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Covington Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Covington.

  • 6 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Jason P.
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Kitchen on Wheels Catering has provided family meals for us for the few months. The food is awesome. Each week we're delived 5 freshly cooked meals. Which is great for our busy work week. I highly recommend them for families on the go.

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 119 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 232 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
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I want to thank Greg and his staff for the recent catering of my Mother’s Memorial Service. Despite the circumstances, it was a very positive one. He went above and beyond, was always positive and his customer service was impeccable. The food was outstanding and there was a lot for the money. All of the extra food was packaged up for us and we sent it home with family and friends. I would strongly recommend Greg and will definitely use him when the need arises in the future. He exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds!!

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 94 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie L.
Verified review

Felicia helped guide me through a menu plan that worked well for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary breakfast! We had approximately 50 people, and plenty of food. Only items I would suggest is pepper and salt (1-2 shakers would have been perfect) and we ran out of plates before everyone ate. Eggs needed a little flavor - probably salt and pepper would have fixed that. Thanks for a great event!

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 86 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla H.
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Reached out to me, catering to my menu options

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy B.
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Jay Woosely of The Happy Chefs did an amazing job! He is a brilliant artist! This was my first experience hiring a personal chef. He helped guide me through the process. He was very easy to work with. Jay did exactly what he promised he would do and then some. He and his staff were very personable and honest. His creations were delectable and aesthetically pleasing! Jay helped to make our evening dinner for two one to remember. Thanks Jay! I will be using this service again! I would highly recommend Jay and The Happy Chefs for all of your catering needs. We really appreciated the complimentary dessert dishes as well. Thanks again for creating an wonderful environment.

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Braden P.
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Big Reds catered our company open house and it was amazing! Everyone was thoroughly impressed. I would highly recommend.

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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Mike was concise in description and completion of his service. The presentation and display of products was clean, inviting, and eye appealing. The food was cooked to perfection, meat falling off the bones, and sides fresh and delicious, complementing the main dish. I will keep him at the top of my list for future catering needs.

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Spinning Platters LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan S.
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Marco, even though I keep saying it over and over, thank you for the most amazing, creative, and DELICIOUS spread for my aunts 50th birthday!! We all absolutely loved what you brought to the table (😂) for our event. You really have raised the bar in catering here in Cincinnati and you’ll always be at the top of my list for recommendations. I am already looking forward to working with you again!

Redbox Culinary Design
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Darcy P.
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Aimee is an amazing chef, professional, caring, accommodating and so much fun! We love having her in our kitchen:-)

The Screaming Goat
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leah D.
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We used Brandon for our wedding caterer. We had a gourmet brunch style buffet all created by him to perfection. Guests loved the food so much that they were asking for recipes! Brandon went above and beyond. He stayed the entire day and helped serve. He even stayed and helped clean up! We are so happy that we found him and would recommend him to anyone! He is the best.

  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I give my customers the best dance music for their money. I also provide catering services and also provide photography, make-up and hairstyling, wedding cakes or any other type of cakes needed, tuxes and gown (sale or rent available) and flower arrangements.

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I have many years of experience in the food service business, and my greatest joy is providing high-quality one-of-a-kind service. I'm a chef who loves nothing more than to make your event a memorable one.

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We specialize in weddings, office parties, formal and casual dinner parties and much more. We will also help you customize a meal, if you prefer. We work with groups as few as 25 to larger groups. If you have a specific budget in mind, we will also help you work within that budget and have the perfect meal.

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We cater from 20 - 5,000 or more people, whether it be just a delivery and set-up, boxed lunches, set-up and clean-up, full service, carving stations to a whole pig roast! We cater to weddings, retirement parties, training, company parties and picnics, family reunions. We cater to all! City Barbeque's food is freshly made in house, every single morning! We serve quality meats, sides and desserts with prompt, reliable, friendly service!

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I am catering for your event. You name what you want, and I will cater it. I have over 30 years of experience and am great for all occasions.

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Service and attention to detail - Catering to you !

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I do catering events, banquets, setup decorates, and bartending. I offer hands-on with customers dealing with food, drinks and how they want a certain amount of this or that for the event.

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I am a bartender and caterer. No job is too small. I have more than 20 years of experience in the industry. I provide excellent service.

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I am a professional chef of 18 years. I specialize in catering and meal planning. Whether you need, box lunches or a 5-star award winning dining, chef Adam is willing to accommodate a taste of essential magic needed in your life. He has a true passion to make a memorable event for you -- a true desire to help your event run smoothly. Do you have a busy schedule? Please ask about our package meal delivery services.

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We are a small business trying to grow in our field of barbecue. We cater ribs, chicken brisket and pulled pork. If interested, give us a call. You've never tasted anything like Nubian Barbecue. Thank you.

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You will be receiving a personal and fully customizable service and working directly with the chef owner.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Buffet Catering Services

Louisville, KY

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    Will be for a friends of the NRA fundraising banquet dinner. We are expecting at most 1500 people.
  • $3.5
    Average price

Need a BBQ Cuisine Caterer for a Carnival Themed Event of 150-200 Guests

Louisville, KY

  • Event type
    Personal meal(s)
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ, Other (carnival/fair themed)
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service

Need a Caterer on 20th of October 2013

Louisville, KY

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American, Other (Indian)
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    fusion reception
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