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Bessemer Wedding 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!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Blair R.
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Outstanding support of our private party event at our home. 100 guests and every guest was a happy one! Highly recommend them!

  • 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.

Eat Well Market & Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
April G.
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If you are gluten free, then you know how hard it is to find a decent meal that won't make you sick. Let alone, one made with fresh, healthy ingredients. Eat Well covers all these bases. I almost cried when I had the gluten free "hot chicken" sandwich. I hadn't had fried chicken in years. So delicious! My new "go to" when I don't want to cook!

  • 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.

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

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.
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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!!

      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

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

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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!

      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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      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.....

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      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.

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      willing and able to work, team player, quick learner, work and get along well with people, friendly having the opportunity to make new relationships and network as possible. To obtain more experience and possible be an event coordinator or assistant.

      About

      Projectmedia is a production company specializing in cinematic wedding films, promotional videos, commercials, music videos, and event videography. If a picture itself is worth a thousand words, how much more valuable should the actual exchanging of vows, the true tears of joy, and even the unbelievable dances be worth? We advise everyone to take the time and speak with someone regarding their special day, and ask them what they truly remember. Chances are they will tell you not very much. Why let such an important day go by without preserving those memories?

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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.

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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.

      • 13 years in business
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      When you eat the food that being prepared the aftertaste you get! I HAVE THE PASSION TO COOK ANYTHING WITH THE AFTERTASTE!

      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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