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  • 28 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Binta P.

Verified review

BEFORE EVENT I had a FANTASTIC experience working with Chef Kev, and I'll try my best to do justice to his services through this review (I don't think it's possible!). I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anyone searching for an easy-going caterer who is attentive, accommodating, customer-service oriented and who takes control of the event to completely relieve them of any stress related to food/catering/kitchen. I accidentally came across Thumbtack while looking for certain supplies for my event. Once I realized that I could search for caterers, I thought I'd give it a try. Chef Kev was the first caterer to respond with a detailed menu based on my description of the event (3 or so others responded to ask me for more info without making ANY attempt to use what I had already provided in my initial description!!) . His proposal was well-thought out and it was clear that he had paid attention to my description and came up with a customized menu on such basis. It took me a day to respond to him because I was certain that it wasn't possible for the first proposal to be EXACTLY what I had in mind and even better than what I imagined. After having analysed the menu several times :-), and there was still nothing to change, I wrote Chef Kev. We had a call to discuss the proposal. Chef Kev was very accommodating as we worked through the proposal (I increased my initial count and added a couple of dishes) and discussed day-of logistics (e.g., I wanted the mac-n-cheese passed around in martini cups, wanted the food served in chafing dishes, etc.). MENU The food was fantastic!!! Everyone enjoyed it and they had seconds and thirds... A number of guests took to-go plates and I had some of the leftovers for breakfast :) Here's what was served: 1. BBQ salmon bites w/ malibu-rum ginger smashed sweet potatoes 2. Mesquite mini burger sliders 3. Oven roasted vegetables w/herb ranch aioli 4. BBQ sweet-n-spicy beef bites 5. Teriyaki turkey meatballs 6. Vegetable pasta w/ sautéed vegetables in a sundried tomato dressing 7. Scampi black tiger broiled shrimp & parmesan cheese grits 8. Caribbean jerk chicken party wings 9. Jumbo lump red pepper mac-n-cheese EVENT DAY I had initially wanted a caterer to drop-off the food, but decided to have one of Chef Kev's servers stay for the event, and that was the best decision EVER!! I had completely underestimated how much I would have had to do given that my event had many moving pieces. Chef Kev and his assistant Kim were FANTASTIC the day of the event and I couldn't have asked for a better team. When Chef Kev noticed that I had a lot of moving pieces and balls in the air (translation: slight event-day chaos), so he took control and decided to stay longer than we had discussed in order to make sure that things started off well and were running smoothly before leaving his assistant to run the rest of the event. I literally worried about nothing -- Chef Kev handled things efficiently and with a high degree of professionalism. In fact, at some point, Chef Kev sent his assistant with a plate for me...without that, I may not have ever gotten around to eating!! This is just one example of the types of light touches Chef Kev made throughout the planning and execution of the event which made my experience with him deserving of the five stars. His level of customer service was outstanding and my guests loved him, and several people asked me for his contact information.

Theresa R.

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Chef Kev and his staff were amazing! They pay attention to detail and everything was flawless. The food was DELICIOUS and EVERYONE at my event (this was for 100 people) raved about the selection and flavor. I HIGHLY recommend Chev Kev for any catering need you might have. He is personable and attentive to his clientele and is always making sure each guest has what they need. I cannot express how much we enjoyed him!

Melanie C.

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Chef Kev was fantastic! Great food, arrived on time and went above and beyond setting everything up beautifully. He really cared that everything was just right. Also the food was amazing!! I would definitely recommend him to a friend, and use his catering services again in the future.

TOP PRO
  • 24 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 41 min

Sara C.

Verified review

Well well well, I'm not sure where to begin. Chef Serge is FABULOUS! His food is phenomenal and he is very creative with his menu. I had such a hard time narrowing down my selection. His personality is upbeat, lively and FUN! And all while cooking amazing food! I emphatically recommend Chef Serge to anyone looking for a CHEF, a cook, a caterer, anything you can use him for, do it! He also brought an assistant who was equally as pleasant and amazing. Sara Cataliotti

Katherine S.

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Serge catered for our office holiday party. He made a grilled romaine salad, chicken roulade with potatoes and mixed vegetables, and a chocolate tart. Everything was delicious, I was very impressed! I had never had catering done for our office parties before (sadly, we have always just done pizza or something similar), but this was definitely much better for a special occasion, and very reasonably priced. I would not hesitate to use Pure Kitchen Culinary Concept again!

Tim S.

Verified review

Serge catered an event for a friend's family and was prompt, organized, and the food turned out great!

  • 9 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Artranda H.

