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That Food Guy Catering
4.6
from 106 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Sean M.
Verified review

Jerry and his guys did a fantastic job at the wedding. They were on time, they were personable, professional, courteous and the food was fantastic. Keeping in mind that our wedding happened at the peak of catering season, it was, at times, difficult to get on the phone with him, probably because they are a great company and busy almost every day at this time. But that is literally the only thing overall that I could say was less than satisfactory. Every single other component of our interactions with him was simply perfect. Great guy, great food, and a great experience. I HIGHLY recommend recommend hiring That Food Guyfor any catering need that you may have. Well done Jerry! Thanks for making our day amazing!

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janine W.
Verified review

Sandra went above and beyond with the amount of delicious food she provided and great service. She is professional and puts heart and soul into her food and business. I would hire Sandra for future events.

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A Wonderland Of Food
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karenandrew P.
Verified review

Ever since we first tasted Alison Wonderland Tucker's lovingly prepared dishes, we've been crowing about her catering services to everyone we know in and around Manhattan. She understands flavor, and she is uniquely dedicated to pleasing people through food and hospitality. Call her!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chad W.
Verified review

I wanted to make my daughter's first baby shower a special memory. My daughter also only eats vegan. Maribel made many things of Vegan approved ingredients. Some of the things she made were Peruvian food. Peruvian Food is something I was not previously aware of and I have discovered it is exceptionally delicious. I will not dare to try to pronounce or spell what I like best of the Peruvian foods. The item most commented on at the baby shower were these little delicious cupcakes: Maribel created baby faces on the cupcakes of various expressions using frosting. We did not agree in advance on a price for a catering this baby shower for 25 guests. Considering the amount of work and the amount of food the price was very reasonable.

Bear Country Catering LLC
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly D.
Verified review

Bear Country Catering was amazing!!! Delicious food, professional friendly staff. TOP NOTCH CUSTOMER SERVICE. From start to finish Danielle was easy to work with and full of great ideas. Bear Country Catering goes above and beyond to ensure your event runs smoothly. Hire Bear Country Catering - you won’t regret it!

Divine Catering
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie K.
Verified review

We had a very simple wedding ceremony at home, followed by an intimate catered dinner with a grand total of 11 people including me and the groom. It was greatly appreciated that staff were willing to drive all the way from Tigard to our house in Kalama, Washington. Miranda was well organized and friendly. She was quick to respond to emails and phone calls, thoroughly answering any questions we had for her. We did a food tasting prior to booking and enjoyed the food we were able to sample, although after the fact we wished we would have had the opportunity to try the coriander salmon with peach/avocado salsa since it was "award-winning". We ended up ordering it as one of our three entrees and were a bit nervous that it may end up being a little over the top for us since we usually prepare salmon very simply at home. However, we found it to be delicious. The guests were very complimentary about the dinner. I especially liked the penne pasta with mushrooms and truffle cream sauce. We were sent two caterers for our event, one to serve food and one to bartend. We provided our own alcohol for the bartender to serve, so we had ingredients and garnishes for most basic cocktails. We also provided homemade mint-infused simple syrup to add to mojitos. When the catering staff showed up on the wedding day, the staff member designated as our bartender confided that she was very nervous since she had not bartended in about 30 years. She did not know how to make basic cocktails, which surprised us a little, but she was very friendly and accommodating, and used a flip book of recipes for guidance. The groom pointed out the mint simple syrup in the fridge while the bartender was setting up for the event and explained to her that it was for the mojitos. When I took a sip of the first mojito I ordered that evening, it was extremely strong since it had no simple syrup and just a splash of club soda. The bartender was more than happy to add the simple syrup and a bit more club soda at my request, which made it taste great. I was a bit worried about how my guests' drinks might be tasting, but didn't hear any complaints. The bartender was hard working and personable with the guests. We provided our own coffee to be served at the event. However, the grounds we had were either too course for the catering company's percolator or the measurement was off, because the coffee poured out looking more like dilute tea. We ended up making coffee for our guests with our French press. The catering van pulled into the garage and remained parked there in order to load the food and supplies into our house. The garage is the first thing one sees when he or she is driving up our long, winding gravel driveway. The groom asked staff if they could please shut the garage door once they were inside so that guests would be prompted to use the walkway around the side of the house and enter from the entrance rather than through the garage and laundry room. The garage door was never shut, so all of the guests came in this way. It wasn't a huge deal, but it wasn't as visually appealing. Overall, we were happy with the way our wedding dinner turned out and found the staff at Divine Catering to be very friendly. I may have decided not to purchase a bartending package had I known that we would be provided with an inexperienced bartender, but the evening still turned out well regardless.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine M.
Verified review

Allison did a fantastic job catering my daughter's birthday party! She was very responsive and early to deliver the food. The food was displayed very nicely with much more on them than expected. The quality was outstanding, we especially enjoyed the short ribs, but it was all wonderful! I completely recommend her to anyone!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
Verified review

Shoshana catered two lunches for our national network meeting of 30 people. She was prompt and professional. The food was delicious and nicely displayed. Her Mediterranean meal was a favorite amongst our guests and received many rave reviews.

