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Artisan Foodworks
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane J.
Verified review

I highly recommend Artisan Foodworks Catering for wedding receptions. Chef Alexa and Sam are the best! I'd never used a caterer before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. They were friendly and helpful. Sometimes, they answered questions I hadn't even thought to ask. They were easy to contact by phone and email, responding promptly and cheerfully. They also contacted me periodically about my wedding planning during the planning. Oh the food!!! Chef Alexa's duck breasts were a big hit! I was concerned that my guests would not like duck. Once I tasted it, I had to have it. She also made beef brisket that melted in your mouth. OMG At first, I didn't like that I had to pay for the tasting. After I found out that they make everything from scratch for each tasting, it made sense. It was worth it, too. I tasted food from another caterer (for free) that wasn't half as good. I would hire them again.

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

Lindsey did a great job from start to finish. I asked her to help me plan a family get together. Her menu suggestions were on target for all the special dietary needs. She handled set up, serving and clean up. The food was great! Additionally, Lindsey was professional, cheerful, and helpful throughout. She went the extra mile so I could enjoy my own party. I will definitely call Lindsey again, and recommend her highly for your catering needs!

A Chef In Thyme
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Carol B.
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Excellent food quality. Great organization. Fast turn around between reqest and response. Guests loved everything! I would use this catering service 100% of the time. Carol Bogar

Sullys Famous Hot Dogs
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tank M.
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Great service and very delicious food.

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

Jug's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Blair E.
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    Like St. Elmos, Jugs is a Indianapolis a must to experience. Their chicken is Fried to perfection and of course their famous apple butter biscuits are the best in the whole world

    • 20 years in business
    Stephany F.
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    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.

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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!

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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!

    • 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

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    We pride ourselves in great BBQ and exceptional service. We can feed 10-10,000 people and have a self-sufficient truck if needed for full service events. Let us help make your business meeting, party or wedding famous!

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    I come to you, making special occasions extra special. From making a simple dessert to creating a multicourse masterpiece, I can take care of all of your catered dinner needs.

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    Full alcohol bar catering licensed full of energy it's my second act with lots of Southern Charm

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    We are located in Indianapolis, IN, specializing in buffet-style catering with gourmet, comfort and soul food for your small events. We are available for luncheons, birthday parties, holiday events and more!

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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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    MCL Catering provides full-service catering with professional servers and bartenders as well as family-style pickup or delivery. We also have several banquet facilities and are on a preferred caterer list for multiple banquet venues. We service most of Indiana; Springfield, IL; and Columbus, and Dayton, OH areas. We can accommodate guests from 10-6,000.

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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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    We offer delicious food and adorable prices. We accommodate any finicky palate. We specialize in American, Asian, Southern and microgastronomy.

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    We offer professional cooking and catering or food event instructional service. Call to have a personal consultation of desired menu possibilities for any home event or professional setting. Lessons on food preparation and technique, emphasized with total catering packages are provided. We offer any cuisine in any setting.

    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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