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The Best Caterers in Queens NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Caterers in Queens NY bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those catering companies proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and reliability, carry liability insurance as protection for you the client, and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them for catering in Queens NY,including event caterers, buffet caterers, wedding caterers, and corporate caterers.

 

Updated September 11, 2017

 The TOP 10 Catering Companies in Queens NY

Thomas Preti Caterers Inc
(718) 786-7622
3803 24th St
Long Island City, NY 11101

Areas Served: Queens County,Sunnyside NY,St Albans NY,Woodhaven NY,Steinway NY,Astoria NY,Glendale
Services: catering services incl. event catering, corporate catering, in home catering

Dante Caterers Inc
(718) 446-1310
7507 31st Ave
Flushing, NY 11370

Areas Served: Jackson Heights NY,Queens NY,Elmhurst NY,LeFrak City NY,Cambria Heights NY,Bayside NY
Services: corporate catering, wedding catering, banquet catering, buffet catering

Oshiso Japanese Catering
(718) 343-3000
18875 85th Rd
Jamaica, NY 11423

Areas Served: Queens Village NY,Queens County,Far Rockaway NY,Elmhurst NY,Jackson Heights,Rochdale
Services: cater services incl. wedding catering, industrial caterers, corporate caterers

Fleur De Lis Caterers Inc
(718) 366-6700
870 Cypress Ave
Flushing, NY 11385

Areas Served: Queens NY,Richmond Hill NY,Rego Park NY,South Ozone Park NY,Jamaica NY,Corona NY
Services: wedding caterers, corporate caterers, sit-down catering, banquet catering

Iavarone Bros Quality Catering
(718) 478-1587
6900 Grand Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378

Areas Served: Queen NY,Woodside NY,Jackson Heights NY,South Jamaica NY,Elmhurst NY,LeFrak City NY
Services: caterers for on-premise catering, off-premise catering, corporate caterers

The Best Caterers in Queens NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of New York doesn't require a state license for catering companies in Queens NY. And a New York City license is requried only if its an on-premise establishment that also allows entertainment.  

So there's no guarantee that any particular catering company in Queens NY is even competent, is doing business honestly, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all caterers bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been evaluated by our research staff, and have had to pass all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous clients to verify high satisfaction with their catering services, clean complaint record, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more. 



Good Caterers in Queens NY Perform Numerous Services
The right caterers in Queens NY can tailor their services to improve your party or event. Some of the caterers in Queens provide fine catering for a full spectrum of events, from black tie galas, to luaus, to Western hoedowns. Most caterers also serve the standards, such as pasta feeds, breakfasts, luncheons, family-style gatherings, harvest parties, Texas BBQs, meetings, picnics, parties, or romantic dinners for two. Larger catering companies in Queens NY might even host location shoots, weddings, corporate events, banquets, openings, reunions, fundraisers, and might even perform as full fledged event planners in Queens.

Often prepared by personal chefs, the food served by local caterers in Queens can be delivered, boxed and ready-to-heat or cooked on-site. If you'd like more involved catering services than the usual buffet, some local caterers coordinate and host elegant sit down meals, complete with hors d'oeuvres, entrees, dessert, servers, five star rated chefs on site, and custom designed menus. Many of these upscale caterers even have liquor licenses, so they can provide full bars and bartenders.

 

The Best Caterers of Queens NY Can Create a Personalized Menu
The caterers in Queens run the gamut in terms of tasty spreads they can prepare. As a buffet or individual platters, some of the different foods served by caterers include chicken, ribs, hand-made sausage, pulled pork, salads, steaks, turkey dinners, baked goods, tri-tip, salmon, and lamb. The catering companies may also provide oysters, vegetables, hot dogs and hamburgers, brisket, ravioli, prime rib, and pork cushions.

Some caterers can accommodate different culinary specialties at your request, such as Italian-Mediterranean cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Indian cuisine, BBQ, deli platters, or even special diets. Food can generally be served in hot or cold buffet style, or as pre-arranged party trays. In addition to the array of foods, full service caterers might furnish tables, chairs, umbrellas, or canopies if needed.

Some Caterers in Queens NY Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these catering services in Queens NY: Thomas Preti Caterers Inc, Dante Caterers Inc, Iavarone Bros Quality Catering, Fleur De Lis Caterers Inc, Oshiso Japanese Catering. Other catering companies in Queens NY that might still be in business include: .
 

 

 

Questions To ask Caterers in Queens NY 


Ask these questions of caterers in Queens NY about their expertise, specialities, and procedures:

Step 1: Describe The Catering Services Desired
Explain the basic elements you need from the caterers. This includes a guest count, choice of food and any other goodies you've already thought of. The caterers can help you brainstorm.

Step 2: Answer Questions of the Caterers & Take Notes
After your brief description of the desired catering serivces, the caterers should give you input on feasibility, suggested enhancements and a rough estimate for the catering services. Pay attention to the manner in which the catering companies do this. If they just hand you a flyer and move on, the presence of the caterers at your event might be just as detached. So try and draw the potential caterers out with some questions about qualifications and experience in providing catering services. It might help to use the list below as a basis for your inquiries to local catering companies in Queens NY.

