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Fort Valley Food Service Professionals

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 151 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 269 hires on Thumbtack
Dave And Kristine S.
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Vince and Travis catered and DJ'ed our wedding. They traveled to North Carolina, roasted a pig and entertained over 100 of our friends and family. The service and food was amazing! In wedding planning there is so much to consider but we did not have to worry at any point in our planning about our reception. Vince designed the perfect southern pig roast and BBQ menu for us. Travis entertained all our guests and got everyone up dancing with his mix of oldies and new dances. Its been 2 years now since our wedding and still every time we see someone who was there they talk about how much fun they had. We highly recommend Vince, Travis and their staff for any of your events.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin R.
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I used Nikki for an intimate dinner party for my birthday. The food and service was fabulous! I highly recommend her and will definitely be using her again.

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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 .

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  • 26 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Catherine J.
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From the tasting to the delivery of the food, the service was excellent. Any question I had, and I had many, was answered rapidly via phone or text. We had 20 guests for Thanksgiving and everyone raved about the quality and flavor of the food. The leftovers were plentiful - plenty for another meal for about 10 people.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
Eboni G.
Verified review

Chef Troy and his staff presented nothing but EXCELLENT service. From the moment he responded to our request for service to the end of our wedding Chef and his staff provided exceptional communication, service and the food was superb. He honored every request I had and talked me through any questions and concerns we had and offered suggestions. My husband and I along with the guests LOVED the food!!! I would definitely use his services again and continue to recommend him:) Thank you Chef Troy & Staff:) Continued to be Blesst Mr. & Mrs. Alston

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greta W.
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Chef Sabrina and her team did an outstanding job catering my husband's 60th birthday celebration at our home. The food was delicious. My guest are still raving about the food and service she and her team provided. More importantly, her attention to details and the sophistication she and her team displayed while serving our guest was amazing! highly recommend Good fork catering for your event! I will use her again without hesitation. G. Wells

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberta H.
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Chef Kendra is a very kind hearted woman. She loves what she does and is accommodating when needed, if she is able to do so. She is very easy to talk to and is great with communicating up front. Her food and services are Amazing! She catered exactly what I wanted for my menu and it was all so very TASTEFUL!

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Minty N.
Verified review

We hired Kelsey for my mom's birthday and she was awesome! She was flexible and customized a menu for us. Kelsey was very professional:showed up on time, was quick with responses to any questions we had before we hired her and is an all around great person to work with. The food was delicious! We had clams in Thai curry sauce for apps, red wine braised beef short ribs that melted in your mouth with sesame green beans and a salted caramel creme brûlée to finish! I highly recommend her for your personal chef experience.

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lakita S.
Verified review

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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jo-Ann C.
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Wow, what service. The food not only tasted good, but was almost too pretty to eat. Ali's presentation was amazing. My family love the food. Thank you

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Briana D.
Verified review

Stephanie and the team at Cabaki's did an amazing job for not only my wedding but also my wedding rehearsal dinner! The variety on her menu and the versatility she offers with her team is extraordinary. As somewhat of a foodie myself, I will say I was very nervous for any caterer to handle the food for one of the most important days of my life. However, Stephanie took away all of my concerns and provided above and beyond service with excellent communication and a quick response with any questions or concerns I may have had. Not only did my friends and family enjoy the amazing spread, they also raved about the unique dessert that we requested from Stephanie. Not everyone can make a croquembouche! Not only did she and her team create a beautiful croquembouche they also provided a tasty and delicious dessert that all of my guests talked about. I cannot thank Stephanie and her team enough for putting all of my concerns to rest and providing detail and quality that surpassed my highest expectations. If there is any event in the future that requires catering, I will be calling on Stephanie and her team at Cabaki's catering!

Hullskitchen
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly J.
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David was very professional. He arrived on time with all of his supplies and the food was awesome!! I will definitely use his services again in the future.

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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Edward W.
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I am a single man with diabetes who was looking for healthy diabetic friendly meals to be delivered to my home. I found Iyea Brandy on Thumbtack and have been extremely satisfied with her services. The food she brings is delicious, and most importantly doesn't increase my blood sugar levels. Her prices are very reasonable and she makes an effort to tailor her services to the individual client. I was very impressed with her knowledge of food and nutrition.

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Daddy's Girl BBQ
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela W.
Verified review

I just love love love Daddy's Girl BBQ! I used the catering service my my son's 18th birthday brunch celebration and the service was great, food was delicious and just overall a great team. I will definitely be promoting their services to all friends, family, coworkers that is in need of great service (and food) with a smile 😊. Thank you ladies you went above and beyond my expectations to help make this event memorable.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jared T.
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I've worked with Jennifer for two of my events over the last few. She has a true eye for elegance! Her food was amazing. Comfort food with a modern and classy twist. Specifically, those chicken pot pie bites... To DIE for. I will definitely use her for my future needs.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Tracee B.
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The food the service the professionalism the presentation and the attention to detail was awesome!

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara C.
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This is our 4th event with him. He does a excellent job. Food is really good. Very Professional & punctual. It's got it right every time. Very Pleased with his service.

The East-West Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Zuryel D.
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Very professional, prompt, and educational on process and methods during the various types of food he prepared. Very knowledgeable. Tools he cooked with sterile including food prep areas. I would feel comfortable having him cater any event.

Bites By Eydt Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peter L.
Verified review

Dick is a professional, with a great pedigree (Cornell Hotel School, worked at Windows of the World (Trade Center back in the day). He’s creative, incredibly easy to work with and always responsive. My friends love his food, especially his bespoke pizza selections. We use him a lot and I highly recommend!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tonja F.
Verified review

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 Jan Hill
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Monae W.
Verified review

I appreciated the fact that she explained each step in such a way that even my 5year old could understand. Great class. The best part was that my food tasted as good as it looked. A class worth taking.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering Services

Atlanta, GA

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Hello, I'm considering catering for my bday dinner house gathering. I would like a chicken dish and a fish dish. Rice, veggies, rolls, maybe salad. I'm not sure just yet. The dinner is set for 10-4-14 Saturday
  • $720
    Average price

Need food truck or cart services

Atlanta, GA

  • Type of event
    Corporate
  • Mobile cuisine type
    Other (Christmas dinner)
  • Expected guest count
    More than 200 (please indicate)
  • Payment
    By host
  • Estimated budget per person
    $10-$15
  • Details
    We would like a traditional menu.
  • $1502.98
    Average price

Need Full Service Event Caterer

Forest Park, GA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Dishes and beverages
    Full meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (American - Traditional Holiday Menu)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No, Other: Maintain Buffett Line & Drinks
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Catering (Full Service) Budget
    $20-$30 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    We have 2 potential dates 12/10/2015 & 12/17/2015 Need to be ready to serve at noon, clean up can start around 2:15pm. Looking for a traditional southern/soul holiday menu - ham, turkey & dressing, etc...
  • $1864.37
    Average price
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