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Rutland Caterers

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On Thyme Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy M.
Verified review

Great food ,beautiful presentation Nichole is very easy to work with and truly makes you event so perfect. I have attended many events that she has catered and can't say enough about this catering service.

  • 21 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob L.
Verified review

Worked with Mark Nazigian and his team of bartenders for 3 different events this spring (all in a span of 4 weeks). Mark was quick with communication, the team was professional, our clientele enjoyed their presence, and I'm looking forward to working with them again for our events in the fall. Highly Recommend. A++

Coventry Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Doug K.
Verified review

We had such a wonderful experience working with everyone at Coventry Catering for our wedding. They came highly recommended and did not disappoint. With a wealth of experience they were able to take the hodge podge of information we provided and guide us through the process from nuts to bolts. After the initial tasting we never had to think or worry about the food because we knew we were in good hands. They really delivered on the day of the wedding, the food was amazing, they were extremely professional all the way through, and they went out of their way to make sure both Kelly and I were able to sample everything over the course of the evening. And, oh, by the way, the food was amazing. We had nothing but compliments from all of the guests. Thanks to Lynn and everyone at Coventry for all your help, we could not have been happier, Doug and Kelly

The Empty Kitchen Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
Verified review

Frank is very quick to respond and very professional. I would recommend him for any of your catering needs.

  • 14 years in business
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We are providing stress-free catering services for any occasion. We are serving Rutland County and bordering towns. We are specializing in comfort food.

  • 29 years in business
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Our tagline is "Real Food Made Here" and that is because we make all of our food from scratch - right down to the bread and condiments. We have many clients that have special diets or allergies and they come to us because we can tell them exactly what is in their food.

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I do traditional Greek cuisine from recipes handed down from generation to generation. These are all authentic and fresh and made to order for any occasion. If Greek food isn't what you are looking for, we also do American cuisine. No job is too small. If you are looking for something special, just let us know. We can try and accommodate your needs. These are all fresh and made from scratch.

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I am catering from two to 100 people. I can make romantic dinners prepared for you in your home or delivered. Healthy dinners are for busy families.

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Amy Moody Catering is known for excellent food and personalized menu planning. Amy will work with you to incorporate fresh and local Vermont foods into your menu. Whether it's a small group luncheon or large wedding, Amy and her staff attend to the details to make your event a success.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Our services stand out because we have no boundaries , there is nothing we won't try. Our job is to make your life easier with no worries . We use the freshest products and when we can it's farm to table. We enjoy using local products from from vegetables to meats , syrups and perserves. We make sure every thing is your way .

  • 8 years in business
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We offer full-service specialty catering and private chef services focusing on handmade, locally produced products.

  • 28 years in business
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Noel's Catering has been in business for 27 yrs serving central Vermont and beyond !

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Whether you are planning a small get-together, holiday celebration, or an hor d' oeuvre party, Catering by Molly will bring it to you fresh, be it plattered and delivered or cooked right there in your own kitchen. Call us, so we can sit down and come up with the perfect menu that takes all the pressure off you, but you get to take all the credit.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We specialize in farm-to-table catering for weddings and corporate events serving 10-500 people. We also have an elegant private event space for intimate dinners and cooking classes.

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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My passion does not stop at food preparation, the entire experience from menu selection to final display is designed around the client's style and preferences. I also have a background in graphic design and a large collection of display props which are an added bonus for the client.

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I am a mother of five and they are grown and out on their own now. My house has been a sanctuary to many over the years, and my pantry is full, so cooking is easy. I did my daughter's wedding, serving over 200. I love the kitchen. I can cook comfort food and specialities. I can do it all.

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I can work any catering event. I am licensed to serve alcohol and am very dependable. I have catered many events, including weddings and business events.

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I am an accomplished cook. I will cook and prepare food in your home or venue for your family or small gatherings.

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We specialize in weddings, parties, indoor or outdoor pig roasts, and sit-downs. We offer everything from prime ribs to hotdogs and hamburgers for drop off or at your place.

  • 11 years in business
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We focus on trends and local ingredients, we want the best products that are in season.

  • 6 years in business
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We prepare food for any event, set up, break down, decorate, and serve 1 to 200. With our open menu, we will design with clients to fit the budget.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering

Westerlo, NY

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
  • Details
    its for a wedding looking for bbq chicken reg chicken corn and potato

Need Catering Service

Schenectady, NY

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (post surgery food)
  • Serving style
  • Head count
    Fewer than 10
  • Details
    it's a post operation food for a teenager boy 21years old

Need Caterer for a Buffet on July 21, 2013

Underhill, VT

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    BBQ
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • $800
    Average price
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