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Brownsville Caterers

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Tesoro's Fine Cuisine
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Roly G.
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The Food is great, the price is perfect and the service is always delivered with a smile and a great attitude. Would recommend for any catering needs and parties. Portions are great and food quality, top notch.

Atencion Selecta LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jacobo Z.
Verified review

All of our guests commented on how good the food was. We enjoyed it very much, the chicken was juicy and flavorful unlike your common wedding food. The staff went above and beyond to help at our reception even offering to help cut our cake and plate it. We could not have asked for a better catering service. Definitely recommend!

Febe Z.
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Very nice and professional setup. The food was delicious.

  • 2 years in business
Cameron D.
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Service was out of this world. Not only did they prep everything for the party but they cooked the food onsite and ran a full bar. The food and drinks were amazing and the service was equally as great! After the party was over, they cleaned the entire house and put all dishes away as agreed upon in their proposal. I received rave reviews from those who attended the party and had multiple guest ask for Alexandria's contact information to help with their future parties. If you are looking to have an event catered, I strongly recommend D'Lugos Catering as they are as professional as they come.

  • 4 years in business
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We are a professional group of caterers devoted to enhancing your event experience.

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We cater to all sorts of events, including business luncheons, weddings, birthday parties, cocktail parties and special occasions.

  • 4 years in business
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I always go that extra mile for my clients. My pricing is reasonable, and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget. I prepare and serve food items to clients hosting parties, meetings and events. In some cases, clients will retrieve the ordered food items to serve guests themselves, and in other situations, I am required to transport the meals to an offsite event location. In either scenario, I have numerous duties and responsibilities.

  • 6 years in business
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Any type of menus are welcome. We are Cajun, Mexican, American, and Italian seafood expert. We handle high end to low budget.

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I am preparing hot and healthy food fast and knowing the client is happy and satisfy.

  • 1 year in business
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we give the best service possible to retain our clients and go beyond the call. it's what we do and we enjoy doing it. we want the client to look good .

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With over 20 years of experience, I have plenty of references. I have done special occasions with an excellent attitude and hospitality.

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I love cooking and provide a great service guests happy is my greatest satisfaction

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As a catering business that has been owned and operated for 50 years, we are here to cater all your needs and with great food and awesome services.

  • 4 years in business
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We are a small boutique catering breakfast, lunch or dinner for drop-off or buffet. We can do a sit-down service if needed.

  • 4 years in business
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I make everything from scratch. My own spices for beef pork chicken wild game . I have a love and passion for what I do and I'm always perfecting. I also make my own bbq sauces and my own marinades and injections. I hand pick my fire wood and even travel brownsville tx to San Antonio and Austin for my oak and hickory . My mesquite and pecan are from the rio grande valley and I make sure the customer is always happy with my finished product.

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We are providing our clients with the best service in the Rio Grande Valley. We cater to any event and accept credit cards, cash or checks.

Q & A

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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.
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