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Alabaster Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Alabaster.

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ChefChefCatering
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee A.
Verified review

Chef Ray was fantastic. He emailed within the hour after my submission to thumbtack. We had a rehearsal dinner for 70 at a location in Avondale. He listened to what I was looking for and then made suggestions to work with all the dietary needs we had. I was doing everything long distance from Texas and he made it as easy as it could be. He knew my budget and he did not encourage me to go beyond it and worked within my means. He ALWAYS answered his phone and communicated so well throughout the whole process. He arrived timely and had us ready to go with hot steaming food in plenty of time. That is all the logistics of things, the best part is the food was out of this world. We chose the roasted pork, garlic potatoes, green beans and house salad. The portions were very large and all night I continually had people asking who our caterer was and how delicious the food was. The meat was juicy with a wonderful sauce (so many times when catering for a large group the meat is dry), and their was an abundance so we were sure not to run out. If you are trying to make a decision, hands down Chef Ray is the way to go. He gets an A++++++++++ from this gal.

Kemp's Kitchen
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Penny Ploof Gay
Verified review

Great family-owned business. Food was delicious and staff was great. Music was good and not too loud. That is how it should be. I am there to eat and not dance.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Janice W.
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Kim did a GREAT job. She was always "there" when I had a question or concern. The food was great which was proclaimed by the party attendees. They provided great service during the party. I have oy high compliments for the folks at Yellow Bicycle!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Markeita M.
Verified review

No detail was overlooked in making my husband and I happy! His professionalism during service as well as the food was amazing! Highly recommend Elegantly Plated!

Eat Well Market & Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Colleen H.
Verified review

The people of Eat Well Market are amazing. The food is always local, always fresh, and always delicious. They offer opportunities for school age children to help in their garden in exchange for after-school snacks. It is truly a blessing to have them in the neighborhood and I will always be a loyal customer!

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ben H.
Verified review

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Santorra K.
Verified review

Silver Spoon Catering is operated by a lovely husband and wife team. They did a phenomenal job with catering our clinic's open house event after being requested at relatively short notice. Detrick and his wife stayed to make sure everything ran smoothly and even helped bar-tend. The food was great and our guests loved it! We will definitely do business with them in the future.

Redeaux's Creative Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Teresa M.
    Verified review

    Redeaux's Creative Events created a dinner party for us that was simply amazing! The food was delicious and the decor was stunning. We will certainly use them again!

    Underground Cooking Academy
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Charvá W.
      Verified review

      Food was delicious. Made me have a new outlook on Vegan meals.

      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

        JAZ Catering Creations
        5.0
        from 1 review
          Erica J.
          Verified review

          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!!

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          We are at your service to do the following: * managing the food and beverage provision for functions and events * supervising catering and waiting staff at functions * planning menus in consultation with chefs * recruiting and training permanent and casual staff * organizing, leading and motivating the catering team * planning staff shifts and rotas * ensuring health and safety regulations are strictly observed * budgeting and establishing financial targets and forecasts * monitoring the quality of the product and service provided * keeping financial and administrative records * managing the payroll and monitoring spending levels * maintaining stock levels and ordering new supplies as required * interacting with customers if involved with front of house work * liaising with suppliers and clients * negotiating contracts with customers, assessing their requirements and ensuring that they are satisfied with the service delivered (in contract catering) * ensuring compliance with all fire, licensing and employment regulations; * maximizing sales and meeting profit and financial expectations

          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.

          About

          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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          Its made with love and patience I love what I do and it shows in my food. making the customer happy

          About

          My work stands out because it's all prepared with love. Cooking is one of the many gifts God has equipped me to do... I work a job servicing the public. I love helping others. My passion is cooking. I love to prepare foods and watch people fall in love with the foods I prepare. In due time I will be bless to have my dreams brought to reality. But God is all I will say...I just thank Him.....

          • 4 years in business
          About

          With a broad range of professional experience, I am able to offer a variety of services to meet the client's needs. I thoroughly enjoy working with clients to create a unique experience designed just for them.

          About

          We bring Southern hospitality to life with our delicious catering. We have tasty sandwiches, casseroles, and lunch entrees. Our specialty is baked sweets, and many of which are gluten free or vegan.

          About

          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!

          About

          We do any type of cooking you are looking for, from small to medium parties, cooking lessons, dinner prep, charcuterie instruction, cheese making and fish butchery; you get the idea.

          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.

          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.

          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.

          How much should catering cost for a wedding?

          The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

          • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
          • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
          • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
          • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

          How do you serve food at a wedding?

          Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

          • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
          • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
          • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
          • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
          • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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