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Indianapolis Wedding Caterers

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Artisan Foodworks
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane J.
Verified review

I highly recommend Artisan Foodworks Catering for wedding receptions. Chef Alexa and Sam are the best! I'd never used a caterer before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. They were friendly and helpful. Sometimes, they answered questions I hadn't even thought to ask. They were easy to contact by phone and email, responding promptly and cheerfully. They also contacted me periodically about my wedding planning during the planning. Oh the food!!! Chef Alexa's duck breasts were a big hit! I was concerned that my guests would not like duck. Once I tasted it, I had to have it. She also made beef brisket that melted in your mouth. OMG At first, I didn't like that I had to pay for the tasting. After I found out that they make everything from scratch for each tasting, it made sense. It was worth it, too. I tasted food from another caterer (for free) that wasn't half as good. I would hire them again.

A Chef In Thyme
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Garrett W.
Verified review

Chef Julie and A Chef in Thyme did a fantastic job catering our event! I brought my marching band down to compete for the Bands of America Super Regional competition and had a group of approximately 100 people that we needed to feed in a timely manner, outdoors, in a remote parking lot of Lucas Oil Stadium. I set up tables before we departed the parking lot for our performance and, upon our return, we were met with a well-organized buffet set up by Julie and her staff. Despite 50+ mile per hour winds, Julie did everything in her power to ensure our event was a success and everyone was well-fed. Did I mention the food was great too? We decided on an Italian menu, complete with the essentials: bread, salad, pasta, sauce, chicken, meatballs, and mini cannoli tarts. I must say, Julie makes a mean red sauce!! If we ever have an event in Indianapolis where we’ll need catering again, you can bet Julie will be one of my first calls! Thank you all so much!

Sunshine Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine V.
Verified review

Sunshine Catering came to my rescue when my original catering choice was unresponsive and just weeks before my daughter's wedding had to get someone. She was very helpful on decisions that needed made for things that I wouldn't even of thought of. Very reasonable priced too! Everyone loved the food. They setup and made sure we knew what was there and where the other food items were. Would use them again and recommend them too anyone looking for a caterer for any event!

Crossroads Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christina M.
Verified review

Working with Crossroads Catering is always a flawless and delicious experience. The staff is fantastic and always professional. The attention to detail is impressive. Guests are always giving them high praise. Chef Seiji is not only extremely talented but easy to work with. I'm so happy to have found them! Highly recommend!!

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karla A.
Verified review

This young lady's talent with her hands is amazing. My wedding reception food was a hit right on point.

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

S & C catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Aaron D.
Verified review

S&D Catering is by far one of the best choices I have made. Their very knowledgable staff catered to all my needs for our corporate event. We will have no problem hiring them again!!!! Thanks for all your hard work.

The Flame Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Angela C.
    Verified review

    I am an Event Planner and have had the pleasure of working with Chef B and his team on multiple occasions. The Flame Catering provides EXCELLENT service and I highly recommend.

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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.

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    At Alata Taste Caterers, we cater to your needs; no function is too big or small. We are chefs that do it all, from appetizers to desert. Need help planning your event? We will help you.

    • 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 see my clients happy smile on the face and the plates empty

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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.

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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.

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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. Planning an event can be a challenge. It takes many hours, strong skill sets and attention to detail. We'll work to tailor our menu to your liking, and deliver our signature service to ensure that your event is THE event.

    • 2 years in business
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    Specializing in gourmet catering, offering a wide variety of dishes. Also have private bartending and wedding cakes services available. We enjoy using food and drinks to help make your event memorable.

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    At the mere age of 5 I would get "grounded" from the kitchen. At 29 years old, my sincere passion for food and making people smile is so ingrained in my soul.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    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. ''I am a real French Chef who loves my job which is a passion''

    • 4 years in business
    About

    We have an extensive background in all aspects of hospitality, from plated meals to buffets, from 5 people to 5000. We have the knowledge and the experience to exceed our client's expectation. Like is not the right word,,,,,, I thrive on making food look the best it can be, keeping in mind, that were exceeding each guest's expectation

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    We cater, and we cook soul food, grilled BBQ, and bake cakes and peach cobbler/ We like some special order if we can.

    • 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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