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Newport Holiday Caterers

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

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorna M.
Verified review

Daniel has a wonderful personality and was very easy to work with. He did a tasting with our social committee and was open to our feedback. He created a magnificent meal at our holiday dinner with both hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, with items made from scratch, and delicious entrees and desserts. The quality was outstanding, and the quantity was large. We will hire him again for next year's party.

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 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.

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

Tina and her team were amazing and such a pleasure to work with. She really listened to what we wanted when we were building the menu. Can't tell you how many times we heard our guests say that they had never enjoyed wedding food as much as they did that night. She really did everything possible to make sure that we were happy and we can't say enough good things!

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.

K&G Catering
4.5
from 33 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Mr. R.
Verified review

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
4.6
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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Chef Michael Haigh
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren A.
Verified review

I've worked with Chef Michael on many occasions ranging from intimate dinner parties to larger-scale holiday gatherings. Not only does he possess multifaceted culinary talent and knowledge, but he is also one of the most kind and patient men in the industry. His cheerful demeanor and grace under pressure make working with him an absolute pleasure. Anyone seeking someone with his level of expertise need look no further.

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

Has cooked a Christmas dinner for a huge family (30 plus adults and kids ) for several years. Made everything easy and delicious !

Chef & Farmer
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Amy K.
Verified review

What a wonderful experience! I decided to let go this Holiday season and have someone else handle the stress of cooking. With 20+ people it's hard to spend quality time and enjoy myself. I couldn't believe and was a little intimidated by the amazingly flawless 5 course meal. Few fine restaurants I've been to around the valley came close to what I experienced in the comfort of my own home. Main course. Duck breast with sauté greens, wild rice and foi grai (apologize if I spelt that wrong). Everything was perfect even down to the dessert. Casey was extremely personable and I can even say I learned quite a bit from this man. I could tell he was passionate and I loved that. Can't wait till my next get together :)

Minkle Boys Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Natecia A.
Verified review

Minke Boys Catering have been catering our annual golf tournament. Food is delicious. Danny is great, he listens to you what you want and always goes above and beyond. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a caterer.

MS Catering
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Steve C.
Verified review

My wife and I used MS Catering for our backyard wedding in May of 2013 and couldn't have been happier with the experience that was provided. Maggie met with us numerous times prior to the date to ensure that we had the perfect menu was picked out for our special day. The food was perfect and delicious on our wedding day. Maggie and her staff were awesome and did a great job serving the food and managing our bar. To this day I still have family and friends mention to me how much they enjoyed the food, from the taco bar to the main meal. I would highly recommend MS Catering to everyone! PS: you have to try Maggie's jalapeño poppers, they are to die for! Steve & Lauren Couto

Elegant Event Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Amy D.
Verified review

Catered my wedding. All the guests raves about the food which was delicious!

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.

The Catering Gourmet
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Beth N.
Verified review

There is no need to look around for a local caterer as this is the best! Always fresh, always delicious and great staff!!

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.

Whitestar Enterprises
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Courtney T.
Verified review

Trish and Ron are amazing folks to work with. Both professionals with friendly helpful attitudes and great for ideas to help make the party go smoother. I would absolutely hire them again and recommend them to anyone having a party. If only I hadn’t hired the caterer before I hired White Star, I’d have them do everything! If you need music, catering or bartenders, call them - you will not be disappointed Courtney - Middletown RI

Clean Plate Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex B.
Verified review

I had a last minute need to feed 22 people. Andrew did an impressive job making us the most amazing food. All my guests were impressed. We ate the leftovers for days and each time it was delicious!!!!

Tom's Choice
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara G.
Verified review

Tom recently catered a car show for us and he and his staff were wonderful! The food was great and priced very fair. He even setup a tent and chairs for guest to rest and eat!

Chell's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Joey H.
    Verified review

    Chells catering catered my wedding and the food was amazing! The service was terrific as well! They set up and cleaned everything. It was all wonderful and i will definitely be using their service in the future!

    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!

    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!

    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.

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    Narragansett, RI

    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Other (brunch)
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
      25-50
    • Budget per person
    • Details
      11am - 3 pm
    • $17
      Average price
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