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Bessemer Creative Caterers

Browse these creative caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Bessemer.

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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
Paige P.
Verified review

Michael and his daughter did a fantastic job catering our event. There was a freak snowstorm the morning of our party and they never missed a beat. The food tasted wonderful and was beautifully displayed. I can't recommend them enough.

FourMinuteFilms
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mac H.
Verified review

We were very happy with our Family Portrait session. Adam is a creative photographer that knows how to bring the family together to capture special moments. He is also great with kids and displayed extreme patience during our photo shoot. We will definitely be repeat customers and would recommend Adam at FourMinuteFilms 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
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!

  • 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.
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Food delivered on time and hot. Good quality.

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!!

    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

      About

      We are a small cafe/coffee shop. We specialize in breakfast, pastries, soups and sandwiches. We are available for in-house meetings or catering.

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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.

      • 13 years in business
      About

      When you eat the food that being prepared the aftertaste you get!

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      I do gourmet and fine dining catering and. Buffet can come to you within a twenty mile radius.

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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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      My work stands out because it's all prepared with love. Cooking is one of the many gifts God has equipped me to do...

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      I offer catering for all occasions, including senior citizens and shut ins. I am committed to providing a culinary experience that exceeds my clients' expectations by delivering exceptional food served fresh with flavor in every bite, as well as uphold honesty and integrity in all of our relationships.

      About

      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.

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      willing and able to work, team player, quick learner, work and get along well with people, friendly

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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

      • 4 years in business
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      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.