Eat at Joe's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rae G.
Verified review

Jamie had it going on, from concept to completion for an event I put on for a client. These was my first client event and she was able to help with any issues that arose from my lack of preparation and experience. I also have attended an event she catered and the food was delicious (the main reason I hired her to do my own client's event!). I am looking forward to working with her again. Less stress for me!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Judy K.
Verified review

Food cooked to a perfection. Taste and quality are rated the highest. I had fresh rhubarb pie that makes your mouth wTer just looking at it. Then you taste it and you exclaim that it is the best you've ever tasted. Five stRs from me!!

Zartin's Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

Zartin's Catering was fabulous! The food was amazing and the staff was incredible. They were very easy to work with and I highly recommend them!

My Vice Catering & events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Suvi C.
Verified review

My Vice Catering is a fantastic company. Their values for locally sourced and sustainable products is in line with what we believe in. They also pay and treat their staff so well. The bartenders we happy, efficient, and fun. The staff did an amazing job of busing and cleaning up. They arrived on time and prepared. Then there is the food.... so yummy. We got soooo many compliments from our guests. The appetizers were beautiful and delicious. They used the charcoal bbq at the venue and it really added to the experience and made the food so fresh. All the sauces, salsas, and attention to detail on the buffet table was great. Tarl was very communicative with us throughout the entire process. They handled all the rentals, we just had to pick what we wanted. So easy! If you are planning an event, hire My Vice Catering. Seriously, just do it. They are awesome!

Eats Creative Cuisine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Duke D.
Verified review

As a picky eater and long time friend of the owner of Eats Creative Cuisine, I've been invited to many holiday events over the years for which he provided the food. From appetizers, to main courses and deserts; everything was simply excellent in terms of presentation, variety, flavor, quality, and freshness of ingredients. To each dish prepared, he brought his own individual style and devotion to perfection which added up to some of the best dining experiences I've had the good fortune to enjoy. Honestly, I can't think of any negatives. If you are serious about impressing your guests, do yourself a favor and book Eats Creative Cuisine for your next event. They will be amazed!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elliott O.
Verified review

I was lucky enough to be in the guinea pig program for some of Chef Diane’s recipes. Great flavors, real ingredients and a vegan twist on traditional southernm food makes for a great option for those on the go or with little cooking experience. Great overall value for anyone looking to take the night, or week off from cooking!

Taste Of Life
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evelyn H.
Verified review

Taste of Life catered a meeting for me. Charnel prepared lunch for 12 people. She arrived on time and was very professional. The food was amazing and the cost was reasonable. I highly recommend Taste of Life!

El Vaquero BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Zachary & Jessica T.
Verified review

Orlando and Kelly are very professional people, friendly and accommodating. We used El Vaquero BBQ & Catering for our wedding in Corvallis and were very impressed with their services. They brought everything needed for serving the food and were a huge help to us. The food was awesome and we would definitely recommend them. They went above and beyond their services and helped make sure everything was perfect!!

Wishing Wells Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bubba Dave P.
Verified review

Rick Browne's expertise in all facets of cooking are outstanding, but are particularly impressive in all things related to BBQ. By that, I mean grilling, smoking, and the preparation of foods being considered. He blends experience developed over years to create classics, from Baked Alaska for intimate dinner parties of 25 guests, to smoking a suckling pig on an indirect smoker to serve 200 people. Well versed in kitchen technique, he is an astute chef that has a very rare recognition degree of a Doctorate in BBQ from some prestigious societies in the trade. RIck is an engaging conversationalist at every event I have been a part of with him, espousing his knowledge of food and wine pairings to the guests enjoyment.

Custom Cuisine
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Clare G.
Verified review

Bree was great to work with and the food was amazing! Everyone at our party commmented on how tasty everything was! I would (and have already) recommend Bree to anyone.

The Workshop
5.0
from 1 review
    Rob G.
    Verified review

    Over the years I have worked with many caterers and most of the time they are OK. The workshop has been a great asset to me and the families I serve at Estacada Funeral Chapel. They are willing to work within a budget, give great service and great food. They also are not stressed which is important in my job. They calmly come in and work their magic. Thanks Lou and Janet for all that you do personally and professionally.

    Mehris Bakery and Cafe
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 17 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Raquel O.
    Verified review

    We are a university in Portland, OR that hires breakfast and lunch catering for new student orientation events 3 times per year. We have been using a larger commercial catering firm for several years but really wanted a fresh menu and to work with a local smaller café. We stopped by the café/bakery one day to purchase some bakery items and some lunch items to sample prior to choosing our new caterer. Our team loved all of the items and decided to hire Mehri. Mehri was very responsive from initial contact, to planning and through the day of the event. She is a creative and talented chef and everything was delicious. The food was delivered on time and the presentation was perfect. All of the feedback we received was positive. Other departments at the university that need occasional catering asked for Mehri's business card. We will be hiring her for our next event in March.

    Pitchfork Food Company

    New To Thumbtack

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We are a farm-to-table catering company specializing in weddings and corporate and private events. Feel free to contact us.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.