Find a catering service in Wilmington, DE

Find catering services in Wilmington, DE

Find catering services in Wilmington, DE

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Top 10 catering services in Wilmington, DE

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Sunrise Catering

Sunrise Catering

New on Fash
8 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
I’m a from scratch, farm to table chef. Cooking different cuisines and diets from Asian, Mediterranean, Spanish and French cuisines as well as a wide-range of pastry making.  Specializing in healthy and delicious meals. locally-sourced, organic ingredients (vegan, vegetarian, and kosher dietary restrictions menu available with requests) , Using fresh in season and the finest seafood, poultry, meats and the star Vegetables. As much as I enjoy the art of cooking, Im inspired by my own roots.What I love, is seeing family and friends sit down at a table to enjoy each other’s company”.The food is just the gateway to the experience.
Chef Robbie Jester

Chef Robbie Jester

New on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
My approach is to personalize and customize each menu and service to the experience you're looking to achieve. We will make sure that you have a well curated menu for your event and will execute with professionalism and a smile. I love when it all comes together and people have a fantastic dining experience that becomes a story they tell. Food brings us all together like nothing else and I am glad to be a part of it
Fete By Tony Daggett Caterer

Fete By Tony Daggett Caterer

New on Fash
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
fête by Tony Daggett caterer is your perfect caterer, cooking all of your favorites with a new spin on traditional cuisine. Our ideal client may have dietary restrictions or be quite adventurous with their tastes. We prepare your menu and finish it off from your indoor or outdoor kitchen (bringing our own equipment, if necessary) using your desired recipes. We are organized, clean as we go, and bring a sense of calm to your home, as we cook. We have reasonable rates, are reliable, and trustworthy. We have many great references from over 30 years of owning our own full-service off-premises catering company and managing restaurants. We make re...

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?

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