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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 152 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret H.
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I hired Gotta Have It Catering for my housewarming party. The whole experience was great; Vince and Travis were responsive, put together a great food selection that WOWed my guests, and showed up as scheduled to set-up before the party. They took the stress out of planning the food and everyone at the party kept asking who catered and loved the creative and tasty menu.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine F.
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Nikki’s cooking was the talk of a cocktail party that I recently hosted! I absolutely loved working with Nikki - she suggested a menu perfectly tailored to the occasion and was so professional and helpful throughout the event. Thank you, Nikki!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura S.
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Due to Mike and his server, I was able to actually enjoy my own dinner party! The guests raved about how good the food was, and we ended the party dividing up the left overs. I was able to relax and leave it all up to the server. I highly recommend hiring a server(s). She brought the food, set it all up on my platters and then washed up when we were done. Highly recommended!

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 112 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Dione R.
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Troy did an amazing job for my moms 60th Birthday party. Very professional and delivered on his promise. Very prompt and personable

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Ann B.
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We had a cocktail party for 50 people. SabrIna responded promptly to my request for a quote. She worked with me to select a menu. Her pricing was very reasonable. At the time of the party the food was delicious. Our guests had a great time and enjoyed the food. Sabrina and her staff did a great job! I would definitely hire them again!

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
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Caroline C.
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Kendra, was responsive, on time and oh yes, she delivered deliciously tasting food! On May 21, 2017 she catered our son's and his brides wedding. After the wedding we asked family members to critique the food; we had roasted chicken, plum meatballs, mashed potatoes and on request of my son, mac and cheese. Everyone unanimously said everything was delicious, they wouldn't change a thing. So, yes, we highly recommend Kendra, Cooking with A Star. She was also spot on with the signature cocktail drink! Cooking with a Star absolutely gets 5 stars from us. Dave and Caroline Colonna

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Sherie G.
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Kelsey, as it turned out, did not only drop-off the meal for our dinner party, but she served as personal chef, doing much of the preparation in my home. She prepared a fantastic New Year's Eve meal for 11 of us, working with us to arrive at a wonderful menu that satisfied everyone's very individualized culinary needs and requirements. Communication with her in advance was smooth and prompt. She arrived at exactly the time she said she would, made herself comfortable in my kitchen, presented fantastic appetizers, and then served a meal that was well-prepared, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. In addition to her culinary skills, she has a delightful and friendly personality. She clearly enjoys what she does, and she truly exceeded our expectations.

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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NASH N.
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Was about to accommodate a last minute birthday party. Very professional and respectful. Food was great, all the guests couldn't stop talking about his chicken. Very reasonable pricing.

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Ali's Personal Chef Service
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 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.

A Catered Function
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Carey S.
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I had a party for 75 people and they made it super easy. I pretty much just sat back and enjoyed the party. Set up to clean up was done beautifully and the food got rave reviews. We did a "backwards party" it was breakfast at night in pjs for 75 teenagers. Will use again in a heartbeat.

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Shabrina P.
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Trey is very professional and easy to work with. He cooked on site for a small dinner party and the food was amazing! He made everything from scratch. I would definitely use him again!

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne K.
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Tad recently catered an small dinner party at my home. The food was great and he made everything so easy. Tad is flexible to work with and has good menu ideas. I highly recommend Tad's Tasty Treats.

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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Rhonda H.
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Divas Cooking Party catered a graduation brunch at our home and from first contact to the final “show” Iyea was a joy to work with! She helped me plan the menu which she executed to delicious perfection! Thanks Divas!

  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Latonya B.
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Terrie made my dream come true in managing and catering my Halloween themed birthday party. The decorations were theatre quality and the food was 5 star. She worked within my budget and made my event worry free. She is definitely my go to person for my June 20th wedding. I can't wait to see what she has in store for my big day.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 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!

Diva's Touch Catering, Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Renae W.
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Chef Latanya and her staff was very nice, professional, and thorough with helping to make my 42nd Birthday Celebration a Success within a very limited timeframe for an extra cost of course but it was well worth every penny I spent and some. My soul food cuisine was TRULY DELICIOUS and most importantly NUTRITIOUSLY prepared with a ZESTY taste. All of my guests at the party enjoyed my Birthday Celebration and they really was most impressed with the food that Diva's Touch Catering prepared. I would definitely refer and use Diva's Touch Catering services again for all of my catering services' needs!

Wimbo's Your Personal Chef
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Monique C.
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We have had the pleasure of experiencing the culinary experience that is Chef Wimbo several times. Small dinner party or large caterer event the food was delicious and service excellent!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah J.
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My husband Wallace and I were very impressed with Chef Jarvis Services. He catered for my Husband and I at our wedding in April of 2016. We discovered Chef Jarvis a month before the wedding after having our previous caterer cancel. We were in such a bind and were impressed with his great prices, food potions and options. We contacted Chef Jarvis and he replied almost immediately. He was very professional and very knowledgeable. He assisted us w/ the catering process every step of the way and helped us create an immaculate menu for our guest. His staff was so helpful and kind, and the food tasted great. We still crave Chef Jarvis’ signature cheesecake bites and he even opened our eyes to new foods, like his Brussels that my Husband didn't think he’d ever enjoy.The Bartender service that Chef Jarvis provided was also amazing. We felt like we didn't have to worry much about food process because Chef Jarvis was commutative every step of the way. To this day My husband and I recommend Chef Jarvis to our friends and family and those who have tried taken our word were also satisfied. I Thank Chef Jarvis for listening to our family and making sure every detail was complete and prompt ready for My husband and I’s special day.

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!

Sugar And Spice
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia L.
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A great big THANK YOU for your services at our son's engagement party!! The food was incredible and the staff was professional, accommodating and overall outstanding. It was a blessing to have a smooth-running and stress free event. Attendees of the party continually praised Sugar And Spice throughout the afternoon. We look forward to another catering event in 12-18 months...which will include a large white cake. God Bless!! Cynthia

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joe M.
Verified review

Heavenly Hawgs BBQ was selling some of their delicious food at an event that I attended. I tried their smoked pork and smoked chicken and it was very good. So was their Brunswick Stew and smoked mac & cheese. I asked the husband & wife team how could go about getting them to cater an event/party in the future and they told me they have a page on Facebook. So I liked their FB page on the spot and know where to turn when I want to host a get-together but leave the chore of cooking some superb eats to someone else. https://www.facebook.com/heavenlyhawgsbbq/

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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