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New Orleans Catering Delivery Companies

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  • 6 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Terry J.
Verified review

Probably the best catering experience we have ever had! I have been hiring catering services for over 20 years for my law firm located in downtown New Orleans. Our experience with Chef Holli was probably one of the most memorable and remarkable experience I have received from ANY catering service in the past 20 years. Holli Personalized menus and service to our needs, accommodated vegan/vegetarian eaters and even helped with last minute changes. It is imperative that you hire this company for any catering event you may have. Thank me later!!!!

CS Events of New Orleans
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon B.
Verified review

I recently hired CS events to handle catering and craft services for a TV shoot in New Orleans, and they were fantastic to deal with from start to finish. They provided excellent value and service and Christopher Schlumbrecht was a pleasure to deal with at all times, even when loading in our breakfast service at 5AM. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Cafe' Orleans Catering
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Carla S.
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Food and service was exceptional. Will definitely utilize this catering service again.

RL Catering, LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Bettye D.
Verified review

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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nat L.
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Chef Cody did a wonderful job catering our "dinner in" night for our girl's weekend Bachelorette party. Dinner was not only DELICIOUS but he handled our wild group in the kitchen as he finalized the meal! That deserves a big pat on the back alone! Thanks Chef Cody for helping us end our weekend on a TASTY note!

  • 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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 11 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

Big Sam n Da Kitchen
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 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!!

Geaux Fresh Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Derrick S.
Verified review

Chef Derrick absolutely killed it for my sister's baby shower. The Shrimp & Grits "Shooters" were the talk of the shower. Derrick was very helpful in assisting us with our menu selections (the shooters were his idea). His pricing wasn't the cheapest (which his initially admitted) but the quality of his work and his attention to detail is unmatched. We now regularly utilize Chef Derricks meal prep service.

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 because of the consistently delicious food at a great price.

St. Roch Family Restaurant
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynzie E.
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Claire was great to work with. She went above and beyond for me. Claire had great ideas and was easy to work with. The service was phenomenal! I definitely would recommend Claire for all of your catering needs!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brandi O.
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Great food, great service. Holli was fantastic, very professional and we would certainly use her again!

Cocoa & Cream Catering, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Tammy B.
Verified review

I highly recommend Cocoa & Cream catering services for anyone interested in the best variety and quality of food at reasonable prices . You are definitely going to get your money's worth.. So for your next event consider the best in town, Cocoa & Cream.

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

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.

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.

  • 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

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We offer full-service catering including all staffing needs (servers, bartenders, cooks, setup staffing, and clean up/break down).

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Boiled seafood is our specialty i.e. craw fish, shrimps and crabs! We also have fried seafood and homemade roast beef, etc. All food is fresh and homemade! No cans opened here!

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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. Cooking for people and getting to know them.

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