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Athens Caterers

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Hootie's Catering
4.7
from 77 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Chanelle M.
Verified review

Hands down the best BBQ caterer I have ever worked with! With a week's notice, he was able to not only pull it together, but was also extremely flexible with food choices and price per person. The food was amazing. The delivery and drop off was smooth and without incident. People were talking about that pulled pork for days afterward. I can't thank him enough for catering the Family Reunion! I look forward to working with him again!

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 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
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Richeal N.
Verified review

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!!

Bama Que
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Megan S.
Verified review

LOVE LOVE LOVE working with this group! So easy to work with, very flexible, willing to work within our constraints and excited to help! Great service, great food and my go to catering service!!

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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia C.
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Iyea was great to work with! She arrived on time and the food was just as ordered. We had a variety of people with varying tastes and her food accommodated all! Only thing I would have done differently would be to add more sterno cans as they didn't last as long as the party and our food got cold. Certainly no one's fault but our own. That was the only thing I would have changed. All in all, a great experience!!

BBQ Haven
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

Great job... catered for a wedding. 60 adults plus 20 kids. The food was excellent. Proportion were perfect. Everyone was full with little excess. Will definitely use them again. Thanks for making our event perfect.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne Z.
Verified review

On behalf of Oldcastle-Newnan we would like to thank you for helping us with our employee Christmas event planning. In-Joy Atlanta Catering's professional and friendly approach made the major part of our luncheon delightful and a success! The best part is how the employee staff complimented the food. It was delicious and plentiful. The menu we had to choose from was amazing! We look forward to having In-Joy Atlanta Catering for upcoming events.

Dreams To Reality
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ferun D.
Verified review

Very pleased with the team. I am in Catering business and used their services for one of my weddings and was extremely pleased with their performance. I look forward to work with them for my future events.

  • 2 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/

  • 33 years in business
Gayle N.
Verified review

Rena has participated in several Bridal Ball expos and her dessert samples and tabletop display are a huge hit with all our brides!

Holy Crepe LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Matthew E.
Verified review

My wife and I had our wedding dessert catered by Holy Crepe and it was perfect! We'd love to hire them again for another event. They are timely, well-priced, always professional and respectful and their crepes are amazing.

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I have 30 years of experience in Latin, Spanish, Italian, and Caribbean food. I would love to cater your next party. I use nothing but real authentic ingredients.

  • 13 years in business
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Hello, I create delicious healthy meals from a culinary graduate's perspective. I have a passion for cooking, and my food shows. I listen to my customers' demands and try to execute them as well as possible.

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I provide meals base on my customers specifications and any special dietary needs. I prepare all meal, from breakfast to lunch and dinner. Also, if you like desserts with your meals, there are some desserts that I prepare from scratch. I ensure that sanitation guidelines are followed and personal cleanliness is enforced. What makes my business great is customer satisfaction. I am attentive to details and offer lots of delicious flavors.

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Chef Ron Williams is a retired U.S Army veteran with over 20 years of service. He has been to many different countries, while in these countries he learn how to prepare their top cusinies. He is also a Le Cordon Bleu top honor graduate. He has a passion for cooking.

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We love to make your stomach smile. We truly personalized your service.

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I have been a ServSafe certified for more than 10 years. I love working with people. Food service and high standards are my goals. I focus on customers' satisfaction.

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I offer catering with 20 years of cooking experience. I have done weddings and small private events. I'm a personal chef for dinner parties.

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Epicure Atlanta is a farm-to-table, gourmet Atlanta catering company providing delicious, handcrafted heavy hors d'oeuvres (finger foods) for occasions, such as bridal showers, birthdays, baby showers, retirement parties, birthday parties, corporate office parties, bachelorette parties-- you name the occasion, and we will accommodate it! We pride ourselves in offering dishes that are equally as beautiful as they are delicious. We source as much locally as possible and use the highest-quality ingredients in our dishes. Floral arrangements and table styling/theme services are offered as well. Contact us to discuss your upcoming event!

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I am a Georgia based caterer/culinary student. I am American/Caribbean. A lot of my dishes are Trinidadian inspired mixed with American. Cooking is my passion and is one of the talents that almost everyone in my family can do. I want to take the world by storm with my flavor of food.

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We offer BBQ, fried chicken, meatloaf, collard greens, mac and cheese, green beans, fried corn, etc. We will take the extra time and steps to satisfy every customer.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer for a Buffet event on April 11,2013

Aiken, SC

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Mexican/Latin, BBQ
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Need catering for seven people.

Need a Caterer for Buffet Catered Event

North Augusta, SC

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (tables and chairs)
  • Details
    Buffet set up outside for 200 people with tables and chairs and tents

Need Catering Services for a Cocktail Party

Augusta, GA

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Formal American
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Our tent party will be held during the Masters at a private FBO near the Augusta Airport. Looking for bite size food options with a golf and Georgia theme.
  • $9.95
    Average price
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