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Carmel Home Caterers

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Artisan Foodworks
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth P.
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We have just booked Artisan Foodworks for our Fall wedding and we are so happy to have found them! We had a wonderful meeting with Samantha who is so helpful, kind and professional. She was ready to answer any of our questions and we felt that she genuinely cared about us and our event. The food at this weekend's tasting event was delicious. They have many interesting items on the menu to choose from. Their catering service is affordable too, and with their experience and professionalism it will be a relief to know they will take care of everything! Thank you Alexa and Sam!

The Salty Fork
4.7
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie J.
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There are not many words to describe the excellent service provided by Lindsey. I hired The Salty Fork for a full catered graduation open house. Lindsey went above and beyond from the planning stages all the way up until the end of the event.We had a taco bar which was awesome and the food was plentiful. She went above and beyond to help me in things that were not even related to catering. I would book her again and again and again. 5 Stars for the Salty Fork!!!!

Sunshine Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie H.
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Sunshine Catering deliver exceptional service. Sunshine Catering were very professional in delivering food and service. Sunshine Catering went over and beyond service that was discussed in our contract loved her food, her preparation and overall customer service the company demonstrated.

Tracey Couillard
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dianne W.
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We attended a wedding Tracey catered and the food was some of the best we have had. Her personal touch on all the recipes were perfect. Her style is classic and unique at the same time. Her New England style is to die for!

Erin's Edibles
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne P.
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I am a single man that has grown tired of my own cooking as well as drive through food. I contacted her and she sat down with me and took the time to really get to know me. She asked about my eating preferences and style if food and I told her that I was also looking to eat healthier than I had been. She started out by preparing me a few meals that she left for me in my fridge with reheating instructions. I really liked the note that she left me asking for an honest review of each meal, I did note some of my opinions and the next week she made another set of meals that were even better than the first. I really enjoy home cooking and how easy it is to prepare them when I'm ready to eat. I may ask her to makeme a dinner for my lady friend and I to enjoy, I think she said she could come over and cook for us while we are waiting, I'm looking forward to more of her daily meals as well as a social dinner.

Fork and Function
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Hollie H.
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It was such a unique experience - Sarah and Nakia took care of everything! My house looked absolutely beautiful, and no one was without food or drink refills all night. They did all the work so I could enjoy the night with my guests.

Get Fed by Reese
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Krista G.
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I highly recommend the catering service "Get Fed by Reese". Reese provides an excellent presentation, delicious, and flavorful foods that complement each other. She has catered several bridal showers, weddings, and graduation parties for me as well as for several of my friends. She is professional, organized, has great ideas, and works on a personal level. I could not have made it through the weddings and showers without her! She was absolutely awesome! She provided everything I asked of her and then some. She is delightful to work with and her food is amazing. I will definitely use this catering service again. Thank you Reese!

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Full alcohol bar catering licensed full of energy it's my second act with lots of Southern Charm

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We offer catering for small to large events. We provide cooking and dinner party cooking classes in your home or in my kitchen, for children or adult. We offer pick-up catering or cater in our space or yours. Specialties include deep dish quiche, pastries and Cakes, and fresh approach to food with custom menus.

  • 6 years in business
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Use Knox Event Services for your day-to-day meals or for special events. We offer catering or beverage service. Please call or email us for assistance with catering your special occasion or SuperBowl party.

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Mom and me Catering is a family-owned business that is committed to making homemade, from-scratch favorites with a twist. Our chef graduated from Ivy Tech Culinary School.

  • 6 years in business
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My cafe is open daily, and I also offer catering of homemade (with love) foods for 5 to 500 people. I love putting a smile on people's faces and bellies. I am open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

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I provide personal chef, catering, and pastry chef services . I specialize in wedding cakes and 3D cakes.

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I am a local entrepreneur and seasoned culinary professional, providing small catering, private dinner parties, cooking lessons and holiday parties.

  • 24 years in business
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quality taste presentation hot and I love to what I docooking is just like making love.after 30 years I'm in love with my cooking and tasting and my experience

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I offer personal chef service. I provide customer service at the client's home and also cater to events. I am targeting clientele for a regular schedule.

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I cook and cater, and I'm dependable and on time. I work in a very clean area. I am a people person. I love to cook, and I take pride in what I do. I do it right or I don't do it at all.

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I provide services in bartending, catering and decoration (indoor/outdoor). I am here to ensure a memorable and pleasant experience always and to make sure that all participants are left with a smile and sheer enjoyment.

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After 15 successful years of assisting with catered events and hog roasts, the lovely woman I worked beside lost her battle with cancer. I began work in the home health aide field, while I loved my clients, my true love is catering. My love for cooking delicious food, paired with a love for people and the excitment of being a part of someone's special day, makes the art of catering my calling. I offer a vast menu, with different styles, as a happy customer is my priority. You will be given the option of how involved in the meal planning you are, from planning every detail, or giving general idea and allowing us to create the menu. Either way, there are sampling options, and satisfaction guaranteed. Very competetive rates, We look forward to being a part of your next event!

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From the Heart is a specialty catering and high-end wedding cake company. Our niche is farm to table, sustainable ingredients and we pride ourselves in fulfilling specialty requests. Whether a dinner for two, dinner party for 50, a backyard BBQ for 100, or a wedding cake of your dreams, From the Heart is here for you!

  • 3 years in business
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Hello Im Chef Taubah, I love food and love sharing my passion with others to bring full flavor to your event. I graduated from The Chefs Academy in 2012 with my Associates of Science in Culinary Arts. I specalize in French Classical Cusine but am skilled in American fine dining, American casual, and more. I have 5 years of experience working in the culinary feild and currently work in the heart of downtown Indy at the amazing restaurant Spoke and Steele. I have decided to step out with my dream of catering and am beginning my buisiness now. I am flexable with my prices and in most cases will adjust to your needs. I am honest and open and am very creative. I love to build flavors, and am also open to your ideas because this is your special event. So if you want to change it up or have an idea in mind I'm the woman for you. I cater to banquet or plated events and will also do vending. Along with catering special events, large or small, I have meal-planning options for your convenience and satisfaction. I am available for classes, private events and anything else you may need. So give me a call or email so we can work together to get the best results possible!

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.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

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.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

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.
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