Verified review

Mercedes Jo Events & Catering was so delicious, high-quality buffet for our wedding. Working with Mercedes was simple and enjoyable! With a huge variety of options,Mercedes was able to customize the perfect menu. This vendor provides first-class food and service at a very reasonable price.Mercedes is worth every penny! People are still talking about the wonderful food she prepared. I would definitely recommend her to anyone on a budget, food was delicious. I will be using her again for any future events. Thanks again

Thumbtack Customer

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Mercedes Jo & Staff, thank you for Catering my 50th Birthday party and the food was absolutely amazing! All of my guests raved about the taste of each dish, many thanks and I am forever grateful!

Justine F.

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We really enjoyed the food at our wedding thanks to Mercedes Jo Catering. Her staff was very attentive and professional. She really helped make our day special!

  • 6 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Crystal H.

Verified review

Top of the City Catering did an amazing job catering my July wedding. They were punctual, friendly and had amazing food. As I walked around to greet guests, everyone continuously talked about how much they loved the food and how amazing the service was. I would recommended them to anyone who was looking for amazing service, great food and affordability. Thanks again to the team of Top of the Town, you guys made my wedding a huge success. P.S. the table decorations and décor were just as elegant and beautiful as the service!

Chan C.

Verified review

Maribel, Noel, and company catered our wedding at a private venue in Fairfax, VA. They exceeded far above and beyond our wildest dreams and expectations for our wedding. Everything from set-up, food, and breakdown went so smooth and without a single hitch. They catered to our every need and made the place look immaculate. My wife and I couldn't have asked for a better company. Maribel and Noel are the absolute best!

Alex B.

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Top of the city catering was responsive, professional, and worked very well with us to plan and execute the event. The food was delicious, and I felt like I had a great partner every step of the way. This was for a corporate holiday lunch event, and we have received nothing but compliments from the 100 people that were invited.

  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Owings Mills, MD

Shelly Y.

Verified review

Eleven Courses catered our Wedding on March 23, 2013. Right from the start Melissa took care of everything from the venue, invitations, DJ, Photographer, Flowers she did it all. All I had to do was tell he what I wanted and she took it from there, it was beautiful. The menu was perfect from the cocktail hour through the elegant sit down dinner. Jim Benson the chef at Eleven Courses is amazing. My guests were so impressed with the presentation of the food. I was told by several guests the food was excellent. To sum it up everything went smoothly that day. The service was great, the food was out of this world. Melissa and Jim were able to make a stress free day for us. It is an experience I will always cherish. I would recommend Eleven Courses to everyone. Eleven Courses is also involved in other aspects of catering as bringing the restaurant experience to your home. I think for our 6 month anniversary I will definitely give Eleven Courses a call.

Neeta S.

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I have to say, I don't usually rate anyone perfectly. However, working with Eleven Courses was truly the best experience. Not only do they provide exceptional customer service and final products, but they were also a pleasure to work with and so flexible in accommodating our asks and making our vision a reality. We had a custom menu that we worked directly with Jim to hone the family Indian recipes and make them something perfect for our blended family. If you are looking for a caterer for any event, big or small, I highly recommend working with Eleven Courses Catering. You will receive great value for your investment!

Rachel A.

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Eleven Courses did a wonderful job catering our wedding on Friday. Jim came up with a delicious personalized vegan menu for us, and he always responded to emails quickly whenever I had questions. On the wedding day, Chrissy was our catering coordinator, and she made sure we had everything we needed all night. I was also impressed with how quickly their staff was able to flip the room during cocktail hour since we had our ceremony and reception in the same place. Thank you!

TOP PRO
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Mrs S.

Verified review

Key Ingredients did the catering for my son's wedding. Not only was the food delicious, but Carla and Javier are so accommodating and easy to work with! In the last couple of weeks we decided to change from buffet style to family style, I called Carla and no problem. Two days before the wedding the bride and groom decided that they would like to offer lemonade to the guests at the ceremony, again I called Carla and again no problem plus no additional charge. They even took food to the bride and groom before the wedding during the long photo shoot with the photographer. I would use them again in a minute! Thanks for everything Carla and Javier.

Aubrey M.

Verified review

We hired Key Ingredients catering for our big Election Night Party this year (200 people), and they were absolutely wonderful! Shoutout to Carla Bettini, who was so helpful, professional, and friendly throughout the entire process. Everyone said that the food was great at our party, and the decorations and decor that came with the catering spread was absolutely beautiful! 6/5 stars! I had such a great experience with this catering company...you should definitely hire them for your next event!

  • 11 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Arlington, VA

Vincent S.

Verified review

Very easy to work with. Conducted practically the entire transaction by phone and e-mail. "Katie" from Catering was awesome working with us to pull this party off. The ham, red-skinned mash potatoes and the mac & cheese were big hits. The one complaint - such as it is - was the turkey was not craved meat from a bird. But instead some type of carved turkey roll product. It was very juicy, but not what people expected. I would definitely recommend Tortoise & Hare for your catering event.

Lea K.

