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Just Good Eats
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew G.
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My experience with Michael was very good. He provided a very reasonable price for a simple catering job I needed for my child's birthday party. He made it easy to set things up, coming to me at my place of work to iron out details and take a deposit. He was also punctual, actually arriving a little early, and the food was good.

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Gristle
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rishi C.
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I've passed by the Gristle catering truck a few times on the highway and decided to try them out at Concerts on the Square in downtown Madison. Wowzers - their pork nachos are phenomenal...

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  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet F.
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We had a great experience working with Donna. She was extremely responsiveness during the entire process, from planning to day-of. Donna also understood our specific needs and was happy to adapt the menu and services for us. The food was excellent. The most compliments from the diners praised the beef tenderloin tips. The green beans almandine were nice and crisp (not all overcooked and limp). The Bistro chicken had a very good flavor, although some pieces were just a bit dry. But everyone did enjoy all the food, and had nothing but compliments for the caterer. The staff was easy to work with, professional, and friendly. We were happy with how it all came together, and would recommend Frankies.

Rome's Kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Deborah H.
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I had a great experience with Jerome and Romes kitchen. Catered my husband's birthday party.

Chef Patrick
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Andrea S.
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We had an incredibly positive experience with Chef Patrick. He catered a business meeting breakfast and lunch, and the quality and price were both great. He was easy to work with, and I appreciated his flexibility.

Fusion & Spice Catering
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Randy R.
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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.
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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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I cater small dinner parties and small events. I specialize in kids' events. I am your one-on-one personal party planner.

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Services are personal chef and catering. I am looking to provide high-quality food at a fair price, based on the needs of the client. I am proficient in bread, pastry and hot food applications. Ethnic cuisine is not an issue. I have over 27 years in food and beverage experience, and I am quite well rounded.

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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.

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We are offering delectable delights from Italian classics to home-style southern meals and from Mediterranean delights to fiery Spanish cuisine. We have a menu that is dedicated to healthy kids' cravings and vegan and vegetarian meals. Sweet Pea's caters to any palette! Whether you're entertaining for a family reunion, a wedding, honoring a grad student, or looking for our new personalized weekly meals that are healthy meals, pre-cooked, individually packed and come with instructions and all, brought right to your door and ready to re-heat in minutes, Sweet Pea's Catering will meet all of your needs. We take great pride in providing our clients with a prompt response, high-quality food and professional service at a great price. Contact Heidi today for menu and pricing!

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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.

  • 14 years in business
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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.

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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.

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I offer private and event catering. I am specializing in meal planning, personal event catering and building your special night with friends and family.

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I am willing to do cooking for parties, weddings, anniversaries and whatever the occasion is. I have been state certified since 1996 and have started catering in 2009. I love to cook, and I cook to please. No occasion is too small or too large.

  • 18 years in business
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I offer full-service catering. No event is too small or too large, and the menu is based on clients’ likes. I will travel to clients.

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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!

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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!

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.
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