Find a catering service in Dover, DE

Find catering services in Dover, DE

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Top 10 catering services in Dover, DE

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Barrington Gourmet Catering

Barrington Gourmet Catering

New on Fash
Serves McKee City, NJ
My name is Robert Debose and I have been enjoying my catering business for 15 years! I started my training at Ocean County College in Lakewood, NJ and The Arts Institute in Philadelphia. I love most making people happy at their special events, taking the worry off of them and creating excellent experiences. I was a home based caterer and started my business with little money or help from anyone. After being laid off from the casino industry, I took a chance on myself and stepped out on Faith. I now have catered all over the United States including events for Worlds of Wonder- Dwayne "THE ROCK" Johnson promoting his Tequila, Teremana, Unsolved
Fiona’s Fish & Chips

Fiona’s Fish & Chips

5.0(2)
2 hires on Fash
Serves Millsboro, DE
Megan M. says, "Gerry is a delight. I am so excited to try her cuisine tomorrow and I feel like she is a friend of mine already! Very pleasant and easy to work with. " Read more
BOSSNFLAVORS

BOSSNFLAVORS

5.0Exceptional(6)
Serves Fort Washington, MD
Dee says, "I purchased the Za drink and turkey wing dinner omggg i was in heaven!!! The drink had me feeling very relaxed and gave me just the buzz i needed, and the food just topped it off, the mashed potatoes were perfectly creamy, turkey wing seasoned to perfection and cooked just right, omg lets not talk about the oyster dip with the chips just what i needed! I cant wait to purchase again😍😍😍" Read more
Reverseminds Cafe

Reverseminds Cafe

New on Fash
3 hires on Fash
Serves Essex, MD
My business prides itself on delivering perfection through every bite. Our service we provide to you will cause you to be life family. We thrive on being that business that will allow you to express what your going through daily. You are not just a customer we consider you to be family... What i enjoy about cooking is that it's my passion. The path I choose to chase my dream has allowed me to travel the world to experience new cuisine and flavor profile that are awesome. My grandparents allowed me to cook and they trained me well. As I got older I went to ale cordon bleu culinary schools in Pittsburg,PA...
Soleia's Gourmet Catering, LLC

Soleia's Gourmet Catering, LLC

New on Fash
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
Serves Middle River, MD
We are full service wedding, event and catering business. We make sure that our customers are first place in our business. Every event is a new experience because each customer special moment is a moment that we are also able to share and make unique. Let us make your event a special to always remember. I love meeting new people because each experience is a new one. I also have a wedding and event planning business that allow the customer to choose decorating and coordinating options....
Bless Hands Family Catering

Bless Hands Family Catering

New on Fash
Serves Greenbelt, MD
1)Provide Legendary Customer Service. Treat your customers like royalty, even if you are not in the service industry 2)Admit Mistakes and Fix Problems to Build Stronger Relationships. Customers equate experience with brands. 3)Admit Mistakes and Fix Problems to Build Stronger Relationships. Customers equate experience with brands. I enjoyed working one-on-one with clients, which is also what appealed to me in this role. Working with numerous different types of clients has allowed me to develop my ability to communicate clearly, not only with clients but also with team members.
Nannette Catering

Nannette Catering

New on Fash
Serves Middletown , DE
I enjoy grilling and cooking all types of dishes. I've been cooking since the age of 8, both of my parents are chefs and they taught me the importance of being a good chef which is a clean chef is a excellent chef. I catered many events from 2 to 75 guests and hosted pop up's from breakfast, brunches, and dinner we do it all. https://www.instagram.com/cheftimah/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/ChefTimah/photos/?tab=albums https://bitsofgoodness.net/nannette-catering-co...

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Dover catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Dover area.
Clare
Fresh Food Fast
Fiona’s Fish & Chips
AUTHOR H.
Besides her top tier customer service and fast delivery the thing I love the most is that her seasoning is salt free and by tasting it you would have no idea!! I love it.
BOSSNFLAVORS
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