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We did food, labor, and rentals through T&H for our wedding. It was an overwhelmingly positive experience working with Brian, Shannon, and the catering staff, who were gracious hosts to our guests, solution-oriented when we hit snags, and, overall, amazingly stress-free to work with.

Maureen H.

Verified review

Catering for a private family Christmas dinner at a hotel where the the family were gathered to celebrate. This was a drop off catering for 16 people.

TOP PRO
  • 1 year in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 hours

Leslie A.

Verified review

I loved everything about working with Dianna of Catering reserved! From start to finish she delivered everything she promised, including delicious food! She was prompt, creative, and thorough in her proposal; she worked with me to refine my needs and I was very comfortable with my final decisions; Her pricing was affordable and fair and most importantly she promised there would really be enough food to feed everyone and there was! She promised it would be delivered on time (it was), that her staff would set it all up nicely without my help (he did!) and that it would be hot and delicious (and it was!). Nothing was forgotten; nothing was omitted. The serving utensils were there, the sterno, and the clear containers were perfect for serving the food in. I didn't need china serving dishes for my event, but Dianna does offer that and if my next event needs Catering Reserved's full service, I won't hesitate to use it. (Food plus waitstaff for setup and clean up.) I've never met Dianna in person, and I never tasted her food prior to hiring her for my very important event, but from our first conversation I just knew I could trust her, and I was right. I highly recommended her! Thanks to Catering Reserved, I got to visit with my guests and totally enjoy my "after-the-wedding" party.

Ellen O.

Verified review

I enjoyed working with Dianna Gilbert of Catering Reserved because on my initial inquiry for caterers on thumbtack, she responded immediately. She listened to my requests and provided the menu I wanted. Ms Gilbert responded right away to any questions or concerns I had because this was all being planned from out of state. On the night of the dinner, the food arrived on time and was set up as she promised and I received many many compliments on the menu from my guests.

VERA S.

Verified review

The food was excellent and the staff very attentive, I would definitely recommend this company for your catering events.

TOP PRO
  • 19 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Brynn W.

Verified review

Richard was a real pleasure to work with from the first phone call to the end of a very successful party. He was very helpful with his advice on our menu and with the guidance on the beverage purchases for a party our size (50,) He and Linda (the bartender) arrived on time and had the food laid out and the cooking stations and bar set up in plenty of time to start serving some early arriving guests. He circulated with the guests to make sure everyone was happy and had what they wanted and checked in with me throughout the evening to make sure all was going well from my perspective. Richard made crab cakes on the spot and they were a favorite. He also made delicious quesadillas on the spot, as well. His meatballs, chicken satay and stuffed mushrooms were all gobbled up. I overheard a couple of guests praising the peanut sauce and expressing interest in eating it by the spoonful:) All of the dips he provided were delicious as well. And the mini cheesecakes and cookies were also very good. All in all, Richard and Linda gave us a wonderful evening, without having to worry about a thing. To a person, I heard nothing but praise for the service and the food. I would hire Clever Catering again in a heartbeat:)

Rebecca S.

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Owner Richard Cohen is unflaggingly genial, very hands on, and overall a delight to work with. He obviously wanted us to have exactly what we wanted and was ready with suggestions from his years of experience when we were undecided. We have no kitchen at our venue; so he brought in everything, with only a staging area provided by us. The food truly was delicious and beautifully presented. Hot foods were hot, and cold foods were cold. His servers and bartender were pleasant, accommodating, and professional. All included - not just the food but tables, linens, plates, napkins, glassware, everything - he kept our once in a lifetime (50th anniversary) event within our requested budget. I highly recommend Clever Catering. No downside, no reservations. Of course I'd hire them again!

Jill J.

Verified review

Richard did a fabulous job food was fabulous. Party was a great success. I would highly recommend Clever Catering and use them again.

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AC Catering

4.9

(29)

  • 55 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Michelle F.

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I genuinely can’t say enough good things about this business. I hired AC Catering for two events I held in June and July 2017. Everything was excellent! I was beyond happy with everything from the food, to the services, to the people I interacted with during the planning phase and the actual events. This small, family owned business actually exceeded my expectations. They have an extensive menu to choose from which allowed me to tailor both events’ meals appropriately. The pricing was great and the amount of food I received was more than enough. AC Catering received many compliments for the quality of their food at both of my events. I took a risk and hired them without having tasted any of their food, but I have to say there was no need for worry. The food was also delicious! Both my guests and I enjoyed every bite. The serve and clean up service was also top notch. George Sullivan and his staff were extremely attentive to my needs during my banquet. They helped to ensure that the dinner ran smoothly, and cleanup was quick and efficient. I can't leave this review without noting that it was a great pleasure working with George Sullivan (principal owner/operator) when coordinating my needs. He was very responsive to the myriad of questions I had, extremely flexible as I proposed changes for my event, and just an extremely nice guy. I am so glad I found this business. I will definitely be using AC Catering if I have any catering needs in the future.

