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Franklin Home Caterers

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Artisan Foodworks
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 108 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 45 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 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!!!!

A Chef In Thyme
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Carol B.
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Excellent food quality. Great organization. Fast turn around between reqest and response. Guests loved everything! I would use this catering service 100% of the time. Carol Bogar

Erin's Edibles
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 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.

Divine Family BBQ
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
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He was a pleasure to do buisness with. He made the best pulled pork BBQ Nancho's He came to my home and smoked the pork and it took about 8-10 hours. He is a very caring person and he made sure that we where fully sastified with our Food. The quality was outstanding and he puts alot of hours into smoking for the best quality. Only thing maybe he could advertise more. Keep up the good work LOOK forward to eating other foods of yours.. Thanks

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.

  • 20 years in business
Stephany F.
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Venture Beyond Catering & Events went above and beyond to make sure our event was memorable. The staff was extremely personable, the food was AMAZING, and the price was perfect. I would definitely recommend Venture Beyond Catering & Events to anyone looking for quality service, quality food, and pricing that beats all other competitors.

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We offer professional cooking and catering or food event instructional service. Call to have a personal consultation of desired menu possibilities for any home event or professional setting. Lessons on food preparation and technique, emphasized with total catering packages are provided. We offer any cuisine in any setting.

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We are a food cart and catering business that is specializing in real food and great customer service. We are priding ourselves in knowing the customers needs!

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We are located in Indianapolis, IN, specializing in buffet-style catering with gourmet, comfort and soul food for your small events. We are available for luncheons, birthday parties, holiday events and more!

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I offer customized/personalized menus, specializing in ethic (Mediterranean/Latin etc) cuisines. Event planning and coordination services are also available. I will travel to your location. I'm a passionate professional whose love for food/beverage is paralleled by a strong work ethic, integrity, and desire to produce a unique dining experience with quality product and excellent service with consistency. Let me make your next event sweet and spicy!

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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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No event is too small or too large for Hornaday's Catering. Corporate Events. Weddings. Special Occasions. Private Chef. Cooking Classes. Drop Off Services. We do it all! Let us cater your next event!

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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.

  • 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!

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For every event theme, packages are created whereas potential clients can either take home these creative packages or give them to their guests.

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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.

  • 4 years in business
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I provide healthy, fast, easy meals to reheat, cost-effective, and many recipes and entrees to choose from. I am willing to deliver every day of the week.

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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