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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 151 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 270 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

I hired Gotta Have It Catering for an office Christmas lunch for around 60 people. Our servers arrived 2 hours prior to get the tables, chairs, and everything else set up. They were so friendly and great to work with! The food was incredible and we were left with plenty of leftovers. I was nervous about there being enough food and was so happy that there was extra. Between the friendly staff, amazing food, and quick clean up, the lunch went so well and everyone in the office raved about the food. This is such a well run company and I couldn't have been happier with the results. I will be using them again for our next office lunch and will be recommending them to everyone I know!

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beverly B.
Verified review

Nikki is a real professional and the quality of her work is good. She worked with me and made suggestions in helping me to obtain a menu and price point that was within the guidelines I was trying to achieve for a engagement party in my home. The food was delivered on time, no set-up. Her dishes tasted good and the presentation was also good. There were lots of great comments from guest about the dishes, and some wanted her business card, but she did not provide them.The one drawback for me was I felt the servings were small. What would have made this an overall Excellent experience whether than Good and for improvement is to have had guest have at a Minimum two (2) servings instead One (1) or two (2) for ALL dishes because in my experience most guest tend to take more than one(1) of an item and I prefer to always have more than needed, whether than not enough. If a dish prepared is to be only for one (1) serving, the host should be made aware in advance, should adjustments be needed. I took for granted it was standard that a dish is always for two (2) servings. Overall, Thumtack gave me great options in a catering professional and I would use the site again and would recommend Nikki Bell! She is a good caterer & cook and would handle your affair with professionalism and care!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
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Chuck H.
Verified review

We were searching for a caterer for our office's Christmas lunch, and we really hit the jackpot with Bountiful Basket Catering. Mike helped us select a menu to meet our budget, and the meal was simply outstanding. The next time we're in need of a caterer, Mike and Bountiful Basket will be our first call. "Five Stars" for an unforgettable event. Thanks Mike!

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
Angie G.
Verified review

So easy to set up catering with Troy over the phone! I was in a different state than my event, and it was so stress free!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Greta W.
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Chef Sabrina and her team did an outstanding job catering my husband's 60th birthday celebration at our home. The food was delicious. My guest are still raving about the food and service she and her team provided. More importantly, her attention to details and the sophistication she and her team displayed while serving our guest was amazing! highly recommend Good fork catering for your event! I will use her again without hesitation. G. Wells

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allen C C.
Verified review

I had a lot of things go wrong on my wedding day, but I can honestly say that Cooking with a star Catering came through and did an outstanding job. The staff was so courteous and was always asking me if I needed anything (anything at all! even drinks from the bar!) The food was delicious and the coordinator that I hired from them was outstanding! Kendra did a wonderful job and she made me feel like everything was going to be alright even when everything was going wrong. Everything I asked her to set up was just the way I wanted it. If I ever need to have another event catered, I will definitely be using Cooking with a Star catering again!

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah F.
Verified review

I ordered some meals to be delivered to a friend with a baby. Kelsey was very professional and easy to work with, and my friend raved about the meals. I would definitely recommend her for any catering needs!

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lakita S.
Verified review

I would like to give a thumbs up to Pas De Deux Catering, I used this catering service for my wedding reception, and was very impressed. The food and the services were great and very reasonable. Marcus, was able to help me at the last minute seeing that I wasn't pleased with my last caterer. I would definitely use his services again and would highly recommend him, trust me you will not be disappointed.

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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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Melanie B.
Verified review

Allison's food is exceptional. she is professional and the serving table was beautiful. You will not go wrong using Alli's catering service. I will definitely use her again and again. This is the second time in 3 months I have used her. both times I was overjoyed. Give Allison a try, you won't be disappointed!!!

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Tonya P.
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Cabaki's Catering did an amazing job for my daughters wedding on 09/09/2017. Stephanie made sure that everything stayed on task! Everyone raved about the appetizers and the dinner was delicious. Stephanie thought of everything and made sure that our event was perfect! Thank you! Sincerely Tonya Palinkas

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!!

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

We contacted Tad regarding catering a rehearsal dinner for approximately 75 people. Tad came to our home with several different samples of food for us to taste and select. He was extremely personable and professional. In the end he not only provided the food but he took care of the glassware, plates, utensils, server and bartender. Tad basically provided turnkey services for our event including clean up. The night was a complete success and everyone raved about the food and overall experience. I would highly recommend Tad to anyone planning a large event and recommend that once you decide on the menu choices just leave everything else to Tad. For a worry free experience Tad's Tasty Treats is definitely the way to go.

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

Bama-Q was excellent. The food was some of the best, if not the best bar-b-que I have ever had. They were professional, prompt, and extremely nice. We needed a last minute catering, and the came through with flying colors. I would recommend this company to anyone anytime.

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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret T.
Verified review

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.

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.

Diva's Touch Catering, Inc.
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy A.
Verified review

THE SERVICES WERE EXTRAORDINARY AND THE PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION WAS EVERYTHING. UTILIZING DIVAS TOUCH CATERING WILL BE THE BEST DECISION YOU EVER MAKE WITH CATERING. SUJ&A, AUSTELL GA

Bites By Eydt Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sydney W.
Verified review

I absolutely love this catering service! They catered my graduation party and it was so easy and they took care of everything! Dick is very meticulous with his planning and his attention to detail makes for an easy going and fun party experience! Not to mention the food is to die for!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joe M.
Verified review

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/

Events by Bridget
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Scott K.
Verified review

Bridget did a great job catering my corporate event. She went out of her way to handle a last minute request by my client. I would highly recommend her.

Just Good Clean Cookin Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy C.
Verified review

I'm feeling pretty proud of myself for finding Nicole Young. That is me taking the credit that is truly due to her. Nicole is responsive and easy to work with. She's flexible within reason to the needs of her customers and can provide a wide range of services. This week she prepared all the meals for my family including snacks for my picky toddler. Her meals are well portioned and delish! Her peanut butter bars, muffins, chicken and potatoes are to die for! I look forward to working with Nicole well into the future and recommending her to all my friends.

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 Catering Services on July 13, 2013

Norcross, GA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Morrocan )
  • Serving style
  • Head count
  • Details
    Finger foods is what I am looking for.
  • $900
    Average price

Need a Caterer for Buffet Dinner Party

Atlanta, GA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
  • Serving style
  • Head count
  • $9.95
    Average price

Need Catering Service for a Sweet 16th Birthday Party

Marietta, GA

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American
  • Head count
  • Details
    Sweet 16 birthday party
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