Find a catering service in Hackensack, NJ

Find catering services in Hackensack, NJ

Find catering services in Hackensack, NJ

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Top 10 catering services in Hackensack, NJ

Clients agree: these Hackensack catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Soulfull Catering

Soulfull Catering

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Krystal V. says, "Everything . So kind and fun . Authentic! My family loved him I hired him for my mothers birthday and she stated he can cook for her anytime . Everything about it was great . His assistant did fantastic cooked everything to my request . Thank you to you both ." Read more
BabyBlu Catering

BabyBlu Catering

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Hackensack, 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
Ask Chef Ryan

Ask Chef Ryan

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Tanner T. says, "10/10 simply the best Chef and crew to work with. I will work with Chef Ryan's team at every event or private dinner we host." Read more
Creative Concepts NYC

Creative Concepts NYC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Jessica W. says, "Creative Concepts delivered on time and with a delicious spread. The lunch was a huge success. Thank you very much. " Read more
Manja La Ganja

Manja La Ganja

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
With over 20 years in the food service industry, I now provide an exquisite dining experience by curating the perfect menu, together, by bringing all your favorite dishes together to create a memorable moment for you and your guests. The name is simply an alternative to your average catered event, let's call it, dining with a twist, we can discuss later if interested. I look forward to our next event together!
By Melz

By Melz

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Hello everyone my name is Melissa and cooking is my second language. I've been cooking ever since I can remember. I've attending culinary school in Hudson Community College where I enhanced my cooking and baking skills. I enjoy cooking for others and making them happy with my dishes. I've specialized in vegan cuisine for the past 8 years. I do anything that is thrown my way . I can cook, prep, bake, or Cater. I love what I do.
Openskies Hospitality

Openskies Hospitality

New on Fash
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
We are Openskies Hospitality, a Boutique Catering & Event Design company founded in 2010 and located on Manhattan's Upper East Side with services throughout New York City and the Tri-State area. Housed in the historic cultural event space The Liederkranz Foundation, our culinary team's expertise is inspired by over 7 international cuisines totaling over 50 years of experience in the food service and hospitality industry. We pride ourselves on the cultural and religious diversity of our clients and their events. Our goal is to learn your story, style, vision then, design an event that combines flair, elegance, and creativity built incredibly b
NataliaForMakeup

NataliaForMakeup

5.0(3)
2 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Kris B. says, "She was lovely and did such an amazing job! Everyone was complimenting me on my makeup. I highly recommend her services! Kris B " Read more
Open Palate

Open Palate

4.0(2)
3 hires on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Toni D. says, "She was very respectable,friendly andcooked delicious meals." Read more
Deliche Corp

Deliche Corp

New on Fash
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Hackensack, NJ
Yvette S. Ervin Owner & Executive Chef of Ms. Deliche specializes in American & Southern Style cuisines.Deliche Catering & Bar Services has been in business for 5 years. I graduated from The International Culinary Institute in Jan 2020 Our goal is to spread knowledge of health and nutrition to create healthier lifestyles across the world. Established in 2017, Deliche has serviced many celebrity/High End clientele as well as many local customers with organic freshly grown produce & locally sourced ingredients. We pride ourselves in creating the experience of a lifetime as we bring the restaurant to you.

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 Hackensack catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Hackensack area.
JOANN Y.
Natalia was both friendly and professional. She did the makeup for myself and my daughter in law for a Gala and we were both extremely happy with how it turned out.
NataliaForMakeup
D. W.
During such an anxiety filled environment Royal Experience Events and Catering really provided me a sense of calm, for the first time since this pandemic began. The menu items were excellent and they even provided keto, gluten-free, and vegan options which has been hard to find while planning my event. This is the new standard and I'll be using this group again very soon. Book now!
The Royal Experience Events and Catering
Cricket J.
Andy Burke is one of a kind. We found Andy through word of mouth, and he created such a special night for our daughter's 25th birthday celebration. In addition to his food being 5 star, the presentation combined with his personality makes for a one if a kind event. I will be having Andy for any and all future parties.
Burke Catering
Ana V.
All was amazing food and service
El Zason
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