How long have the caterers been providing catering services in Queens NY?

How many catering jobs like yours have they done?

Do the caterers specialize in the theme or cuisine you have in mind? Will the caterers give you names and numbers of previous clients as references you can check? (All caterers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had client references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

Do the caterers have a liquor license?

Are any city or county permits required for your event? If so, who is responsible for getting them, you or the catering company? If the catering company, is that cost included in their quoted price?

Do the caterers provide any furniture or themed props?Do the caterers have liability insurance as protection for you? (All caterers in Queens NY bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

Do the caterers set up and/or clean-up?

What is the cancellation policy of the catering companies?

What is the required deposit for the catering services?

Will the caterers provide a detailed written estimate? This is important because cheap caterers in Queens may not actually be less expensive but rather using cheaper food or less staff than another one. A detailed estimate will allow you to make exact comparisons.

Will the caterers provide a written contract?

How do the caterers determine costs?Once the catering company has a detailed explanation of your event, ask the caterer what potential issues might arise that could change the cost they've quoted, and if any, by how much?

How well do the caterers know the staff that will be working your event? Are they well-known employees or do they hire temporary laborers? Can the caterer prove that all the workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All caterers in Queens bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to hire only documented workers.)
 
Now that you're completely familiar with your caterers business practices and qualifications, you can comfortably set a date and sign a contract for the catering services in Queens. Solidify your preferences and ask the caterers to provide a written and signed pricing, quality, and warranty agreement for all desired catering services. Reputable catering companies in Queens should be happy to do this.  But don't let price be the only consideration. Cheap caterers in Queens usually aren't the best ones. And if the estimate from one catering company is so much less than others, there may be reason for concern.

 

 

Resources About Caterers in Queens NY 


Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Relevant to Caterers in Queens NY


ACEP Association of Catering and Event Professionals www.acep.com
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
CCFMA Convenience Caterers & Food Manufacturers Association www.mobilecaterers.com
NYC DCA Department of Consumer Affairs www.nyc.gov/consumers
ICA International Caterers Association www.icacater.org
NACE National Association of Catering Executives www.nace.net

Media Related to Caterering in Queens NY

Catering Magazine
Catering Update
Cater Source Journal
Chef
Event Solutions
Special Events Magazine

 
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Caterers in Queens NY within the following zip codes:

11691, 11435, 11426, 11104, 11378, 11357, 11372, 11362, 11004, 11375, 11436, 11102, 11692, 11374, 11422, 11420, 11697, 11370, 11368, 11694, 11416, 11361, 11367, 11405, 11363, 11109, 11364, 11369, 11103, 11356, 11379, 11415, 11433, 11430, 11419, 11417, 11418, 11434, 11358, 11427, 11428, 11360, 11412, 11432, 11414, 11366, 11359, 11105, 11385, 11106, 11377, 11413, 11101, 11411, 11429, 11423, 11354, 11365, 11373, 11421, 11355 and 11693



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Catering in Queens NY within the following cities.

Cambria Heights, Bay Terrace, Flushing, Lindenwood, Jamaica, Rochdale, Queensboro Hill, Kew Gardens, Belle Harbor, Astoria, Elmhurst, Beechhurst, Richmond Hill, Flushing Meadows, Jamaica Estates, Browne Park, Pomonok, Malba, LeFrak City, Astoria Heights, East Flushing, Douglaston, Sunnyside, Ridgewood, Kew Gardens Hill, Oakland Gardens, Briarwood, Rosedale, Woodhaven, Corona, Laurelton, Holliswood, Glendale, Bayside, Maspeth, Queens Village, Middle Village, Seaside, Somerville, East Elmhurst, Neponsit Belle, College Point, Springfield Gardens, Forest Hills, Hill Crest, Bellerose, Little Neck, South Ozone Park, Hollis, Bellaire, Ozone Park, Floral Park, Brookville, St Albans, Baywater, Far Rockaway, Woodside, Rego Park, Steinway, Jamaica Hills, North Corona, Auburndale, Jackson Heights, Whitestone, Clearview and South Jamaica

 

 

 

 

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Catering Companies in Queens serving Cambria Heights, Bay Terrace, Flushing, Lindenwood, Jamaica, Rochdale, Queensboro Hill, Kew Gardens, Belle Harbor, Astoria, Elmhurst, Beechhurst, Richmond Hill, Flushing Meadows, Jamaica Estates, Browne Park, Pomonok, Malba, LeFrak City, Astoria Heights, East Flushing, Douglaston, Sunnyside, Ridgewood, Kew Gardens Hill, Oakland Gardens, Briarwood, Rosedale, Woodhaven, Corona, Laurelton, Holliswood, Glendale, Bayside, Maspeth, Queens Village, Middle Village, Seaside, Somerville, East Elmhurst, Neponsit Belle, College Point, Springfield Gardens, Forest Hills, Hill Crest, Bellerose, Little Neck, South Ozone Park, Hollis, Bellaire, Ozone Park, Floral Park, Brookville, St Albans, Baywater, Far Rockaway, Woodside, Rego Park, Steinway, Jamaica Hills, North Corona, Auburndale, Jackson Heights, Whitestone, Clearview and South Jamaica

 

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