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Bothell Holiday Party Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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Hosted a holiday party for 24 at a residence. Chef Paul and Stephanie were wonderful to work with. The food was delicious and beautifully prepared. We loved it!

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 81 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Alex R.
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We were happy to use Thyme Well Spent as our cater for our company holiday party. Very professional in every aspect, will most likely be using them again for our next event

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill P.
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Francisco was better than I could have possibly hoped for. I had a last minute need for a caterer for dinner for my husband's 50th birthday party, AND needed several accommodations for a variety of food allergies. Not only did Francisco respond to my request quickly and provide delectable allergen free Mexican dinner buffet for 16, he communicated with me to get clarity on the food issues and arrived early, with what we needed. The guests were impressed and I will definitely be using K&F Catering again! (Oh and the price was very reasonable and in line with market rates for his services!)

  • 23 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Desi B.
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I needed a caterer just two weeks before a 4 hour Holiday party at my condo. Nola was able to meet my rather last minute catering needs. She provided lots of menu options per my specifications, and checked with me to confirm what all I needed for service items. Nola called me the am of my party to assure that I had everything else that I needed. Her assistant brought all the food, was on time, set up, was very attentive to my guests and cleaned up very well. The food was delicious, well presented and abundant. I am very pleased.

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Island Girls Catering
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanie G.
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Hiring Island Girls Catering was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding day! Carol and her team were amazing, the food was incredible and they made the process so easy and stress free. They accommodated our gluten-free menu ideas and brought them to life. Prior to our big day, Carol invited us to her home for a private tasting of each item; brunch, dinner and dessert. Gluten-free baking is definitely an art that this team has perfected! SO GOOD!! She made sure everything was perfect, and accounted for every detail. The wedding day consisted of brunch in the morning for our bridal party, followed by catered dinner and cupcakes for our reception. We found our guests sneaking leftovers in the fridge around midnight - that’s when you know your caterer was on point! The food choice(s) for a wedding is such a focal point for what your guests will remember. Do yourself a favor and give Island Girls Catering a try to develop a menu unique to your palate. They will not disappoint!

Chef Emme Catering Co.
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy G.
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We found Chef Emme via Yelp and hired her services for our company's holiday party. If we could give her 6 stars, we could. Chef Emme and her staff were amazing, the food was just incredible (priority #1) and the service was outstanding. We did one signature cocktail, and they were tasty- and STRONG! Wohoo! Chef Emme was very communicative and handled every little change we threw at her, up to a couple of days before the party. We are so thankful for Chef Emme and her crew!

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Dogfather Catering
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teresa L.
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Fun experience for our Company Holiday party. Stephen was very personable and eager to please and everyone in my company seemed to enjoy it. Only thing that could have been better was the food being ready closer to my originally requested time, it was a bit late, but hot and fresh from the oven.

Catering By Tara Helm
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl H.
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In addition to providing delicious food, Tara and her team were appropriately engaged in our event. I have several comments from employees, guests and vendors as to their extreme approval of our caterers. I'll definitely be looking to Tara for our next catering event!

Chef Bonnie Rae
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
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Bonnie met my company's budget and prepare a delicious meal for our group's holiday party. Thanks Bonnie.

Switchback Kitchen
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly V.
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Brett catered a small Christmas party in my home. The food was great, she was very easy to work with, and I'm thrilled to have found her. I highly recommend her!

Chef Sam
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Roland B.
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Chef Sam is definitely a must at your next gathering. Her ideas are great. Her food is wonderful. Her experience and advice were extremely valuable for my wife's 50th birthday party. Our guests are still raving about the food and service they received at the hand of Chef Sam. We will be using her excellent services in the future and will recommend her to all our friends. Thank you Chef Sam for preparing and delivering our food in such a warm and professional manner. Outstanding!

Joy Max Catering
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Shari L.
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holiday parties (3 events) -- food was very good, caterers were friendly and thorough, other than arriving a few minutes late to the events, we have no complaints--thanks Joy!! Merry Christmas!

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Design Perfect Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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We had Design Perfect Catering help us with our holiday party. I was able to pick and choose items for our menu as we have a variety of dietary choices in our group. Response time was that day to the next day - very quickly when setting the menu. Our food was brought promptly at the desired time and was set up so nicely! It was very festive and a beautiful presentation. The food was really good, many compliments were made. Thank you for the great experience!

Tabella Di Amore
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Terri E.
Verified review

We had an evening that far exceeded our expectations of fantastic food and friends in our own home thanks to Rose. From the meeting where she asked all the right questions about our guests ( dietary needs, menu choices, etc.) the level of participation we would like in the preparation of the meal, and other pertinent details that were sure to guarantee a memorable party for 13 of our friends and neighbors. We had a blast following her instructions as we helped prepare a meal that we enjoyed thoroughly and sat down as a group to enjoy. We would highly recommend this company to anybody who loves great food, learning a from a fun and fabulous chef, and an evening with a group of friends and/or family that will be a memory to savor.

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki A.
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I absolutely adore Chef Dayo! She is so sweet and kind and was very accommodating with all of our questions and menu changes for our wedding catering. And her food is delicious! We didn't want to do standard wedding fare, and her southern/Caribbean food really hit the mark. The jerked tofu/chicken were fantastic, and the fried okra is to die for. I really wish she had a restaurant so that I could eat her food more often:) The only thing is that I wish her staff had made sure the groom and I had enough to eat before putting the food away and moving to the dessert course, but besides that everything was perfect and I would highly recommend her to others.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paula M.
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I went to a small dinner party catered by chef Patty of Fresh Every Thyme. It was wonderful - delicious and innovative dishes - nicely presented. Terrific evening!

Special Occasions Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis M.
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Brian and his team are amazing! The food is delicious and well priced. The set up they did for us was beautiful, and the team was professional, friendly and worked really hard to make sure our night was perfect. We could not have been more pleased having them cater our wedding reception. Thanks Special Occasions!!!!

Entropy Cooks
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie H.
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Shauna did a beautiful job for our party to celebrate my daughter's college graduation. The entire process was stress free and the food was delicious and beautifully presented (especially the antipasto platters).

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Doug K.
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Gwen, you are an amazing caterer! Thank you! Yellow Bird Catering catered a buffet for my wedding reception and everything worked out perfectly. I was having a difficult time finding a caterer that was reasonable and willing to work with me. I kept getting frustrated by caterers by their lack of flexibility to get the meal we were wanting. That all changed when I talked with Gwen. She was friendly, understanding and willing to work with me. Her prices were reasonable and as soon as I said "wedding" she didn't charge her demeanor like the other caterers did. My reception had 200 guests and almost everyone of them complemented the buffet. I don't know how else to explain how satisfied I was...great food, great customer service, and reception dinner that went off without a hitch. I am so thankful I found Yellow Bird Catering!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie D.
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We had a great experience with Weddings and Events by Chef Berttron. Chef and his crew came to my house to cater our company Christmas Party. They whipped out a full dinner for 27 people, set-up everything, helped me with my final cleaning and decorating and were on top of it all throughout the night. We were all impressed!

The Salted Fig
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin S.
Verified review

I have been a guest at several private dinner parties catered by Jen from the Salted Fig. These parties are by invitation only and promise a culinary journey you won't forget- and they deliver! Jen's menus are creative, cohesive, and absolutely delicious. The meals always feel so personal and nurturing, like she knew exactly what I wanted to eat, even though she is cooking for 20 of us. I would highly recommend The Salted Fig for any catering needs, especially if you are looking to serve up quality, excellence, and passion with every bite!

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.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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