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East Providence Banquet Caterers

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Jen Royle: Dare To Taste
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine M.
Verified review

Jen Royle, the owner of Dare To Taste, was amazing to work with and I highly recommend her and her staff for any of your catering needs. She was a pleasure to work with, easy to contact and always responded quickly. She is professional, down to earth and most importantly her food was amazing so much so that all of our guest wanted her business card! We had an issue at the banquet hall with electrical outlets. The hall was very rustic and I was a nervous wreck but Jen and her assistant rallied on and our guest never even realized their was an issue. Jen worked great under pressure and we could not have been happier with the way she handled our event, I would hire Jen again in a heartbeat!

Sara's Cooking
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Linda R.
Verified review

Sara , Daniel and Richard came into our home and we turned our kitchen over to them. By the end of the evening party, they felt like family to us! The food was amazing and the presentation was visually beautiful! Our guests sent us notes afterwards praising the food and caterers!! They were GREAT!!

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hanne O.
Verified review

Daniel is fantastic to work with! We used his services recently for a family reunion for 40 people. Every detail was looked after from start to finish. We started the evening with Daniel's famous cosmopolitans - DELICIOUS!! The cocktails were accompanied by a variety of appetizers but the big hit was his signature salsa made with avocado, pomegranate and kiwi - sounds odd but it was AMAZING!! We had a buffet selection for dinner and dessert and it was flawless. I can't say enough! Everything was wonderful and Daniel's expertise was clearly evident throughout every stage of our event from the planning to the execution. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann M.
Verified review

John and his team were very professional!! They performed duties beyond their scope because my event planner wasn't doing her job. They all-in-all were instrumental at making sure my guests, myself and husband were well taken care of, from bringing water and a platter of food out to us when pictures were being taken, communicating with our DJ in a professional manner which in turn prompted my DJ to make a public announcement on how spectacular J & L Catering was. If I hadn't mentioned, the food was fantastic. I had great reviews from my family and friends for days/weeks. I would whole heartedly recommend John of J & L Caterers for all weddings.

William Ference Catering
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Terry O.
Verified review

I think it is a resounding testimony when guests at a party are taking a photo of a persons business card during an event. Everything William did was impeccable, and made himself totally available during the event. I would (and will) recommend William to anyone that ever asks me about potential caterers for any event. I have no faults whatever to highlight, I'm sure that if I asked William to mow the lawn as part of festivities preparation that he would have done it without question.

Hostess Catering
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen T.
Verified review

My company has used Hostess Catering for dinner 4 nights a week for over year. They are flexible, professional, creative and dependable. It's very hard to satisfy a large group every night with many different tastes, diets and eating habits. These ladies always come up with a fun menu every week that appeals to meat lovers and vegetarians. Hostess even catered our Holiday Party in December of 2014 and did all the planning from menus to table settings to waitstaff. They worked hard and I looked like a Super Star! These women do a knock out job and no job is too big for them to handle.

SYB Event Planning
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Evie C.
Verified review

Soraya was heaven sent! We had an out-of-state wedding, living in NY to wed in Quincy, MA. I had no idea where to begin with hair, makeup, venues, flowers, favors, transportation, rehearsal and dinner... that's where Soraya came in a saved me! She made all the right connections, and made my day a day to remember! Professional, timely, creative, knowledgeable, and soooooo helpful from the time I first spoke to her to the thank you's! I went from stressed out to stress free! I strongly recommend her. A go-getter!

The Pleasing Plate
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea S.
Verified review

Chef Tina did an extraordinary job preparing dinner for 16 to celebrate my birthday. Her meal was delicious and her pleasant nature made working with her very easy and comfortable. She and her helper came to my house on time, prepared hot and cold appetizers and served them, cooked a phenomenal meal, cleared the table, filled the dishwasher and served dessert. The kitchen was left. spotless. I can not wait to use her again. Such a fun night. Thank you Tina and Cathy!! It was an amazing night and it was so easy.

Lori Rizzo Events
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Donald D.
Verified review

We organized a lunch and dinner for about 30 people over the course of 6 days. The food was imaginative, delicious and affordable. I would hire Lori for a similar event in a split second without a second thought. Wonderful service, efficient and friendly.

Malone Catering
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Tina M.
Verified review

I found Malone Catering on Thumbtack while assisting my son to find a caterer for his wedding. When I first saw the menus and prices I really thought I had to be misunderstanding, His prices are so reasonable that I could not believe he was in any way related to other wedding caterers. It seems that all wedding services have a 4X markup and we really needed to stay within a very frugal budget. I called Chef Marty and found him to be very easy to work with and very accommodating and I sent his info to my son immediately. The wedding last Sunday at Camp Kiwanee was beautiful and the guests raved about the delicious food. We had requested a buffet style and Marty and his staff did the serving. Absolutely wonderful. And I cannot say enough about his staff. They were so unobtrusive I never noticed them clearing after dinner but they did an incredible job. And every one of them was friendly and helpful and seemed happy to be there. I know my son and is new wife were extremely pleased with Malone Catering. We will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a quality caterer at a reasonable price.

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Chef Michael Haigh
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel K.
Verified review

Chef Michael Haigh did a fantastic job throwing an upscale southern style dinner for a large group at a bachelorette weekend. He was easy to work with throughout the planning process, cooked us a fabulous meal and left leaving the kitchen spotless! I highly recommend his services, you won’t be disappointed!

Defined Palate
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine C.
Verified review

Chef Stephen is a very talented Chef. We met 11 years ago and Chef Stephen gave me many cooking lessons in my home in addition we worked on special projects in public schools, catered dinners, culinary outings and a whole lot of fun and learning. My teenage son has taken cooking lessons and loves every taste and the fun and seriousness of Chef Stephens approach to teaching. I think Chef Stephen has an esthetic that pleases the eyes, the mouth, the tummy and many many people off all ages...we think he is a gift to the Culinary World!

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The Aipyn Catering
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amber V.
Verified review

Aipyn Catering was the first to respond to my inquiry for a caterer. I received a full brunch menu, with something for everyone, right within my budget and didn't need to change a thing. Shamia was very easy to work with. I needed to change the number of people close to the event and it was not a problem. The day went great, the food was excellent and the presentation was beautiful. I would highly recommend this caterer and would definitely call them again for any future events.

Global Gourmet Cuisine
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Edith K.
Verified review

Chris & his assistant Declan put on a lovely dinner for us 8 ladies. They were on time. The meal was delicious and healthy! They were professional, courteous, friendly, and did a great job cleaning up after. Thank you for an enjoyable dinner evening.

Event Pros OnThe Go
5.0
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!

Tasty Tips Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Itayshia M.
Verified review

Very good catering. I highly recommend the service to anyone looking for good food and service.

Wow Barbecue BROOKLINE
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leon C.
Verified review

I know WOW Barbecue from way back; I even dined at their restaurant for a few times. I asked their customer service if they cater and they said yes. I employed them to provide food for my company’s product launch party for more than 200 guests. I contacted them 48 hours before our event, and they were able to deliver on such short notice. The owner and the customer service were very thoughtful; instead of trying to up-selling me, they tried to help me correctly estimate the number of guests and prevented me from over-ordering. Highly recommend them, definitely will hire them again!

Good Food Catering Co.
5.0
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!

    Wow Barbecue PROVIDENCE
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 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!

    Emery's Catering
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 48 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jessica R.
    Verified review

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

    Daily Bread Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Marjorie V.
    Verified review

    The food was excellent with a variety of sandwiches, fresh crisp salads, home made soup and mouth watering dessert.

    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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