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DAD'S CATERING SERVICE

Phoenix , AZ
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739 E. DUNLAP AVE
Phoenix, AZ 85020 US (map)

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602-861-1379

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Dad's Catering Services

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Hi this is Tim... Read more
Dad's Catering Services

Office, Home, or Reception site

Spring & Summer Bookings available Now

Reserve your date today



Hi this is Tim Ferman with Dad's Catering Services. We are a full service Catering and Planning Company in business in Arizona Since 1976.

We would be please to help you with our Award Winning Cuisine and in the planning of your next Reception. I have attached a copy of some of our suggested menus and pricing.

We can help with the Beverages, Bar packages, Rentals, and maybe help you find a venue if your in need.

Do you have an idea what types of food you would like to serve at the reception?

Mexican, American, Bar B Q, Italian, Appetizers, Elegant Dinner menus, etc.

Our web site is www.dadscatering.com to view a list of possible menus.

Also, keep in mind these are sample menus and pricing and we can change them anyway that fits your needs.

We also do free sample tasting's Monday thru Saturday 9 to 3. Just let us know what you would like to taste and when you would like to come in.

We can email you a price quote as soon as we get an Idea of what types of food you would like to serve, and how many guest will be in attendance.

We look forward to being apart of you Special Event.

Sincerely,

Tim Ferman

Linda Ek

dadscatering@aol.com



Dad's Catering Services

739 E. Dunlap Ave.

Phoenix, Arizona 85020

602-861-1379

"Serving Arizona since 1976"



Dad's Catering Services will send you a customized priced quote if you would answer a few questions.

1. Date of your event:

2. Approximate number of guest:

3. Food/Menu you would like to serve:

4. Location of your Event:

5. Bar Services Needed:

6. Equipment rentals needed:

7. Cake/Cupcake pricing: Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.5/5.0
Dad's Catering is THE WORST CATERER ON THE PLANET.

Dad's Catering is a COMPLETE DISASTER!!!

My parents 60th Anniversary was ruined by this unprofessional, incompetent and RUDE company.

TIm, the owner of Dad's Catering , KNEW that were cooking for over 100 people.

Tim, the owner of Dad's Catering, KNEW that people would be entering the room at 6:00PM, so everything needed to be set up (glasses, utensils on the tables), including the bar (with drinks chilled, water in the glasses, water/ice tea on the tables and the Margarita Fountain flowing).

DINNER was supposed to be at 6:30pm.

Tim, the owner of Dad's Catering, told my 81 year old mother that his team would arrive at 5:15pm.

She had no idea how long it would take them to set-up....and to be clear, SHE DID NOT TELL TIM WHAT TIME HIS SHOULD SET-UP, SHE ONLY TOLD HIM THAT GUESTS WOULD ARRIVE AT 6PM, THE BAR SHOULD BE SET-UP BY 6PM AND DINNER SHOULD BE SERVED ST 6:30PM.

It is the Dad's Catering who is responsible for knowing how long it would take his employees to set-up and be ready by 6:00pm as agreed.

All of the guests started to arrive around 6:00pm and here is what they encountered:

One of the Dad's Catering staff members was putting glasses on the table BY HANDLING THEM FROM THE TOP OF THE GLASS, NOT THE BOTTOM!!! He just looked up at the 80 people coming in the door and continued, as SLOW AS HE POSSIBLY COULD MOVE, to put glasses on the table. I asked him to please move the glass racks out of the room because "there are 80 people coming in the door".

"Tammy", apparently The Manager of Dad's Catering, walked to me and said, "Are you in charge? Why are you telling my staff what to do?"

She showed me the "documentation" and said, "we only got here at 5:15pm and you aren't supposed to be here until 6:30pm". IT WAS 6:24PM!!

And that was an ERROR ON YOUR PART Dad's Catering !! Again, a reputable catering company decides and should KNOW how much time is needed to
Dad's Catering is THE WORST CATERER ON THE PLANET.

Dad's Catering is a COMPLETE DISASTER!!!

My parents Read more...
Dad's Catering is THE WORST CATERER ON THE PLANET.

Dad's Catering is a COMPLETE DISASTER!!!

My parents 60th Anniversary was ruined by this unprofessional, incompetent and RUDE company.

TIm, the owner of Dad's Catering , KNEW that were cooking for over 100 people.

