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Duluth Appetizer Caterers

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 152 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Soogi H.
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Menu was fantastic -- fusion cuisine was a big hit! The presentation of the appetizers, dinner and desserts were perfect. We appreciated the professionalism and timeliness throughout the process and event. It was nice to be able to enjoy my own party!

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
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Lara D.
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Nikki was AMAZING throughout the entire process of catering my event. We had an adoption party for my husband to adopt my daughter and I chose the Southern Affair heavy appetizer menu. Everyone at the party was asking who the caterer was and how did I find her!! I'm still getting feedback on how delicious the food was. Hands down I would use Nikki again, she put her own unique flair on some traditional dishes:) Thank you for making our day that much more special, one thing people always remember about a party, the FOOD and you knocked it out of the park Nikki!!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Karen W.
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Troy was always able to answer the phone and answer my questions while preparing for our event. The majority of the food turned out very good - the chicken skewers and the meatballs tasted great. There was some pineapple on the fruit platter that was very sweet, I would like to know where he bought the pineapple from. He had a chocolate fountain for us, and I would suggest that he make sure next time that the strawberries are very fresh, they were kind of mushy. I would also suggest that he try to have an assistant to help him set up, it took a long time for him to set the food up for us. But, I must say that in the set up time, he got the drinks ready first, then the hot food, and last the desserts. So, that flowed very well. My daughter and I both were disappointed in the time it took for set up though. Overall, Troy was such a nice gentleman to work with, very pleasant, and like I said, always answering his phone to work on details for the upcoming event. I recommend him.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Kara H.
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Sabrina did an excellent job catering my mother's birthday dinner. She prepared a custom menu which consisted of two appetizers, a salad, two entrees, and dessert. and the food was delicious as evidenced by the chorus of "mmmm's" each time a new dish was served. She and her assistant were very personable and professional. She left the kitchen spotless. I would definitely recommend her services.

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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 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Erick B.
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I surprised my wife on her 40th B-Day with a private chef to cook dinner for the family. Kelsey was GREAT, she was warm, kind and professional every step of the way. The food was fantastic too. We started with a cheese and charcuterie plate, and then a duck salad with organic greens, both were delicious.The main course was halibut with a citrus sauce and asparagus, it was perfectly cooked. The dessert was her signature creme brulee and it was outstanding. I'd highly recommend Kelsey to anyone needing a private chef for a special occasion.

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Wali J.
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Great guy! He can get your event done to perfection. He makes excellent food from appetizers to entrees to desserts! I'd refer him in an instant!

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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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Terri T.
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Allison catered my daughters graduation party. She got to my house at 1:00PM and stayed until 6:00PM. We had heavy appetizers and they were delicious. She did everything from preparing the food, replenishing the food and cleaning up. She did an absolutely outstanding job in every aspect. I would highly recommend her to cater any function. I was able to enjoy my daughters grad party with no worries what so ever. Thank you Allison!

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.

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Tonya P.
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Cabaki's Catering did an amazing job for my daughters wedding on 09/09/2017. Stephanie made sure that everything stayed on task! Everyone raved about the appetizers and the dinner was delicious. Stephanie thought of everything and made sure that our event was perfect! Thank you! Sincerely Tonya Palinkas

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff F.
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Looking forward to a great relationship with Chef Trey. The chicken and fettuccini dish was very delicious. He takes pride in his craft and it shows. Ready for our next meal. Let’s go!!!

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Janine C.
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I was very happy with the level of service, professionalism and delicious food Tad provided for our Thanksgiving luncheon. We had a traditional Thanksgiving meal that was delicious, but the absolute standout was the dessert -- the bourbon pecan pie was amazing!! I will be using Tad's Tasty Treats Catering again!

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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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Christina C.
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Iyea was a dream come true. We had such a wonderful time at our office holiday party cooking together. Iyea made sure everything was set up and cleaned up too! She walked us through the activity in such fun way, made sure all food items were present and prepped, and brought every single little thing we would need from appetizers all the way to the electronic skillets (no kitchen in our office) all the way to treats!!! She is amazing! thank you so much.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 16 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!

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
JD D.
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Meals by Chef Jarvis are exquisite, flavorful, and a food lover's dream! The presentation of the food is a masterpiece in and of itself. I appreciate Chef Jarvis' creativity in the preparation of his dishes. He is always looking for ways to stretch the limit when it comes to food flavors. His sweet chili Brussel sprouts and raspberry cheesecake tarts were outstanding! I also appreciate Chef Jarvis' attention to detail and his mission to please his customer. This up and coming chef is a force to be reckoned with. He leaves his passion of food on the plate which leaves his customer with a unforgettable dining experience.

Bites By Eydt Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
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Dick and his team always deliver delicious food and a fun experience. Guests thoroughly enjoy every morsel they Dick artfully prepares. It is a pleasure working with Dick from planning all the way through the event execution.

BC Catering&Events
4.6
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Zoey S.
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BC Catering was very affordable, professional and the food was delicious

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Casi W.
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Food is delicious

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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