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Slidell Cocktail Party Caterers

Browse these cocktail party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Slidell.

Weddings by CS Events
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie L.
Verified review

Small cocktail party

Cafe' Orleans Catering
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Jen G.
Verified review

Our event company hired Cafe Orleans Catering for a wedding last May at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Shirley and team did a wonderful job at the wedding and the food was delicious. Shirley worked with our clients' budget to ensure that they received quality food at a more than reasonable price! Shirley was also very prompt in answering emails which is wonderful especially when changes are being made at the last minute. Thank you Shirley and team!

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

Jewel was so kind to generously give a dinner as a gift certificate at a charity function and we were the winning bidder and turned it in to a company dinner party for 12. Everyone loved the food and was impressed by the presentation. She is super easy to work with and loves her career! We will hire Jewel's team again!

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Yvette C.
Verified review

I had a private dinner party at my home with Chef Chris Cody the catering Chef. He came on time, was very neat and tidy, prepared the dinner at my home and served us. The three course meal was fantastic and I have already recommended him to a friend that used him to cater a bridal luncheon. She as well as very pleased. I would recommend Chef Chris Cody to cater any of your events!

Potent Pleasures, LLC
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.
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.

Saveur Catering LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Melissa is a talented chief, we had a dinner party of 16 and two of the three dishes was excellent. The vegetarian pasta was not enjoyed. We were to have a server which we paid for but there was an accident and the server was not able to make it. Melissa stepped in and did both roles. We did ask for wine paring recommendations and that was never delivered.

  • 9 years in business
Tiffani P.
Verified review

My experience with Carlis Jefferson's TLC catering business was amazing. I got everything I wanted at a good price and it was delicious. It arrived on time and she even served for me. It's a very outstanding catering business this is my 2nd time using TLC for a party and the service was great each time.

Emily Vanlandingham
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
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.

Cake by the Pound
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Marianne C.
Verified review

Cake by the Pound has both excellent products and service. The chefs make delicious and beautiful desserts AND can make a fantastic full menu as well. We hired them for a special catering event for 75 guests and every course was outstanding - creative and tasty - we (and they) got rave reviews! Will absolutely use them again and again (in fact we are in a few weeks)!

Suzie's Soulhouse
from 4 reviews
    Ashley S.
    Verified review

    Suzie's Soulhouse catered my graduation party. The cost of the food was reasonable and it was delicious. I also did not run out of food for my guest! Thanks Suzie! You are such a sweet lady and I am so thankful for your service!

    • 13 years in business
    Joyce G.
    Verified review

    Everything went very well I had a party and the food was excellent they were also very nice to the guest will call him again

    • 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.

    Chosen Cakes & Caterers
    from 2 reviews
      Jean B.
      Verified review

      I went to Chosen Cakes at the last minute as my "baker" cancelled on me. The cake was a surprise for my husband at our 30th anniversary party. I wanted a picture of a trout my husband had caught. Chosen Cakes came to my rescue and did an absolutely awesome job. Not only was the cake EXACTLY what I wanted, it was delicious. My husband was so proud as all of his fishing buddies were at the party. Thank you Chosen Cakes for making our party so special.

      • 7 years in business
      Chrissy L.
      Verified review

      If I could give a better rating, I would. NOLA Girl Catering was fantastic! The start-to-finish experience couldn't not have been any better or easier. NOLA Girl catered a party we had the night before our destination wedding in our rental home courtyard for about 20 people. Response time, picking out the food choices, making a payment - all very straightforward and simple. However, the best part was the food! Everything was delicious and all of our guests raved about how good it was. My favorites were the crab cakes and the brisket quesadillas, and the bananas foster bread pudding was AH-MAZING! I would highly recommend NOLA Girl to anyone who needs fantastic food for any occasion. Thank you, NOLA Girl Catering!

      Catering Services
      from 2 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Melvin L.
      Verified review

      Stephanie set up the Prince Krewe party at the St. Bernard center to include catering. this was the second year we used her as the point of contact. the quality of food was excellent and the food was hot which was a priorty for our group. her bartenders were excellent.

      Creative Cooking
      from 1 review
      • 3 years in business
      Sierra S.
      Verified review

      mirtho catered my 10th year anniversary party . her food was great, exactly what i asked for and a little more. her servers were nice and professional.

      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.

      • 24 years in business

      My business is to make your dream come true, to provide and fulfill your expectation to the fullest. I will extend my knowledge and expertise to you. I provide great customer service to you and your guests. I demonstrate genuine hospitality while greeting and establishing rapport with you and your guests, and delivering an exceptional experience. It's your day!

      C- Kreative Momentz

      New To Thumbtack


        We provide party planning, decorating, and on-/off-site catering. We have the ability to flawlessly produce your event from start to finish. We offer and accept traditional as well as contemporary ideas and everything in between.

        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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