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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 166 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
Grace G.
Verified review

AJ is a first class professional Chef! From the very first time I talked to him until the completion of the Party, he was always responsive and reassuring! The food he prepared were presented very nice! The taste were awesome. Guests were very impressed! He even prepared plates for our little young guests! He also offered his bar tending service when I was not able to get one. My daughter was very impressed at the way he communicates with everyone. His staff were great as well! The catering service and all requests we made were met over and beyond our expectations. AJ and his catering service will be our family caterer for parties from now on! Thank you so much AJ!

Catered Comforts
4.8
from 125 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Sue R.
Verified review

Working with Chef Roy was a pleasure. The food was outstanding and plentiful. He stayed throughout our lunch to make sure it went smoothly. I will definitely call Chef Roy again for our next catering event!

Mason's Creative Catering
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
Verified review

I have been at many functions catered by Masons Creative Catering. I have also utilized his services during three of my own parties. I have found his food to be excellent and very tasty. But more importantly his service, punctuality and personal attitude toward the participants is very welcome. I highly recommend his services.

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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael B.
Verified review

This was an outstanding experience. The food (presentation and taste) were excellent, the company provided excellent service both setting up and cleaning up. Easy to work with, reliable and considerate. The event was an absolute pleasure and easy to plan. I would highly recommend this company to anyone requiring catering.

Arcodoro & GourmetSardinia
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Susan B.
Verified review

I can not say enough to recommend Lori Farris of Arcodoro and Gourmet Sardinia. I recently used their catering services for a very important Saturday evening, 80th birthday soiree, at my home; Lori helped me every step of the way. She was incredibly patient, innovative and creative as she worked within my budget; her recommendations were spot on!! She was calm in crisis (the party was almost canceled when the guest of honor was hospitalized the day before). She could not have been kinder and more professional! The food (sweet and savory hors d'oeuvres) was outstanding and server, Juan, was simply Superman! If you're having a gathering of any kind and want exceptional service and food, call her!!!

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly J.
Verified review

What was promised was fulfilled. The food was delicious the service was professional and the pricing very reasonable. Would recommend Keif's Catering to friends and family and will utilize his service for future events.

  • 13 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
Verified review

We had the BEST engagement party ever, mainly due to the efficient planning and preparation done by Pamela and Vanessa. They set up the pianist, who was awesome, the caterer, who also was awesome, the wait staff,bartenders and florist. Everyone was dressed professionally and did their duties to the fullest. Pamela and Vanessa met all of my requests, and excelled in making everything go smoothly. She also provided all of the glassware and dishes, so no clean up for me! Our guests couldn't stop complimenting the whole arrangement. I will definitely use them again if the need arises, and highly recommend their services for any party. Thanks again Dream Events!

Heirloom
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Sharyn W.
Verified review

Chef Daniel and Heirloom made my daughter's wedding the perfect event. Not only was the food some of the best I have ever put in my mouth, they were so helpful in the overall organization and flow of the event. I will definitely use them for all our catering needs and highly recommend them to anyone.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Delisia H.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of being at several events that Chef Devown has catered? The food always is excellent no matter what he is serving the food is very delicious. My favorite of his many dishes is the shrimp and grits. The Chef is very professional and has a keen eye for creating flavorful foods. So I would recommend him if you want great food, service and professionalism for your next catering, birthday or just for any personal meal plan. You will not be disappointed!!!!

Mimi's Catering Services
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Thayer C.
Verified review

Keiry was on time and the food was delicious. I would definitely use her again.

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M.A. PRIME
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Ben W.
Verified review

Chef Mark and his awesome staff were exceptional. My guests raved about the delicious food served. I would recommend Chef Mark for all your catering needs.

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Vivian M.
Verified review

Having Silvana’s Kitchen cater our party was a good decision. The food was exactly as requested and was delivered on time. Everyone was overwhelmed by the beautiful fruit and vegetable trays. The sauces were appreciated extras. Silvana was very accommodating. I plan on using her catering the next time I need one. Thank you, Silvana for making everything easy.

Knotty Pine Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Adia Harvey
Verified review

I truly enjoyed my experience with Knotty Pine Catering. The food was flavorful and appetizing. Chef Lynni was engaging and professional.

Qmamigrill
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Leia J.
Verified review

They are the best catering experience! We won't use anyone else!

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El Sabor Venezolano
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Lindsay O.
Verified review

our food truck experiance with sabor venezolano was perfect! They showed up right on time and everything went exactly as expected. Everything from the booking process which was super simple and they were very informative about different types of catering food truck food they could do and then when they showed up everything went perfect. Everyone loved the food they had tons of variety and it was absolutely delicious the food came out fast as expected with a food truck but my friends absolutely love the experience. We booked them for a pool party and would totally do it again.

THE RIB RACK
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Jana M.
    Verified review

    Thry have some of the best flavors when it comes to their meats. The brisket is very tender with a hint of smoke. Finger licking good.

    Grazia Italian Kitchen
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Amanda F.
    Verified review

    Andrew and the team at Grazia CLEAR LAKE have been phenomenal. They can really execute a catered event very well and the food always taste delicious! We can’t wait to use them again!!

    3rd Coast Catering
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Don D.
    Verified review

    hoss and the guys were the best! great food and awesome service. I can't thank them enough for making our wedding great. thank you! and if you want catering you need these guys there are great

    Unique Magic Catering
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Vernee' S.
    Verified review

    Best catering company around! We have not stopped hearing comments from our guests about how amazing our wedding food was. We couldn't be more thrilled with the quality of the service as well. The staff was very professional and served everyone quickly. Mike provided us with appetizers while we were taking photos outside and even brought some to our table too so we got plenty of food. We highly recommend the shrimp + grits as they were definitely the winner of the evening. Thanks again!!!

    The Spice Chef 340
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Krystella M.
    Verified review

    Everything about ms. yearwoods cooking is heavenly i admire her work and would recommend her as your choice for caterer.

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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.

      Actual Requests

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      Need a Bartender for a Wedding on October 18th

      Houston, TX

      • Interested in the following cuisine
      • Serving style
      • Head count
      • Details
        I just someone to provide sodas and ice tea at a party

      Need Food Truck Catering of Mexican or Latin Food

      Houston, TX

      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Mexican / Latin
      • Serving style
      • Head count
        10-25

      Need Catering Service

      Galveston, TX

      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Italian, Mexican / Latin
      • Serving style
        Buffet
      • Head count
      • Details
        We are expecting around 100 people to show for our wedding in May 2014.
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