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Smyrna Event Caterers

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

We got married on July 15th and every step of the way Vincent and Gotta Have It Catering was incredibly helpful! We weren't sure what menu we wanted and they helped us craft a wonderful menu and were even open to last minute changes. Our guests loved the mashed potato bar the best followed by the brisket and jerk chicken sliders. I only had a couple of desserts but those were also amazing. So many guests told us how much they loved the food. During the reception itself servers frequently checked in and asked if we needed anything. It was everything we could have wanted on our special day. Would definitely recommend if you were looking for a caterer for any event!

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

Mike was excellent for a corporate event for my client. Plus everyone loved the food. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a caterer for their event.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila R.
Verified review

Outstanding, Professional Company and the Crew. They were on time, handled all of the logistics in a outstanding manner for my wedding and reception. They went beyond what was asked for and I highly recommend using Blesst Events for your event. This company represents Excellence and Professionalism. Sheila Richardson

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Greta W.
Verified review

Chef Sabrina and her team did an outstanding job catering my husband's 60th birthday celebration at our home. The food was delicious. My guest are still raving about the food and service she and her team provided. More importantly, her attention to details and the sophistication she and her team displayed while serving our guest was amazing! highly recommend Good fork catering for your event! I will use her again without hesitation. G. Wells

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allen C C.
Verified review

I had a lot of things go wrong on my wedding day, but I can honestly say that Cooking with a star Catering came through and did an outstanding job. The staff was so courteous and was always asking me if I needed anything (anything at all! even drinks from the bar!) The food was delicious and the coordinator that I hired from them was outstanding! Kendra did a wonderful job and she made me feel like everything was going to be alright even when everything was going wrong. Everything I asked her to set up was just the way I wanted it. If I ever need to have another event catered, I will definitely be using Cooking with a Star catering again!

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Laurie L.
Verified review

Chef Kelsey came well prepared and cooked a delicious three course dinner for four of us. The portion sizes were plentiful and she even left us with leftovers. She is pleasant and eager to please. We would use her again for another special occasion.

  • 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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Jared M.
Verified review

Eton, Inc hired Marcus and his crew for a 3 day catered event. His food was incredible and he clearly spent time preparing a specialized menu for us. He catered to our exact specialized needs. The price was the same price as if we catered it at the hotel, but Marcus's quality and taste of food was so much better.

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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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Vedonna R.
Verified review

The event catered by Ali's Personal Chef Service could not have been any better. We continue to receive comments from guests telling how delicious the food was and what a beautiful selection and presentation. We could not have been more please. You can be confident in a successful event Ali.

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

Wonderful service and top quality. Our event had over 400 in attending and it was overwhelming success. Highly recommended.

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1STOPSHOPENT
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Shakina P.
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If I could give more than 5 stars I would! This Dj genuinely cares about making sure that his customers/ clients have a great time! Dj k-nce made my party a night to remember! I loved the way he interacts with the crowd and the mix up of his music was awesome, old school and new school! he kept my entire family and friends on there feet dancing the entire night! No one sat down! I've received so many phone calls not about my party, but about how nice the Dj was! I usually don't do reviews, but I had to do this one! I would most definitely recommend this Dj to anyone, he arrived a hour early and even stayed a hour later to keep the party going! every party, wedding, and any event that I have, I know exactly who to call! Thank you so much and keep up the amazing work ! 10 stars !

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

Tad was so helpful from the very beginning. We came to him for our company event having no clue what we wanted and a pretty short timeline. He helped guide us and took care of everything. The food at our event was AMAZING!! Everyone was raving. I would recommend Tad to anyone!

Bama Que
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki B.
Verified review

The food was great and the caterers were awesome. Very easy to deal with even though the event was kind of last minute

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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lakeitha S.
Verified review

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.

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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
Tyrenza J.
Verified review

Mrs. Markie was the best. She made all my worries with my daughters baby shower fade away. I will certainly be calling her again for the next event. The food was awesome.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

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. 😊

Dillon's Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Arica R.
Verified review

I have been to several events catered by Chef Dillon. He is professional and detailed-oriented. The food is always creative and most importantly Delicious! The bruschetta is a must have, it is amazing!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gigi C.
Verified review

My event: dinner with 12 guests Food prepared: grilled salmon with buerre blanc sauce, grilled asparagus, and garlic mashed potatoes. Perfeclty seasoned with a medley of flavors that were balanced, salmon was moist with and witthout sauce, aspargus were crisp with light grill taste and mashed potatoes were delish. The garlic did not overpower the flavor of the potatoes. Trey was professional and assured guests were satisfied with their food. He offered suggestions for the use of the buerre blanc on all the dishes. Food was fresh, presentation was eye catching and most importantly flavorful.

  • 31 years in business
Jason P.
Verified review

Great service, food was wonderful, will call th for my next event!

Baby Boy Catering, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marjorie H.
Verified review

OMG! This is the Best Catering I've ever received! The price was Great! The taste of the food was Great! The Service was Great! Warm, inviting hospitality! The catering was for my son's Graduation Celebration and I was on a budget, but Richard made everything possible. We had a fun evening, with great food! Will always choose Baby Boy Catering, LLC

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 event caterers in Smyrna

Need a Catering Service (full service)

Smyrna, GA

  • Event type
    Other (Summer food Service program)
  • Which meal
    Breakfast, Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (sub sandwich and pizza)
  • Serving style
    Other (sacked lunch)
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No, Other: deliverer
  • Head count
    125-150
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Other (USDA school food nutrition)
  • Details
    food will be served Mon-Friday 9a-Breakfast, lunch 12p
  • $15
    Average price

Need catering

Smyrna, GA

  • Event type
    Other (book launch )
  • Which meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Light appetizers, nothing requiring utensils, would like some cookies, biscotti, kaluha brownies,
  • $905
    Average price

Need Full Service Event Caterer

Smyrna, GA

  • Event type
    Other (Reception)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Dishes and beverages
    Other (Salad, pasta, and bread)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
    Plated meal, Buffet, Family style, Other (Whatever is easier)
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    We will provide all of plates, silverware,napkins,cups,and beverages
  • $843.75
    Average price
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