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Madison Finger Food Caterers

Browse these finger food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Madison.

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Just Good Eats
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie G.
Verified review

Food was amazing! Very affordable, on time, and so tasty. Will definitely go with him again, as should everyone in Madison. Don't waste money on expensive caterers when you can have delicious food made by Michael Szombatfalvy for such a great price!

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Gristle
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Very professional and knowledgeable. I had no experience with caterers and staff was very informative and helped me with a wedding reception at our farm. All went very well. Thanks!

Savour Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

Natalia has been unbelievable to work with-she's great. She responds to correspondence immediately. I will definitely pass her information to other departments in our building for their catering needs. If the food is as great as she is, I can't wait to try it!

In-homecooking
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn S.
Verified review

Cliff prepared a full meal for our son's graduation party. Cliff gave us great advice on the menu, and all of the food was amazingly delicious! I recommend Cliff highly - he will be our "go to" caterer for all our future events.

Mad City Chefs
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa Z.
Verified review

Ethan at Mad City Chefs did an excellent job catering our wedding. All of the food was outstanding and our guests raved about it. They specialize in small plates but worked with us to put together a delicious assortment of appetizers and a dinner buffet. Honestly it was some of the best food I've ever had and I am a pretty good cook who eats out a lot. The Peruvian chicken was divine and the citrus salmon was the best salmon I've ever tasted. Ethan and his staff were just wonderful to work with and we couldn't have been happier. My only regret is we left the next day for the honeymoon and had to give away most of the left overs. I highly recommend Mad City Chefs!

Badger Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
Verified review

Badger Bowl did a great job catering our event. The food was delicious and the workers were professional. It was a wedding and I can admit I was hesitant to hire a bowling alley, but all my concerns were blown away.

Bunky's Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Grace D.
Verified review

From the moment we met with Teresa, we knew Bunky's would be a perfect fit to cater our wedding. Not only was the food amazing, but they were wonderful to work with--generous, gracious, and professional. I wish I had another large party to plan just so that we could hire them again!

Big Mouth Pasta
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Toya T.
Verified review

WOW!! I hired Kelly to cater an intimate, in-home dinner party and she did an AMAZING job! From putting together a custom menu to preparing the food and doing all the clean-up, I honestly couldn’t have asked for anything more. The food went beyond my expectations and all my guests raved about how delicious it was as well. We did not have one thing that we didn’t love and Kelly makes all the pasta from scratch. It truly was some of the best pasta I’ve ever had. I highly recommend Big Mouth Pasta and will absolutely use them again!

Lisa E.
Verified review

I have been ordering meals from Lupe for about 3 months once or twice a week. Food is always delicious and very well presented.

Chef Patrick
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Sandy V.
Verified review

I highly recommend Chef Patrick. The food was very tasty and served on time. Presentation of the banquet and the value of the food was excellent. His ideas for my menu help to make a perfect day.

Slide Food Cart & Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Scott K.
Verified review

100 Mile Sauce Company has used Slide for multiple events. The food quality is amazing and working with Christine is a breeze. We highly recommend them for all your catering event needs!

  • 9 years in business
Lee D.
Verified review

I recently hired Juliane Mackaron to cater a luncheon that I was hosting for a group of prospective clients. The occasion presented some challenges with regards to specific menu requirements, particularly for one guest who was on a Vegan dietary regimen. After a brief consult with Juliane, an extensive and varied assortment of salads, entrees and desserts was recommended. This resulted in an impressive display of food options and choices that was thoroughly enjoyed by all of the attendees. Juliane's expertise, reliability and talents were instrumental in making the event a success. I received an enthusiastic response from my guests as to the variety, taste, quality and presentation of the meal fare offered. In short, the luncheon was a tremendous success. I would highly recommend that you consult Juliane for any of your catering needs. Lee Dorn Lee Dorn Jewelers, Madison, WI

Natalie H.
Verified review

I have worked with Amanda Bauer and Noble Chef Hospitality and Catering on several occasions for both corporate and community-oriented private parties. I have been consistently WOWED by their professionalism, presentation, attention to detail, and adaptability. The food is not only aesthetically pleasing, it all hits your taste buds with the most satisfying combination of flavors and textures, always cooked or served at just the right temperature. They have a knack for tailoring the menu to your specific event, theme, flow, etc., and they often include items that are delightfully unexpected and inspired. I simply cannot say enough what a wonderful experience it has been working with them.

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Quinn M.
Verified review

The setup was fast and organized, the food was terrific! After the party, the remaining food was taken back to the restaurant, and when I came to pick it up the next morning, much of it had been thrown away, including the vegetables, meats, guacamole and chips. I did not expect that and it was disappointing that it was not communicated that those items would be discarded. Had I known that I would have just taken them in my car on the night of the event. All in all a great experience, I will recommend El Pastor to friends and associates.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We provide a wide variety of delicious menu options, perfect for every occasion. Our experienced staff provides exceptional service.

Americano

New To Thumbtack

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Americano is a true celebration of the culinary melting pot that is happening in the USA. We are focused on seasonability not only from our Latin heritage but also from other world cuisines familiar to everyone. Our chef acquired experience in the Big Apple which has allowed us to know Italian, Portuguese and Spanish cuisines by working in Michelin rated restaurants like Aldea, Bar Boulud, and Marta. Come join us discover new American food. Welcome to Americano.

South Padre Sea Food

New To Thumbtack

    About

    We provide a unique fusion between wild caught, sustainable, domestic seafood and Wisconsin home-grown foods. We offer high-end catering and food truck services.

    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.