In-Joy Atlanta Catering  LLC
In-Joy Atlanta Catering  LLC

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC

$16/person
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Responds in about 30 min

Introduction: The reason my service and food stand out, is because I enjoy my profession and I treat each event as my own. It is my desire that each of my clients and their guest leave their event In-Joy.. Truly from my heart... I love seeing the look on my customers face when they take that first bite.. :-) and the smile that follows, along with the hugs I get at the end of their events for exceeding their expectations.
Overview

Hired 94 times

Serves Atlanta, GA

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10 employees

14 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, Stripe, Zelle

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Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Great 4.8

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Karen H.
May 4, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Dena is an amazing and lovely professional. If I could select Responsiveness and Punctuality, I would. My experience with Chef Dena was wonderful and I would hire her again. She followed my requests as asked. Her team showed up professionally and did a great job! I plan to use her for the next time I need a caterer. My one regret is that I did not take any photos of the set-up. It was a great event and my family and guests enjoyed the food. Her food was delicious and ample and without me taking advantage of a tasting. Thank you so much, Chef Dena.

Details: Outdoor event • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • American - casual • Buffet • No, drop off only • Community center • Yes, full kitchen • 40 - 49 guests • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Paper napkins • Table décor • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Mitch G.
Mar 31, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Dena and her team did a fantastic job from 1st phone call through the night of the party. She made my retirement party an event to remember. My guest raved about the food and the service provided by her team. They interacted with the guest in a manner that seemed like family. If I could, I would give In-Joy 10 stars and the highest referrals. Thank you Dena.

Details: Holiday party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • American - casual • Barbecue • Indian • American - Southern • Small bites • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 60 - 69 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Table décor • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Shadae C.
Mar 14, 2022
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Booked Chef Dena for breakfast and it was a wonderful experience. Don’t look any further she is the right chef for any event

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dessert • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC's reply
Shade thank you for the honor of seving your family fir you husband Bday. Thank you for welcoming us in you home. Until next time stay safe Chef Dena
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Joseph W.
Feb 17, 2022
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I am not sure where to begin! We have had private chefs prepare meals for us while we were on vacation so I wanted to do something different this year for Valentines Day. I looked on Thumbtack and found In-Joy and from the time I heard and left a voicemail I was really impressed. Chef was very pleasant to speak with and from the time she arrived until the time the she and her team were TOP-NOTCH they are now more like family for us. We will definitely use them again for future events. Thanks family for making our valentines dinner a huge success

Details: Holiday meal (Mother's day, Valentine's day, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • French • American - formal • Dairy intolerant • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC's reply
Mr. Joseph we all enjoyed yourself and your family and friends, it was an honor to server such amazing people and we are looking forward to the next time. :) Chef Dena
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Jahnisa T.
2 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Dena is a great chef and her team does good work but she’s been late now both times that I’ve hired her. My latest event started at 7pm and she arrived at 7pm to deliver and set up the food, meaning the food for the event was not ready to go until almost 8pm. If punctuality is not a priority for you, you cannot go wrong with the food. My guests raved about it and asked for seconds.

Details: Dinner party • Dinner • Dessert • Non-alcoholic drinks • American - Southern • Buffet • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 60 - 69 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients)

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC's reply
Ms. Jahnisa thanks for taking time out to review us. My deepest apologies on arriving late. I hope to have the opportunity to show that along with great food and service punctuality is an important to me. Thanks again It was an honor catering your event and serving such wonderful people. Chef Dena
Wedding and Event Catering
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Dena Rutledge

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I like to cater to the specific needs of my customers. However I do have a standard dinner pricing. "One entrée two sides, salad and dinner and beverage "Bronze Full-Service Buffet Package" starting as low as $25.00pp with a party of 30 or more. Price is subject to change depending upon the entrée and service chosen.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    My process; 1st. I send out our menu and packages for your review. 2nd Schedule a free 30 min phone, zoom consultation or by email. 3rd. Next schedule a tasting if requested. Then I prepare and send out invoice with contract for deposit to secure your our services for your date.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been certified in Food and safety for over 25yrs. I also hold certificates of completion for Nutrition in the following areas "Safe food preparation & handling", "The USDA food program and meal planning", Preventing Food Borne Illness", "Food Allergies in early care settings"

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