Revchristine M.

Verified review

AC Catering was on time, friendly, and most important professional. George helped me through the process and answered all our questions. The food melted in our mouths!! His staff were so great to work with as well. I would recommend and use them again. Great job guys.

Paula E.

Verified review

We use Ardmore catering for all of our corporate meetings and events. The food is great and so is the service. I would recommend them to everyone.

  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Danielle S.

Verified review

The overall experience was good with Extravagant Affairs Catering Event Rentals and Decor. The Staff was very professional and punctual and the service and decor and set up was excellent. I wish I could give this vendor an Excellent review, but we were asked to pay for a hot box for the food and our food was cold. All of our guest complained about their food being cold. The beef was tough, the chicken was dry and most of the guest didn't even eat their food. The food was very disappointing and it took away from the excellent job that Shovanna and the rest of her team did with pulling together a really beautiful ceremony and reception.

Kievette L.

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We can not express into words the phenomenon job that Extravagant Affairs did for our wedding on 11/05/2016. From the time that we chose them to handle our catering needs to the very end of our special day, their team handled every detail with the highest level of class and commitment. Our guests are still talking about the excellent food selection. If you are looking for elegance, price affordability, and professionalism, I would definitely recommend them

Rebecca R.

Verified review

Extravagant Affairs Catering did an excellent job with our wedding.

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Karen S.

Verified review

Belinda came to my house one afternoon while I was at work. When I came home the kitchen was clean and I had a week's worth of meals waiting in the refrigerator. It felt like a dream to be able to come home each evening and not have to worry about what to make for dinner. I did not know what to do with the extra time I had since cooking and cleaning were not necessary. Perhaps best of all, my husband and I got to taste new and interesting foods instead of 'the usual' mealtime fare. It was a win all the way around!

Attica A.

Verified review

Belinda is nothing short of amazing. Her skill across many types of food is incredible! It was very important to me that our family have healthy and delicious food -- Belinda created weekly menu's that delivered beyond our expectation. In addition to her wonderful culinary skills, she is warm, smart and friendly -- a complete pleasure to be around. We struck gold when we found Dinner on Demand!

Greg P.

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Belinda was quick to respond and make adjustments as necessary just days before this last minute event for our client. I would love to work with her in the future again! Greg CRE8AD8 Events

  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Karen R.

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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.

Kirsten N.

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Chef Jackie catered a breakfast in our home the morning after our son's bar mitzvah. She delivered exactly as promised, honored our dietary restrictions, and our guests specifically commented on the many good quiches she made. The only note I would make is that for coffee service, she only needed to bring regular flavored coffee and regular milk/cream, which we could have advised on if asked.

Maggie S.

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Ms. Johnson's catering business was absolutely wonderful! Her food was delicious and presented beautifully! She was a true professional in every capacity. I will definitely use A Private Affair again.

  • 5 years in business
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Dumfries, VA

LaShemma S.

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Mac&Cheese catered my birthday party one year and played a big part in making my event a success. Not only was the food exceptional, but through consultation provided by Mike, I was able to get all of the other details in too. Music, food, drinks and dessert. All I had to do was show up! He is extremely professional and I would definitely use this company again.

Chris S.

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Mike and his team catered a holiday luncheon for roughly 150 people at our annual party. The food was excellent. Everyone raved about the smoked turkey and ham. His professionalism and responsiveness were awesome. Prices were also very reasonable. We will not hesitate to call on him again!

Brendan C.

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We love Mac&Cheese. Our family enjoys the baby back ribs and smoked turkey and they never disappoint. The catering is a solid value for family or business events, and the recent holiday business lunch they provided was a hit. Thank you Mike!

Chef Rakita

4.1

(16)

  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Garey T.

Verified review

Rakita was instrumental in helping my husband pull of the best First Mother's Day a girl could ask for. He surprised me by hiring her to come to our home to cook for us, eliminating the stress of going out to eat somewhere nice with a 6-month-old. Rakita's menu choices were varied and suited to different tastes. My husband had a blue cheese crusted steak that he said easily ranks among the best of his life (and this man loves his steak). I had a lobster and shrimp dish over truffled risotto that was equally flavorful and praise-worthy. We shared a better-than-the-Melting-Pot cheese fondue, well-seasoned spring salads, and tasty strawberry shortcake. Wine and a bouquet of fresh tulips were included in the service, as well as the washing of all dishes used in the preparation of our meal. Rakita was friendly, yet very professional. She eliminated the awkwardness that could be associated with hiring a personal chef, and worked quickly in our kitchen while we relaxed. I especially appreciated this, as we had just come off travel and I was recovering from a less-than-pleasant illness. I'd highly recommend Rakita Lillard as a personal chef. She's a fantastic chef, and from what my husband says, comes in at an incredibly fair price point.

Jasmin W.

