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Artisan Foodworks
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
SJ H.
Verified review

Sam and the gang at Artisan did a great job catering my son's graduation open house. They were thoughtful, professional and the food was excellent!

The Salty Fork
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
Verified review

Lindsey did a great job from start to finish. I asked her to help me plan a family get together. Her menu suggestions were on target for all the special dietary needs. She handled set up, serving and clean up. The food was great! Additionally, Lindsey was professional, cheerful, and helpful throughout. She went the extra mile so I could enjoy my own party. I will definitely call Lindsey again, and recommend her highly for your catering needs!

A Chef In Thyme
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie P.
Verified review

A Chef in Thyme catering was outstanding! Julie was a dream to work with and incredibly personable. She was able to meet my last minute request (1 week before event) and made it all seem so easy! Julie’s quote was reasonable—the quality of service and food exceeded my expectations. Julie was always prompt with responses whether through text, phone call, or Thumbtack messages. She was also on time for all meetings and delivery. Julie catered my family reunion evening dinner for about 70 people. On the menu was: lemon pepper chicken, bacon wrapped pork loin, rice pilaf, fresh salad, corn on the cob street corn and vegetable ragout. There was plenty of food and everyone made sure to comment on how satisfied they were with the taste and quality. Even the picky eaters were satisfied! Julie delivered the buffet meal and took care of all the setup and cleanup. Setup included linens for the buffet table, the appropriate food service warming trays, utensils, plates, and a beverage station (non-alcoholic). She and her assistant also stayed for the duration of the event (3 hours) to refresh food as needed and clean up afterwards. The kitchen was spotless and any extra food was wrapped up and appropriately stored. Julie has set the bar very high for catering quality and affordability. I would absolutely hire A Chef in Thyme Catering again!

Sullys Famous Hot Dogs
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tank M.
Verified review

Great service and very delicious food.

Divine Family BBQ
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
Verified review

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

Soul City Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christy W.
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Ramona is amazing! Food was wonderful and she exceeded my expectations! I will definitely continue using her!!

S & C catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
D.Lynn W.
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The food was delicious, they have so many different options to choose from. The catering staff was great and worked with me to make my event successful.

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

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Two local chefs crossed paths one day and found themselves pondering how to take over the catering world. Not able to take over the world just yet, they decided to dedicate their powers to expressing their culinary expertise to the great city of Indianapolis and surrounding suburbs. From their mind meld, we have Ville de Lune Catering & Chef Services. Ville de Lune specializes in Super Bowl parties, private parties, weddings, corporate events, pharma lunches, graduations, holiday events, social gatherings, celebrations, dinner parties, intimate cooking lessons, and any other event where good food is required. Our two classically-trained chefs will tailor a menu to your wishes and budget. From basic buffet style to elegant server presented dishes, we offer the full range of culinary needs and styles. Call us for your free consultation.

  • 4 years in business
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The true and traditional French cuisine from the four corners of France The French cusine of yesteryear & True Belgian cusine. The best of the best of French & Belgian cusine.

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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.

  • 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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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 provide cakes or cupcakes for birthdays, weddings or work promotions. We can also provide full-service catering for any type of event.

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We are Indianapolis' premier catering and event facilities company! We have 30 years of providing the best food and the best service to our city!

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We pride ourselves on delivering 3 things: Premier Catering, Exceptional Venues, and Exceptional Service. Whether you are looking for breakfast buffets, food for luncheons, summits or even employee training classes we can customize everything to buffets, box lunches, conference dinners or even our exemplary culinary packages for your parties. Pipers is your go-to choice for full-service catering at our venue or yours. We want to make sure we bring the level of excellence that we share with our guests at Pipers at the Marott to your business, indoor or outdoor venue. Feel free to contact one of our event specialist to customize your menu to your needs.

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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!

  • 3 years in business
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We offer Great tasting food and we can be very Creative to our customers needs.

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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!

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.

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 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 Caterer for a Graduation Open House Party on June 2

Zionsville, IN

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Mexican/Latin, Italian, I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    not really. Just checking prices now. This is for a graduation open house.

Need a Buffet Catering Service for a Graduation Party

Noblesville, IN

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Mexican/Latin, Formal American
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Graduation party finger foods

Need Catering Services

Mulberry, IN

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (set up/break down)
  • Details
    Not certain, but probably a buffett style of casual American food. Need to have delivery, set up, servers to keep food fresh and breakdown.
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