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Valdosta Caterers

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Robin's Nest Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Deneen W.
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Robin's Nest Catering is a true asset to our area. From supper for the family to a reunion spread, Robin can offer the same great service at very affordable prices.

  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Charnita W.
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Creative Creations and party Innovations blessed me .. We gave our Pastor a 50th birthday Celebration and Creative Creations and party Innovations really out did themselves. I was very, very pleased with everything from start to finish. I would recommend Creative Creations and party Innovations to anyone......People listen if you are looking for Someone to cater your next event Call Creative Creations and party Innovations. 100% All star business. Mrs. Lady Charnita Williams

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I offer full catering service with employees to be there for all your catering needs. I will do all the food.

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We are a full-service restaurant. We do full-service catering as well as in-house small parties. Our catering department will be happy to help you.

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Services offered: - Food services - Event planning - Scene decorating - Coordinating We have every type of service in order to plan any type of special event.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We have a great culinary team that is proficient in bringing an excellence no matter the local. We are equipped with mobile kitchens to provide fresh food cooked at your venue. Contact us now to find out how we satisfy the discerning palate.

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At 11th Street Kitchen, we offer fresh homemade casseroles, soups and desserts available for pickups or deliveries. We also cater weddings, parties, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and much more! We will do whatever it takes to please our customers! Call us today!

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We're a full service catering business that can do does any type of event. From weddings to banquets to birthday parties. We also offer tastings to ensure you are satisfied with the menu.

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I have worked for catering services before and loved it. I just wished it lasted longer. I really enjoyed what I did. I make sure the food was hot and set up for the guest and make sure the drinks were ready and if the guest needed anything in between, I would make sure they had what they needed.

  • 17 years in business
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We work very closely with our clients to make their events as memorable and as special as possible. We are very flexible with our menus, and we aim to serve the clients' every need. We do our best to stay within the clients' budget and still make their event very memorable.

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My business is custom catering. There will be no menu and no price until agreed upon by parties. I specialize in simple, well-prepared foods that speak to your memories. I bring 20 years of catering experience to you, and this region is where I grew up. So, I understand and know what people in this area like!

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We have a mobile food trailer and we also offer our cleaning services as well. We even offer laundry and ironing services.

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When I see the customer enjoying their food having a great time

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We prepare food as ordered, set up as needed, and cater to your needs. We prepare pork BBQ, beef, home-style slaw, home-style BBQ sauce, BBQ chicken, steak, shrimp, and much more.

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We are a full-service caterer and offer the best services in South Georgia. You get special one-on-one attention. We have a lot of fun here and are ready to plan your next "get together", birthday party, or wedding. Our customers are really important to us, and our friendly staff makes certain you are 100% satisfied.

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We cook home-style, comfort food. We have great, original Carolina style BBQ slaw -- originating in Lexington, NC. Mayo slaw is also available. Proteins are as follows: original Lexington style BBQ pork and chicken, chopped country-style steak, chicken and dumplings. Sides include home-style mashed potatoes and gravy, black-eyed peas, collard greens, fried okra, corn bread or rolls. Desserts include cobblers, cakes and cookies. We accommodate vegetarian meal requests in advance.

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I will be cooking great food and making my customers happy. What they enjoy for their day will come true; what they ask of me in terms of catering business will be granted.

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I have a small personal business with limited equipment and a small kitchen we cook in. We can use an onsite full kitchen when available. We cook Southern and American Cuisine dishes. We have catered a couple of weddings and a graduation party with 50 to 150 guest attending.

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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