Find a catering service in Reading, PA

Find catering services in Reading, PA

Find catering services in Reading, PA

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Top 10 catering services in Reading, 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
Gia Bella Catering And Party Host Helpers

Gia Bella Catering And Party Host Helpers

2 hires on Fash
Serves Kennett Square, PA
Kay says, "Umm... EVERYTHING! I just told my helper where to set up the buffet and where the extra trash bags were and she took the reigns from there. She washed all of the dishes throughout the party and continuously did laps around the house cleaning up plates and empty drinks. I had fun at my annual party for the FIRST TIME EVER and did not have to worry about cleanup that night or the next morning. Totally freaking worth it!!" Read more
Reverseminds Cafe

Reverseminds Cafe

New on Fash
3 hires on Fash
Serves Essex, MD
My business prides itself on delivering perfection through every bite. Our service we provide to you will cause you to be life family. We thrive on being that business that will allow you to express what your going through daily. You are not just a customer we consider you to be family... What i enjoy about cooking is that it's my passion. The path I choose to chase my dream has allowed me to travel the world to experience new cuisine and flavor profile that are awesome. My grandparents allowed me to cook and they trained me well. As I got older I went to ale cordon bleu culinary schools in Pittsburg,PA...
Nannette Catering

Nannette Catering

New on Fash
Serves Middletown , DE
I enjoy grilling and cooking all types of dishes. I've been cooking since the age of 8, both of my parents are chefs and they taught me the importance of being a good chef which is a clean chef is a excellent chef. I catered many events from 2 to 75 guests and hosted pop up's from breakfast, brunches, and dinner we do it all.
Rhein's Classic Catering

Rhein's Classic Catering

New on Fash
Serves Reading, PA
We are known for event planning at no charge, catering including bartenders, client provides alcohol, quality food, and attention to detail.
The Grateful Gourrmet

The Grateful Gourrmet

Serves W COLLS, NJ
Patty B. says, "Fabulous and delicious homemade food and prompt delivery. " Read more
Golden Queens Catering

Golden Queens Catering

Serves Erial, NJ
Melissa L. says, "Chef Keira did a ladies night cooking class for me and babbbbbyyy she did her thing!!!!! I can’t wait for the next one!" Read more
Chef Ariq Cooks

Chef Ariq Cooks

Serves Philadelphia, PA
Mikal says, "His customer service is amazing Food is well seasoned and well proportioned.... his special sauces are delicious and delightful " Read more
Wow Foods LLC.

Wow Foods LLC.

New on Fash
Serves Gilbertsville, PA
We create and make unique foods to be compatible with every venue or event. We offer a wide variety of foods that you can select from to match your event and especially your taste buds. We offer catering to your venue or we offer catering at our facility that can seat about 75 people. We have two fully equipped Food Trucks that are ready to roll. We also offer our Fresh squeezed Lemonade Trailer and our Fresh Made Funnel Cakes and Fried Oreos! Our chef has over 30 years experience and we own our own Restaurant too. Please give us a shout and we will not disappoint you. Check out our Website at: Thanks...
Cucina Catering & Hospitality

Cucina Catering & Hospitality

New on Fash
We have in business for 14 years. We built our business on freshness and great taste! Our goal is to provide delicious healthy options for any occassion. We prepare all our meals with the freshest ingredients.

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 Reading catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Reading 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
Katie K.
I was able to enjoy my own party!
Gia Bella Catering and Party Host Helpers
Denise T.
Desiree's love, creativity, quality and overall enthusiasm for making food. Is in every exquisite bite you take.
The Grateful Gourrmet
Brian D.
Wow is all I can say!!!!! The best brunch EVER. The choices were endless! My employees loved it!
Golden Queens Catering
Sherise M.
His customer service was great and the food was seasoned to a T! #Perfect
Chef Ariq Cooks
I liked the camaraderie that we had. Staff and management were like one big team.
Cheated Meals
Amanda W.
Can't thank Todd and his staff enough for making my wedding day perfect. The food was to die for and all of his staff has such great personalities. Thank you all SO much. Delicious food
Estelle's Catering
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