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New Albany Wedding Caterers

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  • 23 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie F.
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Hey Mr DJ was AMAZING! He was VERY helpful from the beginning!!! Very professional and on point about his services!! Our wedding was so much more smooth because he did it ALL! He provided the linens, decor, set-up AND take down, and the DJ! When it came down to the wire and we had an issue with a conflicting event at the reception site he was VERY helpful and NEVER got upset!!! The ONLY issue I had was that he had to leave because of unforeseen personal circumstances and I wasn't told until after the reception began. However, Matt stepped in and was AWESOME! We had so much fun with him almost as if he were one of our guests!!! Whatever we wanted he did and we worked TOGETHER as a team!!! VERY AWESOME company!!

Victoria's Catering
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jack Cooper Transport C.
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Simply the best. Delivery and setup services were on time. Food was hot and ready to serve. Chicken was moist all the way to the bone. Beef was cooked to perfection; melted in your mouth like butter. We will definitely and always use Victoria's Catering. MMMMMMMM Good!

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

Casey drove from Louisville to Lexington to cater my bridal shower and even showed up early. On top of his professionalism and punctuality, the food was delicious! He made all of the food at the event and displayed it really nice. I will recommend Chef It Up and use him for my future events. Chef It Up is AWESOME!!!

Sweet Rosemary Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Missy B.
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I highly recommend Sweet Rosemary Catering for any event! Karan and her staff recently catered my wedding. The food and service were fabulous!! All the guests raved about the food and the presentation was great. She also went above and beyond to help with some finishing touches. Not to mention she is as sweet as she can be!

  • 13 years in business
Monique C.
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I absolutely have nothing but great things to say about Mrs.Patricia Parker. One of the most important days of my life was my wedding day. I had about 200 guest. I made my requests known to Mrs.Parker and she went above and beyond. Everyone was so impressed by how great the food was! Mrs. Parker set up and cleaned up. She even made sure that the leftovers where put away for my husband and I. I would recommend Parker's Passion to everyone! You will truly be amazed!

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.

A and A Catering Service
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erin H.
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catered small party for 20 in my home.

  • 12 years in business
Emily O.
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Charity did our engagement and wedding portraits. She listened and tried to recreate what we had in mind and did a fantastic job. I felt like she went above and beyond and captured some really special moments. She has an eye for great ideas. We were so pleased with our experience and would recommend her to anyone.

Marvins
2.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I do catering for all occasions, including weddings, fine dining, holiday parties, barbecues and all party events. I also offer private chef services. 30 Years of experience Serv safe Certified

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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.

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We have Budget Friendly Catering Services for all!

  • 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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MKP is in the business of creating lifelong memories for your special day. Give us your ideas, and we'll handle the details!

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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 help plan almost any event, especially weddings, and I coordinate the day-of. I also can provide services such as catering, decor and music. Everything that I do, including my teams, is always given 110%.

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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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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.

  • 7 years in business
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Blue Wing Catering in Louisville, Kentucky, is a reasonably priced wedding reception caterer. When my son got married, we were horrified at the high catering proposals we received. Being the resourceful type, I decided to cater it myself. It was a huge hit; people loved it, and Blue Wing Catering was launched! BWC has catered weddings from 100 to 300 people. In October, 2012, we even catered two weddings in one day, accommodating 500 people in one day! I am very proud to say that everything went perfectly. Nothing was left to chance, and everyone was happy at the end of the day. You have my personal guarantee that, if you choose Blue Wing Catering for your special day, you will be very pleased. We work with our clients to customize our services to fit with what you want. Flexibility is how we roll!

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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.

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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.

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.

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 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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