Verified review

Chef Rakita has provided personal chef services for me on several occasions. She is professional. personable, and creates dishes that you want forget. The service is excellent and I'm excited to now be using her for my wedding planning. I have no doubt that things will go off without a hitch! :)

Janelle H.

Verified review

DELICIOUS DELICIOUS DELICIOUS!! Insatiable Bites was able to accommodate my large group needs on a tight budget. Everybody loved the food and wanted to know who made it. Will definitely use them again!

TOP PRO
  • 20 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Lisa R.

Verified review

I really enjoyed working with Candi and Potomac Hospitality Group for my reception. They were extremely accommodating to our wants and needs, flexible, timely, professional, and always responsive. I would use them again in a heart beat!

Thumbtack Customer

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Candi was warm, helpful with suggestions, flexible, and a pleasure to work with. The food was delicious. I would use PHG. again. Many guests complimented the food and asked for the name of our caterer.

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

We had a wonderful experience from the friendly, professional service to the delicious food. I would recommend them to cater any event and definitely plan to use them in the future!

TOP PRO
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Ramonia C.

Verified review

THEY DID A GREAT JOB at our wedding the food was great the price was so reasonable with a high quality menu. Thanks Uncle Fred's BBQ We will be using his services in the future for other family events. Mr and Mrs Hines July 20th 2013

Darcy S.

Verified review

The Uncle Fred's staff was top notch, the food was excellent and I received nothing but compliments from the party guests

Heather D.

Verified review

Fred was wonderful to work with, very responsive, great food! GREAT addition to our event.

  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Kulsoom B.

Verified review

Nasrin was great to work with in selecting menu options and delivering exactly what she promised- delicious food! She used quality ingredients, the right amount of spices, and garnished the food with great attention to detail. The food was warm and she delivered the food right on time. Everyone attending the lunch was very impressed. We were very happy with how everything turned out. Thank you, Nasrin!!

Mariah B. B.

Verified review

Very tasty and authentic foods. As far as catering, the service was great and professional. I also had the opportunity to use Nasrin as a personal chef for my dinner party and it was a breeze to accommodate to the needs of my family. I would definitely recommend to all.

Lexi P.

Verified review

Nasrin cooks delicious organic dinners for our family of four each week. The food is excellent and she focuses on healthy, vegetarian food for us. We couldn't live without her!

  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Elizabeth E.

Verified review

Veronique was an amazing chef and were couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. She cooked an abundant and highly flavorful meal for our family of 16. Her food was beyond my expectations. She even made a separate meal (from start to finish) for my daughter who doesn't eat meat. Her ingredients were well chosen and fresh. Her personality was pleasant and fun. She even allowed our kids to help her prepare the meal as a fun way to participate in the evening. She stayed much longer than I thought she might to make sure our meal was thorough and complete. And to top it off, she dealt with a challenging kitchen that might have left less skilled chefs floundering a bit. I couldn't have been more pleased with our experience and I would highly recommend Chef Veronique to anyone looking for a yummy, fun meal.

Calisa B.

Verified review

Veronique's cooking capabilities are exquisite! She catered an event I attended and the food was phenomenal. Not only was the food phenomenal, but also, the representation of the food was magnificent. There was just enough food for everyone, and Veronique's personal appearance was well suited for her business, as well as the occasion. I commend her and I recommend her to anyone seeking catering. Five stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Hazel C.

Verified review

The Tasty Alternative provides fresh, delicious meals. Every dish I have has been creatively presented with bursting with flavor! I recommend Chef Veronique and her catering business.

  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min

Alexandra B.

Verified review

Olive Express provided an affordable and delicious catering for my engagement party. Everyone LOVED the food and the set up looked fantastic. I would recommend them for any event! The staff is very flexible and willing to work with you on any menu that fits your budget and theme. Additionally, Yvonne is especially responsive to email and phone calls. I am looking forward to using Olive Express again at my friend's baby shower!

Cheryl M.

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Thank you Yvonne & Olive Express for an absolutely SUPERB lunch! Not only was the food delicious, the portions were plenty to feed everyone and still have some left over for a delicious lunch the next day! Service was prompt and courteous and a definite hit with everyone - Thank you so much. We will definitely think of Olive Express for our next catering need.

Aaron A.

Verified review

This place where I catered was beyond excellent in there service . They set up everything as i wanted to have the setting for the catering. I was very satisfied i loved there excellent customer service . I would use this place again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Terri F.

Verified review

What a great event! Brian hosted our after party, wedding reception. The food was fabulous and his attention to detail is amazing. He was chef and host, catering to our guests and having fun. If you are looking for great food and a fun event, I highly recommend Smoker's Delight BBQ and Brian Israel, looking forward to hiring him for our fall event. Terri Fleck

Danielle S.

