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Baton Rouge Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Baton Rouge.

Cayenne Custom Foods
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry H.
Verified review

I was very happy with this caterer. The food was great, there was plenty of it and they were on time and cleaned up after themselves. What impressed me initially was how acommodating they were to my needs. Other caterers told me what they would do, but Wendi asked me what I wanted and made it work for me and I very much appreciated that. I would highly recommend this caterer.

L&M Catering, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Gwen H.
Verified review

We at L Graham Construction have had L&M Catering LLC deliver lunches to our offices many times. Every time we have ordered we have gotten prompt dependable service. L&M does not charge a delivery fee for this service and the food is always exceptional. Lunch and drink for $10 you can't beat that! Recently we had L&M cater our Thanksgiving lunch for our employees and as usual the food arrived on time and piping hot! Should you choose to engage L&M Catering, LLC for lunch or catering a private affair you will not be disappointed. Fabulous food, service and folks! Do yourself a favor and contact Madonna to arrange your next catered event!

  • 12 years in business
Thomas S.
Verified review

Kendra's catering services have been outstanding on every level. She is an experienced preparer of food and is capable of delivering the total package. The food has always been delicious, in place and on time. Due to her humble spirit and willingness to please, working with her is a joy.

Chef Terrinay
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Daiquen G.
    Verified review

    It's was amazing and the food and presentation was just spectacular her hospitality was awesome you can really tell that this is her passion she really puts her heart body and soul into the food and her business

    Flavor Queens
    4.6
    from 7 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Gurda S.
    Verified review

    Great service, the food was cooked to perfection.

    • 15 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Erin L.
    Verified review

    We went to an open house at the Louisiana culinary Institute and it was outstanding! The food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful and professional, and the workers were all so sweet! I will definitely keep them in mind for my next event!

    • 5 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Chinelle W.
    Verified review

    I had my daughter's graduation dinner catered. They were on time. The food was ready when my guests arrived. The presentation was great. I had more than enough food and everyone loved the food. No one complained about anything. Many of my guests called back to tell me how much they enjoyed the event and the food.

    MEALZ BY SHAWN CARTER
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Montrelle S.
    Verified review

    The food was delicious and great service too..

    Chef Payne Catering, LLC
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Becca P.
    Verified review

    Chef Payne was an absolute joy to work with. She took care of EVERYTHING! Even when we offered a hand she insisted on finishing the job from beginning to end. She provided everything. One huge plus is she can cook all gluten free - even pastries which were SOOOO delicious. I ordered brunch for my graduation party and she made the perfect amount of food. Food was yummy and the shrimp and grits (that i ordered/added fairly late but she didn’t even blink) were ah-maz-ing. I will 100% use Chef Payne at the next opportunity. She even sent me sweet congratulation note for my graduation. You won’t regret using this chef!

    Kalisha H.
    Verified review

    Everything was so great!!! We loved all the food!!! 😘

    Eden Inc
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jasmine W.
    Verified review

    I placed a last minute order with Eden Inc. It was a difficult task to complete in a day, but the owner was thoughtful and understanding. The food was GREAT and the cake was so delicious!!! I look forward to ordering from them again.

    • 21 years in business
    Jesse M.
    Verified review

    Barry and the staff at Tropical Smoothie really know how to show their pride in the product that they provide, along with taking pride in their service to the customers. That's not always common these days. Every time I've eaten at Tropical Smoothie, the food always had great presentation, not to mention that it is out of this world delicious! I personally, I give our 2 thumbs up and a 5 star rating across the board. Great work fellas, and keep up the tasty work!

    CKC CATERING LLC/CKC'S
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Dwain H.
      Verified review

      Real good home cooking food service great

      Cardenal Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      Highest equity of service and expert cooking style

      A Touch of Elegance LLC
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Nichole W.
        Verified review

        A Touch of Elegance did the decorating, catering, flowers, and overall planning for my wedding in March 2014. They did an absolutely fabulous job. They really took the stress out of the planning. I felt like Marsh went the extra mile to make my day perfect. The flowers and hall were breathtakingly gorgeous. The food was phenomenal. All of my guest raved on every aspect of the reception. I would definitely use this company again and recommend to anyone needed a special "touch of elegance" for their event.

        Creative Cooking
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 3 years in business
        Sierra S.
        Verified review

        mirtho catered my 10th year anniversary party . her food was great, exactly what i asked for and a little more. her servers were nice and professional.

        • 18 years in business
        John X.
        Verified review

        I hired kandyce to cater my daughter's wedding. The food was the best I ever tasted and her presentation of the food was 5 stars. Her waiting staff was clean and courteous.

        Next Course Couture
        1.0
        from 1 review
        • 4 years in business
        • 3 hires on Thumbtack
        About

        I believe my work stands out because I create food that is not only delicious, but visually remarkable as well.

        About

        We offer catering in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and beyond for any event. We cater to a cocktail party, dinner party, or wedding receptions. Bayou Brothers Catering is committed to serving only the finest foods, made with the freshest ingredients, and providing courteous, responsive service. All of our dishes are made from scratch; creating a truly memorable dining experience.

        BNS Foodservice

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          We are a complete food service/catering company for any event or company needs. In-house and delivery services are available. We also do contracted food service as well as company events.

          Pullin' Pork

          New To Thumbtack

            About

            We are a highly sought-after food truck and catering service specializing in fresh and cooked pulled pork, sandwiches and plates with sides of potato salad, BBQ beans, and cole slaw. Our specialty desserts include homemade peach cobbler and white chocolate bread pudding.

            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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