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Carrollton Buffet Caterers

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 152 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Alex B.
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Our food was absolutely mouthwatering delicious and competitively priced. Our cocktail appetizers went pretty fast because people were grabbing multiples. The dinner buffet ran well and was also loved by all the guests. They made sure we had plates served to us so that we could stay at our table and socialize with guests. Later in the evening we had an amazing mac-n-cheese bar with various toppings that was a huge hit and fueled our guests for more fun! Overall we're very happy with all they did to make our wedding a success and provide food that was not just adequate, but memorable.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
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Kesha W.
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Professional,Prompt and Pleasant!!! Nikki Bell is the whole package. She provided a buffet dinner for my daughter's graduation. The food was EXCELLENT and the service was beyond my expectations!! I can't wait to use her for my next big event!!!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Angela J.
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Blesst was on time, dressed professional. He set up the buffet table and dj booth in a timely manner. The music was great and food was good.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Liz L.
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I discussed a catered dinner at my home with Sabrina but was unable to coordinate with the other couples. She was personable, quick, creative and gave me a great proposal. I truly believe we lost out by going to a restaurant instead of using Chef Bree.

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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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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.

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Sherie G.
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Kelsey, as it turned out, did not only drop-off the meal for our dinner party, but she served as personal chef, doing much of the preparation in my home. She prepared a fantastic New Year's Eve meal for 11 of us, working with us to arrive at a wonderful menu that satisfied everyone's very individualized culinary needs and requirements. Communication with her in advance was smooth and prompt. She arrived at exactly the time she said she would, made herself comfortable in my kitchen, presented fantastic appetizers, and then served a meal that was well-prepared, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. In addition to her culinary skills, she has a delightful and friendly personality. She clearly enjoys what she does, and she truly exceeded our expectations.

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Tameka G.
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Chef came to my rescue! Breakfast buffet was great and delivery was prompt. Presentation was very professional.

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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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Anna K.
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I had a brunch for 40 at my home this past weekend. Right from the get-go Ali was very responsive. She has a great variety of offerings and we were able to quickly select the menu. I chose to hire her for service as well, which was great because the food was fresh out of my kitchen and she also decorated my dining table beautifully. Ali came to the house before the event to see the kitchen and how to layout the buffet. She arrived early for the brunch, along with her husband and son, and stayed afterwards to completely clean up. All the food was delicious - beef tenderloin, shrimp creole, grilled vegetables, fresh sliced fruit, and particularly the Kentucky Derby bars. I also asked for bagels and salmon, and Ali added special butters and nut butters to the spreads. Ali is very professional and obviously takes great pride in her work. I will definitely be using her services again in the future!

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gigi C.
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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.

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica O.
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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
Victoria A.
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My birthday party was amazing! We had a buffett style dinner and everything was delicious! My family and friends are still talking about the food! Chef Terrie went above and beyond to make she accommodated our guest with food allergies, vegetarians and gluten free/ vegan guest! Our buffet included smoked salmon, risotto, green beans with beurre blanc sauce and prime rib in Au Jus sauce! Thanks again for your awesome service!

Diva's Touch Catering, Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy A.
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THE SERVICES WERE EXTRAORDINARY AND THE PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION WAS EVERYTHING. UTILIZING DIVAS TOUCH CATERING WILL BE THE BEST DECISION YOU EVER MAKE WITH CATERING. SUJ&A, AUSTELL GA

Wimbo's Your Personal Chef
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nacoyia T.
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He hosted for a group of 10 or more breakfast & dinner..The taste was very rich & pleasurable. We enjoyed every bite. He cooked a full course meal &served each individual. I couldn't ask for a better chef..He's very professional & charming as well. If I could ask for something more. It would be more time to taste another scrumptious meal of his.

Gifted Hands Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Geoff B.
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Diana is cooking for me weekdays (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and the food has been absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

Bites By Eydt Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evan P.
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The food is delicious and the owner is gregarious. Take a chance on Bites by Eydt; I guarantee you'll love it!

Sugar And Spice
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia L.
Verified review

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

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i go above and beyond to please the customer. i have the ability to read my clients and anticipate their individual desires. i love to teach people how to improve their lives thru the food that they eat.

  • 7 years in business
About

I offer homemade sweetie inspired by my daughter and son that's filled with lots of love. I have cookies, cupcakes, ice cream, and plenty more. Look me up on Facebook.

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We are a Mexican restaurant. We have a vast variety of food, from breakfast to dinner. We have omelettes, steaks and a variety of vegetarian dishes.

About

No event is too big or too small; my food satisfies all. I'm a former marine, which mean I'm very organized and detailed. I aim to please, and I'm consistent and thorough.

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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