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Teddye Snell
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Emily R.
Verified review

Teddye is not only an excellent cook, she is also a pleasure to work with. She really takes into account what kind of food you need for your event. In addition, the food she prepares is absolutely delicious!

Cafe Rue Orleans
5.0
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.

    Natural State Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
      April M.
      Verified review

      Love it! I've been lucky enough to be at numerous Natural State Catering events and each and every time I'm blown away by the food! Has anyone had the bacon wrapped dates? To die for!! lettuce wraps? Try them! Natural State Catering also provided deserts at my wedding. Even on the second day, the cheesecake bites were amazing! Thanks Natural State Catering!

      About

      We provide great food at great prices We provide event catering and cooking classes. Having a kitchen on wheels makes it possible to cook anywhere.

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      I have experience in high-volume catering in a busy workplace. I have went to Scottsdale Cordon Bleu for two years. I have detailed knowledge of seasoning and recipes. I am fully conversant with various cooking methods, like boiling, baking, roasting and steaming. I am maintaining personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job.

      • 8 years in business
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      simply put...care

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      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.

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      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.

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      We offer organic / farm-to-table catering. We are working with over 50 local farms in NWA to create beautiful food.

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      We are a husband-and-wife team who provide the food and libations, as well as any other details needed to smoothly facilitate your event.

      • 1 year in business
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      Being flexible enough to provide a diverse service for my clients

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      If you want to hire a professional, experienced chef to cater the event you will remember all your life to work closely with you for your entire event dream to find out exactly how you want your event planned to have the best possible results, contact us. Our food is well prepared with the highest standards. We use fresh ingredients and make everything from scratch.

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      We are a natural foods bakery but also specialize in vegetarian catering. We can make your event a memorial experience.

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      We are 'Whatever Catering'. We provide full-service catering for your special events. Check us out.

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      If you are looking for the very best catering in Northeast Oklahoma, you have come to the right place! Since 1995, Fat Boys Catering has been offering the best-quality catering services for outdoor events, parties, weddings, special events and holidays at affordable prices to the entire Northeast Oklahoma area. We have catered to every kind of event including corporate events, weddings, home parties, birthdays and picnics. With over 19 years of experience in event planning, we can turn any catered event into a priceless memory. We take pride in delighting your guests with top-quality food and catering services while still meeting your budget. Simply stated, Fat Boys Catering provides clients with outstanding quality, great pricing and superior customer service.

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      We offer full-service catering with beautiful displays. We serve all types food at reasonable prices. If you want your people to say, "Wow, that was simply sensational," I'm your go-to person!

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.