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Big Sexy Food
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pam M.
Verified review

My daughter's wedding reception was Brent Hale's first catering job! He did a great job. He listened carefully to what we wanted and executed everything beautifully! The food was very good and displayed creatively. We even had chocolate chip cookies and a milk fountain on the groom's table!! Give Brent a try if you want great food and a lot of fun(he can be very entertaining).

IDK? Cafe
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

The food was amazing!! They catered my wedding and we're very professional, friendly, and the food was presented well. I would recommend using them again and too friends and family. Thank you very much!! We loved the food.

Funktown Catering
from 3 reviews
    Shawn Pawloski
    Verified review

    Amazing food and amazing owners yall got to try them out!

    Cafe Rue Orleans
    from 1 review
      Carolyn L.
      Verified review

      We LOVE Cafe Rue Orleans! The food is excellent and it is such a treat to get New Orleans style food in the heart of Fayetteville. Maudie is an great chef, and her food never disappoints. You won't regret making Cafe Rue Orleans your destination for lunch or dinner. Plus we have used her for catering, and it is always a big hit.


      We specialize in Italian cuisine. My father was a true Italian chef and I learned from him. He was 100% Italian, 1st generation American and spent time in Italy during WWII.


      A friendly dependable caring services. Good quality and dependable. Love meeting new people and cooking for those whom enjoy good quality prepared foods.


      We provide fresh, homemade Mexican food. We are offering caterings for 10 to 1000 people, pick up only at this time. Check out our website for more details.


      We specialized in traditional Mexican dishes you might not find anywhere, with a great savory! Also, we provide international meals that you'll love to have in your event.


      We cook champion BBQ with flavorful and tender meat. We have award-winning sauces and sides. We can make brisket, pulled pork, prime rib, sliced pork, custom-made sausage, and all the trimmings.


      One on one personal service. I strive for perfection and satisfaction. I like working with people and the thrill of a challenge. I make everything from scratch and enjoy making people happy.


      I am a great chef. I was trained since nine. I am a great caterer, I can even do banquet setup. I'd love to have a chance. I just moved from Louisiana.

      • 29 years in business

      I offer the following: * Full-service catering * In-home chef services * Drop-off services I have over 30 years of culinary experience in special events, food styling, product demos, sales calls, and food preparation. Please let me know how I can help. Thank you. Chef Paul

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I can't speak to what other caterers do or don't do, nor would I. At The Garden Bistro, our mission is: `From the Farm, To our Kitchen, To your Table.' Wherever that might be. Whatever fare we create is fresh and homemade, often unique and always gourmet. If a guest or client has a reasonable budget we can almost always accommodate the meal they are trying to plan. Generally, we exceed their expectations.

      • 4 years in business

      I offer delivery and onsite smoking. I specialize in whole hog and signature dishes including smoked cabbage, six bean, baked bean, etc.


      We are providing for all of your catering needs, from appetizers to desserts. We offer fresh, homemade dishes at affordable prices.


      We are a family owned business catering to events and parties since 2003. We are family oriented with the Mexican American cuisine flavor.


      We are a Cajun fusion concept. We smoke all of our own meats on-site. We provide catering for all of Northwest Arkansas.

      • 15 years in business

      We're a full-service barbecue restaurant. We serve pork, beef, ribs and our famous BBQ nachos. Catering services are offered within a 50-mile radius.


      We are an events company that offers catering, rentals, event coordinating, decorating, cakes and botanicals. We have everything but the dress, and we are always willing to work with your budget!


      I am Chef Jessie Schumann. Services: Whether you desire weekly meals for your family or you need a four-course meal, I can cater exactly to your needs. As your ghost chef, I will prepare an entire meal in your home, but leave the final steps to you. I will teach you as I go, giving you the guidance and goods that you need before stepping out of your way so that you can take all the credit for a delicious meal. Cooking lessons with me are not solely about learning specific recipes, but rather are aimed at providing confidence in navigating the kitchen and familiarization with various produce and seasonings through practice with cooking and thinking on your toes. I will instill in you with common sense when cooking, which will give you confidence in the kitchen, encouraging you to create your own dishes.

      • 8 years in business

      We are a full-service caterer. We specialize in BBQ, Mexican and American foods. We compete nationally in BBQ contest.

      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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