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Rustic Acres
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Phyllis S.
Verified review

Never have to worry about anything when Ms. Elaine and her staff are in charge, every detail is covered. I HIGHLY recommend and consider her my #1 choice for catering and decorating! She is the BEST.

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!!

  • 2 years in business
Brenda H.
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Great food 🥘! Great service! I highly recommend this place! It delivers!!!

Clifford's Caterings
5.0
from 1 review
    Dria G.
    Verified review

    Clifford's Catering is AMAZING! I would recommend him to anybody.

    About

    Chicken Salad Chick is a top chicken salad restaurant of Montgomery that you will ask for a second one. Get access to menus, prices, and customer ratings today, and try our famous chicken salad from a variety of options. If you are planning a picnic, cooperate event, family reunion, or party, Chicken Salad Chick caters the perfect custom-fit chicken salad experience.

    • 24 years in business
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    Coastal fare, Carribean style meets Southern charm twist with farm-to-table style vegetable and meat menus.

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    We have several years providing delicious food to large quantities of guests.

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    I do most of my cooking for churches, party, small dinner party, repass for funeral health, and wellness fairs. I am great at what I do; my food speaks for itself.

    • 18 years in business
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    I am The Queen, I care and it shows. The Clients

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    I prepare menus and food items in compliance with company requirements and tight deadlines. I'll cater to your need. I'll plate food items with portion size and aesthetic appeal as primary concerns.

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    providing a fine dining experience in your home or business creating exquisite meals as either your personal chef or as catering for small parties.

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    We offer full-service catering for all events, large and small, formal and informal. Personal delivery and cleanup services are available. We also have servers and bartenders to meet all your needs.

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    I provide services in catering and ice sculptures for private parties. I provide cooking lessons. I have pastry chef experience. I can do on- and off-site catering.

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    Two Le Cordon Bleu trained chefs, bored with the same restaurant obs and not enough money to start a restaurant of their own yet, will come to you with a menu of everything from foie gras and duck confit to vegetarian dishes like long julliene-cut aquash with linguinni pasta made from scratch and tomato sauce also made from the freshest heirlooms and choice wines to make a delicious and very colorful veggie delight! Also, we always pair wines with the dishes and provide you with a list of the best wines that will go great with every dish!

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    Memorable meal moments are created by providing a wonderful dining experience. All meals are made from scratch.

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    We have a walk-in restaurant that serves wings, salads, Philly cheesesteaks, etc. but has the capabilities of catering almost anything.

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    A Social Event Caterers is a full-service caterer, from small intimate gatherings to huge elaborate events. We do it all -- in style, professionally, and at reasonable prices. We have catered events in the Montgomery area since 1995. We have great food, beautiful presentation, and excellent service. We have a good reputation with clients calling us year after year for special events. From casual BBQs or fish fries to elegant weddings, our menu selections are endless. Call Gwen and let her put together a special package just for you.

    • 19 years in business
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    We will do it all from your music to your sound and also cater any parties with up to 200. I am also an ordained minister. I also perform weddings.

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    Small batch bakery offering Custom Wedding Cakes and Specializing in dessert bars and full service catering. We are located in an antebellum home that we host bridesmaids luncheons and bridal showers in. We love being apart of such special occasions and knowing that our services helped make an impact on that special day.

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    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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    We are a catering service offering a wide variety of menu items for office parties, family meals, wedding receptions, or any function. From 4 to 400 people, we are here to serve you with quality food and at low prices. Delivery is available.

    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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