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Cheryl Haynes
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  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Calvin R.
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Cheryl does great work and was on time as well as professional.

Tamara M.
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I needed someone to take over a baby shower after the original planner quit. Adrienne and her family came to my rescue. Great service and a wonderful person to work with. I've hired her for a few upcoming events in 2017.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

I am a professional chef who is classically trained and experienced in all types of cuisine. I have worked throughout Europe and the US, both in restaurants and as a private chef to some of the world's top political figures. I offer private and group cooking lessons, as well as full-service catering. I promise that you won't regret calling me to learn the art of bread baking or for your next family event.


We provide sound, lighting, staging, hair and makeup, catering, event planning, multimedia projection and PowerPoint.


I cook cajun cuisine, including broiled crawfish, fish frys, gumbos, sauce picante, Jambalaya, red beans, and okra stew.

  • 30 years in business

I want to provide the highest quality food available every time we go on a job .


We cook and set up for events. We are the best cook at GSU. We specialize in southern foods. We do some Italian and a little Mexican cuisine.


We are a catering trailer. We are fully equipped and can cater on-site. We specialize in Louisiana cuisine. Seafood pasta, fried catfish, and a variety of poboys are just a few of Chef Stu's award-winning culinary delights.

  • 4 years in business

We are a catering company out of Ruston, Louisiana. We love to make personalized menus that suit any party. It is our mission to provide high-quality catering to our customers. No party is too big or too small--we want to cater them all.

  • 18 years in business

I stand out in my profession because I deliver. Even on a small budget we can make it work. I have years of catering experience, and you expect the best and I am the best.


We are a full-service restaurant with outside catering and banquet room. We also have a catering trailer with a capacity for large groups.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

Bc my motto says it all.. If ain't Wright then it must be wrong!!


We are a French quarter type building that seats 170. We are a cafe that prepares anything, from Southern home cooking to Mexican spread deluxe, fish fry, or BBQ. We host or cater. Find us on Facebook.


We provide catering of all types. We serve boiled crawfish, fried fish, steaks, etc. We can grill or fry anything. We also specialize in home-made classics, like baked mac and cheese, green bean bundles, etc.


I am a single mother. I will clean, cook, watch children and teach children, and I have a certificate of achievement from the nurturing parenting program.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I enjoy catering. Having 25 years of experience in this industry have been very rewarding. I love too give great customer service. I love to cook and create a variety of cuisines, appetizers,canapés etc. I also enjoy decorating.


We have the best smoked meats in the business. They're so tender you can eat with a spoon. It's the real deal you won't find anywhere else.


I am an aspiring event planner. I have a lot of potential, and I am just waiting on my chance. You will not be disappointed.

  • 6 years in business

Arabella Catering is well respected in the catering industry for serving the freshest and highest quality food available. We also employ experienced staff that are knowledgeable courteous and eager to assist in every way. They exemplify true southern hospitality.


I personally prepare meals for my church on Wednesdays and on many other church events. I also have done rehearsal dinners, receptions, and other special occasions for many different clients. I love food, people, and serving which makes me a fine choice for all your needs.


2Sweets Bakery specializes in desert tables or desert and candy tables. For weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, or company parties, 2Sweets has the sweets for you. Having a company party at your home or work place let 2Sweets come in and cater to you. Ranch wings, chicken tetrazzini, and stuffed pasta; we have something just for your taste buds.

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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