Tim, the owner of Dad's Catering, KNEW that people would be entering the room at 6:00PM, so everything needed to be set up (glasses, utensils on the tables), including the bar (with drinks chilled, water in the glasses, water/ice tea on the tables and the Margarita Fountain flowing).

DINNER was supposed to be at 6:30pm.

Tim, the owner of Dad's Catering, told my 81 year old mother that his team would arrive at 5:15pm.

She had no idea how long it would take them to set-up....and to be clear, SHE DID NOT TELL TIM WHAT TIME HIS SHOULD SET-UP, SHE ONLY TOLD HIM THAT GUESTS WOULD ARRIVE AT 6PM, THE BAR SHOULD BE SET-UP BY 6PM AND DINNER SHOULD BE SERVED ST 6:30PM.

It is the Dad's Catering who is responsible for knowing how long it would take his employees to set-up and be ready by 6:00pm as agreed.

All of the guests started to arrive around 6:00pm and here is what they encountered:

One of the Dad's Catering staff members was putting glasses on the table BY HANDLING THEM FROM THE TOP OF THE GLASS, NOT THE BOTTOM!!! He just looked up at the 80 people coming in the door and continued, as SLOW AS HE POSSIBLY COULD MOVE, to put glasses on the table. I asked him to please move the glass racks out of the room because "there are 80 people coming in the door".

"Tammy", apparently The Manager of Dad's Catering, walked to me and said, "Are you in charge? Why are you telling my staff what to do?"

She showed me the "documentation" and said, "we only got here at 5:15pm and you aren't supposed to be here until 6:30pm". IT WAS 6:24PM!!

And that was an ERROR ON YOUR PART Dad's Catering !! Again, a reputable catering company decides and should KNOW how much time is needed to Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Geoffrey
Wedding:
10/7/2015
4.8/5.0
We are getting married in Malibu, California. We want the wedding to be small. My future wife has a huge family in Phoenix, Arizona and I do not like big crowds. Dad's Catering did the engagement party for us last week. They took care of everything and it was great. Her mother worked with Linda there, my fiancée comes from a very old Arizona family. The theme was Southwest or Mexican, so of course they had margaritas, mini fish tacos and great guacamole, and cheese crisps (apparently an AZ thing). I give Dad's Catering two thumbs up for making the party very cool.
We are getting married in Malibu, California. We want the wedding to be small. My future wife has a huge family in Read more...
We are getting married in Malibu, California. We want the wedding to be small. My future wife has a huge family in Phoenix, Arizona and I do not like big crowds. Dad's Catering did the engagement party for us last week. They took care of everything and it was great. Her mother worked with Linda there, my fiancée comes from a very old Arizona family. The theme was Southwest or Mexican, so of course they had margaritas, mini fish tacos and great guacamole, and cheese crisps (apparently an AZ thing). I give Dad's Catering two thumbs up for making the party very cool. Read less
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Sonya
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Dad's was extremely professional, they catered as well as bartended our event. Everything from my wedding night is a complete blur as far as drinks and food are concerned, but many people complemented us on the food (their vegetarian lasagna was the bomb, and I am not a vegetarian). My husband was a bit disappointed the vegetables in the vegetable medley were cooked differently than we had previously had, but my Mom loved the change.

All in all I like them very much, the food was good, the bartender knew when to cut people off but didn't make anyone feel bad about being cut off. Clean up went smoothly. We had a great time. Thank you for everything Dad's.
Dad's was extremely professional, they catered as well as bartended our event. Everything from my wedding night is a Read more...
Dad's was extremely professional, they catered as well as bartended our event. Everything from my wedding night is a complete blur as far as drinks and food are concerned, but many people complemented us on the food (their vegetarian lasagna was the bomb, and I am not a vegetarian). My husband was a bit disappointed the vegetables in the vegetable medley were cooked differently than we had previously had, but my Mom loved the change.

