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Nicholasville Caterers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen V.
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Ranada always does a superb job. She goes above and beyond what you would expect. Every time I have worked with her she adds something extra, like cookie bars or cake, just to make our volunteers and artists feel special. She is also very creative in her cooking and every dish is unique. I cannot recommend her enough!

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

Azur Food Group
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Stacey Green
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Absolutely LOVE the outstanding job Azur Catering does at events for my church.

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


JIRL is a full-service catering and food service company that will tailor your event to your needs, palates, and specifications. We provide a wide variety of services from corporate to individual. We are dedicated to excellence in high-quality foods of different ethnicities with creative presentations and imaginative decors. We cater functions, both large and small. Whether you desire a dinner, cocktail buffet or even a served meal, our team offers innovative cuisine and event planning. Let us bring your dreams vividly to life for a memorable experience of all of your occasions.


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


I offer catering services for small parties and special occasions such as weddings, retirement parties, etc. I specialize in small parties, allowing me to give it the personal touch and pay close attention to detail. Also, I offer personal chef services for families or individuals. I can do meals for a week or a one-time dinner for that someone special or the person whom you are trying to impress. Meals are prepared according to client's preferences regarding favorites, allergies, etc. Also, if you just want something homemade, I make cakes and cheesecakes, pies, breads and muffins. All baked goods are made from scratch -- no mixes. Some examples include jam, carrot, and German chocolate cakes, or if you have a flavor, we can discuss it. Pies include cherry, apple, pecan, and coconut cream. Breads and muffins include zucchini, banana, pumpkin spice, and blueberry.


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.


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.

  • 33 years in business

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


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


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


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


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.

  • 23 years in business

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.


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."


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


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.


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.


I offer take out cooking, party catering and more.

  • 4 years in business

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.

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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