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Forest Park Home Caterers

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 151 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 270 hires on Thumbtack
Jim S.
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Full service catering job for my wife's 50th birthday. Food and service both awesome!!! Highly recommend!!!

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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.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
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Sam F.
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Chef John did a fantastic job catering our at home dinner party. He prepared most courses before hand and put the final touches on some in our kitchen. The food was delicious and you could tell he used the freshest ingredients. He was also easy and fun to work with.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 214 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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Andre W.
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Sabrina prepared a beautiful and delicious meal for our 10 year anniversary at our home. This experience was easily one of our favorite anniversary moments. I highly recommend Sabrina for your catering needs.

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly W.
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Kendra and her staff were absolutely AMAZING! They catered a full-service event for me and the food as well as service were top notch. Her and the staff arrived on time and were extremely professional and helpful. The guests commented on how nice everything was and the food was gone without a thing to spare. I would certainly use her catering service and recommend them to anyone looking to host an event whether it be big or small. If you're looking for great food, and awesome people, you definitely have to look no further. EXCELLENT!!!

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah F.
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I ordered some meals to be delivered to a friend with a baby. Kelsey was very professional and easy to work with, and my friend raved about the meals. I would definitely recommend her for any catering needs!

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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 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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Fern M.
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I was so pleased working with Cabakis catering last month that I'm looking forward to having them cater my networking meeting this month as well. They provided a delicious full dinner for 15 and saved me a whole days work!

Hullskitchen
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia A.
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Delivers amazing meals and customer service. He makes the best dinner parties, all my friends rave about him.

Bama Que
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Megan S.
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LOVE LOVE LOVE working with this group! So easy to work with, very flexible, willing to work within our constraints and excited to help! Great service, great food and my go to catering service!!

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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.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Renee C.
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Finer Soul provided catering and decorations for my Christmas party with 30 guest. They created a menu that was specific to my requests and absolutely delicious. My home was decorated with a classic elegance. Finer Soul planned the entire evening from the invitations to last bite of dessert. They even created a space for my cognac and cigar guest. I must say that this group orcastrated an evening of class and elegance that my family and friends continue to rave about today. I can’t wait to see the magic happen again in December 2018.

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

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Robert F.
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Food was great. Service great. Came on time. Easy to work with. Great service. Couldn’t be happier.

The East-West Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Delaitre H.
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I thoroughly enjoyed working with The East-West Chef! The food was superb, and is of the highest quality and caliber. Delicious! In my extensive experience with catering companies as a nonprofit executive, I experienced nothing but professionalism, tact, expedience and timeliness. I would highly recommend!

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!

Mychef.bz, L.P.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jonetta M.
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Chef Valeri has been making delicious meals for me and my family for the last five years. I first hired her to cater a business event and then immediately hired her to provide personal chef services. Her food is delicious and her customer service is outstanding. Her attention to detail and her knowledge of food preparation and specialized diets is amazing. Whenever I ask her what makes a particular dish taste so good she says, "there is love in there" and there truly is. Hire her! You won't regret it!

  • 2 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/

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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