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Brookside Affordable Catering Services

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Tiffany H.
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Ms. Pierce recently catered my engagement party and it was wonderful! She was so helpful in helping me and my fiancé pick a menu that was catered to our tastes but would be enjoyable for guests as well. She made the process very smooth! It was easy to contact her and she stayed in touch throughout the whole time. It was a simple menu of hors d'oeuvres but it was perfect for the party. And to top it off she is very reasonably priced! The food was was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. We are going to use her again to cater our wedding and yo do our cakes since she does beautiful wedding cakes as well.

Five Sisters Blues Cafe
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
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Great staff, great food, and affordable. Will definitely be using for future catering! Thank you, Five Sisters!

  • 12 years in business
Raul G.
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I really enjoy working with Kimberle for catering and planning events The food she prepares is always delicious! I use her services on a frequent basis and no matter the meal or occasion, I never have to worry because she has so many ideas and menus, that I completely trust her to choose for me. I always hear rave reviews about the food because Kimberle can literally cook anything. You and your guests will ALWAYS remember these meals. Kimberle is my top choice for a professional gourmet caterer. She completely deserves this five star rating.

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We provide on-site and off-site catering for small to large groups. We offer customized menus. Our chef has 15 years of catering experience.

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We provide full catering and in-home personal chef services. We are custom and unique to your needs and dietary preferences.

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We offer fresh seafood, cooked and prepared on-site. Fishes, shrimps, oysters, crabs and even chickens can be fried, boiled or smoked to suit your preference.

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I am an event planning, catering and decorating specialist! I provide an excellent service and plan every event out thoroughly. I am able to do a large variety of events for simple birthday parties to extravagant parties. My services include birthday, wedding, house and holiday parties; anniversaries; engagements; and more!

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I do catering, whether large or small. I'm willing to work with you and your budget. All food is fresh and delicious and prepared by me. I can do in-house parties as well or can use my business location.

  • 8 years in business
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We offer gluten-free and Paleo diet menus. We are a small, locally owned and operated kitchen that caters exclusively for Aunt Martha's Bed and Breakfast in FWB, or on-site. Additionally, we provide weekly ready-to-eat or reheat meal plans for today's busy individuals and families. Weekly menu is posted on Facebook or emailed directly to your inbox.

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Exquisite Cuisines & Catering is a unique, full-service personal chefs, entertainment, and private catering company that specialize in custom event creation. Exquisite Cuisines & Catering gets it right with the kind of detailed approach that wins raves from hosts and guests alike. No matter what your vision for the day, we can make it happen with decadent spreads and the kind of presentation that leaves everyone floored. It is all part of a commitment we maintain every day to providing the very best service.

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At Southern Soul,we love to customize your event to make your perfect memory. Together we will plan your customized event no matter the guest count.

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We aim to please with dignity and loyalty to all customers. We also go through all of what you want, so that you will be pleased with the outcome of the food.

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I provide private in-home catering services from 2 to 200 guests, with Southern, Mediterranean and Italian cuisines. I can also prepare any baking or pastry needs.

  • 7 years in business
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We are a full-service restaurant and bar that provides on-site and off-site catering and event planning. We have the team, menu selections, and the venues that will make your next event outstanding. Our pricing is reasonable and we can create custom menus to accommodate your budget. Our Catering Contact is Rachael Cline We are a member of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, Southern Foodways Alliance and Serve Safe Certified. We will be happy to provide a copy of our Food Service permits for Catering and off premise service

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We provide a small catering service, and the Stork also delivers! We have a professional chef specializing in all major cuisine types. We have fresh seafood produce. We have local connections. We do on-time delivery and setup. Just call the Stork.

  • 13 years in business
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I can cook a variety of food in which I put my heart and soul in. Every dish is carefully and properly prepared with love. No event or occasion is too big or too small. I will make every moment memorable. Check out Reginald Wade on Facebook.

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I can provide fast, friendly, and professional catering service to your place of business or to your family function.

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I'll come into your home or center, set up food and bar, serve and clean up better than a restaurant. My daughter and I have been doing this for years, more than I care to count. I love it.

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I'm a very detailed oriented person. I believe communication with the customers is the key, to have an outstanding event. Food is prepared fresh. Using local produce and seafood. Fresh herbs and garnishes Are standard in my recipes.

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Seville Quarter offers full-service on premise catering for up to 200 people. We have a complete catering menu on our website, or you can have our Chef to design a menu for your budget and needs.

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We are a full-service catering company that caters to all types of service menus. We also have food trucks with an awesome lunch menu as well. We are "passionate about perfection." We aim to please in everything we do!

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.
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