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Plainfield Appetizer Caterers

Browse these appetizer caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Plainfield.

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

Chef Alexa and her team of experienced professionals were awesome. The quality of the food was second to none, at the best price around. I did not want heat and serve food that other caterers were quoting. I wanted REAL farm to table food and that is exactly what I got. My guests were raving about the food and wanted to know who catered my event so they could book them for their next event! They even have a food truck!

The Salty Fork
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
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I hired Lindsey Imel to cater a surprise birthday party for my adult son and husband in my home. The experience was better than I anticipated. We began working on this project a few months out, mostly because I'm a "planner". The event was an open house from 4-7 and I wanted hardier appetizer type foods. Lindsey has a great slate of menu options, I found it hard to keep my selections limited to a specific number. She followed up with me a few weeks out, as well as a few days before the event to make sure everything was going as planned. She basically took over my kitchen, created a wonderful menu of tasty food choices, and allowed me to be a guest at my own party. It was a perfect solution for me. I have not hired a caterer before, much less let someone take over my kitchen. Food was very good, and Lindsey is super easy to work with. I received compliments from many guests, wanting to know how I found her and could they have her information. I would highly recommend Lindsey, and when I have another in home party, she's my first call!

A Chef In Thyme
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan T.
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Our event was a sit-down dinner party for 20 guests. Chef Julie was amazing from our very first phone call. She assisted with picking out the menu, taking our very rough ideas and creating an awesome experience. Chef created an "experience" far beyond just the taste of the food. She is able to provide as much or as little as you want in terms of china, dinnerware, linens...and she didn't leave until all dishes were clean. Usually, we spend all of the next day cleaning and she took care of everything that night! With her decades of experience, her menu options are unlimited. We gave a very high level (and uniformed) theme. Then, she talked us through options covering everything piece of the meal. She improved on every idea we had. For example, our guests always enjoy having shrimp cocktail with spicy horseradish. She took that concept and created 3 different shrimp appetizers, one classic and two others marinated to match the theme of the main dishes. These tiny details were amazing. Thanks so much for making this a great night!!

Divine Family BBQ
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
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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
Erica Z.
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Wonderful food and service. All the guests raved about how delicious the food was. Will hire again!

Hogg Wild BBQ Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Sarah B.
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The owner/chef is very professional and friendly. Food is excellent. Definitely call for parties and event catering.

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.

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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.

  • 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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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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have the love and compassion to cook and bake. I love people and to make people happy. I have been to school to better prepare myself for you and your guests. We will beat any other estimate. We want your business

  • 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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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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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.

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We bring the catering to you. Anything from 10 to a 1,000 guests, let us work with you. You can choose from over 50 restaurant choices.

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I offer customized/personalized menus, specializing in ethic (Mediterranean/Latin etc) cuisines. Event planning and coordination services are also available. I will travel to your location. I'm a passionate professional whose love for food/beverage is paralleled by a strong work ethic, integrity, and desire to produce a unique dining experience with quality product and excellent service with consistency. Let me make your next event sweet and spicy!

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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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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!

  • 4 years in business
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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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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.

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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