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Salt Lake City Affordable Catering Services

Browse these affordable catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Salt Lake City.

Veronica's Cuisine
4.7
from 190 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 359 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
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Veronica catered a lunch for a special day. It was wonderful to work with her and she provided delicious food with generous portions. I plan to use her catering services again! Thanks so much!

801 CATERING
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
Erin H.
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Chef Alex was fantastic to work with - friendly, prompt, and an absolute pleasure to have catering our holiday luncheon. The presentation was lovely and the food (we ordered the artichoke chicken and grilled sirloin steak) was delicious! I work for a company who uses catering services pretty regularly. Based on my experience, I am happily sharing his card with all the other event planners I work with.

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Flavors Catering
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Madison M.
Verified review

I had a great experience with Flavors! I worked with Wendy to figure out my order. She was great! I had to make a lot of last minute changes and she was extremely patience and willing to work with me to ensure I was getting exactly what I wanted! I really appreciated that! John was the gentleman that came to our party to set everything up. He was so nice and very efficient. He was right on time and even called an hour before to ensure he had the right address. He was very great to work with! I highly recommend this catering company! The food was delicious! We did a fajita bar and chips and queso! All the guests loved it! Thanks for everything Flavors!

No Name Gourmet
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn L.
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We needed lunch for 18 at our shop at Miller Motorsports Park, as we hosted Porsche racecar drivers over two weekends. Mike provided four days of wonderfully presented delicious food, arriving on time, with the dishes kept warm or cold as needed, each meal more delicious than the last. The kabobs with peanut sauce and lemon-grass-kissed marinated cucumbers were out of this world. We plan to use No Name Gourmet for all our catering needs and just wish we could take him with us to the "away races"!

Jenna's Personal Cooking
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Ann P.
Verified review

Jenna provided drop off catering for a party of 27 people. She was fabulous and her food was incredibly delicious! We were so pleased. Jenna was very personable and went above and beyond the drop off to making sure everything went well...... And it did. We will definitely use Jenna from now on and have recommended her to our friends. Thank you Jenna!

The Brulee Catering
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mary D.
Verified review

Great catering service for a major fundraising event, with close to 300 guests. Chalia was great to work with. She remained calm at all times, and our guests loved the food that she and Juan made. She offered a very nice tasting opportunity in advance while we were choosing caterers, and we were sold! Would happily use The Brulee Catering again.

Carrolls' Custom Cooking
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Karie F.
Verified review

Carrolls' Custom Cooking catered dinner for my daughters wedding dinner. The venue was the Linden Barn in Lindon UT and the dutch oven cooking was perfect for the location.

Spice Avenue, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Leora H.
Verified review

Shahene catered a graduation party with a few of his friends. The Indian food was amazing and authentic. I'd recommend him and his services to everyone!

Utah's Best Catering Company
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Shane J.
Verified review

On-time and delicious food. Catering was able to be done without us giving much notice. Stephanie saved our Christmas party!

Snap Daddy's
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Bill R.
Verified review

Snap Daddy's BBC do an outstanding job with not just their product but their presentation at our Radio Station events. I highly recommend their catering services for any private or corporate event.

Cookie Twins
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gwen J.
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I met the owner Paul at the Salt Lake city airport before my flight back to Dallas. We talked for a little before he let me know he owned a dessert catering company. He gave me a couple samples before I boarded my flight. I had the salted caramel cookie and peruvian chocolate brownie. I have to say, hands down the best brownie I've ever had. I just wished I had milk on the flight. Definitely will be calling him the next time I'm in Salt Lake City.

Cultivating Catering
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Tiffany G.
Verified review

Culminating catering was great! They made a fantastic meal for my companies annual party!

Chio's Churros
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sandy J.
Verified review

These are the BEST churros I have ever had! Chio's Churros is the best catering experience and the entire team is so fun and down to earth. Truly authentic!

Mahalo Catering & Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Melissa M.
    Verified review

    We have used their catering services for a variety of business meetings and events. I have referred them a number of times and have always had terrific feedback about their experience as well. You get great food options, stellar customer service and all within budget every time.

    Applespice Junction-Murray
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 29 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Donna L.
    Verified review

    No matter the situation, timing, or needs Applespice Junction Murray location has always been there for me. They helped with my sons wedding reception and have catered many meetings for my work. I would always recommend them to anyone that needs any type of catering. they are the best.

    Banh Mi Time LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Sarah L.
    Verified review

    The food was absolutely delicious! It made catering our end of year party very easy!

    About

    Black Tie Bakery Confections & Catering offers custom and designer pastries, desserts, breads and rolls delivered right to your home or establishment. In addition, we also offer private baking classes with our professional pastry chef with over 35 years tenured years experience in the restaurant and food service industry.

    About

    We provide good value in catering services for all types of events and gatherings, with friendly staffs and expert chefs. Our business also features a wide service area that encompasses Park City as well as Heber City, Midway and the surrounding area. We are also operating a bed and breakfast lodge with picturesque view of the Uinta Mountains and quick access to many different recreational activities.

    About

    I love to cook and entertain. I have eclectic tastes and can cook anything, from Asian to Italian and Mexican. Homemade is my specialty. I charge 40 dollars a person and can provide plate ware and gold silverware to use for the event. I love Ckn dishes and shrimp and anything not so ordinary. I can make miso or cream-stuffed pineapple salmon!

    • 15 years in business
    About

    I have achieved all accolades and awards that the state of Utah has to offer as well as I have been featured on the Food Network, Diners Drive-ins and Dives.

    About

    WPC strives to bring quality cuisine to event guests and clients through pristine attention to detail, safety, and health standards.

    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.

    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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