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  • 23 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Kacie L.
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I work for an apartment complex and Louisville and we were wanting to rent a photo booth for a Holiday Party for out residents. Hey! Mr.DJ! was one of the first companies to reach out to us and Glenn even followed up with us by stopping by. Once we started talking about the photo booth we realized everything else that they had to offer. Not only did we end ended up booking the photo booth but we ended up getting our food and drinks catered as well as a special appearance by SANTA :) Working with them was seamless and very easy. On the day of our event Glenn & 2 other extremely nice men showed up several hours early to get everything set up. We ended up having a taco/nacho bar...everything was delicious!!!! The kids (as well as the adults) LOVED it when Santa came. The photo booth was a huge hit as well. There were tons of props and even outfit costume pieces that people could put on for their pictures. Everyone was extremely patient with all of our residents which we truly appreciate! We will definitely be working with this company again and do/will highly recommend them to anyone!!! Thanks guys :)

Mercato Italiano
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Daniel S.
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I was in town for a basketball tournament and they catered a pasta dinner for 45 people. I could not have asked for better service or quality of food. Thank you for the superb service.

Big E's Southern "Q"
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Billie C.
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We have a few BBQ joints around here but his was the best I've had in a very long time...I would make the trip from ohio to Kentucky just for his ribs

A and A Catering Service
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erin H.
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catered small party for 20 in my home.

More Than A Taste
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Anita O.
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Love working with her, she knows what she is doing. Great food, great prices. Check her out

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I help plan almost any event, especially weddings, and I coordinate the day-of. I also can provide services such as catering, decor and music. Everything that I do, including my teams, is always given 110%.

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My overwhelming love for people and food makes this not just my business but my air! It's my goal to provide excellent food, friendly service and smiles on everyone's faces!

  • 72 years in business
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When I help plan an event I try to help make it a successful event. I've been catering for 10 years and bar tending for 15 lots of events I like to see the smile on my clients face when the guest are complimenting on service being friendly and nice.

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We provide catering with our award-winning food that are so good. You'll smack your momma! We do indoor and outdoor by food trucks, carts and grills!

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We offer full-service catering for office parties, private parties, corporate events, weddings, and receptions. We are a preferred caterer for many of the Louisville area's venues. We have catered from in-home parties to most recently the Governor of Indiana.

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I do everything from bartending and catering parties to cleaning houses. I also plan children's birthday parties, taking care of every detail.

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Ive learned a lot of what I know about what a customer wants from working with the best of the best all the time. Weve been in business since 96 and love what we do. Its all I do. We use to work for Brown And Williamson before they left Louisville and they used nothing but the best of everything. They also taught me how to treat my staff as well to keep them happy. I have fed hundreds of entertainers all types of rappers like , Ice Cube, Dmx other groups like Prince Joe Cocker, Najee Jonathan Butler , Hose egliseano and soo many more. We aim to please and every price is negotiable.

  • 13 years in business
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We have a wide range of knowledge and style when it comes to food. We add creativity to your menu.

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Dora's Catering Company was started by a classically trained chef in the hopes of bringing every event a little closer to a "taste of home away from home"

  • 5 years in business
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If you can dream it, I can create it. Whether it's your great grandmother's secret recipe or something you have always wanted to try I am willing to make whatever your heart desires. After all, it is your day and you should have everything you want, including food!

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Whether it be a backyard barbecue party or your wedding or if you are having a surprise birthday party, we can make you happy.

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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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BULLITT's and it's Staff focus on giving a 5-Star experience to every guest every time. We appreciate the fact that people have chosen us for their Dinner or Catering needs and make sure that we do everything in our power to exceed their expectations.

  • 7 years in business
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Blue Wing Catering in Louisville, Kentucky, is a reasonably priced wedding reception caterer. When my son got married, we were horrified at the high catering proposals we received. Being the resourceful type, I decided to cater it myself. It was a huge hit; people loved it, and Blue Wing Catering was launched! BWC has catered weddings from 100 to 300 people. In October, 2012, we even catered two weddings in one day, accommodating 500 people in one day! I am very proud to say that everything went perfectly. Nothing was left to chance, and everyone was happy at the end of the day. You have my personal guarantee that, if you choose Blue Wing Catering for your special day, you will be very pleased. We work with our clients to customize our services to fit with what you want. Flexibility is how we roll!

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I am courteous and professional.

  • 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.

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

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Need Catering Service for a Wedding on August 24, 2013

Sellersburg, IN

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    wedding and need jut fingure food as in little sand, meatballs, and chips hat type of stuff

Need a Caterer for a Wedding on June 08, 2013

Indianapolis, IN

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Open house we are getting married in Hawaii and having friends and family for an open house.

Need a Caterer to Prepare a BBQ Cuisine

Bowling Green, KY

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service, Other (side dishes)
  • Details
    Chicken, baked beans, slaw, rolls
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