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Sara's Cooking
from 79 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Nora G.
Verified review

Sara's Cooking did a great job! We were very pleased with the catering services. Definitely would use them again!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michele F.
Verified review

We had a house party that was for about 35 guests and we hired Daniel for the catering. It was the best decision we made! The food was amazing, from the hot appetizers to the main courses (chicken, beef) to the variety of desserts- it was all delicious. I couldn't believe how many guests commented about the food and the presentation. And the presentation was certainly unique- he served the entrees in giant martini glasses so that we could stand and mill about while holding food. Fantastic idea. Daniel first came over to our house to check out the layout and kitchen and we went over the menu and how we were going to set everything up. This helped to make sure that everything on the day of the party went smoothly. He had a server (his daughter) and she was such a huge help and worked very hard. Together, they took care of everything related to the food - everything! All the food was fresh and cooked right in the kitchen so we weren't eating reheated food. They not only cooked here and served, but they took care of the clean up and packaged and put away all the extra food for us. They took all the stress away from planning a party and we were left to enjoy ourselves. We had so many people we hadn't seen for years that it was wonderful to just relax and enjoy the conversation and food with them. I can't recommend Daniel highly enough. We would definitely hire him again!

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J&L Catering
from 49 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
Verified review

It was such a pleasure to work with John throughout our wedding planning process and ESPECIALLY on the day of our wedding. We would recommend him as one of our top vendors. It is a very close tie in praise between how amazingly good the food was and how professional and prepared his team was. All of the guests enjoyed the meal, which given our last minute changes due to weather, was an amazing improvisation by John to get all of the food out timely and everything was delicious. Picking our menu and doing our tasting was one of the best parts of the planning process and John made it so easy. He had excellent suggestions and was willing to talk through all of our priorities and wants for our day. The final result was a beautifully presented meal that everyone raved about. His team worked so hard the day of our wedding, but multiple guests commented on the positivity and joy they brought to the venue. Everyone was smiling and went above and beyond to provide excellent service. Once we found J&L Catering, it was hard to find a better value for our money for the extent of the services John and his team provided. We would recommend him to anyone in the future for any catering needs.

William Ference Catering
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Leanne P.
Verified review

William Ference Catering was outstanding. William responded promptly to all of my messages and created an excellent menu for our company holiday party that matched exactly what we were looking for. The staff was very professional and made our event feel extra special. The food was delicious and everyone at the party thoroughly enjoyed the meal and passed appetizers. We will definitely go to William Ference Catering again for future events!

SYB Event Planning
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Habib B.
Verified review

hired Soraya to help with catering for our corporate event in Boston. From the day I found her, she has been nothing but pleasant and helpful with us. She came to see our office space and helped us with suggestions on floor plan. She customized a menu for us and the food was AMAZING!! I have never had steak tips like that before. She brought her wait staff on site and even the sous chef. Her company also provided the bar for us as well - the bartender was very friendly! We are all very happy with the outcome of this event and are definitely planning on using SYB Events and Catering again!

Lori Rizzo Events
from 31 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
Verified review

Lori Rizzo was a pleasure to work with from the first second of our conversation through many twists & turns in the catering job (including 3 changes of venue) up until the excellent food and service she provided at the event. This was for a large anniversary party of 300+. Lori helped us design a delicious and cost-effective menu, working with our budget but putting the satisfaction of the guests as a top priority as well. She provided excellent and plentiful appetizers and desserts for our guests. Through the various venue changes, we had to keep altering the menu, but she was always patient and solved every problem. She was very responsive via email and phone, and I was never for one moment worried that she wouldn't come through with excellent catering services. She had solutions to all of our various challenges in an unconventional space with last-minute changes. I would strongly recommend her to anyone and everyone.

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Chef Michael Haigh
from 20 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leslie F.
Verified review

I am so glad that I found Chef Michael Haigh to do the catering for my birthday party. He did not disappoint in any way. From beginning to end Michael was a pleasure to work with, very flexible and professional in arranging for the best menu for the birthday meal, and then in delivering on the delicious meal.

Defined Palate
from 21 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Judy G.
Verified review

Chef Steven Coe did an excellent job catering our summer outing. Guests thoroughly enjoyed the delicious menu that Steven prepared!

