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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 150 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 265 hires on Thumbtack
Bette P.
Verified review

They catered my reception for 80 people. Vincent was one of the two caterers whose first reply responded to my request for a vegan menu with creative suggestions and ample selections. He was promptly responsive at all times during the planning stage. They were better than on time, they arrived a bit early. Travis set everything up, served, and interacted well with the guests. The food was attractively presented, had great visual appeal and best of all tasted great. His cleanup afterward was impeccable. I highly recommend GHI.

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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.
Verified review

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
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy L.
Verified review

Bountiful Basket did an outstanding job catering our Holiday Party The food was so tasty! We especially liked the Mini Potatoes, Angus Beef Sliders, Asian Risotto Balls, and the Shrimp Cocktail. The guests loved the Peppermint Chocolate cake dessert! His service was also excellent. I was in a bind and Mike was able to pull my party together in less than 2 days! Thank you, Mike!

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
Verified review

Troy is amazing. He is an awesome chef also. We will be using him again for our holiday party.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Jacqueline C.
Verified review

Sabrina and her assistant were very professional. They handled our large group of 22 people and prepared the dishes that we requested and exceeded our expectations. Everyone was impressed with her presentation and the taste of the food. We plan to use her again. Thanks for making our holiday event a wonderful experience and a success.

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom H.
Verified review

Kendra and her team provided catering for our 90+ corporate holiday party and cannot recommend them highly enough! From the clear, constant communication, flexibility in putting together a package that was perfect for our tastes and budget, to the friendly outgoing personality of her and her staff, to abundant portions, to the taste - the TASTE that her cuisine brought to our table, just wow! - every part of our working with Kendra was top notch! Great experience and recommend to anyone who's looking for a down-to-earth professional who's passion shines through every part of the experience. Thanks Kendra and Cooking with a Star Team!

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia U.
Verified review

Kelsey does a great job developing and providing a menu of family meals for us each week. The dinners are delicious to me and my husband as well as our 21 month old son. In addition, she is always consistent in her delivery time and quality of product. She has really simplified our life while enhancing the quality of our life. We highly recommend her as a fantastic chef who can please a wide range of palates.

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

Charles and Tonya did a great job catering my company party. Their positive and upbeat attitude made them a breeze to work with. The food was all freshly homemade and high quality. All of our guests were very pleased. I would recommend C-Bo's BBQ to anyone looking for a great and easy food truck option.

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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!

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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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Elaine K.
Verified review

Allison did a fantastic job with catering our wedding reception, and we are so grateful for her hard work and dedication to making it a perfect occasion. She was attentive to our needs and wishes, and went above and beyond in every way. The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was immaculate. We are so happy, and highly recommend her for any special event.

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 63 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!

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

Tad catered a holiday breakfast for a group of philanthropic executive women in the Atlanta community and did a fantastic job. Not only was the food delicious but the presentation was beautiful. He was also a dream to work with. Bending over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed and that everything ran smoothly. He was also very patient and flexible with our last minute changes. I would definitely recommend him for your event.

Bama Que
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki B.
Verified review

The food was great and the caterers were awesome. Very easy to deal with even though the event was kind of last minute

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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Christina C.
Verified review

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.

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Daddy's Girl BBQ
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jocelyn C.
Verified review

I found Daddy's Girl BBQ just searching for holiday catering companies on Google. I had an awesome experience ordering for our catered Thanksgiving Day Meal. Mrs. Darling was very personable, professional and the food was delicious! She was even able to assist me in providing last minute food items for a separate event-which was greatly appreciated and super accommodating of her amidst a busy holiday catering season. I will definitely be using her services going forward and would gladly recommend her to cater any events.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lorryn F.
Verified review

Dena was simply amazing! Her food was amazing and plentiful! I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding caterer!

Dillon's Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie C.
Verified review

I couldn't have asked for a better caterer on our wedding day!The food was amazing and the presentation was perfection! Everyone kept talking about how great the food was and how attentive the servers were to our guests. We did a buffet style set up at an outdoor venue. They also provided a bartender. I highly recommend this family owned caterer! Words cannot express how happy we were!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gigi C.
Verified review

My event: dinner with 12 guests Food prepared: grilled salmon with buerre blanc sauce, grilled asparagus, and garlic mashed potatoes. Perfeclty seasoned with a medley of flavors that were balanced, salmon was moist with and witthout sauce, aspargus were crisp with light grill taste and mashed potatoes were delish. The garlic did not overpower the flavor of the potatoes. Trey was professional and assured guests were satisfied with their food. He offered suggestions for the use of the buerre blanc on all the dishes. Food was fresh, presentation was eye catching and most importantly flavorful.

  • 31 years in business
Diane V.
Verified review

Charges D’Affaires handled two large reunions that involved people from all over the world. Hotels, entertainment, meals and much more was provided without a glitch (at least not that I saw or felt). Sidney’s professionalism was outstanding, her ideas innovative and the food exquisite. It was all that I expected!!

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

I was somewhat disappointed in the presentation and quality of the food. The taste of the food was not what I thought would be from a professional caterer.

Baby Boy Catering, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marjorie H.
Verified review

OMG! This is the Best Catering I've ever received! The price was Great! The taste of the food was Great! The Service was Great! Warm, inviting hospitality! The catering was for my son's Graduation Celebration and I was on a budget, but Richard made everything possible. We had a fun evening, with great food! Will always choose Baby Boy Catering, LLC

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for holiday caterers in Atlanta

Need a Catering Service (Drop-off)

Atlanta, GA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (healthy nutritional meals)
  • Serving style
    Buffet, Individually packaged
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Budget per person
  • Details
    We are a nonprofit agency that provides childcare for homeless families that are in transition. We are in need of catering services due to renovations to our kitchen space.
  • $204.6
    Average price

Need catering

Atlanta, GA

  • Event type
    Other (Large anime/gaming/political/random/etc convention )
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
    Plated meal, Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    I just want it to have a buffet with servers to provide basic to-go food to eat while at the convention. I want to know how much it would cost with attendance of approximately 1.000 people. I would need them to be present for a weekend. (convention would close at 2 a.m. and open at 9 a.m. except the first day)
  • $11667
    Average price

Need a Caterer (Drop-Off)

Atlanta, GA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    More than 200 (please estimate) (400)
  • Budget per person
    More than $60 per person (please estimate) ($5 or less, we don't want to go over $2000)
  • Details
    We are having the opening to our National Educators' Conference. Because our guest will have eaten before arriving, we actually only want to give light refreshments for a short dance party that will go from 8:45-10PM.
  • $1481
    Average price
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