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Edwardsville Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Edwardsville.

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Lily Pad Catering LLC
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy G.
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Dana took on a small June 2015 luncheon for me and treated it as important as a grand scale event! Top notch, super customer service and follow thru. Will definitely use Lily Pad Catering when my travels bring me back to St. Louis and will recommend to others! - Wendy

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Heavy Smoke BBQ
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric B.
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I needed catering for my boyfriend's business with short notice. Chris got it all together and made it happen. The food was amazing and really impressed all involved. Definitely using them going forward

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Catering, by Chef Cox & Co.
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael D.
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We have used catering companies in the past and this was the best experience by far. Everything was amazing. Food was outstanding and everyone was super friendly. I cannot say enough about them.

Two Mikes Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Erin D.
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We hired Two Mikes Catering to cater our wedding reception. The food was amazing! We selected the BBQ option and all of our guests loved it. Planning with Joe from Two Mikes was easy. We set up a tasting well in advance and Joe answered all the questions we had. On the day of the wedding they arrived right on time and were ready to go early! The home-style macaroni and cheese is my favorite! Two Mikes brings enough staff to dismiss tables and to provide cleanup so you don't have to worry about managing your guests getting food. The service was great and I wish we would have remembered to bring Tupperware to take the leftovers home! But since we didn't Two Mikes donates any leftovers to those in need so at least it didn't go to waste! I would absolutely recommend Two Mikes Catering to anyone looking for professional catering services! Thank you!

Help Me Rhonda LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores H.
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Rhonda and her assistant Tammy were just the right amount of hands on but not intrusive. The food was delicious and my special requirements were cheerfully met. One small glitch was easily smoothed over and price adjusted accordingly. Clean up was professional and swift, I was thrilled with this caterer.

  • 6 years in business
Andrew M.
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We used Total Catering for our wedding reception, we were extremely pleased. For a smokehouse their salmon was unbelievable.

Michael P.
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I have utilized Francesco's for Catering now going on two years and might be the best caterer I've ever used. The food is outstanding, service is top notch always on time always & attention to details. In fact I like the catering enough I try to go there and eat in the restaurant on my free time when I can. Definitely recommend this hidden gem!

Catered By Curtis LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Donnell J.
    Verified review

    The event was very wonderful and the food was amazing!!!

    Regina's Event Catering
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 21 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Regina's Catering Service is very unique, I have prepared Asian, Bosnia,Soul food etc..., I have been catering for over 20 years, Im the best at what I do and I have a professional staff.

    Bistro 517
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 18 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Anne V.
    Verified review

    By choice we assembled the salads for the luncheon, but Bistro 517 did all the prep work. There were plenty of ingredients to assemble the salads. We could have used more dressing and ice tea. The wrapped asparagus was delicious, but it would have been nice to have 2 pp instead of one. The lemon mousse cake was outstanding and beautiful. Many of the guests took business cards.

    About

    We are a full gourmet or casual catering company. Over nine pages of menus and full bar service are available. We offer over 80 entrees, many options and combinations, from buffets to seated dinners. If you dream it, we can do it.

    About

    We are a full-service catering and event planning company that was established in 1961. We are family owned. We do all types of catering. We provide full service and delivery/drop-offs. We also offer on-premise banquet facilities and have many off-premise venues where we are the preferred caterer.

    About

    We specialize in the unique, exotic aromas and tastes of the world like a non-stop party of flavors.

    About

    Whitmoor Catering Company offers extraordinary cuisine and exceptional service for private parties, corporate events, wedding receptions, birthdays and holidays. Our off-site catering capabilities can be utilized for any event with from 50 up to 300 people! Check out our 22-page catering menu on our website.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I am a Centralia, IL based caterer for all occasions. I specialize in providing quality food service with high-end customer service.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    Cut above the rest,we decorate the table according to the theme of the event. Seeing customers satisfying faces after consuming their meal..and working with family.

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    I love hearing my clients say, "Wow!" When the see and taste my food. I have worked in catering for 12 years. I enjoy making fabulous food for any event or party.

    About

    I have an extensive catering background that started many, many years ago. I have hosted numerous parties, showers, and social events. I'd like to take charge of the party for you, so that you can sit back and enjoy your party in the comfort of your home or wherever you choose to hold your affair!

    • 7 years in business
    About

    We are a "full-service" catering and event planning. No job is too small or too large. We cater all types of events such as corporate lunches, weddings, class reunions, family reunions, showers, romantic dinners for two. There are no limits to what our culinary team can do. We will prepare American, Italian, Greek, Asian, West Indies and so on. Give us a try today.

    About

    We are an Italian restaurant and pizzeria with a full catering menu. Catering is available for any sized party. We cater all of our homemade menu items.

    About

    We have home-style cooking and a great price. We have awesome prime rib, pastas (we make our own sauces), roast beef, ham and our own special Italian cream chicken, but we can do anything you want. We also do desserts. We will make your event special!

    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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