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Kennesaw Elegant Caterers

Browse these elegant caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kennesaw.

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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Gale S.
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Nikki prepared her barbecue dinner for our party of 60 - we had the mango glazed chicken, pork station with cole slaw and onion jam, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and tossed salad. Everyone at the party raved about the dishes she prepared and asked for her contact information :-) - in fact they are still talking about it a week later. She made traditional dishes - but added her own elegant gourmet twists - that are delightfully delicious! Interactions with Nikki from start to finish were highly professional and organized. She is prompt and thorough to respond to any questions and she delivers as promised! This was a last minute request ( confirmed catering on the Wednesday before a Sunday event) and she handled it perfectly. She delivered the food on time and set everything up for us. There was more than plenty of everything for all of my guests and even enough for leftovers ( which we appreciated because it was all so delicious ). I highly recommend her if you are considering catering an event!

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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
John G.
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Wedding catering, video and DJ. I was very pleased with the overall service and staff.

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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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Ann C.
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Cooking with the star is a wonderful catering company. They showed up on time for my last-minute event. They delivered excellent service and outstanding food. Our company plans on using them for all our upcoming events. The seafood lasagna in the basil lemonade or remarkable !!! Thanks again

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Tamika B.
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We really appreciate C-Bo's BBQ and Southern Cuisine for coming out to our event. The services was excellent and the food was marvelous. Chef C-Bo and Tonya you all did wonderful. We'll definitely be contacting you again!

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Elisabet R.
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Pas De Deux catering has catered both to my daily home food consumption and to my private parties for the last three years. Marcus is always great at communicating during the planning process, delivers what he promises, and most importantly, brings food that is fresh and absolutely delicious. His soups and his BBQ are amazing.

Simply Elegant and More
4.5
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Lillian W.
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It was a pleasure working with Antionette of Simply Elegant and More Catering on May 17, 2014 for the wedding I coordinated. The food was wonderful and plentiful, the staff was very accommodating and friendly. They went over and above to make the Bride and Groom day even more special.

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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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Julie S.
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Allison provided a wonderful selection of delicious food for our event- mini crab cakes, spicy shrimp, mini croque monsiuers, an elegant cheese platter, beef tenderloin and a beautiful crudite. Her spread was beautiful and tasty and our guests raved about the food. She arrived in plenty of time to prepare and set up and provided all of the necessary rentals including glass wear, linens and plates. At the end of the evening, the kitchen and party area was left completely clean! Thank you Ali and Terry for a fabulous party!

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Thus far my experience with Cabaki's Catering has been very pleasant and professional. I continuing to look forward to the day my event arrive and is managed by Cabaki's Catering.

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 61 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
Alex B.
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Tad put together an outstanding custom menu for our Sinatra party - including some of Sinatra's favorite dishes. The food was exquisite and he and his staff were outstanding. I would recommend Tad to anyone

Chef Jay Amber
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
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I couldn't have had a better experience. Chef Jay catered a church event and traveled all the way to Jacksonville, FL to do so. Everything was delicious. She was professional and a pleasure to work with.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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

  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Xavier D.
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Chenoa is always professional, on Time and prepared. She was a pleasure to work with and extremely helpful with suggestions that allowed my event to be a success. My guest are still complementing the wonderful decor and the fabulous food!!! The entire experience was great!!!

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lorryn F.
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Dena was simply amazing! Her food was amazing and plentiful! I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding caterer!

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

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Angie O.
Verified review

The food Trey cooked for me from scratch was phenomenal! I would cannot wait to have another meal from his fabulous recipe book!

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!

  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Margie S.
Verified review

I had one thing in mind. They exceeded my expectations. I must say it was zn important occasion and that last event I had low funds, but you could not tell it. Excellent event

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.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

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.

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.

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.
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