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The Aipyn Catering
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stefanie M.
Verified review

I can’t say enough wonderful things about this catering company!!! The owner and staff were wonderful and took care of everything with such class and detail. The food was incredible and I was actually able to not worry about a thing and enjoy the party!

Event Pros OnThe Go
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Corey H.
Verified review

Kendra catered a 50th birthday dinner for 80 people. Her food was outstanding, beautifully presented, and absolutely fresh and delicious. Her attention to detail was noticed by all my guests who immediately took her card! The beautifully presentation means as much to Kendra as how delicious her food is. I highly recommend Kendra and her staff for all your catering needs!

Wow Barbecue BROOKLINE
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron S.
Verified review

We first saw their catering services with very competitive pricing, we decided to pay the restaurant a visit. The interior is very well done and the food qualify is very good. We got in touch and proceeded to book them for our baby's welcoming party. The Thumb Tack online response is quick, we also got in touch with the owner. We changed the menu and selection three times and they provided confirmation and delivered on-time. Will hire again and will probably dine there. Highly recommend.

Good Food Catering Co.
from 4 reviews
    Patience Hettrick
    Verified review

    Hire this company! I stumbled across 'Good Food Catering' while researching caterers for a small gathering at my house. Kevin was quick and thorough when answering every question I had. He made the planning easy and painless. The delivery was smooth and the food was DELICIOUS. Each guest went back for seconds. I highly recommend the chicken with the sun dried tomato cream sauce. Give them a try - you won't be disappointed!

    Catering To You
    from 4 reviews
    • 27 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    John A.
    Verified review

    Cindy was very easy to communicate with when arranging for a bar-tender to serve drinks at our 60 person function. The bar-tender she provided was excellent and everything went perfectly - I'd definitely use Catering for You again.

    • 2 years in business
    Kyle R.
    Verified review

    These guys catered our wedding and did a fantastic job. I still receive comments from wedding attendees about the food. Not only was the food excellent, but their professionalism and attention to detail far exceeded our expectations.

    Emery's Catering
    from 2 reviews
    • 48 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jessica R.
    Verified review

    Tremendous value, very punctual service... will use again!

    Wow Barbecue PROVIDENCE
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Molly W.
    Verified review

    The communication was very clear and the delivery was right on time. Overall a very positive experience to hire WOW as our caterer, and would highly recommend it!

    Great Affairs Catering
    from 1 review
      Rachel R.
      Verified review

      Barbara cooked for my family for about 6-8 months before I moved across country. Her eclectic ability was marvelous. Our family enjoyed her middle eastern and Cambodian foods best! Barbara can cook pretty much anything. No need to travel, Barbara’s food can take you all over the world! I wish I could have brought her with me! You will not regret hiring her to cook your next meal!


      We offer full-party catering. We will provide everything you need, a delicious menu, and any special request delivered hot and ready for your special event. You can look me up on Facebook: Mindy's Catering


      We offer the ultimate in catering for those very special romantic events. Specializing in Mediterranean cuisine, we select the finest ingredients to prepare the finest desserts for you and your guests. Currently, we are accepting catering engagements for 2-6 guests.


      I cater your event to your taste. We offer all types of food. You name it, we can make it. We use local vendors to prepare our dishes. Our food is made from the heart.


      I offer cooking, catering, meal preparation and cleaning. I can work anytime for as long as needed and can teach people to cook, shop, and watch calories.

      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.

      Actual Requests

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      Need a Caterer for Buffet Catered Event

      Franklin, MA

      • Type of catering needed
        Buffet - with servers
      • Interested in following cuisine(s)
        American - casual, Other (breakfast)
      • Number of guests
      • $9.95
        Average price

      Need Catering Service

      Newton Center, MA

      • Type of catering needed
        Cocktail party
      • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      • Number of guests
      • $22.48
        Average price

      Need Catering Service on July 13, 2013

      West Springfield, MA

      • Event type
        Buffet catered event
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American
      • Number of people
      • Additional Service(s)
        Other (none needed)
      • Details
        you do not have to serve the buffet. just ordering trays of food
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