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Waukesha Custom Caterers

Browse these custom caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Waukesha.

Dinners with Class, LLC
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel H.
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Chef James had great communication, provided a customized menu, and worked with us to facilitate our allotted budget for our wedding reception. Unfortunately, the reception hall we booked did not allow for outside caterers. Based off of his professionalism, I would contact Chef James again for any future needs. As mentioned before, Chef James provided a custom menu with phenomenal descriptions of the food giving us a clear idea of what to anticipate.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mrs R.
Verified review

They were great, I will use them again and recommend them. Best caterers I have ever used.

Tom Perlongo Photography
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amy W.
Verified review

Tom is great! He is very talented in many areas, but his photography is tremendous. He turns out absolute quality work, including his editing and customizing. Tom is a professional, accommodating, friendly, flexible, skilled and affordable photographer. I would recommend Tom to anyone looking to hire a photographer!!

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

Chef Patrick was fantastic. Everyone at our backyard party raved about the food he prepared especially the fried chicken and his fall off the bone ribs. The portion sizes were very generous which allowed us to send many happy guests home with leftovers. I would highly recommend Pat’s Tasty Treats to anyone looking for a caterer and we will definitely hire him in the future if the need arises. Also, his price was very reasonable and a great value.

Chef Paul Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maureen M.
Verified review

Chef Paul Catering was exactly what I was looking for in a full service caterer. They took care of everything and the food was wonderful. They worked so quietly and neatly that I hardly knew they were in our home. I will definitely use them again and recommend them.

Catered Dreams
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Toya J.
Verified review

I have had great experiences working with Catered Dreams. Ms. Smith is very helpful in providing options when planning the Catering experience. I just love her cupcakes, very good and fulling and best of all she very creative which choosing flavors!!!

Taste of Luv Catering
4.5
from 2 reviews
    Sound H.
    Verified review

    They worked well with helping to create a menu that was complimentary to both events that were catered. Love the creativity they showed in making one of a kind dishes.

    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.

    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

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

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    We provide delicious food and courteous service at affordable prices. We offer full-service, off-site catering from meetings and parties to businesses and corporation throughout Lake County.

    • 7 years in business
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    I'm making your every event a cherished and memorable experience. I'm preparing foods with artistic simplicity and impeccable taste for any occasion. I am an experienced chef of 7 years and have been catering for 4 years. What makes my business great is the great food, of course, and also the standard of excellence and genuine concern for my clients' satisfaction and enjoyment.

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    We provide personal catering for one to six people. We have versatile menus. We requires a free pre-meal consultation for food selection and budgeting.

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    We are full-service banquet hall and specializing in off-site catering. We can fulfill all of your personal and corporate catering needs, from edible favors to carving and action stations. All of our food is made in house by a classically trained chef owner/operator.

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

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

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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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    Why choose Binanti's Catering? It's because of our tradition, experience, pride, taste and selection. As a family-owned and -operated business with almost 20 years of experience, we know how important creating a memorable event is to you, your family, and friends. Let us offer you a personable experience through customizable event selections. From great-tasting food that everyone will talk about months later to the tiniest details, Binanti's Taste Italy will provide you with everything to leave a lasting impression. Experience the taste. Binanti's Taste of Italy ensures that your special event will be worry free, by providing quality service and exceptional food at a price that is sure to please! Our professionally trained chefs will guarantee that your guests will savor the taste of quality. Through the taste of tradition, experience our savory sauces, exceptional pasta, and handmade artisan bread. Our family's recipes on your table are sure to warm your heart and feed your soul. Our services are tailored to your taste buds. Binanti's can create menus that feature a range, from Italian dishes using our family's recipes to traditional American cuisine and even authentic Ethnic fares. No matter which taste is yours, know that Binanti's places the strongest focus in providing our clients with exceptional flavored dishes prepared to exceed your expectations

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

    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.

    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.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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