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Just Good Eats
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian G.
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Wedding catering. Everything was delicious! The service and working with Mike was very good. Thank you Mike!!

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Gristle
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelly B.
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I found Gristle through Thumbtack. I never used either company before and the result was amazing. I received a quote a few hours later, and booked a catering event to occur in less than 48 hours from the initial contact. Everything worked like a breeze, right down to the online payment.

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

Big Mouth Pasta
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Pam F.
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Kelly and Damian catered our Superbowl Party. They arrived on-time and set up to have everything ready when our guests arrived. The food was SO good! Would definitely hire again.

Mr. Tony's BBQ
5.0
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.

    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

      Fusion & Spice Catering
      4.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 3 years in business
      Randy R.
      Verified review

      Outstanding in every way. From design, predation, and presentation!

      Chef Brothers Creations
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Dion J.
      Verified review

      Very good service and Proffeaional. The food was so good. I highly recommend them to anyone.

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

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      My service stands out because./ Once you get to eat BAbay's cooking you will continue wanting to eat my cooking.

      About

      We are here to help with all of your catering needs. No matter the size of the event, we can cater to your needs.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I get hired to serve people at your events, and also, I have a co-worker if you need two people. I am very outgoing and very understanding, and the day I help you is the biggest day of your life. I do NY work based on how I would want it done on my big day.

      About

      I have done a lot of catering for a lot of small business in the past 3 years. I offer a lot of soul food and barbecues.

      About

      Mader's German cuisine restaurant in Milwaukee continues to be the venue of choice to celebrate the good things in life. It is our goal to provide, at the highest level, a meeting place where everyone is welcome and where the experience is never forgotten. And, their next visit to our German restaurant in Wisconsin is eagerly anticipated. Mader's Restaurant provides food and catering services for all your needs! We've been preparing for your visit since 1902!

      About

      I've been a cook for over 30 years. I would like to cook for people in their home for home-cooked meals. I enjoy what I do.

      About

      I Cater Private/Business Parties as well as provide private culinary lessons for all types of cuisines. I am a European trained chef. As Well As Traveled In Over 96 Countries In The Last 26 Years.

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      Homecooked taste and atmosphere of the south!!!!!!!!!!

      About

      We are a full-service caterer for 2 to 2000. Our head chef is from Louisiana and specializes in Cajun/Creole cuisines and Southern style comfort foods, but no cuisine is too simple or too challenging for us to make a superior meal for our clientele.

      About

      We are a retro-rock-themed pub and grill with amazing event space and catering! We are located less than a block from the capital. We can help with all your party needs!

      About

      We provide full-service corporate and social catering and bartending services inside and outside Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

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      i let customer dictate what they want and how they prefer it done

      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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