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Atlanta Appetizer Caterers

Browse these appetizer caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Atlanta.

Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 147 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
Soogi H.
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Menu was fantastic -- fusion cuisine was a big hit! The presentation of the appetizers, dinner and desserts were perfect. We appreciated the professionalism and timeliness throughout the process and event. It was nice to be able to enjoy my own party!

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
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Lara D.
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Nikki was AMAZING throughout the entire process of catering my event. We had an adoption party for my husband to adopt my daughter and I chose the Southern Affair heavy appetizer menu. Everyone at the party was asking who the caterer was and how did I find her!! I'm still getting feedback on how delicious the food was. Hands down I would use Nikki again, she put her own unique flair on some traditional dishes:) Thank you for making our day that much more special, one thing people always remember about a party, the FOOD and you knocked it out of the park Nikki!!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie B.
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Wonderful experience from beginning to end. I decided to change caterers at the last minute and at Thanksgiving week, couldn't be more pleases with the service and food. Everything was delicious and well presented. I will definitely be using them in the future .

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 109 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
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Troy was always able to answer the phone and answer my questions while preparing for our event. The majority of the food turned out very good - the chicken skewers and the meatballs tasted great. There was some pineapple on the fruit platter that was very sweet, I would like to know where he bought the pineapple from. He had a chocolate fountain for us, and I would suggest that he make sure next time that the strawberries are very fresh, they were kind of mushy. I would also suggest that he try to have an assistant to help him set up, it took a long time for him to set the food up for us. But, I must say that in the set up time, he got the drinks ready first, then the hot food, and last the desserts. So, that flowed very well. My daughter and I both were disappointed in the time it took for set up though. Overall, Troy was such a nice gentleman to work with, very pleasant, and like I said, always answering his phone to work on details for the upcoming event. I recommend him.

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara A.
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Loved this BBQ vender! They were very nice and their food was delicious! They were perfect for our community event,and everyone loved them! Will definitely use them again,and we will be recommending them.

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Wali J.
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Great guy! He can get your event done to perfection. He makes excellent food from appetizers to entrees to desserts! I'd refer him in an instant!

Simply Elegant and More
4.5
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Sonya B.
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My experience w/Antionette & Simply Salad and More Catering has been great ,all of her food is beautifully prepared & simply delicious.

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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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Terri T.
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Allison catered my daughters graduation party. She got to my house at 1:00PM and stayed until 6:00PM. We had heavy appetizers and they were delicious. She did everything from preparing the food, replenishing the food and cleaning up. She did an absolutely outstanding job in every aspect. I would highly recommend her to cater any function. I was able to enjoy my daughters grad party with no worries what so ever. Thank you Allison!

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Crissanda O.
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Catered appetizers. All the food was very good. The veggie trays could have been fresher. Broccoli was yellow, carrots were dry.

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Janine C.
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I was very happy with the level of service, professionalism and delicious food Tad provided for our Thanksgiving luncheon. We had a traditional Thanksgiving meal that was delicious, but the absolute standout was the dessert -- the bourbon pecan pie was amazing!! I will be using Tad's Tasty Treats Catering again!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Christina C.
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Iyea was a dream come true. We had such a wonderful time at our office holiday party cooking together. Iyea made sure everything was set up and cleaned up too! She walked us through the activity in such fun way, made sure all food items were present and prepped, and brought every single little thing we would need from appetizers all the way to the electronic skillets (no kitchen in our office) all the way to treats!!! She is amazing! thank you so much.

BBQ Haven
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Ann M.
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BBQ Haven is a wonderful company to work with for our event. Haven made it so easy to make the arrangements, and he arrived right on time. The food was amazing, and the service was top-notch. Event attendees raved about his tasty BBQ and delicious sides! I absolutely recommend booking BBQ Haven for your event!

PCF Creations
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
Verified review

We have used PCF Creations for a few of our company events and our experience with them is always phenomenal! The service is excellent is the food is absolutely delicious. Their pricing is very fair and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for delicious catering and outstanding service.

  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
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Fantastic job by Cupid's Pantry from beginning to end! The Thumbtack website is user friendly and Chef Chenoa responded right away to a short notice proposal for my wife's 50th Birthday Party (I'm a terrible procrastinator). She was very enjoyable to work with ironing out the details leading up to the party and the party itself was a smash hit with 20 of our friends and family. Chef Samantha nailed our Buckhead Beef tenderloin and other food highlights were the crawfish etouffee and the two tier chocolate and coconut individual birthday cakes - several people said it was the best they've ever had. Chenoa had great ideas, one of them being flower arrangements for each table and on her own came up with 50 roses for the arrangements- what a nice touch. When it came time for post dinner and clean up by Cupid's Pantry, I swear they did it in the blink of an eye. One minute there were a lot of dishes, glasses, etc. and I was visiting with my guests - the next minute, poof! all cleaned up! I cannot recommend Chenoa and Cupid's Pantry highly enough. Thanks for making my wife's 50th a truly special night!!!

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Niki P.
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In-Joy catered a Christmas party I hosted at my home. Not only did she prepare a delicious flavorful dinner, she also served delectable hor d'ourves and desserts. The presentation was beautiful! With In-Joy catering the food is excellent, so are the prices, and A+ for the service! My experience was so awesome, I used In-Joy for other occasions as well! They are definitely my go to catering company, that I can rely on for ALL my food needs. Nothing is too big or small!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret T.
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I decided to skip the restaurants with my family and try a personal Chef. Probably one of the best decisions I ever have done. He fits my budget. The food was so scrumptious, and mouth watering. Indulged and couldn't have enough. His fresh ingredients stand out the most, with the medley of flavors. My taste buds were dancing. Makes me relieved I'm giving my family the best choices in dining. And this dish was truly amazing. I can say Better than granny.

Bites By Eydt Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evan P.
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The food is delicious and the owner is gregarious. Take a chance on Bites by Eydt; I guarantee you'll love it!

Chef Kerby Morgan Jr.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kera M.
Verified review

Chef Kerby was referred to me by a friend for his exquisite catering services. He catered an event for me and I was more than pleased with his service! He went above and beyond to cater to my event. The food was so delicious and the guest raved about it! He was very professional and fast with his service. I will definitely reach out to him again to cater my next event!

  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Margie S.
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I had one thing in mind. They exceeded my expectations. I must say it was zn important occasion and that last event I had low funds, but you could not tell it. Excellent event

Taqueria on Broad
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Marcel C.
Verified review

We had Taqueria cater a corporate lunch and it was excellent. Everything was perfectly prepared, astonishingly affordable, and they are some of the nicest people to work with. The food was so good that I know of at least one person that ordered dinner from them to take home to her family.

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.

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 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.
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