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

  • 6 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Chrissy W.
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Used Kitchen on Wheels Catering for a Teambuilding event. The food was delicious, they met all the dietary needs of the staff, and very reasonably priced for what you get! Will definitely use again. A++

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 119 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Geoff T.
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Greg catered the food for our wedding reception. Even though we were an hour away the food was still hot and everything was delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for catering.

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 95 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Roxanne K.
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Prestige Catering provided excellent food for my mother's 80th Birthday Party. I would use this service again.

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 88 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
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The food was excellent, we had many compliments about how good everything tasted. The staff was friendly, efficient, and helpful. We highly recommend this catering service!

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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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 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

The Nook Cafe & Catering
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany P.
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The Nook Events & Catering was the perfect fit for our wedding. Sabrina was so personable and made us feel incredibly comfortable with the process. We had just lost our catering choice a month before the wedding and then we discovered The Nook. The time that Sabrina took out of her day to make us feel like we were going to be taken care of was unseen in the market. She worked with our budget and helped us find exactly what we needed. She had great advice for the day of and how things should be don. She was very sensitive to the theme of our wedding and how things would be set up and made the whole process seamless. We used the full service and it was above and beyond what any other catering people would have done. They didn't let us lift a finger and we were able to truly enjoy along with our family the once in a lifetime day. She made us feel like friends not just clients, we were taken care of for sure on one of the most important days of our lives. Thank you so much Sabrina & the Nook ! You were all fantastic! We will for sure use you in the future, I am Nook hooked !

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Spinning Platters LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 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.

Horchata LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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We used Horchata LLC to cater for a group of people that we were presenting to. There were about 15 people in attendance. Every single person was highly impressed with the quality of food as well as the taste. There was plenty of food left over. The team at Horchata set up everything for us. I would recommend them to cater for any of your catering needs. I'm looking forward to using them in the future.

Smoker EZ BBQ LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Bob W.
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I hired Smoker EZ to cater a dinner for a company event. The food was outstanding and so was the service. They had to cover 4 shifts of dinners. All our employees said it was the best dinner we have ever had!!! Since then I have had Smoker EZ do 2 wedding receptions for me and recommended them to several others for catering. You cant go wrong with Smoker EZ!!! We will defiantly use Smoker EZ again!!

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. I love everything about my work. I love meeting new people and older friends too. I also like to help people out who has a hard time planning on their weddings or parties.

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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 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 over 15 years of experience in cooking professionally. I have catered meals for groups ranging from 2-5000 people. I do box lunches to black tie galas. I am a local chef who loves to create memorable moments through food experiences.

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I am very creative I can take a few ingredients and create a fantastic meal,entree,appetizer or whatever you need I like to create and please

  • 6 years in business
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We strive for excellence while demanding perfection in everything we do, you happiness is our ultimate goal. Seeing the reaction when someone eats our food is what makes it all worth it.

  • 31 years in business
About

We offer off-site catering service for groups of 12 to 2000! From business meetings to wedding receptions, we are your local cater that will help create a unique experience for your guest. We can help you organize it all with one call. From staff and food to rental items, let LMR Catering be the only catering company you will ever need.

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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.

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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!

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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