Find a catering service in Sacramento, CA

Find catering services in Sacramento, CA

Find catering services in Sacramento, CA

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Top 10 catering services in Sacramento, CA

Clients agree: these Sacramento catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
T And R BBQ

T And R BBQ

New on Fash
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
We specialize in creating a wonderful catering experience, we offer several types of food options that will make any event great!
Leandro S Cucina Italiana

Leandro S Cucina Italiana

5.0Exceptional(9)
4 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Cristina E. says, "Chef was so easy to work with and the food was phenomenal. We had a dinner party of 20 and he handled it perfectly! Our guests were Very pleased. Chef is very professional! Great value! Forgive the photo of the porchetta (I forgot to take the picture Before I started eating!)" Read more
Farm To Table Provisions

Farm To Table Provisions

5.0(2)
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Paul H. says, "Great chef and overall experience. Catered to vegan and vegetarian needs as well. Would definitely recommend to anyone." Read more
Taste For The Senses

Taste For The Senses

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
We are Taste for the Senses Catering. We have been catering for over 20 years and Feature authentic Mexican , International fusion and California cuisine . Our company provides full service catering with presentation, color and flavor . We woukd be happy to design a menu based on your culinary preference, event theme and budget We look forward to serving you and your guests with “A Taste for your Senses”! Sincerely Martha Geraty and my Chef dream Team Owner Taste for the Senses Catering Company 916 996 2879
Dee's  Hefty Plates

Dee's Hefty Plates

New on Fash
Offers online services
Serves Sacramento, CA
Hey , I’m DeeDee . I’ve been a professional chef for 10 years & worked with plenty of other chefs all around the country. I’m here to give you the best , quality food service experience you’ve been waiting for . Working with me is simple . Tell me the menu for any occasion & I can get it done no problem. Cooking is my passion & I love to see the smile on clients faces .
INDIA JONES

INDIA JONES

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Welcome to INDIA JONES where our Vegetable Coconut curry is made with Organic Vegetables, traditional spices and coconut milk. Our famous Butter Chicken is authentic tomato based sauce with hand pulled tandoori chicken. Our Channa Masala is made with traditional north Indian spices and slow cooked to seal the flavor. Our “Frankie” is a delicacy that comes from Mumbai India and is made with thin flat bread seared with freshly whipped eggs and rolled with a choice of marinated lamb, chicken, beef or Paneer and topped with our two secret sauces passed down through generations. The Taco Chaat is a merge of two countries that love flavor and spice
Jeeroz Food Truck

Jeeroz Food Truck

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
We are a Mediterranean Cuisine. Specializing in Shawarmas and Gyros. Our homemade Hummus is delicious, and our fresh Greek Salad is at different level.
Griselda's Catering For Events & Weddings

Griselda's Catering For Events & Weddings

New on Fash
Offers online services
28+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
We have over 25 years of experience with catering and event planning. Our team members have the skill of all types of cuisines for our clients to experience. We will also assist our clients with rentals, floral arrangements, bartending, and event planning. Our team members are very professional and friendly. You will love working with us because we love what we do. I enjoy what I do because I love to serve others and make their experience the best ones possible.

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 Sacramento catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Sacramento area.
Leslie. C.
Leandro is AMAZING!! He is super quick in responses and will completely tailor the menu to any special needs. He cooked for 11 of us and it was ALL super YUMMY!!! His costs are super reasonable as well. I highly recommend him!!! The experience was FANTASTICO!!!!
Leandro s Cucina Italiana
Tory M.
Chef Zachary was extremely professional and knowledgeable from the start, and created some of the best dishes I’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying. He is not only incredibly talented and comfortable in the kitchen, but was also so approachable and flexible with our party. He provided exactly the experience I was hoping for and I only plan on using him in the future. Thank you Chef Zachary!!
Farm to Table Provisions
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