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Alpharetta Party Caterers

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 150 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 265 hires on Thumbtack
Bette P.
Verified review

They catered my reception for 80 people. Vincent was one of the two caterers whose first reply responded to my request for a vegan menu with creative suggestions and ample selections. He was promptly responsive at all times during the planning stage. They were better than on time, they arrived a bit early. Travis set everything up, served, and interacted well with the guests. The food was attractively presented, had great visual appeal and best of all tasted great. His cleanup afterward was impeccable. I highly recommend GHI.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl P.
Verified review

GREAT TASTING!!! This is all that needs to be stated about the quality of food, the great customer service and presentation of the food. She far exceeded my expectations for our family dinner and our toddlers enjoyed all of the food that she cooked, which was truly a delight. For our next family outing, I will definitely be calling on her services again.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James K.
Verified review

The Bountiful Basket was our caterer for our wedding on July 10. There is not enough that could be said about what Mike and his team did for us. They were way more than caterers. Mike handled everything: tables, tents, chairs, dinnerware, glassware for both our wedding and our rehearsal dinner. His staff was so very professional and on the ball. And the food....WOW. It was incredible evidenced by the fact that there was very little left. His mac and cheese is unique and fantastic. The shrimp and grits were fabulous and he makes fried chicken just like your grandmother. Please seriously consider The Bountiful Basket for any catering event. You will not be sorry. Thanks Mike and crew you made our day perfect.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha R.
Verified review

Blesst did a very good job last Saturday everyone had a great time they came back on Sunday and we did it all over again thanks for making my husband 43rd birthday party a blesst. You will here from us soon. Thanks again!!!!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann B.
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We had a cocktail party for 50 people. SabrIna responded promptly to my request for a quote. She worked with me to select a menu. Her pricing was very reasonable. At the time of the party the food was delicious. Our guests had a great time and enjoyed the food. Sabrina and her staff did a great job! I would definitely hire them again!

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
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April C.
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Could not say enough good things about Kendra and her staff. They were all so wonderful and helpful. They even broke out some moves on the dance floot! The food was amazing and everyone raved about it. I was asked repeatedly who the caterer was and would definitely recommend them to anyone!!

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Sherie G.
Verified review

Kelsey, as it turned out, did not only drop-off the meal for our dinner party, but she served as personal chef, doing much of the preparation in my home. She prepared a fantastic New Year's Eve meal for 11 of us, working with us to arrive at a wonderful menu that satisfied everyone's very individualized culinary needs and requirements. Communication with her in advance was smooth and prompt. She arrived at exactly the time she said she would, made herself comfortable in my kitchen, presented fantastic appetizers, and then served a meal that was well-prepared, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. In addition to her culinary skills, she has a delightful and friendly personality. She clearly enjoys what she does, and she truly exceeded our expectations.

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Powell P.
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Charles and his wife were so nice and accomodating with the food truck and our party. And, the food was incredible!

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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NASH N.
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Was about to accommodate a last minute birthday party. Very professional and respectful. Food was great, all the guests couldn't stop talking about his chicken. Very reasonable pricing.

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Ali's Personal Chef Service
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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JH M.
Verified review

I hadAllison and her team do full service catering for our Oktoberfest party this past Saturday for 60 people including kids! Everything was absolutely outstanding from the presentation to the food. She even made a special treat for the kids! People could not stop talking about how great the food was. Allison is very organized and so professional she came over to the house twice met with me made sure she knew where everything was so when party day came she didn't have to ask me anything. I will definitely be using her again for any future catering parties that we have.

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Carey S.
Verified review

I had a party for 75 people and they made it super easy. I pretty much just sat back and enjoyed the party. Set up to clean up was done beautifully and the food got rave reviews. We did a "backwards party" it was breakfast at night in pjs for 75 teenagers. Will use again in a heartbeat.

