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Manitowoc Caterers

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Dinners with Class, LLC
from 61 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Working with Chef James was great. This was my first time using catering for a party. He made the process of creating the menu very easy. He did a great job of explaining the quote and communication of the itinerary the day of the event. Last but most importantly the food was spectacular. Everyone at the party was raving.

Simply Devine Caters LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Linda P.
Verified review

Brett created an outstanding and delicious presentation on the 3 private dinners he was hired for. He listened to what we required, compiled a wonderful menu and followed thru expertly. We will definitely call on him again.

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
Verified review

This is the first time we've used them, and had a great experience! We received many compliments on how wonderful the food was as well as how fresh. Will definitely keep them in mind for any future catering needs!

Mr. Tony's BBQ
from 2 reviews
    Sue B.
    Verified review

    nothing is better than a bbq party at home catered by Mr. Tony!!!! He is very accomodating to menu odeas and the food is fantastic. He caters are annual party and everyone loves it.

    The Swinery Catering Co.
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    Christy Dubey
    Verified review

    I had an awesome experience with The Swinery Catering. They catered my wedding reception. The owner Anthony sat down with me ,several times , to make sure everything was perfect and to my liking. He came up with several options for me, we did a tropical theme so we ordered pig, I got to choose between different cuts of pig. He also was able to give me affordable options to add another meat for more choices and accommodate a couple family members who needed a vegetarian option. He was very attentive and respectful. The day of the reception he and his crew were on sight smoking the pig. All my guest complimented how mouth watering it was to have the smell of the smoker going when they arrived. Anthony and his crew were a big hit with the guest and very professional. No one went home hungry. The food was as good as it smelled, tender and well seasoned. I don’t have a single regret for hiring them. The prices were very reasonable in comparison to other companies in the area and worth every dime. I plan on using them again for any catering event I have and would highly recommended them for anyone looking for a caterer.


    I specialize in Texas style BBQ! I make some of the best BBQ in Wisconsin. All side items are made from scratch, just like your grandmother did when you were a kid.


    From corporate catering to weddings, funerals, showers, formal catering or casual, Linstrom's Catering does it all.


    I offer catering for all kinds of occasions. I can cook anything the customer wants. I can do wedding cakes as well. You can contact me by e-mail.


    We offer food truck authentic soul food. We do custom catering soul food. We do healthy and whole foods made for the freshest and finest products around. Contact us for a quote.


    We do banquets and catering. Our facility has great food, service and a very large dance floor in the area. Our new all-inclusive wedding package is great for brides who want to do one-stop shopping! Our catering has a wide variety of food choices, or we can cater a menu to suit your special party. We also do casino parties, balloon decorating, cake decorating and theme parties. Please call us or visit our web page.

    • 20 years in business

    Rent A Chef is a professional fine cuisine catering service that will come to your home to prepare and serve the menu of your choice. We operate on an economical hourly fee and are an alternative to the high cost of restaurants, catered functions and take out foods.


    Jartaa Catering Services believes simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Making things simple for our customer while creating a sophisticated approach is our main goal. We offer a large menu that will cover any catering needs one is looking for. Customers are our number one priority, so if you don't see what you are looking for, just call and we can get it on the menu for you. With a large focus on corporate lunches, house parties, and birthday and graduation parties, we are proud to say that we have handled several accounts for EAA this year and are continuing to add larger venues to our services!


    I have over 15 years of cooking and catering experience, from fine dining to casual picnics and everything between.

    • 2 years in business

    With 15 years experience we can assure you the best quality of smoked meats catered to you.


    From sublime, succulent, mouth-watering flavors and artful presentation to new memories and a line for seconds and thirds, we bring it all to you for flexible, reasonable, sometimes even downright cheap prices. Let us handle the kitchen work so you can focus on what's truly important -- having a great time.


    Fox Banquets takes care of all the details! We go the extra mile to ensure that every event is one to be remembered by all of your guests. From planning the event details to the presentation of the event space and food, we have got you covered! After 28 years, we have a proven reputation of providing successful events. Find out why we have the choice of the Fox Cities for over 28 years.

    • 20 years in business

    Our customer service of going that extra mile is certainly our best strength. Next to of course great home made charcoal grilled food.


    Let me teach you how to cook-either through private lessons or I will facilitate a girls/guys night out cooking party in your home! I have experience teaching cooking classes as a culinary instructor at NWTC. If your objective is to provide a unique team building experience through cooking, I can provide a curriculum suited to your desired outcomes.


    We do fresh made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner. We do catering for standard and vegetarian options. We do small weddings, as well as bridal and baby showers with a cooking class attached! We do in-cafe and also at local establishments and house parties.

    • 37 years in business

    We do catering in and out of house. We have a standard menu but will create any menu plan for your event. We also offer bartending and decorating. Wedding cakes and cupcakes are also offered at our facility. We have been in business for 33 years and still going strong!


    We provide homemade baked goods. We also accept large orders. We can cater to all events, from parties as few as 2 to as big as 300 guests. Professional cake decorating is done on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, truffles or whatever you can imagine! Visit us on Facebook for more information.

    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.

    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 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.
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