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Louisville Dinner Caterers

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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 :)

Sweet Rosemary Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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Sweet Rosemary Catering provided breakfast and lunch for approximately 40 LGE employees on Feb. 7th & 8th, 2017. The first day lunch included smothered chicken breasts w/mashed potatoes and salad. The chicken breasts were HUGE and very well prepared. The second day lunch included a taco bar w/all the fixings that included beef and chicken. Your choice of taco bowls or soft shells. All ingredients were fresh and well presented. Breakfast included muffins, fruit and beverages. I would recommend this company and looking forward to having dinner served to my family and friends. Karan Kapp is a wonderful host and her staff is very professional.

  • 13 years in business
Roxie W.
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Patricia Parker is an excellent cook whom my husband and I have known for over 10 years. On Friday, July 24, she cooked two dinners for us: fried catfish, green beans, potatoes and onions and homemade cornbread. And to top it all off, her chocolate cake with chocolate icing is to die for!! Simply scrumptious dinner from a fabulous cook. We recommend her highly for any catering job that comes her way.

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.

Marvins
2.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I do catering for all occasions, including weddings, fine dining, holiday parties, barbecues and all party events. I also offer private chef services. 30 Years of experience Serv safe Certified

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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!

  • 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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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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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"

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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.

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We cook the best smoked BBQ is the Louisville area. We have ribs, pulled pork, grilled chicken wings, slushes, hot links, chili dogs, ice cream, and many others. We offer catering and bulk ordering.

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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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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 serve home-cooked meal to people like you! We do weddings, corporate events, boxed lunch, and anything you need!

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We are a full-service catering facility with on- and off-site availability. We offer a wide variety of menus and will customize any menu.

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We offer off-premise catering with a flair. Discover the great taste of Serendipity.

  • 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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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.

  • 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.

  • 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 make custom cakes for all occasion. We specialize in tres leches cakes but can make anywhere from a chocolate cake to a tiramisu cake. We also cater for birthday parties. Please give us a call.

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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