Verified review

Brian and his team catered our wedding this weekend. They were prompt, professional, well dressed, and had a good time with our guests. The food was awesome and the memories are even better. He brought tons of food- It's Tuesday and I am still eating left over ribs! Thank you for everything! D and Susie

Reuben C.

Verified review

Brian runs a very professional business. He catered three events for me that turned out well. I highly recommend his services.

  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours

Edward W.

Verified review

I am a single man with diabetes who was looking for healthy diabetic friendly meals to be delivered to my home. I found Iyea Brandy on Thumbtack and have been extremely satisfied with her services. The food she brings is delicious, and most importantly doesn't increase my blood sugar levels. Her prices are very reasonable and she makes an effort to tailor her services to the individual client. I was very impressed with her knowledge of food and nutrition.

Justine E.

Verified review

Iyea is wonderful! She has so many cooking ideas that easy fun and quick so you're not in the kitchen all day. She knows great cooking tips that you wouldn't normally see on recipes. I love that she has a bubbly and positive spirit. She made cooking fun for me when I thought it was just stressful and discouraging. I love cooking now. It is like my new hobby!

Lee F.

Verified review

Excellent meals everything was prepared to perfection and well seasoned. Ms. Brandy was both personable and professional. I would recommend her to anyone who favors island and Cajun dishes. Seafood is her specialty

  • 22 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Natasha N.

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Karen Wilder provided catering for my New Years Eve 2016 wedding. The food was excellent! Everything was well seasoned, tender, and flavorful. My wedding did not have a traditional kitchen with a stove, we used chafing dishes. Nevertheless, the food was hot as though it had just come out of the oven! We had a cocktail hour where her staff passed around appetizers - the lamb chops, sushi, and Maryland crab cakes were exceptional! The bartender was quick to serve drinks, and made very good drinks. She also delivered drinks to guests' tables. The staff cleaned up afterwards, and contained any left over food for us after the event. You cannot go wrong with this food! Top notch!

Jack W.

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Karen catered a magnificent and memorable event for our son's wedding at our home in Severna Park. The ENTIRE event went so beautifully, from the vision to the timing the menu and the presentation. Our guests were completely inspired and had the most wonderful things to say about their interactions with Karen and, of course, her tasteful and beautiful cooking.

Jennifer B.

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Karen was an absolute pleasure to work with - she crafted a great menu and all of the food was fresh and delicious. We had appetizers and a buffet dinner for 8. She was professional, prompt, and overall it was a wonderful experience. We will definitely hire her again for future events!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 29 min

Jennifer B.

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We used Made with Love to cater my grandfather's funeral, and it was exactly what we needed. The menu was perfect (ribs, chicken, salmon, mac and cheese, beans, bread pudding). Very comforting and delicious. The food was delivered on time with no worries and it was all great.

Kgomotso S.

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I was very pleased with Made with Love Catering. She was on time, the set-up was fast. The food was warm at all times and most importantly she made enough food for the headcount I gave her. I even had a little bit to take home and enjoy the next day! Thank you! :)

Lisa L.

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Jaclyn and I are preparing the menu and working to coordinate my event in two weeks and I am very pleased with her suggestions and input thus far. Looking forward to tasting her culinary creations.

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  • 24 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Cynthia F.

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I was asked to complete the task of finding a caterer for breakfast for a corporate meeting of 80 people within 4 days and to have them deliver the food before 6am. Thomas Franklin at Columbia Chef Catering was the 3rd business I had spoke to regarding my function. He was so pleasant and when he said yes to the 5:30am drop off I was sold!! Thank you so much for all of your assistance in making our function so much more pleasurable.

Josh W.

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From start to finish this was a painless and incredibly impressive experience. I host plenty of professional business development or marketing events that are catered and in upscale venues, and CCC was as good, if not better in many respects, than those catering services 3 and 4 times his costs. Will for sure use them again.

James R.

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Our company uses Columbia Chef Catering for two locations in the BWI area. They are always on time with fresh product and friendly service! I would highly recommend Columbia Chef Catering to everyone!

  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Dumfries, VA

Tiffany P.

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It was a pleasure to hire Tiffany for my organization's outdoor movie event. She went above and beyond to cater to our Hawaiian theme. Her Popsicles are the best I've ever tasted. I highly recommend choosing Trysicles for your next event! You won't be dissapointed.

Maggie C.

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Trysicles organic popsicles were a wonderful addition to our community fair. Tiffany was on time and very cooperative with our last minute changes.

Christian C.

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Excellent service, quality, and professionalism.

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Ron M.

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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.

Thmas L.

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K&A Catering staff was very professional. The food was awesome and the service was great. Thanks to making my event a huge success.

Ecedra M.

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The food was excellent and delivered on time for our business meeting.

  • Response time: 60 min
  • Laurel, MD

Renee W.

