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Hootie's Catering
4.7
from 75 reviews
  • 119 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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Laura G.
Verified review

Charles and Tonya did a great job catering my company party. Their positive and upbeat attitude made them a breeze to work with. The food was all freshly homemade and high quality. All of our guests were very pleased. I would recommend C-Bo's BBQ to anyone looking for a great and easy food truck option.

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie R.
Verified review

Stephanie and her team did an amazing job with the catering at our wedding. Before the date even came we had great experiences tasting and working out the logistics of the event with them. We couldn't have asked for a better start to finish experience with them. They got there early and got to work right away setting up, and even helped us when it was coming down to the wire to set up a few things that weren't their responsibility. She knows how to run the show confidently and made sure we were happy at all times. They really helped out in more ways than just food, and were super supportive and adaptive when weather and schedules didn't go as planned. The table presentation was perfect, and we were able to pick from numerous options through them on settings and linens. On top of all that the important stuff, the food, was amazing! Specifically we had BBQ options with sides to match. It was all amazing, and everyone enjoyed it, especially the brisket. The jalapeno poppers were the bomb! The bartending service provided through them was great also. After the wedding we can say confidently they are the best value out there, and they were an absolute perfect choice for our wedding. Thank you guys!!!

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 62 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!!

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  • 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!

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 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mykela H.
Verified review

Where do I start!? First and foremost, from the very first consultation to the post-wedding; In-Joy Catering's staff was phenomenal! My now husband and I wanted the best catering around but of course budget friendly. Ms. Dena took her time to completely personalize every little detail for the two of us. There were even things that we never discussed that she went above and beyond and snuck in at our reception! From the time we stepped foot into our reception venue the table settings and the staff stood out. The servers were in Black Tie apparel and very respectful and well spoken. My guest raved on the service as if they were actually at a restaurant. I can go on and on of my experience with Dena and her team but I will leave it up to you to complete the review of such a great service! I would refer her to anyone looking for a cater ! Thanks Dena for helping make our special day even better and stress free!

  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Georgia S.
Verified review

Chef Hudson was an amazing cook and provided a great New Years Eve dinner for my husband and me! She prepared ribeye steaks, herb green beans, twice baked potatoes, and a delicious desert! I would highly recommend her for your special event.

Milligan's Old Country Smoke
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra A.
Verified review

We were looking for a food truck to provide lunch to our employees in observance of Memorial Day. Todd Milligan's Old Country Smoke came out to Lithia Springs, GA to provide the best BBQ lunch we've ever had! We had a choice of BBQ, hamburgers, smoked dogs or BBQ chicken - with baked beans, slaw, chips and drinks. We had a small group of about 20 people and thought we might need to cancel, since half our employees were out for the long weekend. Todd graciously agreed to come on out and everyone loved the food and had a great time. We will definitely have Todd back out for our next catered lunch!!

Incredible Feast
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Kevin R.
    Verified review

    Lorenzo is an absolute pleasure to do business with. He goes above and beyond to make each and every event special for his guest. We have hired Lorenzo for our annual pig roast and it's been 9 Straight years! We wouldn't think about going elsewhere for our catering needs. You will not go wrong by selecting Lorenzo for your food and beverage needs.

    BC Catering&Events
    4.6
    from 7 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Cara L.
    Verified review

    Chef Brads southern cuisine was great. They are new but very professional and as if they’ve been in business for years. Will always use and recommend them for any catering/decorating job!

    Chef Soul Garden in Law
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 20 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sui juris Gebann W.
    Verified review

    Chef Soul it was an honor to meet you and discuss beneficial health solutions. At first I was a little skeptical due to the one review on your profile page and being offered a cooking video of the meal prepared. Chef Soul would love to admit to you I stand corrected would love for you to be able to do many more of my catered events and being a guru/mentor for helping me revitalize my health. My smile is brighter my love for myself is a lot higher. My self-esteem for my vision of my future career and passion I have to thank you for the positive energy offered from conversation with you Chef. Thank you for being able to understand my point of view for the love I had for foods that were bringing me pain. Thank you for showing me the before and after process of your love for food as well. The transition you made to stay on healthy track with your meals is awesome. I thank you for the care package you mailed to me everything was intact in the box and nothing was missing. It was everything you described I love the art you added in the process as well. My favorite has to be the cashew milk none of the same additives found in milk but the health benefits I always imagined in my cereal. You’re an amazing soul chef and Happy person. Pray in time your garden and farm can be able to feed people all over the world. HAPPINESS RULES

    • 1 year in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Stacy E.
    Verified review

    Malcolm catered a dinner for me. He was fairly priced, professional, clean and the food was great!

    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

    Chef Cho
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Essy N.
    Verified review

    Great Chef! Wonderful and well cooked food! I’m so happy that I was able to be a part of this catering event and I hope to have her at many more!

    Chef’s Taste Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Danielle H.
    Verified review

    My overall experience with Chef Taste Catering was amazing! Chef was very professional and everyone loved his personality. The food was amazing and I definitely would recommend him!

    Chef Toni Ann
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Angela P.
    Verified review

    Toni created the most delicious food for my catered party. Toni not only brings her expertise, passion as well as her outgoing personality. My guests didn’t want to leave the kitchen. For me, Toni is the whole package.

    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.

    Catering by L.Marie

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Self-taught Chef L. Marie calls herself the "connoisseur of flavor" with both the appetite and passion to provide elegant and sophisticated meals with a lot of flavor and soul. We are catering small events up to 50 guest, as well as prepare personal chef meals, plan weekly menus, and streamline kitchens (i.e. organize kitchen, cabinets, pantry, and grocery shopping).

      Delicious Traditions

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        We are a family owned, full-service catering/event company specializing in our very own soul fusion cuisine. Sibling duo have come together to share and transform our personal and traditional family recipes to create a mouth-watering fusion!

        Shirley's Catering

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          I can prepare appetizers, soul food, and family meals for showers, weddings, and birthday parties. I can do a full setup and serve.

          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.

          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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