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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 147 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
Bette P.
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They catered my reception for 80 people. Vincent was one of the two caterers whose first reply responded to my request for a vegan menu with creative suggestions and ample selections. He was promptly responsive at all times during the planning stage. They were better than on time, they arrived a bit early. Travis set everything up, served, and interacted well with the guests. The food was attractively presented, had great visual appeal and best of all tasted great. His cleanup afterward was impeccable. I highly recommend GHI.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
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Betty A.
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Nikki is an excellent chef - food was delicious. She was on time and was very personable! The young men she brought with her were so nice! I had asked for her to prepare extra homemade croutons for me to have the next day and though she said of course I suspect in the haste to leave she forgot them. ( By the way they were great!) The only comment I would make in using a chef versus my regular caterers is that Nikki and her team planned to leave while we were eating dessert. In doing so I would have been left to clean all those dishes ( 10 seated guests) and wine glasses myself. She said that was the way she always did things. None of my caterers have ever done that -- that is part of what you are paying for ($700+) to enjoy your evening and have no work to do ! Just being hostess is enough getting the house and flowers and table set! Nikki knew we had 50 people arriving post dinner for an after party and needed the dinner dishes all pulled and cleaned - was very disappointed that we had to discuss that at the last minute! I had hired a separate bartender for the glasses to be taken care at the post party. I expected her to not do any of those dishes. I did ask her to place trays of desserts I had prepared on the "cleaned off" dining table when they finished. ( I paid them a handsome tip for doing this) Also - I have never had a caterer use the dishwasher for my dishes - I have always found them hand washed and stacked in kitchen. Nikki's team loaded my dishwashers (2) with the hand painted china and sterling flatware. I should have explained that is not done - my mistake, I just haven't had to before. She is an EXCELLENT CHEF! Services are not as "easy" on the host and her familiarity with things like the china and silver should be discussed before hand. Be very specific about every detail on how you see the evening going - write it up so you both know. We had Sea Bass and It Was Amazing!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
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James K.
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The Bountiful Basket was our caterer for our wedding on July 10. There is not enough that could be said about what Mike and his team did for us. They were way more than caterers. Mike handled everything: tables, tents, chairs, dinnerware, glassware for both our wedding and our rehearsal dinner. His staff was so very professional and on the ball. And the food....WOW. It was incredible evidenced by the fact that there was very little left. His mac and cheese is unique and fantastic. The shrimp and grits were fabulous and he makes fried chicken just like your grandmother. Please seriously consider The Bountiful Basket for any catering event. You will not be sorry. Thanks Mike and crew you made our day perfect.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 109 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Linnetta S.
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I was very pleased with the caterer, the food was excellent seasoned to perfection, portions amazing, Nothing over cooked or under cooked Troy was courteous and professional I will be using him again and referring him to friends and family

Hootie's Catering
4.7
from 75 reviews
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Paul H.
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Everything perfect! I've experienced a few meals from other caterers and wasn't impressed. That was not the case with John (Hootie). The food taste great, as if it just came out of the stove. He was very easy to work with and there were no surprises. Weddings can be very stressful to put together, but this guy absolutely simplified everything with the food. And as a bartender, the drinks were poured correctly and his manners were very good. This will be my first option for any future events.

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
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Marilyn W.
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Kendra does such a great job on her cooking! She serves not just your average dishes, but she takes normal foods that we eat everyday and adds a CREATIVE and delightful taste to everything! Her cooking will make you like goods that you usually hate! She truly has a passion for cooking and there's nobody better that you could have to serve your crew. She LOVES to serve customers the food they enjoy! Cooking With a Star is one of the best and affordable catering companies I've ever experienced.

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Dee S.
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Don't miss your opportunity to enjoy the food that IS Charles and family's CBO's BBQ! Our company event was full on fantastic thanks to CBO's and having them there felt more like family than a vendor. They are busy, busy folks (because they're that good) but they are never too busy when they're with you at your event. Honestly, we had people "High-fiving" and fist bumping Charles, his fabulous wife and their daughter. Full-on menu with all the trimmings - it's hard to pick a favorite! Call them up and let them bring you delicious, affordable food AND fun! Thanks for all of your hard work CBO's. We look forward to more good times with you! Dee S.