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Kadzo coordinated a princess themed tea party for a group of young girls, and it was beautiful! The girls had a great time. They mingled, they ate cake, they colored and they danced. She also coordinated with a local author to have an interactive story time circle for his princess-themed children's books. All of the girls left with fun goodie bags, and the ideas introduced to the girls were positive and encouraging. The overall ambiance was through the roof fun! We are thinking of making this an annual event-- it was a huge hit, Kadzo super-sized our vision and the girls were over the moon!

Mary W.

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I have attended a few events coordinated by this group. They have always produced events which were more than expected. They do a great job all the way around - always punctual, very professional, and responsive to the needs of the host and guests. I have been particularly impressed with the consistency of excellence across different budgets. The last event I attended was a repast. Apparently the hosts wanted a nice event on a minimal budget. The FGM coordinators did a great job setting up, and decorating the space. The menu was very well selected, and there was plenty of food for all.

Ustng1@gmail.comRegi O.

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Amazing! I was a bit hesitant as they are a smaller company, but turns out I had nothing to worry about! So responsive, so attentive, and their partners were all professional. Did I mention the food?! There was enough for all 150 of my guests, and it was delicious. She even provided to-go containers! I’ve never had a caterer do that. Will definitely be using them again for future events. Thank you!

  • 2 years in business
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Fort Washington, MD

Tracey A.

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Chef Nikki is the BOMB.COM!! She and her husband Paul are excellent in the kitchen and on the grill... She can cook for me and my husband every day if she wants too, we will never turn her down...😂😂😘😘Every meal is excellent and tasteful down to the deserts. Nikki is very clean and sanitary, you don't have to worry. She takes her business and license very serious... I definitely recommend her for your next meal, your next desert or your next catering event... Also, make sure you check her out for your hair care needs on IG @Nikko.stylez.

Tracey A.

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Chef Nikki is the BOMB.COM!! She and her husband Paul are excellent in the kitchen and on the grill... She can cook for me and my husband every day if she wants too, we will never turn her down...😂😂😘😘 Every meal is excellent and tasteful down to the deserts... Nikki is very clean and sanitary, you don't have to worry... She takes her business and license very serious... I definitely recommend her for your next meal, your next desert or your next catering event.

Kiana H.

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I’ve known Nikki for a couple years now and her food has been fantastic. She’s actually catering my wedding and I can’t wait.

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 hours

Ali S.

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I love working with Anna. Her menus are creative and always delicious. In addition, she makes the entire process so easy as she brings everything with her and cleans everything up allowing you to focus on your guests. She has a great personality and is never an intrusion when she is creating her masterpieces in the kitchen. I have used her multiple times now and plan to use her for any and all future catering events!

Meredith D.

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Chef Anna did an incredible job catering a wonderful culinary experience in my home for 25 friends. We had some dietary restrictions such as dairy free and gluten free and she curated a delicious menu that satisfied everyone's needs. She was also a pleasure to work with throughout the process - responsive, creative, and extremely professional. I look forward to working with her again.

Meera N.

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I hired Anna to cater a baby shower I was hosting for a friend. She was so easy to work with and flexible with menu choices. It was my first time hiring a chef and she made the experience awesome and I definitely would hire her again. She provided tasteful decor to accompany the table and the food was wonderful!

Sweet Soul

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  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Aubri L.

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Sweet Soul provided an amazing culinary experience for myself and attendees at a business function. The food was delicious, fresh and well prepared. The owner, Aurelia, was very polite and attentive to all aspects of the affair. I would highly recommend Sweet Soul catering for anyone looking for delicious high quality catering services at an affordable price point! DELICIOUS!!

Jerrell M.

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Highly recommend She care for your dreams to become a reality, and that's why you hire a caterer right? She was very professional and accommodating to my needs . Aurelia without a doubt is a true gem in the kitchen. If you choose to use Sweet Souls catering , you will be glad you did !

Max R.

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Aurelia is such a pleasure to work with! I had her cater a family party and she was able to handle my crazy family with a smile on her face. Her food is SO delicious! She made my event happen!

  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 hours

Allison E.

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Working with Staci and her husband was so easy. We planned a party out of state and were very understanding and were very accommodating. I HIGHLY recommend them for any function, small or large! The food was excellent and the the Mac and cheese was to die for!

  • 6 years in business
  • Response time: 10 min
  • Springfield, VA

Victoria F.

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Excellent group of people working to get things done with quality! Love their catering service and everyone is delighted with the taste!!

Liz B.

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Everything was wonderful, the food, the presentation, and the service. We are very happy with what they did for our celebration.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 40 min

David C.

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Talk of Di Town catered my wedding and it was amazing. Every point of service starting with the guest being greeted by the chef and his wife (The Owners)at the door to the food tasting like it was made back home on the Islands. My family was very impressed with how professional the whole affair was and how beautiful everything turned out, especially the food. I will most certainly be using them for all my affairs to come and recommend them to all family and friends

Sara F.

