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New Orleans In-House Caterers

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

Weddings by CS Events
4.8
from 44 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 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Mitchell O.
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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!

Chef Jewel Robinson
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth G.
Verified review

Chef Jewel came out to Baton Rouge to prepare a dinner for 6 of us. It was fabulous. She's doing another dinner at my house in a couple weeks and I cannot wait! I would recommend Chef Jewel to anyone.

R&L Catering, LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Joann F.
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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!

Jack's Cafe & Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christi M.
Verified review

This was a great find for our special day! Robert Folse is fantastic and very personable. He takes the guess work out of planning an event and has great ideas that assist in working within a budget! So glad we found Jack's Catering!

Potent Pleasures, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Bee C.
Verified review

Catered everything beautifully and it was delicious food, drinks and desserts for my birthday party

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Eden L.
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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.

Emily Vanlandingham
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Angela D.
Verified review

The food was absolutely beautiful and tasty. Emily's attention to detail was amazing. One of our favorite party planners and caterers!

Fresh Fork Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

Fresh Fork Catering responded very quickly with a quote, gave me a reasonable price, and the staff was very easy to work with. They showed up on time for the party and were very reliable.

Seasonally Savvy Kitchen
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah A.
Verified review

Seasonally Savvy catered a family dinner event. Blair worked the menu to take care of dietary requests. The delicious results were fantastic.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Prentiss D.
Verified review

Jeanne did a wonderful job for our lundi gras afternoon tea party. The food was delicious and a wonderful combination of savory and sweet flavors. She was very easy to communicate with, the food was delicious and affordable, and I would reccommend Gauthreaux's Gourmet Cuisine to anyone.

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.

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

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I turn your culinary dreams into reality. I have an outstanding team who works with me. There is no job that's too big or too small for me. I carry them all.

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I take pride in each and every project I work on. No job is to big or small. I treat people with dignity and respect

  • 15 years in business
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The passion I have for catering and people is exhibited in my food.

  • 8 years in business
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Whether you're inviting your guests to enjoy the full food truck experience or "ordering-in" with our traditional catering, catering by the Empanada Intifada will create a unique memory for your guests. With creative fare beyond the typical catered meal, we design dishes that excite without pretense.

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We offer the following: * Small on-site catering * Teaching and demos * Cooking parties * Dietary modifications * Specialty-themed dinners

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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.

About

I was born and raised in New Orleans in a family of six kids, so I really had to learn how to cook at an early age. Between my mother, who worked at Copelands and my grandmother, I learned how to cook almost everything Louisiana and Mississippi had to offer and a lot of items straight out of the garden. I just love to cook and watch people wet and admire my 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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