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Birmingham Sushi Classes
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Bonnie F.
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I have used Birmingham Sushi Classes to cater my office parties as well as taken the class on how to make my own sushi. Chef Kelly makes the class informative as well as fun. Her catering skills are beyond great! She has creative and innovative ideas that make your party an event that all of your friends will talk about for a long time to come. She can work with any budget. She will so whatever it takes to make your party the talk of the office.

The Pointe at Val Monte
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Becky E.
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We had a large company gathering at The Pointe and all went GREAT!!! Staff is wonderful and the head chef Lisa is amazing to work with...

Cider Ridge Grille
5.0
from 1 review
    Terry W.
    Verified review

    Food was awesome beginning with the prime rib and ending with the cake. Location was beautiful and atmosphere was festive. I have never planned an event that I only received glowing reviews from every associate. They are already asking if we can have it at Cider Ridge Grille again next year. Chef Tack put us on the calendar!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Cathy G.
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    Brianne turned out be be a culinary masterpiece. Thank you!

    Ernies Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 28 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Aaryn L.
    Verified review

    I worked with Jaye and Ernie's catering for a work event. The food was excellent. Things I had not considered, they did. They were arrived on time and the everyone could not stop talking about how great the food was! To top it off, they followed up with a call after the event ensure everything was as great as they'd hoped! Wonderful experience with this catering team!!!

    • 11 years in business
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    My love for cooking for people with my favore dishes.

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    Chef Jamie has an Associate's degree in Foodservice Management, 16 years experience in fine dining, menu planning, private dinners and catering special events.

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    French Chef Sebastien Maris and his culinary team creates gourmet dishes to tantalize your taste buds that won't drain your pocketbook. Beast Mode brings culinary excellence to the food truck industry.

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    I am a personal chef in the Greater Birmingham area providing culinary experiences for family meals, dates, important meetings, and special dietary needs.

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    My food is filled with love, cooked with love, and prepared with the utmost respect for my client and the ingredients

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    I am a chef who likes challenges and likes to bring different flavors to the table that clients have never had or put a unique twist on different dishes or meals.

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    My service is health and cost effective. I am also willing to teach you what I do so that if you can't get me you are equipped to make the meal yourself.

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    I do different cuisines from all over the world no limit to flavor and possibilities .

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    Certified chef..Graduate of The Culinard looking to take care of all your personal needs

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    I am a graduate of the Culinard Virginia College and a ServSafe qualified.

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    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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