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Alpharetta Party Food Caterers

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

Gotta Have It was an absolute dream to work with from start to finish. From level of responsiveness throughout to the creation of an incredible menu to the outstanding service and delicious food the day of our party, we could not have been more pleased. We give them the highest recommendation possible. We will definitely use their services again!!

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

Nikki was awesome - very easy to work with and she helped customize the perfect menu for our party and budget. I cannot believe how many people said how delicious the food was .. At the party, after the party and even a week later! That speaks volumes.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachelle D.
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Mike and his team were outstanding!! He was attentive, professional, prompt, and gracious. I was beyond pleased! He managed the menu beautifully, we had plenty of food for a party of 45, and it was presented perfectly. Thank you!! Will be my go to caterer from now on.

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

I was very pleased with the caterer, the food was excellent seasoned to perfection, portions amazing, Nothing over cooked or under cooked Troy was courteous and professional I will be using him again and referring him to friends and family

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dasara S.
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My experience was amazing. Kendra is so professional and the food was fantastic. The food is one of a kind I promise you you will not find it anywhere else. You can tell that she has a passion for food by the way her dishes taste. My ultimate favorite dish had to be the dessert which was tiramisu. I had that dessert multiple times but I never had it like that! I appreciate the great food and the great personality from Kendra. I would definitely recommend her.

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jared M.
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Eton, Inc hired Marcus and his crew for a 3 day catered event. His food was incredible and he clearly spent time preparing a specialized menu for us. He catered to our exact specialized needs. The price was the same price as if we catered it at the hotel, but Marcus's quality and taste of food was so much better.

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Ali's Personal Chef Service
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anje K.
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We enjoyed having her as a wedding planner and caterer. The food was great and we really enjoyed the breakfast for dinner, including the pancake cutting instead of the typical wedding cake. As a planner she really held things together. I have seen weddings where the planner (or day of organizer) is too quiet and cannot handle the crowds. This is not the case with Stephanie. She was politely in control when she needed to be (like at the rehearsal), but at the same time she disappeared when she needed to. It was like magic was happening that we couldn’t see that made things run smoothly! I know she deflected at least 1 or 2 major things that happened the morning of the day of. She kept the groom in the loop as needed, and let the bride have her day without the stress. Stephanie also provided us with things like chairs and other items when we were struggling to find an affordable or practical option. She also held off rain that was forecasted to threaten our day! I would highly recommend her as a planner.

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

Our party was great thanks to A Catered Function! Food was superb and decor looked great!! Friendly staff too. Will use again! :-)

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

Tad recently catered an small dinner party at my home. The food was great and he made everything so easy. Tad is flexible to work with and has good menu ideas. I highly recommend Tad's Tasty Treats.

Tarina Hodges Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rajeev A.
Verified review

I love this woman!!! My guests loved the food....omg....it was so good and people were still texting me afterwards. Tarina made our party extra special and she was so easy to work with. I will definitely be calling her again. We had a southern comfort food menu and the fried chicken, mac n cheese, stuffing and peanut butter fude dipped in chocolate were all spectacular.........love, love, love

Purple Plate Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

The food was excellent and delivered on time. Purple Plate Catering did an outstanding job for my event. They were able to adjust the food required as my RSVP numbers increased. About 20 people asked who the caterer was because they thought the food was excellent. Joshua Swinney was accessible and responded to email and text request in a timely manner. He was very professional and personable. One improvement would be to have a credit/debit card based system for payments as I had difficulty with the Cash App system used by Purple Plate Catering. Overall, I would highly recommend their services.

Atlanta Food Connect
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Jenny S.
Verified review

I have worked with Atlanta Food Connect while working with my last two employers. The best thing about working with Shayna at Atlanta Food Connect is that it is so easy and I still look like a total rock star. If I have lunch meetings all week, it only takes one phone call to make all of them happen! When I have special events, Shayna works with me to create the right menu for the right audience with the right caterer. I won't work with anyone else

Kateswhiteplates
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Natalya K.
Verified review

We had our club meeting it was about 62 ladies and we ask Katrina to serve diner for us and we was very pleased with the food ,it was delicious everything was done on time we enjoyed the food ,it was beautifully served ,I was impressed with the design of the finger food idea . I will definitely use her help again and again thank you so much Kate!

Totally Fresh Catering, LLC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly T.
Verified review

Drop off catering for a 60th party. Everyone loved the food. Thanks

  • 2 years in business
Stephanie B.
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Delicious food and wonderful service!! The gumbo and boudin balls are absolutely AMAZING!!! I would DEFINITLEY use Dargins Creole Kitchen again and DEFINITLEY recommend them to others!!

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.

Grand Affairs Atlanta, LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Garvin J.
Verified review

Awesome service, food is delicious will use there services anytime.

Southern Culture Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Kamesha H.
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Extremely professional. Unbelievably amazing food from breakfast, lunch and dinner cuisine options and reliable catering!

  • 4 years in business
Bobby S.
Verified review

Had the opportunity to eat at Jazztowne wedding events, the food and customer service was spectacular. . Thanks

J L Catering, LLC.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Great service, fantastic food, we enjoyed everything.

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.
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