Find a catering service in Boston, MA

Find catering services in Boston, MA

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Top 10 catering services in Boston, MA

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Wasabi Doll Catering

Wasabi Doll Catering

New on Fash
Serves Boston, MA
Hi there! I'm Anthony, the owner and operator of Wasabi Doll Catering. Wasabi Doll is a unique small-scale catering company specializing in Southern Asian Fusion cuisine. With a focus on a customizable experience that can blend flavors from Southern and Asian cultures or a truly only you experience. My goal is to offer a diverse and unique culinary experience. My services include private dining experiences, where customers can enjoy personalized meals in the comfort of their own space. Additionally, I provide drop-off catering for events and gatherings, ensuring a seamless dining experience for guests. For those seeking convenient meal opti
Chef Hailey

Chef Hailey

New on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Passionate private chef dedicated to elevating culinary experiences. With a creative flair and commitment to quality, I craft personalized menus tailored to your tastes. Elevate your dining moments with exquisite dishes that blend flavors, artistry, and a touch of culinary magic. Let's turn your gatherings into unforgettable gastronomic journeys.
Pb&j Catering

Pb&j Catering

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Family owned Caterer- Been in Business for 30 years - sold our restaurants and now do some catering. We do not take alot of jobs, so we are flexible. References available
Miller PCS

Miller PCS

New on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Miller PCS is a personal chef service that provides completely customized and personalized weekly meal service for clients. We specialize in creating thoughtful, delicious and healthy meals for clients every week. We prepare and deliver 4-5 meals for however many in your family using local seasonal products. We also have years of experience in private dinners, providing multi course tasting menus, family style dinners, buffet or hors d'oeuvres for any occasion! Chef Brian has worked in some of the best kitchens along the east coast for the last 15 years. He stepped away to start something new, Miller PCS. He loves interacting with clients a
KeepitChef LLC

KeepitChef LLC

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Hello my foodies and Thrill seekers! My name is Terrell Moon and im the founder and owner of KeepitChefLLC. I proud myself and my team on excellence in the Culinary industry. I have been in the industry for over 10 years +. From waiting tables, to managing and finally cooking in the kitchen. I was Fortunate to attain a professional Culinary program to expend my skills and knowledge. So i understand the value and trustworthiness of a brand, the people who respresents the brand and as always the customers. My job is to make something look difficult and troublesome, look easy. You are paying for a service and my job is to make sure i meet that...

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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