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Aberdeen Caterers

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Enchanted Sweets Catering
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Dianne B.
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Sherri produced a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. She seasoned both prime rib roast and baked turkey expertly. Additional side dishes included perfectly prepared vegetables, a crisp salad, crunchy apple crisp, and a delectable pound cake. We entertained about 30 family members who praised and devoured Sherri's cooking. The tasty leftovers also disappeared quickly.

Chef Jim Pollet
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Lida M.
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Always a treat to have Jim Cater an affair! You know the food is going to be fresh and good with a beautiful presentation

  • 38 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Teri S.
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Wonderful experience working with Pellegrinos Event Center! We thought they would be out of our price range, however they were able to work with us and find an option that fit our budget. They were very quick corresponding, the pre-event tasting was amazing, and the wedding reception was flawless and delicious. Couldn't have been happier with our catering choice!!

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Olive Tree Catering & Logistics is a small, veteran owned company that specializes in government and military food service. Olive Tree has been around the world and prepared meals for DoD and DoS VIPs. We have a proven track record of excellence and professionalism, and we would be a fantastic choice for your next catering function. Olive Tree is skilled in all manners of cuisine and can prepare exquisite, delicious and healthful meals to suit the needs of any potential client.

  • 14 years in business
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Our work stands out because we are a family owned business, and we have many different secret old recipes that our guests have loved for years, and will remain a favorite for years to stay.

  • 13 years in business
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I have several consulations with customers so that i know exactly what they desire at the event in question.

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We have a small cafe in Chehalis for pick up service. We have a big wood fire pit smoker that is mobile to bring on-site for events. We also have a kitchen/concession trailer for us to work out of or serve customers. We are a small husband and wife company and can feed small or large events.

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I cook nutritional food. I find local sources to develop a menu or recipe to create a scrumptious meal.

  • 9 years in business
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I am a personal chef. I am a Culinary Institute of America graduate and a former Community College Culinary Arts chef instructor. I offer the following services: * Catering * Food and wine pairing * Restaurant cost consultant * Cooking lessons * Cooking classes

  • 7 years in business
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We do weddings, corporate events, barbecues, gluten-free meals and more! EZ Foods Olympia specializes in catering for social gatherings and corporate events of all sizes. Our catering service combines exquisite food presentations with customized flavor profiles. From milestone celebrations to business luncheons, we offer professional catering with friendly and personalized service. Enjoy our hand-crafted artisan sauces, oils, and spice blends. We do made to order in small batches exclusively for your event! Enjoy at home EZ Foods products available here or at your local market. Make your next event unforgettable. It's EZ!

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I've been catering several local businesses for their picnics or business functions. I also worked with kids at risk, teaching 10-year-olds and up in cooking. Since I no longer have my catering business, I cook in my own health-department-approved kitchen and usually deliver. I have quite the spice and herb collection. I am only experienced in American cuisine and not familiar with other nationalities. I'm a basic down-home cook that is delicious and nutritional. I must state here: I do not bake. I only know how to make key lime pies and pecan pies. I am presently a member of the 40 Et 8 club where I cook for up to 125 people and teach emergency survival.

  • 6 years in business
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I craft each menu. I also hand pick the ingredients and cook from scratch. No detail is too small!

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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Whether you want a beautifully casual buffet or if you’d prefer to skip the line and opt for the excitement of themed food stations, Contessa Catering will create a culinary adventure you and your guests are sure to never forget! Stylized food stations, buffets, displays, and elegant plated food presentations, along with our custom designed menus to reflect event themes is what we do Best! ​

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I work from the heart. Everything I touch or do, is done with love. Paying attention to details, organizing, and lending a helping hand are my best attributes. I've been employed at some very Ritzy places; private chef for an NFL New York Giant, Garde Manger for Burt Reynolds. Throughout Palm Beach. I have a soft spot for ALL animals and cater to their needs and wishes, too.

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Are you planning a special event? Let Pellegrino’s Catering make your event a memory to last a lifetime. Pellegrino’s offers a wonderful selection of menus from casual to formal. We also offer personalized menus, event coordinating, staffing, bartenders, on-site chefs, beer and wine service, full-spirit bar service, and so much more. Pellegrino’s Catering has been providing delectable cuisine and outstanding service for over 30 years. A catered event by Pellegrino’s is an experience you will not soon forget.

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We are a QSR restaurant that brings the flavor of New Orleans to the Pacific Northwest. We have a dine-in lobby and a drive-thru, and we also deliver to catering clients.

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We offer quality catering and event planning. We have kick ass, quality, style, class and flavor. Award-winning executive chef John W. Clark will custom create each event to please our guests' needs.

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We are a business that began as a photography studio and has expanded its services to help many clients find what they are looking for! We have affordable rates, and custom options are available.

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I cook fine food for people who wants it. Carla's Catering has a great menu, and I serve Olympia and the surrounding areas.

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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