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Alabaster Wedding Food Caterers

Browse these wedding food caterers 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.

East 59 Vintage & Cafe
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jerome H.
Verified review

East 59 catered our employee holiday party in the office and did a phenomenal job. All the food was very tasty and attractively presented. We also used them for a retirement cocktail party and they performed equally as well. Would definitely recommend.

  • 14 years in business
Lizann A.
Verified review

I have been to several places where Zane was the caterer and his food was wonderful and his service to his customers was superb! I would recommend his catering services to everyone! He is definitely the best!

Birmingham Sushi Classes
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Lauren K.
Verified review

Kelly is an awesome teacher! She makes the whole experience fun! The food is great. My husband and I went on a date night and it was by far one of the most fun times we've had. We make sushi all the time now! Try this class you won't regret it!!

Classic Catering and Events
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Lori D.
Verified review

I cannot say enough about this caterer. From my very first contact with through the end of the reception. NOTHING but professional, kind, friendly, understanding, and so easy to work with. Great value. My guests raved over the food, the set-up and everything. I very highly recommend them to anyone needing a caterer for their event. SO very happy I found them. Food was hot and delicious. My guests went back for seconds and probably thirds.

Birtie's Catering
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna W.
Verified review

Birtie's Catering did my son's wedding and we were more than satisfied! She had a friendly, capable staff, excellent food, and the presentation was beautiful as well. We did a rustic barn theme. The staff wore professional uniforms and were very attentive. The food was delicious! I would definitely recommend Birtie's Catering. Very easy to work with, and an excellent value. I was please in every way.

Brava Rotisserie Grill
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Susan S.
Verified review

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!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Janice W.
Verified review

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!

Premium Hospitality
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Avani P.
Verified review

Premium Hospitality provided us with our alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for a 4 day Indian wedding. Jason Lea, his bartenders, and waitstaff were all always on time for every event. They knew exactly what needed to be done where and when without the bride, groom, or family constantly reminding them. A+ on organization and timeliness. They catered food for us the first day for about 80 people with cajun fries, quesadillas, and fried pickles for apps. The dinner was a live pasta station. Everything was so tasty! The drinks were AMAZING. The strawberry lemonade was a huge hit with our guests. Also, they made us speciality cocktails for the wedding which everyone raved about all weekend! My family and myself will highly recommend Premium Hospitality for any event of any size for food, drinks, bartenders, and waitstaff! Thank you for making our wedding weekend a success!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tameka C.
Verified review

OMG....where do I start? The chef was so professional. He worked closely with me to prepare an evening filled with perfect pairings of food and wine. The steaks were amazing, cooked to order and seasoned perfectly. If you hire this vendor you will not be disappointed.

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!

Underground Cooking Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
    J. E.
    Verified review

    Perfect everytime. Ive eaten great food all over the world and UCA is by far the best food on the Planet!

    • 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.

    Unique Impressions Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Carl S.
    Verified review

    Food delivered on time and hot. Good quality.

    John's City Diner
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Wendy P.
    Verified review

    We were well pleased with John's City Diner for our son's wedding at the Barn at Shady Lane. The food was excellent. We had small plates for our wedding with pork belly, mac n cheese, chicken and waffles, pulled pork sliders. chipc and homemade dip, pimento cheese & crackers. It was a success.Even though the food was wonderful and we are definitely glad we picked John's City Diner since it was a Birmingham original, we had a few personality clashes with Shannon. I think he was annoyed that I kept emailing him to ask questions and he was a little annoyed with some of the ladies upon arrival when they would ask him questions so I sent my husband to talk to him and then he could not have been nicer the rest of the evening. Maybe he can deal better with guys. I know he was stressed about his Grandmother and I was stressed about this wedding so we were both stressed out and that could have caused the personality clash but all in all everything worked out great in the end. This is still a favorite restaurant in Birmingham that we will go to whenever in town.

    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!!

      • 5 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Donna R.
      Verified review

      I had an incredible experience with Chef Bryon and his staff at my wedding this past weekend. Not once did I have to look over my shoulder to make sure everything was being taken care of. The food was even better than at the tasting. I found the menu to be creative, attractive and very delicious. My guests were impressed and many asked for cards. The shooter desserts were incredibly clever. My husband loved having them on his very own table. I’ll use him again and again.

      Boomin' Bomb Bistro

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        About

        We are a Birmingham, AL based catering/food delivery service. We specialize in all types of entrees and cuisines, and cater all type of events such as weddings, birthday parties, graduations, and more.

        Food to Go

        New To Thumbtack

          About

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

          Detailed Food Systems

          New To Thumbtack

            About

            I am catering to small and large groups for weddings, family reunions, church activities, birthday parties and much 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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