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Alabaster Custom Caterers

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ChefChefCatering
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Catina G.
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Ray cater my husband birthday dinner .The food was amazing reasonable price Ray was very nice and respectable would recommend him for any catering event

FourMinuteFilms
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Fathia F.
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Adam did a fabulous job capturing my special day! very easy to work with and got my highlight video back to me within 2 weeks of my wedding so I could re-live all those moments I missed. Very reasonably priced for the amount of work and quality. Would highly recommend him to anyone!

Brava Rotisserie Grill
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Susan S.
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We love Brava! My family enjoys dining-in and carry-out with lots of quick and healthy options that please everyone in the family! I have also used Brava for corporate catering events. The food is always on-time and delicious! I cannot say enough good things about Brava!

Eat Well Market & Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Chad P.
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They have been a great resource for the entrepreneurs of East Nashville in the food industry. Thank you!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sam B.
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DeAntaye came to my home and cooked an exquisite lunch that only the best of chef cooks can do. I highly recommend him for any catering and/or personal chef engagements.

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ben H.
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Everything was absolutely perfect!! Great food, Great service, and always on time. The perfect caterer for any occasion. This is the only person that our company uses for our events. Thanks L.A.

Unique Impressions Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carl S.
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Food delivered on time and hot. Good quality.

JAZ Catering Creations
5.0
from 1 review
    Erica J.
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    Jaz Catering first catered our wedding three years ago. They were professional and fair. Since, I have used Jaz for every event; whether it be school- related or social. I'm so thankful to know a company that provides excellent customer service and exceptional entrées!! Highly recommend!!

    Gourmet Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Tiffany B.
      Verified review

      Everything was perfect! From the appearance to the tasting of it, two thumbs up Ms.Hodge

      • 13 years in business
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      When you eat the food that being prepared the aftertaste you get!

      • 4 years in business
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      • 7 years in business
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      I'm a certified chef, and I love serving amazing food for those who can't really afford the pricey stuff. I cook a variety of foods, and the prices are spectacular as well as my food. My packages are online and easy to understand. The biggest seller is my Fried Ribs. I can also serve drinks with your meals. I'm just waiting for God to bless me with a bigger store.

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      My business features catering for any event and designs and decor. With my business, you will not be disappointed. We strive to make your event a lasting memory with your friends.

      About

      Wings and Waffles is a new restaurant that opened in the renovated Crestwood Festival Center. The restaurant's specialties include flavored chicken wings and waffles and chicken fingers. The restaurant also carries fried green tomatoes, okra, and other Southern foods. We offer burgers, pork chops, and a variety of deserts. We provide a wide selection of seafood and chicken fingers. We are prepared to handle all your catering needs. Please stop by, or give us a call today! You can view our menu from the menu tab located at the top of the site. Some of our favorite menu items include: - 4 wings and waffle for $5.99 - 20 whole wings for $15.99 - 2 chicken fingers for $3.99 - Hamburger combo for $5.49 - Pork chop sandwich for $$3.50 - Shrimp and fries for $6.99 Stop by today and view all of our great menu items. Call and ask about our catering options for your event or business lunch! We offer dine in, take out, and catering.

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      We cater small to large events along with business breakfasts and lunches. We are here for you when you need a caterer you can count on!

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      No job is too big or too small. I have 10 years of experience in corporate and fine dining restaurants. I specialize in shellfish, oysters, crawfish, shrimp bowls, etc. Through my many years of experience and education, I'm well versed in any type of southern cuisine, whether it be BBQ, seafood, or country classics. I also use my fine dining knowledge to add a French flare to almost every dish I prepare, so the taste and look is always great.

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      Its made with love and patience I love what I do and it shows in my food.

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      I can provide a multiple-course meal of your choosing at your event. I also have a photographer and a bartender at my disposal.

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      I love to create something I have a embroidery machine and I love designing things I love designing out forts I once made a wedding dress and tux for a customers set of iguanas shop was suppose to send me pictures but I never got any and she lives somewhere up north in New I went to Wallace Community Colloge

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      I create new and innovative dishes for celebrations or events. Also, I make large amounts of food for parties and galas. I am a capable manager from a strong catering background with the motivation, enthusiasm and commitment to take full responsibility for the day-to-day management of a busy department. I possess an ability to create seasonally inspired menus and prepare food to the highest standard of hygiene and presentation, which goes beyond the expectations of diners. I also have a keen commercial eye and proven track record of introducing cost-saving innovation and ideas, while driving profit without sacrificing quality.

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      I'm very much familiar with catering and banquet serving! Also, I am great at decorating events: weddings, banquets, receptions and more!

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How do you find a good caterer?

      Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

      If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

      Do you tip a wedding caterer?

      Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

      How much does wedding catering cost per person?

      Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

      How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

      Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

      Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

      What should you look for in a caterer?

      A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

      • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
      • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
      • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
      • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
      • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
      • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.
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