Find a catering service in Bayonne, NJ

Find catering services in Bayonne, NJ

Find catering services in Bayonne, NJ

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Top 10 catering services in Bayonne, NJ

Clients agree: these Bayonne catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Open Palate

Open Palate

4.5(4)
Offers online services
7 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Bayonne, NJ
Corrin B. says, "Shantena was very professional and she came prepared with everything that she needed. Every single dish was delicious and my guests loved it!" Read more
Openskies Hospitality

Openskies Hospitality

5.0(1)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Bayonne, NJ
Liederkranz C. says, "We used Openskies Hospitality for years to cater our social events and all our members love the quality of the food, beverages and service. The staff is super friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to cater our next social events. Liederkranz Foundation, Upper East Side" Read more
BabyBlu Catering

BabyBlu Catering

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Bayonne, NJ
Fe G. says, "Amazing from start to finish. The service provided and the attention to detail was immaculate. The dishes themselves were something truly out of this planet! Would love to work together again soon." Read more
JP Fine Foods LLC

JP Fine Foods LLC

5.0(3)
10+ years in business
Serves Bayonne, NJ
Alice says, "Chef Jeffrey was straight forward and easy to work with. He gave me a quote for my event within 5 minutes of our phone conversation. He explained the experience yet when we had our event he and his staff exceeded all our guests expectations! They were great! Highly recommend!" Read more
Food With Flavor

Food With Flavor

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Bayonne, NJ
I’ve been cooking for 9 years in multiple different restaurants including upscale and fine dining. My focus is to fulfill your taste buds with an experience that you won’t forget. One of the ways that I accomplish this is by putting fine detail into the selection of my ingredient so I that can get the best flavor combination possible. This isn’t just a job for me, this is my passion. So expect that I will put in 110% to ensure you get the best experience possible. Some of our specializes include Southern, Caribbean and American Cuisine and VEGAN MEALS! Food with flavors offers many services including Personal Chef Services, Outdoor/Indoor
Chef Russell Arnold

Chef Russell Arnold

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Bayonne, NJ
Chef Russell Arnold has trained under Michelin star chefs from around the world. He started as a line cook early in his career. His talent was quickly recognized so he was promoted to eventually lead a tasting menu restaurant as the executive chef at TRP Taste in Florida. Most recently he has been a private chef where he creates custom menus and is responsible for delivering a gourmet experience to clients. He earned his undergraduate degree in culinary arts and hospitality management from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
JaimeLojaCuisine

JaimeLojaCuisine

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Bayonne, NJ
Many Years of Experience Excellent Food Developer fine Dinning Experience In top NYC Restaurants. Passionate for food and presentation.
Noel Purcell

Noel Purcell

5.0Exceptional(12)
4 hires on Fash
Serves Bayonne, NJ
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
Black Tap

Black Tap

5.0(1)
7+ years in business
Serves Bayonne, NJ
Jean L. says, "It was a perfect night. Everyone loved how much space we had and the overall chill vibe Food was spectacular and people took home all the leftovers - if we could have packed crazy shakes we would have! We will keep you on our list of favorite places for future events. We really appreciated how accommodating all of the staff were. So many said our little party was better that the fancy corporate party last night - and that’s thanks to you guys" Read more
Top Events LLC

Top Events LLC

New on Fash
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Bayonne, NJ
Top Events recognizes its client’s needs as being paramount when it comes to hosting the perfect party or event. Whether it’s hosting an intimate dinner party to an event that expects hundreds, Top Events will go to great lengths to make certain your next party will be the ultimate event that will still be talked about for years to come.

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 Bayonne catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Bayonne area.
Kenneth S.
Chef was great!! Everything was amazing and made the experience so memorable!! Definitely would highly recommend
Open Palate
Susan
If you’re looking for the highest quality food, service and presentation hire JP Fine Foods. This catering company is the best I have ever experienced! We did a multi course tasting menu that Chef Jeffrey executed flawlessly in our home. We invited 8 of our close friends total of 10 guests. His service staff took care of everything. It was amazing! I would compare the experience to a Michelin star restaurant. Thank you!
JP Fine Foods LLC
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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