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Newport Dessert Caterers

Browse these dessert caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Newport.

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  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hanne O.
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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
from 47 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol L.
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John was a delight to work with! I hosted a Bridal Shower Brunch for my daughter with 45 guests, and the food received rave reviews. There was more than enough for everyone and just enough leftovers for me and a few friends to enjoy later. John's attention to detail and his service is excellent. I received five quotes from Thumbtack for caterers and J & L had the best selection, best pricing and best professional and friendly approach.

Malone Catering
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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Chef Marty and his team provided appetizers, main meal, desserts, bar service, linens and dinnerware for our recent Holiday Party_12/6/13. Chef Marty was a delight to work with, he was responsive to our menu requests & updates; the request for a vegan meal was provided without a hitch. Pricing for our Holiday Party was fabulous, as a volunteer organization, we are always looking for the best for our dollars. The best review to offer was the request for business cards from the attendees! The serving staff were friendly and accommodating to last minute requests. I will keep Malone Catering's contact information near by!

K&G Catering
from 33 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Mr. R.
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If I could give Ken 10 stars I would. After getting my quote, I assumed the quality of the food would not be good because of the low price. Most caterers overcharge for weddings, but his quote was very affordable. All of the references I got were positive, the taste test exceeded expectations, then the actual food that we got the wedding day was just fantastic. We had about 100 people in Newport from a variety of backgrounds and the overwhelming consensus was that this was the best meal they've had at a wedding and it was healthy. He made us kale salad, quinoa salad, roast chicken, veggie lasagna, roast beef, and mixed veggies. The bar tending staff he brought was great and affordable too. And he brought plates and silverware which saved us a ton. I have no complaints and would enthusiastically recommend Ken for you wedding or other event.

Defined Palate
from 21 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Craig F.
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We worked with Steve for a birthday dinner for my wife Sue. Steve took care of everything and we had a delicious meal and a fun night

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Chef Michael Haigh
from 18 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mike cooked a beautiful and delicious meal for our bachelorette party. He was prompt, brought all his own equipment and ingredients, and cleaned everything immaculately. Mike was a fun addition to our celebration and was courteous yet charismatic. The meal was to die for, and Mike prepared a large menu while accommodating dietary restrictions. I feel confident that every guest at the party would hire Mike again. Of all the events that day, the chef was the best! Thanks, Mike!!

Jessica Zeon
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wendy V.
Verified review

Jessica provided delicious food for our Mothers Day brunch. She executed out menu and was flexible with changes and suggestions. I would definitely use her again and recommend her for any event you are planning.

Event Pros OnThe Go
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne A.
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Everyone loved the food. The pancakes were so soft and fluffy. Potatoes were revered. The cupcakes, delicious!

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

Good Food Catering Co.
from 3 reviews
    Maureen P.
    Verified review

    I hired Good Food Catering for a shower in my home for approximately 25 people. I was offered a variety of appetizers and dinner items to choose from. The food was timely delivered, set up, served and cleared without interrupting the shower whatsoever. Most of all, the food was delicious! My guests really enjoyed the variety and there was plenty of food for seconds which many took advantage of. I was able to enjoy the shower and not worry about the food, serving or clean up!

    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!

    Edible Creations By Gerry
    from 1 review
      Kate M.
      Verified review

      Gerry's work is beyond perfection topped with personality! Gerry baked a cake for my father's birthday, and it must have been the absolute BEST carrot cake I had ever had. I will now and for as long as I can, get all of my baked good and cakes from Gerry. The skill and dedication that he has is top notch and cannot be beat!

      Daily Bread Catering
      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.

      Carline G.
      Verified review

      Great food!! The place is very welcoming and the prices wont break your wallet.

      Tasty Tips Catering
      from 1 review
      • 2 years in business
      Suga P.
      Verified review

      Best Greens I've had in a really long time... Great service

      Casual Catering
      from 1 review
      • 15 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack

      We adjust all menu items and prices according to individual functions and budgets.

      • 26 years in business

      herbs leave their fragrence on the hands thaat nurture them


      I started a small-based company catering to high-end clientele -- from light lunches to elegant dinners and cocktail parties. I also offer weekend cooking lessons that are prepared right in your home.


      I love cooking from scratch. I serve with big and bold flavors, appetizers and main courses, including cocktail parties. I will travel or cook at your home.


      Dancing Spoons Catering is a boutique catering business. DSC has been in business now for 3 years, with 35 years of past experience in the food and beverage industry. We specialize in smaller events, dinner parties, personal chef services and menu consulting. All items are made with the finest ingredients available, also utilizing local and organic items as often as possible. We love what we do, and it shows in each job performed. We also offer menu consultant and development services.


      I've been doing private parties for over 20 years. I love working on cocktail parties but can do everything from bridal showers to baby showers, afternoon teas and brunches.

      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.

      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 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.

      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.