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Decatur Caterers

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Anderson Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sonja G.
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Anderson Catering catered my husbands work party with pulled pork and chicken. It was outstanding and everybody loved it! We will definitely be using them again!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
Verified review

Pete was very professional and curtious. He was prompt in replying to my need, and quick to send me an estimate. My catering needs were for a benefit and he even offered to donate a dessert for us. Amazing man and company! I would recommend him to anyone!

Heavenly Delights
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Felicia S.
    Verified review

    The food was beautiful and delicious. Service was excellent and on budget.

    Ta'Mia's Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kayetta B.
    Verified review

    I need to two times a week or you is going to get fireder

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I cater any event, big or small. I am the best around. I decorate, do invites, etc. I can save you money. I do all the work. I have been doing it for 14 years. I have many referrals.

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    We provide delicious BBQ with a variety of homemade sides to choose from. Our meat is slow cooked on a grill. The smoky and savory flavor will keep you wanting more.

    • 10 years in business
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    We offer quality meats and homemade signature sides that most businesses do not offer. Our menu is extensive with competitive prices. All of our items are made with Nuthatch Hill's high quality seasonings that are unlike any you have ever experienced. We have a line of seasonings/rubs and BBQ sauce that have the same high standards as our catering services. Can't find menu items you are looking for? We would be more than happy to customize a menu for you. With 10 plus years of competition food contests and awards under our belt we are up to any challenge presented to us. This has also given us the experience to cook at any location presented. Nuthatch Hill is truly a business here to serve you!! We enjoy the challenge of the variety of needs requested with each event. It is our mission to make each event memorable for our client. We take great pride in our attention to detail and assisting our clients with any request they have. What separates us from our competition is that we are open to change from our normal routine. Nuthatch Hill offers a variety of services in the line of catering, food vending for events, and a line of seasonings/rubs/BBQ sauce that are our own recipe.

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    I can provide catering services. I will cook for you personally, or I can prepare meals for a group or party. I plan my menu based on the information gathered from conversations with customers.

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    We provide in-home catering service, bringing good cooking to your home at a reasonable price. Let us take care of your event.

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    ExecuChefs works hard to keep on the cutting edge trends and new technologies. This way we can bring our clients a beautiful blend of traditional and new techniques. Being able to meet so many new people. People that we can make happy by simply doing a service that we love.

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    We do food preparation, delivery and setup. Additional services are available. We have been in the food business and catering for 20 years.

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    We are a catering company. We feed the body and uplift your spirit. We do catering for all occasions. Let us cater your next event. We do soul food with a Selina's flair. We offer great food that will dance in your mouth.

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    We do it all -- parties, birthdays, weddings, and graduations. We specialize in fish, pork, chicken, steaks and sides. We do Southern cooking and Jamaican cuisine. So, let's go and eat.

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    We offer an on-site and off-site catering, event planning, and in meeting your liquor needs. We are locally owned with an outstanding chef.

    • 5 years in business
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    We provide homestyle, home-cooked food made with love. We cater all events with food from appetizers to main courses and desserts. Please look us up on Facebook, TheGoodTheBadAndTheYummy.

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    A full-service catering company unlike any other caterer in town that is completely client driven & not restricted by boundaries or a set menu.

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    We smoke anything, from A to Z. No event is too small or too large; be it plain or fancy, we can handle it for you. We prepare pork, chicken, beef, seafood, plus our signature sides. Oh yes; we also have our own BBQ sauces and rubs.

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    I am a seasoned bartender of 20 years. I have worked the food and beverage industry in every facet for 25 years and for over 30 years in customer service. I have attended culinary school and my passion is cooking for others. I have catered several different types of events over the years. I aim to please.

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    It wasn't about mechanics; it was about a feeling, wanting to give someone something, which in turn was really gratifying. That really resonated for me. If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that's exactly what I did

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    It doesn't matter what the occasion is, whether family gathering, office party, corporate functions, or that special wedding. The Main Hangar Restaurant is always ready to serve you. We have great selections, so you can create your own menu, or you could choose all your favorites for a buffet or catering. Don't forget, the Main Hangar Restaurant can help you find and book the perfect type of entertainment to make your event an unforgettable experience for you and your guests on any type of budget. Does your function need a comedian, magician, ventriloquist, hypnotist or a keynote speaker? How about a murder mystery dinner or a dinner theater? You can even turn your function into a game show or find out just who is the smartest one of your guests and make it a trivia night. We can help you book whatever kind of entertainment your guests and you might want. We guarantee to provide you with great service and a professional and comfortable atmosphere to ensure you and your guests have an amazing experience.

    About

    Catering moms home cooking for, 1,2 or 100. Affordable,delicious,and comforting. For 30 years I have been a wife, mother, and waitress, my experience has allowed me the skill and knowledge to create a good meal and a great experience.

    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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