Find a catering service in Paterson, NJ

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Top 10 catering services in Paterson, NJ

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

BabyBlu Catering

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Paterson, 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
Open Palate

Open Palate

4.3(3)
6 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Kenneth S. says, "Chef was great!! Everything was amazing and made the experience so memorable!! Definitely would highly recommend" Read more
Truffles And CO

Truffles And CO

5.0(4)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Arpit S. says, "Great presentation and amazing taste. All items were uniquely presented. Service was top notch and included kitchen cleanup at the end of the event" Read more
Fontenlle's Forte

Fontenlle's Forte

New on Fash
Serves Paterson, NJ
Over the years of working with customers my main goal is for my customer to be satisfied with my work. I have a strong passion for my job and am a hard worker full of very creative ideas and well skilled.
Noel Purcell

Noel Purcell

5.0Exceptional(11)
4 hires on Fash
Serves Paterson, NJ
Michael S. says, "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." Read more
Burke Catering

Burke Catering

5.0(2)
30+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Christine W. says, "Andy is extremely personable and always takes the time to talk to me directly about what the event looks like, what the occasion is, the number of people attending, and everyone's dietary needs. On top of this, his food is amazing!! Every dish he has prepared for me and my family has been perfect and absolutely delicious!" Read more
NY Catering Service

NY Catering Service

5.0(1)
14+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Karina R. says, "I know Chef Chris through a mutual friend and recommended him to my boss to cater a big company event. I'm not an event coordinator, but I handled all of the logistics for this particular event, and Chris eased my nerves from start to finish. He was super responsive, organized and proactive with all of the correspondence - even asking questions to make sure I had all of my bases covered (beverages, food storage, etc). We received AMAZING feedback about the food and day-of prep and service and I'm so grateful to him for making this event a success. I highly recommend him." Read more
Deliche Corp

Deliche Corp

New on Fash
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Paterson, 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.
Gertrude Fontenelle

Gertrude Fontenelle

New on Fash
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
I've been in the culinary busses for over ten years. I have a culinary degree and I specialize in Caribbean, American cuisine etc. I have a passion for cooking and always looking forward to make my customers happy.
El Zason

El Zason

5.0(2)
1 hire on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Abraham T. says, "My New Year’s Eve party was amazing The food omg delicious and very professional service " Read more

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 Paterson catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Paterson area.
Toni D.
She was very respectable,friendly andcooked delicious meals.
Open Palate
Navneet A.
Truffles, led by owner Gary Mulchandani, delivered outstanding catering services for our corporate event hosting 200 guests. From exquisite food quality to impeccable presentation and attentive staff, Truffles surpassed expectations. Gary's leadership and the team's professionalism make Truffles the top choice for corporate events. Highly recommended for their excellence and dedication to customer satisfaction.
Truffles and CO
Danielle M.
Noel was top notch. He was professional but very down to earth and friendly at the same time. He made the experience incredibly enjoyable for me and my husband. He worked with my husband to custom create a menu of all my favorites. And let me tell you, it was hands down one of the best meals I’ve had! And the best part, he did all the work from preparation to cleanup! It was an absolute pleasure to work with him and plan to do so again in the future!
Noel Purcell
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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