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Lakewood Healthy Catering Companies

Browse these healthy catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lakewood.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Iris C.
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We were super lucky in finding Stephanie and Paul. They catered our wedding in an extraordinary way and they took care of everything!. They guided us since the beginning until the end with every doubt we had. They help us to select the menu for our budget not sacrificing the essentials for us and having a big variety of flavors. Instead of restrictions like others catering companies, they gave us more options on the menu with really affordable prices. We worked with them in a pretty easy way. Stephanie answered every email and always gave to me a lot of options in every question. They worked super professionally. The service and food were superb!. We received a lot of compliments about the amazing taste of the dinner. Everyone were delighted with the crab cakes, the stuffed portobello and the hazelnut crusted salmon. We highly recommend them. They had the best menu options for the prices, great customer service. And they can offer the full service and saving you extra vendors and stress.

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 81 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie E.
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We used this catering Company for a large graduation party recently . I was very impressed with Shantels professionalism and knowledge of all things food :) I hope to use her again in the near future and will definetly refer her to friends . Thanks again for a successful 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
Amy S.
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What a wonderful experience with K&F Catering! Delicious food, fantastic presentation and super kind staff. Flexible, attentive and helpful throughout. Will definitely use again!

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Nick H.
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we enjoyed Nola's catering at a recent company event and Nola and her team were great to work with. Even with a tight budget and lack of adequate resources at the chosen location, she and her team exceeded expectations!

Chef Emme Catering Co.
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Katie N.
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Chef Emme Catering Co. catered a beautiful office Thanksgiving lunch for us in Downtown Seattle. It was very quick and easy to book the services and finalize a menu and required services. They were on time and efficient setting up. Most importantly, the food was the best catered food we've all tasted! We will be using Chef Emme again for our catering needs and recommend their services to anyone wanting quality service and food.

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Dogfather Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Breanna L.
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Couldn't be more happier with my decision to go with Dogfather catering. Stephen went above and beyond to make sure our wedding went perfectly. He was more than happy to accommodate all our wants and needs and the whole process was stress free. Everyone loved his pizzas and the gourmet hot dog cart. Not to mention all his salads are delicious and a huge hit. Aside from his food, his staff is friendly and professional, they did all the could to make things run smoothly. I would highly recommend him to anyone and I still cannot thank him enough for all his hard work!

Meals per Diem
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mike did a great job catering a meal for my family (20 people). It was the first time both sides of the family were meeting, and we didn't want to have to stress about food. Mike brought everything by right on time with warming trays. Really made the evening go smoothly. The food was great! Mike had no trouble accommodating the gluten-free requirement. Be sure to ask about the flourless chocolate cake!!

K.I.S.S. Family Catering
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jayme A.
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My granddaughter was married in May and KISS Catering did a fabulous job! The lasagna was to die for and the herb roasted chicken was tasty and moist. Tami and Keith are very professional and kept this grandma very calm as we walked through the wedding process. They should advertise as wedding consultants as well as catering. We had a tasting early on in the process. I had to laugh as my new grandson asked the day before the wedding if he should provide his own take-out containers - as he remembered hearing there would be a plate for he and his bride to enjoy after the wedding. KISS catering took care of everything. Again, very professional, knowledgeable and wonderful food!

Switchback Kitchen
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lincoln J.
Verified review

I'm so busy working a 9-5 and also being a full time musician that I have been living on fast food! Without enough time to plan meals, and having no idea what I should and shouldn't be eating these days, I hired Brett to take care of that (and BOY did she!?). Not only was she professional and on time (which is rare for us musicians 😂) but she didn't just give me a "run of the mill" meal plan. She discussed with me my eating habits and schedule and (for lack of a better word) designed a meal plan for me that was not only healthy, BUT DELICIOUS! I desperately tried to click on 6 out of 5 stars but instead my computer just yelled at me! WILL RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey E.
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Wonderful healthy food!

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 7 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Abe C.
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Hamid is very talented and compassionate about his work. We had an important business lunch, and needed to do something a little more impressive than just something from a restaurant. Rather than going through a catering company, we figured it would make sense to go through a personal chef, and this was such a great idea. I I've seen firsthand how Hamid is so devoted to ensuring excellent ingredients and preparation of the meals he makes. He was very easy to work with and catered to all of our needs. Moroccan cuisine’s food is on the healthy side. Not a lot of added salt or oils, which is great. No one wants to feel heavy after a big business lunch, with the rest of the day to go. The pricing was reasonable, and worth every penny. For business, or personal use, I cannot recommend Moroccan cuisine personal chef enough.

  • 1 year in business
John A.
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I regularly employed Chef Ramo for many years during her time in California. She's an extremely talented, professional and accommodating chef. Her meals are delicious, healthy and approachable. Her food has a no-nonsense elegance to it. I've also used her catering services and guests have been wildly impressed with her level of service and the entertainment aspect she brings to events. She interacts well with guests, providing them with entertaining food tidbits and charming them with her wicked sense of humor. Regardless of what service you engage, I highly recommend Chef Ramo. She's a joy.

Bread and Basil Catering
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Will B.
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We used Cassanda and her staff for a birthday party this last weekend and everything was delicious. We went with Mexican food and it was tasty and seasoned and just yum. Her pricing is fair, she was on-time and very friendly to all of our guests and even stayed awhile to enjoy the party. I will for sure be using her again.

Flying Tomato Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michon L.
Verified review

Amazing food, wonderful staff!

  • 12 years in business
About

My serive stands out necause I make cales that people enjoy as a family. I use quality ingredients and care about what I make. I also have reasonable prices and any I dont sell from an order I donate to a friemd as a desserts for the people in the community. Im told my cakes make you think of when you were younger and your grandmother baked cakes.

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I offer catering, cooking lessons, and a fine dining experience for all. The answer is yes, what is the question. We will make your event something to remember and be talked about for years to come.

  • 4 years in business
About

Let Sue J's cater your event today. Sue J's is your full-service catering partner, specializing in producing entrees that will exceed your wildest expectations and leave you and your guest totally amazed! Our goal is to support every customer regardless of budget in creating an event to remember. No one menu is alike! Tell us what you love to eat, and we will create a custom menu to suite your tastes and needs. Our unique combination of Southern hospitality and uptown sophistication makes us the go to cater for corporate and private events. Whether you need an elegant dinner for 10 to 500, an affordable hors d'oeuvres buffet wedding reception for 350, an outdoor company picnic, or a casual lunch for your corporate meeting, Sue J's Southern Cuisine has you covered.

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This is the way to fine dining. We offer a large selection of entrees, salads, one-bite appetizers, and fruit trays for your event. We pride ourselves in using the freshest ingredients and exquisite food presentation. We service weddings, buffet-style events, corporate meetings, birthdays, auctions, etc. We look forward to helping you make your event a special one.

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From corporate events to small retreats and gatherings, Joeseppi's catering team will work with your staff to prepare the perfect menu, accommodate your venue, and support the event with our extensive amenities options.

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Our shop specializes in artisan cheeses, charcuterie and a wide selection of wine that we have handpicked to match up with our cheeses and charcuterie. We have catered small events in our shop for book clubs, bridal showers, birthdays and college alumni groups, etc. Any event can be customized to meet someone's needs in our shop or at another location. We would like to make your next event fun and unique.

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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