Find a catering service in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 catering services in Philadelphia, PA

Clients agree: these Philadelphia catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Chef Mera

Chef Mera

5.0Exceptional(5)
2+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Melissa C. says, "I booked Chef Mera for a private dinner for six I must say I was extremely impressed not only with her cooking skills, the presentation was stunning, her ability to be attentive, professional, confident in what she’s doing and the knowledge she entails. Chef Mera provided me and my guest with a memorable experience to remember forever. Im looking forward in creating our next experience." Read more
GOLDEN CORRAL

GOLDEN CORRAL

New on Fash
Serves Philadelphia, PA
The Golden Corral Catering menu is everything you need to host a delightful party! It doesn’t matter if you are hosting a brunch, luncheon, dinner, or even an evening gathering; the simple, home-style catering menu of this restaurant will never fail you. From delicious meat items to crunchy pizzas, scrumptious sides, and salads, the well-spread items of this menu give you enough options to choose to feed your guests.
Fete By Tony Daggett Caterer

Fete By Tony Daggett Caterer

New on Fash
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
fête by Tony Daggett caterer is your perfect caterer, cooking all of your favorites with a new spin on traditional cuisine. Our ideal client may have dietary restrictions or be quite adventurous with their tastes. We prepare your menu and finish it off from your indoor or outdoor kitchen (bringing our own equipment, if necessary) using your desired recipes. We are organized, clean as we go, and bring a sense of calm to your home, as we cook. We have reasonable rates, are reliable, and trustworthy. We have many great references from over 30 years of owning our own full-service off-premises catering company and managing restaurants. We make re...
Good Morals

Good Morals

New on Fash
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Good mural brings good quality taste and sweet sensation a great feeling in your belly that you will never for get satisfying vibes that will ease your mind for the better. That will take you a place of pure goodness. Food so great you'll say life couldn't get better than this. Food so delicious that can take you to a place where you'll never want to leave a place called happiness.
On Point Bistro

On Point Bistro

5.0(3)
Top Pro
8+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Hagana K. says, "Food quality was absolutely top notch! Our guests really enjoyed the mini crabcakes, lobster rolls, and cubano sliders. They were also thrilled with the heirloom tomato salad and beet/goat cheese salad. Cheese plates are always a hit as well!" Read more
Lovecchio’s Catering

Lovecchio’s Catering

New on Fash
25+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We usually do 8-9 catering every week. Much busy with the walking customers as well.
Chef Robbie Jester

Chef Robbie Jester

New on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
My approach is to personalize and customize each menu and service to the experience you're looking to achieve. We will make sure that you have a well curated menu for your event and will execute with professionalism and a smile. I love when it all comes together and people have a fantastic dining experience that becomes a story they tell. Food brings us all together like nothing else and I am glad to be a part of it

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 Philadelphia catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Nathan J.
Let me just start off by saying impressed does not qualify as the word I would consider Chef Mera's cooking. I was awestruck at not just the quality of her cooking but also the professionalism of her presentation. Everything Mera cooked was delicious and catered to exactly what my family wanted for that evening. She not only turned our house into a 5 -star restaurant but also took care of cleaning up after with no responsibility to the owners. My family and I will be booking Chef Mera for the rest of this year into the new year and I recommend you who is reading this to do the same!!!
Chef Mera
Shannon P.
Working with On Point was one of the easiest aspects of planning our annual fundraiser! We came to Michelle with some initial ideas, and they quickly prepared a proposed menu to suit our needs. On event day, their set up and execution was flawless! They were timely (early!), took care of all the details, and most importantly - the food was simply outstanding. Several attendees commented on how amazing the food was. Communication with Michelle and her team was seamless and we will absolutely be working with them again in the future.
On Point Bistro
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