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Newport Creative Caterers

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  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ginnie M.
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Daniel was friendly, professional, and creative. Daniel made a special drink for us that everyone loved. He was helpful with preparation and during the party. Excellent bartender! We would hire him again!

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca G.
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Like many brides, I began the tedious process of searching for a caterer for our upcoming wedding. I spoke to several catering companies that resided in the Boston area but their pricing for one night was far too expensive considering our wedding was going to span three full days for all guests. I continued to search for caterers and came across J&L Catering, which also happened to be local to me. Our first phone conversation went amazingly. John really understood my vision and was able to provide all the elements we needed for our three days (raw bar, carving station, and lobster bake). The pricing for all three days was fantastic. I was nervous that in order to meet such a great price, perhaps the food quality would be lacking. Boy was I wrong! We had our tasting of each of our three menus and everything was delicious, tender, juicy, and full of flavor. My fiancé and I were blown away with how amazing the food tasted. We could not have been more pleased with the final outcome for our wedding weekend. Our guests haven’t stop talking about how great the food was. And besides taste and price, the last element you hope for is good customer service. John and his team have this in spades. Every time I had a question about the menu or what to rent for plates, etc.; I always received a prompt phone call or email with a reply. As a bride trying to plan their big day, it is so nice to have someone there to quickly answer your questions. By the end of our long planning process and wedding weekend, we really felt like John and his team was a part of our family. That is nearly impossible to find this day and age. If you are looking to book a caterer, look no further than J&L Caterers. You will not be disappointed!

Defined Palate
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha G.
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Stephen made a wonderful multiple course meal for us, and worked with me to develop a menu to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday. The food was creative, delicious and plentiful. He is very personable and involved my two young boys in the plating as well! I highly recommend him!

Event Pros OnThe Go
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shay S.
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I needed to hire a caterer at the last minute for a memorial service. Event Pros on the Go did a wonderful job, I would definitely use them again and recommend them. Thank you!!!

Edible Creations By Gerry
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Beth B.
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I've known Gerry for years and his quality of both food and service is exemplary. His creativity and professionalism is to be much admired!

Tasty Tips Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Itayshia M.
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Very good catering. I highly recommend the service to anyone looking for good food and service.

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!

    Red's Street Kitchen
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Chris P.
    Verified review

    5 stars!!! Chef Max killed it! From the Bolognese Pasta, Smoked Chicken and my favorite, Reds Kitchen 💣 Cubano sliders! Service, presentation all top notch! If your looking for a caterer that can do it all contact Max for your next function.

    Mountain Laurel Design
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Cheryl H.
      Verified review

      Linda assisted me with several events. She is creative, generous and thorough. Her dedication to projects is reflected through her hard work.

      Wow Barbecue PROVIDENCE
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 5 years in business
      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!

      Sakura Bon Catering & Co.
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 7 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Tommy M.
      Verified review

      What an unbelievable experience Chef William provided. Not only was it more affordable than my wife going out to dinner but he prepared a 5 course meal with an incredible flowerless chocolate cake for dessert. My wife and I don't get a lot of time together with small children. But this night, we got to lay on the couch together watching a movie while Chef Willaim prepared our dinner and it was a wonderful date. The food was absolutely delicious and the best part is he cleaned our kitchen better than we do. I can't recommend him enough to anyone that wants to either host a large fun party where he is teaching you how to cook or a private romantic dinner like we did. Forever grateful T&S.

      About

      Grow Associates is a nonprofit organization working with people with developmental disabilities. We have a bistro, and all our individuals have passed and received the ServSafe Certificates. We cater to a large spectrum of clients, from corporate breakfast and lunches to outdoor events.

      About

      We do holiday meals, barbecues, and food for any occasion. We service birthday parties, social gatherings, and weddings. We also do event planning and party decorating.

      About

      We're all about providing a high quality product (some of the most delicious pizza you'll ever taste!) as well as service. Our customers mean the world to us and we go out of our way to show it.

      About

      We are a full-service caterer based in Providence, Rhode Island. We are able to cater an intimate dinner for two or a wedding for 500. Our chefs are professionally trained, and our kitchen and wait staff are graduates of the Amos House Culinary program.

      About

      We offer a functional facility restaurant and catering service. We provide quality service and our food is homemade. We have over 30 years of experience and we offer very reasonable prices.

      About

      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.

      About

      We offer full-range catering from simple pans of food picked up at our location to picnics, parties, corporate events, or weddings catered to your location.

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      I am the best at what I do! Very Organized, Friendly, Give Great Service, Hard Worker

      About

      The Catering Gourmet has a full staff and on-site kitchen. We provide bar staff, if needed. We make well-prepared foods and willing to serve all of Rhode Island.

      • 3 years in business
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      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.