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Top 10 catering services in Buffalo, NY

Clients agree: these Buffalo catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dion Rushing

Dion Rushing

New on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
My name is Dion I recently graduated from culinary school and I’m looking for opportunities to show my skills rather just a home cooked meal a fine dine dinner mix up for the challenge.
Chez Ambiance Bistro Catering & Events

Chez Ambiance Bistro Catering & Events

5.0(1)
Offers online services
40+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Simone C. says, "Over the years off and on, my husband and I had used Chez Ambiance Bistro Catering for parties we've thrown when we lived there years ago. This catering company is very unique because their prime focus are the theme buffets. Some of the themes we've used are the backyard barbecue family picnic, gourmet salad buffet for my womens club and the wine and pasta buffet for my husband's parent's 50th anniversary. They all are delicious. Everybody raved. For what they do and all that's included in the package, the prices are still outstanding. They've always been easy to work with and courteous. Each time we used them in the past, they have gone out of their way to accommodate my family and friends. My husband and I are expats now and live in Portland, OR but we've referred them to a number of our family and friends in Buffalo for their services. If we still lived in Orchard Park, NY we would still consider them to be our official caterers when we decide to have a party. So we highly recommend using them when you have a party you want catered. They do cater all occasions but I suggest you try one of their theme buffets. They're great and that is really what makes them unique." Read more
Buffalos Best Catering By Kim

Buffalos Best Catering By Kim

New on Fash
20+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
MRS. KIMBERLY HAMMERLPresident Proudly Serving: Greater Western New York. Whether you are throwing a party at home or hosting a major event, let Buffalo's Best Catering By Kim/Local Grille take care of the cooking. As a skilled caterer in Buffalo, NY, Buffalo's Best Catering Services has the tools and experience to help your soiree go off without a hitch. Offering an eclectic array of appetizers, entrees, and desserts, Buffalo's Best Catering Services can create a menu that will impress and delight your guests. And when you hire us, you can rest assured that no one will end up going hungry. Threw referrals our catering division has grown ove...
Simply Sliced Charcuterie

Simply Sliced Charcuterie

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
We specialize in luxury charcuterie catering services creating a WOW factor for every event. From graze tables to charcuterie boards to workshops, we offer it all!
Faiths Kitchen

Faiths Kitchen

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Because I make the best food. And they we enjoy it, and I give the best customer care ever I cater for everybody, and I need is my priority.
4BROTHERS

4BROTHERS

New on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
I Love to create and innovate fares to your liking.... that is the mission of my business you first!
Mjg Catering

Mjg Catering

New on Fash
17+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
We are her to give your guest the best catering experience for your event birthday’s, showers, weddings, anniversary for any occasion…
A Taste Of Soul WNY LLC

A Taste Of Soul WNY LLC

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
We cater soul food down home cooking Southern meals at a reasonable price. We will also cater to buffet-style and serve traditional Southern hospitality. We can also create a Aviance for any party Gathering of two or more
LitosNY

LitosNY

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
We are a Caribbean based food service company we specialize in the hand held food Pastelitos or Litos as we like to call them. We pride ourselves in providing a Lit 🔥 experience meaning you and your guest will leave wanting more and with a great big smile of your faces. We have been in business officially four years and we had prior experience before that as well we have catered numerous events small and large, we have also done food festivals and for a while offered a pick up take out location as well....
Island Wraps

Island Wraps

New on Fash
15+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Our Service, Food Quality, Taste Says it All! We treat our clients with dignity and respect. We Cater to You!🙂 Everything. We sincerely enjoy planning and preparing each meals and seeing how much each guest enjoys it. Your happiness is important to us.

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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