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 Reading catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Chef Mera

Chef Mera

5.0Exceptional(5)
2+ years in business
Serves Reading, 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
Grubaholics Food Trailer

Grubaholics Food Trailer

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
We are a Food truck who caters in Jamaican inspired American foods as well as authentic Jamaican. We only use the freshest ingredients.
ALL ABOUT U CAR SERVICE, LLC

ALL ABOUT U CAR SERVICE, LLC

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
We offer Red Carpet service with a food tray and complimentary wine with all Party Bus Reservations
Aura Catering & Events

Aura Catering & Events

New on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
We absolute love providing delicious, unique, affordable options for groups looking to enjoy a great event at low cost. I take pride in every dish, the flavors, presentation, service, even the clean up. My love for food service is reflected in every aspect of our work, from food prep to end of service.
Junior's

Junior's

New on Fash
Serves Reading, PA
My name is Logan Schoffstall. I’ve studied Culinary Arts at the Culinary Institute of America and have spent time working in professional kitchens. I specialize in brunch, although I have a wide knowledge of different styles of cuisine as well as great guest service. I guarantee that you will be more than satisfied if you decide to work with me.
Chefsir Catering

Chefsir Catering

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
I truly enjoy what I do for my career. it shows in my personality issues in my presentation as well as my food. The level of creativity behind the idea of cooking is astronomical. To be able to take something so small and transform it into something that can explode with flavor on peoples taste buds is truly a pleasure.
Rafiki Catering

Rafiki Catering

New on Fash
20+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
I am detailed and go out of my way to meet my customers needs. I have over 20 years of experience in catering. I enjoy service people and making them feel good and cared for.
Sweets An Treats 4 U

Sweets An Treats 4 U

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
Hello! I’m Tauna aka Kiki a small business owner of a multi faceted company Sweets An Treats 4 U We Cater, Private Chef, Bake -Artisanal & Wedding Cakes (Naked Only). We also offer Event Planning & We are a Licensed Insured Bonded Travel Agency. We are a complete package. We are here to make Your event amazing! Our experience is a hodgepodge of school The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill, Living & Loving Life & Passion. Looking forward to helping to make Your Event Fabulous!
Andalis’s

Andalis’s

New on Fash
Serves Reading, PA
Family Pizza Shop been in business 40 plus years. We are here to serve you, with great quality Italian dishes.
Southern Komfort Kitchens Catering

Southern Komfort Kitchens Catering

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
Southern Komfort Kitchens catering can make your event a truly memorable day. Southern Komfort Kitchens catering is a family owned business with over 35 years of catering experience, our reputation has been achieved thru delicious food, professional service, and affordable pricing. Together we can create the event of your dreams.

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 Reading catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Reading 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
Katie K.
I was able to enjoy my own party!
Gia Bella Catering and Party Host Helpers
Stanley F.
Great tasting food the best.....😊😊😊
Michelle’s Down Home Cooking Catering Service
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