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Wichita Soul Food Caterers

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Country Catering
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Trudy K.
Verified review

Food was delicious! Very professional staff, tables looked beautiful, food presented beautifully. Tammy and her staff are fun to work with. If you want quality food, Country Catering is the one to hire. You will never be disappointed with Tammy's work. From down home to elegant she will have you covered. I've been to many functions Country Catering has catered and never been disappointed.

from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sara B.
Verified review

Kassandra was very flexible and helpful in the bidding process. We originally chose a menu that we altered quite a bit during the process and her advice was helpful. Communication was prompt during the planning. She helped us plan simple and finger foods for a casual family gathering. Eating would be more grazing than a sit down lunch. The food provided was deviled eggs, fruit and veggie tray, deli meat and cheese tray, breads, condiments, sandwich fixins, homemade mac and cheese and peach cobbler/ice cream. the food was fresh and delicious. she also provided plats and silverware. We had some minor change in location the day before the event and she was very accommodating and flexible. There were 12 of us there and everyone was VERY pleased and happy with the food! She really went above and beyond.

sue's kitchen
from 1 review
    Megan W.
    Verified review

    Sue catered for my group of 30 people for an Indonesian dinner! The food was phenomenal! She was very educational explaining each dish and answering questions memebers of my group asked. We came into the dinner unfamiliar with Indonisia and left with so much knowledge and new favorite dishes. She had provided and huge variety of food and drinks and was very prepared.

    Gone Wild BBQ

    New To Thumbtack

    • 34 years in business

    Gone Wild BBQ has been in the food industry over 30 years; traveling throughout the Midwest - including Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin to special events and country-western VIP events. We strive to provide the best customer service in all assets being in constant contact with our contract employer(s), customers, and outside vendors. Usual set up is buffet style in 20 x 20 tents to be able to provide the quick serving and best POS available. Our down-home specialties whether platters, entrees, or appetizers include country ham, beef i.e., burgers, sliders, tenderloin, prime rib, pork-shoulder, ribs, chicken quarters and turkey. Rounding out the menu includes tasty sides; fried potatoes, garlic-mashed taters, Italian green beans, roasted corn, caesar salad etc. Special fairs and festivals include wings, funnelcakes, corndogs, street tacos etc.

    Southern Styles Foods

    New To Thumbtack


      I cook any type of foods. I am also a pastry chef. I teach cooking classes, including baking from scratch. I've worked in country clubs and assisted living, catering for weddings, family reunions, etc.

      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.

      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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