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Danville Caterers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler V.
Verified review

Chef Ranada and her staff catered both our rehearsal dinner and wedding. Sometimes wedding food can be bland and ordinary, but Ranada's meals were excellent and left all of our guests telling us how great it was. We will forever be grateful for the service and thoughtfulness that she put into our events. Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but thanks to Chef Ranada, we didn't have to worry about anything involving the catering. We will use her again and again for all of our future events! Thanks Chef!

Sweet LiLu's
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura M.
Verified review

From cupcakes to catering for hundreds, everything which comes out of Sweet Lilu's kitchen is delectable, delicious and mouthwateringly good. Personal, tailored attention to detail.....nothing is too much trouble. Would highly recommend.

HogFathers BBQ
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Cindy F.
Verified review

We have been a fan of HogFathers BBQ from the beginning. Never fail to stop by when at an event where they are smokin'. Sometimes even choose to go to the event because we know they are there. HogFathers BBQ catered my kid's wedding. Everything was on time, fresh, refreshed and we didn't have to worry about a thing. These guys went above and beyond. People are still raving about it months later. Recommending HogFathers is about the easiest thing I have ever done.

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We are a full service event planning business. Including wedding planning, catering, photobooth and dj service.

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Our goal is to satisfy you by producing great-tasting food for your occasion with great presentation! We pick up or deliver. We also offer servers, setting if needed.

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We cater and bartend any event. We will cook, setup, serve and clean up. Sister to Sister Catering will go above and beyond to make your event a memorable one.

  • 4 years in business
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We are good at what we do. Our customer service is second to none. We are a family business that strives to be the best.

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Food and cooking is our life! This isn't just a job for us, it's our passion!

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We specialize in in-house private chef services and catering for the elite of the horse capitol of the world.

  • 33 years in business
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Dupree Catering + Events is a premier choice for anyone looking to impress their guests with Southern style, home-cooked meals. It all started in 1985, when Harriet Dupree Bradley turned her passion for cooking and feeding others into a catering service. In 2014, Dupree Catering merged with another well-known catering company that shared the same founding principles: farm-to-table ingredients, homemade food, and unbeatable customer service. Our professional catering staff and executive chef are part of a team that works together to ensure clients are being served hot meals at the correct times. No matter what your catering needs may be, our caterers are here to help! The following are a few catering services we offer: * Wedding catering * Corporate catering * Event catering * Box lunch catering * Holiday catering * Office lunch catering

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We are a small home business where everything is made from scratch with love!

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I offer take out cooking, party catering and more.

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Hello! We are a mobile ice cream concession business. We serve hand-dipped ice cream (Mayfield brand) and slush puppies. Our main focus is on festivals and family-style attractions. We enjoy working with the public and always maintain good relations. I like to see a big smile on a child's face leaving with a big ice cream cone of their favorite flavor. If we can be of assistance to your festivals or events, call us. Have a great day!

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Providing quality food and beverage services for clients specifically requested needs.

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We are a restaurant located in the Southland neighborhood of Lexington serving a buffet of country classics. We also operate a food truck specializing in chef-inspired hot dogs and sandwiches. We have the ability to cater to your needs as well.

  • 23 years in business
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We have a beautiful venue located on the banks of the Kentucky River. We are Frankfort's hidden secret. We are also a full catering service.

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We are a small catering company providing unforgettable food for any occasion. We provide you with many choices for small or large groups, with attention to details and what the customer wants. We won't try to strong arm you into decisions you are not comfortable with in regard to menu selection and price. If you want high-quality food without the high-volume price, we are exactly what you are looking for. We have a professionally trained chef with 15 years experience in making people happy. Call us for all of your catering needs.

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We provide four- to five-star catering for only you and your guests to your location when we're needed. We provide white-glove service if needed, as well as wear tux. Bar service is also available. Same-sex weddings are our specialty.

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We are a family-ran catering company that fits the needs of any large or small catering events. We work with all budget types. We are the people who make others good and happy. Our motto is "Happy food makes happy people."

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We offer a full range of catering and delivery services. Check out our website for a complete menu and to see our banquet facilities. We are located in historic downtown Winchester, KY. Call us today to set up an appointment to discuss all of your catering needs. We are available for weddings, conferences and more.

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We serve the best BBQ and sides that you can eat. We love happy customers.

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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