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Athens Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Athens.

Hootie's Catering
from 77 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Tonya C.
Verified review

John worked closely with us on the menu and budget that worked best for us. Outstanding service and food! Our wedding reception was perfect in large part to John! We have passed on his info and will def use him again if catering need arises. Thanks John!

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Ana G.
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Exceptional food and service. BBQ pork and chicken were delicious. We will definitely hire them again for our next company lunch event. Charles, his wife and team provided excellent service and helped make our event a total success. Thank you C-Bo's BBQ!

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

Stephanie and the team at Cabaki's did an amazing job for not only my wedding but also my wedding rehearsal dinner! The variety on her menu and the versatility she offers with her team is extraordinary. As somewhat of a foodie myself, I will say I was very nervous for any caterer to handle the food for one of the most important days of my life. However, Stephanie took away all of my concerns and provided above and beyond service with excellent communication and a quick response with any questions or concerns I may have had. Not only did my friends and family enjoy the amazing spread, they also raved about the unique dessert that we requested from Stephanie. Not everyone can make a croquembouche! Not only did she and her team create a beautiful croquembouche they also provided a tasty and delicious dessert that all of my guests talked about. I cannot thank Stephanie and her team enough for putting all of my concerns to rest and providing detail and quality that surpassed my highest expectations. If there is any event in the future that requires catering, I will be calling on Stephanie and her team at Cabaki's catering!

A Catered Function
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Theola D.
Verified review

A Catered Function was prompt, responsive and so very accommodating; without hesitation Daphne allowed me to create a custom menu for my office holiday luncheon. Feedback from one employee indicated they really enjoyed the food, but especially loved the banana pudding, saying "The banana pudding was off the chain! Reminded me of how my grandma used to make it...I had to go take a moment..." Thank you A Catered Function for helping make my holiday luncheon a memorable occasion!

from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly J.
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David was very professional. He arrived on time with all of his supplies and the food was awesome!! I will definitely use his services again in the future.

Bama Que
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Keith H.
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Everyone loved the food. People raved about the green beans and the potato salad! Thank you for providing us with a great meal for a great cost.

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

I am a single man with diabetes who was looking for healthy diabetic friendly meals to be delivered to my home. I found Iyea Brandy on Thumbtack and have been extremely satisfied with her services. The food she brings is delicious, and most importantly doesn't increase my blood sugar levels. Her prices are very reasonable and she makes an effort to tailor her services to the individual client. I was very impressed with her knowledge of food and nutrition.

BBQ Haven
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Amber M.
Verified review

It was great to have them for our event! The food and service was great!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jared T.
Verified review

I've worked with Jennifer for two of my events over the last few. She has a true eye for elegance! Her food was amazing. Comfort food with a modern and classy twist. Specifically, those chicken pot pie bites... To DIE for. I will definitely use her for my future needs.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tracee B.
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The food the service the professionalism the presentation and the attention to detail was awesome!

Milligan's Old Country Smoke
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Erika A.
Verified review

Excellent smoky & flavorful BBQ. Fantastic Service! The owner/operator was friendly and professional! His food pit set up was clean and impressive! It would be an awesome addition to any business event or family function! Easy, delicious, and convenient food service! Look forward to having him again!

  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy A.
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Melissa cooked an amazing meal for my wife and I. She was on time, the food was great and we are still talking about the experience. Thanks Melissa!

Dreams To Reality
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah W.
Verified review

Jessica has a knack for service! She really knows how to take care of people. She makes awesome drinks and delicious food, too! Highly recommend!

Incredible Feast
from 8 reviews
    Ernestine N.
    Verified review

    Lorenzo catered my daughter’s baby shower which hosted 60 guests in October, 2014. Chef Lorenzo provided a wonderful array of food and beverages that was a hit with all our guests and family. Lorenzo takes his profession serious from assisting in planning the menu right down to how the food is arranged on the tables. The chef did not miss a single detail in flavour and presentation and his passion and masterfulness was evident throughout the entire event. His staff and management were very helpful and friendly. Compliments to the Chef and Staff! Best food and service ever!”

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Amber J.
    Verified review

    Deedee was extremely responsive and was kind enough to provide various ideas for our company's Thanksgiving luncheon. Her presentation was more than expected, the food was delicious, and the overall experience exceeds our expectations. We would certainly use her again!

    Atlanta Veggie Spot
    from 5 reviews
      Junice R.
      Verified review

      Chef Will always demonstrated excellent professionalism and reliability. He truly has a passion for food and his knowledge base is remarkable. He pours love into every dish that he prepares.

      Baby Boy Catering, LLC
      from 4 reviews
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Rob R.
      Verified review

      The folks at Baby Boy Catering (Richard and Vicky) were fantastic !! From our very first conversation, Richard put at ease and made us feel very confident that they would take care of the whole catered meal experience -- and they did !! The food was wonderful. We had grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and onion rings with some of Richard's special sides- of special note were the mac and cheese, baked beans and home made chili. They arrived on time, were great to work with and cleaned everything up when they left. We highly recommend Baby Boy Catering !!!

      Sandra H.
      Verified review

      Sean is very easy to work with. The food is outstanding and prices are excellent.

      Food for the Whole Soul LLC
      from 3 reviews
      • 1 year in business
      Dorothy J.
      Verified review

      Friendly and great quality food


      I'm a young professional. I have been working in fine dining establishments for 6 years. I am very knowledgeable and passionate about the food life. I have experience in every facet of the culinary industry.

      • 18 years in business

      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.

      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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