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Kennesaw Food Service Professionals

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 150 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 265 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
Verified review

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 142 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl P.
Verified review

GREAT TASTING!!! This is all that needs to be stated about the quality of food, the great customer service and presentation of the food. She far exceeded my expectations for our family dinner and our toddlers enjoyed all of the food that she cooked, which was truly a delight. For our next family outing, I will definitely be calling on her services again.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daisha H.
Verified review

Mike was absolutely amazing. My husband and I had a caterer previously and found out 2 weeks before our reception that they could no longer do it. I was in a panic! I searched for a few days and came across Thumbtack. After putting my information and the things that I needed from a catering in the system and submitting it, Mike was the first person I heard from. Though there were many other options, Mike was the best choice. He was kind, professional, and made every effort to go over and beyond to give me anything and everything I asked for to make my day special. Also, he really worked with us on a payment plan and was flexible about delivery. One thing that stood out to me was the fact that no other caterer was willing to do a tasting with it being such short notice. Mike was willing and made it seem like a pleasure to do it for us, despite the amount of time we had left. Everything was absolutely delicious and we haven't stopped hearing our guests rave about the wonderful food and service we received. I would recommend him many times over for any and every event someone might have and I'm appreciative of everything he did for my husband and I that day. Thanks Mike!

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 213 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
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Emily W.
Verified review

Everything was great! We truly loved the experience and the service and food were hard to beat. Sabrina did a great job listening to what we wanted and delivering. She made the evening great for everyone and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend!

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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.
Verified review

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 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 62 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
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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
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Keith T.
Verified review

Great experience in working with her service. Made excellent suggestions after we explained what we needed. Stayed within our budget. Presentation, food and service was above and beyond in what we anticipated. I would highly recommend her service.

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Theola D.
Verified review

A Catered Function was prompt, responsive and so very accommodating; without hesitation Daphne allowed me to create a custom menu for my office holiday luncheon. Feedback from one employee indicated they really enjoyed the food, but especially loved the banana pudding, saying "The banana pudding was off the chain! Reminded me of how my grandma used to make it...I had to go take a moment..." Thank you A Catered Function for helping make my holiday luncheon a memorable occasion!

Hullskitchen
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly J.
Verified review

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.

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia T.
Verified review

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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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Edward W.
Verified review

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.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tracee B.
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The food the service the professionalism the presentation and the attention to detail was awesome!

Dillon's Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tina C.
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This post is way past due but my husband and I could not be more grateful for Dillons Catering!!!! We had the pleasure of having them cater our wedding, this past August, and the food/service was nothing short of phenomenal! After dieting to fit perfectly into my wedding dress for 8 months, all I wanted was soul food. Chef Aaron gave us soul food with so much flare. Braised chicken, white macaroni and cheese, mashed sweet potatoes, perfectly seasoned collard greens…and they didn’t fall short of having hot sauce to go with it. I’m drooling just thinking about it all over again. I can admit that I am not usually a fan of “wedding food”, it’s usually high priced and bland in taste. BUT even my guest still brag about how awesome our reception dinner was! On the customer service side of the house Team Dillon did not fall short either. They are extremely courteous, prompt in responding to emails and phone calls; willing to do whatever they can to make your event deliciously perfect!! I have recommended them to brides to be and will continue to do so. They more than exceeded our expectations for our catering needs and our day wouldn’t have been nearly as perfect without them. I can only hope that we have another large event in the Atlanta area soon, so we can have them cater for us again!!! Book Team Dillon, you won’t regret it!!!!

The East-West Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Zuryel D.
Verified review

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.

Might Be Vegan, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alla A.
Verified review

I love this new approach to the food. I’m not even vegan or vegetarian but I’m always curious about new things in food. MbV recipes are very easy to cook, all ingredients are easy to get and it’s delicious. I can’t wait to see what else Kimberly will come up with next!

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.

Events by Bridget
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I was somewhat disappointed in the presentation and quality of the food. The taste of the food was not what I thought would be from a professional caterer.

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 !!!

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.

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 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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for food service professionals in Kennesaw

Need a Personal Chef

Kennesaw, GA

  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (All of the above)
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
    No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
  • Budget per head
  • Details
    Looking to do this for 5 or 6 days (a weeks worth of dinners for Mother's Day Gift); She would coordinate dates and times with the chef
  • $160
    Average price

Need a Food Specialist

Acworth, GA

  • Meal preparation frequency
    A few times a week
  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Head count
    More than 5 (please indicate) (24)
  • Serving style
    Other (In groups of 2)
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Day preference
    Tuesday, Thursday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    We are an accounting firm in Woodstock that needs dinners delivered twice a week during tax season (January-April).
  • $314
    Average price

Need Personal Chef Services (one time)

Kennesaw, GA

  • Event type
    Other (Morning before wedding )
  • Meals needed
    Breakfast
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Courses / Dishes
    Salad: No, Single entree: Yes, Multiple entrees: No, Side dishes: No
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
    No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Head count
    1-2
  • Budget per head
    $70-$80
  • Details
    Morning before wedding I just want a surprise breakfast for them prepared at their house or delivered on 121314
  • $119
    Average price
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