Find a catering service in Tucson, AZ

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Top 10 catering services in Tucson, AZ

Clients agree: these Tucson catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
After Hours Chef

After Hours Chef

New on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Tucson, AZ
I'm a culinary enthusiast that recently decided to get my culinary degree through Esscofier School of Culinary Arts I have a variety of dishes that you'll love and am always willing to take requests for new ideas. I'll even attempt it before I put it in front of you. My entire family refers to me as a chef, though I refuse to take that title as I've not formally earned it. I'd be happy to cook for your occasion. If you're into BBQ, know I'm from the Midwest and could provide a Missouri BBQ experience for larger crowds. There is nothing more satisfying to someone who loves cooking to hear compliments and see facial expressions of a job well d...
BEORNAPPETIT CATERING

BEORNAPPETIT CATERING

New on Fash
Serves Tucson, AZ
I've been in the industry for over 15 years. I truly believe that all food should be fresh, fun, and friendly!
Homemade Mediterranean

Homemade Mediterranean

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Tucson, AZ
our great 5 star reviews whats always makes us happy and this is how we get discovered by new customers and will keep providing excelent service and delicious food
The Tie Kitchen

The Tie Kitchen

New on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Tucson, AZ
You tell us what your needs are, we deliver a total experience for you.
Mass Appeal Barbeque

Mass Appeal Barbeque

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Tucson, AZ
Hello my name is Reggie and I am Mass Appeal Barbeque. Let me come to your home, your job or anywhere the party is at and let me do all the heavy lifting at your next party or family get together.
Mama Carey's Catering

Mama Carey's Catering

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Tucson, AZ
We make catering affordable and fun.East coast taste in the West coast.
B's Bakery

B's Bakery

New on Fash
Serves Tucson, AZ
B's Bakery enjoys working with customers in Tucson, Arizona. We cater to all kinds of gatherings, including joyful weddings, businesses, and families. We aim to make you happy and look forward to making your day enjoyable and inexpensive!
GM Kitchen 86

GM Kitchen 86

5.0(3)
5+ years in business
Serves Tucson, AZ
Chela S. says, "Response from the owner2 months ago Thank you for your review .. We hope to see you again!.. here at GM Kitchen 86 thank you for your business and support.. sincerely, chef Jorge de Leon , GM kitchen 86" Read more
The BBQ KING

The BBQ KING

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Tucson, AZ
Backyard style bbq
Montano's Chili And More

Montano's Chili And More

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Tucson, AZ
Hi, we are Mike and Eva Montano, we own a Mexican food truck. We sell out of the truck , we deliver, and also cater. We make tacos, of carne asada, birria, quesabirrias, quesadillas, burros, and combo plates of choice of Meats, rice, beans with all the trimmi gs. We will also do different plates for events. We specialize in birria. We are Montaño"s Chili and More. Thank you.

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 Tucson catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Tucson area.
Ashley B.
My husband and I had the burger and it was amazing. Quality beef, great portion (we probably could have shared!), fresh fries.
GM kitchen 86
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