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Phenix City 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.

Alexandra's
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Je C.
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I have used Alexandra's on several occasions and has not been disappointed once. Their staff is professional, friendly, and knowledgeable about the food they serve. Even on a small budget they have made and displayed their food that made it look very creative. I have and will always use Alexandra's for all my future events. I

  • 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.

  • 13 years in business
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I am constantly striving to be the very best at what I do. I get to meet new people at joyous events and cook.

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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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Chef Martez offers a wide range of catering services for weddings, corporate events, parties & more. If you are in need of an experienced & talented culinary master who is skilled at preparing delicious meals at rates that are both reasonable & affordable, please contact us for booking & availability. Thank you & we look forward to serving you!

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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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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.

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Cafe Niecy's is a Full Service Catering Company/Restaurant, that caters to the customer's needs. We cater to private parties, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Follow Us On Facebook at Cafe Niecys

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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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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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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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Crawford Catering place the customer first. With 40 years experience in the food service buisness The Smile Crawford place on Customers face.putting my experience and the love of cooking into my work

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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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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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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

  • 17 years in business
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Not only does our food taste amazing it looks just as good. The people that we meet.

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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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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 I love when my clients are completely satisfied with my service. I love making them feel good inside when they try my food.

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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