All in all I like them very much, the food was good, the bartender knew when to cut people off but didn't make anyone feel bad about being cut off. Clean up went smoothly. We had a great time. Thank you for everything Dad's. Read less
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Maryalice
Wedding:
4/25/2014
0.5/5.0
I used this company when I got married back in 2006. I was not able to write a review until now. Im getting married again and I was telling my experience to my florist and she suggested to me to write about my experience so that others will know. I came to them for catering for my wedding. I met w an employee there who we went over all different foods and cakes and was able to taste food and different flavors in cakes. She wrote down everything or at least I thought she did. Even asked us for the colors we were using so they coukd provide table linens for the tables during the ceremony. So we picked out 2 different flavors for cake our frosting of butter cream and our color for the table cloths of apple red also our food. Well come the big day we were waiting for the caterers to arrive and they were late. So we waited to set up the centerpieces on all the tables cause we needed to put table clothes on. Once they arrived I was already getting into my dress so n I couldnt go out and help w the tables. My family asked if I ordered table clothes and they said they didnt have any. I asked why and they said I never ordered them. Well I did cause I was specifically asked by an employee what our color was so we could get table cloths. So then they set up the food and cake. Food looked good and cake did as well. Well when it came time to cut the cake we tasted it and it was the wrong filling and flavor and the frosting was whipped cream and not butter cream. At that point I was beyond furious. I finished my wedding next day went on our honeymoon. We got back a week later and I sent an email complaining about everything and was told they would do nothing for me. And that I never asked for linens and they couldnt fix the cake cause it was after the fact. I will never use this company and I advise to others that if u decide to go w a company choose someone else or make sure the day before or everyday for a week before that u will get what u asked for.
I used this company when I got married back in 2006. I was not able to write a review until now. Im getting married again Read more...
I used this company when I got married back in 2006. I was not able to write a review until now. Im getting married again and I was telling my experience to my florist and she suggested to me to write about my experience so that others will know. I came to them for catering for my wedding. I met w an employee there who we went over all different foods and cakes and was able to taste food and different flavors in cakes. She wrote down everything or at least I thought she did. Even asked us for the colors we were using so they coukd provide table linens for the tables during the ceremony. So we picked out 2 different flavors for cake our frosting of butter cream and our color for the table cloths of apple red also our food. Well come the big day we were waiting for the caterers to arrive and they were late. So we waited to set up the centerpieces on all the tables cause we needed to put table clothes on. Once they arrived I was already getting into my dress so n I couldnt go out and help w the tables. My family asked if I ordered table clothes and they said they didnt have any. I asked why and they said I never ordered them. Well I did cause I was specifically asked by an employee what our color was so we could get table cloths. So then they set up the food and cake. Food looked good and cake did as well. Well when it came time to cut the cake we tasted it and it was the wrong filling and flavor and the frosting was whipped cream and not butter cream. At that point I was beyond furious. I finished my wedding next day went on our honeymoon. We got back a week later and I sent an email complaining about everything and was told they would do nothing for me. And that I never asked for linens and they couldnt fix the cake cause it was after the fact. I will never use this company and I advise to others that if u decide to go w a company choose someone else or make sure the day before or everyday for a week before that u will get what u asked for. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
This is a family business and they were so nice to work with! We also did our cake with them and it was very cute and so tasty!!
This is a family business and they were so nice to work with! We also did our cake with them and it was very cute and so Read more...
This is a family business and they were so nice to work with! We also did our cake with them and it was very cute and so tasty!! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.8/5.0
We used Dad's catering for our wedding and would recommend them to anyone! We got the BBQ buffet package, it included everything, dinnerware, glassware, drinks, appetizers, and dessert, for such a reasonable price! The food was outstanding, we had the brauts, pulled pork sandwiches, ranch beans, pasta salad, potato salad and green salad. We also ordered our cake through them, the cake was to die for!! Still eating leftovers!

Only advice, if you have questions or need stuff changed your best bet is to call rather than email. Otherwise, outstanding!
We used Dad's catering for our wedding and would recommend them to anyone! We got the BBQ buffet package, it included Read more...
We used Dad's catering for our wedding and would recommend them to anyone! We got the BBQ buffet package, it included everything, dinnerware, glassware, drinks, appetizers, and dessert, for such a reasonable price! The food was outstanding, we had the brauts, pulled pork sandwiches, ranch beans, pasta salad, potato salad and green salad. We also ordered our cake through them, the cake was to die for!! Still eating leftovers!

Only advice, if you have questions or need stuff changed your best bet is to call rather than email. Otherwise, outstanding! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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MandiBird
Wedding:
4/20/2013
4.8/5.0
Dad's Catering was great to work with for our wedding. We were starving when we met with them for a tasting, and we could not even finish the sample plates they brought us.

