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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 151 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
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Hi! I was super pleased with my decision to use Gotta Have It for a holiday party and will definitely use them again! From my first engagement through the end of my party, the experience was seamless. Instead of having preset menus, I spoke with Angie for a few moments and she sent me a suggested menu that met our needs to a tee! The food and service exceeded expectations and I had many compliments from the guests. I would definitely recommend them for any occasion.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
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Ben A.
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Nikki catered our holiday party. She was easy to work with and very accommodating. She showed up ahead of schedule, took her time to explain everything and delivered a great product. Here bruschetta and turkey burgers were out of this world! We would recommend her to anyone looking for help for their special event.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
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Judy L.
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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.
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Troy is amazing. He is an awesome chef also. We will be using him again for our holiday party.

Hootie's Catering
4.7
from 77 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny V.
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John catered a holiday meal for me and my family. He was very responsive and answered all questions. Communicated well to make sure everything was to my satisfaction. The food arrived at the time we had discussed and it really made a usually stressful preparation very easy. My father called the following day to say "that may have been the best meal I've ever had". The beef tenderloin was tender and cooked to perfection. We will definitely be using his services again. Reasonably priced!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Ann B.
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We had a cocktail party for 50 people. SabrIna responded promptly to my request for a quote. She worked with me to select a menu. Her pricing was very reasonable. At the time of the party the food was delicious. Our guests had a great time and enjoyed the food. Sabrina and her staff did a great job! I would definitely hire them again!

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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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Tom H.
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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
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Sherie G.
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Kelsey, as it turned out, did not only drop-off the meal for our dinner party, but she served as personal chef, doing much of the preparation in my home. She prepared a fantastic New Year's Eve meal for 11 of us, working with us to arrive at a wonderful menu that satisfied everyone's very individualized culinary needs and requirements. Communication with her in advance was smooth and prompt. She arrived at exactly the time she said she would, made herself comfortable in my kitchen, presented fantastic appetizers, and then served a meal that was well-prepared, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. In addition to her culinary skills, she has a delightful and friendly personality. She clearly enjoys what she does, and she truly exceeded our expectations.

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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NASH N.
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Was about to accommodate a last minute birthday party. Very professional and respectful. Food was great, all the guests couldn't stop talking about his chicken. Very reasonable pricing.

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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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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.

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Jackie R.
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Stephanie and her team did an amazing job with the catering at our wedding. Before the date even came we had great experiences tasting and working out the logistics of the event with them. We couldn't have asked for a better start to finish experience with them. They got there early and got to work right away setting up, and even helped us when it was coming down to the wire to set up a few things that weren't their responsibility. She knows how to run the show confidently and made sure we were happy at all times. They really helped out in more ways than just food, and were super supportive and adaptive when weather and schedules didn't go as planned. The table presentation was perfect, and we were able to pick from numerous options through them on settings and linens. On top of all that the important stuff, the food, was amazing! Specifically we had BBQ options with sides to match. It was all amazing, and everyone enjoyed it, especially the brisket. The jalapeno poppers were the bomb! The bartending service provided through them was great also. After the wedding we can say confidently they are the best value out there, and they were an absolute perfect choice for our wedding. Thank you guys!!!

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 63 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
Jennifer S.
Verified review

I had the best holiday party ever thanks to Tad and his team! The food was wonderful! Tad and his crew made sure that everything ran smoothly. They were enthusiastic and friendly. They were truly a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them for any event!

Bama Que
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 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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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.

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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.
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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.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Niki P.
Verified review

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 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Renae W.
Verified review

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!

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!

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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