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Opelika Caterers

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Yum Yums Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Jane Ann N.
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Tod Bottcher helped cater my daughter's wedding reception for 400 guests held at our home. Tod was organized, dependable, enthusiastic and the food was delicious.

  • 5 years in business
Surrey S.
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Amanda was a pleasure to work with. She is very thorough and attentive to even the small details. Her professionalism is off the charts. I would definitely recommend Amanda to anyone that is in need of any type of catering or event services.

  • 17 years in business
Georgia F.
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Use them all of the time. Would recommend to anyone looking for a caterer.

  • 6 years in business
Terry D.
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Bob is very good at his job. He is interested in what his clientele want. He is willing to go above & beyond to satisfy customers. His employees admire him and are happy to work for him. His smile and pleasing ways are only one of his pluses.

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Crawford Catering place the customer first. With 40 years experience in the food service buisness

  • 4 years in business
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Communicating with the client at all aspects of contract while paying attention to detail of the food quality & selection along with presentation and taste that supersedes the client's expectations.

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I've been catering for 6 months. I bake Red Velvet Cake, German chocolate cake, Key Lime Pie, coconut, pineapple, yellow, caramel, chocolate, sour cream pound cake, sweet potato pies and peach cobbler. I also cook collard green, cornbread dressing, potato salad, deviled eggs, pasta salad, green bean and squash brown casserole.

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We custom build each menu for every event to make sure it fits your unique style, budget and desires. We are full-service catering and event planning company.

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We can cater any event from the smallest office gathering to a corporate party. With our experienced, award-winning chef, Richard Lindamood, we can execute any catering plan that you may require.

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We serve smoked BBQ pork and chicken with some of the best sides you will ever eat, including, collard greens, potato salad, coleslaw and BBQ beans. With things being added to the menu due to customer requests, everything is a 100% original recipe.

  • 17 years in business
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Not only does our food taste amazing it looks just as good.

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We are a family-owned restaurant and catering professional that specializes in low and slow smoked Texas style brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, ribs, and more. We offer a blend of old school BBQ with old school blues. We specialize in fundraisers for schools, churches, and anyone who has a fundraising need.

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Are you having an office or birthday party, anniversary, reception or wedding and don't want to spend a fortune? We're offering German, Mediterranean and American food at an affordable price. We prepare hot and cold buffets and finger foods.

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I am a Culinary professional with 16 years in the industry. I team up with my best friends and relatives to make every event extremely special and one of a kind. We do everything from Weddings to Baby Showers to Graduation Parties, Even Tailgate Parties. We are Southern, Polite, and our food is Amazing! We would love to hear about your special event and help you make it one of a kind!

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We provide catering for small gatherings and office lunches and dinners. Private and group cooking lessons and personal chef services are available as well.

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Our company offers "The world's best ham" and "The world's best catering" services, too! Delicious and fresh sandwiches are available at our cafe or at your location with our executive boxed lunches and sandwich platters. Meat and cheese as well as cookie and brownie platters are available too. Try our VIP buffet for the ultimate HoneyBaked Ham Catering experience.

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Our items are homemade and cook to perfection. All of our clients get a personal tasting to assure this perfection prior to your date of the event to assure our perfection after deposit or event is paid in full with guests of 100 or more We also offer residential deliveries for clients who want to provide a home cook meal or impress their guests with a home cooked meal. I want tell If you don't tell

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We offer big or small dinners, parties and weddings. You give me your menu, and I'll give you the best. Give me a chance, and you will come back for services. Thank you in advance. Mrs. B

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My passion in life has always been cooking. It's not the type of cooking or the origin it's just the fact that I am cooking. Cooking is considered fun for me. I believe we are productive when we are working with people with which we would enjoy spending time with. I bring the best out of people I work with and always do what I think is best for the customer.

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We are a full-service upscale catering. We provide the best catering and event planning available for the lowest prices.

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HoneyBaked Co., Café & Catering offers the highest premium product available. We take great pride in the quality of our product and the exceptional customer service that our customers have come to expect and rely upon.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering Services

Smyrna, GA

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    10-25
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    Chick wings, meatballs, salad, dip, sides
  • $270.83
    Average price

Need a Catering Service

Atlanta, GA

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    10-25
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    It is a baby shower
  • $299.98
    Average price

Need Catering Services for More Than 200 People

Mcdonough, GA

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of guests
    100-125
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (dinnerware)
  • Details
    serving 500 people In december, not sure of the date, for about 6 hrs, food fruit and vegetable display, spinach and artichoke dip and chips, ham, turkey, shrimp cocktail, pasta salad, dessert, meatballs, baked potatoe, rolls , drinks such as lemonade, tea punch
  • $4938
    Average price
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