All the food we tried was super fresh and really tasty. We got a great deal too - two free appetizer trays (we chose chips, veggies and dip) and a free 1 year anniversary cake!

They went out of their way to help us keep our budget down, never pressured us or tried to upsell us. They were just great people all around.

The only reason they don't get the full five stars from me is that they are not that tech-savvy and that's important these days. Email communication was not their strong suit, so I felt I had to call anytime I had a simple question.

Other than that, I loved their food, and next time we need catering they will be at the top of our list.
Dad's Catering was great to work with for our wedding. We were starving when we met with them for a tasting, and we could Read more...
Dad's Catering was great to work with for our wedding. We were starving when we met with them for a tasting, and we could not even finish the sample plates they brought us.

All the food we tried was super fresh and really tasty. We got a great deal too - two free appetizer trays (we chose chips, veggies and dip) and a free 1 year anniversary cake!

They went out of their way to help us keep our budget down, never pressured us or tried to upsell us. They were just great people all around.

The only reason they don't get the full five stars from me is that they are not that tech-savvy and that's important these days. Email communication was not their strong suit, so I felt I had to call anytime I had a simple question.

Other than that, I loved their food, and next time we need catering they will be at the top of our list. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I used Dad's for our big day on 04/06/13 and we were very satisfied with the service, food, and level of professionalism.
My husband and I used Dad's for our big day on 04/06/13 and we were very satisfied with the service, food, and level of Read more...
My husband and I used Dad's for our big day on 04/06/13 and we were very satisfied with the service, food, and level of professionalism. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
3/9/2013
1.7/5.0
Dad's catering was very helpful in the beginning of our planning process and we were really happy to be able to place our rental and catering orders all in one place. They reassured us that they would take care of some specific concerns we had do to our venue being at a family friends house (clean up, trash disposal, moving of some rental item, etc.). When our wedding day finally came, not only were these agreed upon tasks not met, we also received complaints from our guests that the wait staff was rude, they made an "executive decision" not bring water (which was part of the food package we paid for), and changed the family style service we had agreed upon because they did not bring enough trays. Our day of coordinator was left to do above and beyond what we hired her for and left feeling taken advantage of by the catering staff. Along with the home owner, we were left to finish cleaning and to dispose of the food trash that was left in the homes garage in a broken cardboard box and untied off garbage bag.
Dad's catering was very helpful in the beginning of our planning process and we were really happy to be able to place our Read more...
Dad's catering was very helpful in the beginning of our planning process and we were really happy to be able to place our rental and catering orders all in one place. They reassured us that they would take care of some specific concerns we had do to our venue being at a family friends house (clean up, trash disposal, moving of some rental item, etc.). When our wedding day finally came, not only were these agreed upon tasks not met, we also received complaints from our guests that the wait staff was rude, they made an "executive decision" not bring water (which was part of the food package we paid for), and changed the family style service we had agreed upon because they did not bring enough trays. Our day of coordinator was left to do above and beyond what we hired her for and left feeling taken advantage of by the catering staff. Along with the home owner, we were left to finish cleaning and to dispose of the food trash that was left in the homes garage in a broken cardboard box and untied off garbage bag. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
2/20/2013
5.0/5.0
The food was delicious, not one complaint. One of their servers even held the train of my wedding dress while I got my food at our buffet. Such a great staff! The food was great, even as leftover's! They even made a special gluten free plate for my friend. My cake was breath taking. I sent them a picture of a cake I had seen on Pinterest, they made it even better than what I had hoped for. It was the best, moist, cake I had ever ate. Can't thank them enough. They had also done my father's wedding catering, about 10 years ago. I hadn't forgot how delicious their food was. It only got better than what I had remembered.
The food was delicious, not one complaint. One of their servers even held the train of my wedding dress while I got my Read more...
The food was delicious, not one complaint. One of their servers even held the train of my wedding dress while I got my food at our buffet. Such a great staff! The food was great, even as leftover's! They even made a special gluten free plate for my friend. My cake was breath taking. I sent them a picture of a cake I had seen on Pinterest, they made it even better than what I had hoped for. It was the best, moist, cake I had ever ate. Can't thank them enough. They had also done my father's wedding catering, about 10 years ago. I hadn't forgot how delicious their food was. It only got better than what I had remembered. Read less
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