Find a catering service in Thornton, CO

Find catering services in Thornton, CO

Find catering services in Thornton, CO

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Top 10 catering services in Thornton, CO

Clients agree: these Thornton catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Taste Of Texas BBQ & BMW Catering LLC

Taste Of Texas BBQ & BMW Catering LLC

5.0(3)
22+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
Karen B. says, "Taste of Texas BBQ & BMW Catering did a amazing job at my sisters Celebration of Life The food was Good the Special touch on the banquet table with my sisters picture and menu let me know that I would use them again " Read more
A Taste Of Questa

A Taste Of Questa

New on Fash
4 hires on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
I Love Making People Happy with My Food
The Crazy Caterer

The Crazy Caterer

New on Fash
32+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
Food and service is our passion we go above and beyond to create amazing menus and unforgettable experiences! We believe in the crazy concept of what Catering should be catering to the client and the guests and making sure that everybody is happy throughout the entire event.
Xim Catering

Xim Catering

5.0(1)
2 hires on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
Libby M. says, "Lenny was so accommodating and friendly. The service and food were great. Many compliments on both. I would definitely use Xim again." Read more
Crock Spot Catering And Food Trucks

Crock Spot Catering And Food Trucks

New on Fash
13+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
We offer a full service catering options with a niche concept. We are known for our delicious food, excellent customer service and approachable price points.
The Whole Hog BBQ

The Whole Hog BBQ

5.0Exceptional(6)
8+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
Carolyn C. says, "The ultimate. Very flavorful. Fabulous " Read more
Champagne & Charcuterie

Champagne & Charcuterie

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
We provide charcuterie which is very different than the traditional catering. There is nothing sweeter than seeing the look on a customer's face when you have completed a grazing table full of charcuterie meats and cheeses.
Catering By Anita

Catering By Anita

New on Fash
18+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
I provide personalized service and specialize in dinner parties and appetizer parties. I can come to your home or other venue and take care of your guests so you can enjoy them. Then I will clean the kitchen before I leave so you don’t have to. I do not have a liquor license so cannot provide alcohol, but if you purchase for your guests, I can serve. I just really love serving people good food and enjoy seeing the joy on their faces when they bite into something really delicious....
Arepas Caribbean Food

Arepas Caribbean Food

5.0(1)
3 hires on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
Alejandro C. says, "Owners are very nice and friendly. Food was very unique and delicious. They accommodated all our dietary restrictions." Read more
Bender's Bar & Grill

Bender's Bar & Grill

New on Fash
23+ years in business
Serves Thornton, CO
Bender's is the preeminent sports bar on the Boulder Turnpike, in large part because of our food. Our menu is well above typical bar food bill of fare. We offer various barbecue options, including smoked wings, smoked meatloaf, smoked turkey and smoked pulled pork. Officials at the University of Colorado got wind of our food quality and it led to Bender's securing the contract to cater the press box at Folsom Field for CU football games. We've also served as the official caterer for the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster. That doesn't happen, particularly with a locally-owned, non-chain restaurant, unless you know what you're doing. We know wh...

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 Thornton catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Thornton area.
John P.
Yes, I would be happy to. Bruce is the doer and he REALLY knows how to do it Texas | Oklahoma style. Many people here in Colorado don't know BBQ until they have tried the Washington BBQ. It's quality stuff! phelps
Taste of Texas BBQ & BMW Catering LLC
Terri R.
Their professional and friendly and the BBQ is an amazing!
The Whole Hog BBQ
Carl A.
The owner, Chef Wesley is an amazing chef! I've known him for years. He with his catering team are amazing. What I love about Chef Wesley is he has an eye for details to the point that his work is work literally becomes an artform. He's even given me fun ways to eat foods that I didn't like at first. That is a big deal for me. He goes for nothing less than his and his team's best! I'd recommend Chef Wesley, and Scrumptious Meals and More!
Scrumptious Meals & More Catering/ Personal Chef
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