Find a catering service in Glendale, AZ

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Top 10 catering services in Glendale, AZ

Clients agree: these Glendale catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The Phoenix Palate

The Phoenix Palate

4 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Glendale, AZ
Ransom says, "The professionalism is endless. They make sure the overall service is top quality. Very personable ppl & hardworking." Read more
Meaghan Sommers Catering

Meaghan Sommers Catering

New on Fash
Serves Glendale, AZ
Hey there! So i’m a travel RN, who loves to cook on the side. Cooking has become a true passion for me since college, I love to try new recipes and I incorporate my own twist on everything I make. I love the feeling when people enjoy my food, and I hope to bring that enjoyment to your table.
Chef Salandy Catering Services

Chef Salandy Catering Services

4+ years in business
Serves Glendale, AZ
Clyde J. says, "Really appreciated Chef’s attention to detail with every aspect of our event (not to mention the food was excellent too). Thank you so much!!" Read more
Re Catering

Re Catering

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
26+ years in business
Serves Glendale, AZ
We pay attention to the smallest details with high quality products. Great communication and always budget friendly. Our staff is well experienced.
Chef Dean Cultural Cuisine

Chef Dean Cultural Cuisine

New on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Glendale, AZ
Chef Dean is an Escoffier honors graduate and a graduate from the Sushi Institute of America in LA. Cooking professionally since 1996, a few of his finest achievements include an ACF Escoffier Silver Medal as well as receiving an invitation to cook a private dinner at the Governor’s mansion in Denver, CO. His most recent experience includes working his way up the ranks at the Four Seasons five diamond hotel in Scottsdale. Since 2019, he has been working as a personal chef, preparing fresh meals for clients such as professional athletes and prominent figures in the community. Chef Dean has always had a passion for cooking cultural foods and he

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much is catering?

Catering costs $10 to $35 per person for basic party food or a drop-off service. On average, caterers charge $500 to $7,500 total for 50 guests, $1,000 to $15,000 for 100 guests, and $1,500 to $23,000 for 150 guests. Alcohol or bartending options often cost extra.

Formal catering or wedding catering costs $30 to $200 per person for plated meals, a buffet, or food stations. A food truck rental costs $10 to $40 per person, depending on the type of event and whether you hire the truck on a weekend or holiday. Popular food truck menu options include tacos, pizza, BBQ, and ice cream.

What is catering?

Catering means supplying food and drink at a party, wedding, or other gathering. Some catering companies provide waitstaff, while others offer self-serve buffet stations or simply drop off prepared food to an event. Different catering companies provide different types of foods and cuisines, including:

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Barbeque
  • Japanese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Breakfast or brunch

How far in advance do I need to order catering?

Most caterers recommend ordering at least a few weeks to 6 months in advance, depending on the type of event and number of guests. However, catering a small party may not require as much advance time as a wedding, holiday party, or large corporate event.

Large chain restaurants often provide limited, drop-off catering services and require less notice than professional catering companies. Some chain restaurants and grocery stores offer catering services with only one day's notice.

What do caterers provide?

Caterers supply all the food for your event, either cooking it on-site or preparing it in their own kitchen beforehand. Many catering services include serving dishes, plates, glasses, and silverware in their price. Some caterers also offer tables, chairs, linens, or custom place settings for an added fee.

How long do caterers stay at an event?

Caterers typically serve food for 1 to 4 hours, depending on the time of year and number of guests. Setup usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Ask your caterer whether they will include any of the setup or cleanup time in their estimate.

Do you tip caterers?

Some caterers include a gratuity charge of 15% to 20% on your bill that is split between the servers. Before adding a cash tip, ask your caterer or review the contract to make sure a gratuity charge is not already included. If you decide to give cash tips directly, pay each person between $15 to $50.

How do I choose a catering company?

Search our list of caterers, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read their reviews and menus on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, insured, and experienced company.
  • Try menu tasting before your event if possible.
  • Make sure they're a good fit for your budget and schedule.
  • Get a written estimate or contract.
  • Avoid making a large payment before your event begins.

After reading reviews and asking questions, hire the best company in your area.

What questions should I ask caterers?

When looking for local catering companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been catering?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you allow menu changes?
  • Will you bring prepared food, or will you prepare it onsite?
  • How long will you be able to serve food?
  • How long do you need to set up?
  • Do you charge extra for travel fees?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for Glendale catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Glendale area.
Jenny T.
Omg! So i booked last minute for my girlfriends birthday, talked to alexis and she sent me a menu from chef Brian and Shawnee within hours of booking. They showed up and made the absolute best steak i have ever had in my entire life!!!! Highly recommend!
The Phoenix Palate
Leslie J.
My house warming would not be the same if it wasn’t for Chef Salandy. The food and presentation had my guest in awe. Yummy food and an extremely professional chef.
Chef Salandy Catering Services
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