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Blue Willow Catering
5.0
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    Lesleigh S.
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    Blue Willow Catering is our GO TO caterer. Outstanding quality with professional service.

    Lori S.
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    My name is Lori Sims, I have the honor of working with her everyday.She has done many many parties for our work & have made phenomenal desserts, dinners that were not only the most delicious I ever tasted, but were served in an elegant fashionable way. She has done pastries for my daughters wedding that were absolutely gorgeous & delicious, many guest were asking who my caterer was.she also saved me alot of money compared to other caterers that were very rude & overly priced. She takes pride in everything she does., she is currently designing a birthday cake for my husband I can't wait to see it !! THANK YOU Shelly for your dedication & expertise you put into everything you do.I would highly recommend her, over any other caterer in the area.

    • 5 years in business
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    We do chicken, pulled pork, ribs brisket and side dishes. We make our own BBQ sauce. Just let us know what you want.

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    Blue Willow strives for exceptional service and a quality product. We make all of our items from scratch. We will create an individual menu for your event and work within any budget. We provide taste tests upon requests at no additional charge.

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    EPROMs

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    I provide private catering services. This can include, but is not limited to, private dinners, parties, and special events.

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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!

    • 10 years in business
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    We specialize in BBQ, but I'm a certified chef, and I'm able to do about anything for catering events. We have over 15 years of experience in the catering business, and we strive to serve the best food at a great price.

    • 33 years in business
    About

    We specialize in barbecue, hickory smoked with an amazing taste. The bone just falls off the rib, so it is less work for you and more work for us, but it is not a problem. We work to make you happy. We offer catering services and large group orders.

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    Professional Event Planners has been in business since September 2006. Our customers keep coming back because of the deliciousness and the quality of the food we prepare as well as presentations. We make our entrees from scratch and we cut no corners on quality. We can accommodate as many as 500 guests or as few as 12. We specialize in Southern cuisine with flair. We offer great meals from banquet style to out door casual. Our prices are beyond fair, and there are never any hidden costs. We are the best catering company in Conway County.

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    I can provide top quality food n beverage I have twenty plus years cooking n decorating. I love people n making them smile. I have experience doing weddings as well as banquets. I have experience with floral decorations from bouquet for a bride to the flowers for decorating also do flower arrangements for funerals. I also have experience doing cosmetology, hair, nails, makeup

    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.