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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 152 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Bette P.
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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 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
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Cheryl P.
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GREAT TASTING!!! This is all that needs to be stated about the quality of food, the great customer service and presentation of the food. She far exceeded my expectations for our family dinner and our toddlers enjoyed all of the food that she cooked, which was truly a delight. For our next family outing, I will definitely be calling on her services again.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
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James K.
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The Bountiful Basket was our caterer for our wedding on July 10. There is not enough that could be said about what Mike and his team did for us. They were way more than caterers. Mike handled everything: tables, tents, chairs, dinnerware, glassware for both our wedding and our rehearsal dinner. His staff was so very professional and on the ball. And the food....WOW. It was incredible evidenced by the fact that there was very little left. His mac and cheese is unique and fantastic. The shrimp and grits were fabulous and he makes fried chicken just like your grandmother. Please seriously consider The Bountiful Basket for any catering event. You will not be sorry. Thanks Mike and crew you made our day perfect.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 112 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha R.
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Blesst did a very good job last Saturday everyone had a great time they came back on Sunday and we did it all over again thanks for making my husband 43rd birthday party a blesst. You will here from us soon. Thanks again!!!!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Ann B.
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We had a cocktail party for 50 people. SabrIna responded promptly to my request for a quote. She worked with me to select a menu. Her pricing was very reasonable. At the time of the party the food was delicious. Our guests had a great time and enjoyed the food. Sabrina and her staff did a great job! I would definitely hire them again!

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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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April C.
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Could not say enough good things about Kendra and her staff. They were all so wonderful and helpful. They even broke out some moves on the dance floot! The food was amazing and everyone raved about it. I was asked repeatedly who the caterer was and would definitely recommend them to anyone!!

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Adam H.
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Kelsey did an amazing job for my wife’s birthday party. Kelsey showed up right when she said she would, and everything ran very smoothly from there. She was interactive with our guests when they had questions and was very easy to work with. We had a charcuterie board, deviled eggs, soup, salad, and short ribs. All the food was very high quality and expertly prepared. Highly recommend having Crisp by Kelsey cook for your next dinner party!

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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NASH N.
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Was about to accommodate a last minute birthday party. Very professional and respectful. Food was great, all the guests couldn't stop talking about his chicken. Very reasonable pricing.

A Catered Function
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Carey S.
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I had a party for 75 people and they made it super easy. I pretty much just sat back and enjoyed the party. Set up to clean up was done beautifully and the food got rave reviews. We did a "backwards party" it was breakfast at night in pjs for 75 teenagers. Will use again in a heartbeat.

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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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JH M.
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I hadAllison and her team do full service catering for our Oktoberfest party this past Saturday for 60 people including kids! Everything was absolutely outstanding from the presentation to the food. She even made a special treat for the kids! People could not stop talking about how great the food was. Allison is very organized and so professional she came over to the house twice met with me made sure she knew where everything was so when party day came she didn't have to ask me anything. I will definitely be using her again for any future catering parties that we have.

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Shabrina P.
Verified review

Trey is very professional and easy to work with. He cooked on site for a small dinner party and the food was amazing! He made everything from scratch. I would definitely use him again!

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alex B.
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Tad put together an outstanding custom menu for our Sinatra party - including some of Sinatra's favorite dishes. The food was exquisite and he and his staff were outstanding. I would recommend Tad to anyone

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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.
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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!

  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Latonya B.
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Terrie made my dream come true in managing and catering my Halloween themed birthday party. The decorations were theatre quality and the food was 5 star. She worked within my budget and made my event worry free. She is definitely my go to person for my June 20th wedding. I can't wait to see what she has in store for my big day.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Amy M.
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In-Joy Catering catered an anniversary party for me. The food was excellent. Dena and her staff are very professional and respectful. You will not go wrong with In-Joy Catering.

Diva's Touch Catering, Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Renae W.
Verified review

Chef Latanya and her staff was very nice, professional, and thorough with helping to make my 42nd Birthday Celebration a Success within a very limited timeframe for an extra cost of course but it was well worth every penny I spent and some. My soul food cuisine was TRULY DELICIOUS and most importantly NUTRITIOUSLY prepared with a ZESTY taste. All of my guests at the party enjoyed my Birthday Celebration and they really was most impressed with the food that Diva's Touch Catering prepared. I would definitely refer and use Diva's Touch Catering services again for all of my catering services' needs!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashanti W.
Verified review

We hired Chef Jarvis to cater my dad's 70th birthday party. There was all types of seafood, from Crab legs to fish and oysters of different varieties and shrimp. Everyone absolutely loved the food. Not only did it taste good the presentation was beautiful!! The price was very affordable. He was kind and professional. Me, my family and friends will definitely be using his services again.

Sugar And Spice
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia L.
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A great big THANK YOU for your services at our son's engagement party!! The food was incredible and the staff was professional, accommodating and overall outstanding. It was a blessing to have a smooth-running and stress free event. Attendees of the party continually praised Sugar And Spice throughout the afternoon. We look forward to another catering event in 12-18 months...which will include a large white cake. God Bless!! Cynthia

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

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gary S.
Verified review

Teresa and Sean were great to work with. They gave me plenty of food options for my party. The food was amazing, highly recommend the smoked Mac&Cheese.

Chef Bs
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon R.
Verified review

Will use again for dinner party....!

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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