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Cartersville Elegant Caterers

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 150 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 265 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 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
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Gale S.
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Nikki prepared her barbecue dinner for our party of 60 - we had the mango glazed chicken, pork station with cole slaw and onion jam, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and tossed salad. Everyone at the party raved about the dishes she prepared and asked for her contact information :-) - in fact they are still talking about it a week later. She made traditional dishes - but added her own elegant gourmet twists - that are delightfully delicious! Interactions with Nikki from start to finish were highly professional and organized. She is prompt and thorough to respond to any questions and she delivers as promised! This was a last minute request ( confirmed catering on the Wednesday before a Sunday event) and she handled it perfectly. She delivered the food on time and set everything up for us. There was more than plenty of everything for all of my guests and even enough for leftovers ( which we appreciated because it was all so delicious ). I highly recommend her if you are considering catering an event!

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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 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 212 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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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Lee R.
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Sabrina is an awesome chef. I had a birthday celebration for my three sisters. When I hired Sabrina I explained to her that I wanted the Presentation and food to be so good that they would talk about it for a long time. Well guess what, Sabrina did just that and more. The food was very very good and tasty, and she set the table so elegant, it was simply breath taking. My sisters were so happy and they are still calling everyone and telling them about their birthday dinner, Finally, I really like the way she gave an introduction about course of the meal. Sabrina, you did an awesome job, and i thank you so much for giving them a birthday dinner, they will never forget. Best, Lee Ridley

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
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Ann C.
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Cooking with the star is a wonderful catering company. They showed up on time for my last-minute event. They delivered excellent service and outstanding food. Our company plans on using them for all our upcoming events. The seafood lasagna in the basil lemonade or remarkable !!! Thanks again

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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.
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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.

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Elisabet R.
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Pas De Deux catering has catered both to my daily home food consumption and to my private parties for the last three years. Marcus is always great at communicating during the planning process, delivers what he promises, and most importantly, brings food that is fresh and absolutely delicious. His soups and his BBQ are amazing.

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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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Julie S.
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Allison provided a wonderful selection of delicious food for our event- mini crab cakes, spicy shrimp, mini croque monsiuers, an elegant cheese platter, beef tenderloin and a beautiful crudite. Her spread was beautiful and tasty and our guests raved about the food. She arrived in plenty of time to prepare and set up and provided all of the necessary rentals including glass wear, linens and plates. At the end of the evening, the kitchen and party area was left completely clean! Thank you Ali and Terry for a fabulous party!

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Keely W.
Verified review

Daphne Woods with Function Events catered a delicious and visually appealing lunch for a last minute event (I booked 1 week prior to the event) for my client during the hectic month of December. Daphne was able to work within my budget, menu constraints and last minute changes and served delicious food - perfect for my event. Daphne is a FANTASTIC communicator and she kept me on my toes leading up to the event. Our client misplaced 2 of Daphne's red serving platters and Daphne did not charge us for our mistake and instead absorbed the loss. This is a fantastic example of Function Events incredible client service. I HIGHLY recommend using Daphne and team for any event you have in 2016 - that is... If she is not already booked by yours truly. Huge thank you Function Events!

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

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

Bama Que
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki B.
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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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Daddy's Girl BBQ
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jarrett M.
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Markie and Daddy's Girl BBQ provide exemplary service and exquisite cuisine that is guaranteed to please any crowd and will leave you asking for more!! Her sauce is THA BOMB!!

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
Johnathon B.
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Chef Dillon and his team wowed our staff with the upscale, simple and elegant dishes. They were fully prepared and had phenomenal professional service. The food was sinfully delicious and we will definitely rehire for another event. Chef Dillon was very accommodating with all of our adjustments and was very professional.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Angie O.
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The food Trey cooked for me from scratch was phenomenal! I would cannot wait to have another meal from his fabulous recipe book!

Almond Cakes and Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Dexter J.
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ACC delivered a fantastic product that all of my guests are still commenting weeks after the event. The deserts were Delicious and very tasteful. We ordered a variety and they over did our expectations. Job very well done.

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

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

They had everything together and ready before the wedding party arrived. The display of the food was beautiful, elegant and perfectly done. The staff was professional and did a fabulous job making sure all that were there had what they needed and were taken care of. I cannot imagine anyone else doing such a great job and be so affordable too. Thanks for everything.

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

Brittaney H.
Verified review

I ordered a week of meals and she delivered them straight to my work! There were so much variety including tacos with homemade tortillas, baked chicken, vegetable lasagna and tons of sides. All of the food was amazing and delicious. The potato salad is hands down the best I’ve ever had! The collard greens and macaroni and cheese were so delicious. You can tell everything was made from scratch with love. I also ordered some desserts (red velvet cake and sweet potato pie) which were to die for!

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.
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