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New Albany Home Caterers

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

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Stellar Catering was wonderful to work with! They provided exactly what we needed for our corporate event, and tailored everything to our company. Excellent experience!

Mercato Italiano
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Daniel S.
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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.

Hogan Chef Service
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jenny E.
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Chef Hogan catered a dinner of 80 people at my church, and everyone loved the food and service. He did a great job, and we will be using his catering service again!

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

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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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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! One of my greatest joys is to see a guest clean their plate and want more! It makes me happy to watch people enjoy my food! And who doesn't love a great review! When clients let the world know about you in a satisfying light....ENOUGH SAID!

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BULLITT's and it's Staff focus on giving a 5-Star experience to every guest every time. We appreciate the fact that people have chosen us for their Dinner or Catering needs and make sure that we do everything in our power to exceed their expectations. Knowing that we "get it" and realize the responsibility of being a customer service organization. The customer comes first.

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We cook the best smoked BBQ is the Louisville area. We have ribs, pulled pork, grilled chicken wings, slushes, hot links, chili dogs, ice cream, and many others. We offer catering and bulk ordering.

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I am courteous and professional. I love interacting with my guests.

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

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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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Whether it be a backyard barbecue party or your wedding or if you are having a surprise birthday party, we can make you happy.

  • 72 years in business
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When I help plan an event I try to help make it a successful event. I've been catering for 10 years and bar tending for 15 lots of events I like to see the smile on my clients face when the guest are complimenting on service being friendly and nice. I enjoy meeting people and the wow factor when they didn't know we cater like that.

  • 19 years in business
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We put our personal guarantee of satisfaction on the quality of our food, service, professionalism, and the courtesy of our family and staff. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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We offer full-service catering for office parties, private parties, corporate events, weddings, and receptions. We are a preferred caterer for many of the Louisville area's venues. We have catered from in-home parties to most recently the Governor of Indiana.

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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 serve home-cooked meal to people like you! We do weddings, corporate events, boxed lunch, and anything you need!

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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.

  • 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. I love Helping those who normally could not afford a caterer or an event planner. I love to see Clients actually enjoy their 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.

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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