Find a catering service in Gaithersburg, MD

Find catering services in Gaithersburg, MD

Find catering services in Gaithersburg, MD

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Top 10 catering services in Gaithersburg, MD

Clients agree: these Gaithersburg catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Elevated Taste Catering

Elevated Taste Catering

5.0(1)
8+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Amy L. says, "Excellent food!!! The best mac and cheese I've ever had! All my guests loved the food. Everything was well seasoned and cooked great." Read more
Jollof On Point

Jollof On Point

New on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
At Jollof on Point our speciality is to bring you the best of Nigerian cuisine and American cuisine. Fresh ingredients, great food at reasonable prices.
Evette's Creations

Evette's Creations

New on Fash
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Hello ,hello ,hello? My name is Rhonda and I have been cooking just about all my life. I love to create. I just recently got my associates degree and l love to make people happy with everything i do .I am up for the challenge of making your events special.
Black Tie Caterers

Black Tie Caterers

New on Fash
26+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
We are an full service catering company, whose pay attention to the smallest details. "O Taste n See' That we played a important in our Client special day. And later in the year we meet the client now our friends an guests come up to us an say what a wonderful time that they had.
JusChe Foods

JusChe Foods

5.0Exceptional(8)
Top Pro
2 hires on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Sidney R. says, "Love her work " Read more
CNuvizion, LLC

CNuvizion, LLC

4.9Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
2 hires on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Nickita says, "Friendly and professional " Read more
APPETITES BY RJ

APPETITES BY RJ

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
We are a full service Catering, personal Chef and meal Prep service. We are dedicated to providing the best service at the most reasonable price.
Maras Soul Creations

Maras Soul Creations

New on Fash
5 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
As a personal chef, I specialize in providing customized meal preparation services for individuals or families in the comfort of their own homes. I work closely with my clients to create personalized menus, shop for ingredients, prepare meals, and even offer cooking lessons or special event catering services. My goal is to offer a convenient and personalized dining experience for clients who may not have the time or expertise to cook for themselves. I specialize in various cuisines, dietary restrictions, or food preferences to meet the unique needs of my clients.
14 For 14

14 For 14

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Military owned and operated Chef who has an elite passion for cooking. Has cooked for 15 years under other businesses, started my own in 2021. Website: chefcell.com IG: _14for14_
Chef Peter

Chef Peter

New on Fash
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
I'm a classical trained executive chef providing all types of cuisines traditional or with a modern twist. I can do your regular every day meals or extravagant dinner parties. I have been cheffing for a few very high profile clients in the past and have excellent references. I got my culinary degree in Europe and continued my education at the culinary institute of America.

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 Gaithersburg catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Gaithersburg area.
Latonya
The food was phenomenal would definitely recommend it
JusChe Foods
R. M.
The service from Chaconda was excellent. I would definitely get my hair done again at her salon. Thank you
CNuvizion, LLC
Nathan J.
Let me just start off by saying impressed does not qualify as the word I would consider Chef Mera's cooking. I was awestruck at not just the quality of her cooking but also the professionalism of her presentation. Everything Mera cooked was delicious and catered to exactly what my family wanted for that evening. She not only turned our house into a 5 -star restaurant but also took care of cleaning up after with no responsibility to the owners. My family and I will be booking Chef Mera for the rest of this year into the new year and I recommend you who is reading this to do the same!!!
Chef Mera
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