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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 152 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Mary E.
Verified review

I have hired GHI catering for a wedding that will be in May of 2016. Vince and Travis have been wonderful in preparing a complete catering package for us that is wonderful and affordable. They have prepared a tasting from their food truck that was delicious and even done a venue consultation. We are so excited to be working with them and can't wait for the event.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
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Shawn C.
Verified review

Nikki is a fabulous personal chef & caterer. We hired her and and her team to cater our wedding reception of 60 guests. The buffet was setup nice and the food was even better! We truly enjoyed the entire spread from Coconut-Curry Chicken Skewers to some kind of macaroni pie she made. It was all delicious! I recommend her for next event!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
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Dana L.
Verified review

I can't say enough about how great Mike is. He made everything so so so easy for me, and the food was incredible. Heading into wedding planning, I wasn't really concerned about the food (since wedding food is usually not that fantastic). Mike totally changed my mind and proved that I could get excited about the meal! His food is AMAZING, and he and his staff are incredibly warm and professional. He's a great communicator and never missed a beat with phone calls and emails. His pricing is very fair, and he really provides wraparound service. Don't delay - hire him.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 112 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
John G.
Verified review

Wedding catering, video and DJ. I was very pleased with the overall service and staff.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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John C.
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We hired Chef Bree and her staff to cater our wedding reception and they did a magnificent job! The food was delicious and she was very attentive to our guests needs. We will definitely hire Chef Bree for our next event!

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
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Jody G.
Verified review

We loved working with Cooking with a Star. They catered our rehearsal dinner for our wedding and were very easy to work with. They helped us pick a great menu and we got a ton of compliments on the food. They were professional and I would definitely recommend them for any of your catering needs!

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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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 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Carolynn K.
Verified review

Absolutely perfect. Allison and her wonderful team made a great effort to accommodate my special needs and created a fabulous meal for my wedding. From the minute we had our first sit down to the clean up she and her team were so attentive to every detail and delivered more than promised! Thank you for making our day so wonderful!

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Briana D.
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Stephanie and the team at Cabaki's did an amazing job for not only my wedding but also my wedding rehearsal dinner! The variety on her menu and the versatility she offers with her team is extraordinary. As somewhat of a foodie myself, I will say I was very nervous for any caterer to handle the food for one of the most important days of my life. However, Stephanie took away all of my concerns and provided above and beyond service with excellent communication and a quick response with any questions or concerns I may have had. Not only did my friends and family enjoy the amazing spread, they also raved about the unique dessert that we requested from Stephanie. Not everyone can make a croquembouche! Not only did she and her team create a beautiful croquembouche they also provided a tasty and delicious dessert that all of my guests talked about. I cannot thank Stephanie and her team enough for putting all of my concerns to rest and providing detail and quality that surpassed my highest expectations. If there is any event in the future that requires catering, I will be calling on Stephanie and her team at Cabaki's catering!

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

I am so very glad that I decided to hire Tad for my wedding. From the very first time we met for the tasting, the food was spectacular and everything was freshly made. Tad and Reggie are such wonderful people who really care to make your event special. It's not just about the money for them and they will go out of their way to make sure everything is covered and if anything goes wrong, they have a plan in place to fix it. Everyone at our wedding said it was the best wedding they had ever been too and it was the best wedding food they had ever eaten. People would not stop raving about the appetizers, southern buffet, and cupcake desserts. Tad's team also provided all of the tables, chairs, linens, and decor items. Everything was beautiful and looked like it was straight out of a magazine. Tad even arrived 7 hours prior to start setting up and cooking so everything could be freshly made on-site..... I typically do not right reviews and I know looking back I was a control-freak bride but Tad and his team accommodated me and all my needs very well. And I am a very hard person to please to say the least. Lol :) I started planning with Tad one year from my wedding date and in that time I called, texted, and changed my mind about a billion different times. But Tad was always there to help, listen, and give guidance. I will definitely be using Tad for future events and will be recommending him and his team to all of my friends who are getting married. Oh and for the amount and quality of food you get, you can't beat his price! ~Veronica & Jeremy

  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Tinesha T.
Verified review

I have nothing but stellar things to say about Terrie and her staff at A Dream Comes True! From the very beginning of planning our wedding, Terrie was very helpful in pointing us in the right direction and answering all of our questions. She was able to work within our budget to make our vision come to life! She always has a smile on her face and very sweet personality. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and I know that Terrie and her staff had a lot to do with that. Our guests keep raving about the food, the ambiance & decorations! It was truly delightful hiring Terrie! Thanks for making our dream come true!

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 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!

S3 Catering
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amar D.
Verified review

Catering for a wedding - amazing quality with a unique flair on the menu

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah J.
Verified review

My husband Wallace and I were very impressed with Chef Jarvis Services. He catered for my Husband and I at our wedding in April of 2016. We discovered Chef Jarvis a month before the wedding after having our previous caterer cancel. We were in such a bind and were impressed with his great prices, food potions and options. We contacted Chef Jarvis and he replied almost immediately. He was very professional and very knowledgeable. He assisted us w/ the catering process every step of the way and helped us create an immaculate menu for our guest. His staff was so helpful and kind, and the food tasted great. We still crave Chef Jarvis’ signature cheesecake bites and he even opened our eyes to new foods, like his Brussels that my Husband didn't think he’d ever enjoy.The Bartender service that Chef Jarvis provided was also amazing. We felt like we didn't have to worry much about food process because Chef Jarvis was commutative every step of the way. To this day My husband and I recommend Chef Jarvis to our friends and family and those who have tried taken our word were also satisfied. I Thank Chef Jarvis for listening to our family and making sure every detail was complete and prompt ready for My husband and I’s special day.

Incredible Feast
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Janelle V.
    Verified review

    Mr Lorenzo catered my wedding July 12 2014 and it was absolutely amazing! He had a full staff to serve at my wedding party of 200 people and he had the best food known to man at this catered wedding event. the food was so good people were trying to take it home in napkins, but I truly enjoy Mr Lorenzo because he stayed on top of every single thing that I wanted for my wedding and he will always be my go to guy for any referrals in any catering that I need in my life.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kelly R.
    Verified review

    Dee Dee is a great person to work with! She listened to our expectations in my God Daughters wedding and created a spread that was AWESOME! Food tasted GREAT and her staff was also a pleasure to deal with. I call Dee Dee still on certain events and she has always done what she loves to do. I will always recommend Dee Dee to everyone.

    • 9 years in business
    Katrica W.
    Verified review

    Love him love him. Everyone enjoyed the food at our wedding. Would do business again and def would recommend him to others. Very proud to see him grow and build his dream

    Q-Zeens
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Allante H.
    Verified review

    Qzeens catered my wedding in May 2017 and I have experienced many of their events! Always professional, great service and food that makes your mouth water. If you have a chance to attend an event of theirs- don’t miss out!

    G&W Catering
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jane S.
    Verified review

    Gwen was wonderful to work with in helping us plan the perfect food for my daughter's wedding reception. Gwen and her staff were professional at all times. The wedding was three weeks ago and we still have guests talking about how beautifully decorated everything was, the gorgeous and tasty wedding cake and how wonderful the food tasted and perfectly presented. The tenderloin was to die for! Thanks, Gwen, for taking the pressure off of me regarding the food and the decorations for the serving area - I felt so comfortable after speaking with you that I knew everything would be perfect, and it was!

    Copian's Grill
    4.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rick P.
    Verified review

    very responsive and flexible with meal plan. Great menu also very reasonably priced.

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      I'm a wedding director/coordinator and have my own decorative items. I'm very reasonable with prices. Also, I have a catering staff.

      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.
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