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Covington Food Catering Companies

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Deepa K.
Verified review

Dominick did a good job with the catering. The food was delivered on time & arranged well. It was fresh & delicious. The one thing that would have taken it to 5-stars is if the chicken was boneless & the fish was cut into serving size portions. Thank You!

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 119 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 232 hires on Thumbtack
Sonya W.
Verified review

Been to several events catered by this company. Food yummy & fresh, beautiful presentation & plentiful. Staff always there attending to buffet & patrons in attendance.

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 94 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Kate M.
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Rick is the nicest, sweetest guy - not to mention an amazing chef! We hired him for our wedding and are very impressed with his work! EASY TO REACH: He is the ONLY caterer that you can easily get a hold of with his wonderful assistant and so flexible with our tight budget. FLEXIBLE TO BUDGET: I work at a non-profit so I was really nervous when we started throwing around the idea of catering the food. He was able to be creative to find a solution that fit our budget for our special day. AMAZING FOOD: We set up a tasting to sample his food and it was delicious! He was so generous and sent us home with the leftovers! CLEAN KITCHEN: Rick took us on a tour of his kitchen and showed us his health inspection. It was perfect! KIND HEART: From the moment we met Rick he just had something about him that makes you trust him. As we spoke with him we learned he is a man of many trades with his amazing cuisine, woodworking, and not to mention how he works with a program to train job skills to Developmentally Disabled population. He is just an all around great guy and wonderful chef!

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 86 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Cecelia C.
Verified review

I was in a real jam for our daughter's Bridal Shower. Because we had sold our home and I was so busy with packing and moving, and then unpacking, I let the time slip-up on me to get the food ordered and prepared for the Shower ! It was Chuck, at A CATERED AFFAIR, and his wonderful associates, who said they could make this happen for me, even with the short notice as the 2 weeks I gave them ! (My words, NOT his). THIS IS AN AMAZING COMPANY AND GROUP OF WONDERFUL, CARING PROFESSIONALS !! They are Extremely Professional, kind and frankly, my LIFESAVERS ! I tried several other catering companies. One did not answer, 2 were booked, and acted as if I had created a major and profound injury, but Chuck said, "We can help you !" And I know they were, and are, as busy as any other catering business at this time of year: So, my profound thanks for their willingness to help me out of a very tough situation ! From: Cecelia in Mariemont

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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
Charlotte H.
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The Happy Chef was very professional. We had some special dietary needs and he worked with me and went above and beyond. They were prompt on delivery and the food was great! I will definitely use them again. Thank you.

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Andy L.
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LOVED the food today that was catered by Big Red’s. Everything was spot on. They arrived on time, served on time and everyone really loved the food. Very satisfied and will definitely use them again in the future. Appreciate a job well done!!!

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Vicky G.
Verified review

Mike’s Smokehouse BBQ catered my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner this past Thursday. We had close to 65 people. The service and food was fantastic. Mike is professional and personable. He guided me through the ordering process, the options available and the amount of food that would work best for my guests. Mike was easy to contact and prompt with responding to any questions that I had. The day of the event, delivery and set up was on time and the buffett presentation was amazing. The food was delicious! Mike uses his family’s authentic recipes and all our guests were impressed with the unique feast we had. Everyone was talking about how good the food was. Mike’s BBQ made the wedding rehearsal dinner an absolute success :)

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Spinning Platters LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Melanie B.
Verified review

Marco accommodated all of our food needs and the food was delicious. Although he came from Cincinnati to Dayton the food was hot. Everyone raved over the food and it became a center point of the party. The meat was tender and sides full of flavor. Marco was easy to get a hold of and his response time was quick. We are all stuffed and lots of leftovers for tomorrow.

Cuisine East West Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Alex B.
Verified review

Charlie was extremely responsive while working with me to put together a menu for a four day corporate event that was within my budget without allowing the quality of the menu to suffer. The host of my event did not want any open flames to be used by the caterer and this was not an issue. Charlie was there to answer any and all of my questions as they came up and made me feel like I was in good hands of an experienced catering company throughout my experience.

Smoker EZ BBQ LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Charlotte H.
Verified review

I had smoker ez BBQ supply the food for my wedding in June 2014. It was delicious. It came ready to eat,hot, and with all the supplies I needed to keep it hot, and ready for serving. Craig helped me to determine how much food I would need and portion sizing. Everything was wonderful and every time I get the chance i recommend smoker ez BBQ. I have also ordered from them for the super bowl 2015 &2016 and am always pleased with the food and service. I highly recommend both the food and the company. I order from them every time I can. Thanks for your awesome food and I will be returning for some more shortly.

Legacy Catering and Cakes
5.0
from 2 reviews
    To'Nia C.
    Verified review

    Darlene and her crew catered our mothers 60th birthday party celebration. It was amazing and Darlene was one of the reasons why. Her work was professional, they stayed within budget and the food was delicious!! I would hire them for any event.

    The Screaming Goat
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Eric S.
    Verified review

    Chef Brandon and team are AMAZING! After much research, we finally found a chef that was willing to work with us on our menu without charging a fortune. We decided to have a taco bar for our wedding. Brandon worked with us on all our requests which included vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. The food was delicious and presentation was superb. My wife and I couldn’t be happier with how everything came together thanks to them. Our guests were raving about the menu all night! Brandon and team were on time and very professional. A piece of advice for anyone reading this is a chef like Brandon does not usually come reasonably priced or available. Book quickly before the rest of the city finds him too because it won’t be long.

    Four Seasons Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Sarah K.
    Verified review

    We contracted Four Seasons to do our wedding. It was the best decision ever. We got a wedding with the best food we ever had. Not just at a wedding, but ever. They kept every promise and we were thrilled! I would reccomend them to anyone.

    Swing 365
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Petie P.
      Verified review

      Great customer service, food and drink are delicious as well! Playing St. Andrews was as real as it gets without stepping foot on a plane!

      About

      I clean residential homes and apartments. I am allergic to cats. I am also a caterer for all types of food.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      We provide low cost catering for special events and family gatherings. We have classically-trained chef capable of hot dogs to coq a vin.

      About

      We are a home-based operation specializing in unique hand-crafted tapas-style desserts and treats. We are currently seeking independent business owners to retail our product, as well as individuals interested in a catered or personal experience of our quality products.

      About

      I am a perfectionist and have been in food service and catering since I was 12 years old. I have catered events from 10-2000 people.

      About

      My name is Jim Utley. Food is my passion. If you're looking for cooking lessons or you need someone to cater a special event, or you need someone to just be the grillmaster at your annual cookout -- that's what we do.

      About

      We are a full service caterer! No job is too big or small! We pride ourselves on our home made food, from simple to gourmet. Our special service, includes the best dressed and best manned workers in the Tri-State area!

      About

      Chef Chops Catering delivers the finest quality of food, presentation and care for you and your catering needs. We do custom menu choices that fit your specific catering needs. Regardless if you have a party of 15, 30 or even 100, we can meet and exceed your expectations. All meals are made in-house. We do private and corporate feasts.

      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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