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Hammond Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hammond.

  • 6 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Lyndsey L.
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We hired DelishNOLA Catering for a bachelorette party and we could not be more pleased! We were from out of town so I appreciated her constant communication leading up to the event. They showed great professionalism the day of the event and the food was delicious. There happened to be a parade the day of our event and Delish called early and arranged to get there super early to avoid traffic and be on time! I thought this was a great way to start off our evening. They arrived early, got the house prepared, and let us head out to catch some of the parade. We came back and everything was done and ready to be served. We were all very pleased and enjoyed our time w/ them. I would highly recommend this company for any event!

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

Working on the order with Wendi was very nice - she did her very best to accommodate our needs. Jenny delivered the food on time and quickly set up the tables. The food was delicious - the faculty and staff were very pleased with everything! We will definitely use Fleur De Lis Catering again.

Cafe' Orleans Catering
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Mitchell O.
Verified review

I used Cafe' Orleans Catering in August of 2015 for a brunch I was having at my house for about 25 people. She did an outstanding job! Everybody loved the food, especially the hash browns. She was very flexible on setting up and picking up her serving dishes. I would highly recommend Café Orleans Catering!

RL Catering, LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Joann F.
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We were very happy with the service we got from R&L Catering for our wedding last month! Plenty of delicious food and wonderful servers!

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Yvette C.
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I had a private dinner party at my home with Chef Chris Cody the catering Chef. He came on time, was very neat and tidy, prepared the dinner at my home and served us. The three course meal was fantastic and I have already recommended him to a friend that used him to cater a bridal luncheon. She as well as very pleased. I would recommend Chef Chris Cody to cater any of your events!

  • 19 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah V.
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Gerard catered my mother's birthday brunch this past Sunday and it was phenomenal! All of my guests raved about the food and several even asked for his business card. Gerard was also great leading up to the event. He always communicated with me in a prompt manner and he really helped me decide on the perfect menu. On top of the food being exceptional, so was the service. Gerard handled everything from the groceries, to the cooking, to the cleaning. The price was also really reasonable, which is a major plus. I would highly recommend Gerard and I know we will be using him again in the future! Our Menu: Scrambled eggs Homemade Italian Sausage Apple smoked bacon Biroche Fench toast Shrimp and Carolina grits Phyllo baked brie (w/ glazed apples & satsuma paper marmalade) Fresh fruit Breakfast breads

Big Sam n Da Kitchen
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie N.
Verified review

The food was Amazing! I was catered a brunch with an extensive menu. Everything was delicious! Impeccable hosting services also!!

Food Art
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Beth S.
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My experience with Food Art was top notch. Stephanie sent me a prospective with everything I asked for, the only one who did, actually. The food was delicious and everything was set up beautifully. I received several compliments on the diversity & taste of the food. If I ever need any catering again, I will definitely use Food Art.

Fresh Fork Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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Fresh Fork Catering responded very quickly with a quote, gave me a reasonable price, and the staff was very easy to work with. They showed up on time for the party and were very reliable.

Eden Inc
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brenda I.
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Exceptional experience! Birthday gift for my BFF - a meal prepared in the comfort of her own home. From setting up the table, salad, preparing the entree to the cake: my friend was pampered and commented how delicious it was! Living out-of-state, the owner held my hand from planning to execution. Highly recommend Eden Inc. for all your catering needs!

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

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Prentiss D.
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Jeanne did a wonderful job for our lundi gras afternoon tea party. The food was delicious and a wonderful combination of savory and sweet flavors. She was very easy to communicate with, the food was delicious and affordable, and I would reccommend Gauthreaux's Gourmet Cuisine to anyone.

St. Roch Family Restaurant
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynzie E.
Verified review

Claire was great to work with. She went above and beyond for me. Claire had great ideas and was easy to work with. The service was phenomenal! I definitely would recommend Claire for all of your catering needs!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia M.
Verified review

I can not wait to start working with them

Catering by Dani NOLA
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alan B.
Verified review

Masquerade works hard at their craft, and is obvious when speaking to them that they truly care about their passion for food and sharing it with others.

Perone Foods
4.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Steve M.
Verified review

Our engagement shower for 50 was a great success. Catering quality, taste and presentation top notch. A step above the norm. Priced fairly. Perone Foods was flexible and accommodating to all of our requests. Highly recommended.

About

I had a catering company in Dallas. I also work part-time at the Four Columns in Harvey. I am experienced in all aspects of the restaurant business. I would like to start off with delivering lunches and canapes for small parties, and I will go from there. Donna

About

We are a mobile kitchen vendor featuring the finest Mississippi barbecue and Louisiana cuisine, such as the following: * Ribs * Rib tips * Smoked chicken * Pork chops * Pulled pork * Pork chop hamburgers * Baked beans * Grilled corn * Spaghetti and cheese

About

I was born and raised in New Orleans in a family of six kids, so I really had to learn how to cook at an early age. Between my mother, who worked at Copelands and my grandmother, I learned how to cook almost everything Louisiana and Mississippi had to offer and a lot of items straight out of the garden. I just love to cook and watch people wet and admire my work

About

We value every customer. You tell us, and we will make it come through. It's all about the customer. We set up, take down and clean up. If you need service, I can get service. Like I said, it's all about the customer; whatever you need, I'll try to get it to make your event successful.

About

I am a certified event decorator. I specialize in weddings/receptions. I take pride in my work and am very particular about what I do. I love decorating; it's not a job for me. I also cater for any event. I can offer my clients s full service event. I would really love to help you make your event or wedding day a special and stress-free occasion.

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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Need a Personal Chef

Baton Rouge, LA

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    9 people for a lunch meeting in a financial office. Need lunch ( ur thoughts?- wraps/sandwiches...Need drinks/ maybe some cookies too?

Need Catering Services

New Orleans, LA

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Other (new orleans cusine)
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    interested in a coacktail reception for a 50th anniversary party

Need a BBQ Caterer for a Class Reunion

Gretna, LA

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Class Reunion
  • $10
    Average price
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