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Marietta Wedding Food Caterers

Browse these wedding food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Marietta.

Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 147 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
Aldyn W.
Verified review

Buffet style wedding dinner. Food was delicious!

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Betty A.
Verified review

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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Dana L.
Verified review

I can't say enough about how great Mike is. He made everything so so so easy for me, and the food was incredible. Heading into wedding planning, I wasn't really concerned about the food (since wedding food is usually not that fantastic). Mike totally changed my mind and proved that I could get excited about the meal! His food is AMAZING, and he and his staff are incredibly warm and professional. He's a great communicator and never missed a beat with phone calls and emails. His pricing is very fair, and he really provides wraparound service. Don't delay - hire him.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 109 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Louise B.
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Wedding food was amazing. Troy and his staff were polite punctual and efficient. During the planning stage he was helpful and made adjustments to meet our special requests and needs.

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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
Mike H.
Verified review

I truly LOVED working with Cooking with a star Catering. A buffet style wasn't what I had originally wanted, but what I had to do for our budget. They have changed my opinion about buffet weddings forever! The food was what sold us right away at our tasting. We couldn't wait the 9 months to have the roast again it was that yummy! I have several compliments from our guests on how great the food was and was presented, and let's be honest wedding food isn't always the best. Once you go to a tasting you will understand, the food and service are way above the price you pay for. Using them felt like a steal! Kendra was so easy to work with and the communication was great. GeGee on the day of was such an angel. She was extremely attentive to myself and the groom, always making sure I had food or a drink. My husband and I ended up having seconds because I enjoyed my meal that much. You cannot go wrong with using this amazing catering company.

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsia M.
Verified review

Charles of C-Bo's BBQ and his crew are very friendly, professional, and committed to providing the best possible dining experience for your event. The food was delicious and they were able to accommodate for dietary restrictions like vegetarian. Charles was quick to respond to any and all of our communications and followed up with us. His team is very capable and eager to create a great meal and 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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Diane R.
Verified review

I hired Marcus to cater my daughter's wedding. Marcus and his team worked very hired and were very professional. He was always available to answer my questions. I feel that we received great quality of food for the price and everything was delicious. Several attendees of the wedding were very complimentary of the food. I would not hesitate to hire Marcus again for another event.

Simply Elegant and More
4.5
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Jerell S.
Verified review

They was onetime and the food was good for my wedding

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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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Elaine K.
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Allison did a fantastic job with catering our wedding reception, and we are so grateful for her hard work and dedication to making it a perfect occasion. She was attentive to our needs and wishes, and went above and beyond in every way. The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was immaculate. We are so happy, and highly recommend her for any special event.

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Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Keilon J.
Verified review

Stephanie was wonderful! We hired Cabaki to cater our wedding and the food was awesome. The guests were pleased with the service. Stephanie went above and beyond her duties of caterer and for that we are grateful. Thank you, The Coney’s

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Crissanda O.
Verified review

Catered appetizers. All the food was very good. The veggie trays could have been fresher. Broccoli was yellow, carrots were dry.

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica O.
Verified review

I am so very glad that I decided to hire Tad for my wedding. From the very first time we met for the tasting, the food was spectacular and everything was freshly made. Tad and Reggie are such wonderful people who really care to make your event special. It's not just about the money for them and they will go out of their way to make sure everything is covered and if anything goes wrong, they have a plan in place to fix it. Everyone at our wedding said it was the best wedding they had ever been too and it was the best wedding food they had ever eaten. People would not stop raving about the appetizers, southern buffet, and cupcake desserts. Tad's team also provided all of the tables, chairs, linens, and decor items. Everything was beautiful and looked like it was straight out of a magazine. Tad even arrived 7 hours prior to start setting up and cooking so everything could be freshly made on-site..... I typically do not right reviews and I know looking back I was a control-freak bride but Tad and his team accommodated me and all my needs very well. And I am a very hard person to please to say the least. Lol :) I started planning with Tad one year from my wedding date and in that time I called, texted, and changed my mind about a billion different times. But Tad was always there to help, listen, and give guidance. I will definitely be using Tad for future events and will be recommending him and his team to all of my friends who are getting married. Oh and for the amount and quality of food you get, you can't beat his price! ~Veronica & Jeremy

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  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nikeshia H.
Verified review

I thoroughly enjoyed using this company for my 30th birthday! The food was absolutely amazing! Very tasty and good size portions. There were a few miscommunications along the way, but in the end everything came together. I would certainly recommend!

Balloons by Jazzy & Events
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Chantale M.
Verified review

I really enjoyed having Jazzy as a decorator for my wedding. I liked her ideas and she tried to keep me updated about the changes that were made via text and email as I live outside of the city where I was getting married. I had hoped to meet her in person to go over the details of the wedding, but we did not meet until the day prior and I was not able to see the flower arrangements and decorations until the day of the wedding. The decorations for the reception was BEAUTIFUL there were small minor details that where overlooked. (i.e. the card placements were not in the correct order for the seating arrangements). Overall, I enjoyed the experience. Thanks Jazzy.

BBQ Haven
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

Great job... catered for a wedding. 60 adults plus 20 kids. The food was excellent. Proportion were perfect. Everyone was full with little excess. Will definitely use them again. Thanks for making our event perfect.

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

Best food and catering company I have ever used!!! amazing and delicious! George is awesome and worked within our budget to give us an amazing experience

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lorryn F.
Verified review

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
Carrie A.
Verified review

The Designated Chef and his team were great to work with. They made it so easy to customize a menu for a bridal shower that I hosted for a friend. The food was fantastic and very creative. It was all very fresh and nothing like I have ever tasted before! Carrie A, Bridal Shower

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!

Chef Kerby Morgan Jr.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kera M.
Verified review

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!

Taqueria on Broad
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Marcel C.
Verified review

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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