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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 147 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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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 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
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Betty A.
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Nikki is an excellent chef - food was delicious. She was on time and was very personable! The young men she brought with her were so nice! I had asked for her to prepare extra homemade croutons for me to have the next day and though she said of course I suspect in the haste to leave she forgot them. ( By the way they were great!) The only comment I would make in using a chef versus my regular caterers is that Nikki and her team planned to leave while we were eating dessert. In doing so I would have been left to clean all those dishes ( 10 seated guests) and wine glasses myself. She said that was the way she always did things. None of my caterers have ever done that -- that is part of what you are paying for ($700+) to enjoy your evening and have no work to do ! Just being hostess is enough getting the house and flowers and table set! Nikki knew we had 50 people arriving post dinner for an after party and needed the dinner dishes all pulled and cleaned - was very disappointed that we had to discuss that at the last minute! I had hired a separate bartender for the glasses to be taken care at the post party. I expected her to not do any of those dishes. I did ask her to place trays of desserts I had prepared on the "cleaned off" dining table when they finished. ( I paid them a handsome tip for doing this) Also - I have never had a caterer use the dishwasher for my dishes - I have always found them hand washed and stacked in kitchen. Nikki's team loaded my dishwashers (2) with the hand painted china and sterling flatware. I should have explained that is not done - my mistake, I just haven't had to before. She is an EXCELLENT CHEF! Services are not as "easy" on the host and her familiarity with things like the china and silver should be discussed before hand. Be very specific about every detail on how you see the evening going - write it up so you both know. We had Sea Bass and It Was Amazing!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 172 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 109 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
John G.
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Wedding catering, video and DJ. I was very pleased with the overall service and staff.

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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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Mike H.
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I truly LOVED working with Cooking with a star Catering. A buffet style wasn't what I had originally wanted, but what I had to do for our budget. They have changed my opinion about buffet weddings forever! The food was what sold us right away at our tasting. We couldn't wait the 9 months to have the roast again it was that yummy! I have several compliments from our guests on how great the food was and was presented, and let's be honest wedding food isn't always the best. Once you go to a tasting you will understand, the food and service are way above the price you pay for. Using them felt like a steal! Kendra was so easy to work with and the communication was great. GeGee on the day of was such an angel. She was extremely attentive to myself and the groom, always making sure I had food or a drink. My husband and I ended up having seconds because I enjoyed my meal that much. You cannot go wrong with using this amazing catering company.

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

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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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Craig M.
Verified review

Chef Marcus Mack was hired to cook our annual Christmas Dinner for approx. 180 attendees. This was my first experience putting together such a large event and Chef Mack made it so easy. We supplied the location and he literally handled everything else flawlessly. He stuck to our agreed upon budget and best of all the food was fabulous. I am still receiving kudos from my staff for his turkey , ham and chicken feast. Well done Chef Mack!

Simply Elegant and More
4.5
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon S.
Verified review

Extremely professional, and saved us at the last minute! Antionette was a joy to work with at our church anniversary dinner. We had a caterer pull out in the final hour, and Simply Elegant came in to save the day. Plus went above and beyond to make sure we had an opportunity to taste the meal before the day of the event to make sure we could make changes if needed. Everyone was very happy with the food, and there was more than enough for everyone. We will definitely use them again for future events. Thank you Antoinette! It was a joy working with you Shannon

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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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Debbie R.
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It is wonderful when ones first experience with a caterer is exactly what you were told it would be! Allison and her group prepared an A+ experience for us and our Christmas Eve guest. The menu is extensive and our choices were prepared perfectly. Much was prepared in our home so we had the bonus of yummy smells of good food, which our guests loved. Thank you Allison, we will certainly have them back.

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
EH H.
Verified review

We used Function Events for our neighborhood holiday party. Daphne was a true pleasure to work with, since we were on a very tight budget. She came out and met us in person at the event venue to be sure we had everything just right, and provided all of the holiday decorations to make our party sparkle-at no additional charge. Her staff is very hard working and detail oriented, they also did an excellent job with the cleanup. Highly recommend!

Chef Jay Amber
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Shavon M.
Verified review

Her food and cakes are definitely made with love! #FoodieFanatic

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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.

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

Josue is fantastic! He was such a help for our family christmas of 30 relatives. He communicated well, worked with our suggestions, arrived on time, set everything up, showed us all the dishes for our approval, and the food was great!!! I can highly recommend him and we will definitely be using him for future catering. Thanks Josue!!

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Niki P.
Verified review

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!

  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
Verified review

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!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chai T.
Verified review

Anyone from below the Mason Dixon line knows just how important it is to have a homemade red velvet cake for Christmas. After hearing great things about Better Than Granny, I decided to order a red velvet cake for my family gathering. Not only was I impressed by the taste of the cake, I was pleased with the presentation. I could tell the cake had been made with patience and passion. I was also impressed that it was hand-delivered by the chef himself. Trey Winfrey is an artist in the kitchen and I would recommend him to anyone who enjoys great-tasting and well-presented food.

Designated Chef Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Linda G.
Verified review

We used Designated Chef Catering for our sons' rehearsal dinner in April of this year . They have a wide selection to choose from and and we opted for the taco bar . We were very pleased with the quality and presentation, as were all of our guests. I would call on them again and highly recommend Rich and his staff . Leftovers were nicely packed in plastic containers and aluminum trays for us to easily take home . Food fantastic including deserts. Go for the banana pudding . Linda and Pat Gilligan , Powder Springs .

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!

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

Man thos dudes pallet is outstanding! He did the catering for an event i had. He was on time with everything. The food tasted great. His concept on food was what my event needed. Thanks to him I've been able to keep my current clients as well as gain a few more. He has also done a few small meals for me when I had a date. I'll be using him for all of my events both big and small. I don't think that there is an event he can't pull off. Very professional and kind. Thanks Chef Kerby Morgan see you at the next event!

  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Margie S.
Verified review

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

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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