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Louisville Cocktail Party Caterers

Browse these cocktail party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Louisville.

  • 23 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi G.
Verified review

Scott and Laura were very professional. The photo booth was a huge hit at my son's 16th birthday party. I would highly recommend Hey Mr. DJ!!! Awesome!!

Victoria's Catering
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
DEBBIE M.
Verified review

We hired Victoria's Catering for the first time to cater our company Christmas Party. The buffet and dessert tables were beautiful. The food was everything that we hoped it would be. Victoria and her staff were very helpful and easy to work with. We look forward to working with them again in the future.

O'Line Sports Grill
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
Verified review

We had O-Line Sports Bar cater a birthday party for my 17 year old son. The food was great. Bryce, the owner, was very easy to work with. He did his best to accommodate my son's off the wall food requests. The price was far more better than expected.

Shawn's Southern BBQ
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Valerie S.
Verified review

Shawn's Southern BBQ did a great job catering my company's event! The staff was on time and very professional and the food was outstanding! I would definitely recommend Shawn's Southern BBQ to cater your next event!

  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Linda P.
Verified review

I had never used Thumbtack before. Joe Merchanthouse, a personal chef, responded to my request for same. He stepped in at the last minute to handle a private dinner party for my husband and myself. Cannot say enough about Chef Joe. He developed a menu, worked within my budget, prepared a fabulous meal, and spoiled my guests. Absolutely cannot wait for any excuse or event to have him back. My guests are still talking about him. A consummate professional. Thank you, Chef.

  • 13 years in business
Alyce J.
Verified review

Parker 's Passion and Catering did a fabulous job for a recent graduation party I hosted. Mrs. Parker was flexible and helpful with the menu selection. She assured me she would have everything set up in a timely manner and she did. All of the food was beautifully displayed and served at the proper temperature. I have to say though although all of the dishes served were very good Parker 's Passion excells in desserts. I am talking caramel cake, chocolate cake, chess pie. Her desserts are the truth!!

  • 3 years in business
Tuan N.
Verified review

This catering service is worth our money. The owner is very friendly and help us to plan the wedding party perfectly. Thank you. Will recommend to others.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sharron B.
Verified review

Clayton prepared a wonderful meal at my parents' house for their 30th wedding anniversary. He was extremely professional and responsive throughout the entire process. My parents thoroughly enjoyed the delicious meal and his great company. They would definitely hire Clayton again for future celebrations and dinner parties. Thank you for making their anniversary so special!

Food for Thought Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
Candace M.
Verified review

Totally awesome. Jeff catered a wedding rehearsal dinner for me and he knew exactly what I wanted and it was great. I will definetly use him again.

A and A Catering Service
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erin H.
Verified review

catered small party for 20 in my home.

I Do Weddings And Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
    RC C.
    Verified review

    There are absolutely NO words to describe the level of professionalism that Jennifer exudes through each and every form of communication. She is available day and night for all of my questions and I am forever grateful to have a wedding planner as studious, responsive, and the most important, as caring as she is. She is always ready with a solution to my problem. She is always there to calm me when I can freak myself out. She has proven to me time and time again that having her in my corner is an absolute advantage in my wedding planning. I have never met someone who was so willing to work with you. I can't begin to describe how much I have grown to love this woman, not only as my savior when I am in a crisis, but as a great friend. I have recommended her and her services to all of my bride friends. I don't believe there is anyone in this area that will treat you with the respect, and patient that she possesses. I am without a doubt, forever in her debt for all of her help these past few months. As an example, my engagement party was March 9th. I texted her a few days before the engagement party regarding a food crisis. I was hoping to get some suggestions about reasonable caterers in the area, but Jennifer went above and beyond and helped me with a menu which she prepared for my engagement party. I was blown away. Her commitment to all of her brides is out of this world. Her food was an absolute hit and I cannot wait to see what we come up with for the reception. Our engagement party would not have been as great if she wouldn't have been involved. I could go on and on - and if you're still reading this, I salute you. :) For top notch wedding planning, catering and etc., do not hesitate to call Jennifer. She is an absolute gem, and extremely rare in the wedding business. Thank you Jennifer, for everything you have done for me, for us.

    Big E's Southern "Q"
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Terri W.
    Verified review

    Big E's Southern Q is STILL the talk of my birthday party last year!! THANX for making my night so special!

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    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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