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  • 6 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
Sebastian P.
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I would like to thank Miranda catering for catering our son's graduation party. Mike and Trish were the only one who responded with interest in doing my event and worked with me all the way. We had a buffet style dinner. The food was delivered to the event on time and it was delicious. The menu was just right and enough to go around . I had excellent feedback from all our guests. We were a bit short on drinks ( because kids love to drink) but we made through it. Miranda Caterers work hard to make my event successful. They are awesome people and I would work with them again.

Eleven Courses Catering
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Jeamine Y.
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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
Nicki M.
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Chef Myles did a great job putting on a Mexican themed buffet for a last minute party. the food was delicious and just what we were looking for! Chef Myles was easy to work with and brought everything needed which made throwing the party very easy.

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie P.
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I would recommend Stonehill Catering to anyone! From the first time we spoke till the very last min they were responsive, thoughtful and listened to the needs. Our wedding was scheduled for last year and we had to move it a whole year and they did with no problem. They go above and beyond to fit your needs and ensure you are getting what you want! My guests could not stop talking about the food that was served. Lastly they did a awesome job in ensuring that the bridal party was taken care when they returned from photos! Honestly this company is the best and sweetest to work with! 👏👏😁

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!!

She Cooks
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Janet C.
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Ashley and her crew were outstanding. Her food was delicious and plentiful. She was just what we needed for a party of 35. She was on time, had the food prepared and set up and cleaned up beautifully. Thank you Ashley.

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Savory Occasions Catering
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenn G.
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I contacted Savory Occasions just a few days before my event. They got back to me right away, on a weekend, and worked through the details. Sent the proposal right over for me to review. They arrived at the event had it all set up before I arrived, worked with the local venue on their own, and got with me to make sure all was well. Great outfit to deal with!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tim W.
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Soleia's catered a graduation party for us recently for about 50 people. They did a wonderful job from nuts to bolts, visiting our home beforehand to see where and how they would lay things out, bringing staff to assist in setup both with their food and equipment and our decorations. That was a welcome surprise. The food was delicious and we received a lot of compliments about the catering. The cake that she baked was wonderful and again many compliments. They went out of their way to make everyone happy and worked very hard while they were there. We ate leftovers for a week! They also arranged for a tent, tables and chairs because I wasn't sure about the weather and I had many people tell me it was a perfect event. Overall, they did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend them.

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

Brian did an AMAZING job with our party! The food was delicious, and his service was outstanding. I would recommend him to anyone, and I look forward to using his services again. I was especially impressed by the care he took in making sure our guests with food allergies/sensitivities were protected. We had a young guest with a severe nut allergy, and Brian took the time to explain to me and his mom exactly what her son could eat. He even provided a separate dessert that was allergy friendly! Brian went above and beyond and helped me keep the whole thing a secret so we could surprise my husband for his 40th birthday. The party was a huge success, and everyone talked for a week about how much they enjoyed the food!

Papi Cuisine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tako K.
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Best Caterers Ever! Hands down!

The Savory Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alison S.
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I hired Colleen approx two years ago. She sat down with me the first time and asked about everyone's preferences in my family. She was extremely accommodating no matter what we liked or wgwt crazy diet I was trying. It was so helpful to me to have Colleen preparing meals as I worked full time, had 5 kids, and many sports. Her food was 5 star. My husband and I really enjoyed having her. We decided only to stop her service due to kids going off to college and no one really around anymore, two of us at most, sometimes one. We will certainly use her for any parties, etc. Colleen became a friend to me as well. Her skills as a chef are unsurpassed. She also catered my graduation party of 70 people alone. I had the ability to greet and talk to guests. She is the BEST.

Black Tie Caterers
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Erica P.
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Mr Cole and his staff was on time, professional, and the food was great. They really helped to make my mom's birthday special!

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy P.
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Randen is absolutely wonderful. He is a pleasure to work with and his farm to table food is amazing!

Your Tasteful Palate
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 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.

Liliahna Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Beth B.
Verified review

Aside from delivering a delicious Thanksgiving menu for me and my 60 colleagues to enjoy, Brendon was an absolute joy to work with — a true professional. During our luncheon several people asked me to share the caterer’s contact information because the meal was THAT good. I look forward to using Liliahna Catering again in the near future.

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Small private catering, meal preparation and grocery shopping/preparation are provided by a certified executive chef with over 30 years of experience in food production and management.

  • 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.

About

At Zia's, we understand that everyone is different; everyone has unique tastes, and each person's body is designed for a particular diet. We have created a menu that offers healthy, delicious choices for any kind of eater. From Paleo to vegans, vegetarians and raw foodists, we exclude no one and think that everyone has a responsibility to themselves as well as to our planet to eat food that is fresh, healthy and produced cleanly.

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Garrison is the best choice for all your catering! Garrison has been providing catering services to companies and individuals in Baltimore, DC, and the NOVA areas for more than 2 decades. From 2 to 2000, we can handle your event with ease and professionalism. From a formal sit-down dinner to a relaxed BBQ, Garrison is the company for your next event!

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I love to create and display edible art! From dessert displays and wedding cakes to stationed buffet style brunch, dinner and cocktail Capri and Sara's sweets offers full range catering What I love most is the art in cooking and baking!

About

I believe that entertaining is one of the most basic ways my clients express love, gratitude, joy and family. This belief has inspired me to stretch my imagination often and has qualified me as an all-occasion caterer. If you have a reason to celebrate, we can be the catalyst to unite your dreams, reality, and hopes. I will arrange literally everything to ensure a stress-free event. At Mimi's International Catering, we are taking a fresh and creative approach in our often uninspired and inconsistent food industry. We are setting new standards of excellence and expertise in product inception, production, and presentation.

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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