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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 180 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 297 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
4.7
from 130 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 187 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!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy S.
Verified review

Awesome. Would definitely hire Queenie's Delectable Delights again. Terri was easy to work with, they were on time, very professional, and the food was the best!!! Hire Queenie's if you have a function with catering!

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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten K.
Verified review

Mark and Louise were wonderful! Absolutely would recommend Dine Catering for any event, large or small. Attention to detail is their secret, they don’t miss a thing. The food was delicious and beautiful, while the staff was professional, friendly, prepared and on time!! They handled our wedding reception and hit the ball out of the park!!! Very experienced and so helpful, we hit jackpot with them! My guests were very impressed and still talking about the delicious food at our reception!!!

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
  • 69 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!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eli G.
Verified review

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.

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M.A. PRIME
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 15 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn R.
Verified review

She can do all types of food, everything was delicious and she’s very easy to work with also extremely friendly! Highly recommend her!!

Knotty Pine Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 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 13 reviews
  • 15 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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus J.
Verified review

I have used Three Little Kitchens catering service for over 10 events that I have hosted. I am an event planner and pay special attention to the details. Each event was handled very well. Food was presented hot, fresh, and most importantly on time. I have hosted appetizer only cocktail receptions, white table cloth dinner with fine china and glassware for >50 people, and family reunions indoor and outdoor for >200 people. No matter how large or small the event was, Chef Steve and Three Little Kitchens handled it. Menu items I suggest are grilled chicken, New York strip steaks, crab balls, corn medley, red potato mash, enchiladas, BBQ, egg rolls, fried turkey, and the mini cheesecake.

chouxchef.net
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Anna B.
    Verified review

    Carolle takes her job serious, with a professional attitude and will provide the the very best in all that she does.

    Munched Out
    4.5
    from 8 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Clarissa A.
    Verified review

    Had the best 30th birthday brunch celebration with a buffet style brunch. The food was amazing. The set up is great and looked extremely professional. Definitely using Munched Out for all future catering needs.

    Unique Magic Catering
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Althria G.
    Verified review

    From start to finish, Unique Magic Catering demonstrated total professionalism. The food was DELICIOUS. The presentation for the occasion was impressive. The service was impeccable. My very discriminating guests were so impressed by everything that Unique Magic Catering ended up running out of business cards. I couldn't have made a better choice.

    Chrispea Catering LLC
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jordan S.
    Verified review

    Chrissy was very responsive when communicating before the event, came up with a fun Luau themed menu to accommodate our theme, and delivered amazing food! I look forward to working with her again for our next event!

    • 6 years in business
    Jai H.
    Verified review

    This food is amazing and awesome all rolled into one. Cakes are moist and delicious....they should be called slap your momma 😛😛😛😛 and the frosting OMG. Now I'm hungry!!!!

    • 16 years in business
    About

    Foot Prints Images and Catering established in 2002 is a family owned and operated business that specialize in all your event needs. We offer Photography, Videography,Catering, DJ Service and Custom Cakes. Meeting new people and having a chance to be apart of their special day. Whether it's just and anniversary, quinceanera or wedding. We enjoy all our events as well as our clients.

    Chef LJ Event Specialist

    New To Thumbtack

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I have over 15 years of kitchen experience, and I cater to private events and personal chef requests. I have done in-home events from four to 100 people. No job is too big, and no job is too small.

    BlessingTasteBuds

    New To Thumbtack

    • 7 years in business
    About

    We provide daily cater homestyle food to the working man and woman who can't get away from the desk. We also cater to warehouse and plant employees who can't find a restaurant close enough to run out, eat and make it back to work on time. Just imagine a hot and ready-to-eat food coming to you on your lunch break. We also cater events.

    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.

    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.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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