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Indianapolis Bar 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.
Verified review

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!

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The Perfect Pour & More Inc
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victor S.
Verified review

World class professionals; we will hire this service for all future bar tending needs. All my guests were impressed with their level of service.

PrimeTime Bartenders
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron M.
Verified review

Thank you David! We had a great time thanks to your help! David was on time, professional, took care of exactly what I needed in setting up the bar and serving the guests - we couldn't have asked for a better person to help us out! Thank you!!!

Little Miss Martini
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Claire S.
Verified review

Little Miss Martini provided the bartender services for our class reunion. Beth was wonderful to work with, and the bartenders assigned to our event were great. Because the food for our event was provided by multiple restaurants, it was very difficult finding an independent bartender service that did not break our budget, and she came through and saved the day. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Traci A.
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Tiffani provided a professional service from start to finish. I would definitely use her again and/or refer her to others. If you are looking for a professional, yet flexible bartender, All that Bartending and Catering should be your choice.

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Natali's Event Mixology
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josh S.
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Natali was hired to tend the bar at my daughters wedding. She knocked it out of the park. I want to have another party just to have her there! She is without a doubt the best bartender I have ever had the pleasure to meet and work with. If I owned a bar she would be in charge of all the bar staff! Thanks again Natali!

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!

Housewife Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Jean G.
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I recently hired Devesha's Variety Services to provide an open bar at a private party. I was very impressed. The service provided was efficient, clean, and classy. The staff was up on all of the latest drinks, and served them very graciously. They provided extras that I didn't expect such as fancy garnishes and stirrers. A+++ Highly Recommended!

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I do American country style cooking, and most are prepared from scratch. I use high-quality ingredients from old family recipes.

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

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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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Each event is tailored to your needs. We provide different packages, which covers the needs of everyone.

  • 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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I give the customers what they want, as far as decorating the serving table and completing the flow. I provide professional presentation and delicious food!

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We pride ourselves in great BBQ and exceptional service. We can feed 10-10,000 people and have a self-sufficient truck if needed for full service events. Let us help make your business meeting, party or wedding famous!

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We offer delicious food and adorable prices. We accommodate any finicky palate. We specialize in American, Asian, Southern and microgastronomy.

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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!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Bartender

Indianapolis, IN

  • Event Type
    Wedding rehearsal
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    25-40
  • Bar needed?
    Other (Residence, can setup anywhere in home)
  • Tip jars allowed?
    No - host will cover gratuity
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: No, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    Residential space, lo-key rehearsal dinner--possibly hosts favorite foods (pizza, easy).
  • $150
    Average price

Need Bartender

Indianapolis, IN

  • Event Type
    Graduation
  • Vibe
    Low key / casual
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    60-80
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    No - host will cover gratuity
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: No, Clean up: Yes, Food service: Yes, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: No
  • Details
    This will be a residence party with beer and wine. Person will assist with keeping food area clean and restocking. Minimum beverage help
  • $235
    Average price

Need bartending

Indianapolis, IN

  • Event Type
    Birthday party
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (Clubhouse)
  • Beverage types
    Liquor/Mixed drinks
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    40-60
  • Bar needed?
    Other (Just someone with a bartender license)
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: No, Clean up: No, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: Yes, Other: I can furnish the glasses
  • Details
    It's a surprise birthday party for someone 65! It is from 6p-10p. 50 people has been invited.
  • $125
    Average price
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