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Kirkwood Affordable Catering Services

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 147 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 262 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 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 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
  • 172 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.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 109 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 211 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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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
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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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.

Simply Elegant and More
4.5
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Terri A.
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Antoinette Saafiyah supplied catering services for our cast and crew for a stage play production. She was on time (actually early), professional, and the food was fantastic. She is friendly and very personable.

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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
  • 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
Richeal N.
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Very Professional, Knowledgeable, On Time, Great layout of the food and I could go on and on! Daphne and her staff were on point! I wish there were more stars to give. Our event involved about 75-80 people. The price was very reasonable and her/staff was AMAZING! Going forward we are going to use her company for all of our catering events. Our company has a staff of 90 plus people. She even remember things that I forgot about. She made everything so easy. They were on time, they set everything up, came back and broke everything down. Would our company use her company again ABSOULTELY!!! In a word PERFECT!! On behalf of Butler Lexus we want to say THANK YOU!!

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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
Geri T.
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The food was great! The service was outstanding! Will definitely be enjoying BBQ Haven again!

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
Callie H.
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Cupid's Pantry provided catering services for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were honestly more than just a catering company. Chenoa and her staff were amazingly professional and provided an overall experience for the event. The food was incredible! Chenoa used very fresh tasting ingredients with the perfect level of seasoning. They were even able to work with discriminate eaters such as pescatarians/vegetarians on the spot. Chenoa provided excellent insight on last minute decor details. The entire team made myself(the host) and all of my guests feel special and cared for. I definitely recommend Cupid's Pantry catering for any of your catering events!

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 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
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin T.
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Great quality meals with passion

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!

Chef Kerby Morgan Jr.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kera M.
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Chef Kerby was referred to me by a friend for his exquisite catering services. He catered an event for me and I was more than pleased with his service! He went above and beyond to cater to my event. The food was so delicious and the guest raved about it! He was very professional and fast with his service. I will definitely reach out to him again to cater my next event!

  • 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.

Taqueria on Broad
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Marcel C.
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We had Taqueria cater a corporate lunch and it was excellent. Everything was perfectly prepared, astonishingly affordable, and they are some of the nicest people to work with. The food was so good that I know of at least one person that ordered dinner from them to take home to her family.

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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Need Wedding Caterer

Atlanta, GA

  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Venue chosen
    No, I have not chosen the venue yet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mediterranean, Hors D'oeurves
  • Head count
    125-150
  • Budget per person
    $30-$40 per person
  • Details
    wedding date and time are flexible based of finding a venue
  • $1680
    Average price

Need Event Catering (Full Service)

Atlanta, GA

  • Event type
    Other (Wedding Anniversary Party)
  • Which meal
    Other (Heavy hors d'oeuvres)
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Hors D'oeurves
  • Serving style
    Buffet, Food stations
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    50-75
  • Catering (Full Service) Budget
    $20-$30 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    The event will take place in the backyard of our home.
  • $764.5
    Average price

Need food truck or cart services

Decatur, GA

  • Type of event
    Wedding/Engagement
  • Mobile cuisine type
    American (e.g. burgers, hot dogs, BBQ), Dessert (e.g. ice cream, frozen yogurt)
  • Expected guest count
    100-125
  • Payment
    By host
  • Estimated budget per person
    $10-$15
  • Details
    I'm looking for a food truck for my wedding reception on August 8 4-7pm. Also looking for a possible food cart for popcorn, cotton candy and/or ice cream.
  • $558.67
    Average price
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