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Manhattan Corporate Caterers

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BITE ME Barbecue
from 10 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony H.
Verified review

We hired BITE ME to cater our wedding. The wedding was in Manhattan, KS and we were living in Florida at the time. Dave was extremely responsive and very easy to work with, even with never meeting face to face during planning. The food was soooooo good. I have eaten at a ton of BBQ joints across the country with a lot of that time in KC. I seriously mean this in that BITE ME can compete with the big boys in KC, it's that good. He had a team that was very professional as well. I would hire BITE ME for any catering event again in the future.

Rose's Bakery, LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Amy R.
Verified review

Ordered freezer meals and also delicious cinnamon rolls!!! Absolutely perfection and the service was over the top great! Wonderful experience and of we hadn't had to move away I would be eating so much more of the delicious and affordable food!!

Juli's Coffee & Bistro
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary U.
Verified review

We had a small party of 35 and had Juli cater warm and cold appetizers. We talked in advance and she made suggestions as to what would work for our particular event. She showed up promptly and set everything up, including arranging it nicely in my table. Everything tasted fabulous and we had many guests asking for her name. We defiantly will use her again.

Arrow Catering Company
from 1 review
    Salena S.
    Verified review

    My family and I hosted my sister's bridal shower at the Arrow Lounge and we couldn't be more thrilled with how the day turned out. Owners, Ben and Rachel, were so accommodating to our girl group fixing us specialty cocktails and yummy food all in celebration of the bride-to-be. So many of our out-of-town guests were complimentary on the space and service. It's been such a great experience that I booked my wedding day lunch catering through Arrow as well.

    Big Boyz BBQ
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Andrea H.
    Verified review

    Bobby with Big Boyz BBQ was great to work with while setting up my school fundraising event. He had great prices as well as great ideas that are going to make our event a success. I am very excited that I chose Big Boyz BBQ to cater our school event the end of this month. Thank you Bobby for being so helpful and already making my experience great. Andrea H.


    We provide full catering and banquet services. Whether you are seeking an informal business lunch, a full wedding, or even a black tie plated dinner, we can provide quality services at affordable rates. We do both on-site and off-site catering according to your needs and service the entire Topeka-Lawrence area.


    I have 18 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. I have cooked at Hollywood movie premiers and helped open over 15 restaurants, including my own in Lawrence, KS. I say, "Let your love for friends and food be your guide." I would love to help cater your next event!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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