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Shelbyville Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Shelbyville.

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

I always have great experiences with Artisan Foodworks. Amazing food and service before, during and after the event. Large events or small they do fantastic every time.

The Salty Fork
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Gary C.
Verified review

The service and food was perfect. Everything showed up on time, was plentiful and delicious. We couldn't have ask for anything more. Great job and thanks so much Leslie.

A Chef In Thyme
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie P.
Verified review

A Chef in Thyme catering was outstanding! Julie was a dream to work with and incredibly personable. She was able to meet my last minute request (1 week before event) and made it all seem so easy! Julie’s quote was reasonable—the quality of service and food exceeded my expectations. Julie was always prompt with responses whether through text, phone call, or Thumbtack messages. She was also on time for all meetings and delivery. Julie catered my family reunion evening dinner for about 70 people. On the menu was: lemon pepper chicken, bacon wrapped pork loin, rice pilaf, fresh salad, corn on the cob street corn and vegetable ragout. There was plenty of food and everyone made sure to comment on how satisfied they were with the taste and quality. Even the picky eaters were satisfied! Julie delivered the buffet meal and took care of all the setup and cleanup. Setup included linens for the buffet table, the appropriate food service warming trays, utensils, plates, and a beverage station (non-alcoholic). She and her assistant also stayed for the duration of the event (3 hours) to refresh food as needed and clean up afterwards. The kitchen was spotless and any extra food was wrapped up and appropriately stored. Julie has set the bar very high for catering quality and affordability. I would absolutely hire A Chef in Thyme Catering again!

The Flaming Food Truck
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie P.
Verified review

We had the food truck come out for my daughter's birthday party and it was awesome! Everyone enjoyed the tacos and friendly service. The food was excellent and the price didn't break the bank! Will definitely use them again!

Shelly J.
Verified review

Chef Kevin Michael catered a gathering last weekend for 10 family members to celebrate the start of our family business.......he came four hours in advance with everything he needed to set up, the food was ready and set up before everyone arrived, and he did not leave a mess in our kitchen!!! I have used Chef KM for about ten years and have always been more than happily satisfied with his delicious creations. He works within our budget to put together one of a kind dishes. So far, no event has been too small or too large or too far for him to travel. I love his seafood "burger" hot and fresh off the grill!! You can't go wrong with this chef for whatever type of catering you need.

Sullys Famous Hot Dogs
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Matt S.
Verified review

I've worked with Erica for the past 2 years at our annual Flea Market. The Woodruff Place Flea Market is a two day event and Sully's has been a welcome addition to our food options. Erica has been very nice and easy to work with. I've found her to be professional and timely. And the food ain't bad either! Thanks so much for being a part of our neighborhood event!

Tracey Couillard
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Denise M.
Verified review

Tracey made the surprise birthday a huge sucess. She was able to step up and help with last minute plans and was very easy to work with. The food was excellent and was liked by all in attendance. She was very professional and took care of everything. I would definitely use her services again.

Erin's Edibles
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne P.
Verified review

I am a single man that has grown tired of my own cooking as well as drive through food. I contacted her and she sat down with me and took the time to really get to know me. She asked about my eating preferences and style if food and I told her that I was also looking to eat healthier than I had been. She started out by preparing me a few meals that she left for me in my fridge with reheating instructions. I really liked the note that she left me asking for an honest review of each meal, I did note some of my opinions and the next week she made another set of meals that were even better than the first. I really enjoy home cooking and how easy it is to prepare them when I'm ready to eat. I may ask her to makeme a dinner for my lady friend and I to enjoy, I think she said she could come over and cook for us while we are waiting, I'm looking forward to more of her daily meals as well as a social dinner.

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

  • 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.

Soul City Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erica Z.
Verified review

Wonderful food and service. All the guests raved about how delicious the food was. Will hire again!

Food Express
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lacy D.
    Verified review

    Excellent customer service, very professional, food was delicious. I will most definitely do business with food by Nicole again. I highly recommend any potential customers to try this business, I guarantee you will be satisfied.

    Fork and Function
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Hollie H.
    Verified review

    It was such a unique experience - Sarah and Nakia took care of everything! My house looked absolutely beautiful, and no one was without food or drink refills all night. They did all the work so I could enjoy the night with my guests.

    Hogg Wild BBQ Co.
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Sarah B.
    Verified review

    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.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 20 years in business
    Stephany F.
    Verified review

    Venture Beyond Catering & Events went above and beyond to make sure our event was memorable. The staff was extremely personable, the food was AMAZING, and the price was perfect. I would definitely recommend Venture Beyond Catering & Events to anyone looking for quality service, quality food, and pricing that beats all other competitors.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I am offering good, tasty, classy, fancy and home cooked meals, awesome deserts, cooking techniques and recipes and teaching the art and secrets of cooking. I provide award-winning quality of taste and techniques.

    About

    We have hamburguers, hot dogs, tacos, tortas, gringas, quesadillas and sincronizadas available. We offer the best food in town. Come and visit us.

    About

    We are a food cart and catering business that is specializing in real food and great customer service. We are priding ourselves in knowing the customers needs!

    About

    We specialize and are passionate in pleasing personal preferences. We're ambitious and confident in being a hospitality ambassador.

    • 16 years in business
    About

    I provide excellant prompt service in catering and construction, envolving my clients and there ideas

    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.

    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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