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Slidell Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Slidell.

  • 6 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn H.
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Holli catered our 45th Wedding Anniversary cocktail party hosted by our children. The food and service were, in one word--AMAZING. I couldn't begin to name all of the dishes, but I certainly remember how they tasted. Our friends are foodies and they couldn't say enough about how good the everything was. One thing I really liked was that she paced the evening. She had several dishes ready when the guests started arriving. Then, she continued to cook all evening, adding hot new dishes. When I thought I couldn't possibly eat another bite, I smelled meat sizzling. She was searing a beautiful flank steak that she served on skewers. She came prepared with table covers, warming trays, etc. We didn't have to remember anything. That's all about the food. I'd like to say a little about Holli. She was patient with our myriad of questions and unflappable when we asked her to make a major change at the last minute. She and her staff arrived promptly and took care of the party in a quiet professional manner. When they left, my kitchen was clean as though they had never been there. She's hard to get, so book early.

CS Events of New Orleans
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
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The catering Chris provided was wonderful! Would highly recommend!

Cafe' Orleans Catering
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Dee M.
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Great Food, Great Cook. All of New Orleans finest dishes made by one outstanding cook. I definitely will keep doing business with her for all my catering needs.

RL Catering, LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie H.
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R&L catering was outstanding! We hired them for our

  • 19 years in business
  • 12 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.
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The food was Amazing! I was catered a brunch with an extensive menu. Everything was delicious! Impeccable hosting services also!!

St. Roch Family Restaurant
5.0
from 3 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!

Luckjoy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
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I love working with Luckjoy Catering and highly recommend them for all occasions! I've been so pleased with the food, the quality ingredients and the presentation that once I place the order I don't give it a second thought! Their professionalism goes beyond just providing great food; they offer peace of mind that allows me to focus on the other details, which is priceless!

  • 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!

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

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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 cooking for ten years or more. I specialize in all types of food. I cook Southern style Italian food. I am health food nut.

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

  • 15 years in business
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The passion I have for catering and people is exhibited in my food. Making people happy. To meet someone needs is one of the most liberating feelings.

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I had a catering company in Dallas. I also work part-time at the Four Columns in Harvey. I am experienced in all aspects of the restaurant business. I would like to start off with delivering lunches and canapes for small parties, and I will go from there. Donna

  • 6 years in business
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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 provide great food at an affordable price, serving and delivering to you with an attitude that reflects Christ.

  • 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. Sharing great food is a joy, whether with friends or with strangers.

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We understand your special event is about you and your vision. We enjoy turning your ideas and dreams into reality.

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

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I have over 12 years experience in all fields of hospitality consisting of cooking, baking, serving and currently working as a banquet bartender at the Beau Rivage casino. I can be a great asset to someone looking to save a lot of money by planning their own wedding or major party.

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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