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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 152 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Candace M.
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We hired Gotta Have It Catering for our wedding that took place on 8/21/15. Vince was amazing to work with and the food was excellent. I was so naïve to think that I could plan a wedding on my own, but he helped guide me even when it came to decisions other than the catering. When I finally hired a planner, he worked wonderfully with her as well. The only reason that I am not able to give them 5 stars is because of a discrepancy concerning the most important dish. We tasted, loved, and ultimately decided on Gotta Have It because of the awesome mole. This dish was nowhere to be found on our wedding day, however. After speaking with Vince, he assured me that the mole did make an appearance at the wedding. Unfortunately, none of the family members that I have spoken with saw the dish. Again, this is my only complaint, but this was the dish people were most anticipating.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
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Heather A.
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Everyone enjoyed Nikki Bell's catering. We had chicken skewers, beef sliders, greek salad, med pasta salad, and cole slaw. Her cilantro sauce (for the sliders) received many compliments. Thanks Nikki!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
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Barbara W.
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Working with Paul Hickman ( Bountiful Basket Catering) was the perfect choice for my sons Graduation party at our home. I was very satisfied and impressed with the menu choices, service and professionalism of Paul and his staff. I would recommend Bountiful Basket to my friends and family. My guests, family and friends loved the food. It was a memorable and wonderful day and having our event catered was an excellent choice. Thank you Paul ! Barbara Williams

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 112 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Angie G.
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So easy to set up catering with Troy over the phone! I was in a different state than my event, and it was so stress free!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany G.
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Very professional and friendly with great service, enjoyed the food; everything was very tasty and she went above and beyond to ensure I was happy with everything; I will definitely use Good Fork Catering for my next event

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly W.
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Kendra and her staff were absolutely AMAZING! They catered a full-service event for me and the food as well as service were top notch. Her and the staff arrived on time and were extremely professional and helpful. The guests commented on how nice everything was and the food was gone without a thing to spare. I would certainly use her catering service and recommend them to anyone looking to host an event whether it be big or small. If you're looking for great food, and awesome people, you definitely have to look no further. EXCELLENT!!!

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Lakita S.
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I would like to give a thumbs up to Pas De Deux Catering, I used this catering service for my wedding reception, and was very impressed. The food and the services were great and very reasonable. Marcus, was able to help me at the last minute seeing that I wasn't pleased with my last caterer. I would definitely use his services again and would highly recommend him, trust me you will not be disappointed.

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Ali's Personal Chef Service
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Mario T.
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Ali and her team were exceptional in every aspect of the catering experience for my son's graduation party! The food was delicious! The presentation was beautiful! Our guests were happy and complimented on how delicious the food was and how professional Ali and here team were. This was true 5 star experience for us!! Thank you Ali! Sincerely, Mario

A Catered Function
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Richeal N.
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Very Professional, Knowledgeable, On Time, Great layout of the food and I could go on and on! Daphne and her staff were on point! I wish there were more stars to give. Our event involved about 75-80 people. The price was very reasonable and her/staff was AMAZING! Going forward we are going to use her company for all of our catering events. Our company has a staff of 90 plus people. She even remember things that I forgot about. She made everything so easy. They were on time, they set everything up, came back and broke everything down. Would our company use her company again ABSOULTELY!!! In a word PERFECT!! On behalf of Butler Lexus we want to say THANK YOU!!

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Thus far my experience with Cabaki's Catering has been very pleasant and professional. I continuing to look forward to the day my event arrive and is managed by Cabaki's Catering.

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret T.
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I decided to skip the restaurants with my family and try a personal Chef. Probably one of the best decisions I ever have done. He fits my budget. The food was so scrumptious, and mouth watering. Indulged and couldn't have enough. His fresh ingredients stand out the most, with the medley of flavors. My taste buds were dancing. Makes me relieved I'm giving my family the best choices in dining. And this dish was truly amazing. I can say Better than granny.

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry M.
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We contacted Tad regarding catering a rehearsal dinner for approximately 75 people. Tad came to our home with several different samples of food for us to taste and select. He was extremely personable and professional. In the end he not only provided the food but he took care of the glassware, plates, utensils, server and bartender. Tad basically provided turnkey services for our event including clean up. The night was a complete success and everyone raved about the food and overall experience. I would highly recommend Tad to anyone planning a large event and recommend that once you decide on the menu choices just leave everything else to Tad. For a worry free experience Tad's Tasty Treats is definitely the way to go.

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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Rhonda H.
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Divas Cooking Party catered a graduation brunch at our home and from first contact to the final “show” Iyea was a joy to work with! She helped me plan the menu which she executed to delicious perfection! Thanks Divas!

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Breonna H.
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Catering with injoy Atlanta catering was well organized from the matching uniforms to the table decorations! I would do it again!!

Diva's Touch Catering, Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sharolyn C.
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Chef Latanya catered my daughters bbabyshower for me on March 15 2015 the food was excellent and her presentation of the food was excellent my guest raved all week long how the food was so go and seasond to the tee .I would recommend her very highly for any catering job that comes her way!

Wimbo's Your Personal Chef
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Monique C.
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We have had the pleasure of experiencing the culinary experience that is Chef Wimbo several times. Small dinner party or large caterer event the food was delicious and service excellent!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah J.
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My husband Wallace and I were very impressed with Chef Jarvis Services. He catered for my Husband and I at our wedding in April of 2016. We discovered Chef Jarvis a month before the wedding after having our previous caterer cancel. We were in such a bind and were impressed with his great prices, food potions and options. We contacted Chef Jarvis and he replied almost immediately. He was very professional and very knowledgeable. He assisted us w/ the catering process every step of the way and helped us create an immaculate menu for our guest. His staff was so helpful and kind, and the food tasted great. We still crave Chef Jarvis’ signature cheesecake bites and he even opened our eyes to new foods, like his Brussels that my Husband didn't think he’d ever enjoy.The Bartender service that Chef Jarvis provided was also amazing. We felt like we didn't have to worry much about food process because Chef Jarvis was commutative every step of the way. To this day My husband and I recommend Chef Jarvis to our friends and family and those who have tried taken our word were also satisfied. I Thank Chef Jarvis for listening to our family and making sure every detail was complete and prompt ready for My husband and I’s special day.

Bites By Eydt Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sydney W.
Verified review

I absolutely love this catering service! They catered my graduation party and it was so easy and they took care of everything! Dick is very meticulous with his planning and his attention to detail makes for an easy going and fun party experience! Not to mention the food is to die for!

BC Catering&Events
4.6
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Zoey S.
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BC Catering was very affordable, professional and the food was delicious

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joe M.
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Heavenly Hawgs BBQ was selling some of their delicious food at an event that I attended. I tried their smoked pork and smoked chicken and it was very good. So was their Brunswick Stew and smoked mac & cheese. I asked the husband & wife team how could go about getting them to cater an event/party in the future and they told me they have a page on Facebook. So I liked their FB page on the spot and know where to turn when I want to host a get-together but leave the chore of cooking some superb eats to someone else. https://www.facebook.com/heavenlyhawgsbbq/

Baby Boy Catering, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marjorie H.
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OMG! This is the Best Catering I've ever received! The price was Great! The taste of the food was Great! The Service was Great! Warm, inviting hospitality! The catering was for my son's Graduation Celebration and I was on a budget, but Richard made everything possible. We had a fun evening, with great food! Will always choose Baby Boy Catering, LLC

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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