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Lakeview Caterers

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

Weddings by CS Events
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
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The catering Chris provided was wonderful! Would highly recommend!

Cafe' Orleans Catering
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Jen G.
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Our event company hired Cafe Orleans Catering for a wedding last May at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Shirley and team did a wonderful job at the wedding and the food was delicious. Shirley worked with our clients' budget to ensure that they received quality food at a more than reasonable price! Shirley was also very prompt in answering emails which is wonderful especially when changes are being made at the last minute. Thank you Shirley and team!

R&L Catering, LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Bettye D.
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R & L catering catered our family get together. They were great. Arrived on time and were very personable with the family and friends. Food was delicious. Would highly recommend them.

Jack's Cafe & Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christi M.
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This was a great find for our special day! Robert Folse is fantastic and very personable. He takes the guess work out of planning an event and has great ideas that assist in working within a budget! So glad we found Jack's Catering!

  • 12 years in business
Evelyn H.
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Chef Pastry D's Pastries and Catering gets 5 stars from Time Warner Cable! The food is fresh & delicious and his customer service is superb! Oh, and don't even get me started on the pies offered by Chef Pastry D! The perfect gift for anyone! I highly recommend his services for your catering needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me, regarding our past experiences with this awesome catering company.

Potent Pleasures, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Bee C.
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Catered everything beautifully and it was delicious food, drinks and desserts for my birthday party

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 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

Emily Vanlandingham
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Angela D.
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The food was absolutely beautiful and tasty. Emily's attention to detail was amazing. One of our favorite party planners and caterers!

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.

Seasonally Savvy Kitchen
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah A.
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Seasonally Savvy catered a family dinner event. Blair worked the menu to take care of dietary requests. The delicious results were fantastic.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stonewall's BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Jacob H.
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They catered my rehearsal dinner and did an excellent job. I eat here regularly, and the food is consistently delicious at a great price.

Big Sam n Da Kitchen
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie N.
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The food was Amazing! I was catered a brunch with an extensive menu. Everything was delicious! Impeccable hosting services also!!

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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a small business that is customer service driven. I strive to create the most enjoyable experience. From my baked goods to my entrees, you will receive a fresh and tasty product. I love creating every aspect of your event

  • 18 years in business
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Muscle Chef Catering was started to give our customers the best services and foods for their events. We cater to our customers needs for their party or special events.

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I am a chef with over 20 years of banquet and catering experience, fine dining and casual. I am trained in classical French cuisine and very versatile with regards to other genres.

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I take pride in each and every project I work on. No job is to big or small. I treat people with dignity and respect

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We will cater any event! We do pick-up, drop-off, and on-site cooking. We serve seafood boils, fish fries, and BBQ. We cook anything, from crab cakes and swordfish to BBQ chicken and baked beans.

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I have a fully lined menu of all things boiled or cooked in Cajun Country. I am able to cook for 20 people to 300 people without skipping a beat. I am a master BBQ specialist, preparing all meats and sides. My brisket, ribs, and chicken have won local recognition for excellence, and I am able to cater to any taste bud. I have 25 years of cooking experience.

  • 23 years in business
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Family owned business we take pride in our work

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We understand your special event is about you and your vision.

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.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

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.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

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.
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