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New Albany Home Caterers

Browse these home catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Albany.

  • 23 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Marie N.
Verified review

Hey Mr. DJ! was AMAZING!! My guests can't stop telling me what a great party I had. That is due, in large part, to the photo booth and live photographer from Hey! Mr DJ! Entertainment Services. I will definitely use them for my next event.

Victoria's Catering
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey S.
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We hired Victoria's Catering to cater our office Christmas luncheon. We asked that Victoria's make the dishes themed ("How the Grinch Stole Christmas") and they came up with some really cute ideas! Everyone was extremely impressed with the food. Several of our coworkers were dying to know who did the catering. If we have another office party/event we are definitely calling Victoria's Catering!

Chef It Up
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kristie B.
Verified review

More than happy with my experience with Chef it Up!! Got to enjoy amazing food in the comfort of my home without doing any of the work. Will definitely do this again in the future!!

Sweet Rosemary Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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Sweet Rosemary Catering provided breakfast and lunch for approximately 40 LGE employees on Feb. 7th & 8th, 2017. The first day lunch included smothered chicken breasts w/mashed potatoes and salad. The chicken breasts were HUGE and very well prepared. The second day lunch included a taco bar w/all the fixings that included beef and chicken. Your choice of taco bowls or soft shells. All ingredients were fresh and well presented. Breakfast included muffins, fruit and beverages. I would recommend this company and looking forward to having dinner served to my family and friends. Karan Kapp is a wonderful host and her staff is very professional.

  • 13 years in business
Alyce J.
Verified review

Parker 's Passion and Catering did a fabulous job for a recent graduation party I hosted. Mrs. Parker was flexible and helpful with the menu selection. She assured me she would have everything set up in a timely manner and she did. All of the food was beautifully displayed and served at the proper temperature. I have to say though although all of the dishes served were very good Parker 's Passion excells in desserts. I am talking caramel cake, chocolate cake, chess pie. Her desserts are the truth!!

A Jazzy Chef
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Whit Y.
Verified review

Food was delicious! And the customer service was outstanding. Jasmine did a great job!

A and A Catering Service
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Reshma J.
Verified review

Alec was hired for a 40th birthday party. As soon as I placed an Ad for bartending services, Alec responded immediately. He was quick to respond, provide suggestions, and also with assisting with obtaining items needed for the event. He helped come up with a drink menu that would accommodate all of our guests. He also made sure on multiple occasions leading up to our event to the day of to make sure that all the items we needed were purchased. On the day of the event, he showed up early (which is a bonus!), he assisted not just with the bar item but setting up the event space, and was well prepared before the guest arrived. During the party, he did an amazing job with handling multiple drink orders, accommodating out guests, and clean up. Alec was wonderful and he made our party even more memorable. We would definitely use his services again for our next event. Hire him! He will not disappoint!

Cox Catering & Concessions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Curtis G.
Verified review

I have eaten from Cox Concessions on many occasions. The food is always hot and very good. Very good value also. Highly recommended.

Mercato Italiano
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Daniel S.
Verified review

I was in town for a basketball tournament and they catered a pasta dinner for 45 people. I could not have asked for better service or quality of food. Thank you for the superb service.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara H.
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Treva cooked in my home, for my husband and me. The okra was super good, the baked potato, grilled steak, peas, and tomato was also real good. The steaks were done like we like them. The pears with the chocolate sauce was the first thing my husband ate.The service was good, She cleaned up and left.

Tiny Little Boxwood Homes
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
STEVE B.
Verified review

We have had the opportunity to work with GMeals for three fund raising events. We trusted Chef Arpy and John Woo to be creative and bring their "A" game and each time it was perfect. Each occasion was on time and had delicious offerings for every taste. I assure you you won't be disappointed if you have a chance to use them....

  • 13 years in business
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We have a wide range of knowledge and style when it comes to food. We add creativity to your menu.

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We are a family ran catering service. I add a personal touch to every event I do. Budget friendly.

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I do everything from bartending and catering parties to cleaning houses. I also plan children's birthday parties, taking care of every detail.

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We are a full-service catering facility with on- and off-site availability. We offer a wide variety of menus and will customize any menu.

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We make custom cakes for all occasion. We specialize in tres leches cakes but can make anywhere from a chocolate cake to a tiramisu cake. We also cater for birthday parties. Please give us a call.

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We provide four- to five-star catering for only you and your guests to your location when we're needed. We provide white-glove service if needed, as well as wear tux. Bar service is also available. Same-sex weddings are our specialty.

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We provide catering with our award-winning food that are so good. You'll smack your momma! We do indoor and outdoor by food trucks, carts and grills!

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Bootleg Bar-B-Q & Catering Co. offers a wide array of award-winning catering services for all events. No job is too large or small for our catering team. We've handled everything, from private parties and wedding receptions to corporate events and business meetings. From five customers to 5,000, we'll do it all. Bootleg Bar-B-Q & Catering Co. has a variety of menu options to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of customers with varying needs, tastes, and preferences. Find out why Bootleg Bar-B-Q & Catering Co. is ranked one of Louisville, Kentucky's best caterers!

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My overwhelming love for people and food makes this not just my business but my air! It's my goal to provide excellent food, friendly service and smiles on everyone's faces!

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Ive learned a lot of what I know about what a customer wants from working with the best of the best all the time. Weve been in business since 96 and love what we do. Its all I do. We use to work for Brown And Williamson before they left Louisville and they used nothing but the best of everything. They also taught me how to treat my staff as well to keep them happy. I have fed hundreds of entertainers all types of rappers like , Ice Cube, Dmx other groups like Prince Joe Cocker, Najee Jonathan Butler , Hose egliseano and soo many more. We aim to please and every price is negotiable.

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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