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Pearland Cocktail Party Caterers

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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 166 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
Alexa S.
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We are new to the Houston area and found it daunting to hire a caterer for our recent cocktail party. AJ from Red Dot was very responsive and professional and worked with me to plan a menu for our 40-50 person holiday party. He worked with my budget and called two days ahead to confirm. I was still a bit nervous as to whether the food would taste as good as it looked, but my fears were quickly put to rest. The food was AMAZING, all of my guests were raving about it and asking how I managed to find such a fantastic caterer. The food was displayed so nicely, the servers were very inconspicuous and polite. There wasn't a single item that wasn't delicious.

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

I hosted a cocktail party for 36 people and needed a caterer. I chose Chef Roy because of his experience and references. He did not disappoint. My guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food. I would definitely use Chef Roy again, and would recommend his service.

Mason's Creative Catering
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Chad S.
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Hosted a cocktail party for 30 people. Kevin tailored the menu to our needs, was prompt and professional. The guests raved about the food and service. We will hire Mason's Creative Catering again!

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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
Pauline S.
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Mark Holden has been catering a weekly vegetarian dinner for me and 14 guests for the past 7 months. The food is always fresh, with the best ingredients. I used to go over menus with him to make sure that the meal was balanced -- in terms of nutrition, color, texture, and flavor. But now we just eat what he brings us. Chef Mark Holden can do an extremely wide range of jobs, from the intimate dinner party to large corporate events. He can do Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, French, Italian, American, whatever you want. He's a world class chef who has cooked for the Queen of England and a down to earth guy who will provide excellent lunches for school children. My dinner party is after a prenatal yoga class. I needed my pregnant women to have 25 grams of protein each. Mark didn't flinch about this requirement. Part of his vast chef experience includes working for a diet company in the UK that also specified nutritional requirements. If someone in my group has a food allergy, he'll work with it. Mark is totally reliable. He will meet your requirements and deliver at a competitive price. Anyone would be fortunate to have Mark Holden and the DINE team do the cooking and catering.

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

Lori and her team catered a wonderful dinner party at my home. The entire event exceeded my expectations and I couldn't recommend Arcodoro any more highly.

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yolanda S.
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Our company (TRAVELERS) had a Christmas Party for 60 people. We contacted Chef Keif, one week before the dinner/party was to take place. He provided samples of his cooking, we were impressed. The day of the dinner Chef Kief provided the food for the menu we selected. It was OUTSTANDING!! The folks raved about the food and the party/dinner was a success. Thank Chef Kief, you are amazing and our company will be using you again!!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
VL M.
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Pam and her team is very knowledgeable with the wedding industry. She was able to find me the perfect vendors and was easy to work with. On the day of my wedding Pam and her team did a wonderful job keeping all of my wedding party together. I highly recommend her for any wedding planning and event planning.

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

Heirloom catered a dinner party in our home. The food was amazing! Staff was on time and exceeded all of our needs. Daniel was a pleasure to work with. We look forward to hiring Heirloom again. Highly recommend!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Eli G.
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Chef Devown was a consummate professional, and the entire process from start to finish was fantastic. Communication between us was prompt and professional. We were able to easily come up with a great menu within our budget . He showed up on time and completely prepared - and the meal prep was done without any thought or effort on my part. The food was amazing! My guests are still talking about it. I would not hesitate again to hire Devown for any dinner party or private catering event.

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

We had wedding home party this past Sunday, 12/13/2015. We were looking for catering service from 12/03/2015. Once we sent request, she responded back very quickly. She is very responsible person. Every inquiry we had , she listened and she delivered. She also gave us wonderful suggestions in regards to our menu. Keiry was very accommodating and will definitely recommend her to others.

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M.A. PRIME
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria L.
Verified review

Chef Mark and his team did a wonderful job of hosting our son’s birthday party. The food was delicious and beautifully displayed. Chef Mark was creative with the menu offerings which was a welcomed change. The M.A. Prime team was fun, very engaging and brought an exciting energy to the party atmosphere. Thank you!!

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

The food and service by Knotty Pine Catering is exceptional! They have done my Holiday party the last three years and I am beyond satisfied!

Qmamigrill
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Cara K.
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Qmami catered my daughter's team party and the food was excellent. The delivery was right on time and everyone raved about the food. I would definitely use them again.

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El Sabor Venezolano
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Esteban S.
Verified review

We hired El Sabor Venezolano for my daughter's graduation party. They arrived on time, and got immediately to work! Our guests absolutely loved all the food, which was fresh, had great taste and was professionally presented. Everybody spent the next three hours savoring their delicious plates, and we got rave reviews from our guests about the food. We would certainly recommend them for any party; we had over 50 guests that were coming and going the whole afternoon, and everybody enjoyed the food very much! Fully recommended!

Exquisite Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
London D.
Verified review

We hired Ernestine to provide buffet for our wedding reception. The food was unbelievable good and a huge hit with our guest. Service was impeccable and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the whole experience. 5 stars is not enough and I highly recommend Exquisite Catering.

Chef Calii CEC
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

Chef Calli was outstanding I called her last minute for a small dinner party of four for my husbands birthday Calii is very easy going but out of the ordinary at the same time. She conversed with me to come up with the perfect menu We dediced on a five course menu where she prepared pan seared mango scallops as the first dish and we were in love. All of her dishes we delicious she even taught us how to properly cut a onion. Overall I was overly impressed and will be booking her services in the near future.. P.S SHE MADE THE BEST HOMEMADE COFFE CARMEL GELATO major food orgasmic experience.

Grazia Italian Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Deborah B.
Verified review

I had my sons college graduation party here. I had over 65 guests they helped me with the menu selection, they worked with my budget and thought of ways how I could stay in budget but get the most. The service was 2nd to none they were professional yet fun they were attentive and my guests never had to wait for their drinks and/or whatever they asked for. My guests could not stop raving about the food we had several appetizers (calamari, spinach dip (awesome) and mozzarella sticks. I actually had to order more people kept going back. I then had a buffet style dinner lasagna, alfredo, and several other things which again everyone raved about. I know many of my guests had never been there and they have told me they have been back.

Oluwasesan A.
Verified review

The service was cooking and organizing for my birthday party. Everything was splendid. Thanks, Blessed B Event and Catrrers.

Mondragon's Catering
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Isiah B.
Verified review

She was amazing. Everyone loved her food and service. I will be using her services again in the near future. I promise you will not be disappointed. The homemade raspberry vinegarette was so good. Thanks for a great catering party. My wife loved it!

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  • 19 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.
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