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Arlington Kids Party Caterers

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Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maxine D.
Verified review

Chef Serge is so great! He is professional, charming, and super flexible! We hired him for a dinner party and the guests loved him too! I would recommend Chef Serge to everyone!

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Mercedes Jo Events
from 68 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

We received lots of compliments on the food for our party. Everything was tasty and beautiful.

Top of the City Catering
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle T.
Verified review

Top of the City Catering offers incredible food paired with first class service. Maribel, the owner and her most professional staff did an amazing job at a military retirement party where the guests are still raving about the food and service. She is our go to caterer for all our events going forward. St. Jane de Chantal in Bethesda would give her six stars if we could.

  • 16 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Michele A.
Verified review

I can only say good things about my experience with Chef Myles. Everything was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I was unsure of the menu and Chef Myles helped me plan what to serve and the party goers loved every single item. I will use Chefs 2 Go Catering for all my catering needs!!!!!!

A Private Affair
from 42 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Karen R.
Verified review

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Chef Jackie. She is a delightful person, who also did a lovely job cooking, serving, and cleaning up for a small (4 people) dinner party. She arrived late, but did call to let us know, and she was ready when the guest of honor and her partner arrived. The presentation was nice, and the food was good. Her chocolate mousse was outstanding! She also did a great job of cleaning up. This is not a knock, but she doesn't stand on ceremony, so if you are looking for very formal service, this isn't it (which fit my style just fine). I definitely recommend her for catering a party, and expect she would be a wonderful teacher for a cooking class.

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AC Catering
from 35 reviews
  • 55 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
Verified review

On a whim, I decided to use Thumbtack to find a caterer for my mom's 72nd birthday party. OMG. I am SOOOO glad that I did!! I have planned a number of parties in my day, and I have yet to find one with such great professionalism and wonderful customer service I experienced with AC Catering. First off, they can fix just about anything!! While I had a basic menu in mind, I was forced to rethink things based on the wide variety of options presented by AC Catering. Other caterers wanted me to come up with the menu initially without giving me an idea of their speciality items. With AC Catering, you can get ANYTHING from breakfast, lunch, dinner..including smoked pit grilled items. So, I contacted them with my initial thoughts for a menu. Within 2 days, I received a proposal from the owner, George. Pricing was perfect, even with delivery. Additionally, they provide utensils, plates, condiments, etc. I was pleased. I had to make a last minute change. George was able to accommodate my request with no hassle. I called him just to make sure this change wouldn't pose a problem. He said "No worries. I got you." And, he wasn't kidding. So, party day comes. I'm a bit nervous because I never tasted the food or visited his brick and mortar store. However, the previous reviews from Thumbtack customers were all stellar. After meeting George in person, I totally understand why the reviews are so stellar. George is extremely pleasant and engaging. He arrived on time and was totally prepared to set up everything. He shared some jokes with my brother. Gave compliments to the birthday girl. He even shared the history about his family business. This party was for 50+ people. So, everything had to be right. Let me just say that George and his team didn't disappoint! The greens (with smoked turkey), baked beans and rice were EXCELLENT. I've eaten a lot of rice in my day. But, can I tell you how fabulous the yellow rice is? Very delicious. For meats, I ordered bbq chicken and burgers. Again, everything was wonderful. You would think burgers would just be bland and lacking flavor. NOT AC Catering burgers. They were thick, juicy, and seasoned well. More than enough food was provided. In fact, I had to encourage guests to take home plates of food. The deviled eggs were tasty. However, they were a bit messy due to lots of filling. But, it was totally fine. My guests put the smash on them. All throughout the event, everyone had positive comments and asked "who catered the food?" I didn't hesitate to tell them about George and AC Catering. I HIGHLY recommend them. In fact, I'm trying to find another excuse to celebrate so I can utilize them again!! Thank you, George, for making my mom's birthday so great. You will be hearing from me again. May your catering business continue to grow. God Bless you and your family.

Sweet Bazil, llc
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Christine W.
Verified review

All of our guests raved about how delicious all the food was. I expected nothing less. But when sister, the ultimate food critic said EVERYTHING WAS GOOD, I knew for sure. And bragging about Sweet Brazil and Karida to everyone at the party!

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Clever Catering
from 30 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
May M.
Verified review

We had a small venue for our kids party and we chose Richard to bar tend for us at the last minute. We could have not pick a better bartender. He was such a delight and kept out guests entertained. He is most professional and I'll be sure to hire him again on our next event. Thank you again Richard!

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Tania A.
Verified review

The food was so good!! We had an end of year celebratory luncheon and it had an international theme. We had 2 caterers and everyone kept asking who did this dish and who did that dish-most of the time it was the dish from Epicurean! So pleased and will definitely use you again in the future! Thank you!

  • 20 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Brendan T.
Verified review

PHG and Candi were lovely to work with for our holiday party. They were professional and quick to reply. PHG was patient dealing with our organizations' many contract rules and procedures, we greatly appreciate it. Food was delicious, chicken skewers were very popular. Thank you again Candi!

