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O Fallon Party Caterers

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Lily Pad Catering LLC
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
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Dana's food was amazing! My family uses quite a few caterers around town. I would recommend him over any of the big named caterers in St. Louis. He is easy to work with and everything was delicious. I am planning on using him again!

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  • 20 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
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I would recommend Keita Hines’s Blessed Occasion to anyone! When working on our contract, she was extremely helpful and precise. She let me know exactly what to expect and what could be done to make my event the best it could be. She was easy to get in touch with and I never felt like I was left in the dark like some caterers I have worked with. She is very trustworthy and had no hidden chargers. She went above and beyond. We had requested her to cater for a Boy Scout Banquet for around 175 people. We had Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, and dinner rolls. The fried chicken was seasoned to perfection. The roast beef was so moist. The mashed potatoes were a hit! She even gave us dark and lite gravy. I don’t know what she adds to her green beans and corn to make them amazing, but they were not bland in the least. Everyone wanted seconds of everything! I was so grateful she gave use extra servings because we flew through the food. She even gave use an order of pasta con broccoli for families that were vegetarians! I had over 15 families tell me how delicious all the food was! When we thought the food could not get any better, her desserts were divine. She had a variety of cookies. (My favorite was the chocolate chunk cookies!) The brownies were moist and extra chocolaty. She even customized her shortbread/sugar cookies with blue and gold sprinkles (the Boy Scout colors!). For refreshments, she brought tea, pink lemonade, and BLUE raspberry cool aid. We appreciated how she took into consideration our event and added little touches like that. Keita and her family were on time to set up, which is very important to us. They were very nice and personable. They set up the food in a neat and organized way. It looked beautiful. Keita made sure I was familiar with the food set up and walked me through everything before we served our guests. I was over the top impressed and would recommend her to anyone needing catering, whether it is for a large or small group of people. I loved working with her and would definitely ask her to cater future events!

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Heavy Smoke BBQ
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Casaundra K.
Verified review

We looked at quite a few caterers for our wedding. We chose Heavy Smoke because of their professionalism, responsiveness and delicious food! :) We heard comments from our guests the entire night about how much they enjoyed the food!

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Catering, by Chef Cox & Co.
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Adam H.
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Chef Sara and her team were amazing. From planning to execution Sara was a rock star. She helped us create the perfect menu and brought a stellar team to the house ... everything was turnkey and stress free. Oh, and the food was spectacular!

Delistro Catering LLC
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Carl T.
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Chef Terri Jayne is a consummate professional. The food could not have been better. She has an outstanding staff who were prompt, courteous and most pleasant. We will definitely use Delistro Catering for our future events.

Two Mikes Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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We recently used Two Mike Catering for our wedding. Words cannot describe how amazing Joe was during the whole process. Even though the electric went out at the venue there were no delays. The food was amazing! We cannot wait to work with them in the future.

Mellow Mushroom Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Marybeth K.
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I was fortunate enough to have found Mellow Mushroom Catering when I had to arrange a dinner in St. Louis (I was in NYC!) for a group of 25 picky people with varied dietary preferences including vegetarian and vegan. Kelly Nielson, Catering Coordinator, was able to talk me off a cliff through her sage advice and proficiency, and with her help and calm demeanor, I was able to order plenty of food, including salad and pizzas and all the fixings, that covered all dietary bases. The food was not only delicious, but was delivered on time, and was packed and presented beautifully - not a detail was overlooked! I highly recommend Mellow Mushroom for your catering needs - you will not be disappointed with the proficient service or the variety, quality and presentation of the food! Thank you, Mellow Mushroom, for an outstanding job - I wish we had them in NYC!

Christopher W.
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Natina was prompt, well planned as well as full of ideas that we had not even thought of during our initial consultation. When it came to our ideas, Natina was very patient and she listened to all of our requests and executed them all to our liking. The food was amazing! It was far beyond our expectations. Noirblanc is my #1 choice for any future events. Thanks Again!

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l am certified in culinary arts, as well as versed in front of the house edict. I am able to build menus or take requests.

  • 4 years in business
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Everything we cook, prep , and display is done with LOVE first and has to have everyones approval with the taste and look of the food because if i dont like the presentation of the food it will not get served looks are everything.

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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.

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I am a culinary student at Lecole Culinaire in St. Louis. I do all kinds of catering work and personal cooking. I am the man for the job, and you won't be disappointed!

  • 7 years in business
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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.

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I do handwritten invitations. I do baby showers, weddings, children's birthday parties, anniversary dinners, etc.

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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.

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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!

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We cater weddings, birthdays, graduations and wine tastings, from 0 to 600 guests. We have done many celebrity, dignitary and presidential events.

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We create gift baskets and party favors for all occasions. Let us make your day special in every way. Don't delay; call today.

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We provide private catering for elderly, singles or just busy people. I will give you a selection of choices to choose from, from snacks, breakfast, main courses and side dishes to desserts. I will go get the groceries. You are welcome to go with me if you choose. You will pay for the groceries, then I will come to your home the next day and spend the entire day cooking and putting everything in portions that you can grab from the fridge or freezer, warm it up and down the hatch. I get paid $100.00 for the day of cooking, so you are only out 100 dollars plus the cost of the food. I will clean up the kitchen, and hopefully, you call me again and tell all your friends how awesome it is.

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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.

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Catering delicious lunch, and dinner options, perfect for busy lifesyles. Local delivery available.

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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