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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 165 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 280 hires on Thumbtack
Linda T.
Verified review

AJ was very accommodating. The food was very good and abundance. The servers were very polite and did a great job. I am a wedding planner and have dealt with a lot of caterers and for my own event, I am glad I picked Red Dot. I will definitely use again.

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

Catered a dinner for Elkins high school style show, the food was good, delivered and set up well. He got caught in traffic and was a little late but this did not affect the dinner being served, there was plenty of time for setting out the food.

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

Kevin and team coordinated a dinner for 11 at our house in Sienna Plantation on very short notice. He was very professional and the dinner was excellent. Service and post dinner clean-up was excellent. We would definitely consider using him again for our next function.

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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
Lori V.
Verified review

Dine catering did an excellent job catering our retirement Luau. I contacted them less than 2 weeks before our event ( because other caterers I had been dealing with were dragging their feet or not following through!) and luckily Dine had an opening. Mark got back to me immediately with a sample menu, prices, everything we needed.He came to our house, made suggestions, we signed on and were good to go! His wife, Louise, tended the tiki bar, made excellent drinks, and helped with set up, decor, etc. Mark , Louise and Francisco all made sure that the food was hot, ready and plentiful. It was all delicious. We had a roasted whole pig, Hawaiian shrimp cooked outside , side dishes, a delicious lime and coconut desert and lots of tropical cocktails. At the end of the evening they put all the leftovers in our containers, packed up everything , and left the tiki bar till the following morning as we were still partying! A bonus was that we were able to buy all the liquor and drinks , then Louise mixed and served them so we did not have to pay a ridiculous amount per person for liquor. Several of the party goers raved about the “feast” , the great drinks , and we all had a great time. Everything was done professionally and on time, at a reasonable price. I definitely recommend Dine catering - call them first! You won’t be disappointed!We will use them again!

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

We hired Kelli with Arcodoro after meeting several other caterers. She was well organized, personable and we felt that our wedding reception was her top priority, no matter how many other clients she may have had. She met us at our reception venue and asked us questions about what we wanted our day to be like and came up with so many ideas that we would have never thought of. From our first meeting we liked Kelli and felt very comfortable with her. She only had two months to put our reception together and never made us feel like that was an issue. She helped us come us with a menu that was varied and delicious and was beautifully presented! The chef made a fantastic pumpkin ravioli with a cream sauce that was the hit of our reception! Kelli and her staff went above and beyond in setting up our venue and making it look even more beautiful that we had imagined. They set up all of the tables from tablecloths to decor to the lighting of so many candles. Our cake table and guest book table were simply amazing and Kelli even took charge of setting up and arranging our cupcake cake because the cake vendor arrived too soon and the cake table was not ready yet. Our cake looked EXACTLY the way we wanted it, even though Kelli had only seen a picture of it one time. She was the go to person for all of our other vendors and she made us feel like we had nothing to worry about. The staff was awesome as well, and everyone with Arcodoro made sure that my bride and I were taken care of all evening! We truly felt like everything was under control and we were able to be the guests of honor at our reception. Kelli is not just a wedding caterer, she does it all...and makes it look effortless. That's the kind of service that I will recommend to everyone we know. Kelli, Thank you for everything you and your staff did to make our wedding day the best day ever for both of us! The venue looked fabulous, the food was great and all of our guests just raved about what a great time they had! We heard over and over that it was the best wedding reception they had ever been to. YOU ROCK and we can't thank you enough for going above and beyond for us and allowing us to enjoy our reception and guests without worrying about a thing! You provided us with personal service from start to finish and we won't hesitate to contact you again next time we need the level of service you offer. Mollie and Kimberlie Hines

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kandice A.
Verified review

Amazing!! Service, quality of food, presentation, professionalism EVERYTHING! Chef Keif and his team did our wedding Sep 1 and we could not be any happier with using his services. The food was delicious and his presentation was on point! Chef puts his heart into his food and you can taste it no boring wedding food was served, everything was fresh and hot like being served in a restaurant. If you need a caterer for any event he comes highly recommended.

  • 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
Mariana V.
Verified review

Excellent food! Outstanding service! Daniel and his staff are the best demonstration of professionalism. They were our caterers during our wedding reception and everyone at the celebration was amazed with the food. Daniel was part of the success of our event! Outstanding!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 24 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.

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

Mimi came through within three days when I was in a bind for a family brunch (15people). She and her staff were on time and pleasant. Everyone enjoyed breakfast especially the omelet station...it was a hit.

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

Chef Mark supplied food for my Easter dinner for 40 people. I must say that he was the best caterer I have ever used. Totally professional, polite and the food was OFF THE CHAIN. He even stay over just to make sure everything was on point. He is my caterer from now on. Thank you so much Chef Mark

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal O.
Verified review

Silvana was fantastic. She showed up on time. Her presentation was wonderful and the food was delicious. I highly reccommend her.

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
Juliane J.
Verified review

I had my Christmas dinner catered. The chef was amazing and the food was fantastic. It was the BEST fried turkey we have ever had!!!! My mom wants to book again for next Christmas. We will defintely use them again!

THE RIB RACK
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Debra H.
    Verified review

    The catered a luncheon 4 my job. The food was hit when arrived. It was labeled item wise. THE BRISKET WAS SO TENDER AND POTATOES WE HAD A WONDERFUL TASTE. THEY REALLY WORKED WELL TOGETHER. I will refer them 2 any one.

    Chef Kellz
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
      Isac B.
      Verified review

      I went to an event that he catered and the food was amazing. The meat on the ribs he made just fell off the bone. They were the best that I've had in a long time. I recommend him to cater your event, I know I will be using him for my next event.

      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
      Valerie C.
      Verified review

      My husband & I enjoy using Unique Magic Catering there food is delicious with an excellent presentation. I would recommend you use them for the next large or small event.

      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.

      JMBCATERING
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 10 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Mya C.
      Verified review

      The bbq have a taste that i never had out of all bbq paces love the way the meat just have flavors that comes out with no bbq sauce on it just perfect. Hire the company

      City View Catering

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        About

        City View Catering services a wide range of clients, bringing our signature cuisine and service to stylish cocktail receptions, distinctive corporate socials, elegant weddings, important product launches, festive seasonal parties and vibrant galas. Whatever the event or location is, you can rest assured that all the details will be managed with our special flair and attention to detail that guarantee a successful celebration. As a full-service caterer, we provide extensive menu selections, experienced event planning, coordination of rentals, entertainment, service staff, and venue selection. Our unique approach is to partner with our clients to create events that accomplish their overall objectives. Our knowledgeable event experts, innovative chefs, and professional staff work with you to make your celebration an outstanding success that is worthy of bragging guests.

        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.
        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.