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Top 10 catering services in Pittsburgh, PA

Clients agree: these Pittsburgh catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Around The World Catering & Private Chefs

Around The World Catering & Private Chefs

5.0(2)
4 hires on Fash
33+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Teddy M. says, "Food was excellent, Art has a huge menu to choose from, and took the time to personalize our selections. We used him for both our daughter's graduation parties in 2018 and 2022 (we would've used him for our 2020 grad, but COVID but the nix on that one). He was super flexible, his meatballs were second to none, baked ziti was unbelievable, and the best caesar dressing I ever tasted. More than enough food, he doesn't nickle and dime you, which was perfect for the kids who got into the leftovers at 3am...Will definitely use him in the future." Read more
7 Senses Catering & Event Services

7 Senses Catering & Event Services

5.0(1)
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
L. E. says, "she went above and beyond with our menu. The mac n cheese and yams were to die for " Read more
Club Kitchen

Club Kitchen

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
"Club Kitchen, led by Executive Chef Shi, offers exquisite catering services tailored to elevate any event. With a focus on culinary innovation and exceptional taste, we bring a fusion of flavors to every dish, creating memorable dining experiences for our clients. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, Club Kitchen delivers unparalleled quality and professionalism, ensuring each event is a culinary masterpiece."
JR'S Southern Slab LLC

JR'S Southern Slab LLC

New on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Well we are a soul food & Bbq take out restaurant & catering company for the catering side we can make you almost anything from grilled half chickens to grilled sea bass and many old southern favorites like deep-fried black bass perch orange roughy red snapper and catfish to name a few or salmon with rice pilaf so you tell me what you desire and I'll tell you if we can make it!! Well I love food every kind of food I've traveled a lot and I really believe it's the love of the passion the thing about food I love the most is it brings people together a unites people our motto is @jr's Southern slab we breathe life into dry bones...
Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group

Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group

5.0(1)
13+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Paula B. says, " The location and name of your restaurant, fish nor foul, is unprepossessing. Our dining experience was anything but. The ambience, food and wait staff were superlative. Congratulations! And thank you. We have eaten at many fine Italian restaurants and yours In November 2019 During the pasta chapter was among the best. We will be back. Tom And Paula Bertuccini " Read more
Coleman's Catering Services

Coleman's Catering Services

5.0(1)
11+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Danielle B. says, "Food very good very clean and eff everything made to perfection" Read more
Essence

Essence

New on Fash
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Essence Afro Mediterranean Fusion is Pittsburgh's destination for innovative cuisine fusing African and Mediterranean flavors. Our inviting cafe features vibrant decor with textiles on the walls. We source fresh, seasonal ingredients to produce unique fusion dishes like our crowd-pleasing stews, curries, rice plates and more. Visit Essence to discover new favorite plates with Afro Mediterranean influences - there's always something exciting to try at our cafe!
MAGIC MIKE'S MAGICAL ENTERTAINMENT & PARTY RENTAL

MAGIC MIKE'S MAGICAL ENTERTAINMENT & PARTY RENTAL

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Ashley S. says, "They are very professional and are accommodating. They always have smiles on their faces and go above and beyond for their customers. They are flexible to work with. We have rented from them twice now and will continue to so so for future events. Thank you! " Read more
PapaGallo Cucina

PapaGallo Cucina

New on Fash
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Fine Dining Made From Scratch. Always Fresh And Healthy We Love To Prepare Great Meals That Guests Enjoy
DiAnoia's Eatery

DiAnoia's Eatery

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
DiAnoia's Eatery is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District. Our scratch-based kitchen and Italian style bar & cafe has been open since November 2016. Since then, we have won multiple "Best Restaurant" awards from the likes of Pittsburgh Magazine, City Paper, and The Manual. As you can see, sharing a meal with your loved ones is our specialty! Whether engaging in a classic Family Style meal, hosting a happy hour with light bites, or enjoying a buffeted luncheon, DiAnoia's has an array of food & beverage options that delivers a taste of Italy to your event. To learn more about our restaurant and our cater...

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 Pittsburgh catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Pittsburgh area.
Pam C.
Great food, Chef Art was amazing. Had the best Beef Wellington I ever had in my life.
Around The World Catering & Private Chefs
Rise P.
Great customer service!
MAGIC MIKE'S MAGICAL ENTERTAINMENT & PARTY RENTAL
Jnai
Excellent experience, amazing food! Personable and Professional..
Onesti’s Best
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