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Heck's Dakota Style BBQ
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 79 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy W.
Verified review

I have had Jody's ribs on several occasions, because they are, in my opinion, the best I have eaten, and we have had official BBQ competitions where I live, so I have tried many. I decided to try his Smoked Prime Rib dinner for a special treat for my family visiting from California, and my Step Dad who loves to cook meat. Jody was extremely considerate of when we planned to eat, so he could deliver the food at a perfect time for us to enjoy it completely. I have to say, I have not heard so much moaning during a meal as I did that night.My family loved it! Personally, the taste of that smoked prime rib, was an incredible experience. My Step Dad is still talking about that being the best prime rib he has ever eaten. You will not be disappointed with this man, and what he has to deliver! 5 Stars!!

Cooking With Chef Rod
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sharon N.
    Verified review

    I have attended some of Rod's cooking classes. They were fun, hands on and very informative. Really enjoyed grilling in the park. Have had several occasions to attend dinners prepared by Rod. They were delicious and very pretty. You could never go wrong using Rod to cater your events, big or small.

    About

    Great BBQ at a Great Price. Brisket, pulled or chopped pork,ribs,and chicken are the meat choices. Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, and Potato Salad are the side choices I love doing smoked foods on my smoker. I am just starting out right now and only have family that has had my smoked foods

    About

    I offer catering, personal chef, food truck, and wedding planning services. My menu is incredibly varied due to the fabulous staff I have; they are gifted and dedicated to amazing food. I prepare everything, from tuna pokey to traditional steak burritos and great down-home American comfort food. I also make wraps, specialty sandwiches, and quinoa salads!

    About

    We are family-owned catering service that takes pride and brings passion through food for your upcoming events. We provide our services for holiday parties, family functions, weddings, etc. with six years of catering experience and more than 12 years of culinary experience from fine dining to backyard BBQ.

    About

    Akron Jo's Cafe has been Catering the Siouxland area for over 17 years. from fine dining to kindergarten birthday party's! our chef with over 60 years of extensive culinary experience will make you dining unforgettable PASSION, FAMILY, RESTAURATEURS And the Best Quality YOU COULD GET

    About

    I cook, bake, and design cakes, from birthdays to weddings and anything in between such as graduations, baby reveal, showers, Italian, Mexican, American, and just like grandma's old-fashioned cooking.

    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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