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1STOPSHOPENT
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Shakina P.
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If I could give more than 5 stars I would! This Dj genuinely cares about making sure that his customers/ clients have a great time! Dj k-nce made my party a night to remember! I loved the way he interacts with the crowd and the mix up of his music was awesome, old school and new school! he kept my entire family and friends on there feet dancing the entire night! No one sat down! I've received so many phone calls not about my party, but about how nice the Dj was! I usually don't do reviews, but I had to do this one! I would most definitely recommend this Dj to anyone, he arrived a hour early and even stayed a hour later to keep the party going! every party, wedding, and any event that I have, I know exactly who to call! Thank you so much and keep up the amazing work ! 10 stars !

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alex B.
Verified review

Tad put together an outstanding custom menu for our Sinatra party - including some of Sinatra's favorite dishes. The food was exquisite and he and his staff were outstanding. I would recommend Tad to anyone

Bama Que
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki B.
Verified review

The food was great and the caterers were awesome. Very easy to deal with even though the event was kind of last minute

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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhonda H.
Verified review

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!

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Daddy's Girl BBQ
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy B.
Verified review

Words really cannot express the greatness of Markie Darling. From the moment she responded to my request until she delivered our food she has been incredible! We are forever grateful to Daddy's Girl BBQ for making my husband's 50th Birthday Party a success. The Shrimp and Grits...OMG...enough said. The Bourbon wings...let me just say that one of the guest left with a storage bag full as he was eating them out of the bag. Daddy's Girl BBQ has become a part of our family and we will be contacting her again for our catering needs. Thank you so much!

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amy M.
Verified review

In-Joy Catering catered an anniversary party for me. The food was excellent. Dena and her staff are very professional and respectful. You will not go wrong with In-Joy Catering.

Dillon's Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joy H.
Verified review

Aaron Dillon is the best caterer with whom I have ever worked. His service is professional, timely, and convenient. Best of all, his food is AMAZING! I will use his service for every catered party I plan.

Events by Bridget
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I was somewhat disappointed in the presentation and quality of the food. The taste of the food was not what I thought would be from a professional caterer.

Baby Boy Catering, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marjorie H.
Verified review

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

The Party Mom
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy D.
Verified review

She planned wedding for my daughter. Stayed in budget and was respectful of the budget. Very professional and the quality of everything from the venue to the flowers, to the table pieces to the food was phenomenal. We were all very please and received a lot of compliments on the event.

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.

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 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.

Actual Requests

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Need Wedding Caterer

Alpharetta, GA

  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Venue chosen
    Yes, please describe (Robson Event Center)
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - casual (eg: burgers and fries), American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
  • Head count
    More than 200 (please estimate) (220)
  • Budget per person
    $20-$30 per person
  • Details
    My budget allows for less than eleven dollars per person. My planned caterer was offering chicken tenders, beef roast, and 3 sides for eight dollars and fifty cents per person, but is booked for our date so I'd like something comparable.
  • $2100
    Average price

Need Buffet Caterer

Alpharetta, GA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Dessert(s), Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, Hors D'oeurves
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    More than 200 (please estimate) (300)
  • Budget per person
    $50-$75 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Gluten-free, Nut / Allergen-free, Vegetarian, Vegan
  • Details
    The catering will be located in a tent on our corporate campus in Alpharetta. We need lunch buffet (will consider upscale box lunch and soup bar), coffee, tea, decaf, iced tea, lemonade, bottled waters. reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres, maybe one or two stations, bar with beer and wine and non-alcoholic drinks, desserts
  • $10337.5
    Average price

Need Corporate Caterer

Alpharetta, GA

  • Type of corporate catering
    Drop-off (buffet)
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Dishes and beverages
    Full meal, Dessert(s), Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - casual (eg: burgers and fries)
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Catering head count
    25-50
  • Budget per person
    $20-$30 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    I have 2 gluten-free and one vegetarian.
  • $361.75
    Average price
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