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Cartersville Holiday Caterers

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 151 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 269 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 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 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
  • 214 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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline C.
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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 54 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 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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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
  • 64 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
  • 39 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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Daddy's Girl BBQ
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 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.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 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!

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

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!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joe M.
Verified review

Heavenly Hawgs BBQ was selling some of their delicious food at an event that I attended. I tried their smoked pork and smoked chicken and it was very good. So was their Brunswick Stew and smoked mac & cheese. I asked the husband & wife team how could go about getting them to cater an event/party in the future and they told me they have a page on Facebook. So I liked their FB page on the spot and know where to turn when I want to host a get-together but leave the chore of cooking some superb eats to someone else. https://www.facebook.com/heavenlyhawgsbbq/

Almond Cakes and Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Jeff W.
Verified review

Brilliantly creative pastries for my daughter's birthday party took the experience to a new level! The colors, the taste, the service--all worked together for a wonderful eating experience from Almond Cakes & Catering! Thank you!! I'm telling all my friends!

STIR
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Marcia D.
Verified review

I could not have been more pleased with my experience. The food was absolutely amazing!!! I had several co-workers tell me it was their favorite lunch caterer we've had to date. Someone told me to put a gold star by Stir to make sure we continue to use them. Vivian was professional, timely and very pleasant. I'm looking forward to using Stir again in the near future. Beyond happy to submit this review. Keep up the superb work! #Excellence!

Just Good Clean Cookin Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy C.
Verified review

I'm feeling pretty proud of myself for finding Nicole Young. That is me taking the credit that is truly due to her. Nicole is responsive and easy to work with. She's flexible within reason to the needs of her customers and can provide a wide range of services. This week she prepared all the meals for my family including snacks for my picky toddler. Her meals are well portioned and delish! Her peanut butter bars, muffins, chicken and potatoes are to die for! I look forward to working with Nicole well into the future and recommending her to all my friends.

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.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for holiday caterers in Cartersville

Need Full Service Event Caterer

Cartersville, GA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Dessert(s), Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, Asian, French, Caribbean / Cajun, Hors D'oeurves
  • Serving style
    Food stations
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    50-75
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    We are looking for heavy hors devours and a cocktail-type atmosphere, no formal sit down dinner.
  • $2100
    Average price

Need Catering Services (Drop-Off)

Cartersville, GA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (chicken fingers, dips, salads, meat cheese trays, chocolate fountain, cookies, cake pops, macaroons)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    More than 200 (please estimate) (400)
  • Budget per person
    More than $60 per person (please estimate) (Need quote for schools approval)
  • Details
    Not sure of the time of delivery yet
  • $4357
    Average price
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