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New Orleans Bar Caterers

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Cafe' Orleans Catering
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Carla S.
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Food and service was exceptional. Will definitely utilize this catering service again.

Potent Pleasures, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Joe B.
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The Hennessy wings and stuffed jalapeños was great 👍 Dricka is very responsive and catered my entire retirement party

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Perfect Spirits Mobile Bar
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Renee B.
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Perfect spirits did an amazing job bar tending for my wedding and worked with me in the months leading up to it. They were extremely responsive to all my emails and messages and they made amazing drinks as well!

  • 19 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah V.
Verified review

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

Food Art
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Beth S.
Verified review

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.

Nola Good Eats Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Elwin L.
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Marc knows his business. We hired Nola Good Eats Catering for our small event and we were blown away by the quality and service. We will definitely partner with him for future events.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pam B.
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Working with Jeanne and her staff was fantastic!! I found their customer service to be "over the top", Jeanne made sure every detail was anticipated. She gave me great tips to make my engagement party wonderful. My 50+ guests had a great time, enjoyed her food, servers and bartender!

FlavorBox Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Ashley N.
Verified review

FlavorBox Catering was amazing! From the time we started planning the event through the event itself, they were awesome!! Courtney, Brett and their staff were incredible and took care of every detail. I was able to enjoy the event and not worry about a thing. All of the attendees raved about the food--it was delicious and the presentation was beautiful!!

The Star Bartender
5.0
from 1 review
    Megan D.
    Verified review

    We had a dinner / social party and James bartended. We knew he had been in movies and tv shows but what discovered is that his bar tending and personality were the stars.

    Big Sam n Da Kitchen
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 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!!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    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

    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

    We are a full-service caterer with on-site banquet rooms and off- site full-service catering. We are open 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.

    • 18 years in business
    About

    I am Effram Hill. I am a kitchen manager/waiter, and I do planning and catering creative menu. I am also a special events/banquet waiter. My strong points are food kitchen safety/purchasing inventory control cost reduction. I have maintained control costs and successfully passed all state health and food safety inspections. For staff leadership/management and training, I have trained and managed between 5-10 cooks and 10-15 kitchen staff within world-renowned restaurants/offshore kitchens. As to my ability, I am able to multi-task, have excellent phone and communication skills in dealing with customers and great computer skills involving the following programs: - Microsoft - Office Suite including Word and Excel/Powerpoint

    About

    I'm a hardworking, young female who loves to create fun and delicious drinks. I will cater to you and your guest's needs and accommodations. Since I'm a student, I have pretty open availability. I have five years of experience in the service industry. I thoroughly enjoy what I do. Not to mention, I'm a huge people person! I have catered and bartended in two different bars and restaurants for a long period of time. I have also had experience catering, and bartending home events! You can let me do your next event!

    About

    We offer nighttime janitorial services and some catering for businesses. Our services have excellent references and a chef on call, if needed.

    About

    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.

    About

    I am trained in many cuisines as well, have developed my own style of cuisine. French, New Orleans, Italian, Indian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and many type of dishes from all over the world.

    About

    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.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    We are a full-service New Orleans style restaurant and bar as well as caterer that can cater any size of event, wedding, corporate event, film, etc.

    About

    We are a New Orleans catering business with the goal to provide home-cooked soul food and New Orleans cuisine at an affordable price to customers. Suzie's Soulhouse combines the love of comfort food with the Creole and Cajun tastes of New Orleans to create the best flavors, sauces and blends of seasonings to tantalize the taste buds of customers.

    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.

    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 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.

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for bar caterers in New Orleans

    Need Buffet Caterer

    New Orleans, LA

    • Event type
      Other (Family Reunion)
    • Which meal
      Dinner
    • Dishes and beverages
      Full meal
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Other (Local New Orleans)
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
      10-25
    • Budget per person
      $20-$30 per person
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      No dietary restrictions
    • Details
      We will be in town in May and would like 1-2 dinners catered with clean up. We are renting a local home near the Quarter. There should be between 13-20 people. We are flexible with days.
    • $900
      Average price

    Need a Bartender

    New Orleans, LA

    • Event Type
      Wedding reception
    • Vibe
      Low key / casual, Upbeat / lively
    • Venue details
      Public venue - please describe (NOLA Spaces)
    • Beverage types
      Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Other (The ideal situation would be paying for/buying the liqour and having the bartender pick it up before the event.)
    • Estimated guest count
      80-100
    • Bar needed?
      No, the venue has a bar
    • Tip jars allowed?
      Yes
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: Yes
    • Details
      This is a very laid back wedding reception. We really aren't sure what we are going to do with the bar yet. We know that we will have kegs of beer & wine. We would like to do mixed drinks or two signature drinks (Sazaracs & St. Germaine & Gin), but we would like to keep this affordable. We also can not have an abundance of alcohol left over, since this is a destination wedding for us. The venue is asking that the person be "licensed". I assume that means a server card. Please indicate in your response if you are, also include references. I will only consider bar tenders that provide that information.
    • $216.67
      Average price

    Need Buffet Caterer

    New Orleans, LA

    • Event type
      Corporate event
    • Which meal
      Lunch
    • Dishes and beverages
      Full meal, Side dish(es), Dessert(s), Beverages (non-alcoholic)
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      American - casual (eg: burgers and fries), BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Indian
    • Staff needed
      Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: Yes
    • Head count
      50-75
    • Budget per person
      $20-$30 per person
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      Vegetarian
    • Details
      Only 25% of attendees will be Vegetarian.
    • $249.36
      Average price
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