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Yolanda D.
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I couldn’t wait for this survey! Chef Marcus is very professional and caring! He provides quality food for an inexpensive price! I fired a caterer before finding Chef Marcus and was absolutely confident that he was the one I needed to make my day amazing. I knew he was MY caterer from just speaking to him over the phone. He speaks well, communicates, response in a timely manner and does what it takes to please his clients. My guest raved about his food and display! He absolutely AMAZING! When I was freaking out he made it all better! HE IS FIERCE IN THE KITCHEN!

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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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Douglas S.
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From the first contact with Allison to the last moment of the event, Allison, was professional, friendly, and helpful, She led me through changes in my menu to make it a much better fit for what I wanted. My guests were impressed with the presentation as well as the quality of the food. I got rave reviews from my guests as they were surprised that I was able to have a great brunch, and this was all due to Allison. I would recommend her to anybody that wanted a quality Caterer. Thank You Allison.

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Anje K.
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We enjoyed having her as a wedding planner and caterer. The food was great and we really enjoyed the breakfast for dinner, including the pancake cutting instead of the typical wedding cake. As a planner she really held things together. I have seen weddings where the planner (or day of organizer) is too quiet and cannot handle the crowds. This is not the case with Stephanie. She was politely in control when she needed to be (like at the rehearsal), but at the same time she disappeared when she needed to. It was like magic was happening that we couldn’t see that made things run smoothly! I know she deflected at least 1 or 2 major things that happened the morning of the day of. She kept the groom in the loop as needed, and let the bride have her day without the stress. Stephanie also provided us with things like chairs and other items when we were struggling to find an affordable or practical option. She also held off rain that was forecasted to threaten our day! I would highly recommend her as a planner.

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Keely W.
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Daphne Woods with Function Events catered a delicious and visually appealing lunch for a last minute event (I booked 1 week prior to the event) for my client during the hectic month of December. Daphne was able to work within my budget, menu constraints and last minute changes and served delicious food - perfect for my event. Daphne is a FANTASTIC communicator and she kept me on my toes leading up to the event. Our client misplaced 2 of Daphne's red serving platters and Daphne did not charge us for our mistake and instead absorbed the loss. This is a fantastic example of Function Events incredible client service. I HIGHLY recommend using Daphne and team for any event you have in 2016 - that is... If she is not already booked by yours truly. Huge thank you Function Events!

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia T.
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As a new meeting planner for Georgia Power, Tad's Tasty Treats was the first caterer a few people recommedned. I listened and have used Tad's Tasty Treats on several occasions. On EVERY occassion the quality of his FOOD AND SERVICE was EXCEPTIONAL!!! Tad's Tasty Treats recently catered a retirement party. Once again they recieved raving accolades about the food and service. If you haven't used Tad's Tasty Treats, you ARE missing a TREAT (pun intended). It's simply the BEST!!!!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 31 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.

BBQ Haven
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda J.
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Amazing to work with! Food was fabulous and customer service was impeccable.

PCF Creations
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
Verified review

We have used PCF Creations for a few of our company events and our experience with them is always phenomenal! The service is excellent is the food is absolutely delicious. Their pricing is very fair and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for delicious catering and outstanding service.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 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!

Designated Chef Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Patti B.
Verified review

I used Rich to cater a high school sports banquet. In my initial search for a caterer, Rich was quick to respond to my inquiry and offered suggestions and gave me prices for a menu. I had to work with the booster club board and coaches to nail down a date and Rich was accommodating in holding my tentative dates and working with me via email. Two days before the scheduled banquet, we discovered we would not be able to have the banquet on the date planned. Again, Rich worked with me, gave me options and waited patiently for the new date to be set. The banquet turned out great! The food was delicious and Rich and his team were very professional in setting up and taking down (I never knew they left the building - they were so quiet!) I would definitely use Rich again and I know that many of the attendees enjoyed the meal and asked me for his business information.

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

The food is delicious and the owner is gregarious. Take a chance on Bites by Eydt; I guarantee you'll love it!

Baby Boy Catering, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rob R.
Verified review

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 !!!

  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany C.
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Eventfull Kreations did an awesome job planning and catering my 40th birthday party. I was super pleased with Teleitha's professionalism and expertise. She made this milestone in my life not only fun, but memorable. I would recommend her services, undoubtedly to anyone.

Chef Toni Ann
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Angela P.
Verified review

Toni created the most delicious food for my catered party. Toni not only brings her expertise, passion as well as her outgoing personality. My guests didn’t want to leave the kitchen. For me, Toni is the whole package.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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