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New Orleans Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food 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
Naydja C.
Verified review

Great service, delicious food, affordable pricing. Thanks for helping me look good during my business meetings.

Cafe' Orleans Catering
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Nick L.
Verified review

After speaking with Ms. Sears about our wedding, she was very pleasant, helpful, and has great prices. We decided to use her company for a luncheon before booking the company for the wedding. Ms. Sears was not at the luncheon but we were aware that she would not be on-site. Her staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was exceptional. There was more food than we anticipated for the price we paid. The luncheon menu was Bourbon Chicken, Creole Rice, Roasted Herb Vegetables, and Salad with Creole Honey Mustard which are some of the items that will be on our wedding buffet. We are pleased about hiring Cafe' Orleans for our luncheon and truly elated about them serving our wedding guests. Nick Leblanc

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

incredibly professional. Delicious food. Appealing to look at. setup was timely. The cleanup was tidy. You could not ask for more out of a catered private dinner for 26 people. It truly was a remarkable feast.

R&L Catering, LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Amber C.
Verified review

R&L catered our wedding and we couldn't be more happier with our experience! After the wedding, several people asked us who catered because the food was so good! They were professional, on time and were perfect throughout the night! Will definitely be using them again for future events!

Jack's Cafe & Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Blair G.
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Food was delivered on time - actually early and everyone loved the food. Great customer service with Bobby.

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
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I hired Chef Cody to cook dinner and dessert for a private bachelorette party in New Orleans. Chef Cody and I spoke several times before we arrived to make sure the menu was perfect! He offered great advice on what dishes to choose. We went with jalapeno cornbread, a seafood jambalaya, chicken and sausage gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and a chocolate bread pudding with homemade ice cream for dessert. He was very prompt and professional and took his time preparing the food. Most importantly, the dishes were delicious! Everyone was very happy with the meal, and it was one of our favorite parts of the trip. I would definitely hire him again!

  • 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.

Potent Pleasures, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Bee C.
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Catered everything beautifully and it was delicious food, drinks and desserts for my birthday party

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Laura W.
Verified review

Chef Gerard was easy to work with and the food was delicious.

Emily Vanlandingham
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Howard M.
Verified review

Emily did a great job helping set up and organizing the dinner. The food was yummy and looked very presentable. She was easy to work with and very accomodating.

Fresh Fork Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan T.
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Food and service was awesome!

Seasonally Savvy Kitchen
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam D.
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I hired Seasonally Savvy to cater an event and couldn’t be happier. The food was amazing - the grilled vegetable lasagna, white bean dip and mango salsa with fresh corn chips complimented each other and were a big hit. I will definitely use them again and highly recommend them

Seasons Of Louisiana Llc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Toni J.
Verified review

I've used this company for several catering events as well as referred them to others. They have ALWAYS been very professional. The menu accommodates various diets and the food is delicious! I never have to worry about who you book because I know the answer will always be Seasons!

  • 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.

Geaux Fresh Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Debbie C.
Verified review

Chef Derrick is a lifesaver; with only a few hours notice he produced over 100 boxed lunches for our biannual safety meeting. We are considering having him cater our meetings exclusively. He even has a Food Truck which we may opt for next time around..

Luckjoy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Isabel B.
Verified review

Amanda's food is always delicious, healthy, and creative. She has a great palate and eye, and her food aesthetic is impeccable with a strong sense of color, texture, flavor and synergy. Every time I eat a dish Amanda has prepared, I learn something new about food. She is a dedicated professional who is clearly in love with making beautiful food.

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!!

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.

Bridgette M.
Verified review

Culinary Creations Catering is my catering service of choice. Stephany has catered several events for me, my family, and friends as well. Culinary Creations has catered birthdays, anniversarys, and even my daughters 13th birthday party, the kids loved the food. Allow Culinary Creations Catering to cater your events and you will not be disappointed. Stephany and her staff go above and beyond to make sure your event is done with excellence.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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 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.

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.
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