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Browse these dinner catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Douglasville.

Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 152 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasia K.
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Gotta Have It Catering did a fantastic job! Vince and his team are incredibly professional. We communicated what we wanted for our wedding and they delivered. The food was absolutely amazing! Also, the day of the wedding they set everything up and in the evening took everything down, we literally didn't have to do anything. I would highly recommend them for your wedding catering, their service was outstanding.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
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Christopher C.
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Nikki provided full service catering for our small birthday party (~12 adults). The food was very good, she covered all the bases, and is very personable. Several of our guests asked for her business cards, and we were thoroughly impressed with her professional and personal contributions to the evening. (She even went above and beyond to find the honoree's favorite birthday cake -- not on her menu!)

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
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Don W.
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Mike just an outstanding job providing catering services for a 50th birthday event hosted at our home for 50 + guests. He was very detailed, followed up regularly leading up to our event, and arrived promptly at our home the evening of the party. All of the food was delicious and guests commented throughout the evening on the quality of the food. Highly recommended. Don W.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 112 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Jenae C.
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Beyond excellent service, beautiful spirited staff and a phenomenal food. I will always use BLESSD catering for all my service needs! I highly recommend them!

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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Belfon M.
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At short notice, Mrs Kendra provided an excellent catering service for our wedding. She made more than enough food for our guests (despite more than anticipated guests). Everyone raved over the food and her courteous staff. Thanks for everything Mrs Kendra

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Kara A.
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My boyfriend surprised me with a 4 course meal at our apartment, cooked by Kelsey. Not only was the food AMAZING, but she was very professional--arrived on time, brought all of her own supplies, and even cleaned all of the dishes and counter space once she was done. She explained every course, each one very unique and creative. My favorite part (hard to choose!) was the Nutella banana creme brûlée dessert. Would definitely recommend Kelsey for a private dinner or 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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Lakita S.
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I would like to give a thumbs up to Pas De Deux Catering, I used this catering service for my wedding reception, and was very impressed. The food and the services were great and very reasonable. Marcus, was able to help me at the last minute seeing that I wasn't pleased with my last caterer. I would definitely use his services again and would highly recommend him, trust me you will not be disappointed.

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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.

A Catered Function
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Crissanda O.
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Catered appetizers. All the food was very good. The veggie trays could have been fresher. Broccoli was yellow, carrots were dry.

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Shabrina P.
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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
Carolynne E.
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Excellent food and service. Catered southern style dinner for daughter’s graduation party yesterday. Guests were so impressed with the food and still raving about it today. Amazing!!! Highly recommend. Thanks for making it an amazing party. Will definitely involve Tad and team at our next event.

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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
Angela M.
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Chef Terrie catered our Tailgate event for the Falcons Vs Saints game on January 3rd of this year and she did a fantastic job! We asked for New Orleans cuisine with drop off service and she arrived timely to ensure our guest had hot food readily available at 10AM as discussed and she set up as well. The presentation was outstanding and we had more than enough food for our clients! We are a transportation company who specialize in being on time and providing great service, A Dream Comes True Catering met our expectations!

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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I have two words to say.. "Impeccable Service!" In-Joy catering not only have the best service, but they also serve amazing food!! The Chef is one to admire due to her personality & beautiful smile..she works with her clients and will do everything she can to make sure she's giving 110%. I would definitely hire for any event I host. 😊

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah J.
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My husband Wallace and I were very impressed with Chef Jarvis Services. He catered for my Husband and I at our wedding in April of 2016. We discovered Chef Jarvis a month before the wedding after having our previous caterer cancel. We were in such a bind and were impressed with his great prices, food potions and options. We contacted Chef Jarvis and he replied almost immediately. He was very professional and very knowledgeable. He assisted us w/ the catering process every step of the way and helped us create an immaculate menu for our guest. His staff was so helpful and kind, and the food tasted great. We still crave Chef Jarvis’ signature cheesecake bites and he even opened our eyes to new foods, like his Brussels that my Husband didn't think he’d ever enjoy.The Bartender service that Chef Jarvis provided was also amazing. We felt like we didn't have to worry much about food process because Chef Jarvis was commutative every step of the way. To this day My husband and I recommend Chef Jarvis to our friends and family and those who have tried taken our word were also satisfied. I Thank Chef Jarvis for listening to our family and making sure every detail was complete and prompt ready for My husband and I’s special day.

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!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Tonja F.
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I can’t put into words how special Chef Dee made our night. She was professional, on time, well prepared, friendly, and just right down awesome. If you have any doubts about hiring her, please don’t worry. I can’t believe the experience we had with her. We dine at fine restaurants and travel to exotic locations and she is definitely among the best. I am still in awe at what we experienced with her dinner. This dinner was a surprise for my husband’s birthday. He and our children thoroughly enjoyed the food and the experience. She delivered on every part of the menu and did not skip any details. I will tell everyone I know about her.

Chef Bs
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon R.
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Will use again for dinner party....!

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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