Find a catering service in Allentown, PA

Find catering services in Allentown, PA

Find catering services in Allentown, PA

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Top 10 catering services in Allentown, PA

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Leo's P.H.M Inc

Leo's P.H.M Inc

Offers online services
Serves Korn Krest, PA
Nova says, "They are VERY professional and organized " Read more
Personal Chef William

Personal Chef William

1 hire on Fash
Serves Peckville, PA
Sharleen S. says, "Where do I start! The customizable menu that he promised and made last minute changes to make all my guests happy! The communication to ensure we were aligned! The staff that was so accommodating and kind hearted to my family and friends! The layout and presentation of the meal! (OMG!!) Oh .. and the food!! To die for! I wish I was local to have him for all of our events!!! Thank you chef William " Read more


New on Fash
Offers online services
Serves Korn Krest, PA
Bissou is design and create by the Chef, is build on traditional concepts and manage on milenial visions. Attention to detail, human desire, sustainable resources and solid individual knowledge. Bissou is not your average Event and Catering Company. From Intimate dinner, Personal Chef Dinner event, Private Chef service, Birthday, Showers, Corporate event and Wedding, we only bring the best services, from Planning event blue print, Food and ingredient selection, Experience and certified staffs, Silver spoon table manner knowledge and everything in between to get only the best results. Our main office is base in Pocono area with every satelite ...
Amédée Catering

Amédée Catering

Top Pro
Serves West Orange, NJ
Medjine G. says, "We hired Amédée to cater our son’s Christening. From our first conversation, Laurence was professional, transparent and made me feel comfortable. Throughout the entire process, she was quick to respond and very accommodating. The food was amazing and my guests couldn’t stop raving about it. I highly recommend Amédée Catering and I will most certainly use her services for future events! " Read more
TJM Ministries

TJM Ministries

Offers online services
2 hires on Fash
Serves Lehman Township, PA
Virginia L. says, "Very kind & understanding! Helped us prepare for our wedding without any issues " Read more

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Allentown catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Allentown area.
Dona B.
All of the staff was very professional. The food and setup was very nice. we had about 50 guests and everyone loved the mac n cheese cupcakes.
leo's P.H.M Inc
Darlene J.
Planned a baby shower for my daughter and chef William catered our event. The food was absolutely delicious, the service was great, and his communication with me was excellent! Will be booking with Clara May's Kitchen again!!
Personal Chef William
I recently attentiveness a party where Amédée catered! The chef herself is super sweet, professional, customer service is top notch! The food on the other hand. I can honestly say I’ve never had such great Haitian cuisine. I wish I could give her 100 stars.
Amédée Catering
Jessica T.
He was amazing ! :)
TJM Ministries
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