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New Berlin Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Berlin.

Dinners with Class, LLC
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
Verified review

We were celebrating my Mom's 70th Birthday. We wanted a 7 course dinner. I gave Chef James a general overview of what I wanted and he put together a perfect menu. Most importantly his execution was on point. Every plate. Every guest is still talking about it. I am in the food business and have been for 22 years so I assure you the bar was set high. The presentation was picture perfect and utilized unique and yet very appropriate dishes. It was a classy experience. The class was fun and gave everyone the ability to recreate part of the evening. (Or at least attempty to). And clean up was impressive. Not a spot was missed. Once we agreed on the menu there was nothing for me to do besides show up with our guests hungry. Price was definitely fair. I hope to have a need to hire Chef James again. Thank you for your role in what was a perfect evening.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ron H.
Verified review

The entire experience was great. Donna and frank were great to work with. Donna worked with me to create the menu and appropriate portion size for the number of guests. Food was great, folks commented that the food was home made and delicious. I will recommend Frankie’s as a great catering service. Wife and I will try their restaurant next.

  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl P.
Verified review

Matthew has done many different kinds of catering events for me (snacks for large groups to full dinners). Always prepared, great ideas on menu, fun flavors, and kind personality. Looking forward to more events in 2014!

Chef Dennis Zidek
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
Verified review

I cannot count the amount of great food Chef Dennis has prepared for me. I have followed him to different restaurants just for his food. It's beautiful and creative cuisine.

Carrot Bomb Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Barb L.
Verified review

We couldn't be more pleased with Loulou and Carrot Bomb Catering. The quality of her food is top notch and her presentation is far superior to any other caterer we've seen. On top of all of this, Loulou is an absolute pleasure to work with. In the week since our event, every person I see who attended raves about the food and asks where we found this caterer. I would not hesitate to use her again and recommend her to anyone looking for a caterer.

JJ's Wood Grill
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Becky D.
Verified review

Excellent food, great idea of having this food truck cater our late night snack at our wedding! The sliders were a huge hit

Emerald City Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Coryna G.
Verified review

There aren't enough words to describe how happy we were with Emerald City Catering. The food was delicious and Steve was a pleasure to work with. From our tasting to the night of, we were not disappointed. We have received so many compliments on the choice of food and quality of service. Thanks again for making this such an easy and stress-free part of our Wedding night.

Jeremy Germano
3.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis M.
Verified review

We had Jeremy for my wife's birthday party and then again for a private dinner for 4. Wonderful chef. The food is fantastic and the service great. Our guests are still talking about the event.

Chef Patrick
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James B.
Verified review

Professional and willing to work with the group/organizations budget without sacrificing the quality of the food or service.

Elegant Chef, LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
Verified review

Kim of Elegant Chef is wonderful and her cooking is just as great! She is professional, easy going and a real joy to have grace our kitchen. I reached out to Elegant Chef because my husband works in Racine whilst I live part-time in another city. As an executive he doesn't have the time to cook, shop and meal plan but he likes freshly cooked, well-prepared meals. Kim has stepped in to help. From the start she listened very closely and had us complete a meal assessment. Food is both social and emotional and everyone has different tastes. Kim prepares meals based on your preferences. She is experienced, has upscale restaurant experiences and is skilled and flexible enough to tailor meals for her clients. We've been snacking on our braised beef all week as well as a charcuterie plate, delicious salad with freshly prepared dressing and roasted veggies. The ingredients were locally sourced, fresher and truly well-prepared. We now intend to invite folks over for more dinner parties; the big question is whether or not I will pass her cooking off for mine and take all the credit.

Cash & Carry Catering
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gina R.
Verified review

Fantastic! Great to work with, awesome pricing, delicious food and top-notch service. Thanks to Terry for all his help in guiding us through our first huge party. We WILL be calling you again! People went for 2nds and 3rds, so I call that a success...

Corporate Caterers
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

The food is fresh and great tasting.

Soule Catering
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mary J.
Verified review

Brittney was great to work with! I was lucky to find her since I'm not from the Milwaukee area. The food was great and very reasonably priced, she was prompt, and she helped me to figure out exactly what I needed. We had a great party and I have Brittney to thank for it!

Heavenly Helpings llc
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Willey M.
Verified review

Heavenly helpings catered our wedding and it was awesome! They also catered our grandsons pool party with a gorgeous Sesame Street theme! I highly recommend them for all of your catering needs!

Savory Catering & Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Susan C.
Verified review

Awesome food!!! Great staff to work with!!

Firewise Barbecue Company
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa L.
Verified review

The food was great and planning went very well. He was responsive and easy to reach.

Taste of Luv Catering
4.5
from 2 reviews
    Shelita F.
    Verified review

    I reached out to Taste of Luv Catering due to a referral and they came through for my family. The dinner was superb. Everyone enjoyed it. We will definitely keep you in mind t he next time we need this done. Also, we will commend your services to other people. Thanks so much. -Mr. Horton

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Susan C.
    Verified review

    The food was great as well as the service. Couldn't have asked for anything more!

    Prime Minister Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dianne S.
    Verified review

    Lisa, at Prime Minister Catering filled my need for kitchen help for a gathering where I provided the food. The luncheon was following a dedication of a gravestone for my husband. Lisa sent Virginia who was a gift from the heavens. I could not have found a sweeter, kinder, more skilled person to help out in my home. She came to hep a few days before to familiarize herself with my kitchen. The day of, she arrived before I left for the cemetery and really hustled to get everything warmed, onto the table, coffee made and all was done with beautiful presentation. She kept the platters full and at the end, cleared after people started to leave. All the leftovers were neatly put in the frig. My kitchen was left clean and all I had to do was put away platters. I was thrilled to find her and am now trying to think of other happier get-togethers when I can call Virginia to come and help me out. Most sincere thanks Lisa.

    Fresh Catering MKE
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 47 years in business
    Natalia R.
    Verified review

    Great catering services. I've had a number of parties and events catered by freshmke and everything was excellent, delicious and beautifully presented. Working with Natalia for the menu selection was easy and she had so many wonderful ideas. We always stayed within our budget. I'd recommend freshmke catering for you next event. Don't hesitate, just contact her what you need and you'll be glad you did. Marina Grafton WI

    The Good Life Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 16 years in business
    Jeff B.
    Verified review

    We hired Karen for a 10 person dinner party at our house. I could not believe how wonderful a service like this could be. We had 4 courses with 3 passed hors d'oeuvres. It was by far the best meal we ever had! Our guests were so impressed with all the food and service. Thanks Chef Karen for one of the most memorable meals of our life.

    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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