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Monroe Caterers

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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.

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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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

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

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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.

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Tailgators offers catering and has the ability to cook on site if needed, such as fish fries. We specialize in home cooking.

  • 4 years in business
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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.

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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.

  • 18 years in business
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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.

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

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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Bc my motto says it all.. If ain't Wright then it must be wrong!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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.

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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.

  • 6 years in business
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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.

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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.

  • 28 years in business
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At DeCatur's Creole Catering, we pride ourselves on providing delicious Creole or Cajun cuisine at affordable prices. We are committed to helping you turn your dreams into reality by using the freshest and finest ingredients, by providing creative presentation, by giving attentive service to your guests and finally, by creating delicious, mouthwatering cuisine. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you on your special day. Our attention to detail will help you feel as worry-free as possible. Call us for a free quote today.

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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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