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Marion Caterers

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Precious Moments Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Dawn L.
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Cindy catered my husband's 50th birthday. The food was delicious. Her service was above and beyond what I was expecting. She is very professional and polite and I hope she will come back to Charleston to help me with my 50th birthday. I would recommend her service to anyone who wants quality catering.

  • 7 years in business
Dawn P.
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We were very pleased with hiring keeping up with the Jones food truck.we hired him for our rehearsal dinner September 18,2015. His fish was amazing and everyone loved it.e arrived on time. We kept in very good contact with each other.we would most definitely ire him again. Keep up the great work Nick.

Julia-n-LeChef
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
Allison Gerber C.
Verified review

I cannot find anything negative about the service we received from Brandi. She took on catering 3 meals a day for 35 people for a 2 week time span. Preparing food for teenagers, adults and a vegan - meals were served on time, had great variety, were delicious and ALWAYS served with a smile. Great organizational skills!!!

Chef Mickey's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Chef Mickey did an amazing job catering for our team for multiple dinners. We can not thank him enough for the quality and on time service he provided. Great experience.

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We are famous for our jerk chicken and pork. Also, we provide barbecue and soul food. We do Caribbean, Italian and Asian inspired recipes.

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We offer Mexican, Italian and American food made fresh from scratch daily. We have 45 years in the making and two professionally trained chefs. We are unique, and our food proves it with dishes like chicken anisette.

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We offer homemade items.

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Catering, food services for individuals, groups, business. We also do event planning and services for weddings, graduations, parties, corporate events.

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We can do it all! From children's birthday parties, dessert tastings, private household services, and other get-togethers, let Classic Catering Services help make your event perfect.

  • 3 years in business
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I provide my clientele with exceptional dining experiences. Always thinking of ways to infuse the traditional with the modern and finding new ways to please the palate. I am also very social and love getting to know the ways to satisfy my clients food curiosities.

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I will be willing to help with anything. I have extensive experience with what I can do. I will be able to help with anything.

  • 7 years in business
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SUGAPEACH Chicken & Fish Fry. Sound familiar? That is because it is the best of Cedar Rapids based Sweetiepie’s Chicken and Fish Fry in Historic Oakhill-Jackson and Iowa Soul Food Market from Newbo City Market. Why the name change…because we want the name to be synonymous with Iowa. SUGAPEACH will put a smile on the face of passionate fried chicken and fish connoisseurs. We also have non-fried options that you will enjoy just as much. Offering soul food and Southern style cuisine the whole family will love.

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We are a vegan and gluten-free friendly bakery with lots of options. We have a full-service lunch and catering menu.

  • 6 years in business
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I won't compromise on quality. If I wouldn't be proud to eat it, I'm not going to serve it. I use quality meat, I don't serve re-heated barbecue and I don't let my meat dry out like others. If you slice bbq too soon and it sits, it will dry out. That's why I prefer to slice my brisket myself. That way, I can keep an eye on it.

  • 9 years in business
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Local and organic food are prepared deliciously and ethically in either a burrito or taco bar. Hire us to set up a served buffet or a la carte via our on-site food truck!

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I have a food trailer, and I do catering on wheels. I travel to different locations, selling fresh made-to-order lunches and dinners. I cater weddings, birthday parties, holiday events, anniversaries and much more. If you have questions, please contact Rodney.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Being Servsafe Certified let's potential customers know that they can rest assure knowing that those responsible for the food,have been adequately trained in the safe handling, preparation and storage of food. Providing customers with a unique catering experience seals the deal.

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We do mobile catering via food truck. We do American fare and southern fixings and barbecue, using as many local ingredients as possible.

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We are a one-of-a-kind catering company, which is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and we provide the corridor area with a competitively priced solution to event planning. Let us create a memorable event for your reception, company party, meeting, graduation, picnic, BBQ, or any reason you find to celebrate. We offer set menus for your convenience, or let us help you customize your perfect event. Contact us today for a free quote.

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We are a young company only in business for several months. I am Curly the executive chef, and I have over 25 years of experience as an executive chef, chef, executive sous chef and sous chef. I have strong managerial skills and proficiency in the restaurant/catering business. In addition, I have worked with and studied under four executive chefs, who have trained me very well in the culinary field. I have learned plenty of recipes from them and have also written several of my own over the years. I have successfully written and created menus and recipes for some of my past employers. We offer any and all ranges of types of foods from gourmet to your basic bar foods so feel free to ask us to cater your party or get-together with any style of food we aim to please. We also offer gluten-free, and we also make everything from scratch.

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We deliver healthy and fresh meal options to businesses. We offer daily delivery and catering options. This program is a partnership with Hy-vee and is approved by the Blue Zones Project.

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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