catering for any future events because the food and service were awesome.

The Savory Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
Verified review

Colleen made a wonderful spread of food for a 50th birthday party we had. There were both appetizers and main dishes. Everything was better than expected and our guests couldn't say enough good things about the food. I will definetly use the Savory Chef next time we need something catered and will recommend her to anyone and everyone who's looking for great food for any event.

Beef It Up LLC
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kristian S.
Verified review

Was a fantastic experience all around. I had never worked with Beef It Up so wasn’t sure what to expect. The day of the event came and my expectations were surpassed. Very personable, food was awesome (and plenty) the rain didn’t stop then from making it a great day for all of us. Everyone kept talking about the food. Pulled Pork BBQ was out of this world, pit beef was fantastic and the pit turkey was devoured and on top of that, fresh cut fries. It was a hit with the guests and was a topic of conversation. Would highly recommend and will continue to use them moving forward.

Breaking Bread
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Amanda M.
Verified review

Sherrill will provide you with an affordable, delicious and lovingly prepared catering experience. Food for my baby shower pleased all my guests and was beautiful!

Creative Cuisine Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tami P.
Verified review

I really wish I could give him more than five stars. Deshawn is more than exceptional. He was super professional. This being my first time planning a party of this magnitude, he helped me every step of the way. He created a wonderful menu including appitzers and everything was so delicious. In fact the food was so good that guests of the party did actively seek me out to get his information. His food was the highlight of the event. I'm so blessed to have found such a talented chef to cater my party. He's super professional, talented, punctual, and reasonably priced. I will definitely be utilizing his services for all of my future catering needs. Ps. His greens are the best I've ever had..

Big Fat Daddy's
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
James F.
Verified review

The Big Fat Daddy's team did a great job making sure everything was in place prior to the event. The day of, they were there early and did a great job setting up and delivering delicious food at a reasonable price.

Your Tasteful Palate
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ernest M.
Verified review

Monica was excellent and professional. Her food was delicious, especially the fried chicken. Highly recommend your give this caterer a try.

S3 Catering - Baltimore
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shana J.
Verified review

Even though I was unsure of what we wanted, the S3 team gave us tons of options and made recommendations to make sure that the food would appeal to everyone at the event. Delivery and setup were perfect! They were on time and efficiently set up. They were like a well-oiled machine. My guests loved every single appetizer and the bartender was amazing. Even though we only had one bartender, she was fast with drink orders, even making up her own specialty drink for the event. We will DEFINITELY use S3 Catering again!

Ma'Ki Creations LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
David L.
Verified review

Very professional, outstanding food and beautiful presentation. I will definitely use Ma'Ki Creations again.

Catering by Wendy
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Franee T.
    Verified review

    Let me start off by saying, no matter what Wendy puts her hands on its always amazing and so delicious. Her homemade peanut better eggs, and chocolate chip cookies are to die for. I now turn my nose up to store bought cookies or peanut butter eggs. If you haven't been blessed with her yummy food , your are missing out. I do not have any pictures to post because that's how long they last at my house.

    Reese's Corner
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Assami Z.
    Verified review

    Terice's food is Delicious!

    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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