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Olympia Thanksgiving Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christy D.
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I used Emerald City Cakes & Chocolates for a corporate luncheon. I selected this company via thumbtack and choose them after reading the reviews. We needed a "buffet style" delivery for 35 people. Paul and Stephanie were both very accommodating and responsive to our specific needs. We work in a secure area so had to meet them in the parking lot to pick up the food and it needed to be ready to serve from car to table. Everyone really enjoyed the food. I would recommend this company for future events. The cost was a bit higher than some of the vendors in the area; however, the reviews I read made the difference in my choice. I was able to pay them in cash to avoid the credit card fees and it was really a good-easy experience. Minimal stress for hosting a luncheon for 35 people. We will use them again. Our menu was a traditional turkey buffet (early Thanksgiving celebration) with mashed potatoes, yam, vegetables, stuffing, salad, and dinner rolls.

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Kara V.
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Chantel and her team did an outstanding job of catering our event. The food was delicious (cooked to perfection and nice and hot with many choices), the service was great (the ladies were all warm and friendly) and the set-up and clean-up was flawless. I received many compliments from guests regarding the food. They will most certainly be my caterers of choice the next time the need arises and I would highly recommend them!

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen T.
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Al Lago Ristorante
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
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I had the pleasure of having Al Lago cater the rehearsal dinner for my wedding. Not only was the food incredible, the service was impeccable as well. George went out of his way to ensure that the night was a success and I so appreciated it! I will always recommend George Filiss and Al Lago to my friends and family.

K.I.S.S. Family Catering
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
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I would recommend Kiss Family Catering to any one looking for friendly, fast , efficient and delicious food. We used them for our Thanksgiving Luncheon at work and it was so good we booked them for our Christmas Luncheon as well. I highly recommend the smoked beef and the herb chicken! We will definately use them again this New Year!!

Island Chef Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jess & Karl K.
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We operate Kruger Escapes, an adventure sailing charter business based in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Two years ago we established a partnership with Nichole of Island Chef Services. In preparation for each of our sailing trips, we provide Nichole with detailed food surveys from each of our guests. Nichole then works her magic, always demonstrating incredible thoughtfulness, planning, preparation and execution. From the food surveys, she prepares detailed menu plans, shops for all the food, then fully preps each meal (for up to seven days!). As a final step she provides us with detailed instructions on how to finish preparing each meal and plate it beautifully. This relationship allows us to quickly prepare and serve freshly cooked meals while underway AND maintain a gourmet food experience for our guests that is specifically catered to their tastes. On every sailing trip with Nichole's food, our guests express delight over the menu and surprise at just how much delicious food is on board the boat. Our guests' comments include statements like, "How did she know my favorite dinner?!", "This is beautiful!" or "This is our most favorite way to eat. We want to meet Nichole!" On a smaller scale, last Christmas we hired Nichole to make an apple pie for our family dinner. My dad is NOT easy to impress with pie, and apple is his favorite. It was a little heartbreaking to have to tell him I wasn't the one who baked the pie he was so happy with... and then he kept saying, "This Nichole really knows how to bake an apple pie." We love you Nichole!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jean B.
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Working with chef Patty at Fresh Every Thyme Personal Cef Service was the BEST decision I made when planning my family reunion! Our family likes to have fun during the day with various activities and come together for dinner every night. Patty worked with me to choose the menus for each night, she did the grocery shopping, much of the food prep, and then stocked our refrigerator. All we had to do was warm and serve! Saved so much time, energy and excess food. Thank you Patty for helping our family have the best vacation!

Entropy Cooks
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa P.
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Shauna and her team did an amazing job for our wedding. The food was delicious and the set-up was beautiful. She was great to work with. She made everything happen that we wanted to happen for the dinner. Grilling on site added a special something to the wedding feast as well. We would hire her again!

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
David P.
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DayoSense Catering brings such a wonderful professional but "family" feel to an event. Also, the food is awesome!

Flying Tomato Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michon L.
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Amazing food, wonderful staff!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shalisa H.
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Professional, friendly people with great food to boot!! I utilized O'Sheas Catering and Events for an annual event that I host to honor mothers who have lost children to youth violence. The sheer nature of this event is sensitive and has no room for mistakes and the folks at O'Sheas gave me one less thing to worry about. From the pre-event tasting to the actual clean up after the event, they were always responsive to my needs, answered emails and phone calls in a timely fashion and were prompt the day of the show. The event's guests were especially pleased with the BBQ brisket and their feedback made me happy that I chose that as one of our dinner options. Many thanks to O'Sheas, I will definitely be considering this business for my events in the future.

Bread and Basil Catering
4.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Autum H.
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Cassandra and her team were amazing! She was so personable and such an ease to work and communicate with. The day of the event (a wedding) she showed up early and even helped us set up the venue before heading off to prep food. We opted for an itialian buffet and every dish was tasty, flavorful and spot on! I did select a couple gluten free options and having someone who is herself gluten free I think was a great choice! Cassandra knows just what to do with gluten free paths and our guests didn't even notice the difference. We will absolutely refer Cassandra to anyone in need of a caterer.

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We provide a full catering service with a "royal" touch! We also provide event planning and romantic dinners for two, and we cater all events.

  • 12 years in business
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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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The Famous Northwest Catering Company is a full-service, off-premise catering company that has served Seattle area residents and businesses for over 20 years. We specialize in a range of special events, including small cocktail receptions, large buffet dinners for corporate events, plated dinners for weddings and even small pickup orders and deliveries. We will work within your budget to ensure that all details, like custom menus, staffing and rentals, are taken care of!

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Brothers & Co. focuses first on leading our clients to better understand the vision of their event they didn't know they had. After discovering the needs of our client, we work directly with farms and purveyors to source the best product available at the time. We not comprise in delivering the high quality culinary experience for all occasions.

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My cooking is unquie but always starts witht the basics. I love cooking indian food, asian food, mexican food, Italian food, comfort food, smoking meats, making sauces,marinades and enjoying every part from start to finish. I love the challange of taking any crazy idea from your head to your pallet.

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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.

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My services include personal chef, private parties, and catering services! I'm a wonderful cook, entertainer, teacher, and chef waiting to make your occasion really special.

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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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I bring that little something that's missing. Flavors through every bite till the end of your dish.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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