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Jade's Dishen
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Marie T.
    Verified review

    Jade's Dishen catering is truly a great service and great food package all in one. Very professional, arrived early, delicious food, great variety of cuisine and wine pairings. Great experience at an affordable price. Will not hesitate to use Jade Dishen for my next catered event!

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

      Real good home cooking food service great

      About

      I truly love doing what i do cooking has been my calling all my life and knowing i can share that is so amazing ...i take pride in the taste ,presentation and cost efficiency

      • 15 years in business
      About

      We cater to clients no matter how large or how small the party is. We are capable of catering parties as small as 10 and as large as 125. We are also equipped to cater outside occasions, along with indoor occasions. We can accommodate parties that have their own arrangements, or we can arrange everything from dining wear, utensils, seating, and even shade. No matter how spectacular or how casual you want the party, we are equipped.

      About

      We offer full-service catering and event services -- onsite and offsite. No group is too large or small. Quality and consistency and excellent customer service is our mission. We have 47 years of combined experience.

      About

      I love to make money put to work all of the time. I work anytime of the day and am willing to get any job. Without a job, you can't get enough.

      About

      I hold a degree in Culinary Arts, and I have seven years in kitchen experience from Austin to New Orleans. I have 4 years of experience as a server, and I have worked in and out of bars since I was fifteen (I looked older for my age and the cops on the strip knew me and let me work the door without messing with me). I have catered weddings and BBQ cookouts. I did private chef work in the home of two romantic persons with three-course meal and a friend as waiter. I have seen a lot of the facets of the service industry, and I figured it out, it is a "serve us" industry. The guest is the critic, the guest is your life. Your job is rather than cooking or serving, maybe about making and presenting the food, your real job is making the customers not only happy but make them feel as if they were at their house, you have to give them a magical experience, and treat them like a prince or a princess for the night (especially in weddings). I am confident if you pick me for your needs, I will serve you and your family as my own. My food is classical French — Cajun French. I am a very capable server as well as an excellent maitre de that oversees everything, so the bride and groom and their family and guests don't have to. My website is down and being worked on. God bless, and I look forward to hearing from you. I have a small staff from cooks and waiters to bartenders and a photographer. Ciao.

      About

      We are one of the top-rated mobile food providers in Lafayette. Chef Zach Doise with LA Streat and Louisiana Culinary Creations can deliver your next catered event in style.

      • 7 years in business
      About

      Krazy Klaws offers your everyday plate lunches and burgers and sandwiches to boiled seasonal seafood. We are also a full service catering company offering a wide variety of menu items. Whether you are catering lunch and the office, and backyard BBQ or a wedding reception, Krazy Klaws is your one stop shop. Please visit us on Facebook for more information.

      About

      We offer the following services: * Printing of programs-invitations for the following: - Weddings - Special Events - Banquets - Conferences - Anniversaries - Birthday Parties - Graduations - Showers - Funeral Programs - Prayer Cards - Wedding Favor Cards - Memorial Cards, etc. * Decorations - Wedding Receptions - Church Decor - Banquets - Prayer Breakfast - Graduations - Showers - Birthday Parties - Anniversaries - Special Events - Wedding Flowers for Bridal Party - Corsages - Boutonnieres - Altar Arrangements - Aisle Arrangements, etc. - Wreaths-Garlands-Swags for Special Events - Holidays - Seasonals, etc. * Catering - Special Events - Weddings - Banquets - Conferences - Prayer Breakfast - Showers - Graduations - Birthday Parties, etc.

      • 19 years in business
      About

      Chef Maureen Little specializes in intimate dinners and personal chef services. She is certified in safety and sanitation, as well as nutrition. The passion in her food is evident in every bite. She takes special care in preparing each meal. Her other services include cooking classes (one on one and small groups), food demonstrations and corporate team building.

      • 9 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      Cooking is a part of who I am. You will be dazzled by my unique approach to cooking as well as catering.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      We provide flexible and memorable catering through innovative cuisine for your special occasions. This is done using quality foods that are produced locally by the farmers and harvesters in your community.

      • 8 years in business
      About

      I offer a personal one on one experience that is only limited by your imagination.

      About

      Walker's Catering specializes in quality American cuisine by offering dependable, honest, and professional service at affordable prices.

      About

      We are a full-service event planning company. We can work with any budget. Our company specializes in weddings, anniversaries, reunions, and adult and children parties. We also offer catering services and uplighting for events.

      About

      I'm classically trained and have worked directly beside a few of the most innovative and inspiring chefs in Acadiana. I've also made a name for myself in the kitchens around Lafayette. My dishes are unpretentious and swarming with flavor profiles that will definitely stay on the forefront of your mind long after they've left your palate!

      About

      I have been in the food industry for over 15 years. I enjoy seeing people smile when they taste every flavorful bite. My motto is, "If you can think of it, I can create it."

      About

      I am all about comfort food, including healthy and fresh. I use local ingredients with lots of fresh herbs and spices.

      About

      I offer onsite catering service, that specializes in weddings, baby showers, parties, and company events. No job is too big or small. Let us take care of all your catering needs.

      About

      I can do catering for any event! I'm a great people person and a hard worker. I will do whatever you need.You won't have any problems when I work.

      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.

      Actual Requests

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      Need a Caterer on November 02, 2013

      Lake Charles, LA

      • Type of catering needed
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Mexican / Latin
      • Head count
      • Details
        Definitely want tacos

      Need a Caterer for Thanksgiving Celebration

      New Iberia, LA

      • Event type
        Buffet catered event
      • Cuisine type
        Other (Thanksgiving Dinner)
      • Number of people
        50-100
      • Additional Service(s)
        Beverages (non-alcoholic)
      • Details
        We are having a thanksgiving meal prepared for our company in buffet style where we can just serve ourselfs.
      • $15
        Average price

      Need a Pastalaya Caterer

      Denham Springs, LA

      • Event type
        I'm not sure yet
      • Cuisine type
        Other (Pastalaya)
      • Number of people
        More than 200
      • Additional Service(s)
        Beverages (non-alcoholic)
      • Details
        I am with Southside Patriots football organization. we are having our awards banquet on Dec. 2nd, 2012 and would like to have a large pastalaya and drinks provided for this event. We are looking at 400 people to be present at this event.
      • $1300
        Average price
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