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New Orleans In-House Caterers

Browse these in-house caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Orleans.

  • 6 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Mills Family M.
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Holli put on an incredible experience for my family! 25 adults gathered in NOLA to celebrate our parents 60th anniversary. I chose Holli to be our private chef and to cook 3 major meals over the weekend we were in NOLA. She also bought groceries and wine and spirits and restocked the whole weekend. I chose Holli because I knew she would care about the quality of the event and would deliver a remarkable experience. The reviews about Holli demonstrated how professional she was and how she ensured that the event was a success. Holli and Tony did not disappoint. We had 3 incredible meals with the menus all offering the local cuisine. Her presentation of the meals was fantastic and we will remember this experience she provided to our family for a very long time.The caterer also had to please 25 adults all with different tastes. Well Holli blew everyone away with her phenonminal meals. We would hire Holli in a second if we needed her services again but we live in Canada so we won't be able to use her services unless we come back in the future. If you want a chef who will make your event a really special experience then I recommend you hire Holli. Thank you Holli!

Weddings by CS Events
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Monique W.
Verified review

Chris was an awesome example of customer service. Very professional individual with experience. He responded in all forms of communication by text, phone and thumbtack to meet and exceed my expectations. Chris did cater an repast for my fathers event the food was hot, on time, fresh ingredients, brought all paper products. I ordered Rosemary chicken, cajun ceasar salad homemade dressing, chips and dip, potatoes, red beans and rice. Thank you Chris and your staff your my caterer in tge future.

Cafe' Orleans Catering
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Mitchell O.
Verified review

I used Cafe' Orleans Catering in August of 2015 for a brunch I was having at my house for about 25 people. She did an outstanding job! Everybody loved the food, especially the hash browns. She was very flexible on setting up and picking up her serving dishes. I would highly recommend Café Orleans Catering!

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

We were very happy with the service we got from R&L Catering for our wedding last month! Plenty of delicious food and wonderful servers!

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
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We had the chef come to the house for our 30th Bday weekend and cook for 10 ladies. He cooked gumbo and jambalaya...but also cooked shrimp and grits randomly per one of the ladies request! He was reasonably priced and more than willing to share his knowledge and time with us.

  • 19 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Eden L.
Verified review

It was only in March that we decided to marry in June 2018, and we decided on a small wedding of 60-75 people. And the very first detail that I wanted to take care of was food. I googled "caterer for small wedding in New Orleans" and miraculously, on Thumbtack, Gerard Maras's name came up - there were other names, but in reading about Chef Maras's life in the cooking world, I instinctively knew he was the one. I responded to his message inviting me to contact him. He quickly responded and once I spoke to him, I knew he was the best choice for me. He was interested in finding out about my vision for our wedding, and in listening to my thoughts and ideas about what I thought I might want, over the next few weeks he presented me with pictures of food possibilities and ideas. He was so helpful in discussing each dish with me, and soon came up with a finished menu for a wonderful wedding feast with delicious, unusual and beautiful food. A wedding with all the details to figure out can be very stressful, especially on short notice, but Gerard Maras exudes a sense of calm, confidence and professionalism that made everything for our wedding smooth and easy. The food was wonderful, especially his freshly made pasta with a crawfish sauce, and his food was the hot topic at our wedding. All of our family and friends are still talking about having had the best food they ever had at a wedding. He has a unique talent in not only being a wonderful chef, but knowing what foods are complimentary to each other, and presenting food beautifully, and using only the best seasonal, highest quality and fresh food. He is a real artist in that he makes everything seem effortless, but what he does requires the greatest talent and skill. Thank you Gerard, for making our wedding a truly memorable event - not just for Joe and I, but for all of our family and dear friends.

Big Sam n Da Kitchen
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Avery H.
Verified review

I was in a major jam--- a caterer canceled on me 2 days before my event .Big Sam N Da Kitchen,not only came through but also they provided a wide range of menu selections and prices. Big Sam N Da Kitchen is nothing short from amazing.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia M.
Verified review

I can not wait to start working with them

St. Roch Family Restaurant
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynzie E.
Verified review

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
Esmie L.
Verified review

Delicious food! Great set up! So friendly!

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.

About

We specialize in dessert catering for all events.

  • 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.

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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.

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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 have been in the catering industry for over twenty years. I worked for Aramark for over five years, where we catered weddings, graduations and baby showers. I have catered corporate functions and family fun day events. We cook anything from finger foods to elaborate foods. We do it all, from setup to decorating, cooking and cleaning up. I am safe-serve qualified, and food is served in a perfect presentation. Hope to hear from you soon. God bless.

  • 18 years in business
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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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Well seasoned home style i love using the best ingredients for my recipes i am.to please.

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We aim to please our clients; that's what motivates us to continue operating with a standard of excellence and professionalism. We stand out in price, quality, customer services, communication, and standards. Our customers are our number one priority. We serve their each and every need; no is never an answer.

  • 36 years in business
About

For over 20 years, Bantaa's Catering has provided food and bar catering for wedding receptions, parties, banquets, and more in Tangipahoa, Livingston, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, and surrounding parishes. Quality catering services at affordable prices are the pillars of our success. We are a family-owned and operated business, so you will always receive the Bantaa family's personal touch. Champagne Beverage Distributor rated us one of the top 5 caterers in the area. In addition to catering family events, our clients include local schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government entities. Most notably, a LSU baseball fundraiser, Head Start pre-service program, NRA and Tri-Parish Turkey banquets, various school athletic banquets, and many company holiday luncheons/parties.

  • 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 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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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