She Cooks
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Janet C.
Verified review

Ashley and her crew were outstanding. Her food was delicious and plentiful. She was just what we needed for a party of 35. She was on time, had the food prepared and set up and cleaned up beautifully. Thank you Ashley.

  • 12 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Srilatha M.
Verified review

We hired Shovanna for my sons 1st birthday party. Only one word to describe , it was Fabulous!! The moment my guests entered they were only talking about the decorations and how beautiful and mind blowing they were!! We thoroughly enjoyed our sons birthday. It's going to be a life long memory for us. Thank you Shovanna Williams for making our day more memorable!!

N&M Divine Cuisine & Events
from 21 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Rowena B.
Verified review

Hi Mary and Noe, You are awesome to work with! The food and presentation was top notch! The guests were impressed and we are so happy with everything. Please let the (ladies) staff know how much I appreciate their professionalism and constantly checking and cleaning as well. Excellent service!!! I will surely call you again for our next client event/party and will recommend your Catering Company to colleagues and friends. Bravo! Thank you! Best, Rowena

Chef Matt Finarelli, LLC
from 17 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Richard R.
Verified review

After interviewing a few chefs, we chose Chef Matt to organize a dinner party for us. It was just amazing. Matt listened to our needs, delivered entirely on what we were looking for; all the while providing his own novel suggestions to make for an incredible evening. I am picky and not the easiest customer, but I found Matt to be a true culinary pro. Watching him work is fascinating and something to behold.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

Creative Visions Cuisine provided some fun, festive food for our Halloween Party last year. Our guests loved the unique presentation and the attention to detail that was incorporated into each dish. The food was delicious, so flavorful, fresh and well-prepared! We were so pleased with our experience and highly recommend Creative Visions for any occasion, celebration or themed event!

K&A Catering
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ron M.
Verified review

Chef Kimmy was very response to working with us even though we were putting together this party from Florida. She was on time and the food was excellent.

Pearl And Da Girl's
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Natasha P.
Verified review

I've utilized Pearl and Da Girls Catering Service on several occasions such as barbecues, birthday parties, and more recently my dad's repast after his funeral. For every event, the service, the price, and the professionalism was superb!!! But most importantly...the food...oh the food...was absolutely without a shadow of a doubt AMAZING!!! Finger licking delicious!! I've had my fair share of soul food at places like Henry's, Levi's, and Keith and Sons...but Pearl and Da Girls is by far my favorite...hands down! They SLAY!!!

A Lil' Blue Cafe
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

We have a small office in Waynesboro where each year we get together to enjoy a small Christmas party complete with a Christmas dinner style luncheon. This year our budget was very strict so we were having a hard time finding a caterer and were thinking we would have to try and cook the meal ourselves and then bring it to work and try to keep it warm for lunch. and then I found thumbtack and through them we discovered the amazing Lil' Blue Cafe. Pamela came to us with her son and provided us with a delicious Christmas dinner style meal. The turkey and ham were so delicious and tender! The mashed potatoes and gravy were amazing! And my favorite was the mouthwatering macaroni and cheese! We were also treated with green beans, sweet potato with marshmallow topping and dinner rolls and cranberry relish. Everything was just so tasty that all of us are hoping and planning to invite her to cater again and again for next year. Thank you so much for being willing to come over the mountain and spoil us with your delicious cooking. Best.Christmas Party Meal. Ever!

Creative Cuisine Catering
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tami P.
Verified review

I really wish I could give him more than five stars. Deshawn is more than exceptional. He was super professional. This being my first time planning a party of this magnitude, he helped me every step of the way. He created a wonderful menu including appitzers and everything was so delicious. In fact the food was so good that guests of the party did actively seek me out to get his information. His food was the highlight of the event. I'm so blessed to have found such a talented chef to cater my party. He's super professional, talented, punctual, and reasonably priced. I will definitely be utilizing his services for all of my future catering needs. Ps. His greens are the best I've ever had..

Classic Catering
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Anushka H.
Verified review

My husband's 50th Birthday party was a huge hit and our fantastic caterer helped to pull it all together. They created a reasonable bar and food package, included linen rentals and even went the extra mile to organize all my centerpiece displays on the day. They did a food tasting with us; which most of our visiting family participated in..all 12 of us. They got he thumbs up from everyone on the menu selections. Sandy was very accommodating to work with and became the glue that tied everything together which resulted in a seamless event. I loved that she stepped up as my event coordinator. All our guests raved about the food and service. We had a great time and would definitely use their team again.

  • 3 years in business
Tara B.
Verified review

Ashley and her team were absolutely wonderful! Their professionalism, great customer service and attention to detail with my order was amazing. In addition to their excellent customer service, everything was very delicious. Thank you so much! You guys helped make my mom’s surprise birthday party even greater! I will definitely be a returning customer for future events and will recommend you to my friends and family.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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