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Covington Holiday Caterers

Browse these holiday caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Covington.

  • 6 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Deepa K.
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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 118 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Anne P.
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Dealing with Greg Lutz with a Catered Affair was a pleasure. Greg always responded back to my messages sent and he responded very quickly. The service and food was excellent. All the staff I encountered with A Catered Affair were very nice, perfessional and they made my party a very enjoyable event. I have used caterers before but after dealing with A Catered Affair I will not use anyone else. I would recommend them to anyone because I know they will do an excellent job. Thanks again Catered Affair!!

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

This was absolutely the best catering experience I have had for our company. We were so pleased, we will be using Prestige for both of our holiday parties.

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
DeAnna M.
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Our company used "A Catered Affair" for our employee Holiday Dinner. Everyone had wonderful things to say about the food and presentation. We would definitely use them again!

Nibbles Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon C.
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Maria catered a holiday dinner party for 30 people at my home. We had extra last minute guests and she accommodated everyone. She worked hard to ensure we were within budget and accommodated changes I requested. The food was absolutely delicious - best Tres Leches cake I've ever had. Everyone raved over the food. Both Penny and Brian were very pleasant, helpful and efficient in setting up, serving guests and cleaning up. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Melody W.
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Jay exceeded my expectations in working with me to customize a small holiday dinner for 15, and provided excellent service. The dinner was delivered personally by Chef Jay, and he included extras that made the dinner special. The food was absolutely delicious, and my party consisted of tough home chef critics who raved about the food. Thanks for a wonderful meal!

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Chelsea M.
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They catered my wedding. Food was delicious. So many compliments from guest. The brisket is a must try! 10/10 definitely recommend

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
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Mikes Somkehouse BBQ catered our wedding gathering (post wedding) and it was more than amazing costumer service. They arrived on time, with everything we requested for, and the catering was exactly what we ask for. The BBQ was awesome, along with the sides. Plenty of food for everyone. For our next large gathering I would definitely consider this service.

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Spinning Platters LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Joe G.
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We were able to completely customize our menu and the caterer worked with our budget. I feel that we got a great bang for our buck. The food arrived hot and on time. I will hire this caterer again.

Divine Catering & Events
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Dana B.
Verified review

Divine Catering & Events was nothing short of amazing when coming through for my husband and I on our wedding day. Our original plans for catering changed last minute and even though our guest list was small (approx. 50 guests) I was really concerned about the short turn around and price quote I would receive from prospective caterers. I reached out to Dabriah with Divine Catering, not only did she respond quickly and assuredly with a quote, but the prices were fair and the food was delicious! Our guest raved about how tasty everything was! Everything arrived promptly and her professionalism is second to none. We will definitely use Divine Catering & Events again in the future! Regards, Dana & Samuel Bryant

The Screaming Goat
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leah D.
Verified review

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 cook all requests. Look at our website to see what kind of food and service you need. We come prepared with whatever you need. It is best to call the main number to speak with Dave, the owner. Nothing is too large for us. We have the staff to serve plated dinners if requested.

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I have catering options for private parties and events. I'm a personal chef for individuals, families or groups. I focus on healthy options -- from scratch cooking that is quick and delicious.

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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.

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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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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.

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

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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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Service and attention to detail - Catering to you !

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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!

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.

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 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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for holiday caterers in Covington

Need Caterer

Cincinnati, OH

  • Event type
    Other (WEDDING)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    125-150
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Nut / Allergen-free
  • Details
    We like pasta and grilled chicken. Easy and simple. things that almost anyone be will be able to enjoy.
  • $2554.4
    Average price

Need catering

Cincinnati, OH

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    125-150
  • Details
    I would like to keep the cost $20/person. Lunch served at 11:30
  • $3000
    Average price
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