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Decatur Soul Food Caterers

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 152 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Gotta Have It did an event for me where I work and brought out the truck with a special limited menu for my residents. The food was fantastic and the service was GREAT. So many food trucks are super slow and you have to wait a while to eat once you order, but everything came out fresh and fast and delicious! Would recommend to ANYONE looking for a caterer or food truck who wants great service and wonderful, tasty food.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
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Dr J.
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Nikki was awesome. She was professional and sweet. My family and I loved her. The food was delicious and we have some pretty good cooks and food critics the family. We all learned a lot and I can't wait to try her recipes from her cookbook that I purchased. I hope to follow your career you have a bright future. I know who to call for a great meal when I'm in Atlanta. Dr Jamiah Dawson.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
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Marie B.
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Wonderful experience from beginning to end. I decided to change caterers at the last minute and at Thanksgiving week, couldn't be more pleases with the service and food. Everything was delicious and well presented. I will definitely be using them in the future .

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 112 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Linnetta S.
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I was very pleased with the caterer, the food was excellent seasoned to perfection, portions amazing, Nothing over cooked or under cooked Troy was courteous and professional I will be using him again and referring him to friends and family

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany G.
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Very professional and friendly with great service, enjoyed the food; everything was very tasty and she went above and beyond to ensure I was happy with everything; I will definitely use Good Fork Catering for my 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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Dasara S.
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My experience was amazing. Kendra is so professional and the food was fantastic. The food is one of a kind I promise you you will not find it anywhere else. You can tell that she has a passion for food by the way her dishes taste. My ultimate favorite dish had to be the dessert which was tiramisu. I had that dessert multiple times but I never had it like that! I appreciate the great food and the great personality from Kendra. I would definitely recommend her.

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Tracy L.
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Kelsey was thoughtful in her approach to creating the perfect menu while staying within the budget for our small, office meeting. The food was delicious and on-time. Give Kelsey a try and spread the word!

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Kori K.
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Marcus was absolutely wonderful and the food was so delicious! Everyone commented on the food being the best. I can't thank him enough for helping to make my daughter's graduation party a huge success.

A Catered Function
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara C.
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Daphne was fantastic. The food was delicious and her staff was very friendly. I would have her cater again for me if another event came along. Thank you Daphne!

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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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Mario T.
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Ali and her team were exceptional in every aspect of the catering experience for my son's graduation party! The food was delicious! The presentation was beautiful! Our guests were happy and complimented on how delicious the food was and how professional Ali and here team were. This was true 5 star experience for us!! Thank you Ali! Sincerely, Mario

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Anje K.
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We enjoyed having her as a wedding planner and caterer. The food was great and we really enjoyed the breakfast for dinner, including the pancake cutting instead of the typical wedding cake. As a planner she really held things together. I have seen weddings where the planner (or day of organizer) is too quiet and cannot handle the crowds. This is not the case with Stephanie. She was politely in control when she needed to be (like at the rehearsal), but at the same time she disappeared when she needed to. It was like magic was happening that we couldn’t see that made things run smoothly! I know she deflected at least 1 or 2 major things that happened the morning of the day of. She kept the groom in the loop as needed, and let the bride have her day without the stress. Stephanie also provided us with things like chairs and other items when we were struggling to find an affordable or practical option. She also held off rain that was forecasted to threaten our day! I would highly recommend her as a planner.

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Maya L.
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Love Chef Coach!!! He was excited about my menu which made me more enthusiastic. The food tasted clean. Everything was delicious!! He came and stayed. He didn’t just drop the food off. He made sure that everyone tasted the quality of his work and he wanted to make sure nobody got cold food. At my event, my food selection were small plate style. It was amazing. Everyone was still talking about him after he left. Can’t wait to use him at my next event.

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia P.
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Despite a mix up with the schedule everything was wonderful! The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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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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Lakeitha S.
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Iyea provided exceptional service in catering a small event for a workshop I hosted. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. She is the perfect blend of professional and personable. I highly recommend her services.

  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lata S.
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It was so awesome for Chef Terrie to come home and literally make all the food from scratch. The food was fresh and tasty...all my guests loved it and my husband continues to enjoy the left overs!

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Niki P.
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In-Joy catered a Christmas party I hosted at my home. Not only did she prepare a delicious flavorful dinner, she also served delectable hor d'ourves and desserts. The presentation was beautiful! With In-Joy catering the food is excellent, so are the prices, and A+ for the service! My experience was so awesome, I used In-Joy for other occasions as well! They are definitely my go to catering company, that I can rely on for ALL my food needs. Nothing is too big or small!

Diva's Touch Catering, Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Renae W.
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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
Henry T.
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Chef Jarvis' food was delicious, but we also appreciated his thoughtfulness about the menu and dietary restrictions for the folks participating in our retreat. Often when you focus on healthy, the thinking is that flavor suffers, but Jarvis delivered food that was tasty and good for you like Avocado toast and home fries with chickpeas. With Chef Jarvis, you get a gourmet palette with a nod to Southern cuisine and an appreciation for organic, healthy and delicious. He exceeded our expectations and I highly recommend you taste what he's cooking.

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!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joe M.
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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/

Baby Boy Catering, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rob R.
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The folks at Baby Boy Catering (Richard and Vicky) were fantastic !! From our very first conversation, Richard put at ease and made us feel very confident that they would take care of the whole catered meal experience -- and they did !! The food was wonderful. We had grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and onion rings with some of Richard's special sides- of special note were the mac and cheese, baked beans and home made chili. They arrived on time, were great to work with and cleaned everything up when they left. We highly recommend Baby Boy Catering !!!

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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