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Country Catering
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Trudy K.
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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. I like the people we work with; whether it is 20 to 1,000. Enjoy the conversations and getting acquainted discussing other functions or events or similar places we have visited.

    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.

      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.

      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 much should catering cost for a wedding?

      The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

      • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
      • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
      • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
      • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

      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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