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Paragould Caterers

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Daniel A.
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The food was amazing and the service was spot on. I will definitely use her again for my next business lunch.

  • 4 years in business
Wesley H.
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Steven from fairways greens and catering is amazing! While he was in Memphis cooking for a pro golfer (give away) At my request he prepped a weeks worth of delicious delectable food per the macro nutrients I needed. He is able create great tasting food without sacrificing your health with butters and sauces and other high caloric additives. Out of the food preps I've tried I get more for my money calorically, and it tastes better. WIN WIN, if only he could mail it to me!

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I cater to all special events, and I have been working in catering and banquet for 23 years. I have done events up to 700 people, weddings and a charitable events. The events have been hand served, buffet style and brunches. I love what I do, and I also have my special recipes. I am here to please my customers .

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We cook fresh for each shift. Our emphasis is on fresh food. We cut all of our own steaks. We cater and do fundraisers. We have one of the largest cooking capacities in AR.

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We put fresh, delicious ingredients in your favorite soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas! We have catering options for groups of all sizes.

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We are a full-service pizza restaurant with two locations in Jonesboro, AR. We offer dine in, pick up, delivery, private dining room, and catering services. We have won many local awards for our pizza and salads. Our newest location has the private dinning room with a projector and a 120" screen for business meetings or special events. This location is also a private club. "It's not just a name; it's a lifestyle!"

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I am an excellent cook with lots of references to collaborate. I am certified as a CDMCFPP and also in serve safe. I currently manage a food service establishment with 9 employees I am experienced in alll areas of food service I enjoy preparing meals for people of all cultures and diversities. I enjoy exploring new venues and events. I enjoy new challenges in food preferences and also the preparation of traditional classic meals

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I am a Chicago native living in the Bootheel area. My love of food began as a young child. Since then, I have attended culinary school and began catering various events. My passion for food and wine is undeniable. I am great at planning menus with a nutritious twist to comfort food.

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We are well rounded in any cuisine and will make a meal fit to any budget, and our number one priority is customer satisfaction.

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We are a restaurant and bar that does catering. We have a full-size grill that we can bring to any event. Plus, we think outside the box on custom catering ideas.

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We are a food service company providing full-service catering and personal chef services. We are members of the American Culinary Federation. Let GCC Foods prepare top-quality foods for your next special event. Buffet, full-service or drop off service are available.

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Whether your event is large or small, we provide custom, professional catering to perfect your day. We also offer corporate lunches, private residential events, in-home chef services, 7-day prepared meal service and confection & cake design.

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I cook soul food. I decorate. I enjoy cooking, and that what makes it such a pleasure. I cater for all sorts of parties, weddings, birthday parties, family/class reunions, church functions and many more.

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associate's degree in dietetics and 20+ years in dietary management. seeing the look on the faces of satisfied customers

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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