Find a catering service in Bridgeport, CT

Find catering services in Bridgeport, CT

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Top 10 catering services in Bridgeport, CT

Clients agree: these Bridgeport catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Noel Purcell

Noel Purcell

5.0Exceptional(12)
4 hires on Fash
Serves Bridgeport, CT
Jenny Y. says, "Chef Purcel was open to ideas and worked with me. I gave him free rain and he did not disappoint a wonderful chef with create unique ideas." Read more
Big Dimps BBQ

Big Dimps BBQ

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Bridgeport, CT
Classically trained chef who specializes in both Classic BBQ and more Modern and higher end. bigdimpsbbq.com @bigdimpsbbq I love BBQ and human connection. Inlove seeing the smiles on folks faces when they eat.
Liberty Rock Tavern

Liberty Rock Tavern

New on Fash
Serves Bridgeport, CT
Liberty Tock Tavern Catering and Food Truck. We have been in business for eight years and love to make people feel great with our food! We specialize in BBQ and Fried Chicken.
Prestige Personal Chef Service

Prestige Personal Chef Service

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
Serves Bridgeport, CT
A self taught chef, loves good food and sharing it with my clients. As a manager, your experience is what matters and will receive my full attention as I cook for you. Clients trust me with their personal space and I bring a good attitude, respect and kindness into that place.
Charter Oak BBQ LLC

Charter Oak BBQ LLC

New on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Bridgeport, CT
Local, authentic, wood fired, smoked BBQ since 2018. We smoke our meats up to 12+ hours. Full catering services available.
Ben & Jerry's Catering

Ben & Jerry's Catering

New on Fash
46+ years in business
Serves Bridgeport, CT
At Ben & Jerry’s Catering, we service events throughout Connecticut, southern Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island, and metro New York ranging from 60 to 5000+ guests! We specialize in cups, cones, and sundaes, but let us know if you have something else in mind! We have enough options to fit every budget and event type – corporate gatherings, weddings, appreciation events & more! We set it up, scoop it up & clean it up! Our professional staff does it all so all you have to do is finalize the invite list!...
Hog Wild BBQ

Hog Wild BBQ

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
23+ years in business
Serves Bridgeport, CT
We are the biggest BBQ catering servive in CT, NY, MASS< and RI. We provide as much or as little as you want. We come to you full contained we provide catering for 1 - 5000 people. Offering food for everyones likimng. THis id more thann a job, its a passion and I have been cooking for over 35 years. Its not work if its FUN!!!
Art Of Eating Catering And Wedding Planning

Art Of Eating Catering And Wedding Planning

New on Fash
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves Bridgeport, CT
Top level service with the finest local, organic whenever possible, in season ingredients. Highly recommended, discriminating clientel... Creating menus and events that take the pressure off the client. We are not only caterers and food truck equipped, but full service wedding and event planners. From food, service, locations, tenting, rentals, floral, lighting, valet, security, Art of Eating is experienced with budgeting, organization, logistics, music and talent for your event. Please give us a call!...

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 Bridgeport catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Bridgeport area.
Michael S.
Let me tell you the thing i care about most is the quality of the food im paying for especially during an experience like this. Chef Noel really made me appreciate the private chef/dining experience. He was friendly, honest and most importantly accommodating. The quality of ingredients and the taste quality of the food was possibly the best ive ever had from start to finish. Thank You Chef Noel for making my wifes surprise an unforgettable experience.
Noel Purcell
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