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We hired Talk Of Di Town to cater my sister's bridal shower. We found them on social media after a friend told us about their food. We had several appetizers - meatballs, mini sandwiches, and bruschetta. They also provided entrees and desserts that did not disappoint! The food was wonderful! The pasta and rice dish was my favorite. They even made us cake pops, which was a late addition to the menu. I would use them again in a heart beat!

Gianna H.

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Talk of Di Town 2 surprises me every time as they prove they're not just another Caribbean food caterer, but will cater to a variety of foods with their own surprising twist on it! The presentation is always fabulous when catering events and the food is always top quality! I would recommend Talk of Di Town 2 for any occasion, as they will certainly accommodate. - Customer since 2013

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Javelin F.

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So Chique Events and Catering did a fine job. Very Professional and the food quality was awesome. I would recommend So Chique Events and Catering to others..

Nyya A.

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Keisha did an amazing job. She works within your budget and goes beyond your ideas and expectations. I will be using her for more events to come.

Natalie W.

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Excellent customer service.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Woodbine, MD

Tom M.

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I took Dorina’s Functional Home Cooking Course through the local adult school last fall. I have continued to take weekly classes since then. Dorina’s emphasis is on cooking quick, nutritious meals using wholesome ingredients. Her forte is Italian cooking but she has a broad knowledge of foods and other styles of cooking. Her classes are well organized. Topics touched on during class include the choice of ingredients, possible variations and substitutions, nutrition, tricks of the trade, and tips on where to shop. Dorina is friendly and engaging and her classes are informative and enjoyable. Her class is the perfect starting point for someone with little experience in cooking who wants to learn the basics. Her class would also be valuable for a person with some experience in the kitchen who wants to broaden their perspective.

Ann M.

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I hosted a group cooking class at my home with Chef Dorina. What a great time! There were 9 of us and everyone got involved everyone learned and the meal we made was amazing! The best part is Dorina teaches things in a way that makes it easy to learn and remember. I will be making the dishes I learned now on a regular basis! We have already set up another class for next month... we all can't wait! Thanks Dorina!

  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

WJ J.

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Picasso, van Gogh, Michelangelo......these are the artists that come to mind, when you lay eyes on your cake created by Sweet Elegance. The mastery of the design and the satisfaction to your palette when you taste your sweet treat leave you speechless. The owner takes the time to understand the "vision" of the experience you want to create for your celebration. The owner is a perfectionist and its shows in the details of her artwork. She is also very patient as she willingly worked with me through multiple design changes. The best part is that your cake will taste even better than it looks. You will find yourself making up "occasions" to order a cake from Sweet Elegance Cakes. ~W.J.

CA D.

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Sweet Elegance Cakes and Catering helped make my holiday celebration a huge success. The tasting was very professional. There were numerous catering offerings-Asian, Southern, and even Vegetarian. I was very surprised with the taste and numerous vegetarian options. I chose heavy hor d'oeuvres Asian style. The homemade eggrolls were to die for. To my surprise the owner has lived in Japan numerous times and has clearly studied the cooking style.. All of my guests were amazed at how authentic the food was to the Japanese culture.

Candace B.

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Regina and her staff at Sweet Elegance were wonderful. My guest raved about how delicious the food was all night. We will definitely be using them again in the future.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Washington, DC

Kira M.

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I had an office brunch for about 35-40 people. First things first, the food was AMAZING!! The chicken and waffles was a big hit and the homemade spicy syrup was so creatively delicious. Seriously I've never had anything like it. The customer service was excellent, she went above and beyond to make this event easy for me. The staff thoroughly enjoyed, and she worked with my not so generous budget. Highly recommended!

Angelica E.

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I attended an event where Petite Eats was catering and I could not get enough of the bite sized treats! The chef truly took her time in presenting the food and blending flavors. She had a habanero maple syrup to pair with the chicken and waffles entree which was DELECTABLE. I plan to use her for future events for sure and would recommend her anytime.

Clay L.

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Outstanding food preparation and service. I highly recommend Brianna and her team without reservation.

  • 18 years in business
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Springfield, VA

Keya L.

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I worked with Maggie and her staff and I was amazed on how well they catered our event for my moms 60th birthday. She was punctual, reasonably priced and the food was to die for!!! We will definitely use their services again for our upcoming wedding!!!

  • 6 years in business
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Springfield, VA

Lourdes B.

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wonderful!!! the best food, super delicious, fresh fruit, vegetables and fresh and crunchy salads. I recommend everyone ah and the prices comfortable.

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“Need a Caterer on 16th of March 2013 ”

Richmond, VA

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Cuisine type
Other (spanish)
Number of people
Fewer than 10
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Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), Other (desserts)
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Henrico, VA

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Charlottesville, VA

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Number of people
50-100
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About 70 people to be catered to. simple Brunch cuisine possibilities. Budget accounts for about $12/person or
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